Moisturizers -Orlane - B21 Intensive Nurturing Care
doree_001 3/18/2010 8:30:00 AM
Very good nourishing cream: nurturing and comforting, soothing in harsh winter conditions, too. I would buy again.
Lipstick -Guerlain - Rouge G De Guerlain - All Colors
doree_001 3/13/2010 5:40:00 PM
Rather bad lipstick for such a (typical for Guerlain) 'over the top' presentation and such a luxurious packaging (and for this price). It is drying on the lips and it creases... Very average texture, nothing special. Bad staying power. Huge disappointment.
Moisturizers -Orlane - Extreme Line Reducing Re-Plumping Cream
doree_001 3/13/2010 11:15:00 AM
An excellent cream! Very moisturizing, and it really sort of 're-plumps' the skin. The skin looks fresher, younger, re-plumped -- you just look good! Feeling on the skin is very nice & pleasant, because it is, as I said, very moistuirizing (although the consistency is not thick, it has light fresh creamy consistency). I like this cream a lot and I will repurchase for sure.
Moisturizers -Orlane - Absolute Skin Recovery Repairing Night Cream
doree_001 3/13/2010 11:09:00 AM
Good cream, not excellent, not bad, helps a bit when you lack sleep, but I haven't seen much of a "repairing" promisses. It was OK, I bought it only once, at first (first week of using) I thought it was really good, after that I was not so impressed. It helps a bit concerning tiredness etc., but regarding moisturization or anti-age, 'repairing' effects - not much really. It has a thicker, somehow balmy consistency, so it is good to warm it a bit on your palm before using (at least SA recommended me so). I would not buy again. 3+
Yes, it is a very 80's color, more plummy than burgundy on my nails, with some red shimmer. Actually the color is too dark for me and looks very dull & boring: I don't like it. (It is very similar to No. 215 Red Dream, but Red Dream is more brownish... Red Dream suits me better IMO, although I am cooltoned, and definitely looks more interesting).
This is probably one of the worst concealers that I have ever had. I got it in color No.20 - Rose, the lightest no.10 - Beige is too yellow for me and the darkest of the three, 30 - Abricot too dark for me. The color looked good under the artificial light when I tried it in a department store, but after I've purchased it I have been very disappointed.: it is a washed out, horrible color that would make everyone ill-looking, I think. The concealer itself doesn't cover anything, doesn't 'lift' anything, it even emphasizes lines. Very bad looking.
Inspired by absinthe, but less 'medicinal' on my skin than Straight to Heaven. Beside bergamot, I can smell a lot of lavender oil here, too, and oak moss in the drydown (with some warmer tobacco notes, as paschat said). Not especially pleasant fragrance to me, I wouldn't wear it.
Very acrid start, 'medicinal', sharp, pungent notes. Doesn't develop into something much more pleasant, it stays rather bitter, thin, green-alcoholic fragrance on my skin. Completely unpleasant to me.
Mascara -Lancome - Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Mascara
doree_001 8/9/2009 7:55:00 PM
Pretty good mascara: it gives volume and length, it has a nice sleek brush and it is much easier to handle it than I thought. It is so easy to pick all lashes, even the tinniest one, with it. It makes almost perfect thick lashes, but it weigh them down a bit after a while. Nice black color, too.
Fragrances -Les Parfums de Rosine - Poussiere de Rose
doree_001 8/9/2009 7:29:00 PM
The opening is bitter and 'medicinal' but also somehow fresh, full of excitement and promising -- very interesting. Then it develops into a nice, full, rich rose fragrance, but not only a dull rose fragrance: it combines rose with plum, incense, tea and cinnamon. It has some almost antique quality, like someone said. I wouldn't buy it for me, but it is a nice, refined, classy fragrance; fans of rose fragrances should try it.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Washington Tremlett - My Fair Lady
doree_001 8/9/2009 7:14:00 PM
Like other reviewers have said, this is a too powdery, too sweet, candy - rose fragrance, with an almost non-existing staying power. Also too expensive for such a bad quality. I liked the opening for just a second -- it was like a promising of a light, fresh rose fragrance, but it immediately turned to a powdery, dry, watered-down, oldfashioned cologne, and than disappeared into sweet 'nothing'.
An average citrusy-unisex fragrance. Pretty much like some traditional men's cologne.
This is the fragrance with one of the most horrible openings/top-notes that I have ever experienced. It is just awful, repulsive, stinky, and I don't want to say what the top-notes remind me of. :-( The drydown is not that horrible, but anyway trying L'Air de Rien has been one of my worst fragrance experiences!
I don't like that. It is a gourmand/sweet-sugary fragrance, too thick for my liking, and somehow very banal. I can't recognize any of listed notes (bergamot, neroli, coriander, honeysuckle, orange flower, jasmine, bulgarian rose, iris), except caramelised suggar accord (listed in the drydown, with civet, vanilla and white musk -- but I smell it all the way)...
This is a buttery tuberose fragrance, rather linear, similar to Fracas (maybe a tad warmer, but also more one-dimensional) like paschat said. I am not a fan of tuberose fragrances, so tuberose smell here is maybe too overwhelming for my liking, because tuberose is almost all that I smell here. (OK, I smell some slightly sweet coconut in drydown, after couple of hours -- that's nice... and the funny thing is that coconut accords are listed in top notes -- not in the drydown). Yes, this is a nice fragrance, especially for tuberose admirers, still I feel like something is missing here, it lacks 'sparkle'. All in all it is a fine fragrance, but a bit flat and boring.