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Foundations -Deciem -The Ordinary Serum Foundation

on 2/15/2018 12:30:00 AM

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Oh my, the good thing is the price, if you have dry skin, it feels nice on the skin..now, my skin doesn't look great when I use it...I bought it, used it a few times, and went back to other foundations that make my skin look better ..it is a serum foundation. So coverage is light., like you have nothing on, which isn't my goal when wearing foundation ..I am beginning to fear the Ordinary line does. have many products that are quite basic..if you are young with good skin, go for it...now as I get older, I look for more complex formulations..so, it is ok, but I didn't love it at all.. choice of colors is tricky, very yellow tones .


Concealers -Bobbi Brown -Instant Full Coverage Concealer

on 2/15/2018 12:12:00 AM

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Wow. This is one of the worst concealers I have used to date. I'm not sure whether I bought a bad batch (I bought it from one of the Bobbi Brown boutiques btw), but this is really sticky and a nightmare to blend. The formulation is very thick, so when you apply to your undereye, it actually drags the skin. I don't know whether the product needs to be "warmed up" prior to applying but, if it does, then I'd rather just use something else. Once it's on my skin, I blend out immediately with a damp beautyblender. It's very difficult to blend out, due to its thick and sticky nature, and it never really dries. I tried setting it with a transluscent powder, but all it did was crease up really badly and (eventually) just caked up over the course of the day. So, by the end of the day, my undereye looked cakey, creased and greasy.

The shade range is decent, and it definitely is full coverage, but it's an awful formulation.

I won't repurchase, unfortunately.


Mascara -Maybelline -Volum' Express Turbo Boost Mascara

on 2/14/2018 11:31:00 PM

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My HG mascara! I have naturally long fullish lashes so alot of mascaras work for me. The big issue with my eyelashes is they are pin straight like going down. I have to take my time curling them. So i need a formula that doesnt drop my curl. I use waterproof for all of my mascaras. This formula is perfect not to watery not to dry. The brush is my favorite doesnt clump, seperates my eyelashes, no spidery eyelashes either. Formula holds my curl all day. It is hard to find. Sadly. I have been using this for about 9 years now and will continue too.


Fragrances -Bath and Body Works -coconut mint drop

on 2/14/2018 11:17:00 PM

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Probably my favorite all time scent from Bath & Body. On me it comes off light but just enough scent. It’s a fresh scent with some warm undertones. I feel like it’s a great everyday scent. Not too over powering,sweet,and or musky. I love the body butter and lotion too. I wish they would have made this apart of their permanent line.

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Masks -Deciem -The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

on 2/14/2018 11:09:00 PM

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So, you know those warnings that say “use as directed”? I’m usually all about them. But when this peel proved way too strong for my face, (patch test people!) I used it on my feet. And it worked great! I put down an old towel (because this product is a deep red color) spread the peel all over my feet and toenails, wrapped my feet in plastic wrap, waited 30 minutes, then rinsed with body wash and water. My feet were pretty soft, and a lot of the dead skin around my cuticles was gone. I followed up with a rich foot cream. Next time I’m going to let it sit for 45 minutes and see if I can get even better results. My words of caution are to use common sense. You’re putting acid on your body - if you leave it on too long, you will get a chemical burn, and it will hurt. If the peel feels uncomfortable in any way and / or starts to sting, wash it off! It shouldn’t sting AT ALL. It was much gentler than a rasp or a foot file, just use with discretion.

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Shampoo -Giovanni -Smooth as Silk Shampoo

on 2/14/2018 11:00:00 PM

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Winners had a good deal on the shampoo/conditioner so I bought the duo. I’m very disappointed. I could barely brush my hair after using both and it left it looking damaged...
At this point, any cheap shampoo/conditioner would’ve done a better job!
I’m not sure about the shampoo, but I’m going to go ahead and say this is the worst conditioner I’ve ever tried.


Treatments (Face) -Neostrata -Retinol + NAG Complex

on 2/14/2018 10:53:00 PM

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Although I only used this product for the first time last night, I feel compelled to share. I have very good skin, particularly for my age group, so I wasn't expecting anything dramatic after just one use. I have ravishing skin this morning. It is firm, plump, juicy and radiant. This is another level. I used my regular moisturiser over it in case Neostrata was drying but I needn't have worried. My skin took it in like a long cool drink. I have used retinols and retinoids on and off for years, but this is fast. I think I've found something that I can stick with for the long haul. And considering I am no longer thinking of getting a laser treatment to boost collagen and even out pigmentation, I've saved myself several hundred dollars and a lot of time. Even though this 30ml tube isn't cheap, it's worth it.

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Styling Products -Back to Basics -Volumizing Root Boost

on 2/14/2018 10:49:00 PM

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when I had long hair, I really didnt find this stuff was any good. apparently my long hair was too heavy to lift up the roots. Now that my hair is short, I quite like this mousse! It has a strong smell, and that fragrance stays around for a long time, so make sure you like it! it seems like a synthetic apple fragrance.


Lips -Maybelline -Colorblur Cream Matte Pencil & Smudger

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I bought this a while ago in shade 45, I'm Blushing, and promptly put it in my stash, not to be seen for...too long. But I recently started shopping in my collection and this caught my eye. I've been wearing a lot of burgundy eye looks and this is a nice deep berry without being too bright, and it's very wearable even with my pale skin.

I actually really love this formula among my mattes, it's light and airy, it doesn't settle or get clumpy, and it wears well even in areas it comes off of. I just had two bottles of water and ate before I needed to reapply, and even then I didn't need much. I didn't look crazy either, which some mattes can do when they move off the inner lip area.

The silicone end for blurring doesn't appeal to me, but it does a great job of pressing in the product. Once I use it and blot with a tissue, hardly any wears off. I actually think it's a great idea, similar to pressing in powder on foundation, since this is kind of powdery itself. I am actually planning on finding a few more of the limited color selection.


Liquid -MAC -Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

on 2/14/2018 10:14:00 PM

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This was my first ever "high end" foundation I purchased 8 Years ago, and throughout the years, I have tried many others, but always went back to this. Full coverage but not cakey . Looks nice in photos. The issue is , after having my bottle for a month, the shade is now orange and darker ! This never happened with my other bottles, so maybe MAC changed the formula . Disappointed. I have NW18 and it now looks like a NW25.

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