Putting it to the test...
Sure, we can recommend the products that are near and dear to us. But how do they fare when we put each others' recommends to the test, no holds barred? Read on and find out.
"[Gap So Pink] is fresh with a citrus tang…I love perfumes that are light, so this is one of my picks. Only those that are meant to share intimate moments with you will be able to savour this invigorating aroma."
You should know by now that I love scents - body lotion, perfume, shower gels etc., so I jumped at the chance to check out Phan's April 2003 recommend, Gap So Pink.
I walked into The Gap and found the bottle, and began to sniff it like I was a bloodhound. My senses were not pleasantly surprised. It was a little too sweet and overpowering for my taste.
I was contemplating buying it and wearing for a week to really get the essence of the smell, but that was not going to happen. Maybe I'm cheap, but I was not about to pay to smell like bubblegum. Don't hate me, Phan!!!
So you can check it out and let me know if you agree with my sense of smell, or if you're down with Phan.
"Not only are [paper towels] a cheap alternative, but they work! No residue, no clogging, no compact to carry around. On top of that, most public washrooms carry them so you don't have to bring a roll with you every time you go to the washroom."
I watched Christine blot her face with paper towels many, many times (Christine's August 2002 recommend), and I was curious to see if it would work for me. I don't have oily skin, but sometimes my forehead and chin look like I dipped it a vat of oil.
I decided on trying Christine's recommend when my face was looking particularly oily. I snuck away from my desk at work, and ran to the bathroom. I blotted my face with the paper towel, but nothing came off. I tried again, but yet no change.
I attempted on another occasion and I saw no difference. As much as I want to be as resourceful and ghettofabulous like Christine, I will have to resort to using my compact to get rid of the shine. ¤ Michelle
[ Phan tries paper towels and Aveda. Part II of the test. ]