Got this 60% off at TS. This ended up being one of my fav sheers- prob my most worn color on my nails. This is a more opaque/less "blue" version of Great Expectations or OPI's Moon Over Mumbai. If you like Great and Moon, you will prob like this one. You still have a nail line after 2 coats, but it is less sheer then some of my other sheers.This is a taupe grey to me. Very neutral. No shimmer or frost. My only complaint is that it gets thick easily. I have to thin it occassionally and I've never had an issue like that with Essie polishes. I'm going to end up buying a back up since it's so cheat at TS right now.
Fragrances -Viktor & Rolf - Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb
classygirl 5/3/2009 9:37:00 PM
I'm surprised at some of the references to Angel and Lolita. IMO, those are true floral oriental vs the newer sweet vanilla floral orientals or "gourmonds". While Angel and Lolita have some sweet notes, they are heavier and spicer a lot more than Flowerbomb. When I spray this, I get an almost almond scent and reminded me asap of Dior Addict or the Poison in the red bottle? Both have almond in their list. Perhaps it's a mix of sweet notes, but I get almond. Also, there's juuuusssttt a touch of Chanel no. 5 based on the powder note and patchouli but it stops there. I can't wear no 5 as easily as Flowerbomb. Chanel again, is more strong and heavier then Flowerbomb, but the powder feel is the same. It smells like a mix of Poison in the red bottle and Chanel no 5 at first, but then morphs into something else. For reference, I tend to love gourmond scents and Flowerbomb delivers this at first, but then....It's the patchouli that ruines it for me. It takes a while to get there, but it's there at the end. A few hrs after spraying, I get a lot of patchouli, but ironically, it's very light. This would make it more "wearable" to those that like gourmonds or if you wanted a lighter summer pathouli, but MO? I wouldn't spend that much money on something that doesn't last longer. I've tried it numerous times and same results. It's complicated and beautiful but downright expensive when you think of the base notes lasting ability. It's just not there. I give it 4 stars bc it is beautifully blended and sophisticated for a gourmond, but for me, I won't buy it bc of the patchouli.
I LOVE this color and I didn't expect to. It was the last pic of mine at Ulta for the buy 2, get 1 free. This was the color that I picked last and couldn't decide bw this and Espresso Your Style. Well, I now have Espresso, and Fondue You still wins out. First, I am fair (but not pale) and cool toned. I did'nt think this color would work. I was sure EYS would be better bc it has a purple tone to it and Fondue has a red tone. I was dead wrong. Fondue is brown based with a red tone and has fine maroon-gold shimmer. It reminds me of chocolate covered cherries. In the dark, it looks like a diff kind of brown. Vampy, but not overly. You def get red-brown but mainly dark red brown. In the light, it is just beautiful. You can see the fine shimmer and IMO, it's more impressive than EYS. Very wearable vamp IMO. One of my top 20's as well and def wasn't expecting that. Would def repurchase.
Let me just say that I can FINALLY wear a green! Now, I gave it a 5 bc it is beautiful and great quality polish in general. However, I can not imagine wearing this every day and to say, work. It is a very special color like ruby pumps bc of the bling. I keep it for the nights that I go out. All that said, it's just simply very pretty and bling-y and a must have like Ruby Pumps.
This is a beautiful sheer/slight pink shimmer color. It's more neutral-grey/taupe, but you don't really get that on your nails unless you do 3 or more coats. If you do 1-2 coats, you see essentially a super sheer grey with pink shimmer frost. It is absoultely beautiful. Easy application with pro wide brush. I love OPI's in general and this did not disappoint.
I guess I'm one of the few that just didn't *swoon* over this polish. I liked it ok enough, but no love. Let me start by saying that I think the base color doesn't work with my skin coloring. I'm light with blue undertones. This polish made me looked a bit too washed out or paler than necessary. Now, in the sunlight, it was BEAUTIFUL. I'm pretty sure based on pics that I got one of the originals. However, in regular lit rooms in dimly lit places, this black-brown is all wrong for me and so I rarely saw the necessary bling. Recently, I bought ChG Wagon Trail and the color I get in dim lit areas is what I wanted with MPJ and did not get.
To me, this is a grown up, funky, sexy blue gone turquois (sp?) teal. As opposed to Frostbite or Shower Together, this blue/teal color seems a bit more mature. I don't know why either. I have a hard time with blues. Navy's don't look good on me and the brighter blues can look too "young" as I'm in my 30's. This blue however, is a great balance. In certain lights, it looks blue and others, it looks turquois. The base color seems to be a darker blue and the frost/microglitter is teal. This is what I think lends it to be different and beautiful at that same time. Will purchase again!
I love this color! Like pp mentioned, it could almost belong to OPI's french line. Looking at pics, it seems to be in bw OPI's Parlez-vous opi and Do you lilac it. It is deeper than DYLI and is more cool/blue toned then PVO. I absolutely loved it bc it is edgy, but not overly young as I'm in my 30's and can't always get away with wearing younger colors. This color could be worn at any age really. As with most ChG- great wear in general and dries a bit faster than some of the other lines. My only complaint is that I find with some ChG's that they go on a bit sheer in general compared to OPI's. So you must put on at least 2 coats to get the look you want, but I always do 2 coats anyway.
To me, this is a teal color. It could also be considered a green-turquios. I love this color! I typically don't like cremes, but this is fantastic. I'm a lady in her 30's so you would think that a teal wouldn't be wearable. However, I find this off beat color to be very wearable. Don't ask me how, but it is. I find this actually more mature??? than some of the neon reds I was wearing this summer.
I really love this color. I'm a lady in my 30's and this color reminded me asap of the 80's. It is an intense electric blue. There's a frost to it, but instead of making it "pearly", it makes it intensify and more vibrant. I rated it a 5 bc of the depth of color, how well it lasted on my pedi, and how much I loved it. I would however, give it a 4 in the sense that it's not going to be in everybody's comfort zone. Like many ChG's I'm finding that they have diff colors, but ones that def need to be explored. Sally's carries them for cheap prices. My DH didn't like it, but I loved it. So I am giving it a 5.
On the surface- smells like Ivory soap to me. I was quite hopeful. FTR, I love all types of fragrances, but have only found one that smells delightfully "soapy" to me (Gendarme). I like high and low end. So I had high hopes for this. Well, on application, it actually got stronger on me and turned into a very sharp, overly strong smell almost like say room freshner. I came home scrubbing my wrists. It is not blended well IMO. But, I can see why some love this scent though bc honestly, most fragrances do not capture a real "soap" scent. But this is far too sharp for me and very diff to wear. And that's the real prob to me- too diff to wear. Price makes it worse.
I really like this color. It's a hot pink coral. In general, I can't wear overly warm shades. Most people, however, can get away with this color. Neons are the thing now and I think this is bright without being overly neon for those that do not want to look overly young. I bought this along with Cajun Shrimp. I also have My Chiw. Bites. I actually prefer MCB to this, but this is a close second. Great quality as well.
I really love OPI polishes, esp the reds and pinks. I bought this one along with Charged Up Cherry. Unfortunately, this does not compliment my skin tone nearly as much as CUC or My Chiw Bites. It is too orange based for me, but would work perfectly for those that are warm toned. I can still however, wear this and it looks decent even though I'm cool toned. I just much prefer other corals from OPI. Great quality in general otherwise.
I LOVE this color. I bought it last year. This year, I bought Charged Up Cherry and Cajun Shrimp. Let me tell you, this is my favorite. While I love them all, this one seems to compliment my skin tone the most even though it's bright and red-orange based. I am cool toned- fair. I wear this color though when I'm tan. Neons are the new thing now and IMO, this is great for an older person trying to accomplish the neon look without looking overly young. The quality is great, but I find that typical of OPI's in general.
Fragrances -Estee Lauder - Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche Skinscent
classygirl 6/5/2008 4:53:00 PM
I really like this scent for summer. I normally don't care for florals- reason I gave this 4, instead of 5 stars. I can def smell the gardenia in this. It starts out beautifully- very coconut and light with a floral. It's the middle that I don't adore. It has the heavier gardenia to it and I think this is what people are referring to "typical EL" heavier-type fragrance to it. However, the dry down is gorgeous. Very skin-like to me and like I said, I don't typically care for florals bc they really aren't very skin-like. It's the sandlewood and coconut that are blended very well. I'm giving this 4 stars only bc I'm not sure I LOVE it. I like it a lot though so we will see. It is just very different too as I haven't smelled anything like this really, except JLo's Deseo or SJ's Unforgiveable black. This, to my nose, was the most likeable (JLo's was more floral than this and SJ's wore off asap and falls slightly "flat" on me) and skin like. My DH likes this and he also doesn't typically care for heavier florals. Bumped it up from a 4 to a 5. I'm wearing this almost every day.