At first squirt I really didn’t like this: it was really strong and sharp. However, after a few minutes it settled down and left a fragrance that was lovely and fresh.
It has jasmine and lily of the valley for the floral notes, mixed in with a touch of musk. The end result is a perfume that is really nice.
And at $85, it’s pretty good value for a “designer” fragrance.
Plus it’s nice to see a perfume that hasn’t been put out by some little pop tart. What is it with all these fecking singers hawking smellies these days? You never saw Sid Vicious trying to hock off any perfume now, did you?
ROBERTO CAVALLI ACQUA (RRP $85 for 30ml. 1.2ml sample, so value approx $3.40)
This nifty little critter from Manhattan is a lip liner with a built-in lip gloss. Or is it a lip gloss with a built-in lip liner pencil?
Either way, you get one of each with this product, which was included in my March GoodieBox. I got a deeper shade than the lip cream from last month: this time it’s more of a berry tone. It smells just as good though and the gloss actually stays in place reasonably well (unusual for me).
I wasn’t as much of a fan of the lip liner pencil because I found it a bit hard: I prefer them a tad softer. This one was like a rock. I’m not sure I’d buy this product: instead of one good and one average item, I’d rather just have one of them that works really well. Besides, what if you use one faster than the other? You’re then stuck with carting around an empty lip gloss so you can still use the lip pencil.
The last Louis Vuitton catalogue that arrived in my letter box was so cute, I took some photos and thought I’d share the awesomeness. Of course, that was months ago and I’m only just getting around to sharing them now because I’m a bit slack.
This is a cream to powder eye shadow in a compact with two complementing shades.
The colours provided were neutral enough to suit anyone of any age (Silk, according to the compact), so I was pretty happy about that.
The compact itself is has a mirror in the lid and is small enough to tuck into your makeup bag.
The shadow goes on smoothly and looks nice on: the colours aren’t overpowering but have enough pigment to avoid falling into the wishy-washy category that so many neutrals hit. It also stayed on well, without creasing or disappearing as so many cream shadows do.
It actually has quite a strong metallic sheen to it … a stronger look than you’d expect from looking at it in the compact. Not too strong, but enough to be interesting.
Samples from the Angel II Provence range were included in the March GoodieBox and while I’m not a fan of getting little foil sachets in this monthly subscription package, I was pretty happy with the results from this product.
In fact, when my current supplies of Redken shampoo and conditioner are gone, I’ll probably go buy the Helichrysum Revitalising shampoo and conditioner s as a replacement.
A bonus of my new, rather short hair, is value for money when it comes to expensive hair stuff: my Redken supplies are lasting forever and I actually got three washes out of these little sample sachets.
This stuff smells amazing and is packed with good stuff to protect your hair from UVA and UVB damage.
My dry and quite curly hair felt soft after chucking this on, and it also had a wee bit of a shine.
There were also sample sachets of the Orange Flower Shining Colour shampoo and colour protect hair mask but I didn’t try those because I don’t have coloured hair.However, if it’s anything like the Helichrysum duo, it should be good.
Although, I snorted at the “will strengthen hair from within” claim on the Goodiebox info card. You can’t do anything to strengthen your hair from within by spreading goop on it of any description, no matter how flash it is, how shiny the packaging, how good it smells or how much it costs. All you are doing is coating your hair in goop. It may feel slightly better to touch, but you’ve done nothing to the inner bits of it.
ANGEL HAIRCARE: HELICHRYSUM REVITALIZING SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER (RRP $39.50 each for 400ml)
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