Packaging: Pretty Nina has the same design concept as Nina. The beautiful apple shaped bottle but in this case it's a dark pink at the top that fades to light pink towards the bottom. Instead of having silver leaves the leaves on Pretty Nina is more pearly white. Pricing: I paid $50 for a 1.7oz bottle off Amazon.com and I see a few bottles popping up on ebay at various prices. Currently it only comes in 1.7oz. Fragrance Notes: off the Nina Ricci site : Toffee apple, raspberry, lemon, grapefruit, jasmine, petals of rose, caramel and vanilla. My Opinion: I prefer this over the Nina perfume. I think this one if much more fruity and refreshing. The opening is very similar to Nina with the intial burst of citrus goodness but unlike Nina which takes a turn to a dark sweet caramel and toffee apple scent, Pretty Nina remains fruity with the smell of grapefruit, raspberry, and lemon. During the drydown Nina Ricci remains dark and sweet and you can still smell the apple note, but at this time the woody notes start to come into play. The woody notes are applewood and cedarwood. Pretty Nina during its final moments is still refreshing, light and fruity. As you can see from the notes there aren't any woody notes so I didn't expect this fragrance to turn dark at any point. All in all I adore Nina Ricci but I am in love with the Limited Edition Pretty Nina. If you can get a sample vial please try it out before you purchase a full bottle because everyone's nose is different... I emailed some1 at nina ricci parfums and they said that it will not be available in the US so I don't think you will be able to try it in stores..
I originally bought this in Pure beige from rite aid. The rite aid by my house does not carry many brands and they do not carry alot of shades of make up from any company. When i went to rite aid I saw the Mineral Power Liquid foundation in all the light shades but only 1(sandy beige) 2(Pure beige) and 4(honey beige) in the Medium shades and one 2 shades in the dark section. I bought both sandy and natural beige because I was not sure which one would be my correct shade. I stuck with Pure Beige. After wearing it for a while it turned my face ghostly looking very pale for my medium skin tone. I went on maybelline website to look at the powder verison and discovered that there are actually more shades to the medium skin tones. I went to my local CVS (which i love BTW because they carry every brand and they have everything in stock at all times!!! ) I got the Medium 2.5(Natural Beige) which matches my skintone almost exactly, better than anything other foundation i have used... Oil Control: I have oily skin it's not very oily but just oily and while i was wearing the natural beige shade my skin did not look oily at all. I did sweat a little because it is BLAZING HOTT outside but I didnt get oily. I used MAC Blot pressed powder over the foundation and that seem to do it for me.. Price: Price is not bad its less than $10 after taxes i think i paid $9 and CVS always has BOGO free sales or BOGO 50% off.. so i would recommend buying two shades that can be your possible match and that will save you time and money of going back buying another one, when you can just go back and return one, or instead of returning it keep it because during the different seasons sometimes people's skin gets darker or lighter..
I was using this cleanser to go along with the acne.org regimen(btw acne.org is a great website to help people understand acne and find ways to keep your acne at bay. I am not AFFILIATED). This cleanser is good for ridding your face of oils and makeup. In regards to makeup sometimes this cleanser does not remove eye makeup completely so you may need to use more for your eye area. The bottle also lasts a long time i use it morning and night and it lasts me a few months. Its a little pricey but then again its neutrogena. Also this cleanser has no medication in it such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Try to catch this on sale and give it a try.
Treatments (Eye) -Unlisted Brand - Enormous (Massive) Lash
SexiicEe83 5/28/2008 10:42:00 AM
I have been using this for exactly 2 weeks. I recieved it on 5/14 and started using it immediately day and night for the 1st 10 days then every night after that. Week 1 (5/21): I didn't notice anything for my top lashes but my lower lashes has grown really long. Week 2 (5/28): I've seen visible fullness by this time. My eyelashes are very very full, I had previous gaps that no longer exsist. I have also notice some length, nothing dramatic but some length. So by this time all i see is LOTS OF FULLNESS and SOME LENGTH. I'll continue to up date. BTW with mascara my eyelashes look like falsies and i dont need to curl them anymore, i think the curler was the culprit for my damaged lashes to begin with. Also my bottom lashes are very long however i do not want them very long so i stoppped applying to my lower lashes. The lower lashes seem to grow fastest. Week 3 (6/7): So i've been using it for 3 weeks now and I dont see a DRAMATIC improvement or even a BIG one. There is alot of fullness, no more gaps in my lashes. As far as length goes there is very little, my eyelashes look the same if not a tiny bit longer. My lower lashes have went back to its original length, in my previous update i said i would stop applying to my lower lashes. In conclusion LITTLE TO NO LENGTH, alot of FULLNESS, and your eyelashes WILL GO BACK YO NORMAL STATE if you discontinue use.. It's still to soon to judge ive only used it for 3 weeks i'll continue to update weekly =) UPDATE: okay i have PICS =) Ive been using it for 2 months and 3 weeks I'm sorry i do not have an before pics and I wish i would have took some.. But i can tell you that my eyelashes were about half this length with mascara on. Note that ion these pics i have Voluminous (carbon black) mascara on. I have recently bought Revitalash (new formula) only because i thought that I was not seeing any results but after i applied my mascara and I saw these bad boys! im regretting it.. I started using the revitalash and my lashes are starting to fall out.. so that was a waste of $95 (off amazon.com) Imma stick to enormous lash I LOVE IT!
Pricing: I think that the price is good for a drug store mascara especially if you think about the benefits w/ olive & sweet almond oil for your lashes. I paid $7.99 at duane reade, that's not on sale. Packaging: it pretty plain. It a silver glittery tube that says Neutrogena Healthy Volume. Available colors: Carbon Black, Black, and Black Brown Performance: let me start off by saying I have long, and thin lashes. My lashes use to look very full without mascara but I feel like it doesn't look as full anymore. Sometimes when I wash my eye makeup off I see maybe 1 or 2 lashes n the sink, so I put off wearing mascara for a while. When I saw the ad for Neutrogena's Healthy Volume mascara w/ olive & Sweet almond oil I had to try it!!.. At first this mascara to me was pretty average it was a good everyday look, nothing dramatic it just made my lashes stand out NATURALLY. I did NOT see 400% more volume I did see a little more length, some volume and it curled my eyelashes naturally so I didn't need the eyelash curler. Today I wanted a little more of a dramatic look so I lined my eyes with HIP creamliner n black and then I applied the neutrogena mascara in Carbon Black to my top and bottoms lashes and it loooks sooooo nice!! And the best part is that I don't need to use a curler (which is what I think was making my lashes fall out to begin with) Soo all n all I LOVE THIS MASCARA AND WILL DEFINATELY REPURCHASE.
Price: Prices varies because sometimes VS has their special 5 for $25 sales but the pricing is pretty cheap... Packaging: Plain packaging. The juice is purples and the bottle has a fower on it nothing spectacular.. Smell: I bought in to the hype of love spell.. As another reviewer said everyone and their momma was wearing it. I thought that it would be good. I purchased a EDT to complete the 5 for $25 deal and i HATE it. It is overly sweet and sickening. It smells like a bunch of citris fruit squeezed together into this little bottle. The lotion to me smells even worst. i will not repurchase,, Lasting Power: i would say 3/5 if you layer with lotion and use the shower gels 4/5.. You will still smell it on your skin but others will not be able to smell it..
Price: Prices varies because sometimes VS has their special 5 for $25 sales but the pricing is pretty cheap... Packaging: Plain packaging. The juice is Amberish-yellow and the bottle has a flower on it nothing spectacular.. Smell: This is a very warm comforting scent smiliar to vanilla lace only warmer.. Vanilla Lace is a sweet Vanilla, this is more of a sensual vanilla.. This is definately one of my best fragrances along with Vanilla Lace. This scent would be great for the winter time. Lasting Power: i would say 3/5 if you layer with lotion and use the shower gels 4/5.. You will still smell it on your skin but others will not be able to smell it..
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Sweet Daydream ] [DISCONTINUED]
SexiicEe83 4/17/2008 3:55:00 PM
Price: Prices varies because sometimes VS has their special 5 for $25 sales but the pricing is pretty cheap... Packaging: Plain packaging. The juice is red and there is a pink flower on the bottles... Smell: This smells similar to My Desire to me with the apples, and flowers. Its a great spring a summer fragrance. Lasting Power: i would say 3/5 if you layer with lotion and use the shower gels 4/5.. You will still smell it on your skin but others will not be able to smell it..
Price: Prices varies because sometimes VS has their special 5 for $25 sales but the pricing is pretty cheap... Packaging: Plain packaging a mist bottle with a flower on it nothing spectacular.. Smell: I dont know how to describe this fragrance at all BUT IT SMELLS REALLY REALLY GOOD.. The only thing that comes to mind is sweet spring flowers.. Lasting Power: i would say 3/5 if you layer with lotion and use the shower gels 4/5.. You will still smell it on your skin but others will not be able to smell it..
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Beauty Rush Body Double Mist in Candy, Baby
SexiicEe83 4/17/2008 3:41:00 PM
Price: The price varies because sometimes VS has their special sales, but i dont think the pricing for the beauty rush line is bad.. Packaging: I love the packaging its pink(my fav. color) and clear.. i think the bottle is pretty and very girly looking... Smell: I dont know what happened but the 1st time i smelled this it smelled sooooo GOOOOOOOOOD!! like cotton candy and just very sweet, that was what i was looking for. When i went back to repurchased it i sprayed it again and it didn't smell so great on me. I didn't get cotton candy or sweetness anymore, so i passed on it. Lasting Power: The smell didnt really last long on me, not that I mind
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Very Sexy Now 2008
SexiicEe83 4/17/2008 3:34:00 PM
This perfume is perfect for the summer time. Its fruity, girly and the smells lasts a LONGGGG TIME!! Price: It only comes in the 2.5oz bottle and it retails for $49 i dont think thats a bad price, it's a great fragrance that has great staying power. Packaging: I've seen pics of the previous verison and the packaging for this one is definately better than previous versions. It's a clear bottle with gold leaves and pink writing that says very sexy now.. i find it to be very very pretty and very summery looking. Smell: Intial spray is very fruity you dont get anything but a bunch of fruit. Then as it calms down i smell peach which later changes into apple. I will defiantely repurchased or stock up because this is LE and will be discountined so0o0 give it a try it's great =)
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Dream Angels Heavenly
SexiicEe83 4/13/2008 7:11:00 PM
UPDATE: dont like it anymore it has this cologne type smell to it, like a men's cologne. It doesn't smell like vanilla it smells spicy on me now from start to finish. My mother almost died when i sprayed it on around her also smh.. This perfume is Amazing.. The price is a little on the high side but its well worth it. I bought the 2.5oz bottle and i LOVE this fragrance it smells like creamy vanilla.. not a sweet foody fragrance, which i usually love.. Im definately going to save up to buy the 4.2oz bottle i see myself wearing this for LONGGG TIME!! i recommend this to anyone that like vanilla staying power is great also..
Powder -Wet 'n' Wild - Ultimate Minerals Powder Foundation in Stage Light
SexiicEe83 4/8/2008 6:38:00 PM
UPDATE::DANG i really wanted to like this but its breaking my face out with HUGE pimples s0o0 im going to have to retire this UPDATE:: Still a perfect foundation.. the medium makes me look medium-pale (LOL) so i use PF Bronzing mineral veil in Bronzer over it to set my makeup and add color and my face looks amazing i've been getting stares from everyone (males & Females), ITS GREAT!! I LOVE THIS MINERAL MAKEUP!! okay so i was using B.E (Medium Tan) and it started making my face itchy and then i came across the reviews on here about the itchy-ness and acne so i returned it before it got worst.. I was searching for mineral makeup for a while I tried PF Loose powder and it looked good but gave no coverage, well of course it's not a foundation.. so i was looking for a foundation that gave light to medium coverage... i saw this and the packaging caught my attention i dont know why but i thought it was pretty.. it comes in 4 shades, Pale, Light, Medium, and Tan.. Since i was a medium tan i wasnt sure which one to go for Medium or Tan i picked Medium because most Tans turn orange on my skin. It is s0o0o GOOD!! the coverage is light but u can put another layer for medium coverage I dont really need alot. It only cost me $5 which is great for a .34oz container. The only problem is that the Rite Aid i bought it from by me sucks, they dont regularly stock up and usually discontinue items s0o i hope they DO NOT stop selling this because it is truly great.. BTW i have very OILY SKIN and it DID NOT get shiny or fade on me, I didnt need to constantly blot my face, and it kept my skin tone even. LOVE IT!!
I love the way this smells. It smells like flowers and apples very beautiful. I wouldnt repurchase only because the smell does not last at all!!
I LOVE THE WAY THIS SMELLS. When i wear it i smell cherry blossom and vanilla very sexy and my boyfriend loves it!! =) although the bottle is very pretty. I dont like perfumes with automizers!! because something always go wrong with them. It doesnt really last either you will find yourself reapplying often and it isnt a scent everyone will smell will you will arrive. That can either be good or bad. I like when people can smell my perfume.