Highlighters -Unlisted Brand - RMS- Living Luminizer
cheburashka21 9/22/2011 10:17:00 PM
I can see why some reviewers are underwhelmed. It's very subtle. Once I blend it into my skin, I can barely see it - but somehow I seem a tad more glowy...? The main reason I like it is that it's very moisturizing, which is why some people would probably hate it. I have very dry skin, so if I put most highlighters over the dry skin/flakes/whatever, then I end up with kind of a cakey mess. I'd need to mix some kind of moisturizing balm with a normal highlighter anyway, and this one is basically the texture I was ending up with. So half the "glow" might just be the fact that my skin's moisturized, but I'm okay with that. Let's see, what else? Classy packaging. Little frosted glass pot, I like that. Yes, it's expensive, but I don't think I'll ever run out. The little pearly bits aren't very large. (That's really vague, I know... What I mean is, you can't see any glitter on your skin.) Finally, I've completely bought into the whole all-natural thing, so I like that it has a short ingredient list. So, to summarize: If you are a but of a crunchy-granola hippie type like me, and you want something natural that comes in a nice jar, *and* if you are okay with your highlighter being a tad greasy and very subtle, then maybe this is for you. Personally, I love it, but not everyone will.
Miss Dior Cherie Eau de Parfum 2005 (the version I own and love) Christine Nagel Top: Pineapple, Cherry, Strawberry, Mandarin Heart: Popcorn (!), Caramel, Jasmine, Rose, Violet Base: Patchouli, Musk, Amber Miss Dior Cherie Eau de Parfum 2011 (boo!) Francois Demachy Top: Sparkling Citruses (Mandarin Orange); Heart: Rose Damascena, Intense Jasmine; Base: Patchouli, Vetyver, Sandalwood, Moss, Amber It’s probably not a very good perfume. But it’s tied to a very specific, very happy time for me - early adultolescence in Moscow, visiting Karen in Paris. Liquid consequence-free bad decisions. A Kylie Minogue song in a bottle. Now they’ve taken out everything that made it trashy and fun and there’s a tasteful new ad starring Natalie Portman. I smelled the new version at Bloomingdale’s and there’s not even a hint of unicorn or teenager. :(
i discovered darphin when my mom started using it. my mom isn't exactly concerned with looking young forever - she's more interested in how her skin looks and feels *right now* and - this is very important - how a product smells. she's blessed with great skin, and darphin seems to work for her. i started using it when i moved from california to moscow and my skin took a beating during the winter. i'm sensitive AND acne prone, so i was pretty much a red, flakey mess. and i was willing to try ANYTHING. darphin is very expensive, but i did have good results with their products for sensitive skin. i've since switched to cheaper brands like avene and la roche-posay , with excellent results. for some reason, though, i haven't been able to replace this oil. i use it very occasionally, but i'm really glad i have it around. every once in a while my regular moisturizer (LRP rosalic) isn't enough. i'll pile it on at night, but my skin still feels a little tight and irritated in the morning. so i put on a heavier moisturizer (avene's recovery cream), but it's still not working. for some reason, this oil moisturizes my skin more effectively than these creams. AND it doesn't cause me to break out. like i said, i don't use this stuff every night (unless it's very cold and dry) and it's taken me about a year to go through a bottle. at that rate, it's absolutely worth the price and i will definitly replace it when i run out. this is just one of the products i *need* to keep my red, easily-irritated skin looking and feeling beautiful.
In reading over the other reviews here, I realize that not every product is going to work for everyone. But I have to say I've had EXCELLENT results with Rosalic. I have mild rosacea and occasional breakouts, and my skin problems only get worse in winter. Before trying Rosalic, I was having some success with Darphin's very expensive Intral line. It's embarassing how much money I spent on their products when I see how well this cream works. I've been using Rosalic for about three weeks and I held off doing a review until I was absolutely sure about this product. So here it is: I saw a dramatic improvement in my skin immediatly. The redness and irritation on my cheeks is gone. I love the light texture of the cream - it leaves my skin feeling perfectly moisturized and comfortable, yet it's light enough to go under sunscreen. I no longer have that dry, tight feeling by the middle of the day, and I almost never blush. I think the price is great, and I also appreciate the neat little pump that makes it good for travelling and prevents goo-buildup. I basically can't say enough about this cream. I realize it's not for everyone, but for my mild rosacea, I haven't found anything better.
Treatments (Eye) -Clinique - Advanced Stop Signs Eye SPF 15
cheburashka21 5/23/2006 10:35:00 AM
I thought the women here were overreacting, saying that this cream made their eyes drier. How could that be, I thought. Well, it does. As of writing this, I'm 24 and I've never had an eye cream react this badly with my skin. No redness, peeling, or irritation - just dryness and crepey skin. And I'm not exactly dealing with wrinkles here. All I wanted was something to moisturize and protect, and although it may contain SPF 15, it DOES NOT DO A GOOD JOB OF MOISTURIZING. Oh, yes, and the packaging (a little tub of goo) sux, too. I've finally learned to love the tube and pump. I will not re-purchase - I will replace.
Mascara -Estee Lauder - MagnaScopic Maximum Volume Mascara
cheburashka21 5/14/2006 10:43:00 AM
I got this mascara from a friend who HATES clumpy lashes, and she DID NOT like it. She's the kind who'll comb through lashes with a needle (once poking herself in the eye!) to get the little clumps out. I, however, love thick, even clumpy lashes, and I've been very happy with this. I've found that it goes on nice and thick with just a couple of coats. There's one thing about this mascara that i really like, and I'll try to explain it as best I can by comparing it to cheaper volumizing mascaras. I've used versions from L'Oreal and Maybelline that come with the lash primer, and the reason I like the EL better is this: I've found the cheaper mascaras give me long, spindely lashes, but this stuff keeps the lashes really thick at the base. I haven't had any problems with it flaking or wearing off during the day (I only use it on the top lashes) but it comes off easily with make-up remover. Perhaps not the best for those wanting a natural look, but I'll be buying it again.