After I swatched this at the store I absolutely NEEDED it. 2 coats is all you need to get the true color. But, I've been having fun using just 1 coat for a shiny/shimmery/pretty neutral. Then, to glam it up, I'll swipe some gold macro glitter on top... kinda makes me think of champagne :P Needless to say, I'm obsessed with this polish. The application is easier than with a lot of other OPI colors, which is saying something. It's a very versatile color, and really fun to play with. I haven't tried it with the red shatter that it comes with though. For some reason I'm feeling hesitant. It seems like a strange pairing...
The lady at MAC basically shoved this down my throat, but I'm so glad she did! It's a beautiful color alone, and adds so much to my other shadows. They come up more vibrant, and stay longer. It also helps with blending. I'll be buying this again!
Well, the color is beautiful. It's a reddish plum on me. I like that you can use it for cheeks and lips. I'm going to try to find a lipstick that matches this color, because I just can't stand having this stuff on my lips. First, it's crazy hard to apply because of how huge the tube is. Also, it looks kind of...I dunno, grainy...on my lips. It just looks clumpy and dry. Which is too bad because it's relatively cheap and such a freakin' pretty color. Oh, and I forgot how awful the smell is!!! It reminds me of hookah, kind of that sickeningly sweet fruity smell. I wish I could get over those downsides, but I just can't. Boo
This is a great product! It looks so wild in the packaging, but it's great even when you're doing more toned down looks. The colors look the same on my eyes as they do in the box. The shadows stay on all day, and they're so smooth it feels like you're putting velvet on your eyelids. This is surprisingly versatile.
YES YES YES!!!! If you're a pale little Swede like me, you NEED this lipstick. It brings out my blue eyes like crazy, but it's a great every day wear. I have very pigmented lips, but this color shows up really well on me. It is really, truly beautiful. It looks very unique while being good for everyday wear.
Shampoo -John Frieda - Sheer Blonde Highlighting Shampoo
tv88 2/25/2010 9:56:00 AM
I honestly haven't seen a difference in my hair color. But, funny enough, my dad was the first person to say, "wow, your hair looks lighter!" So, while the difference isn't dramatic, I guess it actually does work enough for even a guy to notice. I just like this shampoo. I think the scent is very pleasant and sweet, and doesn't linger too long after showering. My hair feels softer, even in this dry winter weather. I would buy this again if I found another 2 for 1 deal.
Lip Gloss -Sephora - Super Shimmer Lip Gloss in Precious Pink
tv88 2/24/2010 9:52:00 PM
I have 3 sample sizes of this, and I don't know how I got so many. I've started REALLY liking it though. Not sticky at all, which is the main reason why I love it. But it also is just so dang pretty. I can wear it with basically anything. I can wear it over bare lips just for some moisture and shine. Or, I've been using it on top of my brighter lipsticks. This doesn't change the color of my l/s, it just adds so much pop to the original color. If I ever run out of this, I'll buy another tube, for sure.
This is the color I've been looking for! I wanted something bright without making me feel like a barbie. I never thought of going to a more purple shade. But this is perfect! It's bright, beautiful, unique, and mature (enough). The color lasts a very long time. It feels good on. Perfect!
This gives the prettiest flush! I just bought this for my mom and she loves it too. It smells good, it looks so natural, and it is a nice beginner's red for lips.
Lip Treatments -C.O. Bigelow - Soothing Lip Buffer-Gentle Formula
tv88 2/15/2010 1:25:00 PM
I had super dry lips earlier this winter, then remembered that I'd bought this stuff last year. I feel like it's helped. It feels really nice on, it looks good when you wipe off all the crystals, and it tastes SO GOOD!!! I know it's probably not advisable, but I lick off the sugar sometimes instead of wiping it off. I gave it 4 lippies just because I could do without it, even through I like it.
Blush -Too Faced - Ooh La Rouge - Pink Provacateur
tv88 2/12/2010 1:03:00 PM
I've been using this blush for 2 years, and I'm still on my first pan. The color is so pretty, the shimmer is nice. I'll definitely buy this again if I actually ever run out of it.
Nice highlighter! Every morning I have to drag myself out of bed by 6, and this really helps me look fresh. Just a few dots above the cheekbones and it brightens me up. The person at Sephora who sold this to me gave the tip of mixing it with a moisturizer and applying all over the face. I did that once and looked like a lightbulb. I'll stick with just using a bit on the cheeks. 2 things I didn't like: 1) The price. $24 is a lot to spend (though that's typical of Benefit), though I think it will last me a long time. 2) The bottle. I don't mind the applicator, and I have Benetint too and don't mind that bottle. But the top I have just doesn't screw on to the bottle very securely, and there's nothing I can do to fix that. I guess I'll just have to be careful...
Lip Gloss -Bare Escentuals - Buxom Lips Lip Gloss in Amber
tv88 2/10/2010 11:14:00 AM
Feels nice and tingly. I love the color! I have fair skin and really pignmented lips, so makeup can look really over done on me. When I'm going for more dramatic eyes, I put Amber on, because it adds some nice shine to my lips, but it tones down the color so I don't feel like a clown. As far as lip plumping goes, I've never noticed any difference Buxom lips makes. So don't buy it if that's all you're looking for. But the color is lovely, and the gloss just feels so nice to wear!
I bought this for myself, and then a month later my parents got it for me for Christmas. I love it so much that I didn't return it, knowing that I will go through it pretty quickly. I get compliments from both men and women when I wear this. It doesn't smell really perfume-y to me, just sweet. It's flirtatious, while still being mature enough for all ages. I like the smaller bottles better than the 3.4 oz. I think the gold ornaments are bordering on tacky, but they don't come on the 1 oz bottle. Staying power-wise, I have longer lasting perfumes, but this one lingers for most of the day, so it's nothing worth complaining about. All-in-all, wonderful perfume!!!
I thought I'd write my first review on the first palette I bought. This is my absolute favorite eyeshadow!! I've had it for about 3 years now, I use it A LOT and I have a lot left. I don't use oilslick, mildew, last call, or shattered very much, because they aren't the greatest for my coloration. Yes, there is a lot of glitter, but if I'm going for a more toned down look, I just mix the glittery shadows with the more shimmery ones, and it balances out nicely. The packaging is what got me to buy this palette, and I still swoon over it every time I take it out to use it. Overall, perfect product! Lovely colors, they stay all day, and you can mix and match to make such a variety of looks.