Very disappointed in this polish. I was really hoping for the blue glow you see in the bottle. That appears at first, but then disappears to a dull blue/black on the nail. I couldn't get the glowy blue even in sunlight. It is a nice blue/black but too close to my Dark Denim by Maybelline to justify keeping.
Love this! Totally bought it for the hype and I am very pleased. Very pigmented and just a nice glowy color. Don't like the rubbery compact because it gets so covered in makeup. I will definitely repurchase this one!
I was so happy to get this in a swap! Such a gorgeous color in the bottle. On my hands, not so much. I didn't see any shimmer, it goes on extremely thin and streaky, chipped in a day even with a nice top coat. Just totally didn't live up to the hype I was reading. It may work for other people but I don't even feel like giving it a second chance.
I have purchased this two times. I prefer using it as a bronzer but sometimes use it as a blush. Gorgeous buildable color, not too orange. I have gotten "Have you gone to the beach?" comments after wearing this as a bronzer. So I believe it looks pretty natural!
Styling Products -Beyond The Zone - Spike It Hair Cement
sh3ll3y 9/23/2006 10:48:00 PM
Love this stuff!!! I have past the shoulders thick straight hair that I like to curl the ends and piece out as much as possible. This stuff gives me great hold. It is VERY sticky but I found that if I mix it with the Paul Mitchell Quick Slip I get the perfect combination for soft hold.
Styling Products -Paul Mitchell - ExpressStyle Quick Slip Styling Cream
sh3ll3y 9/23/2006 10:45:00 PM
My stylist recommended this to me and when she used it on me I loved it so I went ahead and bought it. I tried using it alone but it just didn't have enough hold. I have thick straight hair. But it didn't weigh my hair down as much as other creams. I put it away for awhile but one day, while I was thinking how sticky my Beyond the Zone Hair Cement is, I mixed them together and TA-DA! My perfect hair concoction! The Slip takes some of the stickiness away from the Cement and the Cement gives me the hold I need. So, on its own, doesn't work for my hard to hold hair, but mixed with a too-sticky product it works great!
This color is just stunning IF you have the time and patience to apply at least 3 coats to get the color in the bottle. A eggplant purple with orange/red sparkle. In sunlight or direct light I can't stop staring at my nails. But it took me two days to achieve the effect and it gets too goopy after the second coat (plus base and top). I swapped for it, not sure if I would purchase it if I needed it again but the color is too hard to resist.
Fragrances -Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Vanille Abricot
sh3ll3y 8/1/2006 9:47:00 AM
Oh ick! I had a sample vial of this so I tried it out today. Smelled lovely at first, sweet, warm and inviting. Now it is a few hours later and I am afraid I stink! It dried down to almost a musky incense smell. It is really bothering me. I am bummed because the initial scent was so nice. I guess it just does not work with me.
Boo! Hiss! This stuff is crap! It is so talked about and all the magazines rate it so highly, I had to try it. Bleh. Didn't do anything for my lashes at all. And the brush is the worst I have seen - very sparse!
Mascara -Maybelline - Lash Stylist Mascara ] [DISCONTINUED]
sh3ll3y 3/6/2006 4:49:00 PM
I have been trying this for about three days and I *think* I like it. It does take some time to get used to and you can end up with some mondo-clumps. But it really lifted my lashes and gave me the wide-eyed look. My lashes didn't even seem like mine - I tend to think mine are short and dense, this mascara really made them seperate and look very long. Still trying to work out kinks and clumps but I do like the little brush for a change. I would recommend giving it a try if you have never tried a comb mascara before.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Tutti Dolci EDT in Fantasia di Cioccolata
sh3ll3y 2/1/2006 1:25:00 PM
OMG! What a wonderful chocolate scent! I am very very picky about chocolate scents, they almost always smell so fake to me. But this one is dead on rich chocolate with berries! The chocolate seems to fade to more of a berry scent on me but it is still nice. I just purchased it so I don't know about the staying power but it doesn't fade fast so far. I love food scents and this one is top notch. Very comforting and warm. Yum! *EDIT* I swapped it away. Just got too sickly sweet for me. Ah well.
Blech! I wanted to love this gloss - such pretty gold shimmers in a nice vanilla smelling gloss. But I could not deal with the slippery slimey feel of it. Just gave me the willies. Back to the store it went. :(
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
sh3ll3y 12/15/2005 1:36:00 PM
Wow! This stuff lives up to the hype! Shadow lasts all day and stays vibrant.
Eye Shadow -Rimmel - Special Eyes Mono Eyeshadow in Saucy Mint
sh3ll3y 7/22/2005 9:16:00 AM
Pretty pretty mint green! It looks greener in the pot but goes on a very sheer, light mint green. I hadn't used it in awhile and I grabbed it this morning and oh- I love it! You have to build up the color but it is very flattering.
I love this new Demeter fragrance - though I am not a Demeter fan. I hate that the scent fades so fast but I do love how they captured summer in a bottle. Very suntan lotion-ish but that is what reminds me of summer anyway. I can see how a lot of people don't like it but it does make me think of the beach when I spritz it so I love it. But the dry down to me isn't as beachy - more floral. I think it smells best just sprayed.