I love these glosses! I recieved a GWP in this shade, and I will be buying them all. This particular shade is a gorgeous rose hue, and when applied with my BE Shell lipliner, make my lips full, shiney, and very pretty. The lasting power isn't bad, either. All in all a far superior product than mac lipglasses (although those are nice too).
Liquid -Max Factor - FaceFinity All Day Flawless 3 in 1
pdlsprite 3/5/2003 6:30:00 AM
I used to use MaxFactor foundations in high school, and recently I gave it another try. This foundation does indeed last pretty much all day, even through workouts. But, the look can be way too fake for me. Sometimes it can look very heavy, like you're obviously wearing tons of makeup. On the other hand, if using a sponge JUST right, it doesn't look bad at all, especially under my BE mineral foundation. I'm going to keep what I have left for going out nights, and find another lighter foundation for the day, and upcoming spring/summer.
Powder -Bare Escentuals - Bare Minerals in 1.2, fairly light
pdlsprite 3/5/2003 6:25:00 AM
Well, I'm still searching for the perfect foundation, but this works pretty well. The first time I tried this, it sucked. I couldn't blend it, and I gave up in disgust. A few months later, I tried it again, only this time I put some into my face moisterizer, blended it well, and then applied it like a wet foundation. Then, I used the face brush to dust just a little over that, to set it. This really does improve the look by far, and now I don't mind wearing it. I will try other brands, but this may have convinced me to buy more in the future & give bare escentuals another try. (p.s., this does get a little oily in the t-zones, so keep some loose powder on hand)
Lotions/ Creams -Cottage Shoppe - Body Butter in 7-Up
pdlsprite 3/5/2003 2:51:00 AM
I LOVE this scent! Smells alot like the actual 7-up, and bubbles almost tickle your nose while smelling it. When I first got it, I wasn't hot on the smell, but after the shower, while putting it on, I couldn't get enough! It's become on of my favorites, and I'll definately repurchase.
Skincare - Body -Cottage Shoppe - STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE body butter
pdlsprite 3/5/2003 2:47:00 AM
I love this scent. A nice, light real strawberry frangrance, with sweet perfume undertones. I just wish the scent lasted more than 1/2 hour after I put it on. The body butter itself could use a little work, sometimes I have to put on an extra layer. But CS has overall impressed me very much, and I'll buy this again.
Lotions/ Creams -Cottage Shoppe - Natural Hand and Body Lotion (various scents)
pdlsprite 2/24/2003 9:16:00 PM
Ok, changed my mind about the body lotions! I got this in Sugar Cookie, and at first it seemed too greasy to work as a hand lotion. I believe this was because I hadn't shaken it up straight out of the box before using it. Now, I love it! I like to use this as a light body lotion on those hotter days, and now I have it sitting next to my computer for my hands. It's not an intensive cream, though, so expect to be lightly moisterized. Don't buy this if you have extremely dry skin.
I just got the body butter in Strawberry Shortcake, and I'm very impressed! This is a very nourishing cream, and only a little is needed. Thank god, you only get a 4oz! The price is way lower than most, and this particular scent is heavenly. I tried the Body Bakery's Strawberry body butter, and it came out very synthetic. CC has a very nice real strawberry scent to it, with underlayers of a faint perfume. I will be buying this again, and recommend it to anyone.
Took some advice from an MUA'er, and I love this mascara. Is definately waterproof, as I got stuck in a rainstorm (in seattle, who would've thought?) and no smuding, running, nothing! I bought this in brown, and it doesn't make my lashes look overblown or fake like most voluminizing mascaras do. I will buy this again and again.
Lips -The Body Bakery - Devil's food cake Lip Butter
pdlsprite 2/21/2003 8:06:00 PM
I will buy this again because I LOVE LOVE LOVE this scent. I can't stop opening the tube and smelling it! Smells just like devil's food cake. The lip butter quality, however, is not as great. It will moisterise, but not for very long. Many applications are needed. I'll mostly stick to my cheap-o Flavorroll Twistie in Vanilla as the best chap stick ever.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Bakery - Strawberry Shortcake Whipped Cream
pdlsprite 2/21/2003 8:02:00 PM
Once again, BB makes a very synthetic smelling product. This reminds me of how my old Strawberry Shortcake plastic poseable dolls used to smell. Strawberry with an underlying plastic scent. I really can't decide whether that's a good thing or not. However, the cream itself is quite nice, but not up to my picky lotion standards. I won't be buying more Whipped Cream from the BB.
Skincare - Body -The Body Bakery - Wedding Cake Icing (Shower Gel/Shampoo)
pdlsprite 2/21/2003 7:57:00 PM
This was not the scent I was expecting. I was looking for a less sweet, more vanilla cakey scent. This was very very sweet smelling and a little synthetic, but I like it. I'm not sure that I'd buy this scent again, though. The icings in general work very well, leaving me squeaky clean and shiny, with lots of suds.
Skincare - Body -The Body Bakery - Snickerdoodle body/hair icing
pdlsprite 2/21/2003 7:53:00 PM
This smells wonderful, but nothing like a snickerdoodle. First thing that popped into my head while using it was "cinnamon toast". Overall, the scent was a little more synthetic than I was looking for, but it does get you very clean and shiny, and I think I'll repurchase. BB icing makes a pretty good lather, also.
As I've said about all MAC brushes that I've tried sofar, high quality soft bristles that don't shed, even after numerous washings. Also, very slick black/silver look. This applies my blush perfectly. Will def buy this again, if this one ever gets run down, which won't be for a long while. I love this brush!
This works fantastic as a crease brush, or for general application to the lid. Very soft, and so slick looking, like all MAC brushes. This had does not shed, and holds up to numerous washings. I would buy this again!
I bought this because maccosmetics.com said it gives accurate application of eyeliner as well. Well, it works fantastic as a lip brush, but not so well for e/l application. You truly have to become an expert to get it to work in that arena. It is very high quality however, never sheds on me, and holds up to ALOT of washing. Slick case, too.