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Eye Makeup Remover -Garnier -Skin Naturals 2-in-1 Eye Make-up Remover


I’ve tried a lot of makeup removers and was looking for one similar to the Clinique Take the Day Off bi-phase eye makeup remover and this is even better, and cheaper for $8. I use waterproof mascara (LOtS of mascara) and eyeliner and this remover takes it all off like a charm. I apply it to a Q-tip and gently rub down on my lashes and it removes the makeup instantly. Might need a couple q-tips if you apply as much eye makeup as I do though, or just one big cotton ball. The remover needs to be shaken as it has an oily layer and watery layer. I do have to wash it all off when I wash my face, there will be some oily residue. It is required though to effectively remove the waterproof makeup. It washes off well with my cleanser ( I just use Clinique’s Mild Facial Liquid Soap). This remover contains arginine to promote lash protection and growth and I have noticed my lashes are healthier since I’ve used it. I’ve been using this remover for about 2.5 years now. Great product! Must have if you need eye makeup removed quickly.

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Eyeliner -NYX Professional Makeup -Vivid Brights Eyeliner

on 11/4/2018 5:06:00 PM


I bought the blue one, Vivid sapphire . I love it. It's pigmented and applies smoothly. The color is exactly as I expected a electric blue. I didn't make my eyes sting or watery. the wear time is fine. Some have mentioned some cracking. Personally I didn't notice. This is a great product for folks wanting to play with neon and pastels without going broke. It's a fun little purchase I don't regret

Lash Treatments -Maybelline New York -Lash Sensational Boosting Serum


I haven’t reviewed anything on this site for almost 10 years and I felt compelled to log in (after resetting my password cause it’s been that long that I couldn’t even remember my username or password), JUST TO REVIEW THIS PRODUCT! This stuff is amazing and at the price point, SO worth it! I like my eyes the best so tend to feature them the most when I apply makeup so I’ve tried MANY mascaras and serums. I always liked the RapidLash serum but at around $60 CDN for 3mLs, I just couldn’t rationalize it as I would be using it every night and would eventually run out pretty often. I spend too much on clothes and makeup already and frankly couldn’t afford it. So, after a few tubes I stopped buying it but wished there was a much cheaper alternative. THIS IS IT! Regular price was $11 but I found it on sale at the local Shoppers Drug Mart for $5.99 CDN for 5.3 mLs. I’ve only been using it for 2 weeks and notice a considerable difference already. I apply it each night before falling asleep. It has a soft cotton applicator that looks Iike a mascara wand but is actually made of soft fabric. My lashes are thicker, fuller and longer. When I apply mascara, my lashes look awesome and I can even tell a difference when I am not wearing mascara. I don’t notice any irritation to my eyes. I am a contact lens wearer and have applied it with my contacts in before too. You may notice a tiny bit of residue in the morning but it washes off. I apply a copious amount and that may be why I sometimes see residue but if you apply it normally, this would likely be absent. Spread the word, this lash serum is amazing and I want Maybelline to keep this product available AND at this amazing price point. I think I discovered this seeing an ad in the local London Drugs flyer, and had to go check it out right away. This product is now one of my essentials!

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Lipstick -Smashbox -Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick (All Colors)

on 11/4/2018 4:56:00 PM


I'm surprised how well this is rated. I actually got mine free on national lipstick day so I can't complain. But I'm going to. (lol) Admittedly I got an ugly shade, I think it was called stay neutral but I've just thrown it away and can't fish it out of the bin. It's a brown nude which is very 90s. Not unuseable as far as shade, but like all liquid lipsticks I've ever tried, it gives that (ahem, excuse the analogy but nothing else comes close) "puckered butthole" look to the lips and looks very ageing. I put some mac tinted lip balm on top which made a lovely rosewood shade and I thought Oh good! But then I looked in the mirror later that day and saw lipstick on my teeth. So this doesn't like being layered. That was the death knell for this. I like the idea of a long lasting lip stain, and I like the applicator ok, but until I find something that gives a plumping satin effect, I'll stick to my guerlain rouge Gs which last well and never make my lips look anything less than plump and juicy. I wouldn't recommend this - but maybe the people who like this are more used to the pitfalls of long lasting stains and don't object as I do.

Fragrances -Hermès -Eau des Merveilles Bleue

on 11/4/2018 4:36:00 PM

EDIT: This review is for Eau de Rhubarbe Ecarlate. I don't know why it appears under a different title.

If there is one fragrance that left me sad in recent years, this is it. I wanted it to work so much, it didn't - even the SA admitted it. It was a 5 and Holy Grail in my mind before I sampled it. It is a sad 2 on my skin.

What's not to like about it? It is Christine Nagel's first cologne in the series, after Ellena's retirement from this house. It is a rhubarb that hints at scarlet and comes in an adorable bottle. Rhubarb, berries and musks in a velvety cologne.

Unfortunately, it went totally downhill for me. There is a very bright opening - both pink and sour. The rhubarb kicks in immediately. Green, lovelu rhubarb. It is big, direct, in your face. For a moment, I feel I will get vegetal notes but it stops there. Changes its mind and turns into this gassy stem smell. Just that. Nothing else. Nada. Zilch. I wondered if I was anosmic but no. I made two other people smell my wrist. They gave me a stare in silence. Interesting in an experimental regard but not I want from this. My skin chemistry prefers Comme des Garcons Rhubarb though my mind doesn't want to accept this.

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Hair -DevaCurl -Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum

on 11/4/2018 4:30:00 PM

Everything the reviewer @meyerdani I feel completely the same way! Our hair type seems almost identical, so perhaps that has something to do with why it didn't work for us? Whatever it is, my hair is greasier, stringier and all around worse AFTER using this product. No idea what the problem is for me, but I am glad I only had a couple free samples and that I didn't spend money on this.

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Gels/Soaps -Mario Badescu -AHA Botanical Body Soap

on 11/4/2018 4:26:00 PM


I bought the $8.00 8 ounce at Ulta a month ago as a treat for myself before starting a new job and I really like it. It smells so good. It smells comforting and remindes me of fancy soap from a spa or hotel. It lathers really well in of those net sponge things for the shower. On it's own it does not lather a lot. I mainly like it because of the smell and it does make my skin feel soft.

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Foundations -Merle Norman -Powder Base

on 11/4/2018 4:10:00 PM


Have used this foundation off and on since high school. Always go back to it..especially when my sensitive skin has a rosacea flare up. The zinc in the formula is very soothing and healing. Love it!

Fragrances -L'Occitane -Neroli & Orchidee Eau de Toilette

on 11/4/2018 4:06:00 PM


A light and pleasant floral from L'Occitane that kept me quite interested with its interplay of notes despite its surface simplicity.

It opens with sparkling, slightly sweet citruses that are cheerful but never screechy. Citrus notes are present on my skin from the beginning to the drydown. Although I'm not a big fan of citrus, what I like about them here is that they show different faces through the life of the fragrance and are never boring. A very prominent, clear neroli emerges as the scent develops. At one point, florals tend to fade and Neroli and Orchidee reminds me of Houbigant's sweet and sparkling Orangers en Fleurs - which I like a lot. Everything else in Neroli & Orchidee happens on this citrus playground for me.

The floral part is more confusing for me. Not all notes develop well on my skin and after the top notes, I get this lush, almost humid but plasticky smell. Nothing dirty, like a doll's head smell. This is got to be the peach as this has happened to me with other fragrances. Or maybe it's the fig milk note, no idea. It adds an experimental interest but I don't think this is what Neroli & Orchidee intends to do. Other than that I get mostly LOTV, which eventually turns into a light, clean powder - more creamy on humid days. The LOTV is clean, fragile, sheer but I get a bit of that lovely stem note which I love in this flower.

Altogether it is a pleasant fragrance, that may feel too aquatic and maybe a bit synthetic to some noses but I think it may get a lot of love from those of us who like that clean, out of the shower feeling.

It has a soft sillage but unexpectedly good lasting power on my skin - over 6 hours.

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Treatments (Eye) -Drunk Elephant -C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream

on 11/4/2018 4:00:00 PM


I have been using this product annually for around a month or so now. I am yet to see any positive results.

This was a highly recommended product I really wanted to love it, and I'm always willing to pay good or fair money for a product that works.

But so far, each and every time I've applied it later in the day I feel my eyes stinging or a sensation that something is stuck in my eye?

I've also noticed that if applied under-makeup and the cream hasn't sunk in, it can break the area around my eyes near my cheeks. The texture is quick thick and honestly, a little dab does go a very long way, I also found it a hard product to sink into the skin possibly because of its thickness?

Anyway, this isn't a holy grail product in my opinion but I will say Drunk Elephants product packaging is always amazing and I can remember there's a great blurb about the product/other products of theirs !!

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