Eyes -Ardell - Brow & Lash Growth Accelerator Treatment Gel
gchris 9/22/2012 6:40:00 PM
I purchased this after reading the reviews here. It was so cheap ($8), I thought even if its a gimmick, for that price it was worth it to try. I personally noticed a difference in my lashes after using it the first night. As long as I use it I can see a difference. If I use it both at night and the in the morning before mascara, my lashes look better than if I only use at night. I also changed mascara after I started using this because a co-worker recommended a mascara and that also made a difference. So using the serum alone will add some benefit but will not make up for a mascara that doesn't do anything for your lashes. I also forgot to mention that I have noticed no matter what kind of mascara i use, my lashes had a little added curl they did not have before. For someone who does not want the side effects of prescription or other harsh eyelash enhancers, I would give this a try first. As an added note, my lashes have gotten some sparse and straighter since I have gotten older and this is the first time I have been happy with my lashes and actually felt they looked "pretty" since I noticed them declining. If I have forgot to mention something that you wanted to know please feel free to email me here.
Treatments (Eye) -Elysee - YouthSpan Micro-Firm Eye Repair Creme
gchris 9/22/2012 6:24:00 PM
I have been wanting to try this for a while now. I had been using the serum regularly but as I am getting older I felt I needed a little more help. I had also had been dealing with puffiness in my eye area since the last couple of years because of sinus issues which was an eye area problem I had never had to deal with. I have been using this cream a couple of weeks, at night only, and like others have said, a very little goes a long way and I could not believe the puffiness was gone from my eyes in the morning. Very impressed. Although it is more expensive than their eye serum, I think because it has ingredients and addresses problems the serum does not, the price in my opinion is worth it. I will try on the lines between my eyes like some of the others have suggested. Overall highly recommended product.
Wow! the reviews are so mixed on this product. For reference I have dry skin and use a mineral powder foundation. I have been using this product for a week and do not want to be without it. My makeup looks so much better and lasts allday without having to reapply. This product has given me a dewy finish on the coldest days which is something I never have given my dry skin. I bought the trial size because like many others, was afraid to fork over the money for the large one. I was suggest trying a sample size first.
Eyeliner -Laura Geller - Baked Cake Eyeliner Duo in Blueberry/Dutch Chocolate
gchris 11/11/2008 4:47:00 PM
I was very impressed with this eyeliner. It is not like any other eyeliner I have tried. It is like a 'moist' eyeshadow texture. Is not dry or powdery. I used the eyeliner brush that came with the set. I found it very easy to apply. It can be used wet or dry. Using dry creates a soft line that looks like you used eyeshadow to line your eyes, wet creates a darker more defined line that looks more like you used a wet liner. The blue color is more like a blue-black and is quite dark. The brown is actually lighter than the blue shade and is a great neutral, everyday brown. The shadows have the tiniest bit of shimmer so they do not look 'flat' or matte but add a hint of interest. They do stay on quite a while and so far I have been very pleased with this product. I do think it is expensive but will probably last forever.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - Villainess-Whipped Scintillating
gchris 10/6/2008 5:15:00 PM
I have just tried my very first product from Villainess and now I know what all the hype is about. This is a wonderful body cream that is light and has the texture of cool whip. The scent is also very light, smells of mint with vanilla and black tea that grounds the scent and keeps it from being a wispy fly away mint scent. It is a good medium strength moisturizer. The scent is not overpowering but has lasted a couple of hours now on my skin which is unusual for lotions. Packaging is cute. Shipping speed was super fast. Products and packaging showed great attention to detail. I"m in love!
IN Vial: slightly sweet, fruity floral Wet: Sweet wet fruits, but soft. Not the least bit over powering. Dry: I like this, but not love it. It's light, a tiny bit citrusy, just enough to make this smell clean but not enough to smell really fruity.
Treatments -Derma E - DMAE - Alpha Lipoic - C Ester Retexturizing Creme
gchris 8/17/2008 11:40:00 AM
After listening to Dr. Perricone's book on cd about taking care of skin, I went in search of a moisturizer that included the top three ingredients he recommended. I found this at a drugstore and bought it thinking it probably would not be that great because it was so cheap but would try it anyway. Wow! was I ever surprised and impressed. I have paid so much for moisturizers in the past and they do not compare to this cream. It is thick in the jar but goes on light and absorbs very quickly. My skin feels wonderful. I have not been using it long enough to tell if jowls and wrinkles are effected but I will update. I still can't believe how cheap this is. Try It!
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - The White Rabbit
gchris 4/13/2008 6:04:00 PM
In Vial:slightly perfume-y and licorice Wet: Light perfume and tea with a hint of milk and honey Later: This gets even better. Still retains a slight smell of licorice
In Vial:Strong perfume Wet: This is really nice, has an aged smell but also a bit of freshness. Later: This is now very perfumey. Makes my nose burn a bit
In Vial: Whew! strong and green Wet: a little pungent. This remarkably smells like off spray to keep bugs away. I think this association might ruin it for me. Later: Well it still smells like Off to me. I cannot get past it
In Vial: Pungent green with a hint of eucalyptus Wet: Oh my! This reminds me of something my Grandmother use to wear. Later: This truly smells of aged perfume
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Nuclear Winter
gchris 4/13/2008 5:42:00 PM
In Vial: clean, minty, light perfumey Wet: Slightly sweet mint and something like wet fruits. Maybe a touch of sinus clearing eucalyptus Later: The mint has disappeared along with the eucalyptus. I am left with a sweet wet fruit scent.
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - The Red Queen
gchris 4/13/2008 5:29:00 PM
In Vial: Mmm. Almond oil and cherries Wet:Strong almond oil at first and then the cherries get sweeter. This is really good. Later: This gets kind of weird smelling. Now it is a type of berry scent that is more like plum but not in the usual Bpal way. I don't like the end result on this one.
In Vial: Smells like pumkin butter cookies Wet: Whoa! this is really foody. Still buttery and pumkin but with a hint nutmeg. Later. Hasn't changed much but now I can smell the hint of peach. This is really great if you like foody. Unfortunately I dont.
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - The Apothecary
gchris 4/13/2008 5:21:00 PM
in vial:very herbal wet: sharp but not bad. herbal and mossy. this is getting darker as it dries. Now it is turning sweet and nicer. I really like this. later: This has gotten stronger. It remains herbal. I'm not sure where the sweetness comes from, it does not smell like a floral or fruity sweet. I may have to get a bottle of this one.