Blush -MAC -Mocha

on 12/12/2017 4:48:00 AM

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Mocha blush is a classic. I’ve owned this several times and I’ve bought it for my mom. It’s a very wearable everyday pink. On me, it’s very neutral. It’s not peachy or yellow or blue. I personally don’t see the plum and it reads slightly warm on me. I have a hard time with pinks, but I love this one.
The formula is amazing. It’s Pigmented and buildable and blendable. My mom struggled with hard pan but I never have. I’m not sure what she and I do differently.
I love that I can get it in a pan and pop it in a palette.


Shampoo -Organix -Bamboo Fiber-Full

on 12/12/2017 4:09:00 AM

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This shampoo has been one of the worst I've ever tried. It dried up my daughter's scalp & mine (I have oily roots) and it made both our scalp itchy. It smells good, but that was the only plus.


Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand -AmLactin 12%

on 12/12/2017 4:05:00 AM

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I bought Amlactin for KP on my arms. It didn’t work for me. (MUAC glycolic body lotion does) But I still used it on my body because it’s an excellent moisturizer. In fact, of all the mainstream lotions and homemade exotic body butters/oils I’ve tried, this is the best moisturizer I’ve ever used. Hands down.

Then one day tried it on my face. I am NOT a fan of cream/lotion on my face, I hate them, really. I use oils to moisturize and cleanse and have been for a decade. But I really love the Amlactin!
If you have dry, flaky, dehydrated skin and you want to put something on that will absorb fully, leave your skin soft and plump and possibly do some work on tone and texture, this is it. Before using Amlactin, my face could stand to be moisturized with oils at least 2 times a day, maybe 3. It’s just dehydrated and can get dry. Amlactin leaves my skin soft and plump for like 24 hours. It banishes crepey-ness, any flakes, it plumps lines and is really helping with my skin tone.

Of course, it contains mineral oil and 12% ammonium lactate, and it’s very rich on the skin, so it’s probably not ideal for everyone. But I love it. Just a tiny bit, a dime size on freshly washed skin. It absorbs, doesn’t leave a silconey film. I don’t use it every day because I use other actives like Retin a, C E Ferulic and occasional Mandelic peels. Probably about 3-4 times a week.

Ounce for ounce it’s way cheaper than other lactic acid face creams, and I love how it leaves my skin. The MUAC glycolic body lotion works wonders on my KP, but it’s nowhere near as moisturizing and softening as Amlactin. I’ve ordered 2 more bottles recently because I love it that much. I use it head to toe.

I cant put into words how highly I recommend and love Amlactin. Put aside the Cerave and Ceptapil and E45, and try this.

It’s rated pretty well on cosdna, and reviewed highly on acne.org.

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Concealers -Fenty Beauty -Match Stix

on 12/12/2017 3:51:00 AM

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I never understood what it meant to have dry skin around the eyes UNTIL I USED FENTY.

Yea super awesome that I found a concealer of the correct shade for my skin colour and all that (I bought the "Suede"). But good lord... I have never used a product that has been this harsh on my skin.

I used it as a general concealer and for the first few hours I thought I had found myself the holy grail of concealers. It was cheap (ish), matched my skin exactly, looked natural and was super easy to apply. Was a little disappointed by the end of the day as it did come off for the most part. But I felt like this was something I could live with since overall, the benefits seemed to outweigh the disadvantages (the benefits being that I found a good, natural shade for my skin tone, and it is affordable). So heck, re-applying it for after-work drinks didn't seem like such a chore.

But horror of horrors - it made my skin generally quite dry, but it also made me break out under my cheekbones and caused the area under my eyes to be FLAKY. I HAVE NEVER SEEN FLAKY UNDER-EYES BEFORE.

I've always had problem skin - acne, oily T-zone, but also some really dry areas (I know, my skin confuses the crap outta me too) - and I've always had dark circles under my eyes, so I use eye cream day and night (Laneige in the day and Keihl's at night). Generally speaking, I have been able to manage these issues. But this is one product that has succeeded in exacerbating all these different skin issues I've had!

That being said, I know my skin is pretty sensitive, so maybe it works for some people. Definitely didn't work for me though. I hate chucking products before finishing them (and also I totally have a girl-crush on RiRi...) but this is one product that needs to go.

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Highlighters -Essence -Strobing Highlighter

on 12/12/2017 3:40:00 AM

Just. Don't. I've never felt the need to actually create an account on this app in order to leave a warning to people thinking of buying a product. I've had mostly good experiences with Essence products, I use their felt tip liner and their face contouring powder set and am happy with both. So I purchased this highlighter yesterday without swatching it and when I used it this morning I stood there wondering what I was doing wrong - it's almost like it wasn't making contact with my skin at all. The bits of shimmer you see in the pan must be some kind of optical illusion, because they do not show up on your skin. And I started getting reckless with the product to make sure because I don't have any important appointments today. Don't waste your money. There are better products at slightly higher price points.

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Mascara -BeneFit Cosmetics -Roller Lash

on 12/12/2017 2:40:00 AM

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Yes!
Holy Grail mascara right here, gives great length and curl.
I use the black one, and it really is a good, not over dramatic, eye popping black.
I have long days and work in front of the computer, and it does smudge a little at the end of the day.

repurchased multiple times, and will repurchase when I'll eventually run out.


Moisturizers -CeraVe -Skin Renewing Night Cream

on 12/12/2017 2:14:00 AM

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I bought this on a whim when looking for a new night cream. I wanted to get Olay but there were too many options. I just like a basic thick cream without bells and whistles. This one fits the bill perfectly. My skin is smooth in the morning and nicely hydrated, never dry. I’ll repurchase this again and again.

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Lips -Neutrogena -Lip Plush in Violet Ice

on 12/12/2017 1:55:00 AM

Holy grail lipstick, I'm still searching for a replacement for color and formula wise. It breaks my heart that it is discontinued. It was perfect color and formula wise. Nothing has ever looked better on me color wise. If anyone ever finds a dupe, please post it. I've tried and failed to find one.

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Primer/ Corrector -NYX -Makeup Setting Spray - Matte Finish

on 12/12/2017 1:45:00 AM

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I am a bit surprised by the low rating for this product. For me it works quite well. It sets my make-up, creates a long lasting matte finish as promised. It is also absorbed quickly.

For the price, I'd say it goes beyond the expectations.

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Lip Treatments -Laneige -Lip Sleeping Mask

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Overpriced rip off. This company is taking everyone for a ride! $24 CAD at Sephora. Gave multiple tries but returned. Left my lips feeling super weird and uncomfortable, and only once did it stay on until morning like it says. I get even better results from my $5 Skinfix lip balm. Can apply at night and my lips feel so much better in the morning than with the Laneige. If you want exfoliation, make a diy sugar scrub at home (life hack: you can use table sugar for same results). And always, drink more water. Stop buying into the hype! These companies are laughing their way to the bank. Hint: if you are having to use a lip product daily to keep your lips proper....it is actually damaging your lips, not repairing them. ;)

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Liquid -Vichy -Vichy dermablend 3D foundation

on 12/12/2017 12:32:00 AM

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whats thiiiiiiis???
I have used tons of foundations from maybelline to guerlain and honestly its the best

It covers like anything that I have tried before and its super long lasting
I use this on problem area and the rest I use dermablend correcting that I will review later
in one word fantastic


Fragrances -Auric Blends - Night Queen Perfume Oil

on 12/12/2017 12:23:00 AM

A beautiful, romantic scent perfect for a date. Comes off a little strongly musky out of the bottle, but dries down to a slightly sweet floral that’s very relaxing.


Moisturizers -Omorovicza -Balancing Moisturizer

on 12/12/2017 12:21:00 AM

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this a good light weight moisturiser that is very gentle on the face and neck. I am using it in the Aussie summer as i dont find it quite up to our cold weather. I wish it gave a little more moisturising benefits but it does seem to be good for oil control While i am a hugh fan of Queen of Hungry mist and carry a bottle everywear and i love the masks I find the serums and moisturisers are not as effective wellfor me anyway. I am going to try the Radiance Serum and Illuminating Moisturuser next and see if i am more impressed with their performance.
If you want a light easily absorbed smells good product then i would say please give it a go but i would not buy this again


Fragrances -LUSH -Amelie Mae Solid Perfume

on 12/12/2017 12:04:00 AM

I am so glad that LUSH's fragrances have expanded in the US! This review is for the solid perfume.

Amelie Mae is a rose and ylang ylang scent. It is very light on the skin and isn't overwhelming or headache-inducing like Rose Jam can be. I loved Rose Jam in the store, but found it overpowering and too sweet when I got home. I swapped it our for Amelie Mae and I couldn't be happier. My only wish is for it to last longer, but I do like the subtlety of the solid perfume.

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Fragrances -LUSH -Rose Jam

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

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This is a rating for the Rose Jam body spray.

I LOVE this scent, but it is entirely too strong in this body spray form. It smells super sweet and works perfectly to scent an entire room or closet, but it is headache inducing on the skin or hair. I love that it is long lasting, but I find Amelie Mae a lighter alternative!

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