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LUSH Red Dragon Soap Review, Photo


LUSH Red Dragon Soap

Happy Lunar New Year with LUSH Red Dragon Soap!

LUSH Red Dragon Soap ($7.95 for 3.5 oz.) is a limited edition soap infused with Lush’s Karma fragrance to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. I made sure to suds up last night with this soap to kick off the new year myself. The top of the dragon has a dusting of “gold,” which does immediately disappear after it hits the water. Lush describes the Karma scent as a “spicy blend ot patchouli, lavender, and pine.” There is also orange oil in it, which is one of the more noticeable notes of the scent for me.

I get the citrus along with a spicy earthiness. It makes the whole shower smell just like the soap, though the scent will dissipate after you’ve finished, and it doesn’t linger for long on the skin (which may be good or bad, depending on your preferences!). The scent fits for Lunar New Year, but I could see it being a love it or hate it kind of aroma overall.

I will say that the actual shaping of the dragon could be more precise, but I’ve never made soap, so maybe it’s not the easy feat I imagine it to be.  I think it’s the head–perhaps a more distinct shape or with better detailing.  Still cute and a nice way to celebrate the beginning of the year!

Happy Lunar New Year! 🙂

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Win It! Blast From the Past Pack o’ MAC #4 ($100+ value)

Win It! Blast From the Past Pack o’ MAC #4 ($100+ value)

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MAC Duck Powerpoint Eye Pencil


MAC Duck Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Duck Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Duck Powerpoint Eye Pencil ($15.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “soft grey brown.” It doesn’t read gray at all to me; it’s more of a warm-toned, medium-dark brown with hints of red in the base. It has no shimmer, so the finish tends to look more matte on the lash line. Chanel Brun-Teak is similar but darker. MAC Brownborder is also similar and only slightly darker.

MAC’s Powerpoint Eye Pencils are designed to be long-wearing, water-, transfer, smudge-, and budge-proof. Duck has a really creamy consistency and great glide for easy, tug-free application on the eye. It’s fairly pigmented in a single pass, and it can be layered without worry about “erasing” parts of the color. Some of the shades in this formula have a waxier base, so when you go back and forth, it seems like you’re removing some of the color, but not with this particular shade. I’ve had good wear experiences with this formula; typically, they wear for eight hours and are mostly visible at that point, but they can withstand humidity and some water, and I didn’t have any smudging issues.

MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil Duck
Duck
Duck
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
90%
Total

Bobbi Brown Spring 2012 Collection: Rose Gold


Bobbi Brown Spring 2012 Collection: Rose Gold

Inspired by her treasured rose-gold wedding band, Bobbi’s spring collection instantly enhances with an alluring combination of rosy, gold-flecked accents and dramatic definition.

Shimmer Brick Compact ($39.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Rose Gold Soft, golden pink glow
  • Wild Rose Soft pink glow

Rich Color Gloss ($23.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Pink Sorbet Pink
  • Angel Pink Soft pink
  • Pink Cocoa Dirty pink
  • Pink Gold Golden pink

Rich Lip Color SPF 12 ($23.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Lilac Lilac
  • Wild Rose Pink
  • Nude Rose Pink nude
  • Pink Peony Peony pink
  • Beige Gold Golden nude
  • Miami Coral Coral

availability: February 2012 at all Bobbi Brown counters, bobbibrown.com (Nordstrom has it online now)

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They can definitely be suitable for everyday–it just simply depends on the look you’re going for! There are subtle lash styles as well as more dramatic ones, and either can be appropriate, but it has to make sense with the actual eye makeup you have on. Where you’re going may also play a role – for some, dramatic lashes in the work place may not fly!

— Christine

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