Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Vanilla Body Lotion
peechez5 12/9/2011 7:48:00 PM
I've been using this on and off for 10 years. If you are a true lover of vanilla you will like this. I love vanilla but not the pink sugar variety...not cotton candy vanilla. This is tasteful and slightly spicy...sexy not preteen vanilla. Anyhow, I don't actually use this for just moisturizing ( I find it's not really for moisturising but more for fragrancing if that makes sense) but I use it as a light perfume. I normally use an unscented natural lotion or plain almond oil on my whole body then if I don't want to wear perfume that day then I apply TBS Vanilla body lotion on my neck (front and back) and my wrists and that's my perfume....lovely and I'm not overwhelmed by fragrance. I do have a tendancy to get sick of scents easily and I have come back to this one time and again so that's saying alot. To me it's comforting and sweet and womanly, it melts into you...my husband says it smells like chocolate and my 2 kids love it as well!
This is a favorite of 2 of my girlfriends. I have never tried it on myself (I'm a woodsey oriental lover) but have smelled it on my friend and all I could think of was how overpoweringly strong and floral it was. I don't normally dislike her taste but this one is a little saddening to me. I think it's nondistinct, bland, a generic floral. No spice no depth, not at all sexy or discreet, I'm not into it at all.
Deodorants -Kiss My Face - Active Enzyme Deodorant
peechez5 5/24/2011 1:20:00 AM
Absolutely horrible product. Like others have said you'd smell better not wearing anything at all. Very strange how within an hour of wearing it and not even sweating I smelled the worst I have ever smelled. I actually had to shower again. I threw it in the bin. A complete waste of $5 I should have just burned a $5 because at least I wouldn't have stunk for half the day.
Fragrances -Lolita Lempicka - Lolita Lempicka Midnight
peechez5 5/4/2010 2:00:00 AM
The original Lolita has been my HG for 3 years and as soon as I bought the Midnight version it took over (at least for the cooler weather). If you like the original you WILL love this too. They are the same scent really, but Midnight has got a more sensual, earthy quality to it than the original and I would say less sillage too. I don't find it as sweet or strong either. Some say it's just for evening, but I wore this every day and night straight through the fall/winter. Now I'm back to the original Lolita for the spring. Love it!
Yum. Love this for cooler weather. It's so rich and intoxicating. Like another reviewer said...it is an experience, a story. It takes one who appreciates scent to love this I think. Smells expensive and natural. If you are like me and tend to prefer the smell of a spicy mens scent over floral lady-like mess, then you should try it. Love love love it :)
I love this shampoo. I've been using it for about a week and there isn't anything I don't like about it. It's natural, not super $, smells wonderful, doesn't weight down or dry out my hair. Love it will continue to use it :)
Like the other two reviewers, my first thought when I smelled it was this definately reminds me of D&G Light Blue, which I don't like. A nice choice for spring/summer if you like those kind of scents. Beautiful bottle though.
I love this shampoo and so does my husband. I would also say that it's good for most kinds of hair except highly processed/damaged/dry hair. I have normal, fine-medium long hair and my husband very often suffers from dry itchy scalp and it's great for both of us. The smell is divine, it leaves the hair soft and ultra clean, bouncy and "natural looking". I am however allergic to the shampure conditioner as it makes my scalp, neck, and back itchy after just one use, shame. I will always have a bottle of this in my shower for both me and hubby :)
Tried this out today and it starts off as an ordinary fruity floral and dries down to a dirty sharp musk. Ewww. If I were to buy one of the "Princess" perfumes it would be the original. I would never wear this or buy it as a gift for anyone either. The only thing nice about it is the bottle.
Conditioner -Frederic Fekkai - Technician Color Care Conditioner
peechez5 8/19/2009 12:57:00 AM
I have finally found my perfect conditioner. The one! I want to say that my hair has a mind of it's own, quite crazy...it's almost bra strap length, medium/fine in thickness and I have alot of it(not thick but not thin) lots of natural wave and I would say normal in terms of oilyness, in good condition with some highlights. Anyways I have been looking for the perfect conditioner for my mane for 15 years and I have finally found it. I bought only a travel size of the technician conditioner because it's expensive and most make my hair nice for 2 days then suck after that so I didn't want to waste too mush $$. I need something that will not weigh down my hair (I like some oomph thank you-I never straighten) and I need a light conditioning but I have to have something that detangles otherwise I'm left with a birdsnest and it takes me forever to comb it out! This stuff fits all my needs and wants in a conditioner, this stuff rocks! Pros: *Smells amazing(and lingers in the hair) a sweet apricot like scent that I LOVE! *Detangles hair beautifully *Doesn't weigh hair down *Gives just the right amount of moisture *Makes hair soft and shiny Cons: *a little expensive-but what highend conditioner isn't? Plus it's so concentrated that I literally use the size of a dime for my bra strap length hair. I LOVE this stuff....Try it!
Well, I suppose I am in the minority here. I adore this scent! It's obviously a love/hate scent even more so than Angel which alot of people can stand-in moderation. I happen to only gravitate towards scents that are different and out of the ordinary. I wouldn't be caught dead in something like D&G light blue where everyone knows what you're wearing. Missoni is definately offbeat and quirky, and requires a curtian "grace" to pull off. I love those kind of scents. Now onto the fragrance. Missoni is very hard to describe. It is as decribed on Sephora, however, thinking about the notes is one thing and actually smelling them is another. When I purchased my samples off Ebay I really didn't know what to expect. Once I sprayed it on I was instantly hooked. It starts off with a sweet fruity note, I almost smell melon and orange at the same time with a hint of chocolate, then 5 mins later the lush florals come in and heat up the scent. I really do feel like I'm basking in the sun at some Italian resort...The drydown I find is ambery and warm and soft with a hint of the fruits florals and that delicious chocolate. I do get a slight similarity to Angel or even my HG Lolita Lempicka in the drydown. It only lasts about 3-4 hours on me but that's ok because I like my fragrances to be light and soft. I think 2 sprays is perfect and it's perfect for the warmer weather as it needs the heat to work it's magic :). I have only had my sample for the past couple weeks and everyone that has smelled it on me ie: husband, Mom, Dad and brother have said it smells amazing ( they would have no trouble telling me if it was awful!) I think it all comes down to chemistry with this masterpiece. I don't understand the reviewers that say it smells like rotting tuna with sugar sprinkled on top!? If it works for you go with it and rock it ladies! I can't get enough of this! But definately try before you buy, you'll find yourself intruiged...
I'd say Viva La Juicy is a sweet girly scent but I find it to be too sweet however, it's not too young smelling. It's youthful without being young like Miss Dior Cherie for example. I also think that it could be worn in all seasons so long as it's lightly appied in the hot summer. It's nice but I feel not really "me" so I wouldn't buy it. Lovely bottle too.
All I get is strawberry, no depth, class, spice or anything interesting at all. I wouldn't even want to smell this on my 13 year old neice. I'm only 27 and could never wear something like this. My Mom thinks it reeks and is really musky. I don't get any musk just a synthetic strawberry scent. I love the bottle though, it's absolutely beautiful so 1 lippy but No sale.
The first time I tried this was in the spray tester at the store. I ended up buying the rollerball version because it was cheaper and I instantly loved the fragrance and must admit that it was an impulse buy. In the store it was a light sweet combo not too floral or fruity just right. When I tried my rollerball the next day I was almost sickened. I got a funny "old granny" note that was horrible and it was sooo strong and way too sweet and florally(not my taste) I was beyond disappointed! I got my husband to smell it on me and he said that I smelled like a "flight attendant" Not good. So I don't know if it's just because rollerball versions are far more concentrated (they don't spray it just flows out) and it made it way too strong of a scent for me or if I was crazy that night I first tried it?! I'll have to try it again at the store and SPRAY it on. I gave my rollerball away to a friend because I don't want to smell like an old granny flight attendant :P What happened???
I just tried this on and it's definately not for me. All I get is a heady blast of sufficating tuberose. Way too sweet and heavy white floral. I'm an oriental/woody kinda girl so this isn't me at all. I don't even care what the drydown might be like, because I would never be able to stand this, a definate no sale for me. I perfer the Viva La Juicy over this.