Sunscreen -Neutrogena -Age Shield Face- SPF 110 waterproof

on 6/22/2018 8:20:00 PM


it can cause an allergic reaction on sensitive skin

Top/Base Coats -Essence - The Gel nail polish base coat

on 6/22/2018 8:19:00 PM


I gave this a chance because of all the great reviews, but I think it's junk. When I used this base coat my mani held up well for a few days, but around day 5 two of my nails went naked. The polish just came off in one piece. Product Fail!

I recommend Revlon's Quick Dry Base Coat over this. It's a far superior product and it only costs a few dollars too.

I returned this Essence base coat to the store and I wouldn't buy it again.

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Lotions/ Creams -Soap & Glory -Smoothie Star Deep Moisture Body Milk

When I recently finished up a bottle of Soap & Glory's Righteous Body Butter Lite, I decided to try the Smoothie Star Body Milk as a replacement. I love the scent of both, so I was ready for a change. The Smoothie Star is a lot more emollient than the Righteous Lite, but not as heavy as the brand's body butters. If you have drier skin, then this one is probably the one you'd want to try. It smells divine, like warm cookies, and it absorbs well. It takes a minute for it to sink into the skin, but once it does it leaves me feeling soft and supple (and smelling like cookies, which is an awesome bonus.) I like the packaging, and it seems like the bottle lasts quite a while considering how much it costs. I don't love this quite as much as the Body Butter Lite, but it is a nice lotion that I will continue to use and perhaps repurchase in the winter time.

Primer/ Corrector -Soap & Glory -One Heck of A Blot Instant Perfecting Power Primer


While this product did not work for me personally, I think that people with oily or combo-oily skin should absolutely try this out. I have dry skin, so a super-mattifying primer probably wasn't the best thing for me to try in the first place, but I am always on the hunt for products to help keep my makeup on and keep it from breaking down. Until i tried this, the most mattifying primer that I'd tried was the one from Becca, but S&G's version blew that out of the water. From the time that I put this on until I took my makeup off I did not get oily in the slightest. With dry skin that is obviously a problem, but I could see this working really well for people with actual moisture in their skin due to how much it counteracts excess oil. On those skin types, I do not think it would be over-drying. It is affordable, easy to find, and the packaging is nice as well.

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Eye Shadow -NARS -Bali

on 6/22/2018 8:10:00 PM


NARS is so hit and miss. This is an excellent taupe shadow, deep and rich and beautifully textured. I don’t have great luck with their eyeshadows but this one is HG status for me.

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Lipstick -NYX Professional Makeup -Professional Makeup Soft Matte Metallic Lip Cream


I got the Soft Matte Metallic in Cannes primarily because I love the non-metallic version of the same shade. It is pretty similar in terms of color, but it has a metallic finish to it obviously. To me, it feels a little more autumnal due to the metallic finish, so I will probably reach for it more in cooler weather. I do like it a lot though, and it wears and feels exactly like the original Soft Matte Lip Creams. I don't know that I would pick up any of the other colors, but it is a fun line to play around with. It looks great on, and it wears away nicely without leaving a weird ring around the mouth. I do find the Soft Mattes to be very slightly drying, so make sure that you wear a nice balm if you plan on using these lippies for several days in a row.

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Lipstick -Bite Beauty -Amuse Bouche Lit Tumeric


Lit Tumeric is a lovely medium orange from Bite's summer '18 Spice Things Up collection. It is somewhere between muted and bright, and it is very pigmented and opaque. It is warm, but it is not a red-based orange; instead, it is more of a true orange that's been turned down just a touch. It has the same awesome formula of all of the Amuse Bouche lipsticks, and it wears very well due to the opacity.

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Concealers -Maybelline -Fit Me Concealer

on 6/22/2018 7:59:00 PM


Love that this is silicone and oil free. Works really good for drug store. People say it’s a dupe for nars. I haven’t tried nars but the nars one has silicone which this one does not. I am not able to use silicones as if suffocated and breaks my skin out.

BB Cream -Lumene -Bright Now Vitamin C BB Cream SPF 20

on 6/22/2018 7:40:00 PM


Best ever BB cream. Been using it for years. I can't find it anywhere now, though.

Mascara -Milk Makeup -KUSH High Volume Mascara

on 6/22/2018 7:39:00 PM


As an Asian lady with short, sparse, straight lashes, this mascara was not for me. The brush itself is too big to accommodate my lashes, and I just end up smearing product all over my eyelid. The brush also picks up way too much product for me, so it ends up clumping upon application. It does add volume and length to my lashes, but I find myself having to brush out my lashes and baby this product in order for it to apply decently. Will not be repurchasing, unfortunately.

Lengthens and adds volume
Pretty packaging (although heavy)

Would not recommend for folks with smaller eyes and shorter lashes--huge brush that makes it difficult to apply
Clumps on me even with one layer

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Fragrances -Guerlain -Eau De Fleurs De Cedrat


Guerlain is my favorite perfume house. I have collected at least a dozen of their milder scents. that being said, I strongly dislike Shalimar and any of their efforts that are even in that direction with musky strong smells. Being a perfume fanatic is a little hard when you hate the smell of musk.

This one and Locctaine Verbana are my two very top favorites for summertime. I do wish this were not a cologne and lasted a lot longer. I will continue to buy this even with weak longevity and projection. Those two factors are usually VERY important to me but not this time. It is too beautiful to pass up. I would rather put it on hourly than not have this at all. It is truly a masterpiece in my opinion.

That being said, does anyone know of any other perfume that smells anything like this that is actually an edp or a strong edt?

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Moisturizers -First Aid Beauty -Ultra Repair Cream


I got this cream in the intense hydration formula in vanilla citron. It’s marketed as an all over moisturizer for dry distressed skin and exzema. Made with Shea butter, colloidil oatmeal, ceramide 3 and some first aid antioxidants, it comes in a jar. Six ounces retails for $30.

First off it’s very thick. But not creamy thick. More like thin whipped cream that sticks. If you turn the jar upside down, it won’t come out. A little goes a long way and you really need to rub it in to get rid of the whiteness of the cream. But problem is, the cream broke me up. It’s just too thick and clogging my pores or there’s something in it that’s not working for me.

The scent is like a citronella candle with a sweet hint to it. Nothing great but not offensive either. Fades quickly. But basically the formula just doesn’t work for me.

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Powder -Cover FX -Pressed Mineral Foundation

on 6/22/2018 7:05:00 PM


I’ve been using this for a year years. I have acne prone sensitive skin. This is one of the only powders I can use on my face. The other is nude by nature.

Eye Shadow -Cargo -Getaway Eyeshadow Palette

Cargo Getaway Eyeshadow Palette

I found this eyeshadow palette at TJ Maxx for $5. I have several of Cargo’s shadow palettes and they are all great. This includes 12 shadows in plums and gray shades with a couple nuetral shadows thrown in. There are shimmer and mattes in the collection as well. Super pigmented, finely milled and quality shadows that blend easily and last all day with a good base. Love!

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Mascara -Glossier -Lash Slick Mascara

on 6/22/2018 6:32:00 PM


I've always struggled with finding a good mascara, I felt like the LA Roche-Posay one was the best I've tried in a while until I got this bad boy.

It's not a thick formula, but it applies easily, rarely clumps, and has little fibres to help thicken and lengthen the lashes. It lasts all day and never causes any smudges under my eyes. It's a little harder to remove but not impossible, so I typically start with an oil cleanser to help break it down. The brush is sturdy and really helps separate the lashes, and allows you to have either a natural you but better look, or build it up more for more dramatic length.

The packaging is also really good, not only is the tube sleek and simple, the wand is you pull it out is cleaned off perfectly from any extra unnecessary product - so it never feels like you're using too much product!

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