Well this is going to be the oddest review yet. My sister and I since we were little loved perfume and makeup, etc. When she got married in 1976 she gave me a few bottles of her fragrances. Molinard de Molinard was one of them. This is back in the day when killings and serial murders were not old news. So I am reading the boston globe, when newspapers were real with all thier facts checked, about the story of a prominent college professor who killed his callgirl/lover and stuffed her body in his trunk before he hid it. They caught him because they found some of her body in the trunk, and her signature fragrance was molinard de molinard, and one of her friends tipped the cops and they found a bottle in the backseat. This man was married and it was not his wifes scent. Well he goes to prison, but my heart went out for the life lost, and I immediately started wearing this scent as a memorial to this complete stranger who lost her life so young. I stopped when the bottle was empty, but yesterday I recieved in an ebay score a vintage bottle, and i am right back in time with her face in my memory and I hope someone knows I didn't forget her 30 years later.
I am so glad I saw the reviews for this and then actually found one, the last one, in walmart. This oil smells better, IMO, than Neutrogena's oil. It gives a nice sheen to the skin and is about 4 dollers cheaper. There were fully stocked shelves of the neutrogena, and this one lone last bottle of equate. So it appears others have caught on to its benefits.
Moisturizers -Sundari - Cornflower Oil-Free Hydrator for Kapha Skin
mmhilla 6/2/2009 5:10:00 PM
I use this in the summer as I have an oily t-zone and my usually dry,dry skin is not dry in the summer. This helps when going out on a hot summer night. A lot of the rest/bars around here are open air. New England humidity is brutal. This moisturizer def. helps combat the greasies after being out for a tad bit to late.
OMG I thought for sure no one else would buy this bronzer. 1. for the price its costly but you get so much. 2. and thats the problem its huge, about the size of a sandwhich plate. But that is the only con. You cannot really carry this around its huge. The color is great, no orange glitter to shimmery powder. This is finely milled and pure tan for those who don't tan under the sun. NO unusual colors, and it blends like a dream. I would buy again, but will I have to????
Eye Shadow -Clarins - Mono Eyeshadow - Vibrant Violet 01
mmhilla 5/24/2009 1:35:00 PM
I am such a huge fan of purple eyeshadows I could not pass this up. I find the texture smooth and the pigmentation sheer unless you add a shadow fixer or use wet. The color is a very purple/blue. An almost metallic with no hint of browns or greys. Love it!!
Fragrances -Estee Lauder - Tom Ford - Black Orchid Voile de Fleur
mmhilla 5/16/2009 7:37:00 PM
I will give this 5 stars. I am not usually a gardenia/orchid and tuberose lover but I allowed myself to spray liberally (not good, very sickly sweet floral) and waited. after awhile i felt the warmth of the fragrance and the genious behind the compilation. It enveloped me in a warm, but sexy embrace. it is not a scent I will wear every day, but what one is?
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Wild Honeysuckle
mmhilla 5/16/2009 7:33:00 PM
I have to give this product its due. I grew up on the east coast, a 1/4 mile walk to the beach. Along one long road was a row, or fields of wild honeysuckle. It was the scent of my youth, (plus lilacs) This spray captures that fragrance exactly, the wild growing honeysuckle with the bush and stalks and the sun. This is the closest I have ever smelt to "wild honeysuckle". Other types of honeysuckle plants grown under other conditions I cannot comment on, but this is a dead on hit. Love it!
Fragrances -Stella McCartney - Stella- Eau de Parfum
mmhilla 5/12/2009 7:02:00 PM
This is one of those fragrances that you will remember forever. I don't get great staying power, thats ok. What I do get is an unusual combination of scents that all equal sexy and smart. I am not a big rose fan, and I don't smell that in this as much as others. I get a very strong patch,musk amd amber scent. A deep lush enveloping fragrance that announces your a woman, not a girl. It is sophisticated and smart while wowing the opposite sex.
Oh I do love this scent. It is very similar to lancome Hypnose to me. I get a very sweet but lovely scent of black licorice, which I hate, but in this scent its placed just right. There is no blast of sweet, knock you over smell with this. The notes are mellowed. There has to be purple orchids and vanilla in here as they arise as well. Love it. Does not last very long but I love to reapply to get the first blast of loveliness.
OK I have the glitter liner in gold. It does not give a definative line unless you constantly reapply. What I do like is that when I use it with a shadow I smudge them all up and the glitter shows up very subtley. It gives my lids an ethereal glow without looking trashy.
Bath Treatments -Booths - Milk Bath and Shower Cream
mmhilla 5/9/2009 6:10:00 PM
I love this wash. I use it as a shower wash, rather as a bath product. Its creamy soft and the scent is the softest vanilla. My skin feels great after use.
Oh yes, mentioned before this is a very green fragrance. The smell is herbascious. A strong tall leafed stem with tiny flowers on top. I don't hate it, I love the bottle. The only reason I gave it a 3 is because I have never liked green scents, so I don't have anything to compare is formulation to. This was a gift. It seems that is an unoffendable frag. that you could were at work. It sprays out strong, but quickly mellows
I am so in love with this fragrance. I do not find it too sweet or anything but soft and sexy. I wore it for the first time today at work and men and woman were telling me how great I smelled. This is not a strong fragrance that walks in the room before you. It is very warm, but in a soft way. So it could be worn year round. I wish the staying power was greater but wont remove a lippie for such an intoxicating sent. I smell like ice cream vanilla, a bit of amber and sandlewood. No one of the notes overpower the others.
Oh do I love this. I just recieved this from a very lovely Mua'r and can't stop smelling myself. I wondered why it smelled so familiar, and I got it. It smells like the brown carmalized edge of creme brulee. Which happens to be a dessert I love!!!
Eyeliner -GloMinerals - GloCream Liner in Sapphire
mmhilla 3/31/2009 6:28:00 PM
I bought this when i bought my glominerals loose mineral base. Fabulous. Love it. The color is shimmery, a bit more of a deep slate blue. It wears and goes on like a dream. The easy compact is great and I have been using with a bent eyeliner brush for about 2 months and not a even a dent in the pan.