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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.

Treatments (Face) -MooGoo -Tamanu Oil

on 11/3/2018 5:41:00 PM

Tamanu oil is a great, but I was disappointed with the Moogoo product. I woke up with swollen, puffy, red eyes. I had used tamanu oil on my face earlier, cleansed to remove it, then applied moisturizer. There must have been some residual oil left over, as it got on my eye area. The label does say to avoid placing the product on your eyes. However, I've used tamanu oil products by two different brands, RAW organics and Nude by Nature, on my face and eyes and didn't experience any reaction. Maybe it's a quality issue. The Moogoo product is more suitable for the body but not the face.

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Highlighters -L'Oreal Paris -True Match Lumi Glotion natural glow enhancer

on 11/3/2018 5:30:00 PM


I have a fair to lighter skintone and I purchased this in the medium shade because it adds a really nice warmth and glow to my face, especially when I don't have makeup on. It's very natural-looking and moisturizing without looking greasy. I really love it and I think it'll be perfect for the winter time when I start to get more pale and dry and my skin just needs that extra bit of colour and glow.

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Fragrance -Dior -Poison Girl Unexpected Eau de Toilette


~The Notes~
Top: Ginger, Blood Orange and Lemon
Heart: Damask Rose
Base: Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Cashmeran, Hazelnut

It was a love from the first sniff. These are just delightful! Sweet but not “soapy” (hello YSL Black Opium & Lancôme La Vie est Belle), and very juicy- like red currant jelly beans (I swear it’s the first thing that comes to my mind when I want to describe this scent).
EDT, so they’re not the longest lasting perfumes on the market, but the lasting power is good, like with most Dior fragrances- even “eau de toilette” versions. It’s one of those rare fragrances that want to bathe in.
It’s my favorite fragrance from Dior since Miss Dior got a revamp and transformed into typical “old lady” scent (Dior if you’re reading this- bring back the old version!).

Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand -Gallinée Probiotic Hydrating Face Cream

on 11/3/2018 5:16:00 PM


I loved this moisturizer. It absorbs quickly and leaves a satin-matte finish. It seemed to immediately calm my skin and within a day or two the tone and texture looked improved. It has an unusual, natural, earthy smell, sort of like burnt brown sugar, presumably due to the probiotics, which some people might not like, however it didn't seem to linger. The texture is very thin and I would consider it to be more of a lotion than a cream. My one complaint about it is that, due to the thin texture, I used a lot of it, and it didn't last long. I got it as a travel size in a monthly box from Love Lula. The two products that I've tried so far from that box (this and the Kimberley Sayer SPF 30 moisturizer, which I've also reviewed) both seem to be potential HGs.

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Treatments (Eye) -PUR Cosmetics -EYEDENTITY Luxe Firming Eye Cream

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


I don't use Pur's cosmetics, but I like their skincare products. This is one of the better eye creams I've tried. Unlike many, it did not irritate my eyes. It is thick and only a small amount is required. It provided hydration throughout the day, without greasiness. It worked well under makeup. It might have slightly improved the signs of aging and general condition of the area.

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