Latest Reviews

Brows -L'Oreal -Brow Stylist Definer

on 12/15/2017 12:35:00 PM


I haven’t written a review in ages but I had to about this product. I’ve recently dyed my hair a darker shade and the brow pencil I had was too light. ABH brow wiz has been my HG for years but I didn’t want to spend the money for the expensive pencil because my hair will have some highlights soon. I bought the shade light brunette with not much expectation, but I am stunned. It is creamy, but not so much that it’s too soft and you can’t control it. The pigment was just enough, the tip is super fine just like the Anastasia one, and the shade wasn’t too warm which is usually my issue with most brow products. The spoolie on the end is also very nice and blended like a dream. I’m not sure if I’ll go back to Anastasia after I’m finished with my taupe pencil. This is seriously a drugstore gem.

Moisturizers -Philosophy -Renewed Hope in a Jar

on 12/15/2017 12:34:00 PM


My review will be short & to the point:
Received a small sample tube of this for free. Would never buy this because A). the scent is too strong & B). there are better, far less expensive moisturizers out there. Not impressed.

Concealers -Maybelline -Fit Me Concealer

on 12/15/2017 12:07:00 PM


Really impressed with this concealer!

I have dark undereyes and can never fully erase them, it's the hollowness of my eyes that causes shadows.

However, this is a really decent concealer for undereyes and blemishes - dab on, and blended really gently with a dryish sponge. I find it lasts really well, and the colour Fair works well on my pale skin. Incidentally, it's darker than my foundation but blends well and doesn't look really light (I'm NOT a fan of the highlight under the eyes!).

I find it lasts really well, it does crease under my eyes, but then, I have lines there so it would. I like the packaging because I can clearly see how much is left and the doe foot is small enough to be precise. It's relatively cheap, about £7 I think but Maybelline is often on a 3 for 2 in local shops.

Overall, I reckon it's worth a go.

Skincare - Face -Pixi -Glow Mist

on 12/15/2017 12:06:00 PM


I don´t use foundation during the day so I can´t vouch for the powdery to glowy effect, but I will say that this gives a lovely hydrating boost to my face after I finish doing my make-up (bar the foundation ofcourse) and gives a healthy glow to my face. I was worried my face would get oily throughout the day but my skin has reacted extremely well to the Pixi products I've tried and doesn't produce more oil. I feel like this has helped balance my skin even more so this product is a yes for me, although I find the pricing a bit steep. Luckily, I think this will last a pretty long time considering you only need a few sprays. We're not some YouTube fake ass guru that needs to douche themselves in a mist. Spray like a normal person and this will last you a good while

Masks -LUSH -Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask

on 12/15/2017 12:00:00 PM


This is, out of the Lush masks I have tried, the best one so far. I was truly so impressed with this one. It has a nice consistency to it and isn't too thick or too runny. It spreads easily over the face and has a nice cooling effect. I always let it sit for atleast 10 minutes so it can dry down. Happy to say that it doesn't give a tingling or a burning effect either. I hate it when masks have your face on fire.

Rinsing it off was easy too. Easier than the other two masks I've tried from Lush which is good. Afterwards, I really can tell redness has faded and any pimple or discoloration has faded to almost nothing. I can't really say that it is hydrating all that much, but I always apply a facial oil so I'm not bothered by that. I have other products that add the moisture. For atleast a good few days, my skin is noticeably more even, less red and overall more glowy. I will absolutely repurchase!

Fragrances -Nina Ricci -L'Air du Temps

on 12/15/2017 11:57:00 AM


Where did the scent go?!
I am something of a lazy classic perfume lover: I'm far from a connoisseur who seeks out vintage bottles, and I'm more than happy to use modern reformulations. They may have lost their former glory (I don't even want to find out and be disappointed), but the style, whether it's a "pure perfume" aldehyde or a bold oriental floral, is close to my heart.

On paper, it sounded like everything I like in a scent - soft flowers with a kick of spiciness, musky and woody base. In reality, L'air turned out to be a perfumed soap that's been left in a drawer for decades - a faint spicy clove or carnation appears and disappears, then a more powdery/soapy note, like after using an old-fashioned bar soap and talcum, and then...absolutely nothing. No fluffy red carnations or roses, no post-war fireworks, no smoky and spicy base notes characteristic of older scents. At least when I try a perfume for the first time, before I get too used to it, I can smell it on me the entire day - not with this. No reaction from others either, not even "What's that smell? Maybe you should see a skin doctor." (I'm pretty sure Hannibal Lecter won't be able to tell that I "sometimes wear L'air du temps" with the current formulation!)
I see this perfume often on the drugstore shelves between L'eau de Playboy and L'eau de Justin Bieber and, sadly, this feels like an appropriate place - looks like this sometime-legendary perfume is following the dying path of Evyan's White Shoulders rather than Shalimar. Mind you, I'm not talking about the price point - there are some excellent drugstore-grade scents - it just feels like Nina Ricci gave up on this one.

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Moisturizers -Sisley -Botanical moisturizer w/ cucumber

on 12/15/2017 11:56:00 AM


This may be a good product for a daily moisturizer, but it is so heavily perfumed, I couldn't use it. It doesn't not smell like cucumber at all but rather some very strong perfume.

Clothes -Unlisted Brand -StitchFix

on 12/15/2017 11:42:00 AM

I have been getting Stitch Fix for about 9 months every 3 weeks. They have my style and sizes down pat. I love receiving their packages and even though expensive, I'm not tempted to buy other clothes. Shoes--yes. It didn't take them long to figure out my style or my size for that matter and I am not that easy. I'm petite and overweight but they manage to make me look good. If I want a dress or dressy options I just send them a note and it will be in the next shipment.

I even have my husband getting SF now. One caveat: You do have to be exact and very honest about your size. My husband kept saying he was a medium. "Was" was right so he was upset that his first shipment did not fit.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Foundations -Wet 'n' Wild -Photo Focus Foundation

on 12/15/2017 11:37:00 AM


Loved this foundation, it makes your skin look flawless. However, it broke me out pretty bad.

Cleansers -Shea Moisture -Peace Rose Oil Complex Sensitive Skin Facial Cleansing Oil

on 12/15/2017 11:03:00 AM


I wanted to love this so badly. I’ve tried it off and on for months. I love oil cleansers. I have combination oily skin and oil cleansers work well for me... until they don’t. I don’t know what exactly is in this stuff but it Stings! Even when mixed with my L’occitane Shea oil cleanser, it still manages to sting. I tried to use it up since I paid for it, but nope. I think Shea Moisture needs to go back to the drawing board with this one. It has a lovely smell, though.

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