Highlighters -Estee Lauder - Illuminating Powder Gelée
ekma2008 8/28/2011 11:34:00 AM
It really is a stunner! I dont use anything sparkling on my face because i dont like to look unnatural and too makeupy, but I didnt hesitate to buy it. It gives a beautiful gold shimmer on the cheeks, makes skin glow. And you can use it as eyeshadow. It is finely milled and it is not as dry as usual powder or blush.
Smells exactly like they say- like sweet milk. A little too simple to wear alone. I think it will be interesting to layer it with some woody fragnances or with citrus. Though I like it a lot its a bit too sweet so I wouldnt buy anoyher bottle. I can smell it for 4-5 hours and it is rather good for Jo Malone parfume.
Did nothing for me at all. Didnt exfoliate didnt clean or anything. And the tube is so huge and expensive, I couldnt wait to finish it.
Fragrances -Hermes - Iris Ukiyoé (Hermessence series)
ekma2008 11/13/2010 10:54:00 AM
Tried it today and liked it very much. First it is very soft and floral but after an hour it becomes very green and a little bitter. Like freshly cut grass or leaves. Very unusual. Edit: didnt buy the bottle. Didnt even use half of the sample, so it is not interesting enough for a full bottle purchase.
The box is very beautiful and stylish, samples are very generous. But unfortunately none of the fragnances last more than 30 minutes on me. I liked 3 or 4(Ormonde Woman and Man are delightful) of them and would buy full bottles but not with this short lasting period. It is very sad but after half an hour I can feel almost nothing even after spraying 5 times at the same place.
Lotions/ Creams -Jurlique - Jasmine Body Care Lotion
ekma2008 5/17/2010 3:23:00 PM
I love Jurlique line and bought this lotion after smelling it in store. I love the smell of jasmin and this one is a very strong one. But after about 15 minutes after applying my hands started smelling really bad. Especially the nails. I would say that they smelled of urine. Is that the so called indolic jasmin? I am so sorry that it happens, I have to wash my hands several times and nails with a brush to get the smell off. It happened only with hands probably because they got the largest amount of lotion. I dont know what to do, the lotion was rather expensive and its unreturnable.
Definetely an interesting perfume. Not just a rose but a very powdery rose with violets. I instantely smiled when sprayed it on for the first time because it does smell like a lipstick. A cheerful rose lipstick. Thats just not how I want to smell.
First I got a sample of it and wasnt really attracted to it with first wearings, just thought it was ok. But it grows on you or maybe my taste changed a little. Now I love it and I bought a full bottle. The smell is very warm and sensual. Probably better for chilly weather. I feel very comfortable with it. It smells spicy and muscy. Definitely smell vanila. People react really different to it. But the best comment I got was- you smell interesting :) Mostly people look confused and just ask what is this :) Even my husband who got used to my choice of perfumes just says that it smells too intense for him. So be prepared that you might be the only person there who enjoys your smell.
I am on my second tube and that says a lot. I get bored of the products very fast, usually before the first tube comes to an end. It moisturises my skin very well. It smells ok, not overpowering, the texture and colour is like something... mmm, like a white liquidy hair gel. If you wait for more then 20 minutes you can just massage it into your faces, no need to whipe off.
Not for my combination skin. Felt very oily on the face, didnt look natural.
Two days ago I bought my first opi after reading good reviews here, and I can say that it is very good but not as long lasting as I expected. I had chips on the second day. But the colors are very good, you need just 1 coat to get vivid bright colour. And the brush is very comfortable to use.
Very wearable. In total it smells like chanel 5 but with floral note. But it needs to suit your personality for you to like it. A lady-like fragnance to wear with dresses not jeans. my favorite for the moment.
Had a sample of it and today have bought a whole bottle. It is very tender and soft powder scent. It is sweet but not sugar sweet. Reminds a little bit of chanel 5 but much sweeter. All in all it is a perfect example of powder scents and that is why it is going to my collection. It smells very nice on skin.
It is a wonderful perfume, very calm, relaxing and expensive smelling. You wont wear it if you want to strike someone with ekstraodinary smell. But it is very well crafted and it suits for everyday in office. It smells like wood and a little cookies-thats how white musk smells for me. It is a lot like Bois de Violette but BdV has less cookies and more warm powder.
Fragrances -Serge Lutens - Petit Livre des Parfums (samples)
ekma2008 1/3/2010 1:09:00 PM
It is very nice that you can get an opportunity to try all Serge Lutens fragnances just sitting at home. They answered my email very fast and in 2 weeks I got my samples. It is true that wax samples are not exactly as liquid but they are close. I compared 3 fragnances that I have in bell bottles with the samples and they are rather close. But wax samples dont have top notes and they are softer in total.