Gels/Soaps -Caress - Fine Fragrance Elixirs - Scarlet Blossom
edgeofadream 1/23/2012 8:01:00 PM
UPDATE! Anyone looking for a perfume companion for this body wash scent needs to check out Valentinos new perfume Valentina. The similarity is remarkable! Oh Caress, why have you done this to us? You cannot put out a body wash that smells this amazing and then not offer at least a lotion for it as well! Please oh great powers that be at Caress, listen to us, your faithful Scarlett Blossom lovers and at least grant us a body spray maybe? Every site i have been to has the same plea's for a body spray or lotion. I have tried without success to find a scent on the market that is a dupe and have failed. Not BBW or VS have anything as good as this scent.
One of my new favorite scents. Was very surprised as i was not expecting much when i first tried it. Had 2 compliments on my smell before i even left the mall. I would describe it as both sweet and floral yet somehow very smooth and balanced smelling. The combination just really seems to work. Great all around scent for day, office or evening. Non offensive. Lasts for quite a while. I do not get any hint of Light Blue or even lemon. I will buy again.
Yikes. Did not like this one. This is just a personal preference as it might smell amazing on someone else. When i first sprayed it on it was a very sweet syrupy smell, almost like cherry cough medicine with a pinch of sweet sweat. The drydown was even worse because it smelled like pickle juice. There is something about it that reminds me of Miss Dior Cherie-which doesn't work well for me either. Really nothing about this fragrance i like.
Not bad. I got this in a bundle with a few other BBW scents. initially i was not that crazy about it because compared to a couple others in the group it was just ok. I went back and tried it again and i must say it is really quite charming. I won't be buying it again because there are so many others i prefer but it still is not as bad as i first thought. Grows on you. To me its a nice girly, sweet, dry floral. Something you might smell on a girl at a southern cotillian.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous Million Lashes - waterproof
edgeofadream 7/30/2011 3:03:00 AM
Brilliantly good mascara for anyone looking for a false eyelash look or you have a hard time keeping your lashes curled. I heard about this online and decided to try it. I have always been very disappointed with drug store mascara including all the Lash Blasts and the Maybelline great lash and so on. I was not expecting much. The brush is quite fat and may take a little while for some to get use to. When i first put it on -after i curled each lash for a count of 10- i noticed it did not go on as smooth or natural looking as my 'natural look mascara' that i have been wearing recently so i was almost dissapointed. Soon however i noticed that my straight, fine, somewhat short lashes were staying curled and long looking when they usually start to fall soon after mascara. And not only that, they were actually curling more. Well this has never happened to me before. And although it is not a real natural lash look, the lashes it does give you are a stunning, false eyelash look that i would have killed for in my 20's. Later in the day, i happened to catch a glimpse of myself and noticed my lashes were still fully curled and very long. I have never had a mascara put a smile on my face. But when you have lashes like mine, and you see them completely curled and long looking after 6 hours, you smile. I spent years buying expensive mascaras from YSL, Clinique, Chanel, Givenchy and Lancome. Not to mention my expensive Shu Uemura eyelash curler that has never seemed to help. This Mascara has cured my straight eyelash woes. There is still one more luxury mascara i would like to try. But as far as i'm concerened, this is it for me. I only gave it a 4 because, who knows, perhaps there will one day be a mascara that will lift my butt a couple of inches.
Very beautiful color. I usually do not like glitter in my nail polish, but this is something different and sophisticated. It really does look like Dorothy's ruby pumps. China Glaze makes a fantastic nail polish and they wear well. I probably like China Glaze quality over Chanel polish. Especially when you factor in the price.
Gels/Soaps -St. Ives - Oatmeal and Shea Butter Body Wash
edgeofadream 6/19/2011 3:28:00 PM
I wasn't too thrilled with this. I quickly grabbed some at the local drug store when i went to visit family in Palm Springs. The smell to me, is an off putting fake, plastic, vanilla-oatmeal scent and the body wash itself seemed like a typical, run of the mill body wash. Nothing special. The price was ok, but i have used even cheaper body washes that were just as good and smelled better.
One of my Favorites. When i first smelled this from the bottle i thought it was wonderful and would be great for casual wear when i didn't want to smell like a flower or a PEZ. it had a slight masculine edge to it which i like sometimes. I sprayed it on my wrist and as time went on it developed into the most subtle sexy skin fragarnce i have ever smelled. It melted into my skin and made it smell warm and sultry. very unusual fragrance. I later read that it was created upside down. It is versatile also. Sometimes i layer it with my Orange scented shower cream and body butter which gives the perfume a brighter fresher feeling and sometimes i will use it with my egyptian musk scented creams which give it a deeper more sophisticated character. I can really use it with many things. Vanilla's, Verbena's, Lemon's, Patchouli's, Coconut's. I like it.