Seriously, for the price, this is an awesome bronzer. I recently purchased Bobbi Brown pressed bronzer and found it to be mediocre in comparison (sales pressure/impulse buy). It's true that this stuff shimmers, and too much can make you look shiny and weird. With the correct application, however, It gives a nice, healthy glow for everyday wear (and for special occasions layers nicely over blush.)
What's all the hype about? This is good everyday mascara, but nothing outrageous. Similarly, it didn't make me look like I have false lashes on, which is why I purchased it (I have fine to average lashes)--I'd buy it again, but am still on the search for the perfect, non-flaky, non-clumping, long-lasting mascara.
I have allergies and blow my nose on a daily basis; as a result, I get flaky skin around my nostrils and above my lips, and vaseline never helps as much as BAG BALM does. It feels like a band-aid in the sense that it's just 'covering up' the problem, and not 'curing' it.
Conditioner -Oscar Blandi - Balsamo di Jasmine Smoothing Conditioner
hmax 5/6/2007 1:37:00 AM
Overall, this is best used with the shampoo and gloss drops, but sadly, is far too expensive for me. I love the smell (I read somewhere that Jasmine helps those with insomnia) and often use this before bedtime; I am never left dissapointed, and my hair feels silky the next morning. However, I wouldn't repurchase this again anytime soon, considering the cost and temporary effects.
Styling Products -Oscar Blandi - Jasmine Oil Serum
hmax 5/6/2007 1:34:00 AM
I loooove the smelll and really only use this to smooth my fine straight hair as a sort of beauty ritual. I feel very feminine when I use this product, and can also use it on my wet hair as a conditioner or before I use a flat iron. It's a luxury, but not a miracle for my hair.
Shampoo -Oscar Blandi - Balsamo di Jasmine Smoothing Shampoo
hmax 5/6/2007 1:32:00 AM
Really, I just love this product for the smell. It doesn't dry my fine colored hair out, and leaves it smelling wonderful afterwards. It's an indulgence but nothing more considering the price. It's one of those products I splurge on at Sephora, and use sparingly when I want to seduce my boyfriend. I'd buy it again, if I had the expendable income.
I really like this shampoo for daily wear; it leaves my chemically processed hair feeling pretty soft and shiny. I do remember that this worked better when my hair was less processed, so I would recommend it for people who need average conditioning. I have fine blonde hair, and always find myself going back to this shampoo. I personally like the 'nutty' smell, and find that the entire system works well with glossing drops (paul mitchell super skinny rocks!). Not perfect, but good enough.
Primer/ Corrector -Yves Saint Laurent - Touche Eclat (Radiant Touch)
hmax 5/6/2007 1:12:00 AM
Why is this so popular? I sincerely wish that I experienced positive results, but instead, was left with dry looking skin. Also, the coverage only lasts for about two hours, tops. I'm 31, have thin, pale combination skin, and found this to be average, but definately not worth the price. My mother loved it though, so go figure.