Newest Reviews


Cleansers -Tatcha - Indigo Enzyme Powder

on 1/24/2017 12:14:00 AM

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I have mixed feelings about this one. It does a decent job of removing oils and cleaning skin, but it is not the amazing miracle product for sensitive skin.

Pros:
- Gentle exfoliation, decent lather, decent cleaning power
- No smell
- Easy to use

Cons:
- Packaging is messy, powder will get everywhere if you are not careful
- Contains alcohol, so can be drying. Probably not the best for dry skin
- Overpriced for what it is

Overall, a very gimmicky product. The blue powder looks a bit like a fine laundry detergent or Comet that you use for cleaning.

List of ingredients for those that need it: Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Potassium Myristate, Polygonum Tinctorium (Japanese Indigo) Leaf/Stem Extract, Indigofera Tinctoria Leaf Extract, Colloidal Oatmeal, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin (Pearl) Protein, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran, Algae Extract, Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Mica, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol.


Moisturizers -Caudalie - Premier Cru La Creme

on 1/24/2017 12:12:00 AM

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Love this. Have worn for years. Aside from moisturizing my face, I carry a small time tube and apply over my makeup (cheeks forehead) in middle of day when I feel dry. Does not mess up my makeup. What's not to love?

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Treatments (Face) -Acne.org - Treatment

on 1/24/2017 12:11:00 AM

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I am so happy I started using this! I really wish I had started a years ago! My acne started after high school and it was really frustrating becuase I had never really dealt with acne in my teens and then all of sudden in my 20's I got acne and it kept getting worse through out the years. Now at 24 I decided to try something else. So I bought the acne cleanser and acne treatment only from acne.org and used my trusty FAB ultra moisturizer.Benzoyl peroxide also seems to work for me better than salicylic acid so I had high hopes and plus they had a lot of testimonials. So by week one I noticed a huge difference but my skin did get dry and I started to peel around my mouth so I use my clarisonic brush to brush off the flakes. I'm on week 3 and I have clear skin right now except for a tiny pimple near my chin. I still used makeup everyday I just make sure to moisturizer and use a hydrating primer. I have acne scars still that have faded somewhat. The price isn't too bad and you do get a lot of product.I'm really happy I don't stress out so much about my skin. If ur tired of dealing with acne I recommend you try this.

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Toners -Caudalie - Beauty Elixir

on 1/24/2017 12:08:00 AM

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Love the new Jason Wu scent. This is my second bottle. I use it at home throughout day. I'm not even sure it has a function, except it makes me "feel" pampered. Otherwise, too much alcohol in product.


Skincare - Body -Shea Terra Organics - Argan Oil

on 1/23/2017 11:50:00 PM

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I honestly don't think I'll purchase from this company again. I originally received two bottles of oil one of which - the argan - was spoiled and leaking. The company graciously issued me store credit and have been very courteous which I am thankful for. However, the replacement product I ordered months later was spoiled again! The cape chamomile water had brown sediment in it and smelled foul. Now I know from good authority that distillate water with floating pieces means it's spoiled. I just thought that considering what happened the first time, you would think they would look to make sure the product was fresh before sending it. Anyway it's down the drain now and I don't even want my money back because why bother? I can't find the chamomile water to review so hopefully the argan review will help people out. By the way I am reviewing their Canadian store.


Brows -Anastasia Of Beverly Hills - Brow Wiz

on 1/23/2017 11:36:00 PM

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Purchased at Sephora based on recommendation. SA did a great job w application, but I've not quite mastered it yet.


Skincare - Face -Julep - Skin Care Kit

on 1/23/2017 11:34:00 PM

Am really, really liking the 4 piece kit purchased at Ulta, for about $50. The love your bare face hydrating cleansing oil is a dream to apply, it's slippery, spreads easily, and you only need one pump to cleanse your whole face (I squirt one pump into the palm of my hand, then use fingers to apply and massage it into my skin). It feels really good, and takes off all makeup easily (if I've applied waterproof mascara and liner, I first clean my eye area w/Clinique purple makeup remover).

I rinse the sponge w/water and squeeze it out really well, then massage/gently scrub in circular motions, my whole face, even the eye area, gently of course. After cleansing I rinse my face w/water, rinse the sponge, squeeze out excess water, then keep it in the bag it comes packaged in (the top is cut off, so it does dry out a bit after a day or so). The whole process takes a few minutes, and my face feels soft, clean, and is ready for treatment. Been using this almost every night for about a month. The few nights when I was lazy and went to bed without cleansing, I could see, and feel, the difference in the AM.

Been alternating between several product lines at night. One day I'll use Clinique all about eyes, then the Julep what your skin needs serum, then ROC retinol correxion sensitive night cream (I love, love the ROC cream, only use it every other day though). Another day I'll use Clinique smart custom-repair eye treatment, then Clinique smart custom-repair face serum, followed by Julep what your skin needs facial milk. Yet another night, Clinique all about eyes, Shiseido white lucent brightening balancing softener, Shiseido white lucent brightening face serum, followed by Julep what your skin needs facial milk.

Sounds like a lot of steps, and a lot of products, it is at first, BUT, once I figured out what products played well together, and are actually working for my skin, the whole process takes 4-5 mins. The past few years I've been using Alba Botanica pore purifying pineapple enzyme cleanser morning and night ( w/a similar combination of products as listed above). I found it was drying out my oily-combo, over 50 skin too much, and I was having to use more creams on my face to compensate.

I still use the pineapple enzyme cleanser in the AM, but using the Julep kit at night has made such a difference in how my skin feels and looks. The puffiness and crepey texture on my eye area, especially the inner, upper area is looking so much better. Overall texture, skin tone, fine lines, visible pores, have greatly improved, my skin is more balanced with less oiliness, and less dryer patches, and my makeup is wearing much better, and for a longer time than before.

The Julep night shift deep sleep facial mask is too rich of a cream for me at this time (and I found it didn't always play nicely w/the other products, sometimes it pilled up, so I rinsed, and started again, without applying the facial mask), I will definitely be purchasing another kit when this one is finished.


Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear [old formula - REFORMULATED]

on 1/23/2017 11:34:00 PM

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Love it. EL loves my skin. It melts into my face, doesn't set on top. It looks and feels natural. Stays on a long time. I feel like myself wearing it. I've used ALOT of foundations. If you like EL then try double wear. I work in office and need my makeup to last all day. This does.


Masks -Origins - Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask

on 1/23/2017 11:27:00 PM

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Boring skin creme. It provided me with average moisture. I've applied on face and neck. No visible results, as in dewy skin or hydrated appearance. I bought to wear on long haul flights and it felt like a bottle of Jergens for the face. I won't purchase again.


Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - toilet seat covers

on 1/23/2017 11:27:00 PM

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BEST BLOTTING PAPERS OUT THERE!!!! I saw on pinterest makeup hacks and toilet seat covers was on it as blotting paper. It takes away all the oil from my skin and so similar to the expensive blotting papers I purchased. I always take a few whenever there are any in the bathroom. I never use the first one because I'm paranoid it's dirty so I use the second or third one. I take quite a few and cut them up into squares at home. This is so much better than using actual blotting papers since its free and better than using a napkin since this light and less likey to move your makeup.



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