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

on 2/24/2018 9:06:00 AM

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I used the new Nice n easy Hair Color & am disappointed! the color is white in the tube & hard to mix because I only use half at a time & to measure it is hard to do now that it is a cream. Also putting a white cream on instead of seeing a color is very hard to see where you need it. It made me very nervous wondering if the color was right. I will have to think about using it again!


Polishes -Essie -TLC

on 2/24/2018 8:18:00 AM

This is a new Essie polish line that was recently released. Initially I bought the sheer colors to wear between gel appointments to give my nails a break. I was pleasantly surprised that these go on very nicely and the color stays on for 7-10 days with no chipping or tip wear! Which is amazing b/c this is not advertised as long wear like the gel couture line (which does not last more than 5 days on my nails without showing wear). New cream formulas and colors are now available at Target and on Amazon. I love the soft spring colors and same great wear. Still waiting for the full color line to be released as shown on Essie.com. If you are looking for a long-wear polish, this is amazing! I will say I usually get my nails done at salon, so it may stay on longer due to their technique. I have noticed the brushes can be hard to work with as noted by some beauty bloggers. But overall, still a great long-wear formula and alternative to gel!

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Concealers -MAC -Studio Waterweight Concealer - NW20

on 2/24/2018 7:49:00 AM

Man, do I ever have a LOT of concealers on the go! But I'm always, ALWAYS looking for something better (i.e. better coverage, easier application, less creasing, longer wear, natural - i.e. the concealer that doesn't exist!). I purchased this new concealer from MAC in the shade NW20 (I wish there was an NW 18 as 15 was too light and unnatural looking but 20 is just a hair darker than ideal) and I am pretty happy with it. I love the packaging - a small glass bottle with a dropper - shake it up well, I was told, before dispensing a drop or 2. Heck, I've not needed to dispense ANYTHING - just the tiniest "dab" of what's on the end of the dropper is enough. This concealer has unbelievably good coverage/pigmentation for something so liquid-y (though not as liquid-y as the name might suggest). Use too much and you will have trouble blending simply because it is so pigmented. And right now, I don't think I'd wear this on a rainy day or a sweaty, humid one because water seems to break it down very easily. But for a work day, I am really liking this concealer so far. The makeup artist told me that it can be used as foundation and that's been my solution for the times when I apply too much - I blend it down over my cheeks, where I have some redness anyway, and it does solve both problems. Worth a try if you are looking for a new concealer. Lots of colours to choose from and you can always ask for a sample.


Toners -Thayers -Rose Petal Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Toner

on 2/24/2018 7:31:00 AM

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This smells so good. I use it between cleansing and moisturizing and i find that it frequently takes off the makeup that i missed with micellar water or cleansing. The cap could be better, after a few uses its hard to keep the cap closed.


Palettes -Kylie Cosmetics -The Purple Palette

on 2/24/2018 6:56:00 AM

The Purple palette contains nine powder eyeshadows in a mix of matte, metallic and metallic-with-microglitter finishes. The palette also contains a mirror, which the earlier nine-pan palettes do not have [or at least the first couple of batch releases didn't]; Periwinkle (metallic/microglitter icy pink), Trophy (metallic/microglitter bronze), Stone (matte cool-tone taupe), Lilac (matte soft lilac), Wine 'N Dine (matte deepened plum), Turning Violet (matte deepened violet), Amethyst (metallic purple), Purple Smoke (metallic purple slate) and Blueberry (matte cool gray).


The biggest plus for this palette is the rich pigmentation in the matte purple and lilac shades - fantastic for matte purple shades to be so what-you-see-is-what-you-get shade-wise, and have non-powdery formulas. The other two matte shades aren't as richly pigmented, but the pigmentation is still nice and I really appreciate that they put in cool tones for their practical neutrals, rather than the more common neutral or warm tones. Purple Smoke is another shade that I love, as it's totally unique to my eyeshadow collection - but I don't think that it's a straightforward metallic like the site says, I'd say that it is more like a pearl/duochrome, as it flashes purple. This is the first Kyshadow palette I've tried where every shade blends out well and there is nowhere near as fall out as much as the other Kylie Cosmetic shadows that I've tried - and I haven't noticed any creasing or colour fading with any of the shades over the day, which have been issues before.

However, I've still found a few downsides; the shades Trophy and Amethyst don't apply as vivid on the lids, compared to how they look in their pans - I don't always mind shades that apply slightly different in comparison to their first appearance, but at the price-point that the brand has chosen to put themselves at I can't overlook the issue the way I can with cheaper palettes. My biggest hangup with The Purple Palette is that the microglitter that is in some of the metallic shades is loose in the base, so things get messy with it migrating over the day - the Kylie Cosmetic site doesn't mention any of the shades containing glitter [they go as far as to call Periwinkle a satin!], so I kinda feel cheated by the company, as I wouldn't have bought The Purple Palette and would have picked The Burgundy Palette instead, if I'd have known that this one contains glitter.


I don't feel that this palette has been as overpriced like I think the other eyeshadow palettes I've tried from the brand have been, as the quality has much improved over the earlier eyeshadow releases and I'll continue to get use out of it, so if the flash-sale price I paid was the usual price I'd give this a higher rating and click 'yes' for re-buy. however; the regular RRP ultimately still is overpriced in my opinion, as I'm only totally happy with four shades & find another two 'nice' , so I find the price tag just too much, when I will barely touch a third of the palette going forward. I'll be a bit fair to KC and say that if you want to own a palette/buy a palette as a gift specifically from this brand, then The Purple Palette is nice enough quality-wise, the shades are very wearable and easy to work with. But if you just want some nice quality shades of purple to wear, then check out the Unicorn's Dream palette by indie brand Karity - great quality, more shades [15 pans], less money, cheaper & faster shipping and I didn't get any custom tax charges.

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Sunscreen -MISSHA -All Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF 45/PA+++

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I really wanted to like this product because it sits so well under makeup.i used it yesterday for the first time, and today I woke up to clogged pores and a rash all over my face. I didn't use any new skincare except for this sunscreen and I don't usually get reactions from products, so I'm sure this is it. It's such a shame.


Lips -NYX -Soft Matte Lip Cream in London

on 2/24/2018 5:58:00 AM

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It's a lovely colour but has no staying power

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Eye Shadow -Makeup Revolution -New-trals vs. Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette

on 2/24/2018 5:37:00 AM

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Affordable palette and the mattes and shimmers are very pigmented, long lasting and blendable. I find the shimmers work better when applied with fingers but the mattes work well when applied with a brush. The brush provided is double sided with a flat side and a fluffy side and although it isn't the best it's definitely good for the price. Such a versatile palette with the chance to create a range of looks

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Highlighters -Makeup Revolution -Liquid Highlighter

on 2/24/2018 5:31:00 AM

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I ordered two shades, unicorn elixir and luminous gold. I find with the unicorn elixir that when I blend it out the glitter spreads unevenly and it does not look good, however with the gold one I use my fingers to blend across my cheek bones and on the inner corners of my eye and it leaves a very natural and pretty look. I haven't used it under my foundation but I reccomend it for a natural highlight

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Gels/Soaps -Dr. Bronner's -Liquid Soap - All Scents

on 2/24/2018 5:23:00 AM

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I have the tea tree one in the orange bottle. When I first got it I used all over my face as it was very effective at removing makeup but it was quite drying. Now I just use around my nose and forehead as that's where I get oily and pimples. I've also found it very good at cleaning makeup brushes. It also has multiple other uses although I haven't used it for anything else but definitely reccomend as it's such a good working and versatile product

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Highlighters -Dior -Nude Air Luminizer 002

on 2/24/2018 4:43:00 AM

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It is a versatile highlighter, not too shimmery, I agree that it's a subtle highlight but can be built up for evening. The shade is great for my NC15 complexion. The packaging is to die for.


Fragrances -Unlisted Brand -Kim Kardashian

on 2/24/2018 4:36:00 AM

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Bought it based on the reviews. I don't like it so I gave it too my mom who likes it. I'm not sure how to describe why I don't like it but it's just not what I expected. It doesn't smell like good quality perfume. The packaging is not good, the cap is way too tight and it sometimes gets the nozzle of the sprayer off!


Sunscreen -Australian Gold -Botanical Sunscreen - Tinted Face (SPF 50)

on 2/24/2018 4:32:00 AM

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This is the best sunscreen I have ever used that wears well under makeup. In fact it works better under my liquid makeup than any primer I have ever used. Yes, it's tinted but it does not seem to leave any sort of color on me and I'm fair. I can use a half teaspoon of this on my face and it blends and dries beautifully. Seriously magic stuff! Wish I could actually buy it in Australia though. The name is deceiving, it's not made in Australia and they do not ship to Australia so I have to buy it from Amazon so it costs me a small fortune. Worth every penny in my opinion.


Accessories -Sonia Kashuk -Brushes washing pad

on 2/24/2018 4:07:00 AM

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I found this makeup brushes washing pad from Sonia Kashuk at target two weeks ago. I got it along with the drying rack. The rack is really functional. The pad is just ok. I don't like that it has to sit in the sink but good enough for occasional use. I prefer the ones that I hold with two fingers it's much more convenient. Here is a video of washing makeup brushes using both the rack and the pad from Sonia Kashuk. Heard that she's leaving target. Any idea where to buy her products?







Thanks so much for reading my review. I hope you found it helpful. If so please hit the helpful button.

Xoxoxo

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Mascara -Maybelline -Lash Sensational Mascara

on 2/24/2018 4:07:00 AM

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I love this mascara. I have long lashes that do not hold a curl well and this mascara is just great. It layers well and looks good throughout the day. My only problem is that it dries out too quickly, and therefore a lot of product goes to waste.


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