I expected a creamy vanilla scent with a hint of fruit, but I smelled only fruity candy. After an hour or so, it began to smell like men's cologne. I detected no gourmand notes at all.
I believe this is limited edition. If you like clean, powdery scents you will love this one. It reminds me of Hanae Mori Butterfly. I actually like this one better. I couldn't stop smelling my arm after testing it. I would repurchase if it were part of the permanent collection.
I wanted a shampoo that would not strip my hair and leave it soft. This shampoo left an oily residue on my hair, yet left it feeling dry and brittle.
Candles -Bath and Body Works - Eucalyptus Spearmint
goldee 10/17/2012 10:37:00 AM
I don't normally like the smell of either eucalyptus or spearmint in a home fragrance or candle, but this one manages to smell fresh and clean. The smell is strong, even without lighting it. I use it in my bathroom, but the smells wafts throughout adjacent rooms. I first bought the White Barn single-wick called "Eucalyptus Mint" and the scent was not as strong. I purchased the Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint (same fragrance, different packaging and color) three-wick in green and it blew me away! I keep one in the "toilet and bidet" room and a larger one in the rest of the bathroom. The smell is so fresh, clean and a bit masculine. Will repurchase again and again!
This pencil is perfect for my waterline. It lasts all day, doesn't smudge and comes in several colors.
Lip Treatments -Neosporin - Lip Health Overnight Renewal Therapy
goldee 8/29/2012 2:10:00 AM
This lip treatment tops everything else I've used: Fresh Sugar, Eos, Vaseline, Burt's Bees, Carmex, Korres, Lush, Jack Black, etc. My lips were so dry I had painful cracks in them. I used this for a few hours and the cracks were gone. This moisturizes lips like nothing else. I wish it came in a squeeze tube, but I can overlook that for such a great product.
I had to rub to remove most of my mascara, even though I saturated two cotton pads and let them sit on my lids for about one minute. Won't re-purchase.
Very pigmented! My MAC 188 lightly brushed across the blush suffices. I don't think I'll ever run out!
While buying stocking stuffers for my daughters at the LUSH counter, I saw these and tried the mint julep. I didn't like the smell of that one, but the chocolate smelled heavenly! When I got it home, I tried to use it but it was too dry. I had to add a little bit of oil to it to be able to use it. It's hard to dip your finger into it due to the dryness. Won't repurchase.
I don't normally use bronzers. I have oily skin and discoloration, however this product makes my face look glowy and healthy. Not garish at all.
I've been looking for a dupe for Estee Lauder's Surreal Violet. This is the closest I've come. They are very similar.
Lotions/ Creams -Blistex - Intensive Hand Creme Fragrance Free
goldee 10/2/2011 1:12:00 PM
I bought this a few days ago and just had to write about it! I've been suffering for years with dry, cracked hands which require constant applications of hand cream. The Neutrogena Norwegian Formula seemed to help, but as I said, I had to reapply several times a day. I tried the Eucerin Creme that has such high ratings on this site, but it didn't work as well as the Neutrogena. So the other day, I saw that Blistex had a new hand cream, and though I'd try it. I picked up the unscented and tried it that evening. Right away my the skin on the back of my hands felt so much softer! I used it again that night before going to bed and in the morning, my hands were softer than they'd been in decades! The skin remained soft even after washing my hands! I will definitely buy more, I can't afford to run out!
Eye Shadow -Clinique - Lid Smoothie Antioxidant 8-Hour Eye Colour
goldee 9/29/2011 10:58:00 AM
These are just too sheer. I can't even tell I have any shadow on unless it's one of the dark colors. I can only use Clinique shadows as a result of contact dermatitis. Their eyeshadows (all formulas) lack pigment. How I wish I could wear MAC!
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Naturals Face and Body Bar
goldee 9/14/2011 8:24:00 AM
This soap was extremely drying on my combo/oily skin. It also burns my eyes. Won't repurchase.
Blush -Tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed Tarte Blush
goldee 9/11/2011 11:15:00 PM
This is my second Tarte Amazonian Clay blush; I already have Flush. The color is deceptive. In the pan, it just looks like a muddy brown, so I tried it thinking I might use it as a bronzer because I like the quality of these. But when I put it on my cheeks it turned into a lovely pinkish bronzey color. Usually these shades are not flattering on my skin tone, but this was just...well...LOVELY! Superb staying power and blends easily, too.