Bronzers -Chanel - Bronze Universel De Chanel Sun Illuminator
thepickledegg 1/20/2012 10:47:00 PM
This was expensive, but definitely worth the money. You get a lot of product. In the summer, I will use concealer and this all over like a foundation. In the winter, I use this as bronzer/contour colour. It goes on very smoothly. Unlike all other cream products I have tried in the past, this does not accentuate the acne scarring on my cheeks.In fact, it makes my skin appear more smooth. After a year of use nearly every day, I have hit pan. I apply this with a powder brush. I have no problems with this fading throughout the day. The colour is extremely natural and makes me look tan. This is not a product that makes your skin feel sticky either. I have no problems wearing it when I am on vacation somewhere warm. It gives your skin the tiniest glow, not shiny, not sparkly, but more of a smooth healthy skin glow. In photographs, it makes you look like you have perfect, smooth skin. This product has an amazing smell as well. I usually do not like my face products having a scent but I don't mind this one! I haven't had any issues with this product drying out. I do keep the inner lid though. My one problem is that the jar (although pretty) is too large for travel.
I am obsessed with dark purple nail polish (as purple is my favorite colour). This is my favorite one. It is a unique colour. As Essie can be hard to find I have tried to find substitutes but unfortunately no other company seems to make this rich dark reddy-purple. I have gone through multiple bottles of it. I find the formula a tiny bit sticky, but I am used to it. However, putting it in the freezer for a minute or two makes a world of difference. As with all Essie nail polish, the first coat goes on streaky but the second coat smooths everything over perfectly. The nail polish is extremely shiny and opaque with 2 coats. Wear time is very good. With top and base coat, I can wear it for about 3 days without any signs of wear. Usually my polish starts to fade and chip after a day and a half as I use my hands a lot. Also, I find Wal-Mart carries Essie nail polish significantly cheaper than at other drugstores I have visited.
Fragrances -Yves Saint Laurent - Young Sexy Lovely
thepickledegg 1/20/2012 10:25:00 PM
I can't find this perfume in stores anymore so I don't know if it is discontinued! I wore this perfume for 3 years and I found it perfect for every occasion. It was light enough for day use, but it was also musky enough for evening use. For some reason, the smell reminds me of leather and I have never noticed that in any other perfume. I also found this perfume to be light yet musky at the same time. 1 spritz was potent enough for me and the scent would last all day. This is not the type of perfume that people will be able to smell as soon as you enter a room. I find this perfume very similar to YSL Parisienne. However, Parisienne is more fruity and does not have the "leathery" note.