Gels/Soaps -Philosophy - Pink frosted layer cake 3-in-1
jostrows 1/19/2009 10:16:00 PM
This smells like sugary sweet pink cupcake icing. It's a sweet scent without being obnoxiously sweet. If you like scents like "Sweet Creamy Frosting" 3 in 1 from Philosophy then you should like this one!
This is the same as the "Old Fashioned Eggnog" they came out with a couple years ago. I have them both and compared them side by side. There is no coffee scent to this whatsoever. While this is a true eggnog scent (which smells great!), it does not smell like an eggnog latte, so the name is misleading. I was really hoping to try something different and not the same thing I already owned. I don't like that Philosophy recycles old scents and calls them something new a year or two later. If you were looking for the discontinued "Old Fashioned Eggnog" scent this one is for you! If you are looking for a coffee scent I'd definitely pass on this one.
Lip Gloss -Lavanila - HEALTHY LIP SHINE - VANILLA GRAPEFRUIT
jostrows 11/17/2008 10:32:00 PM
I love the vanilla grapefruit fragrance- I have both the EDT and the body lotion. I was excited to try the lip gloss. Unfortunately, I didn't care for this lipgloss very much. It felt greasy on my lips. I didn't like the texture at all- it made my lips feel slippery. It also had very little staying power. The scent was OK- not as nice as the edt or body lotion. It showed up clear on my lips. Would not repurchase.
Sadlly this color did not look good on me. It looked like a bright fuchsia on my lips. It did not suit my skin tone (NC20) at all. It is too cool toned and bright for me to pull off. I expected this to be more of a sheer plummy mauve type of color. It is very pigmented and not the type of balm you can just slap on without using a mirror. I had to carefully apply this in order for it not to migrate outside my lip line. The texture was very nice and moisturizing as with all the other Korres lip butters I've tried. Retails for $9. Returned this to Sephora.
I think I like this better than the original Orgasm. On me this looks like a deeper pink with less gold sheen as the original. In the pan it looks like it has chunky glitter but on my face it shows up as very minimal gold sparkle. Not over the top at all as I feared when I ordered it! I think alot of people may be turned off by the way it looks in the pan- but definitely give it a try! For reference I'm PPP NC20.
On my lips this shade is a sheer light baby pink with shimmer. I'm NC20 and this shade looks more on the warm side to me. I like this lipglass for a very natural look. The pink color is very subtle and the shimmer is not over the top. It leaves my lips with a nice shine. Looks great with a darker eyes and Blooming blush from this collection. I would repurchase!
On my lips this shade is a medium pinkish berry color with some shimmer. I'm NC20 with medium pigmented lips and this is probably my favorite shade of lipglass from the Cult Of Cherry Collection. It's not too light or too dark. It is very pigmented so you can wear it sheer for less color or layer it on for a deeper color. It's a great fall color and works well with my complexion. I would repurchase this again!
This lipgloss is very pigmented! Since I am pale (NC20) I initially applied it lightly. Applied with one coat it appears as a hot pink color on my lips (almost fuscia). It did look nice but reminded me more of a summer color. Applied with 2 coats it appears more of a bright cherry red (a little too bright for me but maybe I just need to get used to it as I am not used to wearing lipgloss that is very pigmented- I usually go for colors that are more sheer) and with 3 it appears as darker wine red shade (a bit garish on my skintone). In the end it left a brightish pink stain on my lips that was quite nice. It looked especially nice with Blooming blush from this collection. I'm keeping this l/g because it is different from most of the other colors that own. I don't think I'd repurchase this though as I'm not sure how much use I'll actually get out of it.
On my NC20 skin this blush is a medium pink/rose color with mild shimmer/frost. I don't get much peach from it at all. It really livens up my face when I put it on and gives me a healthy/glowy look. I was surprised that it is quite pigmented on me- I actually need to use a light hand with this. It looks great with Ripe and Ready and Cult of Cherry l/g as well as Lightly Ripe l/s. I'm glad I purchased this blush as it's a great fall color!
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Beyond Natural Cream Lipgloss, all colors [DISCONTINUED]
jostrows 7/26/2008 3:42:00 PM
I got this lipgloss in Plumberry and love it! It's a natural looking sheer plumb shade with a lot of shine. At first I thought this may be too dark for me (this is the darkest shade in the line) but since it goes on sheer it is completely wearable. It's very moisturizing without being too sticky. It has a slight caramel scent which fades very quickly. I plan on picking up more of these. Got it on sale at my local supermarket for $3.98. I'm NC20 for reference.
Lipstick -MAC - Colour Forms- Naked to the Core lipstick
jostrows 7/25/2008 5:03:00 PM
This lipstick is from the Colour Forms collection (one of the Beauty Exclusives) which I purchased from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. It's described as a "Creamy soft neutral pink outer w/ sheer beige pearlized core" and is a lustre formula. I found this lipstick to be almost identical to "Buoy-Oh-Buoy" from the Naughty Nauticals collection. I really like Buoy-Oh-Buoy so I like this shade too, I'm just disappointed that they are almost the same exact color. I was hoping for something a little different. I have them both and put them side by side and Naked to the Core is a tiny bit lighter and a tiny bit more pink, but they still look VERY similar. It's a very wearable everyday nude color that doesn't make me look washed out. Thinking back I wish I had purchased "Inner Hue" instead since I already own Buoy Oh Buoy. The formula is the same for both Buoy Oh Buoy and Naked to the Core and I don't find Naked to the Core anymore moisturizing. I was hoping it would be a bit more creamier. Retails for $14. For reference I'm NC20.
Lipstick -MAC - Slimshine Lipstick in High 90's (Cool Heat)
jostrows 6/19/2008 4:13:00 PM
This shade looks like a bright orange pink on my lips. I don't see any shimmer - it just looks really glossy. It is very pigmented too, and not as sheer as some as the other slimshines I've tried. I took one lippie off because I think it's a little too bright/orange for my pale skin. Something about it just looked a bit off... I'm contemplating returning it. I think this would look great on someone who is tanned or has a bit of a darker skin tone, For reference I'm NC20/ Stila B/20 watts with medium pigmented lips.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
jostrows 6/1/2008 11:26:00 PM
I love this! My e/s lasts all day with this primer and does not crease at all. It feels very lightweight and smooth when I apply it and I can't even tell it's on. It goes on clear so it does not effect the color of your e/s. Will definitely repurchase!
Lotions/ Creams -Burt's Bees - Mama Bee (by Burt's Bees) Belly Balm
jostrows 5/30/2008 6:38:00 AM
This belly butter is just too sticky for me. It feels really thick, creamy and moisturizing when you spread it on, but unfortunately it never really dries or sinks into my skin. It leaves my skin with this tacky feel to it even hours later. It makes my shirt stick to my belly and it just feels kind of gross, especially during the summer months. It has a really nice scent though- like cocoa butter and almond. Won't be repurchasing as I think there are better products out there.
I bought this lipgloss because it was such a pretty color in the tube- a perfect summery peach shade. I was very disappointed when I got home and tried it on. On my lips (which are fairly pigmented) it just looks like I applied a clear lipbalm. I see no color whatsoever. Even the MAC Tendertones I have are more pigmented than this (and most of those have barely any color) It has a nice texture on my lips and feels moisturizing, but it has a really weird smell. Sort of like rotting fruit.... The scent goes away pretty quickly- I smell it strongly when I first apply it though and that is a turn off enough. Got this for $8.99 in Walgreens BOGOF. I also got the other color in the summer collection "Catch Me Salmon" which is a brighter pink in the tube - that one also has no pigment on my lips! Will not repurchase.