- maggiecat » See my profile
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- Reviews: 46
I use and enjoy many Mary Kay products and like the other items in this new range of skin care. However, this eye cream is not one that works for me. First, the main ingredient, after water, is mineral oil. Mineral oil is good at keeping moisture in your skin, which is why it's often included in lip balms, extreme skin care prodcuts and so on. But it's not a good moisturizer for delicate eye and facial skin, as it prevents other ingredients from penetrating the skin and it often clogs pores as well. I was skeptical but wanted to give the prodcut a fair trial, so I used it for a week, at which point the milia and breakouts under my eyes became too obvious to ignore. It took more than three weeks to get these problems under control after using this product. I also found the applicator difficult to use - it was hard to tell how much cream was coming out and I often ended up under-applying and pulling the skin under my eyes (not soothing!) or over-applying. I've used other eye rollers effectively and haven't found that they require a learning curve to master. Overall, this eye treatment simply did not work on any level for me and while i can strongly recommend other products in this line, i cannot recommend this one.
August 27, 2012
Great product for dry hair!
I was even more impressed than I hoped to be with this product. My color-treated hair is fine and tends to be dry - conditioner is not an option but a requirement. This product both cleanses thoroughly and leaves my hair soft, shiny, and manageable. I've used similar, much more expensive products, but they did not smell as nice as the L'Oreal. which is a definite plus. Users will find that it takes a bit longer to apply to your entire scalp and work it through, but you're still saving time by not having to apply shampoos AND conditioner and rinsing twice. I do wish the pump were more efficient, but other than that, I have a new favorite shampoo/conditioner!
March 20, 2012
Impressive, sexy, not for small spaces!
I haunted perfume counters for weeks after I sniffed this on a magazine scent strip - and I wasn't diappointed when I smelled the real thing. It was an immediate FB purchase, and one of the few scents I've bought more than once. Men, as a rule, love it - it garners many compliments. The body lotion is also delightful, and given the strength of this scent, may be enough on its own. Sensuelle had impressive sillage and staying power, making a light spritz all you need for day/office wear. It lingers nicely on clothes too. This is a great signature scent for the right woman, and a nice change for those of us who often gravitate toward lighter scents over the summer. I usually reserve the perfume for fall/winter wear, bu the body lotion is a year-round joy. For me, it's love - but love best enjoyed in small spritzes and cautious application.
September 25, 2011
Not love...at least not yet
When I first tried this product, liked the piece-y, more glamorous look it gave to my hair. As the day wore on, however, my hair just felt sticky (to be fair, it was a rainy humid day, which might have had something to do with it). My fine, usually frizzy but also usually straightened hair was just overwhelmed by ths product, even in small amounts. I'll try it some more, but I'm thinking that this isn't the best choice for ladies with hair like mine.
October 29, 2009
More than I expected!
At first I was hesitant to use this product - I prefer to straighten my usually frizzy hair, and this claims to help creat glossy curls. However, it also helps provide body and hold to straightened hair! My hair has much more movement and volume when i use a SMALL (don't over use, folks - too much creates build-up) quantity. I love the texture and light scent as well. It's great for extra hold on rainy days. To my surprise, this product WAS right for me, even if I didn't fit the "profile" it asserts on the label.
October 29, 2009
Lovely, complex feminine scent
When I first read the notes for this scent, I wasn't enthusiastic. Vinyl accord??!! I'm glad I was able to sample it for this review, because after wearing it for two days, I love it! (so much so that I've already ordered a bottle from YSL's site.) I like roses and woody florals in general, but sometimes they're overpowering or cloying. This scent is neither - it's well-balanced, never aggressive, fresh but still complex - definitely not like the single note scents found in many stores. It seems to change on my skin - the roses are present throughout, but at times I smell the berries, then the woods come out, then the berries come back.... The dry down is perfect - the rosy side of the sandalwood is emphasized, and I'm left with a cozy feeling, feminine scent. This is a well-thought out perfume with quality ingredients which may not please those used to simpler scents or the loud fruity florals so commen today. The sillage is modest- Parisienne is a good office scent. It's the signature pefume of a grown-up woman who prefers a scent that neither shouts nor struts, but one that quietly turns people's heads and makes them smile. I probably wouldn't have tried this if not for the sample I was sent - but I'm very glad I did!
October 8, 2009
Well, almost every room. I truly love these, and I absolutely gag at other plug ins. I like the way you can vary your scents by mood, and most of these are not overpowering (I have Kitchen Spice in my small office, and everyone who comes in or near my office comments favorably on the scent). They're also great for those of us who love our pets but don't want our houses smelling like a kennel! I stock up on sales, and will never be without them!
September 29, 2008
I line my eyes every day, and I've absolutely fallen in love with this pencil liner. It's easy to use and doesn't drag -the lightest touch gives me a perfect line. It's quick and easy to apply, and it lasts! I have the Walnut Brown but will be back for more colors.
September 29, 2008
Yes, it works, but...
I tried this product when it first came out - I'm a middle-aged coffee/tea/red wine drinker (need I say more?) and always looking for a way to make my smile brighter. I've tried bleaching treatments from the dentist, Whitestrips, and many other products. GoSmile does work, it does have a great taste and freshens your breath. However...I can't use it as it makes my teeth so sensitive that after a week I couldn't even sip water without pain. Most whiteners can have that affect (and do) but GoSmile was the worst offender in that regard for me. It's actually supposed to be gentler than some treatments, and it may well be for some people, but not for me. Think twice about investing in this if your teeth tend to be sensitive. If they're not sensitive, then I could certainly recommend this product.
September 24, 2008
Great results...not so great smell
I love the way this body cream makes my skin feel, and I love that it's non-greasy yet highly moisturizing. In fact, I love everything about it but the smell. It doesn't smell "bad" in any way, just very....herbal. Not what I'd call a romantic bed time scent, and not what I'd want to wear during the day unless I was also wearing a "green" fragrance. I'll keep using this...just not when my SO is around!
September 23, 2008