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Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Philosophy “The Holiday” Cookbook ($35.00) features six 2 oz. bottles of Philosophy’s popular three-in-ones. Each is scented differently, but all can be used as a shampoo, shower gel, or a bubble bath. Who doesn’t appreciate a product that multi-tasks? And in my shower, a product that can do three things will definitely earn a spot to call its own! I’m a huge fan of Philosophy’s shower gels (3-in-1s, whatever!), because they lather SO, SO richly and luxuriously! I’m all about being able to work up a good lather, and any shower gel that can’t do that doesn’t past muster with me. Thankfully, Philosophy has yet to disappoint me when it comes to their formula!

You get to try six scents: Gingerbread, Cinnamon Buns, Spicy Pear, Pumpkin Spice, Red Velvet Cake, and Hot Cocoa. Philosophy does an excellent job of making their scents smell just like their namesake. I can appreciate truth in advertising! My favorites were, well, all of them to be honest. If I had to pick three, I would say Gingerbread, Pumpkin Spice (mmm, Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte anyone?), and Hot Cocoa–they’re just supremely holiday-esque scents.  Get one for yourself, or one for a friend (or both!)! :)

Let’s take a peek inside! :) Continue reading →

Sunday, December 14th, 2008


Harmony

Harmony is a rich royal purple shade with lots of shimmer and a lovely finish. You won’t have trouble with brush strokes with this one; it applies better than the average Romantique color does. The shade itself is a great purple–there’s no blue or pink cast to it; it’s just purple.

Admire is a cool-toned pastel pink that has such a lovely chrome-metallic finish that differentiates it from the typical pink polish.

Devotion is a bright silvery metallic shade. It’s my least favorite, because it’s not original at all. I feel like this is an easy color to find in any range. Also, since there is already a darker gray, I didn’t see this as a necessary color to round off the twelve polishes.

Since these are just swatches for color, they are far from perfect, but they should help you get the idea of what colors might interest you! Continue reading →

Sunday, December 14th, 2008


Awaken

Awaken is a deep metallic gray color; not a black-gray, but not a medium or light gray. I like that it casts darker depending on how the light hits it.

Adore is hard to say no to, because who can resist such a perfect jewel-toned teal? I also really loved how well this one applied: smoothly and without a fuss.

Cherish is a minty, pastel green with a cool tone to it. I know that there are some dupes out there for this, but this is my first minty green, so I’m a happy camper

Since these are just swatches for color, they are far from perfect, but they should help you get the idea of what colors might interest you! Continue reading →

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Survey Says

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Favorite Makeup Launch of 2008: [answer]
Product you shouldn’t have bought: [answer]
What celebrity makeup style do you admire: [answer]

Sunday, December 14th, 2008


Delight

Delight is a deeper, burnished brown with a little bit of metallic copper in its undertones. I found this one applied better than the majority of the polishes–it felt thicker, but not too loose.

Emotion is a fun, girly pink. There’s just no other way to describe it! It’s very feminine and elegant, without being a hot pink or a pastel.

Joy is a deep, purple jewel-tone color with subtle shimmer. This one applied like a dream–no fuss at all. Plus, no visible brush strokes in the least bit either!

Since these are just swatches for color, they are far from perfect, but they should help you get the idea of what colors might interest you! Continue reading →

Sunday, December 14th, 2008


Passion

Passion is a antique gold, very lovely — and as you can see in the swatch, very easy to over-apply because of the looseness of the polish formula. You really have to use thin coats and then do two or three for the perfect manicure.

Magical is a taupe-y brown shade. There’s almost a little bit of mauve or pink in it, with a grayish cash. It’s a great subdued shade, something you can wear at the office, too.

Poetic is a muted copper-pink shade with similar application problems as Passion. The shade works really well as something festive but not too bright, like a red.

Since these are just swatches for color, they are far from perfect, but they should help you get the idea of what colors might interest you! Continue reading →