Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden -Trini Girl by Nicki Minaj

on 2/22/2018 6:25:00 PM

Why oh why do I continue to buy fragrances blind online, based purely on reviews? I read a review of this and it sounded like a fragrance I would love - tropical, fruity, and reminiscent of an island vacation. In the dead of Winter, it sounded like just what I needed. In reality this is so cheap-smelling I can't stand it. The initial smell is pure alcohol, next is cheap spicy musk. Almost no fruit at all and what's there is cloying. The bottle is as ridiculous as her other fragrances. I thought my kids would find it funny - turns out they are terrified of it. This one is going straight to the recycling bin.


Mascara -Elizabeth Arden -Grand Entrance

on 2/22/2018 11:18:00 AM

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This does lengthen, create volume, and curls. But it clumps a lot and the Wand does not separAte lashes. It doesnt look spectacular. The overall look is just meh . Just looks like u piled on a thick layer of mascarA


Primer/ Corrector -Elizabeth Arden -Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer

on 2/19/2018 3:28:00 PM

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It has a soft, velvety texture that blends into the skin to perfection. The blurring effect is quite noticeable, making you wonder whether you actually need foundation. The kind you thing you would use in no-make up make up days. Sadly, it caused my super sensitive skin to break out...


Lotions/ Creams -Elizabeth Arden -Green Tea Honey Drops Body Cream

on 2/19/2018 2:03:00 AM

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Hated the smell, gave it to my colleagues and the whole office used it as hand cream.


Skincare - Face -Elizabeth Arden -Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum

on 2/16/2018 11:51:00 AM

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So disappointed, I used to love these capsules but the new version, Advanced Ceramide Capsules are just horrible compared to the previous ones. They are incredibly oily and just sit on the skin and will seriously sting your eyes if you put them anywhere near them ie like on your forehead. I could use the previous version on my eyelids and they sunk in beautifully in a few minutes. I bought 90 too, so I guess I will use them on my hands. To make matters worse, I got two quite nasty spots after using them last time - wish they had left them as they were.

UPDATE: I tried to leave a similar review on the Elizabeth Arden site and got the following:
"Our staff has read your review and values your contribution even though it did not meet all our website guidelines. Thanks for sharing and we hope to publish next time!"

I guess they only publish positive reviews :-) If you used them before and plan to buy again, I recommend you get a sample first to see if the new formulation suits you.

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Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden -With Love by Hilary Duff

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I smelled this at a store upon it's release and was blindsided by a saleswoman just spraying it into the air. Needless to say it was a bit overwhelming. Speed up a few years, a gentleman I was conversing with raved about Hillary Duff With Love, as a unisex boozy vanilla amber melange. I knew I had to try it. He was right.... unisex whisky opening with a drydown of heavenly cakey vanilla ----
Warming and comforting, cozy and cuddlely, sensually seductive with the right partner; in between. LOVE! A great celebrity fragrance; very long wearing (into the next day) does not scream, shrill or smell cheap like many do. No doubt a full worthy bottle for me.

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Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden -PROVOCATIVE WOMAN

on 2/11/2018 10:13:00 PM

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Reminds me of Bvlgary - which I also love. I'm not sure how to explain as many others here. It's a beautiful floral, yet with a hint of spice/pepper to it. The floral is warm and makes me feel lovely. I noticed the scent could have lasted longer. Maybe 4 hours.Beautiful, classy, elegant bottle.


Treatments (Eye) -Elizabeth Arden -Perpetual Moisture 24 Eye Cream

on 2/11/2018 7:04:00 AM

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Like so many others, I got my hands at this at a "discounter" - in my case, Marshall's - after trying for ages to find it at an EA counter with no luck. I picked this up about a week ago and I am so happy with it. I don't expect any eye cream, no matter the price, to work miracles. All I want is something that won't irritate my eyes, will hydrate my under-eye area nicely so that concealer applies smoothly in the daytime and that delicate skin is moisturized over-night. This cream ticks all the boxes. It's also lightweight in feel and feels cooling going on but it's not so lightweight that it doesn't hydrate and make the skin around my eyes feel comfortable. I also like the jar packaging because it allows me to get every single scrap of product I've paid for (unlike my beloved and pricey Clarins eye cream....when the pump no longer works, there is a good 2 to 4 weeks of product left in the container - I've taken to taking them apart and this is how I know about all the waste in this "air-less" pump). So a definite "repurchase" for me.


Eye Shadow -Elizabeth Arden -Beautiful Color Eyeshadow Duo - Tempting Taupe

on 2/10/2018 12:24:00 PM

This is a staple for me. It is pigmented but no graininess which I love about all EA eyeshadows. Extremely finely milled, and can layer it and blend without risking patchiness. This particular duo makes a good base daily use. The colours esp the pale peach (it has extremely fine and soft ‘glow’ to it) are perfect for lighting up and soft definition. I like it with a shimmery Bobbi brown shadow stick under the lashline and any eyeliner.


Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden -Red Door

on 2/8/2018 11:37:00 PM

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This new formulation is a hot mess! The old one smelled so divine and elegant.... this new one smells like grass and its horrible! in order to get the original scent you have to check ebay and search for the ones in the clear bottles. Bring back the old scent....


Lotions/ Creams -Elizabeth Arden -Green Tea Honey Drops Body Cream

on 2/3/2018 8:37:00 PM

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Although it's a really good overall lotion, I just need to say that this is one of the most stunning scents I've ever felt. So amazing.

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Foundations -Elizabeth Arden -FLAWLESS FINISH PERFECTLY SATIN 24HR MAKEUP SPF 15 PA++

on 2/2/2018 10:55:00 AM

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This foundation that has excellent coverage and lasts well for 12 hours on me. It leaves your skin feeling powdery-fresh with a soft and satin finish, like claimed. I don't have to blot throughout the day when I wear this foundation, which is a freaking miracle.

My HG foundation is the Estee Lauder Double Wear. Comparing the two foundations, I'd say the Arden has better oil control and similar coverage. I think the Arden foundation goes on slightly more powdery/cakey, but once your oils come through it just looks like beautiful skin all day. I would recommend this to my fellow oily girls.

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Treatments (Face) -Elizabeth Arden -Eight Hour Cream - Skin Protectant

on 1/30/2018 7:06:00 AM

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I use this product as a lip balm and it soothes my lips like no other product. I have a tube of the original which does have a distinctive scent but it isn't unpleasant. There is a fragrance-free version available too. I use a small amount of this everyday before I apply lip products. If my lips are ever chapped and sore, this is the first product I reach for. It is quite thick in texture so I find a little goes a long way. I highly recommend this as a lip treatment/balm and lip products apply well on top too.

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Mascara -Elizabeth Arden -Lasting Impressions

on 1/28/2018 6:00:00 PM

Does not last. Leaves black residue on my eyebags. However, the mascara does lengthen and provide volume without clumping. I will not be repurchasing when I run out.


Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden -Britney Spears - Sunset Fantasy

on 1/22/2018 10:27:00 AM

Sunset Fantasy is a pleasant, mainly fruity-fresh mix of apple, peach, berries, sweet citrus and mild powdered floral notes. On me the orange blossom is the only clearly detectable floral note as the freshly sweet fruits are the stars of the fragrance, but I'm quite sure that I'm getting a hint of peony in the mix and maybe rose? The fragrance soon becomes milky and a bit warmer with the cream, amber and a light vanilla note developing fairly quickly. I think that there is coconut in the base, but that might just be me fooling myself, as I expect coconut in a summery fruity-rich fragrance.

This is a fairly linear fragrance on me which sometimes niggles me in fragrances, but doesn't actually bother me here - maybe because I like every single scent note used in the fragrance? Wear-time is decent enough for a EDT, at up to six hours. It does wear pretty close to the skin, though.

Official scent notes: ruby red grapefruit, Italian mandarin, sweet apple, peach, raspberry leaf, orange blossom, Australian sandalwood, vanilla Moheli, amber and steamed milk froth.


Straight away Sunset Fantasy reminded me of Victoria's Secret long-since discontinued fragrance Love Rocks, which is a perfume that you can't find here in the UK, so that is pleasing to me.

This isn't anything close to being original and doesn't remind me of Fantasy at all [this reminds me more of the Private Show line quite a bit], but for a seasonal limited edition release that is fairly low priced and will be kept on various offers during it's in-store run, Sunset Fantasy is a pretty good buy - it just says 'happy' and 'fun' to me. So if you want a more casual and relaxed spring/summer fragrance, collect Britney Spears fragrances, or want a non-offensive fragrance as a gift option for someone, then Sunset Fantasy is worth checking out.


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