I love all of the LUSH bubble bars, but this one is a personal favorite scent. Not only it is adorably girly and pink, it also smells like a sugary and fruity piece of strawberry taffy! You can't go wrong with LUSH's eco friendly packaging, although i've heard complaints against it, I find it easy to take a small bowl from the kitchen and keep the bubble bar in it. No waste, no mess! Another complaint i've heard of LUSH bubble bars is that they don't last long enough for the price of the product. To get the ultimate amount of use out of a lush bubble bar, I have two tips that I always use. The first idea is to cut the bubble bar into pieces, using a piece per bath. This produces plently of bubbles and saves the other pieces for later baths. A sixth of a bubble bar will produce plenty of bubbles for one bath if you hold the piece under the running water rolling it gently between your hands until it melts completely. Another tip for making a bubble bar last longer (won't work if you care about keeping it pretty!). Run the bubble bar quickly under warm water in the sink, when fully wet, grab a bowl or tupperwear style container and break or crumble the whole bubble bar, using a coffee scoop, your hands or a spoon, use a small scoop of this mixture under your bath water for tons of bubbles. This will make your bubble bar last FOREVER! I love these, and this scent it just great! The cost is perfectly fair if you learn ways to make this stuff last AND when you get out of the bath your skin will be silky smooth and smell like heaven!! <3
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Voluspa Cocoa Tamarind
RangerEmmie 3/4/2009 9:08:00 PM
Wow. I'm so on the fence here, and it's a sharp and unrelenting fence too. I had this scent in a huge Voluspa candle which was wonderful. I will buy the candle again over and over. I loved the candle so much that I purchased the one oz bottle of this fragrance. I have own over 400, yes, 400 fragrances in my life and I have never had an allergy or sensitivity to even one of them. Suddenly this fragrance comes along and knocks me on my ass. I sniffed the bottle and smelled the familiar fragrance of the candle and was pleased. I then spritzed it on my wrists and within an hour had the worst headache I had ever had and a complete loss of appetite. Although I think others have done a great job of describing this overpoweringly strong scent, I will try to add a little something. If you have ever tried to melt chocolate and burned it, imagine that scent, then, if you have ever smelled a rotten orange, combine that with the burnt chocolate. I would love this in its less powerful candle form (that scent is much milder and not cloying or allergy inducing). I just can't deal with the fact that this stuff made me ill, and i'm sure people could smell me for miles when I wore it. I hope the swapper I sent this too loves it and I hope it doesn't cause her any allergy problems.
Misc Beauty Tools -Too Faced - Re-Fresh Oil Blotting Papers
RangerEmmie 2/17/2009 6:12:00 PM
Best i've ever used! So absorbent of oil without screwing up a perfect face of makeup!
What a perfect palette! Highly recommended!
I can't wear this. If you like the smell of bourbon, buy a bottle of it, drink some, and you'll smell just like Demeter Bourbon. In my opinion, Demeter did a great job of capturing the scent of bourbon. Do not buy this product unless you want to smell like a walking bottle of it.
NOT the red juicy tomato that you eat, but the tomato plant! As an avid gardener, I know the scent of a young green tomato plant very well. This scent is summery, fresh and verdent with a little earthy kick. Buy it if (and only if) you like the smell of a veggie garden :)
I love this stuff. The scent doesn't fade on me like it does on most people. Scents don't usually fade on me actually. This one is sweet, a little green and really does remind me of sugarcane! Very nice and sweet, reminds me a bit of the smell of a stripper that I used to be in a class with though.......
Misc Beauty Tools -Tweezerman - Metal Eye Lash Comb
RangerEmmie 2/17/2009 5:55:00 PM
I spent years using inferior plastic eyelash combs on my long thick lashes and pardon my english, but they sucked. I bought this tool out of pure frustration, and despite the remorse I felt for spending this much on an eyelash comb, I was more than happily surprised! This thing is great! It always gets out clumps, gets between every lash without making mascara crumble off. Be careful, because you might poke out your eye if you aren't careful, the metal comb-teeth are very sharp. I removed one lippy from the overall rating because one of the teeth fell out after 6 months of regular use. None have fallen out in the 2 years since then.
Eye Shadow -BeneFit Cosmetics - Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in Pre-Nup
RangerEmmie 2/17/2009 5:47:00 PM
I said yes, I would buy this product again, but honestly, I don't think i'll ever run out! I use this silky textured cream shadow as a liner with a brush. The shade is a shimmering (almost pearl) peachy pink. I tend to fully line my top lid with it when I do a smokey eye, just to add a punch. This stuff truly is creaseless! I use it as a shadow sometimes, but more often as a base for other shadows when I want to add some shimmer to a matte shadow or do a simple peachy pink eye. I love this stuff. I love the packaging, and I love the fact that there is a ton of it and i'll never run out!
My new absolute favorite!!! This stuff to me is liquid happiness, a title previously held by Kenzo Amour. I still love Kenzo Amour, but I feel that i've found a real perfume for all seasons. Top notes of this lovely scent include a soft powdery vanilla, some very feminine white florals which to me smell like heliotrope and easter lily. This scent is ultra feminine without being young, pleasantly sweet without being cloying, and powdery but in a very soft way. Wearing this scent is the olfactory equivalent of slipping into a silky white nightie and pink bunny slippers. If you're still second guessing this one, buy the rollerball version to try it out.
Candles -Unlisted Brand - Voluspa - Cocoa Tamarind
RangerEmmie 1/15/2009 11:48:00 PM
Unlike the other MUAers that reviewed this candle, I love it. It's one of my all time favorite scents, and i've been a long time fan of Voluspa candles. It could be that I have a very very good sense of smell, but I always smell this candle when i'm burning it. I am left with my room smelling like I just brewed up a pot of something like a cross between hot chocolate and jasmine tea. I love this scent so much that I purchased the perfume and I have yet to decide how I feel about it! I nabbed this candle at a local boutique in the large size for only $8! elsewhere it's much more expensive, but I'll buy it again and again. I also love the capri fig frangipani :)
Eye Shadow -Clinique - Color Surge in Beige Shimmer
RangerEmmie 1/13/2009 8:48:00 PM
This is a great shade, that beautiful little thing that makes your natural look special. The texture is perfect and layers perfectly without primer. I will absolutely buy this again, but luckily, I won't run out very soon due to the plentiful amount (2.5 grams!) A+
Agatha Ruiz De la Prada makes the best lip "stuff" on earth. I'm not sure why that is, but this stuff smells wonderful. I like Raspberry, the fragrance is wonderful and the texture is perfect for a lip balm. My only complaint is that i'd like this stuff more in stick or tube form rather than in it's pot. The pot is pretty, and I like to look at it, but i've never been a fan of putting my fingers in lip balm. Raspberry is only my second favorite in this line, my number one absolute favorite is the passionfruit. Give them both a try!
My second favorite mascara in the whole wide world! I haven't tried all the mascaras on the planet, but I have tried about a hundred. Plush lash has a nice fluffy brush and a perfect formula, It only takes two coats to achieve ideal lashes and it doesn't crumble or clump or smudge or really anything bad! I love this mascara, and i'd recommend it 100% to anyone with long lashes. I'm not sure how well it would work on folks with shorter lashes because of the brush size. Guess you'll just have to try it and see!
Phloof is a gorgeous pearly pinkish light cream. It looks great as a brow highlight for light skinned people and i've even used it as a face highlight.