Extreme is a very fresh and light scent. As someone mentioned earlier, it smells like lemon tea. The lasting power is very poor though as I discovered it lasted only about an hour on me, if that.
Midway doesn't mix too well with my chemistry. It tends to smell sweet and stale and the same time like many cakey scents on my skin (and it's all funnel cake on me-- no caramel apple or taffy to be found.) Too foody for me to wear, but I love the smell in the bottle so I'll probably use the oil for a room scent or something.
Nasty... just nasty. I love white florals, but this one does not agree with me. It smelled sticky, heavy, and almost sweaty. I could not wash this off my wrists fast enough. I was expecting much more from Jardins de Bagatelle since Guerlain Champs Elysees is one of my favorites, but alas. :|
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner - Spandex
star811 9/19/2005 3:26:00 PM
Spandex looks exactly like MAC Mercuric (the reformulated version,) the difference being that UD's glitter liner applies much better. The formula is non irritating and doesn't flake off into the eyes or onto the skin. The multicolored glitter is awesome over black eyeliner. I'm hoping UD makes more colors because I will definitely buy them.
Be Delicious is reminiscent of cucumber Nair. The fragrance doesn't smell bad, but I can't wear it without thinking I have a depilatory slathered all over my skin. I prefer D&G Light Blue to this for a fragrance with an apple note.
Tickled Peach is a pretty peachy/red color that looks surprisingly natural when applied. The gel formula is easy to blend and lasts longer than powder blushes. Would repurchase.
Fragrances -Yves Saint Laurent - In Love Again Fleur De La Passion
star811 9/9/2005 4:47:00 PM
In Love Again (Edition Fleur De La Passion) is a very sweet and light fruity floral. It contains notes of passion flower, raspberry, peony, star anise, vanilla, and musk. On my skin, it begins tart and tangy but later develops into a ripened, sweet raspberry blended with fresh cut peonies. It's very fresh and crisp, and I find myself using this often during bouts of warm weather. The EDT lasts about 3 hours on me.
I lovelovelove Jake and Samantha. Love. Jake is a creamy, pinkish raspberry color. It's just perfect. *sigh* Samantha is a creamy light pink that doesn't wash me out (to my surprise, because I have trouble with most light pinks.) Not one Tarte gloss duo I own has let me down thus far.
Fleur de Diva is a very light, non-offensive lily of the valley scent. Strangely, it's the only note I get from this (no aquatic or green notes, nothing...) It's not as sharp and heady as Diorissimo. I'm undecided whether or not I should purchase a bottle when I use up my decant.
Light Blue is a very clean fragrance. The top notes are very citrusy, but the dry down reveals a crisp apple and not an overpowering citrus. It's perfect for those hot, humid days when a fresh, clean fragrance seems so appropriate. The EDP lasts about 4 hours on me.
Frangipane is a delicate plumeria infused with a light vanilla basenote. It's absolutely gorgeous and now one of my favorites. It's sweet and not at all heady, and perfect for any occassion. It's definitely FBW (BBW, even.)
The double ended lipgloss duos are very light and moisturizing and come in complementary colors with creative names. Likewise, the superglosses come in complementary colors with creative names, however, they are much thicker and opaque, and have wand applicators instead of brush applicators. All of the glosses have a vanilla scent that is more conspicuous than that of MAC lipglasses.
I've fallen in love with Tarte's double ended lipgloss duos. They are very light and moisturizing and come in complementary colors with creative names. Most of my lipglosses are MAC lipglasses, which are much thicker and stickier, so these Tarte glosses are a nice change of pace. I love that the ends are detachable and that they have brush applicators rather than wands.
Andie is a coral/red with gold shimmer and Duckie is a bright pink with shimmer. Andie is unique to my lipgloss collection, but Duckie is remarkably similar to MAC Pink Poodle lipglass (though it is more opaque.) The superglosses are considerably thicker and stickier than tarte's double ended gloss duos, and are therefore more pigmented and longer wearing.
Sam is a brick red while Molly is a bronzey rose. Sam is a very easy red to wear because it's brown based and neither too dark nor too bright. It has the opaque, thick quality that characterizes the superglosses. Molly is a rose with bronze shimmer and not as opaque as Sam. Again, a very easy and flattering color to wear. The superglosses last much longer than the double ended gloss duos and have wand applicators instead of brushes (I generally prefer brush applicators, but the wands work well for spreading this thick gloss evenly.)