Liquid -L'Oreal - Visible Lift Serum Absolute Advanced Age-Reversing Makeup

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I have used this foundation for years. The shade 145 Classic Ivory is a perfect match for my fair and very cool complexion. I love this fdn so much I wore it for my wedding in 2015. Wears well on its own but really works best with a primer, especially Hourglass veil mineral primer or NYX angel veil primer. This keeps the formula of the fdn from creasing in my smile lines. Wears like a second skin with no mask like feeling. This stuff does transfer a bit, but I use a light dusting of setting powder and a spritz of UD all nighter and that solves that issue. The only thing that I consider a con with this product is the glass jar packaging. I once dropped my makeup kit on a tile floor and the bottle broke, and I had to clean fdn off of all my makeup and tools and replace the train case, because it wasn't going to come off. Wish it came in a tube like the Infallible fdn line. That being said, I will buy this over and over again and will cry if they ever discontinue it.

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Toners -Unlisted Brand - Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar

on 10/16/2017 5:40:00 PM

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I use it as a toner half water half acv. Makes my skin nice and smooth. Helps with acne.


Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

on 10/16/2017 5:16:00 PM

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I have this in the non-water proof formula. I never buy waterproof mascaras, and I mean NEVER! I prefer to keep the lashes I have. This reminds me so much of Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. The brush is similar, the color of the tube also. I'm not a fan of the brush in either of them, I prefer a thinner brush but I like this better than Too Faced. I can't deal with all the fall out from Too Faced and they are so similar why pay 23.00 when you can pay 9.99 and get the same result with less fall out? I do think 9.99 is too expensive for this drugstore mascara and I got it half off (5.00) at Walgreens when I bought L'oreal Telescopic Intense Looking Lengthening Mascara which I love, one of my favorites. I prefer a more natural look for everyday and my all time favorite is still Lancome Definicils. I've used it consistently for over 10 years, still love it. It's so easy on my lashes but for more thickening and lengthening I do like this one. My main complaint is the fat brush. I repurchase if it's on sale. I go through a lot of mascara because i kind of stick to the throw it out after 6-8 weeks rule but I confess I don't do that with my Lancome unless I had a cold or something.


Pressed Powders -NARS - Pressed Powder

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I think this is the most underrated pressed powder in the market. I have been using this powder in the shade Eden (perfect shade for me) for the last week and I am very impressed. I have a combo skin with very oily T-zone and I am an NC30-NC35.

This perform a lot better than my Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder. But there is a massive difference in price. Nars being $53AUD and Charlotte Tilbury is $70AUD. Both being 8g. I will hit pan before I know it.

Initially, I went heavy with this powder and it went cakey on me. But I soon come to realise that the light dusting of this is what makes this product works so perfectly. It mattifies without drying. It airbrush my pores and my whole face without looking powdery. I just ordered the lighter shade to use under my under eye to brighten it. I am very surprised with this powder. I have always seen it but never given it a second look until I was looking at Nars Lipstick and I thought, I shall give it a go. The price put me off but I thought to myself, girl you paid $70 for a powder last month so surely $53 is justified LOL!

It last longer than my Charlotte Tilbury. I only have to repowder once after lunch and that's it. It doesn't build-up or goes cakey. This is so silky and smooth on my face. I can't love this product enough! Yeah the price is really stiff, but I am willing to pay the price because I have been getting so many compliments. This works with 4 different foundation that I own. I have a lot of textures and active acne at the moment and when I wear this powder, I don't feel so uncomfortable about my face. Love it!

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Moisturizers -Murad - Skin Perfecting Lotion

on 10/16/2017 5:09:00 PM

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I bought this product twice now and plan to purchase another one during Sephora's 20% off sale. Prior to this, I was using Bioderma's lotion but they have discontinued it and I had to find another face lotion to use. I picked up this one as it is a light moisturizer. It is not thick or heavy and it keeps my face moisturized throughout the day. I apply makeup over this without having any issues as it dries quick enough. I do wear sunscreen on top of this prior to makeup so I let it sit a bit. I like it how it comes in a tube for hygienic reasons. It does have a faint scent to it - more like an almond type of scent - which I find smells good. It doesn't last for that long so there's no lingering scent on your face. My face is also very sensitive as well and this moisturizer has not caused me any problems including rashes, milia or any other skin concern. The price is a little high but it's not a drugstore brand. I wear this lotion during the summer and fall months but may require a thicker moisturizer once winter comes if there's a lot of wind. Overall, I will continue to buy this product.


Misc Beauty Tools -Rubis - Slant-Tip Stainless Steel Tweezers

on 10/16/2017 4:53:00 PM

Expensive. Worth it. Sorry, Tweezerman, Rubis is the BMW to your Yugo.


Liquid -Lancome - Teint Miracle

on 10/16/2017 4:50:00 PM

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I'm always hunting for the best foundation for my skin. I'm mid-sixties but look mid-forties (yes, really!). I battled acne most of my life and have it tamed to an occasional pimple, but I'm very reactive and if my skin doesn't like something I'm using, I break out. I went to Ulta this morning to see if they had something great but a little cheaper than Lancome, and specifically asked about a Tarte product, saying that I'm always looking for something better. The SA looked at me and said, "What you have on now is gorgeous." And I hadn't revealed what I had on today. So, yes, I purchased the Tarte Confidence Creamy Powder Foundation, mainly because it gets incredibly good reviews, but Lancome Teint Miracle stays very high on my "repurchase" list. Some reviewers have complained that it doesn't work for oily skin because it has a dewy finish, but it looks fabulous on my oily skin.

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Skincare - Face -Erno Laszlo - Shake-it

on 10/16/2017 4:46:00 PM

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Denton is slowly discontinuing all of the original Laszlo iconic products. One by one they are disappearing.
Although somewhat altered, the Sea Mud Soap and Light Controlling Lotion are watered down versions of the originals, and for me, still ok, I have yet to find anything better. The Shake-it can only be replaced by Janet Sartin's Dual Performance Treatment Make up, as well as Heavy Controlling Lotion by Sartin's White Astringent. Funny, how us die hard Laszlo devotees always considered Sartin a lesser copy of the original, but now that's all we have as a link to the past. Sigh.


Hair Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Velvette Organics Premium Hair Oil

on 10/16/2017 4:45:00 PM

I bought this hair oil back in July but did not recently try it until after I got my hair cut as my hair was terribly damaged then that it wouldn't be fair to rate this product as nothing could've saved my hair at that time. My hair is color treated and after getting my hair cut, I decided to try using this product. I noticed that I don't get split ends as quick and it does not make my hair oily only if using the recommended amount. If overused, your hair will definitely be oily. I use this product after I wash and towel dry my hair prior to blow drying. I typically leave it in for about 5 min before blow drying my hair to let it absorb. By doing so, brushing my hair seems a bit easier. This product does not weigh my hair down and feel it is quite comparable to the Moroccan hair oil but use less product. The product doesn't have a light scent to it but not strong enough to be off putting. It does not linger in the hair after drying so it won't affect people who are sensitive to scents. Packaging wise, it is in a glass bottle with a dropper. The packaging is nice but sometimes I feel I'm afraid of knocking it over when I use the dropper. I would love the idea of having it in a pump format for convenience and efficiency. Other than that, I will continue to use the product for my hair. Definitely looking forward to a travel size product to bring on vacation. The company also has free shipping to Canada and US.


Cleansers -Garnier - The Gentle Sulfate Free Cleanser

on 10/16/2017 4:37:00 PM

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Definitely would not repurchase. Going to return it today. The only reason I gave 2 stars and not 1 is because it removed all makeup easily.

My issues with this cleanser:

1. Has fragrance in it when it claims to be fragrance-free. You can smell it when you apply it. Looked up the ingredients and yes- one is a fragrant ingredient, although not listed as "fragrance". Real sneaky, Garnier. This company's skincare products are terrible and they make bogus claims. GET IT TOGETHER!!
2. Burned and irritated my eyes
3. Made my skin red and irritated after washing off (this might be due to fragrance that it supposedly claims to not have)
4. Left a disgusting film on my skin yet also dried it out

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Brows -Hard Candy - Brows Now Fiberized Brow Gel & Highlighter

on 10/16/2017 4:27:00 PM

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I've had this product for probably close to 2 years and will re-purchase when I run out (if it's still available!) I don't use the brow gel every day (although it works well!) because I use a pomade from NYX that works great for me, and sometimes follow up the pomade with Gimme Brow or else the less pricey version - Make Me Brow.

Anyway, the highlighter with this is pretty slick! Super easy and super SMOOTH to apply on water line and it lasts ALL DAY. It has a nice, brightening effect! (And doesn't bother my eyes at all.) Love the refreshed look it gives the eyes!


Mascara -Lancome - Definicils High Definition Mascara

on 10/16/2017 4:02:00 PM

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I received a sample of this mascara.

I'm not a huge fan. The mascara does not hold curls well, and within 30 seconds of applying this, I can see them straightening out a bit, and the original curl is mostly undone.

However, it is very lengthening, and it does not smudge or flake on me.

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Mascara -Lancome - Monsieur Big Volume Mascara

on 10/16/2017 3:45:00 PM

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Hate the name, love the mascara! The wand is a pretty standard Christmas tree type bristle brush, and the mascara is unscented. The wand isn't too big or too small, so application is quick and tidy. It fans outs and makes your lashes look incredibly full. It's more of a wet formula, but it's also not clumpy.

It stays on exceptionally over a 12 hour day. I'm a one-coat girl, and this gives me fabulous definition and volume that lasts all day. It's my favourite "high-end" mascara but not something I'll regularly purchase because of the cost.


Hair -DevaCurl - Bombshell Waves Kit

on 10/16/2017 3:29:00 PM

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This "starter" kit contains a Low-Poo Delight, One Condition Delight, Wave Maker styling cream and Frizz-Free Volumizing Foam.

This kit lasted me for about six weeks. The conditioner was a little bit too light for me, but the shampoo was nice. It gave a nice lather that I love. The WaveMaker was ok, but I prefer something a little bit heavier, as well. It didn't help too much with frizz compared to some other Devacurl styling products. The Frizz-Free Foam was a little bit too advanced for me - I prefer to use a gel or styling cream. It's excellent packaging, but it's a little harder to use. It reminds me of a liquid hairspray.

Just like the other DevaCurl kits I've tried, I would still recommend you try it out if this is your first time with DevaCurl/Trying to style your naturally curly hair.

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Lipstick -Make Up For Ever - Lipstick (All shades)

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

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I have tried the colour M401, N9, and C211. The bullet shape is excellent for accurately drawing your lips. The colours are very pigmented and creamy. They feel a great combination of secure but comfortable, although they do transfer throughout the day.

I would recommend them, but I don't think they are remarkable enough for me to repurchase in the future.


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