received this by chance when darphin must have run out of their advertised gwp product. didn't rush into using and was even a little upset because i read it is for younger skins. end result is used it, love it, have lovely clear skin in the morning or end of the day. no pores! i have very sensitive dry skin and so far can recommend this. must tell you sensitive rosacea skin ladies that the 8 flower nectar ate me alive so heads up there. these things really must be sampled first. the camomile aromatic is now my neck product till used up.
Styling Products -Nick Chavez - Angel Wings Styling Paste
pompeii00 8/14/2009 9:46:00 PM
got this with a gift with purchase and will definitely buy again. it does say ULTRA LIGHT on the tube. i have color treated weird wiry hair and this keeps my ends all straight and hair soft. how the paste like product does this don't know but i have shine and bounce and can highly recommend. i put it on ends not near the scalp and comb through so it does get the whole head. no flaking like with mousse or gels.
this is a wonderful smokey grey-lavender and used it originally just to be different. put on my silver sandals and the whole effect was pretty much WOW. I was sold. so many compliments. this has been my summer color continously this year which is something i never do. two coats is enough and it stays fresh looking for the 3 weeks between pedicures.
i swear i had more wrinkles or they were just more noticeable when using this. gave it over a week but had to stop. do not understand it. it is rare that to find an eye product completely unusable, but this is the one.
i have to go against most of these positive reviews. after reading here i thought that this was going to be THE ONE. well, after only one wash on top of one month old l'oreal excellence hair color, it left me with dull dull dull hair! i rinsed well and used the conditioner from the hair dye kit which is usually pretty good. gave it extra lippy because to my surprise it did not strip any color! yes, i know it's for this purpose but how many times does it mean nothing? maybe it does not mix well with hard water - dunno.
Cleansers -Juice Beauty - JUICE BEAUTY CLEANSING MILK
pompeii00 5/24/2009 4:37:00 AM
am basing this on a small sample packet i finally got around to using. wow- very impressed from first time out. no redness or stripping of top layer of skin! really, felt like i still had skin left on face and that is good news for sensitive rosacea prone. will be buying as soon as i am back in states. this was part of my stash i keep to spread out on my bed and feel like it is christmas.
Shampoo -Clairol - Herbal Essences for Dry/Damaged /Color Treated Hair
pompeii00 4/26/2009 12:54:00 AM
cannot recommend this as i found it faded my brunette hair coloring! it cleans extremely well and you do need a good conditioner. yes, hair shines and has lovely movement, but feel that after using a few times and never learning my lesson this is definitely a no-no.
Lotions/ Creams -Laura Mercier - Almond Coconut Milk Souffle Body Creme
pompeii00 4/20/2009 9:04:00 AM
really sorry to not like the moisturizing qualities of this. for $55 i was really hoping for the best quality. have to force myself to use it up. and dipping the fingers into the jar is just euwww. the fragrance is so comforting though and i can smell it when i open the cupboard. but, my skin looks parchy just a few hours later so will have to pass on this.
i am writing this based on a sample packet. my first thought was where is the fragrance? had to smell the top of my arm closely to find it! so of course fragrance did not last on me or in the bathroom. no lather and cleaned ok. at least it did not completely strip the skin. will not be purchasing.
got a sample of this and then beauty.com was having a darphin gwp and ordered. this along with the other products in gift made the price seem better. i had calmer skin in hours and am more impressed with this than SANTAL OIL or the REN OMEGA 3. looking for a bargain in this line but will repurchase. edit- still get redness with this and will use on neck only and hands. have reviewed the tangerine aromatic oil and love that.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze - 535 Eternal Blossom
pompeii00 4/9/2009 12:26:00 AM
Received this as a gift and am so happy with it. Not goopy and sticky. Stays out of those nasty little liplines and has just the right amount of shine for an older person. Well, for anyone over 20 maybe. No obvious sparkles. The smell is nice but fleeting. You forget it is on and it does last. Will try other colors but this one is good for fair skin as it is not too brown and yet not icy pink. Agree with reviewer below that this does not dry the lips! A big plus.
Concealers -Bobbi Brown - Eye Brightener [DISCONTINUED]
pompeii00 4/8/2009 11:57:00 PM
I was never so disappointed in a product! The SA told me I would not need a concealer. Not so. Also, an hour in it has creeped into every line I didn't know I had. Just didn't work on my fair and dry but moisturized skin. Somewhat dark circles still there. Jar is runny so take finger along rim but still feel not very sanitary!
non abrasive and works well on rosacea sensitive skin. do not feel i have to push and pull on product to make it work as one reviewer noted. leaves skin dewy and soft.
use cautiously if you have sensitive skin. cannot recommend this for the face in this case. product ate me alive. good for the body though. perhaps the product for some reviewers to use is the clarins GENTLE FACIAL PEELING. no abrasives.
Lip Liners -Jane Iredale - All Natural Lip Liner in Spice
pompeii00 12/7/2008 9:38:00 AM
bought this at a health store. what the heck i thought. bought the BERRY and very impressed. precision yet also blendable. stopped me from going back to NARS. edit: found this does not work well with lip contour/plumping products. just blends into lips in a weird way. yes, it is back to NARS!