Reviews of the Month – December 2011

Below are our favourite reviews for December. 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.

Humble‘s review of Clarins Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil:

Clarins Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil

“At last i could find the long lasting eyeliner i have been looking for. once i received it i put it on, two hours later no smearing, finished my cooking and cleaning and even got a bit emotional that day and cryed a bit and thought i will look like a panda now, but to my surprise NO!!!!!, got to the bathroom to take my make up off and go to bed and no smearing, i loved it, i love it and this will be my eyeliner from now on.”


‘s review of Lanvin L’Homme Sport Eau de Toilette:

Lanvin L'Homme Sport Eau de Toilette

“This fragrance was given to me, and I’m afraid to say I grew to like it … slowly. Its an acquired taste. It is quite overbearing in some ways maybe Lanvin call it powerful, to me it has definite manliness about it like the smell of effort and grit. Loads of citrus overtones with underlying peppery herb tones. Trust me you don’t need a lot of this on for people to notice it has real longevity”


PoppyBarker‘s review of Guerlain Vol de Nuit – Perfumed Shimmer Powder:

“This product had received rave reviews in several beauty columns and I went on line to try and buy it from the major retailer suggested by a magazine, only to find it was out of stock. I am glad I persevered with my search, because I found who had it available. It was ordered and delivered to me within 48 hours, well-packaged. It’s a fabulous , luxury product, with a delicious, delicate scent and the ‘sparkle’ is not too over the top. I used it many times during the Christmas celebrations, and received lots of compliments! Buy some if you really want to spoil yourself. I love it!”#


HippieChick‘s review of Valentino Valentina Eau de Parfum:

Valentino Valentina Eau de Parfum

“Tried this perfume randomly in October in the duty free as I raced through the airport and never got the name but remembered the distinctive bottle – especially the delivery nodule and spray press. It drove me nuts as, by the time I boarded the plane, I realised I had made a wonderful new fragrance discovery and had absolutely NO IDEA what it was!!

Weeks later, I shouted out loud at the TV when I first saw the advert – just before Christmas!! Being the canny shopper that I am and, being nowhere near a duty free for a good while – I set about resourcing the product and, ESCENTUAL.COM came up trumps!! I am now in blissful posession of this warm, clean and sensual fragrance which cheers me up every time I sneak a spray of it… love it!X”


Angelface78‘s review of La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo Cleanser:

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo Cleanser

“This cleanser worked for me instantly! It really did calm down my intolerant skin, which was misbehaving once again! Prior to using this product I was experiencing rashes, itching, burning and dry patches. My face is now totally transformed and looks flawless. I used in conjunction with Thermal Spray and Moisturizer from the same range. Two slightly negative points are that I am now looking to invest in another cleanser to use on alternative days now that my skin has calmed down, as it is quite heavy and it appears to have clogg pores a bit. In addition it would be much better if La Roche used a pump action bottle, as it is quite tricky to always control the amount that comes out. Other then that it’s a good product!”

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