Lotions/ Creams -Neutrogena - Nourishing Foot Cream
shopaholick 3/2/2013 9:55:00 AM
I got the refreshing foot balm I guess the formulas appear similar due to the glycerine content which may be high but the product smells sooo fresh its cooling and smoothing- instant softness and makes the feet softer and less tried in the long and short term- suits my hyper sensitive skin perfectly no allergies despite scent- love it and highly recommend- very modern and clean scent and packing v decent price.
Moisturizers -Dermalogica - Sheer Tint Moisturiser SPF 15
shopaholick 1/28/2013 7:19:00 PM
SMELLS PLEASANT BUT MAYBE ALITTLE STRONG FOR SENSITIVE SKINS- REMIND ME OF TEA TREE OIL OR SOMTHING (THE SMELL) TEXTURE IS NOT SO SMOOTH BUT SMOOTH WHEN BLENDED- SILICONE AND COLOR I THINK PARTS AT FIRST AND WHEN APPLIED FEELS LOVELY AND SOFT BUT LEFT VERY GREASY FILM TYPE RESIDUE ON SKIN- IM SHOCKED THAT ITS OIL FREE- AND CAUSED SEBUM SPOTS- CANT BE USED AROUND EYES SO ILL STICK WITH THE 4 CUPS OF WARM WATER FIRST THING IN MORNING AND MORE WATER THROUGHOUT DAY WITH LOTS OF SLEEP :) GOOD PRICE. GOOD TUBE TO CARRY NON LEAKAGE. TEXTURE REMINDS ME ALITTLE OF SMASHBOX GEL PRODUCTS DONT KNOW WHY MAYBE THE HEAVY USE OF SILICONES DIMETHICONE. SKIN FELT SOFTER AFTER - BUT THIS IS NOT FOR COVERAGE MAYBE A GLOW (SUBTLE)- GREASY LOOKING ALTHOUGH MOISTURISING AND SOFT FEELING- WILL NOT REPURCHASE- EXTRA DEWY.
When I read about this fragrance being sweet I was excited to try it out esp was looking forward to smelling the berry notes - I should have tried before ordering it arrived this morning and I HATE IT- OH LOLA MORE LIKE OH POWDER (light not too heavy) and not any powder some wrong chemical sythentic powder I have smelt better drug store fragrances - this didnt work on my skin- good luck I hope it works on yours- tacky packaging- I like the bottle to MJ Diasy better its more elegant this looks like something that came right out of a pound/dollar store and smells like it/worse too- not happy!!! I have offered it too my friends and fam - no body wants it..waste of £$$$$£!! IF I COULD I WOULD EVEN TAKE THE SINGLE LIPPIE AWAY I WOULD BE EMBARRESSED TO WEAR THIS OUT. MY EXPERIENCE/DESCRIPTION: NASTY POWDER- AVOID.
I was given this as a gift - I usually buy sweet scents for myself- this is a lovely smell and can be a signature scent for those who love it- I found it to be multi dimensional and not a flat cheapy fragrance- but it was far too soapy for me- initially I thougt that it was for the mature audience but it can be good for everyone (not sure if many teens would like it though as it is so strong\0. The smell is too strong and soapy for me-overall great smell but being a fan of sweeter fragrances it wasn't for me.
I love sweet fragrances and had high hopes on this fragrance as I have loved some fragrances by Prada (non sweet ones) and loved them - unfortunately on me it smelt like burnt/smoky kitchen cleaner - if there is such a things- I know friends who love this scent and it works for them- for me it did not.
THIS IS A SWEET SPARKY FRAGRANCE FOR ME NOT TOO SWEET NOT POWDERY VERY FRESH LOVELY SCENT- - WILL TRY BODY MIST VERSION NEXT TIME due to sensitive skin. IF YOU CAN HANDLE STRONG SCENTS (CHANEL USUALLY DO V STRONG SCENTS) THEN A FEW spritz GO A LONG WAYYYY - NOT SO LONG LASTING POWER GOT MANY COMPLIEMNTS ON THIS- I USUALLY WEAR: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED feminine scent -EDT OVERPOWERING FOR ME- BUT CAN BE WORN LIGHTLY...CAN MAKE A GREAT GIFT FOR VERIOUS AGES NOT TOO MATURE SMELLING LIKE SOME OTHERS BY CHANEL EG; CHANEL ALLURE SENSUELLE ETC IM NOT A FAN OF SOAPY SCENTS I FIND CHANEL NO 5 TO BE SOAPY AND TOO MATURE FOR MY LIKING ON THE OTHER HAND THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITES... update: love scent staying power roughly 3 hrs on me -so not too happy 1 lippy off otherwise great. MAKES ME WALK WITH A SPRING REALLY LIFTS MOOD WHEN WORN EVEN ON A SNOWY/RAINY DAY xx
Fragrances -Dolce & Gabbana - Fragrance Anthology L'Imperatrice
shopaholick 12/6/2012 1:04:00 PM
Im not going to write a long review on this because it just smelt like shower gel to me a pleasant shower gel as the assistant at the fragrance counter described it too- I like sweet smelling fragrances- this is one of those very fruity FRESH and floral without being powdery- also makes a lovely gift for the teens - for me it smells like shampoo nice shampoo fruity but it does not smell like a scent- which is good but then I can just buy a strong smelling shower gel at a fraction of the cost- this gives a just came out of the shower freshness- perfect for the summer and for people who lke this scent- can smell like a good shower gel- nothing distinctive- excellent price. Elegant clean packaging. Someone asked me what shampoo i used - smells like Herbal Essences lol!!! If you like to smell clean and fruity like you came out of the shower then this is for you... smells like GUava on me...no dimensions...
This mascara reassured me of why I have avoided the drugstore mascaras in the first place- I wanted to love this but againt my YSL SHOCKING /FAUX CILS - LANCOME/DIOR the quality is not for me- however it did not flake or smudge- I used the waterproof- I have naturally long lashes- i wanted volume - not for me. It took ages to build volume- didnt like... may be okay for daytime, but its no where near the other false lash mascaras such as YSL-but then you get your monies worth - personally I would rather not use anything and save up to buy a better one that really works than to use this- okay mascara nothing special.
Moisturizers -Clean & Clear - Oil-Free Dual Action Moisturizer
shopaholick 11/22/2012 3:37:00 AM
I switched from E45 to dermol as the E45 cream was too rich for my face, the dermol lotion was great I have tiny spots like bumps occasionally, I always thought that the clean and clear will be too harsh on my sensitive skin, the dermol was working well but I still got the odd spots - my dermatologist recommended this due to the salic acid. The moisturizer is a good consistency for me, not as thin as dermol and not too thick either, it doesnt clog my pores, but leaves the skin feeling clean and clear and also very refreshed, with a nice glow. I have been using the dermol exfoliating scrub and the daily deep pore wash too and my skin appears more brighter and radiant, the blackhead clearing scrub got rid of any marks on my face (does not include any sun spots/freckles) - I dont have blackheads and discontinued to use it- but I can see it working well on someone who does as it opens the pores...maybe to remove the blackhead. Fragrance free. The product is not too harsh, but some people may find it harsh especially upon their first application, as it contains some sort of menthol so it feels v tingly/may sting some ppl. I dont think this ingredient is necessary, as the product does its job well. If it goes into the eye then its abit like Vicks etc in the eye due to the menthol , not good - so 4 lippsys. The plastic tube it comes in is strong and you can travel, excellent price. UPDATE AFTER 2 WEEKS USE: THE MENTHOL I THINK CAUSED ME TO BREAK OUT AND MY SKIN GOT IRRITATED THIS WAS TOO RICH FOR THE SKIN AROUND MY CHIN IE GOT BREAKOUTS THERE AND NOT MOISTURISING ENOUGH AROUND MOUTH/NOSE AREA FEW LINES SEEMED APPEARENT- ALTHOUG KEPT DRY SKIN MOISTURISED. STOPEED USING CANT RISK ANOTHER BREAKOUT- HOWEVER THE EXFOLATOR AND CLEANSER BOTH OIL FREE SEEM TO BE GREAT. THIS IS NOT A BAD PRODUCT BUT THE MENTHOL AGGRAVATES THE SKIN THE OIL FREE CREAM WASH CONTAINS IT TOO BUT AS THAT GETS WASHED AWAY IT DOESNT IRRITATE SKIN TOO MUCH. IF YOU DONT HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN THIS MAY BE A GOOD PRODUCT.
I ordered this online without trying it out , after reading about it----a gamble...and guess what? It was worth it, Im happy! One word to describe this parfume would be Gorgeous. - On me it settles as being medium sweet not overly sweet, very fresh, fruity, slightly sparkly and somewhat woody and musky scent, it has a grown up edge to it - since I love light fragrances, I would not describe it as being too light but it is a light/medium scent and yes LOVESTRUCK does come to mind when I smell this- a slight plasticy scent appears after a few minutes and then dissapears within minutes but i think it is the mandarin (like a tropical one) - I cant smell the Guava on me- the woods and the sheer musk is there but queite sweet- If you deslike sweet scents then this is not for you- howoever it is suitable for various ages I think. The colors used for the packaging are sooo pretty although some people may think the plastic flowers look alittle cheap and tacky (but silk flowers could break even more easily)- and hard to travel with travel with it incase it breaks- could box the edp though if travellling far. The neon pink writing may attract the younger market more and the elegant lid could attract all possible parfum lovers, carefully designed I think (dual object in mind) its v romantic, the writing may be less elegant than something like Jo malone/Romance (Ralph Lauren) but I think that it is because this product is aimed at all ages...for me the packaging is lovely romantic yet with a fresh edge and thats how I would also describe the contents- could make a lovely gift/side gift for wedding etc too as it is suitable for day and night- less powdery and more sweet in comparison to the Ralph Lauren Romance. I adore sweet scents and so I prefer this to the Gucci Envy Me too- but fragrances should always be tried as they don't all work alike with everyones body chemistry. The staying power is not as great as the Gucci and Chanels but unlike the former I dont get headaches, my Chanel and Dior scents frequently give me a headache and I can always smell the alcohol in them- I cant smell the alcohol in this Vera Wang scent. I would wear this to work and on a night out- THE SCENT AS LOVELY AS IT IS... DISAPPEARED AFTER ABOUT AN HOUR OF WEARING IT- Chanel Chance (original pink) is also sweet maybe less musky with a nice scent and lasts much longer all day (too powerful; headache type for me). I have noticed the Chanel, Dior and Gucci scents last much longer than many others - they have the best staying power I think, but I get a headache from Dior and Chanel - I have tried most, Cartier and Arabian Oud (many fragrances non alcoholic ) do excellent fragrances with excellent staying power. UPDATE: NO STAYING POWER ; DISAPPOINTING ; IF GIFTED IT WOULD BE AN AN EMBARRASSMENT DUE TO STAYING POWER!
This is a lovely fruity scent on me it dried down to be very sweet but in a sophisticated way- however it is very strong and gave me a headache- The packaging is lovey, simple, elegant, clean and someowhat romantic; however the glass bottle is no good to travel with as the lid comes off easily- lovely fragrance great lasting power overall- but too overpowering for me. Great if looking for a sweet fruity/sparkly scent, however can smell alot of alcohol in the product and hence the headache for me and those around me plus it irritated my sensitive skin even when used on my clothes.
This is a nice romantic type of a fragrance - on me it settled down to a floral/woody powdery scent - it is a nice fragrance for me to wear to work without it being overpowering - nothing special about this fragrance just like many other floral powdery scents- I prefer the Ralph Lauren Romance (if I had to pick a romantic scent) but they're different - This fragrance is also somewhat woody/musky and less sweet than I imagined it to be- it does not dry down as being sweet on me. Nice/pleasant scent but not special or different to many other generic scents. The glass bottle is very feminine and fresh, however it may not appeal to some people, it may attract the younger market - if looking for a gift for someone esp a young person I would choose this a a safer option as it is generic- I prefer the Flora by Gucci, which is more floral and noticeable/different to certain scents, yet subtle. Overall good scent, okay smell too generic.
Blush -Revlon - Matte Powder Blush - 002 Blushing Berry
shopaholick 11/17/2012 3:53:00 PM
NC20-25 OLIVE SKIN- WORKS WONDERS SIMILAR SHADE ON ME AS MAC LADYBLUSH (WHICH IS NOW DISCONTINUED) A COOL BERRY SHADE- SLIGHT NUDE - LOOKS V NATURAL AND NOT BORING. Cheap compared to my Chanel/Mac products which is good as I dont use products after their expiry dates. I will update on how the product reacted on my skin. The product packaging seems alittle boring but then I guess it is targeted for various customers and not just the younger market, nice pop up mirror comes with a brush- I prefer using my angled brushes for blush but great product. Super smooth application- better than my Mac powder blush (I can barely get the Mac blush out of the pan) -With this blush I dont have to worry about break outs hopefully as it is powder and not creme based- 1 lippy off as the packaging did not scream out to me like some others do...although it was simple and somewhat elegant.
I smelt this on some family members and really liked it- I decided to add it to my collection of fragrances, it differs from my usual Gucci Envy, Vera Wang Lovestruck, Ralph Lauren Romance (floral/fruity) scents- It did not work on me- it was far too peppery for my liking - made me sneeze and get serious headaches- the scent lasts long so good quality in that sense- I couldnt wait to wash it off- Really disliked it on me. Dirty pepper note for me- I think that it is an evening/mature scent maybe?!!! I prefer the Chanel No.5 (still not my fav somewhat soapy) or the Chance by Chanel. If you are someone who likes sweeter scents then I would stay away from the Allure S.
I was given this parfum as a gift, does what it says FLORA- ie a powdery floral scent for me like a fresh powdery garden-not for everyone- I like fruity- but got many compliments upon wearing this- would repurchase.. slightly soapy ...