Lip Gloss -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Gloss in Quartz
smurfkitten 10/29/2006 11:28:00 PM
I received Quartz as a gift in a set of four along with: Ginger Fizz, Raspberry Pop, and Rhubarb. Quartz is definitely my least favourite. I like the texture, smooth and not sticky or goopy, but the scent is terrible as is the lasting power and even the initial effect. Does little for my lips but look like clear lip gloss like the previous reviewers wrote. I'd rather use lip balm that has a nice scent and get the same result rather than use this gross smelling stuff. That being said, I still gave this product two lippies for having good texture and nice packaging with the wand sponge applicator that I like. I currently use it over lip stick to get a nice shine when I feel like it.. I hate throwing good brand stuff away.. but would never ever purchase.
Lip Gloss -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Gloss- Ginger Fizz
smurfkitten 10/29/2006 11:17:00 PM
I received Ginger Fizz as a gift in a set of four which also included: Raspberry Pop, Quartz, and Rhubarb. The colour is a nice, flattering fun summery peachy nude which would be great if only it were more pigmented. I really dislike the scent, though, and the lasting power really sucks, even for a lip gloss. I suppose this would be okay if you don't mind reapplying often, but since I hate the smell of this stuff I'd rather not have to. Won't be repurchasing. Gave it three lippies because it is still a decent gloss, with a smooth, non sticky, texture and lovely packaging with a great sponge applicator.
Lip Gloss -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Gloss in Rhubarb
smurfkitten 10/29/2006 11:12:00 PM
I got Rhubarb as a gift in a set of four which also included: Ginger Fizz, Raspberry Pop, and Quartz. Out of the four, this is probably the only one that I would consider purchasing. Rhubarb is way more pigmented and thicker than the other colours, but not sticky or goopy, which I love. The colour is very flattering. (I have cool toned skin). The sponge wand applicator is great. My one complaint is that I don't like the scent, but you can only really smell it when you're applying it anyways.
I received a set of four of these as a gift: Ginger Fizz, Raspberry Pop, Quartz, and the last one was called something odd like Rhubarb. Also got one in a GWP, Pink Sugar, which has a squeeze tube instead of a wand. The colours all look very pretty in the nice packaging, except for the GWP one. On lips they are a lot more subtle. I like that they are not sticky or goopy, the sponge wand applicator is great, and the colours are all flattering but this product, even for a lip gloss, lacks lasting power and I don't like the scent. So, I guess I like these and am happy to have them, but I don't really find them to be anything exceptional and I probably won't be purchasing any of these for myself.
Lip Treatments -Alba Botanica - Passion Fruit Nectar Lip Balm
smurfkitten 10/29/2006 10:48:00 PM
I bought this one and the Coconut Cream one because they were on sale and I'm glad I did. These have been my favourite lip balms ever since. The smell is great, they taste good not gross, and they go on very smoothly. I hate waxy lip balms and have tended to avoid lip balms altogether because of this but this product is great. It really does seem to moisturize my lips, too, and I never get chapped lips. My one complaint is that it doesn't have sunscreen but I'll still continue to buy this product.
Lip Treatments -Alba Botanica - Coconut Cream Lip Balm
smurfkitten 10/29/2006 10:46:00 PM
I bought this one and the Passion Fruit Nectar one because they were on sale and I'm glad I did. These have been my favourite lip balms ever since. The smell is great, they taste good not gross, and they go on very smoothly. I hate waxy lip balms and have tended to avoid lip balms altogether because of this but this product is great. It really does seem to moisturize my lips, too, and I never get chapped lips. My one complaint is that it doesn't have sunscreen but I'll still continue to buy this product.
Eye Makeup Remover -Almay - Non-Oily Eye Makeup Remover Pads
smurfkitten 10/29/2006 10:41:00 PM
This is a truly wonderful product. I bought it after hearing (and reading here on MUA!) so many good things about them. I must agree! I've found that this product removes my makeup just as well and is just as non-irritating as Lancome's Bi-Facil. Since it is way, way cheaper, I will definitely be switching over to these permanently. The pads are small, but I find that they are saturated with enough product that I can remove all of my eye makeup on both eyes with one pad. (I don't wear waterproof makeup, but I do wear a ton of non-waterproof mascara and eyeliner). As a Night & Day contact lense wearer, I have really sensitive eyes, and these don't irritate them at all. Absolutely no stinging - yay. Plus, they'r really convenient for travel - no need for cotton balls/pads, there is no risk of spillage, and the container is compact. At such a low price, everyone should try this product once.
Lotions/ Creams -Aquolina - Latte Corpo - Creme Caramel
smurfkitten 10/14/2006 1:26:00 AM
Very yummy! Scent lasts for hours. The consistency is kinda runny, but absorbs really well into the skin and moisturizes great. Definitely a keeper!
Fragrances -Jaqua Girls - Pink Buttercream Frosting Body Mist
smurfkitten 10/14/2006 1:15:00 AM
Perfect to wear with the matching lotion!! Very yummy!! I love how it moisturizes your skin, too. Cute packaging. Great product. But the main reason I love it is the smell.. I smell it and instantly feel happier.. it is addictive, I swear.
Lotions/ Creams -Jaqua Girls - Luscious Lotion in Buttercream Frosting
smurfkitten 10/14/2006 1:12:00 AM
Smells so good!!! Absolutely wonderful & yummy!!! Smells like real frosting, not artificial/chemically smelling at all. Soo delicious.. And the scent actually lasts on your skin. Dries quickly, moisturizes well. Cute packaging. Will definitely repurchase.
I tried a free sample.. won't be purchasing. I had trouble getting the strip to stick on, and then after I removed it, there wasn't any gunk on it, didn't see any improvement to my skin, it just didn't seem to do anything.
mmmmm.. love this scent! So yummy. Lathers well, smells great, the perfect shower gel. Not really expensive when you consider the huge amount of product you are getting. I said that I would buy this product again, but I doubt that I will ever have to, since by the time I finish the bottle I'll probably be tired of the scent. I don't make a habit of using this stuff as a shampoo but when I'm in a hurry I will use it as such. I have short hair, so I don't have to worry about tangles, and it works alright for me as a shampoo. Surprisingly it doesn't dry out my hair even though my hair is totally bleached out. The scent doesn't stay on you after you get out of the shower, which is unfortunate since I love the smell, but good in the sense that I wouldn't want it to clash with my perfume. Maybe they should have one formula where the scent washes off for morning showers and one formula where the scent stays on your skin for evening showers!!
I bought this along with Black Satin. I'm currently wearing Black Satin on my fingernails and Pink Satin on my toenails. It looks adorable on my toes:) Sooo cute & shimmery/sparkly. Very girly & fun. I usually only wear solid coloured polishes, but this one was too cute to pass up on. I wasn't sure if I'd ever wear it on my fingernails, I normally only wear dark polishes on my fingernails for fall/winter, but I love Pink Satin so much on my toes that maybe when I get tired of Black Satin on my fingernails I'll try it out!
I've always loved dark nails for fall/winter, including black. When I heard about Chanel's Black Satin, I knew that I would be buying it! It is been selling out so quickly and I had to go to a bunch of different places, but I finally got it. Bought it along with Pink Satin. I love love love this colour on both my fingernails and toenails, very glossy, reminds me of black patent leather. The formula is good, goes on smoothly and evenly and the coverage is remarkably good. As an avid wearer of very dark/black nail polish, I hate it when you have to layer on coat after coat to get it to look opaque. Black Satin is totally opaque with just 1-2 coat(s). Love the packaging, too. It does chip along my fingertips and I'll do touch-ups for awhile but with black nail polish I don't really care that much. Black Satin is the ultimate black nail polish.
Fragrances -Giorgio Armani - Armani Code for women
smurfkitten 10/6/2006 12:28:00 AM
One of my new favourites! Gorgeous, warm, alluring scent in a beautiful bottle. I'm going to love wearing it a lot this fall and winter. Will defintely repurchase.