philosophy Boughs of Holly & Sparkling Cranberry 3-in-1 Gels Reviews & Photos

philosophy Boughs of Holly 3-in-1 Gel and philosophy Sparkling Cranberry 3-in-1 Gel (each $22.00 for 24 fl. oz.) are super-sized, holiday-themed scents in philosophy’s 3-in-1 formula (shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath). I am a long-time fan of philosophy’s 3-in-1, and there’s always at least one scent in our shower. We really try to finish one before opening another, but it can take months to get through a regular-sized bottle (16 fl. oz.)!  Both of these holiday scents come in decorative heavy-duty cardboard cylinders–perfect for giving.

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Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette

Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette ($4.99 for 0.30 oz.) contains eight matte eyeshadows ranging in color from white to black. This palette may be better known as I

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Wet 'n' Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette

Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette

C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
3.5
Total
79%

OCC Iced Lip Tar

OCC Iced Lip Tar ($16.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as an “opaque snow white frost.” It’s a bright white with a shimmered, silver-tinted metallic sheen. You’d think a shade like this I’d be dupe-less, but alas! MAC Metal Maven is more silver. MAC Bubbles is similar in color but because it is very sheer, it looks pinker as my natural lip color came through quite a bit.

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OCC Iced Lip Tar
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Metallic Lip Tar Iced
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
3.5
Total
87%

SpaRitual Lithophonic Nail Lacquer

SpaRitual Lithophonic Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep brown metallic shimmer infused with rhyolite.” It’s a murky olive-tinged brown with olive green shimmer. Dior Czarina is darker, less green. Dior Amazonia is an olive green, so it is a lot less brown and has no shimmer. China Glaze Agro is much greener, less brown. NARS Mash is also quite greener with way less brown in it.  China Glaze Zombie Zest came the closest, though it is obviously lighter; it has a similar brown-colored base and green shimmer.

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SpaRitual Lithophonic Nail Lacquer
SpaRitual Nail Lacquer Lithophonic
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
97%

shu uemura Celebrity Beige Rouge Unlimited Lipstick

shu uemura Celebrity Beige Rouge Unlimited Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a warm-toned, light-medium orange with a soft beige tint. It has a glossy finish and subtle shimmer running through it. Burberry Devon Sunset is pinker. Bobbi Brown Guava is similar, slightly more muted. MAC Jazzed is lighter. MAC In a Heartbeat is noticeably lighter.

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shu uemura Celebrity Beige Rouge Unlimited Lipstick

shu uemura Celebrity Beige Rouge Unlimited Lipstick

A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
92%

China Glaze Manhunt Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Manhunt Nail Lacquer ($7.00 MSRP for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “bold cobalt blue.” It’s a rich, bold cobalt blue. It has more of a jelly finish from what I can tell, as it’s not quite a cream, but perhaps not a full-on jelly finish either. Though very shimmery in finish, Zoya Song is similar in boldness and overall blue hue. China Glaze Ride the Waves is much lighter (and sheerer). Illamasqua Force is similar but a little more muted. Butter London Blagger is more true blue than cobalt.

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China Glaze Manhunt Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Nail Lacquer Manhunt
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%