Eye Shadow -Stila - Smoky Eye Palette - The Emeralds
brigidmarie 5/7/2010 2:44:00 AM
This is one of my favorite palettes and awesome for green eyes. I especially love the plummy shade of the liner, which tends to receive the most compliments. The mix of the soft golden taupe, the two shades of green, and the plum liner and really beautiful. The shades also stay put and blend well together. I don't think I've pressed play on the talking feature since the day I bought the palette, as it's quite unnecessary.
Eye Shadow -Almay - Almay Intense i Color for Hazel
brigidmarie 5/7/2010 2:37:00 AM
I have the trio with the smoky colors, and I really like it with my green eyes. It's been a great go-to for nighttime. I use the lightest shade (silvery white) all over the brow bone, the bottom shade (silvery gray) all over the lid, and the middle shade (darker gray) in the crease. I wore it to a wedding last November and was super impressed with its staying power. We took some pictures at the end of the night and my eyes still looked as smoky as when I walked in hours earlier.
I like this polish but am not in love with it. I needed three coats to get it to actually appear somewhat visible. I do enjoy that it gives my nails a super polished, clean look that one might consider a kind of "my nails but better" finish. I'd be lying if I said that I'll re-buy though. I think I'd rather shop around.
Just kind of re-discovered this one when I did my fingernails last week, and it's very pretty! It lasted longer than a lot of nail polishes and seemed pretty chip resistant. Very shiny, bright, and pretty true to the bottle color. I'm going to have to work this one into more regular circulation this summer.
I'm so shocked by the negative reviews! I love this mascara and haven't had any difficulty with it at all. It really does get every little lash, which I adore. It may take a few seconds longer to apply, but it certainly has not slowed me down in any significant way. It probably balances out because I don't need to apply a second coat.
Gels/Soaps -Dove - Moisturizing Body Wash - "Deep Moisture"
brigidmarie 4/27/2010 12:46:00 AM
I've been using this for months now, and I'm really satisfied. My skin is more moisturized. I'm usually in a hurry and I don't take the time to use body lotion like I should, but I've found even less need to do so since using this product. It's a huge bottle, but when it finally runs out I will be purchasing it again for sure.
Eye Shadow -MAC - Mineralize Eye Shadow in Tectonic
brigidmarie 8/7/2007 5:48:00 PM
I actually have two of these (on accident), but the nice thing is that they're both quite different. I have green eyes with some gold flecks, and this eyeshadow really picks up on the color. I can see how there are mixed reviews because the shadows can vary, but I got some good ones.
Lotions/ Creams -Bliss Labs - High Intensity Hand Cream
brigidmarie 8/7/2007 5:41:00 PM
I'm on my second little tube of this stuff. I have the purse sized one which I keep handy at all times. It's awesome. It's got a good consistency so it's not runny, and you can go far with just a little bit. I get compliments when anyone asks to borrow some lotion and they try it.
Lipstick -Origins - Lasting Lip Color - Sweet Temptation
brigidmarie 8/7/2007 5:31:00 PM
My only complaint is that my sister stole it for a while. It's a great color, I like the mint, and to me it feels good, not drying. I generally put gloss over all my lipsticks, so that could make a difference. I like it because I can put it on and it brightens up my whole look.
Wow. I'm shocked to see all the bad reviews. I've had the perfume for about a month now, and I love it. It's never smelled anything but good on me. I like it because I normally hate artificial rose scents but this one works. Maybe I just got a good batch of it, but it's a great scent.
I love the retro lounge eye kit. I'm a minimalist during the week, and this helps me to get into evening/weekend mode. I feel transformed with it on, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a sultry cat eye.
Skincare - Face -Philosophy - Make-Up Optional 4-piece Kit
brigidmarie 3/11/2007 5:53:00 PM
I like this four piece kit very much, but I'm not entirely sold on if I'd buy it again. It's up in the air. I do think it's nice to use the same line of skincare and utilize products that are supposed to go together, so it's kind of a good skincare for dummies kind of a thing. I think my favorite part is the microdelivery peel samples. They're amazing.
This is my favorite scent. I usually switch between it and Philosophy's Amazing Grace for light, clean fragrance. This one has a sweet little lift of floral, which I find pretty and not overpowering. I highly recommend.
There's really no need to re-buy because I think pigments will last me a lifetime, but if need be I'd buy this again in a flash. It's an awesome green/gold eye color, and it works amazing with my eyes because they're green with some flecks of gold. So, pretty much, MAC made this pigment just for me. Thanks, MAC!
I am a huge Audrey Hepburn fan, so a Breakfast At Tiffany's lipgloss was a must-have addition to my collection. I like the colors because they're in the peach family and are a nice change from the hundreds of shades of pinks I own. Very yummy and sparkly.