supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)
Philosophy Shimmering Snowlace Body Wash $18 - SweetWhen I first started blogging, I was a Philosophy Body Wash JUNKIE! I had to stop myself (because all of them were so good), so I could try other brands. Well I was very excited to see Philosophy Shimmering Snowlace in the box, because I had never tried it. The reason why I never purchased it, was because of the word SHIMMERING! I just felt I would have sparkles all over my body! That is so NOT THE CASE! This is a pearlescent/opalescent body wash that smells like champagne bubbly. There is no shimmer whatsoever. No shimmer. No glitter. Your skin will just have a healthy moisturized glow after your bath or shower. All of Philosophy's body washes are creamy and it was nice to get this one. PLUS, I love the cute sweet treats on the bottle. So I'm really glad this was in the box.
Lipstick Queen Ice Queen $24 - SweetLipstick Queen Ice Queen is ANOTHER product I've always wanted to try. I've tried a number of lipsticks from Lipstick Queen and I have never been disappointed. My favorite is still Let Them Eat Cake! Ice Queen is gorgeous. As you can see, it's a frosted champagne colored lipstick. Lipstick Queen describes it as a white lipstick with flecks of silver & gold. I've seen many bloggers use this as toppers over other lipsticks. I haven't quite been in a frosty mood, because New Orleans weather has been almost in the 80's HaHaHa. But from what I can tell, the lipstick is very creamy. I also love the packaging of Lipstick Queen lipsticks. I find them to be so magical.
Buxom 6 Degrees Below Sexy Mini Full On Lip Polish Collection $32 - SweetI have never tried anything from Buxom! Have you??? I know I shouldn't pre-judge beauty products, but I do. I've always seen their lip glosses and for some reason I just felt they were SUPER STICKY. So I stayed away. Well let me tell you! These Buxom 6 Degrees Below Sexy glosses have some stick, but they're really not bad at all. I expected my lips to stick together, but when I applied these to my lips, they just melted into my lips. My lips were moisturized, they felt creamy, and there was NO STICKY-SMACK-SMACK. Its true you guys! If you don't believe me (and I don't blame you, because they look sticky as hell) I understand. I wouldn't believe me. You just have to try them yourself. All of these have a shimmer and look pretty on the lips. The darkest shade had some patchiness to it, but all worked well. These also have a tingle (plumping), but it feels more like a cooling sensation.
Lancome La Vie Est Belle $25 - Not SweetYou know there is a buster in the group! LOL Lancome's La Vie Est Belle rollerball perfume smells grandma-ma-ish. LOL It's powdery, floral and just all kinds of wrong. HaHaHa I turned my nose up at it initially. Then I asked my mom and she turned her nose up. So that's two noses that didn't like this. It's kind of strong. Here are the notes:
- Top Note: The elegance of Iris becomes the backbone of the fragrance. It blossoms from the first to the last note like never before
- Middle Note: The strength of Patchouli gives strength and depth
- Base Note: A sweet gourmand adds a burst of unexpected radiance
So I just want to thank Ashley for thinking about me! That was very kind of her :) I really loved this box! I couldn't believe the name brands that were included. This is some pretty pricey stuff. Very thankful and glad I could try these products.