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Polishes -China Glaze -Son Of A Nutcracker

on 12/13/2017 5:45:00 AM


Son of a Nutcracker is a shimmery coral red. It came out as a part of China Glaze Cheers! Collection 2015. The shimmer gives this polish a translucent-like quality (reminds me of candied cherries). It's a nice/safe colour, but for me personally it's lacking a bit of an oomph.

The formula is good. I used 2 coats to give me full opacity. This polish is quick drying and it lasts well. All in all it is a nice enough polish, but I own hundreds of polishes, and this one just doesn't stand out enough.

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Eye Makeup Remover -Chantecaille -Rose Eye Makeup Remover (démaquillant pour les yeux à la rose)

on 12/13/2017 5:40:00 AM

For me, this did a terrific job of removing my eye makeup. It was exceptional there, honestly did a better job than many other products I've tried like Benefit, Neutrogena, Givenchy. However, it seems to like any oil (which I know some people are a fan of) and my eyes felt a little dried out after using it. It was like I needed to slap some kind of moisturizer on them pretty quickly.

While the packaging is nice -- comes in a pretty glass bottle - I do not like how the top is completely open. Makes it difficult to dispense the product without wasting it.

Overall, this is a good product but I'm still on the hunt for the "perfect" eye makeup remover.

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Eye Makeup Remover -Givenchy -2 Clean To Be True

on 12/13/2017 5:37:00 AM

In recent months, I've tried Benefit, Neutrogena, and Chantecaille eye makeup removers. This is my favorite so far, but I intend to try other brands. Leaves my eyes feeling soft and does an OK (could be a little better) job of removing all my eye makeup. I also like the dispenser with the tiny hole on top. Too many of these eye makeup removers have completely open tops, making it too easy to just dump it all out by accident. This one has a tiny hole so I have better control over how much goes onto the cotton pad.

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Sunscreen -EltaMD -UV Clear SPF 46

on 12/13/2017 5:30:00 AM


I've previously used the Neutrogena and the La Roche Posay sunscreen. I work indoors all day and I started using sunscreen with quite late - late 20s. I did not have a good experience with both of those and I skipped sunscreen altogether for a few years after that as I never spend a lot of time outside. I disliked white cast in LRP and occlusive feeling in Neutrogena. In 2017, I started seeing 1-2 new moles on my face and I was alarmed that they had popped up so suddenly and I thought I'll add a sunscreen to my skin routine hoping to avoid anymore. So, after reading some reviews, I purchased this one. My only concern was that it should be fuss-free wear without any white cast. This sunscreen surely is that. On my skin (MAC NC41 in studio fix powder foundation), it gives an initial impression of leaving a cast but disappears after a while and after blending well into the skin. I also felt after a month of regular wear my skin was less tan even though my daily routine and exposure remained same. I also read it had niacinamide and that it helps fade spots. I'll report on that after use for 6 months to a year. As of now, for anyone wanting to try it, my thoughts are that this one is very easy fuss-free to wear, leaves no cast on my skin tone and absorbs well into the skin. It is not greasy at all, looks bright, but makes t-zone a little shiny. But so much better than the other two I've tried in terms of just wear on the skin. I also wore it with minimal face base - mac studio fix powder foundation and it wears well over the sunscreen.

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Concealers -Fenty Beauty -Match Stix

on 12/13/2017 4:29:00 AM


This is a MATT product which can be dry and tend to tug a bit on the delicate under eye are the best way to sheer it out and makes it blend well and stay in place if used as a concealer is to put a dab of essential face oil to the area on top before blending and it will be more bendable with the same amount coverage.

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Eye Makeup Remover -The Body Shop -Chamomile Eye Makeup Remover

on 12/13/2017 4:14:00 AM


This hurts my eyes soooo bad. It actually burns them. The bottle broke too (but I think it was my carelessness). I don't like to use this product until I actually have no other option. It does get stubborn eye makeup off but you really have to dig in there and then it ends up getting into my eye and burning it. I have to take a dry q-tip and actually take the liquid out of my eye to make the pain go away :(
I would never purchase this again, just use coconut oil or bioderma or something else.

Eye Shadow -Charlotte Tilbury -The Uptown Girl - Luxury Palette

on 12/13/2017 3:51:00 AM

Great quality product, the eyeshadow is very fine, soft and blends well. Yes, this does have glitter in it, but aside from the lightest glitter shade, all the other ones are SFW, at least in my case. I have honey eyes and dark brunette-ashy hair, so usually grey shades give my eyes a washed-out look, but this one has a purplish tint to it, so look good even on honey/amber eyes.
Wouldn't necessarrily repurchase in this shade, but would definitely try other Charlotte Tilbury palettes.

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Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand -Claires, Guerisson 9 Complex

on 12/13/2017 3:43:00 AM


I am changing all my skincare routine to Korean.
This cream is amazing due to following reasons:
- I put it on at night and in the morning the little bumps and small acne scars on my forehead were considerably smaller.
- It decreased the inflammation on my face.
- Moisturizes really well. I used it with my beloved Missha First Treatment Essence and no additional moisturizer needed.
- It really complements the Missha FTE glow on my skin.
Here are the cons part:
- You need to work it into your skin otherwise can feel a little bit oily in the beginning. You need to use your palms and massage it into the skin.

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Polishes -Unlisted Brand -ILNP - Juliette

on 12/13/2017 2:24:00 AM

Juliette is from ILNP’s Winter Collection 2015. It is one of their Ultra Metallics and is described as a rose gold holographic polish. According to the ILNP website it has a “super” thin metallic flakies that add intensity and a reflective quality to your mani.

Initially I wasn’t sure how much I liked this polish. In low lighting and standard indoor lighting it really isn’t all that impressive. But in bright light or sunlight as well as a variety of other lighting situations it really comes alive and is a real beauty.

In addition to the rose gold base (in some lighting it quite pale) there are flashes of glitters in greens, reds, and blues. Those add a totally different dimension to this polish.

As with so many ILNP the formula was really good. The consistency was great with no running or pooling. Despite the abundance of metallic flakies the texture is nice. It applies smoothly and evenly with the flakies applying across the nail bed without any extra manipulation on my part. My nail bed was smooth with just one coat of top coat.

I got excellent wear from Juliette, over 5 days without chipping. Additionally, the color is as such if you get a small chip here or there it really doesn’t show.

Juliette comes in the standard polish bottle with the standard brush. Each ILNP comes packaged in it’s own labeled box. I like the boxes as for me it makes storage easier and neater.

This particular ILNP is $10 for the bottle. That is a very reasonable price for this high quality polish. I would repurchase Juliette.

Additionally I would like to say that all of the ILNP products that I have received have been well packaged and shipped. Shipping costs are very reasonable and customer service is also great.

I will update in a day or so on removal and staining.

Lipstick -Revlon -Super Lustrous in Wine with Everything

on 12/13/2017 2:02:00 AM


(This review focuses mainly on the shade - not the formula, feel or longevity).

This is a tough one for me.... I put “yes” to repurchasing but I’m not sure I will. In theory, this is perfect for me: a berry, pink-y, mauve-y toned color that looks like it would be neutral enough to be an everyday, office appropriate lip color but dramatic enough to be equally appropriate for an evening out. In actuality, this reads as a very bright pink-y, purple-y lipstick with a sheen that makes it barely passable for me to wear in daylight - depending on the color clothes I’m wearing. If I’m wearing a neutral top/dress (yes, even black), it looks like I’m going to a nightclub. This is too bright on me to pass for a neutral burgundy lip color. (For reference, I’m a NW20 with red hair.) It reads as a fairly bright, medium pink. I like this color - and it seems to work for most - just be warned this looks far more innocent than it can be !!!!

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