Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - jessica simpson FANCY LOVE 2009
ashleym04 11/1/2012 10:57:00 AM
Not like Burberry Classic! I also bought this based on the reviews without smelling FL first that this was a cheaper dupe for Burberry. I can see some slight similarities at first but this is SO POWDERY! The dry down is so sweet and cheap smelling. I bought the largest bottle and I will be throwing it away. I tried it twice and both times had to wash it off. Burberry has a fruity soft clean smell and this was so overwhelmingly powdery. I can't see why people think this a dupe for Burberry?
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Wild Honeysuckle Body Spray
ashleym04 6/26/2012 2:51:00 PM
Sweetly floral - I just bought this for the first time in the semi-annual sale and this surprised me how great it smelled. I'm from Alabama and have grown up smelling honeysuckle in the summers.. it grows wild everywhere and the smell is amazing. There's really nothing else that equals that scent but this Wild Honeysuckle is still really pretty! For a body spray it lasts almost all day but fades from the initial spray which is really intensely sweet.
Concealers -Maybelline - Super Stay 24 Hour Concealer
ashleym04 5/29/2012 5:11:00 PM
Works really well .. even in extreme Georgia humidity! I recently had skin cancer surgery and have a scar line on my nose and this works great to conceal the redness. It does last all day even with 90% humidity here in Atlanta. One thing that I was so impressed with that the Ivory shade is actually Ivory and not yellow or peach. Too many makeup lines leave us porcelain girls out of their shade range and this is perfect for me. I have the hardest time finding light enough concealers.
FABULOUS! I love mango fragrances - but some of them have that "pee/sour" thing going on. Bali Mango doesn't have that at all! It smells like fruity, sweet, slightly tart mangoes with a creamy candy finish. I agree with some who say it has a bubblegum scent to it. The body spray smells better than the lotion. The only negative is that it doesn't last long but it smells amazing!
Lotions/ Creams -Bodycology - white gardenia body cream
ashleym04 4/13/2012 1:09:00 PM
LUSH ~The texture of this lotion is amazing and not to mention the heavenly scent! I also have the body mist and it really does smell so expensive. People ask me all the time what I'm wearing. You won't believe how wonderful the scent is for these products in this White Gardenia line!
Fragrances -Bodycology - Body Mist in White Gardenia
ashleym04 4/2/2012 10:47:00 AM
BEAUTIFUL! I agree with the others .. this doesn't have that cheap body mist smell. It really does smell like perfume. Simple, sweet, lush gardenias. I have been wanting a clean warm weather fragrance and for $2 for the travel size this is AMAZING! It seems to last hours on my skin.
CLEAN - Everything seems to give me a headache if its too strong or lasts too long so I am always on the search for a clean light fragrance without any musk. This is perfect for me! I happen to love the "non perfume" scents like Philosophy and Clean and this is one of those kind of fragrances. After reading the reviews.. I didn't get the jasmine, beach or floral notes but definitely the Pure Grace similarity. The drydown is exactly like that .. soapy or a fabric softener. It's more complex than the Grace scent and the reviews that it doesn't last long enough are correct. I LOVE this but have to reapply every few hours.
Fragrances -BeneFit Cosmetics - So Hooked On Carmella
ashleym04 3/20/2012 3:57:00 PM
Lady of the night? I sprayed this on a tester in the store and it smelled sweet but unusual. BUT when I got this home I tried it again and it smelled so CHEAP and heavy! The first thing that popped in my head was that it smelled like what a prostitute would smell like right before a service call. Sweaty, musky body odor with a cheap, sweet, heavy hairspray smell. Going back to the store.
I have been using Eucerin Everyday SPF30 Moisturizer for 10 years and NOTHING beats it! I literally have tried EVERY daily high SPF moisturizer on the market (Vanicream, Olay, Neutrogena.. etc.) This product is a lifesaver to us who have skin cancer issues. Long story short .. this is the ONLY product that doesn't irritate my fair sensitive skin. The white cast has never bothered me as long as my skin is protected and NOT GREASY! There is a clear appreciation from those of us who need this product as a PROTECTIVE element rather than a general moisturizing product.
Sunscreen -Unlisted Brand - Vanicream for Sensitive Skin SPF 30 and SPF 60
ashleym04 3/7/2012 3:34:00 PM
I have to wear sunscreen everyday and have really fair, sensitive, skin cancer prone skin. So I'm constantly on the search for a high SPF daily moisturizer. I have been given trial sizes of Vanicream products at my Derm's office but none this GREASY!! I know the product is a superior product for sun protection BUT it's simply WAY too greasy. I have really dry skin and it literally goes on your face like Crisco. I applied it for the first time 5 hours ago this morning and my skin is still greasy feeling. The ONLY bonus is that I didn't get the white cast that usually happens with all my other brands. I will go back to my all time favorite Eucerin Everyday Protection SPF30 in the pink bottle but will save this Vanicream for body.
Fantastic mascara for the money! It's a shame that it's discontinued and I can't understand why? I just ordered some off drugstore.com and you can still find it on eBay as well. It is WONDERFUL and doesn't flake at all. It doesn't make your lashes quite as thick as the Voluminous brand does but .. it does make your lashes REALLY LONG! I can't find one negative thing about this mascara.
Moisturizers -Eucerin - Daily Protective Lotion for Sensitive Skin SPF 15
ashleym04 3/7/2012 1:31:00 PM
I have been using Eucerin Everyday SPF30 Moisturizer for 10 years and NOTHING beats it! I literally have tried EVERY daily high SPF moisturizer on the market (Vanicream, Olay, Neutrogena.. etc.) This product is a lifesaver to us who have skin cancer issues. I have spent the last 20 years going twice a year to the dermatologist and haven't been in the sun since I was a child. Long story short .. this is the ONLY product that doesn't irritate my fair sensitive skin. The white cast has never bothered me as long as my skin is protected and NOT GREASY! For the negative reviews .. I just can't understand them?? There is a clear appreciation from those of us who need this product as a PROTECTIVE element rather than a cosmetic fix.
Reminds me of the Body Shop Vanilla Perfume Oil from back in the day! Its a true sweet vanilla smell which is warm without all that musky overtone. There's a reason this is so popular .. it's feminine and soft. I have never met a man who doesn't love vanilla. Price is amazingly affordable at $18 a bottle. It's just one of the most amazing pure vanilla scents I have found!
Skincare - Body -St. Ives - Intensive healing Skin Rescue Lotion
ashleym04 3/5/2012 1:31:00 PM
BEST body lotion on the market for sensitive skin! I have ultra fair, sensitive, dry skin and EVERYTHING breaks me out in a rash but this. The ingredients are so simple that you could put on a newborn baby. If you want a perfumed girlie lotion this isn't it .. BUT if you have problem dry, sensitive skin then you found your lotion! Plus its like $5 for a huge bottle.
Fragrances -Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Vanille Extreme
ashleym04 3/1/2012 12:41:00 PM
Reminds me of the Body Shop's Vanilla perfume oil from the 90's that I loved so much! I got this out yesterday and had forgotten how much it smells like the perfume oil that everyone still misses - myself included! It isn't as perfect as the original oil was but does remind me very much of that fragrance. The only bad thing is that this only lasts about 30 minutes on my skin. I heard they changed the formula of the Vanille Extreme when they updated the packaging? I have the bottle pictured and its fabulous!!!