I love this scent. I have been on the hunt for "The One" and have finally found it after trying 30, 40 scents. I have been looking for a fragrance that is light and unique without smelling too perfume-y and synthetic. I also wanted a more fruity scent without it smelling tacky or like something a little girl would wear. Sugar Lychee is it. It is the perfect blend of fruit, sweetness, and warmth. Its only downfall is that it doesn't last very long.
When I tested this on a strip of paper, I thought the smell was very familiar. After wearing it for 30 minutes, I've come to realize that it smells identical to Bounce's original fresh outdoors scented laundry sheets. Although this is not something I am looking for in a perfume, if you want a fragrance that makes you smell like clean laundry, this may be the one for you. Surprisingly, this scent lasts quite a while and is not overpowering.
Treatments -Sally Hansen - Instant Cuticle Remover
luckydumplingg 6/7/2010 11:38:00 PM
I really love this! It makes maintaining my cuticles so much more effective, easier, and faster. I have never been able to get off the dry cuticles on my toes, and this product enabled me to just wipe them off. The only reason I only gave if 4 lippies instead of 5 was because it claimed to be effective on callouses. It works for thin "rough spots" but not callouses. I would also prefer this with a brush applicator as opposed to a dropper. But these are little picky things about the product. For cuticle care, this is a fantastic product and will last forever. I am so happy with my purchase.
It surprises me that so many people love Korres's Lip Butters. I did not find them amazingly moisturizing or an extraordinary color. Worst of all, they smell so horrible and artificial (and very "lipsticky") that it makes me nauseous.
Lotions/ Creams -L'Occitane - 20% Shea Butter Hand Cream
luckydumplingg 5/1/2010 12:38:00 AM
I'm about half way through my mini tube of this, and I can't say I'm terribly impressed. My hands get extremely dry in the winter, and I did not find this super beneficial. I found myself needing to reapply several times. I will say it was non greasy. Although, I like it, there are just a few things that are just really big turn offs about the product. First, it is crazy expensive. I can go through the little tube of this stuff in a week or two during the winter. Second, after a few days carrying it in my bag, the tube got a puncture in it and sometimes lotion comes out from the hole. Lastly, it has an overpowering baby scent with very strong ylang ylang, which makes me feel nauseous. My bf even asked me why I smelled like babies after I used this product. Overall I think the packaging is really cute and its a good hand cream, but it definitely has a lot of downfalls and is way too expensive for what it has to offer.
I love this! I like very natural, light looking makeup so I was originally very fearful of the Pot Rouges. This shade looked especially dark, and I could just imagine myself looking like a clown after using this. WOW was I wrong. It goes on a bit heavy, but after a while it absorbs into your skin and it looks so beautiful. A very natural, flushed, glowy look. So pretty! Another plus is that this stuff will last you forever. You really only need to use a dab or two. As for this being a lip product, I find it a bit drying, but I usually find lipsticks really drying anyways. I wear it with some chapstick and it's really gorgeous and comfortable to wear.
The first thing that comes to mind when I smell this perfume is RUBBER BANDS. I don't know if it's just how it reacts to my body or if this scent is just really rubber bandy.
I love this color! I usually stick with clear or nude polishes, but I really like this shade. It looks completely different under different lights. Sometimes it looks browner/more taupe like. In brighter lights it can look plummy, lilacy, or even a metallicy pink (under sunlight). Really pretty! I love it!
I LOVE this eyelash curler. I used to think an eyelash curler is just an eyelash curler. Two clamps and you squish your lashes with it so I used to just buy the drug store ones or even Sephora brand ones. They never really worked, and I figured it was just because I have short, itty bitt asian eyelashes. I tried he Shu Uemura one and I am shocked. With some practice, I can get a perfect C curl with these. Beautiful! I love it!
This smells nothing like the descriptions on Sephora and other fragrance sites. I honestly think this smells more and more like vanilla cotton candy as the day goes on and the "style" would more accurately be described as child like innocence. It doesn't smell bad, but it's not what I expected at all. However, I gave this three lippies because the staying power is amazing. I put 1 spritz on yesterday morning, and THIS morning, I could still smell it on me.
I have been using this for 2 weeks now, and I like it very much. It makes my skin glow and keeps my combo skin much more even in terms of dryness and oiliness. However, I'm not sure if I like this packaging since it is very hard to control how much you get out of the tube. The first week I used this, I always used too much or too little. I think this is a great moisturizer for the summer since it really sinks in and feels like nothing. However, I imagine it may not be enough during the winter seasons.
Toners -Shiseido - Pureness Balancing Softener alcohol-free
luckydumplingg 4/3/2010 7:43:00 PM
I really disliked this product. All this really did was make my face EXTREMELY shiny. If the light hit my face the right way, I could probably blind you with the light reflection. I also didn't feel like it did anything for my skin. It felt and looked the same way before and after using it. Looking at the ingredients list, 1/2 the list is just preservatives so... I can't imagine it's doing anything that fantastic for my skin.
Boy do I ADORE Chagrin Valley Soaps! I have an entire shoebox bulging with just these soaps. All natural, very reasonably priced, and just BEAUTIFUL. When I first switched from my other commercial soaps and products, it really took me some time to get used to the "natural" scents, but I really appreciate how they smell now. I have tried almost all their soaps, and here are my favorites: For Body: 1. Winter Survival 2. Chocolate Almond 3. Honey Butter 4. Aloe Aloe Aloe For Face and Body: 1. Rhassoul Clay & Yogurt - Absolutely ADORE this one 2. Cornmeal & Honey 3. Grapeseed & Shea
Moisturizers -Chagrin Valley - Whipped Cocoa Butter
luckydumplingg 4/3/2010 7:31:00 PM
I was not wow-ed by this product like the other Chagrin Valley products. I have to use a lot of this to really moisturize my skin. Plus it leaves me greasy for some time before before sinking in. Even then, I didn't feel like it was a fantastic moisturizer.
Bath Treatments -Chagrin Valley - Shower Body Butter Bar
luckydumplingg 4/3/2010 7:29:00 PM
I am a huge fan of Chagrin Valley, but I thought this was just ok. It does moisturize my skin, but I still had scales on my legs after using it. Plus, it melts extremely quickly. I could go through one of these suckers in a week. $13 a week can add up pretty quickly. I just feel like there are more effective and cheaper alternatives out there.