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Lipstick -Sephora Collection -Matte Lipstories Lipstick

on 12/5/2018 2:03:00 PM

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I have the shade Love Love. This lipstick is creamy, hydrating and has a satin finish, even though it is labeled matte. It doesn't emphasize dryness too much. I'm not a fan of the flimsy cardboard packaging even though it looks pretty.

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Moisturizers -COSRX -Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream

on 12/5/2018 1:28:00 PM

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I never thought anything would unseat Cerave cream as my favorite skincare product of all time, but this amazing little jar of snail goo proved me wrong. I've been using it for two months now and I love it. It's incredibly soothing and it's been so good for my hormonal acne. Even with a gentle, consistent skincare routine and a strict diet, my period always brings a couple of those annoying pimples that never come to a head, and using this cream at night calms them down and shrinks them into invisibility faster than anything else I've ever tried. (And I've tried a lot of things: benzoyl peroxide, niacinamide, panthenol, rosehip oil, various AHAs and BHAs, prescription clindamycin lotion, going fatty alcohol free, going silicone free, going fragrance free, changing pillowcases and wiping down my phone with alcohol daily, blah blah blah.)

COSRX claims this is an "all in one cream." That might be true for people with oily skin, but for me it's not particularly moisturizing so I use it more like a serum. After applying I wait for it to dry down a bit and top it off with a thin layer of Aquaphor. When I wake up in the morning my skin is soft, smooth, and most of all calm and even. It's an absolutely amazing product that I never want to be without again.

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Fragrances -Jo Malone -Colognes (various fragrances)

on 12/5/2018 1:16:00 PM

I have had problems w JM cologne. My 1st real foray into them was orange blossom cologne (why do they have to be colognes geez), I heard Kate Middleton wears it. I excitedly ordered it from Nordies.com ...what a disappointment. I returned it. Yes I ok I know they are colognes. Then I ordered an Xmas ornament w sea salt speay mini & mini pear body cream $35 eek but the sea salt didn’t have a lot of staying power. Again yes I know they are colognes. I returned red roses & orange bitters because my mom was pissed at me for spending $35 on this. I got a decant off eBay smelled good no staying power. So I done found an LE “body spray” (Cattleya) & an LE “eau de toilette” 1oz I couldn’t resist ordering from Sephora. I got cattleya today &I am satisfied w it. Her colognes have a ton of complexity but they don’t last. I caution you they are skinscents. The cattleya flower started out green morphed into a more buttery white floral but my nose goes blind to scents. But I am satisfied w this & I want to try a cologne intense right now! Her scents are so delicate they aren’t strong. They are the most complex scents I have tried. They are uncommon! If you don’t mind reapplying these & you don’t mind or you like, skin scents thee are amazing.


Styling Products -Unlisted Brand -Wild Growth Hair Oil

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Ran out of my usual Phyto botanical scalp oil so I grabbed this on a whim, particularly as it was at such a bargain price! It has this strong medicinal scent but I don't mind it at all as seems to disappear after an hour or so. Applied 2 x daily - AM & PM about 10 drops onto my scalp and massage in. I feel it works best when my scalp is cleansed but then again I do suffer from oily scalp at times so probably best to ensure scalp is clear and product can absorb better. Whilst I used this I didn't see any thickening effect BUT it did make my hair grow faster, at least 1 inch in roughly 2 months which is pretty good going!
The only thing I didn't like (and why I'm taking lippies off) was it made my hair quite lank and greasy, and it took multiple shampoo applications to remove the residue, normally by adding a touch of ACV to 'cut through' the oil as ACV is acidic by nature.

Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(As I've sampled many 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, I thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective. I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: 'Nuxe' - Reve De Miel Lip Balm
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment


Treatments (Face) -Unlisted Brand -Aczone

on 12/5/2018 12:32:00 PM

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Great product! It works really well on inflamed, red acne and takes it down very quickly. It has no affect on closed comedones or blackheads. It works on EXTREMELY sensitive skin without drying it out or irritating it. I would highly reccomend this to anyone who doesn’t tolerate products such as salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.

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Misc Beauty Tools -NuFACE -Microcurrent Facial Toning System

on 12/5/2018 12:18:00 PM

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I have had my device since May (2018). I had been wanting to try this for a couple of years but wasn’t interested in adding one more thing to my arsenal of anti aging goods. But the reviews have been pretty great and I thought I’d (finally) give it a shot. I downloaded the app and followed the instructions as if it was my religion. Ive not missed one day. The results? NOT A DAMN THING. I honestly don’t understand what all of the hype is about. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!

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Self Tanners -SUN Laboratories -Self Tanning Micro Mist

on 12/5/2018 11:36:00 AM

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I didn't think it was working for quite a while, but once it did, it was very nice, even, not streaky or orange. The color lasted for a few days, not quite as long as all the other reviews are saying it lasts, but re-application will keep the color nice. It isn't very dark, so I applied daily for several days to get a shade closer to what I like. Would prefer if it was darker with only one application, however. As it fades, I did see a few patchy spots, but could probably avoid this with better exfoliation. Haven't tried working out after color develops to see if sweating affects it yet...will be doing that soon.


Mascara -Lise Watier -24 Hrs Glam

on 12/5/2018 11:35:00 AM

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This is my favorite mascara. I have super oily lids, and also have to deal with pretty harsh weather during winter (watery eyes guaranteed). Most mascaras smudge like crazy on me, so I prefer tubing mascaras. This is slightly more cost effective than Blinc,and wears like iron. The packaging is unintrusive (has been redesigned, so now it is dark gray instead of gold), the skinny brush is straight forward to use. It is not a very dramatic mascara, but adds enough length and a little bit of extra volume that is perfect for work. Unlike Blinc, that rolls off the lashes easily with warm water and a little pressure, I normally require makeup remover to take away this mascara, but it comes clean with a cotton pad with Micellar + washing my face with warm water. A little bit more effort than Blinc, but still reasonably easy to remove without much tugging, and removes without any residue, unlike non tubing mascaras.

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Cleansers -GLAMGLOW -GENTLEBUBBLE Daily Conditioning Cleanser

on 12/5/2018 11:29:00 AM

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The new GLAMGLOW gentlebubble daily conditioning cleanser is one of GlamGlow's more gentle products. This is fragrance free and does not contain many of the normally irritating ingredients that can dry out skin during cleansing. This does a decent job cleansing skin and removing most makeup with the exception of stubborn eye makeup and mascara. This also works well as a light morning cleanser. GlamGlow was a little sneaky throwing in a SLS/ SLES relative which can dry out skin. I will use the rest of this bottle but I wouldn't purchase it again for that reason. My more detailed video review can be seen here:




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Moisturizers -SHISEIDO -Ibuki Refining Moisturizer

on 12/5/2018 11:21:00 AM

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I began using this moisturizer a long while ago, when I was first getting into skincare. I was impressed by the reputation of the Shiseido line and the marketing for the Ibuki products. I used it up and convinced myself it benefited my skin in some way, but I recently revisited it with a sample and realized that it really is a "nothing" product for me. As in, it didn't seem to moisturize, plump, or even out skin. Just nothing. The ingredient list isn't too impressive so it's not surprising that it didn't make an impression. I'm glad others enjoy using it, but I think there are much better moisturizers available, even within this price range.

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