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Lipstick -Huda Beauty -Metallic Power Bullet Lipstick - NYE

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I think this shade of red is very flattering for most skin tones and undertones. It's neutral enough that it doesn't pull 'plummy' on my yellow-to-olive undertones, like most reds. It's dark enough that it's vampy, but the glitter finish adds some lightness to it that makes me feel perfectly appropriate wearing it as a daytime shade!

I've had glittery lipsticks before and this one is the best I've tried. It is soft, creamy, and there is no grit to it whatsoever. It doesn't look quite as glittery as the promo swatches - it's a little more metallic or pearlescent on, but I do see glitter in it when it catches the light.

It smells lovely! It's a little sweet and tropical, but not overwhelming at all. It reminds me of walking past someone with suntan lotion on haha.

Overall, I really love this shade and knew I'd end up with it as soon as I saw the promo swatches. It did not disappoint and I'm really enjoying it!

My only hesitations about this lipstick are 1. transfer and 2. quantity for the price.
This lipstick is very soft and creamy, which means it transfers easily, leaving a glittery trail behind me on cups, and around my mouth if I'm not careful. It's not unexpected with a lipstick like this and if you're used to cream formulas, it's not any worse than any other lipstick. However, I do find it transfers a lot more than my other, harder glitter lipsticks.
2. If you screw this lipstick up all the way, it looks TINY. For $20, I expected it to be a little larger, but what you see in the promo shot is the lipstick screwed up all the way. It's just a nub!

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Blush -NARS Cosmetics -Liquid Blush

on 1/8/2019 9:21:00 AM

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As the winter weather continued to dry out my skin , I turned to this liquid blush hoping to look fresh again , and not ‘ chalky ‘. I bought this in dolce vita and it is a beautiful blush. It’s extremely pigmented so seriously half a pump does both cheeks. This is great for product longevity , but a bit difficult to use. The consistency is gel like , but it does melt into the skin and cause a ‘ lit from within ‘ glow. Lasting power is good.
My only complaint is the packaging. Be careful with this bottle. Turn the lid by accident and you may turn the pump as well causing a major spillage. The pump also causes tiny bits in the end to dry out , which is a pain.
Love the blush and would rebuy , but really don’t like the packaging.

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Hair Treatments -ISO -Maintamer Two-Step Straightening System

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I have a professional salon do this every 6 months its much much more gentle than all others that I have had done professionally and my hair is like silk I do use all Davines hair line

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Brows -K-Palette -1Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyebrow 24 HR Tint Pen

on 1/8/2019 8:19:00 AM

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Brow products in Japan generally don’t disappoint. The colors can be a bit odd sometimes, but in terms of lasting power and the ability to create hair like strokes, most of the liquid pens I have tried have been impressive. However, this K-palette liquid brow pen sucks, to say the least. The color NB (natural brown) is just the right balance between ash and brown, so no complaints there. The felt tip applicator is fine enough to create very fine strokes that look like hairs. However, after only 3 days of use, it’s all dried up. My Suqqu pens last me at least 2-3 months, and so do my Excel brow liquid pens. Moreover, the K-palette brand claims that this pen will be like a tatoo, and even after washing the color will not entirely go away, but stay while gently fading for at least 2-3 days. This is a blatant lie. This pen costs about 1200 JPY, the same as the Excel pens, and I wouldn’t take it if they gave it to me for free. What a rip off!

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Blush -Max Factor -Creme Puff Blush

on 1/8/2019 8:04:00 AM

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I got this more out of curiosity, because it looked a lot like those Hourglass blushes on which I can never bring myself to splurge. I didn’t have high expectations because the color looked odd to me: a mauve rose with a lot of white streaks in it, which made it seem as though it would be really chalky. It certainly does swatch chalky, but the finish on the skin is surprisingly a deep, cool pink that looks like a healthy sheen. I was really impressed: at this price point, I don’t regret not buying the Hourglass blushes, as this little drugstore blush works really great on its own and at a fraction of the price. Not to mention that it lasted a solid 9 hours on my skin with no touch ups. MaxFactor is rare in Japan, but if I ever come across these blushes on my travels, I wouldn’t mind getting some of the other colors.

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Mascara -COVERGIRL -Professional Remarkable Mascara

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This is a really good waterproof mascara. I have been using this for a few years. It is NOT a tubing mascara though as others have said. I'm assuming they are confusing it with some other CG style of mascara.

I like the basic wand, it's not clumpy and it gives a nice thick look to my very VERY skimpy lashes.

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Sunscreen -CLINIQUE -Pep-Start Daily UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 50

on 1/8/2019 6:41:00 AM

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This stuff is an amazing base. Very liquid and spreads easily and leaves a wonderful finish considering the high level of protection. The first day I wore it a coworker said "your skin looks great!" It can be worn on its own for a luminous, sheer look or layered with concealer and powder.
For some reason I have a fear that this will be discontinued or reformulated since Clinique messes around so much with its products, but I'm going to enjoy it while it's here.

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Eye Shadow -Tarte Cosmetics -Chrome Paint Shadow Pot

on 1/8/2019 6:15:00 AM

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I love a good MARTINI and this eyeshadow, in the colour "Martini", is even lovelier than the drink! All these shadows are certainly "chrome" - they all have a very, very reflective finish. "Martini" is a bronzed olive shade that looks deep and dark in the little jar but the metallic finish keeps it from looking dark and heavy on my eyes. I apply this with my fingers or with a small synthetic brush onto my mobile lid and then use something like UD Naked or MAC Wedge in the crease for a very easy but very pretty look. I can also "tone down" the sheen if I want to by using something like Nars Kalahari on top, to the benefit of both products. Excellent pigmentation, no fallout and you get what seems to be a fair amount of product for the price. I may pick up 2 more of these - Park Avenue Princess and Top Yacht, which are 2 other glimmery "neutrals" in this line.

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Fragrances -GUERLAIN -Terracotta Le Parfum [DISCONTINUED]

on 1/8/2019 4:48:00 AM

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Iam not good in describing base notes, middle notes, top notes etsc so I will just share my exprience in buying it. I encountered this perfume back in 2015, and it grabbed me. Something that vaguely familiar, but I cant understand what. I certainly liked it but not enough to bring her home. But, the smell is always stuck behind my head until fast forward early 2019, I met her again stood proudly among her shalimar, l'instant etc cousins while I was buying new spring 2019 collection. Why I did not notice her beauty before, I did not know. But, with her simple round body, wooden cap, golden label, and shimmering terracotta color juice inside she is definitelty an elegant beach lady. I spritzed a bit on my wrist and the smell remains the same, the memories that have been lingered were all coming back. Still, I put her back and bought all my purchases and headed to a nearest restaurant. While I was eating, I kept sniffing my wrist and finally decided. I hurriedly back to the counter and bought her. It was not a mistake. She still look elegant on my dressing table as she was in the store. The golden label doesnt scream cheap at all. Better than my chanel coco label. Yes, it is edt, but it is expected since it is an outdoor type of scent. Edp would be too strong.
That night, I remembered why I keep falling in love with this perfume. Her scent reminds me of jasmine trees that my neighbours in Jordan have grown. I would always pass their trees everytime I went to work, and I always stopped just to smell the jasmine and admiring its beautiful scent.

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Liquid -Bourjois -Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Foundation

on 1/8/2019 4:30:00 AM

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This is my current foundation and has been in rotation for the past months, I used it even during summer. This is a good foundation in my opinion. I like on initial application, it may look a little bit too shiny, do if you are not a fan of that, maybe skip this product altogether. I have normal leaning to oily skin and this is not the perfect foundation to keep the oils at bay, I still have to blot 2-4 hours after application and then 2-3 times during the day. I find it wears ok during the day, yes it is not perfect after 10-11 hours of wear. I apply with my fingers or with a brush, coverage is slightly better with a brush, however do keep in mind to spend the time and blend it, because is will have some streaks, and also allow a minute to settle and dry down, because it will move. I marked I will repurchase it once I run out of it, however I would wait for a sale. Overall, I have much more expensive foundation, that I like less than this one, so it is a good choice.

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