I have really long hair that's dry on the ends and tends to have static probs. I just got this product but so far I'm *very* happy with it. It smells very fresh & is light but makes my hair smooth & soft. People often have trouble finding it but I found it readily available at Ralph's grocery store.
Fragrances -Estee Lauder - Private Collection Amber and Ylang Ylang
webvira 2/24/2009 12:40:00 AM
Smells like old lady. Definite baby powder smell. Too bad.
Styling Products -Avon - Advance Techniques Straight & Sleek Smoothing Balm
webvira 2/24/2009 12:39:00 AM
My hair's wavy and frizzy every day. This product is the first thing that's worked to smooth the frizzies. It leaves my hair soft, smooth and shiny. Love it!
Smells like beer. I have no idea why. I wanted to like it ..love pear scent but not this!
I bought this after reading the rave reviews on MA. At first I thought it was *way* too sweet...vanilla, sugar and grapefruit. After wearing it awhile it started to warm to a nice baked vanilla. It's certainly a sweet fragrance! Everyone who's smelled it has commented on how good it smells. They all say vanilla. Yesterday I met with an old friend and he just could not stop talking about how great I smelled. I will definitely purchase more scents from this company.
I got this at OP Girls Learn To Ride (girlslearntoride.com) an all girls skateboard/snowboard/bmx/etc clinic. I have never had any luck w/ this kind of packaging (small plastic tube w/ rounded end); it always leaks all over the place. I haven't had that happen *yet*. Mine is cherry and has a weird cough syrup smell to it. It has these little beads that do nothing but make it look good. I wondered, like some of the other posters, if it'd clog the tube eventually. It *does* make my lips all nice n shiny. I like it with my natural lip color but I plan to play around with it over lip pencil etc. It's pretty sticky and definitely sticks to your hair. BF refuses to kiss me when I'm wearing it! (that's a first!) I actually like that it's sticky because it stays on longer.
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Machu Picchu
webvira 10/31/2004 11:10:00 AM
"Sweet tropical fruits burst through deep, wet rainforest boughs, enormous steamy blossoms, over thin mountaintop breezes, mingled with the soft, rich golden scent of Peruvian amber."
This fragrance is smooth and tropical. I find it very soothing. It's light and sweet. If you don't like sweet, fruity florals you may want to stay away from this one. Although I don't normally enjoy floral fragrances, I really like this one!
This is way too sweet for me. I like almond..but this is like extra sweet candy. As it's drying it smells more like air freshener ..and then dry..it smells like really nice soap. It's not offensive..but I don't like it.
Very bright and sweet cherry with a little anise. It's not as bad as I first thought. I much prefer the dry version. BF said he liked it *shrug* It reminds me of cough drops only way too sweet.
Because this is BPAL's most popular scent, I was eager to try it. Thanks go ginadee's kind gift, I've now had the opportunity. Immediately after I put Snake Oil on bf commented on how much he liked it! It's warm, slightly-smokey, spicy vanilla. I will definitely be wearing it a lot.. *but* I find Desire to be a similar scent with much more interest.
I did not get that "nosebleed" sensation..but I know what the previous reviewer is talking about! On me, Desire is warm and cozy..very sexy. Each scent peeks out in turn so that I have a difficult time telling which dominates at any given stage. I do *not* like floral scents..this does smell slightly of roses but it's so well blended that it only serves to add a touch of femininity to what is otherwise a somewhat musky fragrance. I would classify this as a slightly foody scent.. like a deeper version of baking lemon bread..with a touch of musk and rose thrown in for good measure. I like this *much* better than Snake Oil although they're similar.. for me, it's a cross between Snake Oil and Vixen...another favorite. I'll be wearing this often! Thanks ginadee for your generous gift!
This is my favorite every day base eye shadow. It goes on smoothly and looks terrific on my ppp skin. This one is very sheer but you can apply it wet for a deeper color. I like the simple packaging. I'm looking forward to buying more of these.
This is a really nice sheer plum-pink with gold shimmer. I was looking for a plum shadow that wouldn't make me look bruised. This was a good choice. I love Eye Zings. The packaging is perfect for me, they go on smoothly and they have the perfect amount of pigmentation. Apply wet for a deeper color. I can't wait to buy more of these.
This is the strangest shampoo I've ever used. I absolutely *love* Redken All Soft..but they were out of it at the store, so I though I'd try Extreme. It's kinda expensive..just like the All Soft.. but if it worked well, I wouldn't mind. It felt like a more liquid version of gritty crisco to me. I wet my hair and put more than I needed in my palm so I could give it a really good try. I couldn't work it through my hair past the root area! I tried wetting my hair again..nothing..tried more shampoo..nope! It wouldn't budge. After a lot of effort, it finally made it about 1/2 way down my hair (mid-back). When I rinsed, my hair felt heavier and greasier than when I started! I rinsed the best I could and washed with what remains of my All Soft *pout*.
There are enough good reviews here that I plan to give it another try. If it works out the same..I'll have to go down to 1 lippie..it's really that bad! *shock*
I agree w/ most of the other reviews; great pigmentation and excellent as eyeliner. I've given up my eyeliner pencil *and* liquid. This is what I'm using from now on. Doesn't work for me as e/s because it doesn't go on evenly and looks like mud/dirt. The other reviews are very accurate. Still the best liner I've ever used.