Fragrances -Philosophy - Amazing Grace SOLID Perfume
punkysus 5/10/2005 6:10:00 PM
I've heard so many good things about this fragrance, I had to try this out. I went to a Sephora and swept on a small bit of the solid on my rist. Instantly I was transported to a soft cloud, where I could smell gentle florals with a hint of sweetness. It was so fresh and feminine. I'm disappointed I didn't buy it, but I suppose I was on a budget then. I plan on buying this soon!
The perfect rose scent for me. It's a true, pure rose and super fresh. I'm a big rose perfume fan, so all other fans NEED to try this stuff. The problem is cost and the packaging. Personally, I wish the bottle was more feminine or at least more portable. The bottle looks kind of clunky and more like kitchenware than perfume. Also the cost is very high ($65 at Sephora). If I find a cheaper alternative or a cheaper retailer, I'll definitley buy this.
The other reviews weren't so accurate for me. First I loved the nice, minty, praline-like flavor. Yum! The texture and consistency was great too- Not too thick, not too thin, and not gooey nor too sticky. This looks great on me with some thick hair, eyeliner, and this stuff. Makes a great rock-star ish look. The color is a pretty mauve with a hint of raspberry. It's super glossy and has slight frost.
Styling Products -Garnier - XXL Volume Root Booster
punkysus 4/2/2005 6:57:00 PM
I didn't have a lot of luck with this stuff. It did what it said- I sprayed it on my roots and they were lifted for a "volumized" look. But it didn't last long and left a sticky residue that made my roots feel like rock. Also it spread throughout my hair as the day went on and just made it extremely gross looking- All piecey and such. The smell, price, and packaging are the only upsides. A like the easy spray on bottle and sweet, shampoo-ey scent. Otherwise, I shall never buy this again.
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Rosebud Salve
punkysus 3/23/2005 8:36:00 PM
Loooooove this stuff! I love the rosebud scent- My favorite smell. It's moisturizing and long lasting, and also has a glossy shine. At first try I thought this was an expensive rip off of vaseline with a rosebud scent. But with vaseline I have to reapply for the chappedness in my lips to go away. With this, I only have to apply it once and my lips are cured. Not to mention the little tin it comes in is cute!
GRR! The color is nice, I guess. It's a pure sandy brown (but shows orangey and yellow undertones in pics.. yuck). It creases SO horribly! Even when I put layers upon layers of BeneFit lemonade beneath it! YUCK! I'd love an e/s the same color, just no creaseage!
HG for sure. I never knew what a difference Microdermabrasion could do to my skin! Gosh, there are so many wonderful things about this, I don't know where to start. Well, first, I got this as a sample from Origins. I let it sit in my closet for a week, not really knowing how truly awesome it was. So, wanting to see what a difference microdermabrasion would make on my skin, I tried it. And behold: The softest, cleanest, smoothest, flawless skin EVER. It smoothed the texture of my skin to baby softness, evened my skintone, and reduced the appearance of blemishes, even killing a few pimples! Whenever my skin even begins to get a little yucky, I use this.
Cleansers -Juice Beauty - Pure Fluidity Cleansing Gel
punkysus 3/13/2005 10:13:00 PM
I recieved a sample of this from Sephora, and absolutely love it. There are very few facial washes that work well with my complex skin- I'm normal/combination and acne prone. This clears away dirt and oil while making my skin soft and not at all too drying. Many cleansers for combination skin people are too drying and harsh for me, ones for normal skin don't clear my acne, and ones for acne are too drying and harsh. This one is perfect. This and Murad's Acne Complex Kit are my favorites in cleansers.
Lipstick -Ulta - Shimmer Lipstick in Mulberry Shimmer
punkysus 3/8/2005 7:50:00 PM
A fuschia pink glazed with raspberry. It has lots of shine and shimmer- Gorgeous color. Not ditzy and bright, just gorgeous. Very moisturizing formula, too.
This is a cotton candy flavored l/g that's clear with lots of shine. The taste is nice, though mediciney and I love the texture- Very smooth and soft. I like to apply it over my Lipshake since I don't really like the taste of it. This l/g blocks out the bad taste.
Lip Gloss -Bonne Bell - Lip Shake in Whipped Cocoa Mocha
punkysus 3/7/2005 9:55:00 PM
I really liked this stuff. The taste is a slight caramelly taste- A little fake, though. The texture is smooth (slightly thin), but I love the color. It's a frosty, silverish beige shade. I've never really liked frosty colors till I found this one. I don't really like the taste so I usually apply a better tasting clear l/g over it just to cover it up.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Super Lustrous - Pink Afterglow 020
punkysus 2/27/2005 6:29:00 PM
Man!! WHAT a waste of money. This stuff was bright pink with ugly sparkles and was gritty.. Though it tasted great. I guess the color just did NOT work on me. It tastes like carmelized strawberries.
Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown - Sepia Ink Long Wear Gel Liner
punkysus 2/26/2005 1:39:00 PM
Sepia is a very dark brown (almost black, but not quite black) color. I like how long wearing this is, though it tends to smudge. Also it fades just a tiny bit. I think it was a little overprised but I like it's versatility. You can create many eye looks with it.
The color if Angelcake is a pale pink with a reddish quality to it. It's not matte, but not shimmer- In between both. It totally compliments my FFF face and gives it more of a olivey color- Gorgeous. It's long lasting too.
Hmmm.. I'm on and off about this one. It's described as a soft, muted pink, which is almost true. Only when I apply a certain amount does it appear that way- A slightly mauvey, natural pink. It appeared rather rosey on me, which almost turned it into a brown. I guess it's my body chemistry. I love the shine quality, though- It looks glossy in all the right places for the illusion of bigger lips. The texture is great- Smooth, though a little thick. The taste is delicious- A praline kind of flavor. Delicious. I just wish this color complimented me more.