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Mascara -Essence -Lash Princess False Lash Effect


great mascara for a really cheap price!

Foundations -Almay -TLC Truly Lasting Color

on 2/20/2018 11:02:00 AM


I bought this foundation from ocean state job lot. At first when I started applying it , I thought “wow this is a really good foundation for so cheap” I was wrong. It blends OK & matches with my skin tone suprisingly , it stays on BUT feels very heavy on my skin. After a few hours of wearing this product my skin looked all caked up. I absolutely hated that. When I got home to wash it off I broke out bad. I know it wasn’t anything else that made me break out because the only thing I changed in my makeup routine was the foundation. I would never recommend this to a friend & I won’t be purchasing this product again.

Hair Treatments -Lee Stafford -hair growth treatment

on 2/20/2018 10:32:00 AM


Wow! OK, real talk, I'm not sure if this actually has some witchery that actually makes your hair grow. I have noticed a difference, but I could chalk it up to a couple things:

1) It's a scalp treatment as well as a hair treatment. It banishes dandruff, leave your scalp feeling wonderfully clean, and reduces oilyness at the roots that might prompt you to wash your hair before it's necessary.

2) Your hair looks so flipping gorgeous, thick, bouncy, shiny and strong! Not only does it protect the hair you have on your head (breakage = length lost), but this cosmetic effect automatically makes you feel like your hair is more glamorous (it ''feels'' longer, if that makes sense).

So because it reduces the need to shampoo and strengthens, I think that's the main reason it's helping my hair grow. But the real magic is that it has you convinced you have a whole new set of hair after using it, which you could swear to god is longer and more glamorous. It's worth it even if the claim of direct effects on growth are bogus!

PS: when it says ''egg size amount'', they mean the *contents* of 1 egg. I use about a yolk size amount for my very thick dry hair and it covers fine, both hair and scalp.

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Fragrances -Tom Ford -Oud Wood

on 2/20/2018 10:31:00 AM


I don't usually like Tom Ford fragrances - I find them to be too loud, too brassy, too in-your-face - but I like this one. It's actually subtle and soft: a dry woodsy perfume with notes of woods (oud, of course, but also sandalwood and rosewood), spices, amber, Tonka bean and vetiver. The company says it's a unisex fragrance and I agree, although some reviewers think it's more of a masculine scent. I think it would appeal to both sexes: men who find traditional masculine scents too sharp and too aggressive, and women who don't care for the floral - fruity notes found in most traditional feminine scents. It's a perfect fragrance for snuggling in front of a fireplace on a chilly fall or winter evening.

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Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Light SPF10

on 2/20/2018 10:16:00 AM


Best foundation for my skin. Covers all shine which is great! Don’t need a lot to cover whole face so bottle lasts a good 3/4 months (if you use foundation everyday). A tad expensive but totally worth it. Will definitely repurchase.

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Toners -Unlisted Brand -Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar

on 2/20/2018 9:47:00 AM


I have been using this on my hair but I can’t wait to try it on my skin because the reviews of it makes me really want to incorporate it into my skincare ritual. I use this on my hair as a rinse for shine and softness. After my conditioner is almost rinsed out. I rinse the rest out with the acv as I’m rinsing I massage this into my hair. I then towel dry my hair and use a touch of Argan oil. Then I comb out my hair with a large tooth comb. My hair is about mid booty length and is wavy, plus it’s thick. On top of that acv is pricey so I only do the rinse about once or twice a week. It makes my hair so manageable, soft, and the shine omg! My hair has never looked so shiny and healthy. I have also read that acv removes unwanted mineral deposits and other gunk from the hair. Because it’s slightly acidic it balances the Ph of hair and scalp. So apparently it does not strip colour from hair which is a plus. I dye my hair with a Demi and have noticed no fading at all. So for me this is great for removing keratin when I use too many protein based products acv makes my hair feel like new. Love!

Polishes -Unlisted Brand -Cuccio Colour - Fountains of Versailles

on 2/20/2018 9:46:00 AM


Fountains of Versailles is a teal, glass fleck polish. It has mettalic-like finish.

I applied it in poor lighting, so I used 3 coats just to make sure I had full coverage, but 2 coats might have been enough. This polish is fast drying and it lasted well on me. The only negative I can think of, is that upon removal it stains the skin around the nail slightly. So, it might be a good idea removing it before having a shower.

I think Cuccio is one of the most underrated brands - I own a fair few and I love most of them.

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Polishes -Wet 'n' Wild -Coloricon - Holiday Spirits and Wine

on 2/20/2018 9:30:00 AM


Holiday Spirits and Wine is from W'n'W Holiday 2015 Collection. I bought it last year on my trip to US, but it took me this long to finally try it out. It's a wine/violet jelly, filled with silver holo microglitter (flakies?). I liked this polish very much. It may be from the Holiday collection, but it is one of those shades that I would be happy wearing all year round.

This was a Limited Edition Collection and as such it came out in a different bottle design - if you remember W'n'W Spoiled range, it's the same bottle. Usually I like wide brushes, but this one wasn't the easiest to work with - I wish it was rounded at the edges. I used 3 coats. After 2 coats I could see some unevenness/pooling on some nails, the 3rd coat even it all out (for pedi, I left it at 2 coats).

I know I'm late with this advise, but if you come across this polish - get it. Despite the brush and the 3 coats required, this polish is very good.

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Polishes -Wet 'n' Wild -Coloricon Nail Color - Los Feliz Navidad

on 2/20/2018 9:12:00 AM


Los Feliz Navidad is from W'n'W Holiday 2015 Collection. I bought it last year on my trip to US, but it took me this long to finally try it out. It's a blue texture polish. I didn't realise it was texture until I applied the first coat. In the bottle, gold shimmer is clearly visible, but on the nail the most dominant was the silver glitter (the gold was only noticable in direct, bright light).

This was a Limited Edition Collection and as such it came out in a different bottle design - if you remember W'n'W Spoiled range, it's the same bottle. Usually I like wide brushes, but for this polish it felt too wide. I think what didn't help was the fact that my brush was uneven (shorter at onesie and longer at the other), making it difficult to spread the glitter evenly. I applied 3 thin coats. It took longer to dry than I expected (even when it looked dry/textured - it wasn't set). I wore this Los Feliz Navidad as a texture 1 day, on the 2nd day I decided to see what it looks like with a shiny top coat (I have some textures I prefer top coated). I had to apply 2 thick coats of the top coat to smooth the texture out. And it has made the polish look slightly darker and a lot less sparkly.

If you like textures you will like this polish. Personally, if I knew it was a texture from the start I would not have purchased it. The brush design has not been through. Having said that, I quite liked wearing it as a texture, not so much the top coated version. It reminds me very much of Avon Agate (mineral crush).

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Foundations -Burberry -Fresh Glow Gel Stick

on 2/20/2018 8:59:00 AM


I was so excited for this foundation to launch because the Fresh Glow Liquid foundation is my holy grail! I hoped the stick version would be the perfect companion to the liquid for areas where I need extra coverage, but unfortunately it is not.
I have mature skin that is prone to dryness and dehydration which means stick foundations rarely work for me (with the exception of Tom Ford’s Traceless Stick), but Burberry’s Gel Stick was marketed as having “encapsulated water” as well as ingredients that nourish, moisturize, and add glow”. Well, It did none of the above.

I tested it with and without the Burberry Fresh Glow Primer and the only difference was the primer added a bit of softness to the finish (but only a slight amount). It was not enough to prevent this foundation from drying the heck out of my face. The SA at my counter was pushing hard for me to buy the FG primer...when I told him I already owned it, he stressed I should be absolutely sure to use it with the Gel Stick. That should have been my first red flag. I shouldn’t have to use a primer to get the effect that a foundation alone is said to give. Don’t market a foundation as glowy if it’s the PRIMER that really provides the effect. Simple, right? Alas, me being me, I HAD to try it...after all, it’s Burberry, and until now, I’ve never had a fail from the brand. Sadly this foundation is not useable for me in any way.

Again, keep in mind I’m recounting how this foundation worked for my skin type.
-Has a nice cooling sensation upon application.
-It feels slightly hydrating at first but the effect only lasts a few minutes
-It really does blend easily, both with a brush and fingers
-The packaging (plastic and lightweight) has a good closure that snaps shut to prevent the product from drying out or coming open when not wanted.

-Dull matte finish
-Drying on my skin type (dry/mature)
-Began to break up after about 3 hours, began to appear grainy and dry, especially under my eyes
-Accentuates both texture and dry spots
-Creases and collects in every fine line (and very badly in the not so fine lines!).
-Medium coverage at VERY best...had to build feverishly to even achieve this.
-ZERO GLOW unless you count the tiny shimmer particles that are totally useless (they don’t show on the skin).

I’m beyond bummed about this one. It’s the total opposite of what it’s marketed to be! If they’d have launched this as the “cashmere stick” I think the reception would be much better, because it’s MUCH more akin to the Cashmere Liquid foundation than the Fresh Glow Liquid foundation..

Bottom line, HUGE fail for me. I’m inclined to say this foundation would be much better suited for combo/oily skin that has very few lines or textural issues. However the short wear time and the way it separates/pools, make me wonder if it would wear well on oileir skin types either!
Basically if you already have perfect skin and want a light coverage, matte formula...ya may wanna try this. If you don’t, save your money.

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