Newest Reviews


Moisturizers -CeraVe - Healing Ointment

on 4/26/2017 5:56:00 PM

This is similar to Vaseline, but with beneficial ingredients. I have been using this around my eye area at night for added moisture & on my lips. I have seen awesome improvement in my lips. They don't appear dry or cracked looking. They look smooth & hydrated. It's like my little lip wrinkles are gone. What a nice surprise😊


Cleansers -Neutrogena - Deep Clean Facial Cleanser

on 4/26/2017 5:38:00 PM

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A basic cleanser for oily skins who like to feel thoroughly clean, but likely too harsh for everyone else. One pump is the perfect amount to cleanse my face without making it feel dry or tight; any more than that, and I get some tightness in the eye area, which I definitely don't want! The smell really takes me back to high school, which isn't necessarily a good thing, but it didn't take me long to tune it out.


Self Tanners -Unlisted Brand - Loving Tan Deluxe Bronzing Mousse Dark

on 4/26/2017 5:18:00 PM

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This product is amazing! This product will truly give you the beautiful bronzed look you've been wanting! I mean, seriously, the BEST tan I've ever had! It's super easy to apply! No need to lay outside for hours hoping to get tanned. I will not use any other self tanner anymore! Loving Tan is the best by far! I have tried many OTHER self tanners and ended up with streaking, looking orange (not bronzed) and even an uneven application. Not with this product! You truly get the most beautiful results! Loving Tan also has the removing/polishing glove which is perfect for getting an old tan off and/or exfoliating before applying your next tan. Also, the Loving Tan applicator mitt is so great! I have not used another applicator mitt that works as good as theirs either and it is so easy to clean to reuse. I highly recommend this product and will only purchase my self tanner from them! Finally, I can be flawlessly tan all year long and it's so easy!

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Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Advantage 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser

on 4/26/2017 5:03:00 PM

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I've been using it for a week now and so far I'm really liking it. I started using this because I'm just at a loss on how to minimize the cystic acne on my chin and I read some reviews on this and said, what the hell I'll give it a try.
So far it's been great. My overall face seems brighter and glowy. I like the slight minty smell and my face feels so fresh and cool after I rinse. It kinda feels like a scrub but it's not at all abrasive and it doesn't hurt my acne when I'm massaging it in. I've been trying to do it twice a day (morning and night) but sometimes I miss a time and only do it before I go to bed. It even helped clear out the blackheads on my nose!!! Those are usually always a pain for me to clear out! That was a nice bonus because I didn't expect that to happen!

As for my chin acne, it might be too early to tell yet if it's going to get rid of them but I do like that I'm seeing some improvement! They're getting smaller and starting to dry out which makes me soooo soooo happy!! I mean, my face isn't close to being perfect but so far in 5 years, this is the first time I've felt confident enough to NOT hide my face behind foundation. Even when I do put on some light coverage, it looks great because bumps are smaller and my skin looks smoother and my pores look smaller.

I'm really hoping this keeps up because I'm done trying out different cleansers and drastic overly aggressive, over drying prescription cleansers.


Mascara -Cover Girl - So Lashy! blastPRO

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I'm pretty surprised to see how negative the reviews are for this, but I feel like mascaras are very subjective. I actually like it. I like the regular Last Blast and I don't feel like this formula is all that different, perhaps a touch more dramatic/darker. If you like the original Last Blast and the unique wand interests you, I say try this out. I like the little spiked end of the wand for really exaggerating my outer lashes.

I don't find any flaking and I do sometimes encounter problems with that. My main gripe is that this seemed so expensive for drugstore mascara, I think I paid $11 - $12? Too much, but part of the upward trend of drugstore pricing I think.

I've tried, I believe, the extreme black and the intense black. Not a whole lot of difference there. If you're looking for something dramatic, with an interesting wand you don't mind working with, and you like Lash Blast - try it out.


Treatments -Sally Hansen - Instant Cuticle Remover

on 4/26/2017 4:47:00 PM

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It works, but it's awful.

Pros:
- easy to use
- very convenient packaging
- fast and efficient

Cons:
- in a long run (I used it several times) it managed to damage and insanely dehydrate my nails. How I use it: apply it on one hand, let it sit for 30 sec, push cuticle back with wooden stick, wipe it off, cut a bit of cuticle if needed and wash my hands. It takes about 2 minutes top. After I do the same on another hand and I'm done. After couple of weeks of use both my nails and my toenails were severely dehydrated and cracking. I've had a brake from this for about a month. It all came back to normal, but last week I used it again and I'm back to disaster. I want to cry...

It's awful, I never buy it again.


Lip Gloss -Wet 'n' Wild - Perfect Pout Gel Lip Balm

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I have this in the shade Play and I quite like it! It's sheer but actually pretty bright. I really like the color, it brightens up my face just a bit without feeling too overdone. It's not long-lasting but the formula is smooth and feels good on. The smell/taste are pretty minimal to me. For only a couple bucks, I'd say this one is worth trying.


Blush -MAC - Rhubarb

on 4/26/2017 4:36:00 PM

I bought Rhubarb about 2 months ago, pretty much on a whim. Spring is approaching and I was in the mood for something new and bright and this blush sure is BRIGHT. And I like it well enough, but had I know that MAC was going to be coming out with some absolutely delicious and glowy In Extra Dimension blushes, I'd certainly have waited for those. Still, this is a pretty awesome blush and seems always to look right, no matter what colour clothing I'm wearing - I think that despite its insane looking brightness in the pan, it really is a "natural" shade on me in terms of my own colouring and also how it applies. And while it seems like you would need a very restrained hand with this, lately I've found I'm having a lot more success loading up my blush brush quite heavily (no matter what blush I'm using) but then only touching it very lightly to my skin. This seems to give a much more natural result than using a small amount of product and then having to rub my brush around to distribute and buff it out.


Lips -NYX - Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo

on 4/26/2017 4:08:00 PM

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I am NC 30-35, yellow olive toned, with deeply pigmented lips that have a cool undertone. I assumed when searching for a red that my match would be blue toned. When I swatched this Monte Carlo and Amsterdam, the latter, an orange based tone worked best against my skin. However I use both because when applied lightly to dry but previously moisturized and exfoliated lips, (I scrap off the doe applicator or use a brush, Amsterdam looks like a natural daytime red. Monte Carlo somehow looks dressier and more evening. This formulation doesn't dry my lips and wears evenly. I can extend wearing time if I use a primer or bit of foundation and if I blot then lightly dust powder through the tissue. I have also lined with a natural lip liner, but I don't really have problems with lipstick migrating or bleeding. It doesnt feel like I'm wearing much product. I don't usually wear any red, so this is all a new concept for me. My favorite way to wear it (for occasions) is to first apply 1 thin layer of Amsterdam. Blot. Then one thin layer of montecarlo. I got this idea because when swatched on my skin, Monte Carlo skewed blue, pink red (aka leaning towards fushia which I didn't want) Obviously I don't do this for every day. Personally I think the doe foot applicator dispenses too much product, kind of like mascara applicators.

Note: NYX lip products are scented. These are not as strongly scented as butter glosses, but your tolerance may vary.


Lip Gloss -NYX - Soft Matte Lip Cream - Amsterdam

on 4/26/2017 3:52:00 PM

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I don't really wear red lip products. I don't even wear red clothes. But, I fell in love with NYX soft matte lip cream in Amsterdam. I am Asian, NC 30-35, yellow toned olive skin. I have deeply pigmented lips with cool undertones. But, because my skin is yellow toned, amsterdam's warm bright orange toned reds work.( I also bought Monte Carlo, a blue based red, in this formulation for reasons below) the stock photo above is not representational of amsterdam IRL.

On my combination skin, this is matte and I do need to apply sparingly over dry but moisturized and exfoliated lips. It lasts longer if I do not put on fresh coat of lip balm underneath. If I am careful to apply thin layers as per advice of one reviewer below and I blot and set in between layers, this lasts 3+ hours with some even wear akin to a matte stain. For additional staying powder, I have done a bit of primer or foundation underneath and a light veil of powder over tissue over this. When I removed this, my lips weren't dry. It's not a super obnoxious attention getting red. When applied this way, it's actually subtle for an orange red. This is not something I recommend touching up in public. If the idea of lip stain is okay with you, the easiest would be to run balm over it to soften the pigment after it's worn to a stain.

Since I like the formulation and can live with the scent, I also decided to try another red, more blue pink in tone, Monte Carlo. If a red can be natural, Amsterdam looks more natural, Monte Carlo looks more evening. But the MC swatch was more fushia on me than I wanted, so I apply a first thin coat of Amsterdam, blot and then apply a thin coat of Monte Carlo. I only do this for certain occasions. The doe applicator is fine to use if you scrape most of the product off, For the price, both are worth consideration.

Note: unlike the picture above, Amsterdam is an orange toned red IRL, not a pink one. If you want a pink red, try Monte Carlo. The reason why I layer them is because MC when swatched on my hand actually leaned towards the fushia spectrum which I didn't want.



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