Newest Reviews


Mascara -Clarins - Be Long Mascara

on 1/18/2017 10:42:00 PM

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As a previous reviewer I do not understand the hype about this mascara.
Pros:
- beautiful packaging
- amazing brush, best brush I ever seen, very easy to apply mascara on any lash length (I actually throw away the tube but kept the brush. I've never kept any brush before, but this one is too good)

Cons:
- it snuggles badly
- it flakes
- it has a great possibility to create spyder eyes

I'm glad I've bought it because I can have the brush, but the product itself isn't any good.


Skincare - Body -Bioderma - Atoderm Shower Oil

on 1/18/2017 10:40:00 PM

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I really want to add this to the "facial cleanser" category because it works amazingly well for that too. With all the facial cleansing oils out there, I thought this might be worth a try on the face.. as the back of bottle does say, "Face Body Adults Children Babies". I'm so impressed with this! I've tried MAC's oil cleanser in the past, loved it, but couldn't stomach the price for how much you got. This works amazingly well, even on longwear makeup like L'Oreal's and MAC's. I can even skip my eye makeup remover and just use this. I clean up any traces of makeup I may have missed with micellar water and I'm done. It looks and feels like an oil as I massage it in, it only foams a tiny bit if at all and as I continue, the oily feeling dissipates. Strange magic! It rinses off quickly and easily and you're not left with an oily residue on your face OR your sink/tub. Doesn't sting the eyes at all, has an interesting light herbal scent. I'm always on the lookout for products that work efficiently and effectively that don't cost a ton and this was beyond my expectations. The 1 litre bottle is a bit big for the sink so I'll decant some into a regular sized facial wash pump and keep this by the tub because it works wonders on my itchy winter legs. I even used it as a shaving oil!

Some info from Bioderma's website:
Hypoallergenic
Excellent cutaneous and ocular tolerance
Non comedogenic
Does not sting the eyes
Paraben free
Preservative free
Soap free
No coloring

24h hydration*
Ultra-nourishing
Anti-irritation
Cleanses, restores lipids and soothes
This oil is creamy and silky, subtly scented and non-greasy. Its ultra light foam is specifically designed to respect the most sensitive skin. The skin is satin and ultra comfortable.

Even though my skin is normal/combo and this says it's for "very dry to irritated skin", I still love, love, love this stuff! Don't let the large size bottle scare you. It's not just for 'bodies'. Your face will be happy too!

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Masks -LUSH - Mask of Magnaminty

on 1/18/2017 10:36:00 PM

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A little tidbit about me, I am extremely frugal when using products. I try to use as little as possible to make the product last as long as possible. So, when I was first applying this mask, I would apply an extremely thin layer. Using it that way, of course, I didn't think it was anything special. It made my skin feel smooth, but that was it. I didn't understand the huge hype. However, I noticed the expiration date was in a matter of months and that if I kept using so little I would never use it up, so I started being more generous with how much I applied on my face. I applied a nice even coat and that's when I really saw this mask doing it's job. I could feel it tingling where I had a couple pimples. After 10 minutes, I took the mask off and my skin looked absolutely beautiful. I had a 12 hour day with work and school and looked extremely tired, but when I took the mask off, I looked like I had been at the spa for the day. My skin looked so glowing and healthy! It was extremely soft and the couple pimples I had calmed down immensely. The next day, those pimples were gone. I love this mask! It's cleansing and moisturizing and makes my skin look AMAZING.


Lipstick -L'Oreal - Privee collection - Julianne's nude

on 1/18/2017 10:36:00 PM

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While I did really love the colour and pigment on me, I could not stand the overwhelming scent this lipstick had. It just tasted/smelt like such a cheap product that it was used a handful of times and then never again.


Cleansers -LUSH - Dark Angels

on 1/18/2017 10:29:00 PM

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I have mixed feelings about this product. I'd like to preface with the fact that I have slightly dry skin. This, as a cleanser, is pretty amazing. My skin has never felt so clean. I don't have trouble with acne, except for a hormonal breakout I always get around my period. That breakout usually lingers for a week. I used this, and it was gone in 2 days. This cleanser is really good at removing everything from the skin and significantly reducing scarring. For that, I love it. However, this dries out my skin terribly. I hate the way my skin looks directly after washing this off. The texture of this is rough and feels so harsh on the skin and strips my skin of all oils. I look so haggardly right after using this. The skin on my nose is even peeling! If I had known, I wouldn't have used this every day for a week (the Lush girl said this was great as an everyday cleanser). It is definitely not an everyday cleanser for dry skin, definitely a once or twice a week situation.

However, my brother is going through puberty and has extremely oily and acne-prone skin. I convinced him to try it and it is a miracle worker on him. His face is bumpy and red and after ONE use I was completely wowed by the results. I couldn't stop staring at his face the next day because it looked so good! It didn't take away all of his pimples, he still those, but the bumpy texture, especially on his forehead, and his redness completely disappeared. His skin looked so smooth and beautiful. One con is that for him, it was difficult to remove and left some streakiness which we eventually got off with a towel. I have personally never had any problems with staining.

I would not recommend this to those with dry skin. I am going to try and find a different Lush cleanser that's more moisturizing. For those with oily skin, I can definitely see why you love it so much! If you have oily acne-prone skin, I would not even hesitate in recommending this to you.


Fragrances -Dawn Spencer Hurwitz - Au Lait

on 1/18/2017 10:29:00 PM

Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Au Lait is nice, sweet, and clean. It's heralded in various online fragrance community as THE milk scent, and I do get notes of condensed milk and vanilla; on me, this is more of a vanilla fragrance than a caramel one, and it's not much like steamed milk at all.

While I find this fragrance pleasant enough, the musk note is apparent right from the beginning (I usually expect musks in the drydown), and it just throws off the comforting, foody scent of the perfume. There's something about it that makes my nose and throat feel "uneasy," even though it doesn't make me sneeze. When I was a kid, I stupidly decided to rub Johnson & Johnson baby wash on my tongue to see what getting my mouth washed out with soap would be like (I used to read about it happening to characters in books, and I was an impressionable and weird kid), and something about that note almost puts the taste of a light, clean baby soap back on my tongue. I know I'm the odd one out here, but while I could fall asleep with this on after hours of wear, there's no way I could sleep with this freshly applied before bed. It's just too perfumey and not foody enough.

The sillage of this fragrance is not huge, but the scent does last for hours on me when applied in and near the baby hairs at the sides of my neck.

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Palettes -LORAC - Pro Palette 2

on 1/18/2017 10:28:00 PM

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I just bought this palette recently. It's quickly becoming my favorite. I love it.


Shampoo -Schwarzkopf - essence ULTIME Omega Repair & Moisture Shampoo

on 1/18/2017 10:27:00 PM

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I got this because I wanted to try something from the line, and this looked like the "moisture" one. I don't need the repair part, my hair is really healthy, thick, and somewhat resistant to be moisturiezed.

PROS: This is like a conditioner, for real, it feels different than most almost every shampoo I've used and rinses out leaving your hair somewhat conditioned already... I'm not sure if it's moisuturizing vs straight up conditioning/softening hair, but it's something.

CONS: Is it possible for a shampoo to weigh your hair down? I think this does, and it's also a little more resistant to rinsing out compared to most shampoos.

OTHER: I like the smell. Floral? Kind of light, but definitely fragranced.

OVERALL: Although I'm giving it a 3, it really is a standout product because of how different it performs. It has that sulfate as the second ingredient, but it's not like most sulfate shampoos at all. Personally I need my hair to have a little more life, as it can get flat, but


Eye Makeup Remover -Neutrogena - Make-Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes Night Calming

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I've tried many different makeup wipes, some high end, and others drugstore.

These wipes are by far my favorite. They gently remove all makeup swiftly and easily, while leaving skin hydrated and nourished.

I use these as the first step in my nighttime skincare routine. I thenfollow with an oil cleanser, cream foam cleanser, Clarisonic, toner, essences, aha/bha, ampoule, eye cream and night cream.

I'll go back in with these and use them to remove any additional mascara that may be left over.

They do the trick extremely well. Highly suggest to try!

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Lipstick -Revlon - Super Lustrous Creme - Mink 671

on 1/18/2017 10:19:00 PM

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This lipstick is great! I don't know why it took me so long to try it after reading all of the rave reviews from people of all skin tones. I'm NW45 and it's a perfect nude. Usually with nudes, I look like I've emerged from a crypt and I end up using other products to take down the chalkiness. Not with this! It looks great on its own or with a little gloss for shine. Nice formula too. Stays in place and not drying.

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