Masks -Nature Republic -Real Fresh Rose Petal Moisture Mask

on 8/15/2018 3:07:00 PM

A bit of a strange product! Comes in a glass pot with a screw lid, so be careful about knocking it over in case it smashes. I nearly did that with mine. Anyway, it's a gloopy brown liquid that's runnier than I expected, with actual rose petal pieces suspended in it. It reminded me of rose preserve or jam, except for my face, and unsurprisingly smells very strongly of roses. It's a wash-off type of mask, apply to clean skin for 15 mins then wash off.
Did I notice any particular improvements in terms of softness or hydration after using it? Not really. But I liked the rose scent, and it didn't cause me any irritation or breakouts afterwards. Was nice as a novelty thing but I wouldn't purchase again, it was super messy to use as it dripped off onto clothes and stuff and I didn't see any positive changes on my skin that would make me want to use it despite that.

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Fragrances -Unlisted Brand -Salvador Dali - Purplelight

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A really gorgeous fresh green lilac fragrance, with just an added bit of depth that I'm attributing to the almond tree and vetiver...it's not woody, per se...fresh and light and green all the way, with just something extra. I really enjoyed this one, even though I reached for it thinking "Oh god, another floral I may have to purge".

This is essentially spring in a bottle.

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Masks -My Beauty Diary -Apple Polyphenol Mask

on 8/15/2018 2:39:00 PM

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This is a great inexpensive sheet mask. I do like it for hydration. I do feel like it calms redness and blemishes. I don’t notice a pore minimizing effect. I also do not like the fragrance. But you really can’t beat the price. That being said, I would not repurchase solely because I prefer the black pearl mask. How I use: I put on a layer of klairs toner, followed by snail essence. Then do this mask on top. I usually leave it on for close to an hour. I pat in the rest of the essence and then top off with my lotion. I feel like putting on a lotion on top really helps to seal in the essence. When I have not put on lotion after the mask, I don’t like the results as much. The next morning I wake up to fresh glowing skin. I sheet mask about once a week.

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Lipstick -Unlisted Brand -Color The World

on 8/15/2018 2:36:00 PM

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I wish I had found this website with the reviews for Color The World lipsticks. It would have saved my $45.00. The website is deceptive. The lipsticks appear much darker than they are on the website. All the lipsticks I ordered I can't even see them when I put them on. Total waste of money!

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Lotions/ Creams -Tree Hut -Original Shea Body Butter

on 8/15/2018 2:32:00 PM

I would pay $30/tub for this stuff and I am about to, because I think they've taken it away from me. Can't find it online any more, can't find it in the store. Why? Because it's amazing. It feels so nourishing and smells incredible, like dessert but in a rich and wonderful way. I have baby-soft feet from using this before putting my socks on in the morning, and between this cream and their scrub I no longer have bumps on the backs of my arms. This isn't one of those wimpy body butters that feels greasy and only moisturizes the surface. I can skip a day after I use this, but why would I want to? Please, Tree Hut. Don't do me like this. HG status, will repurchase and hoard.

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Body Scrubs -Tree Hut -Coconut Lime Shea Sugar Scrub

on 8/15/2018 2:28:00 PM

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I'm on tub number...probably 8. I love this stuff. It's inexpensive, it smells like vacation, it feels great, leaves skin soft (great before shaving, by the way) and doesn't leave a residue in the tub. I'm seeing this line less and less which is making me nervous, because I love everything I've tried. 10/10, will repurchase until they take it away from me.

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Foundations -Almay -Smart Shade Smart Shade Anti-aging SPF 20

on 8/15/2018 2:25:00 PM

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I picked this up on a whim. I am very pale and have trouble finding foundation that matches my skin. I usually buy Almay TLC liquid foundation in Ivory and it actually matches. I saw this and thought the anti-aging would be good. They have a shade called Pale and I thought since their ivory is light enough for me, this may work, especially since the color is supposed to match your skin tone. When I got it home and started to put it on, I discovered that the Pale shade is way too dark and very ORANGE. This would never blend into my skin.


Concealers -Too Faced -Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer

on 8/15/2018 2:09:00 PM

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I have shape tape, effercernes, maquicomplete, Mac Pro longwear concealer, It concealer, Cle de Peau concealer, Osmosis, BE serum concealer, Nars radiant, and probably more. These are just in my current use pile. If there is a new concealer I will try it because I have very bad undereye circles. I also have some pigmentation marks that I conceal so the concealer must be multi-purpose. Also If it's crease free I will do cartwheels. This concealer does what others have failed to do. Cover, conceal, highlight and do it without creasing!

I had a little trouble with the colors offered. I'm NC 20 so I tried light beige, medium beige, vanilla and some other light colors. I thought light beige was wrong but it turned out to be the one because the colors oxidize a little. Darker colors were too dark and vanilla and lower were white on me.

Amount in the tube is awesome and like a foundation so I can use this on all spots without worrying about the amount. And it is available at many stores. I've been using this for 3 weeks so I think I have used it long enough to have an opinion.

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Foundations -Chanel -Le Teint Ultra Tenue Ultrawear Flawless Foundation

on 8/15/2018 2:04:00 PM

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Basically, it shouldn't be this hard to apply foundation. I appreciate it for the coverage - (medium to heavy). But it DOES dry as soon as you apply it - does NOT budge - therefore, does not blend, AT ALL. I found it very frustrating and quickly returned to my Clinique Beyond Perfection (same great coverage - half the price).

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Conditioner -LUSH -Veganese Conditioner

on 8/15/2018 2:03:00 PM

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This is my GO-TO at LUSH regarding hair conditioner. I honestly am not a fan of any of their other options (American Cream, etc). Veganese is a conditioner I can even use on my roots, and I love that. It makes my hair SO shiny and light. Only complaint-- I have to couple it with Organix conditioner on my ends. It is simply not heavy enough to keep my ends untangled or as hydrated as I'd like. I am still a believer and will continue to use, simply because my hair is significantly more bouncy and shiny with it in my regimine.


Concealers -Maybelline -Fit Me Concealer

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By far my favorite drugstore concealer. Full coverage, doesn’t crease, doesn’t look cakey. 10/10

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Moisturizers -Pixi -Skin Treats H2O Skin Drink Pure Hydration Gel

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This product is hydrating without making my skin feel or look oily. It melts into the skin on application, although this watery type of texture makes it seem like there’s not much to it. It works as a basic moisturizer but it’s nothing special. For the price, I would expect it to be a little more impressive. There are moisturizers out there just as good as this for a cheaper price point. I wouldn’t buy this again.

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Foundations -The Body Shop -Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation

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I don't hate this foundation, nor I love it.

The finish is definitely matte. I feel like this foundation could emphasize my dry patches I didn't know I have if I'm not careful. Definitely not meant for dry skin, but if the label says "matte clay" I'm pretty sure they're targeting oily skin market. It is also labeled as a skin clarifying, therefore I assume it's safe for acne-prone skin? Although I don't feel a direct result (it reducing my acne, etc), it's not breaking me out either so there's that.

Coverage wise is ok, somewhere between medium-high. I really like the tube packaging because it is sleek and travel friendly.

The shade range kinda sucks, I got the shade 014 Railay Beach and it is too pale (almost grey-ish?) for me (I am NC15-20 on MAC). But the next shade is definitely too dark and too pink. So they didn't leave me with choices here.

Pro: travel friendly, matte finish if you're into that, ok coverage
Cons: slightly emphasize your dry patches, bad shade range

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Fragrances -Chanel -Chance Eau Tendre

on 8/15/2018 1:11:00 PM

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Fresh, clean, and inexplicably feminine. This is a more floral take on the original Chanel Chance (which is also beautiful). The whole Chance line is “younger” smelling. Not as spicy, woodsy, or musky. Chanel Chance fragrances are fresh, lighter, crisp, clean, and classy. Each Chance has its own unique quality, and Eau Tendre is definitely the most floral and girly of the bunch.. but very sophisticatedly so. Chanel Chance Eau Tendre is not my signature scent by any means (I usually prefer deeper, darker, more complex scents), however, there is still a complexity to this fragrance that I can appreciate. This is for that woman who wants to smell clean, feminine, effortlessly sexy, and like pure class anywhere she goes. For the woman who takes care of herself, who is confident but not loud. I really appreciate the effortlessness of this, it’s stunning and will turn heads without “trying too hard”. This scent is so soft and beautiful, I can’t see anyone not liking it. It’s more than your average “clean, fresh” scent.. something about it is very memorable. The packaging is also beautiful in its simplicity, and one-of-a-kind classic Chanel. You really can’t go wrong with this one, especially if you’re looking for something inoffensive but still beautiful to wear during the daytime or around the office. Excellent staying power as well, lasts almost all day on me. A truly stunning, graceful, feminine fragrance.

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Shampoo -OGX -Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen Shampoo

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I purchased both the shampoo and conditioner (19.5 ounces in each bottle) for about $9 a piece at the drugstore. I've been using them for about a month.

My fine, shiny, color treated hair needs volume but moisturizing properties too. Most products containing protein, take care of the thin and breakage, but dry out my ends. Most moisturizing products weigh my hair down. This contains protein but moisturizer too. This gave me what I needed wonderfully!

My hair looks thick, shiny and full, with a spicy and sweet fragrance, but it still smells clean. I have noticed that even though it states on the bottle that the effects of the products are temporary, I have noticed the volume lasts, less breakage to my ends and less hair fall since using it. It hasn't turned my blonde ends brassy or stripped the color elsewhere. I've used it in multiple water hardness while traveling and I get good results. I have not noticed any building up of residue.

I've travelled with the full size bottles (something I don't normally do) and haven't experienced any leaks or loose caps. I've dropped them in the shower a few times. The bottle is very sturdy.

I'm pleasantly surprised. I might stick with this system.

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