Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Tutti Dolci - Sugar Wafer Moisturizing Souffle
Tamalicious 12/12/2005 11:44:00 PM
This stuff really does make you smell amazing. Sometimes I keep the jar next to me and smell it periodically. I usually where this when I go out (usually on my upper body because it is so expensive I don't want to slather it every where all the time) and it leaves this most delicate sheeny dewy skin. I only have one gripe which happens to be the way it smells once it has been on the skin a while. For me, the smell changes slighly, and not for the better, after I wear it for a while. I cannot change the rating to anything lower than 5 lippies because literally, I recieve AT LEAST two compliments every time I wear this. It sounds corny, but this is a guy magnet scent. They think of food and guys like food and woman. Sounds good to me.
Ummm. These are just plain awesome makeup brushes. I love that is comes in the cute pink carrying case so it's easy to travel with. You get all the essentials in here, without any of the unnecessary (ie. mascara comb or sponge applicators). I use the powder/blush brush as a blusher because I don't think it would be big enought to work as a powder personally. I hope they come out with a specific powder brush soon! Either way, the eyeshadow and eyecrease brushes are perfect for applying heavy or light eye makeup and they blend like a dream. I am an eyeliner brush pro, and this one is the perfect thickness for my eye. It isn't too stiff or too loose. Just perfect. As for the blush brush, it is loaded with bristles and a little stiff, but it's great because the bristles are so small and soft that it applies the blush very naturally. Overall, for about 60 bucks, I would say that it is MORE than worth the money. Stila and other brands run at least 30 dollars or more over and they don't even carry all these basic brushes. BUY THIS!
In conjunction with the shampoo, I had to get the conditioner as well. The color of this stuff is a baby blue and the consistency is of medium thickness. When I ran the dime dized dollop through my hands to work into my hair, I realized that it smelt more like pineapples than the shampoo, which I LOVE. I distributed it through my hair and let it sit a second to absorb. At first, I thought it may have been a dud and I was disapointed since I liked the shampoo so much. After I rinsed my hair, however, my hair felt sleek and moisturized. Maybe I am just so used to heavier conditioners that I dont realize that I do not need heavy moisturization all the time. Perfect for everyday. When I blow dry my hair, I was left with a TON of volume. Definitley a keeper.
I was searching for a daily shampoo when I came across this gem. I have never seen it before in the stores but I instantly knew I would like this shampoo becasue I am obsessed with the smell of the Manipulator styling puddy stuff. If you don't know what it smells like imagine this: part coconutty, part sugar cane, part pineapple. Yes, pretty much a pina colado but better. I used it the first night and I loved how the color of this stuff was a great thick blue. I applied a little more than a quarter sized amount for my longer hair, rubbed it between my palms to distribute evenly, and started to work on my scalp. It lathered up so nicely and the smell just filled my bathroom. I could tell my hair was clean and it didn't feel stripped. Infact, my hair felt quite sleek after. I love this. If you want to hold on to that last bit of summer, get this, it smells AMAZING.
Blush -L'Oreal - Blush Delice Sheer Powder Blush - Color of Hope
Tamalicious 8/14/2005 8:46:00 PM
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet. It is, hands down, my favorite blush. I am fairer skined and I read the reviews on here and decided to get this. Yes, it was definitely scary in the pan. Pretty dark, plummy, may I even say muddy looking? Either way, don't be fooled by it in the contianer. IT IS AMAZING. I use this day and night, for some reason, I feel like other pinkier blushes look fake, like you'er wearing blush. With this, it can be layered lightly during the day and it just looks like a healthy sunny sheen: that fresh faced look. Or at night, when I want more color, I layer this a little heavier and I get a great effect: tan and healthy and NEVER conflicting with other colors on my face. I am just so sad this is a limited edition product. There is a lot of product in it however, so it lasts a while, but I am still nervous cause I use it practically everyday. Maybe I can find an alternative? Smells good too!
I bought this in the beginning of summer, and now that it is toward the end of summer I decided to review it. Well guess what? I LOVE LOVE LOVE this scent. Usually sweet smeels are just sickining to me and I get an instant headache with a lot of perfumes. This one, however, is a pleasure to put on. Like some other reviewers, this doesn't necessarily last all day at a STRONG point but I definitely smell it on my clothes. The smell has been described below so much that I don't need to get into it. It reminds me of partying on the beach or getting dolled up in a little skirt and going to a club. Oh, and not to get too graphic, but the guys LOVE this. In fact, I was on a date and the night was coming to a close and you know, he started to get really close. All of a sudden he stops and just starts to nuzzle my neck and said "oh my gosh you smell delicious." Corny, I know, but it was great to know this perfume got such a reaction. I reach for this everytime I go out at night. TRY IT.
Mascara -Max Factor - Stretch and Separate Waterproof Mascara
Tamalicious 8/14/2005 8:24:00 PM
I have purchased this about 4 times now and I cannot stray away from it. Now, I don't use this everyday, I usually use it at night because this stuff STAYS PUT. It does all the good thing for lashes: lengthens, seperates, no clumping and the like. It doesn't get a 5 because this mascara SUCKS to take off. Be prepared for it to be on your lashes in the morning even if you wash your eyes. But, I love this mascara cause it stays on so well. I know beggers can't be choosers so I still get this and will for as long as they make it. Def an HG. I am suprised not many other people have comment on this!
ZIT ALERT! ZIT ALERT! My skin was so crazy lately that I was spending a ton of money of trying new products and cleansers and such for my face. One day I read an article that using salycilic acid and all those other anti-blemish products can actually be harmful to your skin and make you break out more. Oh goodness, now what was I suppose to do. Well, I decided, instead of looking for those complex cleaners that promise the world to me, why don't I just try something that is simply suppose to wash my face (gently of course) and not leave a residue. Purpose is the answer to that. Cheap and simple. Guess what? My skin has been awesome lately. Sure I get the occasional hormonal breakout but honestly, my skin loves the gentleness of this cleanser and I now understand what they were talking about when those other ingredients are bad! Drying out your skin can make acne WORSE, and those products did just that. Due to the pump dispenser, it is sanitary, but not very easy to carry around so I bought a little travel container for the gym and when I go to my parents house the occasional weekend from school. I don't know why I never followed my dad's motto that he used to drill in me ever since I was little: "keep it simple, stupid." Now I know he had a point.
No, this is not your average brown. Yes, this is probably one of the preittest, deep bronzy-chocolatey browns with a burgandy and gold shimmer undertone out there. Come on, that just SOUNDS amazing, and it is. My first Stila shadow and I am super pleased: pigmented and creamy. I do use this as an interesting eyeliner, but I feel the best affect is to layer this on for a different twist on the smokey eye. I just heard that brown smokey eyes are all the rage for fashion this fall! I am ahead of my time, thats a first! First, I do a quick light layering of a shimmery beige color (like Cover Girls Champagne which is suprisingly good) and then lay this color on from lash line to just a little above the crease. Honestly, this makes my light blue eyes stick out more than anything. I haven't recieved more compliments than I do with this gem. This will last me a long time I know so I feel its worth the money. Try this complex color by Stila! You won't be disappointed.
Two words when I think of this gloss: Gorgeous and Rich. I don't know, but there is something about this gloss that makes you feel instantly prettier when you put it on. Initially I thought the gold in it might be slightly overpowering, and I have more of a cool complexion, so I was worried. Once I had this one however, wow. The pink seemed to saturate my lips with color and this amazing golden glaze was left on top. Just perfect for a girlier day look or smokey eyed night look. The smell is great of course. I don't PREFER the stickiness, but I know it stays on longer when it is sticky so I deal with it. Just don't try to kiss anyone if you applied this, they'll be a mess. ;) You may just have to fight them off when you wear this little gem! Oh yes, and I love the name: it captures how I feel when I wear this gloss.
I caved and bought this because of all the positive reviews and I have to say that I am glad I got it. I picked up the second to the lighest color, and I thought it would be too dark, but it actually blended nice into my skin. It covers up VERY well, almost too well. I feel I have to use a light hand with this because sometimes I used too much and it looked cakey. At first, I used it all the time because it didnt cause breakouts, but then I realized that I wasn't into the matte effect at all. After applying this, I found myself applying a lot more blush, and even more highlighters to make my skin actually look alive. I am not into the completely dewy look, but this foundation really does leave your skin so matte and monocromatic that I had to. I decided to only use this when I want fuller coverage. Overall nice, and I am glad I have it in my collection. Update: I really hate this now. It is so unatural looking. It got crusty. I threw it away.
I bought this since I was sick of my Clinique loose powder that I felt accentuated my flaws. Its the perfect color and goes on sooo smoothly. It makes my face feel so soft and covers just enough to hide imperfections, but not enough to make it look "powedery". Great buy and I will only come back to this since is agrees with my skin type and tone soo well! Try this!
Gels/Soaps -Bath and Body Works - True Blue Spa Better Lather Than Never
Tamalicious 11/21/2004 5:31:00 PM
I began to love this stuff accidentally. I had a small size and used it all up and I thought it was alright. Then I just bought another brand and my skin was all weird. It dried out and felt like it left a film. It was just a regular drug store brand for 5 bucks but still, it made me realize that I loved Better Lather than Never. The smell is very lemony, but I find it refreshing and it leaves my skin clean but not stripped. It comes in a huge bottle that will last a long time since you only need about a dime size amount for your whole body and then some. I never used it as a bubble bath since I like more milky types, but as a body wash, its my ultimate fave and looks very cute in the shower!
This is the only grown up scent I really have and I LOVE to wear it out at night. I am no a big perfume wearer, but when I put this on, I always get so many compliments. Guys seem to love it. Its not too girly yet it is still feminine. I love the fact that I really do feel romatic when I wear it. A staple for me.
Eye Primer -Too Faced - First Base Eyeshadow Primer
Tamalicious 11/21/2004 5:08:00 PM
I ended up getting this for free from a lovely lady who didn't want it. She said that it was too creamy for her oily eyelids and didn't work at all as a primer. I tested it out one night to see how it last on me. Yes, it is a creamy texture, but I don't have super oily lids so it actually worked alright for adhereing my eyeshadows. But I did not love it for that reason. This stuff is soo cool and irridencesnty that it made my eyeshadows really *sparkle*. My matte white eyeshadow turned into a lovely shimmery highlighter and my other colors just popped with this underneath. I use a VERY little bit, and it hasn't even made a dent. I only wear this when I go out at night because it might be a little much for daytime looks but overall, I am very happy that I was able to get this little goody in my hands!