Moisturizers -Burt's Bees - Evening Primrose Overnight Creme
greenclover 3/10/2011 5:45:00 AM
This is such a nice idea in theory - a rich beeswax/oil moisturizer - nice ingredients ... HOWEVER it really kind of sucks. It leaves skin super greasy and oily looking yes - but worst is how sticky my skin feels after! EXTREMELY hard to apply - others say "warm" the cream between fingers to melt it but it doesn't even melt that easily! It just kind of rolls around in your hand/ fingers like play dough. Smell does leave something to be desired but that's the least of this cream's problems. Company needs to redo/revise this formula.
I could not STAND this - had to wash it off. I'm sure it is suited to some people's taste but is very opposite of mine so I hated it. I don't know if it is very iris - if it is , it is a dark, heavy iris with lots of musk. A bit masculine. Too me it reminds me of a drugstore perfume that old woman used to wear. Sorry. Very, very heavy. A little goes a LONG way. Not clean, soft, soapy or powdery at all. There is some note in it that vaguely reminds me of Narciso Rodriquez edt (black bottle) but just vaguely (I like Narciso Rodriquez!) ... Sorry, ugh.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Aromatherapy Ylang Rose
greenclover 3/4/2011 3:32:00 AM
Pretty. NOT as horrible as previous reviewer stated. It's just a sort of woodsy ylang ylang scent. You have to like ylang ylang to like it. It's nice.
Fragrances -Juicy Couture - Peace, Love & Juicy Couture
greenclover 3/1/2011 5:33:00 AM
This fragrance really (as per reviews) isn't that bad ... it's not my style (more of a citrus and/or floral person) ... It is a cool, "blue", woody fragrance. Fans of oceanic fragrances may like this one. It is woody and VAGUELY patchouli-sh but in a clean,cool as I said "blue" woody way. It reminds me very much of J.Lo Glow Miami actually!
Ivory soap. Period, end of tune. No musk, no powder no nothing else - don't expect anything else. It's okay - only if you want to smell exactly like sharp screachy ivory soap. Not for me - meh - I like softer soap scents.
Bleck. I LOVE grapefruit (and citrus in general) ... this is a no no. I don't love sickly sweet citrus/ grapefruit scents mind you ... I like fresh grapefruit scents but this one is not to me ... it is a very dry, dusty grapefruit (not juicy! at all) ... It chemically sharp and thin smelling to me - too masculine ... not a fave!
Can't decide if I like this or not. It's a strange fragrance to me. It's floral and powdery. It's got a really super strong sweet note in it. I think that's what I may not like - this bit of an artificial sweet note - makes me think kind of that sweet violet candy ... meh
This is a great foundation. I LOVE that the formulation is so natural. It does not irritate my sensitive skin or break me out. What I may love most is that the shade I have is light enough for my skin (not too pink and not too yellow as most foundation shades for fair skin are). This leaves a really nice, natural coverage. I wouldn't recommend if you like the fullest, heavy coverage in a foundation but this definitely delivers moderate coverage in a sheer natural-looking way. Not greasy or oily at all. Very nice.
Lovely clean somewhat soapy scent.
Fragrances -BeneFit Cosmetics - Something About Sophia
greenclover 2/14/2011 2:08:00 AM
This is fine - not really my style but pretty... It has a spicey orange scent to me - it reminds me SO much of Bain de Soleil orange gelee sunscreen ...
Very nice citrus fragrance if you like citrus. It is not loud in your face "lemon pledge" kind of citrus, but it is not sticky-sweet juvenille citrus either. It is not that sort of heavy, masculine citrus (like acqua di parma) either. It is a very light, ethereal kind of citrus (mostly grapefruit?) softened with a waft of floralness. It is a very fresh, yet very feminine citrus perfume. Very light and pretty, perfect for summer - decent staying power.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Juice Organics - Daily Nourishing Moisturizer
greenclover 1/14/2011 5:23:00 AM
This is a nice moisturizer, not amazing but nice. It does not irritate my sensitive skin. It goes on very thick. It is not oily/ but it is not thin/ watery like some moisturizers. It strikes a nice balance (between oily and not moisturizing enough - its just about right). It leaves a silky, velvety feeling on my skin. Still don't know if it's worth almost $30 bucks since its a small jar but its nice.
Interesting - Victoria's Secret is renowned (in my opinion) for making very, very , mediocre fragrances that are way over-priced for what they are and are often sickenly-sweet , (one other exception for me was the parfum intimes line - the orange lace flower was a really great orange blossom fragrance), - HOWEVER, Bombshell is one of the few exceptions, it smells expensive (most VS fragrances smell so cheap!). It is fresh and chypre-y. It can almost smell a touch masculine. It smells like a women's chypre perfume mixed with a touch of man's cologne maybe. While it may be a bit more masculine than what I usually wear it is, very fresh and well done. It reminds me a bit of Hermes Jardin Mediteranee (which is a perfect summer fragrance)...
Fragrances -Jessica McClintock - Jessica McClintock
greenclover 10/18/2010 12:04:00 AM
This is such a great perfume. It's not new, it's not particularly trendy, and it's not ridiculously expensive and exclusive... but it's LOVELY! It is a mix of lily of the valley, soft soapiness, a touch of powder and maybe bits of some other stuff. Part of what's really nice about it is I think it is a perfect balance of the notes I just mentioned - it's not too powdery, or too soapy and its not just a lily of the valley soleflore. (and it's floral in a very light, un-cloying way)... I think it's a great year-round fragrance but it's lighter nature might make it perfect for some people for spring and summer... very feminine but not in a cloying way... unlike the reviewer below I don't find it synthetic or chemically smelling at all! One of my pet-peeves in fragrance is artificial synthetic-ness and this has none of that too me. It doesn't have that synthetic rubbery smell that some fragrances have or that mustiness that some lily of the valley centered frag.s have... It's just really nice, soft and clean but also completely feminine. A+
Gross. I tried this because of all the reviews saying it was "soft" or "powdery" or "clean" (all of which I usually like...) ... This was DEFINITELY not soft - super strong, even masculine smelling. It wasn't clean at all - very heavy... soapy but NOT in a nice light, clean way. It smells very, very muh like an old lady's perfume. Smells completely like some ancient perfume you might find in your gradnma's drawer. Gross. It you want something like, soft, clean and powdery try Santa Maria Novella's beautiful Freesia in stead...