My review is for the Burt's Bees Tube. I bought it for $1.99 on sale, I was not aware that it had peppermint in it and was not keen on that. I initially thought I would not use it because of the peppermint in the balm, but then I used it under a lipstick that I found too matt and heavy and it transformed the lipstick by making it smoother. I tried it under another lipstick that I found too matt and now, with the lip balm under, it is wearable, the texture is smoother and not greasy. Lip gloss did work, just made the lipstick greasy on top. Would chapstick work equally as well? I don't know but when I found a pack of two on a buy one get one free special I bought it. Curiously, I have a rosacea type rash on my face that started about the same time I began using this product but do not see how a lip balm could cause a skin problem on the rest of the face. My opinion as an under lipstick primer the Burt's Bees is exceptional.
One of the best lip liner pencils I have used. Works great with YSL Black Tulip lipstck. I had bought a dark violet lipliner to go with the lipstick, but the effect was much better with the MAC Half-Red. Sort of softened the overall violetness effect of the lipstick color. Half-Red is great with Clinquies lipstick A Different Grape. Am going to try it with Revlon's Raisin Rage, sure it will work. What I particularily like about this liner and other MAC liners, is that they are opaque, no little sparklies, the texture is consistant, and it stays put.
Raisin Rage was discontinued in Canada about six years ago. I really liked it and got compliments when wearing it. On a recent trip to NYC was glad to see it in stock at a drugstore and bought a tube. t Update: Just put it on today, first time since I bought it and woman barista in Starbucks complimented me on "my lipsticks". Nice color, always look so nice.
I bought this in Medium Light for under $7 CDN. I wanted an "everyday" makeup instead of my Armani Lasting Silk Foundation #5, which I love, but at $60+ a bottle I will use it for more special occasions. I am impressed. The MA chose the color, as I was only looking at the first two or three light shades. After I apply I dust with Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre in 20 Clair (which I think is one of the best powders) and the result is a finished, polished look, without any little "sparklies". The finish lasts through the day. The powder adheres to the makeup quite well to produce a matt finish that does not look dry. I see from some reviews of this product that some people have trouble getting the makeup out of the bottle. I had the same problem but solved that by buying a Kryolan metal makeup spatula, 7" ($8.50 at Merle Norman and Studeo FX). The spatula is hygenic and I dip it into the bottle for just the right amount of product, before I would turn the bottle over, shake, and too much would come out. So that is my recommendation, buy a metal spatula to use with the bottle. I have added a photo of the Kryolan spatula above, next to the Cover Girl bottle.
Hair Color -L'Oreal - Superior Preference Hair Colour
missmoffat 9/7/2011 8:51:00 PM
I have not used this comment and have entered the rating based on my sisters opinion of the product. I have long hair and have grown out all the old hair colour that was in my hair. Now my hair is what is called "virgin hair" and has no previous chemical treatments. My previous experience with having my hair coloured professionally has not been positive. I went to a salon today for a consulation with the owner and got the impression he is knowledgeable, he used Wella. I read on this site that the "new" version of the L'Oreal Superior Preference Hair Colour is not the same as the old, as there is less colour in the new. I bought a box of both the old and the new. And it is the developer that is in the "new" that is half the amount of the developer in the "old." My sister had said there is no difference between the two and it was just the gloves that had changed. I will have to think it over but I think I will go with the professional hairstylist who uses Wella. I will have to say my sister had better results with this product than any of the professional haircolor results I have had done, so maybe I am making a mistake.
The pins come three in a pack and are a mini version of the pins. I think they are great for securing updos, such as French Rolls and the "finishing touches" on other styles.
Interesting product from the Goody. There are some very informative tutorials on outube that show how to use the hair tool.
4/2/2011 I had bought the powder foundation in January but not really used it till the past few days. I have to say I am very happy with it. The colour 023 is a perfect match for my skin. I had a reddish area where I had waxed near the ear area and this product provided perfect coverage. The coverage is natural looking, which is a big plus.
The Chanel Slate is the eyeshadow on the top right. I do not have the "wordprocessing smarts" to delete the other eyeshadows. Slate is very similar to another Chanel eyeshadow that came out in the very late eighties, Taupe. The shadow was a "sensation" at the time and the department stores could not keep it in stock, as no other cosmetic company had come out with a neutral grey-brown color. Chanel Slate is not available in Canada, I got mine in NYC. I find it is a very soft grey taupe color, a very good neutral.
Fragrances -Balmain - Pierre Balmain- Miss Balmain
missmoffat 11/4/2010 1:15:00 AM
I bought this in Harrods in 2007. Eau De Toilette. I had not seen it since the early 70s in Western Canada when I had it. My father said of the fragrance that it smelled of the French underground. He had spent some time in Paris in his youth. I guess the reason I bought it is the name and fragrance brought back memories. Nostalgia.
I used this fragrance years ago and loved it. I have not worn a fragrance since. A few days ago I "sampled" the frangrance in a department store and the scent brought back memories. It is expensive but I will buy it again. Some things are worth paying extra for and this is one of them.
Been using this shampoo for 26 years. The one time I decided to try another brand (hotel sample or drug store brand, I do not recall) my scalp broke out in itchy scabs. I decided not to change after that, if something works "do not fix it."
I have this in English Rose, which I wore for the first time today. I love it. This color and the consistancy is the closest I have found to a discontinued blush by Meryl Norman called Cafe Rose. Now that was thirty years ago. It was a muted, non shimmery dusty rose. I guess that dates me.
I have been using this color for my summer pedicure for years. I apply two applications and let it dry inbetween. Then I apply OPI KYOTO PEARL and let dry, KYOTO PEARL is frosted. The effect (IMO) is stunning, the opaque polish, ALPINE SNOW, makes the frosted KYOTO PEARL standout and the KYOTO PEARL softens the effect of the ALPINE SNOW. I do not care for red nailpolish. The combination of the two is a "white on white". An oriental woman I once met used the ALPINE SNOW but with a pale beige, it is the same sort of theme. I also use a topcoat (OPI) and then the Revlon rapid dry.
I have this in "charcoaled," which is a dark taupey grey brown. Perfect for a brunette. It is an excellent product. I have had it for a long time (years, not sure how long maybe ten) and the only reason I bought a replacement for the previous Brow Shaper is that I had bought it in a duty free shop and the pan was loose, it would rattle in the container. I have used only a bit of it and at that rate, I am almost 60, it should last me for the rest of my life.