Loose Powders -La Mer - Skincolor De La Mer - The Powder - Poudre de La Mer
luluhalabaloo 4/20/2013 4:59:00 PM
I cough when I apply it. It leaves me with a shine that is not so nice. I am using the "transparent". I have tried to apply it so many times, but every time it irritates my throat and worse than that, my eyes. I have used many others, my favorite being Chanel, and have even done a side by side. I find with the Chanel, I can control it much better, it does not irritate me, and my skin looks soft and lovely. This just doesn't do it for me, so back it goes, especially since it is really irritating. Also, beware not to inhale - it has talc which is not good for you.
For me to spend this kind of money and rate a product five stars - well, that's saying alot. This is the best body creme I have used, bar none. It moisturizes quickly and stays that way. I feel soft and clean, not a greasy mess. I have extremely dry skin due to hormonal changes and moving to a very dry climate, and my skin has been itchy and powdery and looking awful and older than it needs to. The first time I applied it, last night, before going to a symphony, I was worried about greasiness, but it set right in. I did feel itchy anywhere but on my back and under my arms and that's where I did not put it. Everything else felt soft and looked moisturized and more elastic. This morning, I still feel moisturized all except for my hands, which feel super dry because of washing and I can literally see the difference. I am going right now to buy it. If it moisturizes like this, and I have tried everything including spa products from Europe, it will be worth the price.
I had this tried on me in Vanilla, but I ended up with Alabaster which I like more. First of all, I like that it is a cream vs a liquid. To me, creams have more buildable coverage. I also like the color ranges. But what I particularly am thankful for is there is no SPF in it. I do my own SPF that I know I don't react to and I don't want an unknown to add into the mix. I was using Chanel Vitalumiere and then they redid it, took away my creme, and put in SPF and now I get itchy and fever blisters. It is soooo hard to find a foundation without SPF today and basically, I started just using my foundation and powder and that's it. This gives me great coverage, completely tones down my hot pink cheeks, and my skin looks like a mannequin's which I love. If I am going to wear full on makeup, I want it to look perfect - not just me all over. I don't get that - why bother with makeup? no I kid, but really, this is my professional look makeup, not the everyday stuff and I am really happy about it especially with the color!
Skincare - Body -Elemis - Exotic Frangipani Monoi Moisture Melt
luluhalabaloo 2/22/2013 2:55:00 PM
I bought this on of all things the cruise Carnival Triumph (3 weeks before the craziness) after a mani-pedi - it was recommended to use it on my hands and nails as they were very very dry. I did not open it till I came home - and I love it. The smell is luscious. the color of the bottle is gorgeous. I love the little opening and the tiny little top - it keeps from too much oil spilling out. As for warming it up so it liquifies? I love that! The feel of the warm oil is just luxurious - I would never do this if it didn't require it and boy is it nice. We should take a bit of time for ourselves and I do not regret buying this.
Oh I know many like this product, but for me, I have been trying it for 2 months now and I cannot tell you how much I dislike it. First, the scent is so strong, it makes me sick in the shower. Now if it didn't linger, fine, but it does, and I smell it forever. Second, it doesn't condition my hair at all. I tried just a little, a little more, in varying degrees to alot and no amount makes my hair feel slippery in the shower. OK, so I think, when I get it, I will put in after conditioner to get my comb through it, but even with handfuls of moroccan oil, or Potion 9, or Aveda straightener, or anything that normally works, my hair still feels like straw. Then I have huge amounts of breakage. Once dry, my hair will look decent for a couple of days, but then it hardens up again. I am using the conditioner with the hydrology shampoo (which I like), but it is messing up my hair, and the color. This is such a big NO for me!
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
luluhalabaloo 11/20/2012 9:27:00 PM
Got a sample in my color from Neiman's. Was excited to try it as I have read so many good reviews about it. I used it for the last week or so. It isn't hot here right now, and my skin was parched from being in Canada two weeks ago, so the whole week or so I went from parched to, well, a grease patch. It made my pores huge. Made me super greasy. My son looked at me yesterday and said, what's going on with your face. Today I tried one more time in the morning. While it doesn't irritate me too badly, I got a little burnt, and I put enough on. I was a greasecake when I came home. It's going into the do not buy bin of my bathroom. Thank heaven I write these reviews! They save me because I go back to MUA to check if I used it before so I don't buy by mistake. Anyway, huge miss for me.
Cartier perfumes can be very easy for me to wear, or they can be disastrous. This EDP, while not one of the best, is very wearable for me, a go to everyday kind of scent, apply in the morning, and reapply in the afternoon or apply something else to the evening. This makes the scent very versatile. It has not irritated anyone around me, in fact, as another reviewer so brilliantly put it, it does not demand your attention all day as some other scents do (brava reviewer!!! excellently put!). The bottle is impeccable and modern, color of the liquor gorgeous. Feminine, powdery, light, it is easy to wear and easy to reach for.
Fragrances -Michael Kors - Very Hollywood Sparkling
luluhalabaloo 10/9/2012 3:52:00 PM
Very sweet with an almost overpowering fruit. On me anyway. Turned sour on me. I don't like anything about it - the original Very Hollywood I liked more - softer, the fruit was watermelony to my nose which I really liked, but this is sharp.
I really really really wanted to love this, but I just don't. The color changed on me, just didn't dry to what the bottle color was - the red seemed to disappear and that's what gave the richness to the shade. I tried it twice. Oh well....
Love Jasmine when done right, and this is done right. Problem is it doesn't last on me. I agree with the previous commentator - 2.5 hours is about right. I need scents to last and last and last on me. That said, I do love this - I guess I will have to carry a refillable spray in my purse to keep applying all day. It's surprising that it doesn't last! Why do the yucky ones last forever and the good ones fade? Huh, reminds me of guys.....
This is nice on me - violets for sure. It lasts and lasts and lasts. But violet scented products tend to do that on me. It does not turn, stays true to the first spray (yes, that is what I like, I hate when they change and change and change blah).
Initially, I had written it didn't last on me. But lately, I retried it and it lasted until I showered, hours later. It stayed consistent as well. It smells extremely clean on me - my son commented it smelt like soap - but to me, it has a very delicate flower note in it that lingers and is delightful. I don't for a lot of Tom Ford scents because they just don't like my chemistry, but this one is definitely something quite wearable on me as a daily perfume. Hey, smelling like a good soap - nothing wrong with that!!!
MY HG! Yay!!! Love this mascara - super glossy, super black, makes my lashes long and lustrous, every lash is defined and, shock of shocks, after curling my lashes and applying one coat, yes one coat, my lashes stay that way all day until I remove the mascara. This mascara does not irritate my eyes whatsoever either, another HUGE plus. Love love love, worth every dime to me.
Love TF lipsticks, but this color didn't work on me so much. I don't have a lot of pinks at all, really only one from Chanel, but until I finish that one, I won't be investing in this one. Bought others, just not this one. That said, it is a lovely shade of pink, and I can see it working on people that are blue based toned...with brown hair and blue shadow. But on me, meh.
Ok, would I buy this color again? No, but I am addicted to Tom Ford lipsticks. I bought Casablanca, and wore it all evening. It turned dark and murky and reddish on me. Could be me, but when I went to return it the SA said that others have had the same problem with this color so it was no surprise. I exchanged it for 3 more lip pies - bad bad girl - because I love the staying power and masking color of his collection. I just picked the wrong color - actually, the female SA liked Pink Dust better and the male liked this one so I chose this one - next time, go with what I like from now on!