This is a good workhorse nail polish for those that don't want anything overly dramatic and don't bother to upkeep sheer opaques. This gives my nails a healthy glow. If you're like me and your nail beds often have the purplish appearance of someone who is suffocating, this will warm them up nicely. Chips, etc aren't obvious and you can add a new layer nightly without it getting gummy or gross. A great dupe for those sad that they can't find CND's "Nail Gloss" color!
Lipstick -Lipstick Queen - by Poppy -Saint Natural
sparky17 10/16/2009 12:55:00 AM
Saint Natural is one of those colors that fall into the category of "Like My Own Lips, Only Better." The application is smooth and sheer, the feel is moisturizing and the taste is practically undetectable. I like how the color is a neutral with a harmonious blend of warm and cool tones - this means I can wear this color as both a brunette and redhead.
Gives the lips a juicy red sheen without dying my mouth that 'weird, pink-red' that stains do. It's moisturizing and sheer and I can slather on multiple layers without looking like a hussy, which is a good thing because I can't say enough how I love the texture and its moisturizing properties. This is a great find for us fair-skinned ladies that want to wear a red lipstick without looking overly 'done.'
Let it be said that this is a cream eyeshadow and will behave accordingly - some creasing and not being long lasting are to be expected. Having said that - this has the amazing property of being able to be brushed over a powder eyeshadow without causing the power to clump up in bunches. When done as such, it gives a nice glossy effect to the eye. I also like this used alone over a bare eyelid because it livens up the eye without being overly glossy or glittery. The color also works well on multiple eye color (tested beautifully on my hot-lady friends' baby blues and greens as well as my heavenly hazels)
Fragrances -Soap and Glory - Girligo Body Moisturizing Mist
sparky17 10/16/2009 12:37:00 AM
I would buy this again for the scent. The consistency is a bit odd and you can't spray it on after you're dressed else cover yourself in off-white liquid. This does have a nice, moisturizing property to it and I like it in the summer when things are a bit sultrier and oilier to begin
Lip Treatments -Soap and Glory - Sexy Motherpucker Lip Gloss
sparky17 10/16/2009 12:34:00 AM
I really do feel sexier when I wear this lip plumping potion and I think it's because the 'tingle' that it's working is more of the numb lip feel one can get after doing the hanky panky. This gloss goes on pretty sheer and doesn't feel heavy or sticky. The plumping effect is noticeable but doesn't leave me looking like I've been popped in the kisser. I like the clear - the irritation that produces the plumping effect gives my lips a nice, rosy glow.
These are are a solid set of brushes. Their visual aesthetic accounts for at least a half star raise in rating. These brushes feel soft...almost too soft and they have a delicate feeling to them that makes me hesitant to give them a really good scrubbing. Also, these brushes feel a bit...inaccessible. Perhaps this is because of the bag they're housed in - feel like I have to keep them all together.
These are my new obsession! I love these shadows silkiness and the color lasts without being cakey or drying. The color range is gorgeous - all of the tones have a sweet neutral base that make almost every color ideal for most people. The shimmery tones aren't overly frosty or glittery and the mattes have a velveteen finish that's classy and stylish. I love the palettes and the ability to create any color combo I like. The new mineral shadows are tinier...when I first opened the plastic case, I thought, "where's the rest of it!?!" But...these shadows are still too sweet to resist! Love them!
Fabulous shade - and versatile too! I can wear this for work, casual, and night out looks. Good staying power too. It puts great warmth into the skin and really makes my eyes pop. The frost finish isn't overbearing or tacky. This may be one of most the perfect shades of eyeshadow to ever exist.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Illuminance Creme Shadow Quad - SeaShells
sparky17 6/28/2008 2:43:00 PM
I only wore the 3 lightest colors - they were light and airy but just all right. Wasn't very long lasting and tended to crease. The darkest color was too dense to even look good on me. However - for all of you college kids out there, this gray shade seems to match most cheap apartment countertops quite well and I used it to cover up where I had some some repair work so I could get my deposit back. It worked beautifully, but I bet the next occupant was suprised when they wiped the counter.
This is all we used in the 6th grade because part of its appeal was that it smelled like Dimetap cough syrup. Fast forward a decade plus later and I'm back on the purple bottle. This works quite well for holding my hair in place and making my bangs behave. Brushable hold, plesant scent (still like Dimetap), and it doesn't get crunchy; I'm in love!
Conditioner -Aussie - Cleanse and Mend Conditioner
sparky17 6/21/2008 2:28:00 AM
Lightweight and effective conditioning with a pleasant scent - there aren't many better ways to start the day. This soothes my locks and doesn't weight down my hair. Best of all - it rinses out of my hair easily.
Shampoo -Aussie - Dual Personality Root Cleanser Plus Tip Mender Shampoo
sparky17 6/21/2008 2:22:00 AM
This shampoo does exactly what it says - cleans the oily scalp, is gentle to drier ends. Tasty fragrance, sturdy bottle (snaps down so well that it's hard to open with wet hands, and it doesn't leave my hair in any state of distress. Only deducted a lippy due to the squeakiness at the roots when rinsing.
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - Wetslicks Fruit Spritzer Fig Splash
sparky17 6/21/2008 2:18:00 AM
Blush -Cover Girl - TruBlend Naturally Luminous Blush in Pure Romance
sparky17 6/21/2008 2:13:00 AM
Not really a blush, not really a highlighter, but it's still pretty fabulous. I like to brush some across my cheeks and bridge of nose to warm up my complexion and have put it on my eyelids to give a better than bare look. I do notice an almost-metallic shimmer on my cheeks when in the sun, but it works. I would have gone tubs of this stuff when I was 17. This is a fun product and I like it.