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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Product Reviews: VS Love Spell, Katy Perry Purr Perfume, Revlon Scented Nailpolish...& SOAP!

Snow day #2! YEAH! So I thought I'd do another product review for you.

Coincidentally, I've obtained and reviewed three kinds of products that have two things in common:

1) They're all purple!


2) They all smell REALLY good!

First up, Victoria's Secret Love Spell shampoo and conditioner. I had a gift card, and since I got plenty of lingerie from the pinup-themed shower KameraWhore threw me, I decided to get a Love Spell body spray (since I was almost out again), shampoo, and conditioner. I've been using the body spray for several years now. I smelled this amazing fragrance one time getting in someone's car and asked her what it was...I went out ASAP and got some for my own. It's one of the best-smelling fragrances I've ever smelled! 

But I had never tried the hair products. Since they were free to me, I couldn't resist. They are normally $9 a bottle, so more than I'd normally spend for shampoo and conditioner (Kam and I are Suave Humectant kinda gals) - but I have a feeling I'll be buying more when I run out. They smell just like the body spray. I wondered whether or not they'd actually leave my hair smelling like that signature fruit punch scent after the fact...but I washed my hair late yesterday afternoon, blew it dry (I usually air dry, but it is freakin' COLD), and woke up today to punchy-smellin' hair! My hair is also really soft, smooth, and not at all dry, so it seems to perform well. You can get it here.

Second is Revlon's *scented* nailpolish in Not So Blueberry. It's not blue; it's a deep, shimmery purple with blue undertones. And it smells like blueberries!! I painted my nails with it yesterday, and they still smell like blueberries today, even after cooking and washing my hands a lot. So I am walkin' around just enjoying all this fragrance every time I move and swish, between the hair products and nailpolish! ;) I have always liked Revlon's nailpolishes. They go on really well (not too thick, not too thin) and are good quality.  You can click the pic to enlarge. You can also order it here.

Now if only I could be more patient to wait for my nails to dry before I start doing other things! I have heard good things about Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat - really need to try it. I tried Sally Hansen's version before and disliked it so much that I actually returned it. Any opinions?

(By the way, the gloves are another item from my "other" etsy shop that I have with my mom-in-law, juniperandclover. Get some warm and cozy gloves, scarves, and legwarmers to enjoy before spring arrives! There are even little baby clothes.)

And third is Katy Perry's fragrance, Purr. My close friend Shybiker sent a bottle to me as a Christmas gift! (She's the sweetest!!) The bottle is shaped like a kitty cat, as you can see, who looks like she might be I Dream of Jeannie's cat! A little spray will do ya with this perfume so that you don't overdo it and end up smelling too strong. I just use a tiny squirt under each ear, and it will last me all day long. 

The smell is not too overpoweringly rich. The official description is: "Purr by Katy Perry eau de parfum begins with the aroma of peach nectar and forbidden apple, evolves with a distinct floral bouquet of jasmine blossom, Bulgarian rose and vanilla orchid, and slowly reveals accents of creamy sandalwood and musk. Like the singer herself, Purr is playful yet sophisticated." I've never completely understood notes and bouquets, either in wine or perfume, but I do know it smells wonderful!! 

Just be careful with your real cat while wearing it, or it might rub off on him, and you'll have to wash him off...and he may not take as kindly to this as mine did! You can get it here.

On an unrelated note, hubby and I have finished watching all four seasons of "SOAP" on Netflix instant (you can also buy it here). I'm so sad that there are no more episodes and that it ended on a cliffhanger with no closure! I knew it was coming, but damn. If you've never seen it, it's a parody of the outrageous plots they have in soap operas. They also took on issues of race, homosexuality, sex, and more between 1977 and 1981, when those issues were still much more sensitive than they are today, and they preached tolerance cloaked in humor. They did it brilliantly too, with clever characters and extremely silly plot lines that leave you wanting more - with just enough depth and warmth to attach you to their plights. I was born a year before it ended, and I enjoyed it just as much today as I would have then, had I been old enough. Billy Crystal plays cute gay son Jodie, the dad from "Blossom" plays his cute-but-not-so-smart brother Danny, the guy from "Empty Nest" plays Burt, Mona from "Who's the Boss" plays Jessica, Benson from "Benson" plays, well, Benson! Five-star cast!

So I'll leave you with a wonderful narcissistic quote from season four of this beloved sitcom:
Sometimes when I look at myself in the mirror, I am overwhelmed that I am in the same room with me.  - Burt Campbell, SOAP
Love it, haha.

In the interest of full disclosure, some of the links above are linked to our Amazon affiliate account. Every little bit helps keep TCN up and runnin'! ;) However, I only reviewed the products to share my opinion of them!


Shybiker said...

Great reviews. Thanks for the mention. And SOAP! That's a throwback to the past. I was in college when it was on and remember being impressed that TV finally had an openly-gay character. Thanks for talking about the show.

Jenarcissist @ the closet narcissist said...

Anytime, pal! I really do love the perfume and was SO excited to get it.

Just last night, I made a reference to SOAP, and hubby and I both got a little sad that there are no more episodes to watch! :( The next thing I have to look forward to is a behind-the-scenes book coming out later this year!

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