This color is a jelly yellow with fine sparkle. It's incredibly pretty and springy. My only complaint is that it took soooo long to dry. I don't know why- my other China Glaze's don't have this problem. It's worth it, but kind of annoying. Save this one for a night when you have a lot of time :)
Conditioner -Phyto - Phytojoba - Intense Hydrating Mask
globear 4/28/2008 11:25:00 PM
I hate to ruin this product's great rating, but it did nothing for me. My $5 Pantene conditioner shows better results. It smells great, but I saw no results whatsoever. My hair is generally really nice, just dry and kind of damaged when I go too long between cuts, so I thought that this stuff would help with that. I pretty much just feel ripped off. It's probably better than no conditioner at all, but barely. I tried it every other day for about a month and honestly, my hair looked nicer on the off days when I used my regular Pantene for dry or damaged hair. I followed the directions to a tee and I don't know why this didn't work for me, but I wish I'd saved my money...
This is a beautiful magenta-like purple. I've been wearing it on my toes for weeks now and just adore it. It's probably my favorite toe color ever. It's a deep, intense color that's somehow fun and classy. One note: it comes out with a nice matte finish, but I prefer it super shiny with a top coat like Seche Vite. Soooo pretty!
This color is gorgeous! It's a little like the old Revlon streetwear color toad, but a little lighter and more sparkly. It has a lot of depth and looks amazing with my tan/olivish skintone. I have about ten or 15 greens and this is among my favorite. Plus it's only $2. Awesome.
This is a gorgeous, unique color! I just got it today, put it on, and cannot stop staring at it. From different angles it looks gray-blue, gold-lime, olive- it's just incredible. Plus the application was smooth and non-streaky and it dried quickly. I used 4 coats, but three is probably sufficient. If you're into unique nail colors, this is a must-have!
This is a really pretty brownish purple on me. You can control the color a lot with coat thickness and it has a nice sparkle in the sun, though it looks a lot more flat inside. If you want to see a pic, it's actually the color that Ashley Alexandra Dupre (the Elliot Spitzer hooker) is wearing in the famous picture that's in a lot of magazines with her holding up two fingers at the camera- don't worry- it's not an inappropriate picture if you want to google it. :)
this color is gorgeous!! i've always been a lip gloss girl, but was looking for some deeper, longer-lasting color and stumbled across this one in an airport duty free store. i'd tried many, many lipsticks before and found them all to be blah on me until this one. the color can be used as a stain or like real lipstick and i even rub a little on my cheeks in the morning or during the day if i start to look tired. immediately, i look completely natural, but bright and glowy. it's kind of an orange-red, but something about this formula is special and worth an in-person visit at sephora. for reference, i have a tan complexion (half-indian, half-white) and find that this is the most perfect color and texture for me. i'm ordering more just as backup, because i don't want to go without this ever again!! :) loooooove it! best beauty product i've had.
Lip Gloss -Jane - Lipkick Ribbons Palette in Brocade
globear 7/27/2007 8:36:00 PM
These colors are so pretty on me and the packaging is adorable! I also love that you get five cute lip glosses in one small case. I think that these colors might be best on people with tan or olivey skin (I'm half-indian). I can imagine that they might look teenagerish on light-skinned people, but they're great for me! They kind of act like a lip stain, staying on much longer than most lip gloss. Love it.
These colors are beautiful! I bought all six sets at CVS the other day, even though I've never tried Milani shadows before. The sets come with eight shadows each, in separated, raised stripes. I've never seen shadow in this kind of format, though it's great for me since I mostly use shadows to line my eyes and not so much all over the eyelid. I think that the most common complaint will be that the shadows are fragile. It's true that they break pretty easily, but I've figured out how to deal with it: If a stripe breaks (for some reason, I noticed in the stores that it often happens on the third color from the top...), just dip an eyeliner brush in rubbing alcohol and guide the pieces back together. It helps to put a drop at any crack in the shadow and then to guide the pieces together. It sounds like a hassle, but it's actually really easy and I think it's worth it for such gorgeous colors. If you want to carry these in your purse, you may want to keep some cotton balls on top of the shadows to prevent breaking. I just keep mine at home.
This brow kit is cute, comes with enough wax to last a long time, and carries well in a purse. The brush isn't quite stiff enough, but it does help to trim it as others have mentioned. This was my first brow product and I was pleasantly surprised at how great it is. I just wish it had a better brush. Otherwise, it's perfect.
Eh. Nothing special. Not bad, but doesn't really smell interesting and doesn't seem to clean any better than a Dove soap bar.
Eyeliner -Too Faced - Liquif-Eye Shadow Collection
globear 7/26/2007 1:14:00 AM
This stuff is okay, but the colors don't go on very vividly and the packaging is kind of annoying. You can't carry it in a purse, because the case doesn't stay shut and the liner stuff falls off the elastic constantly in my drawer and I have to search all over for it. Not really worth the money.
Makeup Brushes -Everyday Minerals - Premium Kabuki Brush [DISCONTINUED]
globear 7/26/2007 1:11:00 AM
This brush feels great and works perfectly. It occasionally sheds, but is easy to clean and applies powder/bronzer perfectly. I love it.
This stuff feels so smooth on my face and does help even my skin tone somewhat. It feels like silk going on and makes my makeup look a lot more natural. Great stuff!
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Mitchum for Women Clear Gel Antiperspirant
globear 7/26/2007 1:08:00 AM
I actually couldn't find the unscented version for women (does it exist?), so i'm using the man version. Either way, I'm thrilled that this stuff works! I've never been so excited about a deodorant!