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Cleansers -L'Oreal -L'Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil Cleansing Oil

on 7/12/2018 6:06:00 PM

I used to use Shu Uemura's cleansing oil but it's really pricey & not sold everywhere else which makes it rather inconvenient, so I was looking for something more affordable but similar effect. This really does that. It removes all of my makeup with no hustle, and keep the skin clean but not dry. I usually apply 2 pushes on my dry full-on makeup face, and gently massage it on till I feel the oil gets slightly lighter (about 30sec). Then wash all away with warm water & all done. A bottle lasts over a month for everyday use, and I've already used 5 bottles. Will keep on using this one until I find something better with similar price tag.

Eyes -It Cosmetics -Tightline Full Lash Length Black Mascara Primer

on 7/12/2018 5:41:00 PM


This lash primer is absolutely a miracle product, and I’m not sure what I’ll do if they discontinue it. I used to wear it as a super natural black mascara but then realized black does nothing for my “light summer” fair coloring, so I switched to navy mascara. However, I missed this product’s ability to get the roots of my blonde lashes, so I tried actually using it for its intended purpose (!), as a base primer, and I was shocked to see how amazing it works that way! You see, I normally detest primers, which consistently: 1) are white and make my blonde lashes look even blonder at the root—exactly the opposite of what my nearly albino blonde face needs and 2) take away the youthful, glossy, smooth, lash look I love. Inevitably, mascara over primer looks overly done and aging. However, this mascara solves both those problems, in a miracle like fashion! It makes such a difference to my look. At first, I thought it couldn’t possibly be responsible for my much prettier than usual face; but, sure enough, the next time I wore it, I found myself, again, wondering why I looked so good. Just dawned on me that this primer is responsible. It gives depth to my eyes, by darkening my root line, which is washed out, normally, since no lash brush gets this close. In addition, it adds a youthful delicate “Bambi” texture to my lashes so that my navy mascara ends up looking similar, despite being a thickening (sometimes clumpy) formula. The trick is to apply this lightly and then just tap the other mascara over it, transferring the color and a bit more volume. I am totally in love! You must try it! (For reference: I have very fine blonde lashes but lots of them).

Eye Shadow -wet n wild -Color Icon Trio - Sweet as Candy

on 7/12/2018 5:33:00 PM


Pan fall out is major. Hope that was just the one I got. I love this item so much I gifted it to many of my friends. The brushes inside suck!!!! Use what you love. Once again the brow color is to dramatic. I personally like the eyelid all over and little bit of crease(I have hooded eyes).

Over all I keep this in my everyday makeup bag. And from what I have seen on utube. A dupe in this pallet for a high end color that the pros like and pay for. So be a pro for a great price. Or is it the walking on eggshells shells pallet? Do you!!!!!

Eye Shadow -Laura Mercier -Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays

on 7/12/2018 4:43:00 PM


Lovely palette. Six eyeshadows and one setting powder.

(L to R, then top to bottom)
Three Metallic Eyeshadows:
- Metallik Platinum - "silver-taupe" - more of a pale pale metallic gold (as in platinum blonde, not platinum metal)
- Metallik Pewter - "grey-blue" - medium metallic grey
- Metallik Rust - "copper-brown" - more like a metallic coppery gold
Air-Light Setting Powder - looks white, goes on white but is very lightweight and disappears over the shadows nicely; very big pan
Three Matte Eyeshadows:
- Blackened Black Clay - pretty darn black
- Blackened Blue Clay - deep navy bluish black
- Blackened Brown Clay - supposedly a brownish black, but it wears pretty darn close to black, maybe "soft" black; in the pan it looks a shade lighter than the Blackened Black Clay (so, a deep deep charcoal grey)

Great if you love a smoky eye. I haven't tried these shadows without the setting powder, but they do stay put nicely when using it - no color drifting or sliding elsewhere, and the colors don't fade. I'm slightly disappointed that the Blackened Brown Clay wears ever so slightly as a softer black than the Blackened Black Clay, instead of having more brown tones, but given that they are named "Blackened XXX Clay" I can't say I'm surprised. The metallics are gorgeous. Applied lightly they give a nice sheen; with a heavier hand they can look more like a foil. Retails for $49. Maybe a bit on the pricey side, but I know I will enjoying using this.

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Eyeliner -Stila -Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Damsel

on 7/12/2018 4:25:00 PM


I got Damsel, which is a rich and very dark brown twist up liner, in the long-gone In the Light palette. I rarely think to use it because I tend to leave it in the palette rather than mixing it in with the chaotic mish-mash of my other pencil liners. But when I do use it, I'm impressed by how smooth and creamy it has remained after all these years (can't say that about Marc Jacobs liners, which lose their smooth application within a year). I do find it a bit harsh looking when first applied, though, and I have to smudge it out with a stubby-headed smudge brush. And I know these ARE named "Smudge Sticks" so I don't mind that too much but what I do find is that this particular shade does also smudge throughout the day and so I have to check a few times to make sure I don't have smears elsewhere on my face. If I set it with brown shadow, that seems to help. Not a dreadful product but not the best either, however the good points do outweight the bad.

Palettes -BH Cosmetics -Special Occasion 39 Eyeshadow & Blush Palette

on 7/12/2018 4:13:00 PM


I received this palette as a gift for Christmas back in 2016. I was excited to try this product since I had heard wonders about BH Cosmetics. However, I question whether I will personally be buying products from this company after being extremely unhappy with this palette. These shadows had very little pigment to them and would not last even three hours on my eyelids. With or without primer, these shadows were a huge disappointment! I cannot say the problem was my oily lids and not the product, since Wet N Wild products work perfectly well for me (and not to mention are a fraction of the price). The blush in this palette worked out fine, but I am not a blush kind of girl.

Overall: do not even bother with this product, and check reviews before purchasing from BH Cosmetics.

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Polishes -Essie -Let it Glow

on 7/12/2018 3:42:00 PM


I usually don’t paint my nails pink, I gravitate towards greys and nudes but this colour caught my eye! It’s such a beautiful summer colour, warm coral with tons of gold shimmer! So pretty on both toes and nails. Also pretty much opaque with one coat.

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Self Tanners -Unlisted Brand -James Read Sleep body mask gradual self tanner

on 7/12/2018 3:31:00 PM

This is one of the best self tanners I've ever used. I cannot detect any self-tanner smell in it. It's a light gel-cream consistency that absorbs SO quickly! You can seriously get dressed minutes after applying. The colour is very subtle but after two applications I had a lovely colour, and after all it is a gradual self-tanner so one shouldn't expect a deep tan after one use.

Packaging is a gorgeous gold and white tube that looks luxurious. I find the box unnecessary and environmentally wasteful, but the tube is simple and works well.

Would rebuy for sure.

Gels/Soaps -Caress -Tahitian Renewal Body Wash


This smells really good, like fruit punch like everyone says. My main complaint is the smell doesn't last as long as the Passionate spell body wash did.You can smell the Passionate spell one on your skin for hours later. Tahitian renewal 's scent only lasts 30 minutes.

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Gels/Soaps -Unlisted Brand -Vanicream Cleansing Bar

on 7/12/2018 3:01:00 PM

i have the one with zinc 2% its helped my fungl acne a lot. i had tiny colorless bumps in clusters on my cheeks and forehead and chin. it looks like they are slowly dissapearing. i use this in the morning only. doe not dry out my combo acne prone skin. feels clean without the stripped bar soap feeling. i love this

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