I'm a girl who loves beauty products, even though I haven't always been very keen on them, so I decided to start a beauty blog, where I share beauty product reviews with others and tell you about both the worst and best beauty products out there, according to me.

I'm also hoping it will make beauty and makeup more fun, even for those who are not beauty addicts already.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Review: Beauticology Strawberry and Vanilla Truffle Body Wash

My first experience with Beauticology's body washes was a very positive one indeed (read all about that here), but sadly, the second scent I tried from Beauticology did not make me swoon as much.

The scent was called Strawberry and Vanilla Truffle, which sounds kind of yummy, and don't get me wrong or anything, it's not that this smells bad, it definitely doesn't. It's just a bit bland in comparison to the Decadent Milk Chocolate one, which is really something truly special and unique.
I definitely will use up the Strawberry and Vanilla Truffle Body Wash, but will probably not be sniffing myself obsessively afterwards, like I did with the Decadent Milk Chocolate one (if this is a good thing or a bad is up to you to decide!), and I am not in a rush to buy this again.
That said, the texture is just as lovely as it was in the first shower creme I tried, the bottle is user friendly and I do think this body wash is pretty good value for money. So should you happen to like the scent, I would definitely recommend you to buy this. I just happen to have another Beauticology favorite scent myself...

Monday, May 26, 2014

Review: Beauticology Decadent Milk Chocolate Shower Creme

When I got the Rose & Co Patisserie de Bain set mentioned in the previous post at an ASOS sale, I also ordered a set by Beauticology, a to me previously unknown brand, since their scents really sounded yummy. None of them more so than the Decadent Milk Chocolate Shower Creme, that actually smells just like amazing milk chocolate, making this shower creme an absolute pleasure to use in every way. I just kept smelling my arm after having washed it with this shower creme to be honest!
The bottle this shower creme comes in is not super exciting in anyway, but not too bad either, as it is totally functional and easy to use, which is really one of the more important things if you ask me.
So if I run into this shower creme again, I will definitely buy it again (luckily I got 2 whole bottles in my set, so while I already finished the first, I still have another one left), and my first experience with Beauticology's products in general and their shower cremes in particular was definitely a good one!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Review: Rose & Co Patisserie de Bain Lemon Bon Bon Bath & Shower Cream

A while ago, ASOS, one of my favorite online stores for all kinds of stuff, really, had a sale on several beauty items, and I took the chance to pick up some stuff that looked interesting, but that I hadn't tried before then. One of the things I decided to order was a set of Patisserie de Bain Bath & Shower Cream minis, which intrigued me since:
1. I love everything French, and the name made it sound kind of French
2. I needed shower cream anyway. I use a lot of it whenever I shower, so getting several small bottles seemed like a really good idea.
3. The scents sounded divine.
I will be reviewing a few of these scents separately, but let's start with the scent that appealed the most to me when I got the set, and therefore was the one I tried first: the one called Lemon Bon Bon. I am a huge fan of anything "lemony" as some of you may know, so it really sounded like I would love this. And I actually did! The scent is really nice and does smell like lemon indeed. So I really liked the scent, and the packaging is cute as well, it has a retro feel which I personally love.
But! and this is actually a big but! the bottle is quite useless, it turned out to be really hard to get anything out of this bottle, which was a disappointment. In fact it was so bad that I could only get like a quarter of the stuff inside out, which makes me think that I probably do not want to get any Patisserie de Bain products again, since the bottle made me really annoyed. So if I had any advice to give Rose & Co about this product, it would definitely be to keep working on the bottles!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Review: Hermes Voyage d'Hermes

I got quite a few scents at Strawberrynet a while ago, when they had special offers on all their scents. One scent that I picked up then, that was brand new to me, was Hermes' Voyage d'Hermes, a scent I had been sniffing whenever I travelled, at airport duty free shops, for quite some time before that. The thing about this scent is, though, that it is rather unique. So either you love it or hate it, I think, so this is definitely not a scent people will not notice. In my opinion, that can be both a good thing and a bad thing, so I wasn't sure if I wanted such a distinctive scent or not.

Now that I have this perfume, though, I am glad I do, because the scent is rather nice, even though not suitable for all occasions, if you ask me. It has a rather woody, yet musky and fresh feel at the same time, which is rather interesting, but not for everyone, I think. If you do not like woody scents, for instance, this will definitely not be for you, since you can't get around the woody notes, no matter what you do.
From what I understand, all Hermes scents are rather unique and unusual, though, so they can't really be confused with other scents, and I would definitely say that is the case with Voyage d'Hermes as well!

I don't think it is very overpowering, though, so it's okay that the scent is distinctive due to that. The longevity of the scent is also really good as well, it lasts for much longer than most other perfumes I have (and none of them are what you would call low end, we are talking big brands here!). That is a rather tricky and unusual combination
The bottle I got was a refillable one, and I definitely think I will get a refill for this bottle when I run out of this scent!

I should also mention that the scent is a unisex one, so I think it will appeal mostly to those who like unisex scents to begin with (personally I love them!).

The only complaint I might possibly have about this buy is that the bottle somehow does not feel very upscale, which is something I would expect from a Hermes bottle, to be honest. So the bottle is a bit of a disappointment, but try as I may, I cannot really complain about anything else at all. I simply love this, and am so happy I got it!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Review: DKNY Be Delicious

Now, to be completely honest, I have only tried a sample size of this perfume, but I liked it so much that I decided to buy a bottle of this, so I think I still have a decent enough opinion on this scent in order to be able to share it.
I should start off by saying that I do not necessarily think of apples when I smell this scent, but there is definitely something "apple-y" about it if you make an effort to smell it. What it effortlessly is, however, is a fresh, light scent, that works really well during the day.
I would also describe the scent as pretty unique, I definitely have not ran into any similar scent anywhere so far!

I was also pretty impressed by the longevity. I stopped smelling this scent myself when I was wearing it, but others were complimenting me on it all through the day. So even if I could not feel the scent lingering, others clearly could, which was nice!
So as I mentioned in the beginning of the post already, I will definitely be getting a full bottle of DKNY Be Delicious very, very soon!

Review: Sephora Strawberry Creamy Body Wash

I've reviewed 2 of these body washes before, the toffee one (see the review here) and the vanilla one (see that review here), and I bought full size tubes of those, but I wasn't sure I was going to like the strawberry scented body wash as much, so I only bought 2 travel size capsules of those. Which actually turned out to be lucky, because I in fact did not like this scent as much.
The texture is nice though, just like it was when I tried the other scents, and while I have read some criticism regarding the capsules, such as that they would be hard to open, I can't really say I agree with that, because I opened the ones I used with wet, slippery hand, and had no issues what so ever. The only complaint I might have is that there wasn't really enough of the stuff in the capsule for a full, thorough body wash (I use a lot of soap when I shower, though), so I guess I would have wanted the capsule to be bigger.
I would definitely buy Sephora's body washes, as well as these capsules again, but since this particular scent wasn't so nice (my personal opinion), I would probably go for another scent next time.