Highlighters -Anastasia Of Beverly Hills -Glow Kit in Moonchild

on 12/17/2017 1:11:00 AM

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Yaaaaas this is so good!! I am not that daring when it comes to highlighters so this was quite the plunge for me but I am happy! Each color gives a very beautiful highlight that doesn't emphasize pores or imperfections in the skin (I find a lot of highlighters do this, particularly if they are not finely milled enough or have large of glitter chunks). Excitingly, each color has a unique color that comes out when light touches it at certain angles. Pink Heart and Lucky Clover in particular have very unique pink and green tones, respectively. I loooove Lucky Clover as a brow highlight, it's so unique and fun but not too OTT. The only one I don't care for is Purple Horseshoe, which looks grey on me because I have a pretty yellow/warm skintone. Quality is great, just kinda makes me look sickly if I use as a cheek highlight.

In particular, I'll also mention that I also purchased Aurora but ultimately ended up returning: it had lovely colors too that were unique from Moonchild but I could not stand the glitter chunks!! They fell all over my face which is a huge pet peeve. This is why Moonchild is so special--it gives an exciting unique highlight but stupid glitter bomb.

The only thing that irks me is that at $40 I expect the packaging to be better. There is no mirror and the whole palette feels very light, unlike some other ABH palettes I've owned. But what's inside the pans is absolutely divine!


Treatments (Face) -Kate Somerville -Exfolikate

on 12/17/2017 1:02:00 AM

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I had a terrible reaction to this product...left on for 1 minute and my skin turned beet red and was inflamed for a couple of days....also left my skin tight and dry. This product has a lot of alcohol and phenoethaynol which is just as bad as parabens if not worse...not sure why it reacted but in to the garbage it went. Received it in my fab fit fun box...I use acids all the time with a professional skin care line and do not react this way. Garbage.


Lipstick -MAC -Nicki Minaj - Nicki's Nude

If you love Kinda Sexy but do not like the matte look.... This creamy lippie is for you! So flattering on my mmm w /yellow undertones, c4 skin with pigmented lips


Lipstick -Nivea -lip care pearl and shine

on 12/17/2017 12:48:00 AM

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I like this lip balm, but not a lot. First applying it, my lips were very chapped because of winter. The tint made it look worse and didn't match my skin tone. After applying it a third time after a couple of hours, it looked much better. It did help with my lips, but it feels very waxy and doesn't go well with my skin, so I don't apply a lot. It doesn't feel like it's helping, but it actually is.


Lipstick -MAC -Nicki Minaj - Pinkprint

Beautiful, semi opaque pinky nude. Flatters my mmm w/yellow undertones, c4 skin with pigmented lips. More wearable than Patrick Starrr's werrrk lipstick because it's not so matte or dry looking on my lips


Lip Treatments -Bite Beauty -Agave Lip Mask

on 12/17/2017 12:44:00 AM

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Really chapped lips this winter all my regulars were not helping. My lips just hurt, stinging. Went to Sephora and they recommended this. At $26 it had better work or they are getting back! One day of use no more stinging lips soft and chapping almost gone except for lip line. I’m allergic to lipstick two days continuous use, big fat fever blister. Bite lipstick is one brand I have been able to wear infrequently without a breakout. My fear with this product is it will not continue to produce results. My beloved aquaphor failed me this time. Only more time will tell for this product. Yes tube is a pain. My solution tuck in Jean pocket warms product and squeezed out fine. Price big con but if it works will be worth it. Won’t try colored versions with my luck I’ll be allergic!


Brows -Silk Naturals -Brow Powder

on 12/16/2017 11:59:00 PM

I have this in Charcoal, it's a loose powder, I'd prefer a solid but love it...was using black eye shadow for yrs, and thought maybe that's why my inner brows seems to keep thinning out then growing back repeat repeat, because its a eye shadow NOT meant for brows.. Brow hair is back now for good hopefully! I only use on inner brows, near my nose...


Cleansers -Clinique -Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil

on 12/16/2017 11:58:00 PM

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This is quick, effective and gentle. I'm currently on my second bottle of this and I love it. I have sensitive, acne prone, combination skin and rosacea, and this doesn't break me out or irritate my skin. It takes all of my makeup off (including eye makeup) and even removes waterproof sunscreen with just one cleanse. I apply this to dry skin and gently massage in until I can see the makeup and sunscreen dissolve. The cleanser applies like an oil but becomes a white, milky texture when water is added. Since it rinses cleanly, doesn't leave a residue and doesn't contain comedogenic ingredients (no actual oils), I don't bother doing a second cleanse. I only need 1 pump for my face (or 2 pumps for my face and décolletage) so one bottle lasts ages.


Styling Products -Farouk CHI -Chi shine infusion thermal polishing spray

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I came to write a review for this product and how much I enjoyed using it when I realized it is a THERMAL spray, which means I should be using it before I straighten my hair and not after like I typically do, lol! I use it after I'm finished styling to add shine and make my hair look glossy. It has always served me well, but the smell is a little overwhelming, and it can make your floor slippery if not sprayed on a surface. The shine it adds makes up for this and I found a way to perfect it over time, I usually put a towel down or spray it facing my shower. It's worth having and I would recommend it for sure.


Liquid -NARS -Sheer Glow Foundation

on 12/16/2017 11:50:00 PM

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I've purchased this foundation three times now. I have sensitive, acne prone skin and rosacea so I love that it's fragrance free and doesn't contain chemical sunscreens. It doesn't break me out at all. I wear this in Siberia and it's the best colour match I've ever had. Most other foundations are too dark and/or too pink for my skin. The foundation gives a really natural finish and provides medium coverage.

I found this foundation a little tricky to work with at first so it's worth reading the directions. When I first tried it, I put it straight on like I would any other foundation and it settled in my pores. The directions say to warm it together between your fingers first then press it on, and this works so much better. I have combination skin and the foundation doesn't break down at all in oily areas, even after a long day. It can exaggerate dry patches ever so slightly but as long as I exfoliate first and moisturise properly it glides on fairly smoothly.

Siberia is a little lighter and more olive than MAC NC10 in the Studio Fix Fluid. I tried the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless in 110 Porcelain which is supposed to be similar but I found that it was initially lighter and pinker than Siberia. However, the Maybelline one oxidised after a while to a similar tone to Siberia, and perhaps even slightly darker. I much preferred the texture of the Nars foundation because it gives a more natural, perfected finish - Maybelline looks a little heavier on the skin.


Masks -TonyMoly -Master Lab Ceramide

on 12/16/2017 11:28:00 PM

I bought this at the whopping full price of $4, which is pretty inexpensive, though there are admittedly less expensive sheet masks out there. You can get this for less at Ulta or Sephora fairly often, too. This is one of the only hydrating masks that doesn't make my skin sticky afterward, which is a real plus in my opinion. My skin is just plump and moisturized after using this mask, which is great! It also smells great, but not too strongly. The mask is comfortable, big enough to cover my face and the cutouts are comfortable, too. You can actually have a conversation, for instance, while wearing this mask. Recommended.


Moisturizers -Peter Thomas Roth -Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream

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PTR does it again! I love this moisturizer. Normally, I steer clear of any moisturizer not specifically geared toward oily skin, but this stuff is bomb. It's gentle, unscented, and has a very light, cloud-like consistency (hence the name, I'm guessing). This moisturizer is the opposite of heavy; it sinks into the skin very quickly, leaves no residue behind, and leaves your face feeling ultra-soft. I think it feels a lot like a silicone-based primer when you apply it; it has that dimethicone-like slip to it. Personally, this doesn't bother me at all, as I don't like to feel heavy moisturizers on my skin. However, I can see where people with drier skin would miss that feeling of more intense hydration. But for my part, Water Drench gets an oily skin thumbs up. It hydrates my skin without making it oily, evens out the redness in my complexion, and seems to speed up the fading of my acne scars. (We're talking scars from new zits, here. I haven't been using this long enough to say whether it has an effect on long-established acne scarring.) It also sits just fine under makeup.

The only real gripe I have about this product is the packaging, which just feels a little excessive to me. Yes, this is an expensive moisturizer, so I understand they're trying to make it seem "luxurious." But idk... it's just so much plastic for the amount of product it holds. Plus, does anyone actually enjoy screwing around with jars? For greenness, convenience, and freshness, I really wish they'd stick this product in a tube. But that's just me. It's a great moisturizer either way.

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Cleansers -Almay -facial soap 1 for oily skin

on 12/16/2017 11:04:00 PM

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This almay bar soap for oil skin has been discontinued many years ago & many years ago I pick up a whole bunch of these bars for only one dollar 💵 @ lot less this bargain bin basement store!


Performance wise it was pretty good! Exactly like the mild bar soap from Clinique! & I appreciated that it was fragrance free & rinse off very cleanly off my face Bc I have oily skin
But after I finish off the rest of these I think 💭 I will retire my usage of bar soap to wash my face Bc it's not the healthiest nor most sanitary thing to be using for your face! & ph wise it's horrible for the skins ph balance


Brows -Hourglass -Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil

on 12/16/2017 10:52:00 PM

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I switched to using this after finishing my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz and I have to say that I like this brow pencil a lot better. Compared to the ABH Brow Wiz this is waxier, less creamy and perfect for the 'natural' look that I am going for since I have to slowly build up the colour. It has good staying power - only if you don't smudge or wipe it. It lasts 7+ hours on my oily eyebrow area.

The packaging is sturdy, pleasing to the eye and has a nice weight to it in comparison to the plastic packaging of the Brow Wiz. The bristles of the spoolie are somewhat denser and longer than the Brow Wiz spoolie. The price might seem outrageous upfront, but if you break down the price and calculate the cost/gram this Hourglass brow pencil is a much better value compared to the Brow Wiz in the long run ($317.65 CAD/gram for the Brow Wiz vs. $100 CAD/gram for this Hourglass brow pencil).

For your reference, I have warm, very dark brown hair that shines a reddish-brown in the sunlight but my eyebrows are ashier/not as warm. When I was using the Brow Wiz I used the shade 'Dark Brown' which was too brown and not ashy enough. 'Ebony' and 'Granite' seemed like they would be way too dark. This brow pencil in the shade 'Ash' is a happy medium between the colour of my hair and eyebrows. I'm really pleased that I've finally found my good shade match when I switched to using this.

The only downside to this eyebrow pencil is that it doesn't take much force for the 'lead' to break. I put it in the front pocket of my backpack and brought it to school one day only to have the 'lead' fall out of its chamber when I tried to use it the next morning (I am not a person who throws their backpack around). It's still completely usable when I popped the 'lead' back in, but it will still fall out if I accidentally hold the pencil upside-down. That is just a minor annoyance I'd like to mention.

Otherwise, this is a great eyebrow pencil that I would recommend trying if you are in the market for a new one. I will keep repurchasing this unless I find something better (which is highly unlikely).


Foundations -Fenty Beauty -Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

on 12/16/2017 10:39:00 PM

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Perfection! !

I love the consistency (very liquid)... coverage....and mostly how it sets to a your skin but better finish that lasts all day (I use my Becca Backlight Primer for added dimension and a slight glow)... and set the Tzpne with LM Translucent Powder.

If you prefer a glowy/dripped in dewiness look ..then this isn't for you. But if you prefer a velvet matte with lasting power...then def give this one a go.

One caveat...it does oxidise slightly upon application ...so go one shade lighter if possible (ie...310 looked perfect on my nc42 skintone upon application...but dried a little orange.....so 300 turned out to be my perfect shade..despite looking lighter to start with).


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