Mascara -Shiseido - The Makeup Mascara Base [DISCONTINUED]
ncoleblue 11/1/2009 5:57:00 AM
I'm sorry to lower the rating of this product I so wanted to love. I don't know if I got a dud tube or what. The mixture is a thick grey waxy, slightly gummy yet solid texture. It doesn't go on smooth, however does dramatically increase lash volume. It created clumps in my mascara that otherwise would not have happened. It also made alot of lashes fall out. As for whether I would repurchase - maybe. I feel convinced I have a bad tube, but until then, my rating stays as is :(
Mascara -Max Factor - Lash Perfection Volume Couture Waterproof
ncoleblue 11/1/2009 5:48:00 AM
This review is for the non-waterproof version (can't post there because it's discontinued - can still buy on EBay though). Minimal clumps, decent lengthening, and best of all curls my eyelashes without the need for a primer or curler. I really like this product. Not a huge fan of the brush though. The plastic bristles are great, but I prefer smaller brushes like in the Maybelline Lash Discovery
I bought this lipstick in Plum Wine. The texture is silky and smooth like a balm, but not as greasy. Application is smooth, with no crazy flaking and bleeding like with alot of other kinds (e.g. Maybelline Wet Shine which needs lip balm underneath to prevent this). Colour is sheer which I love (I hate that painted look), but it is probably buildable for those who prefer more pigment. I highly recommend! Best lipstick I have tried
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Heavenly Angel Mist
ncoleblue 8/6/2009 5:42:00 AM
I really didn't like this. I bought a bottle online due to all the hype and reviews. I find it's a very "granny" smell. Not my cup of tea at all. I wouldn't recommend
Lotions/ Creams -Victoria's Secret - Strawberries and Champagne
ncoleblue 8/5/2009 7:53:00 AM
Just awful. Exactly like the other reviewer said.. like someone spilled a beer on me
Hallelujah, THE perfect gardenia scent at last. This really is like sticking your head in a gardenia bush. It is a little too spicy at first, but once the fragrance settles, there is nothing but gardenia. Just gorgeous. The scent lasts all day too which is great because not many perfumes do on me.
I bought this fragrance off the internet based on reviews stating that this smells like Chanel Gardenia. Sadly, that it does not. I don't think it smells anything like it, and I really regret the purchase. I can't smell the gardenia either
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Sweet Daydream ] [DISCONTINUED]
ncoleblue 8/5/2009 6:51:00 AM
Another hit from the Secret Garden line. It's very sweet and feminine. Not better than Pure Seduction or Sweet Temptation in my eyes, but still one to keep in my collection
This is a really pretty fragrance. It DOES have that shampoo smell as others have pointed out, but I think that's nice.. It's a sweet floral, not too strong, and inoffensive, so good for the office.
There's nothing wrong with this scent aside from the lasting power (pretty much zero on me). It's quite a boring scent really. I barely smelt any rose, which I expected to be the predominant note. Tangerine is probably the strongest note I can detect. It smells like Allens Sherbies.
Lotions/ Creams -Victoria's Secret - Vanilla Lace Hand & Body Lotion
ncoleblue 8/5/2009 6:42:00 AM
i LOVE this scent! It's different than what I expected (more of a vanilla essence type smell), but not in a bad way. It smells like sugared almonds, mmm.. yum! I can't help but keep smelling myself. It also has amazingly good staying power. Normally I can't smell fragrances on myself after 5 minutes, but 12 hours later I can still smell this one. It is the PERFECT musky/warm scent IMO
They don't have VS in my country, so I don't need to worry about it being too common. At first I wasn't that fond of this scent, but it's grown on me and I really like it now. The top note is cherry which is quite strong. There's a strange deeper note that I can't quite explain.. like a child's cough syrup smell, which is very unpleasant, but is thankfully subdued upon application. This scent is nice, but I can't see why it's the most popular one?
The cucumber in this is the predominant note I would say. It's a very fresh, vibrant and girly scent. So if you love cucumber scents, you'll most probably like this
I really expected to like this because I love most of the Secret Garden range. Berry Kiss smells alot like a fruit roll-up or a powdery piece of red licorice. That's the only way I can explain it. Disappointing.
This is a very sexy smell, and the lotion has great lasting power. The one issue I have with this one is that about halfway through the bottle, the lotion tends to get a bit "off". I'd still repurchase though because the scent is divine.