Polishes -Essie -Secret Story

on 8/19/2018 4:58:00 PM

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GORGEOUS!! I love this one! Essie's Secret Story (also sometimes called Secret Stash) is a vivid and punchy purplish-fuchsia with a jelly formula. It goes on sheer at first but is opaque after two coats. It looks fantastic on the nail, so cute and fun to wear.

I'd definitely buy this one again! Recommended!!

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Polishes -OPI -Spoken From the Heart

on 8/19/2018 4:49:00 PM

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Very pretty shade of coral-tinged pink. From OPI's 2016 Hello Kitty Collection, Spoken From the Heart is a warm, slightly subdued shade of pink. Not flattering to my skintone unfortunately. I think this shade would look great on someone with fair skin. But on me, it looked a little boring and washed-out.

Great OPI formula though. Opaque in two coats and no problems with application or wear.

But the color itself just wasn't for me and I wouldn't buy this one again.

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Polishes -Essie -Guilty Pleasures

on 8/19/2018 4:39:00 PM

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Lovely color, lovely formula. No complaints about the polish itself, but this particular shade just wasn't flattering to my skintone. I think this would look great on someone with fair skin, but it looked blah and washed-out when I wore it.

Essie's Guilty Pleasures is a medium-pale, coral-tinged bubblegum pink with a crelly formula. Opaque in two coats, and no problems with application or wear.

Very nice but the color just isn't for me. I wouldn't buy it again.

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Liquid -Max Factor -FaceFinity All Day Flawless 3 in 1

on 8/19/2018 3:41:00 PM

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This foundation scares me because it smells like PVA glue. Foundations with yellow undertones are rare where I live and I was hyped when I found out that the shade Warm Almond matched me perfectly, so I did my best to overcome my aversion to its glue-like smell and tried it. (by the way, I didn;t notice the scent when I swatched it at the store)
It applies beautifully on smooth, well moisturized skin, it didn't oxidize. It didn't break me out so I gave it more shots. Throughout the use of this foundation I noticed that it can work for drier, flakier skin on better days (good skin days, extensive skin care routine before doing my make up), but more often than not it didn't look that good on drier spots. I also tried mixing this with various other foundation but that didn't seem to help.
The package is nice, feels sturdy, high quality. I used a lot of the product and there's still plenty of product in the bottle, but the pump has a hard time trying to dispense this thick foundation, it's stuck to the straw of the pump or the walls of the bottle.
Still, I'm not planning to scrape it out or repurchase the foundation because even though I used it, it didn't cause any breakouts, but the idea of putting something that smells like glue on my face seems off-putting and risky. Every time I pump it out, my instincts scream not to put it on my face.

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Polishes -OPI -Closer Than You Might Belèm

on 8/19/2018 3:33:00 PM

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This is a beautiful sea foam green. Something a bit different. Some greens looks horrible on me but this is a stunning almost calming color. Not too green not too blue. Applies like a dream. I would buy this again for sure!!

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Skincare - Face -Clinique -3 Step System

on 8/19/2018 3:19:00 PM

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To begin with, the soap that they claim is for dry skin contains sodium sulfate which can resurface the skin or produce more oil. Sulfate was used decades ago for beauty products and then they realized that it was something aggressive for the skin. The tonic contains an alcohol that it’s supposed to be special for the skin but it stills being alcohol. I think the only product that is worth is the moisturizer the gel and the lotion... Investigate well the ingredients of the products that are put on your face and do not get carried away by marketing


Deodorants -Crystal -Crystal Mineral Roll-On Body Deodorant

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I went to repurchase this in "Lavender & White Tea", and noticed the packaging has been changed, and is so pretty now! Scent is still wonderful, and this is still the best "natural" deodorant I have used (and I have tried many). Others just don't work, and I'm not someone who perspires a lot at all. I also like the Pomegranate scented one, but Lavender is just so clean smelling. Reasonably priced, and easy to find. Will def. repurchase!

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Moisturizers -Desert Essence -Jojoba Oil - 100 pure

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I have used Grapeseed, Almond, and Coconut oil in the past, but prefer Jojoba oil. I like to use this at night, as a facial moisturizer, and also in my hair since I have dry, naturally curly hair. On the skin, a little goes a long way, and sinks in after a few minutes, leaving behind a soft glow. My daytime tinted moisturizer has plenty of moisture in it already, which is why I only use this at night. In the winter I might layer a serum or moisturizer over the top, but for most nights, this oil alone, is all I need. Does not cause breakouts or leave my skin looking greasy by morning, so it's a winner in my book!

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Skincare - Face -Stridex -Triple Action Pads, Alcohol Free

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A part of my everyday routine to keep my pores clean. I like to use it along with 10% benzoyl peroxide if I have a couple of blemishes.

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2%+B5

on 8/19/2018 2:23:00 PM

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Give it time. I thought I didn't love it at first because it was a bit drying to my already dry skin, a little tacky, and in no way moisturizing. But in time, I noticed a difference in my pores and overall skin barrier!!! I noticed a difference when I take it out of my routine so I need to use it regularly-- even daily. I usually notice a difference in 1-2 weeks. Worth it!!!

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Concealers -Maybelline -Superstay Better Skin Concealer + Corrector

on 8/19/2018 2:17:00 PM

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I was looking for a good drugstore concealer similar to TARTE

On that note this concealer works amazing for me blends well looks well definitely going in my touch up bag

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Eye Shadow -The Body Shop -Lily Cole Shimmer Cubes Palette 24

on 8/19/2018 2:14:00 PM

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This quad should be popular right now that purples.are in again. Trends can be a pain to keep up with. But if you still have this pallet then you have something to work with. Yes it is a shimmer pallet. So if you are a pro with makeup and use no less than 5 shades.... Well your going to pair this up with something else.

I love this pallet. But I may a shimmer junckie. The colors are true to the photo. I have not found and hidden undertones that would make me wanna say.... That is NOT. My color.

Love love love. Try out a friend's then you will have to hunt for this discontinued item.

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Powder -Pur Minerals -4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup (new formula)

on 8/19/2018 2:07:00 PM

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Can't believe I forgot this didn't work for me and accidentally bough it again. The shade worked for my complexion (Golden Dark) but the Titanium Dioxide is horrible for darker complexions as it creates that dreaded weird cast which appears white in sunscreen but when in makeup, delivers a horrid greenish undertone that is not cute. I bought this online from the Pur website and already returned the items I didn't want which is a hassle in itself, so I'll have to give this away. Definite hard no for me..


Pressed Powders -COVERGIRL -Outlast All-Day Pressed Powder

on 8/19/2018 2:00:00 PM

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This is one of the best powders I have tried so far from the drugstore. I can use it both for the face and eye area. That said, I have to apply a lot of it under my eyes to get my concealer to stop feeling tacky which I do not appreciate, but the concealer its quite creamy so, maybe that's expected. Its slightly blurring and mattifying but it doesn't look overly dry, cakey, or chalky. It also has some color to it; the coverage is light. Its very easy to pick up with a brush or sponge. I generally apply it with the ELF Blush Brush (its a flatter brush). A con is that its not outstanding at the oil control department, but that is why it doesn't look overly dry.

This hasn't broken me out that I can tell; I've used it for at least 3 months now. I have two compacts, light/medium for my t-zone and under eyes, and medium/deep for everywhere else. I liked it enough that I bought the lighter one, I had bought the medium/deep first. I fall around NC42 in Mac, and 4w1 Honey Bronze in EL Double Wear is a nice color match for me. I also like to use this as a blot powder throughout the day, but I DO prefer the Maybelline Superstay Pressed Powder for that because that one has light to medium coverage, so it blots and perfects at the same time. I use the Maybelline in Rich Tan which is a little (very little) darker than my skin, so I don't use it under the eyes, just on the face.

Its a nice powder, worth trying out, I would repurchase the medium/deep shade for the face but not sure about the lighter one for under my eyes because there may be something more kind to my wrinkles/fine lines out there. This powder is not any worse with my wrinkles than say the Maybelline Fit me loose powder or any other powder I own, but I want to try a couple of more powders and see if I can get a more flawless undereye. Maybe its just the nature of powder to emphasize lines a bit, but I just wanted to mention it.

I took a lippie off because I dont like that there are not more colors. The powder puff sitting right on top of the powder and the tiny mirror irk me as well.


Treatments (Eye) -Vichy -Liftactiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes

on 8/19/2018 1:39:00 PM

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I use this together with my HG eyecream (Sisley). I especially see this as an eyelash treatment, and it works. My lashes seem ‘thicker’ and well conditioned. I do not use as eye treatment though.

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