Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers Quad - Urban Basics
PrettyDeath 10/26/2011 6:10:00 PM
I have recently bought this quad because the colors looked pretty and were very similar to the colors (and possibly the same, I'm not sure) as the colors in the trio "Cafe Au Lait'. I am very impressed with it. It's very versatile, because it has something of everything in a simple little quad. It has a matte color, a frosted color, a sparkly color, and a shimmery color. The first color is a matte light taupe color that has a lot of gray and lavender undertones. The second color is a dark taupe color that is very frosty. The third is a champagne color that has lots of glitter, which you may not like if you don't like lots of glitter. I have experienced fall out with this color, so be sure to use it before you do your foundation. However, it's still a beautiful color, and the glitter is so light in color, it looks amazing on your eyelids. The fourth color is a milky white color, it has very subtle shimmer and is a great highlighter color. It's not chalky at all. I am light with olive undertones, and these show up just fine on me and look very natural and neutral. I like that they all go together, or you can wear one color on it's own. I really like the matte taupe/lavender color. It goes well with the sparkly champagne color. I gave the packaging 3 lippies because it is very poorly designed, and dropping it can result in the eyeshadows crumbling/cracking, however, this hasn't happened to me personally, but rather to my friends and family. Other than that this is a great find.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Dark Kiss- Lotion
PrettyDeath 10/19/2011 3:48:00 PM
Got a travel size of this to try it out and because I needed a small size to carry in my purse, and am happy I have stumbled onto this gem! It's a very dark, sensual smell, without too much musk. Works great as it's very moisturizing and not greasy. Will be purchasing a larger size!
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Black Raspberry Vanilla Lotion
PrettyDeath 10/19/2011 3:46:00 PM
This has always been my favorite lotion scent, even when I was younger. I never get sick of the way it smells. This lotion scent in particular is nice because it's sweet and dark without being too much of either. The scent lasts a long time, and my boyfriend loves it. It's moisturizing and not overly oily or slick. It's just right.
I bought this color to go over "Mint Apple" of the same brand. With one coat it looks great over that color, however, if you want to wear it on it's own it's going to take 2 or 3 coats, varying on how dark you want it to be. I prefer it as a top coat, and recommend it as such. Good polish though, and lasts a long time without chipping.
This is a beautiful minty jade color. It goes on smooth and is very pigmented even with one coat, but two is ideal. It is opaque. It has very subtle shimmer. Great color that goes well during all seasons. I highly recommend this color.
Great color! I don't have this anymore, but it was my go to color for a long time. It's very vampy and sexy. Looks great on fair or dark skin. Lasts long and dries fast. Applies smooth and evenly. Very creamy and matte. Deep purple-red.
To be honest, if you're looking for a lip treatment that goes on with the ease and color of a lipstick; you won't like this product. I purchased this in the color Peony, and I like it a lot, however, the color is very sheer and subtle. Peony is a dark pinky champagne color with very subtle bronze shimmer. It's color that looks like my natural lip color with a bit more of a pop. It definitely shimmers and the color does show, just not super saturated. Then again, that is because I purchased one of the lighter colors. I am going to repurchase this product in the color Cocoa, which is more what I was hoping Peony would be, although I do like Peony a lot. I would just like a light colored one and a more pigmented one. I love Burt's products, and like all his products, this minty, so if you're not a fan of flavored balms/glosses, you won't like this one, especially if you don't like mint. The mint taste is not an over-kill though, at least not to me. This product is very moisturizing and does last long. Overall, I would recommend this to someone looking for a subtle, natural shimmer lip treatment that is moisturizing without being too sparkly or brightly colored. EDIT: I changed this to 5 lippies, because upon using Peony again, I realized that I had written about it all wrong. I changed that up above. Before, I had thought that it didn't have much color, which at the time I was more into mauves and brows, and was deceived by the color on the cap. I now love this color, above Cocoa and Rhubarb, which I also purchased. I like Rhubarb the best secondly, and Cocoa the last, as it's much frostier. However, Cocoa still has a great color. Recently, I also picked up Fig. Fig is a pretty dark blood red berry color. I like it a lot, I just don't wear reds very much. Overall, I recommend all the colors I have purchased, and like this product.
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers Trio - Cafe au Lait #105
PrettyDeath 10/19/2011 1:35:00 PM
This is such an amazing little trio, I love it more and more everyday. The colors are just perfect and natural, yet they still show up and look defined and pigmented. They don't muddle into each other at all, but rather blend together nicely. They go well together and compliment each other well. The colors are slightly frosted and shimmery without being overly so. Each color shows up great on my fair olive skin. I would recommend these shades to any skin tone. As long as you love a very natural look, you will love this trio. I like it even better than Shimmering Sands of the same brand, because the colors are more unique.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Expertwear Eye Shadow Quad in Mocha Motion
PrettyDeath 10/19/2011 1:30:00 PM
I have recently purchased this product with the new layout, (the one that has a darker color for lining as opposed to the slightly lighter outer corner color) and I really like it. It's definitely subtle, not bright or super shimmery/sparkly, but it still shows up well-defined on my fair olive complexion. It goes on smoothly and shows up after just one sweep of product, but I usually do two since I need a decent amount of color to not look dead, lol. I adore the lid and the crease color. I also like the highlighter color because it's not as frosty as some palette highlighters are. It's not chalky at all. I rarely use the liner color, and when I do it's not for liner, I usually use it on top of the crease color, just in the outer corner. All in all I like this palette because it give me a natural smokey eye. If you're looking for a more bold, pigmented and/or sparkly smokey eye, then this is not the palette for you.
Polishes -Wet 'n' Wild - Megalast nail color - blackmail
PrettyDeath 10/19/2011 1:07:00 PM
For the price and the brand, this is a pretty little nail polish. It's a spectacular polish for fall. It's a black creme with subtle but not too subtle gold and silver/black sparkles. The quality is good for the price, as it lasts pretty long, especially on the toes. (I have better luck with polishes on the toes, it lasts forever on them.) The brush, however, is curved a little funky so while it applies decently even, it can get streaky if you're not careful. This polish also has to be built on if you don't want it sheer. Otherwise, it's a good buy for $2.
I am kind of on the fence about this product. I want to like it more than I do, but I just don't. I suppose it's okay for a drugstore brand, but alas, it just doesn't work for me. The brush is nice looking and feels good to use, but the little nubs on it just don't define, hold a curl, or thicken lashes at all. At least not mine. The reason I'm on the fence is because each time I bought this mascara, (have bought and tried it twice) it seems to work good at first. It goes on dark, makes my lashes look longer and thicker, doesn't clump or flake...but after a few days it seems to stop working like it had. It stays wet and thick, gets clumpy and gives me the dreaded "tarantula eyes", and then dries out and flakes. I don't think I am going to stick around with this product any longer to see which side of the fence I end up on, seeing as how I have found Urban Decays Lush Lash mascara, which works like a charm. <3
This body spray smells fantastic. It's great to put on just out of the shower. It smells fresh, fruity and fun. It doesn't quite last all day but pretty long. I would say around 6 hours. I like to mix it with Victoria Secrets "Sexy Now" line of body sprays. Would recommend to anyone who likes sweet scents.
I cannot go a day without this scent. It's great for all seasons but especially fall and winter. It really does smell warm and cozy. It reminds me of the holidays because it has that "fresh baked cookies" scent. It's very sweet and sexy smelling. It smells like a mix of sweet fruit, flowers and sugared vanilla. The fragrance lasts all day. My boyfriend bought me with the lotion, which smells just as good and lasts long.
I am so in love with this color! It's good on it's own, or as a top coat. It has several different shades of gold glitter in varying sizes. It goes on easy and is hard to mess up. It looks great over "Mercury Rising" of the same brand.
This polish is a pretty dark purple with a violet purple shift and has lots of lighter purple and hot pink glitter. Great toe nail color. Goes on sheer but builds fast. Looks good with one coat or three.