Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - Color Juice - Strawberry Smoothie
octoberbride 7/3/2007 4:48:00 PM
Gorgeous pinky, peach, bronze shimmer. Looks amazing on...I can see this looking great with any skintone. Very flattering! My new HG lipgloss!
This is great stuff! I used the one for pale blonde highlights and I found that it works best if you use it INSTEAD of conditioner, not right after. I noticed right away that my highlights looked brighter and I loved the way my hair had that 'just from the salon' feel to it. It definitely felt thicker and not quite as limp and flat as usual. My hair is very fine so this stuff adds a nice amount of ooomph and shine. I can see how some people would get greasy hair from it, especially if they used it after conditioning so that's why I recommend not using a conditioner because it will make the end result so much better. I've only used it 2x so far and the directions say for best results use it everytime you wash your hair because the color intesifies. I didn't find the scent to be offensive, either. In fact, I kind of liked it! Overall, great drugstore product for a decent price.
I have a hard time describing fragrances but to me, this smells like a more subtle version of Estee Lauder's Beautiful....a classic, clean, feminine, floral. It's my signature scent. I adore it.
Liquid -Giorgio Armani - Matte Silk Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
octoberbride 12/29/2006 11:25:00 AM
LOVE this foundation! I was looking for a matte finish foundation similar to my old MAC Studio Finish Matte and I found this at Saks in Chicago. The SA helped me pick out the perfect match for me (5) and showed me how to apply it with a foundation brush for a gorgeous air brushed look. I've honestly never seen my skin look so even and smooth! I have very oily skin and this doesn't shine or leave me greasy by the end of the day like so many other foundations I've tried. It has medium coverage and is perfect for concealing my dark undereye circles and faint acne scars. It blends beautifully and is overall just an amazing product. It is extrememly expensive but so worth it.
Gorgeous deep berry with gold shimmer. I just wish it didn't come in that little pot because I never have a lipbrush with me and end up using my fingers to apply it.
I'm soooooooooooooooo disappointed UD discontinuted my beloved Hotpants Lipgunk and repackaged it as Quiver Ultraglide! ARGH! The color is the same, but the texture is more sheer and goopy and I hate the applicator. Overall, 3 stars because the color is gorgeous and my holy grail of lipglosses, in fact, it's the only lipgloss I've ever actually used up!
Meh. S'ok. I love the color but I'm not sold on the repackaging of the Lipgunk as the Ultraglide. I much prefer the tube with the wand application versus this style. Plus, I don't like that the Ultraglide seems more sheer than the old Lipgunk, which was stickier and longer lasting. Overall, the color is still gorgeous so I'll give it 3 stars.
Gorgeous color, better than NARS Orgasm, IMO. I think this blush used to have a different name, because I have a similar color in one of my Facecases from several years back. Anyway, I'm a huge fan of Urban Decay and this product is no exception.
LOVE LOVE LOVE! Urban Decay eyeshadows are my holy grail of makeup and this color is by far one of my favorites. It's an awesome shimmery, irredescant brownish/reddish/greenish and goes well with my blue eyes. I adore the texture of UD shadows, so silky smooth and pigmented. If you have never tried any UD shadows because you were afraid they were too glittery or shimmery to give in and try this shade because you will not be disappointed!
I smell grapefruit and a light floral, perhaps gardenia. I'm not good at describing fragrances, but to me it's definately a pleasant, light, citrusy, floral without any heavy musk, vanilla or amber. I love it!
I have fine, colored treated hair that gets greasy and weighed down if I use too much product, esp. glossing cremes or serums. I LOVE how light this product is and how much shine it adds without any greasiness. Plus it smells awesome. I'll definately repurchase.
I love this shampoo. My hair is dark blonde with light blonde highlights and I use this to add a reddish tone. I can't believe how much shine it adds. It almost acts like a glossing treatment and it makes my highlights bright and shiney. Love this and will definitely repurchase.
Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - ColorJuice Lipgloss in Peaches N Creme
octoberbride 5/16/2006 8:53:00 AM
I love this color! Looks great on my warm, tanned complextion. I think it would be stunning on someone with a paler complextion as well. It's a universally flattering color and I would def. purchase again.
Styling Products -Garnier - Surf Hair Texture Paste
octoberbride 5/16/2006 8:50:00 AM
Love this product! I have super straight, layered hair in a medium short bob. This product is perfect for adding piecey-ness and definition to my layers with a bit of body. It doesn't make it look greasy or feel heavy at all. I've tried much more expensive products and this one is better than anything else I've found. For $3 it's a steal!
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - White Cherry Blossom
octoberbride 3/27/2006 11:37:00 AM
I LOVE this new scent for spring 2006! It's second only to the Tutti Dolci Pineapple Chifffon as my all time favorite B&BW scent. I have the body creme which is scented enough to last all day. My only complaint is that it does have a tendency to dry out my skin, as do all of the B&BW lotions, mostly due to the amount of perfume they add. But it smells so amazing, I don't care, LOL. Definately the best new scent of 2006!