Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Pommegranate Martini Body Splash
piratequeen 5/30/2007 11:19:00 AM
I only wear body sprays at home, generally to bed or if I'm hanging out. This one is very sweet! It has a little bit of lime that prevents it from being too syrupy. This is nice, but given the opportunity, I probably wouldn't re-purchase.
This a beautiful foiled rose shade, it looks like MAC Rose pigment in nail polish form. I needed three coats of this to get it fully opaque. I can't believe how expensive this polish is for OPI. I would buy this color again, but overall the Design Series is way to expensive!
Highlighters -Sephora - Luminous Trio - Bronze Trio
piratequeen 5/22/2007 7:25:00 PM
This is a really great product. It's finely milled and shimmery. I have used mine as eyeshadow in a pinch and got compliments on it! One of the best products ever and fairly inexpensive!
This is an okay dusting powder, not too special. The fragrance is okay, just very sweet and candyish. I knocked off a few lippies because the glitter makes it a little too gritty. If I were to get another body powder from Lush, I would get "Silky Underwear."
This fragrance simply rocks! One of the few that gets me compliments. It is so unusual, it almost smells like a very sophisticatd chai tea. It's an light-as-air oriental and one of the few that can be worn in warm weather.
Cleansers -Philosophy - the microdelivery exfoliating wash
piratequeen 5/17/2007 3:44:00 PM
I love this scrub. It made my clog-prone skin smooth like glass. At $25 a bottle, it is not exactly cheap but could be much more expensive. The cleansing cloths, however, look like a rip-off even though one of the girls at the counter insisted they work well. This is a great product!
I have a sample of this. This definately a fun scent, I get the mango right away. Unfortunately, this smells like every other fruity scent. Fortunately, when people ask you what it is, you can answer with a Escada (prestige brand) instead of "mall scent" (VS, BBW). Smelling tutti frutti can be fun, but it's just so common place these days. I might pick up a cheap bottle of this from perfumania, but it would be a mistake to pay full price for this scent. It's not exactly original smelling. Might be fun for vacation!
I am totally convinced that this works! I've been using this consistently for about a month and have noticed that my lashes seem a lot thicker and a little longer. Much better than EL lash therapy. I am impressed! Give it a try!
Well this definitely works, although it might be a little drying during the winter. Be careful not to let any of the mask drip into your eye...ouch! I may try adding honey to the mix next time. Can't argue with this old fashioned mask!
Styling Products -John Frieda - Brilliant Brunette Starlit Waves
piratequeen 5/16/2007 12:13:00 PM
Bought this to replace my much beloved but discontinued ocean waves. This is almost as good at creating texture, but doesn't have the great scent that ocean waves had. This is a good product, but pales in comparison to ocean waves.
This product definitely didn't work for me. I agree with whoever noted that it straightens curled lashes! Also the glossy "wet look" doesn't lash long. The reason why lashes look wet is because the product is wet. Once it dried, my lashes were clumpy and dull looking. What a waste of money! Luckily, I think this was LE, so hopefully nobody else will fall for this gimmick.
I have the set. By far, my favorite is the gingerbread man. It is a great sheer brownish red with a divine scent. Second prize goes to the icecream man which is a sheer pink and smell like bubblegum. Lastly, the milkman smells like chocolate milk and is light brown. This might look good on a deeper complexion, but a brown lip gloss may well be the last thing on earth that I should own. This set is irresistable and I would most like fall into its trap again. Philosophy has such cute products!
Dfinitely a sweet smell but great for getting your sugar fix. I actually like the scent of the body cream better. My boyfriend actually made fun of me for wearing this. He said, "It's great, if you're going to a carnival." I won't be wearing this one OUT very often.
Concealers -Estee Lauder - Ideal Light Brush-On Illuminator
piratequeen 5/14/2007 6:56:00 PM
I am very fair skinned and I use the soft pink color. While this doesn't do a great job covering dark circles, it is a great concealor for other areas of the face. I use this instead of foundation and concealor on "no make-up days." I can't believe how much product there is in this tube, it has lasted me forever. This could be a great travel product for someone who doesn't need very much coverage and wants to travel light.
The silver glitter and bright pink finish makes this one really special. However, I do wish it was a little less sheer. I will try it over some of my Essies, and hopefully that will make it a little more opaque. Overall, this is a very pretty color, but I'm not sure it is worth $18.