Above: This gloss set comes in individual gold boxes and because I'm a "buy it because the packaging is beautiful" kind of person, I appreciate the matte gold tops with the raised jewel design. These have a twist/click brush applicator and are full-sized products.
Above & Below: Both photos were taken indoors with no flash. The top photo shows the glosses near a window in sun, while the bottom photo was taken indoors with very little lighting. I can't help but think these would be gorgeous nail polish shades!
These are such rich colors and very Holiday-like. The glitter is very fine so you don't look too disco-y--the 70's were great though, weren't they? I'm getting off track here--very pigmented, high shine factor, cute names, nice packaging and price. I've always enjoyed Stila products, and find their glosses to wear nicely and not cause any drying to my lips. They aren't sticky, but very smooth and glossy. Vintage Merlot is not as purple as it looks on the Stila site, but rather a deep red shade with gold and red glitter. Golden Charm has a clear base with various shades of gold glitter, making it a nice gloss to layer over other shades.
Stila has a rewards program which you can read about here. The first reward level starts after you've spent $100, and you're then entitled to free shipping through the end of the calendar year. The rewards increase as you spend more. They always offer free shipping starting at $50. If you are interested in Stila and haven't yet signed up for their newsletter (you can find the sign-up box in the right column on this page), I encourage you to do so. They offer some extremely good deals, particularly the Friday Happy Hour deal every Friday. Today's offer is for a free Trend Setting in Tokyo palette and a free Fabulous in Fiji palette with any $40 order. They'll send you an eMail every Friday morning informing you what the Happy Hour deal is. The code (which expires at midnight tonight) for today's deal is 10TRAVEL.
How many of you are fans of Stila products? I'd like to hear your Stila experience--if you've used their products, do you have any favorites, or have they not impressed you?