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Brows -Canmake -Liquid Eyebrow

on 1/10/2018 12:50:00 AM


When I saw that this had twelve 5 lippie reviews, I thought, why not blow another $8 on an eyebrow product? I mean, I've already probably blown $200 on my eyebrows alone. And nothing ever works. I watch YouTube and read Pinterest and Reddit and MUA and still can't get my overplucked-in-my-teens eyebrows to look full or even (and never at the same time).

I just suck at doing my eyebrows. I don't know why: I can draw a gorgeous liquid eyeliner. But when it comes to the whole "fill in with short, quick, natural strokes to mimic your real eyebrow hair" routine, nothing looks real.

So I was skeptical, but when I got this in the mail I just sat down and tried it. I'm not such a cynic I'm not still praying for a miracle.

As a NW20 with about shade 6 (light brown) hair, I bought the Natural Brown (01) shade, the lightest available. Knowing something about Japan and Japanese cosmetics, I was a little worried that it might be a bit too warm; despite the "Natural Brown" moniker, sometimes the lightest shade of a hair/brow product in Asia translates to bro-orange (think: black hair lifted "blond" that turns orange). But nope, it turned out to be pretty perfect: better, actually, than the taupe pencil I had been using. Like, a perfect fit.

And I was a little worried when not much product came out. Had it dried out? Nope again. It's like a watercolor. It was shockingly easy. I pulled up yet another YouTube tutorial on "drawing in the hair where your eyebrows should be" and drew the bottom line, drew the top line, and then started filling in. Product came out, it was liquid, and it was neither too much nor too little. Well, actually when I looked at my brows after the fact, I looked again; I didn't look like Divine or even the "cool" 16 year old that works at Urban Outfitters, so I added a little more. Maybe something in me wanted to ruin it.

But I couldn't! It worked! It was subtle, pretty, etc... I still didn't have model thick brows, but you could see them, they were even, neat, and most importantly, didn't look fake. I took my second fav product of the moment (having replaced my Essence Make Me Brow with Ardell Brow Building Fiber Gel, which seems to make them look much thicker) did a swoop-swoop, and was done.

So I've used this for about a week, and I'm going to try to go bolder... see if I can get a real THICK brow. Will comment back (and post photos if they're not unhappily hilarious) if I can.

One thing to note: it's January 2018, and while I was able to readily find it for $7 on eBay from Japan, I'm not entirely satisfied that it hasn't been discontinued. If this proves to be a true HG, going to stock up and suggest you do, too.

6 of 6 people found this helpful.

Polishes -Chanel -Ballerina

on 1/10/2018 12:48:00 AM

for someone who only ever get mani and pedi with french tips, this has become my one and only exception. with my base coat and 2 coats of ballerina and seche vite top coat, its perfection; its natural pearl pink see through nude but also has a french tip feel. A very delicate and feminine color. Ive experimented with 2 to 4 coats but it looks best for me when applied with 2 coats because its not streaky and the tip of your nails peak through the polish so slightly and makes it look like a well done manicured french tip design. I love this polish even though its a ridiculous price.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Scrubs -Unlisted Brand -Napa Organics Plum & Walnut Gentle Exfoliant

on 1/10/2018 12:19:00 AM


This is a great product. It's made with two ingredients - very finely ground California walnut shell powder and prune fruit. It's packaged in a glass bottle with a screw top, kind of like a small vitamin bottle. I tap out the amount I need into my hand, mix it up with cleanser, and go to town. It's a very gentle exfoliant - much gentler than other scrubs I've used, The only thing I would change is to have some kind of dispenser top, rather than the open wide neck of the bottle.

Eyes -NYX -Wonder Pencil

on 1/10/2018 12:07:00 AM


I am on my 5th one, and wish I had found it sooner!!! I line around my lips - even if I am not wearing lipstick so it looks more polished. This can be used directly under your brow as well.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Eyeliner -Sephora -Liquid Eyeliner


this was super watery and I found it hard to make wings with this, plus it smudged easily and when it dried down it had that super shiny cracked look to it. This was worse than most drugstore products

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Treatments (Face) -Acure Organics -100% Wildcrafted Marula Oil

on 1/9/2018 11:42:00 PM


THE ESSENTIALS™ MARULA OIL- $15.99 for 1 ounce

Previous name...ACURE MARULA OIL

Description from the website:
With pure cold pressed marula oil, for all skin types.
What's that? You haven't heard of Marula Oil? OMG! Where have you been! Rich in proteins and omega fatty acids, lightweight, and easily absorbed, Marula works wonders on dry skin, split ends, and squeaky hinges. Seriously, I used some on a door hinge once and it silenced it.

DIRECTIONS: Apply small amount to dry skin for moisture and balance. Apply small amount to ends of hair to relieve split ends. Apply to dry cuticles, scars, and stretch marks.

100% VEGAN. 0% QUESTIONABLE. Paraben free, sulfate free, phthalate free, mineral oil free, petrolatum free, silicone free and cruelty free.

This is the same thing as Drunk Elephant, exactly the same. The only difference is Drunk Elephant is $72.00. I have never purchased Drunk Elephant but I have tried it, one of my friend's owns it and she has tried mine and neither of us can tell a bit of difference

It now comes in an opaque white pump bottle instead of the old clear bottle. I added a picture of the new packaging. It also had a slight name change, see above in description from the website.

I use this on my face before I apply my moisturizer or mix a couple of drops in with whichever moisturizer I am using. I also mix it with Cerave Cream and apply to my legs which tend to always be dry. Adding a few drops of this oil seems to help increase the penetration of other lotions or creams.When I use it alone, my skin drinks it right up with no oily residue. I use a couple of drops each morning on areas with fine lines before I apply my makeup. I also use it on my cuticles, heels and lips. I've never used it on my hair, so I can't say if it works well for that or not. I also use their Rose Argan Oil on my body, not my face, and I like it as well.

The price is great, it never causes any irritation or breakouts on my skin. It makes my skin soft and well hydrated. It leaves my skin looking fresh, bright and firm & I also see a reduction in fine lines when I use it before applying my foundation. If you've never tried Marula, this is an affordable option. Then if you love it and feel Drunk Elephant must be better, pay $72.00 and get that one. My guess is later you will wonder why you paid $72.00 and go back to buying this one. Just to cut Drunk Elephant a break, I do love their T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial and think it is well worth the price.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Blush -Lipstick Queen -Black Lace Rabbit Blush

on 1/9/2018 11:00:00 PM

I like the idea of a black blush, however this is not it. The shimmer is overwhelming and applies unevenly. I will not repurchase.

Treatments (Face) -GLAMGLOW -Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment


So drying. Don't see the hype.

Skincare - Face -GLAMGLOW -Dreamduo


Best of glamglow I have tried so far. Much better than the drying clay mask and feels great going on.

Lipstick -Maybelline -Color Sensational MATTE


Divine wine is a rich shade.

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