A very warm, creamy scent that feels comforting and luxurious. Warmer and sweeter than Yria, similar to Coco Mademoiselle without the edginess, So Elixir is a luxury perfume for grown women. The drydown is very sexy and lasts for days. The only other perfume I can think of that is sexier than So Elixir is Chanel Allure Sensuelle. So Elixir is warmer and more inviting than Sensuelle, although the latter has much stronger sillage. If you love floral woody oriental scents, this one is right up your alley. The notes are bergamot, jasmine, rose, patchouli, tonka bean, and incense.
A beautiful dark purpleish wine color, applies evenly, creamy, and very glossy, might be too strong on fair skin but if you have a taste for bold lip colors, this is just lovely! One of my go to shades when I want the lips to stand out.
This is a decent combo, neither apply as dark as they look in the tube. Feel free to apply each separately as together they can be too dark on fair complexions. I lighten Pampa with another gloss and apply Stolen Kisses on its own, works for me all the time, just a MLBB look.
This is the best milky pink Nars lip gloss, it does not settle into lip lines and the color is fairly natural looking, two qualities usually lacking among light shaded Nars lip glosses. It is deeper and bluer than Chihuahua, a very cute rosy pink.
DV is a very pretty deep rose, applies evenly, easy to spread, not sticky. I find that dark Nars lip gloss shades are generally better than the milky light colored ones, which tend to have unnatural color and settle into lip lines.
Giza is a milky orangy pink, which is not the most flattering shade for my fair neutral complexion but not too bad either. It does, however, settles into the lines of the lips, which I find to be a common problem with light milky Nars glosses, except Chihuahua.
Striptease has the same problem as Turkish Delight, too chalky and opaque, it gives a washed out look to lips. It also settles into every little fine line on the lips, like a wrinkle magnifier!
this is a very lovely pink color, take years off your lips. Although a milky light pink, it does not magnify lip lines like Turkish Delight. Very glossy and cute!
This is a terrible lip gloss! The color is a ghastly opaque pale pink, made me look like a ghost. It also magnified my lip lines, showed me wrinkles I didn't even know I had! Although I love Nars lip gloss in general, this is absolutely the worst lip gloss I have tried! Ditch this shade!
I love love this perfume, it's the sexiest perfume ever! I've always been into heavy perfumes with woody, patchouli, musky kind of base notes and this one is no doubt a winner. The lighter fruity floral middle and top notes compliment the muskier side of it very well. When first sprayed the smell is almost overpowering so do so in the bathroom and an hour before you actually go out. After the alcohol evaporates, it leaves a warm, sweet, sexy smell that lasts for a long time, like days. It may be too strong for the office but do wear it on dates, it'll help you ooze sexuality!
Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Walgreens Beeswax Lip Balm
sappphirelilys 6/2/2009 2:36:00 AM
Walgreens's dupe for Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. When I first started using it, it felt kind of rubbery but after a couple uses it's actually smoother to apply than Burt's Bees. It also has that cool minty feel to it. The ingredients listed are identical to Burt's Bees except the Walgreens's version listed sunflower oil as the first ingredient while Burt's Bees listed beeswax first. I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and I don't miss Burt's Bees. Great lip balm, will buy again!
This new color for NYC Kiss Gloss just came out! It's a very pretty peachy pink w/ lots of shimmers. The color shows up sheerer on lips than in the tube but makes lips very glossy and shiny. Under direct light, the shimmers are more apparent, under indirect light, lips look more glossy than shimmery. The color is even and does not settle into the fine lines of lips. The smell is more like cinnamon than "dessert" as claimed on package but not unpleasant. The consistency is thick and sticky but spreadable w/ a lip brush. The tip is slanted and much smaller than the tube. When I took it off after 5 hours, it was still as shiny as when I first put it on. Overall Posh Pink is a very good lip gloss, highly recommended.
Lipstick -New York Color - Smooch Proof Long Wearing Lip Color
sappphirelilys 5/26/2009 10:48:00 PM
I got this in Dreamer. The color was a beautiful fuchsia pink on lips and the application was very smooth. No weird odor either. Unfortunately taking it off was a pain, even DHC deep cleansing oil didn't work. I eventually blotted it off with grapeseed oil but my lips were red and irritated by then. Great color and stays on for a long time but too much trouble to remove. Don't think I'll buy this one again.
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Eyes Creme Eyeliner - Black
sappphirelilys 5/11/2009 8:38:00 PM
Excellent eyeliner! NO SMUDGING all day! Smooth to apply although not quite as smooth as gel liners. The brush that came with it is pretty good quality but a little too thick for me so I use my own brush to draw those thin lines at the inner corners of the eyes. Not sure how it would perform on the waterlines though cause I don't draw mine in. Overall, great liner, would definitely buy again.
Blush -Wet 'n' Wild - Silk Finish Blush 831D Pearlescent Pink
sappphirelilys 5/11/2009 8:28:00 PM
Beautiful blush. This is a great color, golden pink-orange, very pigmented-I have to be careful not to pick up too much on the brush. The golden glitter works well with the shade, it's fine enough it doesn't look cheap. Great for adding color and highlighting the cheeks. There is a small mirror on the upper lid of the case but not useful because it is too small. The brush came with it was too small and hard as well. I use my own brush and the result is excellent. Would buy again although there is probably enough to last forever i think.