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theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow

theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow
theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow

theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow

theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pink champagne on ice.”  On me, the pink seems to disappear, but I feel like this is a shade that will be subtly different depending on your skin’s undertones–those with cooler and pinker complexions will see the pink come through, while those with warmer and yellower complexions will get more of a peach-champagne shade.  I found Lusicous Lani to be a glistening gilded peach champagne with a metallic-frost finish.

my thoughts on the formula: theBalm’s eyeshadows are soft, silky smooth, and packed with pigment. They apply evenly, blend out beautifully, and aren’t powdery at all (sometimes a side effect of really soft eyeshadows). I find they are so easy to use, because they apply without fall out and blend with other shadows effortlessly. Worth noting, too, is individual eyeshadows come with 0.12 oz., which is just over double the average eyeshdaow–and at a rather affordable price tag.

theBalm Luscious Lani Eyeshadow

A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
98%
Total

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This Week’s Sales for March 14th, 2011

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Upcoming Sales

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Philosophy Cherry in Bloom Shower Gel Review, Photo

Philosophy Cherry in Bloom Shower Gel
Philosophy Cherry in Bloom Shower Gel

Spring Florals with Cherry in Bloom

Philosophy Cherry in Bloom 3-in-1 Shower Gel ($16.00 for 16 fl. oz.) is another spring scent I spotted on Sephora that I had to try…

Philosophy describes the scent as:

cherry in bloom shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath showers you in the delicate, sweet essence of cherry blossoms as you lather from head to toe.

Like Lilac Blossom, the design of the bottle’s packaging along with the deep pink of the shower gel are well-done.  With Cherry in Bloom, however, the scent is more successful and in line with Philosophy’s formula, though I did feel like it was a bit subtle in comparison to the many other scent varieties I’ve tried by the brand.  Overall, it’s a light, sweet floral with a touch of brightness that accompanies the first bloom of spring.  It has an underlying current of the mix of sweetness and tartness of actual cherries that differentiates it from Lilac Blossom, which is also easily described as a sweet floral.

my thoughts on the formula: They lather up well and leave skin feeling clean without any tightness or dryness. If you prefer your body wash to leave behind a long-lasting scent, these won’t be for you, but if you like to enjoy the scent while you shower but don’t want it to linger heavily beyond, then these are perfect. (I belong to the latter category!) I don’t find them to lather quite as well in the hair, and they work in a pinch to clean hair, but I prefer many other shampoos over this one. It does, however, work well as a bubble bath, too–a little goes a long way.

final thoughts: I do not think this scent is particularly unique, but it is pretty and appropriate for spring.  True floral scent lovers may find the scent too subtle, though I personally preferred it as heavier floral scents tend to give me a headache.

where to buy: Philosophy

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5 Favorite Lipsticks


5 Favorite Lipsticks

Here are five lipsticks I’ve been digging a lot lately!

  1. Cle de Peau Baby Julia (T3) Extra Rich Lipstick
  2. Korres #28 Liquid Lipstick
  3. MAC Plumful Lipstick
  4. Maybelline Caramel Kiss Lipstick
  5. Guerlain Giulette Rouge G Lipstick

What have been your favorite lipsticks lately?

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