Review and Q&A: Shanghai Suzy lipsticks

Being an avid user of Instagram, I came across Shanghai Suzy lipsticks a number of times but never got around to purchasing any because reality is, I’m such a lip product floozy that I have a massive box full of brand new lipsticks just waiting to be worn.

Shanghai Suzy lipsticks - $12.95AUD

Shanghai Suzy lipsticks – $12.95AUD

Guess my excitement when I was offered the opportunity to trial and review the lipsticks! Yes, was my immediate reaction because well, it’s for my readers?!

Shanghai Suzy offers lipstick lovers bright, bold shades at a very affordable price point. What really caught my attention was that each season, a new limited edition collection is launched. I’m a sucker for anything limited edition!

I was also able to interview Joanna Wheaton, founder of Shanghai Suzy lipsticks.

Joanna wears Miss Jade Orange

Joanna wears Miss Jade Orange

 

How did you come up with the name for the brand and why did you decide to create a lipstick range?

I’m a huge lipstick fan, and I found that I would rarely wear the same lipstick for more than a season (in fact, I’ve never finished a lipstick in my life!). I found that I was paying $30-$40 for lipsticks I would only wear on a few occasions – I either lose the lipstick when I’m out, or move onto the next colour for the next outfit. I really saw a gap in the market for good quality, on-trend fashion colours that wouldn’t cost a fortune. I have a background in cosmetics marketing and product development so I was lucky to have the skills to make my dream a reality! When I was initially working on the product development side, I was brainstorming colour names – all of the shades are named after my friends, Miss Claire, Miss Emma etc. I have a girlfriend called Suzy, who is from Shanghai.  When I was naming her colour, I thought that Shanghai Suzy sounded better than Miss Suzy, and so the name stuck! I loved it so much I decided to call the brand Shanghai Suzy!

At only $12.95 for a lipstick, how do you keep the price point low and yet offer such high quality lipsticks?

More than anything, I wanted Shanghai Suzy to be affordable! It’s tough at times, but we work on small margins and the business is based on volume and selling lots of lippies! It’s been quickly on the up and up each season so it’s a positive start.

Where do you get the inspiration from for each of seasonal range?

I love reading blogs and magazines, I love looking at beauty editorials from the UK and the US and looking at future trends and what will work for the Suzy customer.  I listen to my friends, they’re always begging me for certain colours and they’re much more fashionable than I am. I love hearing what makeup artists think too as they’re the ones creating the best looks day-in day-out.

What’s next for Shanghai Suzy?

Our Winter season is quietening down now and we’ve already started to sell out of some colours (all of our shades are limited edition).  We have our new Summer range launching in September which is super exciting, I am so in love with the range, I can’t wait to share it with everyone!!! We have an exciting new look and packaging launching around Christmas time too.

Now moving onto my review..

The first thing you’ll notice upon application is the delicious grape Hubba Bubba scent – so reminiscent of my childhood!

The packaging is sturdy, with a sticker of the shade on top, metallic silver writing of the brand name on the side and a ‘click’ when you put the lipstick back.

Shanghai Suzy lipsticks

Shanghai Suzy lipsticks

Shanghai Suzy lipsticks are ridiculously creamy – which is a good thing in my book as it means that even though the finish is matte, my lips aren’t left dry and peeling like with many matte finish lipsticks. Wear time was average – three to four hours before fading but due to the intensity of the shade, especially Miss Kitty, I could get away with not reapplying for an extra hour or two..

Shanghai Suzy lipstick swatches - Miss Amy and Miss Kitty

Shanghai Suzy lipstick swatches – Miss Amy and Miss Kitty

I was able to try two shades for you, my lovely readers -

Miss Kitty BLACK PLUM – the quintessential Winter shade! It’s a darkened wine shade

Shanghai Suzy lipstick in Miss Kitty

Shanghai Suzy lipstick in Miss Kitty

Miss Amy BABY PINK – cool toned pastel pink

Shanghai Suzy lipstick in Miss Amy

Shanghai Suzy lipstick in Miss Amy

I’m sure you can guess which is my favourite out of the two I received. Miss Amy was too cool toned for my warm toned Asian skin. However, this did not deflect from the fact that at $12.95 for a lipstick, Shanghai Suzy is a force to be reckoned with. Affordable, great quality, classy packaging, fun shades. Not many reasons to NOT go out and buy it, right?

Shanghai Suzy lipsticks - Miss Kitty and Miss Amy

Shanghai Suzy lipsticks – Miss Kitty and Miss Amy

You can check out the current range of lipsticks available on the Shanghai Suzy website. At $12.95AUD a pop, you can really afford to get a whole colour collection! These gems can be purchased from the website, or they are stocked around the country in independent beauty stores – stockists listed here.

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Review: Karen Murrell Lipsticks – Summer Bouquet Colour Collection

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection

When it comes to cosmetics, my favourite products would have to be lipsticks followed by blushes. So when I was offered the chance to review the Summer Bouquet Colour Collection from Karen Murrell, I immediately said yes!

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection

Karen Murrell is an all natural, organic brand from New Zealand offering not only lipsticks but also skincare.

Whilst I was swatching these, it dawned on me – it makes sense to wear lipstick with natural ingredients because it is without a doubt that you will consume the lipstick without even intending to – through kissing, drinking, eating etc

Karen Murrell obviously came to this realisation much sooner than I did and created a line of lipstick made from natural ingredients.

Everything about the brand is natural. The cardboard packaging, with original artwork, is 100% recyclable, and is made from New Zealand trees and soya ink.

Even the actual lipstick casing is eco-friendly. It’s made from corn resin and actually starts to dissolve back into the environment in 100 days, should you choose to recycle it.

Karen Murrell Lipsticks

Karen Murrell Lipsticks

In terms of scent,the lipsticks are naturally scented with cinnamon oil and when you remove the lipstick cap, it seems quite strong. I am not the biggest fan of cinnamon but have found that it doesn’t linger so that’s a relief.

Now moving onto the swatches of the 5 shades from Karen Murrell’s Summer Bouquet range – firstly, chasing natural light during Winter has proven to be a difficult task so these are not the greatest pictures – sorry!

The Summer Bouquet Colour Collection was inspired by “vividly coloured flowers delicately peeking out of the gloomiest day of the year”.

#13 Camellia Morning – light petal pink with a yellow base

#14 Orchid Bloom - warm brown peach nude

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection {Camellia Morning, Orchid Bloom}

#15 Peony Petal - slightly bright pink-peach-coral

#16 Lavender Laughter – leans cool; blue-based pale mauve-pink

#17 Poppy Passion – a bright watermelon pink

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection {Peony Petal, Lavender Laughter, Poppy Passion}

The lipsticks are highly pigmented, very creamy, go on semi-sheer but can be easily built up to opaque coverage. I would describe the finish as a satin, with no shimmer.

Out of the 5 shades of the Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection, my favourites are Peony Petal and Poppy Passion; with my least favourite being Lavender Laughter, which is too cool for my skintone.

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection {Poppy Passion, Orchid Bloom, Lavender Laughter, Peony Petal, Camellia Morning}

In terms of lasting power, the brighter ones last slightly longer than the nude/pastel ones – with an average wear time of about 4 hours until food or drinks touches my lips.

You can check out the lipstick range on the Karen Murrell website. The lipsticks retail for $30NZD but there is an Australian stockist available – Style Patisserie which sells them for $26.95AUD (with free shipping on orders over $75AUD).

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Review: Boots Laboratories Optiva Skincare Range

Boots Laboratories Optiva skincare range promises to hydrate your skin for up to 24 hours, strengthening and hydrating the skin and revitalising it leaving your skin smooth and glowing.

Boots Laboratories Optiva

Boots Laboratories Optiva

Skin Balancing Cleanser $14/150ml

This isn’t your typical cleanser and the first of it’s kind for me. What you do is either pour some onto a cotton pad, or into your hands, then apply all over your face. Instead of using water to wash off, you gently wipe it off with a tissue or (new) cotton pad.

I get a slight sense of satisfaction seeing the day’s dirt and grime come off on the cotton pad. Consistency-wise, it’s thicker than a normal liquid cleanser. I’d classify it as a cream cleanser. After wiping off the cleanser, I follow up with a gentle exfoliator and as a result, I get skin that’s refreshed and hydrated.

I have tried using it also as the traditional cleanser and washing it off with water – I don’t recommend this. It doesn’t wash off very well with water.

Also, I would use an additional cleanser if I were removing a full heavy face of makeup. This works well when it’s a light makeup day (some blush and eye makeup) but I don’t think it is as effective in removing a full face (foundation, eyeliner, mascara, blush, lipstick etc).

Quick mention of the packaging – LOVE. It has a flip-top lid and makes it easy to control the amount of product you dispense.

Radiance Refresh Tonic $14/150ml

This toner has to be my favourite out of the four products. The packaging is exactly like the cleanser mentioned above. I love the scent which is a very very light floral. The Radiance Refresh Tonic dries quick and doesn’t leave any trace on your skin. It’s refreshing and helps prepare my skin for a dose of moisture.

Daily Protecting Cream $22/40ml

Suitable for oily and combination skin, this is the lighter version of the daily facial moisturiser. I used this during Autumn and it made for a great base for my makeup. I also like the fact that it included SPF15 so I didn’t have to apply additional sunscreen on most days.

Comforting Day Cream $22/40ml

The Comforting Day Cream is a richer formula of the daily facial moisturise and is better suited to dry skin. Despite being a richer formula, I found that it did not leave an ‘oily’ looking residue on my face. It was absorbed easily and quickly and left my skin looking radiant and hydrated. Like the Daily Protecting Cream, this also includes SPF15 and UVA filters.

Overall, the products worked at providing my skin with hydration and left it looking more radiant and softer. The reasonable price points of the range is also a big plus and

You can check out the range at Amcal, Amcal Max and Guardian Pharmacies. Prices range from $14-$24.

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Review: Violet Box June 2014

Violet Box’s June 2014 box, aka the birthday box, did not arrive in a box per se but in a handy cosmetic case – which I was actually grateful for seeing as I now have 11 Violet Boxes just sitting on a shelf.

Spoiler alert but I loved this month’s box!

Violet Box June 2014

Violet Box June 2014

GHD Straight & Tame Cream $24
A cream aimed at taming frizzy hair – will definitely be trialling this ASAp. I like to blow dry my hair to get it dried much quicker. Some days, it’s nice and silky. Other days, it’s just a big ol’ ball of frizz.

Bioderma Sebium Pore Refiner ~$15.47 ($30.95/30ml)
Silicon-based primer targetting combination to oily skin (sounds like mine!). I have a stack of Bioderma samples now but not complaining as they always come in handy when travelling.

Chella Brow Pencil $21.50
This was actually missing so no review sorry!

Strange Beautiful Nail Polish $22
Two shades in one – a nice orange-red and a pink-toned nude. Both shades are wearable and I think the colours are good together – one for when you’re feeling like a bright and the other for when you’re feeling more demure.

Appelles Blackseed Shampoo and Tamanu Conditioner ~$5.39 each ($18.95/150ml; $44.95/500ml)
Firstly, I think it’s a bit strange that it’s not a matching set. I like my shampoos and conditioners to match. Cute packaging and love that these deluxe samples have at least a week’s worth of hair washing in them!

Caddy’s Cosmetic Pouch $26
Ok. This makeup bag is probably one of the best ones I’ve come across. It’s small enough not to be bulky and yet has so many different pouches and compartments. There’s even a section for 3 brushes! Definitely replacing my current makeup bag with this one.

Firstly, happy 1st birthday, Violet Box. It has been an amazing year with monthly boxes that are of outstanding value and products. I am astonished at how Violet Box continually sends out boxes with new brands and products. In the last 12 months, I have been introduced to at least one new brand each month!

This birthday “box” was no different. Including over $100 worth of products, with a good mix of skincare, haircare, nail polish is an amazing feat.

Here’s to another great year, Violet Box!

For more information on Violet Box, check out their website here

Subscription boxes are available from $22.95/month.

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Review: Balenciage Rosabotanica EDP

A slightly rosier take on Balenciaga’s original perfume, Florabotanica, this new addition, Rosabotanica, epitomises what a rose perfume should be, for me.

Balenciage Rosabotanica

Balenciage Rosabotanica (image from SarahWhat.com)

I usually go for sweet, fruity scents and yet something about Rosabotanica caught my attention. It is definitely one of those fragrances that you will need to try before you buy and definitely not one to purchase blindly as a gift as I feel that it is one of those scents that one either loves or hates.

At first, it smells like dewy grass and conjures up images of a fresh grass field in the morning. As it wears down, you can smell the rose but only slightly. It’s a great bright fragrance to wake you up on first spritz and then a rosy musk surrounds you as the day goes on.

I choose to wear this both day and night as it’s not too heavy for daytime wear but not too light either. I love that despite being a rose perfume, it’s not too powdery nor “grandma”-ish.

Top: Hyacinth, Fig Leaf, Petitgrain and Grapefruit
Heart: Pink Pepper, Cardamom and Rose
Base: White Woods and Amber

Available from David Jones and MYER stores nationally, prices are:  $125 (50ml), $155 (100ml) and the body lotion is $60 for 200ml.

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What’s On My Nails Wednesdays: OPI x Muppets (Let’s Do Anything We Want and Chillin’ Like A Villain)

To celebrate the (not so new now) Muppets movie – Muppets Most Wanted, OPI released 8 new limited shades inspired by the movie.

Today, I have for you two out of the eight shades -

OPI x Muppeta (Let's Do Anything We Want and Chillin' Like A Villain)

OPI x Muppeta (Let’s Do Anything We Want and Chillin’ Like A Villain)

Let’s Do Anything We Want – small-medium white squares mixed with small pink and white round and square glitter

Chillin’ Like A Villain – sheer beige-peach nude

On first application, I did not like Chillin’ Like A Villain. Long-time readers of my blog will know that I love me my one coat wonders and Chillin’ Like A Villain took 2-3 careful applications. However, this was the only trouble I had. Once applied, the colour was gorgeous. I really love it! It makes for a nice palate cleanser shade and looks so nice and polished without looking obvious. A great work shade.

Let’s Do Anything We Want makes for a great girly glitter topper. It’s everything I love in a glitter polish – glitter was dense enough for a coat or two and looks amazing over Chillin’ Like A Villain.

OPI x Muppets (Let's Do Anything We Want and Chillin' Like A Villain)

OPI x Muppets (Let’s Do Anything We Want and Chillin’ Like A Villain)

Available at selected MYER, David Jones stores, and selected salons nationally. Prices are: $19.95; a mini pack costs $24.95 whilst you can grab a duo pack for $24.95 – which includes 2 full size bottles.

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Review: Violet Box May 2014

Apologies (again!) for the late post. These Violet Boxes tend to arrive towards the end of the month and I’m currently in the midst of take-home exams frenzy so please forgive me!

May’s Violet Box arrived sometime towards the end of the month and was in a slightly bigger box than usual.

Violet Box May 2014

Violet Box May 2014

Lush Lip Scrub in Popcorn $9.95/25g (full size)
Another Lush lip scrub to add to my stash. Love these lip scrubs (I have one in Bubblegum and Santa); always nicely scented according to its name – this one, being popcorn, smells and kinda tastes like salted caramel popcorn. Fun part? It contains popping candy! These fun exfoliating lip scrubs are edible as well so all you have to do is scrub and buff the lip scrub onto your lips then lick off any excess.

Goldwell StyleSign Sleek Perfection $4.99 ($24.95/100ml)
Humidity resistant thermal spray? Yes please. It has a light fruity scent, which I am fond of, and doesn’t weigh my hair down.

Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil $22
Similar to Benefit High Brow, this all in one pencil offers highlighting, concealing and brigtening for the eye area. It’s very creamy and blends easily. Only con is the shade, Ivory Lace, which I found way too light for my medium skintone.

Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil

Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil

Teeez Cosmetics Eve’s Ready to Wear Lipstick in Tempting Pink $32

Teeez Cosmetics Eve's Ready to Wear Lipstick in Tempting Pink

Teeez Cosmetics Eve’s Ready to Wear Lipstick in Tempting Pink

Yep, another Teeez Cosmetics product – this time its a nice lipstick in the shade Tempting Pink – a very nice soft pink shade with what I would call a semi-satin finish. When first applied, it looks slightly frosty but give it 5 mins and the frosty finish goes away!

Teeez Cosmetics Eve's Ready to Wear Lipstick in Tempting Pink

Teeez Cosmetics Eve’s Ready to Wear Lipstick in Tempting Pink

It smells delicious – like the strawberry and cream lollies. Glides on smoothly and lasts me a few hours before it starts wearing off. Just reiterating my gripe – for the price tag, it’s the same cost as a MAC lipstick here, weighs half a gram more but I find the packaging so tacky which is such a shame because I think their quality is pretty good.

Swatch - Teeez Cosmetics Eve's Ready to Wear Lipstick in Tempting Pink & Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil

Swatch – Teeez Cosmetics Eve’s Ready to Wear Lipstick in Tempting Pink & Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil

Timeless Truth Miracle Rejuvenation Mask $7
Yay, another facial sheet mask to add to my collection. Timeless Truth masks have made an appearance before in Violet Boxes – see here. I love face masks and use them religiously. Subscribers received either this or the Herbal Rejuvenation Immortelle mask ($8). The Miracle Rejuvenation mask promises to reduce the apperance of fine lines, dark spots and wrinkles. Haven’t had the chance to try it out so cannot comment on its promises. Only thing is $7 for a face mask is slightly more than what I pay for my usual face masks.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse ~$1.60 (based on $28095/100ml; also available $24.95/50ml)
A luxe brand that I’ve heard great things about. This multipurpose oil is in a sample satchet (which I really hate – especially for products like this which seem to always find a way of spilling or seeping out). Despite my hatred for sample satchets, I am intrigued as to how this cult product will work on me 9even if it is only single use!)

Nuxe Creme Merveillance ~$2.60 ($64.95/50ml)
A “visible expression lines cream” – despite being in a satchet, you’d probably get at least 2-3 uses out of it.

Overall, this month’s Violet Box gets a thumbs up from me. I think it’s great that they included a variety products – hair, lips, face, body etc and ensures that there is at least one product every subscriber would be happy with. In terms of value, Violet Box never fails. This month’s box included four full size products (!) and three samples totalling a value of $80 which is well worth the monthly subscription fee. Violet Box has also managed to introduce new brands monthly which is a great feature of these monthly subscription boxes.

For more information on Violet Box, check out their website here

Subscription boxes are available from $22.95/month.

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Review: Elucent Whitening Range

Elucent Whitening Range

Elucent Whitening Range

About a month ago, I was given the opportunity to trial the Elucent Whitening Range. Upon first seeing the name of the range, I thought .. hmm .. don’t need any whitening products! However, upon further examination, it’s more of a brightening skincare range aimed at providing a brighter, more even complexion.

Elucent Whitening Range

Elucent Whitening Range

Whitening Exfoliating Cleanser ($29.99) – this contains small exfoliating beads which are very gentle on the skin making it perfect for everyday use. I’ve been using this alongside the Philips VisaPure Facial Cleansing Brush and my skin is left feeling really refreshed.

Spot Corrector ($49.99) - Apply this on any areas prone to dark spots and/or discolouration. I’ve been applying this on my cheeks and around my nose prior to applying the moisturiser.

Day Moisturiser ($49.99) – Containing SPF30, this has a thick consistency, almost like sunscreen and not a facial moisturiser. My skin struggled with the heavy consistency and broke out a little. This was probably my least favourite product in the whole range as I found, for my skin, it was a bit too thick and heavy for a day face cream.

Night Moisturiser ($49.99) – A fantastic hydrating night cream which is much lighter than its day counterpart.

Eye Cream ($49.99) - I found that this did help to minimise the appearance of fine lines and dark circles. It was easy to apply as well with a very viscous consistency so it was easy to apply this around the eye area and be gentle.

Hand Cream ($24.99) – I love that they included this as part of the skincare range. Hands feel soft and instantly smooth and hopefully with continued use, no spots!?

Overall, bar the day moisturiser, I enjoyed using all the products in Elucent’s Whitening Range. As a result of a month use, my skin now appears to be much more brighter skintone, with minimal spots.

Along with the Whitening Range, Elucent also has an Anti-Aging Range, which judging from reviews, also works really well! For more information on either range, check it out here. You can purchase any of these products exclusively from Chemist Warehouse and My Chemist.

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What’s On My Nails Wednesdays: Teeez Trend Cosmetics Chain of Stones Nail Lacquer in Melted Copper

This polish was a part of April’s Violet Box offerings.

Teeez Trend Cosmetics is a new brand to me and Google tells me it’s a dynamic, high-end cosmetics brand from The Netherlands.

Teeez Trend Cosmetics Chain of Stones Nail Lacquer in Melted Copper

Teeez Trend Cosmetics Chain of Stones Nail Lacquer in Melted Copper $15

I received their Chain of Stones nail lacquer in Melted Copper which is a holographic copper shade. It’s a scattered holo effect which isn’t intense but it’s not lacking either. It’s a nice shade for the current weather – very Autumn appropriate.

Teeez Trend Cosmetics Chain of Stones Nail Lacquer in Melted Copper

Teeez Trend Cosmetics Chain of Stones Nail Lacquer in Melted Copper $15

Application was a breeze and two coats achieved full opacity. In terms of wear, it lasted about 4 days before it started to chip.

My only gripe would be the price as $15 for 8.5ml is a bit of a high price considering, in Australia, OPI retail for $19.95/15ml, Essie are $16.95/13.5ml, Chanel polishes are about $40/13ml, Dior are $40/10ml etc Price wise, it does sit up there with the high-end brands but the packaging itself is not what I would call high-end.

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

So it’s Mother’s Day tomorrow and you’ve left the gift shopping until the very last minute – you like to the on the edge! Here are a few of my picks for some last minute Mother’s Day shopping -

MOR Marshmallow Duet $19.95 {available at Myer, David Jones, gift boutiques and pharmacies}

MOR Enchanted Marshmallow Duet $19.95

MOR Enchanted Marshmallow Duet $19.95

This comes with a 50ml handcream and little soapette (60g) in their marshmallow scent which smells like those musk stick lollies. Spend an extra $10 and you get a free Enchanted umbrella gift – 2 gifts for mum! … or one for you, one for mum. Whatever works for you.

MOR Enchanted Umbrella is a gift umbrella that is a gift with a purchase over $29.95.

MOR Enchanted Umbrella is a gift umbrella that is a gift with a purchase over $29.95.

People for Plants Love Your Lips $19.95 {available at Priceline, David Jones, Terry White, selected pharmacy and health food stores}

People for Plants Flavour Your Lips $19.95

People for Plants Flavour Your Lips $19.95

A lip balm gift pack – great for the upcoming cold season – containing 3 x 4.5g lip balms in pink grapefruit and sweet fennel, tangerine and juniper berry and vanilla and cocoa butter. All are organic and made with natural ingredients.

Estee Lauder Pleasures Simple Luxuries*$80 {available at Myer, David Jones, selected pharmacies..for local stockists, contact 1800 061 326}

Estee Lauder Pleasures Simple Luxuries $80

Estee Lauder Pleasures Simple Luxuries $80

A perfume gift set that contains products my mum would actually use – what a nice change! This Simple Luxuries set contains a 30ml Pleasures EDP, 75ml body lotion and a nicely sized cosmetics bag. Pleasures has a refreshingly sweet-floral scent which isn’t too cloying nor offensive.

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