Can't really argue with the price of these - only £2 GBP for a refill and the case is just so adorable. I have taken off one lippie because I think they could be a little more absorbent (or maybe I'm just a greaseball lol!)
Love the slant tip and scent of these, also I like the thick texture which I find longlasting on me. I always seem to have one of these on the go.
Eye Shadow -Stila - Convertible Eye Color in Stone
slwye 10/15/2008 3:51:00 AM
If I'm in a hurry, this is what I reach for. I can do a fantastic polished eye in about 60 seconds with this. I usually just use the liner along the top lash line and then apply the shadow over the top in a thicker line and blend out with the sponge. If I ever run out I will repurchase, this is so handy to have around.
I found this shadow to have a lot less pigment than I was expecting. On the plus side this made it very easy to blend, however it really seemed to fade away to almost nothing even on my pale skin. I personally found it did not have enough pigment to make a good liner on me, and it was a bit messy to apply as I had to pack it on to get it to show up.
For some reason this scent reminds me of a plastic toy I had when I was a child LOL! The staying power on me is terrible, it's gone after about 15 minutes.
I can't stop sniffing myself when I wear this, such a nice comforting scent, and the lasting power on me is amazing
Fantastic pigment, really easy to apply and lasts all day (and all night and into the next day too if I don't remove my makeup thoroughly enough!). I usually use this for tightling and on the waterline, pressed on gently with a flat brush. If I ever ran out (which I highly doubt) I would repurchase.
I love this, it really makes my blue-grey eyes pop, it somehow makes them look more turquoise colored. I use the dark shade to line, tightline and press gently into the waterline with a flat brush and it lasts all day. The lighter shade I blend lightly over the lid and apply more heavily in the crease.
Fragrances -Lea St. Barth - Lea St. Barth Extreme LE version
slwye 10/6/2008 4:48:00 AM
I love this in the bottle and when first applied, but sadly the dry-down on me has a nasty damp, musty, haven't-cleaned-the-bathroom-in-a-while smell. I guess it just doesn't work with my body chemistry.
This looks like an insipid greyed down pink/peach in the pan, but don't be put off by it's initial appearance; it really packs a punch on the skin. I was very surprised to see how pigmented it really is, I only need a touch on my pale skin to give me a nice, very natural pink flush.
Shampoo -Korres - Aloe and Soapwort pH Neutral Shampoo for Frequent Use
slwye 9/18/2008 6:46:00 AM
I found this too thin and watery for my liking, I needed to use tons to get my hair clean (but I do have lots of very thick curly hair which is quite hard work to wash). I prefer something a bit thicker and easier to lather. It's not cheap in the UK either.
Easily my favourite bubble bar; such a yummy fruity smell and the bubbles last for ages. As other reviewers have said, you can get 4 or 5 baths out of one of these bars. p.s. if you like this, you might like to try Blackberry ballistic, my favourite ballistic :-)
Makeup Brushes -Stila - #24 Double-Sided Illuminating Powder Brush
slwye 9/18/2008 4:37:00 AM
This is the perfect face brush. I use the big fluffy end for blush (the perfect size for sweeping over Stila blush pans) and the flat end for applying liquid and cream foundations with a buffing action. So much better than the flat synthetic 'paintbrush' style foundation brushes which always left my foundation streaky! The only downside to this brush is that being double ended I find it tricky to store; I can't stand it up in my brush pot, or tuck it into the brush pockets in my m/u bag for travel.
Great, MLBB gloss, a HG for me. I love the fruity scent and although it is a little irritating waiting for the gloss to come through the click-pen mechanism I like the brush applicator.
Eye Shadow -Hard Candy - Eye Shadow Quartet-Fringe
slwye 9/18/2008 3:55:00 AM
I just rediscovered this palette in my stash and on me it gives a perfect 'office eye' for fall. Three great neutral shades for my MAC NC15 skintone, with a pinky plum shade that brings out my blue eyes. I find all shades have the perfect amount of shimmer and pigment for my skintone (although I am very pale skinned, so if you have a darker skintone YMMV). Two of the shades have glitter, but it is very subtle and I barely notice it once on; definitely not OTT. Goes on smoothly and very easy to blend, I love that the shades coordinate nicely so I can quickly apply a polished looking eye with just one palette. I also like the packaging, it seems tough and compact with a fairly big mirror.