Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - GwenStefani LAMB Perfume
MonBlue 12/3/2012 9:03:00 PM
I have uploaded two pictures here, one is a picture of the bottle with the cap on and the other is my bottle with the cap removed - and thrown out. I like the red, yellow, green bottle - it is a nod to Gwen and No Doubt's SKA roots. I don't like the stupid cap. The bottle pictured here is my third bottle of L.A.M.B. - I love it. The initial spray is different from the dry down. It smells 'sharp' when you first spray it. Sharp the way citrus is sharp when you cut into it, the middle notes are not fruit at all, but a melody of flowers; freesia, violet leaves, jasmine, rose, lily of the valley, sweet pea, orange blossom, frangipani blossom, peach skin, heliotrope. The base notes and the dry down are a warm pear and musk. This is such a pleasant, easy to wear perfume and is the only celebrity created scent I own. I am not a huge fan of Gwen or No Doubt, I think only two if their songs are in my iPod and of the two is a cover. L.A.M.B. isn't typical of celeb created fragrance - it has some complexity behind it and people in the know recognize it instantly. This is not a heavy, heady, cling to the drapes type of perfume. Plan to reapply if you want to get through the day. This scent is great year round, but defiantly more day than night. Unless the wearer is going to hose it on, one would have to lean in mighty close in a bar or night club to get a whiff of this one. I will be buying bottle #4 when this one runs out. xoxo, Mon
I just purchased this, I wanted the Ellie Saab and the sales girl talked me into this. I liked it and bought it, I got it home and smelled it again and now I'm not sure if I like it as much. The bottle is beautiful, the fragrance is very creamy and as others have said it smells like soap. It is oddly familiar and it took me a really long time to recall what it reminds me of. When I was a kid I had a little girl's cologne called Tinkerbell. This reminds me of that but at 10000 x the price. Now strangely enough though it reminds me of something from my childhood - I don't find this to be a young fragrance nor is it very contemporary. It is super powdery and BE WARNED one squirt lasts all day! This fragrance is completely out of character for me but it was so damn expensive I will have to make a point of using it up. I'm not the kind of girl who returns stuff, so I'm stuck with it. I wish I got the Ellie Saab.
This is a shine serum with a very pleasing fragrance. It is not the best, nor is it the worst. Middle of the road for a product that costs above average. It makes my hair shiny and I feel it offers a little protection from the flat iron - so do a lot of other products in this category. Would I buy it again? Probably not, though it wasn't bad, I would look to see if there was something better. This product did leak out of its bottle in my travel cop kit even though the cap was on super tight. Be sure to store this product upright.
Masks -Ole Henriksen - Feel the difference Perfecting mask
MonBlue 11/23/2012 7:19:00 PM
Oh how I love this mask. There comes a point in time when one gets so tired that one's face looks 10 years older than it is. Dry, gray, sallow completion with listless tone and flaking misery can be thwarded away with this extraordinary mask! What I like about it - other than how my skin looks - is how easy it is. Because it is a gel, it goes on super easy; no rubbing, no tugging, no pulling like you might do with a clay mask. Again, great for tired skin. Smooth on damp face, chill out for ten minutes. It rinses off just as easy, it takes me three times as long to rinse off a clay mask. While it is on, it has a lovely cooling feeling. After, it leaves your skin feeling fresh and perked up! Your face will be soft and glowing. It has a pleasant scent and there are no vapors to burn your eyes should you get the product a little too close. The package is compact and travels exceptionally well. It is 2 ounces...so no issues with TSA when getting on a plane.
Sunscreen -Aveeno - Active Naturals Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer SPF 30
MonBlue 11/22/2012 10:49:00 AM
I was repacking my travel bag and noticed that I was almost out of this, I will be picking up another bottle and after reading all of these posts, I wanted add my two cents. This product is think and it does feel heavy - HOWEVER - IF you are a frequent traveler AND IF lack of sleep, pressurized, dry, recycled air plane air and constantly changing water quality dry out your skin, this is a godsend! My face gets very dry on my cheeks and forehead, so much so that my skin will peel. That's not a good look. I appreciate that this is thick and a little heavy, it has never broken me out and it absorbs right away. I can see where this might be heavy for some in the summer, apply too much and it will just sit there. try half a pump instead of the whole thing, also, apply right after shower or washing your face. Another reviewer said this is excellent for winter, she is 100% spot on. Traveling...this container is 2.5 ounces, so even the most nasty TSA agent will have nothing to say. It is a sealed pump, so you get the exact amount you want and the rest of the product will stay fresh. In addition, there is no contamination, as your fingers never touch the product. The cap on the bottle is nice and tight, I don't need to worry about it opening in my bag and squirting out all over the place. SPF 30 is amazing, I don't ever bother with another sunscreen. This is a great drug store brand, do I love my $100 Shisedo better? Yes! But this is a good product that does exactly what it says and it is dirt cheap!
First, I have very coarse, very dry color treated hair. That said, my hair breaks often and then I get these broken hairs framing my face. I look like I am touching one of those stato-electric orbs. I read in a magazine that this was something worth trying, so I gave it a shot. Blue Mercury sells this stuff for $34.00 or $37.00 dollars, though not on the cheap side, it lasts forever so when you really think about it, it isn't that expensive. Ok second, the packaging - it is utilitarian and earth friendly. I travel a lot! A lot!! Hotels several times a week, this bottle has been dropped a million times and it doesn't have a dent or a chip in it - it doesn't need to be glass or something crazy because it is what's in the bottle that matters - and let's face it, this is not perfume, it is not adorning one's vanity like some jewel. Remove the cap and dribble a very small amount in your palm, replace cap and keep it moving. Pumps clog and they end up in land fills. Lastly, this product is perfection when it comes to smoothing out fly aways and staticky broken hair. I flat iron my hair to get it poker straight and this is the last product I reach for when doing my hair. It is the finishing touch. It is sticky when it first comes out of the bottle - so go easy. As for the smell. Think margaritas; fruity, citrusy, sweet and only perceptible while wet. As soon as it dries, the fragrance is gone, so no worries about it clashing with your Chanel #5.
This is cuticle oil, so packaging doesn't matter...thus the 3. So here are my thoughts, first..this has a very pleasant scent-just the most faint hunt of creamy apricot. Second, it it is a dry oil, so you can apply liberally and not worry about a greasy grip for the next two hours. And lastly, it does what it is supposed to - it moisturizers dry, funky cuticles so you can push them back and avoid unsightly hangnails. Best bet, apply to cuticles at night, massage...then follow with a high quality hand cream and call it a day. In the am, when time permits, apply to cuticles and massage before and after entering the shower. I use to pick at my dry cuticles, and not to be disgusting - but you know when you pull a cuticle it will bleed....yet everyone des it anyway, there is no resisting. This little product is dirt cheap, smells great and will keep your fingertips looking amazing. A must in any well groomed woman's nail basket! I posted a photo of the bottle and one of my cuticles - which are like nonexistent.
Essie's ChinChilly is the color that I always turn to, it is a quintessential medium gray that is flattering on all nail lengths and skin tones. It is fashion forward and edgy because it s not a traditional pink or red, but conservative enough to wear to a job interview - yes it is that perfect a shade!! I am obsessed with well tended hands and nails. How one takes care of ones hands speaks volumes about who they are as a person. This color should be in every fashionable lady's rotation.