This is so pretty - deep true brown (darker than Bobbi Brown's Chocolate Shimmer gel) with gold microglitter/shimmer that really makes any eye color pop. Goes with a lot too, as I've worn it with gold, bronze, peach, green and even light blue shadow so far. I highly recommend this for any skintone and eye color!
This gloss is hot hot hot! It's a fiery orange-red with gold shimmer - similar to Nars Babe, but shimmery, brighter and more orange/coral. I also compared it to Stila Sweet Orange lip glaze and it's basically a more pigmented, opaque version of that. I thought this might be a little much for my NC20 skin, but with neutral or soft gold eye shadow and an all-over dusting of bronzer it looks fantastic. It would be especially pretty on warm, medium to dark skin tones. Wonder should be in everyone's summer gloss arsenal (along with Nars Sunset Strip.)
I find that most volumizing shampoos actually do the opposite for my fine hair - they tend to leave behind a residue that ends up making my hair flatter than usual. Not with this. It lathers well and my hair feels squeaky clean, not weighed down. And it does seem to be a bit fuller after I blow it in. Not a huge difference (for my hair, volume usually comes from styling products rather than shampoo) but definitely better than when I use a regular shampoo. My stylist also said that this is very gentle for color-treated hair, which is good considering the moolah I drop on baliage. I'll be sticking with this for a while.
While this doesn't work so well as a scrub for me (the grains are too fine for my liking), I love how soft my skin feels after using it. I also love the scent - to my nose it's very close to Bobbi Brown Beach, but even more summery, which is why I'll use this instead of Bobbi's own Beach shower gel and scrub. This will definitely be a summer staple for me.
Maybe it's the name "Rebelle", maybe it's the fact that it's Chanel, but this is possibly the chicest red lipstick I've ever seen - it's understated Parisian glam in a tube. Wear it with neutral eye shadow and a little black liner along with a cute striped shirt, and you'll instantly feel as though you should be strolling along the Seine. It's a vibrant cherry red that's suitable for even the fairest of skin tones, and would be equally flattering on darker skin as well. While the Rouge Coco Shine formula doesn't wear as well as that of the Rouge Allures for me, the shine and balm-like texture are worth it.
I don't own many pink polishes since I usually prefer something less "girly" on my nails, but this beautiful gold-flecked pale pink is definitely more sophisticated than I expected. Two coats yields a delicate petal pink, while three gives a more opaque, slightly candy-ish shade. It looks equally pretty on tips and toes and is flattering next to my pale skin, but I imagine it would work on any skin tone. I will be wearing this a lot as spring gives way to summer.
This is so pretty for spring and summer - gorgeous pinky peach with soft shimmer that goes equally well with peach or pink/coral blushes. I also think it would be flattering on almost any skin tone. This is my first Rouge Coco and I really like the texture. It's sheer but buildable and doesn't feel too drying. Looking forward to buying more of these!
I don't like jelly beans but I love this. It's very sweet and sugary so I have to be in the right mood to wear it, but it really does smell just like orange candy. While I don't love it as much as their Sugar Chick scent, this is another great 3 in 1 for spring.
I think I've died and gone to heaven. This is truly an accurate Peeps scent in all its sugary gooey glory, reminding me of that special time of year when I gleefully stick a poor little Peep in the microwave and giggle as it blows up to massive, silly-looking proportions. It's heavier on the sugary coating than on the marshmallow but still isn't so sweet as to be headache-inducing. Oh, and don't worry about the shimmer - it doesn't stick to your skin or make a mess of your tub/shower. I may get a backup of this so I can enjoy it Easter after Easter!
Skincare - Body -Philosophy - Melting Marshmallow 3 n 1
stilagrrrl 3/2/2011 4:29:00 PM
This smells like hot cocoa that's heavy on the marshmallows - not really a straight-up marshmallow scent but rather marshmallows mixed with a bit of hot chocolate. While it's not my absolute favorite Philosophy 3 in 1, it's very smooth and comforting and perfect for winter.
I'm so glad Chanel releases its spring collections in January because this is the perfect antidote to the winter blues. It's a gorgeous strawberry pink with gold shimmer that would flatter nearly any skintone. It's bright but somewhat sheer so it's not over the top, and the gold shimmer really complements the color. Go buy a tube for an instant pick-me-up!
I really wish this wasn't limited edition! It's LUSH's famous, delectable Honey I Washed the Kids soap scent but in shower gel form. To my nose it's the same exact scent but a tad stronger. I like how well this lathers too - as much as I loved the now discontinued Yummy Yummy Yummy shower gel from LUSH, it was runny and didn't make a lot of suds. It's Raining Men, on the other hand, foams up just as nicely as my Philosophy 3 in 1s. Love.
This cream has a great texture - hydrates like a balm but feels lightweight. Sadly, it didn't do anything for my fine lines or circles. I will keep looking for an eye cream that actually seems to reduce my fine lines in addition to moisturizing (although I must add that if I don't find anything better I'd repurchase this.)
I simply cannot resist pretty peach blushes! This is a lovely pale warm peach with subtle gold shimmer. It's very similar to Chanel Reflex, but just a touch lighter. I think if you have Reflex you probably don't need this (I swiped one on each cheek and they're virtually identical), but if you're looking for a softer version of Reflex, or just want a versatile shimmery peach blush, this is it.
For a basic bronze eye I wear Stila Wheat and Golightly eye shadows, but when I want to take it up a notch for nighttime and make a sexy smoky eye, I break out Galapagos and apply in the crease/outer corner. It's a beautiful dark shimmery brown with gold glitter that's flattering on my light brown eyes, but I think it would be especially gorgeous on green or blue eyes. If you use it wet there's much less glitter fallout, although still a tiny bit. With glittery shadows it's always a good idea to apply them first (before the rest of your makeup) so you can clean up any stray particles that may have landed on your face. I think Monsieur Nars has really up his eye shadow game in terms of color payoff and texture - Galapagos is buttery soft and highly pigmented, which sadly was not the case with some other NARS shadows I've tried. Definitely a must-have if you want to create a smoldering bronzey eye!