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Polishes -Essie -Romper Room

on 4/21/2018 2:12:00 PM


Romper Room is what I wanted Fiji to be. It's a great opaque (in two coats) pinky white that brightens up your nails. It looks clean, minimalistic and modern. I highly recommend :) I would say my bottle looks much whiter than the photos posted here though.

Fragrances -Estee Lauder -Bronze Goddess Eau de Parfum

on 4/21/2018 2:11:00 PM


Big disappointment. Smells nothing like the lotion or scrub or anything from the original line. If you want the original smell just get the body spray in the clear bottle.

Cleansers -Unlisted Brand -Albolene cleanser

on 4/21/2018 2:08:00 PM


Sweet mother of holy grail skin care. This is straight up witchcraft. My skin went from a red, splotchy, irritated, bumpy and dehydrated mess to soft, even and glowing within 4 days of use. 4 DAYS!

I've been nursing my skin since a long stint with tretinoin wrecked my moisture barrier. It would get sort of better with lots of asian toners (hydrating) and sheet masks, and squalane oil almost got it back to a nice texture, but nothing worked like Albolene does. I was using Vaseline to remove my makeup and "cleanse" for a while just because any cleanser and washing with water irritated my cheeks, so I thought, "how different could Albolene really be?" Oh, sweet naive, me. It's on a whole other level compared to straight up Vaseline.

And I get it, any kind of "cleanser" that leaves something behind seemed super off-putting to me. Like it was going to break me out or something, but it hasn't. In fact, the opposite occurs. My skin has never been clearer and I noticed a nasty hormonal zit forming on my chin, but I washed with Albolene and overnight it reduced substantially. Seems like it's just going away now.

AND I don't have to use a moisturizer afterwards - like when you strip all the oils off of your skin with cleanser and it cries for lotion? Yeah, that doesn't happen anymore.

From the second I put this on my face, I knew we were meant to be. I will probably always use Albolene. Now and forever. Amen.

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Pressed Powders -Rimmel -Stay Matte Pressed Powder


This is really good for your money's worth. This keeps me matte for around the 4-5 hour mark that it promises you. No flashback. I've used this on top of multiple foundations and I've never found that it cakes up. I also use this to set my eyelid primer so it don't crease.

Liquid -Josie Maran Cosmetics -Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid


It’s a good foundation if you don’t want a lot of coverage and it definitely moisturize dry skin so that’s a plus. But the staying power of that foundation is honeslty awful. You could apply it, turn your back to grab your mascara and bam there’s nothing on your face left. The reason why I gave it 3 stars is because I mixed it with a little bit of the dermacol foundation and it stayed well and added coverage. But on its own I have a lot of trouble to keep it in place during the whole day.

Moisturizers -Sukin -Sensitive Facial Moisturiser

on 4/21/2018 1:58:00 PM


Sukin is a very generous brand! This bottle contains 125ml at an excellent price and if you see the ingredients list, there are no nasties in the formula. More about the formula later. The packaging is perfect because the ingredients are not exposed to oxygen and they can therefore maintain their good qualities and nutrients which is what we want. On the contrary,creams that come in jars are in fact a nightmare. The worst part is that the properties of the ingredients oxidize everytime you open it and they lose their benefits. This won't happen with this pump bottle thank God.
Now the formula... No silicones, no perfumes (it has a very faint vanilla scent which comes from the vanilla extract that there is in it so nothing too severe and off putting). You can google all the ingredients for more info. I actually have very dry skin and this moisturiser works wonders. It is perfect for sensitive skin too. There are no lies in the claims. Give it a go and you won't regret it!

Thanks Sukin for thinking of our budgets and you offer such great products with no compromise in quality!

Just a tip: You don't have to press the dispenser all the way down. You will get way too much and it's a shame. Use lighter pressure and you will be fine.

Cleansers -CeraVe -Hydrating Cleanser Bar

on 4/21/2018 1:57:00 PM


Omg 😲! What the heck! Ive been looking for a good gentle bar soap for the shower 🚿 & I bought this one ☝️ to try since ceravae is good drug store brand that's fragrance free & dermatologist recommended! & I had tried their hydrating cleanser which I enjoyed Bc it was gentle like cetaphil! But anyway imagine my surprise when I opened this bar of soap & got hit with a big waf of fragrance in this 😳👎🏻!I cannot believe i let this one slip by me Bc I scrutinize all the ingredients that I buy in all my skincare products! & upon reading 📖 reviews of this soap I read a review that this has ethylene brasslate in it which is a musk ! A fragrance! 😳Ugh 😑 which I'm surprised that ceravae did Bc it's a fragrance free company! I will still try this in the shower 🚿 & hopefully the scent dissipates & doesn't linger around & I won't get any allergic reaction!

Fragrances -Chanel -Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense

on 4/21/2018 1:40:00 PM


I had high hopes for this flanker to Coco Mademoiselle. It was described as a deeper and richer version of CM so I bought a bottle. When first sprayed I had to look at the bottle because it was Coco Mademoiselle with no hint that it would evolve into something that would become a Chanel classic. I knew the top notes (mostly citrus - grapefruit) would dissipate in a few minutes and the mid or heart notes would appear. The heart notes are supposedly floral - jasmine, orange blossom and tuberose - were very soft and too far in the background to have any real presence. I was hoping the base notes of patchouli, tonka bean, musk and sandalwood would bring out the heart notes making Coco Mademoiselle Intense more than a slightly different version of Coco Mademoiselle. After 30 minutes nothing had changed and the scent was starting to fade. I sprayed Coco Mademoiselle on one wrist and the "Intense" version on the other wrist. The only exception was there was less citrus in the "Intense". I know perfumers add aromatic compounds to fragrance to extend the scent life. Eau De Parfum is supposed to contain between 10 - 20% of the aromatic compound and I would guess the "Intense" is about 10% considering how quickly it fades on well moisturized skin. (Eau De Toilette is between 5 - 20%). I do know there are several factors that can alter the scent of a perfume. Things such as foods that are eaten, medications, bath soap and the chemistry of your skin. Hopefully Chanel will come out with a CM Intense lotion or body cream to help the longevity of the perfume. I don't believe in over-powering perfume but I do want it to be noticeable to more than just myself and only if I sniff my wrist. The bottle I bought came from Chanel as I buy only authentic fragrances. I want to point out this is on MY SKIN and the scent could be different on your skin. Have a SCENTsational day!

Lipstick -Urban Decay -Vice Outspoken

on 4/21/2018 1:27:00 PM

So this review is for the UD Vice lipstick in Outspoken which benefits charity. It reads:
“Speak out and indulge your lipstick VICE. Every cent you spend on Outspoken, Our limited-edition shade, supports women’s rights through The Ultra Violet Edge. This versatile neutral lights up on any skin tone, feels super creamy & provides rich color pay off.”

Okay so that about sums it up. It’s proceeds go to charity which I love finally UD is catching up w MAC in good deeds well it’s a start!! It’s a beautiful creamy brown nudetral like if backtalk & 1993 had a baby! I love this shine. It’s similar to MAC velvet teddy or MAC Cherish. This just might be the perf Brown l am looking for to replace my beloved wetnwild Mocha Bean 901B I loved so much that was DC. Outstanding is a universally flattering color that goes with anything makeup-not-made-up to full frontal assault smoky eye w the falsies & highlighter you can see beaming across the galaxy. It’s very versatile & would be an asset to anyone’s collex esp if you are scared of brown looking “dated” or “too 90s.” A good way to break into wearing brown. It wears well like all VICE lipsticks for 3-4 solid hours I always touch up my MU anyways. #winning
grade: A++

“the ultra violet edge. Urban Decays global initiative to empower women.”

Concealers -Too Faced -Born This Way Concealer

on 4/21/2018 1:14:00 PM


The new fairest shade is a bit too yellow toned for me (I am a MAC NC10, but only because the NC10 is a bit more neutral/warm toned than the other studio fix fluid foundations). I don’t find it gives great coverage either, and it creases like crazy, even after being set. I like it better than the Naked Skin concealer (which goes even more yellow on me and dries my under eye skin into a crepey hot mess), but I’m not sure that’s saying much. I actually think I look better without concealer than with this.

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