Lilacism is an opaque pale lilac color. It applies smoothly and I get opaque coverage with two coats. However, I have another Essie nail polish called St. Lucia Lilac and they are EXACTLY the same. Dead on. If you have that, you don't need this one.
Tart Deco looks like an opaque pale pastel peach in the bottle, but it applies quite orangey and streaky. Really disappointed.
Really pretty cool toned baby pink. It complements my pale skin so beautifully. It's not a super opaque pink, but it has much better payoff than a lot of other Essie polishes I've tried. With 3 coats I get opaque coverage. I don't find it streaky.
Gorgeous pinky coral red. It's one of those MLBB shades. The lustre finish gives just enough color while still being glossy. This will suit so many skin tones.
I love applying 3 coats of this polish on days when I don't want to wear a color. It's a very sheer glossy pink that just brightens my nails and makes them look prettier.
Easily the brightest lipstick I own. I like that it can be applied heavily for a bold look or toned down as a face-brightening lip stain. It's surprisingly flattering despite the brightness. It's matte without being drying.
Removes all of my face and eye makeup without leaving residue. It smells nice and doesn't irritate my skin (at least not so far... still waiting to see if I break out). It's the only cleansing oil I've tried but I really like it so far and feel that it cleanses better than makeup wipes I've used.
Perfect daytime red. The color is hard to describe... sort of a warm rosy wine red. Glazes don't last that long but I love the slightly glossy finish.
I think this foundation is just alright. I like that it gives medium coverage while still looking a bit glowing. The shimmer is not noticeable to me. The main problem I have with it is that it seems to really accentuate my pores and acne scars. Basically any sort of indentation or texture difference I have on my face, this accentuates it and looks cakey almost. It's just not as smooth as I would like it to be, and if you have mature wrinkled skin I think you would hate this. The color I have is 001 Ivory. It runs on the pink side much like the Colorstay.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Strawberry Body Butter
coquette89 1/19/2010 6:56:00 PM
I find the body butters a little bit overpriced, but they're extremely rich and moisturizing. This scent is very fruity and sweet and actually lingers for a long time.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Almond Oil Daily Hand & Nail Cream
coquette89 1/19/2010 6:49:00 PM
This is my favorite hand cream. It feels light and absorbs quickly, but still very moisturizing. The scent is pleasant and not overpowering. Just a great hand cream.
Lip Treatments -The Body Shop - Lip Care Stick - Cocoa Butter
coquette89 1/19/2010 6:01:00 PM
I picked this up on a whim and it's probably the best chapstick/lip balm I've ever used. It smells divine and it's SO moisturizing. It lasts a long time on the lips.
I really enjoy this foundation so far. My shade is Siberia which is the lightest Nars offers and it matches my skintone so well. It's hard to find pale foundations that are completely neutral without a pink undertone, but this one looks great on me. The consistency is quite thin and fluid-like. A lot of people are comparing it to MUFE HD but I find it even a bit thinner than that. I've tried several different brushes to apply it but I think it looks best when blended in with my fingers. I would say it gives a medium coverage at most. It's enough to even out the skintone and cover redness but I wouldn't use this foundation if I were experiencing a breakout. If you have blemishes, you'll definitely need a concealer. I love the finish this gives my skin. When the sun hits my face, I just look glowing... not dewy or shiny, just a natural glow that real skin exudes. I don't look powdery or overly matte either. It's just perfect.
Extremely fruity, sweet, and girly... my mom made a comment that it smelled like "overripe fruit" haha. Not something I could wear every day but it's a guilty pleasure type of scent like all Escada.
Eye Shadow -BeneFit Cosmetics - Cowgirl Eye Shadow in Buckle Bunny
coquette89 1/14/2010 5:58:00 PM
I don't have any other colors like this... it's kind of a shimmery rosy brown. Really unique and gorgeous. Like all the velvet eyeshadows, they're a dream to apply. The only thing is that the rosiness of it can sometimes make my eyes look irritated.