Sunscreen -Biore -UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++

on 8/13/2018 9:42:00 PM

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This sunscreen is the best sunscreen I've ever used.

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Moisturizers -TheFACEShop -Chia Seed Hydrating Emulsion

on 8/13/2018 9:15:00 PM

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rating: 3.5
All the products from this Chia Seed Hydrating Line have a wonderful refreshing & light scent that makes me think of sweet spring foliage.

I liked how lightweight this was, especially during summer. This emulsion actually helped keep my skin hydrated & balanced in the summer without feeling heavy, thick, or greasy. With dry/dehydrated skin (and oilier T-zone during summers), I’m not able to wear this alone as a final moisturizer, but works well under my summertime gel creams that sometimes aren’t as moisturizing on their own. Out of all the products in this Chia Seed line, I liked this one the most.

All in all, the products from this line are good, solid, basic products for normal/combination skin. I don't have anything to complain about it, it does its job. However, I’m on the fence about purchasing full-sized products at this exact moment since my late-30s skin needs a bit more power than basic care. If it’s on sale and I am in need of a summer emulsion and don’t want to try something new, I might pick it up. I would put this emulsion on the same level as some of the ones from Laneige, but at a much cheaper price.

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Lips -NYX Professional Makeup -Soft matte lip cream- San paulo

on 8/13/2018 9:13:00 PM

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Ok first of all it's São Paulo.... Not sure where everyone is getting San from. The city and name on mine is São.

Anyway. I have a love hate relationship with SMLC. They feel great when you first put them on, but I'm my opinion they are drying. They're lightweight, but get crumbly and wear away on the inside of your lips throughout the day.

Having said that, I wasn't going to buy any more but I really love the shade Prague and was looking to refill it. I saw a set of 3 completely different ones in Marshalls for a really good price, so I grabbed them. Two happen to be similar to some Maybelle Vivids I have (but these are matte) but this one may be my favorite because it's so different from the rest of my collection. I get why people are calling this fuchsia, but in my opinion fuchsia is more purple (I would consider Prague more fuchsia than this, for example). It's not really like any hot or bright pinks, so I compared this to my other coral shades and they're all more orange. This is actually more like a red to me but a bright red. The closest I have is Nyx Merlot, but this is brighter and more pink. I can't decide if it's more orange or blue toned. It's really in the center. But it's super pretty. I keep looking at it. So I'm glad I got this.

I agree that the packaging is so misleading, and I would love a shade that looks like the bottle did, but overall this is so eye catching and wearable.

I'll try to add a comparison pic later.

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Toners -TheFACEShop -Chia Seed Hydrating Toner

on 8/13/2018 9:08:00 PM

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I'd give this a 3.5

All the products from this Chia Seed Hydrating Line have a wonderful refreshing & light scent that makes me think of sweet spring foliage. This toner has a slightly thicker consistency than a watery toner (similar texture to Sulwhasoo Essential Balancing Water). Spreads easily on my face and is absorbed quickly. This toner does help a little with prepping my face to absorb other products better along with hydrating my skin. I used it mostly during summer where my dry/dehydrated skin isn’t as dry and can be slightly oily in my T-zone.

All in all, the products from this line are solid basic products for normal/combination skin. I’m on the fence about purchasing full-sized products at this moment since my late-30s skin needs a bit more power than basic care, but if it’s on sale and I am in need of a toner and don’t want to try something new, I might pick it up.


Styling Products -Alberto Vo5 -Smoothly Does It Curl Defining Mousse

on 8/13/2018 8:58:00 PM

A decent product for a decent price - just don't use too much! I did and it made my hair lifeless and sticky. The smell and texture of the mousse is pleasant and it lasts for quite some time. My hair is actually straight, but I used this mousse as a smoothing, frizz-reducing agent, and it worked. My hair was frizz-free for the whole of the next day. Don't overlook this product just because you don't have curly hair.


Cleansers -La Roche-Posay -Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser

on 8/13/2018 8:55:00 PM

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Simply put, the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser is one of the best basic facial washes on the market and beats a lot of the fancy high end stuff they sell at Sephora. I have repurchased this cleanser 4x and will probably continue to do so. I am a bit of a product junkie but when it comes to my skincare I like to keep things relatively simple yet effective. Once I started caring about my skin and actually paying attention to how it reacted to different products I began to go on the hunt for my perfect facial cleansers, moisturizers, toners, night creams etc. I've stopped using drugstore brands like Neutrogena, L'Oreal and Garnier because their newer products are gimmicky, overpriced and quite frankly suck. I used to think La Roche-Posay was some kind of clinical brand that was exclusive to European pharmacies but when they started carrying the line at my local Target I got super excited and was very keen to try their products. So far I have been impressed with nearly everything I have tried from them because they deliver consistently high quality formulas with no-fuss packaging at decent prices. This formula truly is purifying and leaves my skin very clean without the stripped sensation afterwards. It is also one of the few cleansers that seems to clear up existing pimples and keep breakouts at bay.

Side note: The La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Dark Spot Brightening Foaming Cream Facial Cleanser with LHA is also an amazing cleanser. Check out that one if you are looking for a cleanser that contains topical exfoliation ingredients.

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Shampoo -OGX -Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil shampoo

on 8/13/2018 8:54:00 PM

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This shampoo smells great and left my hair silky and shiny, but also caused a terrible allergic reaction. I have sensitive skin and immediately felt a burning sensation when I used this shampoo and conditioner. I washed them off quickly, but still my lips and face swelled up and I had chapped lips and angry red eczema on my neck, hands, scalp and face for days. I would advise that you stay away from this range if you have sensitive skin.


Conditioner -OGX -Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner

on 8/13/2018 8:51:00 PM

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Off the bat, I'll say that this conditioner might be suitable for you, even if it disagreed with me. I took a terrible allergic reaction to both the shampoo and conditioner, causing immediate irritation with my lips and face swelling and my scalp, neck and face soon breaking out in eczema. It is a real shame because the product smells lovely and did actually leave my hair wonderfully shiny and soft. Stay away if you have sensitive skin!


Shampoo -Garnier -Whole Blends - Honey Treasures

on 8/13/2018 8:48:00 PM

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I am reviewing in relation to the European equivalent, Ultimate Blends (though I'm pretty sure Whole Blends is the exact same,)

The shampoo from this range is good, but takes several lathers and rinses per shower to actually clean my hair. I also found myself having to wash my hair every day whilst using it.

The conditioner is amazing. It does such a good job of conditioning my hair and leaves it oh-so-smooth.

The mask is the best, though. It smells gorgeous and makes my hair soft, manageable and shiny and makes my tresses look a lot less damaged


Hair Treatments -TRESemme -Keratin Smooth Deep Treatment Masque

on 8/13/2018 8:43:00 PM

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A-MAZ-ING (it's so good I need to separate the syllables for maximum effect.) This mask transformed my dry, damaged locks into something straight from a fairytale. It smells so good, goes on like a dream, and the tub lasts for weeks. Now my hair is shiny, tangle-free and smooth, I can't recommend this product enough!

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Shampoo -TRESemme -Keratin Smooth Shampoo

on 8/13/2018 8:40:00 PM

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This shampoo leaves my hair silky and smelling wonderful, but is not very strong. I have moderately oily hair and wash my hair at least once every two days, but I found that I needed to lather-and-rinse with this shampoo twice in order to ensure that my hair wouldn't look oily the next day. This could be a great option for someone with damaged, dry (from root-to-tip) hair.

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Styling Products -TRESemme -Heat Defence Styling Spray

on 8/13/2018 8:37:00 PM

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This is my secret to shiny, manageable hair. It makes my hair so soft and silky, protects really well from heat damage and smells divine. My hair is naturally straight but often gets bent in odd directions in my sleep. In the morning, I spritz a bit of this in my hair, comb it out and, hey presto, amazing straight tangle-free hair all day!


Styling Products -Alberto Vo5 -Vo5 Miracle Mist Heat Defense Style Spray

on 8/13/2018 8:33:00 PM

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An honest, great-value spray that I'm sure has saved my frazzled hair from too much more heat damage. It doesn't weigh hair down or make it sticky, smells nice, and dries to a shine. I'm hopelessly in love with it!

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Eye Shadow -Revlon -ColorStay Creme Eyeshadow

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I have the shade 730 (praline), which is a cool toned rose gold shade. It's a waterproof cream eyeshadow that goes on smoothly and stays on my eyelids which btw are quite oily. I like the colour and the shimmer a lot but I don't enjoy the sparse silver glitter particles.

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Cleansers -Simple -Purifying cleansing Lotion

on 8/13/2018 8:29:00 PM

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In three words: soothing, effective, cheap. This lotion doesn't send my sensitive skin into overdrive, soothes inflammation, feels pleasant on the skin, and efficiently cleans and removes makeup. It is very good value and I would certainly recommend it.


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