I like this perfume! It did smell different sprayed on me the next day, then it did on paper I sprayed it on at the store. It has a more flora/almost peachy scent as time goes on... It also gets *slightly* musky after the first 10 mins, but it goes away too. I personally picked up no vanilla notes (I read on here some smelt obvious notes). This is not a "going-out" perfume... but I think of it as a sexy everyday perfume (you know those days where you have your best underwear on and no one knows :D ). I like the edgy packaging, and cool claw. Price didn't exactly break the bank, but still expensive for a common blend of scents. I like Lady Gaga, I like the bottle, and I like the smell so I gave the cost a 4... Of course if it was a bit cheaper I would give a 5 (isn't that always the case? lol)
Eyeliner -Stila - Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in lionfish
KLzi 11/8/2011 10:38:00 AM
Lionfish is my favorite everyday liner, its the perfect shade of dark bronze for my blue-grey eyes & warm skin tone. The shimmer is not powerful and I love that its there. I will re-purchase this colour again and again. It is expensive tho... you do not get alot of product for what you pay. But for me the smooth appliction, non-pulling formulation, and thin packaging style all make it worh it. Oh and i supposed the colour counts for something too :) If you already know what colour works for your eye & skin colour i highly recommend picking up the smudge sticks, it will be worth the money.
I Love this Blush. The name Barely Buff is perfect to describe it. Its a very light rosy (or pinkish) brown on my skin tone, i use it on my cheeks when i want the no make-up look, often with a nude/taupe eye. I do not think this colour will work on tan or dark skin girls. This colour is very light. Formula is good and not powdery, it doesnt fade too much during the day. True matte and takes away shine. packaging is cute with the pop out mirror, but i am in-different towards packaging as long as i like the product. A good drug store find & I reccommend for light skin girls looking for a slight coloured blush.
First off the colour: Like the other posters said below Hot & Spicy is some kind of hybrid between pink, orange and coral. I am truly not sure where it falls within that spectrum. But pretty unique (espically since pinks and corals are so dupey alot of the time) Looks different in all sorts of lighting Second the formula: Pretty streaky in my opinion and not easy to work with. It took 4 thick and un-even coats to get this looking decent. Oh well i slapped a coat of poshe quick dry on top and there was no issue. Over all: Very instresting colour looks great in the summer, and actually carries through well in to fall. I think its hard to work with, but once its on its a great polish.
Lipstick -L'Oreal - Color Riche Lipstick- Classic Wine
KLzi 10/27/2011 10:36:00 PM
This is my everyday red, i carry it in my purse every where i go. The colour is not bright red, kind of a muted red. It definatly will give your lips some colour. Classic Wine is not patchy & did not feather on me. I'm my opinon this is the perfect fall red with out being over the top. If you want to try the red lipstick trend but are intimdated by all the bright and bold reds, Classic Wine is a great choice.
Sweet Tart is a bright pink creme nail polish, because its so bright, i suspect there is some neon pigment in the formula ( i said some bc this is not neon... close to it) Due to the pigment the polish it is steaky. I orginally put on 3 coats, typical for me is 2-3 on top of base coat, but in the morning a decided it needed a 4th coat. Each coat was very thin & not watery so i didnt feel like i was wearing more np then i usualy do. Over all its a great nail polish for summer, a super fun colour & for the price of $2.99 Canadian i would recommend it in a second. I know there are alot of bright pinks out there, but if you looking for a decent cheap one Sweet Tart has you covered!
Dainty is a bright & cheery blush, i use it alot. IMO its a good fall back, when you dont really know what blush to wear. It never disappoints. I'm fair skinned, Dainty looks nothing like NARS orgasm on me. I have both and love them both! Overall: I feel this blush works well with many different eyeshadows, and gives you a rosy but natural complexion. Good for everyday use.
Highlighters -NARS - Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross
KLzi 7/31/2011 11:43:00 AM
The best highlighter I ever used (I bought it based on the reviews here). As another poster said below, a little is great for everyday/ work... then you can add more for night time. This can be used on and around eyes too, as well as the chest and neck area. What sets Albatross aside from other highlighters is the fine gold in it, instead of silver. The gold colour seems to be a true neutral and would work well warm & cool as well as dark & light skin. Overall: Love it and highly reccommend.
Melba is a great blush for summer, i bought it during the fall, and through out the winter, I thought that I didnt like it very much... For some reason I got tempted to try it again last month and i've used it every day since. I 'm fair skinned, don't tan and don't use bronzers. I found that Melba applied with a light hand gave me a little "sun" on my cheeks. Its matte and very pigmented, so a light hand is key for fair skin. Also looks good under NARS Albatross. (would probably look great under any hightlighter) Overall: I love it now, and use it daily. I recommend to people who typically get light/sheer pinks and want somthing a little different.