Body Scrubs -Tree Hut -Almond & Honey Scrub

on 2/21/2018 2:34:00 PM


This is a great winter scrub. All the tree hut sugar scrubs are interchanegable, it's really about what scent you prefer. Really heavy in oil and moisturizing agents, so it's good for parched winter skin. You'll feel very soft after you use it.

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Lotions/ Creams -LUSH -Charity Pot

on 2/21/2018 2:21:00 PM


I was really disappointed with this cream. When I went into Lush, I asked for the best cream for super dry hands. I was directed to the Charity Pot. The product does not feel like it moisturizes, rather, it just leaves the skin feeling oily. I have to keep reapplying it. It is too bad because the idea of proceeds going to a charity is good, however, the product itself is really lacking.

Mascara -L'Oreal -Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof

on 2/21/2018 2:17:00 PM


At first I really enjoyed using this product as it did seem to give volume to my lashes. However, This quickly faded as the product is extremely thick and clumps on the brush. It brings out far too much product. It gathers around the opening. It has dried out far to quickly and this was about £12. I prefer my £6 Mascara from Rimmel. This product needs to be redesigned.

Skincare - Body -Johnson & Johnson -Baby Oil


I really like baby oil, especially for shaving. I exfoliate in the shower with a Salux, then rub a small amount of baby oil into my skin. I sometimes rub whatever shaving cream I have on top as well. It leaves my legs so incredibly soft! I rinse my razor well and rub it down with some pure witch hazel or rubbing alcohol after.

During winter I also put baby oil on wet skin, right after the shower and apply a rich cream on top as well. Keeps my skin soft and moisturized.

Highly recommended!

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Lipstick -Tom Ford -03 Casablanca

on 2/21/2018 1:49:00 PM


I'm adding a photo on a friend and the photo looks warmer than the lipstick really looks. It's a nice warm MLLB type of lipstick.

Very good formula, coverage and wear. Nice shade for someone with a warm complexion.

I was going to give it 4 stars because it's very pricey but decided not to hold that against it.

I gave it 5 stars because it's a nice warm neutral with good coverage and a wonderful formula. Great wear too for the type of finish. It didn't come off when my friend drank coffee.

But personally I don't like spending $54 + tax for one lipstick.

It would make a nice gift, though, or splurge. I wouldn't buy it for myself.

Eye Shadow -MAC -Frost - Paradisco

on 2/21/2018 1:46:00 PM


Yes, Paradisco is not the most pigmented eyeshadow that MAC offers. The slight orange toned, coral pink also tends to make my eyes look yellow and sickly however at $6 a pan, it's reasonably priced even if one considers it a dud.

But wait, look at that shimmer! Follow me fellow readers and let's be adventurous...Go get your fave highlight brush and slap some on your face!

It's a beautiful and subtle highlight on my nc40 face, especially UNDER a similarly toned pink blush. Notice that I emphasized under as it tends to show my texture if worn OVER a blush (as do most of my eyeshadows when worn as highlight). Some thing about it is reminiscent of NARS famous orgasm blush but Paradisco is more flattering on me as 'O' leans more cool.

I would not repurchase but I will enjoy using my stash in an unconventional way.

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Treatments (Face) -Clinique -Turnaround revitalizing treatment oil

on 2/21/2018 1:37:00 PM

Best oil!

I can't use any moisturizing creams or gels simply because I wake up with small red dots after trying them overnight. All this time, I haven't been using any moisturizer until I read that face oils can be better than creams. I was using Clinique's Even Better Essence without irritation so I searched if they sell face oils and found this with great review... so I went to Clinique and asked for a sample. I tried some moisturizers and serums of Clinique but it failed me. Small dots still appear. When I tried this for the first time, to my surprise, this didn't gave me any dots or reaction but instead, my face looked hydrated and plumped after waking up. Since then I used this every day until I finished the sample and eventually bought the full size. My skin is better each day while using this. Women with sensitive skin should try this as well. I will always repurchase!

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Moisturizers -La Mer -The Moisturizing Gel Cream

on 2/21/2018 1:35:00 PM


Unfortunately this fantastic product is discontinued and replaced by The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream as of February 2018.

The Moisturizing Gel Cream is a very light and refreshing, yet deeply hydrating gel that absorbs fast leaving a very elegant silky finish on the skin without any (oily) residue.
Excellent for the summer/warmer months but can also be worn as a "serum" under a richer moisturizer in the winter/colder months.

The replacement, The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream, is a much heavier version that is more like a cream than a gel. Devotees of the Gel Cream might not find this newer version as elegant and flattering as the original.
I personally find that the The Moisturizing Gel Cream was preferred by people with oilier/combo skin, while the new version will be more suitable for combo/dry skin types or even very dry skin in the summer months or humid climate.

A very close replacement would be the new Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator.

Ingredients: Seaweed (Algae) Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Extract, Glycerin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Tocopheryl Succinate, Niacin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Powder, Water/Aqua/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Dimethicone, Sucrose, Trehalose, Sorbitol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Oleth-10, Caffeine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, PEG-8, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Fragrance continued >>

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Hair Treatments -GVP Generic Value Products -Nourishing Silk Leave In Treatment Compare to Its a 10 Silk Express Miracle Silk Leave In

on 2/21/2018 1:32:00 PM

I couldn't use the Miracle 10, because one of the ingredients gives me a rash (and makes my hair fall out), so I tried this. I have no idea how it compares to "It's a 10," but it's amazing on its own. I have very fine, frizzy, curly hair and this has made the most difference out of anything I own. My only complaint is the price for such a small bottle isn't a great difference from It's a 10. I actually think the value sized bottle from the real brand is cheaper in the long term.


on 2/21/2018 1:27:00 PM


This powder is amazing. If you are loooking for a drugstore transluscent setting powder that doesn't flashback, look pasty on dark skin tones, or look completely flat, try this. I stopped using it because it unfortunately doesn't work with my foundation, but I highly recommend it. Lasts a long time too. Be warned it does have a bit of shimmer to it, but it's the most finely ground shimmer you've ever seen in powder form. I assume it's the "glow" portion.

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Hair -L'Oreal -Feria Starry Night

on 2/21/2018 1:08:00 PM


This product left a ashy blue tone to my hair, I hated it & would not recommend it to anyone

Skincare - Body -Weleda -Sea Buckthorn Body Oil

on 2/21/2018 12:50:00 PM


I've used up numerous bottles of Weleda Sea Buckthorn Body Oil. It's a great in shower moisturizer and it smells lovely. It smells like there are a number of citrus essential oils included, but I don't find it irritating. I have not repurchased this in a while because I've been making DIY versions with my own sea buckthorn berry and/or fruit oil. My skin loves the effect of sea buckthorn, but it smells awful. I would repurchase the Weleda version again if I ever find it on sale. The glass bottles are the perfect size to re-use.

Tinted Moisturizer -Pixi -H2O Skin Tint

on 2/21/2018 12:38:00 PM


This is the best tinted moisturizer that I have ever tried. That being said, I often have to remind myself that it is only a tinted moisturizer - not a long wearing foundation that I barely have to touch up on throughout the day.
This product offers the perfect amount of coverage for a TM- sheer, but pretty buildable. It evens out my skin tone, and makes my face look very fresh and dewy while still remaining matte. I've never had a fresh looking face while ALSO being matte. It is wonderful!

The texture of the TM is a gel cream. Once you get the hang of how to apply, it is pretty foolproof. I use two or three pumps. I dot it on my face, and let it like that for a few minutes. The texture is bizzare if you don't let it sit - it kind of slides around your face instead of melting in, and while you can see the pigment, it doesn't offer any coverage and applies incredibly patchy. But if you allow your skin to warm the product up (I am assuming that this is what makes it apply better) for a few minutes, the TM applies like a dream.

Again, do not expect full or even medium coverage from this. Expect just enough pigment to even out your skin.

For a TM, this is pretty long wearing product. Pixi doesn't market this to be Uber long wearing, but I wish it had better mattifying/staying power for combo-oily skin like my own. I can definitely get away with wearing this all day if I am diligent in blotting my face, but I do have to think about touching up more than I would with something like Maybelline Fit Me Matte/Poreless. That being said, when Pixi's Skin Tint starts to fade, it looks very natural. It doesn't cake up like a foundation would. So I'm cool with it.

Shade selection is horrendous. I use the lightest shade, Cream, which is a good fit for me. But there are only three shades total. They do not cater to darker skin tones. It's a real shame.

It is a little pricey for drugstore, but I will absolutely purchase again.

All in all, great product. Makes your skin look fresh and natural, and evens out the skin. I wish it stood up to the oily areas on my face better - but as far as TM goes, this is the best of the best for oil control. Just not as good as long wear foundations. But it looks natural as it fades away, which I would rather have. An expansion of the shade range would be ideal.

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on 2/21/2018 12:24:00 PM


I love this for setting my face and under eye concealer. I had been using the Essence all about Matt powder, which is a great setting powder, but I prefer the less matte finish of this one. It sets my foundation and concealer perfectly, and helps my concealer not crease too much. I used to use elf undereye loose powder but this is better and now I don’t need to use two products.

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Moisturizers -Weleda -Skin Food

on 2/21/2018 12:21:00 PM


I've gone through numerous tubes of Weleda Skin Food over the years. It makes a great overnight treatment when my face is feeling super dry or irritated. It's extremely thick, it works best for me over a light layer of jojoba oil.

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