I love this stuff. I'd give it a 5 but it is a rare product indeed that I give a 5 to. I love the shade (pinky/gold/peach)... and it has just the lumenessence I was looking for... I was looking for a pretty lumenessence that didn't have a lot of obvious sparkles... this fits the bill... you can perfectly well wear a smaller amount in the day because it is so subtle and wear more at night if you like... doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. Don't love the brush applicator but that's no biggie. It's a bit expensive to me but I got it pretty cheap on ebay. A+
Baffled by the rave reviews on this product. Even the lightest shade was a little too dark/ yellow under my eyes. Dries so fast you can barely blend it and leaves a finish that is too dry for (my) undereyes... Accentuated fine lines... No better than the cheapest drugstore concealer in my opinion. Total rip off. Did not irritate my eyes though.(shrug)
This is predominantly a cedar scent. That is the main scent that comes across. It is not a cedar-chest scent in that the cedar is more wearable - more "perfumey" but still very very predominantly cedar so if you don't like cedar don't bother - it is cedar but manages to be somehow feminine - not super feminine - but feminine enough to be wearable for a woman.
I don't really "get" the scent of this stuff. It says on the package it is a feminine floral - there is nothing remotely floral about this fragrance. It is a heavy, alcoholic musk scent with a baby oil note lurking around in the mix. When you first spray it, it is truly overwhelming - very hairspray smelling (but like old Aquanet style hairspray not a newer, fresher type of scent) ... it dries down quickly to the aforementioned musky scent (w/ a hint of baby oil). Not really feminine at all in my opinion - very heavy - even slightly masculine - and not fresh at all. Reminds me of some cheap, heavy-scented drugstore body splash a lady in the 1950's would have worn... I only give it a 2 and not a 1 because I suppose its not the most repulsive perfume I've ever smelt (I'll leave that to the most urinal jasmines...)
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Shelley Kyle by Shelley Kyle
greenclover 5/3/2010 3:37:00 AM
This is just an okay ho-hum fragrance (to me...) ... It's certainly not offensive - a relatively light, soapy-citrus. It smells like a mix of citruses - perhaps most noteably grapefruit? mixed w/ white soap (not sweet at all)... It also has a hint of floral herbaciousness like rose geranium perhaps... It is not "zesty" natural citrus (like I prefer) but if you like soft, soapy citruses this may be for you.
Skincare - Body -Avalon Organics Botanicals - grapefruit geranium
greenclover 3/31/2010 5:14:00 PM
Like most of the Avalon Organics scents this one is yummy yummy. It smells predominanatly of grapefruit (I don't notice any geranium scent really in particular). The grapefruit scent is pure, fresh, zesty grapefruit just like the freshly peeled fruit. I like this scent in both the shower gel and body lotion. The shower gel is nice and the body lotion is really nice - the lotion has a nice, rich feel and is very moisturizing (not watery at all). Try it - you won't be dissapointed.
Very neroli scent ... a very nice neroli scent - a good must-try for neroli lovers.
Wow. It is not the worst smelling fragrance in the world but what a huge dissapointment for a citrus/grapefruit lover. The notes say "sugared grapefruit" and I smell the sugar way more than the grapefruit. It is a very sweet, splenda/sweet and low smelling fragrance w/ like a touch of citrus. Bleck.
Alright, here's the deal - the debate still rages on as to whether petroleum jelly is unhealthy for you in some way. Many organic-beauty loving websites claim it is, but some sites like beautybrains claim it isn't. Personally, I have pretty much competely converted to organic skin and hair care products. However, I can't resist my petroleum jelly. Unless I find out it is really actually bad for you I can't resist the great effectiveness it has. NOTHING else, no expensive creams, nothing, quenches and softens my dry skin winter like petroleum jelly - and nothing heals my chapped lips and cuticles fasters. It is really cheap, and when it comes to healing skin/ and moisturizing/protecting dry skin it is a miracle product. I never really used it on my face etc. except recently, and its terrific - also does not make my face breakout/ get blackheads/ whiteheads.
If you don't like tuberose don't bother. This is a very singular tuberose fragrance. Very very similar to Michael Kors - not surprising! Kim K says Michael Kors is her favorite frag! It's not "old lady" gardenia as some mentioned but very floral/ tuberose. Maybe worth a shot for tuberose fans but Michael Kors is almost identical. I give it a neutral rating not because its bad just becaue I'm very over my tuberose phase.
This is one of the best oils I've used, and I've dabbled with a lot of them. It is much lighter and sinks into skin much more quickly than a heavier oil like olive oil but is much more moisturizing than a super light oil like grapeseed oil or jojoba (jojoba was a total dissapointment, didn't moisturize well, neither did coconut oil). It leaves the skin soft and moizturized without being greasy. Great all purpose hair and body/ face oil. It's also nice because it is almost scentless so you can scent it with your own fragrance/ essential oil easily. So far I don't notice any breakouts I can attribute to it. This is a great find, a great oil that is cheap and easy to find, who knew?
I wound up liking the Alba Terra Gloss in Bloom better than the Terra Tint in bloom. Perhaps because the tint is thicker and in this color went on a little lighter in color/ chalkier. It is a very pigmented lipstick like lip balm. Very nice texture and minty flavor. Similar color to the gloss but this is a bit more brown/ taupier.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Shelley Kyle - Tiramani
greenclover 12/31/2009 3:25:00 AM
Reviewer below said they thought this scent didn't resemble the graces and was in a similar bottle (actually the tiramani bottle is gilded and the grace bottles are very simple), well thank GOODNESS! it is nothing like the graces (bleck) it is infinitely better!, doesn't resemble them at all (too me). This fragrance is hard to describe. Definitely a citrus/ and orange blossom scent w/ a touch of powder maybe? Not old-ladyish at all, but not teeny bopper. It is sweet yet fresh at the same time, (not sweet in a gourmand way, sweet in a sweet floral/ orange blossom way). The citrus undertones keep it fresh, but sweet floral keeps it very feminine and a bit girly. Yummy. Pretty is a good all around word to describe it and a must must for citrus and orange blossom lovers. Not dirt cheap but not ridiculously priced by any means, average price.
This is a really nice color. The texture is typical sort of thick, sticky gloss texture, taste/ flavor is a nice vanilla. The color is the good part though (and the fact that it is a natural product). It is a lighter brown-rose pink. Note that it is not a ghastly taupe color or silver/icy pink - both of which look horrid on me. This is a nice warm nude/pink color. It has a really nice color quality/ and shimmer quality similar to more expensive brands of gloss (the gloss is not very pigmented, but no less than most glosses - because its a gloss after all) - looking forward to trying this color in the Alba terra tint, which comes in a tube and seems more like a lipstick.
I don't get this fragrance at all. It is marketed as a chocolatey fragrance - chocolatey? fragrance and I do get a bit of chocolate but not in a bowl you over very food-ey way. The chocolate smells like its mixed w/ a bit of something sharp and sour like lemon, and a bar of white soap - undoubtedly not a great combination. This is a sort of "dark" sour fragrance the way a cup of espresso is. Another note it is listed to have is cola - in a strange way a can smell a bit of that- there is a note of sparky tanginess. I suppose if I was a chocolate frag. lover I might like this, but I'm definitely not (the perfume was a gift), so I'm not a fan. The drydown is actually nice - reminds me of Narcisco Rodriguez... but who wants to wait hours and hours and hours for a fragrance to smell good?