Bronzers -Unlisted Brand -TruAura Highlighting Bronzer

on 10/15/2018 8:32:00 AM

TruAura is a company in Texas - founded in early 2018 from the ex-executives of BeautiConntrol.
It sells directly though website and consultants who do home or online parties.

This product retails for $35. (2 gram total - .5 gram of each of the 4 colors in the quad)
I love it so far! 3 of the 4 colors are great - one is a bit muddy/matte on me so I use the other 3.

Build-able color. Lovely. WILL re-purchase (even for $35)

Formulated for all skin types, this versatile, long-wearing bronzer formula features our mineral based, TrūColor pigments to deliver color that glides on effortlessly and lasts all day. Three natural shades of bronze are teamed with a highlighter to provide a healthy, natural finish. Soft-focus minerals conceal skin imperfections while Vitamin E and an effective prebiotic ingredient derived from sea kelp help to soothe and condition the skin while providing anti-oxidant benefits.
Free From:
• Parabens
• Gluten
• Synthetic dyes and pigments
• Artificial flavors and fragrance
• Silicones and synthetic additives

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Mascara -Hourglass Cosmetics -Caution Extreme Lash Mascara

on 10/15/2018 7:37:00 AM


Initially, I liked this mascara, thinking that the problems I had with clumping were user error and the result of a too-new mascara. I began wiping the brush with a tissue to remove excess product, but that only helps a bit. What I can say about it is that it doesn't flake or come off during the day. Moreover, I find it removes quite easily with a cotton pad soaked in Bioderma, so that's something. I hate buying separate, expensive mascara removers. Bummer. I was really excited about this.

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Cleansers -CLINIQUE -Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

on 10/15/2018 7:00:00 AM


This product gave me a terrible contact dermatitis. It contains potentially harmful irritants when used on or around eyes and skin.
No I do not recommend this product.

Scrubs -La Mer -The Refining Facial

on 10/15/2018 6:46:00 AM


This was my first La Mer purchase and oh boy what a huge rip off! The tube is quite big and has a screw top lid which is quite heavy but the tub is plastic. It's a scrub that you leave on as a mask and then wash off or wipe off with a flannel. First of all it leaves a horrible white residue that is hard to remove, you have to wash your face again. Also it does nothing, by this I mean that usually when you apply a mask you expect some brightness, some plumpness or your skin to feel soft (especially if you pay £75 for the tube) This literally does nothing! My skin feels and looks exactly the same as it does before application. The next day I get horrible pimples on my cheeks where I have open pores, it's almost as if all this mask does is block pores. I never get spots on this area unless I use something like silicone primers and pore blocking products. All in all a waste of money and time and La Mer have discontinued this product. I'm now stuck with a £75 scrub that ruins my face and I then have to use the body shop tea tree mask to clear up my skin.

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Mascara -L'Oreal Paris -Infallible Unlimited Mascara

on 10/15/2018 6:34:00 AM

I like this mascara but it dry so fast. After month I need to buy new one.

Moisturizers -Arcona -Wine Oil

on 10/15/2018 6:22:00 AM


I tried this on at a department store and really liked how it felt. Well I was wrong. This really is just an ordinary oil and a high price tag. It is not more hydrating than say regular old rosehips or squalene. Also the bottle design makes it hard to get every drop out. Way to pricey for .5 oz of oil that really didn’t do a lot for my skin. Maybe for someone less dry this may be the answer.

Lips -Fenty Beauty by Rihanna -Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color



HG. And I rarely say that. This is my first Fenty purchase and first liquid lip. I have always been put off liquids because I do not want dry and matte (probably a misconception of mine though). But this was a complete impulse purchase when I visited a Fenty counter just for pure curiosity about the line. But the moment the SA put this on me I knew I had to buy it. Its runny but very pigmented. On my lips its a mauvey brown drying down slightly more brown (looks very 90s!) but not overly so. On my NC20 skin its not too dark either. Its very comfortable, in fact I can forget I am even wearing it. Its the first lip product which has lasted several hours though eating and drinking with only minimal fading in the centre after a few hours - this is unheard of for me. I get no bleeding and I get a good line with the applicator. This never feels dry on me and has not caused my lips to dry out after wearing this for a few days in a row.

I love this so much I hope they release more shades.

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Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand -Leahlani Skincare Bless Beauty Balm

on 10/15/2018 6:09:00 AM


This is some heavy duty balm. I’m extremely dry and I found this when trying to find an alternative to Mat Lindstrom balm. I have to say I like this better, however neither can take the place of my La Mer when it comes to hydration. However my skin loves the Lehlani balm because it turns to a hydrating oil that sinks in slowly. This is for the driest of the dry, I don’t see other skin types using this unless your skin just needs a heavy dose of hydration or calming.

Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand -Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum

on 10/15/2018 6:04:00 AM


Another product that did not live up to the hype for me. I am extremely dry, Sahara dry. This oil was not different than any others. The only oils that I really have had good results from are squalene and rosehips. This was not as hydrating as I thought it would be. Used alone or layered it was just not amazing. Just more hype. One silver lining, they are selling smaller bottles now. I’m glad I got the small size or I would have been sick.

Treatments (Face) -Unlisted Brand -May Lindstrom The Blue Cocoon

on 10/15/2018 5:58:00 AM


I wanted to try this but balked at the price tag. I ended up buying Leilani balm because I couldn’t spend the money at first. I was just burning to know how they compared so I purchased this. I am extremely dry. My drys out from hyluronic acid, this is how dry I am for reference. This product is probably acceptable for normal to dry skin. This product does not really quench my extremely dry skin. I was so let down. I did not see any magic effects , and it really feels like it just sits on top of my skin. I have to say I would take the Leilani hands down any day. I learned my lesson. Expensive does not mean better.

Sunscreen -Unlisted Brand -Sunplay Clear Water SPF50+ PA+++

on 10/15/2018 5:58:00 AM

I'm talking about the 2018 reformulated version, with the pink & blue bottle. It is a pale blue tinted product with a hint of fine pearl shimmer in it, and feels like a light moisturiser on my skin. The blue tint is not that noticeable on the skin, I assume the idea is that it brightens up your skin tone but it didn't really have that effect on me. I am very pale however, so maybe that's why. The shimmer isn't quite visible enough to say this makes my skin look ultra shiny or greasy, but it's definitely not matte. The upshot is that it is moisturising and not drying, so it's comfortable even in cold windy weather.

I feel it doesn't look quite right if used alone on the skin, though. It absorbs well into my skin and doesn't leave any white tint or cast on, but does still impart a mild telltale sunscreen sheen even if it's less obvious than your average high street sunscreen.However, it functions very well as a combined sunscreen & make-up base - it's moisturising enough for make-up to blend well and light enough on the skin that it doesn't make everything look like a big cakey mess. Once covered by foundation, the sheen becomes more subtle and it looks like I've used a radiance-boosting primer instead. So overall I do like this sunscreen, and as an added bonus it is very cheap too.

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Treatments (Face) -CLARINS -Beauty Flash Balm

on 10/15/2018 4:55:00 AM


It is not a modern formula as it balls up if you put makeup on over it. So unless you do not wear makeup it is useless.

Lash Treatments -Unlisted Brand -RevitaLash

on 10/15/2018 3:54:00 AM


This works BUT be warned if you have dry or sensitive eyes. I have sparse and (used to be medium) now medium to long eyelashes all because of RevitaLash, and I have been using this for about 4 years now.

- It really works.
- Only needs to be applied once a day (I do it at night, just make sure not to have any cream products on your lash line, or wait until everything is absorbed).
- When I got lazy a few times over the past few years, there was definitely a noticeable difference. One time for a few weeks, I applied on one side and didn't re-dip to apply on the other, and the latter side was definitely shorter and more sparse.

- It stings if you apply too much (it also stings if you cry any time after application).
- It makes my eyelids reddish from the irritation.
- It keeps on giving me styes on one eye (I also wear contact lenses, so I don't know if that attributes to the styes).
- Doesn't volumize (I used to use Talika Lipocils on the ends in conjunction with this and they work synergistically but I got lazy).

Overall, it's an effective product that I'm addicted to using, but you have to be EXTREMELY CAREFUL.

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Lips -Vaseline -Vaseline

on 10/15/2018 3:51:00 AM


An old standby for me and probably everyone else I know. I have normal to dry skin but lean towards extra dry in cold weather. Im talking lips, ear lobes, nose, cheeks, feet, and all my joints itchy and flaky when it gets really bad. Vaseline to the rescue! I use this at mostly at night since it can be pretty heavy for daytime for an all over face treatment. The key is to takes LESS than a dime sized amount and put it on TOP of your favorite face night cream or body cream to seal in the moisture that your cream/lotion provides. Really it dosnt take much! Work it into the skin and let it sink in overnight. I also find it helps soften up the old skin on my fingers (psoriasis) to make it easier to get off. No strong smell to worry about either. Goes on admittedly kind of greasy but when allowed to soak into the skin the greasy feeling goes away. Inexpensive for a large tub so a jar will last you a long time saving you money. Normally I would say something like would repurchase again but the truth is we've been buying this stuff for years!

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Moisturizers -Erno Laszlo -pHelityl Cream

on 10/15/2018 3:18:00 AM


I finally bought this cream to try it after 20 years of being a Laszlo devotee. I currently use the phelityl oil, sea mud bar cleansing/splashing ritual, the light controlling lotion, the phelityl lotion w/ spf, the active phelityl cream @ night. I have been using this formula phelityl cream for a couple of months but have not really noticed a lot of noticeable improvement to my skin. I have always had the famed Laszlo glow just from using the previously mentioned products in my prescribed ritual. The cream is white in color and smells slightly of clove - an ingredient that is supposed to be antibacterial and help combat blemishes. The texture is a little thick and can be a little difficult to spread onto the skin yet it does not feel heavy. The texture is not as heavy or thick as the active phelityl cream nor is it a strongly fragranced as that one. This cream does impart a subtle glow to the skin. In my opinion it is just a nice basic night cream to keep the skin moist and soft. As with all the Laszlo products, it is a little pricey. I don't remember the exact amount, but it was over a $100.

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