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Lips -Mary Kay -Mary Kay Signature Apple Berry Lipstick

on 8/7/2018 10:02:00 AM

This is a gorgeous shade of berry/red/plum (not warm on me, but a bit darker than I usually wear) from Mary Kay for $18.
I like it very much. Super long lasting and matte but not too matte. Does not migrate (good!) and does not feather.

Finally - a blue-based red I can wear.

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Misc Beauty Tools -Tweezerman -Precision Tweezers

on 8/7/2018 9:59:00 AM


I just lost my previous Tweezerman slanted tweezers (blue shade) (a tragedy). After literally 10 years of service, I still adored them and they still worked better than any other tweezers I have ever tried. I picked up a new (red this time) pair at Bed Bath & Beyond (they’re about $22 there but I had a 20% off coupon) and hot damnnnn getting a fresh pair reminded me just how awesome and SHARP they are. They’ll get everything. They’re so sharp you have to watch out you’re not snipping the hair off instead of pulling it out! Tweezermans are definitely a product that is 100% worth the extra money. You can send them back for sharpening, but ironically—I can’t live without them long enough to do that 

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Tinted Moisturizer -NARS -Velvet matte skin tint


I can't with the smell. Smells like straight up alcohol. And it's hard to squeeze out from the package. Do yourself a favor and get the sheer matte or sheer glow instead.

Eye Shadow -Urban Decay -Aphrodisiac Palette

on 8/7/2018 9:10:00 AM

I have been coveting this palette from the very first preview. I love the idea of the the pre put together palette with 3 mattes and 3 shimmers and the colors looked stunning. Despite mediocre reviews on the internet, I still had to have this...the colors and concept just sucked me in. Unfortunately, the reviews were right. It isn't a bad palette, but not a great one. If I got this on sale for like $13, like I have with some other UD palettes, I would probably keep it. But for the full price of $ just isn't worth it for me. I have so many shades similar to these which still wouldn't stop me normally, but two of the three shimmer shades, are actually sparkle shades. And if you are familiar with UD, that means glitter, glitter and more glitter. I am not a fan of glitter. Shimmer is awesome, frost is fine, glitter is eye irritation and cheek sparkles for me. The two colors I like the most are Addict and Whiplash, but both are fairly dupeable. For someone like me with an extensive eye shadow collection, the quality & price of the product negate the great concept of the palette. Here are the colors:

Sheets - matte fleshy nude. Not the smoothest of applications.

Beyond - Just like Sheets, these type of shades have been in the HEAT palettes. This is an orangey brown, probably kind of skin tone ish for warmer toned people. Pretty standard UD quality.

Night Fever - This reminds me of MAC's Honey Lust. It is pretty but chunky glitter and not the smoothest application.

Addict - Love the color and true UD quality, shimmer not glitter. BUT, if you have MAC Cranberry, Oh My Mocha or UD Roach, you have a version of this.

Glare - Cocoa brown sparkle, but almost shimmer. More glitter than UD shimmers have, but less than there full on sparkles do. It has flecks in it, but again...nothing special and the quality did not wow me.

Whiplash - Matte purpled brown. On my nw20, deep winter complexion (brown eyes, 3n hair) this was a great shade and pretty doable. But again, it reminds me of the deep shade in the Heat palettes.

If Night Fever and Glare weren't so glittery and have so much fallout, I would seriously consider keeping this for travel. But stand alone it is just an ok palette. A+ for concept & packaging, C for excecution.

Update: When returning this at noon...I was told there had been two other returns that day.

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Pressed Powders -Catrice -Prime And Fine Mattifying Powder Waterproof

on 8/7/2018 9:01:00 AM


So I needed a good dupe for the Mac finishing power because it ran out too quickly for the price. I had to take a trip to Ulta and I ended up finding this. I liked everything it had to say and I gave it a whirl. So I usually wear cc cream because of my combo skin and I needed something that would hold everything down without that chalky feeling and wow it really does do it’s job! I love it it’s a new favorite and a need in my makeup routine’

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Mascara -Dr. Hauschka -VOLUME Mascara!


Love it! It's officially my HG mascara.
I'd been using this mascara a few years ago, when it came with compact, rather thin brush. Then they had change the brush to more fluffy, which was impossible to use without messing, thus I stopped.

For a few years I've been searching for my perfect mascara, a could find something I was 100% happy about.
Either it was the price, animal testing, lashes condition, etc.
When I noticed the mascara was refreshed with new brush and packaging, initially I tried the "regular version" with thin brush but this one is way better.

My lashes are quite long and dense, thus I wanted mascara which will give them a little bit of everything - volume, definition, separation and length. And this mascara delivers all.
My lashes are just beautiful - look like they were created by nature that way ;) They are defined, black, glossy and soft. and I'm not getting any eye irritation like it was with drugstore or "luxury" mascaras.
And this mascara does not run or smudge. This was my biggest issue with most of them (clinique, HR Lash Queen, Better than sex, MAC and many others). Lashes stay soft and light, but the mascara does not transfer or fall into crumbs on cheeks - nothing like that. It survived hot, humid summer months with no trace of "destruction" ;) However it is very water-non-resistant - if you wet your face, even accidentally (.i.e. light summer rain, grass sprinkler, swimming pool) it will run - just to warn you.

But still it is the best mascara I could find on the market. It might not be suitable for those with allergic reaction, as it contains aromatic oils - I have no issues with that, but it could be a deal breaker for some.
And the do not test on animals - great :D

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Primer/ Corrector -MAC -Prep + Prime Natural Radiance

on 8/7/2018 8:30:00 AM

I used to think, “Primer Schrimer” and just put foundation on over sunscreen.

Then I tried the standards: Smashbox, drugstore, NARS (I do like NARS...) and was underwhelmed.

I love this, though. My makeup really DOES look better and it is easier to apply. I don’t get the nose-forehead breakdown and I never get it seeping into my plentiful lines on my 63-year old face.

It’s $42 - one of the higher-priced MAC products. An application requires a single pump.

Test before you buy to see if it works for you.

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Pressed Powders -wet n wild -Photo Focus Pressed Powder

on 8/7/2018 8:18:00 AM


My most loved face powder ever. It’s excellent

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Top/Base Coats -Sally Hansen -Complete Salon Manicure Ultra-Wear Top Coat

on 8/7/2018 7:48:00 AM


It does last. The issue I have with it is that no matter how long I wait to touch something my nails look smudged. Yesterday afternoon I used this top coat and went to bed 6 hours later. I woke up and my nails look like material was imprinted on them. This happens every time I use this.

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Gels/Soaps -Unlisted Brand -DuDu Osun African Black Soap


Hello everybody!!
Am a user of dudu osun soap bar and I must say it's the best soap,I had a break out of acne and had blemishes around my cheeks,i tried using other products but don't work for me until I bought dudu osun soap and I have used it for about 5months. At first it felt drying on my skin but as I continued to use it I came to realise that it's actually working for me, I love the sweet scent it has and how it cleanses my face and entire body.
Moreover, I have noticed the pimple scars and pigmentation on my cheeks has gone away. This is really like a miracle that has happened to me. I must say ladies! If you have pigmentation on your skin and need hydration for a long time, go and grab this product, it really worked for me!

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