Oh my gosh, I love Party Hearty! I also love Christmas which is no surprise, because PH looks like Santa threw up all over your nails. It's a clear base with large chunks of red, medium green, and small gold glitter. Right now I have it over ChG Ruby Pumps and it looks pretty great, but I think it'd look even better over a silver or gold polish so you could see the large chunks of red glitter better. It feels very festive, that's for sure! It's also not annoying like some glitter -- you can't feel it on your nails. I've had some glitter polishes where it actually kind of stuck out and would get caught on my hair, pretty annoying! The only gripe I have is the one I have of all ChG polishes -- I wish the brush was wider like OPI's. Also I checked that yes, I would buy this again even though I probably won't -- can't see myself wearing this outside of December. ;) Just didn't want to say no and have it reflect poorly on this polish, which is great if you want to have a little fun on your nails! Merry Christmas! :)
Bath Treatments -LUSH - Bathos Bubble Bar ] [DISCONTINUED]
addercat 12/6/2010 6:31:00 PM
I'll preface this by saying that when I take a Lush bath (maybe 1x a month) I use the whole bomb/bar/whatever. I don't buy a lot of their stuff (even though I'd like to) because it IS pricey, but it's so worth it for a nice treat. I've read that a lot of people cut their Bathos bars in half or even for 3 baths but I use the whole thing, and I use it alone (not with another bomb). I. Love. It. It smells flowery which I love, creates a ton of bubbles that last, and turns my water a gorgeous dark purple. Doesn't stain. It also makes my skin super soft. Well worth it for an occasional gift to yourself if you're a bath lover like me. :)
I absolutely love everything about this perfume. I am a huuuuge fan of musky, oriental scents and this is exactly that. It's a heavy rich scent which makes it perfect for winter and fall for me. I agree with other people saying that people who love clean or fruity fragrances will probably not like this. I cannot stand clean or fruity scents, so I love this. :) Honestly, this is probably my number one favorite scent of all time. I don't tend to repurchase expensive fragrances simply because they are so pricey and there are so many others I'd like to try, but this is one that I will ALWAYS own. Love it.
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Dream Angels Heavenly
addercat 12/6/2010 6:17:00 PM
This is my daily work perfume. It doesn't last all day unless I layer it with the lotion but I really love the scent. To me it's a light musky scent and I pretty much love anything oriental, floral, or vanilla. It almost seems like a combination of all the above. The bottle isn't super pretty or anything but as long as VS keeps selling it I'll keep buying it.
I LOVE this mask! I just turned 31 and it seems like the older I get the more sensitive my skin gets. Twice now other masks I've used have made my skin puffy and red and gross. I've always loved masks but I was becoming pretty reluctant to try anything new... I don't really know what made me decide on Dermalogica, but I bought this and the Special Cleansing Gel and it's been love ever since. :) It's winter right now and my skin gets super dry, but this mask doesn't dry me out or irritate my skin in any way. It seems to tighten up my pores on my cheeks and it really helps with these weird annoying barely there blackheads on my nose that NOTHING seems to help. I use this once a week and am pretty impressed. Also, it is pricey and it seems small but again - this isn't something you use everyday and you don't need a lot at all when you do use it. Well worth it, and I definitely will continue to repurchase.
I absolutely love this stuff. It smells amazing, and my face feels clean without feeling tight. I used to get hormonal acne but ever since I switched to Dermalogica products I haven't had any problems with acne *knock on wood*. I'm normal to dry (pretty dry in the winter) and I use this with my Clarisonic. I also use the Gentle Cream Exfoliant once a week. I'm still using up my Clinique moisturizer I bought but it's not enough for winter, so once that's gone I'm going to try to Dermalogica moisturizer as well. It IS expensive but a little goes a long way, this bottle will last months. My only complaint is that it dispenses too much gel -- it's really hard to get the perfect amount out so I feel like I waste it sometimes. But if it helps my skin look amazing that's not a big deal to me at all. Very impressed with Dermalogica and will continue to purchase!
Bath Treatments -Calgon - English Garden Bath Beads
addercat 11/28/2010 10:47:00 PM
Super cheap, great scent! The scent doesn't last incredibly long and it doesn't make my skin as soft as some more expensive products do, but for the price you can't beat it. I don't always want to waste a bath bomb or some Philosophy stuff when I only have 10-15 minutes while I'm doing a mask or something. This is great for the price. Recommended!
Gels/Soaps -Philosophy - The Gingerbread Man Foaming Bubble Bath & Shower Gel
addercat 11/28/2010 10:41:00 PM
I got this in a gift set as my Sephora beauty insider 500 point gift. I guess in reading the reviews it's supposed to be gingerale scented, but whatever it was I liked the scent (in the minority I guess?). It bubbled up REALLY well and made my skin super soft. The only reason I wouldn't repurchase is because it's kind of pricey for a bubble bath and I tend to enjoy more vanilla-y or floral scents. I guess I would say scent-wise, sniff it in the store if you can before buying. As for quality, I found it to be excellent and long-lasting. Even though I wouldn't repurchase, I would recommend it if you love the scent (which I reiterate, I did not hate, I just didn't love).
I guess I'm in the minority here, but I used this as a mask, left it on for five minutes, and my skin is RED and BLOTCHY. Will not be giving this a second try. I don't have super sensitive skin at all, so I'm not sure what made me react this way... as I write this 80% recommend it so maybe give it a try but with caution? Hope you have better luck than I had!
I'm kinda meh on this. I usually really love nude or pale lipsticks, but this one really made me look washed out and sickly. I actually had two people ask if I was feeling okay. :/ Not exactly the impression I want to send out. It IS pretty layered with a darker pink or berry lipgloss. Got it through Back2MAC so I'm not out any money on it, and it has its uses, but definitely wouldn't repurchase. NW20.
Never thought I'd be a fan of red lipstick -- if you read through the reviews of Russian Red, you'll see a lot of us say that. That's because this lipstick will make you a convert! I got this through Back2MAC so I figured if I hated it at least it was free. Luckily I loved it! I had read in Glamour or somewhere that this was the perfect true red for every skin tone. I don't really follow advice from mags on brands anymore (product placement boo) but I'm so glad it stuck in my head and I gave it a try! I'm still too scared to wear this too often but it is really pretty and can be as sheer as you want it to be when you use a lip brush. Definitely recommend it. :) NW20 for reference.
I'm reading the other reviews about how this polish is great on toes for summer... I guess I'm way out of fashion because I've got it on my fingernails and it's the end of November. ;) Oh well, I love it! It's a really fun, bright pink/purple. Any actual nail gurus will probably cringe when I say this because I don't follow the nail board and just buy stuff I think is pretty so I'm sorry if I use the term incorrectly, but I think it has kind of a holo effect. I heard that in a YT video so if I'm wrong don't kill me. :) It changes color based on the angle from pink to purple to red. Very pretty and everytime I see my nails I feel all happy. I'm NW20 if that matters.
NW20. I guess I'm in the minority here, but I really don't like this one. I use it as a highlighter but it just doesn't show up very well unless I cake it on, which isn't super attractive. All I get are a few sparkles. Unimpressed.
NW20. This is my #2 most used shadow, I love it! I like it alone or paired with Naked Lunch... it also can make a pretty cool smoky eye with carbon or really any number of MAC shadows. I think this is one that would look good on just about anyone.
I've got about 30 MAC shadows and this is the only one I've hit pan on. I use this for lazy days or when I'm in a rush (which is obviously a lot, oops) alone. It's just a perfect subtle wash with some black liner. I also really love it with Satin Taupe in the crease. Definitely will repurchase this when I've run out. NW20 for reference.