Archive for July, 2010

New Paul Mitchell Smoothing Flat Iron Review | Energy Efficient Hair Protection Straighteners

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Paul Mitchell Flat IronThe Paul Mitchell Smoothing Flat Iron has a express ion complex which is designed to protect hair against heat damage.

There are different opinions about the Paul Mitchell Iron. Some reviews on say it's brilliant, better than the Chi Iron. It makes hair "silky smooth" with very little effort, say a few Paul Mitchell fans.

While other ladies say they have had a lot of problems with the wiring (the irons cut out all the time) and some have said their PM irons have set on fire. One unfortunate lady said the straighteners burnt her hair and made it look in terrible condition.


  • Solid ceramic heaters provide even heat distribution.
  • 1 ¼-inch cushion plates.
  • Beveled edges ensure you don't get that horrid line.
  • Slim plate design.
  • Variable temperature settings designed so hair doesn't get burnt.
  • Heats up from 0 to 400 degrees in 60 seconds.
  • Energy efficient, using 75 watts of electricity.
  • 9-foot swivel cord.
  • ROHS Certified
  • Express ion complex

If you still want to purchase the Paul Mitchell Smoothing Flat Iron it varies in price from $60-$160.

Just a warning to anyone who is thinking of buying these straighteners, they have been discontinued by some manufacturers. I think this might be because of the wiring problems some people have had.

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Juicy Couture Eau De Parfum Review | Seductive, Sweet & Fruity Scent

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Juicy Couture womens perfumeJuicy Couture Eau de Parfum has very mixed reviews on Some ladies love the fragrance because they say its not to over powering.

It's weird how one perfume can have so many different smells, but after reading reviews many ladies have different opinions on the scent. A few perfume guru's say Juicy Couture has a fruity undertone, while others think it is more floral.

I think this fragrance might be one of those that you just have to test yourself to see if it's for you.

This is how many Juicy fans described Eau de parfum:

  • Light
  • Sweet
  • Sexy
  • Seductive
  • Long lasting
  • "Just pure perfection"

Some other users have an opposite opinion about Juicy's scent describing it to be so strong that it gives them a headache. Also that it is nothing special and just smells like Britney Spears' "Curious".

Top Notes

Watermelon, mandarin, and pink passion fruit combined with the sparkling freshness of bright marigold and green apple, enhanced by a splash of water hyacinth and crushed leaves.

Middle Notes

Wild rose with sophisticated princess lily and creamy tuberose.

Base Notes

Caramel creme brulee and vanilla meld with elegant precious woods and patchouli.


Alcohol Denat, Aqua, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Alpha Isomethyl, Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3 Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Isoeugenol, Limonene, Linalool, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 14700 (Red 4), CI 42090 (Blue 1)

If you are interested in purchasing Juicy Couture Eau de Parfum it retails for $17.99(0.17oz mini)- $49.99 (6.7oz). I just had a sneaky squirt of this perfume the other day and I have to say I found it to be rather pleasant.

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GHD Kiss IV Pink Styler Limited Edition Iron Review | Smooth & Curl Straighteners

Monday, July 19th, 2010

GHD PinkWell I think most girls know the name GHD (good hair day) by now. These irons are effortlessly on-trend in gloss 80s-vibe fuchsia pink, you can straighten, curl, wave or flip your hair. Same as most irons now days.

Users say it is great because their hair has never looked better. One user says she likes the sleep mode as it's really safe, she has left other irons on before only to find they have burnt furniture. "They keep your hair looking fab for longer than other irons", says another GHD fanatic.

The only negative thing I can say about the GHD Pink IV Styler is that its expensive. The price hasn't put many people off though, most of the users still think it is great value for money.

Features include:

  • ROUNDER BARREL:= to easily create curls and waves.
  • SLEEP MODE= turns off after 30 mins of not being used.
  • UNIVERSAL VOLTAGE= automatically work with any voltage in the world.
  • SHIVER MODE= Internal condensation can damage stylers. So when the room temperature is below 8 C your GHD IV Styler will shut down to protect itself until temperature rises again
  • UNIQUE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY= Improved temperature control.
  • ADVANCED CERAMIC HEATERS AND ALUMINIUM PLATES= The ultimate styling surface for smoothest static-free sheen

Talking of expensive the GHD Pink IV is can range in price from anywhere from $40-$100, so it's definitely worth shopping around for the deals. Personally I love GHD they're the only irons that make my hair look near perfect.

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DKNY Be Delicious Perfume Review | Fresh, Light & Long Lasting Fragrance

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

DKNY Be DeliciousDKNY Be Delicious is served in a cute little round bottle, shaped a bit like an apple. DKNY say that this is a free spirited, refreshing and unique perfume.

Most users of this "Be Delicious" fragrance describe it as fruity, light, fresh, yummy, addictive and definitely worthy of the name "Delicious". I most certainly have to agree with these ladies. It's exactly what I think when I smell this "Delicious" fragrance.

There are some perfume lovers that found this DKNY scent not to work well with their body chemistry, so became over-powering and didn't last long. You know what it's like, your friend will be wearing a perfume that smells fab on them, but when you wear it doesn't smell as nice.

It is a fruity scent that combines these notes:

  • American apple
  • Cucumber
  • Grapefruit
  • Magnolia
  • Tuberose
  • White muguet
  • Rose
  • Violet
  • Sandalwood
  • Tender skin accord
  • White amber

DKNY Be Delicious is priced at around $20-$50 depending on the size of the bottle and where you purchase it. This is my most favorite perfume ever!

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Lolita Lempicka Lolita Perfume Review | Alluring & Enchanting Gothic Fragrance

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Lolita Lempicka LoitaLolita Lempicka introduced Lolita in 1997. Lempicka says it should be a enchanting and alluring fragrance.

Most of the reviews for Lolita have been very positive. Users say they love it because it can't be compared to any other perfumes as it is totally unique. Others describe it as a "shimmery gothic dream" and that it makes them feel like a fantasy girl.

There are some customers of Lolita Lempicka that would disagree saying that it smells terrible "like bug spray" and that it's too strong. Although this could be a plus for those of you that like a strong scent, it usually means you don't need to use a lot, so it should last longer.

Notes include:

  • Ivy
  • Aniseed
  • Amerena heart
  • Violet
  • Iris roots
  • Vetiver
  • Tonka bean
  • Vanilla
  • Musk

Well this is a top of the line perfume and the price reflects that. Lolita Lempicka Lolita varies in price from $15-$65 depending on where you shop.

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Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue Womens Perfume Review | Clean, Fruity & Elegant Scent

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Dolce & Gabbana Light BlueDolce & Gabbana Light Blue is a perfume for the ladies. It was created in 2001 by Olivier Cresp.

The Bois De Jasmin site says in there review that Light Blue smells similar to Paco Rabanne Black XS.

Most users of light blue say that the scent is beautiful, light, very clean, unfussy, makes you feel elegant and lasts all day long.

Some negative comments from customers using Dolce and Gabbana say it only lasts for 2 hours. A few users have also warned others about cheap imitations. When buying anything online always be careful to check the credibility of the seller before you purchase the item.

Fragrance List

  • Jasmine
  • Bamboo
  • White rose
  • Cedarwood
  • Amber
  • Musk
  • Sicilian Citron
  • Jasmine Sambac

Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue ranges in price from $15-$80 depending on the size of the bottle and where you purchase it. So just be sure to shop around for this one as it could end up saving you a lot of green.

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Coco Mademoiselle By Chanel Perfume Review | Elegant & Classy Fragrance by Jacques Polge

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Coco Mademoiselle by ChanelChanel's Coco Mademoiselle was created by Jacques Polge in 2001. The Perfume master Jacques has been working for Chanel for twenty years. Did you know that when Mlle Chanel created Chanel No 5 in 1921 it was the first abstract fragrance. Perfumes back then were just floral scents. I think Chanel is so popular today because it broke the mold back in the 1920's.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle gets high marks from reviews that say it is a very classy, youthful and sophisticated perfume. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle makes some fragrance gurus feel sexy and is a fragrance that will also drive men wild, according to one review from the Viewpoints site.

This sent is too strong and sweet says one Chanel user. A few reviews have said it is a bit strong. So if you only use a little squirt it shouldn't be overpowering and it should last longer too!

It should have a floral oriental scent with notes of:

  • Orange
  • Bergamot
  • Grapefruit
  • Litchi
  • Rose
  • Italian Jasmine
  • Indonesian Patchouli
  • Hatian Vetiver (like Lemon grass)
  • Bourbon Vanilla
  • White Musk

Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel is priced anywhere between $40-$100 which is on the higher end of the scales but what can I say, it's "Chanel".

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CHI Ceramic Digital Flat Iron Review | Salon Quality Travel Straighteners

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Chi Ceramic Flat IronThe Chi Digital Flat Iron looks like an overall good set of straighteners. It has a digital heat setting and comes with a cute little travel case.

I have looked at a lot of reviews on the Chi Digital iron and have found many mixed opinions.

Some ladies reviews on Folica say the Chi Digital irons have worked miracles on their curly/wavy hair making it feel like "silk". Others think it is great because of the digital reading function (this prevents heat damage to the hair) and because the iron eliminates bacteria once heated.

Some unlucky ladies have said that it doesn't work on their curly/wavy hair and the Chi Has has actually fried the ends coursing it to turn white. A few unhappy Chi customers from the Folica site have also said not to buy the Chi as it's a waste of money.

Product Features

  • Ceramic plates
  • 1" Flat iron
  • Beveled plate edges.
  • Chi ceramic technology
  • Digital technology - heats up to 200 C (392 F)
  • Versatile "all in one" ergonomic design
  • Professional salon model
  • Flash quick heating
  • Swivel Cord
  • Digital readout with temperature adjuster
  • Chi fashion bag fits Chi flat Iron for travel

If you are interested in purchasing this Chi Ceramic Digital Iron it retails for around $80-$90. This is a good price for a Chi Flat Iron as some other models are a lot more expensive.

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Babyliss PRO Ceramic Tools 1 1/2″ Flat Iron Review | Ceramic Straighteners With Temperature Dial

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Babyliss Pro Ceramic Flat IronThe Babyliss pro ceramic straightening iron is designed to eliminate frizz and easily create straight, smooth and silky hair. It also has a temperature dial to control the heat setting.

Lets see if it really does what Babyliss promise?

The lovely ladies using Babyliss irons all agree they are good value for money and leave their hair sleek and smooth. One review says the temperature dial is a "big plus". If you can't a just the heat on your irons it can be damaging to the hair if used too hot.

Although Babyliss have done a good job on price, the quality is sometimes not as good, one user had to return her irons 3 times after it had broken.

I own a pair of Babyliss pro irons and I think it is good value for money. Maybe the irons would be better for people that have finer hair that doesn't frizz easily. My hair is quite thick and can get frizzy, I find it stays straight for a couple of hours then goes frizzy again after straightening.

Product Features:

  • Ceramic pulse heat technology
  • 1 1/2" Ceramic plate
  • Rheostat temperature dial - up to 430oF
  • Antistatic removable comb
  • Curved handle design
  • Model CT2590
  • Full manufacturer's warranty

The Babyliss Pro Ceramic straightening iron can range in price from $20-$35. Very reasonable compared to other straighteners.

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Lovely By Sarah Jessica Parker Perfume Review | Timeless Light Floral Fragrance By SJP

Monday, July 12th, 2010

SJP Lovely PerfumeI must say I think Sarah Jessica Parker did a great job designing this perfume. I know most people that own this perfume will agree seeing as most of reviews I've seen are positive.

If you are one of those girls that like a girly light floral scent you will probably find Lovely by SJP a nice addition to your perfume collection.

Here are some scents you might be able to recognize when wearing this "Lovely" perfume:

Cedar, White Amber,Fresh Mandarin, Bergamot, Rose Wood, Lavender and Apple Martini, Blossom - with Exotic Patchouli. I don't like Patchouli anymore, my mum put me off the fragrance by using it so much to rub on her leather jacket. She loved it obviously!

Many users of this SJP fragrance say Lovely is a unique, almost indescribable blend of classicism, chic and innocence. Others say that its a "lovely" light floral scent, dreamy yet quite alive and is appropriate for any occasion.

There were very few negative comments dotted around the internet but those that didn't like the perfume complained that it didn't last very long. Some people do need a stronger fragrance though!

Conversely Elaine Reads of Williams Port, PA complained that it is so overwhelming that the smell actually seemed to catch in her throat. Quite a few people did say that after they sprayed it they couldn't get rid of the smell even after several washes. This could be a big plus to those of you who adore the scent and never want to get rid of it.

Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely is priced from around $8-$50 depending on the size of the bottle and where you purchase it. I love this perfume, now I just need to give my boyfriend a few not-so-subtle hints to buy it for me!

Remember, when you're buying perfumes online make sure the seller is creditable, else you might end up with a fake fragrance. A few people have purchased 'Lovely' online only to find a not so lovely replica arriving in the post.

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