My favorite red lippie of all time. Matte is so sophisticated and this lasts forever. Love MAC in general, but the original Viva Glam is the best. Sorry Gaga! ;)
Moisturizers -Cetaphil - Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF15
mwms1967 3/11/2009 8:39:00 PM
After buying pricey facial oils and every cream on the market for my severely parched winter face, I found this. It has been a godsend. Figures, the cheapest, non-descript option is the best. Whew.
I thought I'd never find my beloved Halo again and there it was, eau de parfum, on sale, 75% off at VS today. I bought two bottles, and can stop hoarding the little bottle I have been hanging onto. And the lotion, which I have been using stingily. So, so happy!!!
I wasn't wowed by this fragrance, but I spritzed some on during a stop at the Jo counter at Charlotte's Neiman Marcus. As I walked around for a couple of hours, I kept wondering what that great smell was that seemed to be following me. It was the Blue Agava and Cacao...which suprised me, because I'm not a big fan of foodie scents. They can be so cloying. This, I loved. It has depth and character and is memorable enough to be someone's signature. My third Jo fragrance purchase (this, plus Red Roses and her Vintage Gardenia) and I haven't gone wrong yet.
I love this b/c grey is such a fresh, unexpected color for eyes. Very pretty and sophisticated. DuWop rocks.
I love this. There's never been an eyeliner that had worked this well for me, didn't irritate my eyes and STAYS ON ALL DAY. Even after an hour sweating in the gym, this stuff stays on. It's smooth, doesn't drag on application and is as convenient to find as the CVS down the street from my house. Awesome -- and for such a low price!
I like this very much as a spring/summer fragrance. It smells more like a lemon cookie to me than like cleanser. I always get compliments on it. It's not a favorite, but it's a very likable addition to my supply of fragrances. I wouldn't go buy it again (it's lasted a long time) but I'm glad I did buy it once.
I am African-American and in October I bought the starter kit in deep/dark from Sephora. I really like the softening effect it has on my face, but the biggest issue is the MESSINESS. When I put it on, I put a tissue in my hand to hold the jars. The dust particles end up everywhere, which I notice when I'm cleaning my bathroom. Nasty. It's on my soap dispenser, perfume bottles and countertop. What a waste. B.E. does last a long time though (I have plenty left and one unopened regular-sized warmth that I have yet to even open --since October) and the foundation and concealer brushes are very nice. The Kabuki brush sheds like crazy, so I rarely use it. Bottom line, I like it, but it is definitely messy...
I love tuberose-based scents -- Passion by Annick Goutal, Fracas, Michael Kors -- and this one is a welcome addition to that world. Soft, feminine (I can certainly see it as a bridal scent) and pretty as all get out. Hours into my day at work, people said I smelled good. But it's not a bossy tuberose, and it's not creamy, like Fracas or menthol-y, like L'Artisan. Just ...nice. I love it. Bought it unsniffed from Lucky Scent (took a chance, b/c they don't accept returns) and I am happy, happy. $50 for 30ml.
Passion is a very lovely, grownup scent. (Not something you'd smell in a high school hallway, but perhaps you'd catch a whiff of it on a hostess seating you at an elegant restaurant.) It starts out sweet and softens very quickly. I think the jasmine is more pronounced than the tuberose. To me Fracas (which I love) is more tuberosy, and creamier. Passion is powdery. It makes me feel like I should be reading French literature to some sexy, naive boy. You won't smell this on many women -- and that's why I like it...
I don't think this has the nice rosy hints of Casual (which has been my signature scent in the past), but I do like Glow. It just smells warm and clean. The body wash may win over some who think this is too soapy as a fragrance. Certainly, it's perfect in the shower. I reeaaaally don't like JLo, but she knows how to work with those parfumiers, as far as I'm concerned.
Lipstick -Clinique - Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick- Vintage Wine
mwms1967 12/19/2005 1:01:00 AM
Looks great w/ my medium-brown Af-Am skin. I have never been crazy about Clinique lipsticks, but I love matte; I love red; and I loooved this color in the box. So happy I gave it a try. I went to reapply it after eating lunch last week and when I looked in the mirror, I saw I didn't need to. It is great. It may surpass my favorite red of all time -- MAC Viva Glam (the original) -- as my go-to red. No matter what you're wearing, put on a slick of matte red lipcolor and you are halfway to sophisticated. Finally, a winner from Clinique for me.
So green, too green. Almost sour. I love gardenia, but prefer it softer and more mellow. This is as sharp as a blade of grass. Nice in nature, mean on me.
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Curious by Britney Spears
mwms1967 12/15/2005 5:26:00 PM
Tacky bottle, tacky Britney, lovely scent. I don't like Britney or JLo, but find myself loving their fragrances. I will never buy their music, but they've won me over with Curious and Glow. (Though I also find both bottle designs to be tacky. Like trailer-trash mixed with ghetto fab.) It kind of makes me sick that I'm giving these two my money -- but my love of fragrance supersedes my dislike of lip-synching pop tarts.
Soft, sophisticated and delicious. I have a huge 3 oz bottle of this that I got online on sale and will be going to replace it the minute it's gone. Jil Sander is so chic and minimalist, and this perfume is definitely that, despite the many layers of notes. It relaxes me -- and I know I'm not being overpowering to people around me when I wear it, but they sure know that I'm there...