i got a cute sampler of this from nordstrom when i purchased another perfume; it came with a mini bottle, bodywash and lotion... from the sample it seems like a nice scent but very woody and oriental.. if youre into those scents then this is a nice addition to your collection. i much rather prefer florals, so ill finish this sample i guess but i wont spring for the full sized version (i have many others id rather get!! lol)
bought this at nordstrom after a sales lady urged me to get it since it "matched my body chemistry" even though i wasnt really feeling it. i kept it in its packaging, and went to sephora to get a sample to wear it for a day or so to see how i liked it. and i didnt like it. its a weird floral, nothing special at all. i exchanged it for stella, which is also a rosey smell but unique and really pretty.
Moisturizers -Biore - SkinPreservation Hard Day's Night
sparklingemz104 2/15/2010 9:52:00 PM
great night moisturizer, it actually feels like youre hydrating your skin. and thankfully i havent broken out yet. anytime theres a sale i def. stock up. i agree with another poster, the package is small for the price but its great and not as pricey as other moisturizers out there.
this is such a good moisturizer. cute packaging, i like how both sunscreen and the other other lotion come out. the i would buy this again and again and again. i got it for a sale for $7 at walgreens so i bought like 3 lol.
Blush -Physicians Formula - Mosiac Blush-Blushing Berry
sparklingemz104 2/15/2010 9:47:00 PM
my HG blush. its the perfect amount of pigment, and while its a tad pricey, you can always get it in a bogo 50% or 40% sale at some drugstore. i bought mine almost 3 years ago and seriously, now its in its last few uses. i would totally repurchase it again, except i really want to get nars orgasm, since it appears to be everyone elses fave. maybe my next splurge lol.
well i got this packaged with another pure blends product, i guess it was the liquid foundation. the color is really pretty; i cant remember its name but i know that its a coppery color... but it tastes like stale olive oil, and i really cant get over that. if salad tastes like that, maybe i can accept it, since whatever, its food and it can, but not a lipgloss. esp not when there are so many good tasting lip glosses out there. thank god it was a freebie since i wouldve been upset to actually spend money on it.
the best moisturizer out there, i cant imagine it not suiting anyones skin, and something ive used since i was a baby and will probably use till i die lol. one of the best moisturizers, makeup removers etc out there
Lotions/ Creams -Vaseline - Sheer Infusion Body Lotion
sparklingemz104 2/14/2010 12:33:00 PM
im not sure this hydrates as well as other lotions, especially in the winter. i have to add that my skin is pretty dry. however, when i applied it in the warmer months when m skin isnt so dry, it goes on very nicely, with a nice powdery/gel finish that leaves skin very smooth. i also dont know how the stratys technology works and if it does work, but its a nice lotion to just have lying around when you dont need too much moisture on your skin. and it has a nice refreshing smell, like any other aloe lotion does.
great lotion, also one of those great drugstore brands that you can find a deal on every so often. very creamy and it DOES hydrate very well, and i love the soft scent. i stocked up on this on sale, but after i go through it all i would repurchase.
Lotions/ Creams -Johnson & Johnson - Softlotion 24 Hour Moisture
sparklingemz104 2/14/2010 12:27:00 PM
i like this lotion, very soft and it smells pretty... and you can always get some deal o it at the drugstores. my only qualm about it is that its not as moisturizing for thse with drier skin like me, especially in the winter. i save this for the summertime or for just applying every few hours during the day by my desk.
my mother in law gave me this perfume, and while its pretty in the way white diamonds, liz claiborne etc are, its too strong for me. i think it requires a certain type of body to wear it well, and like many commenter's said, it needs to be applied with a light touch. i prefer lighter florals in general
SUCH a cute bottle!!! thats my first thing, i love having nice perfumes that look nice on my dresser lol. its my kind of fragrance, kind of floral-y, a little fruity (i think there's strawberry in the notes) and since i have the EDT, it doesnt last forever so i spray on my clothes too, and it may last for a sufficiently long time. im halfway done so im not sure if id repurchase since i kind of want lola this time around. maybe if there isnt another perfume that catches my fancy by the time it is to ge another bottle then ill go for this one!
Fragrances -Stella McCartney - Stella- Eau de Parfum
sparklingemz104 2/14/2010 12:13:00 PM
i really like this perfume.. i originally bought rose the one by D&G but that wasn't working on my 'body chemistry' or whatever so i exchanged it for stella. it definitely lasts a while as its an EDP rather then an EDT so thats a great quality; i sniffed my wrists at the end of the day and i could still faintly smell the roses. its a bit pricey at $92 for the 3.3 oz, but its def gonna last me a while so repurchasing will depend on how much i like it when the bottle is done but since the bottle is so large i have plenty of time to decide that. i would recommend it!
this is probably the best face mask you can buy at drug stores, and its definitely comparable to mario badescu masks as well. i got it BOGOF at walgreens one time and i dont use it alot, but even if i did it once a week, im sure the bottle could last a while. the top of my tube was a little cracked so when i squeeze some comes out from the top too but otherwise packaging is great too. it stings just a little for the first few moments of application, then its not bad at all. you can SEE the blackheads and stuff developing on the hardened mask! love it, would recommend again, and would def repurchase.
i usually only use this for my hair as an overnight mask or a few hours before a shower... and i usually use this blue bottle from the indian grocery store and i truly love it. i used it alot as a child, and i stopped for a while when i was in my "im too cool for coconut oil" phase. but now i try to apply it at least twice a month and i have to say thank God for it! i love my hair as a result of using it. i would recommend everyone to try it! and while i love to use it on my body as well, i wouldnt use it on my face. id feel like id break out with application of such things.