You know when you're so in love that you can only smile and be happy and just love the other person (in this case, Guerlain L'instant)? That is how I feel right now. I never thought I could do warm/vanilla scents. But it is on me. All over me. I love you so much, Guery.
Absolutely lovely. I tested this a few days ago, and I have to say I am still thinking about this scent. It is a perfect "sweet" fragrance if you want something in that category that is still fresh, and it is a more mature sweetness than its sister fragrance Gorgeous Gardenia. I would definitely recommend checking this out, especially if you have been wearing the original Flora and want something similar, but new. I'm not sure if I will purchase this at the moment, because I don't know how it fits with the winter season. I am definitely considering it for the spring/summer. Again, this is an EDT, so expect 4 hours max of wear.
Just ordered another bottle, but larger. I am so excited! I had this for a long time, but only this year did I use it consistently and manage to use up my first ever bottle of perfume. I never liked perfumes growing up, and only used what my mother or sister had or recommended. When I got this as a gift, I loved it but thought it was just another fragrance. Well, it has captured my heart ^-^ I only wear this _unless_ I'm really in the mood for something more specific ( or my alternative fragrance, B&BW Pomegranate body spray). Other than that, this is it. I wish it lasted longer, it is an EDT. I am also going to order the EDP to spray on before leaving the house and use this to freshen up, most likely keeping it in the car. I think a rollerball is better for the purse. It is perfect for someone like me, who can't stand too heavy, too sugary/warm scents. It is beautiful and fresh, feminine, elegant, with a hint of warmth (probably the sandalwood.) I love vanilla but can't put up with the smell, and this just does a fantastic job at satisfying the part of me that craves the feeling vanilla gives me. YES FLORA, YOU ARE PERFECT. BTW! I order it at a discount price on a discount website....figure it out :)
Honestly smells way too much like Viva La Juicy. Iam pretty sure that's what the company was striving for anyway- some hand in the "tween" fruity demographic. Well, this is it. Not to say I abhorr VLJ, but I am sick of it. I don't know, I might enjoy this in the summer, might not. Glamorous Magnolia is more up my alley.
Lip Gloss -Victoria's Secret - Beauty Rush Soothing Lip Balm
brunettex 10/25/2012 12:19:00 AM
Why would they discontinue this? WHY???!!!!!
Not that great... See-saws between smelling too sweet and smelling too peppery on my skin. And the packaging could be better.
SUCH A SHAME! At first it smells so sexy and lucious, yet clean and sweet! It's one of my favorite perfumes that I've ever smelled. But then, it dries down to a pepper-y smell. The lasting power is not good (30 min to an hour) and it is not a strong enough perfume to smell a foot or two away. I know that annoys some people, but this is the kind of perfume you want to smell from afar. Especially if I have to put up with other peoples scents :( They should make it stronger! What a waste of a beautiful scent.
Just got back from the counter not 2 hours ago, the scent is gone. Will not purchase! Unfortunate because the scent is GORGEOUS, but that's ok because it reminds me of Elizabeth Taylor's Violet Eyes, which lasts for 2 days ;) I love the latter anyway.
It's like an overpriced body splash or something....I know it's an EDT but it just doesn't last. You can definitely skip out on it and buy a body spray with the same type of scent somewhere else.
Treatments -The Body Shop - Tea Tree Oil Blemish Stick
brunettex 11/28/2011 1:55:00 AM
Did absolutely nothing, and I'm so upset for not having checked this site before I purchased it but I was in the store and the salesgirl got to me! Don't ever buy anything in a worried frenzy about how crappy your skin looks- take your time, it can't get worse. I do not recommend this product- then again everyone's skin is different. (I still don't recommend it). Plus, the packaging is unsanitary for what it's meant to do.
The last comment about parabens concerned me...but I will proceed with how this has worked for me and what I originally wanted to say. This product helped me so much since I purchased it in the summer. I was (still am somewhat) dealing with cystic acne, and this helped me clear up so much of my pimples and tamed my oily skin. I just had to simplify my routine and use a neutrogena soap bar, this, and a clean moisturizer (olay pink one in jar, dont know the name). It didn't do much for blackheads, but that's what steaming and Biore strips are for. If all I can get is less oily skin, that is what I'll take. I cannot go without this for one night because I will be attacked by the zits.
I really love this product, everything about it makes me happy from the packaging (reminds me of the 90s when I snuck through my older cousins makeup cabinet) to the smell of the mask....and what it does to my face! I will only use it once a week because I find it to be a bit drying (good for oily skin, but not so much in the winter for me) except when I spot treat, I might need it for 2 or 3 nights in a row. I'm just upset because I can't find my bottle right now, and I probably will as soon as I come home with a new one =/
Conditioner -TiGi - Bedhead Moisture Maniac Conditioner
brunettex 11/28/2011 1:42:00 AM
I really like it, it smells sooooo good and fruity and I like how it doesn't make my hair heavy and flat, it gives me a whispy effect. It also works amazingly on my straight hair when I want voluminous waves and I use mousse after the shower. It's really hard for me to get wavy hair, much less when I use conditioner, so it was good that I dont have to sacrifice moisture for curls. Win!
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes
brunettex 11/25/2011 11:12:00 PM
These are nothing special. The material is a bit rough for my liking, especially around the eye area. The solution stings around my cheeks and orbital bone area, and you have to rub to get medium/full coverage foundation off, unless you dont mind wiping, waiting for about 30seconds, and commencing. It worked so well when I did that because it had time to break down the makeup. Removes mascara VERY well, but I prefer to use my bottled m/u remover and a cotton ball whereas I prefer wipes for my face. Still a bit expensive if you need one for your eyes and one for your face...
Im only rating this based on price, cuz Im pissed that theyre taking advantage of it being a popular product before I got to buy it. It went up 4 dollars only a year later, what the heck?