Fragrances -Giorgio Armani - Emporio Armani City Glam
pink04 11/14/2005 9:31:00 AM
Absolutely vile!! Smelled like strong cheap aftershave and bathroom cleaner. The smell clung to my wrist for ages and I could not get rid of it!! This is not a women's fragrance. I was embarrassed to smell of it!!
Wow i've recently bought the rose shimmerbrick and fell in love with it. As I have a yellow/neutral very fair complexion I can get away with pinks and peaches. I loved the rose shimmerbrick so much I felt I HAD to get a warm-toned one too!! The fabulous BB MUA has a real eye for colour and she assured me the apricot would look great on me (she hasn't let me down to date!) and sure enough it looks beautiful! Yes the price is a little steep but the results are HG status!! A beautiful soft peachy glow! 15 hours sleep in a compact! I haven't tried this as an es yet but I will do. You get loads of product and it looks like it will last ages which kinda compensates for the price. Ladies this is not a luxury item ... IT IS A NECESSITY!!
Liquid -Chanel - Double Perfection Fluide [DISCONTINUED]
pink04 9/27/2005 9:33:00 AM
IMHO This is the best oil-free foundation ever! Great colour match for my very pale yellow undertone skin (I use Limpide). Skin stays matte (but not chalky looking), great buildable coverage and the colour stays true and longlasting. Only thing I cannot rave about is the slightly strange smell but even that does not put me off!!
Lip Treatments -Clarins - Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm
pink04 9/27/2005 9:02:00 AM
I was not intendinding to buy this but I am so glad I did. It comes in a squeezable tube like a JT and is reminiscent of EA Eight Hour Cream only creamier and possibly thicker. It is very moisturising and I even smoothed a teeny bit over my eyebrows!! Great for bedtime and to keep in your bag during the day.
I have tried many cream blushes and found that many highlight blotches I did not know I had!! Not so with this blush. It is creamy to the touch so you can get even and blendable colour and then it dries to a lovely powdery finish. It is really long lasting ang natural. I have Tender Lychee which is a pinky/peachy colour that you can build. I am a PPP with yellow tones but I think this shade would suit most people.
Wow! I bought this in shade #3 a gorgeous pinky/peachy/nude with a little shimmer. It is truly a YLBB shade. It is moisturising as well as giving you that touch of gloss look. A definite HG purchase as it is a balm and gloss - perfection in a tube!!!!
In principle this is a fantastic idea. In reality it sucks! The color looks as if you have slap-cheek however lightly you apply it with the ridiculous brush! It sticks to any dry patches you have or did not know you had and makes your skin look bright pink and blotchy! I've tried so many times and different ways to apply it to try to justify the staggering £24 price tag. It is supposed to have beauty cult status but I just can't figure out why!
Fragrances -Agent Provocateur - Agent Provocateur EDP
pink04 1/26/2005 1:33:00 PM
I love this heady fragrance but I find that it is very very strong. I have to spray a mist into the air and then walk into it. For me half a spray is enough (a whole one would be enoug to clear a room or start an asthma attack!) The bottle is so beautiful and feminine - a soft pink porcelain bottle. The fragrance is sexy - musk, rose and sandalwood and it makes the wearer feel sexy and feminine too!
Fragrances -Antonia's Flowers - Antonia's Flowers Eau de Parfum
pink04 1/26/2005 1:23:00 PM
I had to buy this perfume!! I agree with some of the other reviewers that the initially after the first spray there is a strange aroma which settles after 60 seconds or so. Then the most gorgeous "handful of freshly picked freesias" smell intoxicates you. This is such a simple, elegant and beautiful fragrance. The only disadvantage is the staggeringly high price! - try it first to see if it is for you!
This is my HG of Foundations. I am very fair with yellow undertones and the SA picked the most perfect colour match!! The texture and coverage is so natural it really looks like your own skin but perfect! It has an spf 10 and is oil-free and lasts ages - what more could you possibly need!!! Maybe wider availability in the UK please!
Liquid -Bobbi Brown - Oil-Free Even Finish Foundation SPF 15 [DISCONTINUED]
pink04 1/26/2005 1:03:00 PM
This is one of the worst foundations I have ever tried! The smell is a knock-out aroma of baby lotion - nice smell - but passers-by could keel over! The foundation sticks to dry patches (I'm combo-oily) and covers other areas like watered down paint!! As natural looking as flour and water!! The colour range is very good though but Bobbi cannot justify the crippling high prices of her products!!
I really liked this foundation it had everything but the right colour! In England they just don't seem to do a light enough shade for my yellow undertoned very pale skin the lightest shades always seem too pink in all Clinique foundations available in the UK - although I,ve noticed that they do make lighter colours in the States. It is such a pity this would have been my HG foundation!!
Cleansers -Clarins - Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Plant Extracts [DISCONTINUED]
pink04 1/26/2005 12:50:00 PM
This is a great cleanser that I keep coming back to and wonder why I stopped using it! It closes pores like nothing else - withou leaving skin feeling dry or taut! It may seem expensive to buy at first but you need such a teeny tiny amount that it lasts months! Oh and it smells great too!