If you recall, I am currently in the process of enjoying things I own. I've set aside several products that I've been meaning to use up since otherwise things just keep accumulating and they get forgotten. All categories are game: perfumes, cosmetics, skincare, haircare, etc...
Every week or so I will do a little update post letting you know about a product I've finished and my overall thoughts on it, a mini review, if you will!
So far I've used up two things:
1. Bath & Body Works "Twilight Woods" Body Butter
Now this is what it's described as:
"Our Intense Moisture Body Butter is proven to provide moisture for over 24 hours, taking hydration to the extreme with Shea and Murumuru butters and nourishing coconut oil. Ultra-conditioning and non-greasy, this formula is supercharged with an advanced blend of Pro-Vitamin B, CO Q10 and antioxidant vitamins C & E to leave skin feeling noticeably softer.
- Indulge your senses with our exclusive Twilight Woods, a hypnotic fragrance inspired by a romantic walk in enchanted woods.
- Massage into exceptionally dry spots like knees and elbows, or all over for intense hydration"
I am not sure what exactly an "enchanted" forest would smell like, but this body butter does smell really good. It's a sweet scent, quite sugary and with a bit of vanilla in it as well. The fragrance does last a long time on the skin, which is probably the only good thing I can think of for this product.
The body butter itself left much to be desired. I didn't find it that more moisturizing than any average lotion I've tried in the past. Also, it was quite greasy and sticky to the touch for a good hour or two until it sank in.
I wouldn't repurchase this. The scent was nice, but it wasn't really a "me" scent, if that makes any sense. Perhaps I'll give The Body Shop body butter a try next :)
2. Vera Wang "Princess" Eau de Toilette
This is a super girly scent. The bottle is beautiful, the liquid itself in the bottle is a pale lavender colour (absent here because I've used it all up!).
I have no idea how to describe "notes" in perfumes. To me it smells, again, very sugary. There's vanilla and some florals. It has good lasting power on the skin. The official scent description from Sephora is:
"Created for the playful, unpredictable, independent woman who treats every day like an event and adventure. This is a woman who likes to make her own magic, this sheer, flirty blend of water lily, lady apple, mandarin meringue, and golden apricot skin are melded with sheer floral notes, accented with dark chocolate, and finished with a pink frosting accord, amber, warm woods, musk, and vanilla - a whimsical treat."
Again, this is supposed to smell "magical"... this seems to be the theme of today's scents haha...
Hey, at least I guessed the vanilla and sugar (frosting) part right! I do not detect any musk in this whatsoever, nor anything fruity... the vanilla and florals and frosting overpowers all the other notes, I would say.
Overall I did enjoy this, but I did not reach for this nearly as much as other perfumes in my collection. I would not repurchase since it's not a very "me" scent. I don't have a particular category of scents I prefer but I know for sure that this isn't it.
I guess magical forests and whimsical fairy scents are not for me :P
That's about it for me today, I hope you are all having a great week so far.
Any products that you've finished up lately?