Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bath & Body Works Endless Weekend Eau De Parfum

Bath & Body Works Endless Weekend Preview Eau De Parfum
This is one of +Bath and Body Works Preview Eau De Parfums, so it's smaller and looks different but it has the same formula as the actual perfume.

See my other review here.

Endless Weekend retails at Bath & Body Works for $39.50 for 1.7 fl oz.

Bath & Body Works Endless Weekend Preview Eau De Parfum
The site description is:
With a higher concentration of fragrance oils, our Eau de Parfum gives you a more intense, longer-lasting aroma for the ultimate, most luxurious indulgence.

 Top Notes: Raspberry Lychee Sorbet, Sparkling Mandarin, Juicy Nectarine, Apple, Mirabelle Plum
Mid Notes: Sun-Kissed Magnolia, Gardenia, Plum Blossom, Fresh Picked Jasmine Sambac
Dry Notes: Vanilla Sandalwood, Vanilla Orchid, Blue Coconut Water, Sugared Musk

 Key Fragrance Notes:
 An exhilarating blend of raspberry lychee sorbet, sun-kissed magnolia and vanilla sandalwood
Lightly spray at pulse points such as wrists or neck. Do not rub or wipe for long-lasting fragrance.

I actually like their Morocco Orchid & Pink Amber scent better.

At first this comes off as really sweet and warm but then after a few minutes it smells spicier. 
I don't particularly like spicy scents either, if only it would've stayed sweet.

Honestly this perfume fades to a very faint scent after 10 minutes and I can't say buying this is worth anyone's money. You'd have to spray this every 10 minutes to smell anything.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Parisienne Eau de Parfum 1 fl. oz. Review

YSL Parisienne Eau de Parfum 1 fl. oz.
 Oh, that packaging!!!

The site description:
The new fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent is a sensuous bouquet to the woman whose heart belongs to Paris… even if home is elsewhere. A voluptuous floral accord of violet, damask rose and tart blackberry seems to tell the whole story. But then comes the fullness of sandalwood, deepened by musk and brightened by peonies, tying the endnotes to the ones beginning.

The 1.0 OZ retails for $39.

I got mine from Sephora and I honestly think I got a dud.

It was so super light, I couldn't really smell it unless I put my nose right up to where I sprayed and even then it was super faint. I mean it's so light I was wondering if I got a defect.

But from what I can smell, it smells like a typical floral with a hint of musk.

Since I can't smell it in the first place I can't even tell you how long it lasts.

[L'Oréal Paris] L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair Extreme Split Ends Fixer review

[L'Oréal Paris] L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair Extreme Split Ends Fixer review
 This retails at $6.99 for 0.5 FL. OZ. But L'Oréal Paris always has coupons on their site.
Especially if you make an account with them.

The site description:

 Repairs Broken Fibers.
Mends Split Ends.
Penetrates Layers Deep. 

The new Total Repair Extreme Split Ends Fixer is a powerful dual action serum that helps repair broken fibers and seal split ends. This luxurious formula instantly penetrates into the fiber to deeply renew extremely damaged and over-processed hair.

So that's pretty much me in a nut shell. I'm an Asian girl with a love of blonde hair. Do you know how much damage happens to dark Asian hair when you bleach it blonde? Yeah, it turns into straw covered in barbs. BUT I'M ADDICTED!!! 

I can't help myself. I love cool colors and bleach and my hair suffers for it. I also LOVE long hair too but I always end up cutting it off because I can't stand how damaged it feels. 

 If only they made this stuff 8 years ago then I would still have long hair!

I Love This Stuff. This product has turned into something I Can't Live Without. 
It turns my dead hair into soft, shiny, and manageable hair. 
It's a MIRACLE!!!

Immediately after applying I notice a difference in the texture of my hair. It leaves my hair so smooth and manageable and there is no greasiness or residue left over.

Seriously this stuff is amazing. I mean I put my hair through the ringer and this stuff makes it feel like virgin hair again :)

It's a dual serum.
The ONLY CON to this packaging is that if your not perfectly in the middle it can be somewhat easy to get an uneven amount of both serums. So you have to press perfectly in the middle but you get used to it.

One part red. One part clear.
The key to beautiful hair!!
The site's Directions:

DIRECTIONS: After using Total Repair Extreme Shampoo and Conditioner, apply on damp or dry hair. Press firmly on the center of the cap to dispense. The first use may require several pumps to dispense product. Do not rinse. Style as usual.

 The Site Ingredients List:

11009611 Hydroxyethylcellulose, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, 2-oleamido-1,3- Octadecanediol, Ci 17200/Red 33, Ci 19140/ Yellow 5, Citronellol, Alphaisomethyl Ionone, Geraniol. F.I.L. D160083/3 Us Patent: 5,618,523

So all in all I love this stuff. 

All in all though I can see this being a bit pricey for girls with longer and thick hair because I think they would run out with in a week or two. 

For me I use 3 or 4 pumps and my hair is a little bit longer than shoulder length and thinner. 

This product does have a strong fragrance to it but I Really Really like the scent, it makes my hair smell incredible, I can see it bothering some people though.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Victoria's Secret Bombshell in Paradise Limited-edition Eye Shadow Duo

Even though this is an out dated product, I think it still stands to show the quality of makeup by Victoria's Secret.

That and I love the product photography I did for it hehe.

The formula is shit but the packaging is just so pretty. Think of it as a prop for your makeup stand haha.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Cartier La Panthere Eau De Parfum review

Cartier La Panthere Eau De Parfum

First thought: Omg, Spicy, Grandma scent. 

Comes with a plastic spray protector thing

Very musky and spicey, There's a hint of something else, but I can't place it.

Smells kind of like black licorice at first. 

Ends up smelling like a man's scent,

Such a beautiful bottle! Really is a work of art. To bad fragrance is HORRIBLE.

This should've been the Ad. Yep Yeap. Haha.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain full collection (Swatches & Review)

Pictured left to right: 001 India Intrigue, 005 Parisian Passion, 010 LA Exclusive, 015 Barcelona Nights, 020 Rio Rush,   025 Cannes Crush, 030 Milan Moment, 035 Miami Fever, 040 Shanghai Sizzle, 045 New York Scene, 050 London Posh, 055 Stockholm Chic.
The Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain collection consists of 12 shades.
The packaging is nice because there are windows that show that actual color of the formulas.
I like that the Revlon logo is perpendicular to the product name, it's eye catching.

The standouts in this collection are definitely the reds, they are super uniform and pigmented.
You'll see in the swatches.

001 India Intrigue

005 Parisian Passion

010 LA Exclusive

015 Barcelona Nights

020 Rio Rush

025 Cannes Crush

030 Milan Moment

035 Miami Fever

040 Shanghai Sizzle

045 New York Scene

050 London Posh

055 Stockholm Chic

So the verdict? For something that has the words "ColorStay" and "Stain" in it this product fails.
None of the colors left me with any leftover color or a stain.

On top of that the color comes off fairly easily. I ate with these on and, even though I was being
careful, after the meal none of the product was present on my lips.

The products also have a weird smell to them. Not exactly unpleasant but nothing good either. I can't for the life of me pin the smell down though. 

They have a watery consistency but after they sit on your lips for a couple minutes they thicken up, A Lot.

They hard to apply, you get a lot of product on the edges of your lips, I don't know if it's the applicator or just the formula, the formula also feathers.

Overall if your going to get these go for the reds and London Posh.