Fragrances -Guerlain -Mitsouko

on 4/20/2018 11:34:00 AM

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This review is for Mitsouko EDT from 2001. I am very familiar with Guerlain's Shalimar and the difference between the EDT and the perfume are striking, so I'm assuming the same goes for Mitsouko. This fragrance is stunning. There is nothing else like it that I've experienced. Sure, the Guerlain powder dry-down is similar in many of their older fragrances, and Mitsouko has that, but the chypre is very unique. Not sharp, not overly spicy (a light cinnamon note), a definite oakmoss-vetiver-bergamot-and-something-else chypre. Maybe the something-else is peach, but I don't detect it as peach. To my nose, the notes blend to create something totally original. I love this fragrance. I also ordered some l'Heure Bleue and am looking forward to comparing Guerlain's 1912 LHB with its 1919 Mitsouko.

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Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand -TruAura Replenishing Day Lotion

on 4/20/2018 11:17:00 AM

1.7 oz gravity pump (You may have to tap the bottle and turn upside down for it to properly dispense).
Very innocuous non-harmful moisturizer, no SPF. Easy to wear slightly citrusy scented from tangerine essential oils.
Contains microbiome friendly pre and probiotics such as Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate - think "yogurt facials".

Retails for $38 (not too bad) but cheaper if you enroll as a preferred client or as a consultant.

This ultra-soothing day lotion replenishes the skin’s optimal hydration, helps restore firmness and elasticity and provides skin brightening benefits to impart an even, radiant skin tone.


Cleansers -L'Oreal -Go 360 Clean Deep Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin

on 4/20/2018 10:49:00 AM

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I really like this face wash because of the little scrubbing thingy that comes with it. The scrubber makes such a huge difference in effectively removing my makeup. I usually have to use a separate makeup remover when I wash my face, but not with this cleanser. It's marketed for sensitive skin but it definitely cleanses really well. I wish all face washes came with a scrubber thingy.

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Treatments (Face) -Paula's Choice -Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

on 4/20/2018 10:48:00 AM

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This product is perfect for skin types that are oily or combo majority oily. I feel skin types that are more on the dry side will benefit from the lotion or gel formulas. That could explain some of the negative reviewers experience, in my opinion.

The consistency is similar to a toner. The formula is simple without much extra unneeded ingredients. Green tea is an ideal antioxidant. Most importantly, this leave on product clears closed comedones and keeps pores from getting clogged in the first place. I understand everyone's skin is different, so I realize it can be hard tomething with so many mixed reviews, but I don't want you to completely get scared away from trying this if you are considering.

My skin cannot have anything lotion based, it will absolutely break out. Before getting a trial size around last October, I had breakouts all around the bottom portion of my face. A few cystic jaw line , yet hormones test didn't show abnormal. My face was just covered with closed comedones.

After a week of using this at night, I noticed my breakouts slowly improving, and less starting popping up. Two weeks to a month my skin was clear. It has remained clear. I have been using this daily and without a doubt this product cleared my acne covered skin. A few of my coworkers have mentioned how "good" my skin looks [polite way of telling me my acne is gone] .

I recently purchased three bottles when they were on sale. I highly recommend this particular SA leave on for those with similar acne issues and most importantly those with more oily than dry skin. The lotion or gel formula is ideal for skin types with more dry skin and combo dry. I should also note that I most definitely have sensitive skin, not once has this irritated it in any way.

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Eye Shadow -wet n wild -Color Icon Trio - I'm Getting Sunburned

on 4/20/2018 10:48:00 AM

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I have several trios I feel that this is much more pigmented compared to the rest . I purchased it as the gold looked so nice , but it turned out that pink was the best and most loved Color. All 3 colors are pigmented , good quality and wearable . Really nice . If you want to try a trio , start with this ! The powder will chip off with time as its Super soft but I still like it as it is easy to apply and cheap .

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Treatments (Face) -Nip+Fab -Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

on 4/20/2018 10:46:00 AM

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I have highly reactive facial skin and chest skin and tried these with some trepidation. I bought the little travel size first from Superdrug for £1.50 to test it out. It has five pads and within two I was confident I'd be buying these again. As it turns out, they have performed marvelously on my skin (generally oily, dehydrated, prone to patches of eczema when over-stressed or upset by irritant products) with no bad reactions at all. I ordered the full-size tub before the travel size had run out and will use the travel size to take pads with me when I go away on holiday.

After 3 weeks of use just at night (I swipe on face, neck and chest after removing make-up thoroughly and leave for a few minutes before rinsing in the shower as residues tend to upset my skin) the longstanding rough and flaking areas between my eyebrows and on my upper lip - which are usually highly upset and left raw by any attempt at manual exfoliation - are smooth and non-flakey and look better than they have in years. The rest of my skin looks more refined, more even in texture and less red (I have rosacea, though mostly under control I have persistant 'diffuse redness' as my dermatologist says).

I would advise a patch test at first to check you are not sensitive to any of the ingredients but am fairly confident in saying that if I, with my lifelong thin, reactive skin can use these things and experience success, most people probably can.

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Misc Beauty Tools -Goody -Ouchless Thick Black Elastics

on 4/20/2018 10:45:00 AM

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You really can't go wrong with these hair ties. The quality is great, and I can't find anything better at the drugstore. The only problem is I seem to go through these rather quickly since my cat has decided these elastics are her favorite toy. I literally have to hide them from her because she'll steal them and then rip them to shreds. Other than that minor issue, I have nothing negative to say about these hair ties.

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Tools -Gillette -Fusion Razor

on 4/20/2018 10:38:00 AM

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I hate that I love this razor since the cartridges are stupid expensive, but I can't seem to bring myself to use anything else. I love that it has five blades, it makes for a super quick, close, and smooth shave. There are several versions of the Fusion razor but I choose to stick with the original because it's the cheapest and works just as well as the other varieties. I've definitely spoiled myself since I switched to this razor many years ago, as the quality really is great.

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Skincare - Face -Honest Beauty -Makeup Remover Wipes

on 4/20/2018 10:16:00 AM

These are a nice size, just a little smaller than a facial tissue and paper thin. The wipes are too dry, I think they would work a lot better with more moisture. Has a natural geranium scent but I dislike the scent of geranium essential oil so not a plus for me. They effectively remove my eye makeup and most of my mascara. Removed my waterproof eyeliner. DId not remove all of my foundation. Overall, an average product.


Treatments (Face) -Nip+Fab -Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

on 4/20/2018 10:03:00 AM

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I've been using these pads for about 6 months now. I patch test everything and though I had an initial break out from them i kept going just to give it it's due. Turns out the small break out was a purge.

I began using them in the pm after cleansing after patch testing for about a month. I purged again mostly around the chin and jaw area. It was a little disheartening but I decided to push through because I figured the mini purge didn't last long so why not.

I'm so glad I did, my skin cleared up beautifully, after a few weeks, even acne scars I had from previous breakouts began to disappear, my skins textures evened out and I even began to glow a little. I had so many compliments about my skin after using these.

They are a little tacky on the skin, but I only use them in the pm and let them dry in for 20 minutes before going in with any other products so that doesn't really bother me.

This review is only my experience with the product, if you want to try these expect a breakout or two as your skin gets used to them, they are an active and can cause purging. And as with every product patch test, patch test, patch test, you never know what your going to react to.

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Hair -Jason Natural Cosmetics -Natural Jojoba Shampoo

on 4/20/2018 9:53:00 AM

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Superstore had this for half off. OMG would not buy this for a penny. The sulfates ruin my hair. So dry as hell and can't comb it. The smell is gross I hate it. I used the rest to wash dishes and worked better than dishsoap!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Cleansers -Simple -Water Boost Micellar Water

on 4/20/2018 9:41:00 AM

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I dont really have anything to compare it to because i haven't used other waters, I'm very acne prone, everything breaks me out, so I tend to only stick with what I know.

This was the first micellar water I've ever tried, so I went in apprehensive. I patch tested it first with no problems so I began to use it as my main cleanser in the morning and my first cleanser in the evening, to take off the days grime before going in with my foam cleanser.

Its great, very gentle and soothing on my sensitive skin. Not a single break out or reaction and I'm on my third bottle. It does need to work a little hard to take off my water proof mascara, but it does the job and my cleanser gets the rest so all in all i'm satisfied.

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Sunscreen -La Roche-Posay -Anthelios XL SPF50+ Comfort Cream (Very High Facial Protection For Dry Skin)

on 4/20/2018 9:28:00 AM

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Good sunscreen light weight and good protection. Doesn't affect my sensitive acne prone skin.

It does have a tendency to pill, but that mostly comes from putting too much on at once or trying to layer it over moisturiser and not letting it sink in.

Using a light hand and leaving out the moisturiser really made this product shine. After It sunk in my skin felt very soft and not shiny at all. I couldn't even really tell I was wearing sunscreen.

It is a little pricey, but if you use it lightly you can really stretch those pounds. My last one lasted 2 months with moderate use. All in all a good buy, but I might try something a little cheaper next time.

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Primer/ Corrector -Too Faced -Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Skin Perfecting Primer

on 4/20/2018 9:24:00 AM

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I have a hard time with primers. Most will break me out and or make me more oily. I have combo and acne prone skin. I also have larger pores and fine lines. This primer keeps me matte without making me oily by the end of the day. It keeps my makeup on and lightly blurs my pores. Overall this primer is a winner for me.

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Treatments (Face) -Tarte -Knockout Tingling Toner Treatment

on 4/20/2018 9:02:00 AM

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This formula is the closest to the Cult-Status BR P50, just in terms of ingredients. Those of you who are familiar with that product know that it is a "heavy-hitter", recommended for those who have serious acid experience. The Tarte Knockout is similar in that it is a high % of acid, will definitely "tingle"/burn, but will clear anything on your face right up. Seriously, I am used to acid treatments. I've used Drunk Elephants Babyfacial and The Ordinary's Dupe, The Ordinary's 10% Lactic Acid, Good Genes, etc. all with successful results. None of my experience with those products is even comparable to the Tarte Knockout, in my honest opinion. I really enjoy Babyfacial/TO peeling solution, because my skin looks so radiant and clear, but I do experience some peeling afterwards (I have pretty dry/dehydrated skin). I used Knockout not expecting much in terms of results, but when I woke up the next morning my skin was smooth, several healing breakouts had smoothed out, and some of my post-acne red marks were dramatically reduced. This is only a 10% acid complex, so I don't know how it manages to be so much better than any other similar % acid I've tried, but it truly is. I don't use it every night, I alternate with Differin to keep my hormonal acne at bay. BR recommends using P50 2x/day, but I don't see how that can be feasible for anyone without their moisture barrier crying out for help. The same goes for the Knockout treatment, 1x a day is probably the max anyone should be using this. If you are used to low percentage acid products (Pixi Glow Tonic, TO Glycolic Toning Solution) this is going to be a much different experience for you, so go slow and really baby your skin after application. That means lots of moisture and sunscreen. If you are used to acid products, use P50 and are looking for a less expensive alternative, or have pretty tough skin, you should be fine with this. It will tinge, but that is normal for acid products, and unfortunately, for some of the ingredients in this product that can be sensitizing (Horseradish and Onion Extract). That tingle is worth it, and even though Beautypedia claims that any tingling is "irritation and stress", I think as long as you moisturize properly and WEAR SUNSCREEN (seriously, don't skip it), you are fine. Try a sample if you're nervous about the acid %, this product was a game changer for me.

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