i love the scent of this! very romantic without being too flowery or cloying. it smells fresh. i like the feel of the lotion a lot, so i got that and the spray. i really like this line of products, and in nyc they are currently 3 for $21-not a bad deal for a lot of product.
i also got this free in a bzzagent campaign. it's not the best mascara i've ever used, but i do like it a lot. it makes my lashes longer than the other lashblast mascara, and doesn't clump at all. i like to use it on top of another mascara-the extra length it adds is really pretty. i also think the packaging is beautiful.
i LOVE this stuff. definitely HG status for me. i use it to set my under-eye concealer, as a blush and all-over highlighter. i don't see the shimmer at all in real life, which i love, i like the smell, and my box has lasted me, like, 1.5 years at this point. and i use it pretty frequently. the only con i could think of is that sometimes benefit's powders crack and go everywhere if you drop them or travel with them-that seems to happen mainly w the bronzer, though. i've never had an issue with this one.
Cleansers -L'Oreal - Go 360 Clean Deep Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
missmadisonave 6/30/2010 3:08:00 AM
like this so far- only used it 2 days, but it's made my skin much smoother, more even-toned and brighter. also needed to use less moisturizer. i LOVE the scrublet, and how it's designed, and how it fits in to the bottle. i have cool, very pale, dry skin and i love this cleanser so far, though will update if anything goes wrong w it.
awesome for toes-a girly, shimmery, shiny pink. for fingernails, i get a visible nail line after 2 coats and one of seche vite. it's so shiny that you don't notice from above, but i don't love it 100%. was in a hurry-maybe a 3rd coat would fix it, but in general, a pink, nude, coral-y shine that looks very feminine and understated. if it was completely opaque i'd be in love. as it is, not my favorite color. but good formula.
the formula isn't bad, and i wanted to like this color a lot, but it just didn't work for me. i'm very pale with cool undertones, somewhat new to having nails (recently stopped biting!) and was disappointed. i'll give it to my sister. try before you buy, i think.
Lips -Tarte - Rise and Shine Plumping Lip Stain - Cherry
missmadisonave 6/25/2010 12:47:00 AM
the pink version of this is so pretty. i did find my cherry one was kind of purple, but it still worked with the gloss over it...the pink is fantastic, tho. such a pretty lip color, and i love the gloss.
so agree about it being the perfect nude gloss. i like to wear the monte carlo stick for a deeper pink lip, then use this gloss on top. not too sticky, relatively good staying power, high shine and i love the tingle. hooked.
not my favorite lipstick, by any means. the color is ok and i'm pale enough to pull it off, but i do look a little bit cold bc of the purple in it. it's also not nearly as creamy as i'd hoped. something of a disappointment, but i like the idea of it.
WAH. love the product, HATE the smell and packaging. it smells like flintstone vitamins like someone said-i'd never want a guy to get up close and smell it; it's disgusting. the packaging is super tacky and i think the pheromones thing is bs. too bad-the color 'doug' is beautiful and i wish i could find a dupe for it.
SUCH a pretty, feminine pink for summer! in some lights it's almost neon, but i think it's so beautiful. and it wears so well-2 coats and one of seche vite and my manicure has only one tiny chip after 6 days. it applied very smoothly and evenly. LOVE!
Tinted Moisturizer -Stila - Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer in Shade 1
missmadisonave 6/16/2010 4:02:00 PM
i LOVE this stuff!! but everyone else seems to dislike it...i guess if you want a real, tinted moisturizer with coverage this does not fit the bill. i have pretty flawless skin that's a little dry so it works well on me to add a bit of radiance and even me out. i do use it primarily as a highlighter, though, on cheekbones, browbones and the bridge of my nose. so, it may not do what it's supposed to, but i love it. too bad you don't get that much for what you pay...
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Summer Fruit
missmadisonave 6/15/2010 9:17:00 PM
had to try this-it's a pretty great product for the price. smells great, feels good on, and was not difficult to apply! i dunno what you do when you get down really low, but i think you could still get it out with a fingertip. i think the packaging is cute, and i like the smell, too.
dunno why this is under 'unlisted brand', but anyway... this spray makes my naturally straight, blond, highlighted hair soft and shiny. it does definitely add some wave so i like to use it when i'm using foam rollers-if you're someone who straightens their hair i'm not sure it would be good for you. i really like how my hair feels when i use this. don't love the smell entirely, but it fades pretty fast.
Lipstick -Revlon - ColorBurst in 070 Soft Nude [DISCONTINUED]
missmadisonave 5/10/2010 1:09:00 AM
this is way too beige for me-don't recommend it for very fair-skinned girls with light eyes and blond hair. i need more pink-this color makes my teeth look more yellow and washes me out.