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Gels/Soaps -Dove - Moisturizing Body Wash - "Deep Moisture"

on 2/20/2017 5:16:00 PM

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I got this when my skin started breaking out in hives and my doctor told me to use unscented products so bye bye Bath and Body Works. I got the sensitive skin instead of the unscented by mistake. I love this so much it will fully replace Bath and Body Works shower gel (maybe because it is a body wash). It is very rich and hydrating without a filmy feel. I even shave with this and skin feels so soft and no irritation.

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Lips -Joe Fresh Style - Long Wear Lip Veil in Nude

on 2/20/2017 5:14:00 PM

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This is an odd product. I'm not quite sure how I feel about it, which is why I've only given it three stars, but if 3.5 had been an option I would've gave it that. Joe Fresh is a cruelty free Canadian brand that can be found at Shoppers Drug Mart and Superstores in Canada.

The product costs $12.00 regularly, but I found it on sale for $5. I really doubt I would rebuy for $12.00, because there are other lip products I like more. Maybe if it goes on sale again I'll pick up another colour, but I'm not sure.

I picked up the shade Nude, which is a really pretty rosey pink colour. It cancels out my natural lip colour completely, which I like! I think it'll be a really lovely colour for spring/summer, but it's not a colour I would personally call a nude. It's a really pretty colour, though!

This product does have a scent, so if you're sensitive to scents I'd be a bit cautious. If you can find a tester of this product I highly recommend smelling it, but this brand doesn't typically have testers (at least not at the stores I've been to!) which is a bit lousy. This product smells like vanilla cupcakes, it is very sweet. If you've smelled Nyx lip products they also have a vanilla scent, but I personally feel like the Joe Fresh scent is stronger. I can't smell the product after I put it on my lips, though!

I like the packaging that the product has. It's a clear tube with a white lid. On the tube Joe Fresh and Long Wear Lip Veil is printed on it in a silvery colour. It's just a nice simple design, nothing I'd be embarrassed to pull out in public! The applicator is one of those flat kinds, it's not angled in any way. Just flat on both sides. Some people don't like that, I personally don't have a problem with it.

The consistency of this product is strange. I picked this up on a whim, not knowing anything about it and not being able to test it. Seeing as how it's called a "long wear lip veil" I thought it might be a matte product - it's not! I don't personally have an issue with that, but if you're expecting a matte lipstick just know that that is not what this product is.

It's sticky on my lips, but it's not overly glossy/shiny. it looks like a satin finish lipstick, I'd say. I think the product was going for a more natural finish, and I think they're achieving that.

My gripes with the product though, are what's keeping me from grading it higher and making me a bit hesitant about repurchasing. When I apply this I *have* to dab off excess. If I don't I feel like it looks gross. It bunches up and is just not a pretty situation. When I dab it off with my finger or a dry baby wipe, it looks normal. This is a bit annoying because that means whenever I apply this I either need a dry baby wipe or I get product on my fingers. After I've fiddled with it though, I think it looks really pretty applied on my lips! I just feel like at $12.00 (more expensive for a drug store brand), a product shouldn't be finicky. I know I can get the same/similar end results with other products for much cheaper (Essence long lasting lipsticks, spring to mind) and they won't feel sticky.

This product also makes me lips feel strange, for the first 5-10 minutes it's applied. It makes them feel kind of numb? I'm not really sure why. It doesn't say it's a plumping product, nor do I feel like it plumps my lips. It doesn't irritate my lips either and after the 5-10 minutes my lips go back to feeling totally normal. It's strange and I'm not a fan of of that!

I wouldn't say this is long wearing, at least not any longer than other lipsticks that aren't matte. It will transfer, and as such it'll wear off your lips. I find when it wears off my lips it does so in an even way, it doesn't leave a ring around my mouth or anything like that.

I feel like at the end of the day I do enjoy the product, I'm just hesitant about it. I love the colour and how it looks after I dab off some of it - I just wish I didn't have to dab off some of it. I also wish it didn't make my lips numb, but that feeling does go away so that not a massive deal. I just personally don't feel like it's worth $12.00, but if it's on sale I would be more lenient to pick up a shade or two of it.


Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Taylor Swift Incredible Things

on 2/20/2017 5:08:00 PM

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I got this at 5 Below for $5 you sure get an ample amount like a body spray amount. This smells amazing & I can still smell it on myself 15 minutes later the vetiver is amazing. I wish I could've found this in a purse sized bottle but the big size will last forever which is a bonus. This isn't as fruity as TS other offerings but it smells a bit like pine cones (vetiver) it's still really interesting & nice LONGLASTING! Definitely different u will smell different than other girls. I'm personally adoring it and I'm of the 40s set I don't want to smell like Viva la juicy 98% of the time. To me this smells a bit like the dry down on Pink Sugar the bitter note sorry. I'm 101% into this perfume I'm going to put it into a purse atomiozer of course! I need it with me all the time.


Liquid -Giorgio Armani - Luminous Silk Foundation

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This is the first foundation that I have used that actually makes my skin look like skin. It photographs beautifully and just enhances your skin rather than make it look like you're wearing a mask.

I have dry skin with hyperpigmentation and this foundation makes my skin look dewy and not greasy. I can't give it a 5 start rating because some of my hyperpigmentation peaks through even after colour correcting and two coats of foundation.

Even though I have to use two different colours of this foundation to get my exact match, I still find it worth it to use this foundation. For shade reference, I am closest to NC42 at MAC, although MAC tends to run a bit yellow/orange on me. For luminous silk, I use 2 pumps 7.5 and a partial pump of 9 and it's an EXACT match for my skin colour. Lots of trial and error to get the perfect match to my neutral golden undertone.

I apply this on top of the Becca backlight primer and use a very damp Beauty Blender to apply. I set it with the Chanel loose powder in Gold (shade 3).


Scrubs -TheFACEShop - Peeling Day- White Jewel

on 2/20/2017 5:04:00 PM

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This is definitely the most effective peeling product from The Face Shop. It really buffs off the dead skin leaving a smooth and soft feeling. I even use it on my lips as most lip scrubs don't work enough to my liking. I do find it can be pretty irritating though. DO NOT use a mask immediately after this, it will STING. I would not use this more than twice a week and wait several minutes for the rest of your skin care. I went back to The Face Shop to try other ones. I'm writing this because I don't see pages for their other peeling products. They told me the Jelly Apple was just as effective but less harsh. I'm not sure if I got a bad batch but it picked up next to no dead skin and was all but useless. The Papaya one is mild (though more effective than the Jelly Apple) so it is great for sensitive skin or regular for use every day to keep your face smooth.


Scrubs -Freeman - Charcoal and Black Sugar Facial Polishing Mask

on 2/20/2017 4:56:00 PM

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This mask is great to get a full clean and buff off dead skin. I'm a huge fan of grainy scrubs (the more abrasive the better). I like that it has charcoal and feel like it's sucking up all the impurities (I wouldn't know though, I don't have a microscope to my face). It does a good job polishing and removing the dead skin and is less irritating that I would expect. It's not the most convenient for a mask, though. It is thick, inconsistent and it's difficult to spread all over my face. It is very runny and does not dry. I would notice the mask start to build up at the bottom of my chin or even worse, if I lie down, it would get into my hair and I would have to wash it again. It's probably best to just use as a scrub or if a mask for as short of a time as possible.


Mascara -BeneFit Cosmetics - Roller Lash

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Another Benefit product overhyped online. It honestly doesn't do anything for my lashes, it isn't even really black. The supposed curving effect doesn't even last 1 hour. I was really shocked how bad it is compared to other high end brands. Leaves your lashes looking simply meh... kind of black, kind of curved, kind of there. The only good thing is that it appears to not to smudge, although I wore it only a couple of times.


Eyeliner -BeneFit Cosmetics - They're Real Push-Up Eyeliner

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I hate it! It was so hyped on yt that I eventually got it. Dry formula, crumbles easily, EXTREMELY hard to put on, drags skin, never washes off... never. Getting a sharp line with this is IMPOSSIBLE. Total waste of money, get a good waterproof liquid liner instead of this s**t.


Primer/ Corrector -Estee Lauder - The Estee Edit Pore Vanishing Stick

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I have a sample of this & it arrived with perfect timing before a vacation to Maui. It is very dry where I live, whenever I visit humid climates I get oily. The "freshly applied sunscreen" slick never seems to go away in humidity. This worked perfect to apply after my sunscreen set. I let it set for a few minutes, use a Boscia blotting paper if needed, then a couple swipes of this stick on my oily areas. Smooths everything out without being obvious about where it is applied & where it is not. I use my fingers after the swipe to lightly blend/smooth it out. Might have to purchase full size but honestly this sample size is what I'm after, so portable!!

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Masks -Queen Helene - Mint Julep Masque

on 2/20/2017 4:45:00 PM

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I'm on my second jar of this after buying a small one for travel. This is very potent and my face feels so clean and smooth unlike any other mask I've tried. It also dries in less than ten minutes so it's perfect for a quick pick me up. Make sure you close the lid on this tightly because it does dry up fast (maybe because I got the small jar that had less product) and even the small jar will last for months. Also, be careful using this after exfoliating or anything that can be harsh on the face because it can irritate. I used this once after using The Face Shop's Jewel Peeling (which is harsh to begin with) and it STINGS (I don't consider my skin that sensitive). Overall this is awesome to use after basic cleansing and a light scrub if needed.



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