I just finished my second set and I love what I see in the mirror! It brightens my complexion, evens skin tones and firms! As my sister described " Your skin glows when you use this stuff." It is an intensive treatment, 4 tubes in 4 weeks, but you can really stretch it to 6 weeks. I used it day and night ever 6 months. It MAKES difference. I clean my face with Clarisonic brush and it helps absorb the product. My advice is get your face prepped clean to receive best results. It seems expensive for these tiny tubes, however, I only pay twice a year. It is totally worth it. Better than spend that amount on other useless cheaper products.
Mascara -Elizabeth Arden - Double Density Maximum Volume Mascara
sunnybj 8/17/2010 2:18:00 AM
I bought it (in Brown) together with a EA's Ceramide mascara. I decided to give it a try without high expectation after being greatly disappointed by the Ceramide one. Expectedly the volumising effect was not amazing and since the wand is so thick and clumsy I tossed it among all other non-frequently used items. Three months ago I ran out of mascara so I digged in my bag to get it out again. I worn it to an evening party and at the end of it, the mascara didn't not smudge at all and no flakes which I care a lot! So, strangely ever since then, I use it daily from 7am to 7pm and it never disappointed me on the smudge side. It does get clumpy in the tube after a while. Just make sure to wipe off the clumps before application then it's no biggie. In a word, great no-frill daily mascara which can be removed easily (I use cleansing oil) but do not expect great volume.
Love it! Great price for the combination. I love Dandelion and Dellas a lot though I seldom use Hoola. Dandelion is all year round for me. it gives such good radiance to my face that my skin looks healthier and younger. Dellas is great for my slightly tanned skin in the summer.
I was recommended by the DHC SA to brighten my skin tone and treat the dark spots around my eye area ( too much sun exposure without protection). I apply it only in the morning first before toning. It is quite mild. I only have occasional minor itchiness nothing else. The result is very gradual. After 6 weeks my sister commented the dark spots around my eyes got lighter. Still using it the tube can last 3 months. So far I am happy with this.
Great moisturizer for all seasons. I replace the Olive oil with it in the basic daily routine and it makes my skin glow.
About a year ago I suffered breakouts on and off, which had never happened to my face even when I was a teenager. I thought it must be my moisturizer that was too oily for my skin in the hot summer. So I started to use oil-free cream or gel only or just my anti-aging serum or essence alone. It didn't improve on top of that my anti-aging products didn't seem to work either, Lancome Genefique, CD Capture Totale One, etc...My face looked fatigued, saggy and lack of radiance... I was in despire...Then I decided to give DHC a try. I received a set of DHC basic set on Christmas but at the time I was reluctant to apply oil on face considering I had breakouts. What was I thinking?! It works magic! After 2 months of using this together with other products (deep cleansing oil and mild lotion )in the daily routine, my skin got revived! Radiant and firmer skin with less visible pores and no more breakouts! My skin have never looked so good since my delivery. Even my husband commented I look younger. I fell in love with DHC, which I would have never considered because of its tacky packaging. I went to the DHC counter the SA said something actually made sense about my previously problematic skin, imbalance of water and oil moisture. Long-term anti-aging with R-A treatment irritated my skin. Proper moisturizing is vital to keep skin from aging. Water based moisturizer alone is not enough even you think you have too much oil. Now in the summer I only use the Olive oil at night, one drop only pls. And during the day I replace it with Rose Treatment oil which is less oily for hot humid summer, and then I apply the Sunscreen SPF 25. If I want I can apply foundation or powder very easily. I like how my skin looks! I can't say it is the Olive oil alone that made the wonder but DHC basic rountine did make the difference! I highly encourage those who suffer skin issues to give DHC a go.
This is the first eyebrow product I've ever used and I love it! I use it daily! I have very dark eyebrows and they are naturally perfect shaped so I had never thought of using a brow pencil or things like that. I was slightly annoyed by the fact that my eyebrows got a little messy when I rubbed my eye area so I started searching for a product that can hold them up in place with light colour or no colour at all but not a hair glue( tight on your skin). This is the perfect one! My eyebrows look much more groomed which makes my whole face more radiant! And it lasts all day! Highly recommended for these with dark thick eyebrows.
Warm, sensual and sophisticated with long lasting power. My signature scent for winter. love it.
Lip Gloss -Calvin Klein - Lipgloss in Apricot Glaze
sunnybj 7/15/2009 3:37:00 AM
First gloss ever used from Calvin Klein and it is fabulous! It is a round sleek tube with sponge applicator which is much easier to use. I must say it looks more like a lip paint than gloss on lips which gives fuller colour. The colour is somewhat beige or light reddish brown but not overly red. In a word a gorgeous warm neutral colour if that makes more sense. I simply love it. A thin layer gives you sheen gloss and dewy look that makes your face glow especially for tanned skin. More layers bring enhanced colour and a sophisticated look. Subtle tiny pigments and fragrance free. A bit dry compared with some glosses like Lancome JTs but it doesn't bother me much. If you want a hollywood star look go for this one.
Lotions/ Creams -Clarins - Lift-Fermete Body Firming Cream
sunnybj 6/19/2009 9:10:00 PM
I have been using this every other day and body shaping cream at other times for 4 weeks. I can't say this routine has reduced inches but it does make my skin smoother and much less dimpled. My legs look shining and toned. Originally I bought this to help improve the appearance of my floppy under arms and tummy after delivery.I'm pleased so far with the result accompanied with exercise. Can't wait to be back to my well-defined contour. The cooling feeling after application and aroma is plus to use. My only complaint is the package of the jar which is not hygienic at all when you dip your fingers in it.BTW, ONE JAR DOES NOT LAST LONG---8 WEEKS IF YOU ARE LUCKY.
I have this in #01 butterscotch which is scarily yellow in tube but appears neutrally transparent on lips. I so wanted to love this but the quality is quite disappointing---gunky after a while on your lips. I am not someone who likes to bite or lick her lips so gloss stays quite put. The difference is the good ones stay sheen and beautiful while the bad ones go gunky and disgusting. This one turns out the latter one. I had to wipe it off if reapplying. Won't repurchase. However, I will finish this by layer my Clinique impossibly glossy (in Ripened Red which I dare not use alone way too flashy) on top. It works surprisingly pretty.
Lip Gloss -Elizabeth Arden - Shine pops in pink pop
sunnybj 4/23/2009 2:59:00 AM
Great daily gloss! Colour looks brighter in the tube than on lips, which is almost clear pink and adds very natural shine. Long lasting than average glosses. Good stuff. Highly recommended for those who prefer bare makeup.
Toners -Elizabeth Arden - Hydra-Splash Alcohol Free Toner
sunnybj 4/16/2009 4:43:00 AM
Mild effective toner. Super hydrating. Pleasant to use. The only downside is the ultra big opening which tends to make you waste quite a bit. Good stuff.
Sensual, fresh, sophisticated but not old, affirmative but not too masculine, and woody but not headachy. A special delicious fragrance for all seasons. Not the typical fresh orange burst you would imagine.
Mascara -Elizabeth Arden - Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment Mascara
sunnybj 4/11/2009 12:55:00 PM
Just bought one after reading the reviews here. Mine is dark brown which gives super natural looking lashes.The brush is not irritating at all. It does a good job defining lashes. My lashes felt so soft after application that I almost forgot I had mascara on. However, I'm not impressed by the smudge free quality. It stayed put until I rubbed my eyes. Even though the smudge was very minor, it's disappointing after reading all the hype about it doesn't smudge. After 8 hours, when I touched my lashes I got flakes on my fingers. Just used it once so can't comment on its conditioning magic. I have been looking for my HG non-waterproof no smudge daily mascara. I suppose the search is still on though I thought It might be the one. UPDATE: It flakes after several hours despite it gives you super defined lashes when just applied. Flakes are the most unbearable for me, so won't repurchase. Big disappointment.