Luckily this was a free sample because I *hated* the smell of this on my hands! The lotion was one of the more moisturizing ones I have tried, but I lust after the sweet buttercream frosting scents.... not a true buttermilk scent that has no hint of sweetness whatsoever. *shudders* Had to wash it off immediately. Ick!
Pressed Powders -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Powder
somadawn 2/12/2005 4:51:00 AM
It looks like I'm in the minority here, but this is my favorite powder yet. I was lucky enough to be able to get a free full-size sample from work or I would have never even tried it after reading all the negative reviews here, but I honestly believe that this is the smoothest, lightest powder I have ever applied. I suppose I must be one of the few that it doesn't leave an orange finish on! It honestly doesn't even look like I'm wearing anything -- or even feel like I am! My only complaint is the sponge applicator that comes with it - ugh. I had to buy a different one to apply it with, so one lippie off for that.
This is probably my favorite color of all the Venom glosses, which surprises me since it looks so bright until you put it on! I love, love, love this gloss MUCH more than the original lip venom (which, actually, I didn't care much for). This has a bit of pigment and a lighter texture without sacrificing the delicious tingle of the 'venom' all of us masochists crave. This one's definitely a keeper!
Lotions/ Creams -Olay - Quench Body Lotion Extra Dry Skin
somadawn 2/10/2005 4:34:00 PM
I LOVE this lotion! It's only *very* faintly scented so it is unlikely to interfere with any other scent you may wear during the daytime. Secondly, it's a FANTASTIC moisturizing regime for your skin at night or even for the office because it seriously does last all day. However, not only is it lightly fragranced, extremely moisturized, non-greasy, non-oily, and lasts longer than any other lotion I've ever tried, it has the most awesome radiance boosting particles that make your skin look so awake and refreshed that it made me fall in love with it at first application. Seriously, you've got to try this stuff to believe it.
This is my favorite 3-n-1 by Philosophy thus far and really does smell like cinnamon buns! It's a great pick-me-up body wash in the shower when you are having a case of the blahs, and the scent lingers on your skin throughout the day unlike some of the other 3n1 washes. Hooray!
This product is not worth all the hype. Yes, it gives your lips a tingling sensation, has a nice tint, and smells nice. I have had other glosses do that for 1/3 of the price! But it doesn't make them feel any fuller or do anything out of the ordinary for mine. The consistency is a bit too thick for my liking, as well, BUT it does stay on longer than the average gloss. The best thing I have to say isn't even about this product, it is about DuWop, who has the best customer service of any company I have ever approached in my entire life! I emailed them after reading the mixed reviews of this product and asked for a sample, and since I have no stores by me that carry the DuWop line they graciously provided me with not only a sample of Venom but also a sample of other products in their line. Cheers for Duwop! (And yes, I will be reviewing their other products, many of which ARE superb!)
I LOVE these! The staying power is tremendously long and honestly rivals a salon manicure. 5 days later, your nails still look freshly painted! And with all the different top coats, there are so many options you can do! Seriously, I must collect them all!
My absolute FAVORITE nail color for my fingernails. I have recently been using Colorama #35 Cold As Ice as a topcoat for this one, and it adds an ever so slight shimmer to the pink that makes me want to run out and stock up on both the polishes so I can wear these forever. I LOVE this combo - you HAVE to try it! Oh, and I've had a flawless manicure for over five days, so there'd be an extra lippie awarded here if possible!
Lip Gloss -Bath and Body Works - Tutti Dolci - Angel food cake
somadawn 2/6/2005 3:43:00 AM
Oooooo... this gloss smells so good! Seriously, I wasn't even planning on buying one of these until I saw that they were on sale for $5 and, well, since that's 1/2 price I bought 2 different flavors. ;) First off, I LOVE the texture of this! It's perfect - it's not thick, gritty, oily, or sticky. The application is super simple, and it goes on smooth and even. Unfortunately, one lippie off for staying power, though. I had to reapply pretty often, although that's common with most glosses. Weak staying power or not, it still beats the L'Oreal ColourJuice handsdown in my book.
Conditioner -Got 2 Be - Instantly Gratifying Conditioner
somadawn 2/6/2005 3:31:00 AM
Though I dislike the packaging of this conditioner (hence, one lippie off), when they say instant -- they mean INSTANT. This is one of the best conditioners I have ever used to repair my hair after a trip down the "dye/perm/bleach/dye/dye" road. It makes your hair much, much softer, detangles, and smells just HEAVENLY. I use it just as a weekly treatment nowadays, but if you have dry, rough hair you'll be able to tell a difference if you use it daily for two weeks. Promise.
Treatments (Eye) -Mary Kay - Indulge Soothing Eye Mask
somadawn 2/6/2005 3:03:00 AM
I swiped this stuff from my mom last time I was in (sorry, Mom!), and I have to say that this is the BEST stuff I have ever used. I keep it in my fridge and use it in the morning, and in less than a week I could tell a huge difference. The skin under my eyes is not only firmer, but softer, smoother, and more radiant. I even have had comments from coworkers about how well-rested I looked, even though I am getting less sleep than usual! This stuff is the best. I am definitely, definitely buying more when this runs out.
I love, love, love tart burners! After I moved to Kalamazoo and had my very own Yankee candle store, the sales rep. introduced me to tarts and I have never gone back! I have one for each room in my apartment! They are safer than open candles, less hassle, and they don't get the sooty black ring around the top like the yankee housewarmers are prone to. And here's a little secret: if you pop them in the freezer after the tarts cool down and solidify, they'll pop right out for the next one to go in. I mean, come on, how can you go wrong??