Thursday, September 27, 2007

Girlactik Sparkle Eyeliner/Shadow

by Vanessa Garcia,
I have a mixed review about this product because I really love the color (I chose Midnight Black), and the shimmer on your lids is just absolutely gorgeous! However I didn't like the base it came with. You are supposed to apply the base so that the glitter has something to adhere to, and it's a dark chocolate brown that serves as a background color for the glitter so that it comes out more vibrant and make your eyes pop; but I had a lot of trouble trying to get the glitter to stick to the base, and since the base is a dark brown and the glitter is a dark black, the two colors just clashed and it didn't look right together. I think if the base was black, it would have really made a huge difference.

So instead I applied black eyeliner on my lid like I normally do, and used a homemade mixing medium (basically just pure Glycerin and Water) so that the black glitter would have something to adhere to. I took a flat eyeliner brush, dipped it in a drop of the mixing medium and then took a little bit of the midnight black glitter and applied it gently across my lashline following the black line I just made with my black eyeliner; dabbing it as I go along from my inner corner of my lid to the outer.

The result: It was absolutely gorgeous! It's perfect for a night out giving you a nice hint of glitter without looking so overdone and is definitely easy to use. You can seriously go from a day look to a night look just by adding this to your lashline! It really made my eyes pop and stand out, giving a little glamour to any look.

It's easy to remove from your lids in the sense that it can be wiped off fairly easily, however my lid started to itch after awhile (but perhaps it's due to the fact that my skin is easily irritated) but I think mainly because it was really gritty in texture, almost like glass. The glitter powder was sort of rough and hard, especially for a delicate area such as the eye. I wish it was a lot softer in texture, perhaps similar to the texture of flour like the NYX Chrome Eyeshadows, and it would have been such a hit and a definite staple in my purse. Other than that, I really enjoyed the shimmer it gave my lids and how it wasn't intense glitter, but just enough to be noticed. It comes in a variety of other great colors, perfect for any occasion and every outfit!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Attn: UK Shoppers

Cherry Culture is now open for UK shoppers.
Shipping cost is $19.95 duties are not included.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

NYX Ultra Pearl Mania

by Vanessa Garcia,
They say good things come in small packages, and that stands true when it comes to the NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Loose Powdered Eyeshadow. I was really happy to have had a chance to test this out in “Nude” because it's amazing how gorgeous and vibrant it comes out on your lids. I have actually owned a couple colors before and this eyeshadow never ceases to amaze me! It reminded me of how much I love them because they really bring out eyes of ANY color, whether you have brown, blue, or green eyes; these colors will make your peepers pop. The color-payoff (pigmentation) is incredible because it's honestly similar to those of high-end brands, if not better, and the best part is that it lasts all day!

They come in a variety of sultry colors from soft neutrals to shimmery yet subtle shades that are just absolutely show stopping! I ended up buying a majority of all the other colors such as purple when I am feeling a bit funky and creative and charcoal to create an awesome smoky eye look. What I love about these loose powdered eye shadows is how it gives you just the right amount of shimmer without overdoing it. It's perfect to pull off these awesome eyeshadows for even an everyday look using some of the neutral colors such as nude or pearl, or you can play with different colored looks with some of the gorgeous colors they have. My trick is to also dab it on top of matte eye shadows to bring out the colors more and make it “pop” and give your eyes a nice soft look with a bit of shimmer.

The bottles are a bit tiny which makes it hard to get some of the color out, but I just used an empty pot that didn't have a sifter and transferred it in there and it made it a lot easier! I honestly use these eye shadows everyday now and have started growing my NYX collection because their quality is great and because their prices are so affordable, you can get so many different things for the price you would pay for ONE eyeshadow for some high-end brands; and NYX has so many beautiful colors that there is something for everyone in every skin tone and eye color. And NYX's single eye shadows go perfect with these loose powdered eyeshadows.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Bianco Breeze Hair & Body Powder

Principessa Beauty's award winning Bianco Breeze Hair & Body Powder is a must have for summer! After being recently introduced to the market in 2006, the Bianco Breeze Hair & Body Powder was honored at Ex-Tracts in New York City with the award for Best in Show!
The Bianco Breeze Hair & Body Powder came to be by listening to our customers. Their inspiration and interest is what helped to get the ball rolling for the initial development of the powder. Fuelled by market interest, their overall enthusiasm greatly contributed to product innovation and creation!

Housed in adorable pink packaging, it works and smells as good as it looks. This ultra silky multi-use powder is great for your tresses to absorb any excess oils or product or simply apply it to your skin for an unforgettable signature scent.

Give your hair a break in between washings and make life easier with the Bianco Breeze Hair & Body Powder! When using it in your hair, pour a little bit of powder into your hands and work it through your hair. Watch as it magically blends roots and can even extend blowouts while seamlessly working with all hair types and colors.