Bronzers -TheBalm - Bahama Mama

on 10/20/2017 5:04:00 AM

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This is my first bronzer and literally, it looks so good on my face. It just gives such a natural light tan on my skin. I just it mainly to contour my cheeks and forehead. My only problem is probably the price. Still hope to find a drugstore bronzer that would be a good dupe for this.

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Polishes -China Glaze - Ruby Pumps

on 10/20/2017 4:29:00 AM

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Been my favorite red glitter for 10 years. I get more ooooohs and aaaaahs from strangers with this color than any other polish I own, and I have far too many polishes, lol.

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Moisturizers -Sisley - Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream

on 10/20/2017 4:13:00 AM

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I bought this cream at the duty-free counter, having had good experiences with Sisley skincare and being in need of a good moisturizer for winter. I had tried the La Mer moisturizers, and while I found them to be good quality, for that price I was expecting a lot more. This Sisley moisturizer is pricey, too, so I was hoping to find it better than the La Mer moisturizers, so that I can for once say "Yeah, absurdly expensive, but worth the price." To be honest, I like it a lot more than La Mer, but...still not at this price. It moisturizes, plumps, and definitely makes my skin look dewy and radiant. But so do a lot of other, more reasonably priced moisturizers from Apivita, Etvos and Weleda. The ingredients are certainly luxurious and the scent is amazing, very natural pleasant smell of roses. I would repurchase, but only from duty-free or if I can find it on sale. It`s a great product, but I`m a cheap skate.


Lip Liners -NYX - Retractable Lip Liner (all shades)

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I should start this off by saying that I absolutely adore NYX. They are killing the drugstore makeup game. But sadly I just don't like this lip liner. I bought it in the shade Dark Red to wear with my NYX Snow White lippie. It's a lovely color, and it really stops lipstick from bleeding or feathering. However (and this is the deal breaker for me) unless I over-balm my lips, this product drags across my lips terribly! And it breaks, even though I don't use a lot of pressure when applying it. I just bought it about a month ago, and have only used it about 5 times, yet I'm almost down to the end of it because it keeps breaking off. I find that unacceptable! I will stick to NYX's slim lip pencils, as I'm never dissatisfied with them.


Treatments (Face) -Sulwhasoo - Essential Revitalizing Serum

on 10/20/2017 3:59:00 AM

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I`ve tried this serum based on the brand`s reputation and I am not disappointed. It`s been a month and a half of daily morning and evening use and for the first few weeks, I wasn`t particularly impressed. It moisturized well, it smelled pleasantly of ginger, my skin looked fine, but since it costs as much as my HG, SK-II Facial Repair C serum, I wanted to be amazed. After more than a month of use, though, I can finally say that I love it. It takes longer to work, but my skin looks radiant, plump and hydrated. I am not experiencing the red blotches I usually get when the cold weather kicks in. I don`t have any dry patches or breakouts, and my skin coloration is a lot more even. I love the natural ingredients and although the price is a tad high, I would love to repurchase.


Styling Products -L'Oreal - L'Oreal Elnett Extra StrongHold UV Hair Spray - 11 oz.

on 10/20/2017 1:58:00 AM

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My hair is slippery. It's thick and soft, what's generally considered "good hair," but nothing will stay on or in it. Pins, barrettes, and elastics slide right out. No amount of mousse, gel, or spray will keep curls from disappearing an hour later. I can barely keep a baseball cap or winter beanie on my head.

In any case, for the partially shaved pompadour style I'm currently rocking, Elnett works. It keeps the combed over part in place under most conditions, and tames my flyaways nicely. It does make my hair a little sticky to the touch, but not intolerably so; it's great that the hold is flexible, not crunchy, and looks natural.

The scent is certainly very strong, but it smells exactly the way my mother's hairspray (bright teal can with pink geometric shapes on the label?) smelled, so there's no disconnect there. I do find that Elnett brushes out readily, although the scent hangs around forever. I can't speak to the efficacy of the UV filtering ingredient. My hair isn't color treated, but this was the only variety of Elnett I could find at the store. I'd like to try the regular unscented version in the future, but, failing that, this product is pretty much exactly what I need.

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Stick -Hourglass - Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

on 10/20/2017 1:31:00 AM

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I am NC42, acne prone, oily and have scars.
This foundation is great for anyone who is looking for a full coverage foundation, I use a 170 MAC brush and then use a sponge to set it all in! I get the most compliments on my coverage when I use this foundation and it's so seamless you can't see where it starts or begins!
Works phenomenally when I used it with my Hourglass blush and Hourglass Powder in Radiant Light!
It lasts about 8-9 hours for me and I love it paired with the YSL Touche Eclat Primer.
The finish of this is a natural skin finish but with extra coverage, not dewy or matte!
You don't get too much product compared to other stick foundations but I have found it is much more pigmented than others.

Will definitely repurchase because when I use this foundation my complexion always looks amazing

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Brows -Lancome - Sourcils Gel

on 10/20/2017 1:28:00 AM

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Easiest brow pomade to use, last forever and gives you a beautiful brow that can be fluffed out! I have dark (black) hair and use the second lightest colour, I think 4 and its perfect! The darkest colour is eyeliner black so I would recommend the brown!


Hair Color -No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Vitamin C Hair Color Remover

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Nope. Did not work on the manic panic in my daughter's hair.

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Moisturizers -Shea Moisture - Daily Hydration Face Lotion

on 10/20/2017 1:06:00 AM

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I was so excited to try this moisturizer. I looked everywhere to find it and ended up finding it at a Walmart. I have dry skin with rosacea and am prone to rashes and hives. This feels very lightweight on the skin and I actually had to add another layer to the driest parts of my face. It has a slight scent, not really perfumy, but almost soap-like. During the day, my skin felt like it was getting hot and red while wearing it. It ended up breaking me out, even in areas where I don't tend to break out at all. I was really disappointed, as this seemed like a great, affordable, natural skin care brand. I guess it's not for me!


Highlighters -Becca - Shimmering Skin Perfecter Liquid -Champagne Pop

on 10/20/2017 12:34:00 AM

This liquid highlighter is beautiful. I'm in my 40s just starting to get a couple of fine lines. I have combo skin and my pores are larger than I'd like. None if those things make shimmer your friend. This just gives a beautiful natural glow that blurs out imperfections when used as a primer under makeup or tinted moisturizer. It doesn't make my face look oily as the day goes on and when my makeup starts to fade out this keeps my skin glowing and fresh looking. I've not tried the other colors in this line but champagne suits my L-M neutral winter skin tone and would probably be great when I'm tan as well. This is expensive at $41 but I would definitely repurchase. A little goes a long way and it looks fantastic on.

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Hair Color -No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Vitamin C Hair Color Remover

on 10/20/2017 12:33:00 AM

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Two days ago I tried this Vitamin C hair color remover, and OH my gosh I'm so so glad that I did. I've always messed around with my hair and never really known which color I like, until I change it and I immediately regret the results. I've been using the Nordic blonde boxed dye to do my hair for the past two years. It works a treat, and I don't THINK it's as bad as using bleach powder. But before the two years of Nordic I DID use a bleach powder and developer, at least 4 times over the course of probably only two months, and two of those times were in the same night... anyway, before then, my hair was naturally brunette that I'd been dying black for probably two years (yet it was still super healthy) So you can see why I went for the harshest of harsh straight up. I decided that I really like blonde hair on myself and I think most other people would totally agree. So of course the other night as I was watching Netflix and admiring a woman's features etc on the TV show I was binging, I decided it totally just HAD to be her hair and I totally just HAD to do the same to mine. As per usual I immediately was disappointed with what I'd done and just sadly left it for a week thinking "oh well, I guess this IS way more close to my natural color, and now that I've gone too dark, if I bleach it again it will just undo all of this progress of finally getting my hair back into shape". That's when I started scouring online looking for a natural way to lighten your hair without damage and I found the VItamin C color remover trick. I crushed up only 9 effervescent vitamin C tablets, and mixed it with some Head and Shoulders anti-dandruff shampoo. I applied it to semi wet/towel dried hair and wrapped a plastic bag over my head and left it for just about 2 hours. After I rinsed it off, I shampooed with the Head and Shoulders once more, then used about 4 different conditioners and left them on for about 3 minutes each one. When I got out of the shower I noticed a HUGE difference already. My hair lightened probably 3 shades, to a much nicer brunette. But I am trying to get back to my blonde, so I was wondering if anyone knows from experience whether or not you can do this vitamin C treatment more than once in a week without it hurting your hair? I'm just so anxious to get back to the color that suits me most. PS before this I tried Bi-Carb Soda and lemon juice mixed with shampoo and it totally did nothing.


Treatments (Face) -Deciem - The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%

on 10/20/2017 12:23:00 AM

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Took me a while to warm up to this product. Definitely needed to ramp up to using it at full strength and, even now, I can only use it every other day or so. It tends to dry my skin out and make the corners of my mouth peel if I use it too frequently. As I have tret sensitive skin, I already have problems with peeling. All that being said, I think this is an excellent product. Not wonderfully elegant with the grit, but it doesn’t bother me too much - particularly as I use it at night. Has helped give a bit of a glow and improved texture issues. With how expensive Vit C formulas can be and the benefit if not having to worry about oxidation in the tube, this product is a winner to me. I’ve already bought a backup.

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Liquid -Clinique - Superbalanced Foundation

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I don't mind this foundation. I am 22 and have combination skin which is on the dryer side in certain areas. I am prone to occasional breakouts. First off I found that this foundation alone didn't do it for me. I found it accentuated the dry areas on my face, so I started mixing it with my moisture surge face cream and haven't had any issues since, I think I may try a different product after this one because If I'm spending $40 I don't want to have to fix it myself. The only thing for me is that it does go on a bit cakey which for me isn't a huge issue but if you're not looking for something a bit heavier I would find a different product to try.


Dry Shampoo -TRESemme - Fresh Start Dry Shampoo

on 10/19/2017 11:48:00 PM

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This is the first dry shampoo that I've tried in my life and boy how disappointed that was!!! Thank god i bought the trial size to give it a try and i was confused, i thought that all dry shampoos are the same, it didn't get rid of all the oils in my hair, it left my hair looking and feeling weird, but definitely i will try out other brands of dry shampoos to see if i find one i like.


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