Newest Reviews

Fragrances -Dior - Dune EDT

on 1/21/2017 3:47:00 AM


The original Dune prior to reformulation is in high demand, so it's harder to find it anywhere, or you'll find a half full bottle (and that hardly seems worth it). There something to be said about Dune's ability to stay on the market after 26 years and thousands of perfumes that have come and gone since then. This is truly unique and not at all what you'd consider a beach scent with coconuts and something that smells like sunblock. Dune takes on a deep suntan oil scent, hot sand, bodies in the sun, dune grass, sea wind, and drift wood. In 1991 most perfumes were still made in the style of the 80's, but believe it or not Dune went in a whole other direction. I suppose for 2017 it might be too heavy for most people, but it really shines as a signature scent for the women that choose to wear it. Even though MUA has it listed as an edp and an edit, it was never made as an edp. The edt was just made to last all day. There was a parfum version that was long ago discontinued.

Hair Color -L'Oreal - Black Richesse Excellence Creme - 2B Intense Blue Black

on 1/21/2017 3:38:00 AM

This is for L'Oréal preference in Black Sapphire. I usually use Revlon Colorstay in Brown Black because j like the color and the price is nice. Tonight I was looking for the Natueal Instincts but CVS didn't have blue black, so I opted for this. And wow!!

I've been in the black range for over a year. At 48 it can be tricky but I LOVE it. Much better than the blonde I was for two years. Same maintenance though. Brown Black was great but I don't like the reddish that's peeking in. Blue black sounded like fun. Picked this up and first, more than enough color for my bra strap length hair. The blue in the dye developed very quickly. Black hair dye is just messy and there's not a lot one can do to combat that. It cleaned up nicely and I let it sit for 25 minutes. The smell was strong with this one. Lathered up nicely too during the rinse out. Seemed like it would take forever but it did rinse. Then the conditioner. It's not bad. Towel dried then did my usual routine to dry and flat iron.

My hair smells a bit funky, but the color is amazing. I combed the color through with an old wide tooth comb and it helped ensure it was an even application. My hair feels amazing. Very little breakage that I could see. My hair isn't weighed down and look and it's not brittle either.

My mom always used L'Oréal. I have in the past but strayed. Can't wait to see how this holds up over the next few weeks but I'm not disappointed in the least. I'll buy again.

Treatments (Face) -Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare - Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel

on 1/21/2017 3:26:00 AM


This one's a miss for me. While just one application definitely improved the texture of my skin, it was just too strong for me (I used the Original version). My skin is very sensitive - judging by the other reviews, this obviously works great for other skin types.

Treatments (Face) -IS Clinical - Active Serum

on 1/21/2017 3:24:00 AM

I was very curious yet very tentative to try this product. Definitely not for me - just one light application and the next morning I had a mild rash and intense dehydration. I'm so glad I only invested in a sample size.

Moisturizers -SkinMedica - TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream

on 1/21/2017 3:21:00 AM

I didn't find this overly hydrating and it caused irritation around my mouth and upper cheeks. I much prefer (and, highly recommend) SkinMedica's Replenish moisturiser.

Primer/ Corrector -Jane Iredale - smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener

on 1/21/2017 2:54:00 AM

I really like this primer, I received a tube as a free gift with my vogue subscription and I think I'm going to buy it again when I run out:
Pros -
- lovely lightweight texture, doesn't feel silicone heavy at all so feels like my skin can breath under it
- mattifies my super oily skin
- stops foundation oxidising really well
- creates a great base for make up and holds into your foundation for hours
- really does brighten skin as it claims, on days I opt to go makeup free I just apply this in the morning and it gives skin a nice glow
- a little goes a really really long way, I use a 5 pence size piece, I've had this 6 months and there's still loads left
Cons -
- The lid seems to trap quite a lot of the product, I stuck my pinky in it recently and got enough product out to do my whole face so this could work out pretty wasteful, I've marked the packaging down for this
- I hate the smell. Here in the U.K. As kids we used to get antibiotics in a liquid form that came in strawberry, banana and orange flavours. It smells exactly like the orange one. Many people have said they find the smell refreshing and citrusy when they put it on their face, it reminds me of the time I had chronic tonsillitis as a 6 year old

Ultimately the pros outweigh the cons, I really like the primer and I hope to repurchase when it eventually runs out


Moisturizers -Korres - Wild Rose 24-Hour Cream

on 1/21/2017 2:48:00 AM


I don't like this at all. I've used some samples recently whilst looking for a new moisturiser and I won't be buying this. I'm not a huge fan of products in jars as they just become little pots of germs. It is the weirdest texture I've ever seen in a moisturiser, it sort of separates away from itself a so you end up with a runny oily bit and a big blob of product. It sits on my skin without sinking in for ages, leaves a really greasy shiny finish and smells like dulux paint.

Cleansers -CeraVe - Hydrating Cleanser

on 1/21/2017 2:32:00 AM


I've been using this cleanser for about a month now, so I feel that I can write a good review. I've been using Philosophy Purity Made Simple for ten years or more, but since I love CeraVe products, I thought I'd give this a try. I love it. It cleans as well a Purity without the price tag (Purity is $2.25/oz, CeraVe is $1.08/oz [or cheaper with sales/coupons], and I don't have to pay extra to get a pump) and the stuff that's bad for your skin. I find the CeraVe cleanser's texture pleasant, the scent inoffensive, and although my skin doesn't feel particularly moisturized after washing with it, it doesn't feel stripped, either. I use it morning and evening--in the AM I wash my face with my hands; in the PM I use my Clarisonic. It removes the heavy-duty sunscreen I use with no problem, and the same with makeup (although I wipe my face with micellar water on a pad before using the Clarisonic). In fact, it removes makeup better than Purity--there's never any residue on my towels or the toner pad after using this. I'm delighted to have found a cleanser that works well, is better for my skin, and costs half what I was paying for Purity, and I will repurchase.

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BB Cream -MAC - Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35

on 1/21/2017 2:29:00 AM


This is my first BB cream ever, well i have dry skin and didnt have high hopes for this product, but I almost love it! It's really soft and light for my skin, did a good job for fixing discolorations. I use flat top brush with two puff of mac fix plus spray, blends really well. Just i dont like the smell, sunscreen scent! I like wearing it daily when im going to work.

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Treatments (Face) -Unlisted Brand - Drunk Elephant - C-Firma Day Serum

on 1/21/2017 2:27:00 AM


This serum can tingle on delicate skin, but probably won’t bother skin that isn’t particularly sensitive. It has a sticky feel unless I mix it with something else, such as Lala Retro Whipped Cream. I prefer the feel of some of Drunk Elephant’s other products, such as Framboos and B-Hydra, which make the skin feel cool and refreshed. There is no masking fragrance added to C-Firma. Some of the other reviewers said that it smells like meat. There is a mild scent from the mixture but it dissipates quickly and I don’t associate it with anything unpleasant.


1) Vitamin C is an antioxidant, so it is considered “anti-aging.” It can also have a brightening effect on some skin types and can help with hyperpigmentation or lightening freckles.
2) The formula isn't greasy.
3) The pump packaging is functional and pleasing to the eye.
4) Cruelty free brand.


1) It's sticky.
2) It can feel distractingly itchy and tingly unless I put moisturizer over it. It’s better when I layer it with B-Hydra Gel.
3) C-Firma makes my skin look a little bit orange, even though I am only using the recommended amount.
4) It's darn expensive. 1 fluid ounce costs $80. I can buy the C15-Super Booster from Paula’s Choice ($49 for 0.67 ounces) and add a couple of drops to any moisturizer, which is more economical.

I’ll use what I have in this travel size bottle, which came in a kit with other products. However, I don’t love this product enough to buy a full bottle for $80. I think vitamin C products can be beneficial, but I’m not fond of this particular serum, especially not at this price.

I do like this brand. I have been really happy with another product from Drunk Elephant, Framboos Glycolic Night Serum. I have seen an improvement in my skin from using Framboos and purchased a full size bottle of it after finishing a travel size.

Ingredients of C-Firma:

Water (Aqua), Ethoxydiglycol, Ascorbic Acid, Glycerin, Laureth-23, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Ferulic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Algae Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Ferment Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice Extract, Phyllanthus Emblica (Indian Gooseberry) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Tocopherol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Acetyl Glucosamine, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Glutamylamidoethyl Imidazole, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tetrahydro Curcuminoids, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Glycine, Sucrose, Maltodextrin, Propanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjustor), Phenoxyethanol

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