Latest Reviews


Treatments (Eye) -Ole Henriksen -Banana Bright Eye Creme

on 4/23/2018 11:13:00 PM

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Pros
- moisturizes the under-eye area well
- adds brightness and makes me look more awake
- I feel like I need less concealer when I use this

Cons
- makes my concealer crease and eventually causes it to wear off completely
- $38, pricey

I purchased this eye cream because my concealer was looking dry on my under-eye area. The packaging states that it improves concealer application and wear so I was hoping that it would help this issue. Unfortunately I have found that my concealer creases and eventually wears away when I use this eye cream. That being said, this does make my under-eye area look nice and bright when I use it alone. It's also very moisturizing. I haven't noticed any permanent brightening or tightening. This is a decent product and I would repurchase if it worked better with my concealer. It's not for me though. At this point it's basically an expensive under-eye brightener.


Liquid -COVERGIRL -Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation

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One of the best foundations ever. I have extremely picky, sensitive, acne prone, and dry/dehydrated skin. The only foundation my skin has ever loved is the Dior Forever foundation... until I tried this. In my opinion, the formula of this Covergirl foundation is extremely similar to my beloved Dior one. It sits on my skin in exactly the same way, same amount of coverage, same wear time, doesn't emphasize dry patches or fine lines, similar finish... to me, they look basically the same on my skin. I couldn't believe it. I've been trying for months now to find a foundation comparable to my Dior one as my shade has been sold out for a while now... and this Covergirl foundation was the last thing I would have expected. However, the shade range is horrific, for both light and darker tones. The lightest shade is absolutely orange... in fact, the first 5 lightest shades are all basically the same colour. I have to mix shade 205 with a foundation lightener (I use the NYX pro foundation mixer in "white" and I think it works perfectly). If they expanded the shade range for this foundation, it would truly be a godsend. This doesn't make me break out either, which is surprising. I set it with a loose power just in my t-zone. I also don't find it transfers too much. It also lasts on my skin for 12+ hours, but I am dry, which definitely helps with lasting power. I definitely recommend this, you'll most likely need a foundation mixer to adjust the shade but I don't think you'll regret it.


Styling Products -Ion -Curl Texturizing Spray

on 4/23/2018 10:47:00 PM

I have frizzy 2B waves and I'm a big fan of using curl sprays and sea salt sprays to scrunch and style my hair. I've had this spray in my rotation for my past year and I really like it. It's cheap, easily available at Sally's and it works well with my hair. I spray this on my damp or dry hair and it helps to perk up and define my wave pattern. I feel like it also adds a bit of shine and tones down some frizz. It feels a bit like a sea salt spray but I don't think it actually contains salt. It does add texture and a very light hold but it's not as heavy as a spray gel. It's not curly girl method approved (it contains silicone) but I don't experience build-up from it. The one negative is that it smells terrible. It smells like rotting vegetables. The smell doesn't linger for long but if you are sensitive to smells you might want to be careful with this one. Other than that, I really like this product!


Hair Color -Garnier -Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme in 452 Chocolate Cherry - Dark Reddish Brown

on 4/23/2018 10:45:00 PM

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I have been coloring with shade 452 Chocolate Cherry for over 10 years and have never found anything I like better. I can't count how many times I have received compliments about my hair color, even from children. I am getting older with lots of gray to cover, so I need to color every 3-4 weeks, and this is very reasonably priced. I have been able to buy online when it became difficult to locate in stores. I also really like the conditioner that comes with it. It leaves my hair very silky and soft. As long as I can find this, I will continue to buy.

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Moisturizers -The Body Shop -Aloe Soothing Day Cream

on 4/23/2018 10:33:00 PM

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This product is not bad, but its not good either. Like its almost the only thing from the body shop without any oil/greasy medium, but it somehow still managed to leave my skin all greased up, it literally feels like ive rubbed a whole butter bar all over my face. Still, didnt cause me ANY pimples. Too expensive.


Liquid -Algenist -REVEAL Color Correcting Anti-Aging Serum Foundation SPF 15

on 4/23/2018 10:30:00 PM

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I absolutely adore this serum foundation. It applies beautifully on my skin and it has remarkable, long wearing, buildable coverage. One can apply on the sheerer side or add more product and enhance the coverage. The formula itself is watery and one dispenses it drop by drop. But, it applies easily and a small amount goes a long way. The color is very flattering and natural to my coloring, I got the medium shade and it does lean towards a yellow based foundation. I have an oilier t-zone and it holds up totally all day, without moving around or disappearing. It looks so natural on my skin, and almost undetectable. I would absolutely repurchase when I run out, but luckily I was able to get a duo from QVC, and I only use a very small amount of drops per application. The only thing I would change is the dropper applicator to a pump style dispenser. I hope they keep making this foundation.


Concealers -Maybelline -Fit Me Concealer

on 4/23/2018 9:44:00 PM

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I actually really, really like the formula of this concealer. It has good coverage and blends out like a dream.

My only issue is the shade range - I'm an NC15 and shade 10 is too dark and too peachy on me.


Sunscreen -Neutrogena -Hydro Boost water gel lotion spf 50

on 4/23/2018 9:44:00 PM

I love this sunscreen, with one caveat: do not get in your eyes! This is a really nice hydrating gel lotion that smells good and leaves a lovely, glowy finish with no white cast. Price is super reasonable and it has not caused any breakouts. However it stings like crazy if it migrates into eyes. I am talking unbearable, with runny eyes and nose and general suffering until you can wash it off! I am a huge fan of Neutrogena products because they never cause breakouts for me, but I have noticed this about a few of their products over the years.


Eyeliner -Revlon -ColorStay Exactify Liquid Liner

on 4/23/2018 9:31:00 PM

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I am trying to improve my skills with eye makeup and was excited to try this. I am generally a big fan of Revlon products for their quality and price point. I bought in the mulberry shade, which is a lovely purplish-brown. I thought the little wheel applicator was pretty easy to use. I apply eyeliner directly above my upper lashes and below my lower lashes, not actually on the eyelid rims. This makes a very thin, precise line, which may not be best for me since I am older and a softer look is better. However, I can use a pencil to add some smudginess, so that is doable. When I wore it for a 12 hour shift, however, I noticed that it flaked off a bit in a few spots, which looked weird. I will keep trying this out, but not sure if I would repurchase.


Hair Color -Unlisted Brand -Palette by Nature - All Natural Permanent Hair Color

on 4/23/2018 9:30:00 PM

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I have been allergic to hair dye since I turned 40...Now i'm 43 and still frustrated about what products to use for my gray hair. I went to an allergist and I'm allergic to the chemical in hair dyes...which i should use ONLY PPD chemicals..which you are all in the same boat as me!! Well, after purchasing 3 different products from Palette by Nature, I can say it doesn't work and I did NOT cover my grays at all...I'm a light brown hair but if you say you cover gray hairs and we don't get allergic to it, then you better work! Very disappointed and will not purchase this product ever again!



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