just picked this up from the 75% off bin... ive always loved clean, baby scents (babies smell the best!!). and this is a great great scent. very innocent, very clean, i agree with the reviewer below, this IS what Clean should smell like! Spraying it on myself makes me feel happy and light hearted, yes i sound cheesy, but isnt that what fragrance is supposed to do? evoke feelings, memories :) anyway, the lasting power is not great, it lasts an hour on me. but then again its non alcohol based, and so no gripes about that. it just gives me an excuse to reach for it and spray again. i do like spraying it in my hair and i dont even worry it will dry it out. on my hair it lasts longer, and i love how my husband snuggled up to me lastnight and said, wo, you smell really good. he couldnt distinguish why or what it was, he just said you smell great, and i have to agree. i dont think all BBW stores carry Mustela, but if you find one that does, and you see this, grab it Its so cheap, and it really will put a smile on your face!
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Heavenly Angel Mist
vain_brat 5/22/2009 9:15:00 AM
this scent has never been attractive to me, i would go to the VS store, see this and spray because of all the hype. I thought it was a bit tart and did not see what the big deal was so I never bought it. One day I went to the VS outlet and they had th emist on sale for $3.99! so I grabbed one, what the heck right. And i fell in love with it! I also got a small mini travel size of the edp. But i honestly prefer the Mist. It lasts a very long time on me. Seriously 5-8 hours of wear depending on level of activity. But i love it so much i tend to spritz myself every so often, and its a mist so its not overpowering. I love that it lingers and hugs the skin very well, and if sprayed on clothes then it lasts longer. Its light, but distinctive, i honestly cannot describe how it smells, especially since fragrance reacts differently on each person. The closest I can compare it to is a clean, light baby powder scent, and Im usually not a pwdery scent type of girl. But that is how i would describe this-- light, clean, fresh but not in a citrusy way, light light powder. Ive already gone back and stocked up on a couple more bottles because I spray it before bed, on my lingerie, in my closet, sock drawer, etc etc, lol.
Eye Shadow -NYX - Ultra Pearl Eyeshadow - Sahara Pearl
vain_brat 3/25/2009 12:08:00 PM
On me, this is a perfect dupe of MAC tan loose pigment.... for reference, I am mac NC 30-35ish... i like using this as a wash of color on my lids, then mark tiki to deepen the crease a bit, and mark java on the outer V. black eyeliner and mascara and voila, gorgeous bronzey brown smokey eye. This is also what i usually swipe on if im in a rush , just this, black mascara, and im out the door.
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Sexy Little Things Noir
vain_brat 12/29/2008 2:10:00 PM
i walked into the VS store and immediately asked the SA what smelled so good and she said it was this. So needing a pick me up after a long day of shopping for holiday gifts, i pritzed some on myself and left the store to look around elsewhere and give the fragrance time to settle. half an hour later, I braved the long line that snaked around the VS store to buy this baby. It smelled so good! light and fresh, but also slightly musky. i usually take note of what the notes in a fragrance are, but the true test is always how those notes come out smelling on me. On me, i can smell the vanilla, slight amber, slight citrusy, and a tad floral. and some plum or berries maybe? all in all, goood combo that reacted well with my chemistry! I love the glamour of the old style atomizer puff BUT it is not "carry with me" friendly. So i ended up decanting some into a little glass spray bottle to tote around with me and left the bottle with the spray puff at home, for me to feel glam when i get ready for work and pick this up as my fragrance of the day :P
Fragrances -J. Lo - live platinum limited edition perfume
vain_brat 12/17/2008 1:06:00 PM
got this on a whim at my marshalls for $19!! and when i sprayed it on,,, ahhhhhh, it smells so good!!! i love Chanel Chance eau fraiche, Hana Morae butterfly, and Escada scents, and this little baby is going up there with my faves! The initial spray is sweet and light, a hint of fruit, and the dry down is still very true to the first spray. Its a very comforting scent especially for colder weather, and i can also imagine this being yummy in the summer. I wish it werent limited edition though!
I got this a couple of months ago at walgreens, and I've been using it everyday since. Ive never really played around with my eyebrows before because they're already thick, but one of the MAC MUA's showed me that if I fill in my brows a little just to define them, it brings attention to my eyes and just makes the entire look more polished. So that being said, I picked this up fpr $3.99! I have the dark brown kit which comes with a matte brown and a matte dark dark almost black brown. I usually just mix the 2 together (using the brush in the kit). I hardly use the wax part and this stays on all day. I also use the darker shade as an e/l, and the matte brown as a crease/shading color and it looks awesome too and stays put, even w/o a primer. I keep the tweezers in there because you never know when you might need it, so really no complaints there, the tweezers were not meant to be for regular use anyway! All in all, im exteremely happy I was able to get this, since its LE and I have not seen it around since I got it.
$1.99 by itslef, or if you spend $5.99, you get a pot of cream eyeliner as well. Onto the brush: It has a flat edge and the handle is bent at the end so that when you are putting on eyeliner, it makes it sooo much easier!! It also made is easier to tightline into the lash area. really , all i can say is GREAT brush! the bent head is a great idea, it picks up a good amount of product and produces a gorgeous line! And so cheap, so what's to lose!?
No, No, NO!!! i always see this credited as being worn in photoshoots and all that fun stuff... so i gave in and bought it. sigh, i shouldve know better... This smudged so badly on me. It irritated my eyes too :(. the color payoff, while it lasted, was beautiful though...very black and brought out my eye color well. but then again, black e/l does that to every eye color, lol.
i tried it (one eye diff base color)-- over black mascara, i could only see the plum tinge when out in direct sunlight. so pretty much it looked just like plain ole black.. over brown mascara: wow, it didnt give me "look at me" plum lashes, it just made my dark brown eyes some into focus, if that makes sense. It seemed to me my eyes looked lighter, and friends said the eye with brown/plum looked better for some inexplicable reason. I didnt tell them it was a diff base color for eahc eye. On its own (i have black lashes), i couldnt really see the plum. It did define and add volume evry well though. lasting power is okay, it didnt flake or smudge on me but my eyes were a bit irritated throughout the day, but im not sure if it was the mascara or the badgal eyeliner i paired it with (also new, see separate review). Would i repurchase? im on the fence about this one... im not 100% convinced it's worth the $19.00...
Lipstick -New York Color - Ultra Last Lipwear in Garnet
vain_brat 11/17/2008 11:34:00 AM
My hubby prefers a nude or light lip on me. That being said, I seldom wear bold colors, or I will when im at work and not around him. Yesterday, I was feeling bummed and wanted a quick mood pick-up and decided to head over cvs and bige on d/s make up. Saw this beautiful (slight) shimmery deep red and snatched it up. As soon as I got in my car, I put this on and I was glad I made the purchase. I am NC30-35, black hair, brown eyes, and this color looked great! It was the pop of color I was looking for! On me, it is a deep red with slight shimmer, and the shimmer gives it the oopmh to distingush it from all the other reds I own. Imagine my surprise when hubby take a second look at me when we were having dinner and said "wow, that color looks great on you". LOL. Oh, and it lasted trhoughout dinner and dessert too! And it didn’t leave my lips feeling dry at all.
I finally settled on my Fall scent this year. After many many trips to Sephora and countless samples, I had given up, but yesterday, the SA (w ho had gotten to know me pretty well aready) said here try this. At first I didn’t want to because I had tried Magical Moon and did not like it. He sprayed this on me and my initial reaction was… aaahhh NO. Too.. Powdery, and I do not like powdery scents. But after letting it dry down for a couple of minutes, I noticed something smelled great, and I sniffed my wrist, and it was this! Ao I bought a bottle, a bit pricey for an edt, but what the heck. And I kept sniffing my wrist all night long! And today I have it on, and ive already received so many compliments. I think I might've sparyed too much though because I can smell it so strongly. I thought as an edt it would be weaker, you know? But nope, I think 2 spritzes would serve well, so I will remember that tomorrow! Lol.
My local dollar store just started selling Jordana. So i headed over there and loade dup on color Xtend eyeliners, which is one of the best ive tried! I saw this and thought gorgeous color so i bought it as well. Im so happy i did. I have pigmented lips and im always looking for a MLBB liipe and this has got to be one of the better ones, from both High end and drugstore brands ive tried. Color in Tube: warm toned Peachy Pink Color on Me: just the lippie, it comes out a deeper pachy pink, nude but without making me look dead. The color varies when i used diff lip liners or glosses, so thats a plus ! Scent: a very subtle vanilla, but it fades, so no biggie Lasting power: this actually lasts a couple of hours on me! Plus for some reason it makes my lips appear plumper. It tends to be a tad dry, so i normaly use balm underneath. Give it a try :) for a little over a $1, you have nothign to lose :)
This is probably a first for me. Normally i like to give products a couple of days, even weeks, before i write a review. But i am so excited about this that I'm writing it now even though i just got it today. LOVE: My hair feels soft, soft soft!!!! and oh so smooth, even my husband commented on how soft and smooth my hair was. After showering, i just towel dried my hair a little, put a dollop of hot sauce, brushed my hair and let it air dry a little, when i finally blow dried my hair after about hmmm 30mins, i found that it actually made drying my hair faster (it usually takes me forever!). and the end result? silky smooth no frizz hair. i like that there is no strong smell to this. it doesnt look or feel greasy at all. i cant wait to use my flat iron tomorrow! Hate: the price is a little steep for a 2oz bottle... but it seems like a little goes a long way with this, so im hoping my bottle will last for a while :)
Hair Styling Tools -Sonia Kashuk - Bristle Hair Brush
vain_brat 10/2/2008 1:08:00 PM
Ive been lemming for a Mason brush but could nto bring myself to shell out so much moolah for a hairbursh... First of, i have stick straight hair and really hardly brush it. i comb it out once with a wide toothed comb when i get out of the shower an dthats pretty much it. But my husband had commented to me (after he spend half an hour brushing my ahir the other night with a paddle brush) that my hair is so much nicer when i take the time to brush it. So i bought this based on the reviews, and wow, my ahir is shiny, not tangled, smooth and softer! ive been brushing my hair more and peeple have been asking me if i did something diff to my hair, lol. I liek the little case it came with because i can throw it in my purse and know it wont get naged up. A littlle bulky for sure but since i liek huge purses, then it snot an issue really. I would defintiely buy it again :)
Hair Styling Tools -Farouk CHI - Chi Ceramic Flat Iron by Farouk
vain_brat 10/2/2008 1:05:00 PM
After all the hype, i went and bought it... and then returned it. The first thing i noticed is that the plates do not press firmly together, and at first i thought i just got a bad one but afetr trying 3 diff ones, they were all the same... It didnt glide smoothly, snagged my hair, and in short, really just did not live up to my expectations of what the CHI would be.... i purchased the FHI at ULTA instead and i love it!!!