Fragrances -Dove - Go Fresh Cucumber and Green Tea
Fulltiltredhead 11/1/2009 5:23:00 PM
I'm not fond of body sprays generally, but I like this one a lot. I really like that I can buy a whole line of body care in one scent, and having the "perfume" to top it off makes me happy. The scent stays close to the skin and is not perfumey, so it is nice for a non-fragrance-friendly environment. I get compliments about how good I smell.
The scent of this lotion is strangely addictive. The lotion has some menthol in it, so it leaves your skin feeling cooled and refreshed. As people have mentioned, that's great in the summer -- but I'm finding I like it in cooler weather, too. My one gripe is that it could be slightly more moisturizing. However, I've used up an entire bottle and have 2 more on order from drugstore.com, so it's not a big gripe.
I'd only buy these when they're on sale -- but I have bought 9 of them so far -- I don't intend to be without them! I use them on my feet and hands, 3 pads per night -- I go around my cuticles very well and over the backs of my hands, and then do my feet, and put on Avon's shea butter body cream and socks on my feet. It has made a huge difference. My rough cuticles are smooth and the skin of my hands and feet is noticeably softer. I still use a file on my feet, but once a week is more than enough.
Hair -Alberto Vo5 - Alberto V05 Conditioning Hairdressing
Fulltiltredhead 4/19/2009 6:22:00 PM
I have extremely thick, curly hair that I've been growing out, and I've been doing the no-silicones thing for a few months. Some days, my hair looks great, but on others, I've been in despair because styling products without silicone just don't do it for me -- until I remembered Vo5. I put a tiny bit in after towel-drying, and more after it dried. I put it between my fingers and run my fingers through my hair. It helps define curl and makes my hair shiny and more manageable -- I can get my fingers through it even when it's dry if I use this stuff. This is probably not for fine, thin hair, but if you have the opposite problem, it's a godsend.
This is a poor girl's Carnal Flower. Thank you, Bath & Bodyworks!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Bourbon French Parfums SWEET PEA
Fulltiltredhead 11/20/2008 12:38:00 PM
I really like this. It's a honey-sweet, slightly soapy floral that just smells good and feels happy.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Bourbon French Parfums Anastasia
Fulltiltredhead 11/12/2008 7:12:00 PM
Anastasia is appealing and uncomplicated and lovely. Wear it when it's enough just to smell good.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Bourbon French Parfums ALESSANDRA
Fulltiltredhead 11/8/2008 12:52:00 PM
This is so soft and so warm. It takes a few hours to warm up, actually, and you do have to wear it generously. But to me, it's great that it is NOT overwhelming. It's an intimate scent, very snuggly. I wouldn't mind having the lotion, etc. to layer the edt with.
I have this in Creamy Peach Beige. I can see how it would be a pain if you use a sponge or your fingertips, because it is very liquid, but I pour a little out on a saucer and then use a foundation brush to put this on over my moisturizer before the moisturizer is completely dry. It does great. It's comfortable and the coverage is nice. I bought it on a BOGO and I will watch for sales and buy it again when I run out. I usually use Aromaleigh mineral makeup, but this is nice for a change.
This is a very rich looking coppery mauve that applies easily and wears like iron. I usually do color on my toenails and just wear clear on my fingernails, but this color looks good on both and is worth the upkeep of colored nail polish. I think of it as a perfect redhead color. I'm tempted to go for a backup bottle.
I have a love-hate relationship with lipstick. I love the way it looks on. I hate re-applying and I hate that it transfers. But as lip products go, this one is a winner. It's very creamy, just slightly sticky, but not unbearable. It has a bit of a scent that fades to nothing almost immediately so is not an issue. It looks beautiful, a lot of color and a lot of shine. And with a liner, it doesn't move or bleed. I have Stay Ablaze, which is a pretty, cheery, light red, and Perpetual Plum. Perpetual Plum is my favorite, a lovely berry shade that is just dark enough to give a polished, professional look. If I use the Colorstay Mauve liner first and then put on a very light coat of Lipglaze, it looks great and it wears very well for a lip product with shine. I also use the Lipglaze for blush by running an angled foundation brush along the side of the applicator and brushing it along my cheekbones before my liquid foundation has completely set. You have to work fast, but it does very well for a little bit of color. Especially used for blush and lip color, it's an economical product! The only similar product I have tried was Avon's, and there is no comparison. The Avon product was gloppy and it bled like mad. These Lipglazes are on a BOGO right now and I'm considering going back to stock up.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Bourbon French Parfums KUS KUS
Fulltiltredhead 8/8/2008 1:57:00 PM
A friend sent me a sample of this and I fell in love on first sniff. It's soft and warm and intoxicating. I want it in all its forms and will report back when I get them.
I love the scent of this body souffle. I like the fragrance in it better than in the spray cologne, which dries down to a very laundry-smelling musk that occasionally gives me a bit of a headache. That note gets submerged in the body souffle. The texture is very nice. You can't beat the price. And the compliment I've had on it was "It smells good! Very clean and feminine."
Ye GODS, this is vile. This stuff is the reason there are scent bans in public places. Whew-eee!
I bought the 03 Couture In Purples palette. The colors are very sheer and it's true the little strips of shadow are a bit fiddly, but I do love the range of shades. I don't carry my makeup around so I haven't had a problem with the shadows breaking. I dunno. I have mixed feelings.