Skincare - Face -Elizabeth Grant - essence of torricelumn
jeannie57 2/11/2010 9:16:00 PM
Been using this for a year--I have this on "autoship" from Shopnbc--it's at least a 6 month supply for about $70 (but it came with a large bottle of neck cream that I love too). I would never be able to pay the price they say it "really" costs, but this is worth every penny to me for the price I get it at! I do use this, along with a regime of her other products & am extremely happy with the look of my skin. My skin keeps getting better and better the more I use the EG products and I cannot say enough about them--I have tried many other brands--I was drawn to this simply because it was a woman over age 80 with clear skin presenting this (and she looked way I want my skin to look when I am that age--I'm 52 now) and not a 35 year old telling me how to get rid of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles--this made me give it a try. The product is "serum-like" and is to be used over her other serums, but before using creams. Since alot of these products come in large "value" kits, I will use different items at different times, but I make sure I use Torricelum twice a day. Since I started using it I have been asked (by relatives) if I have had something done to my face or what I have been doing because I look alot younger. I even had my 96 year old aunt call me up to tell me she saw a picture of me and that I was doing something to my face---I look like I'm getting younger--I thought that was amazing (and a really nice compliment!)
Really love these but you have to give it time AND use other EG products with them--Been using a regime of EG products (buy the large kit, they have everything and are an extremely good value) My skin has improved 100%--to the point where I have been "accused" of doing something to my skin!!!! It is clearer, more toned looking, (I'm 52) the lines are pretty much gone. I would never pay the full price for these (around $50) but you don't need to--if you go to Shopnbc.com there are always "specials". I will never spend hundreds of dollars on face care--I don't need to--EG products have done great things for my really dry skin!
You have to like the smell of fresh lemons, or this won't be for you--I think it's just great--so fresh & clean!!
There's not too much I like about this--it never feels like is has dried--I know it's a moisturizer, but this left my skin feeling slimy all day--then there's the color--if it's not really a self tanner, why did my daughter say--"You have to stop using that self-tanning stuff, you're all blotchy & orange"?? Sure enough--not only did I have uneven streaks in places I couldn't see (like the backs of my legs) and places I could see (like the tops of my feet--whoa!!) , the overall color of my skin was yellow to boot!! I "jumped the gun" and bought 2 tubes of this because of the good reviews & because I felt lucky enough to find 2 tubes at Target, when people seem to be having a hard time finding this stuff, but I won't be using this again!
Love this color--really opens up your eye if you use it on your lower lid and then use a BE liner.
Eye Shadow -Bare Escentuals - Loose Powder Eyeshadow
jeannie57 1/6/2005 6:10:00 PM
My complaint is the same as everyone else's--Superior product that makes the hugest mess every time! The little plastic liner-top does nothing to control the amount of shadow that winds up sitting inside, and if the jar goes upside-down, then the contents will be around the rim of the jar too! Forget it if you happen to drop this when the top is off!! Still--it's the best shadow there is, in my opinion!
Great brush for the loose powder liner--I add a little drop of water to the liner and this brush just works so perfectly--even if you don't have the most steady hand for application!
Definitely a plus for my dry skin! Just make sure you wait a few minutes after you put on your moisturizer and then again a few minutes after you put the Spackle on before you continue with your makeup, so it does add extra time to your morning makeup routine, but it's definitely worth it. I think they dropped the price on QVC to $17 per jar--I thought it was more like $35 about a year ago (that's why I never tried it before) This gets the very best rating from me!
Gels/Soaps -Victoria's Secret - Endless Love Refreshing Shower Gel
jeannie57 3/6/2003 6:13:00 PM
I have this in the shower gel, bubble bath, lotion, body spray, and cologne and I think it smells great! The only drawback is that I don't think the scent lasts very long at all. The price is right (especially with the 8 items for $35 sale last week) I will be buying this again!
This is on it's way back to HSN, I just couldn't get it to work right! First of all, it took over 200 pumps (I counted!!) to get one drop out and then the pump stopped working. I used the tiniest amount and everytime I applied it I can see exactly where the product starts and where it stops (sort of like dried egg whites) I added water to smooth it out, only to have it lose it's effectiveness. The lines were smoothed out, but I felt I would have had to remain expressionless all day for me to stay Wrinkle-free. I am 45 years old and my biggest problem is laugh lines around my eyes, but if I don't smile or laugh you don't see them anyway--so what's the point of using A-tox for me?? I can't imagine using this for heavily wrinkled skin. Let me say that I REAllY wanted to like this product--I feel I gave it a very fair try. I like so many Serious Skin Care items, it is really the only skin care line I use, so whenever they come out with something new I am very eager to try it. I tried using this with moisturizer, but the laugh lines came back also, by the end of the day, I thought my eye area looked even more aged than it did in the A.M. before I applied the A-tox. The one good thing is that HSN gives you a very liberal 30 day return policy, you could use the product All up, and return it if you wanted to--I was fortunate enough to have bought this in a kit, so I don't feel that I wasted $5.95 on shipping, plus what it cost to ship it back because I got to use the other products for a few weeks before I sent it back! So I would suggest that if anyone wants to try this and you are already using Serious skin Care's A products, try to get the A-tox in a kit, so if you don't like the A-tox it won't be a total waste!
This is such a pretty blue, it takes awhile to get the hang of how to apply it, but stick with it--it's definitely worth the trouble!
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Dream Angels Heavenly
jeannie57 2/20/2003 6:51:00 PM
Hand down the best fragrance I have ever used. I hate to run out of it!! I buy alot of different colognes and most are very nice, but I always come back to this one!!
I purchased this last summer during a trip to Syracuse with my son's baseball team. Some of the moms were in my room, so I sprayed it for them to smell--they loved it. When some of the kids came in they were going nuts!! One kid said "that smell is addicting!" Another said "My mom has to get some of that stuff!" It's very fruity & more for everyday use. Almost a sweet bubblegum flavor-I love it and it's one fragrance I can identify on anyone who wears it.
Skincare - Face -Serious Skin Care - Dry-Lo Acne Spot Treatment
jeannie57 2/20/2003 6:41:00 PM
I use this on an occasional zit, but I have had to learn that you can only put it right on the zit itself, if you put it to the surrounding area it gets very dry and if you continue to do that for a few days the surrounding area looks worse than the zit did! I had to put cortizone cream to heal it, otherwise the skin around the zit became raw and extremely flaky & painful! I would buy it again, but don't recommend it for every day use.