This is really, really a great candle and I wish there was a perfume like this. Expensive, but well worth it - burns properly and really long and the smell ist so wonderful - fresh, green roses, green blackcurrant leaves and a hint of blackcurrant berries. I'm getting addicted to this candle and will definitely have to try more of the diptyque candle line.
Polishes -Christian Dior - Dior Vernis - Porcelain
bewestrich 4/14/2009 9:01:00 AM
OMG, I have to review this because its the worst beauty product I ever bought and there are a lot. I am missing a zero lippie... Color looks so nice in the bottle but goes on so unbelievable streaky! Even on my toes the result is a streaky, clumpy mess. Tried it with diorlisse ridgefiller under it, but the result was the same. I really can't understand how anyone is able to apply this accurately. Never had such a problem with any other polish and would definitely not buy it again.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Stephanie de Saint-Aigan - Amande Honorable
bewestrich 7/3/2008 11:38:00 AM
I cannot believe the former reviewer really meant Amande Honorable? This is no gourmand at all. A light, clean fragrance, starting of with sun-dried linen or cotton, lime-tree blossom, developing to a very beautiful green and fresh almond. The fragrance is not or only barely sweet at all. I am a strong almond lover, but this is different to all other almond fragrances I tried. It is fresh, innocent, but with some kind of musky drydown. Wonderful and I love it. Staying power is okay for a light fragrance, lasts for a few hours.
Foundations -Giorgio Armani - Face Fabric Second Skin Nude Makeup
bewestrich 6/24/2008 4:01:00 AM
After a few weeks of use, this is my review. A really, really great foundation!! Very sheer, absolutely natural looking, really evens out skintone in a phenomenal way. This is truly an imperceptible second skin. Lasting power is quite good, still looks fresh at the end of the day. I bought this in #3 which is nearly perfect, except I am very tanned but in that case I may adjust it with a little bronzer. The tube packaging is quite hygenic and convinient. Thumbs up, this is a perfect ten. Love it and definitely will buy it again.
Treatments -Estee Lauder - Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher
bewestrich 11/9/2007 6:23:00 AM
Bought this a few weeks ago and gave this away for a swap. I suspect it to cause blackheads and zits as they are starting to disappear since I stopped using the product. I consider this product as a good primer, but nothing more. Did nothing for my skin except of smoothing it during application. No diminishment of pores, no clearing as promised. I liked the feeling when applying foundation after this and I liked the packaging very much, but all in all this was not for me.
Wow! just received a decant of this... Impressing vanilla. I have to state I am a vanilla and almond lover, so the name double vanille is highly addictive to me. Sampled this yesterday and was quite overwhelmed. A perfect vanilla, natural, deep, sweet, but in a way the fresh vanille beans are. Benzoin. A liquor note, but in a very pleasant way, no sharp alcoholic note. I do not get any incense or woods. This fragrance is absolutely addictive, hypnotic, sexy. Could not stop sniffing my arm since application and this scents. This really gives me a rush of endorphines. No sharp notes like AG Vanille Exquise, no cloying liquorice as SL Un Bois Vanille. Lasting power is incredible, applied at 7 a.m., 11 hours later I still smell it. it has changed over the day, there were some chocolate notes in between, now I am getting the liquor note again. I am not quite sure if I should get an entire bottle, as it is only available in Paris and not only the price of the perfume is horrible (140 Euros) but also the shipping costs to Germany. Altogether, this is a wonderful high end fragrance and the best vanilla I have discovered so far, and there are some.
Oh why, all those bad reviews here for such a wonderful scent? First of all, yes, I too did compare it to Rahat Loukoum, as I also own this fragrance. These are two different fragrances, except of the first almond blast in the opening. After the first almond shock, on me Louve develops to a wonderful, powdery rose-musk-almond with a balmy heart. Very feminine, very comforting. I can detect the smallest hint of an animalic note, but this is really hardly perceptible and I cannot detect any cherries at all, but I think they aren't supposed to be in there, are they? Staying power is - hmm, difficult, I found out that it lasts very long on my skin, but in a very faint way, starts to fade after 1 hour, still can smell it after 8 hours, but only very slightly. I think this should be better as it is the much more expensive Haute Concentration version. For me, a wonderful fragrance which I would definitely buy again and again.
Eye Shadow -Bobbi Brown - Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Beach Honey
bewestrich 6/21/2007 12:21:00 PM
This is a great new summer color of BB's cream shadows. Gorgeous beige-golden-peach color. Looks very shimmery in the container, but absolutely great on lids. Brightens up immediately and looks great with a tan. Easy to apply, can be used for a quick, natural and polished look. I like the glass container of the creamies very much, they do look very elegant and expensive. Applies best with the cream blending brush (originally made for her eye brightener). One single complaint: it does crease a little bit at the end of the day, I think it shouldn't as it is supposed to be "long-wearing". Definitely would buy again.
I'm very surprised to see such bad review. This is a wonderful fragrance, a crispy, green, uplifting mandarine/tangerine. Has surprising staying power for a citrus fragrance, compared with l'Artisan Mandarine tout simplement, staying power is incomparably better as l'Artisan was gone after 10 minutes. For me, this is a very stimulating, bright scent making me feel happy and comfortable. Maybe this mandarine depends on your body chemistry, but on me it smells absolutely wonderful and makes me feel great.
Best summer body cream I have ever used!!! Absolutely heavenly scented (spearmint) and a little cooling, its effect will last for quite a few hours! Very economical in application, you only will need a little amount. Skin feels totally soft and great with it! Will make you feel absolutely great when applied on hot days or after your workout. Definitely will buy this again and again, although its a bit on the pricey side.
Mascara -Chanel - Inimitable Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel
bewestrich 4/25/2007 11:45:00 AM
Wow. For me, this is the best mascara out there and I have tried some. Got a generous sample from Chanel which totally convinced me. This has brushed aside even my beloved Diorshow. Creates very defined, long, curled and somehow sophisticated lashes. Intense black, even a litte glossy. Very easy to apply, I love the brush. I also think this mascara has some care in it, my lashes look better and healthier since I use it. Packaging is gorgeous, black, elegant, beautiful. Will definitely buy again as this has become my holy grail mascara.
Concealers -Bobbi Brown - Eye Brightener [DISCONTINUED]
bewestrich 3/28/2007 8:45:00 AM
Love this new eye brightener!! First I was a little sceptical because the medium color seemed to be pinky. But now I think this is one of the little pots secrets and makes your look brighter. This is a light cream, easily to apply and to spread which should be not only applied under the eye, but also on the lid. Believe me, there is such a difference when I apply the Brightener in morning around the entire eye area, within a few seconds I look like I've had the best night ever, rested and radiant, and yes, I have dark circles. Since I use this, I've quit my regular concealer (benefit boi-ing or kanebo) and am so happy with this (but will keep the concealer for real bad days and undereye circles). Packaging could be better as I am not a fan of these pots, but quantity will last for a long time. Think I have to get also the brush that comes with it and will definitely buy it again.
Mascara -Christian Dior - Diorshow Black Out Mascara
bewestrich 3/2/2007 3:59:00 AM
Not at all satisfied with this Mascara. I expected it to be a very intense and deep black which comes with the regular Diorshow Brush, but the brush is completely different and definitely not my thing. It reminds me of Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, which I can't handle, too. Maybe I can solve the problem by changing the brush from my old Diorshow to the new one. 2 lippies for the color, which really is an intense and very deep black. Won't buy again.
Heaven captured in a bottle! Most delicious almond fragrance I have ever tried (and there were some). On me, starts with strong, bitter pure almond but soon this will transform into a so beautiful, powdery, white almond which is not overly sweet. This fragrance was love at first sniff for me and I had to order a whole bottle in Paris. Lasting power is okay, first blast fades quickly but there remains a light, powdery, heavenly scent which lasts on me all day. BTW, service provided in the Salons Shiseido is on top, and the package I received was one of the most beautiful ever. GREAT!
Treatments (Eye) -Clarins - eye revive beauty flash
bewestrich 9/1/2006 7:53:00 AM
Well, this didn't do much for any puffyness or dark circles. There was a slight tightening effect, but this didn't feel good, felt like tightening due to not enough moisture. Overall, this product did nothing, it did even not provide enough moisture on a hot summer day. Packaging is okay and you get a comparatively high amount of product for an okay price, but as I found this to be very ineffectively I surely won't buy again.