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Misc Beauty Tools -Clarisonic - Mia2

on 10/18/2017 3:05:00 AM

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Oh how much I love this one!
For the first month of use nothing really happened but I kept on anyway. So glad I did.
I really think one should start easy with it as breaking out from it is a true thing. For the whole first month I used it once daily, usually in the evening. Red pimples and mild breakouts did occur but nothing severe or uncontrollable. And then one day....boom...baby soft skin! So ever since I began using it twice daily and...wow...skin that I never ever had before. Even skin tone, clear pores ALL the time, plump soft cheeks...LOVE
By the way, I don't remove makeup with it.
The Mia2 has a very handy timer that helps you not overdo it in any area. I really like this function.
My routine (in case anyone is interested):
Morning: I clean my face mostly with the mild Avene soap bar and I use the mia2 for one minute. Those pesky hormonal monthly days I will use a cleanser with salicylic acid. Then I spray my face with Eau Thermal Water by Avene. Then sometimes I will put Paula's Choice 2%BHA. Then my moisturizer and eye cream. Finally I either put on makeup or Sunscreen with color or just sunscreen. Thanks to mia2, makeup days are rarer nowadays.
Evening: If I have makeup on, I will first remove it with a mix of olive + castor oil and a warm wet cloth. Then I will cleanse with the Avene soap and the mia2. Then the Avene Eau Thermale Water. Then I will put on my night cream. Sometimes beforehand I may use Bio Oil because I love it so much. And once a week I will do an AHA treatment from the Paula's Choice treatments.
Daily in the shower: I use it on the KP on my upper arms along with a scrub that contains salicylic acid. Then afterwards I moisturize these areas with an AHA product. It hasn't gone away but the skin is smoother and not red anymore so I'll keep on using it.

After every use I will clean the brush with pure olive oil soap (or castile soap) and the whole apparatus with water and will let them air dry. Once a week I will sanitize the brush in Peroxide Hydrogen.
I've been using it for almost 2 months now and I only had to charge it once for a whole 24-hour period.
It can be used in the shower which is very handy.
All in all a great buy that I highly recommend.

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Polishes -China Glaze - Queen, Please!

on 10/18/2017 2:30:00 AM

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This is a fun polish that I actually like to wear alone and not as a topper. I think if there were mermaids this shade would be the colour of a mermaids fin. It is such a cool colour it shines different depending on the lighting to me it looks like a pinky shade with a gold shift. While other times it just looks like gold and iridescent green. It’s quite an interesting polish that’s for sure. I like 2 coats of this on a base coat then I finish with Seche Vive gel effect top coat and it looks so pretty! I find this lasts on my nails for days without chipping. To me also I find two coats to be pretty opaque 3 would be too much on my nails. And I would do 1 thin coat if I was using it as a topper. I think it’s a lovely colour that I’m happy I have because I personally don’t own anything like this in my polish collection. Recommended.

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Moisturizers -Drunk Elephant - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel

on 10/18/2017 1:59:00 AM

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I've used up 2 bottles of drunk elephant's b-hydra gel. I have oily, sensitive acne-prone skin and I use Retin A Micro .1% (prescription retinoid gel) every night as well as Finacea (prescription azelaic acid gel) in the morning. This gel does not break me out and it is very lightweight. And it absorbs quickly or evaporates into thin air. LOL. I honestly don't know if it's doing anything at all, but I like to apply it over my prescription gels because I think it "seals" in the treatment while keeping it active longer. Otherwise the treatment gels tend to dry and form a film over my skin. When I apply (gently pat in) b hydra over the medication, the film disappears and I hope that the dried medication has been reactivated into penetrating my skin. I don't think I've ever found a moisturizer that doesn't break me out. I do want to try the Hada Labo Skin Plumping Gel next though.

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Foundations -Elizabeth Arden - Ceramide Ultra Lift and Firm SPF 15

on 10/18/2017 1:54:00 AM

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(I've loved Merle Norman's Powder Base for a long time, but I need a different shade now and really don't like my local studio since we've moved. It's no problem to order other things from my old studio, but not foundation colors.)

Thought I'd go back to Illuminare's, but they are way too yellow for me now. So. I needed a new foundation. Read some nice comments about this EA and decided to try it. I'm thrilled! It's close to double the price, even with Dermstore's 20% discount, but I'm really loving it. The texture is featherlight, but with nice coverage, and it lasts at least 12 hours in warm or cool weather, with or without a primer. Doesn't need powder. I'm not crazy about the jar. I like that it's plastic rather than glass, but it gets a little messy on the lid. Don't quite know whether to discard the separate inner lid.

Application is simple, a few dots on the face, then blended out with a slightly damp Beauty Blender. I haven't noticed much scent. Looks and behaves well with or without primer and over the various moisturizers I’ve tried. Passes the rearview mirror test. And does NOT settle in lines or pores.

There are not many shades, and it's impossible to tell, on their site or any others I've seen, even which are lighter or darker. I called EA and expressed my frustration. When I told them which colors have worked (Revlon Sand Beige, Bobbi Brown Sand, Prescriptives Vellum, MAC nc20-25...) They said “Cream” would be perfect. Ordered from Dermstore and had serious doubts when I saw it—it looked a bit darker and pinker than I'd expected—but the shade does look perfect on!

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Deodorants -Dove - Dry Spray Antiperspirant - All

on 10/18/2017 1:32:00 AM

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OMG!! Love this stuff! Especially the one with the black dress on it called “invisible” by far best Dove deodorant! Dove has always made the best deodorant but this spray is amazing. Don’t waste your time trying Degree or the others. This stuff really feels clean, smells great and does not get all I’ve my black clothes. Best thing ever invented! Well as far as deodorant goes. Lol! Anyway I did try Secret and Degree spray version but they sucked. I have used these Dove sprays since they can out and truly the best!!!

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Mascara -Pacifica - AQUARIAN GAZE WATER-RESISTANT LONG LASH MINERAL MASCARA

on 10/18/2017 1:22:00 AM

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This os one of my few go to mascaras. I love this and UD perversion. It is a nice basic mascara with no bells or whistles. Just a nice natural waterproof mascara. I plan on rebuying someday. I used my tube until it started to get dry and used up. It is more affordable than many other natural mascaras and urban decay perversion. It is going to stay a staple for me.

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Tinted Moisturizer -Korres - Korres Watermelon Lightweight Tinted Moisturizer

on 10/18/2017 12:59:00 AM

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I had this a long time ago. I recently thought of reordering it but I think it is discontinued. Regardless it is a nice natural sheer cover for my skin.

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Moisturizers -Jamieson - Vitamin E Cream

on 10/18/2017 12:59:00 AM

This is a review for ProVitamina E Moisture-Rich Nourishing Cream. Want a sexy tip for this cream? In the summer when you're tanned, smooth the cream down the entire lengths of your arms and legs, including your hands and tops of your feet. The cream is thick and just melts into your warm skin. In the sun, your skin looks gleamy and sexy. Your tanned skin just glows and looks luscious! In the summer I've tried moisturizing my skin with coconut oil, but it just disappears. Since this ProVitamina E cream is so thick and rich, it has staying power. In the summer I keep a small vial of it with me at all times and reapply. I feel amazing when I'm tanned and gleaming : ) Just a note, this cream has no SPF, so don't forget sunscreen too. I use this in the winter too; it's an excellent thick rich moistuzing cream. It does have a fragrance and around my eyes, the fragrance is a bit too much. That's the only negative for me.


BB Cream -Canmake - Perfect Serum BB cream

on 10/18/2017 12:57:00 AM

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I used up a tube. It has a lightweight feel woth light coverage. It is your skin but more even. As it is a Japanese product the shade selection is small. I believe there are two options.I really enjoyed this product :)


Lips -Bare Escentuals - Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick

on 10/18/2017 12:55:00 AM

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I purchased the Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Strip and I find myself reaching for it all the time. Application is very easy and the product is nicely pigmented. The texture is wonderful, slick and moisturizing - almost more like a balm. It gives my lips a nice subtle sheen. Unfortunately the wear is also more comparable to a balm, but what I like about it is that it wears off gradually and evenly. Despite it not being a long wear lipstick, I will definitely repurchase in this and other shades.



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