This is a lovely, slightly sheer pink lipstick that works similar to a stick gloss. It's all pink with just a hint of shimmer, which I love. I prefer Laura Mercier's stick gloss, however, as it is a bit more sheer.
Gorgegous sheer pink lip color with a hint of shimmer. It's the perfect shade of rosy pink for me, with no brown undertones. Goes on very smoothly, feels very moisturizing to my lips. Only complaint: high price and small tube/amount of product.
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Silk - Mandarin Santal
mommyofcutie 5/16/2009 9:05:00 AM
At first spritz, this was a nice citrus/woodsy combination. As it dried down, it became very bitter and like a chemical citrus note. It smells very harsh; should be named Burlap rather than Silk.
Love this color, that's why I gave it a four rating. However, I don't care for the brush, and the packaging is quite small for the price. It's a perfect, sheer pink with no glitter, very natural-looking.
Fragrances -Banana Republic Beauty - Classic for women
mommyofcutie 11/16/2008 5:05:00 PM
This fragrance is true to its description: the best word to describe it is "clean". However, it dries down too soapy and one-dimensional for my taste, and disappears all together too soon for those who would want to wear it.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Anthousa Citrus Sorbet Edp
mommyofcutie 7/15/2008 7:14:00 PM
At first sniff, this is all lemon, though the herbal notes bloom with the drydown. With the word "sorbet" in the name, I thought there would be some sweetness. Instead, it's quite dry, almost reminding me of Chanel Cristalle, without the loved floral notes and complexity. Unfortunately, this leaves it rather simple, nothing too special.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Bourbon French Parfums → VANILLE JARDIN
mommyofcutie 4/26/2008 6:59:00 PM
This is a lovely vanilla, very smooth and sweet like many vanilla fragrances. There is a small hint of floral, though to my nose I don't specifically detect jasmine. A bit like Hanae Mori, perhaps, but better made.
Wow - I am surprised at how lush and green this magnolia scent is. For some reason, I thought it would be creamier. Unfortunately, on my skin it has slowly grown more and more sharp.
It's a pretty floral, perfect for spring or summer. I can detect the many florals, not much green though and it's a bit creamy on my skin. I keep sniffing my wrist, hoping I'll love it at the next sniff, but six hours later there is no love. However, if you are a floral lover, I recommend trying it.
I have to agree, it's a lovely floral. However, on my skin, there is an overwhelming note of woods and/or pepper, so much so that after the drydown that's almost all I can detect.
Fragrances -L'Artisan Fragrances - The Pour un Ete
mommyofcutie 2/22/2008 7:24:00 PM
This is just so pretty! It's a lovely blend of tea, lemon and jasmine. Nothing like Bulgari Green Tea. I can't wait to try my sample in warmer weather, to see if the notes remains nicely balanced on my skin. Then I'll decide if it's full-bottle worthy.
Fragrances -Christian Dior - Cologne Blanche Eau De Cologne Collection
mommyofcutie 2/22/2008 7:20:00 PM
I first tested this in August, when I tried the tester at the Las Vegas Neiman Marcus. At the time, it was very soft but lovely, the citrus notes were nicely blended with the powder. I ordered a sample from fishbone96, and now it is much more powdery with no citrus.The almond note is also quite strong. It smelled better in 100-degree dry heat than 10-degree cold. I'll pass on a full bottle - I was wanting more citrus!
The citrus is very promanent at first, but it quickly dries down into a blend of astingent/hay/amber, much too masculine for me. There is definately some tobacco in the background.
Lovely at first spray, but then dries down to a so-so floral with a bit of musk and too much of an aquatic accord.
This starts out quite lovely on my skin, a rich floral with woodsy notes. However, it dries down a bit masculine/musky IMO, so I won't be purchasing.