The packaging is pretty darn cute, I agree. I bought this quite awhile back when I was looking for a shimmery body powder. It is a lilac colored puff with a black bow on top filled with beautiful silver shimmer for your neck, arms and decolletage. The scent is a non-descript perfume smell. It does tend to get on your clothes a little bit. This product was a bit overpriced ($24) for what it is. I have rarely used mine, so am putting it up for swap.
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - Dr Feelgood
cloroxcowgirl 6/10/2009 4:54:00 PM
I might repurchase Dr. Feelgood, now that I know how to use it. At first I wasn't sure if it was a primer or a finishing balm and Benefit's description of the product is vague. I would recommend applying it before makeup, like a primer, it diminishes pores and fine lines, and smoothes skin. I love the smell! It's a soft, non offensive scent. And the label is so cute that it makes you want to flaunt the package. Unfortunately, my Dr. Feelgood started to oxidize, or the tin started to, before I finished the product so I had to throw it away :(. And it's definitely over priced for what it is, unlike some other Benefit products I don't think it's worth what you pay. But it's still pretty good stuff and I wouldn't turn it down if some one offered to swap it or I received it as a gift.
This is a pretty good product, though I don't know that I will repurchase it when I run out since I hardly ever use it. The formula is rather greasy but does a fair job of moisturizing rough feet. It isn't a creme - more of a thick coconut oil gel. I don't like the fact that it doesn't absorb all the way into the skin. I don't have a major dry skin issue so I generally use lotion instead. It smells really nice though - like mint and coconut. If you suffer from really dry feet you might like this product.
Scrubs -Burt's Bees - Peach and Willowbark Deep Pore Scrub
cloroxcowgirl 6/10/2009 2:02:00 AM
I looove this scrub. I have sensitive, acne prone skin and this stuff leaves my skin glowing and soft. The "film" on it leaves on your skin is from the grapeseed oil, which is a light and moisturizing oil with many beneficial properties. It absorbs into the skin about 10 minutes after I use it and leaves the skin nicely moisturized. I would rather have this than have my face stripped of moisture like with some other scrubs. I find I don't even have to use moisturizer after I use this if I don't want to. The only reason I didn't give it 5 lippies is because the peach pit granules can be harsh if you aren't careful. I like a scrub with jojoba beads better but I would (and have) repurchase this scrub.
This review is for three different perfumes from the Tommy Bahama collection, which my bf received in a gift set from work. I found the set recently and decided to open it and smell the perfume. Tommy Bahama smells like a cheap version of White Shoulders - nothing special, smells like typical old lady perfume, its only one of the set that is even half way tolerable. Tommy South Seas smells like plastic and fruit. Tommy St. Barts smells like rotting citrus fruit. If you are thinking of purchasing any of these, I would throw down the extra money for something you won't want to wash off in within 20 minutes.
I really like this glosser/detangler. I have tried similar but more expensive products like this and they were not that much better. This is an inexpensive but comparable alternative. I put it on my damp hair from middle to ends and it helps detangle it and make it shine. It smells great - almost like dryer sheets. I agree it can get too greasy if you use too much, which is why I stay away from the scalp when using it. I am still on the lookout for an HG detangler but I would repurchase this.
Treatments (Eye) -Burt's Bees - Royal Jelly Eye Cream
cloroxcowgirl 6/7/2009 9:03:00 PM
I like royal jelly eye creams in general, but this stuff isn't that great. I agree that it is greasy and hard to smooth onto skin - it has kind of a chunky consistency. It seems to help a little bit with moisture and fine lines around the eyes, but not enough that I would repurchase it. It seems overpriced for the quality of the product
Hair Removal -Unlisted Brand - Veet's Bladeless Razor hair removal kit
cloroxcowgirl 6/7/2009 7:59:00 PM
This dipilatory works on the same principal as Nair hair removal cream - except it comes with a bladeless plastic razor which is supposed to remove the hair after the cream dissolves it at the root. Anything that dissolves hair at the root can't be good for you, and this stuff smells really bad - way worse than Nair. I found the bladeless razor to be pretty much useless, and the cream removes hair only in patches. I'll stick with regular razors for shaving my legs for now.
Styling Products -Garnier - Surf Hair Texture Paste
cloroxcowgirl 6/7/2009 1:23:00 PM
This product does help me achieve the Jennifer Aniston beach waves I've always wanted. I have very long, thick hair which demands a product with strong hold. I was pleasantly surprised by Surf Hair since it was so cheap (I think I paid about $3 for it at Target). I put a little bit of this texturizer through the middle and ends of my hair when it's damp and scrunch the hair, and I can also create pieces with it by twisting damp sections of hair with it. My hair looks beachy (tousled with a matte finish) once it dries. It only takes a little bit of product to do this so the jar is going to last a long time. If you use too much, your hair will get sticky, so the trick is to use a little as you need (the label recommends a dime size amount, I have use a little more). The product also smells nice. I might repurchase this or try the spray version next time.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Wild Honeysuckle Body Lotion
cloroxcowgirl 6/5/2009 1:50:00 AM
This was one of the first scents I ever bought as adult at B&BW. And, for what its worth, It does smell like honeysuckle. I've found that I am not into floral scents at all, however, and this scent is very floral - it smells just like pollen. So if floral is your thing then you might like this one.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - White tea and ginger body lotion
cloroxcowgirl 6/5/2009 1:41:00 AM
Meh. I bought a bottle of this a long time ago and never finished - ended up throwing it away because it dried up. It's an ok scent, not really my taste though. It is definitely spicy (the ginger) and has a sweet, almost appley smell also. It was just little too sweet for me. I prefer Rice Flower and Shea Butter, which is similar but not as fruity or spicy.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Brown Sugar and Fig Body Lotion
cloroxcowgirl 6/5/2009 1:35:00 AM
Wow, it took me years to finish the large bottle of this that I bought on sale! Mainly because it's much more a fall and winter scent - sweet and musky. The musk in Brown Sugar and Fig is the reason I took off one lippie - I don't care for musk and its definitely a base note in this fragrance. I do like the combination of brown sugar, fig and coconut milk, though. It makes for a sexy, warm, sweet fragrance. I don't know if I'll ever repurchase a large bottle of this, but maybe a travel size one. :)
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Rice Flower and Shea
cloroxcowgirl 6/5/2009 1:25:00 AM
This is one of my absolute favorite B&BW scents! Its not overly sweet, just enough, and smells amazing once it warms to your skin. I would describe it as similar to Kenzo Amour, but without the overpowering incense notes - just the lovely rice pudding element (which I vastly prefer :) It's a sweet, comforting scent that I love for fall and winter. Hopefully they never discontinue this one!
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Country Apple Body Lotion
cloroxcowgirl 6/5/2009 1:18:00 AM
Another fake, overly sweet scent from B&BW. I received a gift set of this scent many years ago and while I used it, I wasn't crazy about the smell and I didn't go to B&BW for several years later b/c I thought the scents would all be like this (thankfully they are not). I'm not crazy about apple fragrance to begin with, but this is totally mediocre.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Sun Ripened Raspberry - Body Splash
cloroxcowgirl 6/5/2009 1:09:00 AM
Not much of a fan of this scent. I love anything raspberry but Sun Ripened Raspberry is so fake smelling and sugary - it does have that air freshener smell that reviewers compare some other B&BW scents to. I don't detest the smell but I definitely would not buy it again.