Fragrances -By Kilian - Liaisons Dangereuses perfume
EmbalmerBabe 5/24/2013 7:27:00 PM
My first Kilian trial, pulled the trigger on LD sight unseen & un sniffed. Sadly I may have to return it as I'm not quite sure I can get past the dusty geranium rose jam type of scent. This is a real wrist huffer, I spritzed it once & it started fading out fast so I doubled it up on both wrists to really dive right in. I was hoping the rose & geranium notes would be very subtle, however on my skin they are really overpowering in this fragrance. I cannot decide if this is too much dusty powdery rose/ geranium for me, or if it's going to be workable after the dry down. I want to try other Kilians hoping to find one that really wows me, I wouldn't mind having a signature from this line.The box is cool, I love the lock & key, just don't loose your key! It's easy to see your paying quite a bit & the packaging is partly the culprit. The fragrance itself seems to be very high quality just in the fence with this one. There are a lot of components listed in the scent description, i'm just not getting because these notes are dominating. :(
Masks -Unlisted Brand - Aztec - Indian Healing Clay
EmbalmerBabe 3/24/2013 8:46:00 PM
Awesome natural clay mask, great price too. Lasts a long time. I have used a couple of jars over the yrs, it lasts & lasts. I mix it with equal parts apple cider vinegar (Braggs brand). Makes my face smooth & feels super clean & refreshed.
Thankfully Nordstroms will return easily, This is all luxury floral soap to me. Sorry im not much help, please test in person first. This is very sad, as I wanted to love it. The description sounds unique & I love the sound of anything with "lychee fruit". Sadly this was too soapy with a powder tone in the background. Returned it today.
From the Sugar & Spice LE perfumes. I have to say I am not as impressed as I had expected. This one fades very fast, and leaves a faint milk chocolate scent. Very flat & boring, I prefer Chocolovers. Probably returning, I don't recommend buying online without testing in person. Update:I did in fact return this bottle today. A little sad to see it go as I love chocolate scents,and the orange influence really is lovely. This just does not last,not up to par for the price.
No lasting power, a very simple tangerine/tangello/orange citrus scent. Not very complicated, very cut and dry. Lasting power is truly a let down. What a bummer. :(
I bought this without testing it first which was a mistake as I don't care for the application, it does apply smoothly, pigmentation is all right, the problem is I cannot get an even coat on my lips it immediately leaves a white ring in the center after I press my lips together, a dreadful look.. A lip primer is an extra step I dont care to bother with, so I guess this is too much work for me to get it to look right. The shade is a lovely wine, the reason why I got it is because it looks close to the shade Harvest from MAC's Fall Trend palette from the 2012 fall season. Now I wish I just had that palette instead, not loving this lipstick. :(
I was really excited to try this finally picked it up from the Santa Monica Promenade Lush, as it was sold out online for a long time. I love the smell, a deep earthy coal charcoal smell. It's super thick and heavy and the exfoliation particles are a bit too rough for the sensitive skin on my face. Works great on the body for exfoliating. I didn't notice any difference in an improvement with my acne prone skin. I would say its a great exfoliator but BE Careful if you have really sensitive facial skin as this stuff exfoliates on the rough side. Be very gentle and apply light pressure.if your using on your body scrub away! The reason why I will not repurchase is this stuff is a complete MESS. I have a white tub and after using this it's stained pitch black and has to be scrubbed off several times to remove it. It leaves a tough black residue in my tub. I'm not fond of triple scrubbing the tub out to get this stuff completely off.
Wanted to love it as I love the matching face wash which is an awesome gentle cleanser that smells wonderful. unfortunately I had to return the mist because it turned my face tomato red & slightly burned my skin. I will continue to purchase the Red tea face wash, however the mist bad news for me.Not sure what caused the allergic reaction.
Unfortunately the Glamour Daze collection fluid lines did not work out for me.I purchased all three and each one has caused irritation to my eyelids and my eyes causing burning and a slight itchy feeling. These are so pretty not the average FL,these are packed with shimmer & shine. Little black bow is not black indeed more of a gunmetal graphite shade with a Subtle pale pink and silver shimmer. I also had a problem with fallout & the product drying up very fast as I attempted to apply it. I want to return these as they hurt my eyes.
Makeup Brushes -Urban Decay - Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush
EmbalmerBabe 12/13/2012 6:36:00 PM
This brush is the *bomb*bomb*bomb*....I LOVE IT! This brush is amazing and I am so glad I caught on Sephora's website as it was completely sold out at my Sephora store and online for a while. My most favorite foundation brush ever, I want to buy a couple more to put into rotation as it is that great! Buffs my liquid foundation on beautifully and looks so polished and flawless. Also the cruelty free brush helps ward away bacteria for those of us with acne prone skin. BRAVO UD. A+++++
Lip Gloss -Bobbi Brown - High Shimmer Lip Gloss (all)
EmbalmerBabe 11/20/2012 3:37:00 PM
I really like these just picked up two, the colors are beautiful and they feel very nice on the lips not sticky or tacky. I'm tired of MAC Dazzleglass, as you barely get any product and they disappear before your eyes with just a few applications, also the tacky sticky factor is irritating. BB High Shimmer lip gloss is a better value and I like the formula better.
I truly adore this fragrance, it has been a staple in my collection for YEARS. It's that good, it's something you keep re purchasing, that you cannot forget. I don't know how to explain it, as i'm horrible at describing scent notes but this is sexy, fierce and so unique. It's warm and sensual, I feel the cold really brings out the utter joy in wearing this for me. It has gardenia in it, which i'm not a gardenia fan, somehow this works. My only complaint is the package. I would prefer a standard glass perfume bottle over the plastic box thing.
Liquid -Guerlain - 'Lingerie de Peau' Invisible Skin-Fusion Foundation
EmbalmerBabe 11/11/2012 9:04:00 PM
Unfortunately I have had a terrible time finding a shade match with in the "Lingerie de Peau" range. They are either too yellow, too pink or too orange in outdoor lighting. I'm fair skinned and have a tendency to get redness. I will update this review if I find a shade that works, so far I have have tried five. My local Sephora only carries five shades.
Lip Treatments -Tokyo Milk - Dark Lip Elixir in Salted Caramel
EmbalmerBabe 11/9/2012 12:07:00 AM
I purchased two of these on Sephora.com the second flavor being Cherry Bourbon. I should have read the ingredient list, the first ingredient is petroleum and i'm not a fan of that in my personal care products. I expected a petrol free natural lip balm. It smells and tastes great, however I will not be re-purchasing.
I guess this is being discontinued? I'm an so bummed this is my favorite lip balm, it is awesome in all ways, texture, scent, moisturizing properties. This is an absolute rediculous absurdity that is this beind disc.The product is EXCELLENT.