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Skincare - Body -Gold Bond -Medicated Body Powder

on 8/14/2018 11:18:00 AM

I use the Equate version of Medicated Body Powder, compared to this. The price is around $2 it has menthol so it cools wherever it was applied. I orignally got this for underarm and toe itchiness due to excessive moisture and heat. It works so well for those issues as well as keeping other areas of me not affected by itchiness dry (like under my big bust and down my back). All in all great buy! I'm no longer sweating or becoming red and inflamed with itchiness. I also no longer need to use deodorant anymore. This works just fine.

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Liquid -Milk Makeup -Milk Blur Matte Foundation

on 8/14/2018 11:17:00 AM


I bought this because I thought it was cruelty free, vegan and the packaging was easy to squeeze out the most product possible without waste. It also is important for me that it LASTS LONG and MATTIFIES super oily and dry skin. The smell was tolerable, coverage was full and it didn't oxidize on the skin. It didn't affect the amount of acne on my face although it felt super greasy and it may have clogged my pores. It felt like my t-zone had more blackheads and white heads as usual.

However, it easily smudges and streaks, its hard to blend even with powder... i used primer, powders, setting powders, mattifying powders, setting sprays... its just not natural looking. if I touch my face, the product comes off almost completely. My face looks the most greasy, it looks HORRIBLE with the flash in photos. I got comments on how shiny and "sweaty" I looked a couple of times. I wore this to my wedding and I almost cried looking at the pictures because everyone was kissing me on the cheek and I wasn't touching up my makeup often enough, so I looked a mess!

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Loose Powders -Laura Mercier -Translucent Loose Setting Powder

on 8/14/2018 11:05:00 AM


I would buy this over and over, above any other powder. It's worth the price. This makes my makeup look amazing and flawless all day, even when I've been sweating!! I use a dry beauty blender to push this into my skin. And, my skin looks like silk up close and feels so soft. I highly recommend this to any skin type, but if you have flakes I would exfoliate before hand. Definitely worth the price tag to have flawless makeup all day.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Sunscreen -CVS -Clear Zinc Sun Lotion SPF 50

on 8/14/2018 11:03:00 AM


I bought it for my daughter who burns no matter what sunscreen we use. It 100% worked. I applied it generously and as directed and walked away from a full day at the beach with a very happy kid who didn’t have to deal with sun burn rituals and days of peeling.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Top/Base Coats -Essie -Speed Setter


I love this top coat, I have repurchased it 3 or 4 times so far.

It is very glossy and gives a high shine glass/gel finish. My nails are totally dry minutes later and they last for 1-2 weeks. I use it for manicures and pedicures.

I wear Essie millionails, all in one base coat, apply polish, then top with this top coat. The combo keeps my polish from chipping.

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BB Cream -Dr. Jart+ -Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 PA+++


So...I did what I do best: I got myself not 1 but 2 samples of Dr Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm. First one was from last year at some point and the new one just came in the post yesterday!
Ok so the first one I used in between my Juice Beauty CC cream running out and the replacement tube arriving. It looked slightly chalky on me which is a first as Asian tones are often a good match for me. Not too noticeable though. It was also a lot heavier than I expected and made my skin look greasy in just a few hours after applying. This is definitely one for the drier skin types. I tried my sample tube twice and set it to one side…

…then I tried the newer version (the one where the parabens have gone and in come the Eucalyptus and citrus oils) and I could not use it for longer than one day. Why? Because my skin started itching and breaking out in small red patches that looked like hives. My skin is a bit sensitive so this could be why. I did give it to my mum (in her late 50’s with dry skin) to try and she had no issues with it at all.

Bottom line: if it’s the updated ingredients version you have your eyes on, then you may definitely want to ask for a sample tube first before investing in the actual full size product! For those who can still get the old version and were happy with it – go stock up quick before its gone!

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: Jack Black - Intense Therapy
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. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

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Toners -Mario Badescu -Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater


Caused me to break out. I had quite clear skin but after I started using this products I started to get pimples and a lot of bumps on my forehead. To ensure that it was exactly this product that was causing me to break out, I stopper using it for one week and my skin became clearer and the pimples reduced. But after one week, when I started using again it caused me to break out again, much more as well. I guess this works differently on different skin tones.
Additionally I don't like the smell, quite too strong for me. But that's just my personal opinion

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Concealers -Pur Minerals -Shake & Bake Powder-to-Cream Under Eye Concealer

on 8/14/2018 9:40:00 AM


Sure, it works as advertised in that the powder turns into a sort of moussey cream. Why you'd need a product to do this is beyond me - why not just use a cream concealer in the first place? - but then again, I fell for the novelty factor with this, which just goes to show you what marketing can do.

Anyway, this provides no coverage on me (and I'm fair). Like, none. I might as well use nothing. But while it doesn't conceal, it manages to make my undereyes look slightly cakey. I've tried various application methods (the sponge, my fingers, a brush) and it doesn't matter, I get the same result every time.

This was expensive and I'm mad at myself for wasting money on a useless product.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Powder -Australis -Fresh & Flawless Pressed Powder

on 8/14/2018 8:33:00 AM


It’s good coverage I get red skin so it’s seeks throughout the day on ny cheeks but it kinda looks cute aha, i like it cause without foundation it looks very natural and flawless, I have noticed that I’ve gotten a few pimples since using it for two days but that might be due to something else

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Eyes -e.l.f. -Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter

on 8/14/2018 8:12:00 AM


Fabulous! The concealer is a gorgeous light liquid, suitable even for extremely fair and sensitive skin. It doesn't settle into creases, lasts a long time, and sits well under or over foundation, and blends like a dream. The highlighter is a little to matte and sticky for my liking, but it looks natural. My one bugbear is that I always run out of the concealer before the highlighter, and end up chucking it out so I can get a new one. One thing to note is that the two products are best used separately - I use the concealer under my eyes and the highlighter on my cheekbones. This eliminates the messy, sticky situation when both products are used together, as described by other reviews.

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