I really do like the way this smells. I like floral/fruity combinations and I love most of the Escada perfumes. The only problem i have is that they have no staying power whatsoever. And that is important to me in a perfume. perhaps this is why i only buy EDPs.
Fragrances -Narciso Rodriguez - Narciso Rodriguez for her EDP
starrynight1 1/9/2006 4:17:00 PM
An absolutely lovely scent. The thing that most people need to know when purchasing new perfume (especially EDP) is that different body chemistries affect the smells of perfumes. On me, this scent smells soft, slightly spicy, and classic. On others, it may smell like bug spray. So while I like this scent, others may not. And if you are a fan of fruity scents, this is DEFINTELY not a scent for you. I did make the mistake of spraying too much on the first time. This is strong and has staying power. This bottle cost about $70 (not too happy about the price) but you get what you pay for. After all the good reviews, I'm glad I tried this out. (note: the EDT does smell a little different, but it doesn't have the staying power and smells, to me, a little too much like alcohol and chemicals).
This product is rich, creamy and just wonderful. it smells so delicious and it leaves my skin feeling really soft, and my skin is really really dry. this is a must for the holidays, in my opinion. also, purchase with the lipgloss (see the rave reviews about the gloss) and the body cream.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Apple Torta
starrynight1 12/6/2005 9:12:00 PM
This smells delicious. But i have to say that this doesn't moisturize as well as i would have liked it to. and the smell doesn't stick around, but thats ok. still a wonderful scent for the holidays. (i am also under the impression that this is an imported product from italy, not originally bath and body works).
Someone at sephora put this makeup on me. it looked beautiful and i was absolutely hooked. but when i got the foundation myself, i noticed that the color went on darker than my own complexion. to my surprise, it blended right into my skin. the darkenss disappeared. i love how perfect this makes my skin. plus its full of vitamins and UVA UVB protection, an added bonus. the only thing is that this is thick and somewhat heavy. i cannot wear this during the summer but its great for these cold winter months as it adds extra moisture. the loose powder is an absolute necessity to give it a nice finish.
Loose Powders -Becca - Fine Loose Finishing Powder
starrynight1 12/6/2005 12:39:00 AM
Lovely texture. I use spice and although this powder looks frighteningly light for my skin, it blends in nicely. I use this powder over the stick foundation for an absolutely lovely finish. The two go together and the finishing powder really seals in my foundation and keeps my skin looking flawless and smooth.
Styling Products -Alberto Vo5 - Vo5 Miracle Mist Heat Defense Style Spray
starrynight1 12/5/2005 10:20:00 PM
This stuff is wonderful. I have extremely curly slightly coarse hair that needs protection from heat styling. My hair looks healthier after using this and the style control is amazing. true, i use phytodefrisiant, but my hair is more protected and smoother after this. i actually love the bottle, but i would like more of it. great price too.
Lip Gloss -Bath and Body Works - Tutti Dolci - Apple Torta
starrynight1 12/4/2005 11:54:00 PM
Absolutely delicious smell! This is so perfect for the holidays. Smells like wonderful apple pie. Tastes sweet as well. My boyfriend loves the way it smells and the way it feels, not sticky at all ;). I have a medium to dark skin tone and this color adds a wonderfull sheer shade of light red (don't be scared by the color, it goes on sheer). I love this lipgloss so much it has become my favorite. I am glad they have this color. I can't wear some of the other lipglosses cause they have white undertones to to (horrible on anyone that has darker color in their skin) but this is just great.
I got this as part of the holiday berry gift set (or whatever its called). Absolutely lovely color for my medium to dark skin complexion. Gives it a lovely hint of berry color without making me look either spooky( as in too light) or once again making me look spooky (as in God awful dark colors that people sometimes want darker complexions to wear). YET, there is a huge problem. While the texture is lovely when you first put it on, it is just awful afterwards. It wears off too easily and has no moisturizing properties whatsoever. i have it on now after about 15 minutes, and it feel so horribly dry. but, i love to hate this product.
Absolutely lovely. This aparantly is an old fragrance Coco made that has just been brought back. I am reviewing the parfume, not the EDT, since I can't stand EDT. It smells just like gardenias but, surprise, it does not have gardenia essence in it. the mixture of different essences make it smell like gardenia. This scent is light and extremely feminine. Very gentle as well and classic. this did not get 5 because it does not last long at all. rubs off. but other than that, very good.
No. Can't stand this perfume. Have not bought it, but I have smelled it. It is truly and utterly bad. Every woman I know that has smelled it does not like it. One of my friends said it smelled like a perm, and she was so right. This smells like pure chemicals, not classy or appealing at all. It may work with somebodys body composition, but definitely not mine. Just awful.
Oh dear. I so wanted to like this. I have been looking for a mature scent (I have a broad spectrum of scents from Chanels classic Gardenia and Chance to Britney Spears' Fantasy and Burburry Brit) but i just could not tolerate this. I sprayed this on at a department store and it was kinda pleasant at first, but after a while, the smell was soo unberable. I became so dizzy (and this usually doesn't happen unless i inhale some really strong grandma scent). It made me so sick. The bottle is ok and the concept is fun, but this stuff is soo bad for me. Scents work differently with different body compositions. Maybe it'll work better for someone with dry skin.
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Curious by Britney Spears
starrynight1 12/4/2005 10:16:00 PM
I got this scent as a gift. I have to say, at first, I really didn't like it, although I adore the bottle with the atomizer (my mom hates the way this smells, she loves more classical fragrances, but she loved the bottle). But it somehow grew on me. It has a very clean smell and I have gotten compliments. I think I would get sick of it easily though. I really like her new perfume fantasy (that i purchased myself). Since this was a gift, I will wear it, but I don't think I will get it again. Just a note: Although I am not a fan of britney spears, I don't think its right for people to demean the fragrance because they either don't like britney spears or are jealous (just the vibe i get sometimes). I think that reviews should be as unbiased as possible, so that people may get an idea of what the fragrance is like.
Wonderful nail file, just file and rinse. But mine broke, easily, leaving fibreglass everywhere. Glass even cut me. It's ok, but they need better packaging.
Scrubs -St. Ives - Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control
starrynight1 10/3/2005 12:38:00 AM
I used this back in high school and once it was gone, I stopped. Years later, after college, I bought it again. Why did I stop using it? I don't know cause this stuff is amazing. It makes my rough and oily skin smooth and bright. Plus it does seem to keep pimples at bay. This is defintely one of my all time favorite scrubs.