Liquid -Maybelline New York -FIT Me Foundation (Matte + Poreless)

on 9/19/2018 1:49:00 AM

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This was my first foundation ever and I was really excited for it! I thought that the reasons why I didn't like this foundation was because it was my first one, but once I tried other ones... Well, then I knew.

This foundation is matte (duh), which is why I tried it in the first place (and it's cheap). Because I am combination skin and there are some oily parts on my face that need it, anyone would logically try this foundation. I think this is where the problem grows. Once I add moisturizer to the dryer parts of my face, it's like all my face is now all-normal. Having a matte foundation means it will be on the dryer side and I did my best to make my face all on the same level. I'm not a fan of having a shiny face, so I hoped that this would eliminate that aspect. The foundation IS matte, but poreless? This foundation pronounced every single imperfection on my face and made the acne I tried to hide, look worse. My pores often were pronounced. Spots where I moisturized had dry patches due to the matte finish (some parts looked normal, other had weird dry patches). You'd think, "Oh, what about her oily parts of her face?" I liked how it looked sometimes, other times it looked kind of cakey without putting a lot of product on. This foundation constantly felt like it was sitting on top of my face, making me feel so uncomfortable for a long time. I thought this was normal for foundations, until I tried other ones. And finally, it oxidizes. I have yellow under-tones but often, this foundation would steer into orange and it was obvious since I blend down to my neck. Because of the lack of pump, I'd use the back of my hand and it'd oxidizes there too!! There was sometimes a stark difference on my face. It'd be fine at home, but a mess when I was out. Speaking of blending, this product must be blended well because of the formula, it would look kinda ashy sometimes.

I will say that this product reacted well to other powder products, like blush. I do not think you would need powder for this, but I did not use powder to bake or set (since it was my first foundation and I was trying to figure stuff out). Especially with how this foundation finished for me, it's quite matte enough. This product does have a light scent, but it wasn't bad. Just normal foundation smell. It does not come with a pump, which is fine for me, and I would put some on the back of my hand. It was easy to put left-over product back in. The color wasn't the best either. For the price, I would definitely say "buy it" if you've been meaning to do so, and honestly, there is no way you will know how this will react on your skin unless you do. If you're adamant on it, do it. I was and I thought it'd work for me, it didn't.

I do not recommend this product.


Fragrances -Giorgio Armani -EMPORIO ARMANI Because It's You

on 9/19/2018 1:30:00 AM

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Hi!
Not too in your face scent.
They say it's floral,but for me it smelled woody.
Complements the man version:Stronger with you.
Plain bottle.The cap has some wedding rings wannabe.At leasts,so I see them.
Lasts 5 hours.
For daytime scent.


Treatments (Face) -Unlisted Brand -Acne Treatment: Epiduo (USA) / TactuPump (Canada)

on 9/19/2018 1:14:00 AM

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Adapalene (Vit A derived medication like Tretinoin-1%) mixed with Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%)= Best acne medication on Moisturized skin. I had suffered from acne for Years and tried a lot of medications. But this is the only medication that showed consistent performance. It works with acne and acne post marks. Now my skin look like it Never suffered acne. I use Cetaphil as a face wash and Mustela moisturizer (red for very sensitive skin) and use tiny amount of this (night only).

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Moisturizers -Neutrogena -Hydro Boost Water Gel

on 9/19/2018 1:09:00 AM

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(A short-and-sweet summary at the bottom for those who don't want to read this long review)
Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Water Gel is versatile and glides onto the skin nicely. The texture of this moisturizer is typical to gel moisturizers and the viscosity is a bit runny (I recommend sitting this product right-side-up if you buy it online, so all the product sits down and nothing spills). One thing that saddens me about this product is that it is around $15-20 USD. I find this product runs out after around 2 months with daily use.

This product comes in a tub, usually with a white top and a blue container. You can use up ALL of the product due to the setup! I find nothing is wasted. This DOES have a scent, which may or may not be, too strong (in my opinion, it is not AND the scent goes away upon application!!). I LOVE the scent of this moisturizer!! But this might be a deal breaker for many people. If you have tried Neutrogena's Hydro Boost face mask, then it's the same exact scent (albeit stronger because it's a mask). It could be beneficial to you to try the mask for the scent. Also, this moisturizer is quite hydrating so it may need a few minutes to dry.

I will say that I have repurchased this product 2-3 times already by the time I wrote this, so I have experimented a lot with it. My face has combination skin; cheeks are dry, the area near my eyes are normal and my t-zone is oily. This moisturizer is light-weight, and since it is a gel-type, you can easily make the mistake of putting on too much. A little goes a long way and ESPECIALLY for oily skin. If a lot is applied onto oily skin, then the skin will seem very shiny. This is not a look that I strive for at all, so dipping a finger on the surface of the gel and then applying that small amount onto the skin is a good way to not over saturate the skin. If that's not enough, you can always layer on more.

On the other hand, you can apply this moisturizer to dry skin by applying on more! This moisturizer, if you have normal-to-combination type skin, is perfect. (There's a version for dryer skin but this isn't the review for that nor have I tried it). For me, my cheeks have developed to be more dryer. Because of this, my routine has includes adding oil to my moisturizer and then onto my cheeks. For those with dryer skin, this may not be what you're looking for. So yes, I'm saying it might not be enough hydration for dry skin. If your skin leans more on normal but still dry, then I think this product could work. This combination of moisturizer-and-oil also works well with this product; the gel moisturizer binds to the oil well. I have not applied oil to the whole tub, but instead apply to the small amount I need (because my combination skin requires me to use the product as-is).

I do have ONE sensitive area on my face. This product does make the area around my nostrils burn if I apply A LOT. This area is the most sensitive area of my face, it happens with most products. I avoid this by adding a light amount to the area (and also adding a bit of oil to the moisturizer prior).

Do I recommend this product? Yes. Like I said, I have combination skin and I make this product work for me.

Summary: This is a good moisturizer for combination skin, especially oily-to-normal (I explain about dry skin later in this paragraph). Price point is around $15 to $20 USD (I wish it was cheaper) and I restock around 2 months with daily use (I CAN'T skip a day, my face doesn't react well). It should be used lightly on the skin, especially with oily skin. Layering is important when it comes to this product; less is more!! Moisturizer has a scent; might be a deal-breaker for you (there's a face-mask within the same line you can try and it has the same scent). Scent goes away upon application. Dryer skin may need an additive like oil (I use an oil for the dryer parts of my face) but the moisturizer adheres to the oil well. (There is a version of this moisturizer for dryer skin). Overall, I recommend this product!!


Hair -Unlisted Brand -Zala Clip In Hair Extensions

on 9/19/2018 12:27:00 AM

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Gosh, i love these extensions so much! They have been an absolute life saver since having to get short layers in my hair to cut out damage from highlights last summer. The match my hair perfectly, and look real as real can be, my coworkers have trouble telling when I'm wearing them and when I'm not! I bought a second pack of them just because i love them so much!!! I am absolutely impressed with the quality of these extensions! They are so easy to put in and blend great with my hair. The color was a great match, they are so soft and add volume to my naturally thin hair and arrived super fast! I am over the moon and will defiantly be back again when needed!


Treatments (Face) -Unlisted Brand -Differin Acne Treatment Gel

on 9/19/2018 12:17:00 AM

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I wanted to try differin (Idk if I used it with a prescription when i was younger) again since the .1% is now available otc (.3% still need a script for it). Since I've had a bad experience with retin-A, the retinoid ingredient is much milder and easier on the skin. Before I learned that I have to put it on AFTER my night cream or else applying it before the cream makes it spread around and get into areas where it shouldn't, thus making it burn. I also started using sunscreen more often while using this as well as a more gentle cleanser for during the retinization process.


Toners -HADA LABO -Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion

on 9/18/2018 11:59:00 PM

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Does anyone else experience excessive dehydration each time using a hyaluronic acid beauty product?
HadaLabo isn't the first one I've tried, but the results are always the same. My skin gets sand like and peels off tremendously.
Hyaluronic acid supposes to be moisturizing. I've tried it in different climates, with different creams, but it has the strongest peeling effect on my skin (like 'at dermatologist procedure').
It doesn't work for me at all but by the amount of the peeling, I get from this one compared to other hyaluronic acids I can say this lotion is potent!

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Palettes -Too Faced -Just Peachy Velvet Matte Eye Shadow Palette

on 9/18/2018 11:57:00 PM

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I am a sucker for the peach scent, but these shades are unflattering for my skin and eye color. I will not purchase.


Treatments (Eye) -Nuance by Salma Hayek -Smoothing Anti-Aging Eye Cream

on 9/18/2018 11:52:00 PM

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The cream has a very nice formula and light floral fragrance. It smoothes and hydrates the skin, it's a pleasure to use.
The price is great, the packaging is good.
But each time I use it I get very puffy undereye bags. I often have a reaction to fragrances, so I blame the fragrance for those big eye bags.
I can't use it, but it is a good product.


Eye Shadow -Tarte Cosmetics -Tartelette Tease eyeshadow palette

on 9/18/2018 11:48:00 PM

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I have the Tartelette Tease eyeshadow palette with the following colors -

1st row: Light pink - Taupe shimmer - Brown
2nd row: Mauve - Mauve shimmer - Plum

Since I have blue-ish/grey eyes & blonde hair, these two sets of colors work perfectly for my color, complexion and overall look. Plus...these shadows have great pigmentation and stay on pretty well.

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Moisturizers -Eau Thermal Avene -Skin Recovery Cream (US name: Cream For Intolerant Skin)

on 9/18/2018 11:45:00 PM

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This is the only cream that doesn't irritate my skin, doesn't clog pores, doesn't give me any skin issues.
The formula is simple. I can't tolerate any alcohols (even the fatty ones) or fragrance and there are none here. There are also no preservatives. The tube is self-sealing. 50ml 1.7oz lasts me a bit less than 2 months and I use it every day at the night time.
It moisturizes my skin really well but stays tacky forever, not a problem for the night time.
This is the only none SPF moisturizer I use. Already repurchased.


Cleansers -Kiehl's -Ultra Facial Cleanser

on 9/18/2018 11:22:00 PM

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I love keeping my skincare routine simple enough that I stick to it. This cleanser is the perfect piece to that puzzle. Great “clean” feeling. Always takes off any extra makeup my makeup removed missed and all things considered it lasts — you just need a bit! I also have lash extensions and find this cleaner does NOT effect the adhesive (this one isn’t oil free but they make one that is in a blue package).


Brows -REVLON -Colorstay Eyebrow Liner Waterproof

on 9/18/2018 10:58:00 PM

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I recently switched to this product from the Sephora Collection Eyebrow Pencil. The Revlon Colorstay Eyebrow Pencil in Soft Brown not only compliments my naturally light eyebrows & light skin tone, but it also stays on for most of the day which I have not seen from even the most expensive eyebrow pencils/products.


Primer/ Corrector -Giorgio Armani -Master Corrector

on 9/18/2018 10:54:00 PM

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I've been using this product for the past 5-7 years now and I can't find anything comparable that I like better. I use the 1 Pink, which masks circles/spots for fair skin tones, under my Nars concealer as I have terrible dark circles (hereditary which sucks!). Fortunately this color corrector does an amazing job at helping mask my under eye circles and I don't think I could live without it.


Scrubs -SkinCeuticals -Micro-Exfoliating Scrub

on 9/18/2018 10:48:00 PM

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I've tried a few different facial scrubs (Laura Mercier, OleHenriksen, Fresh) and this exfoliator from SkinCeuticals is by far my favorite. In fact...I'm on my 2nd tube. The product's small micro-beads effortlessly remove the dead skin from your face, leaving it smooth and clean. I highly recommend this product!


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