Product Reviews by AJC

Fragrances - Annick Goutal - Un Matin d'Orage

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Apr/29/2009

Notes: Sicilian lemon, perilla leaves*, ginger, gardenia, magnolia, jasmine sambac, Indonesian champaca, sandalwood.

I'm not that good at describing fragrances but I'll do my best. The opening of this fragrance is a rich opulent gardenia, beautiful and fresh, not cloying - it feels like leaning one's face into a freshly opened gardenia blossom. Soon (too soon perhaps on …
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Highlighters - GUERLAIN - Meteorites Giant Butterfly Pearls - W 2008

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Oct/25/2008

OK, this must be the BEST VALUE one can get buying Meteorites. Yes, it's USD 65 and not 51 like the other Meteorites. But the product nearly DOUBLED it's size/weight. The pearls are huge compared to the original ones (I'll try to take some pictures and attach them here for your comparison) and you're getting 60g instead of 33g of product.

The pearls: HUGE! Much …
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Polishes - ZOYA - Juno

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May/20/2008

It's my first dip into Zoya polishes and I'm v. happy. Juno is a nice saturated iridescent purple -- I think of a purple patent leather (probably 'cause I have a purse that's just exactly that). Wears decently long but chips after about 3-4 days. I love the brush - allows for controlled and smooth application, no streaks. Will purchase other colors for sure.

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Eye Shadow - GUERLAIN - Terracotta Tajine Eyeshadow in Blonde Metal

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Mar/21/2008

This is such a fabulous little number! Blonde Metal goes v. sheer and natural giving a warm coppery golden sheen to the lids. I love how it brings out the green in my eyes. And I also love that I look like I just came from the beach, rested, sun kissed and ultra sexy - my eyes really pop with this shadow, but in a very natural way - effortlessly, like I was just born with this glow …Read more

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Bronzers - GUERLAIN - Terracota Soleils de Legende in Orient Sun

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Mar/21/2008

This is another LE bronzer from Guerlain for 2008. Available in 3 shades:
• Orient Sun: For a touch of pink that delivers a radiant, sheer luminosity.
• Indian Bronze: A perfect golden shade to create a sensual and sophisticated aura;
• Africa Rythm: Captures the beauty of intense coppery tones for a deep bronzed sheen, creating radiant effect.
Each of the 3 shades has a …
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Eye Shadow - CHANTECAILLE - Protect Paradise Eye Compact

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Mar/04/2008

Where do I start? Heartbreaking price still didn't stop me from getting this product and I am not disappointed. It's a breathtaking little aquatic scene with waves and all. The large fish can be used as an eye highlighter - on my eyelids it's a pinkish gold with lots of pearlescence. The smaller fish is a deep blue-green pearly shade that I like to apply in the outer corner (for a …Read more

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Polishes - CHANEL - 217 Splendeur

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Mar/03/2008

It's a very pretty elegant fuschia color with vinyl finish. One coat covers nails nicely, no-streaks. I still like it with 2 coats. It's not flashy bright and I do like to wear it both as a mani- and pedicure. Still quite a vibrant color, definitely eye-catching -- my hands do not go unnoticed.

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Polishes - CHANEL - Noir Ceramic

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Mar/02/2008

I waited long time before writing this review but the reason is: I hardly use this NP. It's still the Chanel NP quality that I like (no chip for 4-5 days on me - hence 2 lippies) but everything else with BC is just off. Unlike with other Chanel NPs I have issues with the brush and further the application of product. Perhaps it's the consistency of this particular color, but the brush …Read more

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Polishes - CHANEL - Lilac Sky

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Feb/15/2008

OK, first let me share with all of you the secret I recently discovered to wearing my Chanel polish for a whole 7 days with no chips and maybe slight tip wear by 5-6th day. As a base I use a coat of Creative Nail Design polish!!! It works wonders to hold Chanel in place for days (I haven't worn it longe than 7 days just because I get bored with the color and want a change!). I have a whole …Read more

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Blush - CHANTECAILLE - Aquablush in Radiance

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Feb/01/2008

I have finally found my way to get those glowy radiant cheeks you always see on movie stars!

It's oil-free which helps with my combo-oily skin. The color is very sheer and I don't use it instead of a blush. I use my pressed Irelle in Incognito and Radiance is the finishing touch to my makeup. I apply it on my cheekbones and blend in.

It's not cheap but given …
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