I like this better than the first Naked Palette. There are more lighter colors, which I like. The first palette is harder for me to work with because the colors are darker. I don't see myself having to buy another one of these. I would if I ever ran out but seems like both palettes will last me for years.
Palettes -BeneFit Cosmetics - Her Name Was Glowla Palette
Pakegal 10/20/2011 2:01:00 PM
I reach for the eyeshadows in this palette more than my MAC, Urban Decay and Stila shadows. Yes, the colors are very light and natural but they work for me. I like Bad Gal mascara because it makes my lashes full and natural looking. The small highlighters in the set are great for bringing attention to my cheek bones and making my skin look glowy. The lipgloss Life on the A-list is my favorite lipgloss. I like it more than MAC glosses, Too Faced, Urban Decay, Napolean, Armani, Lancome, L'Oreal, and the list goes on. It's not sticky or too shiny looking (can't stand when lips look like glass). Coralista is a nice blush. It doesn't show up on my skin as a blush unless I layer it but I think it's more of an overall face powder. Overall, this is a good kit for those who wear cool toned, natural looking makeup. Too bad it's discontinued.
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
Pakegal 12/10/2010 5:18:00 PM
This product washes off my eye makeup like no other. I don't even have to use eye makeup remover before or after using this product. I don't like using Purity all over my face because it is a bit harsh for me but I like using it over my eye area to get mascara and liner off.
Easy to use. Make sure to press enough times so the felt tip is inked well.
Good packaging with easy to use pump to dispense foundation. I always get compliments about how nice my skin looks when I use this foundation.
Great YLBB lipstick! I can use this almost everyday.
Happy with this color and I'm super picky! It gives a very polished look.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clarisonic - Pro Skincare Brush
Pakegal 6/9/2009 12:37:00 PM
Way too expensive for something a wash cloth can do better. Don't waste your money. This did not do anything for my skin except scrub it very lightly and it kind of gave my cheeks a massage.
Fragrances -Coty - Harajuku Lovers by Gwen Stefani - Love
Pakegal 9/15/2008 7:02:00 PM
Love is the best perfume out of the five. I agree with the other reviewers who said the scent is nothing special. The packaging is super cute so worth the buy. I'm thinking of buying the solid perfume because I don't like sprays.
Nice nude color. A YLBB color for me. It's more on the pinkish than brownish side but still great. Staying power is good because it's matte.
I got this off of sephora.com for $22 because of the great reviews on MUA. I was using Benefit's Browzings and I like this much better because it's easier to use and apply. The seal brown color works well with my black hair. The pencil is quite long but that's ok. I feel like I have more control with a longer pencil. Edit: I wear this everyday now. It's the only make-up I wear and my friends have been making comments about how nice I've been looking but they can't pinpoint what I've done to look nicer. I love it!
Looks black on my lashes, not blue, and does flake after an hour because it's so dry. The flakes hurt when they get in my eyes. I haven't experienced smudging with BadGal Blue , and never had that problem or flaking with the black BadGal or Get Bent either. All wash off easily with a gentle cleanser and hardly any eye make-up remover. Does it do what it claims and make my eyes bigger and my eyes whites whiter and brigher? Sort of but not enough for anyone to notice. I bought this for fun so I didn't have high expectations.
This is cute as a one time buy. I like the packaging. I prefer to carry this around rather than a big bag of make-up. The shadows are ok. The colors are very subtle so if you're not a big make-up wearer, like me, this is good. It gives a soft, polished look. I like it for days in the office and school. The concealer isn't that great. I don't have much to conceal except for the occassional blemish so I guess it's good to have in the palette. I plan on using it as an eyeshadow base. In case you're wondering, I have light-medium skin color, black hair and dark brown eyes.
This polish is nothing special. I don't get all the hype. If you're looking for a nail polish that makes your nails look shiny and groomed, sure, Essie's Mademoiselle does the trick but personally, I rather use a more nude color than waste my time with Mademoiselle. One coat makes my nails look shiny with the tiniest hint of pink. In fact, it actually looks like I have clear nail polish on. Two coats gives my nails a pinkish-white color. Anymore than two coats washes me out and looks horrible. FYI, I have light to medium-colored skin. Oh, lastly, the feel of the polish is really smooth once it's dry. I compared it to my Chanel polishes that feel sticky after they dry, and hands down, Essie is better.
Eye Shadow -Shiseido - Hydro Powder Eyeshadow in Violet Visions H1
Pakegal 2/29/2008 5:20:00 PM
I like purple so of course I like this shadow! I got a few compliments on how nice I looked the first time I wore it, which is why I think this deserves at least four lipsticks. I would give it five, but it's not the best shade of purple eye shadow out there. EDIT: Good staying power. I still think the shade of purple is a tad too dark for my liking but looks good regardless.