Ducky. It's just ducky. Srsly, I love this as a deep winter moisturizer.
Polishes -Unlisted Brand - Incoco Dry Nail Applique
aprillia 12/10/2007 8:27:00 PM
I"ve gotten these in Diva (a glittery pink) and the darkest color which is a vampy browny burgundy with burgundy glitter and is very lovely. I don't do my nails because I am Teh Suck at it. And..I get so angry when I get nicks and crap after using primer and then top coat and a quick dry. I mean..I want the things to last 5 days for that amount of time investment. WTF, right? This, my friends, is the answer. My nails look fabulous after 5 days of hard wear. Gutter cleaning, using clorox..you name it. No nicks, no nothing. They kind of melt onto your nails after about a day, and Do. Not. Budge. I actually had to put two on one nail because I mucked it up and it melted into a seameless, pretty polish. If you are practiced at doing your nails, good on you. If you have issues, or just want something really ultra quick with no drying time, check these out. I think they would be awesome for travel or if you had a date or function...you know, when you have to look good, but it's just not going to happen. Pick a light color the first time to get the hang of it and see if you like it. The container includes a crappy crappy polish remover pad. Use your own. But it also has a nice little orange stick which I used as a stylus to help get the applique positioned. It also has a neato little buffer/emery which you use to remove the leftover at the end of your nail. I used the buffer to really seal the appliques on, but have put it in my purse for future use. I think there's a little too much packaging, but overall, these are totally on my high rotation of things to do. Big (polished) thumbs up. Now, they need to increase the color selection.
Lipstick -Wet 'n' Wild - Silk Finish Lipstick in 508A Black Orchid
aprillia 10/13/2007 5:26:00 PM
It's Black Lily! OMG! IT"S BLACK LILY that Clinique discontinued! *HAPPY LIPSTICK DANCE!!!*
Blush -Wet 'n' Wild - Twist-Up Blush Stick in Coy - 722 [DISCONTINUED]
aprillia 10/13/2007 2:30:00 PM
Perfect every day pink glowy blush. Doesn't last like Becca creme, but really, what does? This is 1/10th the price. I does dry out, but for the price..replace it every season.
I have been rediscovering the WnW love. I could throw out most of my eye shadows now, because I've been using this and the other WnW palettes exclusively. The colors are neutral, well pigmented and smooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove. My only complaint is that there is a bit of sparkly overdusting on the rest of my face if i'm not very very careful. Overall, this is one of the best values for MU I've ever run across. Seriously, between NYX and WnW, I could be a drugstore diva for the rest of my life. If only they'd come up with something as good as Becca foundation and powder.....
Conditioner -Suave - Professionals Humectant Conditioner
aprillia 10/13/2007 2:23:00 PM
No silicones. Dirt cheap. Smells delicious. This stuff is my new every day conditioner. Pureology be damned. I have fewer frizzies with this than with any other conditioner I've used in recent memory.
This is a good tubing mascara. HOWEVER, it will kill your eyes if you wear it with contacts. I finally realized that it wasn't my new contact solution that was leaving me with ouchy swollen eyes, but this stuff. BEWARE. However, if you don't wear contacts, it's a nice mascara!
Lotions/ Creams -Shi Kai - Borage Dry Skin Therapy hand cream
aprillia 10/13/2007 2:19:00 PM
I got this product for H's eczema. He didn't like it so much, because it kind of lingers. However, I do love it. It is lighter than Weleda Skin Food, but still leaves a tiny bit of film that's protectant in the cold and wind. Or when doing housework. If you have really dry skin, try this. The borage oil is very healing for cracked skin. For the price point, you cannot go wrong. Like most other ShiKai products, it's well thought out, works, and is easily available.
This is a dupe of Devitt Koh Samui. LOVE it.
This is a sulfate free foaming bath product. I use it in the shower as well. I'm a total ho for bath products that take me out of everyday life (Calgon, take me away!) and this one delivers! It delivers to a wooden bathhouse in Japan or maybe Scandinavia. The hinoki note is not overpowering, but very soothing and warming. The ginger amps it up and takes it to "The Next Level" whatever that is. Since it's sulfate free, I can add it to the bath and soak and soak and read and daydream and fall asleep and it doesn't make me itch. I took this bath when I was sick and it helped sweat the sickness out. I will not be without this, and am looking forward to trying the other fragrances. This one, however, is quite interesting, and could be unisex. Strongly recommend.
I grab random imps and try them on based on the name. I've sorted out most of the headshop smelling ones and am into some of the weirder things. This one is weird. In a good way. It's just beginning to feel like fall, and I got a whiff of rotting leaves out of this. It smells like a bonfire. I smell a tiny bit of cinnamon, or something spicy. But overall, it does smell like..burnt offerings. I like it. Love or hate the individual scents, you really have to admire the artistry of BPAL potions. They capture a concept like no other. Kind of amazing.
I have a gazillion lipsticks/glosses etc..so when I find one I haven't used in my stash, I'm not surprised. It did tick me off that I hadn't found this one in a while. It's perfect for summer. Corally red, luscious. I love the lustre formulation. I have yellow undertones and reddish blonde hair. This is perfect.
I love this for summer. It's a great sunscreen. I never go out of the house without either this or the LSC. Seriously. With the powder, it stays on for ever, and I'll get glowy, but not oily. Try this. So much better than my other favorite sunscreen, Neutrogena. This is skincare, not makeup.
Lips -Delux Beauty - Tintstick - Dot [DISCONTINUED]
aprillia 7/25/2005 4:20:00 PM
This is expensive lip balm. But the color, a rich berry, is wonderful. Natural, kinda sexy without being too much. Very nice. I don't think the Terra Tints are as nice as this.
Gels/Soaps -Modern Organic Products (MOP) - Mixed Greens Body Wash
aprillia 5/15/2005 3:35:00 PM
This is a lovely sulfate free body wash. It smells of salad, or..Grey Flannel, I think. (That's the first thing that popped into my head upon smelling it.) It leaves you clean without being drying, and smells divine, especially for spring/summer. Like new mown grass or hay.