I adore this blusher! I mean yes it has a shimmer/glitter to it...but I think that's what attracted me in the first place. I also own the original formulation...and I'm a fan of that one too. This is more for evenings out and about. Still the lovely color Orgasm has always been but w/more shimmer for the evening. LOVE this! :)
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Orientalia EDP by Kristel Saint Martin
tawnyinthepink 4/13/2010 8:29:00 PM
It is a blend of tangerine, bergamot, lily of the valley, plum, musk and amber. On the bottle, there is a pendant that can be taken off and worn w/the blue cord (there's also a story about the pendant) in the box. I think it's cute and a lovely sentiment. I actually like the fragrance as well. It's a little more pronounced than many drugstore perfumes. Why should we always look down on these little jewels? My 5 year old niece bought this for me and that may indeed be partly why I love it...but it's also a lovely little I'm going to check the post scent where you don't need to be over done in scent but still smell fantastically invigorating. The packaging is to die for! So amazing! A little tin holds the perfume/pendant like a little jewel. I'm truly loving this. :)
Clothes -Unlisted Brand - SKECHERS Shape-ups Shoes
tawnyinthepink 4/13/2010 8:16:00 PM
My mom loves these. She also has the infamous MBT sneakers and hates them. For myself, I have the Curves sneakers and sandals. I like the Curves sandals much better than the sneakers. Now-then onto these...they are a touch more up-to-date. They honestly feel like all the others out there that claim to do the same thing. I'm not saying these are bad...just average. All of them that I've tried regardless of brand have helps my feet feel better (while walking all day). All that I've tried have kinda felt like walking on sand. All that I've tried are good enough shoes that (for me) have lasted a good long while! I cannot imagine me needing to re-purchase, but I still think that like all the others out there these are good. Mid-Priced in the dichotomy of these sorts of shoes.
I use this before I apply the Biotherm Line Peel Cream. This does help with the sinking in of the cream. I like the serum. I like the matte effect. I think the combination of the two works well for my combination skin during the winter months when my skin gets a bit dry.
Well, this product works well on my combination skin during the winter months. It's a little heavy on my skin, but considering I only wear it when my skin is dry, that doesn't really bother me too much. I'm not in love with this, but it is great for 3 months or so out of the year. That being said...I think it's worth 4 lippies. :)
Concealers -Smashbox - Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
tawnyinthepink 4/10/2010 4:13:00 AM
I actually like this on top of my concealer. It does brighten underneath my eyes. Thus I appear more awake on those early mornings than in reality I often am! :) That being said, the consistency is quite thin, and if you are looking for something thicker...this IS NOT for you! This is simply to be an addition to the MU you already do as a helper or aid. When used knowing this...it works quite well. :)
I swapped for this (as most US gals do) and find it lovely. The scent is divine and the texture on my lips kind of reminds me of balm I wore when I was in Germany. Odd...at any rate, I do enjoy wearing this daily as my lips during the winter/early spring are a bit dry. This helps my lips tremendously! I also got in this swap a Dragon Fruit Fruity Shine (same brand) which BTW is also amazing! I use many lip balm kind of products, and these are just as good as many others I've used!
Absolute BEST for washing my brushes! I've bought the brush cleanser before and don't like it half as much as this baby shampoo! It just WORKS! There's really nothing more to say other than it always keeps my brushes soft and fluffy (as originally bought) and they smell divine as well! :) I totally keep coming back to this product!
Fragrances -Yves Saint Laurent - Paris Jardins Romantiques
tawnyinthepink 4/3/2010 10:38:00 PM
A fresh bouquet of roses, lilacs and violets. The staying power unfortunately doesn't last very long. It's a light scent that smells great it's just a shame that it doesn't last on the skin.
Fragrances -Yves Saint Laurent - Paris Roses des Vergers
tawnyinthepink 4/3/2010 10:31:00 PM
In general I'm not always fond of roses...but really with this fragrance I find that I don't mind the smell at all. It's actually quite lovely. this is a LE scent, said to be inspired by blooming french gardens. I'm not sure about that whole concept however, it's quite a lovely floral that does actually last unlike some of the other LE scents.
Fragrances -Yves Saint Laurent - Young Sexy Lovely
tawnyinthepink 4/3/2010 10:23:00 PM
I like this scent with the notes of redcurrant, magnolia, musk and amber. It's sweet smelling but not in an overtly cloying way. The dry down is a bit disappointing...as there's not much really going on. I do have to reapply often to maintain the fragrance. I wouldn't repurchase, but will enjoy using this 2.5 oz. up.
Eye Shadow -Urban Decay - Midnight Cowboy Rides Again
tawnyinthepink 4/3/2010 9:10:00 PM
I swapped for this...and am glad I did. The color itself isn't bad. It's a lovely taupe like color. The issue I have is the insane glitter that finds it's way all over! My hubby actually said, "Honey, you have glitter all over your face...want me to get it off?" Uhm...no...but thanks for pointing the crazy glitter out to me. IDK maybe for a glitter filled look I'd use it more...
I'm a NC25 and this color looks pretty darned great on me. I have been using this as a more 'daytime' color. For me this isn't what I would go for during evening hours. On my pigmented lips it really doesn't add much in the way of color. But it gives me a nice overcoat...I do however, apply a lip moisturizer onto my lips before I apply this though. This way my lips look nice and plumply 'juicy' so to speak.
So I'm usually a Dazzleglass girl! But this color is amazing! (I'm a NC25, if that helps anyone.) It really has become my go to red lately since I have pigmented lips. I can just swipe this onto my lips while I run out the door and look put together w/o much effort!
Lip Gloss -E.L.F. - Super Glossy Lip Shine SPF 15 - Pink Kiss
tawnyinthepink 4/1/2010 5:48:00 PM
I actually like this for a dollar gloss. The smell is a bit sweet, I think it's supposed to be grape vanilla. The color is a light pink that losses some of it's shine after a half an hour of wear. For a dollar you can't really go wrong w/this one.