Kathleen’s Review: Mimosa in Champagne with Apple Pie…gorgeous color! ❤️

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Hi folks Kathleen here with a review of the new style Mimosa by BelleTress in a new color Champagne with Apple Pie. And I will say upfront this color is as delicious as her name sounds. 😉Mainly I was curious to try out this blonde. I am always searching for that perfect blonde..light but not too light warm but not that yellow gold blonde. I love strawberry blonde but want something that reads more of a true blonde. A root would be ideal if it just wasn’t so dark which is a pet peeve of mine. I’d rather have no root than a dark root. Well I found her. Champagne with Apple Pie is it. The perfect blond.

When I saw the color image that BelleTress provided I thought hmm looks like another pale “sort of ashy” blonde with a dark root…like Silky Sand by TressAllure. When I started reading the description the first word was cool but when I read the rest of the description it described more of a neutral blonde. I had to see for myself. Most of the styles offered in this new color were too long for me so I decided to give Mimosa a try. I wasn’t impressed by the product photo but she looked like she had potential. She fits true to average and is quite comfy after I tightened the adjusters. A curious thing is the nape length is given as 2”…but as you can clearly see in image 2) she has a very long nape. As a matter of fact if I measure from the bottom of the nape on my Mimosa to the tip of her hair she measures 4” if I measure from the beginning of that last weft she measures 5”. No where near 2” Lol.

Let me tell you my thoughts on this wig…my favorite thing about her is her color…😉 Image 3) illustrates that this root isn’t dark but a light soft warm brown…hmm a bit like apple pie crust perhaps? 😉 The overall color is a beautiful almost peachy sandy blonde. Similar to their Honey with Chai Latte but lighter and of course with a much lighter root.

Below in image 4) I compare this color to Gabors SS Sandy Blonde. Similar overall color but I would say CWAP has a peachy hint to it that softens the color and elevates it from a pretty blonde to wow! Gabors SS SB has a non existent root in my book whereas Champagne with Apple Pie is exquisite..just the right color..very light and so realistic.

Mimosa is a fun long pixie shag. Quite retro because of that long nape. Her layers have lots a flips and since this is a HD wig I would probably straighten out the nape flips a bit..she’s looks a bit too Carol Brady for me. 😂 But if you have a long elegant neck she would look great on you. The density overall is quite natural on Mimosa with very little permatease. Just a little bit at the crown to give her a nice lift.

She is a bit top heavy with quite a heavy bang..very cute though I love the length of these bangs they sweep to the side out of your face very naturally.

One complaint I have is there is not a lot of hair on the sides. I have to really be careful to cover my sideburn area because the hair is a little skimpy and short especially around the sideburn area of my Mimosa. There was some under knotting along the ear-tabs which I love..I just wish there were a little more of that under knotting then the sides would have been perfect…and yes I am knit picking..lol I do love the razored layering on the sides and back.

BelleTress isn’t known for their monofilament features but I feel they are really stepping up their game in that department. Look at the mono part in image 9). Its beautiful..just the right amount of density.If I have a mono part I want it to be believable. This would fool anyone…yes it looks that real. Coupled with the very well done lace front and you have one realistic wig..I love her overall.

The photo in image 10) illustrates Mimosa’s lace front. Those are some tiny knots and since the rooting is a very light brown they blend right into your skin. I was impressed with the spacing of the knots and the fact that there was no extra lace to trim.. very very well done..bravo BelleTress.

This is part 1 of my review of Mimosa. As you probably picked up from this review I love the color….I love the mono part and lace-front..I love the layering…I’m not in love with the long flippy nape hair or the top heaviness and bangs. So what I am going to do is give you a step by step instruction of how I customize this wig to better fit my vision….I will use photos and small video clips to supplement my photos. Part 2) Making Mimosa Mine coming soon. 😊

The take away here is if you’ve been looking for a universally flattering blonde with a truly light realistic root on a long shaggy pixie that is light and wispy and perfect for summer then try Mimosa in Champagne with Apple Pie. ENJOY!

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Mimosa by BelleTress

You can see all of Kathleen’s posts here as well seeing her talent as an amazing artist at KathleenRyanArt.com.



  1. Sherry
    May 3, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    Kathleen – I’m so glad you reviewed this color! I’ve been curious about it ever since I saw the new color listed recently as an option for a few of their newer wigs. I was hoping it would be a cool blonde color, but I still think it will work with my coloring. Plus, I hope CW will begin offering the established Belle Tress wigs in this pretty color (hint, hint, Heather and Team …).

    Thanks for another super helpful review. Mimosa looks marvelous on you, btw!

    • Kathleen Ryan
      May 8, 2018 / 12:00 pm

      Hi Sherry thank you! Its not as cool as the swatch indicates but I think its even prettier..very neutral in low light..not at all that “bright golden yellow blonde” 😉 I think this is a universally flattering color. I hope they add this color ro other styles as well..thanks for your help input. Best – Kathleen

  2. Danielle
    May 4, 2018 / 1:48 am

    I have been eyeing this color in Rose Ella. I am not a fan of 4 or 8 roots. Thanks for spotlighting this color!

    • Kathleen Ryan
      May 8, 2018 / 12:03 pm

      Hi Danielle that is one of the most exciting things about this color..this root is light but not too light..;-) I would have to say near perfect. This color would be amazing on Rose Ella…Thanks for your fedback. Best- Kathleen

  3. Jen
    May 6, 2018 / 4:01 am

    Looks beautiful on you! Pretty color too.

    • Kathleen Ryan
      May 8, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      Thank you Jen…I was pleasantly surprised..love when that happens 😉 Best -Kathleen

  4. wendy smith
    June 29, 2018 / 11:05 pm

    You are so beautiful in every wig you wear. This review is prompting me to order Mimosa next week.
    (P.S. I am actually glad the nape is longer than the stated 2 inches! I wouldn’t be interested if it were otherwise.)

    Thank you.
    A big fan,

  5. Rita
    February 11, 2019 / 4:24 pm

    Hi Kathleen

    I just bought my first wig. The long bang is too heavy. Would I twist and snip the top layer of bang or would I do that technique under the first layers of bang (leaving the top untouched)?

    • Kathleen Ryan
      February 11, 2019 / 5:05 pm

      Hi Rita! Congratulations ….well I would start out with just thinning the bang fron underneath leaving the top layer untouched. Do a little at a time..try it on and repeat if you need to and until you’re happy with the results. If you want to add some soft texture to them thats when I would do the twist and snip at an angle method. The key is do a little at a time…;-) have fun…best-Kathleen

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