Topeka is a pretty, shimmery peachy pink blush. It looks nice on, but I'm looking for something with a little more "oomph" so I probably wouldn't repurchase. Great for a natural look though.
This stuff is awesome, I'm already on my second tube. I didn't see results at first, but after a week or so (of consistant applying every morning), I was able to notice a developing tan. It's foolproof, so unless you miss some really obvious spots, it's hard to mess up. I also noticed that if you miss even a day or so of applying, it starts to fade very quickly. They key is constistency. Would definitely recommend this and will also continue to buy it!
I didn't love this. I thought it would be a pretty bronze, but it had too much of a reddish tint. I also didn't like the consistency - very sticky and I found it hard to blend. I'm going to try Bronze Goddess and hope that I have better luck with it.
Melon is absolutely gorgeous. I swapped for a sample half-heartedly thinking it would have a yucky orange tone, but was pleasantly suprised. It's actually a pale pinky peach that looks beautiful alone or over a white wash such as Vanilla or Pink Opal. I would definitely get more samples of these in the future, or even the full size.
Lip gloss #3 is a nice pinkish bronze shade. I like the consitancy of it, it's smooth and doesn't fade quickly or cause that gross clumping like MAC Lipglasses do on me. It's a little shimmery, but mostly just sheer. I've noticed that when I wear it and take pictures, it shows up as just a sheer pink, no bronze tones are detected, but it's still very pretty. I probably wouldn't repurchase, only because I find it to be so-so, but I will definitely use up the tube I have as it is a really pretty shade and good for when I'm on the go.
Tinted Moisturizer -Chanel - Hydramax Tinted Moisturizer - Bronzelit
Bernadette 6/20/2005 2:20:00 PM
I'm in love with this. First of all, it smells fantastic, second, it's a great moisturizer, and third, it gives a nice sheer coverage that's perfect for light makeup days in the summer. Bronzelit is a nice tan tint that's perfect for my olive NC30 skin. Paired with MAC Bronze Bronzer, it gives a perfect skin look. I'm definitely going to keep repurchasing this, even if it is a little pricey ($40).
Chelsea Girls is a pretty opaque pink nude lipgloss in the tub. It's slightly more sticky than the tube lipglosses which can be annoying at times, but overall it's a nice color.
Chocolate Brown pigment is a really pretty shimmery brown. I thought it would be too similar to Coco Beach, but Coco Beach has a reddish undertone to it, which I never really paid attention to. Chocolate Brown seems to just be brown. It looks great in the crease, I might even wear it as a wash for a more dramatic look.
This is a pretty cool pigment, on me (NC30) it's a shimmery stone-colored brown. I like to wear it in the crease, usually with a white-hued wash (Vanilla or Pink Opal), and over a brown shadow (Stila Banana Daquiri trio). I also wore it over MAC Beautiful Iris as a wash and it looked quite nice!
I *think* I actually like this better than NARS Casino and Laguna. It's not shimmery (or if it is, I can't tell), not dark enough to look muddy and not light enough to not look like a tan. It's just perfect in the middle. It goes on nice and smooth to create a nice looking natural dark tan. I like to dust it on cheeks, forehead, nose and chin for the sunkissed look (I'm NC30). Not sure if I'll have to switch to something lighter in the winter, but for now this is doing a great job. Much cheaper than NARS too!
This conditioner is absolutely amazing. It smells fantastic, and paired with Kona Fresh Shampoo, makes my hair so soft and full at the same time. My hair is long, straight with a slight wave, layered and hilighted, and is always falling flat, but not anymore! This is definitely my new conditioner staple, and I highly recommend it!
Oh my gosh - this is a miracle shampoo! My hair (very long, straight with a slight wave, V-shaped, layered and hilighted to death) was very much in need of a pick-me-up. I don't know if it was the shampoos I'd been using, the constant use of a flat iron or the hilighting, but it was definitely falling flat every day and looking very wimpy. I read some awesome reviews about Paul Brown products on the hair board, and decided to give some a try. I ordered from haircareexpress.com which is amazing - I ordered standard shipping and it came the NEXT day, and with samples! The shampoo itself is absolutely fantastic - it smells delicious and made my hair so voluminous and soft that I couldn't believe it. This is without question my new shampoo staple for the rest of my life. I believe I paid in the $8-$10 range. A small price to pay for gorgeous hair and guaranteed good-hair days!!
Makeup Brushes -MAC - 266 Thin Small Angle (Synthetic hair)
Bernadette 6/20/2005 1:45:00 PM
This is great for applying Fluidlines on both across the top of the lid and the bottom of the lid. Definitely worth the money!
I find fragrances hard to describe sometimes, especially this one since I don't detect anything that particularly stands out (like a fruity or floral note). To me it just smells like a really pretty perfume, and kind of strong. Haven't gotten around to purchasing it yet, but hopefully will soon!
I love Fluidlines even more than I love BB Gel Liners, which dried out after awhile, and definitely more than Stila Smudgepots, which were way too smudgey and runny for me. Dipdown is a dark brown perfect for my brown eyes. I like to use the MAC slant brush 266 for a nice even application. I like to use it on my upper lid with curled lashes and mascara for a natural look, and on both my top and bottom lids for a more dramatic look. It's got a nice creamy consistency and lasts all day with no smudging. I believe it's even the cheapest gel liner of the 3. Will definitely repurchase.