Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Old Venice
lisabrock1 3/23/2005 12:00:00 PM
This didn't even get as far as my wrist as the scent was so off-putting in the imp that i rejected it straight away. Its a very heavy, cloying sickly perfume which reminded me of YSL Paris and I truly detest Paris! Not a good BPAL purchase but thankfully only an imps worth.
Conditioner -Modern Organic Products (MOP) - glisten conditioner
lisabrock1 3/9/2005 11:34:00 AM
Gorgeous! My hair is fine but thick and is highlighted which calls for a good moisturising conditioner. At first glance the product is more of an opaque gel that a cream and when I applied it to my wet hair I wasnt sure how effective it would be because of the lack of creaminess. I shouldnt have worried about this because it left my hair soft, silky and superclean. And the fragrance? This is the same smell you get when you slice into a fresh orange. Zesty, clean and juicy. Amazing!
I was given a small sample of this to try. The product comes in a roll-ball glass jar but my sample looked like clear jelly! The initial fragrance is a tangy tangerine freshness but much as I liked it, this didnt last long before changing into a warm vanilla type of smell. I hate vanilla so this was a big thumbs down from me.
Gels/Soaps -Bath and Body Works - Tutti Dolci Lemon Meringue Body Wash
lisabrock1 2/23/2005 6:27:00 AM
Lovely! Very creamy wash which leaves skin moisturised and soft. The smell is a tangy lemon but with definite pastry undertones which does actually resemble Lemon Meringue Pie. I like using this on cold nights in the bath as its a real comfort - bit like the food really :-)
I love this!! One of my favourite perfumes. I have to stress a point which was made earlier on a separate review..The EDP is NOT the same fragrance as the EDT. I made this (costly) mistake thinking the EDP would be a stronger version of the EDT. Wrong!! The EDP is much more lemony and less soapy - I dont like it too much. On one of the occasions I chose to wear it someone asked if anyone could smell furniture polish- enough said! The EDT on the other hand is a perfume which ive been hoping someone would create for years. There are fruity notes, almost like jelly, combined with a fresh, soapy, washing powder blast of cleanliness. I get a lot of compliments when im wearing this. The lasting power is good - if i apply in the morning i only have to give a quick touch up early in the evening if im going out. A perfect scent.
Shampoo -Clairol - Herbal Essences Intensive Blends Shampoo for Dry Hair
lisabrock1 2/18/2005 8:17:00 AM
I really wanted to like this shampoo but... I have highlighted hair which needs a lot of moisturising and bought the rosehip shampoo and conditioner to match. I LOVED the smell but I dont like the product. My hair felt ok while i was actually washing it in the bath - I can usually tell when im rinsing the suds off whether or not its conditioned my hair well enough and it felt ok. However, when i blow dried my hair it became really flyaway but at the same time had a greasy feel to it that made me want to go and wash it again. It looked lank and dark at the roots. I persevered for 2 weeks as id bought 2 MASSIVE bottles but gave up yesterday and after washing with a new shampoo/conditioner my silky clean soft hair has come back!
My hair hated this shampoo. I have highlighted colour treated hair and need a shampoo which is moisturising.. This unfortunately was like paint stripper. After I had rinsed the suds out, my hair was dry and knotty and i had to double my usual dose of deep conditioner to try and get it back to a reasonable state. Trying to get a comb through my hair after towel drying was an interesting experience! I would not buy this again. EVER. Oh and did I mention the price ? Its around 18quid a bottle in the UK.