Light and easy to wear. At the end of the day I can smell it from where I sprayed it on my chest. I can see how someone would get tobacco from this. But I do get a vanilla as well. I bought this long ago, but it's staying power seems to have increased over time, at least on me. A lot of things I have are too potent to wear to the office, but I can get away with this.
I like sweet vanillas for a boost. I held off until this was in marshals. I really like it for depressing fall days. Got it with a small lotion for only 20 bucks
Nice cheap and easy to use. Wish it was a tad less chunky in terms of glitter, but I still wear it to work as a wash overly lid. For me who does not wear shadow as much as I'd like, this is an easy option for me
This would be nice as a treat. I have a lotion sample which has little sparkles in it. Soaks in without residue. A woody musk scent that must be stronger than the perfume, from reading the other reviews. If you are big on scent, the lotion is the way to go.
Highlighters -Prestige - Skin Loving Minerals Sunbaked in Pure Shimmer
greenreed 10/21/2012 10:35:00 AM
My skin is super dull now that it's fall. This gives me a glow. I use it all over my face because I need the boost some days. It can easily look greasy if you over apply.
BB Cream -L'Oreal - Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator
greenreed 10/13/2012 1:57:00 PM
A nice tm with a strong fragrance, andi I agree this is really not a Bb cream. It looked and felt good in terms of texture and glow, but I found the light sample too light and the medium too dark. I am not buying 2 bottles of this to get the right shade for me. I will stick with the Olay 7 cream with foundation added, because of the antiaging benefits and better shade match for me. The Olay has a light but pleasant texture. The Loreal has a richer creamier fee, which thought I found this to be the bast part of the product, it might be too rich for daily use for my acne prone skin.
I caught a grape note that pleased me, then this dried down to a soft vanilla. I like it, but don't love it.
I have so many perfumes already it seems unfair of me to put "no" just because something is not distinctive enough for me to purchase. This a nice slightly burnt caramel with floral musk. Something sharp in it does not mix well with my skin, though.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Body Veil - Japanese Cherry Blossom
greenreed 9/8/2012 4:19:00 PM
The scent of this mixes well with humidity, actually. I am dragging this out for rainy fall days, though it also worked well in spring. I am glad I grabbed this when I had the chance.
I got told I smelled good by a guy younger than me while I was testing both this and Lady Gaga. This one has more staying power so I am guessing that's what mr 30-ish smelled on me. My DH took a whiff of each arm and also liked both. This is light and fresh without sharp or cloying notes. The bottle is adorable. Oh why not, I've certainly done dumber things than buy a perfume because it smelled nice. It's not special but seems easy to wear, which is a plus.
On me the dry down smells like SPJ Covet. not bad, because Covet is no longer available and it is nice to know there is something similar. The top notes are also more fruity in Fame.I do love the bottle, but would only buy it for the bottle and if I ran out of Covet. I guess I expected something more unusual, but I guess fame can be disappointing itself.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - clindamycin phosphate topical gel 1%
greenreed 8/25/2012 10:03:00 AM
UNBELIEVABLE....I had tried every over the counter item. I loved proactive for years, but frankly as I got older the 3 steps and the taste and the resulting film on my face from applying the cream were too much for my skin. I had dry spots combined with acne and overall my skin looked terrible. I broke down and finally saw a derm when my allergies kicked in the spring on top of my acne and a newer issue....rosacea! I looked unkempt and swollen even with makeup on. My derm prescribed this stuff and now 4 months in I look almost like I never had skin issues. It delivers and I will not do without it! I noticed it did the most difference on my chin, first then forehead and nose. Most stubborn was the sides of my face, lots of scarring. Now if I do get more blemishes they are very shallow and heal up quicker like when I was young. Overall my skin looks more even toned, even textured and, balanced in terms of oiliness. As a side effect my skin appears younger to me! It took time, but even the stubborn areas on the sides of my face are evening out. SO grateful! I am considering aiming for going without foundation by Christmas!
Love the scent of this, but I have yet to master not losing chunks of this when I break it off and try to make lather on my washcloth. I do not use shower poofs because it is hard to track how long you have used one for. I will keep trying. I did drop this in the tub, yuk...now I want to use this up simply so it does not harbor bacteria. I should store it in the fridge.
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Taylor Swift Wonderstruck
greenreed 8/17/2012 6:48:00 PM
Not distinctive enough for me to buy when I have so many already. I do love the bottle, and if I was young with a smaller collection, I might have bought a bottle for winter.
Fragrances -Viktor & Rolf - Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb
greenreed 8/17/2012 6:43:00 PM
Light rose and, yes, cinnamon too like the reviewer below mentioned below. Not for me, sorry...