Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Cashmere Glow
pattyinop 10/4/2012 4:40:00 PM
Nice scent to transition into fall/winter with. Most BBW scents for fall start getting very heavy handed and I have never liked anything they've put out in the past. This is softer, and even though I get a lot of vanilla, it's dimensional enough so I don't smell like a cookie. I can also wear my favorite perfume [Burberry Classic] without it clashing.
BB Cream -L'Oreal - Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream
pattyinop 8/5/2012 11:32:00 AM
I have to agree this is probably not a true BB cream, and yes it's weird with it's little beads and how it's white before you apply... but the instant you smooth it on, it transforms to a light, silky finish. I have tried a couple other DS BB creams, and this one is by far the best I've tried. I don't care what you call it! I really like how weightless this feels on my skin. Garnier left me feeling greasy and had a heavy fragrance, which this does not. Gives a very even, but lightweight coverage. I have the medium shade, and it looks very natural with my lightly tanned skin. There's not much spf, but if I want sunscreen, I don't rely on my makeup for it anyway.
This is essential if you are using the coordinating shampoo. Does not leave my hair flat, and I can use it everyday without build up. I normally use sprayon leave in conditioners for that reason, but this conditioner leaves my hair soft, shiny and full of body.
Shampoo -Organix - Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil shampoo
pattyinop 4/18/2012 10:01:00 AM
I was a little scared to use this after I bought it, because [as usual] I didn't check here first! BUT, I am very surprised how much I like this! I've been using it for about 10 days now and I NEVER use the same shampoo for more than 2-3 days in a row because I have short, fine color treated hair that will go flat and lifeless if I don't. I think the main issue with most reviewers is that seems to leave the hair extra squeeky clean and not conditioned as you would expect a moroccan oil shampoo to leave your hair. It really is more like a clarifying shampoo. I have also been using the conditioner and I think the two together are the key to success with me. My hair is soft, shiny and full of body which is essential for my hairstyle. I also use styling products everyday and I am not getting any build up at all because the shampoo cleans so well, and the more I use it, the better my hair behaves.
This is my new favorite color! So chic and modern, a must have if you have any sort of statement ring that should get attention because it will not compete or distract. Fabulous neutral with just the slightest hint of pink/beige/gray with a subtle shimmer. One coat is a bit sheer, but do-able, 2 coats give you the true color. LOVE
I was really excited to try a new Burberry, and I finally got my free sample from FB the other day. I gotta say I'm totally underwhelmed! Does not smell anything like it's described. Most scents turn softer and sweeter on me, and this does not. This is my third day of wearing it, and it's not unpleasant, but it doesn't have that scrumptious, heady, I can't stop smelling my wrist kind of smell. Kind of boring! And it really pains me say this because I own 3 other Burberrys that I love! This won't be on my dressing table even though the bottle is beautiful.
To me it smells like super sweet berry cotton candy. And I've noticed that a lot of the "dark" BBW products have a similiar background scent that I can't put my finger on, but it's gotten repulsive to me. My daughter has this and thankfully she doesn't wear it often.
A nice fragrance, casual, clean, with a softness. Kind of strong IMO, 2 little spritzes seem to be enough to last me nearly all day. I think it would be too much for warm weather, but I'm liking it now, in early spring when I don't want to wear Burberry Classic, and Summer doesn't quite cut it yet.
It's about time that cosmetic companies are making mascaras that are attempting to be better for your lashes. Lashes thin as you get [gasp] older, and for a lot of women young and old, they fall out for all kinds of reasons. Those super extra lengthing and thickening mascaras are killer on an eye prone to lash loss. It's too bad this isn't a better product. Not the worst mascara I've ever tried and I hope it at least prevents my lashes from falling out, but for me the best is Full and Soft. If only that was in a lash boosting formula.
Thanks to the ladies here, I too got in on the sale of this lovely palette. I love the colors, and the eyeshadows are a TRUE shimmer. The dark brown looks glittery in the pan, but it's really a suble gold fleck that is just gorgeous. This is the most versatile palette I've ever used. Day or night you can't go wrong with this one!
A nice foundation, even though I feel it's a bit pricey for Cover Girl. Light weight and covers pretty well. Never could have used this in my teens or twenties- ladies, it's made for mature skin, hence all the moisturising ingredients. Unless you have very dry skin at a young age, save your money and get something else.
Fragrances -Liz Claiborne - Curve Vintage Soul for Women
pattyinop 4/17/2009 1:02:00 PM
Horrible wretched stench. I bought this for my daughter without trying it first, silly me I thought it would smell good like the other Curves. She LOVES it. It lingers in the air for hours after she sprays it and I am constantly reminding her to easy on it because it's so strong and so we don't die from the stench it leaves behind.
Moisturizers -Eucerin - Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Creme
pattyinop 1/28/2009 10:47:00 AM
The best moisturizer I have ever used. I've been using this for about 2 months, and I find it soothing and hydrating for my sensitive rosacea skin. It's rich, but sinks right in and you don't get that nasty film that you sometimes get from a cream. I'm a scent phobe when it comes to skin care products, and I find the smell nearly undetectable. I will buy and recommend this product over and over.
I've been using this wonderful product for about a month. I was losing a lot of eyelashes especially in my left eye for a few years now, which I think is related to my having rosacea. I would actually get bare spots and I was getting afraid to wear mascara except for only special occasions. I saw the reviews for this and was able to get it off of Ebay pretty cheap. I can't believe the difference. My eyelashes are growing, getting thicker, and best of all staying put! I will buy it again and again.
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Dry Skin Therapy PLUS Intensive Repair Lotion
pattyinop 12/30/2008 4:24:00 PM
I like Eucerin products, but this is just ok. It stays a little too tacky and doesn't sink in as well as the cream. I only use it on my hands because I like a silkier feel on my arms and legs.