Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Tommy Bahama - Set Sail St Barts for women
sheilaKL 7/27/2007 2:19:00 PM
This is a pretty unique scent in my opinion, it is very fresh and crisp when you first spray it (you definitely get the lime and tequila) but it has a warm musky base to it that keeps it from being sharp. This one is a great refreshing scent for summer and not your typival coconut, sickly sweet suntan lotion smell.
Blush -Kevyn Aucoin - The Creamy Moist Glow in Tansoleil (Apricot)
sheilaKL 7/21/2007 3:19:00 PM
This is my favorite cream blush ever! The color is the most perfect shade of apricot, excellent staying power and it becomes one with your skin. Very easy to blend, even over powder foundation! I love this ont he apple of my cheel with bronzer or alone ! Very natural and brightens up my whole face! The creamy moist glow is an excellent product, I just wish there were more shades! (NC15 PPP, redhead)
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Eau de Vie Pina Colada EDT
sheilaKL 7/12/2007 3:25:00 PM
WOW! what a pleasant surprise..I bought this fragrance unsniffed from Sephora.com. The bottle is simple yet elegant and fairly substantial for an 18$ EDT. The scent is incredibly fresh, not sharp and no cloying sweetness weighing it down. It has no pineapple in it to my nose (which is fortunate b/c i find pineapple and blueberry very hard scents to fabricate without smelling plastoc or artifical) I get some of the lime, coconut as a base..but this is a very light, crisp without being sharp fragrance. Normally coconut smells heavy to me..but this one is great and a steal! Eau de Vie is a new line at Sephora made in Italy and the 1.7 oz EDT's go for $18 USD...very good quality! Sephora descirbes as follows: Pina Colada A fresh way of playing hard to get. With a breezy mix of lime and coconut with flirty notes of kiwi and bamboo. Chilling out never smelled so sweet. Notes: Lime, Coconut, Kiwi, Bamboo. Style: Carefree. Feminine. Fresh. UPDATE: this lasted about an hour tops and totally disappeared..even layering over lotion didn't help..i returned it...sad b/c it does smell good
This is a holy grail gold eyeliner for me! It is super metallic yellow gold with awesome shimmer..it is a very vibrant true gold with excellent staying power. The other gold eyeliner I liked (before this one kicked it to the curb) was NARS showgirl..which seems dull, dirty and lifeless compared to this one! I love the metallic aqua eyes pencils..the ones that aren't described as metallic are meh. Would definitely repurchase!
Eyeliner -Make Up For Ever - Pearly Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in 5L
sheilaKL 7/12/2007 2:49:00 PM
I love this eyeliner! The color is a deep metallic bronzey green with shimmer. Staying power is excellent and i find it to be very smooth and opaque on application. Aqua Eyes pencils are great *if* they have "metallic" in the description...the others have been dissapointing! This is a Holy grail for me and a very unique color, more of a bronzey olive than clinique egyptian and batter staying power on me than creamshapers in general
As much as i love the gold, bronze and bronze- green pencils, this one is mediocre at best. This is somewhat waxy and not opaque and is described as yellow-green sheen..their is no yellow or sheen to be found in this eyeliner. Staying power is excellent, but so are Mac Powerpoints. In my experience if you buy the MUFE Aqua pencils that have "metallic" in the description they are awesome..super shimmerry metallic and smooth. Sadly i think i will be reutning this one and would not repurchase.
Eyeliner -Make Up For Ever - Waterproof Eyepencil in Pearly Brown 2L
sheilaKL 7/12/2007 2:42:00 PM
As much as i love the gold, bronze and bronze- green pencils, this one is mediocre at best. This is somewhat waxy and not opaque enough for the depth of the shade. Staying power is excellent, but so are Mac Powerpoints. In my experience if you buy the MUFE Aqua pencils that have "metallic" in the description they are awesome..super shimmerry metallic and smooth. Sadly i think i will be reutning this one and would not repurchase.
Eyeliner -Make Up For Ever - Aqua Eyes Pencil in Shimmering Plum 4L
sheilaKL 7/12/2007 2:41:00 PM
As much as i love the gold, bronze and bronze- green pencils, this one is mediocre at best. I agree with the reviewer below that it is somewhat waxy and not opaque enought for the depth of the shade. Staying power is excellent, but so are Mac Powerpoints. In my experience if you buy the MUFE Aqua pencils that have "metallic" in the description they are awesome..super shimmerry metallic and smooth. Sadly i think i will be reutning this one and would not repurchase.
Finally, the perfect silver nailpolish..this is a medium, very metallic slightly grayed silver..no blue or white cast..just pure silver color..almost the color of a shiny quarter. Essie nailpolish is great quality, no chipping etc so I would definitely repurchase!
Fragrances -Lavanila - Vanilla Grapefruit ROLLER BALL
sheilaKL 7/7/2007 9:54:00 AM
I love this perfume for summer! It is the perfect blend of clean and warm scents, fresh grapefruit with warm vanilla! The rollerball is excellent, as the previous reviewer said ...no leaking! This perfume is also kind of an oil consistency so the staying power is amazing..it was still on my wrist the next morning! The vanilla base is very authentic smelling, no sickly sweet or artifical gourmand smell, just light, clean and very refreshing. $15 USD for .33 oz @ sephora
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Laurence Dumont Vanille Gingembre
sheilaKL 7/7/2007 8:27:00 AM
As much as i love the scent of this perfume, the alcohol smell is very prominent out of the bottle and on your skin for the first 30 minutes. It is the perfect blend of vanilla and crisp clean ginger and it also smells slightly like coconut to me as well. If they made an EDP verison or even a perfume oil I would snatch it up in a second, but the strong alcohol scent is a total turn off to me.
Masks -Unlisted Brand - Apivita Express Whitening Face Mask w/ Fruit Acids
sheilaKL 7/7/2007 8:23:00 AM
I recieved this mask form a very generous swapper and have to say it is quickly becoming a favorite! Apivita products are popular in Greece and I had heard of this mask previously from another MUAer (thanks Candy!). This can be purchased through COBigelowapothocary.com or BathandBodyWorks.com. It comes in a box of 10 convenient single-use packets which make it easy to determine the proper amount for each use. It is thick and creamy, more like a gel based lotion that spreads easily but stays put, no running into the eyes. This mask is pretty powerful and stings a little in sensitive areas like around my nose or if I have a recent blemish. Apivita suggests the mask be applied for 8-10 minutes and then rinsed, whereas C.O.B and BBW both suggest 10 - 15 minutes applications. I have used this mask 3 times now (about 1x a month) even though it says it can be used weekly, built up to 2x a week. My skin is very smooth and glowing after with no irritation, pores look clearer and smaller and dullness is significantly decreased. Would definitely repurchase to use for an instant brightening and glowing effect, and can't wait to see the longterm effects with regular use. Actives are Glycolic acid, Salicylic acid, Vitamin C, Bisabolol, Essential Oils. INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water, Camelia sinensis-Green Tea Leaf Aqueaus Infusion) Glycolic Acid, C12-20 Acid PEG-8 ester, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cyclodextrin, Isodecyl Salicylate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Jojoba Seed Oil, Cteearyl Octonaoate, Amonium Hydroxide, Sodium PCA, Achillea millefolium (Extract), Salicylic Acid, Bisabolol, Glycyrrhetininc Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Fragrance, Xanthum Gum, Dimethicone, Isopropyk Myristate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
This is a gorgeous cinnamon peach color with subtle gold shimmer. MAC describes it as golden dipped terracotta, it is actually very similar to Chanel BoraBora Aqualumiere lipstick which was LE, but my HG! This is a great color for redheads and is the perfect mix of peach, gold, brown and red. Would definitely repurchase!
I LOVE this gel! I was using ArcAngell by DevaCare prior to this gel and it was pretty good, but this adds more definition and hold and is better for my hair in the summer humidity. I have thick, curly hair and this gel just melts into my hair, defines my curls, no frizz and is not sticky or hard once it dries..you can literally run your fingers right thorugh your hair and the curls stay defined and bouncy. My hairdresser always used this on my hair but I wiated until my ArcAngell ran out to buy it. I bought it in the 16 ounce pump bottle with can lock closed so it is great for travel..$22USD at my salon but it may be cheaper elsewhere as I heard they sell this a Sally's (no salon markup)..It smells great too and has botanicals like the Deva line, more of a beacy smell though. Would def. repurchase!
THIS IS FOR THE NEWEST VERSION as this has been updated recently. An excellent sunscreen for those with dry or sensitive (to sunscreens) skin. I have been having trouble tolerating most sunscreens and this was reccommended to me by the skincare board (thanks again darknessa!). I have been using this for a few days now and am quite happy with the results! This has a PPD rating of 16.3 (previously all i was tolerating was Eucerin Extra Protective SPF 30 Lotiion which only has a a PPD of 6.2) so it offers excellen UVA/UVB protection, is stable ,non-drying (shisiedo which only has a PPD around 8) and alla round just agrees very nicely with my skin. I love the finish, it is not shiny but also does suck the moisture out of my face and emphasize pores as other sunscreens have. No white cast for me, it goes on whiteish but disappers (note that I am an NC 15 so i don't know for sur eif this would be true for darker complexions as well) The only downside I could see is some not liking the fragrance..it is a very light citrus and disappears ver quickly..but to me smells not as strong as shisiedo. I bought this on skin-etc for 22US$ for a 3.7 oz tube (with shipping it was $27) so it is also cheaper than shisiedo per ounce. For me i think the search is over and i have found a SS for my face that is highly protective, non-irritating, cosmetically elegant and non-drying! UPDATE: this has been getting very shiny on my skin, even in cooler weather! back to the drawing board ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Titanium Dioxide 14.5%, Zinc Oxide 12.5%, Octinoxate 5%, Octisalate 2%. OTHER INGREDIENTS: Water, Glycerin, Isodecyl Isononanoate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate,Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Magnesium Almuninum Silicate, Cellulose Gum, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparrafin, Laureth-7, Rice Bran Extract, Soybean Germ Extract, Vitamin E, Japanese Green Tea Leaf Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Seaweed Extract, Maltodextrin, Green Te Leaf Extract, Pomegranate Extract, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylyparaben, Natural Aromatic Lemon Ginger Extract.