Moisturizers -Estee Lauder - Swiss Performing Extract
psawyer 11/5/2012 5:57:00 PM
I bought this because of my mother. My mother has used this consistently for the last 20 years, has never worn sunscreen in her life and her skincare routine is basic and fuss free. At 60, her skin is baby-soft, wrinkle-free and radiant, and she wholly attributes that to this cream. This is, as others have said, SO hard to find because for some odd reason, EL seems to be ashamed of it....or at least ageist towards it. Why they should push other, lesser (IMO) products and hide this away like a dirty secret, I don't know. All I know is that this is an incredibly light but emollient lotion that brightens up my complexion in an instant, with or without make up. It makes my (oily) skin feel soft, dewy and hydrated. It doesn't break me out like some modern creams do, it doesn't burn or tingle or perform any so-called 'miracles'. It just does what it's supposed to do. The bottle is lovely, heavy and elegant - a true classic. And the fragrance (for me) is incredible, not least because it reminds me of my childhood watching my mother apply this nightly. I have just turned 26 this year and have started regularly applying this, in the hope that, in 20 years from now, my skin too will be as radiant and well-maintained as my mother's.
Eyeliner -Revlon - Grow Luscious Lash Liner - 002 Espresso
psawyer 11/29/2011 7:04:00 AM
This is a fantastic product! I'm always on the look out for new pencil liners, and lately have been finding that my usual ones drag the skin and irritate my eyes. I picked this up in a promotion. The first time I applied it, I fell a little in love. This glides on like something in a dream - no dragging involved. It's so soft, if I wasn't physically applying it, I would have trouble believing it! And despite all that, the pigmentation is fantastic - a deep, dark line that stays put for hours and hours without smudging or wearing off. When it comes to removing it, normal makeup wipes, or plain water, do the trick admirably. The only thing I will say is that it seemed to cling a little more to my lower lashline (no more than other liners though), but since these days I am trying to avoid lining my lower lashes due to irritation, this bugs me not in the least. Price-wise, it's a touch more expensive than my usuals (Rimmel or Maybelline), but still affordable at high-street prices, and Boots/Superdrug constantly have 3for2 or BOGOF promotions, so I never feel the price is too excessive. Plus, it lasts for ages. And, to be honest, if it works, the price is well justified! I have no clue as to the lash-growing aspect of it, and since that was not my primary reason for buying it, I am not too bothered. Frankly I doubt it would be that easy to grow or strengthen your lashes while applying any kind of makeup, but as far as simple lining goes, this is by far the best I have tried. For an eyeliner addict like me, this is definitely my current HG. Much, much recommended.