Polishes -Unlisted Brand - NIna Ultra Pro Maple Syrup 709
PenelopePitstopKYD 1/19/2010 10:05:00 AM
I love this color! Saw it on one of my girlfriends and HAD TO HAVE IT. It is pure dark chocolate bliss (w/o the calories)! I would describe it as a creme shimmer. There's just enough shimmer to make it very shiny but not enough to make it look like a frost. You will not be disappointed...
Review: This color is going to take some getting use to but it's a very pretty, stand-out color. It glows on my tan hands; I would describe it as a fresh mint neon. Application: Mine was very think and streaky but the second coat went on opaque; definitely not a breeze to apply. Price: Usually about $8 but I always purchase on sale and pay no more than $4 for a nail polish; no matter what the brand. Overall: 4 lippies for the unusual beauty and opacity of this nail polish.
Review: I'm wearing this in Rich Ginger (009) after a few color-matching errors. This is a really solid product with buildable coverage. I've been getting comments like, "Wow you look great!" (from my brother) to, "I just thought you had great skin!" (from a friend). Pros: Great for winter wear when skin is dry. I normally wear Jane Iredale's PurePressed powder in Latte or Golden Glow but I tend to be dry this time of year and wanted a liquid. This one does the job. Cons: Not a great color selection yet so you have to really test it out in different lighting to see which is the best color. Buying from somewhere with a good return policy is a must! Application: I moisturize first and then stipple and swirl it on with the ELF Complexion Brush. Other good foundations: Revlon's ColorStay (pre-SoftFlex) in Rich Tan works well for me but the smell is a bit industrial for my taste. UPDATE: 1/6/2010 - My skin is actually clearing up - I LOVE THIS STUFF!
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Exotic Coconut body splash
PenelopePitstopKYD 12/31/2009 4:27:00 PM
Really love this fragrance! Works well with my perfumes without being overpowering - NICE LAYERING SCENT.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Exotic Coconut
PenelopePitstopKYD 12/31/2009 4:25:00 PM
For me the lotion is not that emulsifying (not good as a hand lotion) but it's great for layering after the shower gel and before the body spray. I agree with another reviewer on the plastic-like undertone to this lotion but I don't mind it as one of my favorite fragrances (Parisienne) has a "vinyl' undertone that works for me.
I didn't even wait for this go on sale. I like this shade because its just nice and neutral. The only thing I didn't care for is that the package in-store is not seal so you must check before purchasing or you might get a used/tested lipstick. Surprised at how well it feels on my lips - good job, Rimmel!
This will go down in history as one of my top 5 OPI polishes of all time. Awesome purple jelly with gorgeous flakies! I went crazy and now I own 3 bottles... If you like boysenberry jelly and the beautiful intricacy of granite, then you'll love this color. This needs to be part of the permanent collection (or not, I have enough to last me 10 years)...
This gets five lippies for the sheer amount of quality product in one package, the price was reasonable (especially during the F&F promotion), however the packaging is poor and I am trying to find a reasonable method to de-pot the contents. Oh, and because there's so much product there's absolutely no need to repurchase. So, yeah, overall great buy!
I jumped on the CVS bogof bandwagon and purchased this liptick in Soft Rose and Soft Nude. The verdict is still out on Soft Nude but Soft Rose is an awesome texture and shade that you can customize with liner or gloss to change the look. I have it on now with a purple/black berry liner (go figure?) and it looks awesome. VERY FLEXIBLE COLOR...
Such a pretty pewter, I had to write this review with nails I just painted! Just purchased Charcoal yesterday and it is absolutely AMAZING. A gunmetal matte shimmer that I don't want to "mess up" with a topcoat (go figure). Dries down to a dull sheen and would probably be GORG with a topcoat but I'll do that in a few days! Best quality I've seen yet for the price and as was stated earlier goes on opaque in one coat and has a nice wide brush. I have to get a back-up of this color soon... WARNING: Many board messages mention peeling but for the price and the color selection I will take that chance.
Blush -E.L.F. - Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
PenelopePitstopKYD 10/30/2009 3:37:00 PM
Commonly compared to the Nars Orgasm/Laguna duo, this bronzer/blush set really gets the job done and for a fraction of the cost. I like it and will definitely re-purchase!
Yummy lemon-almond scent that feels very soothing on the skin. Great for hands... I've purchased this several times.
A beautiful caramel-copper shimmer. One coat is enough on this one and IMO it's a great neutral on most skin tones. This one is a keeper!
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Kirkland Daily Facial Cleansing Towelettes
PenelopePitstopKYD 10/27/2009 11:26:00 AM
Good stuff! I like them because they contain Chamomile, Triple Tea Complex & Vitamin E. They even take of my mascara and the directions state, "...no need to rinse after use." It's nice to have that option sometimes.
A gorgeous deep gold glitter with no silver and a dash of holographic sparkle. One coat is almost 100% coverage and with two coats "forget about it" - have fun!