Newest Reviews


Skincare - Face -Ole Henriksen - Truth Serum

on 5/28/2017 6:34:00 AM

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Got this in the 3 little wonder pack and honestly love it!!! I use it every night under my face cream my skin looks a lot more radiant and is glowing since using it and it's been two weeks, will definitely repurchase again


Concealers -Maybelline - Fit Me Concealer

on 5/28/2017 6:13:00 AM

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Such a beautiful, lightweight concealer. I have the shade 20 and I am NC15/20 - it's not a highlighting shade, just good enough for concealing pimples and being an everyday undereye shade.You can't even feel it on the face and it looks extremely natural. I got it on sale and it's a decent price for Australian drugstore makeup. Would repurchase, it's quality is great for the price!


Treatments (Face) -Deciem - The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil

on 5/28/2017 6:03:00 AM

The short answer: for the price, you're not going to find anything better.

I've been using the Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate for a while and absolutely love it, although at a RRP of £25 I was keen to find an alternative.

This product is very simple and very cheap. It has a beautiful bottle and dropper applicator (not as simple to use as the Liz Earle rollerball). Because it is just Moroccan oil with no added scent it does feel a bit plain to apply to the face; there is a very slight, non-offensive smell and the product sits on the skin a little.

However, the results overnight are exactly the same as other oils I have tried and it leaves skin feeling silky smooth. Although fancy oils with smells feel luxurious, I am always concerned that I am slathering my skin with unnecessary chemicals, whereas with this you know exactly what you're getting.

Overall, if you just want a good skin oil, with minimal fuss and you don't mind using a dropper then this is a winner.


Liquid -Bourjois - Healthy Mix Foundation

on 5/28/2017 5:57:00 AM

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After circling through some high-end brands for a number of years I wanted to test some high-street products to make sure I was getting my money's worth!

I was previously using Clinique Superbalanced foundation and this Bourjois one is far superior. It has a very liquid texture and gives a sheer, glow-y finish to the skin that doesn't look too heavy or patchy. This foundation has real staying power and by the end of the day I never look patchy or cakey. It is 'illuminating', a feature I've always stayed away from as to me it's synonymous with 'oily' but actually, this foundation gives just the right amount of glow.

Would definitely recommend as I feel it beats many of the high-end brands I've tried recently!


Treatments (Face) -Unlisted Brand - Transderma Vitamin C Serum

on 5/28/2017 5:50:00 AM

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This is my first Vitamin C serum, and as I have sensitive skin prone to allergies and breakouts as well as the occasional broken capillaries, I wanted a good quality product. Transderma is pretty expensive, though not as bad as La Mer, La Prairie or Cle de Peau. Their serums are all natural and involve a unique formula that stabilizes the Vitamin C, so that it is easily absorbed by the skin and stays active. The ingredient list contains just two products. The packaging is top notch: a dark plastic bottle with a pump. The serum is a gel that spreads easily and warms up your skin. It has to be the first product applied to cleansed skin and it needs a 10 minute waiting period to sink in. It smells slightly acidic, but very faintly so. My skin looks smoother and firmer after two months of continued use. I use it only as my day serum, because the Vitamin C is pretty potent and can sometimes irritate my skin if I use it too often. I would repurchase, especially for the summer months when skin is more prone to sun damage.


Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Playboy - Queen of the Game

on 5/28/2017 5:42:00 AM

Given how fickle I am when it comes to perfumes, I probably won't repurchase, but I've ticked yes because this is a really good perfume, punching way above it's weight for the price.

Queen of the game is a fruity floral gourmand. According to Fragrantica the notes are:

Top notes: black currant, coffee and passion flower
Middle notes: orange blossom and jasmine sambac
Base notes: patchouli, chocolate, tonka bean and cedar

I can only smell black current, passion flower, orange blossom, patchouli, tonka bean and the tiniest bit of chocolate on the drydown. The coffee is completely lost on me, and I'd be stretching it if I said I could really smell the jasmine. Towards the end the cedar peeks out, but this is not a woody fragrance. Some people on Fragrantica are comparing it to Black Opium by YSL, but I actually think it smells more like Manifesto by YSL minus the vanilla.

Like all of the Playboy fragrances, this is a fun, flirty fragrance most suited to a night out on the town. It's not sophisticated or elegant, but it's well blended, and the combination of black current and passion flower mean it stays juicy and tart rather than becoming overly sweet like some gourmands. I think I will save this for casual parties and get togethers. The 100ml bottle I purchased for less than $10AU will probably see me out. Like I said, I'm fickle when it comes to fragrances.


Polishes -Nails Inc. - Bruton Lane

on 5/28/2017 5:29:00 AM

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Bruton Lane is a peach, cream polish. I believe it came out a while ago, but you should still be able to get hold of it with relative ease.

Is there such a thing as neon pastel? This peachy polish looks like it's should be a pastel, but it is too bright. I was hoping that this shade would make my skin look more tanned, but instead it just clashes with my skin tone and makes my hands look grubby (this is something I often get with chalky/milky polishes). It looks better in the pictures than it does in real life.

The formula was tricky to work with - thick, streaky and not self-levelling. I used to coats, but it looks thinner on my ridges.

I received this polish from friend's destash, so I didn't have to pay for it, but I am aware that Nails Inc. polishes retail for around £10 and I can assure you that this polish is not worth it.


Blush -Sleek - Blush by 3 in Lace

on 5/28/2017 5:12:00 AM

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I own all the Sleek blush palettes and Lace is my favorite and has been in my rotation for the last 5 years.
The coral and orange shades are great for spring/summer and suit my complexion nicely (NC42,yellow undertones).

The orange shade- 'crochet' is my favorite and most used in the palette but all the colors are beautiful. It is nicely pigmented, yet blendable - not as intense as their Pink Sprint palette which needs a very light hand. The packaging is great and the sizeable mirror is handy for travel.

Lace will suit almost all fair to medium brown complexions and at £10 for 20 grams of product, it is great value.


Mascara -Cover Girl - So Lashy! blastPRO

on 5/28/2017 4:56:00 AM

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I love this product! I usually hate drugstore mascara but, decided to try this. I have really short and light lashes. I bought the black waterproof and I have medium long dark lashes. I am glad I tried this. I use Dior so, I will do two coats of this on top of that. I am surprised about the bad reviews! This is a great product!


Self Tanners -Unlisted Brand - Tanceuticals CC Self Tanning Body Lotion, Dark

I've tried every vegan (no animal testing and no animal ingredients) self tanner out there. Tanceuticals is my favorite although there are a couple close seconds.
- Smells great
- doesn't streak
- can be applied with bare hands, plastic gloves or tanning mit. If you use bare hands make sure you clean your palms and in the webs between your fingers with plain lotion shortly afterward.
- longer lasting than most, found myself applying less frequently which made it more affordable
- priced about average for this level of quality - about $25 for 4.2 oz
- the color is very close to a natural tan for me. I am olive toned and don't burn easily. If I over apply it can look a bit fake.
- I use it on my body and face
- moisturizing. my skin is dry so I like even more moisture, but this is better than most other self tanners I've tried.



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