Gels/Soaps -Philosophy - Inner Grace Shampoo Bath and Shower Gel
shadder 4/13/2007 6:26:00 PM
This is an exact replica of SJP Lovely. I love Pure Grace and amazing grace is just okay, but this is too strong. But seriously, you want to try the scent out just go to any department store and try out lovely.
If you want to try this scent, just go to any department store and try Sarah Jessica Parker's Lovely. This smells EXACTLY like it. Way too strong for me.
I cannot really say if this serum did much for my hair because the smell was so bad I could not stand it I had to wash my hair immediately. It is like putting straight perfume on your hair and not the good smelling kind. People have complained about the smell of the restorive treatment which I don't mind especially because you wash it out but this stuff smells so strong!! If you can tolerate it than give it a try.
Eyeliner -Clinique - Brush-on cream liner in TRUE BLACK
shadder 2/6/2007 7:42:00 AM
I have mixed feelings about this eyeliner. It is very very black. You have to use a light hand when using this eyeliner unless you are into the really thick look. I don't really care for the brush this comes with because it is really hard to use without putting too much on but whatelse are you going to use. The price isn't too bad considering the jar will last you a long time. It does however tend to smudge but not as much as a pencil. I probably will not buy this again considering it will last me a long time anyway. However I'm going to be loyal to my Loreal Liquid Intesifique or whatever it is called lol. That is the best eyeliner I have ever tried.
Treatments (Eye) -Philosophy - Hope in a Tube - High Density Eye and Lip Firming Cream
shadder 12/22/2006 10:06:00 AM
This did absolutely nothing for my eye area. And, it takes forever to absorb. Save your money you are much better off putting vaseline under your eye cause it is about the same thing but much cheaper.
Skincare - Face -Ponds - Purely Polished Micro-Dermabrasion Anti-Aging Kit
shadder 10/7/2006 10:42:00 AM
This product is unbelievable for the price!! And, it will last you quite a while. I prefer to use the sponge applicator, it works for me. I use this every other night and I notice a HUGE difference in my skin right after using this. I have never had a professional micro-dermabrasion to compare, however with the cost of this product, and the results you get, who would want to. Even the fragrance in it is very slight. So far this product has not broke me out. I have never really used any product that I saw much of a difference in my skin until now. Also, my skin is somewhat sensitive around the nose and chin area and this has not caused me to be red at all!! Highly recommended.
I too got a huge size of this in my QVC today special value. I love love love this product. It is probably my favorite from bare escentuals. I have a yellow undertone to my skin so that should tell you that this is definately not too pinky. It just gives you that subtle glow. It is very sheer which is what I love so much about it. I think it would be perfect for any skin tone, even ladies with a dark complexion. Plus the jar will last forever because it is huge. Definately worth giving a try especially if you are like me, a person who has a real hard time finding a blush because there just doesn't seem to be a color that matches my skin.
I know why some people go through two or three bottles of this stuff. Because you have to keep applying it throughout the day!! I love the fact that this smells like you have just stepped out of the shower. However, I hate that within 10 minutes of applying it, the smell is gone! I know they say you should layer so the fragrance can last. But I just spent $35 on a bottle of perfume, I shouldn't have to buy the shower gel and lotion just so the smell could last.
I for one love this scent. I usually get a headache from perfume, but not from this. It is a very "lovely" scent to say the least. Very sheer, very feminine. I have never heard of Narcisco or whatever it is called but nonetheless, I love this fragrance. If you are not a real perfume wearer but would like to try something sheer for the summer, than this may be for you however, it smells different on everyone. I can tell you it is not a scent that clears the room. The reason it got 4 stars instead of 5 is because it goes on strong and takes about 10 minutes to die down. Once it has mixed with your chemistry, it smells awesome.
This is an okay fragrance. Nothing special however it has zero lasting power. Pure gracer is much nicer and lasts longer.
Moisturizers -Philosophy - Hope in a Jar - for all skin types
shadder 4/5/2006 8:44:00 AM
I for one really like this moisturizer. It makes my face feel so soft. It does take a little bit to sink in my skin, but when it does my face feels soft and seems to glow. I for one like the smell. I do agree with a reviewer below, you don't have to use that much and it will last you a long time. I have been using this for a month and so far I have not broken out (knock on wood lol). However, it is the cold season weather and I'm not sure how this will hold up in the summer months. The reason this got 4 stars instead of 5 was there is no SPF in this moisturizer which means you have to use an additional moisturizer to use during the day. So far I will repurchase when I run out but it probably won't be for quite some time.
Primer/ Corrector -Clarins - Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
shadder 4/2/2006 11:14:00 AM
So far I am really liking this product. However, the Clarins counter lady told me this is not silicone based but that was a lie considering the ingredients in this product. Anyway, this makes my face feel silky smooth and creates a smooth pallet for applying foundation. I use a powder mineral based foundation so this really helps with a smooth application. I also notice my face looks flawless when wearing this but again, they way it feels is just amazing which I am sure is due to the silicone. Now it is a bit pricy for such a small bottle, but believe me it will last you quite some time since it is so concentrated you don't have to use much. So far no breakouts from this. I will probably not need to repurchase for sometime since I don't wear makeup that often and that is the only time I use this product. So far, I'm satisfied with this however its not some amazing out of the ordinary makeup base that the sales lady seemed to make it.
Foundations -Philosophy - the supernatural airbrush canvas
shadder 3/30/2006 8:49:00 AM
I having been using this foundation for a couple of weeks now and it seems to be working for me. I have used BE and Physicians formula mineral makeup. BE doesn't seem to cover much but then when you go out in natural light, all your pores are excentuated. And the physicans formula is crap. Anyway this seems to give a nice sheer coverage yet not too heavy. Af first I thought the price was rediculous but it will last you forever. I also think the application is so much easier than using a brush. I just take the whole jar and buff all around my face (hope I'm doing it right but it seems to be working). I do have redness around my nose that it doesn't seem to cover but again, if it did it would be too heavy of a foundation. That is what concealer is for. But I do open the lid, use a concealer brush and try to cover those red areas as much as possible. I use it in natural which I think is meant for yellow undertones. I would definately buy this again but I probably won't have to for a long time. Will see how it holds up in the sweaty oily summer months LOL.
I don't know this would be a fair review because I have only used the gingerbread man. Anyway based on that, I love that gloss. First of all it smells great, secondly it taste great (however don't think we should be eating it lol) and lastly it leaves and unbelievable shine on your lips. Plus, I noticed my lips looked fuller. I didn't have to reapply either. I got it free with some other gingerbread products but I cannot wait to try the other 2 good men since the gingerbread was that good.
There has never been an eyeliner that would stay on my eyes. Every single eyeliner I have ever tried liquid or pencil has caused me to have racoon eyes. Until I found this one. I have been using this for quite a while now and it is my HG eyeliner. It is sooo easy to apply, never smears, doesn't cause my eyes to itch, and stays on all day! I'm one of those constant blinkers too and it still stays on my eyes. Sometimes to soften it up I apply a black eyeshadow on with a Q-tip over the liner. This is by far the best eyeliner I have ever used. Highly recommended and will purchase again.