I have been wearing this one for about a week, and keep going back and forth on it. It is a frosty, peachy pink and is fairly opaque for a sheer. This is a great color because it has a warmness which prevents my pale hand from looking too dead. However, my concern is that because of the frostiness and pinkness, it may look too juvenile. I will continue to use my bottle, but probably would not buy it again.
I have a lot of dark nail colors, but this one is by far my favorite. It is a true vamp color, but has just enough red to prevent it from looking too goth on my PPP skin. A real winner!
This is a decent cleanser for normal/combinations skin. I wish it was in a pump bottle though, the squeeze bottle is really sort of annoying. This didn't strip by skin, but I'm not convinced it totally cleaned my skin either. However, the foam it created was delectable and frothy.
I have this fragrance, and it is great when you are traveling or tired and wish to feel clean and comforted. However this is not, the way a perfume should smell. It is much too soapy and chemically smelling. It literally smells like a cleaning product. My SO asked me if I had just put on sunscreeen after I applied this.
Moisturizers -Philosophy - Hope in a Jar - for all skin types
piratequeen 11/10/2006 10:55:00 PM
This is a fairly plain moisturizer at a reasonable price. It is not particualarly advanced(it has lactic acid and beta glucan), and smells kind of funny thanks to the lavendar oil. Overall, while not spectacular, this moisturizer is fairly good. It has never broken me out, and is soothing and moisturizing for my normal/oily skn.
I am such a sucker for this 3-in-1. It smells so yummy, and yet I find it rather drying. I would never dream of using it on my damaged hair, and really it is fairly ordinary as a shower gel. I will continue to shell out for this ordinary shower gel simply because I like the scent.
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
piratequeen 11/10/2006 10:50:00 PM
I think this is an excellent cleanser for normal to dry skin types. It removes every trace of eye make-up, yet does not strip the skin. Unfortunately, I am blackhead prone and have large pores, and feel I need something that foams up a little more.
Shampoo -Oscar Blandi - Balsamo di Jasmine Smoothing Shampoo
piratequeen 11/8/2006 12:52:00 AM
I tried a sample of this from sephora, and will definitely be buying. It left my long hair so shiny and smooth. I also love the smell. On the downside, it is rather expensive. If I continue to like the shampoo and the conditioner works better than the Kerastase I've been using, it will be well worth it.
Got this on sale at Ulta. This is one of my favorite subtle, yet funky nail polishes. The microglitter is simply gourgeous when it catches the light. China Glaze is one of the best polishes out there for application and durability....if you want something unusual but understated for summer, give this a try. This color would look spectacular with a tan.
Lip Gloss -LORAC - Lotsa Lip Plumping Lip Gloss in Babie
piratequeen 10/30/2006 10:01:00 PM
Got this as a sample from Sephora. I like the texture and scent, but the color is sort of scary. It is an extremely frosty light pink. It is not hideous enough not to use though and I will probably pair it with a warmer lip color to tone down some of the crazy pinkness.
Scrubs -Rodan and Fields - REVERSE Exfoliate MicroDermabrasion Paste
piratequeen 10/30/2006 9:56:00 PM
This scrub is fantastic: gentle yet effective. The price for four ounces is suprisingly reasonable, but I probably won't buy again, just because there are so many other wonderful scrubs out there
This blush is a beautiful peachy pink when it first goes on, but turned orange of me over the course of the day.
Like everyone, I also have the sample from Sephora! I've only ued this a few times, but it does seem to help with overall smoothness and texture. However, I agree that this smells unbelievably bad- like the dirty socks of a large stinky, hairy old man. I will use up the sample, but you'd think they would have a better smelling formula for 80 bucks.
This is such a pretty color, but as other reviewers have noted, it goes on so sheer! I needed four(yes, four!) coats to get the color in the bottle. On a positive note, this color seems even more shiny than most Opi polishes, and is so multi-dimmensional and unique.
I really love this color for a nude nail look. It is whitish with a slight golden micro-glitter shimmer. At firsy I wan't sure, it seemed kind of boring, but it definitely grew on me. Also, my boyfriend loves this color on my tips!