I bought this in Thistle. I love the color, it's a great frosty light pink and it complements my skin tone very nicely. The formula of the product, however, doesn't impress me much. It's nice when you first put it on, but it's drying and reapplying it is kind of a mess, it doesn't later very well. I don't hate it but it isn't my favorite lip product.
I bought this in So Pearly Pink and I love it. It flatters my skin tone perfectly. It's just the right amount of color so that I can keep my make-up natural-looking, but it stills gives me a polished look. The product itself works exactly like it says it does. It stays on forever, I had to fight to get it off at the end of the night. I have dry lips and it drives me absolutely crazy not to have some sort of moisturizing gloss or balm on them, and the balm that comes with this is phenomenal. It keeps my lips moisturized without feeling greasy or slippery. I just love this product.
I've been disappointed by the LUSH products I've tried, but not this one. This outlived my expectations. I love the scent- it's a very musky vanilla scent, but it's not overpowering or cloying. I love it. The powder is very smooth and rubs in very easily. I put this on my skin after lotion and it keeps my skin soft and moisturized all day. I'll also sprinkle it in my hair or on my sheets to make them smell nice, the scent is very relaxing. I've purchased this twice already and will continue to repurchase. The only downside is the packaging. It's very hard to open for the first time and I always lose some of the product when I open a new one. Also, the lid leaks a little bit. That doesn't make a difference in the long run because the containers last forever, but the lid is kind of a nuisance.
The smell is awful. When I smelled it dry in the shop, it was sweet and girly and I thought I'd like it, so I bought a small piece to try. Upon taking it home and using it, the smells is just overpoweringly sweet and cloying. It's like candy and bubblegum and it's just completely sickening. The soap itself is fine, it lathers well, it cleans well. However, it dries my skin out when I use it, which is not the result I'd expect from a bath product company that's as renowned as LUSH. It also starts to melt away as soon as it gets wet, so even if I don't use it in the shower, if it gets wet it melts all over the counter and my whole bathroom smells like that sickening candy smell for an hour afterward. I will not be repurchasing, I get better results from a Dove beauty bar for a quarter of the price.
I like this well enough, I guess. I'm not blown away by it. I bought it to use as a cuticle cream, but I can't use it for that because it's so greasy. I don't have time to sit and wait for it to absorb, so I can't use it on my hands without getting it on everything I own. I've started using it on my heels overnight and it works well enough for that, but again, I'm not blown away by it. It really doesn't do anything for me that any regular lotion can't do, and a regular lotion doesn't come with the greasy feeling and the overpowering smell. I wouldn't really recommend this, and I doubt I'll even be able to finish what I've got before it expires, so I definitely won't be repurchasing.
I bought this in Athena's Kiss and Wonder Woman. I love the colors, and MAC lipglass remains one of my favorite products, but the packaging just kills this product for me. I love the look of the container, the Wonder Woman design is adorable. However, the super-sized lipglass is better in theory than in practice. First off, the wand doesn't fit in the tube properly. It's a really tight fit that makes me struggle to get it out, and every time I pull the wand out, a dollop of lipglass goes flying, no matter how careful I am. Really poor design there. Also, the vamped up size of the doefoot applicator make it hard to apply the lipglass evenly. I feel like I get a coat on, but when I go back to touch up areas I'm just pushing the product around. It's also kind of uncomfortable. I think this doefoot is made of a different kind of fabric than the usual applicator, it feels scratchy. I still love the lipglass and will keep wearing it, but I wish they had made these in the usual lipglass size, it would make the product much easier to use.
Lip Gloss -MAC - Wonder Woman - lipglass in Athena’s Kiss
DivineSage 2/25/2011 6:11:00 PM
I love this color, and MAC lipglass remains one of my favorite products, but the packaging just kills this product for me. I love the look of the container, the Wonder Woman design is adorable. However, the super-sized lipglass is better in theory than in practice. First off, the wand doesn't fit in the tube properly. It's a really tight fit that makes me struggle to get it out, and every time I pull the wand out, a dollop of lipglass goes flying, no matter how careful I am. Really poor design there. Also, the vamped up size of the doefoot applicator make it hard to apply the lipglass evenly. I feel like I get a coat on, but when I go back to touch up areas I'm just pushing the product around. It's also kind of uncomfortable. I think this doefoot is made of a different kind of fabric than the usual applicator, it feels scratchy. I still love the lipglass and will keep wearing it, but I wish they had made these in the usual lipglass size, it would make the product much easier to use.
This is the lazy girl's solution to nail art, because it gives your manicure a really cool effect with minimal effort. The most important thing to remember with this is to let your base color dry completely, and I do mean completely, before you apply Black Shatter, otherwise it won't work. Even then, I've found the shatter effect is kind of touch and go, but I guess that's the way it is with these formulas. Overall, I've found that it works very well, dries quickly, and lasts pretty long with a top coat.
I was thoroughly disappointed with this polish as I was painting my nails, but as it dried, my opinion quickly changed! The holographic glitter is gorgeous, especially in sunlight! Also, it dries smooth, not grainy like so many other glitters. I have to say, though, I hate the tiny brush that comes with the bottle.
Lip Gloss -Milani - 3D Glitzy Glamour Gloss - Starshine
DivineSage 3/14/2010 9:06:00 PM
I love this gloss! It looks light pink in the tube, but actually goes on sheer. However, it delivers beautiful shine and lots of glitter, which I love. Also, it's not too sticky and stays on forever. The smell is pretty neutral, and it doesn't taste like anything, so there's no risk of being sickened by it (a problem I have with a lot of glosses). I gave it four lippies, though, because I was hoping for a pink gloss, but got a sheer. Also, the brush it comes with is fine, but I'd prefer a doe-foot. The tube is pretty, though!
Lip Gloss -Bath and Body Works - Liplicious Tasty Lip Jewels- Sparkling Plum
DivineSage 1/25/2010 10:50:00 PM
I love this gloss! The color is a beautiful berry red with glitter in it that makes your lips sparkle. It also smells great, very fruity. It stays on well and applies evenly. It's sticky, but the gloss is so nice that it doesn't bother me.
Deodorants -Unlisted Brand - MENNEN lady speed stick 24/7 deodorant 50 ml
DivineSage 1/25/2010 10:44:00 PM
I use this deodorant in Powder Burst because it's a nice, fresh scent that isn't overpowering. I find that this deodorant works really well and lasts all day, which is great, but it does streak on clothing. It's still my go-to deodorant.
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Love Spell-body spray
DivineSage 1/25/2010 10:32:00 PM
This product claims to smell like "cherry blossom, peach, and white jasmine," but the peach smell is overpowering. It's a synthetic peach scent, and I find it sickening. Also, the spray has almost no lasting power. I got a small bottle for free, and I've barely touched it. I wouldn't buy this scent or recommend it to anyone.
I love MAC's eye kohl, and this color looks great on my skin tone. It really makes my blue eyes pop, and the pencil goes on so smoothly. It's my favorite eyeliner and lasts pretty long.
This doesn't go on as nicely as my MAC kohl eyeliner, but what can you expect from a $1 eye pencil? The color (dark brown) is nice, but it goes on a little clumpy. I do like how long the pencil is, though. You can keep sharpening it and it'll last a long time. All in all, a pretty decent eyeliner pencil for the price. I'll buy it again, if only because it's so cheap.