My adoration for this fragrance can't be explained. It's more than a fruity floral. It has some kind of complexity that I can't place. And while I'm not a fan of Katy Perry, I sure love her fragrance.
I don't care about the brand, the bottle, or anything else. I would legitimately bathe in this fragrance. I want everything I own to smell like this. I would buy cosmetics that smell like this, hair care products that smell like it, everything. I would spray every article of clothing I own with it, I would coat myself in it. I would want my violin, bow, hair products, papers, office supplies, to smell like this! I ADORE IT. I am so far in love with it that I can't even help myself. I need a full size bottle. I need 50 full size bottles. I'm officially obsessed. And I don't care that it smells of the generic fruit basket scent, I care not! Look down upon me all you wish, chastise me for my lack of originality, but it will fall upon deaf ears, for I am smitten.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Ed Hardy Perfume - Love Kills Slowly Women's EDT
DollParts7 12/2/2012 7:44:00 PM
Is there anything stronger than adoration, just shy of obsession? Because I'm just about there with this fragrance. In fact, I AM there. I adore the drydown, and while the lasting power and strength is pretty weak, it does it's job. 4-5 hours of incredible and not overwhelming deliciousness! I have the mini spray bottle of this, and I carry it around with me as a refresher. It's just too yummy to pass up without the reek of candy and sugar, like Pink Sugar and Betsey Johnson.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Ed Hardy Love and Luck
DollParts7 12/2/2012 7:41:00 PM
I....am crazy on the fence with this fragrance. I actually like the fruity, generic smells of most perfumes. This one isn't. It smells almost masculine, not particularly strong, but certainly masculine. After the dry down, it smells of a creamy, buttery cinnamon which...is particularly odd. I smell my wrist and I'm left confused. Unlike Katy Perry's Purr (which I adored upon first spray) or Betsey Johnson's perfume (which I am almost repulsed by) this is smack dab in the center of the spectrum. Not severe hatred, or adoration...rather, curiosity. Not here, nor there. But somewhere. I'm still on the fence, but I do wear this. I wish it were more like it's predecessors, Love Kills Slowly and Born Wild though. I'm not a fan of anything that strays TOO far from the fruity, sparkling fragrances.
Well, what can I say....this is pretty meh. On me, it smells entirely of sugar. Cotton candy, rainbows, vanilla, yum yum. There doesn't seem to be any kind of floral aspect, no fruit, nothing. It's like Pink Sugar, in fact, it smells like a crazy good dupe! Personally, I'm not a fan, but men love this fragrance like they love Pink Sugar. Everyone from my younger brother, to my guy friends, and my father have commented that this smells phenomenal. My mother and female friends DESPISE it, and...honestly, I kind of do as well. It makes me grimace when I smell it on my wrists.
Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Retractable Kabuki Brush
DollParts7 4/27/2012 10:32:00 PM
Do you want to know what this is? This is horribly scratchy brush with abrasive bristles that doesn't deposit powder correctly, let alone quickly. For starters, it takes about 30 swipes to actually get the powder on your face. It's relatively inconvenient. Not only that, but it's expensive. I can handle a poorly made brush if it's cheap, but this expensive? You must be kidding me. I generally don't like giving bad reviews but this really was pretty horrible. Putting the powder in wasn't too difficult, but it still annoyed me to great lengths. I never liked those attached brushes for anything, including foundations. They do not work for everyone. I know for powder I like using a fluffy powder brush to pat it on and then knock off excess. This is so wasteful in product and so absolutely gimmicky. If you're on the go and must powder ASAP fine, it's nice to have. But you know what else you could just do? Have a slim compact of pressed facial powder in your purse with a velour puff or a sponge lying on top of it. Wash the sponge every few days and keep up with your products. There's really no need for this. It isn't comfortable to use, nor is it very effective.
First of all, I have to say that I never use the powder for my brows. Instead, I crushed it up and put it into a different container. I now use it for contour. The creme is a different story. I have pretty horrid eyebrows. In fact, they've always ALWAYS been bad. From having a unibrow as a child to shaving off half of my eyebrow as a clumsy thirteen year old, I had my fair share of disaster. After that, I plucked and waxed them and found that it improved. I heightened my arch and thinned them down. However, they have never really been very good for my face. I find that this creme holds my brows more than colors them. Sure, it does fill in a bit, but it is not a pigmented product. I enjoy that, as I don't look too fake, but it also makes my brows glossy. Overall, cheap product that does well! I must say though that any and all mini brushes you get with it? Chuck them. They are flimsy and if you have brows that are troublesome, it's best to use a stiffer angled brush. I actually use one that was included with a wet and wild creme eyeliner. I would never use it for eyeliner as the line would be too thick, but for brows? Perfection.
Foundations -New York Color - Smooth Skin Liquid Makeup
DollParts7 4/18/2012 2:39:00 AM
The foundation is actually lovely. However, who invented the packaging must be fired immediately! This is a thicker foundation, though not paint like (As I find Revlon ColorStay to be). I actually had to decant this into an old Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse container. After that, it became much, MUCH easier to use. It is light while still being thick, and not oily and gross on my skin. Despite it's viscosity, I found that it did not pool into my pores or feel ridiculously heavy on my skin. Would I buy it again? Only if it had a pump included. I must say that this is not matte. It's very much like a satin finish and I do have oilier skin. However, I find that the barely there dewiness makes it look more like skin and less like a mask, and so, I can forgive it. I just wish it had a pump!
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Olive Oil as Serum for Hair
DollParts7 2/26/2012 4:37:00 PM
I do not use this straight up. That is, I always mix it with something. I only use this on my hair for deep conditioning sessions after hair bleaching sessions (the day after). I usually use three parts coconut oil to two parts olive oil in my treatments. I cover with a plastic bag (yes yes, I know! Ghetto) and a towel, and wait an hour. Now, I already know that coconut oil is hard to get out. But olive oil is EVEN. HARDER. I swear, I was scrubbing my head over and over again. In the end, it worked out. I have tried it on it's own and it just doesn't give the same result that the mix has. It's easier to wash out on it's own, however. On a scale of one to ten, do I need it? Maybe a three, I know that my hair is better with it in the mix than without, but it just won't kill me not to have it.
Polishes -Yves Rocher - Luminelle - Parme feerique
DollParts7 11/19/2011 11:45:00 AM
Ok, I didn't get this exact color. I got Rose Étincelant. BUT I don't understand why it says it has such a high price tag? 2 dollars for 3 ml? How often does anyone run out of nail polish? This bottle lasted me for YEARS. The color is GORGEOUS. Pink with golden, silvery shimmer. Read that. SHIMMER. Not GLITTER. It looked gorgeous on my pink based fair skin, and made my hands look very elegant. It would look beautiful on darker skin tones also. HG!
Horrible, terrible, DISGUSTING color! I used 05 blond on virgin hair....about as soft as straw afterward, uneven color, a light BROWN shade, And it just FEELS horrid. The color is so off, it promised ASH blond. And I got light brown? I bought this because it was on sale and I wanted blond hair again. Never, ever, ever again! Not worth the 6 dollars for the two boxes I bought. I will edit later to see how Garnier Nutrisse covers over this hell hair. I have school in TWO DAYS!!! EDIT: Thank goodness Garnier helped fix my hair. After a coconut oil treatment and a new box of shade 100 Garnier Nutrisse, my hair is a strawberry blond. EDIT EDIT: I have been having horrible financial troubles. They have eaten at my budget and forced me to look to this in order to cover my brown roots. I have to say that while it definitely does not lighten to what the box says, it will still get the job done after two or three full hair dye jobs. It does still smell horrid, and makes my hair feel like straw, but I deep condition like crazy afterward. I miss Herbal Essences box dye, it was genuinely wonderful.
I actually really like this blush. The color is very good because I'm extremely pale and anything too pigmented is an instant kill. However, yes, the packaging is very, very flimsy and cheap, and it is a bit sparkly.
Lets start by saying that I hate, hate, hate, hate, HATE lipsticks. And against all odds, I LOVE this! It's smooth, and the color is gorgeous. It beat my expectations, because I was very, very wary about this product. But lo and behold, my favorite lipstick.
Well, I was on a hunt for a color to french paint my nails with. I have OPI's Alpine Snow, so I was going to try it (for the first time, mind you) In the store, I looked at the pale pink polishes. It came down to this, and Rimmel's pale pink. When I opened them to look at the brushes, Rimmel's was bigger and more what I liked. However, it looked very sheer and extremely drippy in the bottle. Essie's brush was tiny, but the polish looked thick and opaque. So, I picked it up, without bothering to look at the price. 7 dollars for a bottle of nailpolish!? That's absurd. However, I reluctantly handed over the money, and grumbled that it better be good. I love the color on me. It's a sweet pale pink, that's very pastel. I'm a very, very pale woman, and this made my hands look very elegant. Application was no worse than OPI and the quality of the brush, though small, is far superior. It didn't streak that badly on me, but I did use three coats along with a top of Sech Vite. Would I say it's extraordinary? No, not really. But it's not bad at all. Definitely better than 3-4 dollar polishes, and regular drugstore polishes. However, I'd 7 is a bit too much. I could buy two bottles of fun color for that!
Like a few people beneath me, I bought Color Icon Bronzer in Princess. I have to say that it's not a BAD bronzer by any means! It's pretty, shimmery, and pigmented. I don't have any problems at all with the packaging, and though the brush is soft, it's just unusable for me. My problem is that it's just too pigmented for my near paper white flesh. And that I really look clownish wearing this as a contour. However, this found a different purpose for me. Eyeshadow, and blush! As a blush, the bronzer warms me up decently well. However, I actually use a fan brush instead of a blush, or contour, or stippling brush. When I say paper white, boy, do I mean it!