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Polishes -Hard Candy -Crush On Pink

on 2/13/2018 3:29:00 PM

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Crush On Pink is a rose gold micro-flakies polish, which has a foil finish. At first I thought it was a glitter polish, but it definitely isn't. This colour/finish is pretty popular right now, as I have seen a number of similar polishes released recently by both mainstream and Indi brands.

It applies really well - 2 coats gave me perfect coverage. I had no problem with wear or drying time. I think this polish will be loved by many. However, it didn't quite work with my skin tone. My skin is pale with pink undertone, so many colours just don't look right on me and unfortunately Crush On Pink was one of them. I own the rest of Hard Candy Crush On... line and love them all.

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Blush -BeneFit Cosmetics -Rockateur

on 2/13/2018 3:03:00 PM

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One of my favorite blushes.. Has the prefect amount of rose/brown/shimmer, making it such a multi purpose product. I'm actually a fan of the packaging, I don't carry it with me so it's not an issue.. I have all the boxed BeneFit blushes and bronzers, and all are amazing quality. I'm N25 very neutral, and this shade looks amazing on even my light/medium skin tone.. On lazy days I use this as a "one and done" eyeshadow, with some tinted moisturizer, bronzer, mascara and gloss, looks fab! Definitely recommend.

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Fragrances -Lancome -La Vie Est Belle

on 2/13/2018 3:01:00 PM

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I think this is a very polarizing edp because of its popularity. In my opinion it is really good, a bright, intense, warm, flowery and of course sweet fragrance. I waited till 2018 to buy it because in the run someone close to me had it and I was letting that person had her "la vie est belle" moment; but now its my turn...no apologies. Love LVEB!!

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Contour -Kat Von D - Shade + Light Crème Contour Refillable Palette

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If you're a WOC I would be careful. Especially if you're warm toned on top of that. It'll pull very grey and look muddy or dirty. Go with abh I really wish I did plus that one has more product in it.

The lasting power is great it lasts all day in mild or cold weather at least. The blendability is good but not too slippery or bendable that you would lose the effect.

I only use the darkest shade on my cheeks as a blending color when I add my other color. I'll also use the middle shade on my nose but the rest of the palette is unusable for me. I'm not going to return it because I genuinely need this to work and I like the staying power but I wouldn't recommend unless you're lighter than an nc40.

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Palettes -NYX -Brights Ultimate Shadow Palette

on 2/13/2018 2:40:00 PM

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I bought this product to use along side a neutral palette. I am very much about a more natural look but I also love colour and experimenting just a bit. I have tried pastel palettes since I wanted more toned down colours but all the ones I have tried lacked way too much pigment with the lighter shades. I use this palette very sparingly and it adds just the right amount of colour without being overpowering. It also looks great for a slightly glossy eye look. I use Vaseline- which admittedly isn’t the best- but it barely creases and the couple of creases are so small you can’t see them unless you are kiss close. This doesn’t run or move around on my face but it could be because I am only using them with a light hand. The price is amazing and although brands like urban decay will be more pigmented-especially if you use an eyeshadow brush- but because my skin is so fair it is better for me to have less pigmented bright eyeshadows.

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Lip Treatments -First Aid Beauty -Ultra Repair Lip Therapy

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I have become obsessed with FAB products. I bought the kit that contained this at Ulta because this was full size along with the moisturizer and radiance pads with 2 sample sizes of the skin peel and facial cleanser, what a steal!!!! This is an amazing lip balm. I'm completely hooked. I use the Burt's Bees lip scrub and intensive night therapy lip balm at night and this during the day. My lips, which had been so dry this winter to the point of cracked and bleeding at times, are so soft and nice now. This stuff is a miracle worker.

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Lips -Lime Crime -Diamond Crushers

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I like this despite its many drawbacks but I doubt I would repurchase.
I like it because it definitely packs a glitter punch.
But
It’s very patchy. Drying. Separates in the tube. Smells like earwax (!!)

The staying power isn't great but because it’s glitter, which as we all know is infamous for lingering way beyond its use or application, it doesn’t completely fade.

I’ve got a hot pink shade and it looks decent over most red and pink shades as well as bare lips. I’ll use it up but the search for a fantastic glitter gloss continues.

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Hair Treatments -Organic Root Stimulator -Olive Oil Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion

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My hair is thick and it is at shoulder length. I have recently started my hair growth journey so I stopped using certain products. Even with those products my hair was stubborn and recently because I stopped using these product my hair became dry. Now I'm using it and I now have control over my hair and it is soft shiny and well moisturise.

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Palettes -Tarte -TARTElette In Bloom

on 2/13/2018 1:59:00 PM

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tl;dr This was my first big-girl palette. I think it's a good neutral palette for beginners given the quality and color selection, but it has a few flaws. I'd probably not repurchase if I lost it or ran out, because there's so much other eyeshadow I want to try, though I would be sad about not having Rebel anymore.

Pros:
1. Most shades are very nice, soft, and easy to blend.
2. Good, basic selection of colors. A cream, a peachy “base shade” for light to medium-toned people, a couple dark shades for liner, a warm and a cool transition/crease shade, and three shimmers.
3. It’s mostly matte. This could be a pro or a con depending on your preferences, but I’m glad that a palette exists that’s the inverse of the Naked palettes’ “you get exactly three (3) mattes” thing.
4. The standout shade (for me): Rebel! It’s a beautiful red-toned medium-deep brown. Obviously red/warm tones are super in now, and Rebel’s a bit subtler than e.g. Modern Renaissance. Great for the outer V, great for deepening the crease in more dramatic looks, great for darkening the lower lashline and pulling together the look.
5. It smells like chocolate! Not gross, artificial chocolate either, but like proper cacao powder, with a bit of vanilla. Tarte doesn’t advertise this fact - goodness knows why - but it was a really nice surprise, and having something so nice-smelling makes me happy in the mornings when I use it.
Cons:
1. I feel like the three dark shades on the right are samey; the palette would be better with a chocolate brown and a purple instead of Smokeshow and Activist, which are quite similar to me.
2. Funny Girl, the gold shimmer, is disappointing, in a way that's difficult to describe. It’s like it’s not very opaque? Or it reads as just a lot of gold glitter particles - not as a single coherent color.
3. The paint on the packaging - the pink/purple design, not the gold - is slowly but surely cracking, flaking off and getting everywhere. Everything else about the packaging - magnet closure, mirror, general sturdiness - is nice though.
4. Darker shades have some blendability isuses, but I mostly use them for liner so it's not an issue for me.

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Eyeliner -Revlon -ColorStay Exactify Liquid Liner

on 2/13/2018 1:41:00 PM

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The rollerwheel eyeliner is a cool idea, but it's just too hard to use. And because it's hard to use, my eyeliner doesn't look good when I use this. Maybe if I had tons of practice or if I had all the time in the world to put my makeup on, I might be able to make this work. I feel like it's probably a matter of skill level, but I'm going to stick to traditional eyeliners in the future.

The ColorStay formula is impressive though. I plan to check out some of the other ColorStay liquid eyeliners now because this stuff really doesn't budge! Wears all day with no smudging. There are very few liquid eyeliners that don't smudge on me, so this is really good stuff. And the color is dark and opaque in just one stroke.

In short, I love the formula but I don't love the applicator. I wouldn't buy this again.

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