Skincare - Face -Clinique -3 Step System

on 8/19/2018 3:19:00 PM

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To begin with, the soap that they claim is for dry skin contains sodium sulfate which can resurface the skin or produce more oil. Sulfate was used decades ago for beauty products and then they realized that it was something aggressive for the skin. The tonic contains an alcohol that it’s supposed to be special for the skin but it stills being alcohol. I think the only product that is worth is the moisturizer the gel and the lotion... Investigate well the ingredients of the products that are put on your face and do not get carried away by marketing


Deodorants -Crystal -Crystal Mineral Roll-On Body Deodorant

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I went to repurchase this in "Lavender & White Tea", and noticed the packaging has been changed, and is so pretty now! Scent is still wonderful, and this is still the best "natural" deodorant I have used (and I have tried many). Others just don't work, and I'm not someone who perspires a lot at all. I also like the Pomegranate scented one, but Lavender is just so clean smelling. Reasonably priced, and easy to find. Will def. repurchase!

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Moisturizers -Desert Essence -Jojoba Oil - 100 pure

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I have used Grapeseed, Almond, and Coconut oil in the past, but prefer Jojoba oil. I like to use this at night, as a facial moisturizer, and also in my hair since I have dry, naturally curly hair. On the skin, a little goes a long way, and sinks in after a few minutes, leaving behind a soft glow. My daytime tinted moisturizer has plenty of moisture in it already, which is why I only use this at night. In the winter I might layer a serum or moisturizer over the top, but for most nights, this oil alone, is all I need. Does not cause breakouts or leave my skin looking greasy by morning, so it's a winner in my book!

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Skincare - Face -Stridex -Triple Action Pads, Alcohol Free

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A part of my everyday routine to keep my pores clean. I like to use it along with 10% benzoyl peroxide if I have a couple of blemishes.

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2%+B5

on 8/19/2018 2:23:00 PM

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Give it time. I thought I didn't love it at first because it was a bit drying to my already dry skin, a little tacky, and in no way moisturizing. But in time, I noticed a difference in my pores and overall skin barrier!!! I noticed a difference when I take it out of my routine so I need to use it regularly-- even daily. I usually notice a difference in 1-2 weeks. Worth it!!!

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Concealers -Maybelline -Superstay Better Skin Concealer + Corrector

on 8/19/2018 2:17:00 PM

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I was looking for a good drugstore concealer similar to TARTE

On that note this concealer works amazing for me blends well looks well definitely going in my touch up bag

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Eye Shadow -The Body Shop -Lily Cole Shimmer Cubes Palette 24

on 8/19/2018 2:14:00 PM

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This quad should be popular right now that purples.are in again. Trends can be a pain to keep up with. But if you still have this pallet then you have something to work with. Yes it is a shimmer pallet. So if you are a pro with makeup and use no less than 5 shades.... Well your going to pair this up with something else.

I love this pallet. But I may a shimmer junckie. The colors are true to the photo. I have not found and hidden undertones that would make me wanna say.... That is NOT. My color.

Love love love. Try out a friend's then you will have to hunt for this discontinued item.

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Powder -Pur Minerals -4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup (new formula)

on 8/19/2018 2:07:00 PM

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Can't believe I forgot this didn't work for me and accidentally bough it again. The shade worked for my complexion (Golden Dark) but the Titanium Dioxide is horrible for darker complexions as it creates that dreaded weird cast which appears white in sunscreen but when in makeup, delivers a horrid greenish undertone that is not cute. I bought this online from the Pur website and already returned the items I didn't want which is a hassle in itself, so I'll have to give this away. Definite hard no for me..


Pressed Powders -COVERGIRL -Outlast All-Day Pressed Powder

on 8/19/2018 2:00:00 PM

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This is one of the best powders I have tried so far from the drugstore. I can use it both for the face and eye area. That said, I have to apply a lot of it under my eyes to get my concealer to stop feeling tacky which I do not appreciate, but the concealer its quite creamy so, maybe that's expected. Its slightly blurring and mattifying but it doesn't look overly dry, cakey, or chalky. It also has some color to it; the coverage is light. Its very easy to pick up with a brush or sponge. I generally apply it with the ELF Blush Brush (its a flatter brush). A con is that its not outstanding at the oil control department, but that is why it doesn't look overly dry.

This hasn't broken me out that I can tell; I've used it for at least 3 months now. I have two compacts, light/medium for my t-zone and under eyes, and medium/deep for everywhere else. I liked it enough that I bought the lighter one, I had bought the medium/deep first. I fall around NC42 in Mac, and 4w1 Honey Bronze in EL Double Wear is a nice color match for me. I also like to use this as a blot powder throughout the day, but I DO prefer the Maybelline Superstay Pressed Powder for that because that one has light to medium coverage, so it blots and perfects at the same time. I use the Maybelline in Rich Tan which is a little (very little) darker than my skin, so I don't use it under the eyes, just on the face.

Its a nice powder, worth trying out, I would repurchase the medium/deep shade for the face but not sure about the lighter one for under my eyes because there may be something more kind to my wrinkles/fine lines out there. This powder is not any worse with my wrinkles than say the Maybelline Fit me loose powder or any other powder I own, but I want to try a couple of more powders and see if I can get a more flawless undereye. Maybe its just the nature of powder to emphasize lines a bit, but I just wanted to mention it.

I took a lippie off because I dont like that there are not more colors. The powder puff sitting right on top of the powder and the tiny mirror irk me as well.


Treatments (Eye) -Vichy -Liftactiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes

on 8/19/2018 1:39:00 PM

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I use this together with my HG eyecream (Sisley). I especially see this as an eyelash treatment, and it works. My lashes seem ‘thicker’ and well conditioned. I do not use as eye treatment though.


Blush -Stila -Convertible Color

on 8/19/2018 1:38:00 PM

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Currently halfway through Lillium which is a gorgeous light dusky rose shade. I’ve used Petunia before, which is a pretty coral peach.

A little goes a long way, I don’t love it on my lips but I never expect a dual-use product to be amazing at more than one purpose - although I did use it as an eye shadow when backpacking and it was very pretty that way. As a lipstick, it does work as a nice tint if you use it over balm and it’s nice to have colour-cohesion with the cheeks/lips/eyes sometimes.

My one dislike is how easily bits of dusts/fluff can get into it. The packaging is a bit childlike (but I mostly like that it contrasts with the rest of my makeup in that way). I never liked cream blushes before but now I like them!

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Toners -Mario Badescu -Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater

on 8/19/2018 1:29:00 PM

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I love this! The nicest toner/facial spray I’ve used. I love it right after a shower followed by Embryolisse moisturiser, and it’s very nice right after makeup. I feel more dewy and glowing since I started using this.

The packaging is clean, minimalist and pretty and I like the pale pink colour of the liquid.

Would repurchase.

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Deodorants -Weleda -Wild Rose Deodorant

on 8/19/2018 1:25:00 PM

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I found this quite effective as a deodorant and would repurchase; might try the sage version although it seems harder to find. It’s not an antiperspirant nor do I expect it to be and I’m not in love with the packaging for travelling (so I’m going to try Soapwalla for travelling) but it’s certainly the best ‘natural’ deodorant I’ve tried thus far.

Be cautious when applying after shaving; it does sting. I could see the pleasant soft rose scent clashing with certain perfumes too (I’ve been using D&G Light Blue and Lush Rose Jam spray both of which this deodorant compliments really well)

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Foundations -bareMinerals -Bare Minerals Ready Foundation

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I was recently given a brand new compact of this in "R270 Golden Medium", which looks Homer Simpson yellow in the pan, but actually goes on much lighter and more subdued. I am around an NC20/25 at the moment, for color reference. I use a light hand, and sweep this over my tinted moisturizer for a bit of extra coverage and a more matte finish. This powder is very buildable in coverage, and the finish is gorgeous....matte without being stark matte/dull. I have tried the newer BarePro powder foundation, and it's nothing like this one (more chalky/powdery). I like this formula so much better, what were they thinking getting rid of this?! I might just have to hunt down a lighter shade online (for winter), because this is truly one of the best pressed mineral powders I have ever used!

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Tinted Moisturizer -Physicians Formula -Organic Wear - Light to Natural

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I was looking for a more natural ingredient based SPF + Color product, and Physician's Formula has several to choose from. I chose this because it was only $11, and comes with 1.5 fl. ounces of product (a decent amount). Let me just say, I LOVE the smell of natural lavender, which this contains and smells strongly of. That alone makes it really pleasant to apply. Unlike other tinted moisturizers/bb/cc creams, this needs no serums or moisturizers underneath, because it hydrates well, and glides over dry areas leaving a natural/radiant finish. This is sheer coverage, and will only lightly even out skintone (which is all I need). Since it's summer, I usually set my oilier nose/forehead with BareMinerals Ready powder, for a tiny boost in coverage and a more matte finish. This only comes in one shade now, but this color should work for most fair-medium skintones, since it's neutral toned and sheer (PF is known for having limited shade ranges, so this is no surprise). I am currently around an NC20-25 for color reference. So overall, I love the price, packaging, scent, mineral sun protection, and blendability, so I will def. repurchase!

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