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Concealers -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Under Eye

on 8/19/2018 7:57:00 AM

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It's almost embarrassing to write such a great review after reading all the negatives!
BB Under Eye has become my Holy Grail of concealers. I love it and would never be without it!
My skin is fairly oily, this is the reason I think it works so well on me.
A tiny pin head amount, smoothed either with my fingertip or the brush works wonders to get rid of the darkness under my eyes. It's full coverage and not difficult to blend. I don't find it streaky, cakey or turning color.
This summer I have gone without foundation makeup by dabbing BB Under Eye on a very few places on my face where I want coverage (yes, it can be used on the face). I use the brush for my face, it covers and blends completely, does not streak, is waterproof and doesn't settle in to fine lines. My daily makeup is eyebrow pencil, neutral eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, some BB under my eyes and on my face ( in a few spots) and I'm out the door! It makes my makeup routine fast. I've received compliments on looking well rested, etc.
I remove makeup every night with Neutrogena Wipes before washing with Cetaphil or one other of the washes I use.
I highly recommend. It could be that some are using too much....the tiniest drop is all you need.

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Hair Treatments -Unlisted Brand -Shea Butter

This has to be one of the most economical yet purest DIY treatments I've done on my hair to date. Take 2 tablespoons Shea butter, 2 tablespoons Coconut oil and 2 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel. Make sure the Coconut oil is melted. You can easily melt it by placing the coconut oil in a cup then place the cup in a bowl of hot water. Whisk the 3 ingredients together well for 3 minutes. Pour your mixture into a ready container. Best container is a wide-mouth that you can stir before you scoop out your amount. I used one that could hold 3 ounces. I basically lightly coated my strands and went about my day. The mixture will make your hair slick back. I washed mine about 6 hours later. The shine this treatment produced is incredible. It's lasting for days and I normally use Argan oil to get a shine, but not this time. No product needed. My hair is soft. Best DIY, non-chemical hair treatment yet. I've also used very tiny amounts to highlight my strands. For reference, I used Aloe Vera gel 100% natural cold-pressed; Organic Shea Butter; Organic Virgin Coconut Oil unrefined.
For additional beneficial oils: Peppermint oil has been thought to stimulate hair growth; Emu oil is thought to stop hair loss; Some swear by Castor oil for their hair growth. Just add a few drops to your palms along with your mixture instead of the container. This way, the original batch will not be changed or super greasy and you can use it as a shine preparation for your hair when you go out, also. Use the other oils as a massage therapy down to your roots and scalp knowing that your hair will be quite slick.

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Treatments (Face) -Unlisted Brand -Indeed Laboratories - Hydraluron

on 8/19/2018 7:49:00 AM

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Hmm an interesting product! I have read a lot about this and eventually was inspired to try it because of Caroline Hirons. I am generally a little skeptical of one ingredient 'wonder' products however I have been enjoying using this and do think it plumps the skin up a little in between layers. However be warned that hyaluronic acid can draw moisture out of the skin if the atmosphere has low humidity or if you layer with the wrong type of products. I usually put this on after applying Buffet by The Ordinary, then before it has dried (which for me happens quickly) I add a layer of Clinique Moisture Surge. This pairing works really well for me and I do this at night. I am interested to try layering it with different kinds of products to see how it fares, however I have read that water-based moisturisers are a better option that oil for this kind of product. For the price I think it is well worth trying.

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Toners -MAC -Lightful Softening Lotion

on 8/19/2018 7:44:00 AM

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I am on to my second bottle of this and will keep repurchasing! It is a little on the pricy side (for me anyway, as I am a bargain hunter) but I have found it to be one of the few toners I have found that actually packs a punch with its ingredients. It does have fragrance it it which I generally avoid but I haven't found it to be irritating as it is fairly low down on the ingredient list. However I cover my eyes to avoid spraying it in them as that does sting for me. I think the packaging is cute and I love to use it as a first step in my morning routine as it adds some nice ingredients and a little moisture but doesn't leave a tacky finish that interferes with my other products.

*I have recently purchased the Andalou Naturals Illuminating Toner as it seemed like a similar product but was much better value for money. So far I like both, but the Andalou toner does have a cloying scent that I don't love. I still think the MAC one is my favourite in this category!

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Treatments (Face) -Unlisted Brand -Indeed Laboratories Snoxin

on 8/19/2018 7:39:00 AM

I have recently run out of the Snoxin original and have bought 2 x more of the Snoxin II which I am finding to be just as good to use. In spite of the truly bizarre name of this product I love using this under my sunscreen during the day as it is one of the few good serums I have tried that doesn't pill when paired with other products. I am really loving this brand and will keep trying the other products in their range!

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Treatments (Face) -Unlisted Brand -Indeed Labratories - Retinol Reface

on 8/19/2018 7:37:00 AM

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This is great value! Very effective, fragrance free, great packaging (once there is too little product for the pump you can twist off the cap which is a nice detail) plus very affordable. I have noticed a softening of fine lines while using this 3 times a week. The price means I can use it on my neck and chest as well and not be riddled with guilt as I would have to be if this was 10x the price. I have 3 back up tubes of this and get it every time there is a sale on for it. It also layers well with other products although it is creamier than a traditional serum product so you might have to factor that when adding your moisturiser over the top.

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Moisturizers -Mario Badescu -Seaweed Night Cream

on 8/19/2018 7:22:00 AM

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Seriously Mario Badescu - you have stitched me up big time with this. Wtf were you thinking?? I love the look of this cream, I love the idea of a cutely packaged night cream that doesn't necessarily have all the bells and whistles of serums but does the job as a last step of sealing in my other products. Also - the mint green is such a cute colour! Sadly this was a greasy, mess on my face and never absorbed in any way. It just slid around on my pillow like a slimy mess. I loved the frog-esque colour of the moisturiser but I didn't want it to make me feel like a sticky amphibian. Not sure why there is such an intense film with this, its may be the acrylate-based film-forming agent? You have been warned.

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Styling Products -Bumble & Bumble -Styling Creme

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Bumble and Bumble products do what they say, they're dependable and if you purchase the largest size, it should last you a year. That's an economical bottle of product when you divide it by 12 (months). I actually prefer the smaller sizes but my local Sephora is always out-of-stock with them so I've purchased the larger bottles/tubes at times. Still a bargain in the long run.
Using this creme on my fine, bleached hair has never damaged it. Once I determine the right amount for the look I am going for that day, my dry hair is held in place with a softness or hardness that I choose. I can brush through the creme, finger through or comb through while wet, the options are there. This styling creme acts like a 3-in-1 product for me. It's similar to a gel/mousse/root booster yet it's a creme. No annoying fragrance. If I want any shine I add Argan oil to my hair.
This creme is strong, it lasts until I shampoo it out. I wouldn't expect anything less from B and b. Just remember to start out with a pea size dollop and adjust the amount from there, otherwise, your hair can get weighted down. I've even used it with damp hair and brush rollers and those were mighty waves that lasted!

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Treatments (Face) -Trilogy -Rosehip Oil Antioxidant +

on 8/19/2018 7:18:00 AM

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Love this product! I'm glad Trilogy is getting the kudos it deserves overseas as I think it is a brand with lots of good products, in particular their oils. This one is lovely as it has added antioxidants which not only improve the formula but help to stabilise the rosehip oil. I also LOVE the fact it has no added irritating essential oils which is a pet peeve of mine (and is so common in "natural" brands). For me this is on the heavier side in terms of oils however it doesn't feel occlusive - I would just recommend using it at night if you have combination skin rather than in the morning with sunscreen or make up.

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Moisturizers -Bioderma -Sensibio AR

on 8/19/2018 7:14:00 AM

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A lovely, rich, non-irritating cream perfect for dehydrated or dry skin in winter as a final step in your routine. The mineral all gives it a slightly greasy, heavy finish but unless you have an acneic skin this should be fine, it just means that I have been wearing it at night rather than under make up during the day. Reasonably priced and well formulated! Would recommend.

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