Self Tanners -Unlisted Brand - Tanceuticals- CC Self Tanning Body Lotion, Light

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I've loved Tanceuticals for a long time. I actually use both their light and dark formulas for different parts of my body. The color this gives me is extremely natural and non-fake looking. I also like that's it's a very thin lotion-- so it's really easy to apply and dries within just a few minutes. The smell of this one is better than any other self tanner I've tried. It really is as good as everyone says :) In addition to their tanners, I should mention that I also use their exfoliator. It really helps with getting off old tanner before I reapply.


Cleansers -Garnier - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, Regular

on 10/20/2017 4:59:00 PM

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I'm reviewing the All-in-1, all skin types, even sensitive version. Pink cap. No mention of removing waterproof m/u.

This breaks me out every single time. Sigh. It only takes about an hour after using this with a cotton pad, and I have at least 5 zits on my face. The deep kind that are painful.

I love Micellar type cleansers, so this is very disappointing.

My Simple brand one doesn't do this, so will stick with that.


BB Cream -Lioele - Dollish Cera-V CC SPF34/PA++

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I just bought this and I absolutely love it, it Blends into your skin perfectly and matches your skin tone perfectly it's not too opaque that it makes you look like you're wearing a mask but it's also not to but it's also not to sheer that it makes the CC cream pointless like some American brands that I've heard of, you can just rub it on and wait 20 minutes and it literally looks like you're wearing nothing on your face and blends perfectly into your skin tone. The only downside to this CC cream is that it strongly smells like sunscreen lotion and the smell doesn't fade as far as I can tell it seems to linger but since I'm from Florida I just reminds me of the beach so I don't mind it at all however I can see why other people would not like the smell it smells like straight up sunscreen lotion. There are no sparkles glitter or Shimmer, it is just a normal CC cream it starts out white and then Blends into your skin tone after about 10 to 20 minutes I really like it, you can find this on eBay in the old white and pink bottle and the New Black squeeze tube on eBay for around $20 if you buy it from outside of the country it will probably take a month or two to get to your home, as far as CC creams go I think this is one of my favorites and I have tried everything from Chanel Foundation to Maybelline

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Toners -Thayers - Cucumber Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Toner

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They changed the formula, I used to use this for 4 years in a row, and I would get it on sale at Whole Foods every 3 months or so however after they change the formula it made me break out every single day I thought it was stress and I thought maybe I had some sort of hormonal problem, but after changing to a different toner I realized it was because they changed the formula for this and I never went back to this I don't know what it is but I haven't bought it in a year and I no longer recommend it but it might just be me if you want to try it just go to Whole Foods and they will let you return it even if you hate it after you've used it for a month or two as long as you stay within the return policy date, this used to be the top rated toner on this website and that's why I loved it but now I haven't bought it in over a year


Shampoo -Paul Mitchell - Tea Tree Special Shampoo

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

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I love this shampoo. I have an oily scalp and experience all the wonderful joys that come along with it. This shampoo is great. A little goes along way. I love the intense tingle (scalp, nose, sometimes eyes...it is that strong). It does a great job of cleansing my oily scalp and isn't harsh on my drier ends however I do use a very moisturizing conditioner (PM tea tree and lavender or PM Super Charged Moisture or Joice hydrating conditioner). My hair is soft and clean. Love it.

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Blush -Clinique - Cheek Pop in Pink Pop

on 10/20/2017 4:01:00 PM

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This has become my go-to blush, have bought it twice now. It's the perfect pink blush that makes you look youthful and glowy. No brown or orange tones, which I hate in a blush. It's also got the perfect balance of pigment and sheen. So many blushes these days have too much frost and not enough pigment so when you try to build them your face just gets too shiny, with very little color. This is just right!

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Makeup Brushes -Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman - Eye Smudge + Diffuse Set

on 10/20/2017 3:47:00 PM

I'm surprised this little set isn't reviewed yet, though I only noticed in my local drugstore in the past few months. If you like to do the smudgie thing around your eyes (particularly underneath), this little set will perform. I admittedly don't own a lot of RT brushes, but these minis (regular length but small brush heads) were so darn cute. I've lately been noticing that my eye makeup just plain looks better when I do the 'halo' eye - bringing the eye shadow down along the bottom lash line. I've got pencil brushes and tiny paddle brushes but these seem to be the best of both worlds. Not too pointy or too flat, the tiny fluff brushes are simply just made to smudge perfectly (and do any other detailed work). And the included sharpener is GOOD. It works on those plastic eye liner pencils that sometimes destroy other cheaper sharpeners. 3 winners in one little package.

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Eye Shadow -E.L.F. - Baked Eyeshadow-ALL

on 10/20/2017 3:16:00 PM

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I have the Baked Eyeshadow Palette in 'California'. First of all, the packaging is a bit big and bulky and isn't great for traveling. I really like the color selection that gives you a nice bronzy eye, great for Autumn time. The formula isn't great. I would recommend using your fingers with this product or the E.L.F 'C' Eyeshadow Brush. Good for the price, you just have to make it work with the formula.


Mascara -Revlon - Volume + Length Magnified Mascara

on 10/20/2017 3:04:00 PM

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Volume and length is an absolute untruth. This product provides neither. I had never tried it and was looking for a change. I am always leery of switching mascara. I ended up calling Revlon and they are sending a $10 gift certificate. I don't understand why anyone comments about tossing it in the trash and not even calling for a refund! Nice to be made of money, I suppose. Unfortunately, the mascara the representative recommended is ALSO getting terrible reviews! I'll just find another Revlon product to use the coupon on and get a L'Oreal mascara. :(

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Misc Beauty Tools -Tweezerman - tweezers

on 10/20/2017 2:52:00 PM

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I literally cannot understand all the hype. My only thought is I got a different model than most people are so crazy about. I ordered the Stainless Steel Slant Tweezer. The ends are so sharp and fine that it tends to nick and pull the skin, while breaking the hair off rather than pulling it out at the root. Very bad for fine, blonde hairs. Okay for thicker hairs. Ironically the pair that cost about $4.00 from Sally's and looks like a little stripper, is much easier to use. The Tweezerman cost about $16.00 and I have nothing to show for it but some rather battered brow bone area. I actually didn't have any better luck with the Tweezerman Pro Lash Curl. After thinking for years that I must be missing out on the best pair of tweezers ever, I am sad. At the suggestion of MUB I'll be trying Rubis tweezers next. Thumbs down to Tweezerman.

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Mascara -Merle Norman - Fat Lash

on 10/20/2017 2:42:00 PM

I have short, thin lashes. This mascara thickened and lengthened my lashes with one coat. I do go over my lashes with the wand a few times to get better separation. I was a devotee to Chanel Inimitable Intense, but Fat Lash Is better for thickening, and lengthening my lashes. It's also cheaper than Chanel. Chanel is easier to remove with an oil cleanser than MN.

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Concealers -Tarte - Shape tape

on 10/20/2017 2:23:00 PM

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This concealer is my holy grail! I started using this only recently and I'm already in love. I have a lot of hyper pigmentation around my cheek area and along my jawline, as well as occasional breakouts, so I've tested a fair share of concealers but couldn't find one which would completely satisfy my needs. This concealer helps cover those flaws up pretty well without looking cakey. I wasn't too sure about this at first but then I compared it to my other favorites- maybelline fit me and nars radiant creamy concealer- and I honestly liked this better (the amazing coverage being one of the reasons)
It covers pretty good for the undereyes as well.
This is definitely suitable for those who have any kind of scarring or acne on their face since its coverage is pretty heavy, however I use it as a day to day concealer as well, a little goes a looong way. Most people use up too much product in one go then complain if it ends up looking cakey. So I'd suggest using a minute amount.
In conclusion everybody's skin is different and even though I'm very happy with this product, it may not be suitable for them, so I'd recommend getting a sample first.

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Fragrances -Chanel - Gabrielle

on 10/20/2017 2:07:00 PM

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Sad to see Chanel entering the vulgarity of mass intended boredom! Just a paradoxal joke it is named Gabrielle while she was the force behind picking master pieces like Chanel 5, Cuir de Russie, Bois des Iles... some will say this is "contemporary". Yet all, including those, know this is simply comercial and utterly banal!


Treatments (Face) -Chanel - Le Blanc Brightening Concentrate Continuous Action TXC

on 10/20/2017 2:01:00 PM

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Never understood why Chanel has at least 4 different versions of this serum sold in different parts of the world. This is by far the best but harder and harder to find, probably discontinued but most SAs don't even know... fabulous product with great results.


Mascara -BeneFit Cosmetics - Roller Lash

on 10/20/2017 2:01:00 PM

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I REALLY love this product, this is my current go to mascara. It not only defines/ liven's up your lashes, but keep them looking natural instead of doing that goopy thing most mascaras tend to.
I've used mascaras from maybelline, revlon, estee lauder,lancome, but this is by far- my favorite. I've recommended this to my friends and they loved it as well!


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