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Fragrances -Guerlain -Aqua Allegoria Limon Verde

on 6/14/2018 7:40:00 AM

On my skin this is 95% fig, 5% lime. The name should have been fig verde. It's nice and very natural smelling, but I have 2 fig perfumes by Roger et Gallet (which are great btw and excellent value for money) so I don't need another one.

Styling Products -Unlisted Brand -De Lorenzo Defence Extinguish

on 6/14/2018 6:38:00 AM

My hair is fine and curly and I recently started straightening it a couple of times a week. I bought this product on recommendation from my hairdresser, but I won't be purchasing it again.

Pros: I like the packaging, it is a non-aerosol spray, and it wasn't too expensive compared to similar products. I also like that it is a spray rather than a cream, so it doesn't weigh my hair down like some products can.

Cons: I don't notice any positive difference to my hair after using this product, and I don't feel as though it offers any protection at all to my hair - it actually feels dry after straightening no matter how much I spray on. I also don't like the smell - the initial fragrance is ok, but has a very faint (but still off-putting) fishy odour about it which I can smell throughout the day of straightening my hair. The smell may not bother many people; I have a sensitivity to smells though so it's a deal breaker for me.

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Treatments (Face) -Caudalie -Glycolic Peel

on 6/14/2018 6:15:00 AM


A very thick moisturising cream mask with the chemical exfoliators glycolic acid and papaya enzymes. I have very sensitive mid 40's combo skin and it leaves me feeling smooth, soft and plump, and helps unclog pores. No irritation, as long as I avoid the small crease at the sides of my nose. Results last for a few days.

The instructions say to leave on 10 minutes but its a very very gentle and needs way longer to get a noticeable result. I put a good thick layer on, concentrating a bit thicker over any clogged or flakey areas and leave for 30 minutes. Lovely while relaxing in the bath with a book. Fresh, light, spa-like scent, like cucumber and basil? Doesn't drip or run. Very quick to remove.

If it went on sale I'd probably buy again. It is a luxurious treat but pricey and I go through it quicker than other masks.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand -VitaGoods-Spin for Perfect Skin

on 6/14/2018 6:05:00 AM


I feel like this is the poor man's Clarisonic and that everyone who uses this either can't afford or doesn't want to pay the price for the real thing. Regardless, I could have bought one already because I'm on my 3rd or 4th Spinner now. All it takes is one drop to the floor and it's done for.

BB Cream -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Foundation Full-Coverage Moisturizer

on 6/14/2018 5:29:00 AM


I've been using It Cosmetics CC cream for a couple of years, then with my last purchase, it seemed different, and would oxidize and make me look like I was in liver failure, I thought I would give the full coverage moisturizer a try, hoping for better results. What I got was a product that not only oxidizes, but highlights every pore and dry patch, and breaks me out.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Eyeliner -Marc Jacobs -Highliner Gel Crayon Eyeliner - Blacquer

on 6/14/2018 5:19:00 AM


I'm a brown skinned (NC40-45) Indian girl who puts on a full face and treks 2 km to work in heat and humidity. Everything better hold up or I reach office looking like it's already the end of the day.
I tend to compare every black eyeliner in the world to my trusty Chambor Dazzle (twist-up pencil) and Catrice (gel pot) because they're black, stubbornly smudgeproof and cheap enough to do multiple swipes without going broke.
The Highliner is black enough and smudgeproof enough. That stunning silver pencil makes you feel like you're giving yourself a treat every time you use it. But there's so little bang for your buck that I'd stay with my older favourites - they do the same thing for less.
I can buy four Dazzles for the price of one Highliner. And I go through one entire Highliner at about the same speed.
So until Mr Jacobs changes his game, I'm not changing mine.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Liquid -Givenchy -Teint Couture Blurring Foundation Balm Broad Spectrum 15


Evens your skin and hides dark circles, but magically, I look like I do not have foundation on!
The one thing that could improve is perhaps the colour range. I have asian skin tone (yellow undertone) and I bought nude honey but it looks a bit too dark for me, but another lighter yellow undertone shade would be the lightest shade (nude porcelain) which I am sure would be too light for me.

Might be a bit uneasy to blend as it has a rather thick, balmy texture, but it does not feel heavy on the skin.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Highlighters -Becca -Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid - Opal

on 6/14/2018 5:10:00 AM


My skin colour matches Mac NC 40 and I use this on cheekbones and set with powder for a workday spent under the flourescent white lights of the office.
It's ideal for a subtle gleam that doesn't leave tide marks when blended - if you're looking for something that bounces off a selfie, finds 2,000 likes on Instagram or can be seen from space, look elsewhere. There are plenty of very shimmery highlighters around.
Opal is glowy, the kind that disappears into the skin and shows up on the sides of the face as a softlight, rather than upfront as a gleam.
The texture is thin but not runny. Blot if you think you'll get oily through the day.
Set with a matte powder if you want to look like the glow is shining through your skin, rather than sitting on top of it.
Or set with a powder highlighter (I use a champagne eyeshadow) if you want a brighter intensity for the evening.
I was wondering if it would be too light - it isn't. But I'm not excited about the doe-foot applicator. There should be a better way to deliver the product. maybe a sponge-tipped pen or a cushioned tube. everyone's blending with their fingers at some point and we'd rather not waste product by transferring too much on our fingertips.

Liquid -Rimmel -Lasting Finish Breathable Foundation

on 6/14/2018 4:53:00 AM


My new fave foundation! Not a massive fan of the ‘doe-foot’ applicator as the product occasionally drips off, but it’s a great colour match for me, have had no adverse skin reactions and it lasts really well when combined with my translucent powder (I can spend all day heavy lifting and sweating and it still looks great at the end of the day!). Will definitely be buying again when I run out!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Lipstick -Tom Ford -Beauty Lip Color

on 6/14/2018 4:38:00 AM

The cost of this vs the quality is so disappointing.

I bought the gorgeous plummy brown shade Magnetic Attraction when feeling flush with birthday cash and having a momentary lapse in judgment. You'd think a $65 would be so excellent, you'd wear it all the time. Sadly, this is not the case.

It looks creamy satin gorgeous for about 10 minutes and goes downhill fast. It comes right off with a sip of water and leaves unsightly matte patches and rings of product behind. I could see this with $5 lip products, but there is no excuse with Tom Ford.

The kicker was the Essence Instant Color lipstick I bought from the drugstore for $5 CDN. The quality, feel, look and lasting power is so much better. Seriously, $5. And it way outperforms. I have shade 7 and love it.

Please don't waste your money on this unless you need the Tom Ford name for whatever reason (e.g. a prestige job where someone sees your lipstick). Otherwise, it's just so disappointing. Frankly, I'm embarrassed I spent so much on a lipstick that isn't even reliable.

2 of 3 people found this helpful.

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