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Conditioner -Suave - Professionals Almond & Shea Butter

on 4/23/2017 3:41:00 PM

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This is a great drugstore option for a moisturizing conditioner. I have fine hair, but alot of it. It is very dry, bleached, and has some damage. I need alot of moisture.

Pros:
- Cheap.
- Good amoint of moisture with a few caveats. If I am using a shampoo that is very drying (e.g. I use purple shampoos for blonde hair to reduce brassiness), then this product may not be enough. However, if I use a moisturizing shampoo (e.g. like an aragan oil shampoo), then this is perfect.
- Good, simple packaging.
- Great smell. Fresh and fruity - a bit tropical. Also, it's not overwhelming.

Cons:
- As stated above, it may not provide enough moisture in certain cases, but it's likely fine for the majority of people.
- I go through this really quickly. I find I have to use alot and it lasts less than 10 showers. For the price, that's not a huge con.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil (Lemongrass), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower/Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Behentrimonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Dipropylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, PEG-150 Distearate, PEG-7 Propylheptyl Ether, Cetrimonium Chloride, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.

Price: $2.94 for 12.6 fl oz. at Walmart.


Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Tease Flower

on 4/23/2017 3:39:00 PM

This is refreshing for a Victoria's Secret perfume; the vanilla and other sugary notes are mild, and there is almost no fruit - maybe a hint of mandarin upon first application?

The listed tulip is the star of the show, and I think there is freesia and/or peony, and there is something similar to my fragrances which contain iris. There are some clean and powdery florals present, but I couldn't say for sure what they are, as the tulip overtakes them.

Official scent notes: orchid, sugar, tulip, whipped cream and vanilla.


I really like this fragrance, but the longevity and sillage are poor for a edp, and I'd say that it wears like a edt; four/five hours max, and close to the skin. Good for warmer weather and those who work closely with others, but still very disappointing and spoils my enjoyment of this fragrance. In fact it spoils the fragrance to the point that I'd have to advise not paying full price for a bottle - if you have a Victoria's Secret near you then keep an eye out for when they reduce the perfumes, or keep an eye on eBay and other online retailers. But if you don't find it anywhere for less then £30, I don't think it's worth getting at all.


Deodorants -Nivea - Deodorant

on 4/23/2017 3:38:00 PM

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This one definately does not do what it promises. It stops to work before 24 h, and I had to get another one, I bought Sterilan. The price is good, $2,31 approximately, but since its useless, I rather spend $4 on Sterilan deodorant, the double amount. It is my opinion though that a deodorant should not cost much as it is such a basic every day necessity.
Another con is that its made of glass....not practical on tile bathroom floors and once broken in the gym bag...


BB Cream -La Roche-Posay - Effaclar BB Blur

on 4/23/2017 3:34:00 PM

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A very nice bb cream has more coverage then most bb creams, it really does blur imperfections and makes your skin look poreless like your skin but better.
It's a mousy texture and blends in your skin nicely, but leaves skin nice and matte yet it doesn't dry out skin.

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Self Tanners -Unlisted Brand - Loving Tan Deluxe Bronzing Mousse Dark

on 4/23/2017 3:30:00 PM

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After reading such amazing reviews I purchased Loving Tan and was super excited to try it. I applied at night, followed all the instructions and tips, then woke up in the morning to wash it off.

I was orange. Not golden brown. Orange. After all the claims of olive undertones and that it wouldn't come out orange, I was super disappointed. Contacted Loving Tan thinking that maybe I got a bad bottle, and at first they seemed genuinely concerned. Then they just told me I applied it wrong and did I exfoliate - like yes I'm not an idiot, I know how tanning works. And besides, application issues shouldn't affect the colour coming out orange when you claim it never does. After much backwards and forwards they couldn't care less and spoke down to me.

I would not recommend this to anyone fair skinned as the orange will most definitely show up worse, and for the price it really does not live up to the hype. Also please don't trust their Instagram as the images appear to either be photoshopped or from followers that are paid and have affiliate codes.

It also stained my sheets


Gels/Soaps -Nivea - Care & Illuminate Moisturizing Body Wash

on 4/23/2017 3:30:00 PM

This is a decent body wash, but I prefer others from Nivea and will not repurchase. It would likely be great for those who have normal skin. I am very dry and have hard water which seems to exacerbate the dryness.

The advertising states - "Enriched with sparkling diamond powder and conditioners, this exquisite pearlescent cream oil creates a supreme lather that glides over skin and rinses smoothly. The tantalizing scent of white calla blossom illuminates your senses. Your skin is left nourished long after the shower.Developed with NIVEA’s breakthrough Hydra IQ Technology to provide your skin with intense long-lasting moisturization throughout the day even beyond the shower."

Pros:
- Nice, fresh scent. Though, it does not have the traditional Nivea scent.
- Lathers nicely.
- Cleans well.
- Doesn't leave a weird film.
- Good price for amount of product.

Cons:
- It is not moisturizing enough for me. I prefer Nivea's Creme Moisture body wash.
- The packaging advertises that it shimmers with sparkling diamond powder. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but thought it would leave some sort of shimmer or glossiness to the skin. It does nothing. So, ignore the advertising claims.

Ingredients: Active Ingredients:Water; Sodium Laureth Sulfate; Cocamidopropyl Betaine; PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate; Fragrance; Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil; Diamond Powder; Glycerin; Glycol Distearate; PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil; Laureth-4; Polyquaternium-7; PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate; PEG-90 Glyceryl Isostearate; Laureth-2; Citric Acid; Benzophenone-4; Sodium Benzoate; Sodium Salicylate; Red 40; Blue 1


Price: $6.99 for two 16.9 oz bottles at Target.


Cleansers -Clinique - Take The Day Off Micellar Cleansing Towelettes

on 4/23/2017 3:29:00 PM

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I bought these based on beautypedia's assessment and I'm not really impressed. The towels are thin and come out in 3's, which is a pain because they do not go back in easily. I do like the closure on the package but the cleansing juice is a little harsh and still doesn't clean all that well. I doubt if I will buy again. Still searching for my perfect facial wipe that is thick, cushioning and cleans well without harshness.


Skincare - Face -Avene - Thermal Spring Water

on 4/23/2017 3:28:00 PM

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A lovely gentle refreshing toner that hydrates your skin without causing irritation, unlike some toners this doesn't contain any harsh ingredients such as alcohol or fragrance, it also gets rid of dry patches quickly too! My fav spray on toner!!!


Misc Beauty Tools -Shu Uemura - Eyelash Curler

on 4/23/2017 3:15:00 PM

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I have used these -the same ones -- for at least 15 years, probably longer. I have one for each bathroom and one for my travel bag. They fit all the lashes easily (perfect curvature) and don't pinch. I curl before and after applying mascara and wipe the pads off after each use. if there is a lot of mascara residue transfer, I use an almay non oily eye make up remover pads or a bit of bliss lid and lash on it. Probably other companies today make less expensive ones that are good. But, these work for me, even on days when I don't wear mascara, and I have sparse, thin, stubby Asian lashes. By the way, the pads last forever if you keep them clean. I have back up pads (shu eumura used to sell them, but I guess from reviews that this is no longer the case).


Polishes -Unlisted Brand - WAH London - Biters Beware

on 4/23/2017 3:14:00 PM

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I came across this brand first a year ago when I received a set of WAH London polishes as a Birthday present. I believe WAH is a nail bar in London, who created a range of their own polishes and other nail art bits. They are exclusive to Boots (UK) and cost £9 for a 6.5 ml bottle, which is more expansive than OPI polishes.

Biters Beware is one of the more unique (not in a good way) colours I have ever come across. It's probably best described as an lime-yellow, cream polish. It took 3 coats to achieve full opacity. It took a while to dry. I cannot tell you how long it lasts, as I only had it on for 1 day (I thought it might grow on me, but it never happened).

If you are into edgy, weird colours you might want to try it. Personally I wouldn't dream of repurchasing it, discounted or not.



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