LOVE this color! i'm a sucker for color changers and sparkles, and this has both. i LOVE the shimmer in this one, it's so seductive i just keep checking myself out. i love how it changes from cool almost-purple red to warm burgundy red in different lighting. RAVE!
sheer lavender with silvery microsparkles. VERY pretty, one coat is sheer enough to top a french mani, three and this polish stands on it's own. LOVE!
this is a very difficult color to describe. it is a definite color changer! most of the time i see coral with a goldish sheen and pinkish sparkle, but that changes in different lighting. I have even seen a green flash if the light hits it just right! i love that about it. i'm not sure what's up with the sheerness for other reviewers, i had opacity with three coats, which is fairly normal IMHOP. i would describe this as La Boheme's blonde sister. lol!
Limited Edition, unfortunately! looks pearly white with gold microglitter in the bottle, but applies clear with AMAZING gold sparkle, with a slight pink/peach cast to my eye. very unique, the sparkle is dense enough that this polish can be worn alone, but it's also gorgeous layered over anything at all. i will be snatching up any bottles of this i find at sally for backups!
beautiful medium intensity violet frost with blue irridescence...absolutely gorgeous shade! it's a little streaky with the first coat, two to three coats is completely opaque. love it!
this polish is a gorgeous, sparkly, deep dark purple. their is no gritty feel to it despite all the sparkle. i love the bright multicolor glimmers of light peeking out of the ultra deep violet base. i will definitely rebuy this! i wish i could get this shimmer in a half a dozen other shades!
WHOOP! this is a wonderful color! it's very decieving in the tube, when i first recieved it i thought it was WAY too cool of a mauve..but it's surprisingly warm when i pull out the wand! i beautiful mid to light toned warm pink, awesome on my lightly pigmented lights. it evens out the tone, warms up my paleness quite nicely but still looks quite natural, with gorgeous shine. i find myself reaching for this almost daily. i will certainly buy this again and again!
Masks -Unlisted Brand - Northwest Orca Soaps BC Glacial Clay Refining Mask
gigglemommy 11/6/2005 3:59:00 PM
another huge rave for Northwest Orca Soaps! This mask also comes in powder form, which can be mixed with water or hydrosol. i like this because i can control the consistancy. This mask smells very pleasant, but the scent is very mild. it has a very smooth consistancy, and dries quickly. i love that i could see that it was pulling oil out of my pores and the clay was soaking it up. It rinses easily, and i had no tightness before my moisturizer as i usually do with clay masks. the texture of my skin was definitely smoother, my pores tighter, and i didn't get my afternoon oil slick that is usually inevitable. this is a great mask that could be used several times a week, as it's very gentle, but effective. i didn't have a trace of redness after use, which is amazing for my pale, sensitive skin. RAVE!
Masks -Unlisted Brand - Northwest Orca Soaps Rhassoul Mud Masque
gigglemommy 11/6/2005 3:46:00 PM
WOW!!! this stuff is AMAZING! i have only used it one time, but with marvelous results. Here's the rundown- this masque comes in powder form and you mix it with water or a hydrosol. i love that about it, because i can mix it to the consistancy i prefer. This mask does take a while to dry, and i noticed some tingling while waiting. I also noticed i could see that it was pulling oil out of my pores and absorbing it in the clay as it dried. It does not just rinse off, but on the flip side of that it makes a wonderful scrub as you remove it as well...double benefit. I was nervous at first when i removed it, as i noticed my face was a little flushed, but that only lasted for fifteen minutes or so, and wasn't uncomfortable. I actually think it was a good thing, improving circulation in my skin is always beneficial. now then...the results! my skin has NEVER felt smoother or more refined, not even with the ultra expensive sephora splurges i treat myself with now and again. I could see where it had removed some of the stubborn blackheads around my nose, and it loosened others so that i could sort of 'roll' them out with my microdermabrasion cloth. It also brought a simmering pimple to a head that i thought had at least three or four more days to wait. i have fairly sensitive skin, but i had no adverse reactions to this, not even watery eyes or dry patches, which i almost always get with clay masks. i cannot recommend this stuff enough! RAVE!
This is a limited edition shade, and sold out very quickly in my area. it's worth the hunt imhop! this is a deep, warm, brown/red with a goldish red shimmer...beautiful! just what i was looking for for fall. this color lasted five days without a touchup, and that never happens with dark polish for me. excellent quality, gorgeous color, i'd definitely buy it again if i can find it!
Treatments -J. R. Watkins - lavender and chamomile hand and cuticle salve
gigglemommy 10/31/2005 11:43:00 AM
this stuff is AWESOME! it has a very strong lavender scent, which i love, but it dissapates fairly quickly. this has such an unusual texture, greasy but light weight. it sinks in after a minute or two, and hydrates my cuticles like nobody's business. i catch myself picking up the tin all day long and rubbing in a smidge, even though i don't need to because it smells so divine. i use this all over my hands, feet, and elbows at night, because after all it's a salve, not a cream, and it can be greasy, but my skin gets so dry i need heavy duty. ragged cuticles-no more, ashy elbows- buh bye! this has a much lighter consistancy than burt's bees hand salve, badger balm, cloverine salve or bag balm, but it works better imhop. it's so cheap too! the one drawback is the tin, it can be a bugger to open, and over time the lid can get a little rusty. i will buy this again and again from walmart.
YES i'll buy this again, if i can ever find it. i LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEE this color! i lavender with kind of a pink sheen, but the biggest deal is the RAINBOW SHIMMER! i have never seen another polish with quite this effect...it's not holographic glitter, but like a holographic frost...to TOO awesome! very sheer, but that's good 'cause it means i have other options. this would look AWESOME layered over a deeper purple polish, or just about anything..it looks gorgeous alone too. wish i could order it in a giant pickle-jar sized bottle. lemming every other color in this collection now.
SO PURTY! a silver holographic microglitter in a clear base. absolutely gorgeous layered over just about anything! i am so digging this...will buy this over and over again!
I have been searching for this polish since i was old enough to polish my nails. it's a golden holographic microglitter in a clear base. perfect over just about any polish,and the glitter is POW but not chunky! i adore this, if it's discontinued i'll stock up. get ya some!
Milky peachy pink sheer base with a gorgeous gold shimmer. i love the formula, but the shade was a bit too milky for my tastes. one coat is a gorgeous sheer, but i like more coats to hide my irregular nail beds, and when this color is opaque it doesn't work for me, personally. it is a pretty color though! just not my shade.