Latest Reviews


Foundations -Huda Beauty -Faux filter foundation

on 7/13/2018 9:44:00 AM

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Pros:
- 30 shades with a range of undertones (I'm shade 110 Angel Food which is for ultra fair skin with a neutral undertone)
- Full/medium coverage
- Semi matte
- Hydrating
- Controls oils
- Doesn't cling to dry patches
- 1 pump covers whole face (1/2 a pump covers my face for medium coverage)
- Evens skin tone
- Beautiful ombre packaging and velvety boxing
This foundation really does live up to its name, when i wear it it truly looks like I'm using a face filter :D And this is the only foundation that matches my skin, out of the 10 foundations that i own.

Cons:
- Settles into some fine lines (smile lines)
- Enlarges pores
- Expensive
These are just somethings that happened to me when i wore this foundation, they might not happen to you. (I used the primer that is meant to be used with the foundation but it still din't blur pores as it claims)

*UPDATE*
I mixed the Huda Beauty primer and the Benifit porefessional primer in areas where i have large pores (my nose), and they vanished! The foundation no longer extenuated them and they were blurred.
Also, i found that applying the primer with a stippling brush, as opposed to my hands, made a big difference. It wasn't as thick and the foundation went on much smoother.

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Brows -No Brand (DIY or homemade) -Castor Oil

on 7/13/2018 9:35:00 AM

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I had to delete my original review and replace it with a new one.
I've bought a castor oil from Amazon, they sell it in a fancy packaging with a dropper and tiny brushes and spooleys for the application.
After three weeks of use, I was blown out by the Castor Oil performance, but now I've been using it for more than two months daily and my impression had changed.
At first, I thought 'Why didn't I've tried you sooner?!' It seemed to me that the condition of my eyebrows has seriously changed while in reality, it didn't, except the fact that same brow hair that I originally had started to grow faster and longer. There is zero new hair growth, just a conditioning effect.
The sparse areas that I thought got some new fair just got covered by the longer and a bit thicker hair nearby.
I've also tried it on my lashes (on the roots) and they've got more conditioned, as well.

Overal it isn't a miracle product by any means and the smell is horrific.


Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand -FIG+YARROW Day Nutrient Booster Serum

on 7/13/2018 9:18:00 AM

This serum is wonderful! It's step three in my skincare routine, in between rosewater spray and my moisturizer. It leaves my skin hydrated, bouncy, and dewy, which I really love.
The pump is great, dispensing a small amount of product. I find that 1.5 pumps provides just the right amount of product for my entire face and neck, and a little goes a long way.
This is normally $20 at Target, but I got it on clearance, which makes me nervous that it's being discontinued. I may have to buy a few backups just to be safe!

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Treatments (Face) -No Brand (DIY or homemade) -Aloe Vera Plant

on 7/13/2018 9:13:00 AM

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I personally have an Aloe Vera plant growing in my house, so I have very easy access to it. I used to use the gel that you buy from the store, and it did help with healing acne, and I would wake up without an oily face. Since the plant is more natural, I decided to use it last night. I was having a horrible breakout and I saw good reviews on it. I applied it before bed, and left it on throughout the night. This morning my face feels very smooth and hydrated, my hyper pigmentation seems to have lightening slightly, and my acne is less inflamed. You can buy the plant for cheap, and I believe with longer use it will really help your skin. You should definitely try for any type of skin, it has a lot of natural healing properties.
Day 2: No significant difference
Day 3: My hyperpigmentation is much much lighter.

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Mascara -Maybelline -Great Lash Mascara Waterproof

on 7/13/2018 9:04:00 AM

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I only wear waterproof mascara when I know I will be caught in rainy or humid weather. Therefore, I don't want to spend too much on that product. This was a good budget buy, costing me only $4 and change. I purchased the color, Very Black. Since Great Lash is a classic by Maybelline, a reputable brand, I trusted it would do the job. Well, I was quickly disappointed the first time I tried it.

It was a hot day and, though I planned to be mostly indoors in AC, I was concerned about perspiration messing up my make-up. So, I opted for waterproof mascara. It looked ok when I first applied it, though it did nothing in the way of lengthening my lashes. After 2-3 coats, it gave me a bit of thickness but mostly just added some black definition. This is definitely not designed to give a dramatic appearance. I applied it on both my top and bottom lashes. I was going for a bare look, so I wore no additional eye-makeup products. I thought this prestigious name-brand classic could stand alone.

To my dismay, two hours later, I looked in the mirror and I was shocked to see that it was badly smeared under my eyes. Naturally I don't have dark circles, and this product made me look like I hadn't slept in weeks. This was very embarrassing as I was at a party, and did not bring any eye make-up remover! And of course since it is waterproof, washing it with water only made the situation worse.

Despite the initial bad experience, I decided to give it another try. It was another hot day and I planned to spend 50% of the day outside running errands. This time, I only used it on my top lashes. Out of fear of another raccoon-eye experience, there was no chance I was going to risk the bottom lashes again! Again I was fairly pleased with the definition it gave me. After about 8 hours, I was just happy to see that it did not not smear. However after 10 hours, it seemed to irritate my contact lenses a bit, and felt very dry.

Overall, in my opinion this is an unremarkable mascara that does not live up to its name. If you want a captivating look, this does Not do the trick. It is just a practical make-up accessory. To me it just serves the purpose of being waterproof; I definitely won't wear it under normal weather conditions. When I run out, I plan to try a different brand.

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Skincare - Face -Epicuren Discovery -Bulgarian Rose Otto

on 7/13/2018 9:02:00 AM

Such a small amount in the bottle I cringe at possibly paying full price if I repurchase. The scent of Bulgarian rose is pure heaven and it’s great for my skin so far. Love that it’s vegan and all natural & in a pump bottle.


Toners -Pacifica -Rose Flower Hydro Mist

on 7/13/2018 8:57:00 AM

This hydrating mist is fantastic! I use it directly after cleansing my face with the Pacifica Coconut Milk cream to foam face wash, and it's a great second step in my skincare routine, providing a quick boost of hydration before my serum.
It smells fantastic, and the ingredients really help to calm my skin. The spray pump releases a fine mist of the product, rather than streams or droplets. I imagine this would be a great finishing spray for makeup as well.
I paid $10 at Target for this, which is a great deal considering I've paid more for far inferior products in the past.
Vegan / Cruelty Free!

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Masks -LUSH -1000 Millihelens Jelly Face Mask

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First off, I do not like texture of this product. I’ve been reading up on how people use this mask and I just can’t get the same result. It just tends to roll right off my hands and into the sink, instead of breaking up into a more manageable consistency. It takes some time and effort to apply to my skin but I have to say, this is my one and only criticism, the rest of the mask is great!

The smell is wonderful (green apples!), and I love the results. It does help to calm down any breakouts but perhaps not as effectively as a clay mask. It does even my skin tone beautifully and gets rid of redness, like I’ve put on a smoothing primer. My skin feels nice and clarified and light. It’s my go to mask when I need something gentle for medium breakouts and for when I feel my skin needs to be refreshed without being aggravated.

The price is also reasonable, and I feel it would last me a good amount of time considering this is a lush mask and they tend to have less preservatives and therefore a shorter shelf life. Would repurchase this again, even though I hate the texture. It’s worth the trouble.

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BB Cream -Unlisted Brand -Avril La BB Cream in Medium

on 7/13/2018 8:44:00 AM

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This BB cream gives a light coverage and evens out my skin tone, but this is what I look for in a BB cream for everyday use. Since this is light coverage, it feels like I am wearing nothing on my face, so I still use it in the warmer months (I live in southern Spain). My skin is light-medium and this color is perfect for me. The texture is more on the liquidy side, but it is not runny, so it blends easily. The finish is not dewy, but it is also not completely matte either, so I really like it for my oily skin (specially in the summer). As for the staying power, it stays for 5-6 hours using a setting powder. I have used both powder and cream blushes on top of this BB cream, and it looks great. I will repurchase it in the future.
It is vegan, not tested on animals and certified organic by Ecocert..
This retails for 8 euros for 30 ml.

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Gels/Soaps -LUSH -Naked Shower Gel (All)

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I love this product! I always use bar soaps because they have no packaging and are so much more eco friendly, but I normally hate lush bar soaps because they don’t lather well and therefore finish so much faster. This is definitely not the case for the naked shower gels - they lather well and behave like a regular soap.

I have this in the snow fairy scent, and the smell is definitely true to the rest of the scent family. It cleans my skin well, doesn’t dry it out, doesn’t aggravate my sensitive skin, and doesn’t leave a film on my skin. It also leaves a faint smell on your skin after you leave the shower! Nothing overpowering, it won’t clash with your perfume, and it doesn’t stay all day. It’s just a nice bonus because I love the smell so much.

Would definitely buy this again, in this scent and in others. Kudos to you Lush! Keep it up with your packaging-free products!

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