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Hair Color -L'Oreal Paris -Excellence Creme

on 11/30/2018 1:16:00 AM



I started dying my hair when I was about 12. I'm 27 as I write this (11-29-2018). So I've definitely used my fair share of boxed dyes over the years. I've also had my fair share of hair nightmares.

L'Oreal Paris Excellence Creme isn't the worst formula on the market. It's definitely improved over the years. They are trying to evolve. L'Oreal even throws in a generous amount of deep conditioner. But I still wouldn't recommend this product. If you're going to go the boxed dye route I'd go with Revlon Colorsilk (assuming your hair is equal depth - please read my review on it). I think L'Oreal overprices these boxed dyes and the formulation really isn't impressive. I don't find it to be gentle on my scalp or hair. Worst of all is the shade depictions. L'Oreal does a bad job at what should be SUPER simple: properly labeling the shade undertones. I never knew what I would really get when I used these.

If you've been dying your hair for a while: I'd rec going to sally beauty and buying individual dyes/developers. It gives you a lot more freedom to customize what you need. This isn't that hard if you can grasp the concept of undetones and hair levels (how light/dark the starting shade is & what you want). Regardless of which route you go, any DIY hair coloring does require some general knowledge.

For those of you who are new or maybe just want boxed dye for the convenience: there are better ones on the market than this.

I won't repurchase.

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Polishes -OPI -Deer Valley Spice

on 11/30/2018 12:03:00 AM


Ladies!! I have FINALLY found a dupe to this discontinued color!!
Try Wonder Woman by MorganTaylor!! It’s just a tiny bit darker, but soooo close!!

*photo above*

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Moisturizers -Kiehl's -Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream

on 11/29/2018 11:59:00 PM


I bought this product because I'm currently living in a country where I don't have access to a lot of good skin care products, especially for any kind of a decent price. So I was visiting Bangkok for a weekend and decided to buy this at the Kiehl's store at the airport. I was actually pretty stupid and bought two jars of it. So I've been using this for a few months now and I'm currently on my second jar. I normally wait a while to write reviews anyway.

I can say with confidence that this cream has done absolutely nothing for me. Nothing. It goes on kind of greasy, but it's not moisturizing at all. It's a mystery. Some days I feel like I wake up with dryer skin under my eyes after using this cream. I can't finish this stuff fast enough, because I don't just want to throw money down the toilet. It's also absolutely horrible under makeup. When I'm putting on concealer, even with a good quality primer over this eye cream, it makes my concealer pill and go on very unevenly. I have tried it with different under eye products, with the same results. So when I'm not wearing makeup, I bathe in this stuff to finish it quickly and when I am wearing makeup, I use a different eye cream.

Honestly, do not bother with this cream. I wouldn't even pay $10 for this, or use it again if it were given to me for free.

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Brows -benefit Cosmetics -ka-BROW! Cream-Gel Eyebrow Color with Brush

on 11/29/2018 11:56:00 PM


I have to use this product with ready set brow or else it doesn’t last the whole day it will wear off and smudge without it (I have combo skin) . I like the #3 color a nice neutral warm light brown good for me as I’m a highlighted blonde brunette . I don’t like the packaging as it dries out quickly . I will repurchase however because I love the texture and color and with the ready set brown lasts all day even through workouts. :)

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Brows -benefit Cosmetics -Gimme Brow + Volumizing Fiber Gel

on 11/29/2018 11:51:00 PM


I use this after applying kabrow . I have very thin brows not much hair and this plumps up whatever hairs I have , it’s like mascara for your brows . I got a sample and purchased full size. Very satisfied. I’ve used Estée Lauderd version of this which is good too but this one lasts longer on my slightly oilier skin. With the ready set brow it lasts all day. Without it I get some smudging end of day it wears off.

Brows -benefit Cosmetics -ready, set, Brow!

on 11/29/2018 11:47:00 PM


THis kept my brow color on and my brows in place all day! No smudging even after a workout and on my somewhat oily skin. Very impressed and will continue to use this! :-)

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Polishes -Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer - - Wonder Woman

on 11/29/2018 11:46:00 PM


This color is wonderfully beautiful!! Be careful when you google photos of this polish. Lots of ladies filter their photos so the polish looks like candy apple red and that it is not. It’s more of a metallic pinkish red. I have posted photos of the true color.
Glad I bought it. Reminds me of a slightly darker Deer Valley Spice by OPI that was unfortunately discontinued.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Treatments (Face) -Obagi -Gentle Rejuvenation Skin Calming Lotion


I received this as a free gift from my derm. I got to pick one out of three being offered, and I think I chose poorly. It claims to contain "the exclusive combination of natural growth factors Kinetin and Zeatin, each of which has been clinically proven to improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin and reduce the visible signs of photodamage. Skin Calming Lotion soothes sensitive skin with unique ingredients and exclusive technologies to gently rejuvenate the skin's appearance and help improve the visible signs of photoaging. Diminishes redness, itching, stinging common in compromised skin."
First off, I found this mildly drying. I intended to use this as a moisturizer, but it necessitates the application of another more hydrating product afterwards. But more importantly, I believe it is causing my skin to break out. Zits are a rare occurrence for me, and something is causing little pimples to sprout up in various places on my face, and I suspect this lotion is that something. If it's not, I'll update, but so far it's the primary suspect, and there are no other persons of interest.
(As for its other more dubious claims, I've only been using it a few times a week for a couple of weeks, so even if true, I imagine it would take a long time to notice any effects.) The pricetag read $89 for 2.8 oz., so all I can say is, thank god I got it for free.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Moisturizers -Weleda -Skin Food

on 11/29/2018 11:06:00 PM


Honestly a holy grail for me. I even use it on my face during winter and combine with some rose hip oil. It’s a good dupe for La Met at a quarter of the price.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Powder -Maybelline New York -Fit Me! Set + Smooth Powder for Normal to Dry Skin

on 11/29/2018 10:48:00 PM


I love this powder-it's really pretty amazing! I had bought the Matte+Poreless a few times, but my skin has been less oily, and I wanted to try something different. This really leaves a beautiful finish on my skin. It helps make my makeup look more flawless and poreless. Very smooth. It's hard to make this look powdery, I really have to pack it on for it to not look good. It sets my makeup really well, and is great for touch-ups, too. It has some coverage, so that's nice. I can even use just this with some concealer under my eyes for days that I want to go really light with makeup, or run out quick and not feel like doing a full face. I think the color range is decent, but I don't think they have as many shades in this as the matte. (I could be wrong there.) It's inexpensive enough that I can buy several, and keep a spare in my bag and one at work. I generally apply it with a fluffy powder brush in the morning, but I use the included sponge when I want more coverage and for touch-ups.

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