Absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I smelled a sample of this in a magazine and had to have it! I'm normally a Philosophy girl and still am, but there's something about the "Poppy" fragarance that's so fresh & lightly floraled that I just can't get enough of its amazing, intoxicating mood enhancer, fragrance..Feel & smell BEAUTIFUL....
I have NARS' Babe and Scandal in the chrome family. And I must say, Babe is my favorite out of the two. I love orange-based reds! Many people complain about it being very sticky. While this is true, I found that if you apply a thin layer of lip balm before application it cuts out the tackiness. So those of you that love the color but quit wearing it because of stickiness, try this and see if it works for you. Or try applying Babe over a sheer lipstick such as Mally's famous Zooey Doll, also an orange-based red. You may still be able to enjoy your favorite lip gloss once again!!!
The secret formula for Lolas's Cream Concealer? Lard + Honey + a dab of liquid foundation = A greasy sticky mess!
Eye Shadow -Smashbox - Eye Shadow Trio - Smashbox.com
works 3/21/2007 12:56:00 AM
If you're looking for an eyeshadow that will go with anything you wear or any make-up combo, this is it!! No matter what I pull out of my closet this shade works. It applies softly for day and can be smoken' hot for night. The highlighter shade is a soft gold, I like this under my browbone. I put the peachy pink shade on my lid, and the deep chocolate in my crease. And if you own Smashboxs' Soft lights in Luminance, it's a match made in heaven! Along with NARS' Babe lipgloss, HOT!!!
Lip Gloss -Bare Escentuals - Buxom Lips Lip Gloss Candi
works 3/18/2007 9:21:00 PM
Candi Buxom Lip Gloss is a perfect sheer red with a slight hint of pink. This has replaced all my glosses! The name Candi is very fitting, having an overly addicting cocconutty minty taste, that makes my lips feel so cool and refreshed. I have Amber, Dolly, and Candi being my favorite. BE has finally introduced lip glosses that actually have color. Love the packaging.
WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!! Unless you plan to use this product only 3 times, DO NOT PURCHASE!! THE MOMENT YOU SHARPEN, IT DISINTEGRATES! YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SHARPEN NO MATTER WHAT YOU USE!! I even ordered Benefit's specially made sharpner made for this pencil, and it still did not work!! As a matter of fact their sharpners don't even fit their own products!! THIS COMPANY, BENEFIT, SHOULD BE BANNED FROM SELLING SUCH A HORRIBLE, OVERLY EXPENSIVE PRODUCT. $18.00 + $5.60 S&H + TAX! I CAN'T BELIEVE THE RATINGS ARE AS HIGH AS THEY ARE. I GUESS PEOPLE DON'T MIND BEING RIPPED OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WILL NEVER ORDER FROM BENEFIT AGAIN!!!!!! SHAME ON BENEFIT!!!!!!!!! AND THE COMPANIES THAT SUPPORT AND SELL THIS GARBAGE!!!!!
Mally takes two steps back, again! This tsv for QVC is a total waste of time and money. I only thank QVC for their generous offer of letting me put this on 4 Easy Pay for my B-Day. Therefore, I only had to shell out $16.14 to get this shipped out to me before it made its debut. This is not even worth one payment of $16.14, let alone four! I am soooooooo dissappointed in this kit! First the shadows are all MATTE, no shimmer, glimmer, shine, at all. TRUE DULL MATTE, MOUSEY, GREYISH/BROWN COLORS! Does absolutely nothing to make your eyes look nice or otherwise. Next, the double ended grey/espresso eyeliner is slick, and it slides all over the eyes making for a nice smeary mess. The grey is the only thing shimmery in this kit, reminding me of silvery fish scales. I could not wash the "Maximizing Mascara," off fast enough, as it flaked into my eyes, causing drastic irritation. Definetely not Contact wearer friendly! The three brushes included were also useless. One being too soft to accurately blend, and the crease brush was much too dense to reach into my eye socket without distributing too much shadow at one time. The liner brush was the only fair one of the bunch. But, I prefer her liner brush in Mally's about town 3 piece kit better. Now, believe me, I LOVE MALLY, and I was truly trying to find some reason to keep this collection. The only thing I liked in this kit was the matte wand, but mine was broke, so I had to use it in seperate sections. In the included beauty booklet, it says the darker shade in the Tribeca Taupe Eyeshadow set is for "lining the eyes." But on the back of the pallette itself, it says the darkest shade is for the "crease." See, Mally doesn't even know what to do with these shadows! This is going back!
Eyeliner -Tarte - Indelible Wink Liquid Liner and Shadow Set
works 2/28/2007 1:04:00 AM
Indelible Wink is a terrible eyeliner product. First, it does not go on soooooo smooth. As it dries, it shrivels up the skin around your eyes, making them look incredibly tired, haggered, and much older than they are. The shadow part of the liner is such an odd shape, it makes correct placement of product impossible. Another Tart DISASTER!
Nico is more or less a pressed version of NARS' Machu Picchu or Bare Escentual's Feather light Mineral Veil. Since none of these are very portable, you might find Nico's compact more convenient. Just throw it in your purse for needed touch-ups throughout the day. This is definetely not a blush! Nico is best used as a finishing powder to set your foundation, or gently sweep this over your make-up for gorgeous impact. It can also be used on clean bare skin for a complexion booster/enhancer. Wonderful, seamless, coverage! Either way, it's beautiful!
Sex on the Beach. Bright fuschia in the tube, which when applied is very sheer. Beautiful PATENT LEATHER SHINE! Subtle fruity taste and smell. This gloss is slick with zero tackiness. The shine lasts A-typical. But, leaves your lips feeling totally hydrated, without having to reapply so frequently. This makes my mature dry lips look and feel like a teenager again. It even made me feel a little flirty!! I wanted to give this three lippies. One of my pet-peeves is, a product must have color. If I wanted to have NUDE lips, I would buy a clear gloss. But, I gave it five, because of the way it makes my lips feel so soft and sexy!
CRISCO ON A STICK!!! Same consistancy and just as greazzzy. There is ABSOLUTELY NO CONCEALMENT TO THIS AT ALL! I purchased Shell. I am fair with pink undertones. This is a high yellow, but when applied to the skin becomes transparent, therefore, defeating the purpose of concealing anything!! This is without a doubt, the WORST beauty product I have purchased in my lifetime!!
I couldn't wait to get this 2006 "BEST OF." How it managed to receive this title is beyond me! First of all, the formulation STINKS!!!!!!! It smelled so horrible, I got sick to my stomach along with a terrible headache! Even as I write this, I can still remember the horrid stinch several weeks later! I think this is going to be with me a long time. I will never forget the overwhelming rancid smell. ROSES? OMG! Forget it!!!! It did nothing but continously flake, and make my beautiful curled lashes instantly droop! The brush is sooooooooo huge, that everytime I went to stroke it on my lashes, it would hit my lids. I can only surmise that it's strictly met for "FALSE EYELASH WEARERS! If this is the "BEST" of what the cosmetic industry has to offer, they'd better give it up! The only mascara I have used, being worthy of any such award, is Bare Escentuals Weather Everything Mascara. DIOR SHOW is UNWORTHY OF SUCH PRAISE.
I've been on one of those never-ending searches for a GREAT hairspray! One that holds my baby-fine, shoulder length, layered, chemically treated hair. One that gives big volume, great shine, does not look or feel crunchy or sticky, non drying, one that allows me to work with my do until I'm ready to set, and SUPERIOR HOLD. I have finally found it! This is IT! Body Double by Sebastian was a close second, but the hold was just not there. When I finish my hair, I want to know that when I walk out my door, it will still look and feel incredible by the end of the day, no matter what I do!
This fragrance remined me of a much, much, stronger version of Philosophy's "BABY GRACE." Strong musky-pepper bottom notes with a heavy veil of violet top notes that linger! You must give this at least 30 minutes before properly evaluating this scent.
This is the first product from LG that I absolutely did NOT like!!! This 2pc. kit came with Baked Earth Eyeshadow-Green and Lipstick Lava-Red. As much as I rave about LG's procucts, her packaging has to be the cheapest ever!!! Every container I have of hers is cracked or broke! No, I do not carry them anywhere with me. Each of her items has its place in my drawer. And it still makes no difference. CHEAP!!! Anyways, I sent this kit back to QVC. The shadow was FLAT. No sheen, no shimmer, not even a pretty wearable matte. Just "BLAH." The lipstick lava did not stay on my lips for 2 minutes. It's very sheer and slick along with cheap disposible packaging. This would also break or crack easily. If LG could seem to get it together with better packaging, she would have an even greater line. This is one reason I refuse to purchase any more of her Caulk Pencils. The lids break within 1 week. Also, all the rubberbands that are holding my blush lids together. Now thats a pretty sight! This kit just seem to bring out all the reasons I dislike this line.