Love the Slimshines! No gross taste, not drying, cute portable packaging. This color reminds my of Electro Lush lipglass (LE) from the Flashtronic collection from last summer. I don't see the sparkles that some people see. I loved Electro Lush, and am glad this is a close duplicate.
Love the Slimshines. No gross taste and not drying to my lips at all. This is a very complex color (imo) it DOES remind me of "O" and would look good on about anyone. Sometimes it looks brown, sometimes mauve, sometimes goldish coppery. Then on me it settles down in a YLBB shade. The staying power is average. Very moisturizing. I want to get more of these in other shades. I would probably by this shade again, also.
Fragrances -Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Vanille Canelle
pulidobl 2/29/2008 7:16:00 PM
Found this gem at Marshall's for $9.99. I love the burst of cinnamon and then the dry down is a yummy vanilla frosting. If you swoon by the Cinnabon store at the mall you might like this. I like to wear this in the winter. Makes me feel all cozy and warm even on the coldest days.
A Marshall's find at $9.99. Smells drier that I thought a coconut fragrance would smell. It doesn't seem to have staying power on my body, but oddly my cloths smell faintly of it days later. I like the Vanilla Coco better. Nice for summer for a tropical feel.
Fragrances -Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Vanille Peche/Peach
pulidobl 2/29/2008 7:06:00 PM
Another find at Marshall's for $9.99! It is not as sweet and the Vanilla Apricot. I love them both. It has a hint of brown sugar, so it reminds me of cobbler or pie. The staying power is great, too. I hope this is not getting discontinued, since I do not see it anymore on websites that carry CSP.
I got this at Marshall's for $9.99 - a steal since it regularly sells for $53.00. I am glad I did not pay full price. If you like smelling like a can of sweetened condensed milk, then this is the fragrance for you. I layer it with other gourmand fragrances to add a creamy note but I do not like to wear it by itself. Would not repurchase at any price.
I like this soap but it is not as fancy as some of the other LUSH soaps. I got a free bar in the Clean Sweep Sale at the end of the year. Unfortunately I stored it in the paper and had a put it in a plastic baggie and some of the essential oils were absorbed by the paper the store wrapped it in (a word of caution if you store Lush soaps). Next time, I will have to ask the staff for a better way to store their soaps. My other Lush soaps did the same thing so it is just not "Happy" that does it. I found I like the smoother soaps from LUSH rather than the ones with all the gunk in them. I probably would get this again if it was on sale, but HIWTK is still my all time favorite.
Liquid -Cover Girl - TRUblend Liquid Makeup (12/2007 reformulation)
pulidobl 2/29/2008 6:42:00 PM
I like the bottle with the pump. This is a very sheer coverage. Not as much silicone in the formulation as the old one. It did nothing for my skin and the color looked "off". I may have gotten too dark of a shade for my winter tone skin, but I doubt I will repurchase because I'll end up buying 2 or 3 bottles to get a match and I like a bit more coverage, anyway. A word of caution: Don't just go by the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 to pick a shade. If you read the fine print under the big number,you'll see the shade names are still there. I am an NC 25 and Buff Beige looked "off" on me and I've worn that color before in other CG formulations.
Yuck - it sucks the moisture right out of my normal to dry, sensitive skin. On me it makes my skin look worse using it under the mineral foundation than using it without! The SA said it would minimize pores and fine lines - don't believe it. This may work for someone with very oily skin as a primer but it will not cover anything. A waste of money and I am going to return it if I can along with the mineral foundation.
Love the packaging. This is not working out for me, though. First of all, it covers NOTHING, and emphasizes every fine line and imperfection on my face. I don't think the color range is too great, either and that is part of the problem. I was "matched" with one of the new colors - natural beige - but it looks off... plus this make me itch occasionally and sucks all the moisture out of my normal to dry, sensitive skin. I have tried bare minerals, jane iredale, pur, larenim, everyday minerals, and alima. Alima knocks the socks off all of them. Back to Alima I go and I am going to attempt to return this and the primer (another review).
I got this free at the Clean Sweep sale. The smell reminds me of one of the drugstore soaps I used long ago (Camay or Lux?) so the scent is nothing special to me, anyway. It has bits of seeds in it which make it slightly ex foliating. I have sensitive skin and it make it red and blotchy in spots. I will use it up, but will not repurchase.
What a clever invention! I have used foot files, rasps and a "Mr. Pumice" the pedicure place sold me - the Ped Egg beats them all. I love the cup that catches all the dry skin flakes. I will still get pedicures, but this little gadget will keep my feet as smooth as a baby's bum in between. There are supposed to be 3 different kinds, the original Ped Egg, the Ped Egg Professional and the Ped Egg Ultimate. I purchased the Ped Egg Professional. I can't say what differentiates them all except the Ultimate is a dark grey/black color. I got mine at Walgreen's for $9.99. Well worth it!
I've liked everything I've tried from Tarte - except this. I was a little hesitant getting it on the looks of the tube itself. Besides looking tacky, it is bulky to handle. After reading the reviews here and talking to a couple people who liked it, I gave it it a try. Sadly, it irritates my eyes almost immediately upon application. It also flakes and my eyes look like there is a grey shadow around them after several hours, so it does not hold up though out my long days. I've tried drugstore mascaras for a third of the price that hold up better than this stuff does. A big disappointment ...
Palettes -Chanel - Collection Essentielle Multi-Use Makeup Palette
pulidobl 1/12/2008 3:47:00 PM
I purchased the Soleil palette. I love the colors in this palette - they remind me of the summer collection colors out in 2006. That is why I bought it. The quality is better than the holiday palette I triedin the past, but the price tag is steeper, too but this is Chanel and if you purchased the items separately, they would be much more. I find the two lippies (middle colors) are drying. The glosses are sheer but pretty. The blush in the middle is more of a bronzer. The shadows have a nice glow to them and really make my blue eyes pop. I have trouble fitting in a regular sized brush and end up using the little blush brush that comes with it to apply the bronzer. The palette also has a shadow brush with a sponge tip and a lip brush. It come in a velvet pouch with places to store the brushes. If you use the small brushes, the top of the velvet case gets dirty, so you have to clean them good if you want it to stay clean. Not sorry I bought this but only gave it 4 lippies - there is some room for improvement if they are going to charge $85.00 for this.
Lip Gloss -Tarte - Inside Out Vitamin Lip Gloss in Liquid Sunshine
pulidobl 1/12/2008 3:26:00 PM
The hype is these glosses have the same ingredients as the Borba drinks, but you would have to ingest a large quantity of this IMO, so putting the hype aside, I do like these glosses. The color selection is limited but I hear they are coming out with more colors. Liquid Sunshine is a sheer shimmery nude color which is nice on it's own or layered over the Zen color lippie in this line. Has a pleasant pomegranate flavor and staying power is average to good for a gloss. I wish the container was not so bulky, but that is my only complaint. I am going to purchase more of these when more colors come out. $21 at Sephora. Not cheap, but not the most expensive one on the block either.