OMG! This is amazing! So very sexy, seductive, confident. Absolutely love it!
This review is for the lotion (not butter). I absolutely love coconut scent, and will buy anything in coconut. I've tried their regular coconut lotion and like it too. But this is by far the best lotion I have ever used!!! It is a very unique coconut smell. With a hint of vanilla and musk (I believe), it is very seductive. I can't stop smelling myself :) The best part is that I can still smell it on my skin after putting in 8 hours of work!!! Texture and feel of the lotion itself is amazing as well. It is on a thick side, but feels whipped, like the previous reviewer said. Abosorbs great and it is very moisturizing. Not greasy or sticky. Truly a seductive heaven. Will definitely repurchase!
I've never purchased a fragrance from BBW, so for my first buy I am very pleased. I love vanilla scents but hate anything too sweet. This one does not dissapoint. It is vanilla, but spicy and musky. Definitely sexy and seductive. It is on a strong side, so you only need a little bit. Staying power is great too (at least on me). Love it.
Fragrances -Giorgio Armani - Armani Code for women
lexymiss 3/5/2009 8:53:00 PM
I just bought this and I love it. It is on a strong side, so you only need a little bit. Staying power is great. I don't know how to describe the scent, but it is definitely very sexy! My husband helped me pick it - he loves it too! Very seductive.
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Dream Angels Heavenly
lexymiss 2/18/2009 10:32:00 PM
I owned a few VS fragrances and liked all of them, including this one. Problem with this particular one though is that it doesn't last on me at all. Not even an hour. I can spray 3 or 4 times and I still cannot smell the perfume once it settles on me. Weird... I used it on skin, on clothes, even on my hair.... nothing..... Too bad... won't repurchase....
Powder -Everyday Minerals - Foundation Original Glo Formula
lexymiss 2/14/2009 12:39:00 PM
I love this foundation powder. True to its name, it does make my skin glow. But it is a very nice, natural glow, not shimmer. I was lucky enough to find a match on my first try. Since I'm super pale, I ordered three lightest shades in free sample trial and one was a match. Powder feels very light and airy, looks very natural (not chalky), but most importantly, it does not irritate my skin. Some other mineral powders made me break out, dispite thier "made for sensitive skin" claim. Not this one though. My skin is extremely dry, so I have to always put a moisturizer underneath anything that I put on my skin and this is no exception. I also put a very heavy sunscreen underneath this, so I do have to wait until it fully absorbs before applying this foundation. If I don't, I don't get an even coverage. That's the only complaint of mine though, and has nothing to do with the high quality of the EDM. Price is awesome too, and the amount you get will last you a while. Would definitely repurchase! Went back several times for blushes, brushes, and other goodies!!! :)
I used this as a shower gel and absolutely love the scent. It is rather calming and relaxing, very gentle. It was quite moisturizing as well and it lathered up pretty good. I also used it when shaving cream when I ran out shaving cream. I picked it up on sale when it was cheap, but haven't re-bought it since. I'm trying more natural (cold processed) soaps at the moment (a phase of mine), but would definitely buy this again if I saw it on sale. Again, the scent is just heavenly!!! =)
Moisturizers -Eucerin - Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Creme
lexymiss 2/13/2009 11:46:00 PM
I've heard so many good things about this on the skin board that I finally decided to buy it. The price is great; got it on sale for about $8. Although it is very rich and creamy, it is not greasy in the slightest. It absorbs very fast, is very moisturizing, and my sensitive skin agrees with it favorably. Initially, I started using it as an eye cream as my sunscreen has a tendency to dry my skin and accentuate lines around my eyes. But after only a few days of using it around my eyes I started spreading it out over my whole face and neck. It feels heavenly. No break outs, no redness, no irritation of any kind. Just smooth, hydrated skin, and a faint smell of vanilla. Love it! I only wish it came in a pump - I hate dipping my fingers into a jar.
I've been wanting to try this palette for a while and I finally caved in. Very happy that I did. I'm very pleased with the quality. I do have to admit, I'm not the one to go spend crazy money on eyeshadows, as I barely ever wear any make up (and I'm broke). For the money, these are great. Color payoff is wonderful, shadows are blendable and silky-smooth, and it will take me forever to try them all! I can't compare them to MAC or any high end shadows, but these are definitely HG for me! The shadows are tiny, true, but little goes a long way here. They don't crease either (although I do use UDPP under).
I've worn this for a few days now, and here is the verdict: I'm not too thrilled about it. It is just ok. It does lenghten my lashes but I have to be very careful not to over-apply. If I do, I get that "spidery" look. It does flake at the end of the day. If you ask me, to much work to get it done right. I shouldn't have even bothered with it, my HG is Full n' Soft from the same brand and it is absolutely amazing. This one I will not buy again. Meh...
Blush -Almay - Beyond Powder Blush - Peach Shimmer
lexymiss 2/13/2009 1:56:00 AM
I too picked this up at Big Lots for dirt cheap and I'm loving it. It is subtle and natural and looks great on my pale skin. Does not irritate my sensitive skin. Even though it is called Peach Shimmer, I don't find it really shimmery. It is very subtle and more of a glow than shimmer, and I really like that combination. It is truly a lovely shade for fresh, natural, everyday look. Most of the time, I use my tinted moisturizer, this blush and mascara, and I'm done!!! Love it! P.S. The little brush it comes with is terrible, but than again, they all are. I use my EcoTools blush brush with any blush I have and this is no exception.
Palettes -Coastal Scents - Ultra Shimmer 88 eye shadow palette
lexymiss 2/13/2009 1:49:00 AM
I finally got this palette, and I love it. Shimmer is very soft, color pay off is great, and there is so many to choose from it'll take me a lifetime to discover all the different combinations! :) Although individual shadows are tiny, they will last a while (they are nicely pigmented). Very blendable as well, and they don't crease (although I do use UDPP). I tossed out the sponge applicator, but they are all crappy no matter the brand, so don't be put off by this. I read some complaints with the case, but I have not had any yet (granted, I don't get in a habit of dropping things either LOL).
I absolutely love this brush. I own quite a few of Ecotools brushes: 2 blush brushes, a few powder brushes, few eye shadow brushes, etc., and just saw this one on my last trip to the drugstore. Bought it right away. I already have a great kabuki brush from EDM, but at the price I couldn’t say no. Did not disappoint! Very soft, dense, and does a great job. Perfect for my sensitive skin!!! I wish I used make up more often. LOL. Will repurchase!
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Exotic Coconut
lexymiss 1/31/2009 11:23:00 PM
I picked this up at the last BBW sale without checking the reviews first. I just love coconut smell and was set on trying it regardless. Very happy I bought it. The smell is amazing; true coconut with a hint of vanilla. It is non-greasy and absorbs fast. I do wish it was more moisturizing, but than again, I have very dry skin so don’t judge by me. Would repurchase again! I prefer this scent and feel to the Body Shop one that was twice as expensive!
Tinted Moisturizer -Vichy - Lumineuse - Tinted Moisturizer
lexymiss 1/25/2009 2:42:00 AM
I bought this TM a while ago (last summer, to be precise). I am more into skin care than make up, and since this is excellent for sensitive skin and had great reviews, I had to try it. The lightest shade the supplier had at the time was 01, which is too dark for my super pale skin. I loved the texture, the feel, the glow, but it made me look somewhat unnatural. So it’s been sitting in my drawer for a while, until I figured it out. I use Glycolix Elite spf 30 sunscreen, which has a slightly whitening effect (pure Zinc Oxide) and tends to be drying. I use my Vichy TM over this and it doesn’t appear as dark anymore, it moisturizes my face after spf dries it out, and it makes my skin just glow! I just make sure to blend well, and put it on my neck and décolleté. Little bit goes a long way, so it should last me a while. Absolutely love it again. When I repurchase though, I will buy 00 shade as opposed to 01.