This Aqua di Gioa is exactly as you would expect from seeing the commercials! As soon as I saw the TV ad I knew I'd like it. It is all about the sea, sand, rainforest, mist and outdoors combined with femininity. It is very modern and it is the ozone fragrance for those who don't normally like ozone fragrances as it is slightly softer and much softer than say L'eau D'Issey. It is a modern twist on Aqua di Gio and I agree with previous reviews, there is something tropical about it, it is slightly warm, but very very clean and cool. It has that Armani "quality" smell, with rounded off notes. I am going to buy this next time I am in Boots.
RUN don't walk to the shop and get this! My eyelashes haven't looked as good since YSL faux cils, in fact, they are better! You can just keep going applying this and the possibilities are endless. Great design brush, not like those horrible hard plastic ones, but a full lush spoon brush with which you almost spatula it on. Husband really noticed my lovely lashes, and I find that my eyes look good again and it is so cheap and gives you that instant glamour look. I use 2-3 coats depending on what I am doing, but it is so easy and effortless. I will repurchase forever. Comes off well using L'oreal (blue) eyemakeup remover. No lumps, clumps or flakes. BUY now ladies and give one to your best girlfriend! She will be your friend forever! The max factor lash extension that I hoped would give a good effect before I got this went back to the shop.
Fragrances -Dolce & Gabbana - Fragrance Anthology L'Imperatrice
SummerSkin 9/24/2009 6:08:00 PM
This is an amazing scent and is one that I have been searching for my entire life, not kidding. When I was a little girl I used to like shampoo and conditioner fragrances and wish they would make a perfume like that for your skin.... Just light and sweet and clean and GOOD. And finally they have made it. I could not stop breathing this stuff in when I first sniffed the bottle. Then I thought "I'm sure it will start off nice on the skin then turn either sour or cloying", but it stayed lovely. Yes it does dry down a little quickly, but to be honest if it were any stronger I think it wouldn' t be as lovely. The lightness is part of the charm. Drydown is a tangy musk and is equally nice. Main fragrance is utter gorgeousness and I will never EVER reveal to anyone who asks me what I am wearing it's name! This is mine to keep!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it and so does hubby.
I went out today looking for a fragrance to give my 33 year old husband for our anniversary. I took one look at the bottle, sprayed it on a card, walked around for a couple minutes waving it under my nose from time to time.. and realised I couldn't believe my luck. It's perfect! This is a very refined "handsome guy" scent! It's kinda like scent for the all-grown-up Abercrombie type cool guy..but classier. It's like the guy is still just as gorgeous as ever, but he's become more husband material.... if you know what I mean, but still likes to smell amazing! This scent is a keeper for the perfect guy. It's clean, discreet, modern and really warm. Fantastic for the man you are in love with! It's not overpowering nor generic yet it will stand the test of time. I am giving this to my husband in about a week, and I will keep you posted as to how he liked it!!
Oh my goodness, will repurchase until they stop making it! This is THE base colour for me, no imitations will do. I have been looking for a hard working neutral base or run-out-the-door-in a hurry type colour for my hazel brown eyes and pale olive skin. (cool tones) Wonderful texture, goes on like a cream dries like powder stays like forever, no creasing. Works as hard as Bobbi Brown cream eyeshadows. Colour wise, this sounds weird but to me it's the perfect "pondwater". Browny grisley khaki grey with a touch of slime green, makes eyes pop! This one makes my black mascara look even blacker if that is possible and I may for once be able to leave out my signature Bobbi Brown eyeliner. This is a wonderful product, it really is and I have a feeling I may be onto a real winner.
This is a really great pop of colour. At last a juicy tube that I would rely on for color deposit, not just shine. Again unbeatable shine and consistancy, but wow, the colour! Lovely light red. That's how I would describe it, slightly on the cool side, great if you're light/mid dark brunette or an olive skinned blonde. Makes my teeth look super bright! (my husband has just walked in on me writing this review and said "wow your lips look really cute"!!! Nuff said!!!)
Lovely, but fairly basic. I do like this but slightly prefer Raisin and Chestnut Reggae, also Cherry Rock. Beautiful smooth texture and gives you that beautiful moist full lip. Colour is pretty, but nothing special. This one I want to carry around because it's a good all rounder for when you need a quick fix of gloss but it's not essential to my overall "look" and I don't rely on it for any real colour deposit.
I really love this juicy tube. It gives me that "smart brunette gal" look in a flash. It's such a lovely neutral brown colour, not too warm, not too dark, just enough beige. This looks great on its own or with a lipliner like Mac's Spice. Long lasting and incredibly sweet smell, makes lips look nice and full. Staple must have go to hard worker for my purse. Definite repurchase, This is the reason why i'm addicted to juicy tubes!!!!
Yes the colour is pretty, the smell is nice and it stays on forever. BUT... the colour isn't strong enough for me, I need lipliner or a colour underneath, the glitter affects the consistancy so that you don't get that wonderful smooth effect that we all love juicy tubes for and the glitter just makes you feel like you need to exfoliate your lips! Don't get this one, it's not as good as the others, get another one instead, peche for example!
Lip Gloss -Lancome - Juicy Tubes in Pamplemousse Rose
SummerSkin 12/18/2008 4:26:00 PM
This one was a disappointment. I normally love juicy tubes, however this one was far too neutralizing on my lips and left a very cold blue tone. Very transparent at the same time with glitter flecks that stay on long after the ugly color has faded. Leaves a seethrough film of sticky combined with glitter. Not very nice! Pleasing smell, but not of the silky smooth consistency that I love juicy tubes for. Good staying power, perhaps only usable over lipstick or liner. For me a total waste of money. Pleasing smell.
Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - Glam Shine Juice in Candy Juice
SummerSkin 12/16/2008 5:45:00 PM
I really like this lip gloss. I do like the Loreal glam glosses, this is my first Glam Juice lipgloss, I already have a crystal shimmer one. This is a really great pop of pinky coral and it's strong enough to show up, but not overpowering. Very nice daytime casual lipgloss. I got it to replace my MAC lipglass in Lychee, which I find is a little harder to wear due to the consistency and bright colour. You really have to apply it well, whereas this one you just slick on and go. Very very nice happy colour.
Wonderful product!!! This is the perfect colour for my light/medium cool beige skintone. Beautiful healthy flush of colour. Makes me look like ive caught a tiny bit of sun and I can't wait to use this with a bronzer. Looks very youthful. It's replacing my bubble gum pink cream blush from Guerlain. I like the fact that it's liquid and it won't look dry like powder. I apply a swipe over each cheek (one dip is enough for both cheeks) and blend in with a finger or foundation brush. It's just gorgeous! I haven't tried it on my lips yet, and don't really intend to. Like the original benetint, posietint is longlasting and waterproof, however the red colour of benetint was a tad warm for me. Brilliant you must give it a fair chance!
Conditioner -Neutrogena - Triple Moisture daily deep conditioner
SummerSkin 11/23/2008 5:49:00 AM
This stuff is awesome! I used it for the first time on holiday in Washington last week and I had to keep touching my hair, it was soooo smooth and silky I couldn' t believe it! I made my sister touch my hair and she went right out and bought some too! The matching shampoo is great, too, I REALLY hope I can find this in the UK. Good smell, good price. GREAT results.
Self Tanners -Unlisted Brand - Moist HEMP Bronzing Moisturizer
SummerSkin 11/23/2008 5:42:00 AM
I, too, saw this at Sally's and went "great i'm glad they brought this out" because I LOVE the original body lotion for it's amazing smell and deep moisturizing qualities. Also I love the packaging, the big bottle means I don't have to repurchase for a while and the pump is my preferred option and the most sanitary and convenient for use. I was also hoping for a less "self-tanner"-esque smell from this as it's so highly scented. Well, I have to say I've used this for a week now and it definately is the best for moisture and smell. Makes your skin super hydrated and comfortable and I've never once thought oh no I smell like fake tanner. However, this is not for those of you who want to achieve a very deep colour as the colour buildup is very gradual and very natural. I think it's impossible to streak with this stuff as it's so natural. For me, I think this stuff is great, as it just gives a hint of colour and it's gentlae enough I can use it as a hand cream even without worrying! Will repurchase!!
This is an amped up version of Lacoste pour Femme. I get a soft lemon note on this one. Yes it does have the flirtiness of Givenchy´s Very Irresistible and the softness of Lancome´s Tresor and Attraction. But it is more up-to-date. If this suits your chemistry it´s lovely for daytime. I have enjoyed it all day. Good sillage.