Latest Reviews

Eye Shadow -e.l.f. Cosmetics -No Budge Shadow Stick

on 11/3/2018 8:09:00 PM


I like this. Not really too much to say, you swipe it on and blend it a bit with your finger. It stays put all day and doesn’t crease but colour does fade a lot over the day. It’s a decent product but nothing remarkable.

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Shampoo -Not Your Mother's -Activated Bamboo Charcoal & Purple Moonstone Restore & Reclaim Shampoo


Great clairfying shampoo that removes all of the yucky stuff from my hair and scalp without drying it out. I use this once every two weeks to give my hair a “deep cleanse”. It has a decent amount of lather and the smell is very nice but not overpowering or lingering. It works great with the matching conditioner amd leaves my hair super clean without drying it out. The packaging is awesome because they come with pumps that make dispensing in the shower easy.
I have fine hair that I really abused this past summer and have a lot of breakage that looks frizzy. I used to just shampoo my hair and let it do its thing because my tap water is super soft (from a home water softening system) and didn’t really think much about it. Now that the weather has gotten cold I like to blow-dry my hair, so I started using an anti-breakage product line that includes a leave-in and anti-frizz styling products that have silicones. But the silicones tend to build up and make my hair look flat over time.
I saw this on sale and figured since it was so inexpensive (compared to my “special” aforementioned products) that it would be no big loss if I didn’t like them. But I do and highly recommend them!
I am most impressed with @MzBiancaRenee and her youtube demonstration on how it removed a halloween hair color without damaging her gorgeous curly hair.

Lip Gloss -e.l.f. Cosmetics -Tinted Lip Oil in Nude Kiss

on 11/3/2018 7:46:00 PM


This is a creamy gloss style lip oil. Nude Kiss is a semi-opaque peachy nude shade that feels nourishing and looks very pretty on the lips in an unassuming kind of way. It has a mild fruity scent/taste to it and all in all I really like this product. The sheen it gives to your lips is reminiscent of a gloss but it’s creamier and moisturizing, similar to NYX Butter Gloss but without the sweet cake like smell. Looks nice on it’s own or layered over lipstick. This is one of the better products from e.l.f. Highly recommend.

Fragrances -Juliette has a Gun -Not A Perfume

on 11/3/2018 7:25:00 PM


Ugh, not for me. I tested a squirt of this and it is headache inducing unpleasantness to me. I couldn't seem to get rid of the scent even after washing my arm with dish soap, it just lingered and lingered. Too bad I found this so mauseating, the lasting power was impressive. It just goes to show that perfume is a very personal thing. Definitely test before buying.

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Primer/ Corrector -Hard Candy -Sheer Envy Mattifying Setting Spray

on 11/3/2018 7:16:00 PM


As someone with oily skin, and who wears make up 12 hours a day, I’ve tried many many setting sprays. My local Sephora was out of my HG Urban Decay All Nighter, and my Shoppers was out of my back up NYX Matte Finish so I decided to try this setting spray. The spray smells good and dries pretty quickly, but that’s literally the only pros to this spray. It pills like you wouldn’t BELIEVE. I’ve never had that happen with a setting spray. I couldn’t touch any part of my face without a big chunk of make up coming off, and my skin wasn’t oily. It pilled and made my face look like my skin was peeling off. Do not buy just because it’s a cheap alternative! You’ll have better luck with Hard Candy Fast and Fabulous Setting spray.

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Hair Treatments -Kérastase -Resistance Masque Therapiste Hair Mask

on 11/3/2018 6:17:00 PM


Although mineral oil is the third ingredient after water and cetearyl alcohol, I have used 2 tubs of this mask to see if its claims are true. It is not a horrible mask per se but I didn't see any strength in my hair and always found my hair a bit matte after using it. I usually air dry my hair, and my hair didn't look that good without a blowdry.

The texture is not very heavy and the smell is fresh. But it leaves a sticky feeling on my damp hair - that goes away when hair is dry. Although it doesn't flatten my hair, I think my hair gets oily quickly with it. The ends, however, return to their brittle state on the second day. Not exactly what I want at this price range.

I think this would be a good mask for thick but shorter hair that gets a trim regularly - and needs less use of mask. I tend to use masks quite often though and need more benefits. My hair missed protein sprays terribly when I was using this series but whenever I layer products after this, my hair had build-up very quickly.

Shampoo -Kérastase -Resistance Bain Therapiste Shampoo

on 11/3/2018 5:55:00 PM


This is my favorite product from the Therapiste line. Normally, my hair doesn't like Kerastase shampoos - one even gives me knotty hair that feels like an old sock. This, however, is a gentle shampoo with jellified texture. The smell is fresh. The idea is to reduce friction while washing for very damaged hair. As someone who has damaged her hair in extreme forms before, I can see the purpose of this shampoo. And it really can be good if your hair is so damaged that you are afraid of touching it in the shower. However, I think of it as a short-term solution until hair gains a bit of strength. In the meantime, what rescues my hair is protein treatments by other brands.

I can see myself buying it again - especially because my hair starts to tangle after it reaches my shoulders and I don't need anything else after this shampoo. However, I don't use it during periods when I do heavy DIY pre-poos mostly with oil etc because I would have to use a lot of shampoo. Still, it's a good product - albeit with SLS.

Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Frost Lipstick - Angel

on 11/3/2018 5:47:00 PM


Kim K. loved (or loves?) this shade as I do, too. It's a pretty nudish pink which is always wearable. The only con for me is that it doesn't show up on my lips. It looks like it lacks in pigmentation but I guess my lips have a similar color so I don't blame this shade. Plus it doesn't last long (because it's creamy) on my lips which I don't mind that much since it's not noticeable when it fades. I rate it 4 lips, because it is a beautiful shade but for me personally, it's not showing up well and fades quickly. Try it in store or purchase it through an official reseller who accepts returned used lipsticks from MAC and try the shade at home.

Contour -TOM FORD -Shade & Illuminate - Intensity One

on 11/3/2018 5:44:00 PM


I dont understand why this product isnso hyped while the kkw gets a bad rap.I bought the KKW highlight and became obsessed with creme contour so splurged on this thinking more money would surely equal a better product, and possiy skin care benifits;not true on the first and uncertain of the latter.
Firstly, there is no applicator that comes with it so you need to sweep on with your fingers (bacteria) or have 2 appropriate brushes since the color will transfer into the highlight if you are just using 1 brush.
Secondly, the formula for the contour is nice and rich like an emolient, very similar to kkw, and blends easily. The highlight is more like a balm that sits on top of your skin like a vaseline veil, with a very very sublte shimmer. It doesnt go on white, its clear. Then to set it you need to powder which takes away the dewy wet look.
Bottomline is save your $$ and buy a cheaper option. The Kkw is way more affordable, easy to apply and you get 4 products in one.
I wont buy this again.

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Conditioner -Kérastase -Resistance Soin Premier Therapiste Conditioner

on 11/3/2018 5:43:00 PM


The Therapiste series is marketed as band-aid for very damaged hair and has KAPs (keratin associated proteins) as its innovative technology. Kerastase calls this conditioner a reverse-care conditioner as it is supposed to be used before shampoo - it can be used after as well. This can be practical if you like using matching products. However, pre-poo methods are not a big novelty and the conditioner itself didn't feel that special to me. It is a lightweight conditioner with a fresh smell that still has amodimethicone as the second ingredient after water. Then comes a softening alcohols and then perfume. Polyquats follow. Personally, I don't enjoy paying much for dimethicone and I don't like it as the first ingredient in my haircare routine. Any product with so much dimethicone gives the same feel on my hair.

This conditioner didn't do anything special for my hair and the shampoo of the series is pretty gentle anyway.

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