I wouldnt go as far to call this stunning, but it was pretty. It seemed slightly aldehylic, but not terribly. (Aldehydes normally sicken me, and this was very tolerable) I feel like ive smelled this may times and places before.I was not wowed, but I felt kinda pretty wearing it...
This made me sooooo sad!!! Ive heard so many great thing about how beautiful and unique this fragrance was. I got the cardamom and coriander for about 10 minutes and then the fragrance just died on me.....i couldnt smell anything at all! i buried my nose in the crook of my elbow to see if I could at least pick up a little something, and I could! I got a dark earthy woods and a definate violet note. It was so beautiful! Enchanting and mysterious, Im so dissapointed that this doesnt seem to last and the silliage is pathetic on me. Most fragrances last hours on my skin, so its especially frustrating. I just have a few sample vials of this....so maybe I just got an old decant...i will definately try again. Its too wonderful of a fragrance to give up on.
Wonderful fragrance! Warm and sophisticated but with a 'fresh' twinge to it....the ginger, im guessing. Its peppery but clean. Great cool weather fragrance. I dont want to limit it to just 'winter' because I dont feel like this is especially heavy. Its light enought to wear in the spring or fall. It has substance though. I would push it to the back of my perfume cabinet when the temps reach 70+
This is the Mother of all blue e/s! Blue fans have to have it. Its a true, pure blue. The shade is so intense, it would contrast and highlight vitually any eye color. Swipe some over black or brown liner it youre colorshy. It will tone down the blue but you'll still end up with some intense glimmers of blue. Too cool.
Fun color! Depending on how the light hit it, it looked blue, violet or pink. Very hot as a liner, I was able to create a smoky look that was not harsh. very pretty. Smooth and easy to blend as well.
Foundations -MAC - Studio Stick SPF 15 ] [DISCONTINUED]
maia0x0x 2/28/2008 9:29:00 PM
Good Stuff!!!!!!!!! Makes my skin look flawless. Perfect satin finish, not shiny looking but not flat and matte either. I wouldnt call it long wear...but it lasts me through out my work day, so its good. If I really need it to last longer than 8 hours, a touchup here and there or a dusting of powder does the trick and it doesnt get cakey and weird from the touch up layering. Id almost say it gives an airbrush finish. Id definately purchase again
HG bronzer! I had originally bought this blind. I bought online and really had no clue exactly how dark it would be. It ended up being perfect for my medium (NC37-NC40) skin. (For my tastes, anyways) It doesnt add much color at all, it just warms up my skin a bit, and thats all I really want. So id assume this would be great for adding color to fair skin. If you have medium skin and are trying to get darker, id try a deeper color. Slight shimmer, nothing crazy. Looks awesome all day. No streaking or color morphing. Slightly spendy. Rimmel makes a great dupe of this, its call Sun Dance...or something to that effect, and its great quality for the price....I use the MAC on my face and the Rimmel on my chest and shoulders, the colors are the same and I get some extra mileage out of the pricer MAC that way.
love it. Perfect brownish peach, with not pink undertones at all. On my medium (NC37-NC40) skin, it looks very natural. It gives me a great glow and defines my cheekbones, but it doesnt look like im wearing any blush at all. LOVE IT! Its pretty much goof proof for me, Id have to put on an extreme amount for it to look like 'too much' There is a moderate amount of shimmer to this.....Id prefer matte so that it would look even more natural, but the shimmer doesnt come across as too overdone. Actually, the shimmer may be more forgiving than a matte in terms of streaky application or uneven wear throughout the day....so im not gonna gripe too much. NARS blushes never look streaky and last all day. I absolutely despise the rubberized casing.... ok, it has a pourpose, but the rubber attracts powder and looks 'dingy' after handling. Not that it honestly matters, but Im anal about keeping my products and their packages clean and shiny. The little mirror in the compact is great. NARS makes awesome blush and Serato is my perfect color, only thing that keeps this from 100% being my HG blush is the $25 price tag and the fact that Cover Girl makes an equally awesome color (Cinnamon Toast) blush. The quality isnt as great, but still pretty great for the price...dillema. Definately check out Serato if your looking for a super high quality, peachy brown natural loking blush.
I have been dissapointed with all thr 'Islands' so far, with the exception of Capri, which i have not tried. Fuji, by far was the nastiest! I found the original Island and Hawaii to be weak, bland and watery. This was not bland, in a BAD way! Definately something 'chemical' and artificial about it. Like someone diluted floor cleaner in water and shoved my face in it. blech. But man is the bottle pretty!
Lotions/ Creams -Bliss Labs - Lemon & Sage Body Butter
maia0x0x 2/28/2008 7:59:00 PM
Like it, dont love it. The smell is great and the cream is thick and moisturizing but its not sticky. The price is borderline spendy ($12 for 1.7oz) Ive seen worse though. My only real gripe is the packaging. Im kind of a snob when it comes to packaging. I prefer something more sophisticated, stylish and simple. Alot of Bliss products come in packaging that looks like it belongs in a child's bathroom.....it's silly, I know, but it makes me cringe. Any Bliss product ive tried has either been a gift or gratis from an SA, I would never purchase anything Bliss for myself (unless the product is out of this world good) just because of the packaging.
Very pretty oriental. Warm and sophistocated with a slight sweetness to it. Very little goes a long way and it lasts all day.
Nice fresh green. smooth and even color. i prefered this to olive green, which looks to dull for me. This is cleaner and brighter IMO.
very pretty silvery blue...in the jar. on me it looked more silver than blue. bummer
blue browns little sister. Same awesom duo chorme fun (except more green thsn blue) green brown doesnt have the red undertones that are offputting to many people. the brown base is a medium warm brown as opposed to the dark mahoghaney of blue brown very pretty. i prefer blue brown
wha? copper? looks more like a silvery mauve to me. Smooth appication and no fallout. color did not wow me, but if silvery is you thing, id check it out