Reviews of the Month – September 2011

Below are our favourite reviews for September. Review are picked for being helpful, insightful or just really interesting.

Each reviewer will receive a £20 Escentual gift voucher! For your chance to win, simply review your past purchases.

Clarins Liquid Bronze Self TanningBartman‘s Review of Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning

“I’ve never bought a facial self tanning product before but after a recent operation I thought I looked a little washed out and felt in need of a visual tanned boost. After reading several reviews it was clear this Clarins product is the best on the market so thought I’d give it a try.


Easy to apply – although found best to do it at night and when at home as it does have that self tan smell, however once dried the smell disappears and leaves a healthy glow which is proving quite addictive.

Put it this way I’ve had to hide it from the wife and providing your sensible with your applications it does give a nicely tanned look without looking orange. Thoroughly recommend this product and I would buy it again.”

CB I hate perfume Burning LeavesBaggio‘s Review of CB I hate perfume Burning Leaves

“This is a very simple fragrance. It doesn’t change through its life but I’ve never smelled anything like it anywhere else.

It smells like Bonfire night, the burning woods and leaves and thats it.. If someone told you to close your eyes and sprayed some on your arm, straightaway you’d picture something burning!

Its powerful for the first 5 mins but then fades fast which is its only downfall. After half hour it turns sweeter (like maple syrup) and sticks close to the skin. I got about 5 hours from it.

Its original and not for everyone but the strange thing about CB fragrances is that seem to bring back memories rather than try to stand out by the scent alone. Everyone will have smelled this somewhere.

Its not a party or summer fragrance but on wet autumn/winter nights this stuff is beautiful. I only wish they get a sample set as I’d like to try most of his fragrances!”

Jean Patou JoyPericles‘ Review of Jean Patou Joy EdP

“I am so enthusiastic about ‘Joy’ from Jean Patou because it is a fragrance which under-states its elegance. It has a subtlety which reveals the bouquet slowly, and engages the senses without the wearer being aware of the sensation it is causing around her. The lady who uses ‘Joy’ perfume is a lady who is confident in her own person, and who is unaffected by others turning their head in her direction as she passes by. The floral notes of the fragrance are, indeed, joyous, carefree and denote a person at ease with the world.”

La Roche-Posay Effaclar DuoBillie‘s Review of La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo

“I have been using La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo 40ml for over 3 weeks now and to encapsulate this products in one word: Brilliant. I am in my early forties and madingly for the second time in my life have started having outbreaks. Frustratingly unlike the first time ( in my teen years ) I have dry skin and large pores. I saw this product on I website I subscribe to and because of it’s reasonable price tag and description decided to give it a go! For almost the first time what was written on the ‘tin’ was true.

My skin has totally cleared up (phew!) and the pores are definitely smaller and unplugged ( sorry too graphic?) but an added bonus is my skin looks fresh and plump. I love this product so much that I want to use it all the time and I only was planning to use it when my skin was ‘playing up’ then return to my other potions and lotions; of which there are many. Please try, I for one am amazed and an added bonus is that friends and family ignore me with rolled eyes when I complain about my skin saying I was born with beautiful skin – what short memories they have… :)”


Clarisonic MiaNonn‘s Review of Clarisonic Mia

“I bought the mia as I have had a problem with spots and pimples for years now and washing my face alone just didn’t seem to be doing the trick. I’m 37 so thought I would have grown out of the problem by now! When I first used the Mia a few times my face felt very clean but wow I got some really bit spots! They lasted about a week and then passed. I have since been spot free and the marks left from the breakouts are now starting to fade. If my skin stays this clear I will be delighted with my purchase. I would recommend the Mia for people who have the same complexion problems as myself. I’m not sure it will make any difference to lines and wrinkles but your skin will be thoroughly clean after 1 minutes use.”

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