I recently got a sample of this, and I must say I would never ever buy this perfume EVER. Now, I do like some lighter floral scents, but this one is just over the top floral. And, the bottle looks really cheap and old ladyish.
This is one of my favorite perfumes. It's very sweet smelling, and very flirtatious. I get compliments on this all the time, I have yet to meet someone who doesn't like how it smells. The bottle is adorable. I have only the 1 oz, and I tend to buy the smallest sizes in perfume, because I have a habit of getting tired of scents. I don't think that will be the case with this one though, I want to reach for it everyday, but I have to tell my self to use my other perfumes lol. I love this scent, I'll always have a bottle in my perfume collection.
HG bronzer. Lovely color, great to warm up my NC25 skin tone. The texture is very silky and smooth feeling on the skin, unlike some bronzers I've tried. I love the subtle gold flecks in it, it's not too noticable on the skin but it still leaves a bit of shimmer on your face. I'm pretty light in the winter, and if I use a light hand, this looks great on me. In the summer, just adds a gorgeous summery glow to my face. I know some people are wary of shimmery bronzers, but take my word, you won't be looking like a glitterball with this lol. It makes me nervous that this isn't a permanent item, but luckily it's always in CCO's and MAC promotes it in collections frequently. Ramble ramble ramble. RAMBLE. Needless to say I love this product, and the next time it's promoted in a collection I will be stocking up. :)
Last summer, I tried the waterproof colossal volum' express mascara while I was on vacation. I really liked the way it made my lashes look, the color stayed all day in the ocean and didn't run or smudge. So about a month ago, I was in need of a new mascara and I decided to try this one in the regular formulation. Big mistake. I was appalled at how clumpy this mascara is. It smudged and flaked, within a few hours I looked like a racoon. Another thing is the smell. What is it with all maybelline mascaras and that awful, chemical rose scent? I could actually smell it for quite a while after I applied it to my lashes. I'm not sure why the regular was so different from the waterproof. But, thankfully my beloved lashblast in waterproof and regular have replaced them both. :)
I love this! At first, the color was very intimidating when I saw it in my CCO, but I convinced myself to swatch it and I was sold. It's a light magenta pink when it's blended out, super pretty to go along with a simple winged black liner and some pink gloss. I really brightens up your face and adds a nice glow to your cheeks. Love it! :)
Cleansers -Ponds - Clean Sweep Cleansing and Makeup Remover Towelettes
Hannahbby2 1/22/2010 4:07:00 PM
I love these makeup remover wipes! They take up all my face makeup, and most of my eye makeup. I usually go over my eyes with a bit of remover on a cotton pad to take off the rest of my mascara and eyeliner. I love the smell of these, and they're very wet and sudsy, which makes me feel like it's cleaning my face more effectively. The only downside is the packaging. After a while the wetness from the cloths seeps into the sticky part that seals the package. After a while, the cloths tend to dry out a little from that. But it's no big deal, just run the cloth under the water and make it wet again. Great product! :)
Just like shygirl808, I came across this scent and a few others (mimosa and passionate kisses) while browsing through my VS store. For $2.25, you can't beat it! I can definitley smell the sweet, flowery notes of the honeysuckle, but there is another citrusy scent thrown in there too. It smells divine! I can already see this becoming my go to scent this summer! :)
Makeup Brushes -Coastal Scents - Ultimate Italian Badger Kabuki Brush
Hannahbby2 1/15/2010 6:06:00 PM
Great brush! I love coastal scents brushes, and this one is no exception. It's so soft and dense, it does the job of applying powder well. I use this with my MSF Natural, and I love it. I did experience a some shedding when I first washed it, but now there's only the occasional hair that sheds. Overall, it's a wonderful brush to add to your collection. :)
Eye Shadow -Coastal Scents - 88 colors warm palette
Hannahbby2 1/9/2010 11:57:00 AM
I LOVE this palette. My first order from coastal scents, I got this palette and a few of their brushes. I use this palette almost everyday for school, and it has every brown/neutral color you'll ever need. There's also some gorgeous peach, foresty green, purple, and silver/grey colors, and a shimmery and matte black. The pigmentation and quality of the eyeshadows are incredible for the price. Some people have said the colors don't show on their skin, but I think that may be because of their skin tone. (I'm an NW20 in MAC, and it shows up nicely on me.) Only one shadow in the palette has a lot of fallout, and that is a copper shade on the bottom row. It reminds me a lot of mythology from MAC, in color and texture. (mythology is a luster = tons of fallout) Overall, I'm very happy with this palette, and I plan on buying the 88 shimmer and 28 neutral palettes also.
I really like this nail polish. I'm wearing it right now, for new year's eve. Looking at the bottle, it's a gorgeous amethyst color with a bluish duochrome and some purple/fuschia sparkles. When applied to the nails, the amethyst color is still there, but you don't really see any of the pretty sparkles. I took one lippie off for that. I LOVE the pro wide brushes from OPI. I have a few of the older ones, and the pro wide brush is definately an improvement. The formula I found to be slightly streaky, I had to do about two full coats, and then a very thin third coat to make it opaque. Overall, it's a great nail polish, just a bit trickier to apply.
I recieved this shampoo and conditioner in my stocking, (travel size) and I love it! It smells wonderful, and leaves my hair shiny and soft. Now, I never would have bought this for myself, since I usually use a salon brand, but I think I've found my new favorite shampoo and conditioner! I've never had problems with my scalp itching, but then again, I don't have sensitive skin. Love it, I will rebuy the full size!
My very first pigment. I got it at my local CCO last month for $13.75, what a steal! It's a gorgeous peachy tan with shimmer, and is great to slap on in the mornings, swipe on some mascara and go. Very nice for bringing out my yellow/green eyes. :) Love it, I may have to consider buying a backup, since it's limited edition.
This is a gorgeous plum blush! Great on my NC25 skin tone. It's ideal for warmer girls, and medium skin tones, but used lightly it gives my complexion a nice pop of color in the winter. Very nice blush, will deff. repurchace if I run out!
I LOVE this perfume. Very light and clean smelling, yet girly and summery. I wear this all year round, because I love it so much! Usually, I go for more sweet or fruity scents, but as soon as I smelled it in the store, I knew I had to have it. My boyfriend loves it too! It's his fave perfume on me. (he kidnapped one of my sweatshirts that was sprayed in this scent, he still has it in his room lol.)
HG lip balm. I love this stuff! I enjoy putting this on SO MUCH. It's tingly, pepperminty, and lasts forever on your lips. It soothes dry lips and prevents them from chapping - a must have for where I live. I can't begin to count how many tubes of this stuff I have, one for the car, purse, and several floating around my house. I never leave without it. If they ever discontinue this stuff, you will probably see me on the news for buying all the burts bees chapstick in the world lol. LOVE. Go get some people!