Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Weekend Quickies:  Carnival Lights, Lancome Cream Shadows, Philosophy Holiday Shower Gels

Here are some products I’ve tried in the past few months with reviews done all quick-style ;)

  • China Glaze Carnival Lights Nail Lacquer ($3.50) has a medium pink jelly base with silver micro-glitter and larger silver hexagonal glitter. It doesn’t go opaque on my nail, as you can still see the tip of it a bit. Above is two coats.
  • Lancome ‘Color Design’ Cream Eyeshadow ($22.00) came in three shades: Garter Belt (deep burgundy with red shimmer), Haute Smoke (soft taupe brown with multicolored shimmer), and Pink Lace (a milky pale pink). These lasted on my lids well (until I took it off, so about eight hours or so), though they are advertised to last for sixteen hours (I don’t think I usually wear my makeup for much more than eight hours!).
  • Philosophy Candy Cane Shower Gel ($16.00) smells exactly as advertised — like the peppermint-y candy canes of the holiday season. Lathers up quite well, as the rest of their shower gels do.
  • Philosophy Have a Cherry Christmas Shower Gel ($16.00) lathers up nicely and smells like slightly sweetened cherries that still have that tartness to them. The Muse has a more in-depth review if you’re curious. I love me some Philosophy Shower Gels, but how many times can I tell you that? Ha! ;)

See product photos & swatches!


China Glaze Carnival Lights Nail Lacquer


Lancome Cream Eyeshadows:
Pink Lace, Garter Belt, Haute Smoke


Lancome Cream Eyeshadows: Pink Lace, Garter Belt, Haute Smoke


Lancome Cream Eyeshadows: Pink Lace, Garter Belt, Haute Smoke


Philosophy Candy Cane Shower Gel


Philosophy Have a Cherry Christmas Shower Gel

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10 thoughts on “Weekend Quickies: Carnival Lights, Lancome Cream Shadows, Philosophy Holiday Shower Gels

  1. Zoe

    where do you buy your china glaze nail polishes?
    i have china glaze at my local ulta but theres like 2 colors….i want for audrey SO BAD

  2. Those Lancome shadows are beautiful! My friend also has a liquid shadow from Chanel that I love and these remind me of them (only longer lasting, I believe with the Chanel you have to use a primer).

  3. Karen

    I loved this post! Great idea! Garter belt is fantastic!

  4. alice

    I love the nails. So feminine yet so fun, and just slightly funky. I can picture myself wearing this anytime. I never saw this so glad you reposted.

  5. Ashley

    I do like that polish quite a bit! I love sheer polishes when they are on the glittery side.

    On the topic of nails, do you have any suggestions for top coats? I don’t usually use them, and I find that they can often smear my polishes (which might be due to when I’d apply it apparently), but I’d like to try one out to help extend the life of my polishes on my nails. Any faves?

  6. Stephanie

    I’ve already gone thru a botte of Very Cherry Christmas! I love that stuff :D