Latest Reviews

Skincare - Face -Jurlique -Herbal Recovery Gel

on 4/21/2019 3:50:00 PM


This product made my skin itchy, and left it looking tired, dragged down and dull. I persisted for a few weeks and then gave up. I contacted customer service but they ignored me. It was a lot of money for very poor results.

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Masks -Freeman Beauty -Feeling Beautiful Purifying Avocado and Oatmeal Facial Clay mask

on 4/21/2019 3:04:00 PM


I bought this in smaller size(15 mil sachet)to try it first before buying a big has a creamy light green texture with a nice,mild scent.I applied it all over my face except eye round and I guess the amount if product remaining in package is enough for once or two more uses
I had to wait half an hour for it to completely dry even though it wasn't an overly thick felt very tight and dry and stretchy so I couldn't wait more than 30mins.washing and removing it was veryyy difficult.eventhough I was careful it was almost entering my eyes and it took more than 10 minutes for me to completely wash it off.
afterwards my skin felt a little more smooth than usual but that's just made my skin more red(probably because of my effort for removing it).I know I can't expect a single use to be miraculous but I have tried other masks that left my skin with detectable improvements,and using them felt more pleasant
Probably clay masks aren't for me in general

Hair -Marc Anthony -Marc Anthony Brightening Coconut Butter Blonde Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner

on 4/21/2019 2:51:00 PM


Can't believe no one is talking about this! I've been using both the shampoo and conditioner for over a year now. I am a natural medium blonde with natural highlights and this stuff does wonders! I am in love with my hair colour but it does get darker during the winter months. These products give my hair some sun all year round.

What I love about these products in comparison to other blonde hair products is that it uses chamomile instead of harsh bleaches to naturally lighten the hair. It's infused with coconut oil, so it has a lovely scent to it. If you're a fellow blondie looking to give your hair a natural balayage to your hair, I really recommend it! My senior hairstylist always compliments the colour of my hair!

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Polishes -Unlisted Brand -Moonshine Mani - Springtime Yard

on 4/21/2019 2:08:00 PM

#18 - 2019 - Moonshine Mani’s Springtime Yard was created by Phoebe Moon of Moonshine Mani at the request of the NB in honor of JeffysMom who passed away in December 2018.

It is a pretty mid tone green with circle glitters in yellow and purple along w/smaller purple glitters. It is pretty and very springy.

Application was a snap. The formula was perfection. It applied smoothly and evenly with no running or pooling. The texture was nice as well. The glitters spread evenly with no manipulation on my part. With two coats it was completely opaque and I got just enough glitter to set off the base color but not so much that it overwhelmed my nails.

I used one coat of a QDTC and that was enough for me. There were still a few bumpy spots on my nails as a result of the glitters but they were hardly noticeable. If you like your nails completely smooth you may need to add an additional coat of top coat.

Springtime Yard comes packaged in a standard polish bottle, but the brush is unique and makes application super easy. The brush is slightly wider than the average brush and the end it rounded. With the rounded end you can get right up to the cuticle with getting polish on the cuticle. I wish more makers use start using this style of brush as it is really helpful.

This was a limited edition polish so I doubt that it will ever be available again unless you find it in a destash. I would repurchase if I needed to and could find a bottle.

I paid $10 for Springtime Yard plus shipping. That’s a good price for a high quality Indie polish. Additionally, Moonshine Mani was excellent customer service and very reasonable shipping cost.

I will update in a few days regarding wear, removal and staining.

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Liquid -Giorgio Armani -Luminous Silk Foundation [DISCONTINUED]

on 4/21/2019 1:54:00 PM


Oh, what to start with? In terms of makeup, this product was the best discovery I've ever made. Yes, it is expensive, but it takes about a year to finish it (and I am using it almost daily), so it's worth the money, in my opinion. If you are looking for full coverage, matte finish this is not your product, as it offers a natural, light to medium finish, leaving the skin all luminous and fresh looking. I must add here that I have sensitive combination skin with the ocassional acne, but this product didn't break me out or irritate me at all. I do need to use a bit of power on top of it, but I don't see this as a major issue.

Bonus: It comes in many shades, suitable for various skin tones and undertones. I use the 4,5 one for light skin with neutral undertone, but 4,25 (light - peachy) also works for me.

All in all, a gentle, beautiful product, that leaves the skin looking great.

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Palettes -Too Faced -Just Peachy Velvet Matte Eye Shadow Palette


I got this when on sale at Sephora (about $22) last fall. So far so good but firstly the cons - and there is only one: I love peach smells i.e the original 'Sweet Peaches' palette by Too Faced, but this is a very artificial/chemical-smelling one and very strong at that! Literally hits my nose as soon as I open the palette. Luckily it doesn't last long. Now onto the (many) pros...

- Fallout is a lot less than most other palettes I've used
- These shadows all have great pigment, blend very easily and the mattes are very creamy
- It's complete and very easy to achieve a full eye look using just this palette
- There's a good range of shades, from warm browns to dark browns, plum, pinks and peaches. 'Peach Punch' has to be my fave from the 12 shades in here
- It's versatile - can be used for natural daytime looks as well as for more dramatic night looks
- Lasts me up to 12 hours when used with an eye shadow primer (Urban Decay primer Potion is my usual choice)
- Beautiful packaging - comes with a big mirror, yet small compact metallic tin case and a magnetic closure, perfect for travels!

Definitely a re-purchase for me!

Selena x

~ My HG list ~

(As I've sampled 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, I thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective. I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora) 

1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: 'Nuxe' - Reve De Miel Lip Balm
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Athletes Foot Treatment: 'Margaret Dabbs' - Foot Hygiene Cream 
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Foot File/Callus/Heel Treatment - 'Microplane' - Colossal Pedicure Rasp Foot File
9. Ingrown Hair Treatment - 'Priva Shave' - Post Hair Removal Treatment
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

Lip Treatments -NUXE -Reve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm with Honey

on 4/21/2019 1:40:00 PM


This is one of the best lip balms I've used and I did try quite a few. The only minus I can think of is the packaging, as it comes in a jar but I mostly use it in the evening, after I am done with my PM routine, hands clean and all :)
It's a lovely product, it had a nice smell, it feels great on the lips ans it does the job, as it is quite thick and hydrating.

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Polishes -China Glaze -Fresh Prince-ss

on 4/21/2019 1:14:00 PM


Lovely! From their Rebel Fall 2016 Collection, China Glaze's Fresh Prince-ss is a cheerful, warm-toned light/medium pink with a creme finish. The shade is absolutely perfect. It's not chalky or subdued, and it's not bright or pastel either. It's just a very flattering and wearable pink, I love it!

Great formula too. Opaque in two coats and no problems with application or wear.

I would definitely buy this one again!

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Treatments (Face) -Farmacy -Honey Grail Face Oil

on 4/21/2019 1:06:00 PM

I enjoy most things created by Farmacy Beauty, and the new Honey Grail Face Oil is one of them!  The Honey Grail Oil isn't perfect, but it is a good hydrating oil.  Farmacy recommends using this in your morning and evening routine.  Even with my dry skin, I couldn't imagine using this in my morning routine.  It takes a while to fully absorb, and because of that I prefer using the Honey Grail Oil as the last step in my evening routine.  The only downsides are for those with sensitive skin due to the small amount of fragrance included- bergamot oil and flavor give this a very real "honey" scent.  The other downside could be for those with acne-prone skin since it does contain a few ingredients which could potentially cause a breakout.  My review can be seen here:

Farmacy Beauty Honey Grail Face Oil Full Ingredients List:  Cocoglycerides, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Ethylcellulose, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Seed Oil, Rosa Moschata Seed Oil, Honey Extract, Propolis Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Tocopherol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Water/Aqua/Eau, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Flavor (Aroma)*

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Lip Treatments -Tarte Cosmetics -Rainforest of the Sea Quench Lip Rescue

on 4/21/2019 12:39:00 PM


This product is absolutely terrible. My issue is that it is so fragile that it started breaking off and wasted so much product. I have tried drugstore products that are much better quality and affordable. I expected a higher-end company like Tarte to produce higher quality products but the packaging literally feels like paper. I would not recommend this to anyone at all.

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