Product Reviews by dancingoutlaw

Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - Vivite Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30

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Jan/08/2009

I have been on an endless search for the perfect moisturizer since my teens. Everything was too thick, or not thick enough, too drying or didn't sink in well enough, etc. for my moody skin. I was the same way with facialists; I could never find one I felt was right for me. I finally found a great facialist who urged me to try Vivite Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30, which I have now been …Read more

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Liquid - CHANEL - Mat Lumiere Long Lasting Luminous Matte Fluid Makeup SPF 15 [DISCONTINUED]

3.0
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Feb/11/2008

I reluctantly purchased Mat Lumiere when I was told DPF was no more. It's about $52 for 1 oz (ten bucks more than DPF, I believe). Seeing the word "lumiere" on foundation scares me, plus they didn't even have limpide as a color anymore--I went with porcelaine. I gave it a trial run, at home, in natural light. I agree that it's a little thick, but it isn't too thick …Read more

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Fragrances - Ormonde Jayne - Tolu

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Oct/18/2007

If Ambra del Nepal married Bois Blond and had a child, nurturing it and providing it with love and the best childhood money could buy, their child would grow up to be this fragrance. It's sensual, cozy, refined. It's aware of its own perfection, yet humbled by it. Woodsy, ambery, soft. It's a romantic retreat in a small cabin in the middle of nowhere--a silk nightie with wool …Read more

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Fragrances - L'Artisan Parfumeur - Jour de Fete (new)

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Oct/18/2007

This fragrance is one of my favorites; a dry, bittersweet scent that calms and soothes me. It sits in a bottle I lovingly retrieve from my dressing table on any given day and sniff...wishing I had worn it instead of whatever I happen to be wearing at the time. I've mentioned Jour de Fete in other fragrance reviews about almond and/or hay scents, because it deserves to be mentioned. There are …Read more

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Fragrances - Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Perfumes - Ambre Precieux

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Oct/09/2007

Amber heaven. Gorgeous, seductive amber perfection. And this comes from a gal who kisses her Ambra del Nepal and Ambre Narguile goodnight every night. Okay, not really...but I do love them. Now I must have a full bottle of this dangerous beauty. I think if I were to wear it to work one day I'd probably get a raise. Um...I'm talking finances....anyway, I might be the last amber lover to …Read more

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Fragrances - Parfumerie Generale - Musc Maori

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Oct/09/2007

As others have stated, this scent went from milky chocolate to buttery, creamy, milky chocolate. No complaints here. I smell like a decadent dessert. It sort of reminds me of MicksWicks Swoon (the similar but not quite dead on replica of Un Bois Vanille) only with a little cocoa for good measure. There's no undercurrent of orange of any sort on my skin; I'm neither delighted nor …Read more

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Fragrances - L'Artisan Parfumeur - Mechant Loup

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Oct/09/2007

I think this scent is wonderful. I get a soft nutty, honey, almost smoky scent. First of all, honey nevernevernever works with me. It always smells terrible on my skin. But it's prominent here and it smells great! Second, Mechant Loup is unisex--and I always mentally place even unisex scents with a particular gender regardless of their label. However, I must say that this would smell amazing …Read more

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Fragrances - Montale - White Aoud

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Oct/09/2007

After a full-on medicinal blast (aoud), White Aoud becomes a woodsy, vanilla rose (un bois vanille meets fleur de rose..). I have a tendency to like dirty roses on my skin, but to be honest I rarely wear rose scents of any kind. Rose fragrances smell lovely, but I never feel like myself when I'm wearing them. That said, I think this is rich and refined but at the same time soft and …Read more

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Fragrances - Lancaster - Covet by Sarah Jessica Parker ] [DISCONTINUED]

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Oct/02/2007

When I heard SJP would be releasing a new fragrance, I was so excited. When I saw the ad, I got it...but I was a little less excited. The fragrance itself falls somewhere inbetween. It starts off lavender-y and then morphs pretty consistently (on my skin, at least) for about an hour. I guess I was hoping for something more dirty and sexy, while Covet is this close to being a basic department …Read more

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Fragrances - Elizabeth Arden - With Love by Hilary Duff

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Oct/02/2007

I tried this at Ulta the week it came out--just spritzed a little as I entered the store and continued to sniff my wrist as I looked around. I'm not opposed to celebrity scents, nor do I seek them out. In my unbiased opinion this smells very pretty...like a woodsy, vanilla musk without falling into the Generic line with some other scents. A crowd pleaser with personality. Though I …Read more

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