Lipstick -Clinique - color surge butter shine - fresh watermelon
moorkitty 6/6/2012 8:56:00 AM
I agree with all reviewers that this is a very wearable pink-red. Don't let the garish-bright colour in the tube scare you off. I loved the Pink Goddess but it tended to disappear and I wanted a shade with a little more pop. Even my husband likes it and that's saying something! Chanel lipsticks caused my 50 something lips to peel and crack. Now, all I wear is Butter Shine!
I no longer wear heavy makeup, so my Decleor Milk Cleanser was working fine for me. However, it is pricey and increasingly difficult to find, so I got a sample of the 9-5 and was impressed with the way it melted away mascara, eyeshadow and lipstick. Much better than the Decleor where I had to give it two go's to get it all off. The scent is a bit strange, but passable, the product does seem gentle and a final swipe with Rosewater removes any small residual. Does not aggravate my redness-prone skin and the price is very good. Need to use only a small amount.
My daughter introduced me to this product. She purchase Jackie Oats as she is pale porcelain, but the light yellow works for me. I am cool-toned with a hint of pink and this shade alleviates the redness. It is well-pigmented so I just use a touch combined with either moisturizer or my Elta 45 physical sunblock (also tinted). My DD finds the oats in Jackie O calming to her skin. I love the fact that this is packaged in glass and the size is perfect for travelling. In fact, I keep the little jars and reuse them as travel jars for my other products. After foraying into Chanel and LaMer foundations, I am overjoyed to find this calibre at this pricepoint. Satisfied!
I bought a tester box of 10 LUSH perfumes and this Orange Blossom, together with Karma, are the only two that I considered worthy to consider repurchase of a full size flacon. My daughter grabbed a few of the others but that's another story and another review! The LUSH Orange Blossom is warm honeyed floral sunshine, and the warmth is derived from the few lingering woody, possible rosewood base notes. I find this a bit more substantial OB scent than my Fragonard, perhaps more suited to cooler weather. A well constructed fragrance. I wear this, close my eyes and can imagine myself transported back to the south of France, lingering over a creme cafe on the Promenade des Anglaise of Nice, drinking in the scent of flowers and sea, feeling the warm meditteranean breeze kissing my skin. Makes me happy!
Fragrances -LUSH - Gorilla Perfume - The Smell of Freedom
moorkitty 1/5/2012 3:18:00 PM
This is an intriguing predominantly lemon grass/verbena with a hint of iris, which dries down to a gentle spicy sandalwood. You can barely smell the neroli in there, it sort of gets drowned by the leather. This is one of the best of the Gorilla perfumes, made with quaity ingredients, unfortunately it doesn't last long enough and it is a little too unisex for my taste, although it is well done. If you are looking for an interesting scent, this is certainly worth a try.
There was a beer shampoo I used as a teenager (very very long ago) which made my hair so soft and fluffy that I couldn't stop running my fingers through it. Unfortunately, it wasn't on the market very long. Fast forward to today and this particular shampoo. I actually like the smell, need very little to make a good lather and the best part is that this replicates the effects of the much-loved shampoo of my youth. Added benefits for me is that my hair shedding is much less and scalp itch is way improved. Bravo LUSH! Don't ever discontinue this one!
Ditto to all the good reviews below. I really cannot elaborate on what is already said. It does its work efficiently and leaves my fine hair volumized. Surpasses some of the more expensive dry shampoos.
Ooops, I put this under the SPF without tint by mistake. Here goes again......One lippie off for the obscene price, but hey, it's La Mer! This is a sunscreen that gives a sheer wash of colour, like your skin but better. I like the fact that it makes me glowy. When I want more coverage, I will apply this on top of a shot of my regular foundation. Love the versatile tube packaging, love the scent. This in no way irritates my skin but actually seems to calm it down and improve my skin condition. I am over 50 and menopausal, and heavy foundations just accentuate the fine lines - this does not! Sometimes less is more.
One lippie off for the obscene price, but hey, it's La Mer! This is a sunscreen that gives a sheer wash of colour, like your skin but better. I like the fact that it makes me glowy. When I want more coverage, I will apply this on top of a shot of my regular foundation. Love the versatile tube packaging, love the scent. This in no way irritates my skin but actually seems to calm it down and improve my skin condition. I am over 50 and menopausal, and heavy foundations just accentuate the fine lines - this does not! Sometimes less is more.
Liquid -L'Oreal - Visible Lift Serum Absolute Advanced Age-Reversing Makeup
moorkitty 4/3/2011 7:15:00 PM
I am giving this a perfect rating because I did a split-face comparison with a sample of $118 Cle de Peau shade O10 on one side and the L'Oreal Visible Lift with Serum Shade 146 on the other. I could see no difference and my daughter actually thought the L'Oreal side looked better, although perhaps not quite as 'glowy' as the Cle. That had me sold. I went out and purchased a new bottle today. I am in my mid 50's and most foundations accentuate my fine lines but I am very satisfied with this product. How I love saving money! And the lovely review below is right on - there is abundance of shades for us pale girls!
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational- Make Me Pink
moorkitty 4/3/2011 7:09:00 PM
This is a mauvey-pink that pops, but in a classy way, it is not too fuschia, nor is it too lilac, not too pale nor too dark. It gives me an edgy youthful feel - with my 50-something fair skin and silvering hair. I normally go for high end lipsticks - I actuallty 'never' buy Maybelline and this little lippie has me pretty impressed. It is a tad drying but that can be remedied by topping it with my Cle de Peau or Juicy Tubes gloss.
My DD is able to buy this wholesale as she is a stylist. Even so, it is not a cheap product. Key Ingredients: •Rice Starch - removed oils & impurities •UV Defense Duo - Protects from color fade •Panthenol - Regulates moisture, giving a plumping effect •Mango Melon Fragrance - Eliminates odors with fresh scent This product has the odd effect of making my hair feel clean, yet dirty, as something feels as though it was left behind after brushing the product out. On the plus side, the residue does make my hair easier to style. If you colour your hair, obviously the less you shampoo the longer your colour will last. So, a dry shampoo is a good adjunct to your haircare arsenal. Next time, I plan to try the Klorane dry shampoo and I will do a comparison.
As noted, this is a versatile neutral tan with soft golden flecks that will pick up the tones in whichever cool or warm shadow you are using. For me, it works well with pinks, plums, and taupes or as a stand-alone all-over lid colour for going au naturel.
This is new to the Klorane lineup, the Papyrus range is nourishing and smoothing for 'dry and unruly hair'. According to Klorane "Papyrus tubers are rich in fatty acids and lipids. When they are harvested and finely ground a fluid is obtained that contains the active molecules, this oil, then emulsified is the origin of Klorane papyrus milk; this particular variety of papyrus plant was selected from among 80 varieties for its richness in actives with nourishing and smoothing properties. Formulated with an extra mild cleansing base, papyrus milk repairs, smoothes the hair fiber. Results: Frizziness is controlled, hair is sillky and soft, styling is made easier and holds throughout the day". I chose to buy this because I was out of shampoo, it was on sale for half price (Klorane products are expensive) and my greying hair sadly does not have the silky sleekness of 40 years ago and the claims really piqued my interest. Method: You are meant to leave the lather on for one or two minutes before rinsing to enable penetration of the active ingredients. Although rather a scary thought, I followed through, rinsed and did not use any conditioner, just a bit of argan oil serum. Surprisingly, my fine hair is not weighed down, it feels fluffy and clean, and at the same time the frizzies are controlled. Does not seem to aggravate my issues with 'scalp itch'. Has a nice clean fragrance, I really like this shampoo! I notice there is a leave in conditioning balm as well as an intense conditioner. I have not tried them and actually am not sure if I even need them. Did I say I really like this shampoo?!!
Kinda pricey but my jar has lasted a year. My daughter and I both use it to camoflage under-eye circles and/or as a setting powder for concealer. It does the job effectively and does not seem to bother my fairly sensitive eyes. Nice compact and cute packaging. While others have found the brush useless, I don't have any problem with it.