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      22.11.2010 22:05
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      Disappointing fragrance

      I picked up my 50ml bottle of True Star when Boots were selling off a load of perfumes cheaply a couple of summers back. As I only paid £5 for it, I didn't really do much testing before purchase - just a quick whiff and it was in my basket and headed to the checkout before someone else picked up my bargain!

      The packaging on the box is the colour of faded blue denim, to tie in with Tommy Hilfiger's all American image. The bottle is tall and elegant, with a handy silver top with an integral squirty mechanism - ideal when you are in a rush as you don't have to take the top off! The bottle is supposed to represent an award, but I must admit I can't see it myself.

      The fragrance was inspired by Beyonce and is supposed to encapsulate both the public persona of the talented musical artist and the private personal side - hmmm, not sure how a fragrance can show all those things, but perhaps that is me being shortsighted.

      When the fragrance is applied, it smells quite light and fresh at first, but when it settles it becomes a bit of an odd two tone fragrance - it is all at once sweet and sour at the same time - not like your chicken balls hong kong style you understand - more like a sherbert lemon, a bit sweet, but with a sour after taste.

      I find it really hard to detect the individual notes of the fragrance - it doesn't even smell overly floral, just quite well chemical and artificial really. Having searched a few websites, the most comprehensive list I can find is as follows: brightness accord, watery notes, floral accord, sweet pea, syringa, honeysuckle, comfort accord, creamy rice pudding (!!), kashi cereal and toasted wheat grains. What a load of odd waffle - no wonder I can't work out what it smells of.

      As you probably will have guessed, I am not bowled over by this fragrance and certainly don't think it is worth a premium brand price tag, although for my bargain £5 I can't really complain. I don't actually think Boots still stock this, though you can still pick this up from the bargain online retailers - scent sation etc for around £20 for 30ml. My advice, give it a miss - Beyonce, I think they could have done better!

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        18.11.2010 19:08
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        Good evening fragrance

        I received a 30ml bottle of this perfume as a gift at the start of the year, and as I have trying to use up my part used bottles of fragrance before opening any more, it has remained ever so temptingly encased in its cellofane wrapper sitting in one of my drawers ever since.

        Now this morning wasn't a good morning, grumpy boy, grumpy husband, getting soaked on the way back from playgroup all added up to a grumpy Mum. When I went upstairs to get into some dry clothes I saw the little dark box tempting me to open it up and have a treat. So, I gave in - there is something exciting about unwrapping a new fragrance, especially one in such a lovely shiny dark purple box, with a night scene of New York on it.

        When I got into the box, I must admit to being a little disappointed by the bottle. As I have the red and the green DKNY apple fragrances, I was expecting a shiny silver top half of the apple, but instead there was a dark purple plastic top. Still the cute apple shape, but the shiny silver top would have added an extra sense of luxury.

        The fragrance when applied is a lot more sensual and heady than I am used to - more of a spicy oriental than a true floral fragrance, and nothing of the apple crispness of the original green and red versions.

        The initial impression is of a sweetish floral smell, with a gingery twist. When it settles on your skin, it becomes a much warmer, more rounded fragrance with the amber base notes coming through.

        The full notes of the fragrance are as follows:

        Top notes: Pomelo, ginger, freesia
        Heart notes: orchids, jasmine, iris
        Base notes: incense, amber

        This fragrance reminds me a bit of a more subtle and more fruity Poison - but don't let that put you off! It is definately quite a heavy fragrance and as the name suggests more suitable for evening rather than daytime wear. Although it is not what I would usually choose, I do really like it for a change. What is more Boots have this on offer at half price at the moment - £25 for 50ml so would make a great gift.

        Don't automatically assume though that if someone likes the original green and red DKNY apple fragrances that they will like this as it is very different - the only similarity is the bottle!

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        17.11.2010 18:26
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        Gorgeously scented fragrance for the true romantic

        Romance by Ralph Lauren is one of my favourite perfumes. I discovered it ten years or so ago when I was looking for a special fragrance for my wedding day. Yes, I was wooed by the name if I am honest, but after testing it, I fell in love with the fragrance and decided it was the one to wear for my special day.

        The packaging is a baby pink box, with silver edging which is consistent with the romantic image, and the bottle is a solid chunky glass bottle with a lovely silver top. The bottle looks and feels like it will contain a quality product that will be a treat to use.

        The initial smell of the fragrance is of lovely fresh and feminine florals - not overly sweet though, just the right balance. When the fragrance has settled the warm musk and patchouli base notes come into their own and tone the fragrance to make it a sensual one as well a floral feminine one. The musk is very subtle though unlike some musky perfumes which tend to smell a bit like an animal marking its territory, in Romance it is just a hint and works brilliantly.

        The full notes of the fragrance are as follows:

        Top notes: lotus flower, day lily, white violet
        Heart notes: Guava, water violet, sun goddess rose
        Base notes: Musk and patchouli

        For me Romance is a perfume which has the perfect combination of soft florals for a feminine fragrance, but with sensual base notes to give it a bit of added spice. I love it and only wear it on special occasions to make the bottle last! It is perfect for day or evening wear in my opinion.

        You can pick up a 30ml bottle for around £30, and Boots are offering a gift set of the 30ml bottle with the moisturiser for £32. I have used the moisturiser in the past and it is lovely and really adds an extra layer of depth to the fragrance - as my bottle is running low, this gift set will be at the top of my Christmas list!

        I would highly recommend this perfume to anyone who loves their florals and if you want brownie points with anyone, buy this for their Christmas present!!

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          16.11.2010 21:19
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          Great daywear fragrance - floral but not too sweet

          Whilst rummaging around for more fragrances to review, I found a partially used bottle of Tommy Girl. My bottle is the 30ml size and is a chunky triangular shape with a cute shiny silver top.

          In truth, I have been put off finishing this bottle because at age 30 something, I can no longer even pretend I come into the "girl" category, so I just have to see this bottle to remind myself that I am getting old, so it gets pushed to the back of the cupboard. Silly I know, but there you have it.

          For the interests of consumer research however, I overcame my phobia and used this perfume today, and must admit I am glad I did.

          The fragrance when applied is lovely and fresh and floral - one of those fragrances that really lifts the spirits. It does feel youthful and modern, but not overly sickly sweet like some "younger" style fragrances.

          Whilst the fragrance is definately a floral one, there is a sharp citrus undertone to it that really freshens it up and gives it a modern twist.

          The full notes of the fragrance are as follows:

          Top notes: blackcurrant, mandarin and spearmint
          Heart notes: cedar, apple blossom and jasmine
          Base notes: violets, oak moss and sandalwood

          Once the fragrance has settled, I can really detect the violet smell - really lovely and reminds me of my grandmother! Don't let that put you off - she was a lovely lady!! The fragrance lasted well all morning, though I did top up after lunch for a freshen up.

          I really like this fragrance for day time wear, and will enjoy finishing the bottle off without worrying too much about what it is called. Whether or not I could actually purchase a bottle that reminds me that I am no longer a "girl" is another thing entirely.

          For a premium brand fragrance, you can pick this up really cheaply £17.95 for 30ml from PlanetPerfume.co.uk.

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            15.11.2010 22:31
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            A different type of floral fragrance, but not doesn't make me feel overly happy

            Happy used to be one of my favourite perfumes. I think with hindsight that my liking for the perfume probably stemmed as much from the fact it was made by Clinique (who at the time I thought made the best make up, and I would have stocked up my whole make up bag from them given the chance) as how the perfume actually smelled.

            The perfume is packaged in a bright orange box which really shouts out from the Clinique shelves, and really Happy is the main perfume that Clinique make. Although they do make Aromatics Elixir (which is all a bit odd in my view) the rest of their range are derivatives from the main Happy brand - Happy Heart etc. They used to make Simply which I also liked, but sadly no more.

            The bottle itself is sleek and elegant - a simple cylinder with a shiny silver top. It does look nice in a minamilistic way, but isn't anything special if I am honest.

            Onto the fragrance itself. First impressions are that it is one that is really floral, in an overly sweet way. Once it settles on the skin, the citrus undertones comes through and it does tone the sweetness down slightly and make the fragrance more crisp and fresh.

            Although I have done a lot of searching online I am afraid I haven't been able to find a full list of the different notes of the fragrance, the only ones I can find that Clinique say are included are ruby red grapefruit, boysenberry bush flower and hawaiian wedding flower. I am guessing it must be the grapefruit that cuts through the floral notes, and makes this a multi-layered rather than just a one dimensional sweet floral fragrance.

            The fragrance is a modern twist on a floral fragrance, and in theory I should love it, but even I don't know why it is no longer one of my favourites. I find that the sweetness perhaps is just a bit too much, and I like more of a warmer floral fragrance. Somehow, it just doesn't feel a special enough perfume to brighten up a gloomy day.

            If Happy is your type of fragrance, Clinique are offering the 50ml for £32 at the moment, although there are lots of gift sets available at the moment. My advice, if you are thinking of buying it for a gift, check the wearer still likes it - tastes change!

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              11.11.2010 18:26
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              A fab sensuous perfume, subtle yet distinctive

              This Prada perfume is a relatively recent addition to my ridiculously large perfume collection. I was collared by the perfume counter lady who thrust a large sample size in my hand and I went home happy thinking it was another free addition to my handbag sized perfume collection.

              The problem with this was as soon as I started to wear this perfume, I fell in love with it, and luckily my lovely hubby bought me the full sized bottle when my sample size ran out.

              As soon as the perfume is applied, a warm sensuous fragrance emerges. I think it is categorised as a woody scent, but I would call it more of an oriental warm spicy fragrance, the predominant note for me being the sensuous scent of sandalwood.

              The full notes of the fragrance are as follows:

              Top notes:Bergamot oil, mandarin oil and orange oil
              Heart notes: Rose absolute and patchouli
              Base notes: Labdanum resin, sandalwood and benzoin resin

              The fragrance just shouts out quality and feels really expensive and a treat to use. The fragrance is subtle yet distinctive and not overpowering in any way. I wear this usually as an evening fragrance, although if I am need of a perk me up in the daytime I sometimes wear it then. It lasts for several hours at full strength, though you can still detect the lingering remains of the scent in the afternoon if you apply in the morning.

              The bottle is a chunky and square shaped with a shiny silver top - not my favourite addition to the dressing table, but certainly not the ugliest.

              Price wise, well pricey if I am honest- £47 for 50ml from Boots, although they are chucking in a free body lotion in the gift set - maybe look in the sales?

              I have to face the truth here - I am not a Prada girl, I will never have the handbag nor wear the shoes, nor in truth would I really want to. However, I do love the perfume possibly inspite of not because of the brand name. It is elegant and sophisticated and makes me feel special - what more could a girl want from a perfume?

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                10.11.2010 18:44
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                Don't let the bottle put you off!

                I am having great fun sorting all my perfumes out and trying them all again and have found yet another little 5ml bottle, this time of Estee's Lauder's Intuition. I received a gift set of Lauder minatures a few Christmas's back and have put of using this one.

                I am easily swayed I must admit, and the somewhat dated design of the bottle. had put me off using it. The picture shown above is actually the man's bottle, and the ladies bottle is quite bulbous looking and generally not appealling. There is a little teardrop darker shade in the middle to represent that amber is at the heart of the fragrance, but I can't say the design appeals to me.

                Once applied though, a spicy scent emerges, which develops into a warm oriental fragrance which is really very special. I can quite see why Lauder claim that amber is the central fragrance as it really comes into its own and for me is the predominant note of the fragrance, underpinned by fruity citrus notes, not sweet ones you understand, but just enough to get a bit of added spice.

                The full notes of the fragrance are as follows:

                Top notes: bergamot, mandarin, orange, grapefruit, fresh garden notes
                Heart notes: rose double delight. gardenia petals, freesia, garden rhododendron
                Base notes: amber, warm skin-accord (whatever that is!!!) and precious woods

                Now I am more of a floral fragrance girl, but I adore this fragrance. It feels very sensual and elegant without being too over the top. This fragrance I feel is subtle enough to be suitable for daytime wear, but special enough to be a distinctive evening fragrance also.

                I would recommend this not only for lovers of oriental fragrances, but also anyone who normally loves floral fragrances but fancies a bit of a change. You can pick up a 30ml bottle for just under £30 from Amazon - maybe treat yourself with a Christmas present for a change!

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                09.11.2010 12:41
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                Popular floral perfume from Estee Lauder, but too sweet for my taste

                I had a little 5ml bottle of Pleasures in my handbag a few years bag and really enjoyed using it, so when I saw the 30ml bottles on offer a while back I bought one for my Mum as a gift and another for myself.

                The packaging is a very feminine pink cardboard in which is contained an elegant tall bottle with a classy silver top, which is quite chunky and is soft to the touch.

                The fragrance when applied is pretty strong, and my first impression is that it is really very very sweet. Estee Lauder claim that this fragrance is fresh and never sweet, so I would strongly disagree there!

                Once you get through the initial sweetness, the floral notes of the fragrance come through and the jasmine and rose notes are the ones that I can detect the most.

                The full notes of the fragrance are as follows:

                Top notes: white lily, violet leaves, green accents
                Heart notes: black lilac, white peony, karo-karounde blossoms, baie rose, pink rose, jasmine
                Base notes: Sandalwood, patchouli

                This fragrance is definately long lasting, and can be smelled well into the afternoon after spraying in the morning. However, for me, with a list of notes as impressive as above, it just doesn't do it. I can't detect the sandalwood and patchouli which I would expect to tone down the sweetness of the scent and make it a much warmer and more rounded floral scent. However, this may just be how it reacts with my skin, as I know this is one of Estee Lauders most popular sellers and has spawned any number of variations within the brand - Pleasures exotic, Pleasures Intense, Pleasures Delight. You can also layer the perfume with the accompanying body lotion and shower gel.

                If this is one of your favourites, then you can pick up a 30ml bottle for around £30 in Boots, though I would wait until after Chrismas and see if you can pick up a bargain gift set. As for me, I won't be replacing my bottle, in fact Mum, another part used bottle coming your way!!!

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                  08.11.2010 18:51
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                  Pricey perfume that isn't great

                  This is another one of my many 5ml minature bottles of perfume that I have stacked up. My excuse for buying them all is firstly that they were cheap (£4.50 for 5 in the Boots sale after Christmas last year) and secondly I thought they would be perfect size for handbags.

                  This little bottle has languished unloved and untested, partly because I hadn't heard anything about this perfume let alone tried it and secondly the bottle didn't look very appealing. It is a sharped edged thin almost pyramid shape, predominantly black at the top, but getting lighter towards the bottom, with cut out bits on the back.

                  I am guessing that whowever designed the bottle had in mind the branding concept that the perfume is supposed to express both sides of the female personality the angel and the demon if you like, so was trying to capture the dark and light in the bottle also. Well, all very well I suppose, but I would rather have a pretty bottle personally, but that is just me!

                  So when I tried the perfume, I was bit biased against it from the start. This wasn't help when I first smelled the perfume and applied it to my wrists - I couldn't identify any of the individual notes, just a mingle of spicy oriental smells - Givenchy claim the top notes are elegant and unexpected - Hmm I would call it just a bit of an odd mix personally.

                  The full notes of the fragrance are as follows:

                  Top notes: white thyme, mandarin orange and saffron
                  Heart notes: Lily, orchid and ylang ylang
                  Base notes: oakwood, rosewood, vanilla and tonka bean

                  When the fragrance settled, it did improve on my skin and I can really detect the ylang ylang and vanilla which to me are the strongest notes. This does give an unusual oriental fragrance which isn't unpleasant, just not really my bag. I will enjoy using the little bottle I have when I feel like a change, but won't be rushing out to replace it when it is finished.

                  You can buy a 50ml bottle for just under £50 on Amazon which I think is pretty pricey for a perfume that for me is just OK - my recommendation, be a devil and choose something different.

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                    07.11.2010 21:09
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                    Great fragrance which is unusual and refreshing

                    This is another one of my dinky bargain 5ml minatures that I picked up in the Boots sale after Christmas.

                    The bottle is so sweet - the perfume is contained within a semi-sphere and is a fab rosy pink colour - I love it when perfumes are delicately coloured - it just shows that an extra little bit of thought has been taken when designing and makes it feel even more of a treat.

                    The first impression of this perfume is I admit rather odd - Guerlain call it surprising, which is probably a better way to describe it - but it just smells a bit of a mismatch and quite a sharp scent.

                    When applied to my skin and warmed up a bit the scent develops and more of a floral smell emerges - not a sweet floral smell you understand, but quite a sharp smell.

                    Now if this description seems all a bit woolly then that is due to the fact that I have spent all day being frustrated that I can't work out what the smell reminds me of. I like it don't get me wrong - it is a real unusual scent, but still one that makes me feel elegant and feminine.

                    It was only when I started to do a bit of research this evening and read about the notes of the fragrance that I worked out what the smell reminded me of - PARMA VIOLETS!!!!! The strongest note of this perfume by far is the violet smell, but Guerlain have been really clever and it doesn't smell in any way grannyish - but have put a twist on it to make it modern and different.

                    The full notes of the fragrance are as follows:

                    Top notes: violet, orange blossom, rose
                    Heart notes: red berries, lemon and bergamot
                    Base notes: Iris and tonka bean resins

                    This perfume has really grown on me, especially now I have worked out what the smell reminds me of! It is a far cry from my usual full on floral fragrances, but I love it - it is just that little bit different to be ever so slightly intriguing. You could easily wear this as a day or evening fragrance.

                    You can pick up 30ml for under £30 on Amazon - give it a try if you want something a little bit different.

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                      05.11.2010 19:06
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                      Spicy oriental fragrance which doesn't suit my skin

                      Having had a good look through my perfume collection recently, I came across a dinky little 5ml bottle of Amarige, that I picked up in the Boots sale as part of a fragrance collection.

                      The bottle itself is really cute - an exact replica of the full size version - an almost oval shaped glass bottle, with a tapered opaque glass stopper, supposed to represent a flame. Apparantly the bottle design was inspired by a blouse made by Hubert de Givenchy himself - can't see it myself, but it does look pretty anyway!

                      When opening the bottle, there is an immediate waft of warm spicy fragrance. It is definately an oriental rather than a floral fragrance, so is a bit of a change from my usual fragrance. When applied to my skin, all I can really detect is the musky notes to the fragrance, and I must admit the fragrance doesn't really develop on my skin - by that I mean that most fragrances really come into their own once they "settle" but this one seems just a bit one dimensional.

                      The full notes of the fragrance are:

                      Top notes: tangerine, violet and rosewood
                      Heart notes: gardenia, mimosa, ylang ylang
                      Base notes: ambergris, musk and vanilla

                      As you have probably guessed I am not a huge fan of this fragrance - maybe it is how it reacts with my skin, as I know fragrances do smell very different on different people, but to me I cannot detect any of the delicate florals, just the strong musk.

                      If warm spicy fragrances are your bag, then it may be worth a try - there are some cracking deals on this perfume at the moment - Boots have the 100ml bottle at half price at £31 pounds, so now is the time to buy if you like it. I won't be rushing to replace my little bottle though when mine runs out.

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                      04.11.2010 19:07
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                      Great fragrance which is elegant and unusual

                      I have been having a good look through my perfume collection (prompted partly I will admit by Dooyoo putting up their miles for fragrance at the moment) and found a cute little 5ml bottle Deep Night by Ghost. This was part of a mini fragrance collection I picked up in the Boots sale after Christmas.

                      The 5ml bottle is a cute minature of the standard size bottle and is a fab crescent shaped bottle, supposedly I guess to represent a moon shape. It is a lovely smooth tactile surface and is a midnight purple shade to tie in with the night time theme.

                      The smell once opened wafts out is a warm floral smell - not overly sweet. When applied to your skin, the warm tones become stronger and the amber base notes really come into their own and the fragrance blends to become a lovely elegant and sensual fragrance.

                      The full notes of the fragrance are:

                      Top notes: Rose, cereus
                      Middle notes: Apricot, peach, white wood
                      Base notes : Amber, Vanilla

                      One thing I do find a bit confusing about this fragrance is that Ghost say this perfume is perfect for everyday, but then they call is Deep Night suggesting it is an evening fragrance - think some one has got their branding slightly awry there. I personally find this a bit much for daytime wear, but perfect for evenings, when it is just that little bit different from my usual daytime florals and subtle enough to be interesting without overpowering.

                      I do really like this fragrance and will be tempted to purchase a full size when my little one runs out. I notice that Boots are offering a gift set of the 30ml perfume plus body lotion for £23 which seems a pretty good deal this Christmas, but I will wait for the sale and see if I can pick up a bargain.

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                        03.11.2010 22:34
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                        Great floral fragrance

                        I received a huge 75ml bottle of Beautiful a couple of years ago at Christmas - not just any bottle, but a special edition really camp chunky bottle with an over the top giant pink atomiser puff.

                        As first looks go, I was bowled over - such a fab gift, that the smell of the perfume was almost beside the point.

                        When I made that first puff of the atomiser, a gorgously floral scent emerged - possibly more richly floral than any other fragrance I have used. When applied to the skin, the floral scent warms nicely and the base notes of amber and sandalwood do their job and the fragrance becomes a rich warm one rather than an overly sweet one.

                        The notes of the fragrance are as follows:

                        Top notes: rose, mandarin, lily, tuberose, marigold

                        Middle notes: Orange flower, muguet, jasmine, ylang ylang

                        Base notes: Sandalwood, vetiver, amber

                        Now don't get me wrong - this very floral fragrance won't be for everyone's taste - I love florals, but even this is too much for me some days. However, when the sun is shining and I want to wear a long floaty dress and feel feminine, this is the fragrance for me.

                        The fragrance feels and smells a quality product and after applying in the morning, I can still smell the fragrance, but then I would expect nothing less from an Estee Lauder product.

                        The price for 30ml from the Estee Lauder website is £32, but you can find it for under £30 in some of the cheaper on-line outlets. If you like your florals then this could be for you, but DO try it first, as it may be that little too much for some people.

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                          29.10.2010 22:26
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                          Great lipstick which feels like a real treat to use.

                          I have a confession - when I have a bad day, I don't reach for a drink, I don't reach for chocolate - I have to try a new lip colour. This was dangerous when I was working and had lunch times and wages to spend browsing the shelves and as a result I have a ridiculous number of lipglosses and lipsticks to use.

                          I must admit, I usually use a lip gloss rather than a lipstick, as I like a shiny finish to my lips, but I found this butter shine lipstick in my make up bag/sack the other day and thought I would give it a go.

                          The packaging on this lipstick is just gorgeous, and probably one of the reasons I was sucked into buying the lipstick in the first place. It is a sleek silver metal case which is so smooth and tactile to touch.

                          The lipstick itself is a standard twist up construction, and the first thing strangely that hits me is the smell - a really nice almost sweet smell - a refreshing change from cheaper brands.

                          I tend to use the lipstick over a liner, altough this is probably not necessary, and the lipstick does really glide over the lips and seems to moisturise them as it is applied. My lips feel soft and hydrated after using, not dry at all which is the effect that some lipsticks have.

                          The coverage of the lipstick is excellent, and gives a lovely consistent colour across the lips. There is a wide range of shades (17) and my shade, Rum Kiss, is a plum shade with a tiny bit of sparkle - not enough to shout out OH MY GOD THIS IS GLITTERY just a little bit of shimmer which catches the light.

                          Clinique promise that this lipstick gives the coverage of a lipstick, but the shine of a gloss, so is the perfect mix. Well, I agree as far as lipstick goes, I haven't found better, but it does not give the pure glossiness of a gloss if you see what I mean.

                          I must admit that for a non lipstick wearer I LOVE this lipstick. It feels really smooth and luxurious when applied and gives a lovely finish to my lips.

                          This lipstick retails at £14.50 which I guess is about the norm for a premium brand, and I really do think that in this case, you get what you pay for. Next time you have a bad day, give it a try!

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                          28.10.2010 22:44
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                          Lovely product for a gift, but too pricey for everyday

                          I fancied a change from my usual thick body butters, so delved into my cupboard of goodies and found a cute little 50ml bottle of Jojoba Oil body lotion from Crabtree & Evelyn.

                          I am a bit of a closet Crabtree & Evelyn fan. Although they have a bit of a Grannyish image - not helped by the overpowering floral smell that hits you when you enter one of their shops, they actually have some lovely ranges that are very feminine and make fab gifts.

                          The jojoba oil range is one of my favourites. The jojoba oil from the name is used for its moisturising properties rather than the fragrance, but the fragrance is a mix of lavender, green herbs and citrus.

                          The moisturising lotion seems quite runny in consistency, but maybe this is because I am used to using a body butter. It feels quite creamy and cooling to apply, and is really easily absorbed into the skin, and leaves no greasy residue behind.

                          The scent of the lotion is really soft and delicate, and I must admit I can't detect the lavender at all - just a subtle floral smell that is quite fresh - must be the citrus coming through.

                          This lotion leaves my skin feeling lovely and soft, though possibly not as hydrated as a heavy duty body butter. The most positive point for me is definately the fragrance, which left a subtle fresh smell all morning on my body, which I was really impressed by - more long lasting than some perfumes!

                          At £14 for a 250ml bottle, I do think this is pricey and I wouldn't pay this myself, but would be more than happy to receive this as a gift!! I will keep an eye on their outlet stores though and if I see a good offer I will stock up.

                          Recommended for a lovely gift to you or someone else if you can find it on offer.

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