Lips -NYX -Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm

on 12/17/2017 8:02:00 AM

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This is a close dupe for MAC's 'Kinda Sexy' (which was always my signature day to day lippie), Kinda Sexy is a wee bit pinker and a touch brighter, while Stockholm leans warmer...but I can barely tell the difference color-wise once on my lips. I own both and I don't feel like I need to repurchase the latter when this one is a fraction of the price. I have no problems with the formula, it's a creamy matte, doesn't dry my lips (barely even feel it, it's so lightweight), needs to be reapplied after a few hours (particularly after eating), but I'm okay with that. On my lips and against my complexion, the color is a warm peachy nude that leans abit rosy. I'm NC15-NC20 with warm undertones, brown hair + eyes, this makes for a perfect MLBB shade. I pair stockholm with Nyx lipliner in 'peekaboo neutral', love this combo for day to day.

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Mascara -Too Faced -Better Than Sex Mascara

on 12/17/2017 6:38:00 AM

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I love this mascara!Gives a lot of volume to eyelashes and lasts all day.


Toners -Pixi -Glow Tonic

on 12/17/2017 6:33:00 AM

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Horrendous. Was so excited to try this after all the hype that’s been circulating online for years but should’ve paid more attention to the reviews that didn’t love it. I also received deep, red and angry cystic acne all over my face after only a few uses. Spots appeared where I’ve never had them before and they’ve never been so painful. Such a shame as I paid £18 for it! I knew it was this that caused the acne as it began clearing up as soon as I stopped using it!


Masks -Alba Botanica -Hawaiian Papaya Enzyme Facial Mask

on 12/17/2017 6:24:00 AM

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I have sensitive skin and this does not bother me at all but the results are surprisingly good. Every time I use it, strangers compliment me on my skin. It is a cool gel that you leave on your face for 5 minutes. I have left it on for longer with no ill effects. No animal testing. !00% vegetarian. A little goes a long way. Highly recommended and the price is right.

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Misc Beauty Tools -Swisspers -SUPRÊME Exfoliating Cotton Rounds

on 12/17/2017 6:15:00 AM

These are kind of a joke as far as I'm concerned. They are a cotton pad with a bumpy side. I don't think they really "exfoliate". They feel bumpy though! And as you keep wiping with one, it starts to kind of shed, or fall apart, and you end up with pieces of it on your face or in your hand. I tried using them for a while, and then decided it wasn't worth the annoyance and threw the rest away. I had received a smaller sized package in a Wal-Mart Beauty Box, and I would not purchase these, ever.


Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 30

on 12/17/2017 5:54:00 AM

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I have been holding off reviewing this, because I thought that I might end up liking it. I just don't.
I have one or two times wearing this, where I felt I had a good makeup day but mostly I end up regretting that I choose this foundation in the morning.
Years ago I use the original version and loved it. Never let me down and because I at the time had servere redness issues, I always relied on the DW foundation. Now my skin is better, I have no issues anymore and always opt for a sheer to medium coverage and that´s why i thought this foundation would be perfect.
I don't know why this foundation wont work or for me, it really baffles me. It just doesn't look good on m skin. I have tried fingers, sponge and brush and the foundation just won't blend it, keeps sitting on top of my skin and makes me look sick. The lasting power is ok, not as good as the original - but I didn't expect that either. The other issue is, it enhances my pores like you won't believe it. And I don't have a big issue with enlarges pores, being a very dried skin gal. It's crazy that this foundation will bring attention to skin flaws that I don't really have. I exfoliate, take really good care om my skin and every other foundation I use highend or drugstore will look awesome on me - just not this one.
I so wish I would love this but I just don't. I can't make it work for me and that has never happend before. And why EL for the love of God are you not adding a pump? For that price it should be necessary to by a pump for the foundation. I find it such an ignorant attitude from this company to not change the dispenser for this foundation when 90% of their costumers will complain about the lack of a pump. Come on already, show some respect for the consumer.

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Stick -Bite Beauty -Multistick

on 12/17/2017 4:56:00 AM

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I love it when brand come up with multiple-use products like this one.

I adore Bite and knew I would enjoy the formula. You can basically use these sticks as blush, lipstick and eyeshadow. Formula dries down matte, so it has a better lasting power than most cream products available on the market. I bought mine in the shade Lotus, you can see more swatches here (http://www.partyparrotblog.com/single-post/2017/12/12/Sephora-Favourites-December-2017) and it is a beautiful neutral pink which is perfect for that soft monochromatic look. I often use it as a base underneath my pink/mauve shadows and this way they look brighter and last all day long. You can apply the same technique to any other colour in the range, options are endless. Quality is great. As a lipstick these look more matte than Amuse Bouche range though.


Eye Shadow -Stila -Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow

on 12/17/2017 4:53:00 AM

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Although these seem expensive for what they are, I recently got a holiday kit with minis for 25 USD and it is brilliant.

I got to play with Stila's bestselling shades and loved them all. I do think that there is a learning curve here; you definitely need to let these shadows air dry because they apply pretty wet. I am no stranger to glitter and this might be the easiest way to wear it. Just stick to a shade you like and you're good to go. I personally apply these at the very end of my make-up look, because if you rub them after they dry down - you will create a mess. I have experienced zero fall-down though, which was a huge relief based on all the mixed reviews I kept hearing. I love my minis and will certainly purchase one of these when I run out. I have swatches of Kitten Karma and few other shades here (http://www.partyparrotblog.com/single-post/2017/12/12/Sephora-Favourites-December-2017). I also give more application tips on how to make these look/wear well, so hope you find it helpful.


Liquid -Neutrogena -Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup SPF 20

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This product is the greatest disappointment of my makeup life. I ordered it online having no opportunity to test it, I chose it in 40 nude. The shade turned out to be too dark and too pink on me, while the quality is the best I have ever tried before and after. It looks gorgeous and so natural, it’s my dream foundation. Anyway I will never buy it again because they don’t have my shade and tone(((


Contour -Kat Von D - Shade + Light Crème Contour Refillable Palette

on 12/17/2017 4:26:00 AM

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I really love KVD as a brand, I know many think of her line as something high-coverage and full-on, but honestly speaking - even if you are into very natural makeup looks this cream palette is a must-have.

I have never tried Kat's original powder Shade Light palette, but having dry skin I think the cream version is a better match for me. I don't favour the top row, but contour and bronze shades you get at the bottom are wonderful. This can be a perfect palette for makeup artists and freelancers, because it will work for a plethora of skin tones. I have more swatches here (http://www.partyparrotblog.com/single-post/2017/12/12/Sephora-Favourites-December-2017). You can tell just how pigmented and rich they are. I do find myself reaching out for it on a daily basis, I give more tips on how to work with this formula in my review above, but overall - I do think it is a beautiful palette, which has a great lasting power. Well done, Kat!


Deodorants -Dove -Clinical Protection

on 12/17/2017 4:25:00 AM

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I've brought this in the original clean scent and had used it on and off for 3 weeks and realised I'm allergic to it. Started to developed rashes and itchiness after a week, at first I wasn't sure if it was the deodorant. I now had stopped using it for at least 2 weeks and my skin had gone back to normal.

I've used other Dove deodorants previously and never had this problem.


Fragrances -Dior -Dior Addict EDP

on 12/17/2017 4:23:00 AM

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Oh my, is this stuff beautiful. I'm talking about the 2002 version. One of my ex-boyfriends was absolutely enchanted with it.When I told him it was Christian Dior, he was like "huh"? It's a creamy, warm vanilla supported by some light florals. Works a treat in warm weather, but it REALLY blooms in cold weather. I tried the newest version and they don't even compare. The newest one smells like I walked into the men's fragrance section of Macy's and tried every available cologne on then sprayed myself with some cheap vanilla scent. Don't get me wrong as I wear and like many men's colognes, but this was just a clash of utterly disgusting smells. Even the juice color is different- the 2002 version is a deep purple whereas the newest one is clear. I have no idea why it was reformulated- there was absolutely no need! The edp lasts all day and well into the night. I would most certainly wear this on a hot date or for a night out on the town.Who knows where it would take you;) My rating is for 2002 version. It's totally worth seeking out. I got mine at a great price on ebay. Just make sure you get a bottle that is all blue with no band at the top. ***** all the way!

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Masks -GLAMGLOW -Supermud Clearing Treatment Masque

on 12/17/2017 4:21:00 AM

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I got a mini size of this mask as a gift and having dry skin, I wasn't particularly excited about it in first place. Clay masks dry me out like no other, so I thought I would have zero use for it.

That was until I learned that this mask has got a mix of wonderful, skin-clearing/exfoliating acids, which I often use in my serums anyway. I figured it would make a good spot-treatment and was so happy to discover that it did a great job at calming down my hormonal breakouts. I would never use it all over my face, but just here and there when there is a need - why not? I have more thoughts on how to use this mask here (http://www.partyparrotblog.com/single-post/2017/12/12/Sephora-Favourites-December-2017) but other than that I believe it is a good product, just a bit overpriced compared to what you can find on the market.

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Foundations -Too Faced -Born This Way Foundation

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The only problem of this foundation to me is that it sinks into my laugh lines and in about 10 hours I look older. But anyway I really rrlike it’s buildable and every morning I want it out of my other numerous foundations.


Moisturizers -Origins -GinZing Energy-boosting moisturizer

on 12/17/2017 4:15:00 AM

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I think this is a beautiful, lightweight, no muss no fuss moisturizer, which will work incredibly well for someone with normal/young skin.

It doesn't claim to get rid of wrinkles or lines, but will provide enough moisture to last you all day long. I have slightly drier skin, so I do use a serum underneath or hydrating sunblock on top and it does the trick. Smells like tangerine and wakes me up first thing in the morning, beautiful formulation in my opinion. You can always find more thoughts in a separate review here (http://www.partyparrotblog.com/single-post/2017/12/12/Sephora-Favourites-December-2017) but other than that I think if you just want a good, basic moisturizer - this could be one.


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