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Lips -Jordana Cosmetics -Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color

on 9/24/2018 6:24:00 PM

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I have this product in one shade, Sugarberry Crumble.
It was a little difficult to decide what score to give this one, because while I LOVE the deep raspberry color, I’m less than enthusiastic about the formula.
I’m not a fan of liquid lipsticks in general, and this one’s formula, while awkwardly runny when wet, is drying once it sets. The finish is absolutely matte, and it’s long-lasting. If you can get it on straight, you’re good for several hours; the color even persists through light meals. I put a drop of gloss on top, and that compromises the lipstick's longevity slightly. There’s a faint, slightly cloying scent/taste, but I find it easy to ignore.
I love Jordana, a brand which offers a large selection of good-quality, cruelty-free products in a wide selection of shades, and the color of this lipstick is delicious enough to make the drawbacks of the formula worth dealing with.

If Jordana would tweak the formula a bit to make it less drying, and replace the doe-foot applicator with a brush, I don’t think they’d be able to keep this one in stock!


Lipstick -Jordana Cosmetics -Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color - Sugarberry Crumble

on 9/24/2018 6:14:00 PM

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It was a little difficult to decide what score to give this one, because while I LOVE the deep raspberry color, I’m less than enthusiastic about the formula.

I’m not a fan of liquid lipsticks in general, and this one’s formula, while awkwardly runny when wet, is drying once it sets. The finish is absolutely matte, and it’s long-lasting. If you can get it on straight, you’re good for several hours; the color even persists through light meals. There’s a faint, slightly cloying scent/taste, but I find it easy to ignore.

I love Jordana, a brand which offers a large selection of good-quality, cruelty-free products in a wide selection of shades, and the color of this lipstick is delicious enough to make the drawbacks of the formula worth dealing with.

If Jordana would tweak the formula a bit to make it less drying, and replace the doe-foot applicator with a brush, I don’t think they’d be able to keep this one in stock!


Hair -Unlisted Brand -Zala Clip In Hair Extensions

on 9/24/2018 5:58:00 PM

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I have had a terrible experience with Zala. I ordered a set of Halo 24"choc brown #2 hair extensions and when my hair extensions arrived and i held them upto the natural light they looked orange so i decided to wash my extensions and the water turned yellow?! After drying the extensions they were left all frizzy! I have never seen this happen before and i have had many extensions in other brands in the past. Upon contacting Zala they are taking no responsibility and i find this really poor customer service! I do not recommend these extensions at all! Very disapointed customer!

4 of 4 people found this helpful.


Liquid -Charlotte Tilbury -Magic Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF15

on 9/24/2018 5:45:00 PM

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Ladies are we using the same foundation?? I can't believe how low the ratings are for this foundation! I honestly wouldn't even have tried it if it wasn't now being sold in Sephora. This foundation is actually magic. I've used all sorts of foundations from drugstore brands to high-end expensive foundations and also experimented with Korean BB and CC creams - this Charlotte Tilbury Magic foundation is amazing. period.

I'm 32 and I have oily skin and somewhat large pores and I'm acne prone (great combo). I'm also hyperpigmented so acne marks take forever to go away. I'm always looking for matte foundations and matte primers. Until this foundation I was using Fenty and Murad Oil Control Mattifier and Dr. Brandt Pores No More Primer but I found that I didn't like that it looked like makeup on my face and it also oxidized. So I started experimenting with other foundations that were for oily skin but lighter with still good coverage - which sounds impossible until I found THIS AMAZING FOUNDATION.

This foundation is a gamer changer for me. The liquid is very light but is high pigment so even though it feels like a sheer liquid it has really good coverage AND it's good for you skin! I do a test with my foundations to see if they look heavy on my face. Using natural light (sit by a window or something) and turn sideways so you have natural light on half your face and look in a handheld mirror. You can always see the texture of foundations or powders this way because they grab on to little hairs and whatnot on your face. Not with this foundation!!! It literally looks like my skin but SO MUCH better. It lies flat on your skin and blends seamlessly. I don't even need a primer with this foundation to smooth out my pores. It looks amazing by itself. I think my only issue is I will need some mattifying product so I don't become oily by midday. So far the staying power seems pretty good but I'll update after a few weeks. So far Fenty has been the best for lasting all day and night on my oily face.

I think my only complaint is the shade range. It has half the shades as the Fenty line. I'm currently using two different shades to mix and get my perfect colour. But I can't complain because I know as we get further into winter I'll be using just the lighter of the two and in summer I'll be using the darker.

Seriously if you are considering trying this product just go to a Sephora and try a sample. Even just on your hand. I put some on the back of my hand in the Sephora store and watch how it covered my dry hands (that are also quite textured because I wash my hands too much) and I was blown away at how good the skin on my hands looked so I bought it then and there. It's been the only foundation I've ever bought without trying a sample first.

Seriously amazing - try this product for yourself before judging by the low reviews on here. Or look at the reviews on Sephora. It's absolutely amazing!!!!

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


Brows -wet n wild -Ultimate Brow Retractable Brow Pencil

on 9/24/2018 4:37:00 PM

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This pencil would have deserved the highest rating had not one of the shades been a complete dud. I have dark blonde/light brown eyebrows, and I purchased both Ash Brown and Taupe. True to its name, Ash Brown is a perfect, cool-toned brown shade with absolutely no red tones. It definitely would work on a variety of people. Taupe however, did not live up its name at all. It showed up on my eyebrows as a very warm-toned, reddish blonde color, which might work for some people, but in that case Wet ‘n’ Wild might want to rethink the shade name. Otherwise, the formulation of this brow pencil is stellar. It’s very easy to apply and strikes the perfect balance between dry and creamy. Once it’s on, it’s on for the entire day, and won’t budge even if some water gets on it. The spoolie it comes with is pretty handy-dandy too.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


Blush -NARS Cosmetics -Orgasm Blush

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I’ve had this for more than 5 years. Just one. I don’t use it every day, but there have been periods of time that I did. There’s a lot of pan showing now but I still think that what’s left will last awhile.

I’ve seen a lot of people say that it has too much shimmer, but it doesn’t look very shimmery on me. You really have to look closely to notice it at all. It’s more of a healthy glow. I say this as someone who never uses highlighters or glittery eyeshadows because I’ve never liked that look on me.

I do use a pretty light hand with this and all blushes because my skin is really pretty fair. I mean, I’m 36 and when I was in high school, Prescriptives was my only option for foundation lol. Most companies didn’t even make foundations that were light enough for me years later, more do in the last few years.
I have neutral undertones, maybe bordering on slightly cool. Can’t decide because cool and warm shades of blush, eyeshadow and lip products both look okay on me. I wear blush every time that I wear makeup because I look sickly pale if I don’t.
Anyway, it shows as a warm peachy pink on me. It lasts as long as the Tarte amazonian clay blushes. I would definitely repurchase this.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


Hair Treatments -John Masters Organics -Deep Scalp Follicle Treatment & Volumizer for Thinning Hair

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Recently ran out of my beloved Briogeo Scalp Revival and decided to try this whilst waiting for it to arrive in the mail. Love the organic and natural ingredients. Feels good on my scalp and tingles initially when you apply, which was expected with all the stimulating oils in it. Has helped slightly with hair volume although not massively, I still need to use a volume-specific conditioner for that. Hair thinning also decreases a little when using this, again testament to its great formulation, although I have used products that are better for this aspect, but still any help is good when it comes to hair loss. Best of all it's helped clear the psoriasis plaques that at times only Briogeo or the DH Hair Oil could keep at bay. Despite leaving in it doesn't stay sticky or cause my hair to become frizzy which is something a lot of products tend to do. Will definitely switch back to this if I am out of my usual products again.

Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(As I've sampled many 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. 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

2 of 3 people found this helpful.


Shampoo -TRESemmé -24 Hour Body Shampoo

on 9/24/2018 4:12:00 PM

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Very IMPRESSED! I recently decided to give Tresemme a try on my very long, dry, fine hair that tangles easily. I can’t say enough about how impressed I am with the 24 Hour Body Healthy Volume line. In the past I’ve avoided Tresemme products due to their fragrance. I used both the 24 Hour Body Shampoo and Conditioner and loved them. The shampoo was amazing and left my hair clean and bouncy. The conditioner didn’t weigh my hair down and had a light fragrance. Overall for $4 each these are my new go to hair products.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


Lipstick -e.l.f. Cosmetics -Studio Moisturizing Lipstick (all colors)

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I have the shade Party In The Buff and it's a super gorgeous peachy nude. The color goes so well worn with any of the Too Faced Peach products. Better yet I found this at Dollar Tree for a buck. It's best applied with tapping motions rather than swiping. If you swipe it on the lips it looks too light and chalky but if you dab it till you're satisfied with the tint you can get a very pretty peach pink tone. I'd definitely repurchase this.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


Body Scrubs -JASÖN -Natural Apricot Scrubble Facial Wash & Scrub

on 9/24/2018 3:40:00 PM

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This product is fantastic! Way back in the day, I used St. Ives' apricot scrub with horrible results, but this product is so much better. Yes, the texture is a little rough and pasty but the results you get are excellent. My skin looks so much clearer and I can definitely feel my skincare sinking in the skin rather than just sitting on top. You don't need a lot of product, just a pea-sized amount. Also, I'd add that I have fairly sensitive skin and with gentle use, my skin did not turn red at all! Love it and would definitely repurchase and add to my skincare routine.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.



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