On Sephora.com, Vera Wang Princess Night is stated to have wild berries, watermelon, and raspberry on the top notes... jasmine, orange flower, rose, and plumeria on the middle notes... and sugar, wood, musk, and vanilla on the base notes. On me, this is very similar to Jessica Simpson Fancy, which i also have. Fancy seems to have a stronger sweet generic vanilla smell and have a more lasting power and sillage. Princess Night is more of a berry fruity vanilla woodsy smell. Fancy empowers Princess Night when comparing both side to side. Both of them are wonderful for those that love sweet gourmand perfumes... doesn't make me dizzy. Going back to Princess Night, i really love this perfume! When first sprayed, it smells a bit fruity and a dark sweet. It doesn't take long for the fruity smell to fade and the sweetness continue to last for a very long time. As mentioned, it smells of vanilla and berries and it gets a bit warmer as the day goes by. I put it on before i go to work and i could still smell it throughout the day... i would say it lasts for at least 6.5 hours. usually when i love a scent so much, my nose either gets use to it and i can't really smell it anymore or the scent itself doesn't last long. however, i am so happy that i love this perfume plus it lasts awhile on me and even though i have worn it consecutively, i could still smell it on me. the sillage is slightly above average... my coworker could smell it on me in the morning when i passed by... im not sure if anyone else could smell me but i definitely could when i move around... especially when i sprayed it on my scarf. As for the packaging, the shape is just like the original Vera Wang Princess with the light purple bottle, but Princess Night has a dark purple glittery shell all around. the glitters don't really come off that often or easily... it has been almost 3 weeks since i've been using it and about 5 glitters came out, which is not a big deal at all. you can't really see the liquid thru the bottle unless you put it near a bright light. the little stones on the cap are dark purple and the cap is silver instead of gold. the only thing that made the bottle look cheap is that the little heart shaped tag that says Vera Wang Princess Night is just paper instead of a real metal tag. overall, i would definitely recommend this perfume for those that like sweet scents with a kick of berries and this one lasts too. if you like Fancy, you will like this perfume as well.
I am reviewing the former version of this perfume, as there is a new reformulated version that I do not own. First, let me explain the bottle. Depending on when you got the perfume, the bottle may have the “Miss Dior Cherie” writing etched in silver on the bottle or the more modern version has the sticker label that says Miss Dior Cherie in smaller print. Either one has the silver plastic bow around the bottom of the cap, which is near the neck of the bottle. The color of the perfume is a slightly darkened peachy color. The bottom of the bottle has a textured houndstooth design. The cap has CD engraved on it. The shape of the bottle is basically a small rectangle. The bottle is pretty simple but elegant. As for the actual smell, I love it more than anything else in the perfume world! On Fragrantica.com, they described this scent to have strawberry leaves and tangerine as top notes, caramelized popcorn, violet, strawberry, and jasmine as middle notes, and patchouli and crystalline musk as bottom notes. Like any perfume, it smells of very strong alcohol at the first spray. Then after a couple minutes, it starts to smell like fresh strawberries mix with pretty florals. I forgot how actual strawberries smelled like because I seldom eat fruits, but when I finally smelled the real thing, I was like “how come it smells exactly like my perfume” (except without the flowers of course) haha. I am not familiar with how the other flower notes are supposed to smell like, but all I know is that it mixes well with the strawberry. It continues to smell like strawberries for the rest of the day but of course it’s a complex elegant strawberry scent. I don’t notice the tangerine scent at all because it definitely does not smell citrusy to me. My coworker said that it is supposed to be very sweet, but personally I don’t get that at all. I guess I am referring to the vanilla type of sweet, but this perfume is definitely not that. This kind of sweet people are referring to must be the fruity fresh fruit sweet. I never get sick of this scent because it isn’t a very strong smell. It isn't faint like cheap perfumes but it is still on the soft side. I doubt most people would be offended by this scent. I would spray six times total around my chest area and arms/wrists. It fades about six hours or so while getting softer and softer. At the end, I think I smell strawberry candy. Perhaps this is the caramelized popcorn, but I am not certain how caramelized popcorn is supposed to smell like haha. A lot of people seem to dislike the smell of patchouli, but to be honest, I have no idea how patchouli is supposed to smell like either. Like mentioned, because the scent is so soft, I do not smell anything outstanding during the drydown. I think anybody, no matter what age, could rock this smell anytime during the year. It is pretty pricey though, but that’s just how designer perfumes are. Overall, I think the majority of people that tried this perfume would at least like it. I can’t stand a day without spraying this on! I am so obsessed with this perfume that I got two 3.4 oz bottles of this scent because I know if I ever run out and get a new one, I will be getting the reformulated version, which I do not like. If you like a perfume that smells like fresh strawberries mixed 50/50 with flowers, then I would definitely recommend you get this perfume.
Again, to avoid any confusion, this review is for the 2005 version. The earlier bottles had “Miss Dior Cherie” etched in silver on the bottle without a sticker label. The sticker label that you see on the current bottles now is actually the new design that came out even before Dior had reformulated the actual perfume. Now the perfume is reformulated in 2011 in the same bottle with the sticker label on it, so for those that may make a new purchase, there will be a chance you bought the new version. You simply cannot tell by just looking at the bottle. The difference between the initial version and the 2011 version is that Dior took out the fruity strawberry and caramelized popcorn notes, which makes the new one smells more mature. To me, the new one smells like bitter flowers for the first couple minutes and it does not smell like fruits whatsoever. However, I think that people that are older would enjoy the new version better without smelling all fruity. I hope this review would be helpful for those that were confused between the old/new version of the perfume in the same bottle. I sure was hella confused, so that is why I did all my research and now trying to help others straighten it out.
The following bottles are both the previous version but the top one's the old bottle:
Joie-de-Vivre is a cremeblend blush from MAC's Lillyland Collection. It is described as a peachy coral from the MAC's website. It does look a bit on the coral side when just looking at it. However, when applied on the cheeks, it turns into this nice coral pink color, which is more on the pink side. When I first put it on at the counter, everyone was surrounding me saying how pretty the blush is and that they must buy it. The blush itself has sort of a soft creamy texture, but when applied on the skin, it is more powdery than creamy. It should be suitable for even oily skin. I haven't used my fingers to apply this because I don't want to mess up the product, but I do apply it with my MAC 168 brush. I saw my MAs using that brush to apply, so I just copied them, but you can also use the MAC 188 brush to apply or blend, which is what I use the 188 for since the 168 doesn't blend out the color as quickly. I later on tried my MAC 116 brush, and it packs on more color than the 168, so if you want more pigmentation, try applying with that brush instead. Since this is so pigmented, only a few swipes will do. I recommend swiping the pan maximum three times to prevent looking clownish. I put it on at 8AM and when I come back from work after nine hours, it's still there! Maybe not as bright as in the morning, but you can definitely tell I have that blush on. I wear this blush with MAC's Lush & Bright Lipgelee from the same collection, and it complements each other so well. I also use MAC's By Candlelight from the Warm & Cozy Collection as a highlighter to complete the look. This is officially my favorite blush (at this moment)! I would definitely recommend this blush to anyone that loves a pigmented coral pink blush. All you need is this blush to look alive in the morning when you're tired. I bought myself a backup just in case I can never find such a pretty color as this one.
Here is a picture of me wearing Joie-de-Vivre Cremeblend Blush, Lush & Bright Lipgelee, By Candlelight MSF, Bare Study Paint Pot, Cinderfella Mineralized Eyeshadow, Carbon Eyeshadow, and Smolder Eye Kohl (flash):
This is another picture of me wearing the same thing except this time I'm wearing Resort Life Lipgelee and Graphblack Technakohl Liner instead (flash):
Lipstick -MAC - Style Warriors- Brave New Bronze [DISCONTINUED]
xMzxPrEcIoUsx 6/18/2009 4:48:00 AM
Brave New Bronze is a lipstick from MAC's Style Warrior Collection. It is described as a creamy midtone pink nude (satin) from MAC's website. I see it as a peachy nude color that's perfect for smokey eyes. It's also great for a summer look with brown eye makeup perhaps. It is definitely not a concealer type of nude color... unlike Myth. I had Myth before and people thought I was sick because it washed me out completely. BNB is even wearable on its own without the dark eye makeup. You may try putting a gloss on top because it may look dull. I thought the lipstick would be drying, but it rested well on my lips and was smooth. The smell is just like any other MAC lipsticks, which smells of vanilla. The lipstick does last until I wipe it off. The packaging is very nice! The outside shell is a bronze color and the inside has a leopard-print design. It's definitely a unique design! If you love the packaging and do not have any other better nude color lipstick, then I would definitely recommend BNB to you.
Here is a picture of me wearing Brave New Bronze:
I got the MAC Pro Sculpting Powder in Sculpt and not the Sculpt & Shape duo. Sculpt is described as a soft taupe matte on the MAC Pro website. I see it as a very light taupe color. I don't exactly have defined cheekbones so I would use this product slightly below my cheekbones to make believe I have one. I also use it to contour the sides of my nose to make it less wide. The lasting power is good because I had it on for at least five hours. The price is slightly less than the other MAC blushes with the same amount of product and same packaging. I do like the natural effect that Sculpt gives me, but I do have to say that you would need quite a few swipes in order for the color to show up. For reference, I am not porcelain white, but I am on the lighter side. I use my MAC 109 brush to pack on the color. You can also try NYX Taupe blush because it's similar to this color and still looks just as great. Overall, I do like Sculpt, but if you don't have access to this sculpting powder, then there are similar or better products out there that you can buy for the same effect. I would repurchase once I run out. If you want natural contoured cheeks, then I would recommend this product to you.
Here is a picture of me wearing Sculpt (natural light):
Blush -MAC - Mineralize Blush Duo - Moon River (Grand Duos Coll.)
xMzxPrEcIoUsx 3/15/2009 6:25:00 AM
Moon River is a Mineralized Blush Duo from the Grand Duos Collection. It is described as a blue pink mélange (marbleized side) and pale yellow pink (solid color side). I see it as a pinky peachy color (more pink than peach) on the solid side and a shimmery silver color on the marbleized melange side. The marbleized side looks like a veining of blue, yellow, and peachy pink. I would use the solid color side on my cheeks as blush and the marbleized as a highlighter and on top of the blush. It gives off a very beautiful light pinkish shimmery sheen on my cheeks that makes me look like I'm literally glowing. The MA recommended that I can apply Moon River on top of my MAC Tippy Beauty Powder Blush to tone down Tippy and to give it more of a shimmer. That idea is great because to some, Moon River may be too light by itself. Personally, the color did showed up on my skintone, and I'm on the lighter side. However, I do have to swipe a few times before the color shows up clearly. The lasting power was good because I had it on for at least five hours without it fading. I apply it with my MAC 116, 168, or 109 brush so that the color would be more vibrant. I have the MAC 188 brush too but a stippling brush doesn't pack on a lot of color. It is not glittery at all as it is shimmery. Glittery would be something like MAC Belightful Iridescent Powder/Pressed. I would totally recommend Moon River if you're not looking for a vibrant hot pink color because it gives you a light pinky slightly peachy color and the marbleized side is perfect for highlighting in a silverish color. If you want a brighter pink, try Love Rock from the same collection.
Here is a picture of me wearing Moon River (with flash):
Highlighters -NARS - Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross
xMzxPrEcIoUsx 3/12/2009 1:46:00 AM
Albatross is a highlighting blush powder. It is described as a sheer light golden sheen from the Sephora website. In the pan, it looks like a plain white powder with not much shimmer. However, when placed on the cheeks, it delivers a very light golden sheen. First off, I would like to say that I want my highlighter to be super duper shiny and shimmery. Thus, I gave this a 4 because it actually takes more than three swipes to give the shine that is on the below picture. If you swipe just once or even twice, it will almost be invisible on your cheeks. I also have MAC Soft and Gentle MSF and Belightful Iridescent Powder/Pressed. I find that MAC Soft and Gentle is the best highlighter in my standards, Albatross, and then Belightful. This highlighter's texture is smooth and unlike Belightful, it doesn't look blotchy on the skin. It didn't last really long on my cheeks though, so reapplication is a must. I would use this on the highest point of my cheeks, bridge of my nose, temples, chin, and sometimes on top of my blush to make my face glow. The packaging is just like any other NARS product with the black rubbery case, which I like. I personally would not repurchase this product because it takes too many swipes to make me glow. With MAC Soft and Gentle, you only need two swipes and you'll glow like crazy! If you want a subtle highlighting effect, I would recommend this product to you. However, if you want a very shimmery highlighter, I would go for MAC Soft and Gentle instead.
Here is a picture of me wearing NARS Albatross (a lot of swipes):
Highlighters -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle
xMzxPrEcIoUsx 3/7/2009 6:43:00 AM
Soft and Gentle is a Mineralize Skinfinish. It is described as a gilded peach bronze. I see it as a champagne or shiny skin color when swatched on my fingers. It is shimmery and glowy. I use this as a highlighter and I am impressed. I also have MAC Iridescent Powder/Pressed in Belightful and NARS Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross... but none of them match up to this as a highlighter. Belightful depended too much on glitters to give that glow effect and plus it's a lot duller than Soft and Gentle. Albatross was nice, but it has more of a goldish color to it and it's not shiny/shimmery enough for my taste. This MSF has long lasting power, which may last me at least four hours. I would put it near my temples, highest point of my cheeks or on top of my blush, bridge of my nose (but not on the tip of it), and on my chin. It really makes me glow... even at night when light is minimal! As usual, highlighters may cause your skin to look blotchy if it's not smooth underneath, but Soft and Gentle looks the best given that fact. Once you use this, you will not go back. I'm definitely going to repurchase once I run out but two swipes is all you need to glow! This is not LE either, which is a plus! I would definitely recommend this highlighter to everyone.
Here is a picture of me wearing Soft and Gentle:
Strayin' is a lipstick from MAC's Hello Kitty Collection. It is described as a frosty midtone pink (frost). I see it as a really cool bright pink color... but less bright than magenta/fuchsia. I'm usually not into bright colors, but this one just caught my attention because it's just the perfect bright pink. This color is great if you're going for a rocker look, sexy pout, or when you're downplaying your eyes. I wear this with MAC Tippy beauty powder blush from the same collection and also just eyeliner and lashes. I got a lot of compliments just walking around the mall with it. It could feel a bit dry after wearing it and may fade a bit after a few hours, so a bit of a touch up is necessary. Even though it's supposed to be a frost finish, it does seem like a creamy formula when first applied. When you wipe it off, you'll notice that there's tiny flecks of shimmer all over your lips. The packaging is very cute just like the rest of the Hello Kitty Collection. It has the Hello Kitty design on the shiny black packaging and its head stamped on the lipstick itself. If you want a bright pink lipstick that would make your lips stand out and get a lot of attention, I would totally recommend this lipstick to you.
Here is a picture of me wearing Strayin' for your reference (with flash... it's a lot brighter in person):
Lip Treatments -Fusion Beauty - LipFusion Lip Plumping Gloss
xMzxPrEcIoUsx 2/15/2009 6:07:00 PM
I got this in Sweet, which is described on FusionBeauty's website as a sheer natural light pink. This lip plump is supposed to make your lips fuller by its collagen technology according to its product description. As a lip plumper, I do see that it reduces the fine lines on my lips, which gives it that illusion that it's plumper. However, the effect isn't dramatic. Sometimes during the first 15 minutes or so, I will feel a slight tingly feeling, but it is not an uncomfortable feeling at all. The plump effect probably lasts for an hour or so. As a lipgloss, this color gives me a barely there pink sheen and it's a bit shiny. It's definitely not super duper shiny compare to other glosses due to the texture not being sticky and thick at all, so you'll feel comfortable wearing it. It moisturizes well. It has a fresh citrus smell to it, but it fades off eventually. It is a very expensive, but it's 8.22g/0.29oz. Even though the effect is not outrageous, I personally would still repurchase it if I ran out. I might try out a different color like Flirt, but overall, these glosses are very sheer. If you want a lip plumper that reduces fine lines and does give an illusion of fuller lips but don't mind the price tag, then I would recommend this product to you.
Here is a picture of me wearing Sweet for your reference (with flash):
Fashion Mews is a lipstick from MAC's Hello Kitty Collection. It is described as a sheer pale lavender (glaze) from MAC's website. On the lips, it is almost like a very light pink to a lavender. This color definitely stands out because it's pale lavender and not the traditional nude/pink. You can wear this lipstick with a dark dramatic eye look. I would also suggest using MAC's Dazzleglass in Funtabulous on top of the lipstick to make it pop. The texture is really smooth and isn't drying. The packaging is very cute just like the rest of the Hello Kitty Collection. It is shiny black with the Hello Kitty design on it. I would get it again if it wasn't LE. If you like an interesting color to replace the traditional nude/pink lips then I would totally recommend this color to you.
Here is a picture of me wearing Fashion Mews for your reference:
Mimmy is a lipglass from MAC's Hello Kitty Collection. It is described as a light creamy pink with pink and gold pearl. I see it as a peachy pink. There's nothing extraordinary about the lipglass, but the color in the tube is definitely very cute. On the lips, the color is minimal just like the other lipglasses in the same collection. The packaging is very cute like just like the other Hello Kitty Collection. The cap is shiny black and has the Hello Kitty design on it. I was basically convinced by the MA to get this and plus I really wanted to get a lipglass from this collection for Hello Kitty. If you like natural lips with a hint of peachy pink and of course for the cute packaging then I would recommend it to you.
Here is a picture of me wearing Mimmy for your reference (with flash):
Blush -MAC - Beauty Powder Blush in Tippy (Hello Kitty)
xMzxPrEcIoUsx 2/15/2009 6:44:00 AM
Tippy is a beauty powder blush from MAC's Hello Kitty Collection. It is described as a midtone blue pink on MAC's website. I see it as a really bright pink with a bit of a frost, but at the same time you can adjust to however bright/light you want it. I want a bright pink dramatic look so I do not use a light hand. This color seems to brighten up my skin tone. The texture is really smooth and fine... not chalky at all. It lasts the whole day. The packaging is sooo cute just like the rest of the Hello Kitty Collection. The clear window part raises up a bit unlike the originals and has Hello Kitty's face on it. The overall packaging is shiny black and is glittery pink. I would definitely buy this blush again if it wasn't LE. If you like a bright dramatic pink blush that makes your cheeks stand out, I would totally recommend this blush to you.
Here is a picture of me using Tippy for your reference (with flash):
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Parlux - Jessica Simpson Fancy
xMzxPrEcIoUsx 10/19/2008 4:38:00 PM
Jessica Simpson Fancy contains: top notes of pear, apricot, and red berries; middle notes of gardenia, jasmine, almond, and caramel; and base notes of sandalwood, vanilla, and amber. To me it is very sweet in a vanilla way. I can barely smell the fruity top notes. You can compare it with Aquolina Pink Sugar but this one is not headache inducing at all. Fancy has pretty good lasting power on clothes but not much on skin. It probably lasted about six hours or so on me. I got couple of compliments from the boys, so I would think Fancy is definitely an attractive scent. The bottle is simple but cute with an elegant twist. It's $59 for the big bottle, which is average for celebrity fragrances. I really love this scent personally. If you want a sweet vanilla scent then I would totally recommend this fragrance! Here is a picture of the perfume for your reference:
Gorgeous Gold is described as a low-light yellow gold with a Veluxe Pearl finish on the MAC website. I agree that it is basically a very light shimmery yellow gold. This color does not have a good color payoff as you have to pack on the color and use it with a base. It also doesn't really last long even with a base like Painterly. I like how it blends nicely though. I use this color on my lids and pair it either with a black or green color on the crease, and it is such a pretty look! The colors I used it with is NYX Black (gold and black look) or MAC Humid (gold and green look). Overall, Gorgeous Gold is a nice yellow gold color, but I wish the color would've shown more or last longer. If you want a pretty color to match with darker colors such as black or green, I would recommend this color.
If you want to see a look I did with Gorgeous Gold, please click on "continue." Also, I have a picture of the eyeshadow in my profile.
using MAC Gorgeous Gold on the lids; Lancome The New Black on the outer corner
using MAC Gorgeous Gold on lids; NYX Black on the crease; MAC Lipglass in Elaborate; MAC Iridescent Pressed Powder in Belightful