Newest Reviews


Lip Treatments -Badger - Sweet Orange Cocoa Butter Lip Balm Stick

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Love the scent, nice big tube. Not as moisturizing as I'd like. I seem to need to reapply a lot.


Loose Powders -Rimmel - Match Perfection Silky Loose Powder

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*HG STATUS*

If you bake, then invest in this powder no questions asked. A lot of people use airspun, but that oxidized horribly and broke me out all over my face. This Rimmel powder is a dream; I use it for setting my foundation, for baking, for everything. I'm so pale, that most powders are too pink for me, but this stuff is amazing. About 30 minutes after it sets in, my skin looks airbrushed and perfect. This is so cheap, and works like a dream. Definitely my favorite by far!

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Lotions/ Creams -Rituals - Rituals of Sakura Hand Balm

on 2/26/2017 9:15:00 PM

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This is, as far as I understand it, one of the hand balms replacing the old "Gingko's Secret hand balm". Now every "line" within the brand has its own version of this, but it seems like it's mostly the scent that differs. Either way, this is a fantastic hand balm - one of the very best remedy for my winter dry hands, and certainly the best one that is luxurious on top of being effective. The feeling when you rub it in is that it creates a protective barrier on top of the skin, yet it sinks in relatively quickly for being such a rich balm. I use this mostly in the evenings, and I wake up with baby smooth hands, and it's not just an effect that washes off during the day, it's truly healing. The scent of the sakura line is excellent, though you might want to look into one of the other lines if you're not fond of florals.

I just saw that it's also available in a version that has SPF 15, which is quite nice for summer/daytime wear.

I am currently waiting for a response about whether or not the glycerin and allantoin in the balm is plant based/synthetic rather than animal derived, and I'm really hoping it is, because I want to keep repurchasing this over and over again! Will update this review once I've gotten a reply. (Rituals Sweden sadly doesn't have a list of vegan options, but rather lists a few animal derived ingredients to look out for (honey, beeswax and lanolin), and doesn't mention possible animal byproducts like glycerin, allantoin and lactic acid.)

+ Cruelty free
+ Soothing, healing and wonderfully nourishing hand balm
+ Has shea butter!! The "magic" ingredient
+ Fantastic scent - not overwhelming, but still quite rich
+ Lovely design

- A little bit on the pricey side - though it really, really works, so it's worth the price


Lipstick -Makeup Revolution - Rose Gold Lipstick

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To be honest, I bought one of these lipsticks just because it was such beautiful packaging. I'm a sucker for cute packaging. Upon first application, these are incredibly smooth and go on the lips with ease; no feathering outside of my lips, or creating that "line". They smell like vanilla frosting, not too artificial smelling. I thought it was a decent lipstick, nothing spectacular, but I'd probably try another color just to add to my rose gold collection ;)

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Liquid -Urban Decay - All Nighter Foundation

on 2/26/2017 9:01:00 PM

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I have been using the Urban Decay Naked skin since it was released and it is one of my all time favourites. I was pretty excited when UD announced this foundation. I purchased this the first week it was available on Sephora and have used 1/3 of the product. How could a hybrid between the Naked Skin and my fav setting spray be bad on any level...

The GOOD: I like the packaging. The product is in a pump that is pressurized so that as you pump the product is pushed up so that there is no waste. The lid doesn't really stay on the product as well as it could but it is only a problem if traveling with the item. I like the consistency of the foundation and find that it truly does last all day.

The BAD and UGLY: This foundation oxidizes on my skin and turns orange. I have used this foundation with many different primers and without a base and I get the same issue. I literally look like I was using Doritos dust as foundation. The funny part being for an embarrassingly long set of months I thought it was just my undertones clashing with the new white dye job. Neh, it was the foundation.

BOTTOM LINE: Try the foundation before you buy it. I should also note the colours, although the same numbering system as the Naked Skin, doesn't seem to match up in shades. This oxidizes on me in seconds, so it shouldn't be hard to figure out if this foundation is the look your going for.

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Lipstick -Pacifica - Devocean in Tenderness

on 2/26/2017 8:51:00 PM

Ah, my favourite lover on the side. I'm always a fan of products that are as green as possible, and I wish more brands were as well. Pacifica's 'Devocean' lipsticks have a buttery smooth texture and come in some great colors - my favorite of which is 'tenderness'; a lovely browny-pink nude. The scent/flavour is delish - it's hard not to lick it off your lips ! The only minor 'gripe', if you could call it that, is that I wish they lasted a wee bit longer on the lips as I find I can burn through a tube of this in no time. But overall this is a great moisturizing lipstick. I wouldn't want to be stranded on a desert isle without it, or on a long commute, or in a cabin in the woods - pretty much anywhere actually. Highly recommended.


Mascara -Maybelline - The Falsies Push-Up Drama

on 2/26/2017 8:48:00 PM

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I bought this on sale. Hated it at first... but now I love it. The brush is very thin and the "push-up" shaped bristles hold alot of product. A light touch is best. One coat is enough for me. I
With a little practice I like this mascara now.


Lips -NYX - Soft Matte Lip Cream (All)

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These little babies are truly a drugstore gem! By far the best matte lip cream I've found, and so cheap! I usually get mine at Ulta buy 1 get 1 50 % off. They smell great, like vanilla cupcakes (very suttle, not too overpowering) and they are so easy to put on. The texture is like a mousse, and blends so well, doesn't cake up my lips, and comes off easily. Honestly, I have these in almost every color and wear them every day to work. I've gotten so many compliments, and I see why. These lip creams are simply amazing!


Foundations -Marc Jacobs - Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate

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I had very high hopes for this product because I love full-coverage and matte/demi-matte foundations. it is indeed full-coverage. I have major acne scarring, active blemishes, and redness and this covers it all. it is also truly matte. it controls my oils very well, though I'm not very oily. I have it in the shade 12 ivory, which is ~nc20 but no lighter. there is a huge jump between the lightest shade and this one. I'm a warm olive and this pulls a little too yellow on me. sometimes it oxidizes, but not every time. why does it deserve 2 stars? no matter how little I use, how I apply it, what I use under or over it, it settles into EVERY fine line and wrinkle on my face. I swear this foundation ages me. it evens out my very uneven skintone, but it just doesn't suit my skin. Even with good primers, this cracks and separates and never looks smooth and flawless. I have a problem with some foundations emphasizing my forehead wrinkle and smile lines, but this emphasizes those and more! I've seen this work for certain people really well, and I really wanted to like but I can't stand how it makes my skin look, despite the amazing coverage.


Mascara -BeneFit Cosmetics - Roller Lash

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This deserves better reviews, because this is one of my favorite mascaras by far! When I first starting using a sample of this, 5 people stopped me and complimented me, asking if my lashes were real. Naturally, my lashes are long but very sparse and spider-leggy with most mascaras. This stuff lengthens even more, plus thickens them to great lengths. On one occasion my husband even asked me what kind of lashes I was wearing, and he never notices my lashes which really made me realize how awesome this stuff is! The price is the only downfall, at $24 a tube, it's high for something only meant to last for 3 months. Honestly, you get what you pay for with this mascara. I think it's worth it for sure, especially since it's a wet formula and doesn't flake like every other drugstore mascara I've used. If you didn't like this, give it another shot you won't be let down!



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