For the first 5 minutes of this on my skin I did not smell any strawberry milky scent but rather something like honey, tobacco and vanilla. The drydown is a blast, it morphs onto my skin into a very yummy alluring scent, the first 3 notes are still there but well enveloped and creamy, true to its claimed of strawberry milkshake, it's like the smell of the conditioner on my skin. The texture is quite hard though, I really need to pressed it more on my skin or scrape the perfume using a small spoon to get a good amount. anyway, that is forgivable since it smells wonderful.
This is a great face serum, I really like it ! after just one use this serum leaves my skin feeling velvety soft and well moisturized. I put it on in the evening and I wake up the morning with a very smooth glowing skin- even after I washed it out my skin still stays soft and supple, so i can say that it has a long lasting effect. My only 2 complain is the price, it is so very expensive! and also, i'm not a fan of the smell, it smells of old cooking oil with some light fruit mixed in. I guess i'm left with no choice than to find other serum that is lower in price than this but will deliver quite the same effect. Question is, where what and how...
I wish I could give this a higher rating than 2... but, I really can't because this gave me a headache the very moment I sprayed it on my wrist. I don't know how to describe the notes on my skin... it is like I put an old powder mixed with strong musk and soap. Oh well, I really don't want to put the blame on this scent, perhaps lets just say my skin chemistry wasn't d'accord with it. I gave it to a friend and on her this smells surprisingly feminine and sexy! wow, I almost didn't believe it was the same perfume that smells awful on me. Good on her because she was happy I gave it to her thus i'm also happy :).
This is a very nice scent, quite gourmand but not cloying and there is an air of sophistication in this fragrance. I really like the combination of soft vanilla, stawberry and almond with a very light musk on the background. However, I used this just very lightly as it is quite strong on the opening and it might induced a headache. The bottle is simple yet elegant which is a plus but i'm not a fan of the price. Anyway, I am just glad this works well on my skin chemistry unlike the red and blue butterfly edts of which both smells like masculine scent on me.
Lotions/ Creams -Laura Mercier - Almond Coconut Milk Souffle Body Creme
MoiBelle 5/3/2008 8:54:00 AM
I received this from my mua'er friend in the US and I must say I really like it! It's smells dreamy and creamy, I really get lots of coconut, almond and soft vanilla tonka bean, it is also incredibly moisturizing, leaves my skin hydrated all day long. I wish to get the perfume soon!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Stacked Style Como Crema
MoiBelle 5/3/2008 8:53:00 AM
I really like the smell of this when I sniff it straight from the bottle and it is indeed a very lovely and unique scent, quit gourmand. However, on my skin I get less coconut but a bit floral fruity and creamy candy smell with a hint of coconut in the drydown which is not bad at all although how I wished I get more coconut. I find it quite similar to some of my other gourmand perfumes (I just can't remember or pin point the name exactly). I find it quite expensive for the price $45.00 for 1.7ozmL bottle. so I guess after I finish my bottle I will just search for another less expensive version.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Hello Sugar! Crystalline Body Splash
MoiBelle 5/3/2008 8:46:00 AM
With the kind help of my dear mua'er friend in the U.S. I was able to get a hold of a big full size bottle of this amazing yummy lemon fragrance! BBW gets it right with this buttery creamy lemon scent, it is really a dreamy and creamy lemon tart/lemon frosting goodness, sweet but not cloying. The reason I gave it 4 is because while it is a very yummy scent the lemon does fade away quite fast and while I like the opening I kind of detect some cinnamon and/or perhaps ginger in the middle note... well atleast on my skin. anyway those 2 soon fade away on the drydown leaving a soft vanilla smell. I also like the packaging, it is very cute with the Vargas girl logo and crystals dangling hanging from the nozzle. However, the square bottle is made of plastic, it could have been much more nicer if the bottle is made of glass. Anyway, above all everything I really find this a super yummmmmy scent. Update: I just wore this a few hours ago. I just realized that the dry down of this on my skin remainds me so much of the vanilla note of Serendipity sans lemon.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Laurence Dumont > Vanille Bourbon
MoiBelle 4/17/2008 11:28:00 AM
I bought a bottle of this not for myself but for a mua'er friend. Before I buy it I sprayed the tester a few times on my wrist and see if it was something she might like because I know she likes gourmand vanilla scents. And yes! just after a few minutes I was convinced that this is the one for her. This smells sooo good, it has the sweetness and creaminess of a vanilla cream pie with a hint of bourbon, it is not a complicated scent, just deep warm, alluring and yummy gourmand vanilla scent. I couldn't stop from smelling my wrist the whole day. I think i'll buy another bottle for myself the next time I visit the shop. As for the bottle/packaging, it is nice as it is now updated. However, if I were to create a bottle for this yummy scent I could have created a more appealing chocolatey colour bottle or if not the colour perhaps add some other creative designs like chocolates, vanille label.
Lotions/ Creams -Nivea - Nivea Hand Intensive Nourishing Care
MoiBelle 4/17/2008 10:50:00 AM
This is a very nice hand cream for the price! It has a very nice mild scent that reminds me of my lovely childhood because the Nivea face cream (the thick cream in a tin) was a must in the house before. this smells similar to it. this moisturizes and soothes hands and not at all sticky. I also like that it comes in tube packaging. I gave it 4 lippies because while it is very nice to use in spring and summer it wasn't thick enough for my very dry skin in winter.
I really really like this! There is something so unique and special about this scent. I think my skin chemistry is one with this because I get the same luscious scent on my skin from the very first spray till the end of the day. This is not really a gourmand scent but on me I really find it kind of sweet in a very nice way and not headache inducing. perhaps it is just me but it reminds me of the candy sweetness of BBW Twisted Peppermint sans mint. It has some very soft florals with a subtle touch of musk, berries and vanilla (note, i'm not a fan of musk and berries but this one in an exemption), all notes are well rounded resulting in a delicious scent.
I avail this with the help of my dear mua'er friend from the US (she cp'd me). I find the bottle really cute, it is round and quite tall like the bottle of Aquolina's Pink Sugar although this one is yellow bottle with pink cap. I really like the initial blast of sweetness of this fragrance, it reminds me of Fresh Sugar edp, then after a minute or two it transporms to somewhat less sweet and less lemony,onto my skin. then it dries down to just a faint of lemon, not bad though. it reminds me of Johnson & Johnson's cologne, the one that comes in a blue plastic bottle. i'm not sure if it still does exist now.I remember bathing myself with it, I literally splashed it all over me when I was little. I know there is no rapport between johnson's baby cologne and this because this is supposed to be a gourmand sweet scent and yes, it was gourmand in the first spray but I gues it is my chemistry that changes it to johnson's baby cologne-alike.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium Dark
MoiBelle 3/18/2008 11:08:00 AM
Just got this and I LOVE it! I wasn't planning to buy any makeup nor did I plan to go to MAC counter, I was actually in a bookshop with DH. it just so happen that MAC store is nearby. so my DH encouraged me (I couldn't have been any luckier with my DH! I just LOVE him!) to pass by MAC in case i see anything then he wants me to buy right away so our time is well consumed..This powder has a very nice texture, super smooth, fine and lightweight, it adds a very natural color to my skin with a flawless dewy finish,color medium dark is a perfect match for me, it has no shimmer but it illuminates well because it is mineralized. I wore it on top of my Mineralize Skin Finish Liquid Foundation (NC37) and it was a perfect airbrushed finish! The next time I will try to wear it on its own without foundation. Thanks DH!!
I received a bottle of this from a super kind, generous lady as raok! Thanks again to you, Tania! I love love love this vanilla edt! Double yummy vanilla scent with a twist of oriental florals just to make it more sexy and sophisticated. I got a lot of compliments while wearing this. The first one was from my mother-in-law, she really likes vanilla scent in general and this one makes no excemption and she really find this a very delicious smelling vanilla scent. My DH who is keen on perfumes for me likes it also, apparently, he did not say so much about it but he agree that it's a nice scent. My son who really has good nose for perfumes, was like 'hmm, mom did I just smell vanilla meringue pie in the house?' well, i told him it was just me with TBS Vanille edt on. *lol*. Also, got a few compliments from some other randome people. Needless to say i'd buy this again and again and again and again...... ;).
Fragrances -Guerlain - Shalimar Eau Légère - Light
MoiBelle 3/14/2008 9:42:00 AM
A lovely super kind and generous lady mua'er sent me a bottle of this as raok! thanks to you again Tania! At first I find the opening too powdery, and quite heavy on the incense but, after a minute or two it changes and morphs onto my skin to a warm vanilla lemony gourmand scent with just a very little touch of florals which I liked because I don't like profound florals. Because of the harmonious blends of spices, fruit and florals I think this scent would suit sexy playful women. It's like all rolled into one.
Bronzers -E.L.F. - Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder -- Sunkissed
MoiBelle 2/8/2008 9:55:00 AM
My dear MUA friend from the US sent me this very nice compact bronzer because she knows I like bronzers of all kinds. This color is bronze brown beige with golden shimmer and perhaps a little bit of pink. The texture is kind of loose but very smooth. It applies so easy and blends really well, it looks sooo pretty and natural on top of my BonneBell Gel Bronze in Luminous Glow, with the two combined the color result reminds me of my Chanel Bronze Universel. I imagine this would suit any skin color, although one must be careful to apply this sparingly because if applied heavily it might look quite red (perhaps because of the pink brown gold combi)otherwise it is perfect. I am not so fond of the compact because the lock is quite difficult to open, it is not well aligned. well, I guess I just have to be careful each time i'll open it.