I am drawn to this fragrance. It is light and fresh and totally appealing. I think it doesn't like me though, cause about an hour after I put it on, I don't like it anymore. Oh well.
Very strange smell - I think it's pretty masculine. I didn't notice that it made my hair any shinier than usual. It seems to be a pretty average shampoo. I use it for cleaning my blush brushes now. Cool bottle - flat shaped, yellow.
I love this stuff. It's moisturizing, smells great, and gives your lips a nice slightly pinker sheen. I was first introduced to it when my sister brought it back from the UK where she spent a semester abroad. Unfortunately, it's not available in the US. My boyfriend is Italian, so whenever he goes back home, I have him bring me back a big stock of labello. Last time though, he could only find labello classic (blue tube) so I was a little sad, but that stuff is good too. I think they improved the scent of it in the past few years - it used to smell like men's aftershave.
I received this in a swap. I swapped away Pinch Me because it was too dark, but this is too light as a blush. It is sort of a beigey-pinky-peach and I think it'll look different colors on different people. I had to really load it on my brush and cheeks to even get it to show up and I don't like that much effort. The texture of it is great though, and I think I might be using this as an eyeshadow or all over color. This might also be good for young girls who want to get into blush without looking silly.
Cute bottle, but I don't think I'll rebuy this one. First, the smell really bothers me. At first, it's okay, but it seems to linger and I just can't stand it after a while. I put this on before bedtime and in the morning, I can still smell it. Also, it doesn't say how much shea butter is in it. I bet it's not much, since it only costs $6. I much prefer L'occitane to this.
This looks red in the tube, but just has a slight red/pink tint on your lips. There is no shimmer, which is why I picked this one, but it is packed with shine. I love it! It's totally YLBB! Good applicator too. I disagree with the other reviewer who said this stuff smells like black licorice. I'd say it smells like generic strawberry hard candy - like jolly ranchers or something. Pleasant smell and taste. Maybe they changed the scent recently?
I used samples of the shampoo, conditioner, and smoother all on one day. I was looking for something to just relax my curls a bit and not necessarily make my hair pin straight. I didn't really see a difference after using the straight line - I used a blowdryer, unlike usual, because the smoother is "heat activated." My hair felt very producty afterwards too. I won't purchase because I didn't see significant results for the price of this stuff.
Styling Products -John Frieda - Spotlight detangler
surfgal626 1/24/2004 1:59:00 PM
I have curly hair which frizzes like crazy and I purchased this because of all the rave reviews. It does a resonable job of taking care of frizz. I don't notice any additional shine. I won't buy again because I prefer Citre Shine serum. If you are looking for something that won't weight your hair down, the spotlight is probably the better choice though. Call me crazy, but I like the extra weight a thick serum gives to prevent puffiness!
This is one of my two everyday blushes (the other is mocha). It is a warm pinky color that makes me look like I am glowing from within - very natural too! When I brush it on, I see my face be transformed from blah to alive and awake! I love this blush!
I bought this because of all the rave reviews, but I just didn't see anything special about it. I'm an LLL with brown hair and brown eyes, and it seemed to make my face look dirty or muddy. Maybe I didn't apply it right? I feel bad leaving this review since everyone else LOVES this product. I was looking for a natural flush and I get that from blushbaby, so I don't need you anyway, gingerly!
Shampoo -Graham Webb - Color Enhancing Shampoo Ruby Red
surfgal626 1/17/2004 9:31:00 PM
This is the only red deposit shampoo I've found which actually adds red to my hair AND cleans it well. Most of the others I've used don't seem to lather well and my hair feels dirty afterwards. Stains everything in sight, so be careful if you have porous tiles in the bathroom.
Lip Treatments -MAC - Tinted Lip Conditioner - Petting Pink
surfgal626 1/15/2004 3:37:00 PM
I love the product itself - very conditioning, good smell. Makes my lips very soft and feels good on. This color is not as pigmented as it seems, so it barely shows up, but I like the effect. I wish I could have this in a squeeze tube instead of the pot - I hate getting my finger covered and I feel like I am wasting product.
Fragrances -Issey Miyake - L'Eau d'Issey Soothing Night Fragrance
surfgal626 1/15/2004 3:14:00 PM
I love this stuff - I used to wear the original L'eau D'Issey but I felt that the first hour of wearing the perfume, I smelled way too strong (and I wasn't too fond of the first note either). This stuff smells very similar, but it is much lighter. It doesn't last as long, but that's fine by me. It's one of the only perfumes I can spray on right before bedtime and not feel like I am choking in my bed. I will buy again and again! I love this flat frosted blue bottle and I think most of Miyake's bottles are pretty cool.
I love this color and I bought it because it's what Katie Homes wore on the first few seasons of Dawson's creek. It looks good and very natural on me (LLL, brown hair). I wish the formula were smoother and more moisturizing though.
This is weird perfume. I smelled 3 very different smells on my wrist in the first 10 minutes I wore this perfume, none of which I liked. The lingering scent is fine - not offensive, but nothing special either. More lychee than tangerine.