Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown - Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Bronze Shimmer
VioletBick 3/27/2010 9:09:00 AM
Gorgeous! This makes my green eyes pop. I love this as it defines w/o looking harsh. Sadly I heard this is being d/c yet again!
Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown - Forest Shimmer Ink Gel Eyeliner
VioletBick 3/27/2010 9:00:00 AM
Gorgeous!! Makes my green eyes pop. Natural enough for daytime yet applied with a heavier hand at night makes my eyes defined but does not look harsh like my eyes do w/ black. A must have for green & hazel eyed gals!
Treatments -Kiehls - Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
VioletBick 3/15/2010 5:04:00 PM
Sorry to be a party pooper but this was not at all what I expected after reading the reviews. Maybe I had an older bottle that was not as strong but this absolutely had no affect on my fine lines whatsoever. I would even venture to say my face actually looks worse then it did prior to using this. My facial skin is definatley not smooth and no luminosity from use. Not horrible but my skin definately did not have a smooth healthy glow while using it. It seemed to improve once I stopped using this product all over my face. I returned the bottle. I would suggest due to the price to try a few samples first.
Conditioner -Bumble & Bumble - Super Rich Conditioner
VioletBick 3/2/2010 9:33:00 AM
Like others have stated - it's a super rich, creamy conditioner. My hair is highlighted, super tangly & dry and I even notice it's a little heavy for a daily conditioner but my hair looks super healthy & smooth. Also this stuff is the best detanger I have ever used! Just comb it thru in the shower and you won't be disappointed. Little spendy but I have been really happy w/ it and will repurchase!
Shampoo -Alba Botanica - Rainforest CUPUAÇU Deep Hydration Shampoo
VioletBick 2/21/2010 10:56:00 AM
Love it! Great for damaged, dry, frizzy & colored hair. Mine is all that so this really smooths it and makes it look and feel really healthy. May be a tad heavy for gals with normal hair. My only complaint is that the formula is really thin. Once you lather it in, it's fine. Purchased at Whole Foods for less than 10. What a secret gem. Will definately repurchase!
Never judge a book by it's cover. While this may look harsh and stripping it's not. I have norm/dry & semi-sensitive skin. This gets my dry face clean without drying it out and gets the make-up off. ALL the make-up - even my mascara without leaving me with racoon eyes when I am done. My skin really looks radiant, soft & glowing after use. I use it all year round which shows how effective yet gentle it is. While I may stray and try new things, I seem to always come back to this. Can be found at Whole Foods for less than $10.
Fail! Unfortunately this did not work for me. First and my biggest thing - it would not remove my mascara and came out the shower w/ raccoon eyes. My other cleansers remove it no problem and save me an extra step of using eye make-up remover. This stuff is deceiving - this is NOT moisturizing at all, after washing my skin felt tight and dry. It also looked dull yet at the same time red w/ dry patches. This should be labeled for normal skin not dry/sensitive skin. I can't complain about the price, the natural ingredients or their no animal testing policy but just use w/ caution, it's not super gentle as you would think.
I use for filling in my brows and sometimes as a liner for my top lid. It's the perfect neutral brown to fill in my slightly patchy brows. If you are using it as brow filler, the pot will last forever! Will repurchase!
I am a blonde and I purchased this in light brown. The wax does not much color to it so I was unable to get the defination I like. I only use the highlighter to line under my lower lashes to brighten so that is OK. Did not like it under the brow as suggested. Paid like 7.75 for this and just don't feel that it fills in my slightly patchy eye brows with percision and the defination I like to have. A dud in my opinion.
I purchased this in Fair. I am a blonde w/ slightly patchy brows. The color just always looked off on me. Thought it was too warm and didn't match my brows. For the high price, just wasn't thrilled with the defination it gave me as well. Much happier with the plain and simple and CHEAP - lightly filling in w/ MAC coquette eyeshadow (which is ashy taupe) & Paul Mitchell hairwax on a brow brush to finish. Returning this product and would not repurchase.
Gels/Soaps -Aveeno - Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Creamy Wash
VioletBick 11/25/2009 5:45:00 PM
Good stuff. I have norm/dry aging skin and this product removes make-up effectively. Removes even my eye make-up and if I do get a little left over, just put a dot of this stuff on a damp cotton pad to remove it. It won't irritate your eyes! It's super cheap & can be found at any drugstore. I also use it as a bodywash and have used it shaving. Sometimes I add fine sugar to make a genle scrub. Too bad it's not more natural and this company does test on animals.
Yum! This tart smells exactly like yellow cake baking. I have been a little disappointed with the strength of the last batch of tarts I ordered but this one is much stronger. Nothing artifical or perfumey about it. My only gripe is that it comes in an ugly teal color. If cake baking in the oven is what you are going for, this scent is a must have!
It's been awhile since the last review so maybe things have changed in the company. I recently received a large order of tarts and was not impressed. All bakery scents were very very week and some seasonal tarts were perfumey & nausating. Maybe they are releasing old inventory or have changed their formula. I ordered from them before so I am able to detect the difference. Otherwise, I can't knock the price at 1.25 a tart or packaging. The packing is so supercute! YC should take a lesson. EDIT 7/29/10: The company was recently sold so I am assuming I received old inventory. What a shame. My first order back in the day was to die for.
Candles -A Zaftig Woman - Banana Nut Bread Soy Tart
VioletBick 10/18/2009 7:25:00 PM
Since there is nearly 3 years in between reviews, apparently there has been a change in formula. Mine was REALLY WEAK. I have no complaints about the scent (what I could smell of it). It did smell like homemade banana bread. Bummer. I have burned this before a few years ago and remember it being strong & yummy so that is why I repurchased. Disappointing. Would not repurchase.
Candles -A Zaftig Woman - Old Fashioned Apple Butter TART
VioletBick 10/16/2009 5:01:00 PM
I purchased this in the tart. Way disappointed and shut it off after only a few hours of burning. I was expecting a warm, bakery/apple scent. The description reads - "Succulent blend of warm apple butter topped with cinnamon and clove" It was on the perfumey side and I definately did not smell any cinnamon or clove. Cute packing and it's soy but no other positives and would not repurchase.