Blush -Tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Amused
ArizonaAngel 8/31/2012 11:52:00 PM
Love this blush! I have a medium neutral/cool skin tone (about NW30 now) and this looks great. My other all time favorite girly pink blush is Pink Swoon by MAC, but this one is slightly more intense and I can use less to build up color. It looks like a pretty, girly pink blush on my cheeks. I look healthy and naturally glowy! Lasts long, not sure about twelve hours but definitely 6-7. This definitely became a staple for me.
This seemed like it would be right up my alley for a summer fragrance but nope. I enjoyed it when it was first applied but after a few minutes it settled into something reminiscent to old-school "Charlie" (a scent I adored in HS by the way!) with a bit of powder mixed in. This scent is not for me so no, I definitely wouldn't buy this again.
Ok I am terrible at describing fragrances! But this is not exactly what I was expecting but turns out I like this scent. Honestly it strongly reminds me of Leslie Blodgett's "Santa Barbara" but this one is more intense, slightly different. I love heavier scents and this one fits pretty well with me - not something totally unique but it is a "safer" evening scent. It has a "cold" feeling to it, if that makes sense at all. I can wear this one year round actually. It's pricey, and certainly isn't my go-to night out fragrance, Bottle design is amazing! I would buy this again.
Candles -Unlisted Brand - Scentsy White Sands Wax Bar
ArizonaAngel 8/18/2012 11:02:00 PM
Love this one! Strong but not overpowering - it smells relaxing and slightly powdery. Not exactly like a beach....but slightly coconutty, warm and calming. I will buy this one again for sure.
Candles -Unlisted Brand - Scentsy Baked Apple Pie Wax Bar
ArizonaAngel 8/18/2012 11:00:00 PM
Gorgeous and perfect for late summer! Smells exactly like you are baking an apple pie - but only if you are standing within three feet of the warmer. I am so disappointed in this one as it is such a gentle fragrance. I won't buy this again.
Candles -Unlisted Brand - Scentsy Awakening Wax Bar
ArizonaAngel 8/18/2012 10:57:00 PM
Smelled absolutely great in the package, but I put it in my warmer and it became overwhelmingly sweet and artificial ~ I remember thinking that "this is what a generic bathroom spray smells like". It also actually induced a headache. So no, I won't buy this one again.
Beautiful iridescent pinkish-white. It's sheer, but one coat gives my nails a perfectly polished look. It isn't extremely unique - but the color is gorgeous, and I love the application. No streaks. Wears well with a base and a top coat. I would buy this again.
Candles -Unlisted Brand - Scentsy French Lavender Wax Bar
ArizonaAngel 8/10/2012 12:18:00 AM
Just got into Scensty - and this is one that I bought and adored. I love lavender scents and this is just beautiful. Clean, fresh, not headache-y (of that makes sense), simple and relaxing. I just placed an order for more. They are not expensive but I can't reuse them as much as they say, so it gets an overall four. But I am definitely enjoying this one and looking forward to trying out new scents.
I like this - but I doubt I would I would buy this again. It is a pretty girly pink with lots of gold shimmer but it isn't completely flattering on my neutral-cool skin tone. I am liking it on my toes with my slight summer tan so this may just strictly be something for summer. This may look better on someone with warmer undertones.
Beautiful sheer ultra light pink with fine shimmer. Online description says it also has peach, silver and green duochrome however I can't really see it with one or two coats. One coat covers imperfections and brightens the nail, two is still very sheer but looks almost ethereal. Such a delicate and feminine color. Not frosty or dated either. I don't have anything like this in my nail polish stash and I am loving it. Great wear time with a base and top coat.
Liquid -Yves Saint Laurent - Teint Touche Eclat Foundation
ArizonaAngel 8/8/2012 11:27:00 PM
Beautiful bottle ~ but sadly not for me. I ordered Beige Rose 50 from Sephora blind and it matched my slightly neutral NW30 skin tone very well. I have normal skin that leans dry in the winter, slightly oily in the T-zone in the summer. There is a scent but it fades quickly. The foundation itself is thinner than most and easy to blend. The finish at first was just outstanding - dewy, glowy, beautiful, shy of medium coverage. An hour later my pores looked huge, my T-zone was shining and the color had oxidized into an unlovely shade of orange. It also transfers to everything - phone, shirt collar, a tissue. I even set it with a powder to help but it didn't. So to be fair I tried it again the next day with a different primer with the same result. I returned in the mail back to Sephora the following Monday. This foundation reminds me of the Chanel VA that I want to love so much in coverage and in finish ~ and I still cannot find a way to make that one look decent on me either. So I am disappointed. I can't give it a "1" because it has some good attributes but no way could I make this foundation work on me.
Treatments -L'Oreal - EverCreme Deep Nourishing Masque
ArizonaAngel 7/29/2012 6:00:00 PM
Love this! I wanted a deep hair treatment to soften my long, fine, color treated hair as summer sun tends to dry it out. The scent is beautiful - kind of reminds me of Vanilla Noir from Bath and Body Works, but it isn't at all heavy. This product is thick and creamy and really makes my hair smooth, shiny and bouncy ~ doesn't weigh it down at all. I actually just bought the regular conditioner in this line to use! Great product, well worth the 6-7 dollars and I would buy this again.
Easy to use - gives you a great, pink and polished nail. No streaks for me. Very sheer - I use this on my fingernails with one coat to even out my nail bed, two for a bit more opacity but it still is sheer. Nothing eye-popping or dramatic, but classy and clean. Will always be a staple in my stash!
Treatments -Barielle - Extra Gentle Cuticle Minimizer
ArizonaAngel 7/23/2012 11:22:00 PM
Packaging is good - but that's about it. This Extra-Gentle Cuticle Minimizer is so gentle it does absolutely nothing for my cuticles. Will not buy again.
This is good for a toning shampoo in that it helps rid the hair of brassiness, but not great. There are better ones out there that are a bit more expensive, but this does work. It is drying, but most toning shampoos are a bit drying, But there are two things about this one will make me never buy this again: One is the scent. It is terrible. It's heavy, cloying, chemically and just indescribable. And most of the perfumes I like are heavy and on the masculine/so called "old lady" side ~ but this is just awful to me personally. I can't handle it. The other is that something in it broke out my back and chest like crazy. And it's summer!! And I am in my thirties! Completely intolerable. So wearing a tank top was embarrassing. Once I stopped it it cleared up thank goodness...but it caused me some uncomfortable moments. So I won't buy this again ever.