Fragrances -Dolce & Gabbana - L'Imperatrice Eau de Toilette
theblushbabe 9/16/2012 1:00:00 PM
I love this perfume, it's one of the few fruity perfumes smells sweet enough, but really fresh, and also grown-up. I don't like sugary candy scents and this is not one of them at all. It's really light, and it doesn't actually smell obviously like perfume, but more like I just got out of the shower. It's my go-to everyday perfume in warmer weather, very nicely done D&G.
Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
theblushbabe 9/15/2012 11:14:00 PM
I absolutely love this lip balm. I have very dry lips and I've tried literally every drugstore balm there is to no avail. Even aquaphor, which was highly rec'd, did zilch. I tried dior creme de rose which I actually really do love, but it's in a pot which is kind of unhygienic, so I'll only use it at home. I tried this at sephora, and I didn't expect it to be that great, but it is! It's super moisturizing, and the moisture lasts. My lips finally feel comfortable, and look much fuller. I can still easily reapply it through out the day though, because of the convenient tube packaging. And I love the smell! It's a light, sugary lemon that is pretty unoffensive, but delicious. It is kind of expensive, but in comparison I've tried another one that had the same texture, smell, and packaging type for $50, and it didn't even work. I expected this to have great reviews, but they are very mixed, so all I can say is go to sephora and try it out! You might be surprised, I sure was!
HOLY GRAIL! I looove this stuff, it's like black magic or something. I use the one for fine hair, even though I have thick hair, just because I find that it works better. Anyway, whenever I use this it's a guaranteed great hair day. It makes my hair come back to life with bounce and shine, and I have thick, dry, damaged hair, so that's not an easy feat. Also, I know these are two points of controversy, but I personally love the powdery smell and the tub packaging. I've never had a problem with the tub in the shower, and for $60 a pop, I want to get every last bit of the product, and the tub lets me do that. This is an amazing product, worth every penny of the exorbitant price. Oh, and I love masque chroma riche also.
I hate to be the debbie downer but this was just awful for me. I have medium/thick hair, and the lengths and ends are quite damaged, and I usually never have a problem with a conditioner weighing my hair down or making it greasy, but this one just coated my hair in disgustingness. I rinsed it really thoroughly and didn't put any other products in the root area but once it dried my hair looked like I hadn't washed it in days. My hair didn't even feel all that moisturized, just coated. So I washed my hair again, shampooed for 5 minutes, rinse and repeat, and it's still greasy! Eww. This stuff looks like yellow vaseline, I should've known right then and there to stop, because it coats your hair like vaseline would. And then there's the smell. It's not a bad smell and lots of people seem to love it, but I'm picky and didn't like it, which wouldn't have been a big deal if it weren't so strong. The smell of this overpowered everything else and made me kind of sick. If you're looking for a really moisturizing hair mask I recommend Kerastase Masque Chroma Riche, this stuff is going back to the store.
I LOVE this, looovvvee it. I've tried both nectar thermique and chroma thermique, and they're both good, but they don't perform miracles like this one! IMO, none of the Kerastase heat protectants are actually very moisturizing, so if you have dry hair a good leave in is necessary too (my favorite is Pureology Split End Treatment). But on to this product, it makes my hair just so silky, soft, and shiny. And I adore the smell, it reminds me of something from my childhood, I can't place what it is, but it's nostalgic and I love it. Of course I use it when I heat style, but I also use it to airdry, and my waves come out beautiful and defined. One thing, don't use a lot. The little pamphlet that comes with it gives you the impression that you should use a lot, but a dime sized amount is all you need, otherwise your hair might feel a little coated. But all in all, this product is a dream come true. This is one of my hair products that I don't go anywhere without.
Well, I think the fact that there is not a single negative review for this masque speaks for itself :-) Let me start off by saying, I hate deep conditioners. I hate having to take extra time out of my time-crunched day to use them, when the results are never better than my daily conditioners either. Well, that's because I make sure to use very moisturizing conditioners to avoid having to deep condition, but anyway... And I HATE having to get out of the shower, use a blowdryer to heat treat it, and then get back in the shower to rinse it out. With this one, I only have to leave it in for 5 minutes, and I don't have to use heat, so using it is hardly a hassle. But even if it were, it'd be worth it. The result is outstandingly silky, shiny, hair that is super soft and stays moisturized for days. And the smell...it's devine! Love, love love! I won't use any other deep conditioner.
One of my all time favorites, this one is comforting and sexy all at once. Using it makes me feel happy, sophisticated, confident, and calmed down. Brings back good memories too :-) I love this, and I use it all the time. That being said, it's more of a cold weather fragrance, not that it can't be used in warm weather, it just strikes me as more of a cold weather fragrance. 90% of the time, I'm wearing either this or Dior J'adore. Also, I hate putting an age on fragrances but this is one of those that doesn't seem better suited for any particular age, absolutely anybody could pull this off. I'm not good with notes, so I'd describe this as soft, yet warm and sexy. It's great for those who love perfume, but don't like/can't wear anything too loud. But it's not boring by any means, I personally find it quite original and have yet to find anything like it.