Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Sexy Little Things perfume
LeosMom 10/23/2006 8:50:00 PM
Oh how I wish they came out with this over the summer! This is the perfect summer scent. I am not one for really wearing scents in that way, so I'll wear it year round I think. Its fruity and sexy. It reminds me of another perfume, Creed spring flower? Escada Island kiss? I haven't smelt (is that a word?) them in a while so I can't quite figure it out yet. The lasting power is awful but thats the case with all of them now adays. I would of given it a 5 if it where not for that. I love the box, the wistle and the bottle. You can buy the smaller bottle that is a roll on but they call it "give me the thrills" its the same scent as this.
I am another who has taken a trip back in time with this one. I remember being a young girl (jr high) and smelling this in a magazine strip. I became obsessed with the scent then. I had to have it! I eventually convinced my musk hateing mother to buy it for me and I wore it faithfully. Fast forward... I am almost 30 now. I own a obseane amount of perfumes now always looking for "the one". I have a bad chemistry or something because alot of scents turn on me. This never has, it gets sweeter and thats not a bad thing for me. This scent sits close to the skin so you never have to be afraid your stinking up a room or offending anyone. Its very hard to over do this one. Its like a soft powder on you skin floating just over it. I think this is sexy. I love it and so glad MUA made me think of getting it again. For 15.00 for 2 FL OZ you can't go wrong. I just wish it was still made by Bonnie Bell, I liked there older bottle better. But it does smell the same to me, even though its been a while.
I got this at wholefoods and really like it. I have been using it for a while and while I don't see any changes in the way my skin looks it does a good job cleaning and it smells really nice. Kind of lemony. Plus it doesn't aggrivate my acne prone skin on my body. I saw this in Cosmo and they described the smell as "spa like" and thats a very good description. The color of the wash is black because of the charcoal. Don't let that scare you, lol. I feel nice and clean and fresh when I use this and the lemony scent doen't stick around for longer than your shower. So it won't interfear (sp?) with your perfumes. heres a link to it on the makers website------> http://www.collectivewellbeing.com/product_show.php?id=2020 I must try some more of their products!
I have been using this for over a year now and I love it! I have very thick & dark leg hair that when I shaved in the AM, I could feel the prickly buggers starting to pop out by the PM. Which ment for me I had to shave 2 times if I wanted a smooth legs for a whole 24 hours. Now the 1st time you use this you will wonder "what am I doing to myself" because it does hurt. But after that 1st time the pain is nothing compared. I actully like the feeling now. I am weird, lol. It doesn't get all the hairs and sometimes it does take longer than it would to shave but I don't get that itchy, prickly feeling of the hairs coming back. If your hairy like myself with fast growing hair, you will LOVE this! What I really love is usually once a week I will shave my legs and thats all I have to do! I then use this the following days and my legs still feel just shaved! What a time saver on vactions! Plus all the money you save on razors is such a plus! I also use this on my bikini line which is painful, I wont lie but that won't stop me. I never knew that area could feel so soft ( no stuble) ! It does cause in grown hairs but I can deal with that. Shaving used to cause me razor burn & bumps, cuts and loss of time. I'd trade that for a few ingrown hairs. As I said I have had mine for over a year and it shows no signs or wear or tear. Its works just as good as when I 1st used it. If it does s#it the bed, I will definitly repurchase!
I did not like this at all. I have very thick, very dry, long, colored blonde hair and this did nothing for me. It seemed to darken my hair which I really did not like. It did nothing to help with dryness. I put this on and left it on for a few hours and my hair did not feel softer or look any better. I also did not like the jar and how in heat it turned to liquid and I had to put it in the refridgerator. The comb it came with was useless also. Another return lined up for me :(
Powder -L'Oreal - Bare Naturale Powdered Mineral Foundation
LeosMom 7/13/2006 9:29:00 AM
I got this based on the reviews here and I love it. I have oily, acne prone skin with most times a few zits here & there at any given time. So I am not one to be complemented on my skin. I have worn this 2 times and both times I got complements! The 1st was a woman working at Sephora who stopped and said "great skin"! The 2nd was a childhood friend I hadn't seen for a while who said my skin looked glowy and smooth. Now she's seen me in full blown break out mode since I've known her since I was 11, she knows how bad my skin is. This is definitly a keeper. I hate the brush and the cap. I wish they had a different cap on it so you could choose to keep the brush or not and be able to cover the top, kwim?. I use this with the big black kabuki brush I have from sephora (which is ok, it leave little black hairs on you though) its better then the small one they give you. I have been using BE for a while and think this will replace it. I love BE but the coverage this offers is much better with no shimmer. Its not heavey though. My face also seemed less oily threwout the day. I usually have to blot several times a day and only had to once wearing this. Thank the make up gods for inventing mineral makeup! I hate liquid and will never go back! I hope this stuff never gets fazed out, unless they make a even better one. Run out and try this! But get a better brush, I tryed it with the one they provided and I didn't like it, but with the better brush it made such a difference.
Lipstick -L'Oreal - Colour Juice Stick - Island Punch
LeosMom 7/2/2006 10:58:00 AM
This is like lipgloss but packaged like a lipstick. In the tube it looks like a bright sparkley pink lipstick. On the lips its a very sparkley light pink gloss. If you build the color up it looks brighter. I love the idea of these. It looks like a lipgloss on the lips but minus the sticky, tacky fee. It feels like a very light lip balm, but without the balmy feel. So hard to discribe, lol. But I really love this.
Lips -Victoria's Secret - Balmy Night Soothing Bedtime Lip Balm
LeosMom 6/30/2006 12:29:00 AM
I don't think they have this anymore unless they changed the packaging. I have seen in those bin things with products something that looks like this but is called something else though. I haven't needed to try yet because I still have a few of these tins saved up from a sale. I love this lip balm but it won't really help if your lips are already chapped. But it does prevent it from happening for the most part. In winter my lips get very raw and the sides of my mouth split (not fun) this keeps it from happening. If I forget to use it and my lips crack this doesn't seem to help heal it :( I have to use carmex for that. But when I do use this it does prevent it. It also stays on my lips all night. They feel nice when I wake up. I hope that other one is this just different packaging.
I got this at Fileenes basement, a 1.7 oz for $19.99. This is a very soft, light floral. Non offensive but nothing really memorable either. It would be good for work but not great for a night out. I like it, but it doesn't make a lasting impression on me either. I'll keep it for days I don't want to smell like much of anything. the lasting power sucks. Its a pretty scent don't get me wrong it just didn't make want to keep sniffing my wrist, kwim.
Treatments -Origins - Dr Weil Plantidote Mega Mushroom Face Serum
LeosMom 6/26/2006 5:36:00 AM
I got this because my Mom has been using it with great effects. Shes in her late 50's and has combo skin. She's never looked better. People keep asking her what shes doing and its this stuff! Shes a been a origins convert for quite a few years after I got her to try it. I have moved on, but she has stayed, lol. I decided to try it. I have very oily acne prone skin. I do think this is breaking me out a little but my skin still looks pretty good, to me. Its no worse really then normal. My skin feels so soft. I use it in the am over my other skin treatment & in the PM after my other treatment and before I apply BE rare minerals. My skin seems more healthy. So far I like it. i will edit this in time to see how its going.
I love this, finally a burberry frag. I like! This is so light, sweet, floral & pretty. I feel so girly when I wear it. Its not a grandma scent or a young girl scent, but I am sure young girls would love it. Its perfect for summer but could also be worn in winter I think. It also lasts a good while considering how light it is. I got this for my mom and she loves it also. This scent thing could be worn to work & a night out. Its very non offending I love it!
I got this at Marshall's and now wish I got all of them, they are gone now :( I always without fail chip my nails up before they dry. Even hours later. I used this and not 1 mess up. I kept touching my nail and it felt dry, just minutes later. This also does keep your nails chip free so much longer than normal. My nails usually chip the next day, even using other products with the no chip claim. This actully does what it says all around. Very happy! When I run out I would pay full price for this if I had too. I'll have to check some more Marshall's out for this, GREAT FIND!!!
Powder -Neutrogena - mineral sheers mineral powder foundation-fair to light
LeosMom 6/23/2006 6:44:00 PM
I got this because I love bare minerals foundations but wanted somthing to use as a alternative somedays. This does fit the bill. It offers light coverage which is exactly why I got it. The applicator is as awful as everyone else has said. You have to bang & shake to get any on the brush. Which for me usualy ends up on my floor. How I use this is I bang some product on the brush, sweep over face and repeat as needed. Then with clean hands rub my face to get even, blended coverage. I haven't broken out from this and I break out from everything. The coverage is very light. It just evens out skin tone but doesn't offer alot of coverage which somedays is all I want. I won't buy this again, I am not a huge fan of neutrogena foundations in general but this is the better of any I have tried but still not loving this.
Fragrances -Giorgio Armani - Armani Code for women
LeosMom 6/23/2006 12:26:00 PM
I loved how this smelt in the mag strip, I loved how it smelt when I sprayed it on a card at the mall. When I tried it on my skin, it was nice. Then after a while to morphed into a yucky headache inducing scent that I get with so many fragrances :( Dam. Another return for me, story of my life.
This is the only Jlo fragrance I can stomach. This scent actully stays true to what you 1st spray and doesn't turn all gross on you after a while like every single one of her other scents. This smells to me like you just to a shower with a very fragrant soap. Its fresh & clean, nothing really flirty or sexy. I really like it and i am very hard pressed to like like any one of her products. Nothing against her, I just have tried all of them and they all turn against me usually just moments after they hit my skin and smell nothing like the do when I spray in the air, on paper or just smelling from the bottle. This is NOT like those! I hate the bottle though, I have big hands and I almost drop the bottle everytime I try to spray it because the top is so thin.