Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Japanese Cherry Blossom EDT
raquel_isabelle 10/6/2008 10:36:00 PM
I received this along with the Cherry Blossom line, and I prefer to use this during cooler months of the year. The vanilla-like tones and warmth somehow work with my body chemistry and smell surprisingly comforting. I like to think of it as a sexier version of Cherry Blossom. My mom says it smells like Lancome's Tresor.
Scrubs -St. Ives - Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control
raquel_isabelle 2/12/2007 11:46:00 AM
The scrub beads and salicylic acid content irritated my face too much. Will not repurchase.
Cleansers -Shu Uemura - High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil Fresh
raquel_isabelle 2/12/2007 11:45:00 AM
Removes makeup fairly well, without employing chemicals that sting my face. It doesn't foam too much. Left my skin feeling a wee bit cleaner, though I had to stifle the urge to use another cream cleanser to make sure every bit of makeup was removed.
Liquid -Shu Uemura - Water Perfect Fluid Foundation
raquel_isabelle 2/12/2007 11:42:00 AM
Good color, found my match here. Goes over skin like silk and gives buildable coverage. Very light, seems like I'm not wearing foundation at all.
Caused acne to worsen on my sensitive, acne-prone skin. Might have been a little too rich for my young skin.
Loved the citrusy floral scent that subtly stays on throughout the day. Will repurchase.
No need for lip balm prior to application. Applied a bit too much and the color just seemed awkward. Color wears off quite quickly.
Foundations -Maybelline - Clear Smooth Gel Foundation
raquel_isabelle 2/12/2007 11:30:00 AM
No exact shade available for olive-toned skin, the shades are more pink-based. A bit too drying and becomes chalky and mask-like after some time.
Self Tanners -Lancome - Flash Bronzer Tinted Leg Gel
raquel_isabelle 2/12/2007 11:29:00 AM
Good color that doesn't leave me orange or rusty; leaves a subtle sheen.
Lotion is light, absorbs quite quickly and mattifies my skin well. It helps give me a glowing look afterwards (sans the oily shine). My skin seemed more luminous and finer after a month's use. Scent is a bit weird though.
Beach plum works fine with my golden olive complexion. Liked the berry scent, moisturizing ability, and slight shine. A bit sticky though.
Good colors to choose from, wonderfully scented, a touch of flavor, good shine, but a little sticky when you apply a bit too much. Great emollient power for lips.
Like the citrusy fresh scent very much, but doesn't seem to last very long. Packaging is eye candy.
Gels/Soaps -Johnson & Johnson - Johnson & Johnson MilkBath
raquel_isabelle 2/12/2007 11:14:00 AM
Very good and cheap wash. Doesn't dry out skin. Actually helps skin tone become more even.
Very relaxing scent, perfect before-bed wash.