Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Fantasy Britney spears
shaecode 12/26/2009 2:43:00 AM
the packaging is adorable! it's a really fun, sweet, young scent. very different from my other perfumes but i think it's a nice addition. smells like cotton candy :)
my mom got me this perfume for christmas. it's realllly pretty but a bit strong for my taste. when you smell it in the bottle its a bit overpowering for me, but if i lightly mist it then walk through it, it's perfect. i especially love how it smells after i've been wearing it for a few hours. it's a very fresh fragrant scent. quite different than my HG purfume which is burberry brit. it's a great addition to my fragrance collection :)
meh. the smell was nothing exciting...it kinda just smelled like the whole lush store. it did take a while to dissolve though which was nice. turned the water a gross orangey brown though
soooooo bad. made my scalp dry and flaky after using it for a week. still trying to nurse my scalp back to life with my regular products :( we just used it to wash my dog, that's how bad it is
mmm i love the smell! reminds me of peppermint white mochas from starbucks. with a hint of honey. i use this right after the shower as a moisturizer. if i don't have time to lay around the house naked to let it absorb (haha), i use some of the vanilla puff or silky underwear powder to set it. it gets rid of the greasiness but keeps the moisture. i wish these bars had a handle or something so the bar didn't melt all over my hand when i use it. it does melt fast, but if you don't store it in the bathroom and use it quick so it doesn't melt all over your hands it lasts a pretty long time.
mmm smells so nice. like cocoa butter with a hint of floral and vanilla. i have very dry skin so i don't find it moisturizing, but i don't expect a powder to moisturize. i sprinkle it in my sheets before i go to bed and it smells divine. one lippie off for the packaging. messy and not practical. wish they packaged with a powder puff or something.
Eye Shadow -MAC - Bright Side Gallery Gal mineralize duo
shaecode 12/23/2009 3:34:00 AM
gorgeous!! my boyfriend bought me this for christmas and i absolutely love it. the colors are great on my hazel eyes. it's perfect to create a simple look with only 2 colors. it's a tad bit sparkly for my taste, but i can live with it because of the beautiful colors!
my HG soap is honey i washed the kids, but after a while, like anything, i get sick of the smell. porridge is a great alternative! the smell kind of reminds me of HIWTK but its different enough. lathers well, moisturizing, great!
really gentle, great for my dry skin. refreshing and the packaging is great. neat name, too.
I don't use this as a makeup remover because i love my HG one too much. (rimmel gentle makeup remover) but the SA suggested it for my extremely dry skin. so far i love it! leaves me feeling so soft and my skin doesn't flake anymore. i also love how you apply it, smoothing it all over your face and using a warm wet cloth to remove it, instead of scrubbing and getting water everywhere like most cleansers. i use it with eau roma water toner and skin drink moisturizer and my skin has really improved.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Hemp Hand Protector
shaecode 12/20/2009 4:21:00 AM
i have realllly dry skin and this stuff did nothing. it temporarily made my hands soft but didn't improve the overall feel of them. smelled good though
i got this in the gift set "bath time favorites" which is a tin with 9 bath bombs. i hadn't tried this one yet, and i'm saving my favorites for last, so i decided to try it tonight. the seaweed freaked me out. the the bath bomb looked SO gross as it dissolved...like little worms! it was so gross i avoided looking at it. the bath water was turned a gorgeous blue, but then at the bottom of the tub there was a mess of seaweed. like laying in the ocean. anytime i shifted to grab some soap or anything it all ruffled up and stuck to my legs and stuff which grossed me out ahahah. i wasn't expecting there to be so much!! the smell was nothing special. VERY purfumey and strong. i couldn't even really determine a certain smell from it's.. just...strong. now that i'm out of the bath though.. my skin feels pretty soft and smells good. maybe i'll buy it again...but use a strainer to get rid of the seaweed. but that seems like too much hassle for a mediocre bath bomb. sooo maybe i won't. hmm..
this bath bomb was just "meh" for me. it wasn't bad, which is why it still gets 3 lippies, but the smell was a little overpowering for me. it kind of just smelled like the entire lush store.. i couldn't really distinguish a scent from it. it did what a bath bomb should...fizzed up and made my bath smell, changed the water color etc.. but i didn't notice any huge difference in my skin texture or anything. i think i'd pick a few other bombs before this one. (p.s...i got this in the "bath time favorites" gift which consists of 9 bombs in a tin. so maybe that's why mine smelled so overpowering.maybe it just absorbed all the other bomb's scents...when i go to the lush store i'm going to smell these on their own and see if i like it more.)
i don't love it. it's okay for under my HG mascara (l'oreal voluminous) but it just doesn't give my lashes the definition and body that i like on its own. the applicator is fat and its awkward to use. it's also quite dry. i would just skip mac mascara and go for drugstore.
my mom got this free with her credit card reward points. it's light, yet chemical smelling. i don't wear it very often. it could be worse though. the bottle is really pretty and HUGE though, so it looks nice with my collection.