This was the first of about five blushes I've recently purchased and I have to admit that it was Penny Lane that inspired me to search for other quality (this doesn't necessarily mean costly, I should add) blushes. I'm as NC15 (20 in the summer) and this really adds some dimension to my skin - I look like I've spent a bit of time in the sun and gained a nice glow as a result. I have to say, however, that it takes quite a bit for the product to show up as I'd like on my skin. I use an Eco Tools synthetic brush to apply and perhaps I need a different technique (e.g. using my fingers). As a whole, however, I do like the blush and would repurchase.
I purchased this about a week after dishing out the $27 for NARS' Penny Lane. While I do like Penny Lane, I wouldn't have bothered with it had I purchased Glow first. This blush is fantastic. The pigmentation is incredible and the blush itself blends well and lasts all day for me. I'm an NC15 or 20 (during the summer) and this looks like a natural pink flush. I generally struggle with applying the right amount of blush (usually I don't put enough on), but I find that this particular blush is so easy to apply and is virtually fool proof as long as you blend. I use an Eco Tools synthetic face brush to apply.
First, my hair is long (about the middle of my back), kind of fine, and there's lots of it. I don't dye it or anything, but it does tend to get oily fast. Okay, I'd been wanting to try this for a while and received a sample with my last UK order. After reading various things, I decided to go with a How-To I found on the Lush forum (written by a Lush SA, I might add). I took a small chunk of Jungle, put it in an empty face mask pot and added a small amount of hot water. I let it sit while I showered and when it came time for conditioner, I took the chunk out and mashed it up in my hands (which was much easier to do b/c it sat in hot water) until it became a paste. I ran it through my hair & rinsed. At first, I didn't think much of it. However, once my hair dried a bit and I detangled it, I was shocked to find that my hair was tangle-less and smelled AMAZING. Thus, I will be purchasing this conditioner. Minus one lippie because I can't just USE it - it's a process.
This is my absolute favorite bubble bar. The scent is so relaxing, light, but still lasts on your skin after a bath. I stocked up on these and get at least 2 baths from each bar. The bubbles last for quite a while and when they're gone the smell still lingers so I'm quite satisfied either way.
I received a mini NARS lip gloss duo as a bonus with purchase from Sephora. While the other gloss wasn't really to my liking (Dolce Vita - pretty, but I prefer nudes and bold reds and not much in between), Striptease is gorgeous. It's a perfect nude gloss for me (NC20 for reference) and it wears wonderfully. It's not sticky like lipglasses, more of a creamy consistency. I have heard that over time the full-sized version tends to smell of plasticine very quickly. I think I like this enough to deal with it, believe it or not.
I love this lipstick! My lips have almost no pigment (in fact, they almost completely blend in with my skin if I don't wear something on them) so this color shows up quite well. It's the perfect nude with a touch of pink. It's always in my purse and works perfectly for me since I tend to go heavy on the eye makeup. For reference, I'm an NC20.
The scent isn't the most feminine, I will admit, but it's light and pleasant in my opinion, not obnoxious and nauseating like some LUSH soaps can be *coughrockstarcough* It's perfect for winter months when my allergies are killing me and I need a pick-me-up or summer when the south Texas heat leaves me sweaty and in need of refreshing as Ice Blue leaves the slightest tingle on the skin. I highly recommend this soap!
There aren't many things in my collection that I use every day, but this is certainly one of them. I generally use it after applying Bare Minerals to get rid of the slightly powdery look I'm usually left with. It sets my foundation and leaves me with a slight glow. I also use it with my eye shadows (for foiling and turning them into liners) and to refresh my skin after a long day. I personally like the light fragrance it has. I will continue to repurchase this product; it's definitely a staple.
The day I bought UD's PP, I received this as a sample from Sephora. When I ran out of the PP (which was much sooner than I expected), I turned to this because I didn't feel like dropping more money on the PP when it didn't seem to last very long. Well, I then turned to my sample of "Eye Bright," a pale blue base that is supposed to brighten your eyes in addition to acting as a primer. It absolutely does both! In addition, I walk to and from campus (in hot, humid Texas) and any shadow I wear over the Eye Bright stays perfectly in place throughout the day (UD's PP on the other hand gave up midway through the day). The Sephora sample lasted a good amount of time and I've only recently purchased the full-sized product (hence, I can't comment on it drying out, though the sample didn't). I'd rather pay the extra money for this than UD's PP because THIS product actually works all day and performs double duty as a brightener as well. Two enthusiastic thumbs up.
I tried this after a co-worker mentioned what a great job this did on her hair. Although my hair isn't color treated, it's very long so I try to only wash it a few times a week. Unfortunately it's quite oily and can start to smell like hair, know what I mean? Well, I went ahead and bought this and I am very glad I did. I have dark brown hair and this left no noticeable white residue. It left my hair smelling wonderful, too. Yes, it is a strong scent, but I actually like it. And, finally, a random person stopped me and said that my har was so shiny and pretty. Therefore, this product is a success.
I have normal skin, a bit oily in the t-zone every now and then, and need some sort of moisturizer. I debated purchasing this for a while because there weren't too many reviews on here but went ahead and bought it eventually. Not a fan. I very rarely break out with the exception of the occasional TOTM pimple. Suddenly I had random whiteheads on my cheeks, where I almost never break out. I stopped using this and of course they were gone. Adios $23. If it weren't for that, I would have kept using it. I liked the subtle glow it provided. C'est la vie...
Conditioner -Victoria's Secret - so sexy volumizing conditioner
JahLive15 3/2/2009 6:26:00 PM
I really wanted to love this because it made my hair smell so amazing. I gave it a few weeks but the results were awful. I have long, fine hair that tends to be limp without the help of products. This stuff made my hair so greasy. Even with a clarifying shampoo once a week there was just no denying the fact that this stuff was awful. It's too bad, though, because the smell is divine, hence the two lippies.
Moisturizers -Clean & Clear - SOFT Oil-Free Moisturzer - Day ] [DISCONTINUED]
JahLive15 6/16/2008 1:55:00 AM
I'd say with the exception of pimples due to TTM I have very clear skin. I was looking for a moisturizer that was light and contained an SPF. Having already bought the scrub in this line I decided to try this moisturizer. It was quite a mistake. I've been using it for about three weeks now and have started to break out, which is very rare for me. I'm pretty annoyed about this but gave it a two anyway because it might work for someone else and, hey, at least it smelled nice.
If you are a fan of jaundice, buy this, you'll love it. Otherwise, skip this piece of crap. It really does turn your lips yellow. Unfortunately I read the horrid reviews AFTER I swapped for it.
It's red. It's boring. It's sticky.