Not an everyday color but it's great for when I'm in the mood for a bright. A warm red-pink, almost a coral. Fuchsia maybe? I dunno. It's opaque but doesn't look flat and thick like some plain cremes can. It's glowy almost like a neon but not. This can be a one-coater but I did two anyway. I like this on my tanned golden/yellow NC35 skin. Second to Sally Hansen Lightning (a taxicab yellow), this is my next favorite cheery pick-me-up color. Perfect for summer on tips and/or toes!
Peppery, aldehyde-y, powdery, something too strong.
Not offensive but not worth buying again.
I love this formula! More flexible than drugstore ones. Pity this shade is just a bit too dark/brown on me. My lips are naturally pretty pigmented and mauvey so Loyal on top looks a wee '90s. NC30-35. I probably need something a bit brighter but this is the most natural shade they have so far. I bought my lipcolor two years ago and have used it on and off. It's still fine. Just wish there were better creme color selections available!
Greasy but nice and thick. It's alright under lotion socks and gloves overnight, not for applying when you're out and about. I wake up with softer skin. Fragrance free is nice too. The cap is harder to flip open than other BBW/True Blue Spa products.
Gels/Soaps -Suave - Peppermint Bliss-Seasonal Limited Edition
Catttt 1/9/2012 1:00:00 PM
It was around $2 for 18 oz at Walmart around the end of October, saw some at Rite Aid too randomly. Good value for the price. This is my second time buying this. I bought it in 2010 and only used it for a few times before SO used it up. I thought it was good enough to try again in 2011. I didn't get around to using it until January, a few months after I bought it. I am using it as a hand soap and I feel the scent has dissipated alot already. Since I don't feel this formula is meant to be particularly moisturizing, I bought it mainly for the scent. I probably wouldn't purchase again next year but I don't regret buying it these past two times. Also leaves a film that takes more effort to wash off.
The top and middle notes were too loud and musky for me. I do like the carroty base notes once it settles down (after too many hours).
I like polishes that are a little bit different than the mainstream, but not different enough where I stand out in a crowd. I got Posh hoping it was a blood red matte but it's more a pinky-red. It does turn a little darker with more layers but it's still clearly a red and not a vamp. I keep this around with Zoya Veruschuka (matte emerald green) for Christmas manis. Otherwise I don't see much occasion for wearing them although the formula is quite fun. (Like crackles, I like these polishes for the novelty if not the utility.) I also have Zoya Loredana (matte dark grey) and of these three mattes, only Posh chips on me by the next day. It's easy enough to patch since mattes dry in seconds, but then the patchwork chips off too. I put on Posh 4 days ago and I've repaired my mani Every Single Day. Yipes. I'm glad I bought this to play around with but I won't buy it again when I run out.
Treatments -DHC - after bath hair treatment emulsion
Catttt 12/22/2011 8:08:00 PM
Used up my 6 mL sample in 4 (?) uses with my middle-of-back length hair. Smells nice, introduced me to the concept of conditioning after showering (like lotion for your hair!). I'm not careful enough to apply this without globbing it on too heavily in certain places but I guess if I were to distribute it evenly in two hands first instead of just using one hand, it would be fine. (Hey, I'm lazy.) Would not buy just because I feel certain there should be something cheaper from the drugstore that fulfills the same function. I'm not picky about my hair though. Would happily use up a free sample if they sent it again. I don't dislike the product, I just don't see any reason to pay for it.
I've had a 1 oz mini of this for years and never seem to like it well enough to continue using it except sporadically. I feel like it either doesn't clean well enough or else some ingredient in it makes me break out. The H2O+ site gives a "tip" to use it to clean "makeup applicators". LOL, yeah, maybe I'll be able to use it up by washing my brushes with it. Slick packaging, looks nice, would not repurchase for my own use, maybe as a gift.
Received a sample to try. Love the light, fresh, citrus smell! Usually shampoo scents don't get any notice from me but this one really wowed me! I think the formula is a bit more clarifying than average ones, so it could be drying with overuse but is good for oily hair days (when I go just a little too long between shampoos). I got some in my eyes and it stung. I don't know if I've just always been careful of avoiding shampoo in my eyes for every single shower I've ever taken before in my entire life (unlikely, right?), or if this one is actually more sting-y. I'm not opposed to buying this but I probably wouldn't go out of my way to buy it. If I received another sample, I would be glad to use it rather than using it just to not waste product.
$6 for 2 oz or $15 for 10 oz. Unexpected HG. Got a coupon for a free mini so I happened to pick this out by luck. The smell is what won me over. It made my eyes roll back in my head *wink*. Smells like bright coconut with vanilla icing. I'm not even a foody-scent kind of person! Before this, I found White Citrus the most tolerable BBW scent and the only other one I liked was Water Blossom Ivy which has been discontinued for a long time. I also like the cream formulation. It makes me think that I'm not drying out my skin as much as with clear shower gels. (Whether it's actually true or not, I'm not sure, but it's good enough for me.) If I didn't have a bunch more other shower gels to use up, I would go out and repurchase this right away. As it is, I can only hope that BBW won't discontinue it too soon. Wait for me, Super Rich Shower Cream with the awesome smell, I will come back to you ....
After Fresh Mint, this is my favorite YC scent I've tried. It's hard for me to describe -- sort of lemony, a bit sweetened, with something complex (I guess it's the tea). To compare, Fresh Mint is sharply cleansing while Early Sunrise is gently fresh. (For additional reference, I found Sparkling Lemon to be sickeningly sweet and too sour at the same time, plus artificial like the lemon filling in a jelly donut.)
Good colors, good price, but they smell like death. I have to credit Tokyo Pearl (a BAM in-your-face silvery-white metallic) for getting me back into my love of polish again.
Hard to describe the scent but I guess I write reviews for my own reference anyway, lol. General spring floral with some tangy green notes? Could just be the wax base smell. Not perfumey or offensive. I think it's a fine, normal fragrance for a home, but it doesn't fit my personality exactly. I prefer Fresh Mint and Early Sunrise.