GHOULISH This season's Ridiculous Scent! Creepy like Creepy and as spooky as Spooky, this is the scent of a black cherry and coconut amaretto confection gently laced with saffron.
Price: You can't buy them anymore since they were a Limited Edition, but the price for a bottle was probably around $17,50 for a 5 ml bottle.
Packaging: The bottle looks just like the other Bpal bottles, and the label you can see on the picture above.
How to use: If you have an imp, dab it to your wrists and then some onto your finger and dab it with your finger behind your ears, on your neck and between your breasts (if you are a woman ;) ).
If you have the bottle, use a wandcap (they are sold separately) or do what I do: use on of those
plastic things you use to stir your coffee or tea with when you are out.
Throw it away after use, this way your perfume oil stays clean :D.
In the imp: I smell something spicy and peculiar that is also sweet.
Immediately after putting it on: It smells like amaretto and almond spice too me. The scent is very strong and sweet and you can smell the liquor.
A few minutes later: The almond spice smell has become way less strong. I still smell something sweet, something spicy, some liquor like scent and something fruity.
About 15 to 30 minutes later: I smell something sweet that I think is coconut. I also smell something that is fruity, though I don't know what. I smell liquor and spice but can't identify those notes either. To me it smells exactly like liquorice allsorts (also know als English Liquorice) and especially the pink and yellow ones with coconut on the outside and liquorice on the inside.
A few pics of what liquorice allsorts looks like:
And the pink and yellow ones I was talking about:
After about an hour and a half: The scent is getting deeper. It's a little less sweet and and the notes are blending better into one whole scent.
I still think its liquorice allsorts in a bottle an I love it.
When I look at the notes that are in there and I smell my wrists, I can identify the individual notes.
The amaretto was the most prominent smell when I first put it on, but now isn't that strong anymore. It has combined with the sweetness of the coconut, though I smell the coconut much stronger. The fruit that I smelled appears to be the black cherry. The black cherry note is sweet and fruity, but not sugary sweet, more like fruity sweet.
I don't know what saffron smells like but I do smells something lightly spicy that must be the saffron.
After that, Ghoulish gets less coconutty over time. It becomes less sweet and more mellow I think.
To me it seems that the coconut and amaretto notes are becoming less noticeable with the saffron getting stronger and the black cherry is also more noticeable.
Still all the notes are there.
The liquorice allsorts scent is changing into something lighter, but it is still there, just different.
*great smelling perfume oil
*a bottle will last you ages
*not tested on animals
*not very expensive ($17,50 is approx. €13,21)
*this perfume was a Limited Edition, so not available on the BPAL website anymore :(, only on ebay and it will probably cost a lot this way (or you can buy/trade it on the BPAL Forum!)
Verdict: Great perfume oil that smells exactly like liquorice all sorts!!!
After a few hours the scent starts to fade and changes into a milder scent.
I think this is probably one of those perfume oils that you have to reapply during the day if you want to keep smelling like liquorice allsorts.
If you don't mind the changing scents during the day, there is no need to re-apply, because even after a few hours this perfume will still smell great, just different!
Like most BPAL perfumes, this one keeps changing throughout the day.
All the notes are still there but one moment one note is stronger and 30 minutes later another note is stronger. So basically, you are wearing a different version of the same scent all day long, and the version keeps changing and changing during the day :D!
This is what makes BPAL perfume so interesting and exciting.
Rating: I give this an 8 because the resemblance of liquorice allsorts is genius!
If the scent remained the same for longer I would have given it a 9.
Would I buy this again: yes.
Is it bottle worthy: if you like foody scents (perfume that smells like foods you know) or if you like weird/strange/peculiar/odd/unique/etc. scents, this definitely is bottle worthy!!!
This product is sold in two colours and I own 010 Rose Beige.
Price: I can't remember the exact price since I bought it a month ago, but I think it was approximately €4.
Packaging: It's round and see-through with golden letters on it. The compact powder is easy to open and easy to close.
Consistency: It's a very soft powder that's easy to use and isn't very crumbly.
As you can see, the powder has a pretty pattern :).
How to use: You use a big powder brush or a kabuki brush (or a blush brush if you don't have anything else) and sweep it trough the pan. Then tap the brush with your finger to get rid of the excess powder. Now you can apply it on your face using circular motions (if you use the kabuki) or regular strokes (if you use the powder brush or blush brush). Make sure you don't use to much or your face will get too matte and you wrinkles will show more. You don't have to powder your complete face either. Sometimes it can be enough to use some powder on specific places (like where you used concealer or foundation, to set it, or on on shiny places).
The result: I expected this powder to make me look a bit ashy and to emphasize my wrinkles (they are not huge, but like most people I have them too ;) ), but that was not the case.
To my surprise my wrinkles did not show and my complexion was glowing.
This compact powder is much better than what I'm used to and I love it!!!
I don't have any pictures of me wearing it, since my camera isn't good enough to show the difference between wearing the powder and not wearing the powder, but I have swatched it on my fingers.
*not very expensive (approx. €4)
*not a limited edition, so easy to come by :)
*the powder isn't crumbly
*doesn't make you skin look ashy
*doesn't emphasize your wrinkles
*the packaging opens and closes easy
*Catrice doesn't test on animals
*makes your skin glow :D
*the powder has a pretty pattern
*suitable for pale faces
I really can't think of any cons!
Verdict: Great compact powder that doesn't make your skin ashy or emphasize your wrinkles. It's well-prices and easy to come by and the packaging opens and closes easily. The powder has a pretty pattern and the powder isn't crumbly. It's easy to use and gives your skin a nice glow.
Also, Catrice doesn't test on animals and this powder is suitable for pale faces!!!
Rating: I give this an 8 because it's a good product, but probably not as good as high-end (though I've never tried that) and doesn't have extreme cover (it's sheer).
This blush by Catrice was a limited edition from the limited edition line "Expect The Unexpected" that was sold a few months back.
It is a really bright blush, and sadly the pictures don't do it justice.
I forgot the make a picture of the back of the blush, sorry!
As you can see it's a really bright pink colour that would probably look good on most people.
You can apply it REALLY bright and heavy (IF you would want to do so) but also very subtle (which is more my style ;) ).
Swatched on my finger tips:
The packaging is very pretty.
This blush has a packaging that is very solid, easy to open and pretty.
Unfortunately, it doesn't close very well :S.
On the front you find the name of the brand and the type of product, and on the back you find a label with the name and number of the colour and some additial information.
This blush contains 8g and it cost me between €3 en €4, which isn't expensive at all!
The fragrance is nice and not stinky at all and the powder feels very soft on your skin, but isn't crumbly!
*can be applied subtle or heavy (pretty pigmented)
*colour that suits most people
*pretty packaging that's solid and easy to open
*soft powder that isn't crumbly
*Catrice doesn't test on animals!
*it was a limited edition that isn't available anymore
*the packaging doesn't really close
Conclusion: Great blush that can be applied both very subtle and very heavy. The colour suites most skin tones (except very dark ones), the formula is soft but not crumbly and the blush is cheap and not tested on animals. Sadly, it was a limited edition so hard to come by and the lid of the product doesn't really close.
Rating: I would rate this product an 8 because it isn't easy to come by and the packaging doesn't really close.