Lip Gloss -Bonne Bell - California Fruits Starburst Lipsmacker in Raspberry
greenreed 4/15/2004 9:19:00 PM
This is for the liquid version. I judge Lip Smacker products by how much they do NOT irritate my throat. (Alot of them sound yummy, and then I just can't wear them due to the flavor or the way some unknown allergen settles in the back of my throat, feeling greasy-UGH!) But anyway, THIS particular product is just dandy. Tastes decent, smells even better. Glossy and neither too thin nor too thick in texture. Does NOT make my lips burn. Very slight pink tint shows up on my lips. Figures a perfect product like this comes in the tiniest tube possible that leaked a bit around the edges when I put the wand in. *Sigh* so I guess I will have to buy more sometime soon! EDIT: I just bought another one. Who knows how long these will be around? I also got the strawberry watermelon, which has the same formula, but I personally like the raspberrry better.
Erm...tried it... My nose could not handle some aspect of this fragrance I am not sure what...Gave it to Goodwill in hopes someone else will work it better than I. I was hoping for something inspired by the original Burburry, but lighter for summer. Weekend just does not do it for me.
Liquid -Clinique - Gentle Light Makeup ] [DISCONTINUED]
greenreed 4/11/2004 5:36:00 PM
My Holy Grail. I have a backup bottle of this in case the glow craze dies down. If they do discontinue it, I hope Clinique comes up with an appropriate matte equivilant. Yellow-skinned me needed foundation without SPF, because SPF makes me break out. I use a foundation brush flat over the opening to keep it from pouring out too fast. I brush it on my skin, then even everything out with a sponge. I agree with the one poster who said this looks great in photographs. My face and neck match, and my face does not look pasty. Therefore, I, too, am a Candleglow devotee. A perfect match after many years of foundations that were too orange, too pink, too dark, too light, too chalky, too masklike, or settled into what will be wrinkles someday, etc, etc.etc.
Yup, I am a packaging freak. This is so pretty. (How bout we get away from the unisex modern packaging with some other products that are out there? Why do we not have more pretty packages like my current lip balm?) The product itself is kind of like a gel. The color does not show on me but it does make my lips look "finished" for a natural look. Non-sticky and not super shiny, either.
Had sample bottle of this. No go for me. I guess I can't do citrus. Sharp and annoying to me.
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Strawberry Lip Balm
greenreed 4/11/2004 2:22:00 PM
A good, non-obnoxious staple lip balm. My hair does not stick to it at night, and it does not dry out my lips. Tastes decent but not overly strong. I have had a tin of this for about 2 years and there is still alot left. Definitely worth the 5 bucks or so I spent.
Was intriguid by this. I give it 3 lippies for not being typical. Who needs more typical? I love the smell of a good bonfire- just not on me. I am not goth or hippie enough to pull this off. But I am sure it is a Godsend to a lucky few.
I liked this enough to buy the matching lotion. Not a hint of innocence here. Usually I go for the sweet stuff everybody else likes. But you like the idea of the pebble-shaped Black Cashmere, but found it too much like a forest fire, try Hot Couture. There is enough darkness to make it interesting, and a touch of fruit to make it palatable. EDIT: Dragged this out for the cold weather, and I am in love again! I would recommend this to people who like sweet things but are interested in something with an edge. It takes me forever to use up a fragrance, so I will have this a long time, but why they are discon. this I do not know. Maybe there will be a decent dupe out there someday if I ever run out. If this was not so strong (ie not for small office/medical environments), I would wear this every day. Upped this to a 5 because it makes me feel warm and snuggly @:)
Lips -Unlisted Brand - Pucker Ups Lip Balm in Watermelon
greenreed 4/11/2004 12:26:00 AM
I thought the watermelon flavor the most realistic of any other brand I have tried, and I have tried them all. And dirt cheap at Sally Beauty.
Darn. Maybe I got a bad one a while back. I have just started reviewing in the board and memories are coming back for really good products and the really bad I have been wanting to vent on. This was a defintie baddie for me. Tasted Rancid! Pucker ups watermelon from Sally Beauty is cheap too, but, well, tastes yummy!! a much better alternative for Watermelon lovers. Sorry Bonne Bell. Some of your other flavors are great!
Oh my, never bought this, never will! Was at one of those parties, where you get to try things before you buy and when I used this on my face, my eyes started to burn, even though I kept it away from my eyes. The irritant floats up in the air, anyway. Avoid!- or at least try it before you purchase!!! Memorably bad for me! (I do however, love the pink pout lipgloss:)
Conditioner -Back to Basics - Vanilla Plum Fortifying Conditioner
greenreed 4/10/2004 1:00:00 PM
This works better than most things to detangle my hair. Scent is kind of strong but nice. I used the shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and lotion today and it is a bit overwhelming...Wish the conditioner came in a pump bottle like the lotion does.
Blush -L'Oreal - Blush Delice in Raspberry Sorbet ] [DISCONTINUED]
greenreed 4/10/2004 9:27:00 AM
Mmmmm....sniffy blush. Wish the staying power was better on me but then I am comparing to NARS which waers like iron. If you want a drugstore brand with a brush that, even though it is small, is better than brushes that come with other drugstore cosmetics than this is for you. you will have to apply lightly in small strokes to get coverage, but it will happen. At home I use my real blush brush, though. Overall, this is a cute, happy little blush to uplift you in the morning when the world is kinda dreary. They should make a coffee blush with coffee scent. :)
Fragrances -Tony & Tina - Vibrational Remedy Fragrance
greenreed 4/10/2004 9:08:00 AM
If you like fruity, you will like this. If fruity is yuck to you stay away. I got the gift set around the holidays. I love the bottle. Cute does not repel me. I could have done without the extra crystal and box material, just give me a lower price. The SA at Kaufmann's was very nice having me pick my "own" crystal because it is supposed to mean something. She was into crystals. Crystals are not my thing but the extra attention was sweet and a bit naive to me. Kind of like the fragrance itself. Reminds me of Babydoll and grapefruit. Others detect mango, which I can understand. This is good if you are young or want to feel young. And the bottle reminds me of R2-d2. :) Bee-bee-boop!
Lip Gloss -Bonne Bell - Lip Shake- Cherry Cola Float
greenreed 4/9/2004 10:10:00 PM
Horrible, horrible, taste! Very chemical to me. And made my lips burn. What a shame...yep memorable as someting I threw out soon after purchase, a rarity for me. This product and the oily lava glosses (Maybelline, I think). Blech!! Sorry to all fans.