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Masks -Kiehl's - Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Mask

on 5/21/2017 12:26:00 AM

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I really enjoy using this masque! It is very hydrating. I apply it before bedtime and let it sink into my skin (I rub in the excess product). It leaves my skin very hydrated. I do like the scent, its pleasant and light. It's a great masque to use a couple times a week. You will wake up with bright, hydrated skin. Good job Kiehl's!

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Conditioner -TRESemme - Keratin Smooth Conditioner

on 5/21/2017 12:26:00 AM

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I love this product. The smell is pleasant and stays after washing. Does not dry out my hair. I have super long hair and it does a terrific job at detangling. I have a sensitive scalp and this is one of the only brands that doesn't make it itch. I am switching to Tresemme's color care product because this one does not prolong my color any longer than regular conditioner. If I didn't have colored hair I would still be using this. Great bang for your buck.


Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet

on 5/21/2017 12:25:00 AM

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this is my first moisturizer, and when i first used it i think i felt like a slight burn on my skin. i thought it was the product doing its job, and after a few weeks i didnt feel the burning sensation anymore. i like how this is not as 'oily feeling' as the moisture cream, and it really feels hydrating. i hvnt had any complications using this, but the price is slightly higher than what i would pay for a moisturizer.


Shampoo -TRESemme - Keratin Smooth Shampoo

on 5/21/2017 12:24:00 AM

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This product is very good for the price. It really does clean my hair, while not drying it out. I have a sensitive scalp and this is one of the only shampoos that doesn't make it itch. I have highlights and I thought this product was for colored hair but it is not. I don't think it prolonged my color longer than regular shampoo despite its lower sulfate content. I am switching to their actual color care shampoo now but I would continue using this product if I didn't have colored hair because of its quality. Smell is nice and stays after wash.


Styling Products -TiGi - Bed Head After Party

on 5/21/2017 12:13:00 AM

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I have been using this product for over three years. It is great at handling frizz in humidity, static in the winter, or just giving dry dull hair a shiny healthy look. I tend to use this after straightening. The smell is probably my favorite part. Leaves your hair so soft. A little product goes a long way. I wish it was a bit cheaper though. $20 for one bottle seems a little much to me

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Hair Color -Unlisted Brand - Sun-In - Highlighting Spray

on 5/21/2017 12:05:00 AM

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This product has been wonderful for me. I have naturally a light dull brown color of hair. I do a partial highlight every three months or so to give myself a beachy blonde look. I thought I should try this product so when my roots start to show it looks less unnatural. I have used this product 4 or 5 times and I can see a visible difference in my hair color. It went from a light dull brown to a warmer light brown. It looks like it was tinted honey. The product smells nicely. The spray bottle is a little frustrating because I would rather have aersol but for the cheap price I got it at Target it's satisfactory. This product will dry out your hair a little bit so make sure to deep condition every few uses. Also would not recommend using if you have dark brown or black hair. It will bring out brassy tones. I love it so far, it makes my highlights lighter and my natural hair lighter so I feel like I'm getting a salon treatment for $4!

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Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - K de Krizia

on 5/21/2017 12:05:00 AM

I wore 3/4 of an enormous bottle of this in the 1980s, when I had no idea of topnotes, basenotes, or anything about fragrance. I certainly didn't know that the perfumer was Maurice Roucel. My memory of it now that I look back and have the vocabulary is of a warm melding of floral, wood,spice and dry sweet amber and powdery finish. I know now that there is leather in it. (Sometimes if a leather is too phenolic and green, like Bandit, I cannot wear it) Years later, one of the first Frederic Malle fragrances that I wore was Musc Ravageur by Roucel which also has some of that warm ambery powder. K de krizia was also evocative of some of the classics I chose later on (when I had more of a perfume budget) One of the first Guerlains I wore was Chamade which has hyacinth and a sense of pollen -- others often characterize as powder. . . A few Carons have a warm darkness that perhaps inspired fragrances like K de Krizia : Montaigne (I think that one was aldehydic); and the dusky Parfumerie Sacre and Nuit de Noel. Tabac blond was all leather. Poivre was all spice and carnation. This is a fragrance that's IMO references many many others and I am sure provides the inspiration for more modern warm dusky fragrances . . .I have a small miniature just for the sake of the memories. these days, I wear completely different kinds of fragrances.

This is nothing like the juicy fruity sweet perfumes today. Nor is it like a modern floral. Nor is it bright like Chanel 5 because of the Basenotes. I should add, when I describe it as sweet, it's not at all gourmand. The vanilla, amber, styrax etc of the base are nothing like the syrupy sweetness of modern scents (like Lutens).

As per fragrantica: Top notes are aldehydes, peach, hiacynth, neroli and bergamot; middle notes are carnation, orange blossom, orchid, orris root, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, rose and narcissus; base notes are leather, sandalwood, amber, musk, civet, oakmoss, vanilla, vetiver and styrax.

I'm not sure that the notes are similar, but for some reason this make sure me think of a fragrance I wore later -which is sharper but also very powdery finished Jil Sander (maybe Jil Sander 4). Laura Bigotti's Roma had some of the same powdered amber.

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Primer/ Corrector -Becca - Backlight Priming Filter

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I love this primer; it primes my skin before makeup and gives it a glowing and dewy finish; I am pale, so this color, which is very sheer, is beautiful. I put Philosophy Skin Tint over it, and it looks great, I don't always need any other makeup. Worth the high price.


BB Cream -Smashbox - Camera Ready BB Cream Eyes

This is a basic concealer that works. The problem I have with is is the claims are above a beyond what it does and the applicator is not that useful. I find that a dab or two from the "brush" is more than enough and I'm going to blend it with my sponge or even finger. No need for a squirt brush. Hate the squirt brush. I like to clean the brushes that touch my face and having it built in to the product is never the best for me. As a "BB" product, it seems like a normal concealer. The SPF is just an add on as most concealer products are thick and reflective enough that the SPF is a given. Many of the pigments are already solving our SPF problems and a moisturizing base is a given. I guess I'm a bit tired of the "BB" claims. Products have been moisturizing and protecting us from the sun for years now. I'm just tired of this claim.
The product is fine. It blends well and the colour worked OK for me. I'm using it as a general concealer and not just for my eyes as that seems limiting. I was happy with how it worked on all my troubled areas overall, but find it to be a fairly typical concealer with a complicated applicator. (built in brushes gross me out)


Powder -Chanel - Vitalumiere Compact Douceur

on 5/20/2017 11:43:00 PM

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This was hard for me to write as I do use a few Chanel cosmetics and I rate a lot of them highly. This foundation compact was just ok, a bit disappointing really. The colour range is interesting, I couldn't get my usual easy match with their lightest shade and settled for a neutral shade one up instead. The formulation is a creamy powder, typically fine milled and lovely to the touch, with the slightest hint of a silvery reflect, which must then allow for the radiance you get. So, you will definitely get radiance and luminosity, but it didn't work well for my combination skin. I love the luminosity you get from Chanel bases (that fresh just had a facial look), but this made me look quite shiny early on, about 2 hours later - I don't have a very oily T-zone and find I'll start seeing first shine across forehead and nose about 5 hours in with most bases formulated for combo skin. It also sat odd on my skin to start with and caked a bit on application, hard to blend, which is very unusual for a Chanel base. Very interesting. It's probably best suited to a dry skin or combo normal-dry skin and someone that really wants that radiance or doesn't mind shine.



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