Liquid -MAC -Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF30

on 2/20/2018 1:31:00 PM

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I have fair skin and it is typically dry. I moisturize my face and treat it with a facial serum (soon I will be purchasing face oil as well) but since switching to this moisturizing skin routine I haven't struggled with dry patches. I bought this make up because it is water based, I really don't like looking as if I have make up on and it is very light weight. When I tried it at the store I was pretty pleased, it looked great on my skin and the color match was perfect HOWEVER day 2 of wearing this product I started seeing dry patches on my skin, specifically the top of my forehead, around my nose and my chin. Now its day 3 and nooo thank you. I am 4 hours into wearing it today and I just checked my face, now it is clinging to my pores and my pores are not even big. So I will be returning. Now to try make up forever water blend! Fingers crossed.


Masks -LUSH -Cup O' Coffee

on 2/20/2018 1:31:00 PM

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absolutely love it, one of the best coffee masks, it does whatever it claims and it's fun to use, leaves you fresh and clean and radiant, absolutely worth a try


Shampoo -LUSH -Fairly Traded Honey Shampoo

on 2/20/2018 1:26:00 PM

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so I got this as a present and I have an extremely oily scalp, despite that I do enjoy using it for special occasions 'Coz it definitely imparts a shine and the hair smell like a dream but I can't put it in regular use, I am on the fence about it coz I do love it when I use it but I am not sure what it will do to my oily hair and scalp.


Top/Base Coats -Essie -Gel Setter Top Coat

on 2/20/2018 1:19:00 PM

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Holy Grail. Seriously. I said it's a good value, because it does what it says it will do. I have gotten two weeks of wear out of my home manicures with only slight wear at the tips. Once, I added some polish to the tips and another layer of gel-setter and got a THIRD week out of the manicure.

I get the best results when I polish like the salons do: Base coat (Seche Clear), only wait a couple of minutes, 2 coats of polish (I wait about 5 minutes between coats), then one medium coat of gel-setter. I've used it over Essie, Zoya, Revlon, and Sinful Colors polishes and it works on every one.

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Mascara -It Cosmetics -Superhero Mascara

on 2/20/2018 1:19:00 PM

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This is the best mascara I have ever used. My eyelashes are long but thin and unruly. They go in different directions and are difficult to control to get a nice look. Was using Benefit They’re Real and was OK with it until it came time to remove my makeup. Terribly hard to remove. I like other It Cosmetics that I’ve tried so decided to try Superhero Mascara. I love it! Don’t have to use an eyelash curler. I start at the base of my lashes and apply wiggling the brush up upwards, then apply again holding and pressing my lashes with the brush while sweeping upwards. Thick black formula, not clumpy, kind of like what hair mousse does for thin hair. Don’t let it dry between coats, just continue on with a second coat if needed. My eyelashes look full, long, almost like falsies. No flaking or smearing for me. No annoying fragrance. No itching or discomfort for my very dry eyes.You probably won’t care for this if you like a natural, barely-there look, but I love the drama! Used Diorshow many years ago. This mascara blows anything else out of the water. Will re-purchase.


Shampoo -The Body Shop -Ginger Shampoo Normal/Dry hair and Loose Dandruff

on 2/20/2018 1:13:00 PM

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Somehow I really enjoy the TBS hair care range, this was no exception, I think it's a great clarifying shampoo, I do use it once a week and it keeps my dandruff at bay, it can be drying so sometimes I just end up mixing it with some aloe Vera gel and it works just fine, the smell is kinda hard to described, it lingers and I like it, it's kinda like a ginger cocktail smell with like a soapy note, ya I know that's an odd description, it says it's meant for dry/flaky scalp but I have an oily scalp and I don't mind it. All in all this is staying in my shower till I find something better, also a little goes a long way.


Treatments (Face) -Drunk Elephant -T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

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I think this might be what has been giving me itchy zits on my face. It is also so expensive. Try Alpha Skin Care for AHA/glycolic acid at a much cheaper price.


Lip Gloss -Too Faced -Magic Crystal Lip Topper

on 2/20/2018 12:59:00 PM

I purchased the Too Faced Life's A Festival Magic Crystal Lip Topper in Unicorn Tears so now I own all three of the Unicorn Tears formula versions. The Topper is your basic glossy form lipstick topper that adds a bit of shine and a slight color shift but nothing too noticeable. If you are looking for something more bold definitely check out the original Unicorn Tears La Creme Mystical Lipstick or the new Mermaid Tears La Creme Mystical Lipstick which I also just purchased. The Mermaid Tears La Creme Mystical Lipstick starts out looking like a green color and once applied it ends up looking like a beautiful burgundy with gold flecks. My more detailed review with swatches of all these lipsticks click here:




Brows -BeneFit Cosmetics -foolproof brow powder

on 2/20/2018 12:53:00 PM

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Brow powders is something I actively seek because I would like something that has a good shade match and long lasting. My brows are not super oily, but enough have powder not last, especially in the summer. My natural brows are black but I usually go a shade lighter, so 03 is perfect for me (there is a shade lighter and a shade darker).

Pros:
It's shaped like an eyebrow like paint by numbers for people that do not know how to use brow products
There is a built-in spoolie
Lasts all day
02 shade is cool toned

Cons:
The sponge tip is basically useless, wish it was an angled brush instead
This is not a super cheap option

Even though there are more pros than cons, I feel like there are better options out there (even at the drugstore) that provide the same type of qualities. It's worth trying if you want to try a new brow powder, but I would personally not be repurchasing because of the price.


Moisturizers -Glossier -Priming Moisturizer

on 2/20/2018 12:44:00 PM

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I’ve received sample of this moisturizer, and i really like it. Skin is soft and smooth, this product is like primer+moisturizer in one. Glossier is my new favourite brand!
Use this link for 10% off :)
http://bff.glossier.com/hB8JM


Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild -Not a Basic Peach Eyeshadow Palette

on 2/20/2018 12:22:00 PM

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This is one of those 10-shade new palettes WnW came out with recently. I only picked up the peach one because I already have ABHMR and Comfort Zone originals, so no need to buy more of the same.
The mattes are very loosely pressed and powdery. The darkest brown sheers out significantly, therefore needs to be generously built up, even though it swatches pigmented initially. I applied 3 layers in order to achieve modest depth.
The darker reddish peach transition shade is lovely actually, pigmented, but also powdery, however it builds better than brown. The true peach color is not very pigmented, hardy buildable, very powdery and sheer. The blue and purple with sparkle are a total fail. No pigment whatsoever, not buildable, useless as eyeshadows really. The gold is very sheer and has no shine, even though it's supposed to be metallic, it has almost no reflect. The orange is very nice, pigmented, easy to blend, opaque on 2 swipes, one of a few very nice colors in this palette. The pink with gold sparkle isn't bad, but it's not groundbreaking either, it's hard to build up to full opacity and sheers out at the edges too easily, losing the glitter everywhere. The whitish cream transition is okay, very powdery and loosely pressed, and so is the cream colored shadow that's supposed to be a pearlescent finish, but the pearl is barely visible. Yeah, that blue was the worst blue I've ever encountered, and so was the mauve purple. Terrible.
Sooooo..... I'd be very hesitant to pick up any more wnw palettes tbh. There were a few very nice colors, but they are browns and oranges, so not unique at all, and more interesting shades were the weakest ones, especially the metallics were extra bad. WnW used to have insanely good formula of shimmers, and this reformulation is going to destroy the company. I can't believe how they ruined their best products! I might still try getting the ABHMR dupe, but it's probably not that great either.

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Styling Products -Davines -OI / All in One Milk

on 2/20/2018 12:10:00 PM

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I have very fine, thin color treated hair that is a lot like straw much of the time unfortunately. I have used It's a Ten (which is pretty good) and also the Alterna Caviar 10 in 1 that works well on my hair - both of which I cannot over use or else they weigh my hair down. Those products are a less expensive than Oi All in One Milk and they do much of what this one does but this does do it better. I still have to be careful about how much I apply or this can make my hair a little flat but it smooths it out and limits my fly aways very well. I love the smell which does not stick around too long. The instructions mention using a lot of sprays but I just spray this two times in my hand and rub it into my ends and then use what is left on my hand on my scalp. My hair is very soft with this and looks just overall more silky (and it definitely feels more silky). I also love the Oi shampoo and I think together, these have really helped the appearance of my hair. Nothing will stop the straw until I stop bleaching highlights into my hair but this keeps my hair looking healthy.


Hair Color -Clairol -Nice n' Easy -new formula

on 2/20/2018 12:09:00 PM

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Used Nice'N'Easy for years. It was never a favorite but it was dependable.

Just dyed my hair with their 'new formula' black dye and it's awful.

I found the smell quite nice but it is strong and I do have a head ache at the moment and I'm considering if the smell has caused it.

Product seemed less drippy and went further than usual. However, it took 3 shampoos to get the colour to budge and even then the majority of the dye that got on my scalp wouldn't wash off and now it looks like I've got dark brown cradle cap.

Will be added to the no list with XXL Live and that eSalon rubbish.


Clothes -Unlisted Brand -La Senza- All Products

on 2/20/2018 11:59:00 AM

I think la senza has horrible customer service and their products are overpriced for how cheaply they are made.
I am a 32g and obviously I do need a 100$ bra... maybe that's not you but for me I need to go to a real lingerie store to find something gorgeous and that can possibly fit me. Forget la senza or VS for my size anyway.
The lingerie is a farce... Terrible quality.

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Foundations -Giorgio Armani -Power Fabric Foundation

on 2/20/2018 11:53:00 AM

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This foundation is great, although it’s matte it doesn’t look like a mask, also doesn’t settle into fine lines, I’m currently using shade 5 and it’s actually one of the few foundations that match my skin tone to a ‘t’ , it’s long wearing and the coverage is awesome, I’m very impressed with it so far and definitely will repurchase!


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