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Polishes -OPI -Get in the Espresso Lane

on 7/15/2018 11:11:00 AM

I was getting this polish confused with Espresso Your Style so I was perplexed by not seeing any shimmer. This is a tobacco brown crème. It is a very cool, grey-toned brown so it might not flatter warm skin tones. It applies very nicely, and was almost a one coater for me, but 2 coats was perfection, since I do thin coats. It's a very dark brown but in most lighting you can see that it isn't black. It makes an exceptional base for a topper.


Bronzers -COVERGIRL -CG Bronzer in Golden Tan

on 7/15/2018 10:39:00 AM

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This is a great bronzer for $4 - the Golden Tan is for warm undertones and the Copper Radiance is a bit cooler. I prefer Golden Tan It has shimmer to it that gives a slight glow - I particularly like dusting this across my nose where the sun would hit and it gives a sheen. I own bronzers from Laura Geller, Bare Minerals, and Mac and I find myself reaching for this $5 Cover Girl bronzer the most. The brush is a dud of course, and the slender size of the pan is a bit awkward. It needs to be more square for a makeup brush to pick up product. The entire Cheekers line is worth checking out - their blushes in Rose Silk and Pretty Peach are gorgeous as well.

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Lip Gloss -MAC -Spice

on 7/15/2018 10:13:00 AM

Back in the days I was addicted to vgv lipglass even tho it was sticky but I went through so many of them. Then I strayed from Mac and never wore a lipglass again. Somehow last summer I saw a Japanese model wear spice lipglass on ig and it looked so good on her that I went to buy one for myself (I’m chinese so our skin tone almost same). Since then I’ve been wearing this lipglass a lot but especially in summer. Is a nice nude but is sexy. Doesn’t wash me out and add just a hint of glossiness. Oh and the lipglass is no longer sticky as back in the days lol

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Primer/ Corrector -Urban Decay -All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

on 7/15/2018 9:16:00 AM

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Pros:
- Stopped makeup melting (moving, becoming patchy)

Cons:
- Foundation and concealer still set into fine lines (no matter what foundation or concealer i used, and i tried multiple ones)
- It says that it will give you "smoother looking skin and vibrant makeup"1 but it didn't appear to do this for me

I've read a lot of reviews that give this product a very positive review but i just didn't find that it did enough for its price. Maybe it just doesn't work for me.

1) Quote taken from Debenhams.ie


Lips -Unlisted Brand -Motte Flowfushi Lip 38*C

on 7/15/2018 8:59:00 AM

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This lip treatment/gloss is supposed to bring your lip temperature up or down to 38 degrees Celsius, the temperature which according to the maker is the ideal temperature for your lips to be at their plumpest and most hydrated. I got mine in the bright orange color which supposedly brings up your lip temperature by 5 degrees. I can`t say that this feels hot when I apply it or at any time really. It doesn`t tingle, it doesn`t plump my lips, in fact it doesn`t really do anything more than any other gloss I have ever worn. The color is okay, a little too sheer for my taste, but it wears all right, it doesn`t bleed or feel gloopy. Right now in Kyoto it`s about 38-39 degrees Celsius, so I`m not sure if I my lips would benefit from this particular treatment; I probably should`ve opted for the -5 degrees treatment, but that one is a minty green color that didn`t really appeal to me. The insert suggests wearing them at night, but why would I wear a tinted lip product at night and smear it all over my pillows?! In Japan this retails at 1600 JPY, about 16 USD, so imo it`s too pricy for what it is and does.

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Cleansers -Simple -Hydrating Cleansing Oil

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First ever cleansing oil for me, so I don’t have anything to compare it to. Does the job, I wouldn’t say it gets rid of 100% of the makeup on my face (also depends on how much I have on that day), but it does remove the majority of it. I follow up with a face wash and toner anyway so it’s not a major problem. The bottle recommends using 3-4(?) drops of it, I don’t know what size drops they mean but that is far from enough. A good teaspoon size amount seems to do the trick for me. I’ve had it for 3 weeks now and use it most nights and I still have around 85% of the bottle left. I like how light and gentle it is, doesn’t feel disgustingly greasy like I expected it to be-especially on my oily t-zone, but rather hydrating and nourishing. Has that unscented type of scent (you know which one). Great price. (€9.99 from Boots Ireland) I can always depend on Simple’s products not to irritate my ridiculously sensitive skin.

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Polishes -OPI -Don't Cry Over Spilled Milkshakes

on 7/15/2018 7:59:00 AM

OPI's Don't Cry Over Spilled Milkshakes is from the 2018 Grease Collection.
It is almost white with a pale green cast to it.
The only positive thing I can say about it is that it looks fine after 3 coats and a top coat of Seche Vite.
The last few OPI's have been awful! They need to go back to the original formulas.
White is always hard to apply but some are much easier than others.
Don't Cry..... is one of the worst!
Very difficult to apply, it's thick, yet runny at the same time.
The first coat is horrible, very streaky. The second coat doesn't cover well, and doesn't self level.
The third coat is acceptable, but it looks thick...almost like fake nails.
I've found 3 coats doesn't last well, it either chips easily or the entire polish comes off the nail at once.
The Seche Vite resued this mess for me, but I know I will remove it in a day or two.

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Powder -COVERGIRL -Clean Normal Skin Pressed Powder

on 7/15/2018 7:47:00 AM

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I recently bought this to replace my Rimmel London pressed powder because I felt like it was clogging my pores. I really like the coverage and it seems to stay put. I also like how it is non-comedogenic. It doesn’t feel heavy or look cakey, and the color matches my skin well.

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Self Tanners -Jergens -Natural Glow Instant Sun (Deep Bronze) Sunless Tanning Mousse

on 7/15/2018 7:43:00 AM

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This stuff is the best! I am fair skinned and use the deep dark color because I feel like it gives the best color. I use a mitt to apply because if you don’t, the bronzer is tough to get off of your palms. Jergens (lotion & foam) makes hands down the best cheap self tanners!

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Hair Color -Wella -Koleston Perfect

on 7/15/2018 7:28:00 AM

I have been coloring my hair at home for many years, and I have used many boxed hair dyes from the drugstore (mainly Garnier Nutrisse and L'Oreal Excellence), and also from Sally's (Ion). I found a store by me that sold Wella Koleston Perfect, and figured why not try it, I'd heard good things about it.
And well, the hype is real!

I bought 10.8, a very light pearl blonde, to retouched my roots which are about a level 5-6. I used it with a 30% developer, and I was able to achieve a very light, non-brassy result! Much lighter than I ever got with the dyes I'd been using.

You can tell this product is better quality from the mixing stage - it is much creamier than most, spreads really easily and it expands, once on the hair, for awesome coverage. It's hard to miss spots with this product.

Hair feels in great condition, is shiny and healthy looking.

The only "con" (not really a con!) is that the tube is a bit difficult to squeeze, but oh well. And I had to use the whole tube, usually I can do half/half but this only comes in 2 oz.

Price-wise, funny enough, it is only about $2 more expensive than d/s hair color, so needless to say this will be my go-to hair color going forward.

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