Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Japanese Cherry Blossom-lotion
beantown620 3/25/2009 7:43:00 PM
Love this scent. It's very close, almost dupish to Donna Karan Cashmere Mist. And the best part, it's about $30 less! :]
Easily one of my Top 5 Scents of all time. I dunno what it is, I just love the musky, soft, comforting smell. It reminds me of soft cashmere sweaters (go figure) It's pricey, but if you like warm, sensual musky scents this should a must-buy for you.
For me, this wasn't a "life-altering" product, but I would repurchase it again. I used the oatmeal and shea butter lotion from St. Ives and wasn't satisfied so I bought this one instead the next time around. It smells really, really good and it definitely kept my skin smooth and supple throughout the day.
This is a great facial cleanser for all skin types across the board. If you have oily skin, it won't overdry your skin and cause the glands to over-produce sebum. And if you have dry or sensitive skin, Cetaphil is really gentle. I like using it to remove makeup. It's kind of weird that the cleanser doesn't lather, but I guess that's part of its "gentleness." I only wish this cleanser wasn't so darn expensive though.
Well obviously my review isn't going to be TOO diiferent from the other 2000+ reviews, but I love this mask. It's refreshing, soothing, it tightens pores and removes blackheads. It has even helped with my acne. If you really want great results, try applying a thin layer over pimples overnight, the next day those bad boys will be g-o-n-e!!
This is one of the weirdest ridge-fillers I have ever purchased. I bought it at Sally's thinking it could mask some of those ugly ridges I had as a result of acrylics. Wrong! The basecoat itself applies streaky and uneven--like the other reviewer pointed out, it needs its own ridgefiller. I tried thinning it out with nail polish thinner hoping it would help but it just made the basecoat apply worse. This ridge-filler is also a milky white color. Why? I have no idea. I thought most ridge-fillers on the market are supposed to have a more natural color to them. I only used this once and don't intend on using it again. A waste of money if you ask me.
This is a BRIGHT, neon green nail polish with a touch of green shimmer. Two coats gives it full opacity but you could get away with just one. My only bone to pick with this color is that it falls into the neon nail polish trap of drying dull and matte instead of shiny and glossy. But a good topcoat fixes that right up.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Diamond Berry Pretty Polish
beantown620 3/17/2009 8:59:00 AM
To me, the name doesn't match the polish color at all. Berry Pretty is actually a dusty-mauve pink with silver shimmer. I don't really find the shimmer really that noticeable though, but the color is pretty on me. 3-coats is best, and as far as application I didn't have any problems with it.
Oh, man I feel a nostalgia attack coming on! Ice Blue Pearl was my 1st nail polish EVER so this review may be slightly biased. Anyway, this color is a sheer opalascent color with a strong bluish/purple-y flash. It takes about 4 coats for bottle color if you choose to wear it alone but it also makes for THE ULTIMATE layering polish over dark blues and purples. And yes, Wet 'n' Wild still makes this color. Application-wise, no problems here and the fact that this polish retails for about a dollar at Wal-Mart is a plus.
Mmm, For Audrey. If you must have at least one China Glaze in your collection, it has to be this color. I don;t think any other nail polish company has released a color quite like this one. Now I've never seen Beakfast at Tiffany's, and I've never shopped at Tiffany's, but I knew I needed this unique color when I soptted it. I would describe it as a robin's egg-blue creme. Application was perfect, and I have a Sally's Card so I didn't pay too much for it. Overall this color is borderline staple for any nail polish collection.
This is a pretty shade of white with a pearlized shimmer, very dupish to OPI Kyoto Pearl. I got this Revlon on sale so I didn't have to pay the normal $5. I don't really care for Revlon's nail polishes, the application is horrible on me and the polish tends to chip very easily so this is the only Revlon I own. I only bought the color because it is a gorgeous shade after all.
I really don't have anything bad to say about this nail polish. Agent Lavender is just a gorgeous pale lavender creme, but has the right amount of brightness to give it a POP! without appearing neon. Probably the best lavender creme out there IMO. The color reminds me of spring and Eastertime, and just really cheers me up when I see it. You could probably do with 2 coats, but 3 coats is going to really give AL more depth and intensity. It applies smooth like butter and dries to a nice glossy finish.
If you love holo nail polishes, you need to check this collection out. IDK is one of my faves. It's a lavender purple holo, kind of LOL's little sister. Under some lighting, the holographic effect can disappear, making the nail polish look flat, but I prefer the linear, smooth finish of the OMG polishes. If there was one negative about IDK, it would be the application: this color, as do all the OMG colors, tend to drag and pull and cause bald patches to appear if you do too many strokes at a time. But if you just work quickly and do 3-4 strokes max per nail, you will be in awe of the sparkly, holographic goodness this nail polish has.
All I can say is WOW! Talk about a blinding, highlighter-yellow, tennis ball of a color. I love it! It's so bright and it makes heads turn. My only problem with the color is that it is sheer. What, a sheer neon?? Blasphemy! But it's true, in order to get the full neon effect Celtic Sun has to offer it's best to apply a white polish underneath. It was still worth all the trouble for me though.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear - In The Navy
beantown620 3/16/2009 8:32:00 PM
This is a dark, dark, dark navy blue--almost blue-black with a slight hint of shimmer. The shimmer is so faint that it's barely noticable, so I almost always layer another polish over this one. Application wise, this color was alright. I needed three coats to really get that vivid, deep pigmented blue. ITN dries to a nice shiny finish too. I still hate the design of the Xtreme Wear brushes but for me, the color did not disappoint.