To me, and to any other lady worth the salt on the rim of her glass, scent must agree with that day's wardrobe concept. So... if jeans/t-shirt/sandals= Bobbi Brown Bath, then pencil skirt/red lips/4"heels=Prada. Perfectly. I swear, the smell of it makes me taller. And poutier. And vaguely European.
This mascara is so fabulous I envy my own lashes. ;)
Well, Hallelujah and Glory Be. This is some fine mess. It truly does everything all the reviewers have said it does, and more... try it on a mosquito bite. Really. Quit laughing and go try it on a mosquito bite. Just never, ever use it on dry skin, like my skin in the winter. Other than that, go forth and be cleansed. Can I have an Amen?
Great. Yet ANOTHER fragrance to obsess over. Odd, because I am decidedly NOT a floral type o' gal. This one, though... yummy! How does it smell like a sunny day and a chilly evening at the same time? I will admit that some of this fragrance's magnetism to me is nostalgic-- it's a little Alfred Sung, a little Benetton Colors, a little Eternity-- okay, a little everything I wore in 9th grade. Yes, I was a scent-induced-neurotic, even then! Really, though, if you would like to experience this one through olfactory hallucination, allow me to assist you. Colors, Sung and Eternity had a baby girl. The baby girl grew up to be a graceful, beautiful woman whose elegance far surpassed that of her "parents". There ya go.
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Britney Spears In Control
honkytonkangel 4/14/2006 10:58:00 PM
For Pete's sake, Britney. Enough. Sheesh!
I've never ben to London. :( My imagination tells me that the smell of London is something like a constant rain-soaked scone frosted with sarcasm and icy elitism, cradled in peppery base of dry wit. Apparently, fragrance house Burberry's idea of olfactory London is something altogether different. To them (and they should know), London smells like little pink opalescent pixies zipping to and fro, sprinkling people below with sparkling charms of love and youth. In a word- delightful. Who knew?
My daily skincare routine used to be: 1.) Makeup Removal- Gojo Orange. 2.) Cleansing/ Exfoliation- Lava Soap. (Green) 3.) Toning- Evan Williams Whiskey. 4.) Moisturizing- Wesson Oil. 5.) Sun Protection- Coppertone Tanning Lotion SPF 2. Then, a dear friend suggested I try Clinique's 3-step system, so I wouldn't have to keep sneakin' my "skincare" from the mister's shed. (He caught me once an' got REAL mad.) She gave me a starter kit, which I used. I gotta say, it wasn't an improvement over my way of handlin' things. There was no way to remove makeup, the soap was WAY harsher than my beloved Lava (without the benefit of exfoliation), the toner burned like heckfire, an' it didn't even TASTE good! That "lotion?" UGH. More like, "grease that makes you dry". Plus, I still had to smear my Coppertone over top of the whole mess before I could even think about gettin' out in the fields draggin' that plow. Guess I just gotta be more careful 'bout pilferin' the ol' man's provisions, from now on.
I can see it now. A woman with waist-length, butt-cut hair enters the room. There is avocado-green shag carpet all around. Her man, clad in a chocolate-brown velour robe, seems pleased to see her. She swoons at the sight of his abundant chest hair and golden medallions. "I love the nightlife, I got-ta boogie" is the soundtrack. Sure, Omnia didn't exist back then, but the bottle says it should have. That being said, the scent itself is lovely... just the warm, soft "clean skin" aroma I've sought forever. It makes me smell like I just NATURALLY smell like that. How refreshing! However, $85 for 1.6 oz or whatever the tiny amount is... it's almost as though Bulgari is saying, "C'mon, you know you want it badly enough to pay ANYTHING for it." Sadly, they are correct.
I tried. I really did. Upon the first whiff, i thought, "Mmmm... chocolate!" HOURS later, however, as I struggled to breathe through what reminded me of a cheap chocolate easter bunny, I thought, "Aagkchhh... chocolate!" I must add that I am typically a big fan of foody scents. NOT this one! Oh, and when it finally did fade, a LITTLE, the next day, it smelled nohing like chocolate and a lot like, I dunno, a grubby, sweaty 4-year-old who just came off the playground in July. In Alabama. Those of you who know that smell know that it's not one you want to slather all over and go man-huntin'! I was expecting to emerge from the shower a glistening, cocoa butter-scented goddess. Quite disappointing.
mmmmmmmm.... aaaahhhh! oooooohhhhh.....mmmmm. mmmm! yeahhhhh!!!
Liquid -Clinique - Clarifying Makeup Clear Skin Formula [DISCONTINUED]
honkytonkangel 9/29/2005 8:56:00 PM
this is the only foundation that has never failed me. EVER. and, just so ya know, if i can muster the gumption to hold down the shift key long enough to create four capital letters, i must feel pretty strongly.
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Fantasy Britney spears
honkytonkangel 9/29/2005 8:49:00 PM
i'm doomed. why, britney, why have you done this to me? it's just too good. whilst wearing, this fragrance evokes in me a most disturbing and alien emotion. at once, i hate myself and want to eat myself. order me up a vat of this with a zoloft chaser! INEVITABLE EDIT: Wow! I really was crazy. After a few months of exposure, or, more aptly, subjection to herds of midriff-baring 11-year-olds who BATHE in this junk and then come galloping out of the 90-degree heat and into the mall, smelling like a nauseating cocktail of Britney and wet puppy (one in the same? One wonders...)I am inspired to type a run-on sentence the likes of which has never before been attempted. So there. Told you I needed psych meds.
oh, yes. this is love. i personally believe thick, orange-peel skin such as mine can handle a pretty hefty alcohol content, which this product definitely has. and, as usual, i actually like the pretty strong scent. it doesn't linger, after all. after using this 2x daily for over a week, my pores haven't gotten any smaller, but really, who actually believes that's possible? however, my skin does look more even and i have far fewer texture complaints. what more can i ask for $5?
Ah, sweet matte stick. I live in dread that matte stick in gingersnap will be discontinued, as is the inevitable fate of anything good. Keep the cap on, or it WILL dry out. Otherwise, it is the perfect texture/ shade to slap on if you want to get pretty real quick-like.
Ick. Hmmmm... Ick. And, oh, yeah. Ick.