I really really love this shade. It compliments nicely my skintone (NW20, brown hair, brown eyes) and appears as a light pink/caramel with a pearl shine. Unlike other MAC glosses I've tried, I feel the glass effect is stronger in this one, and it isn't shimmery nor glittery. It's LE and already sold out in many stores so I purcahsed 2 (I never thought I would do this, it's only a gloss afterall!!). Also it pairs very nicely with Nars orgasm blush.
This is for the EDT version. After spraying it in the shop, i decided to take a walk and see how it grows on me. After a few minutes, I had a cough attack and had to rush to a drugstore to buy a bottle of water, then get out and breath some fresh air! The citrus and pepper notes were just too offensive to my nose. However, the drydown, a few hours later, was very soft and almost edible. So definitely try a few times before you buy, on some people this smells fresh, sophisticated and very elegant, just make sure not to overdo with this one, on me it was unfortunately a different story. EDIT: Ok, so I tried the EDP today and must say I was quite amazed by the softness of it compared to the EDT version. It's very rounded despite the fact that it contains citrus and pepper notes. I could not get the pepper notes, only a rich and deep, and may I add sweet citrus in a typical Chanel aura: glamourous and luxurious. I didn't get the pencil shavings thing, but that's more about skin chemistry. I can see myself wearing this in winter or summer nights. So up it goes to 5 lippies for me!
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Heavenly Angel Mist
lilou 6/4/2006 5:27:00 AM
Oh my, I just can't get enough of this scent. It's a touch creamy and clean, I love it for the warmer months, to replace my NR edt which is too heavy for now. Unfortunately it doesn't last long on my skin, on hair it's a different story, I can still smell it the following day. Now I want the edp version!
This is one blush I know I'll have to get again, only because of all the compliments I've received while wearing this. The color is a bright berry/red but once blended it imparts a very healthy and glowy flush. It lasts all day, until I wash it off. I've had it now for 3 years using it almost everyday and still 1/3 remains. A little goes a long way with this.
I am so glad I swapped for this! It imparts a rose/red/bronze, very natural and healthy flush. I can also detect golden shimmer on my skin, but it's very light, gives a nice sheen. Wow I can't believe I could like a blush so much!
Spice doesn't turn orange on me, it looks like a medium pinky brown and goes with everything. I especially like it with C-Thru l/g. The texture is creamy and long lasting.
So far this is my favorite pigment. I like to use this alone on my lids, it brightens up my face, makes me look polished. It looks like a dust of white/gold and depending on the lighting, sometimes pink sparkles. It's shimmery, not glittery so it's perfect to use for daytime as well. I can easily see other uses for this, as mixing it with lotion, gloss etc. It's very versatile. I'm using a sample right now but will purchase the full jar as soon as I finish it.
The first e/s I've used up! It's a medium to light tan that is perfect for a natural 'tanned' look. It defines and shades my eyelids without looking like I put on something. I like to pair it with Vapour on the lid. (NW20).
I bought this based on the reviews but it didn't do much for me. It's a light to medium cool pink with golden shimmer to warm up a bit, very girly. It has nothing special in my opinion, alone it's almost like clear gloss with golden sparkles. It doesn't enhance my features but also doesn't clash with my skintone (NW20, brown eyes and hair). That said I'm almost at the end of the tube.. since it's a no fuss color, it's easy to wear. I won't repurchase.
My favorite gloss to create pouty nude lips. I'm NW20, brown eyes and hair and this looks absolutely great on me. When worn alone it's simply a milky beige (white-beige), sexy and natural; I also like to pair it with spice liner for a darker nude or over any lipstick to tone down the color. I already went through my first tube (digged out until the last bit I could reach with the wand..) and will repurchase asap. I understand how it can wash some people out, so try before you buy. As all Mac lipglass, it's very sticky but the shine is unbeatable.
Fragrances -Narciso Rodriguez - Narciso Rodriguez for her
lilou 3/1/2006 11:47:00 AM
It smells so good. A new find for me, I love the initial burst, it's different from the other muscs, maybe because of the combination with the orange blossom. A little later I smell a musky heat, it's hard to explain but it feels hot (not as in hot sexy but hot hot). Then the drydown is all musk. This perfume falls into the category of clean scents, I can find some similarities with Amazing Grace except that it has more oomph and sexiness. I only like perfumes with a strong caracter and NR definitely has it. I can see this one becoming my signature scent.
I do smell the chai but no so much the honey. I love it on its own or layered with vanilia, so yummy! It's a scent that can be worn on any occasion. Recently I suggested my husband to use it instead of his usual Hugo boss (which scent I can't stand yuck! but shhh..) and it smelled so so so good on him, I couldn't keep sniffing his neck! Hugo Boss has since then vanished from the dresser. Yay!
Fragrances -L'Artisan Fragrances - La Chasse aux Papillons
lilou 2/25/2006 2:59:00 PM
I usually stay away from florals (the heavy ones). La Chasse is like a burst of fresh spring air, light and airy. It's a very delicate perfume. I can't detect the notes in a detail, but the main essence I can smell is of fresh jasmin. It's lovely and uuuuultra feminin. I feel sexy and innocent when I wear this and always get compliments, especially from men. I don't like to overdo with my perfumes and especially with this one since it's a little strong so I just spray it in the air and walk through.
Beautifully well crafted perfume. The cherry/almond scent I get at first is very unique then blends perfectly well with the white honey, vanilla and musk. I can detect all of the notes in rahat and they all evolve slowly and beautifully until the vanillic drydown. The notes are pretty simple but the result is of a divine composition. It is an utterly pleasant scent. I don't get the play doh note, thankfully, nor the cough syrup. The only drawback has to be the price, it's gone up since last year, 100€ the bottle!!!
This is very very sweet. It's an OK fruity scent (I can't detect any floral here), but a little bit too much on the heavy side. It reminds me a lot of VS Love Spell. I won't purchase a full bottle and prefer waiting for their next release which I hope I'll like better.