LOVE this polish. I don't have much to say that hasn't already been said before. It was the first blue I tried to wear in 20 years. It looks amazing on. Goes on smoothly and wears very nicely.
This stuff burns like a mother! It smells god awful too. I almost want to vomit when I apply it. Tastes weird too. I got the teeny-tiny Sephora sample, so my review is based on that. The plumping and coloring effect it give my lips is fantastic. It is thinner and not as sticky as other plumpers I have tried. But, because of the stench, taste and BURN, I don't know if I would give up my DuWop Lip Venom for this.
Got a trial size of the medium with a full bottle of lotion. Either they reformulated this stuff, or my highly sensitive schnoz is on the fritz! I didn't notice a smell with this stuff at all! I did notice a really great, tan color almost right away. Plus this stuff dries really fast (unlike L'Oreal Sublime that seems to take forever). I have not noticed any orange-y colors. I did notice it fades in spots after shaving, but it doesn't do so in an unatural way, so that doesn't bother me. Just watch out for hands and nails. It tends to leave a yellowy-brown color there. Buying a full-size bottle this weekend!
Fragrances -Creative Scentualization - Perfect Innocence
willadodge 11/3/2004 1:30:00 PM
According to beautyhabit, the top note is pear, which evolves into lavender, linden blossom and water lily, with base notes of vanilla, sandalwood and musk. I didn't really detect the pair, or any of the notes by themselves actually, I just smell something really beautiful! It's very soft and not too over powering. To me it's a "clean-flowery" type scent. I really enjoy this one!
I can't belive this stuff actually works! A product that does what it says it will do! Unheard of! This stuff is so great at fixing little flaws the next day. It really does dry fast and actually hardens so you don't get those little "hatchmarks" and smudges in your polish. I am really impressed with Sally Hansen for a change.
Fragrances -Salvatore Ferragamo - Parfum Subtil EDP
willadodge 9/23/2004 3:30:00 PM
I am not sure what the notes I am smelling are, but they are really pretty. Very soft floral perfume. I really like this one a lot.
I am so in love with this lip gloss!! I am an absolute lip gloss whore! I usually tend to stick to cheaper products, because I just don't think the more expensive products are worth it. But, I was wrong!
This stuff is fantastic. Beautiful, perfect color. The minty taste/scent is perfect. It lasts a decent amount of time and isn't tacky feeling. I love how the tube stands up on its own and I have not had any problems with leakage (yet). Will repurchase if I ever run out.
I absolutely smell the baby powder that everyone else smells. To my nose it also smells of candy and flowers, which I like. But this perfume, like all is subjective to the wearer.
At first sniff, this reminded me of Aquolina's Pink Sugar, which was great because I love that perfume. On second smell, I get sugary cotton candy with a fruity or floral note. Actually quite lovely. Reminds me of a more grown up version of the Electric Youth by Debbie Gibson perfume I wore as a kid. :)
Fragrances -Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Perfumes - Tubereuse
willadodge 3/23/2004 11:51:00 AM
Something about this triggers a gag reflex for me. It smells nice at first sniff, and then some other pungent note hits the back of my throat. Yuck. Thank God I didn't waste $150.00 on this stuff.
Styling Products -John Frieda - Frizz-Ease Hair Serum
willadodge 2/10/2004 12:29:00 PM
I don't know why I resisted buying this for so long. It worked so well for me the first few times I used it. My hair is really thick and fine. So most of it is straight with some waves and curls here and there. I use this to blow my hair straight and it leaves my hair with a mirror-shine finish. Even my mom commented on it.
I have noticed that with repeated use it can weigh my hair down and make it look flat and greasy. So, I mix it up between bio-silk and fekkai glossing cream.
I expected a lot from this conditioner as it had been recommended to me by a few people here. I also read a lot of magazine reviews raving about this stuff.
I was SO not impressed with it. Did not feel that my hair got any extra moisturizing. In fact, my hair felt drier after using this.
I am a sucker for hair care products so I will try just about anything once. But for extra moisturizing those generic conditioners at Sally's can't be beat!
I hate to review perfumes because scents are so subjective and I really dislike a lot of strong scents.
I liked Glow, mostly because it reminds me of a perfume my Grandma used to wear when I was a little girl. It's a little strong and heavy for me...my husband says he can smell me coming a mile away when I wear it (and I only use one spritz!) so I doubt I would buy it again. Plus, it takes me literally forever to get through a bottle of perfume.
Moisturizers -La Mer - Creme de la mer moisturizer
willadodge 2/10/2004 11:35:00 AM
Eh. I really can’t muster any enthusiasm for this stuff. I tried it, so now I know what everyone is raving about, but it’s just not that exciting. It is so thick and greasy. I thought it might be good for my skin in the winter when my face tends to be drier, but it just kinda sits on my face and feels greasy. I did the whole rubbing between my fingers and patting it into my skin, but it just isn’t doing much for me. Then after reading Paula Begoun’s review of it, I started to wonder if this was something I should really be sticking on my face at all. Paying for hype and a name just for the sake of saying I can buy La Mer makes me feel like a sucker, so I think I can pass on future re-purchases of this over-price, over-hyped goop.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Super Lustrous Lipgloss - Nude Lustre
willadodge 2/9/2004 2:09:00 PM
This is such a great gloss! I knew I would love it the moment I saw it, and I do! Really love most of Revlon's products and this is no exception. Very pretty shiny peachy-nude color. Pleasing-not too overbearing- scent. Nice packaging. Does last terribly long, but feels good going on and not too tacky.