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Masks -The Body Shop - Tea Tree Oil Face Mask

on 2/19/2017 3:25:00 PM


It was my first mask bought from body shop and i don't regret my decision. I was specifically looking for a product for my blemished skin and this came to my rescue. I love the soothing feeling it gives when applied and it causes no irritation on your acne.

Moisturizers -Eucerin - Redness Relief Soothing Night Creme

on 2/19/2017 3:21:00 PM


I've been searching for that one perfect night cream which won't irritate my skin, locks in moisture and keeps my skin hydrated all night. I got one step closer with Eucerin Redness Relief Night Cream.

I love the simple formula which is is soothing, fragrance free, silky smooth like a high end department store product, and a great value for the price. I don't care for the jar packaging, but this product doesn't have any ingredients which would degrade due to air and light exposure, so I only have to worry about dipping into the container with clean hands. I use it as my last PM skin care step. I tend to slather it on, almost like a sleeping mask, so it keeps my skin hydrated all night. I wake up with happy skin, but my drier areas don't feel quite as hydrated as with more moisturizing products. Still, it is super over Renova cream, Alpha Skincare Enhanced 12% Cream, or other emollient skin care products on those dry areas. It is also a great overnight option for my oily T-zone on nights when I don't use any actives. I definitely would consider repurchasing this product!

Blush -NARS - Dolce Vita

on 2/19/2017 3:02:00 PM


I was so ready to love this blush, particularly since Dolce Vita lipstick is such a good shade on me. But I learned a lesson with this blush--even though I am neutral/cool and cool lipsticks and eye makeup look best on me (can't wear brown at all), I need a little warmth in my blush. This just looked muddy.

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Treatments (Face) -Unlisted Brand - Deciem Hylamide C25 Stabilized Vitamin C Booster

on 2/19/2017 2:56:00 PM


I can't really think of any redeeming qualities to Deciem Hylamide C25. Granted, this is only the second C serum I've used, the other being Paula's Choice C15 Super Booster. I actually really liked the PC product, but found it to be a bit too much for my skin, which caused irritation. I thought the Hylamide C25 would be less irritating because it contains a vitamin C derivative, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid. Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing whether the C in C25 was any less irritating because the product as a whole was even more irritating than the PC booster with L-Ascorbic Acid. I also found the C25 texture to be weirdly greasy and dry at the same time. It does not sink in well on its own, but is somewhat better when mixed 1:1 with Hylamide Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum or Sub Q Serum. Since both of those also irritate my facial skin, I'm quite out of luck on this one. Last resort was to use on my hands. On its own, C25 was very drying, making my hands look crepey. It is tolerable when used with the other Hylamide serums mentioned above, followed by a highly emollient cream. Even with these precautionary measures, I found my hands to not be as smooth, plumped and even toned as when I use the PC C15. These hylamide products have definitely been some of my worst buys. I must not be the only one who feels this way, because CVS also stopped carrying the line soon after it was introduced.

Lip Treatments -kaplanMD - Lip 20 Mask

on 2/19/2017 2:55:00 PM

It's expensive, but it lasts ages. Unfortunately, it's not that easy to get in UK, but hopefully not for long. This mask makes wonders. I am guilty of biting my lips when I am bored/nervous/concentrated etc. And imagine next day going out and wanting to wear that perfect matte red lipstick. Well if it was impossible before, with this mask it is definitely possible. I apply decent amount of this mask and leave it for a night, gently exfoliate in the morning, apply the mask again, if necessary repeat exfoliation multiple times and voila! by the evening I am wearing my favourite matte red and no one will be able to tell how badly I bite my lips just night before. Will repurchase

Foundations -Unlisted Brand - LittleStuff4u Pure Skin Mineral Foundation

on 2/19/2017 2:51:00 PM


Found this brand on Etsy, the prices, customer service and especially the quality are wonderful. The owner, Sandrah also has a website where you can see swatches of most everything. Samples are inexpensive and you can ask lots of questions with prompt response before purchasing. I sampled several shades of mineral foundation for my medium, Asian toned (probably closest to NC25 or 30 right now) skin and found Beige Sand to be a good mix but even better with a dash of lite or medium olive. The powder foundations come in cute little containers that slide open and closed. Am trying the creamy foundations next but have not yet found a good match.

Toners -Clinique - Clarifying Lotion #3

on 2/19/2017 2:50:00 PM


This toner is overpriced. It didn't do anything beneficial for my skin, I felt that I could have had similar results by just wiping my face with cotton dipped in alcohol. Didn't break me out though and when used with moisturiser didn't dry my skin out. I wouldn't repurchase as I didn't see any difference in my skin

Primer/ Corrector -LORAC - Light Source 3-in-1 Illuminating Primer in Dawn

on 2/19/2017 2:37:00 PM


First of all, I'm NOT a full-face foundation kinda girl, I usually just do a bit of under eye concealer or brightener then a face powder on my T-Zone. However, during the winter months I get the dull skin blues and usually resort to my MAC Strobe Cream around my eye area to give me a bit of a glow. My tube is all finished though and since I had a 20% off coupon I decided to purchase Lorac's Light Source 3-in-1 Illuminating Primer in Dawn to give it a try and compare. I bought it over a week ago and have been wearing it on a daily basis since then. So far so good, I really like it!

The formula is a bit thinner than the MAC Strobe Cream and I like that, it applies evenly and after over a week of wearing it on a daily basis I haven't had any breakouts or skin issues of any kind. The packaging is beautiful and sleek and compliments LORAC's overall packaging, although I wish this came in a tube since pumps are notorious for not letting you control the amount of the product you want and then don't let you get everything out when the container is almost empty!

Overall though, I can definitely see myself re-purchasing this! It's a bit pricey and I wish it came in a tube but I'll purchase it the next time I get another coupon from Ulta. Plus my husband has been complimenting my makeup this week which for the most part doesn't happen. LOVE!

Moisturizers -Hada Labo - Skin Plumping Gel Cream

on 2/19/2017 2:34:00 PM


Hada Labo Skin Plumping Gel Cream is a translucent gel cream that is silky and hydrating, is fragrance and dye free, with no mineral oil or petrolatum. I only used it at night as my last skin care step because it was too heavy and sticky for daytime use on my normal to oily skin.

My impression of this product is that it is an oil-free version of Clinique Moisture Surge Intense, slightly lighter, but not as light as the regular Clinique Moisture Surge. It is difficult not to compare this product to Clinique Moisture Surge Intense, which I found to be lacking in positive qualities. For my skin, Hada Labo was a bit less hydrating than the Clinique and more irritating, probably due to the range of Hyaluronic Acid ingredients in the Hada Labo. It had a similar acrylic paint odor to the Clinique product, but not as intense.

Overall, I found Hada Labo Skin Plumping Gel cream to be on par with Clinique Moisture Surge Intense--in other words, it did an OK job of sealing in moisture from previous skin care steps and lasted part way through the night. The so-so performance, along with jar packaging and its tendency to irritate, means I won't be repurchasing.

Blush -Unlisted Brand - Crunchi Make Me Blush

I have three of their four blushes. I really like them. Good color payoff and they go on smoothly. What I don't like is the price $30....for Blush!!! I'm not a fan of MLM companies as I think their prices are too high, but they have to pay their reps. My personal customer service experience with this company was non-existent. I sent 3 emails and not one of them was answered. Also the company touts "transparency"; however I have seen critical remarks about the company and their products scrubbed from social media and by beauty bloggers. Not so transparent after all.

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