Cleansers -Unlisted Brand -Stratia Velvet Cleansing Milk

on 3/20/2018 10:26:00 PM


I’m on my second bottle of this cleanser. I use a Balm to remove my makeup and this as second cleanse. I also use alone on no makeup days. I love this cleanser. It’s soothing, does not dehydrate my skin, and leaves me feeling clean without being stripped of any moisture. It does not contain fragrance that I am aware of and does not sting or irritate my skin when I’ve pushed too hard with my Retin A.
I highly recommend this brand in its entirety to anyone looking for a genuinely good line of products without all of the additional ingredients that are unnecessary.
I use this cleanser, the Rewind, Liquid Gold and Fortify. I am waiting for her to do a balm cleanser, and I will buy in a heartbeat!

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Conditioner -Yes To -Scalp Relief Tea Tree & Sage (Green) Oil Conditioner

on 3/20/2018 10:18:00 PM


My hair is straight, long, and tends to be on the oily side at my scalp, but dry on the ends. Shampoos with lots of SLS make my scalp itchy so I can't use them often. Mostly just once a week as a clarifying shampoo. I got this stuff to follow up the clarifying shampoo. This stuff blew me away! I've been using it for a month and it makes my hair SO soft without making it ever feel slippery or waxy like some other conditioners do. Those tangles I used to get are pretty much gone. Just to warn though- this stuff smells strongly like sage and tea tree oil. It's not a take on the scent like Organix does with their Tea Tree Mint line (which I love). It smells like the real thing. I kinda like it and even if I didn't, the smell doesn't seem to stick around in an overwhelming sort of way.

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Lipstick -Dior -Rouge Liquid

on 3/20/2018 10:16:00 PM

I had given up on wearing plums and darker pinks after a certain point in my life. No matter the brand or price point, every lipstick/stain/gloss always ended up super streaky, unflatteringly unnatural, and all over my teeth. Alas. It was just not a look that was meant to be.

A few weeks ago, I received a free sample of the Poison Metal and the Mysterious Matte shades, and I was head-over-heels in love with both. I found that they had minimal transfer and wore relatively long, but what really got me were just how dazzling the colors looked on my skin. The Poison Metal sample got me so many compliments on the day I wore it that I ended up rolling into Sephora later that week and purchasing both mentioned shades.

They certainly aren't cheap, and while I would definitely buy them again, it'd definitely be with a little bit of saving up.

Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

on 3/20/2018 10:07:00 PM


I purchased this after reading about The Ordinary products online, and finding it on sale at Priceline.

I don't use it every day, as I alternate between this and my Glycolic Souffle. I've noticed a remarkable improvement in my skin texture and a reduction in the number of spots I get. I use it before I put on my moisturiser in the evening, but have also used it during the day. It spreads quite thin and you don't need a lot. If you put too much on, it can feel a bit drying and funny.

There's a bit of a smell, but that disappears quite quickly.

I have taken to recommending this to friends who are looking for a cheap, do-it-all product. Give it a go and if you don't like it, all you've wasted is $10.

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Toners -Alaffia -Everyday Coconut - Coconut Water Face Toner

on 3/20/2018 9:59:00 PM

I absolutely love this stuff! The bottle is huge and lasts a long time so the price is a steal. It leaves my skin feeling clean and hydrated, but looking matte.

Mascara -L'Oreal -Voluminous Waterproof

on 3/20/2018 9:53:00 PM


Awful - doesn't hold a curl and smudges like crazy--save your money!

Mascara -Butter London -Oh My, How High! Lengthening Mascara

on 3/20/2018 9:52:00 PM

This mascara has a thick consistancy on the brush, but still is fairly wet. I typcially prefer more wet formulas and thick brushes, so I thought this might be a winner. It darkened my lashes nicely, but the separation, volume, and length was so-so, bordering on poor. For a $20 mascara, it doesn't cut it.

My current favorite mascaras: Buxom Lash Mascara, Diorshow Mascara, and Great Lash Blackest Black.

Cleansers -Trader Joe's -facial cleansing oil

on 3/20/2018 9:47:00 PM


Heavily, heavily fragranced (strong floral) and it stung my eyes. Good news: Trader Joe's took it back.

Treatments (Face) -SKII -Facial Treatment Essence

on 3/20/2018 9:32:00 PM


I will never go without.

Used since 2007, the year my skin decided to dry up like the death valley due to the delight that is the english weather. Cystic acne - big, purple nodules that had no head and would perpetually stay under my skin, getting purpler by the day. I suffered for about six to nine months from this and in the beginning i tried all sorts of 'anti blemish/acne' treatments - dermalogica and other "acne brands" designed to dry out the skin further which obviously made the problem worse, i got more and more of them on my cheeks and they just would not subside. My self esteem was at an all time low, i wore the thickest mac foundation that was available at that time, layered with thick concealer AND thick powder.

Then, my mum decided to purchase the discontinued aqua physics set of sk2 and gave it to my friend to pass to me. (this was before the days of online shopping, and sk2 was VERY hard to get in the uk at that time) This set had cleanser, the essence, serum and moisturiser. Within a fortnight my skin was drastically improving. after two or three months of continuous usage, my skin became problem free. in fact, my acne had all cleared up by the following winter and never came back. all i had left was remnants of scars on my left cheek caused by the prolonged presence of underground nodules. the scars never did go away completely, even now, 10 years on, my left cheek still has faint pink scars from that harrowing period in my life.

Throughout the years, I gave up FTE on and off but decided to stick to it permanently about 5 years ago. Best decision I've ever made. Now i get complimented on my skin all the time, at an age where my friends are starting to get crows feet and laugh lines, i have (touch wood) nary a crinkle on glowy skin.

Expensive. But I will never give it up and it is ABSOLUTELY worth it. prolonged use shows on your face.

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Treatments (Face) -Sunday Riley -CEO Rapid Flash Brightening Serum

on 3/20/2018 9:29:00 PM

Lets make this quick. I do not like this product. I too only got it because of the Allure Beauty Box. I was so excited to be using such a bougie product and bought it just for that.

PROS: The texture.

CONS: Pretty sure this causes breakouts for me. Not only that, I don't feel it gives radiance or does much of anything Vitamin C is supposed to do. I put it on the skin and it just doesn't give back. I was using it pretty regularly and when I stopped, my skin improved in general.

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Cleansers -No Brand (DIY or homemade) -Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

on 3/20/2018 9:28:00 PM


I have been using this for a week now. Lots of hormonal breakouts lately and this is really helping. I have super sensitive skin. Not causing breakouts and even unclogging my pores! i am using this at night and a little in the morning prior to my moisturizer. Nothing has helped with my breakouts but this! Will use forever

Lipstick -Manic Panic -Lethal Lipstick - All Colors

on 3/20/2018 9:27:00 PM


These are some of the best alternative lipsticks that I've found. I have and love Daughter of Darkness, Black Rose, and Glamourrose. They are all consistently creamy with a nice sheen and decent pigmentation. No Wet N Wild Fantasy Makers issues here, they perform like a quality lipstick. The brand has real street cred, it's been around since the heydey of the punk era. This is not another Kendo brand.

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Liquid -Rimmel -Lasting Finish Breathable Foundation

on 3/20/2018 9:18:00 PM


Aside from the colour selection, I’m a big fan of the Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation with the red cap, so I thought I would give this one a try, as the lightest shade is a great match and more yellow toned, as opposed to the pink tones of the Lasting Finish foundation, which is more of what I need. The bottle is dumb. It has a giant concealer wand that you use to apply the foundation to your face. I was able to get around this by simply pouring the foundation out of the bottle onto the back of my hand. Not ideal but an easy fix. My issue is with the formula. I used this every day for two weeks and found the foundation is very drying, clings on to every patch and facial hair. It also accentuates lines and pores, and makes my skin look much older than it is. It also breaks down very fast. I’ve been at work at my desk job for 5 hours so far today and I just checked in the bathroom mirror and the foundation is completely gone from around my nose and my t-zone. I will not be repurchasing, and I won’t be finishing the bottle

Lipstick -Maybelline -Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick


This is an amazing product!!! I've searched high and low for a liquid lipstick that didn't make me regret ever buying it. My hopes were that this one would stay for a little while and only come off if I ate something greasy or kissed. I was super surprised and pleased that this lipstick is both makeout and fried chicken proof. The first time I wore it, I was sure it would be gone when I looked in the mirror at the end of the day. Nope. Still there. But it's easy enough to remove with any kind of oil and a cloth or tissue. Best part... no dreaded pink sliver in the middle of your lips when you wear the dark one. Great investment. I'm not going to need to buy Tarte lip paint anymore. This one was only like $8 at Walmart! Definite repurchase.

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Loose Powders -E.L.F. -Studio High Definition Powder

on 3/20/2018 8:28:00 PM


The packaging with its small holes makes a huge mess. I do like the softness of the powder but do find it leaves a white cast on my skin. Decent oil control.

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