Skincare - Body -LUSH - Strawberry Feels Forever massage bar
yogurt112 2/5/2010 1:44:00 AM
I really hate to give this product a bad review, mainly because the concept is good, however it just didn't do it for me. Firstly, I must say you do get a good quantity of product for the price. Regarding the actual product itself, however, I found it WAY too greasy for my liking, and I mean over the top, unnecessarily greasy. It did melt on my skin upon contact, but it also left a thick layer of grease behind. I do understand it is a massage bar, but I just didn't find it practical as a product meant to moisturize. The scent is nice, kind of a sweet milky soapy kind of scent, not overwhelmly strawberry like however. After awhile it just kind of smelt like a heavy non-descript sweet scent on my skin. All in all, I would not purchase this product again, but it sounded good in theory.
I like this product, however I probably would not purchase it again. The scent is nice, essentially a very unique smokey, herbal, powdery vanilla. If you want a cake like vanilla/buttercream scent, then this is not the product for you. Don't get me wrong, you can smell the vanilla in this, but it comes attached to a powdery sandalwood note. I like to spray this lightly as a body spray after applying my lotion to give me a clean floral vanilla scent, as a straight up perfume, this can be overpowering. All in all, a unique take on a vanilla scent, not the best but I definitely will use what I have.
Hmmmm, I do like this product, but I wouldn't consider it an absolute must have. It has nice moisturizing properties, absorbs fast, light and creamy, and it doesn't sit on the skin. In terms of scent, it isn't a completely foody vanilla, I would say it is more of a herby, smokey vanilla, but it is sweet smelling. I would say it's a very "LUSH" like vanilla (i.e. it contains many notes that one wouldn't necessarily pair with a vanilla scent, say like florals). It is unique and smells clean and grown-up, I would consider re-buying, but we'll see. Definitely give it a shot if you've been lemming it, I could see many people loving this one.
I really do like this stuff. The scent is a sugary vanilla/sandalwood scent, possibly a floral/herbal sweet vanilla. All in all, I like it. The scent doesn't last of course, seeing as it is a powder, but it does leave a delicate vanilla scent which stays close to your skin. In terms of the actual product, I've used it as a dry shampoo and all over my body. As a dry shampoo it works good enough to soak up any extra oilies (temporarily of course) and leaves a nice light woodsy vanilla scent behind. All over the body it does pretty much the same thing and gives you a nice clean feeling, something which helps if you shower in the morning and want to feel fresh when heading to bed. Good buy, not absolutely essential, but I'll definitely use it up.
Mmmmmmm, I love this body splash. The scent to me is a sweet musky vanilla with hints of berries throughout. The musk in the scent gives it an additional richness and sexiness, and the vanilla/berry notes give it a youthful girly edge. The lasting power is ok I suppose, but due to the fact that the scent is so nice, it's really not that big of an issue to me. Great product.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Vanilla Bean Noel Body Splash
yogurt112 11/26/2009 1:57:00 AM
Well, I agree with the few reviewers below me that this year's VBN splash smells IDENTICAL to the body lotion, B&BW finally nailed it. To give a description of the scent, it's a very light sweet creamy vanilla milkshake smell. The reason I gave it 3 lipsticks, however, is because there is zero staying power, like I mean lasts 30 seconds on me no joke. Because the scent is nice, I might consider repurchasing. Anyways, anyone new to the product should consider the recent reviews because the scent has been reformulated. Anyways, overall good product, lots of fun, just lacks in staying power.
Lotions/ Creams -Cake Beauty - Desserted Island Supreme Body Mousse
yogurt112 11/21/2009 9:16:00 PM
When I was browsing in Sephora with a need to spend some dough I came across this lotion and gave it a whiff. I immediately smelt rich sweet creamy icing. On my hands this took on more of a rich coconut icing scent, and slowly tranformed into a straight-up coconut oil scent. I wish it would smell on the skin the way it smells in the bottle, oh well what are you gonna do. Under repurchase I'd say maybe, but since I have to choose, I guess I'll say yes. But give it a try if you love coconut scents.
So one of my co-workers religously wore this to work, and everyday she would smell so "out of the shower" clean and feminine. I caved and bought this, and it really is a fresh and sophisticated clean floral, which really does smell like you just stepped out from a luxurious bath. Upon drydown this takes on a "dry" woodsy (maybe sandalwood) note mixed with clean/fresh florals. Definitely a unique and classy scent.
Fragrances -Stella McCartney - Stella- Eau de Parfum
yogurt112 11/19/2009 1:14:00 AM
This is a nice fragrance, but it just doesn't have that "wow" factor. I would describe this as a subtle floral (predominantly rose) with an almost spicey musk. The musk in this fragrance is not the typical sweet musk found in most scents, it's more of a bitter, soapy musk. The latter gives the EDP an almost masculine edge, but the scent is still feminine (due to the sweetness of the floral), just a more mature, classy fragrance I suppose. Overall I found this scent to be ok, but not really my taste. Very subtle, give it a try first.
Fragrances -Cake Beauty - Barbie Sweet Smell of Success
yogurt112 11/13/2009 2:11:00 AM
I really like this stuff. It's a refreshing hair and body mist, most likely meant to give a cooling effect along with some scent. I would describe the smell of this product as a sweet sugary orange juice/lemony cake scent. I really do like it, however the last power is barely there. Nonetheless, it's not meant to be a parfum so I can't hold the lack of staying power against the product. My only real complaint is that the product is alittle too "wet", and by this I mean that it doesn't give off a fine mist but rather a straight up shot of product, some in big round beads if that makes sense. The latter is fine for the body, however when using it on hair (especially my straighened hair) you must be careful other it may ruin your hair style. Aside from that, it is a great novelty product that smells great.
I loovvveeee Lavanilla Vanilla Cococut, I have this is the roller ball and body butter. I receive so many compliments when wearing this stuff, not to mention the fact that I've got many friend hooked on it. To me it is more of a Sandalwood Vanilla, as opposed to any strong coconut notes. Nonetheless, it is soooo good and unique. Very soft, classy and feminine. The only reason why I gave it 4 lippies instead of 5 is simply because I wished it lasted alittle longer, and it is a tad pricey for the roller ball. But I will continue to purchase this, great stuff!
So I've had this fragrance for more than 2 years now and about 85% of the perfume still remains. I ordered this from Sephora online and I imagined this to be a vanilla creme scent with some sugary floral notes maybe? Anyways, this perfume smells exactly like sweet baby powder and lilac. I think the vanilla in the scent may come out as the sweetness in the baby power note I get. Don't get me wrong however, this is not a bad fragrance and it lasts all day. I just don't find myself reaching for this one, ever. It's pleasant to spray out of the shower to get that clean smell. Just too much baby powder in this one, not to mention that I am not fond of lilac at all. Make sure to test this out in person before you buy.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner - Spandex
yogurt112 11/11/2009 3:38:00 AM
This is a great liquid glitter liner, and if anyone was to master it, Urban Decay would be the company. I must say, I bought this on the Sephora website, so I didn't expect the multitude of varying colors within this liner (i.e. blue, teal, sliver and even some flecks of red), I expected more of a true blue/gunmetal color. Nonetheless, since the product is so good I couldn't let that drag down the ratings here. Essentially, it is an overall dark blue color with flecks of the above mentioned colors scattered throughout. It is subtle on one swipe which I love, but you can build up the "wow" factor. UD also has many different colors in their glitter liners. Overall great fun product!
So I have been thinking about buying this blush for years, anytime I was around the vicinity of a NARS counter I always felt the need to check it out. Nonetheless, I finally caved and bought it. I can see why there's such a hype around this blush, on me it's a warm peachy/coral (with a hint of bronzing properties), along with micro gold glitter. I was most reluctant to buy Orgasm primarily because I thought the gold glitter would make me look oily, however, it is very subtle and gives a glow if anything. Nonetheless, the blush looks very natural on me and gives me a warm "beachy" look. Good product.
This is such a beautiful sheer rosy red lipgloss, no glitter, just a perfect gloss for that natural, classic look. I have a light to medium complexion (MAC C4) and pitch black hair so rosy reds and pinks are my go to lip colors. I do agree with other reviewers that this lipgloss stays on very well, and because it is red in color, it can leave a slight stain which I love! I normally wear lip stains, however with this gloss I can pass on the stain and get the look I want. You can build on the color or use a single swipe for a pick me up. The price is steep, which is the only reason why I didn't give it a 5 rating, but the color and lasting power is somewhat unique. A winner in my book.