So for my latest perfume pick up…this! I’m a sucker for pretty packaging, so when I saw this I had to buy it immediately! (Well, the next day, when I got paid). Of course, I have to like the scent-which I do!

This is, if I recall correctly, the fifth Sexy Little Things fragrance, after the original, Ooh La La, Noir, and Tease. I do have to say though-this is the one that appeals to me. First of all, I like a great fragrance that can work for the summer. This is one of those. It’s a fairly non-offensive one, with apple blossom and freesia to open it before becoming a typical musky vanilla. And the vanilla comes on fast to make it creamy and delicious. The freesia stays like it always does-light and airy. Is it anything unique? Not really. The freesia does give it a bit of sophistication, though-it smells very mature, from what I can pick up after constant wrist-sniffs.

It isn’t terribly long-lasting, either-but sometimes that’s okay. It’s a perfect at-home, errand fragrance for me (one that I wear when I am just going out and about), since work is pretty much the Michael Kors. (Best. Money. Ever. Spent.)

The packaging is what sold me, though. It’s an atomizer-style bottle with hot pink metallic squeeze ball, and the glass itself fades from a bright purple to the bright pink. I am a sucker for atomizers, but they have to be stored carefully-ie my atomizer of Aquolina Tweety spilled once, into my knicker drawer…after I realized that I am not so keen in the scent. Too much patchouli, but that’s me. I hate patchouli. I just wanted the bottle.

All in all, I have to say that for the $12 I paid for it, it was worth it. Full-price worthy? Not really. But still nice.

VS Sale Update

18 June, 2011

So I finally got a chance to go into a couple different VS stores in the last few days…and here are my observations!

First off, the big thing is that all the Secret Garden bodycare is being repackaged…AGAIN. Meaning that the old stuff is the typical 6/$20-and hopefully meaning that it will go 75% off in a few weeks. Hence, why I am holding out. For now.

I noticed that Supermodel was on 50% off-so I have a feeling it’s going bye-bye. Hopefully it goes 75% off, so I can get myself a few bottles. (On the website, it is…so I may be making a few trips to other VS stores in the near future.) On that note, I am glad I stocked up on Wish, because it’s not back this sale.

On the 75% off, there wasn’t much interesting-but the one good thing was Sexy Little Things Vixen, which isn’t that bad of a scent. Of course, the packaging won me over, because it’s got an atomizer! The bottle is a purple-to-pink gradient as well-so definitely a vanity display piece, one that I will be refilling with other stuff once it’s done. As far as the scent goes-it’s a different review. I quite like it though. At the other store I went to, the only thing on the 75% were the Attractions. The Wild One is decent, but I don’t need anything. The downtown Seattle store is getting completely redone-and it’s about time, since while it was charming it was still back in the late 90’s look of the pink boudoir. It had some fun things though…but I’m excited for there to be more.

Sale Time!

15 June, 2011

Well, it’s my favourite time of the year-summer sales! I am a summer clothes person through and through, and saving money on all that? Yes please! But it’s not just that.
Victoria’s Secret started their Half-Yearly sale yesterday, and while I did not go and check it out (and I don’t intend to, unless I can get some of the old Heavenly LE fragrances), it is definitely worth a check twice: now, and in two weeks. I have so much bodycare, I’m skipping all the sales so that I can maybe use the equivalent of a bin or two of stuff before I start buying more.

Anthro has a 25% additional off sale items in stores, at least that’s what I thought I read. This weekend is the Sidewalk Sale at the mall that I work at, and I know for that they have Managers Specials ($10 and $20 items).

Nordstrom doesn’t have theirs for awhile-a month, to be exact. I haven’t even heard about any of the beauty specials yet but I hopefully will soon. I just hope for specials on my facial sunscreen (the Clarins one) because I’m running very low.

VS Half-Yearly Sale!

1 January, 2011

So the sale doesn’t start til either tomorrow or Monday-not exactly sure which. The timing was a bit difficult with this one, but that’s life! However, when I went today to the one in downtown (I needed to kill some time), they had all the beauty sale up and ready, as well as a little bit of the lingerie sale.

So what went on sale? There’s a ton of Beauty Rush makeup, including some glitter eye gels and the denim lipglosses, for 75% off. All Dream Angels Wish, aka my favourite Dream Angels, is 75% off as well (I bought the four ounce bottle). Very Sexy Now, Very Sexy Dare, and SLT Ooh La La are all 75% off as well, as is whatever was left of that Naturals line. I almost got a second bottle of my beloved Cashmere, but I think I’ll be fine.

I know in the 50% off area, there’s the Heavenly Stardust or whatever it was, the Christmas version for this year. I didn’t see what else, but I think some of the Pink frags might be in there as well. A lot of the gift sets were 40% off, and then the discontinued Garden/Beauty Rush bodycare is 3/$12 or 6/$20. I need to avoid as I have boxes and boxes of stuff-literally. I may stock up at the 75% off sale, but for now I think I am fine. I do have to say, though, the Pretty in Pink that I stocked up on last time is one I am loving to death-I keep a bottle of the splash on my desk for whenever I need to fragrance myself and it’s such a nice, light, girly fragrance.

As for what I bought? I bought the giant bottle of Wish (almost bought a second, but that’ll last me ages considering how much perfume I have), as well as a bottle of Very Sexy Dare. Blood orange and freesia? Yes please.