Powder -Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Loose Powder
ninersgirl 5/8/2006 3:55:00 AM
After trying this on at home, DH remarked "Your skin has never looked better!"
So, will I be returning this little jar of wonderfulness that is nearly twice the size as my former favorite, BE? Um, not so much.
The kabuki-style brush that comes with it is sufficient to use if you don't have a better brush. It's a little scratchy, could be softer. The powder itself is dreamily smooth, and goes on with none of that trademark BE disco ball glimmer. Hooray!
For $10, I will definately be buying another tub of this before I plunk down more money at the BE Boutique for their mineral foundation. It goes on smoothly, evens out my skin tone perfectly, wears well & is a purchase I am over all very satisfied with.
I am a BE 2.3/MAC NC30 and I got this in Buff Beige - perfect shade match! My only beef is that this doesn't come in a very wide range of shades. The super fair girls & the darker skinned girls don't get to try this product & that's a shame. It's a really great mineral powder foundation.
Great googley moogley. Those hippies at LUSH have totally ripped me off!
What a crock this "shampoo" is. Oh, it adds volume, oh it adds shine...BULL HONKEY! All it added was tangles. What did it take?
IT TOOK MY HAIR'S SOUL.
It also stripped my color, which was professional color, not Nice n' Easy. Just pulled it right out. After rinsing, my hair felt like RAPED STRAW. It was CRISPY WHILE WET.
I have healthy hair. It's very fine, naturally wavy, but in good shape. It isn't chemically damaged and I don't use a lot of styling tools or products. After using BIG, my hair just wanted to DIE. It wanted to fall off my head & die, and some of it did.
This is by far the worst shampoo product I have ever tried. I ended up using up my tub of BIG as a foot scrub. And as if it was just out to prove my point, it dried out my feet. I give up! I'm thankful that stupid unhygenic tub of salty mess is gone from my bathroom.
I wouldn't recommend this product to my worst enemy. That is how much I hated it.
I wish I didn't have to give this jar of crap any lipsticks in my rating. Actually, I'd prefer to give it NEGATIVE 1,000,001 lipsticks. Because it is that bad.
Mascara -Yves Saint Laurent - Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
ninersgirl 4/7/2006 11:57:00 PM
An Ugoogley to My Beloved L'Oreal Voluminous:
I thought you were the best
I tried all the rest!
You served me well for 4 glorious years
Thickened my lashes, ran through my tears
But now I bid thee a fond farewell,
I love my new mascara I want to yell!
Shout it from rooftops so all may know
Man and woman, friend or foe
The secret to luxe lashes is in a case of gold
So now you know, you've been told
Go out and buy some tomorry
I guarantee you won't be sorry.
I'll bet you didn't know I was such a good ugoogleizer.
With 2 coats of this magic tube of wonderness on, my eyelashes are so long I feel them brush against the inside of my glasses. They tickle my eyebrows. For serious.
Also, they are so thick and lush, they nearly look fake. It's just such a lovely mascara that I want the whole world to know how amazingly wonderful it is.
Oh and for those who say it only lasts good in the tube for 2 weeks - RTFM! Jeebus. The instructions that come with say you need to clean the brush every week. If you don't take care of your mascara, your mascara can't take care of you!
My lashes are naturally longish but very fine. This adds amazing definition, volume and length. Oh, and...it smells like a bouquet of roses. LOVE!
I don't understand the Magic Eye Balm Hate. This is by far the loveliest eye cream I've ever used! It's very moisturizing for the undereye area with the Shea Butter in it, but not greasy at all like some others that I've tried. (Kiehl's Avocado, I'm talking about you!)
After it soaks into your undereye area, it leaves just the slightest hint of tint to even out any dark shadows. It contains wee reflective particles too to brighten up the whole eye. On an everyday basis, I can just use this cream w/o concealer to look awake & alive.
Palettes -BeneFit Cosmetics - The Realness of Concealness Fake It Palette
ninersgirl 2/5/2006 9:30:00 PM
*sings* Heaven...I'm in heaven...this is a treasure trove of complexion perfectors...and they don't look like "makeup" on, just like you're well rested w/great skin. The kit includes tiny tubes of lip plump (this is my least fav part), highbeam highlighter (LOVE!) and eye cream (good stuff) with 2 little pots: 1 is concealer (boiing in medium) and 1 is lemon-aid (e/s base, can also be worn alone). I can seriously make do with just that teeny box to look "alive" even when I've had no rest. I'm in palette love.
Dear LUSH, Please bring this product back again year after year until Timmay and I get sick of it. XOXO, Niners. I am going to die of HAPPY. Just back from the Chicago LUSH store, where I CLEANED THEM THE HELL OUT OF RANDY BUTTER BUTTERCREAM. If you live in Chicago and want some, too bad so sad I have IT ALL! That is how much DH & I are in love with this scent. We bought the full 10 lb pail of it, the last that the store had. Let me describe the scent: FANTASTICAL. It smells like warm vanilla boozy heaven. A touch of spice and a hint of orange. Look, it's amazing. It doesn't lather a lot (but lather does not equal clean!) but it leaves your skin so soft and moisturized and scented with heavenly bliss. It smells just as yummy on boys (perhaps even more so) as girls. The fragrance layers well under so many things...Pink Sugar, Prada, Narcisco Rodriguez...to name a few I've layered. It's lovely. If you can find some, buy it all. If you hate it, let me know and we can make Other Arrangements and get that stuff off your hands!
I cheated on my L'Oreal Voluminous with this Max Factor Lash Perfection today. I'm fixin to start a hot, torrid affair with Lash Perfection. I might even leave Voluminous for Lash Perfection altogether!!!! The brush is amazing. The rubbery "bristles" separate and coat each and every one of my lashes for the fullest, thickest looking eyelashes I have ever seen on my face aside from wearing falsies! The formula glides on smooth as silk without any clumping whatsoever. I already have lovely long lashes so I don't look for a lot of lengthening in my mascara, but I do need some help thickening my eyelashes up. This brush and formula are the perfect partner for the lashes I have to begin with. One coat is great for daytime wear, and 2 or 3 coats gives a very dramatic thick fringe for evening. Definately will repurchase!
Beurre is similar in color to MAC Whirl, an altogether lovely and much better, creamier formulation. It wears all day on me. I also love not having to sharpen my lipliner pencil. I would adore it if MAC made their eye kohls & power points in this same packaging!
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blitz and Glitz
ninersgirl 9/14/2005 11:08:00 AM
I loved this on my hand in the store and couldn't wait to try it once I got home. When I apply it, I don't see the sparkles. It goes on as a toned down black, which works well for daytime so I kept it but I am more than a little disappointed.
I am in nail polish love. This is the perfect peachy pinky nude polish with bits of shimmer in it. Not frost, but teeny tiny glittery shimmer. It's perfect. I have dozens of other OPI's, but I'm not sure I'll ever be using them again. Maybe on my toes. This nail polish is the prettiest color in the world on me. Two big (manicured) thumbs up!
Why? Why did I run out and buy Bubble Bath off of eBay just because everybody said it was a great pale everyday color? Well, it is pale. I will give you that. But I'm an NC30 and on me it looks like chalk. Pink chalk. Pink Albino Chalk. That's what Bubble Bath should really be called. If you're any darker than an NC25 I would steer clear of this. Unless Pink Albino Chalk is the look you're going for.
Someone please explain to me how this sheer shade made it into the Brights Collection. SOC is a pinky lavender that flashes a green iridesence and goes on so sheer 2 coats still doesn't cut it. The first bottle I purchased was unopenable by human hands. Perhaps if I were a gorilla, or had the brute strength of a gorilla, I could have opened it. Even my big, burly Significant Other couldn't open the Significant Other Color, which made me laugh even though I was really pissed I couldn't open my new nail polish. This one may go back to Ulta. For $7.50 I am completely unimpressed. The color is neither bright nor significant. It's pretty on, but doesn't look anything like the bottle which leaves me totally disenchanted with my newest OPI purchase. Poop.
Well I'm not so sure about smelling like a baby, but Cristina Carlino has captured the scent of that pink bubbly guy I spent many hours in the tub with as a child...Mr. Bubble. Smell this, think Mr. Bubble...and instantly be transported back to your 5 year old bubble bath. OR, you could just buy Mr. Bubble and save yourself about $15.
Other -Origins - Peace of Mind Cease and De-Stress Diffuser
ninersgirl 8/25/2005 4:45:00 PM
How did I live without this little wonder that's smaller than a pack of gum? I seriously don't know. When I'm feeling a little fried, I slide open the cover and breathe. Instant Zen. I suffer from panic disorder, and got tired of relying on popping a xanax whenever an attack strikes. I now care the POM diffuser with me at all times and take a hit off of it when things start getting heavy. I like that it works to take the edge off, and is completely side-effect-free.
Love this color. Even though the name is quite misleading -- it is neither Rose nor Gold, it's more a bronzey brassy metallic shimmer. A little goes a long way. Today's a summer day in Chicago, and with only a dab of concealer as a base, it's tenaciously clung to my lids without a crease or streak. Very sexy color with a tan - perfect for summer!