This fragrance seem to smell and work a bit different to everyone. For me, it starts out really.. orange - the colour, not the fruit. It's bright, citrusy, slightly leaf-y, carbonated goodness. After twenty minutes or so, it dries to a very musty, soft (guessing this is the patchouli note), creamsicle kind of smell - like moss and earth combined with whipped cream and vanilla with a hint of synthetic orange. It's a nice smell, something that's less a fragrance and more a scent. Because it's so unique, and changes based on your chemistry, I can see it being something some one smells on you, and associates it with you. It's the kind of scent an ex or former co-worker could smell years later, and instantly think of you - your own personal scent trigger! The lady who helped me suggest that I pick up some other solids, and mix it with Karma. We tried Karma/Orange Blossom (which was lovely and gentle. Orange Blossom takes the edge off Karma, makes it more fresh than musty) and Karma/Dirty (it was minty and citrusy and sharp and sweet. Also great). I think this is a great idea! The possibilities are endless :) The packaging I can see being a problem at some point, but it seems to work fine for now. Overall, a really great product. I can't wait to purchase some more Lush solid perfumes and see what I can concoct :)
Lipstick -New York Color - Ultra Moist Lip Wear- Berry 307B
Kerimu 6/24/2011 3:04:00 PM
Terrible lipstick - AMAZING BLUSH. It melts into skin for a noticeable, natural looking flush - must be reapplied often, however. At only $1.50, not a problem. At all. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Easily one of my favorite pieces of makeup EVER.
A decent concealer. As other reviewers have stated, it's a biitt on the thin side, but still manages to cover my terrible dark circles about 80% - with a layer of foundation on top, they're covered 90%. It's ideal for the dark spots around your nostrils, mouth corners, and any acne scaring you may have. It also sets nicely with a bit of powder on top, and stays perfectly for about three hours, but begins to fade after that - you may need to reapply sliightttly after five hours, but that's nothing to sneeze at. Overall, a decent concealer. Would not repurchase, however, as I'm convinced that there MUST be something out there that covers my dark circles 100% ^^
Revlon PhotoReady... it's not the worst, but it's not the best. it doesn't blend into skin too well, so it's hard to get a 'natural finish'. The shade I chose does, however, match my skin perfectly. It kinda sinks in to fine lines around the eyes, and makes the dry spots near your nose flake a bit. However, it *does* not show up in sunlight too much, like the name claims, but... eh. I've been using it primarily over concealor, and only in the spots where I need it (around the nose, chin, mouth, between/under eyes, between eyebrows) and it's okay for there - but if your skin's texture isn't perfectly smooth, it'll show it. Using a bit of moisturizer beforehand helps. Also, about three weeks after I purchased it (15 dollars when it came out in Canada),the nozzle on top broke off. The packaging isn't what I'd expect. All in all, PhotoReady is pretty much just a plain, liquid foundation with no special properties to remedy the common short comings of liquid foundation. Would not recommend. Try Maybelline's 'Fit Me' instead.