I had to write a review of Jessicurlís fragrances since scent is such a big deal to some of us and the products are kinda pricy, why spend all that money and not be able to use it due to an unagreeable scent? Jessicurl also has the fragrances up for sale individually, like a body splash, so their fragrances aren't just limited to the hair/body products.
Citrus Lavender . I know some people like it but itís just not for me and reminds me too much of lemon pine-sol. Itís very zesty and joltingly sharp...clean sharp, in the bottle. Once on the hair though, itís much more tolerable. It settles down into an almost non-scent on me with just a trace of pine-sol. Props for not overcoming my perfume like Island Fantasy does (which is a feat, Diorís Hypnotic Poison is not a weak perfume). Iíll finish the trial sized products that I have in Citrus Lavender, but I wonít be repurchasing this scent in the future.
Citrus Lavender - Using only pure essential oils of lavender, orange and grapefruit, this fragrance is a good choice for people with sensitivities to synthetic fragrance.
I had to write a review of Jessicurlís fragrances since scent is such a big deal to some of us and the products are kinda pricy, why spend all that money and not be able to use it due to an unagreeable scent? Jessicul also has the fragrances up for sale individually, like a body splash, so their fragrances aren't just limited to the hair/body products.
ďIsland FantasyĒ is my favorite of the two I've smelled and can be summed up in one basic description: coconut (of the tanning oil variety but nicer...sort of like a coconut drink). Itís a nice coconut made soft by just a tad of barely discernable vanilla, and the citrus in it (not as pleasant) is only noticed while sniffed in the bottle or the 10 seconds during spritzing and while it dries on your hair. All you get in the end is a tropical smelling coconut. Itís rather strong, you can be sure those around you will smell it. I bumped the rating down because while I like the scent, itís too strong. Island Fantasy interferes with my perfume to the point that I wonder if I should even bother with the perfume. (This says a lot since my main perfume is Dior's Hypnotic Poison...*not* a weak perfume.) I will most likely repurchase though.
Here is the description from the Jessicurl site:
Island Fantasy - A tropical blend of coconut, vanilla and citrus, this scent really smells good enough to eat. (but please don't.)
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - WetSlicks Lip Gloss - ShimmerShell
crazydiamond360 2/7/2007 1:45:00 PM
Shimmershell is identical on the back of my hand and on my lips as MACís Oyster Girl (in the tube, Shimmershell looks just a tad more beige). A pretty, very pale whitish/milky light pink with golden shimmer. I love how light and non-sticky this gloss is, itís a little on the oily side but I donít mind reapplying often. It conditions my lips like nothing else does and is the best thing for a cold sore for me. I go back and forth between this and Oyster Girl depending on if I want a thinner gloss (Shimmershell) or a thicker gloss (Oyster Girl). Iím on my second tube and will keep repurchasing.
Bouquet is an interesting color, it totally took me by surprise as I got it in my sample pack. It looks *nothing* like the color in the pot once itís on my skin. In the pot, it seems like a very muted, greyish-mauve. Once on my skin, it makes a wonderful pigmented bronzer...itís got all the right hints of terracotta with just the touch of pink that us fair skinned girls need in a bronzer to keep it from looking too orange or muddy. I go *very light* across my forehead, nose and chin and a bit heavier on my cheeks for a sunkissed, sculpted look...no other blush necessary. Itís gorge with a tan...or even just me a shade darker than I am naturally. A great complexion booster/bronzer. I wish it had some shimmer to it instead of being matte, (this is why I rate it a 4.5 instead of a 5) but I can always add in my own shimmer (Everyday Mineralís Light Pink blush or MACís Silver Dusk iridescent/loose powder.)
I wish the full sized packages came with a closeable sifter, but I belive this is something EM is working on and should be out in 2007. The 6 gram package is about 3 inches wide with a pretty pale green lid and a silver EM emblem on top, retails for $8 usd...the 2.5 g is $4 usd.
Iím ppp NW15 and wear ďfair neutralĒ in the foundation for a perfect match, light green eyes, ashy dark blonde hair. Will most certainly purchase a full size very quickly.
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - WetSlicks Lip Gloss -Peaches N Gleam
crazydiamond360 1/31/2007 11:01:00 AM
Iíve been loving Peaches ní Gleam for what...3 years now?...something like that. Itís my only Wetslick now, even though I experimented with a few other colors some time ago. Peaches ní Gleam lays proudly beside my Dior, MAC and Guerlain glosses and is more often than not, what I reach for. This is ultra sheer on my somewhat pigmented lips but itís silver shimmer is just beautiful, the only hint that Iím wearing anything. The shimmer is just enough to make lips look pretty without looking too suggestive. Thin, non-sticky texture that my long hair doesnít hate and seems to condition my lips...this is fab for me when I have chapped lips or a cold sore...I swear nothing works better. I find myself reapplying very often but I donít mind, itís inexpensive. Will keep repurchasing!
LOVE! I received this in a swap from a lovey MUAer and am SO happy since Sandy B has become a HG! On my ppp, NW15-20 skin, this is peach frosted with gold...imagine Prrr lipglass with gold frost, sex-kitten lipstick! Makes my lips look so pouty and full and of course the color is just phenomenal with my complexion. I love the frost formula (I know Iím in the minority here), and donít find them to be drying at all. There are very few products I buy backups of, but Sandy B is one of them!
NW15-20, light green eyes, dark blond hair.
Wow! Dark, masculine, *very* sexy, just a bit outdoorsy. I donít know a lot about menís cologne, but I know I greatly dislike the ones that are sweet, theyíre a turn off and they automatically make me think the wearer effeminate. Polo Black isnít sweet. Itís also not overly musky, I feel like thereís just a hint of a fruity note (the mango I suppose) that keeps this from going too far over. My fiancť is climber and is a low-maintenance kind of guy with a shaven head...when he wears this, I canít get close enough. If you love an unapologetic masculine cologne that is as sexy as sexy gets, Black is for you. PLEASE go light on this guys...spray in the air and walk through it. (P.S. For myself, I love Diorís Hypnotic Poison, Pure Poison and Sage Machadoís Onyx.)
tonka bean, iced mango, patchouli noir, spanish sage, and silver armoise
LOVE Venetian! On my pigmented lips, this turns out to be a very bright sheer pinky-red. Like other reviewers have pointed out, it the same color that your lips turn after eating a cherry popsicle. At first I hated Venetian, I thought it was too bright for me...turns out, I just wasnít used to wearing bright lip colors. Itís a great bright color for a fresh, fun look. I imagine myself wearing this as much in the summer as the winter. Iím not a fan of the brush applicator, I think it makes the gloss more difficult to apply without a mirror so I rated the packaging at 4. Not to mention, I kinda feel like Venetian is a bit more runny than other lustreglasses. NW15-20, light green eyes, brunette, pigmented lips.
If youíre looking for a beautiful red thatís not as bright as Venetian, has a better consistency and wears a little better, check out Ornamental lustreglass (total HG for me). Overall, Venetian will be a staple in my makeup collection.
Another one I thought I would love, but donít. I too, am a Hypnotic Poison lover and Crystal Noir seemed right up my alley. My verdict: not sweet enough for me. All I get is earthy, spicy amber and sandalwood with a pinch of orange blossom, so faint itís only there to keep Crystal Noir from smelling like mothballs. The orange blossom isnít the bright sweet ray of light in an darker fragrance I thought it would be. I would be satisfied if I even got a creamy gardenia, but where the heck is it? Crystal Noir ends up being a more mature, sophisticated fragrance on me and reminds me a lot of a heavier version of Bulguariís Omnia. Iíll pass.
Loose Powders -Everyday Minerals - Silk Dust (Untinted ) [DISCONTINUED]
crazydiamond360 1/14/2007 3:50:00 PM
Great stuff. Gives me a matte look and keeps extreme shine at bay almost all day w/out touching up. Doesnít look shiny, cakey or feel funky like EMís finishing dust (which is just cornstarch). I use this over my sunscreen to hide that ďsunscreen sheenĒ and alone (no foundation) quite often and am very pleased. After my 12 year search looking for a finishing powder (and always going without because I had never found one I liked enough), Iíve found my staple.
Love the new containers (large flat circle with a light green lid and silver emblem)...I can just pop in a powder puff to make the case portable. Iíve also gone to the craft store and bought a mirror to glue in the lid to make a compact. I will most definitely repurchase...I imagine this always being in my makeup case.
Mixed feelings about Curve Crush...tried it on in the store and liked it enough that I bought a small bottle. However, I often feel like itís too powdery (coming from a girl who likes her powders and wears them well). It is in the same category as VS Heavenly, but Heavenly is a much more well rounded, better composed scent. Curve Crush is, as one reviewer said, kind of like a grown up version of Loveís Baby Soft, powder, musk with a dash of sweetness. I donít get any fruits, vanilla or anything else other than a very faint underlying sweet floral which is overwhelmed by powder and a soft musk. Add to the fact that the bottle doesnít come with a cap which I find unforgivably tacky (there is a removable plastic ring to keep the atomizer from unwanted sprits while traveling). I wonít be repurchasing.
Iíve yet to form a clear impression from it, but definitely one of the drug storeís best kept secrets. Clean yet softly romantic with creamy white flowers, a bit of powder and clean musk, itís not the typical screaming sexy scent Iím used to. It feels sensuous and slow to me...like taking your time and savoring everything kind of slow. Iím trying to get used to softer more delicate perfumes since my HGís are mostly down and dirty and loud. Unfortunately it's easy to over apply and itís nearly impossible for me to find. A holiday sale was going on and I got a 1.5 oz for $5 (normally priced at $11 or so). I imagine myself buying this again, but it'll take a long time for me to go through a bottle since i rarely wear it.
A nice color but not HG. A very pale, whitish/milky pink with gold shimmer. The pink is the color of ďPretty PleaseĒ lipstick, and the gold shimmer is like that in ďNymphetteĒ gloss. A great color for toning down pigmented lips...very sheer, sheer enough that it doesnít wash me out, shimmery enough that I can see somethingís there. Surprisingly, itís extremely natural looking on NC15 me. Oyster Girl doesnít knock my HG out of itís place but itís my pale gloss of choice...most will most likely repurchase.
Wow, Pondís Cold Cream (PCC). There are lots of products I say Iíll never be without, but like the member below, PCC is my holiest of holy Hgs. Iíve been using it since high school (Iím now 25). In high school I had serious problem skin, cystic acne, dry flaking, the whole ball game. I started using PCC and my skin cleared up within about a month...turns out all the harsh cleansers I was using were simply too much for my skin. My skin is now one of my best features and Iím complemented on it regularly. I rub a small amount of PCC into my skin and tissue off twice a day. No need for a separate moisturizer. I remember this taking some getting used to...I was accustomed to the uber-cleansers that left skin feeling squeaky and tight and the scent. As with any cleanser, I suggest with trying this for a month, skin needs an adjustment period that a week or two just wonít allow enough time for. I'd love to see this come in a squeeze tube option, the whole jar + long nails can get annoying. Nevertheless, highly recommended and HG for life!
Very boozy/yeasty smelling with a pinch of pepper for the top notes and a well blended undercurrent of a floral thatís reminiscent of the old style perfumes. I really dislike this, itís too mature. If youíre looking for a sexy, deep and mysterious perfume, Delices is not it.