I have a pathological fear of blush, but I love this product. I wanted a blush that would go with both my warm and cool makeup tones without being too dark, and this is great. (I'm an NC15, blonde, blue eyes.) It looks dark in the compact but goes on quite a nice pinky-brown color, not too heavy.
Such a beautiful color, and of course it's LE. I was kind of hesitant when I saw it in the tube, because it looked like it would be way too orange for me (NC-15, blonde, blue eyes), but it came out a beautiful golden peachy coral. It was a little light for my liking, so I used it over Whirl lipliner, and that made a big difference. It also looks nice with Nymphette lipglass. I should have bought two.
I've accepted that I have weird body chemistry and that most scents turn funny on me, but this one, even though it doesn't smell much like its description, is quite nice. I get more peach on the drydown, but when it's wet I get more of what must be the honey and amber, hence the scent of graham crackers. Which is okay because I really really like graham crackers.
Wow. I love dark lipstick, and this is a very dramatic, deep burgundy. I'm a PPP (picture the Malfoys and you'll get the idea), but I have weird eyes: They're dark blue with gray flecks. When I put this lipstick on, my skin instantly looked paler and my eyes stood out. The color has to be applied with a careful hand, and I recommend using a brush and lipliner. However, the effect is very cool and look-at-me, and it's definitely a top choice for evening and quasi-gothy looks.
The real reason I have to buy this product again? My husband used all of mine. Back when we were dating I left a bottle of this in his shower. I came back a week later and a significant portion of the bottle was gone. It's not a product I'd use every day except as a body wash, because it's too heavy for my hair. It does smell very nice, however, and my husband is having fun with all the recipes on the 3-in-1s.
Oh, yuck. I could barely get this out of the bottle. All I smelled was butter. And I like butter, but on my toast. I did try one swipe from the imp, and it wasn't that bad on the drydown; I got more of the pumpkin and spice. However, I'm more one for clean and mint smells (Shattered, Sea of Glass, etc.), so this went to the swap pile.
My review is for the version in the pot, rather than the tube. I love the packaging. Any woman with fingernails will tell you that pot lip balm is a nightmare, but this pot is shallow and wide making application with a finger very easy. I like the smell and the tingly feeling, but I find that this balm doesn't apply as smoothly or moisturize as well as others. My husband thinks it's, well, the bee's knees, but it's not my favorite.
I wanted this shampoo to do what it says it does so very much. I'm a natural platinum blonde and my hair darkens and turns orange (sometimes pink) in the winter, especially on the underside where the sun doesn't hit. I bought DaddyO hoping it would cut a lot of the brassiness I get in the winter. It's a pretty color and it doesn't smell too bad, but it does nothing for my orange hair.
I do NOT understand what all the fuss is about. This mascara makes my lashes spiky, clumps, and doesn't give volume. It gets points for being truly waterproof, which is very important to me as I wear rigid gas-permeable contact lenses, but that's about it. It smudges onto my eyelids and maybe I'm just a klutz, but it's messy to apply. Back to my Maybelline Full and Soft.
Hooray for Studio Fix. Thanks to Accutane I no longer have horrid acne, but I do have an uneven skin tone and still break out a little. Studio Fix is wonderful for evening out my skin, and even at the end of the day my makeup still looks great. I can see where some would find it dry, but it's nothing a little moisturizer can't fix. I usually apply Studio Fix over Select Tint and it's very nice. I apply it with a powder brush, but if it's the week before my period I'll switch to the makeup sponge.
I'm actually writing this review on behalf of my dad. He suffers from oily, flaky scalp and is still, ten years later, mourning Crabtree and Evelyn's discontinuing their Lemon shampoo. (So am I.) He's tried all kinds of shampoos and been to a dermatologist, and while that's helped, his flakes still come back. When I went to visit my parents over Thanksgiving, I went to the LUSH store in Chicago and bought him a small bottle of I Love Juicy, knowing that he's always on the lookout for whatever will cut down on the greasies. Last week, my mother called me. "Every time your father washes his hair, he raves about that shampoo you got him," she said. The end.
Eh. I confess I'm not the target market for this product: I have perfect hair. (Normal oil levels, not too thick or too thin, a little bit wavy, great color, doesn't react much to humidity.) However, I will say that I'm prone to static in the winter and this helped cut down on it, but I could never stand the smell.
Mmm, carnations. This is a very nice, light, non-greasy body lotion and the smell lasts most of the day. I find it doesn't help with the dry patches on my elbows, but on the rest of my body it moisturizes quite nicely, even in the winter. I love the smell, too. A nice fragrance to layer over this is Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab's "Alice." The price doesn't thrill me, however.
I started using this product by accident. I forgot my deodorant when I went to my in-laws' for a weekend and my MiL gave me an extra stick of this that she had in the closet. I don't have sensitive or dry skin, but I am one of those people that sweats if you look at me wrong, and I thought it did a terrific job of controlling perspiration. And no odor at all. The invisible solid didn't come off on my clothes (and I wear a lot of black, so believe me, I notice!) and it lasted quite a while. My new favorite.
Ahhh, my very first LUSH bomb. A year after discovering LUSH, this is still a favorite. It doesn't smell like much (I don't care what they say in their catalog, I didn't smell anything), but it moisturizes phenomenally. For once I didn't have to slather myself with lotion when I got out of the bath. I only have two complaints: 1) It's really too small to break in half, so you have to use the whole thing in one go and 2) You have to make sure your bathwater is hot enough to melt the buttery bits, otherwise yuckiness will enuse. Other than that, it's a perennial favorite.