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Skincare - Body -Clarins -Huile Tonic - Body Treatment Oil

on 2/9/2018 7:22:00 PM


One of my favourite body oils for years. I buy a bottle every year in spring to support my gym routine and keep my legs in shape.
I absolutely love the very refeshing minty-rosemary scent of this. The scent really cheers me up and feels very invigorating. What I especially like is that is a completely natural mixture of high quality hazelnut oil and a very delicate mixture of essential oils. I don't know why some people see this as a disadvantage and rate the oil down. Most good natural body oils are exactly that, a mixture of high quality base oil(s) and essential oils, what else is supposed to be in them? . It's totally up to you if you want to spend 40 bucks on it of course but that alone is no justification to rate this with one lippie in my opinion.

This oil, like any other for any other price, does not work wonders and if you don't have a healthy lifestyle and diet and reguarly exercise, no oil in the world will give you a fit and toned body. But if you do these things, healthy diet and moderate sport, it can wonderfully support your connective tissue plus it has a heavenly refreshing scent and smoothens the skin wonderfully.
One bottle, only used on my legs up to the belly region lasts me for about 6 weeks, so it's like a spring special treatment for me to get fit for the summer months. If you are looking for a really refreshing, invigorating body oil that supports circulation and has aromatherapeutic qualities, I'd highly recommend this.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Dry Shampoo -Dove -Refresh + Care Coconut & Hydration Dry Shampoo


Love. Love. Love. I can use this product without a surgical mask. I have respiratory issues so it's nice to have a product that doesn't take my breath away. I've used some dry shampoos where I've actually had to walk out of the bathroom once I've sprayed and step outside onto the balcony. Most dry shampoos smell awful and seem toxic. The new Dove "Go Fresh" products are very effective and don't give me respiratory failure. Gives my fine but thick hair lots of volume and the scent is pretty nice. So much better than some of the others I've used and priced waaaay better too.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Hair Treatments -Equate -Complete 10 Leave-in Conditioner


This is an “It’s A 10” dupe leave in conditioner spray made for Walmart. First off a few things: Pros -price (this is <$10 and It’s A 10 is $20+) -scent (I loooooove the scent!! It’s A 10 doesn’t smell this good). -packaging cute bottle adequate mist-er sprayer -it makes my hair awesome soft & pretty Cons -you have to go to Walmart to get this I don’t have a Walmart by me it’s 30 mins away from. So I got 2 bottles -contains silicones -Isn’t “Curly Girl” friendly So I would rebuy this except it has non water soluble -cones so isn’t curly girl friendly. I’ll use these up but idk on repurchase for that reason. This is a good product!! Seems like a lot of leave in’s contains silicones :-/

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Skincare - Body -Chanel -No 5 After Bath Powder

on 2/9/2018 6:21:00 PM


Just got this home after reading so many positive reviews, and wow is this ever soft and lovely.
Perfect for those with spray perfume sensitivities who still prefer to smell nice.
As one reviewer commented, it's number 5 without the aldehydes.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Masks -TonyMoly -I'm Real Pomegranate Mask Sheet

on 2/9/2018 6:18:00 PM


I’ve tried quite a few face masks from high end to low end, cotton to hydrogel, Korean/Japanese/Taiwanese/US origins, but I only have a handful of masks I would repurchase or recommend based on pricepoint and performance. This being one of them.

This cotton sheet mask is very lightweight, but not extremely thin. It’s quite sturdy and doesn’t rip on you. I love the fact that I was able to walk around in the kitchen preparing food and it didn’t feel like I had a sheet mask on! No drippage or slippage down my neck, but tons of essence on the mask and in the sachet. If you apply the essence to your face on its own, it does feel a little sticky, but I don’t really get that feeling while masking. It’s relatively quick to absorb the excess essence on your face after taking the mask off. Even though the essence was pretty watery on its own, it acted like a serum on my face. I had rather bouncy, firm, and hydrated skin after 30 minutes of use. My skin didn’t show any signs of extra brightness, but it looked better due to the massive amounts of hydration it added.

I was able to get these masks at $2-2.50 price range when I was at Hmart in Canada and would definitely repurchase at that price point or buy in bulk if I visit Korea. Unfortunately, US retailers are selling these at $3-$3.75 a pop (shame on you, Ulta) which is rather expensive for what’s considered a low-end brand in Korea.

Mascara -Marc Jacobs -Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

on 2/9/2018 6:05:00 PM


Thick, clumpy, and not as much length and volume as L'Oreal's Voluminous Million Lashes. Just . . . no.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Primer/ Corrector -Smashbox -Photo Finish Primer


This primer feels very heavy on my skin. I actually feel like it makes me sweat more? Idk...I'm not happy with it. I get oilier a lot quicker than usual and wherever I have applied this primer my foundation starts slipping and sliding around.
It does indeed fill pores and lines but in my opinion the negative effects outweigh the positive ones.

Not a fan of this. Also not of the oil free version since I had the exact same problems with that one as well.
Wouldn't repurchase or recommend. Not even for dry skin, since it's not paricuarly hydrating either.

Tinted Moisturizer -L'Oreal -Age Perfect Rosy Tone Moisturizer


I really love this product. I see a bit of improvement each time I use it.It is designed for MATURE skin. So the long, boring review written by the younger woman really isn't very relevant.

Gives me a nice "glow" and doesn't feel heavy. Has been great all this cold, snowy winter.

10 of 10 people found this helpful.

Eyes -Morphe -35F palette


First of all: If you're looking for Natasha Denona quality shadows you're at the wrong adress here. But if you're looking for a nice variety of metallic eyeshadows for a nice price and in an ok quality, than this is your palette.

The mattes are fine. A bit dry and not too pigmented, but you can defenitely work with them. I preper buildable anyway, when it comes to mattes.
Within the metallic shades you have different finishes: some are foiled, some are "only" metallic and 2-3 shades are a bit dull and not that intense.

On my oily and hooded eyelids the shadws stay put the entire day. Granted, I will get some creasing by the end of the day but I have not found a shadow yet that doesn't do that one me. And as far as fading goes, I have not noticed any.

I think majority of the shadows are great! Very smooth and super metallic/foiled. They're not just "good for the price". They're actually solid eyeshadows and better than some of my Too Faced or Lorac palettes. Even if this palette was 50 USD I would give a 4-5 star rating.

Granted, they can not compete with *luxury* eyeshadows, but that's not the intend. If you want nice metallice/foiled shadows, give this palette a go. I don't think you'll regret it.

Highlighters -Anastasia Of Beverly Hills -Sugar Glow Kit

The ABH Glow Kits are made in China, which is why I haven't purchased any until the Sugar Glow Kit came around. I just didn't feel like spending high end prices for Made in China products. However, this one looked so pretty I had to buy it.

Let me start by saying that I wouldn't repurchase the kit. Not because it's a bad product, but simply because I don't use it. Two of the highlighters are finely milled powders (Marshmallow and Starburst). They have no chunky specks of glitter and apply very nicely to the skin. They're definitely made for fair to light skin tone. If your anything over NC25 I think they would look too frosty. I'm NC20 but with an olive undertone and I feel like even on my skin they are too white and silvery.
The other two powders (Gumdrop and Butterscotch) are very chunky and glittery. I tap off the brush as much as I can so that the majority of the glitter falls off, but I'm still not able to get a smooth, non chunky application. Personally, I can not stand glitter in highlighters, so I'm not too keen on those shades.

All in all I think I should've done more research on this product. If you like highlighters with a frosty sheen and you also don't mind glitter, then you'll definitely get some good use out of it. I can definitely see this product being a HG for a lot of people.
However, if you're like me and you prefer a golden sheen in highlighters and hate glitter, you're not gonna end up using this too often.

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