Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
ctall119 5/1/2008 1:38:00 PM
I have been a clean & clear oil absorbing sheet user for a long long time now. During the long time of use, I have dared to use other sheets, but I always return to the tried and true. It absorbs the oil and does not leave behind a powdery residue. The sheets are minimally fragranced so they do leave behind a fresh from the shower scent (which fades almost immediately). The packaging is standard, nothing special. A tacky strip on the top cover pulls out the sheets when you open the top. Highly recommended for your forever go-to sheets.
I will forever be a Cetaphil user. The scent is nice (and definately not strong or lingering), the packaging is so-so (absolutely nothing special, uses 80's bright pop colors, cheap plastic jug and dispenser), the price? Amazing. I havent used any other Cetaphil products, but, I am a big fan of the cleanser, because it does as it promises: cleanses without drying. HOWEVER...what it does not do...is take off waterproof makeup (mascara/eyeliner). I use an Almay cleanser for that.
The Hype has got it RIGHT. Flattering, healthy, and leaves a universally radiant sheer glow. Although it may not have alot of POW - in your face - strong head on color - it does look good on a sun kissed complexion. Orgasm, Mascara and lip gloss should be your only summer staples. You dont need any more. Only Caveat? it doesnt come with a blush brush.
As many reviewers have already said...this perfume does have a unique smell. I dont see a big area for people to say it is so-so. You either LOVE it at first sniff...or HATE it. It is a uniquely distinguishable scent, I know immediately when I go out, if someone within a 5+ foot radius of me is wearing it. It is strong, and the scent does last, but, given a few minutes after first spritz...then pungent-ness of it does wear off, and transcends into a more sensual and sexy scent. It can most certainly be ones staple during the cooler winter months. It is too all encompassing for the summertime. I was given this scent as a gift, so I am unsure as to whether or not I would re-purchase. My finance, who is very critical of scents, actually really likes this one. When one comes across as something he does not care for (Ralph Lauren Ralph, issy miyake, Burberry Brit/Weekend, Calvin Klein Euphoria, etc., he calls it "bug repellent"...this one made the cut so this one in my book makes the grade!
I have owned about 3 bottles...and I only have a sampler left. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the simplicity, the freshness, and the softness of this scent. It is the PERFECT summer scent that lasts for a considerable 6hrs...and even while the scent fades, it leaves behind a sweet reminder. I have worn D&G Red, and The One, and Light Blue is most certainly my most favorite. It'll turn into a classic, make no doubt about it. It is good for ages that range from 20-50, after that, something a bit more mature (and less fruity) may deem itself appropriate. My only caveat is that the tops to this perfume...ON ALL THREE BOTTLES...begin to adhere themseves to the bottles halfway through. Other then that, it looks as pretty, simple, fresh, and clean as it smells!
This is a grown-up version of a frosty teenage highlight. This color is buildable and blendable. It is a neutral shade that compliments colors within the same family (beige, taupe, sheer pink) nicely. I usually cover my lid from eyelash to brow bone with Sell Out...and then highlight the crease with Clinique's Fawn (a semi-metallic tawny color). This is a great staple, it whitens the whites of your eys, and looks great alone - for both work and play - or as a highlighting tool to draw out the shimmer in other, less shimmery, shadows.
Eye Shadow -Urban Decay - Midnight Cowgirl Eyeshadow
ctall119 5/1/2008 11:11:00 AM
I bought this eyeshadow to compliment UD's Sellout. The colors on my hand looked really nice. Sellout was a nice semi-metallic, work appropriate champagne shade...and I bought Midnight Cowgirl to add alittle extra OOOOMPH for a night out. Unfortunately, for what I paid ($18) I was disappointed in what I received. Sellout is great, but, midnight cowgirl with it...or alone...isn't making the cut. Too light a shade to wear alone, too glittery for an easy swipe for work, and for some reason, when trying the swatch in the store, it looked really nice solo. Not so much when brought home.
I found this lipgloss to be very similar in stickiness to MAC's lipglass; however, I do feel that the hard-to-get-over feeling of tackiness is much less with this gloss than I found it to be with Lipglass. The gloss stays put for an average of 120 minutes and I did not find it to pill or bead. Also, after the gloss sets in to the lips, I didnt find it sticking to my hair, or anything else that would be more bothersome then pleasant!The matte-ness of the gloss (what is left AFTER the gloss leaves) stays put for another couple of hours. No complaints here. The colors are pretty, just not as true as the color in the tube (however, it IS a GLOSS...not a LIPSTICK!). I will definately repurchase! At a later date, I removed 1 lip: MAJOR NEGATIVE - once the gloss wears off, the tackiness of what remains is next to IMPOSSIBLE to remove. It doesnt wipe off and sticks (like glue) to anything it comes in contact with. This is OK for work...when you dont want to worry about reapplying lip products...but not so nice to put on thinking there will be no need to reapply for a night out on the town.