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Masks -LUSH -Don't Look At Me

on 12/3/2017 2:50:00 PM


I love it

Treatments (Face) -Arbonne -NutriminC RE9 REversing Gelee Transforming Lift

First let me say, my x mother in law was Regional VP of Estee' Lauder. My own mother was a MaryKay rep for many years growing up. Two older sisters went to cosmetology school. My sister and aunt both owned their own salons. I was the family guinea pig. My nickname in HS was the Maybelline Queen. I took 4 years of Cosmetology in HS too. I do not sell make up or do hair. However, most folks believe I do do hair and makeup that know me and for friends only I will do wedding hair and makeup ect... With all that I'm going to say Arbonne is one of the best product lines you will ever use. I have the resources and the knowledge to use any line I please. I say that to make a point because I work with teens that need to know there golden rule. Wash your face day and night PERIOD. If you don't wash your face day and night don't bother buying this product. Get in the habit of washing your face day and night first before anything else. You will have breakouts using this line without proper hygiene. A lot of other products are designed to take that into consideration. This one is not. I am 44 years old with a good complexion, thanks to a family of drill sergeants when it came to beauty. My mom would say " suffer to beautiful ". Yeah.. I know. But I'm 44 and nobody believes my age. This is not a primer. If you use this product on unwashed skin you will have bad results... peeling, black heads ect...

Powder -Milani -Even-Touch Powder Foundation

on 12/3/2017 2:18:00 PM


This stuff is horrible! Absolutely no color at all and the applicator is highly inefficient. Perhaps this could be used as a transparent oil blotting powder, at best. Do not waste your money! You can buy cheaper oil blotting powders, which is basically all this is. Extremely disappointed! This is my second purchase from this brand and both have been a huge disappointment. I think perhaps this just is not a good brand of makeup.

Skincare - Body -Egyptian Magic -Healing Cream

on 12/3/2017 2:03:00 PM


This product has natural products, but they are all dirt cheap, they should not cost more then 3 dollars a jar(and I am being generous). Also, all the ingredients are ok, but there is nothing magic about them, it just seems like basic chapstick. It does not hydrate it just puts a protective layer and moisture does not get out, but it has not hydrating ingredients. Do yourself a favor and use the money to buy a good serum with good ingredients, this is a rip off.

Shampoo -LUSH -I Love Juicy

on 12/3/2017 1:55:00 PM


Expensive for the product but you dont need too much. When my bf uses this he always squeeze too hard and lots of product comes out because of packaging lol. Anyways we both like using this. It does get all that gunk out and also it may feel stripping but it feels very clean afterwards. If you have oily hair this will feel like a great cleanse especially if you dont want to wash your hair daily. It lets me skip a day without feeling nasty. It smells like plastic fruits but i like the scent. I can see somebody liking this if they want to use a very clarifying shampoo twice a week but if you have normal to dry hair it might be a bit drying if used daily.

Sunscreen -Clinique -Sun SPF 30 Body Cream

on 12/3/2017 1:27:00 PM


First off, it doesn't break me out :D Second this is not a good daily sunscreen for oily skin (too emollient). Third, the face version of this was VERY similar UNTIL recently. Clinique changed the formula of the CLINIQUE Sun SPF 30 Face Cream not long ago which is mortifying. I imagine word got out that you could buy a proper sized sun cream for the same price as the unacceptably small one of the face one by getting the body one. I wouldn't be surprised if they added something that would irritate the eyes to the body sunscreen one to discourage its use on the face.

I love the packaging on this and the price. Sunscreens shouldn't be 1.7 ounce bottles that cost fifty dollars. This goes on creamy with no white cast. Its very emollient and has a sheen but it fades a lot after 10-15 minutes.I can see this working for most skin types. Since its SO creamy its not optimal for oily skin as a daily sunscreen. That said I have oily skin and live in a hot/humid country and I've been using it. To make it work for me I just powder a bit on top of it with some siilica powder. I apply it on my face, neck, chest and arms/hands twice a day. Its not overly irritating or anything either.

My favorite Paula's choice sunscreen (Clear Spf 30) sets and feels matte to the touch. This one feels like moisturizer (creamy) and that can be a problem with makeup. It sinks in noticeably after 10 minutes; but if I use 1/4 teaspoon as I should, I have to set it (after leaving it alone while I get dressed) with some translucent silica powder before applying makeup or makeup just does not stick to my face. If I do that everything goes on fine on top. I wouldn't buff cream products right on top of it, I think it would move the spf. Just stipple everything as much as possible. After setting with powder subsequent blending doesn't move it.

On the negative side, I think it migrates a little to my eyes and makes one of them tear up a little. I might try the one meant for the face next, even though it mortifies me that it comes in a small bottle that will run out quickly (because you have to reapply sunscreen multiple times a day). Perhaps that one would be easier on my eyes? Dunno.

I will not repurchase for everyday wear because I prefer lighter sunscreens (watery, matte to the touch) and it makes my eyes water a little sometimes. The one from Paula's choice doesn't bother my eyes and its a chemical sunscreen as well. This would be great on dry to even combination skin types. Not for oily gals though, its too creamy/emmollient. Its fine on the body of anyone though.

Moisturizers -Yes To -Yes To Coconuts Ultra Hydrating Facial Souffle Moisturizer

on 12/3/2017 1:26:00 PM

My skin gets very dry in the colder months, and I was looking for a heavier moisturizer that I could get away with wearing during the day, and this fits the bill. It is very thick and hydrating, but as long as you don't use too much, it's not greasy or sticky. As long as I give it enough time to absorb, it layers well under my makeup and it hasn't made me break out. After I apply it to my face, whatever is left over on my fingers I rub into my hands and they feel soft but not greasy. I like the scent too, it's not overpowering. Light coconut with a little bit of vanilla.

Polishes -Unlisted Brand -Models Own - Hypergel nail polish in Sweet Sherry

on 12/3/2017 1:24:00 PM


I had heard great things about the Models Own nail polishes and tried out the Sweet Sherry hypergel nail polish from the Twilight Collection. The color swatches on their website are quite deceptive, as the color was more of a grape-brown than the burgundy color I had been expecting. While I was disappointed that the color was not what I wanted, the polish is very strong and long lasting. It also only cost £4.99, which is pretty cheap. I will not buy this particular shade again, but I will definitely consider the Models Own line in the future!

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Fragrances -Chanel -Coco Mademoiselle

on 12/3/2017 1:19:00 PM


I so very much wanted to like this. But it's too sweet.
If it was more powdery, or fresher...
It has something in it that smells nice but it's hidden behind everything else.
I find it gives me dizzyness and a bit of a headache.
They say the Velvet Body Oil smells much better, so I'm going to try that.

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Cleansers -Hada Labo -Gentle Foaming Hydrating Facial Cleanser


This is the best cleanser I've used in quite some time and I'm pretty sure I've found my new HG. I have combination skin leaning dry with age. To deal with the newfound dryness, I've had to do a fair bit of trial and error to find a gentler cleanser and find most either: 1. Foam up and feel like they clean really well, but strip my skin and send me running for the moisturizer, or 2. Are gentle and hydrating, but feel totally ineffective and pointless, like cleansing by rubbing body lotion on your face.

This Hada Labo cleanser is the best balance I've found. From the moment I first applied it to my face, I was thinking, "oh no". It foamed up so much and felt like it was cleaning so well that I was convinced it would leave my skin tight and stripped. I was pleasantly surprised when I rinsed and found my skin still felt balanced and healthy, not tight at all. I'm not sure how this cleanser manages to achieve this when so many others fall into one of the two camps I outlined above, but I'm not complaining.

Another important point: I was initially unsure about purchasing this cleanser because the value did not seem great: about $13 CAD for a 100g tube. However because this foams up so well, you need very, very little cleanser for one wash. I keep forgetting and squeeze out more than I need, but I think you could multiply the quantity in the tube x2 (at least) to reflect how much product you will feel like you are getting. This tube is going to last me much longer than I expected.

I've also read some good things about the ingredients and pH of this cleanser, which are a large part of the reason I initially purchased it and will repurchase it. I'm not going to write about that here because I'd only be copy/pasting what others have thoughtfully researched and written, I don't want to claim in-depth knowledge of skincare science that I don't have, and this information is easily Googleable. I only mention it so anyone reading can check it out if they're interested.

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