Moisturizers -Bella -Bella Lucce Multi-Fruit Regenerative Night Cream

on 10/19/2017 12:47:00 PM

Mostly sunflower seed oil and a ton of fragrance oils. The smell is nice, like a really strong orange creamsicle, but it doesn't do anything good for my skin (and, on my face, the smell is just overwhelming and gives me a headache). I experienced horrible breakouts *and* dryness with this cream.


Body Scrubs -Bella -Walnut Sugar Scrub

on 2/12/2017 11:11:00 AM

Wow, this stuff is strongly scented! Peppermint for days! Makes sense considering peppermint oil is listed in the ingredient list twice. It actually makes my skin tingle! This is a nice scrubby sugar scrub. It's not oil based, which I kinda like, because I don't like getting out of shower feeling like a greased up pig. But it did a great job smoothing out any rough patches. The jar is huge - 8 oz - so it actually lasted me quite awhile. But it's pricey. I think I paid $40 for this on ebay. If I could find it cheaper, I'd buy it again, but not at that price.


Hair Styling Tools -Bella -1 inch clipless curling iron

on 4/6/2015 9:05:00 AM

I purchased this 1 inch clipless curling iron for $15 at TJ Maxx. Based on how well it works, it was the bargain of the year! It heats up to a high temperature (which wasn't specified but it's HOT) very quickly and it stays hot for the duration. The barrel is tourmaline ceramic and it heats up evenly. I take a 1 inch section and wrap it around the iron, being careful to hold the end at least an inch from the barrel in order to avoid burned fingers. This particular model didn't come with a silicone glove, but I've used those babies in the past and they're pretty worthless anyway. It just takes some practice to get the hang of a clipless iron and the curls look so much better so it's definitely worth the effort. This iron also has an auto shut-off feature that's handy to have (no one want to burn the house down huh?). I like everything about this product. On Amazon, Bella curling irons are about $80, so I think I definitely scored a bargain. I can certainly tell the difference between a regular metal finish iron and the tourmaline ceramic one. My curls last much longer with the latter and I have absolutely no damage (also thanks to Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil Primer). I definitely recommend this product and might purchase another size if I can find this brand again at TJ Maxx. Five lippies!


Lip Gloss -Bella -Bella Il Fiore Lip gloss - Kate

on 5/29/2012 12:27:00 AM

This is a really nice gloss that comes out clear on my lips. The texture is really nice, definitely one of the best. It sort of reminds me of CO Bigelow's glosses, overall (but this has a doe foot applicator). It's non-sticky or tacky, but still has great shine. The lasting power is so-so, but I don't mind that. I think it's a little expensive for the size and what it is. Overall, a really nice gloss, but I wouldn't say there's nothing in the world like this or everyone has to run to have it in their collection.


Palettes -Bella -Sweetheart Eyeshadow Palette

I bought this on a whim from beautycrunch for $6. I searched, and searched for reviews of this after I ordered, and came up with nothing. Upon it's arrival I was a bit surprised at the size (I thought it would be a bit bigger than about 3"x2.5" with nickel sized pans) but my size expectations are usually a bit off. xD Overall I really like this. The packaging is just adorable (baby pink and black stripes/ruffle patterns). It flips open, and has magnetic closure that feels pretty secure. I wouldn't be worried about traveling with this in my purse.

The colors are...
Diamonds & Pearl: Beige-y white with what looks like a lot of shimmer, but upon application .the shimmer becomes much more subtle

Candy: Pinky-Purple with subtle shimmer

You Baby: Warm brown with shimmer

C'est La Vie: Looks like a pale silver in the pan but applies as a more white color that's mostly shimmer but not OTT shimmer. Good highlighter shade.

Tinkerbell: Pale Rosey Pink, subtle shimmer

Hot Stuff: The only matte shade in the palette. It's a pretty brown-y, purple, taupe color. Very similar to Ulta's "Mink"

Maggie May: Immediately this reminded me of Ulta's "Aztec Gold" but didn't quite apply that way. It has a very obvious brown/bronze base with lots of gold shimmer

Heartbreak Hotel: Mauve/Wine color with subtle shimmer

The colors aren't WOW pigmented like my beloved UD, Too Faced, or Stila but if anything this is why they stand out so much to me. These color will allow me to go more subtle with color if I choose to do so, but with primer I'm sure these soft shadows could pop. My mom always loves how pretty my HE make up stash is, but is put off by the bold pigmentation. I'm actually going to order her one of these, because I think she'll really approve of the quality/application. Thumbs up Bella. :D


Eye Shadow -Bella -Bella Il Fiore Roller Ball Shadows

on 3/12/2008 7:52:00 PM

Ohh I am shocked that there aren't more reviews for this stuff on here! I got these in Love Me Tender, which is a a really beautiful, warm purple, with the perfect amount of shimmer... Speaking of shimmer, Don't be Cruel is the most amazingly, shimmery, greyish, goldish, awesome color! I've never seen anything like it- I had to have it, and I got the last one at the Cosmetic Market. I paid $9 for Love Me Tender and $11 for Don't be Cruel, so not too bad really. I really love these and they seem to last a long time, they don't crease and are just an all around great product!
Bottom Line: These rollerballs pack a pigmented punch.

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Moisturizers -Bella -Bella Lucce Multi-Fruit Regenerative Night Cream

This smells like Fruit Loops! I do like the scent and the consistency, but I used a sample of this only a few times (a little does go a very long way) and within 2-3 days, I had broken out like crazy. I stopped using it immediately and didn't continue to break out, but it took a couple weeks for my skin to clear up. This is the worst reaction to a product that my face has ever had.

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Eye Shadow -Bella -Bella Il Fiore Roller Ball Shadows

on 8/8/2007 2:29:00 PM

I'd never heard of this line until I saw a few of their products in a very tiny, out-of-the-way shop. I picked up 'Red Red Wine' rollerball shadow that is anything BUT red. This is the most gorgeous neutral shadow that I own and I own a lotta shadows!! The color is taupy silver but here's the best part. The shimmer in these shadows seems to float on top of the taupe color which makes the eyelid look uber smooth and not at all crepy looking. This color does not budge and creasing....forgetaboutit. I like to apply the powder with a brush rather than roll it over my eyelid. More control that way. I cannot gush enough about the quality of this shadow...it's perfect!


Fragrances -Bella -*not* Belou's Chauvette fragrant body oil

on 3/10/2007 2:26:00 PM

This smells like some of the scents made by Rich Hippie, with a citrus top note, and a spiced woody-floral drydown. I have no problem detecting the fragrance, but I do wish it lasted a bit longer. I find this scent to be simple, yet soothing and quite pleasant. I think anyone who loves Rich Hippie's simple, gentle blends will like this, too. This has notes of warm spices, sandalwood and lime and is available from Beautyhabit.


Eye Shadow -Bella -Bella Il Fiore Roller Ball Shadows

on 9/21/2006 7:54:00 PM

Um... and WHY is this brand not getting more publicity?!! I love the roller shadows and the loose shadows. Also, their palettes are so much better than Benefit's because the colors are more flattering. Somebody buy this stuff so they stay in business please!

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Eye Shadow -Bella -Bella Jewel Dust

on 9/7/2006 10:35:00 AM

This is a very nice product. It comes in a shallow jar with a sifter top. This keeps the mess down. The product itself is very sparkly, and does tend to fall everywhere. This shade is an iridescent pale pink, and I use it as a highlighter and brow bone accent. Even though it is pink, it shows as a very soft light pink/lilac color, I find it very versatile. The product page says these can be used wet for a more intense color. The price point was 12 USD and the container holds maybe 1 oz of product, but I am not positive of that. I got it 20% off, so I think this is a good deal. I will be picking up more of these.

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Polishes -Bella -Luva

on 8/31/2006 2:08:00 AM

Luva looks almost black under dim lighting, indoor daytime: a sexy maroon creme (deep brownish red), outdoor and sunny it's a deep vampire red like Morticia Adams' lipstick. It's only about US$4.10 here in the Phils. tax included so I would say it's a steal.


Eye Shadow -Bella -Bella Il Fiore Roller Ball Shadows

on 5/15/2006 4:25:00 PM

I saw these in a boutique in Brooklyn and feel deeply in love - these are comparable to Becca shimmer powders - these were $16 in the store so I decided to research it online and found them on the main site for $8 so I bought the light pink, light champagne and the green/blue. These are dazzling shimmers that I wear over other colors. Love these!!!

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Moisturizers -Bella -PHYTO LITE CREAM

on 3/31/2006 3:49:00 AM

light-weight. Like it very much when i am not using retin.


Polishes -Bella -Miss Priss

on 11/20/2005 5:48:00 PM

This was my first Bella Il Fiore purchase! It looks like we are calling it Bella on this site, so let me know if I need to correct this.



THE BRAND



I would say that this is a deluxe brand based on the five store hotel I bought this in. No, I stayed across the street at a three or four star hotel in the add on!



THE COLOR



I bought this for the color. I'd never seen a pink like Miss Priss before. It is a very very hot warm geranium red. Think of a geranium, a matte red-pink, with lots of leafy petals. This is the color. I have never bought a color like this before. A bit coral red... I cannot believe it but I had to have this color. I have never used a color this bright before. It is not matte, it's a bit shiny and even shinier with the SH Instant Strength calcium gel nail fortifier I used.



THE TEXTURE



I found the texture to be a bit thick as opposed to thin. Not at all gloppy. I really only needed one coat. I may put another coat on tonight if I want to. But I only used one coat. I was very careful and I did not need much cleanup which I normally do with a pointy cotton swab. So good clean texture with plenty of coverage.



THE WEAR



I don't have much to say here since I haven't had this on for an hour. I will update.



OVERALL



I feel that life is good with Miss Priss on your nails. Not a must have color unless you crave the hot colors. This line has a few colors I would want, a red, a deep brown, a baby cotton candy...maybe a cranberry or dark pink. More colors are needed but this mini collection has a lot of attitude and is very wearable. Congratulations on this line, I will be buying more. And there is very little more to ask for in life but for gorgeous nails painted with Miss Priss.



EDITED: You will tire of this color long before it chips or wears down. I had it on for 4 days and by the end I was like, OMG, this is dang bright! I remember this color very fondly though...


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