I totally agree with one of the reviewers, if ever dupe were created for Narciso Rodriguez, this perfume would be it!! It's more powdery than Narciso and has none of the soft subtle notes or complexity of Narciso Rodriguez. . . I expected more from this due to all the hype. . .the bottle is pretty though!
Treatments (Eye) -Unlisted Brand - 24/7 Freeze - eye treatment
manda822 11/1/2005 9:19:00 PM
i actually really liked this product. Undoubtedly, it is mostly hype and I'm not quite sure what it does for wrinkles as i don't notice much difference in wrinkles. . HOWEVER, this worked wonders for my puffy eyes!! The tingling sensation was uncomfortable, but not painful and it really de-puffed my eyes very quickly, I also didn't experience any stinging or redness after using this. . Would re-purchase only because this is THE MOSt effective de-puffing eye cream I have ever come across. . .
Conditioner -Bumble & Bumble - Super Rich Conditioner
manda822 10/31/2005 3:49:00 AM
A tie with the Creme de Coco conditioner for me, I alternate these 2 conditioners just for different scents LOL. I do like how it made my hair feel. To be honest I didn't find much of a differnece for me in terms of how the Creme de Coco or this made my hair feel, they both made my hair feel soft and silky and it made my hair healthier looking. I supposed I jsut alternate because of variety in scents?
Conditioner -Bumble & Bumble - Creme de Coco conditioner
manda822 10/31/2005 3:47:00 AM
I loved this conditioner! Like some reviewers, I found that this conditioner didn't leave a silky feel after rinsing, and in fact my hair looked and felt like a tangled mess when i towel-dried it. It didn't feel soft at all . .but oh HO . .after it dried, it was soft as silk and shiny. . bouncy and manageable. My highlighted hair wasn't as frizzy and it didn't weigh my hair down! love it!
I found that this shampoo didn't do much for my colored hair even though the conditioner works well. It weighed my hair down, made my scalp greasy and didn't seem to moisturize it at all!
This shampoo has a pleasant smell, and it cleaned my hair nicely without making it feel dry. However, I noticed that even though it's meant to be for chemically treated hair, it stripped the color out of my hair more so than some of my other shampoos, which I did not like. . . not after paying a bomb to get my hair highlighted and sitting in the salon for 4 hours! A mediocre shampoo, but nothing fantastic for the price I paid for it, the amount I got, and the results.
SUPER expensive I must say. . . Bumble & Bumble products are some of THE most expensive things I have. . . but hey. . this actually works! Thank god I only need a smll amount so the bottle will last me a LOONNNGG time! I mix a little bit in after spraying the Bumble prep and I add a TINY bit (like 3 drops) of Defrizz with this and voila! My hair feels nice, not crunchy, and smooth after the blowdry . . .sometimes if it's very humid, I spray a bit of the Gloss or use Brilliantine depending on how I want it to look and I'm good to go. The products smell nice too, nothing fantastic, but at least for the price, hey . .you want something that at least smells good!
I personally think that my Diorshow mascara works much better to give my lashes the oomph they need. I don't curl my lashes either so I can't comment on how well it holds my curl. Though this mascara didn't sumdge, or flake on me, I felt that my Diorshow still did a better job of making my eyelashes look "luscious", this did make it look thicker and fuller, but not anymore than my Diorshow mascara. Also, I tried the Lash Varnish under it as well, and not much difference after using that. i found that this tended to make my lashes clump more too!
The only reason I would not re-purchase is just because I'll never finish one jar in my lifetime! However, I love this, been looking everywhere for a glittery pwoder that doesn't actually have large glitter particles and this is it! I find that if i use a light hand and jsut pat some on my eyelids and use mascara it gives me eyes a very pretty shimmer without being to "bling" for the daytime and the glitter doesn't fall off all over my face, which is a good hting!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Fresh Scents By Terri - Oh Baby! (oil)
manda822 9/11/2005 5:10:00 AM
I agree with the previous reviewer, a cheaper version of Child perfume. I much prefer Child to this scent. On first whiff it was not as strong smelling as Child, however, the drydown wasn't as nice and if you can afford Child, just buy that instead!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Fresh Scents By Terri - Zoe (oil)
manda822 9/11/2005 5:09:00 AM
All in all, this wasn't a bad scent, but I think there are other scents which I like better. it is a musk scent which has a soapy smell to it, it almost reminds me a little of Clean, however, I found that if I put a little too much or if the day was warm, I would get a headache from this scent, it just turned kind of heavy on me!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Fresh Scents by Terri - Breathe
manda822 9/11/2005 5:08:00 AM
I lovewd the soft scent of this oil. It's one of those scents that linger on for a good few hours after putting it on and it's not too cloying or heavy smelling, it just smells soft and clean. A little powdery and soapy to me, but feminine at the same time. The oil had good staying power on me, although I didn't think that the scent revealed different notes after a few hours wear, which is fine because I liked the initial scent of the perfume oil.
Lotions/ Creams -Mario Badescu - Special Hand Cream
manda822 9/11/2005 2:22:00 AM
I actually liked this hand cream quite a bit, especially when summer came round and the weather was more humid. It absorbed quickly, wasn't too hot on the scent, but it dissapated rather quickly, so it didn't bother me too much. Kept my hands soft and smooth without feeling greasy or sticky. Only complaint is the tub, not very hygenic and portable.
Cleansers -Ren - Calendula and arctic blackcurrant seed cleansing milk- sensitive
manda822 6/10/2005 10:02:00 PM
This cleanser has a light scent and a light emulsion texture, which I like. It's not really the traditional "milk" consistency, but I like it. my normal/dry skin started getting really sensitive during the winter and a lot of products really made my skin burn and smart, however, I found that this product really makes my skin feel soothed, no burning sensation and it cleans my face well. i didnt' find that I had any residue on my skin though . .
I did not detect much scent to this mask when I used it, but I noticed that my skin felt a littly prickly, not enough to warrant a stinging sensation, but was uncomfortable for a few minutes. However, after I washed off the mask, I found that my skin looked more radiant, and it definitely felt much softer and smoother than before. It didn't "dry" out like some clay masks and get all tight and uncomfortabel on me either, which is a bonus, I hate it when clay-based masks get all dry and start cracking on my face. .