Toners -Liz Earle - Liz Earle Instant Boost skin tonic
parisbyrum19 5/17/2013 3:34:00 PM
Liz Earle instant boost skin tonic is one of the best toners I've used! over the past year I've been on a toner rampage to find the right toner for my skin type that moisturizes, closes pores and doesn't leave my skin with that overwhelming tight dry feeling. After trying Kiehl's ultra facial toner, caudalie grape water, nourish relax lavender toner, I finally settled for this and I love it because it does all of what i mentioned and more, my skin actually glow's with this toner and it feels incredibly soft, nourished while toned at the same time. I have extremely dry skin that is prone to occasional breakouts and i haven't broke out at all while using this! for anyone with irritated, sensitive skin i would definitely urge to try it as it really calm's the irritation down from makeup and outside aggressors with ingredients such as aloe vera, calendula, rose-scented geranium, cucumber and vitamin e. Overall its an excellent toner which I'll definitely repurchase.
Shampoo -Shu Uemura - Silk Bloom Restorative Shampoo
parisbyrum19 3/25/2013 4:17:00 PM
I have finally found MY shampoo! At first i was reluctant to try this, i've actually wanted to try this for a long time but just never had the balls to buy it, but a week ago i finally got it, along with the matching conditioner and its love! the shampoo and conditioner together give to me what my hair's like after using a kerastase hair masque, strong silky and healthy hair, and that's a miracle for my extremely sensitive blonde hair! it's enriched with argan oil and vitamin E which actually repairs hair damage, and the results are definitely proving that. along with repairing my hair, my style actually last's for a few days, usually my hair is crazy when i get up in the morning, but with this it's just the same so that make's it all worth while. while i do love kerastase and will continue to use it, this will now be my favorite shampoo!
This fragrance is a must for me, i cannot be without it! I've worn this since i was in high school and everyone used to comment on how lovely i smelt, it waft's around you all day and for this being released in the 80's is actually a huge shock because it isn't really overpowering or musky, quite sharp on my skin actually. this is my favorite fragrance to wear in the winter and thankfully a chanel counter in my area carry's this all year round as an exclusif, so i'm ecstatic about that as this used to be extremely difficult to find, added win!! as for the platinum egoiste, it shouldn't really share the same name as this, this is in a class of it's own and it's very different, i've never encountered a fragrance quite like it, where as platinum egoiste is bordering on very stereotypical.
I adore this perfume, just purchased a 100ml bottle of this ready for the summer! This has been my summer perfume since i was 14, i absolutely love it and i get complimented on it all the time, has decent longevity and monster sillage! its just a very beautiful fragrance,It has a very warm spicy dry down which is perfect on summer nights, the dry down is probably my favorite part and i agree with another reviewer it seems to linger forever, and the bottle is just fascinating, there's something very luxurious about this perfume and it will definitely stay with me forever!
Okay, so i've been wearing hypnotic poison since i was 15, i'm 19 now and i still LOVE this fragrance, Everyone who knows me knows hypnotic poison is me and i couldn't agree more! i am in love with this fragrance, it's strong yet subtle, very warm and i get what people say about the root beer smell on first spray, but that literally disappears and the dry down is the most gorgeous warm almond/vanilla, very cozy! I get compliments whenever i wear this and don't usually find myself reapplying as this stuff is so damn strong, i'm definitely one of those people who sprays perfume like's it's going out of fashion, but with this stuff literally less is more and i'm fare skinned so it take's alot for a fragrance to stick, my mother could smell me across the room and i literally sprayed this once when i got out the shower, 'mmmm hypnotic poison' are her words whenever i wear this, with the endless compliments, MONSTER sillage, heavenly scent, this perfume is staying with me forever, its ME!
LOVE THIS. i usually use ciment thermique to blow dry my platinum blonde hair but lately i've felt my end's were pretty dry and needed some moisture, so i went for this and i'm so happy i did! my hair is silky, soft, lightweight, full of body and movement and just gorgeous, and the smell is absolutely divine, for the smell of this cream alone would make me wanna repurchase this again, new hg! It also protects the hair from heat very well.
Kind of on the fence about this, as much as i like it and i really do the design is just rubbish! for a start you don't know when your gunna run out because you can't see the product inside the bottle, that aside it does a great job pre blowdry/straightening at mending your end's, and pretty much leaves hair silky, soft and repaired. i will buy this again, probably!
This review is for the eau de parfum version. So paris is very special to me, its what my mother wore while i was growing up in the 90's and no i don't agree this is not a grandma's fragrance at all, my mother is 43 and she still wears it! This is a very sharp perfume, very strong and flowery and i agree with some people it does have that 80's hairspray, makeup type smell, but i love it! i work for nightclubs in newcastle and EVERYONE compliments me when i wear this, it works well for clubbing as it last's all night and literally people can smell me before i walk in the room, definitely huge sillage which i love! if i'm 19 and can pull this off, anyone can! but honestly it really doesn't smell like a grandma type perfume, usually that's people's ignorant way of saying something doesn't smell fruity or like every other celebrity perfume out there, this is a classic fragrance, really great for nightlife/party/special occasions type perfume. I hate when i run out of this stuff, always have a spare on hand, i'm addicted and its costly lol!
Another HG fragrance for me, I need to try the eau de parfum version of this as i've only ever had the parfum. Sooooo this is definitly what everyone claim's it to be, it's iconic in it's own right, powerful, strong and very much out there, the parfum is quite creamy, very strong yet soft, literally 3 dabs will do me and as much as i hate to say it i am the type of person who sprays perfume like its there's no tomorrow (slap me) but this is there till you have a shower, and even then you need to scrub this sent away it just will not budge! i'm definitly gunna order the eau de parfum when i get round to it, but personally i think everyone has to try this in parfum form, it really is the most beautiful scent, try it! i'm on my third bottle!
Definitly my HG perfume, its just ME! This definitly could be worn by anyone in any age group, i'm 19 years old and have worn it since high school, always complimented by the way i smell as it is strong stuff, now to be honest i have to agree with a previous reviewer as i bought a bottle of this recently and it didn't seem to last or have the same sillage as my other bottles, but i purchased a 50 ml and it was from the holiday gift set they do at christmas so maybe it was just down to that! the other week i bought it, this time in 100ml and it seemed to last, so maybe the higher the ml, higher the strength? either way this perfume is a winner, it has the most beautiful unique smell, very gardenia like and ALOT of tuberose, probably as much as fracas, however this is just a little lighter then fracas. the perfume just radiates luxury. WINNER!
Let me start by saying i am the biggest perfume snob out there, so celebrity fragrances are just a no go (usually) but when this got released i was drawn to it oddly, being someone who actually does like madonna and has followed her career this is not a biased review at all. the fragrance is very much how i imagine madonna to smell, its strong stuff! i like many other's here love fracas and its strength, and although this isn't as strong, its still a great perfume, not the typical 'celebrity fruity' perfume crap they sell! I usually mix this perfume with michael by michael kors and i have had soooo many compliments while mixing the two together its unreal!
Bath Treatments -Ren - Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil
parisbyrum19 2/27/2013 7:52:00 PM
I adore this bath oil, now i gave the packaging a 2 as the bath oil smells and feel's so relaxing and luxurious, yet the bottle is boring, i mean really crap! they could have put it in something more creative. moving swiftly on i love this bath oil, it smells divine and moisturizes skin well, it actually fills my bathroom with the most heavenly rose scent, very potent, definitely will repurchase this bath oil, its too luxuriating not too!
I do plan on buying this again, when i have the balls to folk out £40 for it! it's a great oil, i usually use this and kerastase elixir ultime (not together) but i find this work's totally different to elixir ultime, its alot more lightweight and i find work's better on dry hair, as apposed to elixir ultime working better on damp hair. it gives outstanding shine, and keeps frizz at bay, very good for humid weather! overall i would say this oil is worth £40 as no matter how much you use on your hair it will never leave it looking greasy or limp.
Well where to start? i really like this, it's definitely one of the best heat protectors out there and used with heat is said to strengthen the hair, i don't doubt this! i use this with elixir ultime and a little fekkai glossing creme and my hair look virgin! for being a platinum blonde that's a pretty big achievement, never the less i would definitely buy this again, when i don't use it i find my hair is a little more sensitive! loveeeee
I LOVE this elixir oil, I use the one for damaged hair (the green one) and it pretty much does what it claim's, strengthens and protects it from damage/frizz. if your blonde i would definitely urge to go for the green elixir ultime. ohhh and the smell is lovely, definitely a HG.