Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence
highmaintenancegirl 5/18/2013 7:11:00 AM
This is a very good natural toner for sensitive dry skin. At first I thought the texture was too thick and would just leave a film on top of my skin but it penetrates the skin rapidly and leaves it very soft and refreshed. I love that it's all natural and love the results. On the negatives, the price is pretty high I think - there are other organic all natural more affordable alternatives on the market - and the packaging is horrible and hideous, it looks extremely cheap for an $85 toner! At this price I expect eco-friendly packaging WITH a true luxurious experience.
Save your money and get 1CC of Restylane injection instead! I just went through 3 sample sizes of this product, just does NOTHING!
Interesting idea of pungent tuberose combined with green notes, in theory I should love but it put me off balance, just wasn't complementary to my personality. Dry down smells cheap for a perfume that expensive and reminds me of 1980's scrubber Amarige. Not good.
Fragrances -L'Artisan Fragrances - Seville a l'Aube
highmaintenancegirl 4/17/2013 11:54:00 AM
I expected something a lot more sensual and erotic like a modern take on vintage Caron Narcisse Noir or even something close to Serge Lutens Fleurs d'Oranger, something that has a bit of torrid passion mixed in with dramatic feel and emphasis on the darker side. It's not offensive or bad but it's just so blah, very run of the mill orange blossom that failed to impress me.
This is a very good moisturizer. I got free samples and tried the eye version of this, was terrible, so I'm also using this around the eye area and despite the SPF30, no irritation, eyes look great all day and perfect for long lasting makeup.
Intoxicating! Exclusively sold at Barneys New York.
To the exception of Shiseido's mythic Nombre Noir, I can't think of anything that exudes high class and mystery as much as Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle. Edgy yet extremely stylish, timeless and classy. Think Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann.
The Feminite du Bois woman is intellectual, there's also an aura of mystery about her. She wears Celine, Haider Ackermann and Veronique Leroy.
A Wagnerian rose: thorny, dark and luscious with earthy, animalic elements and fruity undertones to make it fresh and current. Wears well in Altuzarra for a polished sexy look or in Gaultier for a glam rock, punk rock attitude!
Shampoo -Philip B. - Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo
highmaintenancegirl 2/14/2013 2:18:00 PM
Nothing special at all considering the hefty price tag. I get better results using L'Oreal Total Repair oil. Also the flimsy jar lid doesn't fit well and the whole thing to use under the shower gets quite messy. Will not repurchase.
I totally agree with the reviewer below who said Lutens L'Eau is a highly sophisticated rendition of "clean". I enjoy wearing L'Eau when I need a break from complex, cerebral and sophisticated perfumes. By hot and humid days, L'Eau is just perfect!!
Nice silky texture, hydrating, dewy finish but the major setback here is the exclusive yellow-based color palette. I looked like I had jaundice with this stuff on, it made me look harsh in the face and washed me out, literally drained the life out of me. I need to some pink in my foundation if I want to look healthy and alive! I ended up buying Guerlain Lingerie de Peau compact cream in Rose Clair #12.
Nice silky texture, hydrating, dewy finish but the major setback here is the exclusive yellow-based color palette. I tried another brand because I looked like I had jaundice with this stuff on, it made me look harsh in the face and washed me out, literally drained the life out of me. I need to some pink in my foundation if I want to look healthy and alive! I ended up buying Guerlain Lingerie de Peau compact cream in Rose Clair #12.
This beige is very classy and extremely tasteful. Do not use topcoats on it, just use drying drops. I didn't listen to the Barneys SA and used to a topcoat the first time, not only that beautiful classy half matte half shiny beige looked cheap and plasticky but it chipped the following day after a shower. Applied on its own, this lasts a few days.
This is the best deep red nail polish on the market, just perfect!