Cleansers -LUSH - Sweet Japanese Girl [DISCONTINUED]
allThingsGirl 2/1/2009 1:39:00 AM
I really like this cleanser alot, but I could do without the grainy bits for exfoliation. I don't really like this as an exfoliator, like others said, it's kinda rough. So, usually, I just lather some in my hands and put it on my face instead of rubbing the actual bar on my face. I am a fan of this oily type of cleanser in general (I usually use Shu's oil-based cleanser), so this works pretty well for me. I haven't tried the LUSH baby face cleanser but from reviews, I imagine that I'll like that one more than this since it doesn't have the grainy bits in it. I won't be repurchasing this one, but I did enjoy using it for the time I had it.
This one is okay -- probably won't repurchase due to price. It doesn't dissolve as fast as the other LUSH soaps. The smell seems to me, like a typical citrus scent. It doesn't seem to clean any better than the $3 bar of Dial.
I love this mask! My boyfriend and I both use it and love it. It makes our skin so soft and fresh after we use it. I like how it feels when it's on too because it's tingly and minty. You get alot in one tub too so it lasts for a long time.
The smell is like spearmint gum. I don't think I like it. I can see how others would though. It sounds strange, but this soap seems slippery-er than others, kinda greasy in a non-viscous way. It feels weird. Also, I didn't realize that there was a wax covering on it (I got the end piece) and that is not good to rub on your body because it leaves all these black traces of gunk on you! I cut it off and it's much better...but I still don't think I'd repurchase this one.
Gels/Soaps -LUSH - I should Coco Soap [DISCONTINUED]
allThingsGirl 1/11/2009 1:38:00 AM
What a waste of money! This soap is nothing but coconut bits that get caught in your drain and get your tub dirty. It feels nice rubbing against your skin though, but it doesn't lather or function as soap at all. So strange. I would not repurchase and thank goodness I got this on sale.
This one is faintly minty and cooling but not too overpowering. I actually think I'd prefer it overpowering to wake me up! This is okay, but definately not worth the money. It does last longer than the other LUSH soaps though.
Oooh, I really like this soap from LUSH. It's one of the few that I'd shell out the money for from them. I love the smell and how it stays with you all day. A few things I didn't like about this was the bar dissolves really quickly and it's kinda gross having raisin bits all over the shower. I think you can just cut that part off, but I think part of the top is soap bits too. But, since I love the smell so much, I'd rebuy this. I'm not too good at describing the smell but it is very unique and it smells up the whole bathroom making it all nice!
I got this at the LUSH soap sale as well thinking it was awesome because it was almost sold out. Last year, I missed out on it because it was sold out. Anyway, I got one of the pieces from the top, so half of it was the creamy light yellow/off white soap and the other half was the normal red part. I don't see what the hype was about for this soap. It didn't last that long as one reviewer states and the smell was nice/okay -- but even at sale prices, I wouldn't buy this one again. I think only a few LUSH soaps are worth the money they charge for them and this isn't one of them.
I love this color alot -- it is quite close to Nicole Miss Understood. However, I like Miss Understood better. It Gets Dark Early is a little more shimmery and a little more brighter with the blue but they are both pretty dark blue. I am really happy to have found It Gets Dark Early though, since my Miss Understood won't last forever. It Gets Dark Early is a dark blue shimmery opaque color that is like a stone steel blue but darkened down alot. It's very pretty and goes with anything. The wear is wonderful and application is super easy.
Nicole by OPI had two different colors released under this name. I have the first one and only have seen the second one in stores. When the line relaunched, it changed the color of this name. The first one, which I have, is a very very unique shade of light pink with slight shimmer. It is super opaque but has a gentle sort of duo chrome of white. It's very hard to explain -- I will try and post a pic later. I love it alot on my toes and finger nails. It makes me feel girly but not conventional or typical. The second one, which I have only seen ini stores, is a light cream color. I can't tell if it's sheer or opaque -- but until someone writes an amazing review about it or I see a great pic, I'm passing on that one because it looks dupable -- ie. Essie Potato Fields.
There are actually two different releases of this name by Nicole and they are totally different colors. Nicole by OPI ended up using a few of the same names when they relaunched the line for different colors. I have them both. The first release (before Walmart/Target/Walgreens) is a dark color that is shimmer - honestly, I can't remember the exact color, I have to check, but I think it is dark red/burgundy. I'll try and edit this when I go take a look again - but I thought I'd write this review when I was thinking about this color, sorry! The second release, which is the one I believe the reviewer below is revieing, is the medium dark blood red color that is not as frosty/shimmery as the first release. It is a creme color -- 2 coats is good for me to show more red, but I like 3 to go a little deeper. This one may be similar to Essie Fishnet Stockings actually, but I've only seen it in stores so I haven't swatched them side by side. Both are beautiful colors. I would definately buy them again if I needed to.
The color is stunning! However, the polish itself went on super uneven and took me 4 coats to get it opaque enough and right. The formula is not as goopy as some of the other Sinful polishes though. When I took this polish off, my nails were stained yellow green even though I used an Essie base coat. Can't beat the price though, so it's worth just trying the different crazy colors of Sinful for the hassle. Although the color is beautiful, I just can't seem to wear anything that matches it. Maybe it's just not "me". Regardless, I don't think I'd buy this again. Also, it chipped in 2 days with a good top coat as well.
This is my favorite orange nail polish ever! It's bold, it's vibrant, and looks great again my NC40 skin. It's slightly darker than mid-orange kind of orange. The pic the previous reviewer had is perfect and true to color. I love wearing this color year round because it makes me happy -- for both finger nails and toe nails. :)
Nicole Miss Understood is my favorite (and signature) vamp blue of all time. I absolutely love it and I am surprised that no one has reviewed it. I'm on my second bottle and I'm so sad that it is no longer available. It is a dark dull black blue that doesn't look black but actually looks dark, kinda, smoked blue. It's not a super blue that looks tacky, it's dark and dull enough to look classy -- if that is even possible. I used to wear this alot when I was working in a biotech company and still felt like it wasn't too "out there". I'm NC40 but I think this would look good on anyone really. If you can get your hands on this extremely hard to find Nicole polish -- grab it!
Eye Shadow -MAC - Warming Trend--Cool Heat collection
allThingsGirl 6/29/2008 3:25:00 AM
I like Warming Trend alot. I wished it was a tad bit darker than it was, but I do like it as is. Pigmentation is fine. I was hoping for a dupe of the beige Sand color in Shu's Hikari quad -- and this is pretty close, just a little lighter. I'm NC40, so, I imagine for anyone a little lighter than me, this would be perfect. It still gives me a nice polished office pretty look.