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Lip Gloss -Burt's Bees - 100% Natural Lip Gloss

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-----This Lip Gloss is NOT Poppin'-----

I'm a big fan of Burt's Bees. Unfortunately this lip gloss did not live up to the brand I've come to know and love. I bought the shade Rosy Dusk which in the bottle is a really pretty light mauvey pink - a My Lips But Better if you're pale like myself. This product has several drawbacks.

First off, I barely managed to get any product onto the brush. You know when you go to put on lip gloss and barely anything gets on the brush so you know it's time for a new one? That's what happened to me but this was the first time using it!! I think the formula just has trouble adhering to the brush? In any case, very bizarre. This takes a lot longer than usual to apply since it requires so much formula and even after many applications it feels no thicker than the first coat. It's also barely noticeable on me, despite being vibrant in the bottle. This is also upsetting because I'm pale with light pink lips and even the sheerest shades usually show up on my lips. Why is this formula shade so different than how it looks in the bottle?? I'd imagine anyone tanner than me (and most people are tanner than me!) would not get this to look noticeable either.

The only thing I can think of about this that I liked is that it wasn't goopy like many glosses (I stopped wearing glosses because lipsticks are comfier), but obviously the lack of goop is not worth the thin formula and washed out color.

Burt's Bees should have spent more time testing this and improving the formula, or instead just stick to their balms and specialty natural products. It seems rushed into production.

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Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets

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It's okay. While this does remove some oils, I feel it could have better absorbency. I'd repurchase if it was better at blotting. Otherwise it's not worth me re-buying.


Mascara -Revlon - Ultimate All-In-One Mascara

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This mascara is okay. It's definitely not all-in-1. It made my lashes more voluminous but I didn't find they lengthened so much. Can't have everything (despite the name) right? Otherwise, I still liked using this. I don't usually curl my lashes and I felt this did a good job at lifting my lashes, making them look liked they've been curled. Other mascaras I use look kind of weird if I don't curl my lashes first but this did a great job of shaping them. While this mascara did last quite a few months until I felt it was time to replace it, I found the formula doesn't seem the same as the first few times. It seems to feel thinner after using it for a week, and it just takes longer to build them up. But considering this is drugstore makeup for a cheap price it's decent. 3 out of 5 lippies.


Hair Styling Tools -Remington - Wet 2 Straight

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I am very impressed!!! I bought this at Target for like $40 a little over 5 years ago. I still use it to this day. I've gone through phases of hair styling - I often go through periods where I straighten it every day for 6 months, and then stop using it all together for a year until my next straightening phase. This makes it hard for me to estimate how much wear and tear it's taken. But I definitely remember a lot of time I've spent using this. I have fine wavy hair but I have A TON of hair. This makes it very hard to straighten my wavy mane. This flat iron is AMAZING. I know it's bad to use a flat iron at the highest temperature, but I always have this on the highest setting because it saves me so much time. It's also a great size since it's slightly wider than other flat irons, so I can work in larger sections thus saving time. Unlike other flat irons, this straightness lasts all day, until I wash my hair.

The only flaw with this is that the wet 2 straight part isn't entirely true. I only use this on slightly damp hair but would not recommend using it on wet hair. It simply will not straighten your hair and leave you with a mess of frizz.


Shampoo -Shea Moisture - Peace Rose Oil Nourish & Silken Shampoo

on 10/10/2017 11:53:00 PM

Flairgirl, where in the list of ingredients of this shampoo is synthetic fragrance? All the rose oils are natural.

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Conditioner -Shea Moisture - Peace Rose Oil Nourish & Silken Conditioner

on 10/10/2017 11:50:00 PM

I love this conditioner. It is not a synthetic fragrance, as another reviewer has claimed, but comprised of natural rose oils. It makes my dry bleached hair shiny and soft, smelling amazing.

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Lipstick -Revlon - Super Lustrous Shine - Kissable Pink 805

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This was my first actual lipstick - I used to only wear Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer which is just tinted balm. My mother gave this to me when I first started wearing lipstick. She actually gave it to me because it was too sheer for her taste. It is quite sheer even for me, someone who usually likes soft colors. This was very similar to Burt's Lip Shimmers due to the sheer formula and light and shimmery colors. This builds up to a nice slightly blue toned pink. In my opinion, the swatches on MakeupAlley, as well as most of the ones on Google look darker than the actual shade. It's a medium pink once it builds up, but not nearly as rosy as many of the swatches. This is comfortable and lightweight, and helped me get used to wearing lipsticks. I'd recommend this for someone who isn't a lipstick person and wants a comfortable natural looking lippie.


Scrubs -St. Ives - Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub

on 10/10/2017 11:24:00 PM

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I bought this on a whim, before I’d finished my Equate apricot scrub. I actually bought the Equate verson but am posting my review here because this is where I looked before I bought it. The “radiant” part is what caught my eye. At first I was gonna use this interchangeably with my apricot scrub, because this isn’t as harsh as that one and I didn’t think it’d do a good enough job on its own. But since it’s a much more gentle scrub, I use it every night after I take off my makeup. It’s like a second cleanser and exfoliant in one. I have DEFINITELY noticed my skin is brighter and more radiant, and I think it’s helped with the darkness around my mouth. If it’s not good enough on its own for my dry skin in the fall and winter, I’ll just switch back and forth but I’m definitely not parting with it. 😊


Eyeliner -Maybelline - Unstoppable Eyeliner - all shades

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I had to throw out my favorite eyeliner (Rimmel Scandaleyes) after I had conjunctivitis, and it wasn't in stock. So I picked 2 up - 1 in Espresso & 1 in Black Onyx. Gotta love retractable liners so they don't "ouch" on the waterline and when working close to the lash line (I love tightlining and these do the job). I usually don't wear black liners since I'm pale skinned but this one was creamy and soft enough to look natural. A bit of fading throughout the day but I don't wear primer. Also many creamier cheap formulas like these tend to wear a bit anyway so not disappointing considering the price.


Gels/Soaps -Johnson & Johnson - Baby Oil Gel in Shea and Cocoa Butter

on 10/10/2017 11:17:00 PM

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This is one of the BEST body moisturizer I have used, once I figured out how to use it right.
It need to be applied on while your skin is still damp or rather wet, not dripping wet of course but do it right after you step out of the shower and have lightly dap off the excess water with a towel. A little goes a long way, no need to lather it on, it is oil in gel form so it's very easy to spread. The only con to this is that it takes a little time to fully absorb so I have to wait around for a bit before I can put clothes on, but it works so well that I find myself not having to use any other moisturizer afterwards, even hand cream.
This thing make your skin so, so soft and supple that my husband keeps trying to rub his hand on my legs whenever I use it. And once after a few day of me religiously slapping this on he suddenly said "Your skin shines! It looks so healthy and.... expensive!!" Cracked me up but I took that as the best compliment since it came from a guy who couldn't even notice whether I'm wearing makeup or not.
Oh and in the summer I use this instead of highlighter for my body. Applying it lightly on the shoulder and neckline makes your tan POPS and it just looks incredibly gorgeous.

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