This smells EXACTLY like my liquid laundry detergent, also the same as some fabric softeners and drier sheets. The only difference is a hint of sour grapefruit and minerality on the dry down. I find it a bit sickly sweet and headache inducing for an adult's perfume and I don't really want to smell like a basket of laundry. However, I would use it as a fabric freshener to freshen stale clothing when there's no time to get to the laundry. Or over the towels/linen at the back of the laundry cupboard that smell a bit musty from not being used for some time but are basically clean. The staying power as a perfume is not strong, around 2 hours on me - but I think that is right for something meant to smell clean and unobtrusive. the other Clean perfumes.
Shade 14 is a milk chocolate tea - light to medium taupe-pink nude - with a creamy satin finish. Its opaque enough to cover my pigmented lips, works with my very fair NC10 warm skin without washing me out, is moisturising and creamy, long lasting, and does not go into lines. The Cinnamon buns & whipped cream scent I love - so very english! Packaging is adorable too, with the slanted lid with crown on top and the red "Kate" with love heart signature. So much cuter than my MAC, Chanel, Lancome, or even Dior lipsticks, I actually feel I get a better luxury lipstick for a 1/4 the price - thanks Kate Moss & Rimmell!!
My favourite is Bubblegum, a matte cool pink, and Ginger 02, a matte bronzed peach. I also had my eye one Macaroon 01 a soft pinky peach and Flushed 03 a reddened pink, but I'm not a fan of glitter pieces in blushes and they both have glitters so not for me.
SpaRitual is Orly's higher-end quality range. The formula is possibly the best I've ever had. Almost perfect single coat coverage, dries fast, shiny finish, doesn't chip or scratch. I used Seche Vite as a fast dry top coat over them for extra shine, but I also found them good on their own without top coat. The packaging is the CUTEST I have ever seen and the rubber ribbed cap is easy is for my arthritic hands to grip securely. SAGE: Gorgeous darkish taupe creme, glides on perfectly, no streaks, 2 coats. There are lots to compare with as smoky urban camoflage khaki/taupe/mushroom shades seem popular at the moment. From the same line, Native Rock is similar but softer, and more lilac brown. Chanel Particuliere is almost an exact dupe. Very close to OPI Over The Taupe but more neutral taupe without the hint of toasted peach. OPI You Don't Know Jacques! is close too but darker and more khaki. NATIVE ROCK - milk chocolate/lilac/taupe creme. Similar to Sage, but more lilac. Similar to Essie's Lady Like, but Native Rock is browner, less purply. I like the look of smoked light purple polishes but find this warmer chocolate version more wearable. (Evolve Summer 2011) SACRED SANDS - brightish apricot beige creme. Smooth and opaque, looks better than most cremes do over my slightly ridged nails. (Evolve Summer 2011) HOWL - blackened bronze with subtle pinky red shimmer. Went on smoothly in a single coat. Wear very good, around 4 or 5 days with tip wear, no chips. I find standard blacks too harsh, and blackened plum/reds make my skin look too ruddy, so this bronze brown base is very flattering to my fair skin. The subtle pinky shimmers are nice too. (Wilde Fall 2011)
I've had a few and they've been amazing 1 - 2 coat coverage, quick drying, and long wear. IF you use the a Big-3-Compatible top or base coat that doesn't contain C.A.B. Three I know of are: * Zoya Armor * CND Super Shiney High-Gloss Top Coat * Essie Good to Go! Top Coat More details for those who want to know: If you say Zoya is rubbish or you are experiencing problems with Zoya excessively bubbling, shrinking, peeling off, chipping, or failing to dry properly, check the top or base coat you're using!! Reason: Most of the original top/base nail polishes contain the ingredient "C.A.B.", or Cellulose Acetate Butyrate and are not Big-3 compatible. CAB chemically destroys the new Big-3 polishes like Zoya, breaking them apart. Here are some of the ones to avoid list. Notice most of them state "super fast". CAB must help with drying time. Contains CAB - DO NOT use with Big-3 Polishes like Zoya, Essie: x Orly Tough Cookie Strengthening Basecoat for Sensitive Nails x Orly Tough Cookie Nail Strengthener x Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat x Poshe Super-Fast Drying Top Coat x Dazzle Dry Quick Dry Top Coat x China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat x Out the Door Super Fast Drying Top Coat x CND Air Dry Top Coat x Butter London Hardwear P.D. Quick Top Coat CAB FREE - Safe for use with Big-3 Polishes like Zoya, Essie: * Zoya Armor * CND Super Shiney High-Gloss Top Coat * Essie Good to Go! Fastest Drying Top Coat There may be others. If you need to speed up drying, some people have reported that quick dry drops do not affect Zoya - as long as the Top/Base coat is compatible then it doesn't seem to affect it. I'm not downing either type of T & B coats. Neither is worse or better than each other as long as they're compatible with what you're using. The nail industry is evolving with new improvements to offer customers a new "natural" point of difference. Its a shame it clashes with the old technology. Basically one is marketed as "more natural" than the old type but you will have to choose the appropriate top coat to suit.
A classy soft shade with a subtle sparkle that does not scream I'm wearing polish!! Excellent formula goes on easily, no streaking. Sheer creamy peachy yellow with a medium sheen finish and silver micro shimmers. The shimmers are not noticible, except when viewed close up under night lights it glistens prettily. I think this would be an amazing shade for the tanned ladies to try or people who suit warm beiges. I don't as I have very fair skin - one coat is ok, but anymore and it looks like I have tobacco stained fingers.
I got mine in Crazy for Coral 21, a very sheer slightly creamed pale peach. I don't know why one reviewer said "clown paint" unless they mean an invisible clown. Its so sheer there's not enough pigmentation for a lipstick or a blush. It feels very smooth on lips but it immediately highlights any dry bits so its useless as a tinted balm. When its blended out theres a hint of irirdescent glow (no shimmer its very natural), so its gorgeous as a natural but slightly fancy cream highlighter to define cheekbones. Very easy to apply, just lightly rub the dome in a light stripe along cheekbones and lightly blend with fingers. Because the pigmentation is so light and the irridescence so delicate it looks very natural and is goof proof. I'd recommend this for someone with dry dull or aging skin that wants a quick 2 second lift to look youthful and glowy without a full makeup.
Very french, sweet, fresh floral fragrance. The main notes I pick up are Jasmine and Gardenia, some rose and iris, a hint of watery mint for aquatic freshness and some sandalwood and amber for rich depth. Jasmine and Gardenia fragrances are hard to get right as they can turn fetid on the skin but I like how balanced and wearable this one is. This is what I wanted Elizabeth Arden's Sunflowers or Gardenia to be! Big smile for the hammered glass bottle with the matt gold sun lid envoking Summer in the French Riveria. And for the inexpensive price point - it holds its own with much pricier perfumes in my opinion.
Palettes -Smashbox - Be Discovered Eyeshadow Palette 2012
tinkerrbelle 1/15/2013 4:40:00 AM
Really nice pastel shades for fair skin. Here are the color names, they are on the box but not on the palette itself. Bliss - matte beige Rosewater - pink sheen Opal - opalescent sheen Mist - shimmering silver mauve Adobe - matte warm light brown Champagne - shimmering peach beige Pebble - matte neutral brown Lilac - soft lilac sheen
Blush -Revlon - Matte Powder Blush - 002 Blushing Berry
tinkerrbelle 1/13/2013 9:34:00 AM
This matte berry blush brightens my very fair warm complexion and makes my eyes sparkle. At first I thought it would be too much, but it is sheer. I actually find a bright blush like this done sheer looks far more natural than brown-based blushes! I love how it always goes on smooth and matte, never chalky nor cakey. It fades slightly so I and slightly more than I need and its about the right intensity in an hour. I often take this with me for travel as the compact is light, the brush soft and large, and the mirror just usable.
Lipstick -Revlon - Super Lustrous Matte in Smoked Peach 013
tinkerrbelle 1/13/2013 7:56:00 AM
Probably the worst example in the Super Lustrous Matte range. The color is orange, not peach. The formula feels wierdly slippery, goes on sheer, cakey and uneven, and it highlights lines horribly. I like some of the others in this line (Strawberry Suede is great!) but this is rubbish.
Really jet black color doesn't fade. Makes my lashes really stand out compared to most other formulas. No smudging no flaking, even on my oily skin in summer it stays perfect. I have sensitive lashes and I have not problems with it. The mascara isn't clumpy IF you brush through briefly with a brush comb after application - this is the secret of getting that gorgeous 1000 separated defined lashes look! The "double helix" brush has a twist so it looks unusual. Its a defining type and the shape works well but I don't like these newer brushs that are made of rigid plastic because they feel so scratchy. I paid NZ $6 from a clearance store and at that price its a major bargain.
I have very fair skin and on me the pink side looks a raspberry/fuschia hot pink with silver sparkles, and the other is an intense shimmery creme highlighter. I didn't get the soft baby pink glow look other reviewers mentioned!! I love the smooth glow finish of my other P&J face colors and the way they last all day on my oily skin. But I found this one streaks and needs alot of blending, and all those glittery shimmer pieces too noticible for daytime use.
Shampoo -Unlisted Brand - Free Your Mane - Sulfate Free Hydrating Shampoo
tinkerrbelle 11/23/2012 5:13:00 PM
Added for review - here is ingredients list - perhaps the longest in shampoo history! Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccianate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Cocamidoprioylamine Oxide, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Adansonia Digitata (BAobab) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Pearl Powder, Arginine HCI, Cysteine, Cysteine Bis-PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Linoleamidoprophyl Hydroxypropyl Dimonium Hydrolized Oat Protein, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Preotein, Rice Aminio Acids, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl PAlmitate (Vitamin A) Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Glycol Distearate, Lauryl Glucoside, Butylene Glycol, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate. Acrylates/Vinyl Neodecanoate Crosspolymer, Prpylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-10, Polyquaternium-44, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Polyquaternium-7, Polyquaternium-11, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Hexyl Cinnamal, C12-13 Pareth-23, C12-13 Pareth-3, Phenoxyethanol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.
Pigmentation is nothing like the brightly pigmented swatches online I think those blogs fake positive results to keep getting sent free products/event tickets from the company/payment from advertising revenue when we click on their sponsor links"). Very sheer and doesn't hardly show up on my pale skin. Its Yes, I could buy some white creme shadows, paint pots ect to act as a base to improve its pigmentation as others suggest. But at NZ $48 for a MAC shadow why should I, the product should work on its own! I already have a couple of cheap $1 blue eyeshadows that look great once layered over a white base, this is no different to those. The quality of blue candy was disappointing.