I start freaking out when I start to run out of Clear Radiance. The thought of being without this miracle would be tragic. It's SO BEAUTIFUL! It provides a glow to skin that's almost undescribable - not at all glittery, slightly pinkish (not enough to make skin look pink, but enough to tone down yellowness). Awesome around eyes and just all over.
The only way I can wear this is under a pinky blush. Otherwise it's WAY to orange for my liking. Like Bare Radiance, pretty in the pot, but use VERY sparingly and carefully. Ok, but not something I couldn't do without.
I wanted desperately to like this - I generally love "bare" or "nude" items. But this made my face look dirty. Maybe it's because I'm not into bronzers at all. Looks pretty in the pot, just not a shade to be on my face. UPDATE: I figured out that I was using way too much of this to ever be able to like this. I still think it can easily look muddy, but if I'm really careful, I can pull this off. Bumping up!
Blush -Cover Girl - TruBlend Naturally Luminous Blush - Shimmering Sands
dbmiller 3/30/2007 5:45:00 PM
I absolute love this product. I'm always drawn to shimmery products and this is no exception. With that being said, I wouldn't really call this a blush. It's too shimmery. You could probably layer enough to create enough pigment for a blush, but you'd look like a disco ball. This is really neat over a blush, though - it has the most pretty effect.
Lip Treatments -Neutrogena - Lip Nutrition- Soothing Mint
dbmiller 3/26/2007 6:45:00 PM
I can't believe it. I like these Lip Nutrition balms. I received these balms in a collection on eBay. The only one I'm missing is the Passionfruit Boosting balm. This one smells divine, and leaves a gorgeous shimmer on my lips. I can't believe they're receiving such bad reviews! UPDATE: So...I got tempted to stir this with a plastic knife. I'm happy with my decision - it made this like the consistency of icing. Mint icing. Less hard to dig your finger in. Mine had also started to turn weird on the top. Couldn't be happier with it now. I'm gonna try it on the others (I have the other flavors). Yay!
Lip Treatments -Neutrogena - Lip Nutrition - Honey Rescue Balm
dbmiller 3/26/2007 6:35:00 PM
This and the Passionfruit Boosting balm I've heard are the better ones of the Lip Nutrition line. So far I've tried them and I believe it to be true. That being said, this is a good balm. Basic and nothing special, but good.
Lip Treatments -Neutrogena - Lip Nutrition Berry Smooth Balm
dbmiller 3/26/2007 6:28:00 PM
I was fully expecting to hate this lip balm based on the previous reviews. However, I like it. While the beads are worthless, you don't get a 'pink tint' like advertised, it's pretty expensive for the amount you get, and it's in a stupid pot, it does moisturize pretty well, which is what a lip balm should do. Neutrogena should have stuck with that.
Lip Treatments -Mary Kay - Satin Lips - Lip Mask only
dbmiller 3/21/2007 3:34:00 PM
Sometimes I'm stubborn and won't purchase things I don't think I need (this for example). Then I finally break down and buy it and wonder how I ever lived without it. FABULOUS STUFF!
Lip Gloss -Victoria's Secret - Beauty Rush Soothing Lip Balm
dbmiller 3/15/2007 6:20:00 PM
'Soothing' is a perfect description of this product. And like the first reviewer I find myself wanting to top it off. The texture of this balm makes me want to eat it - it's thick and rich - like frosting. It moisturizes well, and the slight minty scent/flavor is what makes it 'soothing'. It reminds me of the filling in a York peppermint patty. YUM!
I thought that because this was 'Ultra' you'd get that really minty, almost unbearable kick like some gums that are sold. But I was wrong. You get that really minty kick, along with the same sweetness that the original version offers. Awesome!
This is my favorite out of the Mentha lip collection. A lot of people think that because it's minty, it contains menthol and is therefore drying. But it's not menthol, it's peppermint oil, and it's not drying. In fact, this stuff is the only stuff that's been able to keep my lips supple this winter! :-)
Lip Gloss -Victoria's Secret - Beauty Rush Minty Lip Shine
dbmiller 3/15/2007 11:21:00 AM
This is very similar to C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine. I love that stuff and love this just as much. A lot of people think that because it's minty, it contains menthol and is therefore drying. But it's not menthol, it's peppermint oil, and it's not drying. In fact, this stuff is the only stuff that's been able to keep my lips supple this winter! :-)
I'm a lip balm freak, and have to purchase lip balms everytime I spot one - which is how I ended up with this. I think it's ok. I'd hate to be stuck with this and nothing else because I just don't think it's that moisturizing. What I like is the flavor - really sweet (I got Very Vanilla) and the SPF. Why don't all lip balms have SPF?!
Lip Gloss -Sally Hansen - Diamond LIp Treatment in Signature Taupe
dbmiller 3/8/2007 3:56:00 PM
With so many lip products out there, I am always on the hunt for nude lip glosses and this is one of my favorites. First of all, the price is awesome for what you get - this lip gloss is a pretty nude shade. I like the sparkles because they aren't gritty. This is also very moisturizing. The applicator is good because it's like a lip brush instead of the typical sponge ones and this helps the gloss go on more smoothly. Overall, a GREAT gloss and a GREAT price.
Lipstick -L'Oreal - Colour Juice Stick Personali-tea [DISCONTINUED]
dbmiller 3/6/2007 12:20:00 PM
I really love the idea of this product. And while I didn't think I'd like this shade much, I like it. I wish they made a shade that was a lighter nude. This is really good quality. It's sheer and yummy.