Styling Products -Shea Moisture -Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Transitioning Milk

on 3/22/2018 7:39:00 PM


My biggest cons with this product is that the scent is strong and does linger, and it starts to build up in the hair and on the scalp, when used daily. even though it is supposed to be geared towards transitioners, I am not currently transitioning, however, I decided to try the product anyways. Outside of the cons that I mentioned, it performs well in the hair at keeping it soft and frizz free. It doesn't act as a very curl defining product, however, I don't buy products looking for them to add a bunch of extra curl definition to my hair. I just look for them to enhance the curls that I already have. I did use this as both a leave in moisturizer+styler in my hair, by the way.

With the product, you really have to shake the bottle slot to get the product to be squeezed out. As, it would probably do better being in a squeeze tube or a pump bottle, rather than in the packaging that it is in now. That way, it would make things much more convenient to get each and every bit of product out of the container, without having to put in a whole lot of arm work in order to do so.

I eventually ended up moving on from this product, however, I wouldn't say not to try it. It may end up being a staple for you, whether you're transitioning or not. It just didn't end up being a staple for me is all.

Mascara -L'Oreal -Voluminous Primer

on 3/22/2018 7:38:00 PM


Every so often this lash primer pops up in here, so I decided to try for all the great reviews on it. All I can say is WOW! This stuff is amazing esp for the price. It defin brings my lashes up to another level when it comes to plumping up volume and length. ( My lashes have good length to begin with but are thin.) I don’t apply too much of this primer just a cpl strokes each lid let it dry, and then apply my mascara of choice. It’s a real game changer! Washes of easily, no residue left behind. The only neg thing I can say is that it does appear clumpy on my lashes before I apply my mascara which can be magnified once coloured mascara is applied on top. I usually comb over the primer as it sets with a clean mascara brush to help smooth out and avoid the ‘spider leg’ effect. Overall I love this product- certainly worth the extra step.

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Palettes -Anastasia Beverly Hills -Soft Glam

on 3/22/2018 7:33:00 PM


Gorgeous...lovely...beautiful...lovely...did I say gorgeous?! I'm repeating myself but I have to say, this palette is really pretty! I'd never been into ABH products really, their eyeshadow palettes never seemed very high quality to me. I WAS tempted by the Maya Mia palette but I passed on ABH palettes altogether until the Modern Renaissance palette came out. Who could resist those pinks and reds and oranges?! It was such a good palette I bought Subculture thinking it would be just as great (it wasn't) and I even got suckered into buying Prism because all these YouTubers were saying how great the formula was and how much better it was than the Subculture palette (it wasn't). Needless to say I was VERY hesitant to buy the Soft Glam palette before I could test it out in stores but I finally caved and bought it online from Ulta before it was released in-store because I had a 5x points perk on ABH items so I bit the bullet thinking I could return it if necessary.

Well, no need to return this beautiful baby, it's still in my stash and I've been using it for the last week and gotten compliments every time I've worn it especially from my DH and you all know if my DH compliments my MU that's a good thing!!!! The wear is just fine, pigmentation is intense but most of the shadows are easily blendable and my favorite shades are Rose Pink and Sultry, sooo pretty!

However, and here's a BIG however, I would love to give this 5 lippies rating, I would love to give this a 4 lippies rating! BUT...I'm more than a teeny bit miffed that Soft Glam has Tempera, Burnt Orange AND Cyprus Umber which are three repeat shades from the Modern Renaissance palette. THREE!!!! I mean, they're all gorgeous shades have them in the same palettes released such a short amount of time?! And Orange Soda was also in ABH's Lavish palette...yeah, that was a few years ago but still. And I could keep going! Sienna was in the Maya Mia palette! I just find it a bit like cheating and a lack of energy and creativity when you have the exact same shades in different palettes, but maybe that's just me?! Tempera and Burnt Orange are perfect colors so I can try to overlook those but Cyprus Umber is difficult to work with and hard to blend out. It would have been nice if ABH branched out and came out with three different shades they hadn't used before.

Overall, I really do love this palette and it IS different enough from the ABH Modern Renaissance to justify having both but I also feel like this is the last time ABH is going to fool me. I chose yes, I'd purchase this palette again if I ran out since the colors are extremely flattering on my olive green eyes but I'm going to be a LOT more particular about shelling out $42 on ABH palettes in the future, especially if they continue to recycle shades in their palettes.

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Hair -Shea Moisture -Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie

on 3/22/2018 7:14:00 PM


I have given this product enough chances to know that my hair doesn't really care for it at all. I have seen plenty of people use this product and love it, and I wanted so bad to love this product, but it just doesn't mesh well with my hair at all. I have a naturally loose curl pattern, my hair is also naturally very dry, fine textured, low density, of high porosity, and I suffer with scalp eczema as well. Some products with Shea butter my hair can handle, however, a lot of them, my hair can't and I get wicked buildup from such. No matter how much I try and tailor the amounts, when it has come to applying it in my hair, I still get buildup, plus this stuff starts to make my scalp real itchy after a while, plus the smell is one of a very, very strong tropical one, that I don't find appealing at all. I honestly don't know what type of scent Shea Moisture was going for with this stuff, but the scent of it is overwhelming indeed. Plus, it doesn't act as a major curl defined for my hair, however that is okay with me, because I don't buy products looking for a whole lot of curl enhancement anyways. With my curls, for the most part, all that products geared towards curly hair do is just enhance what I already have.

This product is weird in that it has the ability to make my hair feel coated and oily feeling in spots, while yet in other spots my hair would feel coated, yet dry. It didn't feel like it ever 100% penetrated my hair strands at all. Plus, I don't naturally have a problem with frizz, so I can't say if this product has any major frizz reducing properties to it. I didn't experience any problems with major frizz while using it, however, if you have major problems with frizz to be on the safe side, you very well may need to pair this with something else that does off max frizz protection. Plus, this product provides a light hold, so if you are someone that needs max hold, then you will either need to pair this with gel. I don't care for products with max hold anyways, so the level of hold that this product provides didn't really bother me, in that regards.

Now, this product didn't make my hair feel as soft as other styling creams do. It doesn't have a bunch of slip to it, neither does it have major detangling properties to it either, plus, it doesn't add hardly any shine to my hair at all, and it is honestly one of the most over hyped products I honestly have ever tried in my life. Overall. I honestly much prefer Shea Moisture's JBCO Smoothie to this product a 1000 times more. It is the best styling cream that I have come across to-date, and it definitely has a way more pleasant scent to it, than this product for sure.

If you have had problems with this product not working for you, I highly recommend giving Shea Moisture's JBCO Smoothie a try instead.

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Hair -L'Oreal -Feria Starry Night

on 3/22/2018 7:13:00 PM


I LOVE STARRY NIGHT! I wanted black but this has a really nice blue to it. I’m in love. I have really thick hair and I dye it multiple colours this dye covered all the colors.

Blush -City Color Cosmetics -Be Matte Papaya

on 3/22/2018 7:07:00 PM


Great everyday blush colour. Kind of a muted dusty rose pink with hints of peach. Very rich and pigmented, buttery texture. Wears for a long time, doesn't oxidize. The colour reminds me a bit of MAC Melba, but Melba is more peachy pink while Papaya is more nude and slightly darker.

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Shampoo -Shea Moisture -Jamaican Black Castor Oil strengthen Grow & Restore Shampoo

on 3/22/2018 6:58:00 PM


I purchased and bought the original version. I believe that this shampoo has gone through an ingredient re-formulation process since it first came out, which has occurred with a lot of Shea Moisture products. So, my review is based only on the product upon its debut and how it actually worked in my hair. I would consider this to be a good shampoo if you regularly use products that have natural butters and oils in them in your hair on a daily basis. It will definitely help to completely remove all of such from your hair and scalp for sure. This is a shampoo that can help to a degree with scalp disorders that some people are plagued with (as I personally suffer with scalp eczema myself). And, it can be used as a once a month clarifying shampoo for some people as desired. The only issue that I have with this shampoo is that my hair and scalp is naturally very dry, and this shampoo doesn't leave my hair moisturized in any way after I use it. It does feel a bit stripping to my hair and scalp. Plus, it is not a cure all for my scalp issues at all. However, not even medicated shampoos are. So, I don't necessarily feel that this shampoo is something that I consider to be a staple in my hair card regimen, and one that I really need to re-visit again. However, just because it isn't a staple product for me, that doesn't mean that it may not end up being such for someone else.

I still say give it a try, and if it doesn't work as well for you as you had hoped, just bring it back and get a refund. Which is why, I always recommend holding on to your receipts, because whenever you try a new product on your hair, thinges can either go real good, or unfortunately things can go real bad. That's just the reality when it comes to hair care products, period.

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Eye Shadow -Physicians Formula -Eyebrightener, Natural Eyelight(powder)

on 3/22/2018 6:47:00 PM


I had this years ago, got rid of a lot of stuff and forgot about it. Last year a local store closed out all PF, and I picked this up cheap. I have the one that looks white, not the beige as pictured; it has tiny spots of color that don't show up visibly when applied.

This is quite sparkly but also translucent--in other words, shimmery goodness but you can see skin through it. (Reminds me of the PF Mineral Pearls Translucent highlighter.) It's HG for an inner eye highlight; I find that colors and opaque shimmer just don't work there for me, but this looks fabulous! (One lippie off 'cause I only give five to perfection, not many of those.)

Primer/ Corrector -GLAMGLOW -GLOWSETTER Makeup Setting Spray

on 3/22/2018 6:33:00 PM


I’ve used four bottles of this since it came out last year. This gives you are more natural finish than UD all nighter. The smell is like sweet gum or cottoncandy.

Lips -Pacifica -Mineral Color lip balm


This is for the Sun + Lip Care SPF 30 Mineral Color SPF Lip Balm in the color nude. I didn’t realize I missed part of the product name until I went back to find a product picture to add.
I got this to bring up my $ spent on an order to get free shipping and wanted a lip balm with sunscreen so I have plenty of time to test it out to see if it’s going to work waaay before I need it. It says it’s water resistant for 80 minutes too, and I really do need something that I can take to the pool, I always forget about my lips! I got the color nude in hopes that it looked neutral,
Well the formula, although waxy, feels great and I’m suprized how good the color looks considering the sunscreen in it is physical (both titanium and zinc)(damm!t you left off the important stuff in the ingredient listing again Ulta!) I will soon hunt down the peach tint as well. The waxy feel is “stiff” but I like this and hope it softens up a bit like waxy balms do, this would make it even better. Thankfully I am over a really bad episide of chapped lips (which I am 99% confident is from my toothpaste) because I think this would probably enhance chappiness because of the mineral sunscreen.

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Makeup Brushes -Morphe -Set 702 12 Piece Eye-Credible set

on 3/22/2018 6:26:00 PM

Another Morphe product I am in love with. The goat hair brushes are simply outstanding. They blend the shadows so well. Much - MUCH - better than the synthetic ones. I really wish they had included GH face brushes, instead of the synthetic eye brushes, which while not bad, are nowhere near as good as the GH ones. Buy hey, for $25 for the whole set plus a nice sturdy faux leather bag, I really can't complain.

Lip Treatments -Blistex -DCT for lips - Daily Conditioning Treatment SPF 20

on 3/22/2018 6:25:00 PM


After a particularly painful spell of chapped, peeling lips this winter I bought this treatment based on a review from another site. I was searching for a lip balm with an AHA since using skincare with chemical exfoliants has always worked very well for me and I was hoping to find a lip treatment that might deliver the same results. After using this for over 3 months I see no difference between this and Chapstick (and I prefer the Chapstick). Underwhelming results and annoying jar packaging, give this a pass.

Eye Shadow -Morphe -25B Bronzed Mocha

on 3/22/2018 6:14:00 PM

My first Morphe palette and I love it. Shadows blend beautifully and are nicely pigmented. I do recommend this.

Palettes -Morphe -35T (Taupe)

on 3/22/2018 6:06:00 PM


This is one of three Morphe palettes I own and I LOVE it as much as I love the other two. I love everything about it. In fact, since I got my Morphe palettes they are all I use. And they are very reasonably priced.

Liquid -Bourjois -Healthy Mix Foundation

on 3/22/2018 6:00:00 PM


I've used (and love!) both this and serum version and prefer this overall - it gives slightly more coverage, feels creamier and is either slightly paler (shade 51), or just oxidizes less on me.

Medium coverage, doesn't settle into pores, doesn't emphasize dry patches, doesn't dry my skin out or cause breakouts...and the natural finish and pale yellowish shade make me look healthy and awake (N15). Ticks all my boxes...unfortunately I'm going to have to find a replacement as going cruelty-free.

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