Love this liner. I have it in the black/brown shade and it's perfect if you want a dark shade but not the blue-black that some liners look like. The tip of the brush is nice and pointy and is capable of doing very fine lines to very thick. I plan to always have this in my stash.
I absolutely love this gloss. This is the perfect shade of lip color for me, a true lip color but darker. I love the shine and sublte shimmer it gives, I love the consistency, it's not too sticky, and just the right amount of sheer. This is pretty near perfect.
Eye Shadow -Avon - True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Mocha Latte
Radchickee 11/18/2011 10:01:00 AM
Soft subtle colors. Three of the colors are matte, and one is shimmery. It would be better if the darkest brown was darker, as all these shades are in the light to medium category but if you're after a subtle daytime look, this is very good. None of these shades go on too orangey, as I find with some browns. These are very neutral and wearable. The brush is a little small, but the packaging is very good considering how cheap this quad is when it goes on sale.
Eye Shadow -Rimmel - Color Rush Duo Eye Shadow in 514 Metallic Pearls
Radchickee 11/16/2011 1:14:00 PM
Very little pigment. This is OK if you only want a slight wash of color and a bit of shimmer.
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Exact Eyelights for Hazel Eyes
Radchickee 11/9/2011 5:15:00 PM
Love the shades in this kit. My eyes are somewhere between green and hazel so I tend to try both kits. This one does a great smokey eye. The lightest shade is a bit too shimmery and chalky so I use it sparingly. I use mostly the dark brown and the taupe shade, with just a touch of the green. The shadow is a bit chalky and it would be better if it was a bit more highly pigmented, but not bad overall, especially considering the price. I'm not sure if this kit makes my eyes look more hazel, but I like the way it looks anyway.
At first, I was really impressed by the smoothness and dark pigmentation of this eyeliner. It's like a gel in a pencil, and just glides on, then dries like a liquid. But after using it a few times, I ran into some problems. The gel pencil part is so soft it breaks and bends very easily, and it tends to soften and not stay sharp. Because it's not like a regular pencil, you have to smudge it or fix your mistakes before it sets. I have the black plum and I love the color. It's the darkest purple I've ever used, almost black. I have already repurchased this once but I don't think I would buy this again, just because it's a bit hard to use;
Scrubs -Soap and Glory - Flake Away Spa Body Polish
Radchickee 11/3/2011 9:42:00 AM
I love this scrub for it's rough texture and fresh smell. It really does do the job without drying out your skin. I don't like the overly greasy residue, or the way it does gum up the tub, as other reviewers have mentioned. But I guess I'll put up with it because I love the way this scrub works.
Gels/Soaps -Soap and Glory - Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel
Radchickee 11/3/2011 9:40:00 AM
I like this shower soap but I do get tired of the smell after a while. It smells nice actually, but it's a bit strong. I'd love the nozzle on the pump to be just a bit longer because I find when I pump it into a pouf, there's always a bit that ends up on the side of the bottle. Even a regular "turn it upside down" shower gel bottle would be better. I love the look of the packaging however, and this stuff cleans without drying.
Lotions/ Creams -Soap and Glory - The Righteous Butter
Radchickee 11/3/2011 9:37:00 AM
I love the consistency of this butter. It's rich and creamy yet sinks right in without a greasy feel. The smell is pleasant but a bit strong so I would tone it down a bit if I could. Otherwise, a great product.
This is a pretty good mascara, especially considering the price. The brush is neither too big nor too small, and I like the way it curves. My lashes stay curled a bit longer when I use this than with some other mascaras. I haven't noticed any flaking or smudging under the eyes, which is a dealbreaker for me. A couple of coats gives a pretty good length to lashes, but I wouldn't say anyone would think they're false. Only false lashes can do that.
Eyeliner -Almay - Intense i-color liquid liner in brown topaz
Radchickee 9/12/2011 10:42:00 AM
I love this eyeliner and have bought it over and over. I hope it never gets discontinued. There is something about the tip of the brush that makes it so precise and easy to use, not to mention the shade of brown is shimmery and very flattering. It's meant for blue eyes apparently, but I think it would suit almost any eye color.
I like this kit quite a bit but I find that the murky matte pale olive shade is unwearable. Three colors would have been sufficient. The shimmer is very nice and the colors are not as pigmented as say, the hip line, also from L'Oreal. I tend to never wear the different shades the way the package suggests but it does give instructions on how to wear them. I think this kit gives me a subtle but striking daytime look and complements my eye color well.
As much as I dislike the stickiness of these Stila lipglosses, they are super long lasting, and I do like some of the colors, this being one of them. It's a sheer peachy shade that takes on the undertone of your lips. Looks good on its own or overtop another lip color.
Fragrances -Avon - Luscious Temptations body mist - Sensual Sandalwood
Radchickee 8/12/2011 11:56:00 AM
A definite keeper. This smells amazing. It's not straight up sandalwood but a blend of different notes with the sandalwood at the forefront It smells a lot more expensive than it really is. I also have layered this under other body sprays and fragrances and it seems to make even the most mundane thing smell terrific. I hope this one doesn't get discontinued but I bet it will.
Fragrances -Avon - Naturals Strawberry & Guava Body Spray
Radchickee 8/12/2011 11:54:00 AM
This smells really fruity and super sour. I wouldn't mind if it just smelled like strawberries but there is an overpowering sour note that is just really bothersome. I guess it's a good thing this spray has no lasting power.