LOVE this stuff. Has extra fragrance in it so it actually stays on your skin. I felt the warming sensation the very first time I used this and every time after. I used this during the winter so I would always have a chill jumpin' in the shower and this would warm me and take my mind off the horrible nasty cold weather. I definitely enjoyed this bottle while it lasted. It is discontinued, sadly. I don't know why B&BW does such silly things such as discontinuing awesome products. Oh well, I'll definitely get more if I ever come across it.
I'm 32 years old and as you can imagine, I have tried every shampoo and conditioner I can get my hands on. I tried this conditioner/detangler for the first time about 10 years ago and it has been the best, yet. I have straight, baby fine hair. This stuff conditions flawlessly, leaves no residue that would weigh hair like mine down and smells very pleasant. My favorite of all time, so far.
Mascara -Maybelline - Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Waterproof
sparklesprinkler 2/11/2010 12:30:00 AM
I gave the original Stiletto Waterproof FIVE lippies and this one would get more if I could give it more! This mascara delivers! LOVE the brush. I couldn't believe that this mascara actually DID add volume. I mean, the first word I said outloud to myself after I put it on for the first time was VOLUPTUOUS. Hahaha! AND to boot, this is even MORE waterproof than the original Stiletto Waterproof. This mascara is buildable just like the original. I absolutely love this mascara. I hope that Maybelline NEVER stops making it. I do not understand ANY low marks for this mascara. All I can imagine is that the applying person doesn't know how to put mascara on properly. I'm 32 years old and have been a makeup addict and makeup pro since I was 10 years old. Will DEFINITELY buy again. Everytime I go to walmart, I buy another tube just to keep my stash stocked. I use a tube for about a month and then open a new one. I use it every single day, so I go thru it pretty quick.
I had to be fair and not knock this scent just b/c I don't like this type of fragrance. Since Dream Angels Heavenly is my favorite scent from VS, I just HAD to try this one. This is the polar opposite of Heavenly. Heavenly is a a light, airy and sweet fragrance. This one is a dark, thick sweet floral fragrance- exactly what I don't prefer. I'll take an unbiased position to review this creation, however. It is of medium complexity. Which, to me is a good thing b/c you can actually enjoy it and not be confused by it and gag. It does not have great lasting power. But, the lasting power is mediocre. If you are into this kind of fragrance you may like to spritz this own throughout the day. The bottle is pretty. I like the curve of the shoulders of the bottle and red lower body.
Shampoo -Avalon Organics Botanicals - Lemon Clarifying Shampoo
sparklesprinkler 12/9/2009 5:32:00 PM
LOOOVE the scent! LOOOVE the way it removes all gunk from your hair giving you a fresh start to apply your conditioner. I usually use J&J Baby Shampoo b/c I don't want harsh shampoo's and conditioners on my head! But, the Baby Shampoo doesn't remove conditioner build up and other impurities from water and such. I just got this a week ago from Walmart and I love it. The price is HIGH for such a small ass bottle. But, ugh, I have to use this. I use Burt's Bees Super Shiny Grapefruit & Sugar Beet Conditioner and my hair is Fine and Straight. Lovely combination. :-D
Beautiful packaging of the Eau De Toilette. Love the bottle. It's gorgeous. The fragrance itself smells like 75% Black Amethyst and 25% Japanese Cherry Blossom. Which is a good thing, better than those two scents standing alone. Twilight Woods is a very "grown up" fragrance and though I'm 31 yrs old, I still don't like "grown up" scents all that much. I do like this one though. Good job, B&BW.
Lasting power is about 4 hours. After that, it's barely there. And this is the EDT. Not sure if I woulda been better off getting the body spray instead since this is extremely expensive in comparison and with the lasting power being not so great...
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - NOW Sweet 100% Pure Almond Oil
sparklesprinkler 11/27/2009 10:41:00 PM
After reading some rave reviews on using Almond Oil as a moisturizer, I decided to find a great company like NOW who makes 100% pure almond oil without anything added at all. After using this stuff the very first day, I was impressed at how my usually oily skin didn't get oily. Interesting, right? So, day two, I acknowledged that this stuff made my skin calm down after a shower and made my skin lose all fine lines thereby making my skin look smooth and radiant. Day three, I finally begin to accept that this stuff is nothing short of amazing. I wait for this to make my very sensitive, break out prone skin freak out and get zits, but it never happened. I was using Prescriptives All Skins mineral foundation and it gave me cystic acne for the first time in my life. I quit using it and starting using this oil and went back to my Clinique Almost Makeup foundation and the cystic acne stopped and healed up within 7 days!!! No scars either! I absolutely recommend this stuff and you can get a 16oz bottle for under 10 bucks shipping included- just google the brand. When applying, less is more. Dab a little on your finger and use like three fingers to apply and rub in one section of your face at a time. Do your forehead, then dab a little more on your finger, do one side of your face, dab a little more, do the other side, etc. Oh and I apply this right out of the shower. I pat my face free of water drops with a terry towel and then apply this immediately. My face absorbs it immediately. I will send samples of this to whomever I swap with so they can try such a wonderful oil. Not all oils are cut out the same. NOW brand has very high quality control and excellent results from all of their products.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Blackberry Amber
sparklesprinkler 11/27/2009 9:37:00 PM
This is one of my few FAVORITE fragrances from B&BW. I like it better than Chocolate Amber. This one leans towards feminine darkness. I love. With this type of fragrance, B&BW was definitely catering to those of us that don't care for flowers and powder scents and with this one, they created a beloved scent.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Brown Sugar and Fig Body Splash
sparklesprinkler 11/27/2009 9:32:00 PM
Lovely nonoffensive scent. This is a very nonoffensive scent that is smooth, medium thickness/depth.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - chocolate amber edt [DISCONTINUED]
sparklesprinkler 11/27/2009 8:36:00 PM
Deep, Thick & Complex fragance. Cocoa & Amber dipped in woods. If you're a dark kinda gal like myself, as in goth-ish and loathe flower smells, this is for you. Like Incense and patchouli? This is for you. Not that this smells anything like incense and patchouli, I'm just sayin' if your style is not that of butterflies and roses, then this scent is for you. I absolutely love it. Lasting power is fantastic. Rock on, Chocolate Amber!
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Velvet Amber Blackberry [DISCONTINUED]
sparklesprinkler 11/26/2009 1:29:00 PM
Sooo I thought this would be similar to the beloved B&BW's Blackberry Amber fragrance. I was wrong. This is not thick, deep and rich like B&BW's. It's lighter...more airy. I do believe this fragrance can be enjoyed and tolerated by those that are like me- not into perfume's b/c they are usually cloying, nausea and headache inducing. This scent, like the VS Heavenly Angel's Heavenly scent is one of those that can be well worn by anyone and probably never disliked. Good job, VS.
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Very Sexy for Him 1
sparklesprinkler 11/14/2009 4:32:00 AM
Absolutely one of the most sexy colognes ever created. Will be in history as a classic, just watch. This fragrance is nonintrusive. Instead, it pulls you to IT. meOW! sums it up.
Lips -Fusion Beauty - LipFusion Lip Plump Color Shine - Kiss
sparklesprinkler 11/14/2009 3:41:00 AM
Color goes on completely sheer and gives your lips a natural pink glow. Smooths and moisturizes lips in about two minutes and you have healthy kissable lips that feel fabulous. Expensive, yes, and worth every cent.
BEAUTIFUL Frost lipstick. Color is beige with a tad gold to it. It goes on Frosty of course! Absolutely beautiful!
Liquid -Prescriptives - All Skins Mineral Makeup 16 Hour Wear / SPF 10
sparklesprinkler 11/10/2009 6:59:00 AM
11-24-09 EDIT Color me red with embarrassment! Much to my horror and dismay this crap gave me that stupid cystic acne stuff which I've never had in my entire life and never knew what it was until I used this consistently for a week! And no, it wasn't from hormones! I was completely nonhormonal and giving this stuff its fair evaluation. Yes, it looks beautiful on and wears like a dream and looks like a facial fantasy but DAYUM! I will be swapping this beauty killer away! I'm so mad!!!!! I swear this stuff is what gave me horrible cystic acne! I switched back to my Almost Makeup foundation from Clinique. :-( Original review gave this product five lippies and sang its praises. No more. It's unacceptable to break skin out like this stuff did! I am horrified! I want to SUE Prescriptives for this!!!!!!! MUA won't let me leave ZERO lippies or I would!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!