I really wanted to love this foundation but it makes me break out. So sad. The coverage is beautiful. Seems to blur imperfections and still looks very natural. After a week of use I noticed clogged pores and pimples in places I never break out. Careful if you have sensitive skin.
This stuff goes on powdery and then ends up cakey. I've never had a powder do that to me before. I've tried this over various foundations and even over bare skin with the same outcome. Yuck. NYC translucent powder is fabulous and much cheaper.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Commander in Chic
heathervieno 9/22/2010 11:04:00 PM
Fantastic polish. Went on a bit thick but dried very quickly between coats. Very easy to apply. I kept it on for about 5 days and had some wear at the tips but no chips at all. The color is really cool too. Mainly a deep dusky purple but can also look grey or taupe in some lighting. Nice neutral that goes with everything. Love this polish and can't wait to get more.
This is one of my favorite Tastis next to Candy Bar. It looks light blue in the tube but on the lips it is a gorgeous light milky pink. So pretty! I love the texture of the gloss as it stays on all day. LOVE
I love this lipgloss! Beautiful silver with a pink sheen. Works best for cool toned girls. Putting this on my highly pigmented bare lips gives them a slight silvery pink gloss. If I tone down my lips first with concealer even more of the silver shows up. Haven't tried this over lipstick yet...I need a back up of this lovely lipglass.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Flowerbelle in Lielac
heathervieno 3/24/2006 5:04:00 PM
This is a beautiful light floral blend. Smells unlike many perfumes I've sniffed. The Flowerbelle line are "parfum spritzers" which means it contains less fragrance than an EDT. Surprisingly, lasting power is pretty good. One of the notes is listed as orange but I don't get that at all. I am not fond of orange so this is a good thing. I recently got a sample of PdN Odalisque from a lovely swapper and it smells very similar to Lielac.
I have fallen in love! This is such a yummy scent. Sweet but not cloying. In comparison to Rahat Loukoum it is more powdery vanilla with a hint of almond. Rahat, to me, is more almond with cherry. I actually prefer this to the Serge. The bottle is very simple and beautiful too.
Notes are: pear, mandarin, dark chocolate, cinnamon, violet, vanilla, musk, sandalwood. EDIT: Okay I definitely don't like this one anymore. Too sweet and rotten fruity for me. At first sniff it is very citrusy and fruity. That disappears rather quickly, thank goodness, and it evolves into a more mellow fragrance. I can definitely smell the chocolate and vanilla but it isn't foody. I couldn't really detect an violet in it. Lasting power is okay.
Let me start off by saying that I disliked this perfume when I first tried it. I do not generally like powdery scents. To me they smell like diapers or old ladies. Ech. This one starts out as a nondescript floral and then quickly turns powdery. I gave it another chance though. I must admit I am in love now. I just bought a full bottle. It turns into a sweet powdery vanilla with floral hints here and there. I love it because its not too sweet. Lasting power is okay. Bottle is just gorgeous.
Very nice scent. Fragrance Notes: Peony, Jasmine, Pink Pepper, Litchi, Pomegranate, Pineapple, Pink Musk, Seringa, White Tea, Sandalwood, Teakwood, Sensual Musk. I get a grapefruit impression. Similar to YSL babydoll but nicer IMO. Not as sweet. I put it on before bed and could still smell a gentle musk in the morning.
Fragrances -Caswell-Massey - Violettes De Toulouse
heathervieno 2/26/2006 3:09:00 PM
One of the yummiest violet scents. I do detect a salty note which balances perfectly with the sweetness of the violet. My only complaint is that it doesn't last long. I have yet to find a violet scent that does though.
At first sniff its a giant cedar on top of a tiny violet. Very very dry and almost smoky. After a few minutes it evolves and the violet becomes more pronounced until the two scents mingle beautifully. I like it a lot. My only complaint is that it lasts so briefly. Less than an hour on me. :(
I love this fragrance. It reminds me of Gucci's Envy Me. Very grapefruity upon first spray and then dries down to a light, fruity, flowery scent. Not too sweet or cloying at all. Initially I had sprayed it on the inside of my elbow as not to clash with the remnants of the perfume I was wearing. I didn't like it too well. Too sticky sweet. I tried again the next day on my bare wrist and I'm in love! Amazing how different a fragrance can smell depending upon where you wear it. Very pretty and fresh fragrance.
I tested this one in the department store and have since got a sample. Very sweet and fruity upon first spray. Smells more like pear than apple to me. Drydown smells much lighter and a tad flowery. Beautiful balance of fruit and flower. Lasting power pretty decent. This one is really growing on me.
Fragrances -Comme des Garcons - Leaves Series- Tea
heathervieno 6/13/2005 10:41:00 AM
I love the way tea smells so I ordered a sample of this one. EWWW! It smells like an ashtray! I am not exaggerating. If people put out their cigarettes in a pile of tea leaves, you would get this fragrance. I gave it a minute and had to scrub it off. Not a good tea smell.