Bought this in the waterproof formula. I tried it about 5 times and decided it was just not going to get any better. HA. I have long lashes but they are blonde. The color did not seem to hold. I put it on and less than an hour later, it was faded on the ends of my lashes. Also, I did not like the way it went on. It seemed dryish to me. Not soft and feathery but stiff and splotchy looking. Maybe I am not describing it well but it did not leave my lashes soft or natural looking. The brush is big, much like DiorShow. Just another tube of mascara that does not work for me. I use, and like, DiorShow and Define A Lash.
I love Zents Petal in all forms, except the body wash. The smell is funky and nothing like Petal. I cannot describe it except to say that it smells like it has gone bad. Like something in it is "old". I have tried to shower with it a couple of different times and both times I was turned off by the smell. I love the other products but recommend you not waste your money on this body wash.
I have this in the Concreta and the spray. I love this scent. It is very soft and feminine, although it does not have the staying power of some other scents I use. It has already been described as a floral with lily of the valley, lemon, etc.. It is a floral and I like that it is not powdery or cloyingly sweet. I love the concreta and even get a bit on my fingers like hair product and run it through my curls. It helps smooth them and scents my hair wonderfully. Whenever I wear this my boyfriend just keeps smelling me and saying "mmmmm".
I am on container #2 of this product so I guess I like it. I agree the packaging is dicey. That whole pry open the bottom, twist off the top thing but it does make it easy to travel with. I use it differently than most, I suppose. I have a redtone to my skin and I am fair with some freckles. I use it to cover the red areas on my face before I put on my MMU and love it. It goes on smoothly, does not cake and feels great. You can get it cakey if you put too much on, as with any foundation. Light hand works best on this one. I have normal skin and I am 48. It has not settled in fine lines nor has it magnified my pores. On days when I am around the house or just taking it easy, I wear it alone and love it then also. It is much like a tinted moisturizer to me. However, when I want a more finished look with more coverage, I use it under my MMU. I have been wanting to try the blush but have not done so yet. Off to read those reviews.
I bought the roll on. I love this scent on me. It is a bit strong immediately but softens up very quickly. It has a beautiful scent to it. I have received several compliments on it when wearing it. I think it is definitely a perfume that you will either love or hate. If you can get a sample, try it first before buying it. I will continue to use this in rotation with the many others I like to wear.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Solange Azagury Partridge Stoned
damblues 3/13/2008 8:51:00 AM
Thank heavens for samples!! I have used this one a couple of times and decided that it is just as everyone described; too powdery, too musky, too whatever. However, I can say that it is unique and might smell really good on someone else. My recommendation would be to by BPAL because it smells like several of their creations and they are a lot cheaper!
Primer/ Corrector -Sally Hansen - Line Smoothing Airbrush Primer
damblues 1/26/2008 10:03:00 PM
This did nothing for me. I use MMU and I thought I would try this to see how it did with that. #1, I do not get the whole having to spray it out routine. They could have saved money on that feature. It comes out cold and kind of foamy. I rub my fingers in it and put it on my face. Nothing. No smoothing - just nothing. Nothing bad but nothing good, either. It may work for someone else, just did not work for me. I am putting mine on the swap list if you want to try it!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - CYS Cleanse Your Soul Eternal Hope Roll On
damblues 12/27/2007 3:15:00 PM
Eternal Hope is billed as Vanilla Bean Noel mixed with Sandalwood. It is an interesting scent and very sweet smelling in the bottle. It smells like Cherry Dr. Pepper to me for some reason - just a little bit sweeter. LOL. It is not unpleasant and dries down to a softer scent with some vanilla that I can pick up, I just cannot get past Cherry Dr. Pepper everytime I smell it. Maybe my chemistry. Not a knock against the entire line because I have many that I adore from this line, on me this one is not one of them.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - CYS - Cleanse Your Soul Still I Rise Roll On
damblues 12/27/2007 3:11:00 PM
This floral is musky and amber based with some wood notes. It is a very lovely scent. It is not too floral (powdery) and the musk and amber make it sexy. This is one I reach for when I want to smell sexy. Initially, I pick up floral and some citrus, although it is not advertised as having citrus, but it dries down to the floral, musk and amber scent on me.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - CYS Cleanse Your Soul - Blue Sugar Roll On
damblues 12/27/2007 3:06:00 PM
This is supposed to be unisex and the counterpart to Pink Sugar. I like this scent. It is characterized as "Caramelized sugar and vanilla blended with notes of cedar and tonka bean. Has subtle notes of licorice, patchouli and lavender". I do not pick up the lavender on my skin but do pick up the tonk bean and licorice on the dry down. It is unique but not odd. I like to wear this on casual days. I have not tried mixing it with any other scents, as I usually do with her roll ons, that is fun to me to mix scents to see what I come up with! Anyway, a nice, soft scent that is not too masculine but definitely not too feminine.
Fragrances -Viktor & Rolf - Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb
damblues 12/27/2007 2:56:00 PM
I have been coveting this perfume and almost bought myself some in Greece a few weeks ago but waited. I got some for Christmas. It smells divine on me. It reminds me, initially, of Escada Magnetism (another fragrance I like a lot on me) just a little softer. It dries down to a lovely, soft floral but not too cloying. I received the body cream, lotion and perfume spray... I am in Flowerbomb heaven. I change fragrances a lot (wear a lot of CYS roll ons most days) but this one is special and will smell nice to wear to work or out for the evening. I would buy it, even though I did not have to this go round. I do not see the comparison the Vera Wang Princess but, then again, scents smell different on each person. I routinely wear Escada Magnetism, Lolita Lempicka, Ultimate Clean, Amazing Grace and Pure Grace and my CYS roll ons... this one will be heavily rotated...
Other -Unlisted Brand - CYS Cleanse Your Soul Linen Spray
damblues 12/27/2007 2:36:00 PM
I purchased a few of these in different scents. I use it on my bedsheets and have used it on my jeans, clothes to freshen them up and to layer a fragrance. I got Window of the Soul, Beautiful One and Pink Angel Fluff. I love them all. I gave Beautiful One away as part of a gift and the recipient loved it!! Now I have to order one for me.. LOL. An economical linen spray to freshen your towels, sheets, etc... and you can get whatever scent you want.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - CYS Cleanse Your Soul Body Lotion Spray
damblues 12/27/2007 2:34:00 PM
I purchased this in Rainy Night in Georgia, Window of the Soul, Tempest and Pink Angel Fluff. I love these. The lotion sprays out evenly and feels good on your skin. It is a light lotion and would not work well if you have severely dry skin, in my opinion, but it works well on me and on my dry legs (they are not scaly dry, just itchy dry... KWIM?). Plus it makes it nice to layer the fragrances. One of my sprays does not work. I have contacted Judy to ask for a replacement spray mechanism, since this one is defective. Other than that, I have no complaints and I have had spray mechanisms from all sorts of companies not work before - so that is not a deal breaker for me.
Scrubs -Unlisted Brand - CYS Cleanse Your Soul Foaming Scrub
damblues 12/27/2007 2:30:00 PM
I purchased this in Pink Angel Fluff. I love this stuff. The container is huge and very reasonably priced. It is a drier scrub but works wonderfully. I mixed mine up before using it. The smell is heavenly and it leaves my legs and elbows feeling very soft. Will definitely buy this again. She hooked me with a sample of scrub in a pumpkin scent. I did not like the pumpkin scent so much (it smelled good I just do not want to smell like a pumpkin pie...LOL) but loved how it felt. The packaging is fine, a screw top plastic tub. You can get it tinted in any color, I did not choose a color and she tinted it pink (Pink Angel Fluff...makes sense to me) but if you wanted it to "match" your decor - there is an added bonus. I have tried many scrubs and this is one I will definitely repurchase. I love BBW scrubs but this one tops theirs, in my opinion.
Gels/Soaps -Unlisted Brand - CYS Bath and Shower Gel
damblues 12/27/2007 2:25:00 PM
I bought the shower gel with jojoba beads in it in Window of the Soul, Joy is the Journey and Pink Angel Fluff. I love this shower gel. It makes your skin feel so soft and it smells so yummy. I purchased it in some of the fragrances I use the most so I can layer. It is very affordable and I plan on getting more in some different fragrances. I received a sample in an order and fell in love with it, so I had to order some.