A very long-lasting and natural-looking bronzer. You can skip foundation when if you're using this. It never turns orange even when my face gets a little oily at the end of the day. The compact is huge, so get good mileage out of this. I even prefer this bronzer over Guerlain's, which is touted as one of the best bronzers out there.
Unfortunately, the DayWear has been phased out and replaced by DayWear Plus. The company says that the Plus is better because it has more anti-oxidants and improved sunscreen. I used to use DayWear for years until this new formula. I can't wear it because they added chemical sunscreens to which I am allergic. Yes, the sunscreens are better but my sensitive skin won't tolerate them. My new daily moisturizer with anti-oxidants and sunscreen is DDF Daily Protective Moisturizer SPF 15. The sunscreen is broad-spectrum and non-irritating.
I am not sure if I would buy this product again. I did not like the extra step of building up the color with one side of the wand and separating with the other side. It just seemed like too much work. I could not build up enough color with this mascara. I did, however, like the way it separated and slightly elongated my lashes. No clumping whatsoever. This was a nice change from the clumping I always got from the Maybelline pink and green tube I have used forever.
Moisturizers -La Mer - Creme de la mer moisturizer
asia72 8/23/2003 2:50:00 PM
The two reasons why I purchased this creme is because: a)I bought into the hype and, b) because I wanted a quick fix for my acne scars. After using it daily for one week, I broke out in tiny red pimples all over my face. I believe that this creme is too rich for acne-prone sensitive skin. I was happy that I was able to return the creme to Sak's without any hassles.
A very sweet yet complex smell. Distinctly mutable over time so that it dries down to predominantly anise and licorice notes.
Because of my pinkish skin tone I always choose lipsticks from the brown family. Roach is my favorite Fall/Winter color. Its so long-lasting -- like a matte lipstick yet its subtle shimmer makes it look more like a frost. Its not drying either. Because Roach it a dark color, YDK, a light brown peach color is my favorite Summer/Spring alternative.
This is a fun product to wear in the summer. Its a liquid bronzer loaded with tiny specks of glitter. It's great to put on legs. However, if you wear it on your face, use it sparingly because it does not give you a subtle shimmer but more of a rave party glitter. As such, I only dot some on my cheeks for a glow or simply use as gold eye shadow. It also contains a gentle SPF which did not break me out.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - Liquid Liner / Liquid Shadow
asia72 7/30/2003 7:50:00 PM
My favorite color is Roach, a rich, metallic dark brown. The consistency of the product and semi-stiff brush allow for drawing very precise lines. They rinse off very easily, only water is required. Thames, a metallic dark blue/green (teal?)is another favorite color. It nicely compliments gold eye shadows. I sometimes only wear a thin line of the Thames on my lids for an eye popping effect or if I'm feeling a bit 80's but with a lot more subtlety.
Lotions/ Creams -Victoria's Secret - Amber Romance Body Lotion
asia72 7/30/2003 7:38:00 PM
I bought this cream for the vanilla notes. However, I find that Victoria's Secret Vanilla Lace is a more pure vanilla scent.
Lotions/ Creams -Victoria's Secret - Vanilla Lace Hand & Body Lotion
asia72 7/30/2003 7:36:00 PM
If I happen to be wearing Chanel's Allure, I find that the scent of this vanilla lotion nicely compliments it.
Lotions/ Creams -Victoria's Secret - Strawberries and Champagne
asia72 7/30/2003 7:28:00 PM
Like most of Victoria's Secret lotions and creams it has a nice lingering scent. To me it smells sweet and fruity, not 'perfume-y' or sophisticated. I also find that it has wonderful moisturizing properties that leave my skin incredibly soft (esp. when applied right after a shower).
I use this product on my frizz days or when I want a smooth and glossy pony tail or bun. I find that all you need is a small drop of this serum which you spread between your palms. If you use too much, your hair will have a greasy, heavy feel.
Top/Base Coats -Creative Nail Design - Super Shiney high gloss top coat
asia72 7/29/2003 8:51:00 PM
This is the best top coat I have ever used because of its durability and incredible, long-lasting shine. I only need one coat! Everyone at work thinks I get professional pedicures, but I tell them the secret is in the shine because it makes the polish look salon fresh. My feet have never gotten so much attention!
This Clarin's product is highly tauted and I still don't understand why. I have recently stopped using this eye cream and switched to Bliss Labs All-Around Eye Cream (see my review). It feels too runny and as such, I don't have good "squeeze control" of the tube (i.e., I wasted a lot of it). Also, it does not absorb as well as the Bliss Labs cream. I have not noticed a difference in my fine lines or dark circles even after using it for almost 6 months.
In a frustrated search for Angel at Cancun's airport duty free, the saleslady told me to try Wish, highlighting its supposed similarity. Initially I was amazed at how similar the two scents were. However, once I boarded the plane and the top notes of Wish wore off, I was left with a cheap, drug-store version of a cloyingly sweet scent that became simply unbearable. Where was I to go? I was on the plane!!! Yuck.