A great warm medium brown for blending other colors. I dont' have soft brown but it seems to be in that range. Great product, not chalky at all and very smooth in texture. About $3, can't beat it!
The perfect skintone color. A nice "flesh" peachy color that when applied, doesn't show up but works great for blending out other colors. Sometimes I'll also put this under my eyes over my concealer! I am NC30 for reference - it looks much lighter than my skintone but works perfectly and I think it could work for many other people as well!
I'm in love with this shade for my highlight! It looks a peachy/skintone shade in the pan with slight shimmers, and it shows up as just very fine shimmers on me. Not even shimmers, more like a nice satiny finish which I love as an inner corner highlight. The shade is gogeous and the shadow is very good quality, not chalky at all. Very cheap, about $3, love.
This is a matte creamy white that I love as a highlight! I used to love the WS12 also, but after the top layer, it lost the shimmers (not chunky glitter). I still love it because I love a matte highlight for my browbone, but now instead of a WS12 and WM12, I seem to have two WM12's which I don't mind since I like matte anyway, but just something to keep in mind. The texture is great and you can't beat the price, it's about $3 and not chalky, very smooth. Love it and the other single BH shadows I've tried!
Makeup Brushes -Sigma - E35 Tapered Blending (was SS222)
channingto 11/23/2011 3:10:00 AM
This is my favorite blending brush! It is perfectly dense and great for blending out shadows. I can use this to apply my crease color and blend it out, but I usually use my E25 to do that then blend with this brush clean or with a light brown blending color. No shedding problems, I love it. Don't know how it compares to the MAC one and don't care because whether or not it is similar, this is a good brush. (This is the white blending brush)
I love this brush! It's the perfect blend of fluffy and density. Dense enough to pack on a good amount of color and fluffy enough to blend out shadows. I use this always for my crease and it's great for that. I'm not good at blending so this makes my life so much easier. I don't know how it is compared to the MAC blending brush but I don't care because as a standalone product it is a great brush (for me). Sigma brushes are not meant to be exact dupes, similar, but wiht their own spin on it, probably in their opinion for the better. It works for me and I'd probably like the MAC one too but I don't see how them being similar is relevant to the rating/review of this product.
Makeup Brushes -Sigma - E30 Pencil brush (was SS219 )
channingto 11/23/2011 3:04:00 AM
It isn't super dense, but not too soft, so moderately dense. A little fluffy so if you want a super fine point then this isn't it. It works for me for inner corner highlight. I don't think Sigma brushes are meant to be exact dupes so getting a lower rating for not being the same as the MAC 219 is ridiculous. If this is a bad brush in itself, then it deserves a bad rating. I think this is a good brush, different ffrom the 219 (from what I hear), but a good brush nonetheless. It's not the best but it works. I wouldn't use it to line my lower lash line as a lot of people do with the MAC219, but because it's fluffier, it's good for my inner corner highlight because it's not as stark. I like natural blended out highlight so this works great for that.
Makeup Brushes -Sigma - E40 Tapered Blending (was SS224)
channingto 11/23/2011 3:00:00 AM
I like this brush but the bristles are not dense at all so that makes it a little hard for blending but I didn't lower the rating so much because I think it's supposed to be like that. the e35 tapered blending (222) is a much more dense blending brush. It's good for soft blending, and for when I need super blending (for darker colors that leave a harsher line), I use my e35. This sheers out colors nicely too.
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
channingto 11/22/2011 7:07:00 PM
Tried this all over my face.. I didn't break out but had little bumps right under my eyes at the top of my cheekbones. This was the only new thing added to my regimen and when I stopped using it, they went away. That wasn't permanent, so it's fine, but this iddn't do anything for my skin. It didn't make my flaky skin go away or make my face any more hydrated. Also tried a little on my hair and I had the hardest time washing it out and my hair was so darn greasy until I could get it all out, and after, my hair wasn't any better than what I had started with. Bummer.
I'm in love with this candle. It says "A sparkling blend of cool peppermint and fiery cinnamon with notes of crisp apple and creamy nutmeg create this wonderland of holiday scent". I smell all those notes strongly and a little less of the crisp apple which is perfect. Smells just like winter. I admit I haven't burnt it yet so I will definitely update on that after I do, which will very likely be soon one I can find a lighter. I'm excited, it was my first BBW candle purchase! It was quite expensive at $20 for the 14.5oz large size 3 wick candle, but I think a lot of candles are at that price if not more expensive. It's a good large amount, so I'm glad I bought it. 04/13/12 I've burnt it and it doesn't come off super strong, which I wish it did. It's still a great smelling candle, but the scent isn't super strong. But even when I don't light it, I leave the lid off so I can smell it, still love the scent!
Skincare - Body -Johnson & Johnson - Baby Oil with Aloe Vera & Vitamin E
channingto 11/14/2011 12:11:00 AM
I have been using this as my makeup remover for the last 2 years and I haven't hit halfway. I'm not sparing with this either, maybe because it's so cheap and comes in such a big size.. I usually remove my makeup in the shower, so I pour some in my fingers and rub it over my eyes to get out my waterproof mascara.. It works wonders and gets everything out and I'm sure it's good for my lashes, being baby oil and all. Will definitely try this on my skin this winter and will update this.. But either way, 5 lippies because it's the best and cheapest makeup remover ever!
This worked for me for a little while.. I don't use liner everyday (err.. I never use it) but for some reason I always feel the need to try different liners out.. I tested this out right when I got this and it worked lovely. Applied great and color payoff was nice. It lasted on my super oily asian lids without primer which was a surprise. Tried to use it maybe a month or two later and it was no good. All dried out... I kept it upside down and sometimes it would work, not always. I'm not looking for a liner that does that, so no thanks.
I like this because of the beads, but I wouldnt necessarily say it's the best exfoliator.. It's a good one, but I think any scrub with decent beads is. It doesn't seem to make my skin any clearer - addressing it's acne-preventive claim, but it doesn't make it any worse. Using it normally and just scrubbing gently does nothing for me. I have tough skin that can take pretty much anything in terms of exfoliation, even if it's not "good for my skin" I like feeling like a product is actually doing something. I put this on my face and scrub pretty roughly on my skin (mostly in the winter because I get some dry patches) and it doesn't completely rid me of them, but it helps. Not in love but it's a little more than decent.
This is an okay polish.. When used as is, it is a terrible polish. None of the hearts come out the the glitter hardly does either. I used the the brush as a filter, but I poured out some of the clear polish so that it would be more dense. That significantly lowered the level of the polish, but I added some glitter to it as well (Sinful Colors) and that helped too. I think it's cute, but I wouldn't repuchase just because I would only use this on Valentine's Day if even. A little cheesy for me to use on a daily basis.. Probably only as a ring finger accent color too, so this bottle will last me for more than a lifetime..
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Eyestudio quad - Copper Chic
channingto 11/13/2011 11:46:00 PM
I LOVE THIS. Bought it so fast after watching Macbarbie07's hallowen nerd tutorial. and I NEVER do that... I loved the way this looked on her so much.. The colors are extremely pigmented.. I didn't quite like Irresistibly Ivy but I hardly gave that one a chance because the colors aren't as "wearable" or everyday appropriate (for me). Those just seemed extremely soft and so when I blended a tiny bit, the color would fade like crazy. Like I said, I haven't tried it again, so I'm not sure about that one.. But Copper Chic is so gorgeous. I am NC32 warm yellow undertones. I would prefer that the last reddish brownish color were just a matte brown becaues I dont like too much shimmer but it's still gorgeous. Shimmer usually makes me hate a palette but I love it in this one. I use the lightest color as a highlight, then put the pink (somewhat like rose-gold) in the center of my lid, and the bronze next to it getting closer to my outer corner and either leaving it at that or putting a brown in the crease/outer corner or the one provided (but I usually won't do that). The colors are extremely pigmented. I've been using my fingers to apply them (with UDPP) and it works great, I believe it works the same for brushes, but I can't say for sure. I use my fingers only because I've started to use my finger for shadows (except crease colors and I use a brush to blend) just mainly because pigmentation usually proves to be better like that.