Love this. I get a lot of violet out of it as well as a soft vanilla in the dry down. I do not care for the first 5-10 minutes of this on my skin, but after it has a chance to calm down a bit, it is wonderful. I absolutely love the little apple shaped bottle as well. One of, if not the cutest perfume bottles I own. I would definitely purchase this again. This is one of my top 5 scents.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Dana Classic Fragrances - Love's Baby Soft
lavenderfleur 6/26/2008 2:28:00 AM
I love to use this on a lazy weekend at home or maybe out grocery shopping. It's light and inoffensive. I've worn this off and on since junior high and will continue to do so. It's not a favorite, but I enjoy it every now and then.
I picked up a small bottle of this the other day. I love it! It smells clean, like I just got out of the shower. I think it will work great for me in the nasty, hot, humid Texas summer. I plan on buying the larger bottle soon.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - People of the Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo
lavenderfleur 5/28/2008 9:21:00 PM
Like so many others, when I first trie POTL, I was NOT impressed. I thought it was weird and didn't care for it at all. But every now and then, I would apply a little bit of the sample I had, and some days even craved the scent. I bought a few decants as well. I finally caved in and bought a whole bottle, which arrived this week. I don't know what they put in this stuff, but it is totally addicting. When I first spray this, I get cinnamon with cherry chapstick. Yeah, so that isn't my favorite part of this scent. Over the next several minutes, the cinnamon calms way down and I get more of the woody scents along with the cherry chapstick. I don't mind this so much. Next comes an almondy incense scent. I love this. It smells soooo good. Dry down is my absolute favorite, and the reason I bought this perfume. It dries down to a sweet cherry tobacco scent with a little of that almond and incense on me. Yum! I love it, and spend the rest of the day sniffing my arm. My DH asked the other day why I kept sniffing myself. lol I do wish that the dry down was a bit stronger. There is basically no sillage at all. It does last quite a while, but I have to get my arm fairly close to m nose to be able to get a good whiff. Would I purchase this again? Absolutely. Yes, it's expensive, but I can't imagine being without it. The decants and samples were great, but the scent that I get from the actual bottle has been best. This is one of my favorites.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Bathed & Infused Rock Goddess
lavenderfleur 5/3/2008 11:58:00 PM
This is a blend of Angel and Vera Wang's Princess. Admittedly, I have never tried either one of those. That being said, I love this scent! I got it as a sample lotion in my order and had to immediately order full size. This is definitely one of my favorites from B&I!!
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
lavenderfleur 5/1/2008 1:17:00 AM
Okay, this stuff is awesome! I had read reviews about this jojoba oil controlling oil. I've tried everything else to help my shiny nose, so I thought I may as well try this too. IT WORKS! I am amazed that an oil is what stopped my shiny nose. I didn't have to use blotting papers all day long and still no shine. I normally have to blot about an hour or so after I apply my makeup. On top of getting rid of my shiny nose, this is a great moisturizer as well. I use it at night before bed and in the morning under my makeup. It's also great for use all over the body. This is definitely an HG product. I feel stupid that I waited this long to try it. I would most definitely buy this again.
Fragrances -Lavanila - Vanilla Coconut - Healthy Fragrance
lavenderfleur 4/20/2008 4:28:00 PM
I like this, but the first half hour or so, I do not. It's very strong and doesn't smell all that great. After that half hour though, it's lovely. I get equal parts of vanilla and coconut. The box that it comes in is adorable. I wish they would have carried that design to the bottle as well. I don't know if this scent is worthy of the $56 price tag, but it's nice. I would consider repurchasing if I ever ran out. EDIT: I have to get rid of this stuff. After wearing it twice, it just made me nauseated. You know it's not for you when you don't want to even wear your new scent! It's just too sweet, and I like sweet scents. This is going on ebay. Too bad. I really wanted to like this.
I like this a lot. It's not really anything special or my favorite, but it's nice. I've worn it off and on since high school. I usually get compliments when I do wear it, and that's always nice. It's a nice change from some of the sweet scents that I also like and own.
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Aquaphor Healing Ointment
lavenderfleur 4/16/2008 1:16:00 AM
Best stuff ever for my lips. I also use it on my feet and elbows if they are especially dry. I have repurchased and will continue to do so.
Lotions/ Creams -St. Ives - Oatmeal and Shea butter
lavenderfleur 4/16/2008 1:14:00 AM
This is a great moisturizer. It leaves my skin nice and soft without leaving a greasy residue. It sinks right in. The smell is nice as well. Would definitely purchase this again.
Loose Powders -Cover Girl - Professional Loose Powder
lavenderfleur 4/5/2008 12:55:00 AM
This works okay for what I use it for. I only use it to set my concealer under my eyes since my mineral foundation manages to cake up. It does smell funny, but I can overlook that. It's definitely not the best that's out there, but for the price, I think it's decent. I would probably buy this again.
I also use this as a concealer for my dark circles. I have tried a couple more expensive concealers and they just don't give me the coverage that this does. It also goes on smooth and doesn't look caked on under my eyes. I have strayed away from this a couple times to try other brands, but this is definitely what works best for me. I will continue to purchase this as long as they sell it.
I absolutely love this perfume. I very rarely use an entire bottle of perfume, much less repurchase. This is one of the very few fragrances that I have bought again, and will continue to buy as long as I can find. it. This works so well on my skin. The coffee scent at the very beginning fades on me (thank goodness) and I am left with a soft floral with vanilla. I get many compliments when I wear this.
Very clean, fresh fragrance. Reminds me a lot of Ralph or Paris Hilton's fragrance. It's not anything original or something that stands out, but it's a nice every day, warm weather fragrance. I have a huge bottle that I will probably never finish, but it is something I would consider purchasing again. I will say, however, I like the original Cool Water for women more than this.
I love Lip Smackers. They actually keep my lips softer than a lot of the more expensive brands. I have the Cotton Candy "flavor" in the giant size. I love those. They remind me of the 80s. :) I like the flavor and scent of this. It's there, but not too strong. Will keep purchasing Lip Smackers.