Mascara -Korres - Provitamin B5 & Rice Bran Mascara
MariaEffy 12/31/2012 7:33:00 PM
This gets a 5 from me. I love to use it in the daytime, because it gives a full but kind of natural look. It gives length and volume to the lashes and it separates them very well, but it doesn't look like you have mascara on, at least not much of it. I switch to my Clinique one for nighttime, but I love this for every day.
I really love the Korres lip butters! I have the jasmine, Pomegranate, mango and wild rose ones and I use them every time I'm in a hurry or just lazy. Also, I put them on my lips overnight and my lips are extremely soft the next day. I get dry, chapped lips all year, so these are must in my makeup bag!
It starts out very sweet, with various citrus and green notes. The scent then begins to fade into a nice white floral, as there is gardenia, jasmine and orange blossoms. As the sweetness fades, what you get is a nice powder like blend which is the amber, musk and sandalwood. This is not something I would reach for on a daily basis, but I still like it when I want something different.
Fragrances -Dolce & Gabbana - L'Imperatrice Eau de Toilette
MariaEffy 12/31/2012 7:19:00 PM
At first spray I don't like this perfume. However, after about 15' the scent changes to a very pleasant and more mature scent, despite the noticeable watermelon and kiwi. It has quite a sweet touch which is both smooth and desirable, but it's also light and young. Not exactly my thing, but I do enjoy it.
This is the most peculiar scent I've ever encountered. My first thought when I tried it on was "Rain! It smells like rain!". It's a garden-fresh fall scent, which reminds me of crushed leaves and of course fig trees. Not for the weak at heart, this is not a usuall, generic scent at all. It is a unisex, very natural scent that will probably turn some heads. It doesn't smell like perfume, more like your garden after a rainy night. I love it, I just wish it lasted a bit longer on my skin, since it's so pricy.
Fragrances -Estee Lauder - Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia
MariaEffy 12/31/2012 7:11:00 PM
This is a very realistic scent of gardenia, underscored by tuberose and neroli. I'd say only for floral lovers. I love gardenia and tuberose in general, but even so, I don't always want to smell like it. Still, it's nice for the days I feel like it.
Fragrances -Estee Lauder - Private Collection Amber and Ylang Ylang
MariaEffy 12/31/2012 7:10:00 PM
Warm, intimate and inviting, the perfume's basic notes are ylang ylang and rich amber, accentuated with sandalwood and vanilla. Often I find that after a while I find it smells like...cake! Which is not a bad thing :) It stays on for al ong time, but close to the skin, it's not the type of perfume that fills the entire room. In my opinion this is also a good thing, I don't like my perfume to be overpowering.
The 'delicious' perfumes have always seemed a bit childish to me. However, this one seems to be a more grown up and sweeter version, and stays on me for a long time. I would say it's a nice, easy everyday perfume with notes of orange blossom, apple, honeysuckle and vanilla. Good, but a bit generic for my taste. I probably wouldn't repurchase, but I think it's a good one for highschool girls and the set is a pretty good deal.
I love this range, I have the Youth Grafter serum and eye care and I love them both. They leave my skin feeling very refreshed and smooth and they absorb quickly. I love to keep them in the fridge, especially during the summer, so when I put them on my face it's like heaven! I wish they weren't so expensive!
This is a pure, transparent and airy fragrance, sparkling and intense , while still being feminine. The notes feature lemon, pear sorbet, freesia, mimosa and water lily. I enjoy this very much, I use the deodorant and the eau de toilette natural spray when I don't feel like wearing actual perfume, like after the gym. It makes me feel clean and positive.
I never expected to like a celebrity perfume, but I actually really like this one! I smelled it on a friend and asked her what it was and I was very surprised! She told me it was the body lotion, so I got it too! I don't own the perfume, just the lotion, but I have to say that it smells great, girly but not too fruity, it's more of a settle floral-ish but clean scent. The lotion is strong enough to stand on its own btw, and it lasts a long time - I find that afterwards my clothes smell of it too!
Great night-time/ Winter day scent. It turns a bit minty on my skin, even though it's a sweet scent. It's an unusual and interesting fragrance. Smells very green at first, like crushed grass. It dries to a beautiful thick caramel/vanilla and powdery musk. I've had this in my collection for a few years and I really like it. It's very different to most Escada perfumes, which I don't like, because they are too teenager-ish and fruity.
This is the perfume my mum wears- I steal it constantly! It's certainly a 'signature' perfume, with excellent longevity on the skin. It 's supposed to be a modern interpretation of White Linen, but I don't really see that. Its dry and soapy lily accord gives a feeling of purity, of the cool breeze, and immaculate white clothes. Overall it's very pleasan, classy and long lasting!
The fragrance is generally classified as a "floriental", with notes of pink pepper, peach, lilac, geranium, amber, and patchouli.To me, it is a discreet, sensual and sophisticated oriental which settles down to a pleasant and not overwhelming aura around you. Plus, it reminds me of my best friend :)
I very rarely like floral scents, but this one is special. A complex fragrance with a wide range of floral scents including lotus, cyclamen, rose water and white lilies, musky and woody tones. Strangely enough, it sometimes reminds me the ocean! I like having this in my collection, it's a great every day scent that is pleasant to most people and lasts a long time too.