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Liquid -NYX Professional Makeup -Can't Stop Won't Stop Full Coverage Foundation

on 9/10/2018 8:50:00 AM


This foundation is Outstanding. I love all the shades available. Mahogany turned out to be best for me and baby when I tell you this is oily skinned love. I had no plans to purchase until all the reviews came in with people praising it for being matte and transfer proof. I will say that yes, this is matte as hell and I have oily skin. This is a long lasting option for me. If I wanted to just put on a foundation and not worry about checking it all day, this would be the one I gravitated towards. And let’s face it, that is my plan every day. To not have to check my makeup every second. I applied this with a beauty blender over the accompanying primer. Never again will I use them together. The mattress created cracks and no, I do not fault either of them. I will just save the primer for use with other foundations. This foundation does not need a primer unless you are super dry. And then you should use a hydrating one. For pores or line smoothing, I’d use a primer with this as well but that is it. I am giving this a 5 out of 5 because it definitely won’t stop. This is not a DoubleWear dupe. It is more matte than DoubleWear. And honestly I think $15 is high for a drugstore foundation but this is high end quality. Very well done and the only foundation from NYX that I will not be returning.

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Lipstick -Estée Lauder -Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick - Dynamic

on 9/10/2018 8:41:00 AM


I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS LIPSTICK! This is exactly what I was looking for :-)!! I have fair-medium skin tone, brown eyes and brown hair. I was looking for a lipstick that would be wearable for everyday life and this lipstick is just perfect. Not too pink, not too red, this shade is just perfect, very suitable for my skin/hair colour. I will keep buying it forever!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Viva Glam Sia

on 9/10/2018 8:33:00 AM


Ruby Woo, except all of the money goes to MAC's AIDs fund. Take my money!!!

Beautiful colour. It becomes a fantastic cherry when gloss is applied over it. It's a glowing rich red on its own. This transferred very little, and it lasted through an entire meal - something that never happens for me.

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Lipstick -RIMMEL -Rich Moisture - Diva Red

on 9/10/2018 8:26:00 AM

I have this love-hate relationship with Rimmel. I really enjoy their concepts and their range of products, but I struggle to find the "it" item that should represent the brand. I always stick to their compact powder I owned both in transparent and peach glow, but other products? Meh. The Kate matte lipstick collection, the one with the red body, was amazeballs but they disappeared completely from italian shops. So, what we have left? Nothing much, imho.
I got this lipstick for 1 euro at an open air market. I also got the peach glow powder for 1 euro (god bless those markets..) and both were sealed. I knew the Diva red shade because it's quite a classic but wasn't really interested in a balm-ish lipstick as mattes are my ride or die. But for one euro,I had to try.
And I hate it. Like, sorry you all, but I hate it. It never dries, expecially if you want a fuller colour. For a balm effect, it spreads bad and fades immediately. Stains like crazy. Found a better use for it as a blush. The colour is sexy and suits everybody, but really, I can't stand it.
The packaging is cute tho. Can't really complain about it.

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Hair Treatments -Nioxin -Diamax Advanced

on 9/10/2018 8:23:00 AM


I did my research and watched a video about using this stuff, but I wish I had saved my money. Hair is totally flat after blow drying, no lift, no fullness, nada.

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Eyeliner -Mary Kay -Gel Eyeliner in Ornate Orchid

on 9/10/2018 7:52:00 AM

This .15 ounce mini pot of gel eyeliner retails for $18 and comes with a plastic mini-brush (I use one of my eyeliner brushes instead for a thinner line). It wears well but is not truly waterproof - for me it resists water well enough but I might not choose purple eye liner for a wedding or funeral anyway (LOL). I needed a deep purple/eggplant color and this is lovely and the gel formula is super easy to apply thin or thick. HAPPY!

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Hair Styling Tools -L'Oreal Paris -Steampod

on 9/10/2018 5:05:00 AM

Worth every penny. I have extremely curly hair and it gets my hair dead straight almost instantly!! People said they couldn’t get to their roots but long as you have the straightener so the steam isn’t pointing towards your head, I haven’t found an issue. Just be aware the steam is extremely hot so do not let it touch your scalp. Keeps your hair straight for days also, which means less heat on your hair not having todo it regularly

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Hair Treatments -LUSH -h'suan wen hua conditioner

on 9/10/2018 4:13:00 AM


H'scan Wen Hua is a great hair treatment. I was advised to use the whole pot on my hair, but I definitely disagree that you need to use that much. I simply a small scoop between my fingers, warm it up a little so it melts down, and then run it through my pony tail. For perspective, I get around 4 uses from a large Lush sample pot, and my hair is mid-back length. I only apply from the mid-lengths to ends (the length of my ponytail). I leave it on for around 15-20 minutes before hopping in the shower and shampooing and conditioning as normal. I definitely see a difference when I use this compared to when I don't. Post-shower, my hair feels smoother and is easier to comb through. When it dries, it is sleeker and less frizzy/flyaway and also more shiny. It doesn't negatively effect my hair colour whatsoever. I don't mind the scent of this product - to me it smells slightly like bananas and cinnamon. I find the smell doesn't linger in my hair, as my shampoo and conditioner cover it with their own scent. I have repurchased this twice product (the pot lasts me AGES - please don't waste this by using it once!!!!). I will definitely continue to repurchase it.

Treatments (Face) -Elizabeth Arden -Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum

on 9/10/2018 3:22:00 AM


This is one of the very first Retinol containing treatments that a luxury cosmetic company launches in the last twenty years. (Professional brands like Skinceuticals and La Roche-Posay have had Retinol containing product in their ranges for years.)
This most effective non-prescription active is again back in the warmth and found a way again into cosmetic products.
It is an extremely potent form of vitamin A that is converted to fully available vitamin A in the skin.
It regulates cell proliferation, cell growth and has some milder side-effects.
It has outstanding ability to treat sun induced skin damage, lines and wrinkles, acne and hyper-pigmentation with documented effect.
It is an expensive active and it is great news that cosmetic companies have turned to it again after so many years being left out in the dark.

The product E. Arden chose to incorporate Retinol is a silicone-oil based fluid that is thickened by silicone crosspolymer. It contains ceramides (natural components of the lipid barrier) that will counteract irritation caused by retinol. It also contains some peptides that might be beneficial for lines and wrinkles and support the activity of Retinol in this area.
The product is encapsulated in capsules that will keep the Retinol fresh. It is fragrance free and colourant free too. Contains no water and the formula will ensure that it will stay on the skin's surface rather than be immediately delivered to the Epiermis. Hence, delivery of the active is slower (and longer) thus minimizing irritation and will have a longer lasting effect.

I find the product elegant, easy to spread even in a very small amount. Since it is a mixture of silicone oils and silicone crosspolymers, it will leave an elegant finish that is non-drying, non-oily and absorbed immediately.

I've found that one capsule is enough for three applications. I would also recommend to use the product sparingly especially in the first months while the skin gets accustomed to the irritation potential of retinol.

It should only be used at night accompanied by an SPF 15 (or higher) during daytime.

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, BHT, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ceramide NP, Ceramide NS, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexyl Cocoate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Laurylmethacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Lecithin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Phytosphingosine, Phytosterols, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Retinol, Sorbitan Laurate, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane,Phenoxyethanol

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Liquid -NARS Cosmetics -Sheer Glow Foundation

on 9/10/2018 2:44:00 AM


First of all, the name of this is quite misleading. This baby is not sheer and is only semi-glowy. However, this is a stunning medium-full coverage foundation with a satin finish. It applies nicely with both a damp sponge and a brush - which is great as you can use whatever you have on hand. A little goes a long way, which is good as the bottle is quite pricey. It applies easily and does not stick to any dry-patches or textured area. It sits nicely over a wide variety of primers and MAC Strobe Cream as well as bare skin. It wears well throughout the day, lasting around 8 hours. It is around the 8 hour mark I get some minor separating on my chin, however this is easily fixed with a damp sponge (no extra product needed). I am satisfied with how my skin looks at the end of the day when I wear this foundation. It lasts well through the heat and humidity also. I love this foundation and can see why it is a cult favourite - I highly recommend it!

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

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