Reviews of the Month – November 2011

Below are our favourite reviews for November. 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.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow ColourHealys Review of Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour 

“I have dark hair but very scant eyebrows due to age or over plucking? I wanted a natural looking product nothing too heavy and have found it with this product. Medium is great not too dark . The fine nib makes it easy to use for definition using fine strokes but equally good for outlining and filling in when in a hurry ..stays put all day . I would suggest that you put on before using foundation as the nib becomes slightly greasy otherwise, which is a bit fiddly, either that or wipe off excess foundation before use.”

Vintage Shaving Company Mod Daily Face BalmWoody73‘s Review of Vintage Shaving Company Mod Daily Face Balm

“I have been a loyal user, for many years and at much expensive, of a Clinique for Men skin product. Having sensitive skin and wet shaving every day I have needed to use a product that not only calmed my skin and shaving rash but also moisturised without being greasy and excessive. I have now found that alternative product and being converted – saving about £10 a time.

Mod daily face balm does everything I need it to, for great value. What’s more is that the product size makes it long lasting and value for money compared to alternative brands. It is light, easy to apply and has a pleasant scent which is nice first thing in the morning on these dark winters days. The packaging even looks good and “manly” next to my wife’s array of products in the bathroom cabinet.

In short, does a great job and is great value for money.”

Philip Kingsley Flaky Itchy Scalp ShampooBadhairday‘s Review of Philip Kingsley Flaky Itchy Scalp Shampoo

“I have tried just about every shampoo that claims to relieve itchy/flaky scalps but nothing worked until I used the Philip Kinsley range. (brands included Kerestase, Klorane, Loreal, Head & Shoulders, all supermarket brands, all medicated style brands,like E45 etc)

This not only relieved my scalp but has turned it around 360% – It;s as if I never had any problems to begin with.

I asked my boyfriend to periodically inspect my scalp – when we started on day 1 he could see pink/redish inflamed and blotchy patches, lots of flaky yellow/white flakes and nevermind the annoying incessant itching and scratching.

When I first washed with this shampoo I could already feel the relief. After a week the redness had disappeared and itchyness subsided.

Now I wash my hair every 2-3 days and have none of the above symptoms. To top it up my hair looks shiny and healthy (which is an achievement on its own as I have mixed race (afro style hair) that gets relaxed every 2 months.

I still get the occasional itch but nothing compared to what I used to have – there were times that I would wake up in the middle of the night because the itching was that bad. Im sure I drew blood on a occasion to. I cannot recommend this product enough for the described symptoms. This is my number one beauty product – I liked it so much that I bought the litre bottle which is going to last forever. WORTH EVERY PENNY”

Serge Lutens Chergui Eau de Parfum SprayBaggio‘s Review of Serge Lutens Chergui Eau de Parfum Spray

This is a true masterpiece in perfumery! This has rave reviews and for good reason, its a delicious fragrance.

Even though it leans to the ladies its a unisex scent so its up for anyone. I’d recommend this for ages 25+. Its not a clubbing scent, more a relaxing sense massager!

To imagine what it smells like, picture standing in a warm country side surrounded by hay, tobacco and spices. There is also a syrup essence to it aswell which adds to the sweetness.

The smell stays the same from start to finish, it lasts for aprx 9 hours on me. Its definitely not for the warmer months as it could become cloying and its not really a signature scent. I couldnt wear it everyday but in the winter months I use it every week as it has a warming quality to it.”

Guerlain Idylle Body CreamSweetlelani‘s Review of Guerlain Idylle Body Cream

“Idylle body cream is the most luxurious body cream I have ever used. My skin is unusually dry, and most perfumed products make me sneeze, but this product takes care of both problems. The scent of the cream is very soft, (my husband says it is seductive), and my skin feels like silk after using it. I had one jar that lasted me 10 months of nearly daily use. It doesn’t take much at all, like most body creams and body butters…just a small amount. I feel expensive when I use this, and when used before bedtime, I actually sleep better. Can’t wait to get more. It is worth EVERY penny you might pay.”

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