The bottom line when it comes to Lemon Fizz is that Lemon Fizz is a great color, but a serious pain in the butt to apply. It's a yellow, so I guess the streaking isn't too surprising, but it also has a sort of gloopy quality I can't explain. So over all, if you need a light yellow, this color is great. It does not turn out to be pastel on me, but I'm pretty fair. On me it's quite bright. Yeah, I'd get it again, but I can only give a 4 because the application sucks.
I bought this nail polish because I heard it was supposed to be somewhat similar to Chanel Orange Fizz. I'm fair skinned, with cool to neutral coloring, and was worried about whether or not some coral-y/orange color would even look good with my skin tone. Well, Blazed definitely does. And it's ninety-nine cents, so who can complain about that? I was actually surprised how good this color looks on me. I honestly think it might end up being one of my favorite nail polish colors. In some lights it's more coral looking, while in others it's more orange. Staying power on me was not too fantastic. But then again, nothing stays on me for long. Either way, great buy for only 99 cents :)
I just bought this polish yesterday on sale for 70 cents at TJ Maxx. I think it's easily one of the most inappropriately named nail polishes I've ever come across. Body Language should be a polish that's red, or at least something catchy and sexy. This polish is a veryyyy light taupe-y purple-y grey. It's really pretty and applies quite well. Yes, I probably would buy this again because I was looking for a grey and this is a very delicate color that I think could go with a lot.
Brows -Wet 'n' Wild - Arch Envy Brow Color and Set
silenceincolour 1/20/2010 9:40:00 AM
I've used several different brow pencils/sets (mainly Rimmel and N.Y.C.) and they were all too red for me. I am cool toned, but I never thought I was THAT cool toned. But I think the main problem is just my brow color itself. I have dark brown hair, with slightly lighter, wiry brows. And I guess most people with my hair color have more reddish in it. Anyway, this is the only one that's been close enough to my coloring. I like the wax too, it seems to actually work when no other wax has. So if you have medium to dark cool toned brows, I'd say try it. It's not amazing, but for the price it's fantastic since I'm too broke to buy something expensive right now.
I'm not going to lie, I bought this lipstick solely because I loved the tube so much. I ended up with two of these- Blush and Baby Pink. I bought Baby Pink to begin with, but once I tried it on wasn't sure if I liked it on me, so I bought Blush, and decided to take back whichever I didn't like as much. Blush... ugh. It got good reviews, I thought it sounded perfect for me. Even the color on the tube- well, I've never gone wrong with brownish-pinks before because they're generally nearly the same shade as my lips. Even the ones that don't look fantastic at least look okay, not bad. Not Blush. Blush came out orange on me for some reason. Not in the least bit flattering. I guess it's different for other people, but on me, it's awful. I decided to keep Baby Pink, because the more I put it on, the more I love the cool, light light pink. It's just not a color I would ever wear normally, but it looks pretty good on me (I just wasn't used to it) and I've decided it's time to try new things. I think it'll look particularly good in the spring/summer. I do like these lipsticks, even though Blush looked terrible on me, I think it would look good on many other people. They really don't burst color, haha. They're more like a slightly sheer pop of color, but the more you layer, the more you can build up and you get a pretty good amount of color. They aren't too long lasting or moisturizing... but at the same time, they aren't drying at all. Like I said before, I absolutely love the classy quilted lipstick tube. Yes, I would buy other colors and probably will.
Lipstick -L'Oreal - Colour Riche Star Secrets Nude in Nude
silenceincolour 1/7/2010 11:19:00 PM
I bought this yesterday. Well, actually I bought Fairest Nude first. I came home and it looked like mud on my lips. I probably should have known better, because I've got cool, fair skin, but I just felt like trying it anyway. I returned Fairest Nude to CVS, and ended up buy Star Secrets in both Nude and Taffeta, and Revlon Continuous Pink Colorstay Mineral Lipgloss because they were all 75% off. I think Nude actually looks pretty good on me. I guess it's because it has some pink in it. It's really just a slightly darker, more nude version of my own lips. I can get away with it though. One thing I noticed however is that if you have any flakies on your lips, this lipstick makes them very obvious, and it settles into lip lines (I never knew I had that many until yesterday), so I'd suggest wearing it with well-moisturized lips because it could be drying.
Someone on here recommended this to me. I do not remember who you are, but thank you!!! I had a $40 Sephora gift card for Christmas and I ended up buying this. I loveeee the case. I think it's gorgeous, but then again, I love tattoos and have one (with plans for another). I thought the eyeshadows were pretty as well, but I just wasn't sure how they would look on me. I am fair skinned, cool toned, with light brown eyes. I'm not entirely sure what my Mac foundation would be, but probably either NW15 or NW20. For the rest of the day while I was in Charlotte, I kept wondering if I made the right decision. In fact, I waited until much later in the day after I got home to try it on. WOW. The eyeshadows feel so amazing. I don't know how Kat Von D managed to do it, but all of those eyeshadows look like they were made specifically for me when I put them on. Even Tequila (the yellow shade) looks good enough to wear on its own. If you use UDPP, they last. I've never been able to get away with a smokey eye before, I'm not too sure why, but I've definitely created several with this palette that fit me perfectly. I'd definitely recommend this, but I think it would work better on some than others.
I've been using this for a few weeks now. I've always had acne prone skin, but about a year and a half ago, I suddenly started developing more serious acne, the cystic kind. They left temporary scars and hyper-pigmentation which still have not gone away and probably won't for a few years. Anyway, the point is that this acne continued regardless of what I did. I used retin-a micro, and although my skin got really dry, it also became much prettier- but the acne stayed. Then I decided to try Pond's Cold Cream because I bought Revlon Colorstay. What I do is rub some around on my face for a minute or so, then take it off with tissues using swipes, and never using the same side more than once. Because my skin is dry, I don't generally wash my face after that, but I do sometimes. Since then, my acne is almost completely gone. I haven't had this clear of skin since I was nine years old. This was the only change, so it had to be Pond's. Amazing stuff.
I bought this color because it was so different looking. I'd never seen anything like the OPI suedes before, and my mom wanted a color she could wear as well, so we got this one. It applies well, maybe slightly different than normal nail polishes. It dries extremely fast, which I love. It also chips extremely fast. It'd be difficult to get through the average day without some chipping. I put a top coat on mine when I want it to last for a while. I guess some people would think that would ruin the idea of the polish, but I think it's still very pretty, in fact, a top coat actually enhances the color and brings out the shimmers. Yes, I'd buy this again.
Lip Gloss -C.O. Bigelow - Mentha Cinnamint Lip Shine
silenceincolour 12/26/2009 1:43:00 AM
I only got this today but I have to write a review because I love it so much. It smells just like the little cinnamon candies you put on gingerbread cookies. It tingles and I'm not sure if it actually plumps, but it does make your lips appear bigger. And more than anything, the gloss is just gorgeous. I don't think it's even remotely sticky, very smooth. I can't believe I've never tried any C.O. Bigelow products before this and I'm going to go try some more now. I will definitely buy this again.
There's not much to say about this that other people haven't said, but I will say this. I went with my mom to Ulta with the intention of getting some nail polish and showed her You Don't Know Jacques, hoping she'd like it and buy it because I couldn't afford to. She loved it and bought it. It looks good on both of us, and because of that I think it would look good on most people- I'm fair and cool toned, while she is warm toned and it just fits well on both of us. Some people see this more as a grey, but I see it more as a brown. All in all, I would say it's a greyish-brown and the amount of grey depends on the lighting. It does chip easily though, so a top coat is definitely needed.
I really love this. I leave it on for way longer than it says to and my skin feels amazing afterwards. I've got dry skin because I use retin-a micro, and it even helps to take all the flakies away. If you have dry skin, I wouldn't recommend using it more often than every 1-2 weeks because it can be drying if used often.
Eye Shadow -L.A. Colors - 12 palette e/s in traditional
silenceincolour 11/29/2009 3:34:00 AM
Wow. I'm in awe. I hate opening this thing, it's very aggravating, but other than that, I have nothing bad to say. These colors are all good for every day wear, they blend well, they may be a bit chalky but it's nothing unbearable. They don't last long at all on their own, but they're just fine with a primer. I bought this a few weeks ago and have used it nearly every day since. Very simple or dramatic looks can both come from this palette. And... it's a dollar. There's nothing to lose.
Honestly, I hate this. I have the dark brown and the only thing about it that I like is the brush. The problem is that dark brown is just not my color. Black is way too dark, and the other is too light. Dark brown is really warm, and makes my brows reddish. Basically, it looks like I have dyed hair. I still use it and just comb most of it out to where it's only barely there... but I'm about to try something different. It would be great for anyone who's eyebrows actually match the color.
I LOVE THIS STUFF! I bought it in a little bottle from CVS, not sure of the brand, but it is 100%. Here's my little miracle story: Back in March of 2008, I got my left tragus pierced. At first, it healed up nicely, but by May, it was extremely enflamed. It looked awful, had a huge bump that leaked pus, but I didn't want to take it out because I knew I couldn't get it pierced there again because of scar tissue. It continued on this way in various stages of grossness until late Fall/early Winter in 2008. I read about tea tree oil and decided to get some. Kept applying it every day, several times a day if possible. And it went away and never came back! One thing I do have to mention is the smell. It is eye watering and unlike anything I've ever smelled before. It's awful. This stuff will also dry up pimples, but I wouldn't recommend it because it dries the skin around the pimple up too, leaving you with a huge dry mess to cover up instead of just a pimple. But it's amazing for inflammation and has a ton of other uses. Get it- I'm on my second bottle and only have a very tiny bit left.