These are not the best nail polishes out there but - there are so many colours and for $1.99 a bottle they're definitely worth it. One bad thing is that they do sometimes stain my nails - even when using my usual base. Additionally, even with my usual top coat they tend to chip easily and fade out in the sun. You can't beat the price and they have great selection in colours - I even found a Chanel dupe for the baby blue colour when the Chanel sold out. They can go on a little sheer but if you have the time the colour builds up very well.
I have had this since it came out - but lately I have been wearing it much more. For me it's perfect for the summer and warmer months. I have hazel eyes and I love how this liner brings out the green in my eyes and makes them pop. I've used this with bright colours as well as with greys and neutrals for a surprising pop of colour. Even though I love it, I find the color a little too bright and not really wearable. The application is amazing it glides on creamy and thick. It's easy to work with if you want to smudge it out and it stays on really well even if you don't. I don't have any problems with smudging, running, or anything not even in water. I don't know if it's waterproof but it stays put wonderfully for me. One downside is it's a little soft so if it gets too sharp it can easily break off and sharpening can be an ordeal. If you live somewhere very warm you may want to store it in a cool place like the refrigerator.
I love this product. In the box the powder has a sparkle to it and is a perfect ballerina-petal pink. It goes on sheer and with a minimal amount of shimmer. I use it as a highlighter and a blusher in the winter and spring when I get super pale. No matter how white I get, it never looks bad. In fact, this even works for my friends little girls for dress up occasions like weddings to put just a little bit of colour in their cheeks. It goes on smooth and feels silky and soft. The brush it comes with is also really soft and a nice quality. I've had this for way too long and use it frequently still. I have had this for more than two years and still not scrapping the bottom so the price seems steep but for me it's lasted long enough that it's not a huge deterrent.
I got the Gingerbread blusher which is a copper colour with a rose colour. This is a little sparkly and a little dark for me - but there was a sale and everything was 50% off so I really can't comment on the price. However, after I had this for a few months the blusher cake fell out of the compact. I didn't get a lot of use out of this - I mostly used it in the winter months even though I bought it hoping to get more use out of it when I got a tan in the summer BUT that hasn't happened yet. The colour goes on smooth and feels silky. There's a nice amount of sparkle or shimmer but not over the top. I can only pull this off in the evenings though.
Misc Beauty Tools -Bliss Labs - Bliss Bikini Perfect Deluxe
pixelprincess 7/7/2010 8:52:00 PM
I needed a trimmer for my bikini area and I choose this one because of the many attachments. I most wanted the epilator attachment and that works great. Some of the heads are a little difficult to get on - so it's not exactly easy to use. However, it gets the job done. I'm not 100% sure it's worth the steep price tag - I kind of feel like I paid for the sample Bliss spa products the set came with - which worked nicely while they lasted but I'm not sure I'm going to be purchasing any of those products to use with the trimmer. I've successfully used this on the bikini area, as well as my legs, and eyebrows. I was nervous about using a trimmer so close to my eyelashes but it went very well using the precision trimmer which is prefect size for eyebrow trimming. Edit: this broke like after I had it a year. At first I thought it just needed to be cleaned out because it was slowing down so I carefully washed the blades. This made no difference but soon afterwards all the heads quit working. The $20 braun shaver works just as well.
Toners -Bliss Labs - Daily detoxifying facial toner
pixelprincess 7/7/2010 8:45:00 PM
This is a pretty good toner - I like it best of any toner I have used. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and hydrated. It's alcohol free and for my skin that is necessary; it doesn't make me break out or get any dryness at all. This toner also lacks the "tight" feeling I get on my face after using most toners. It has a citrus-y fresh scent - I'm not really into scented everyday use face products but it doesn't last and I don't mind it. I think the pump packaging is good because this helps me regulate my usage to make it last longer. Since it has lasted over three months of daily use I think it's a good deal for the price.
I gave this product 5 lipsticks because this is the best thing to have happened to my skin. But, this was not always the case. I first tried this product when I was in college and I was not as impressed. First things: back then, the packaging was different and it was really hard (read impossible) to get the green and yellow stuff to come out in equal amounts. So I think the pump packaging is ammmazing. Also, when i was younger (21 and under) I'm not sure what was going on with my skin and while this product would brighten the skin, get rid of some blackheads, and make it really soft - a day or two later I noticed more oil and tended to break out after using. I used it until it ran out and didn't repurchase. Skip ahead a few years and either the formula changed for the better or my skin calmed down. Now, this product reduces the size of my pores, clears out the blackheads and seem to prevent more from forming, The amazing softness and brightening for my skin also works. This time around there's not post-usage break outs or increased oil production. I also love the fresh way it smells and the easy application - it's silky and smooth unlike some masks I've used. I will definitely buy this again, it seems like it costs a lot but from what I remember this will last about six months or so, at which point I think the price is very reasonable.