Newest Reviews


Mascara -Tarte - Lights Camera Lashes

on 9/25/2017 4:02:00 AM

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Got this product as a freebie with my Sephora purchase. Tried it and it made my lashes look amazing but after wearing it for a day I developed redness in my eyes and it felt like there was flakes of the mascara under my eyelids and in my eyes. No swelling just crazy, itchy red eyeballs! Went back to my old Maybelline mascara and my eyes cleared up so I thought I'd give Lights another go the following week. Absolute mistake, the redness and itchiness started up again and the FLAKIES! It's a shame about the formula because it really does give you great looking lashes, with no clumps but it's not worth suffering through the itchy, redness at all. Glad I didn't spend $$ on this. I've never had such an awful experience with a makeup product as I had with this. Definitely not for me.


Dry Shampoo -Schwarzkopf - Gliss Dry Shampoo

on 9/25/2017 4:01:00 AM

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So I have thin hair but LOTS of it. It goes just past my boob and has never been dyed. The texture is wavy and i usually wash it every two or three days.

I love this dry shampoo now that it is available in Canada. It has a nice light scent and completely revives my hair without making it feel heavy or sticky which the batiste one does. Other girls have been complimenting my hair more than ever and are completely shocked when I say it's third day hair!

Love it.


Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel

on 9/25/2017 3:30:00 AM

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BIG NO!

I gave up using this product after 4 days of applying. I wanted to like it, cause I have been using the gel-cream version of this moisturizer for over a year and everything was fine, so I thought I should have no problem switching to the gel version, despite all the added fragance, color and silicone. However, it gave me red bumps all over my face, just when my skin nearly recovered from the previous breakout. Horrible. I guess it is the dimethicone which clogged up my pores...not sure if any other ingredient can be blamed except for this one.

Anyway, please, always do a patch test before applying anything full-face!


Gels/Soaps -Softsoap - Soft Rose Liquid Hand Soap

on 9/25/2017 2:39:00 AM

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Amazing!
I absolutely love this rose hand soap I just cannot get enough.
When I saw this on the shelf I had to try it.
It has a very lovely and soft natural rose scent.
It is just gorgeous!
As for the soap, it is nice and like many of the other Softsoap hand washes it cleanses well, does not dry out my skin, and leaves a light scent behind, plus it is affordable!
I would love this scent in a nice face wash and body wash.
I have tried many rose scented products and have never been quite satisfied but this is a winner.
I rushed back to the store and bought 7 more, I am so afraid they will discontinue it.
It is not a generic, strong, or cloying scent at all.


Liquid -Make Up For Ever - Ultra HD Foundation

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I don't mind the product being expensive but there are things that I cannot stand. It oxidizes so badly. My pale skin looks like 2 shades darker and Grey. Trust me I bought from the counter at Sephora and it was not the right colour. Coverage is light. To reduce the Greyish look I bought becca backlight primer to use with it. A total waste of money. The only positive part is that it does not show the pores. Some transfer if you perspire and has no powder to blot your face.


Liquid -Urban Decay - All Nighter Foundation

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It's is an expensive foundation but not great. It did not oxidize on me, maybe because I have tons of primers on my face. But again it shows off my pores like mad. Will not buy this.


Concealers -L.A. Girl - PRO Conceal HD Concealer

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Colour correctors are great especially if you have bad dark cycles like me. It's good for pimple marks but not great for freckles though. In any case for the price, it beats a lot of expensive brands


Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

on 9/25/2017 12:47:00 AM

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Okay, so most of my favorite YouTube gurus are praising this mascara, and currently I have the Better Than Sex mascara in my beauty case, so I of course had to try this as it is hyped as a 'dupe'. Well, I am sad to say this did not perform for me like I would have hoped. I have a couple of issues with it. First off, it smudged. I have found that I have to clean up my eyes multiple times during the day, which I hate worrying about. Second, it didn't really have the build -up power I like to see in a mascara.

Now, that being said, for a drugstore mascara I thought it did deliver a fluttery feathery look- and I loved that. I love how deep of a black it is, and it just looks deep black all day. Once on my lashes they looked good, but again, the smudging during the day was a problem. To be fair I should say I have extremely oily skin in the T-Zone and it affects a lot of make-up. I haven't heard much other complaints about the smudges, so maybe that is due to my oily skin.

Overall, though, a drugstore mascara nearing $10.00 isn't exactly a bargain. My holy grail of drugstore brand up to this point has been Maybelline Colossal (in the yellow tube) and I will go back to that for drug store brand. Plus, I can usually find it for under $6.00. For middle-end i am absolutely obsessed with the Lashcraft by Sephora. It runs about 12 bucks a tube, and I love it. For a high end flutter look I will stick with Clinique or Too faced.

But this Lash Paradise...... nahhh................ in fact, I bought it at Ulta with a buy one get one half off and I have already given away the second tube to a friend. I won't be wearing this mascara once I finish up the tube I have.


Eyeliner -Stila - Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

on 9/25/2017 12:41:00 AM

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I'm joining the love. Stila's eyeliner is great. I have the dark brown. Its easy to use and it stays on my lashline a long time. It fades when I use it next to or on top of liquid foundation but doesnt go patchy. And the dark brown is actually dark brown - not reddish or watered down. Its a nice alternative to black. My problem is - its too expensive to use everyday.

And I have a question - am I supposed to shake this before use?


Moisturizers -Benton - Snail Bee High Content Lotion

on 9/25/2017 12:34:00 AM

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Just an 'ok' product in Benton's snail bee line. Only slightly more hydrating than the toner, so difficult to sample the results on its own. No noticeable difference in brightness, skin texture or hydration when added to an already good routine. For me, it's an extra, unnecessary step that's not worth the time or price.



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