Masks -Unlisted Brand - Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask

on 10/21/2017 5:27:00 PM

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After two applications. I saw an immediate difference. My skin is brighter, smoother, more deeply moisturized and the overall condition feels better. Very much recommend adding this to a weekly regime.


Polishes -Unlisted Brand - LynBDesigns - Blood Rose

on 10/21/2017 5:25:00 PM

Blood Rose was a GWP with one of my recent LynBDesigns purchases. It is a a pretty dusty cranberry red loaded with holo glitter in red, blue, purple, green and gold and white flakies. It is very pretty in standard lighting but in brighter lights and sunlight it really comes alive.

It is a jelly formula and so it is a bit sticky as jellies typically are. It is also sheer with the first coat but reaches opacity with the 2nd coat. The glitters and flakies spread evenly across the nail bed with no extra manipulation. The consistency is good with no running or pooling. Despite the glitter and flakie load the texture is good.

This comes packaged in the standard nail polish bottle with an average size polish brush. I have gotten good wear from this polish. Currently I am on day 5 with only one small chip on my index figure at the tip.

As mentioned, this was a free GWP. LynBDesigns polishes generally run $10 per bottle but she often has half price sales. I would repurchase if Blood Rose were available for sale.

I will update in a few days on removal and staining.


Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Inferno

on 10/21/2017 5:24:00 PM

I received this as an imp in my last order. It honestly smells like cherry and cinnamon to me from the vial. Maybe it's the almond, but I get more of a cherry smell. When applied to my skin, it becomes very cinnamon-y. Think of the way cinnamon hard candy tastes and that's what it smells like. I love the way it smells most when it dries down, but I haven't been able to experience it for very long because I break out in a red, stinging rash wherever it has been applied. It's awful because the scent is amazing and spicy with the perfect amount of bitterness, but my skin just can't handle it. I gave it 4-stars anyway because it smells wonderful, and it isn't BPAL's fault that I have a reaction to it. If you love cinnamon smells and you don't have sensitive skin, you'll love this.


Eyeliner -Stila - Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

on 10/21/2017 5:23:00 PM

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Didn’t use to like felt tip , like it for this liner the formula is amazing . Stays on all day .


Polishes -Unlisted Brand - Faby - Cinnamon

on 10/21/2017 5:23:00 PM

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Faby is an Italian brand. I have never seen it sold in a drug store, but I recently went to a Beauty Show, saw this brand and decided to try it out. I picked Cinnamon because I crave this sort of colours in the Fall months: the colour of autumnal leaves. There is something rich and very satisfying about this orangey, cream polish. I loved wearing this polish and kept looking at my nails.

The formula is very good. I had perfect opacity with 2 coats. It lasted well and it didn't stain my nails upon removal. So, all in all, I am very pleased with this purchase. I am impressed with Faby and I would like to try other polishes by this brand.


Masks -GLAMGLOW - POWERMUD DUALCLEANSE TREATMENT

on 10/21/2017 5:13:00 PM

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i picked up a sample tube of this, and am so glad I didn't waste money on the full size.
I thought the ingredient list was decent: a foundation of Kaolin & Bentonite followed by mostly good-for-your-skin vitamins and oils.
However, there is absolutely nothing about this mask that justifies it's high price tag.
It's very liquid-y for a mask, which makes it difficult to spread evenly... I had to keep slathering on more product.
It dries comfortably, and leaves a thin coating of clay. What it doesn't seem to do is absorb much oil. This is probably due to it's thin texture, but there were no visible dots of oil indicating it was absorbing anything.
Lastly, there was feeling that this morphed into an oil once massaged in with water.
It has the texture of many other creamy cleansers with granules for mechanical exfoliation.

Like many have said, you can find other masks that are more effective for much less money.
Enlite's masks Clay Time and Glow For It (exclusive at CVS) were fantastic, much better than Powermud, but sadly have been discontinued. :(
Loreal's Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten with Charcoal is a great alternative.
In any case, no need to shell out your hard earned money on Powermud, ladies.


Polishes -Sally Hansen - Insta Dri - Crayola - White

on 10/21/2017 5:06:00 PM

The particular polish is from Sally Hansen’s Insta Dri Crayola Collection. It is a pure white cream finish polish. I really hated this one. The color was nice but the formula was horrible and the brush was huge. It was so huge that application was a real problem for me.

The formula was very runny causing pooling and flooding. The application was further complicated by the fact that the brush was huge which made it difficult for me to keep the polish off my cuticles and skin around my nails. Though my nail beds aren’t huge, I would say that they are pretty average in size so the brush size may be a problem for others.

It was pretty much opaque in one coat but a added a 2nd for good measure. Although this is called Insta Dri it was tacky after about 15 minuets. That was a surprise to me because I use the Insta Dri Top Coat and that dries really quickly.

Although I will try to use this polish again because I like the pure white, but I would not repurchase. I paid less than $5 for this and that would have been a good deal had the formula been better but as it is it was a waste of money.

Overall SH has never been my favorite brand of polish because I always seem to have little sucess with these polishes. This one looked so promising but was a major disappointment.

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Lipstick -Smashbox - Be Legendary Lipstick (All Shades)

on 10/21/2017 4:51:00 PM

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Love this lipstick! First time I try the brand and I'm really glad I did! I got it in matte and must say it glides on well and it's not drying even though my lips get dry. It comes in a lot of colours so there's one for every taste and occasion. Nice packaging too.


Polishes -Barry M - Purple Frost

on 10/21/2017 4:49:00 PM

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Purple Frost is a new addition to Barry M's Molten Metal line. It's a purple polish filled with silver foil (?). The name describes this polish really well. Originally I thought that the silver particles were flakies, but when I applied and removed this polish, the particles look more like little bits of foil.

The formula is very good and easy to build up. I think with careful application 2 coats should be enough, but I used 3 thin coats. It lasted very well on me. The removal was much more challenging - I guess with 3 coats of this polish it was only to be espxpected. However, it was not any more difficult than removing any flakie/glitter polish.

Barry M is my favourite drugstore brand - their polishes are innovative, good quality and they are great value for money. I haven't tried any other polishes from their Molten Metal line, but I really like Purple Frost - it is quite unusual.

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Brows -BeneFit Cosmetics - Goof Proof Brows

on 10/21/2017 4:39:00 PM

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Unfortunately this leaves my eyebrows too dark with just a few strokes, if you're into that look then you'll like this pencil, but for me I feel it's too harsh looking, especially on my pale skin. The sales assistant persuaded me to buy this in the shade 4 - medium as she said the shade 3 (that I wanted) had reddish tones? and I'm a brunette (and don't want red tones on it either). Maybe she gave me a shade that's too dark as her brows where extremely harsh as well. Do love the packaging and not needing to sharpen it though, but try it first and don't just go with what the sales assistant wants. It's expensive so I'll just have to keep using it until it runs out and then I'll try the benefit's "gimme brow" instead to see if it looks more natural.


Sunscreen -First Aid Beauty - Ultra Repair Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40

on 10/21/2017 4:38:00 PM

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Use to use Rodan+Fields Soothe Mineral Sunscreen but wanted something more accessible that I didn't have to wait to be shipped to my house. This is thick, super sticky, hard to blend and ridiculously white. I use this over an oil controlling moisturizer that has a little bit of spf itself and believe it or not I love it. This doesn't make me greasy, break me out or cause any sensitivity which for me completely outweighs the drawbacks for me.

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Blush -MAC - breezy

on 10/21/2017 4:25:00 PM

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Lovely colour.

Very finely milled so much so that I can apply with fingers in a pinch.

Doesn't break me out where most products do.

Highly pigmented.

Good staying powder.

Needs a light hand (on my skin tone at least).

Plastic part of packing came off but managed to push it back in. This was after weeks in my handbag though.

Price is reasonable given the quality and that it seems like it will last a long, long time.


Liquid -Boots - No7 Stay Perfect Foundation

on 10/21/2017 4:17:00 PM

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Good colour range. Nice texture.

Broke me out unfortunately though almost everything does. For something that doesn't (or at least not my skin) I would recommend trying Clinique Stayy Matte.


Blush -Clinique - Blushing Blush Powder Blush - Smoldering Plum

on 10/21/2017 4:15:00 PM

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Georgous colour. Didn't break me out at all whereas a lot of products do. Finely milled.

Staying power was poor on me.

With the clear travel sized packaging, the lettering flaked and the case came apart. I believe they have changed this now though.

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Liquid -New York Color - All Day Long Smooth Skin Foundation (lasts up to 14hr)

on 10/21/2017 4:14:00 PM

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Orange. I hate foundations that I can't even test the finish of because the first thing that's off is the color. I had to wash this off from how orange it was. The shade I got was "Classic Tan." It literally looks like the shade of red you get from a sunburn before you tan. Such a bummer considering the finish felt really good after I applied it. I think this brand is discontinued now? I never really had success with their makeup except for 2 or 3 products. I did like their smooth skin finish foundation though.

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