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Body Scrubs -Clinique -Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliating *Cream*

on 2/19/2018 11:38:00 AM


This has a nice sent, a minty sort of sent . My skin is soft and i only need to use a small amount . I use it 3 times a week . The tub lasts me a good while .

Lipstick -Clinique -Long Last Soft Shine Lipstick

on 2/19/2018 11:35:00 AM


I get these with a gwp when i buy the cream body scrub . I'm not a lipstick person , but these are not that bad . They are a bit sheer but can be bult up . They last through drinking water , but not a meal . It says long lasting but without eating they last about 3 hours . I currently have pink spice , i like the shimmer in it , it's not an overpowering amount of shimmer . Gives my lips a nice glow .

Moisturizers -Estee Lauder -Resilience Lift Night

on 2/19/2018 11:16:00 AM

I worked for Lauder almost 20 years ago and before that, my grandmother had used it since the 60s, so I have a Lauder soft spot and have seen a number of products come and go, as well as reformulations. I believe this is a reformulation, perhaps the fourth or fifth iteration of this product. The website makes no mention of sirtuins, which this product used to claim to contain, and it's not quite the stiff product it used to be. It was spreadable, but with a resistance, somehow.

This is a plush cream of palest lavender. It definitely has a fragrance, one of orchid flowers and tropical fruit, with the faintest whiff of grape. It should not be in here, but oh my lord, it is the best fragrance and I wish it came in a body product so I could fully douse myself in it, but do smell it before buying because it's somehow gentle yet strong and I can smell it on my pillow. It’s definitely a rich moisturizer- there's good old petroleum jelly in here along with a dozen fruit and plant extracts, all of the good gentle ones, vitamins and peptides, too (higher on the ingredient list than it is in their new Perfectionist serum!). It soaks in very well and I don’t stick to my silk pillowcase, nor do I have that excess shine I get with a lot of moisturizers. It’s very comfortable and I wake up pleasantly dewy.

The main downsides to this product are the fragrance (I love it, but c'mon, we all know fragrance isn’t great for our skin), the price (it is very expensive. Lauder used to be an affordable luxury, but at this point it’s as if they want to alienate their middle class customers), and the jar packaging. Holy lord, Estēe, what I wouldn’t do for a flipcap, squeezable tube package with a delicate tip so I can control exactly how much product comes out. I love this formulation and it has so much great stuff in it, but it degrades in the air! Still, it’s a delicious treat to apply.

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Mascara -Givenchy -Phenom waterproof

on 2/19/2018 11:12:00 AM

Love this mascara. The weird brush gets to all my lashes. Because of an eye problem me eyes tear a lot. This stuff stays put and doesn’t end up all over my face. Just ordered my 3rd tube.

Liquid -Dior -Diorskin Forever Undercover 24H

on 2/19/2018 11:11:00 AM


Beautiful foundation, looks like skin, very lightweight, doesn't cling to dry patches, and the plastic bottle is ideal for travelling. It also contains 40ml - a bit more than the usual 30ml.

Liquid -Cover Girl -Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation

on 2/19/2018 11:09:00 AM


For reference my skin tone is NC30-35 with strong yellow undertone. I have oily combination skin and acne scarring but no active or cystic acne at the moment and do not have texture problem at the moment.

I had high hopes for thisnfoundation. I was really impressed with their Ready Set Gorgeous foundation and thought this might be a more natural radiant finish. I was a little underwhelmed by it. It isn't a horrible foundation by any means. Here are my thoughts:

- I think the biggest con would be it has very little durability. Heaven forbids if you have watery eyes or your nose drips a bit or any water at all drops on your face, it washes away the foundation completely. For this reason I cannot wear it during summer or if I have to go out all day it just ain't gonna work.

- They really need more yellow toned shades. I picked up 625 Buff Beige thinking it looked most yellow out of the bunch of pink and orange but I will need to use my MUFE yellow adjuster.

- The packaging is nice enough they have all the right bottle, a pump, and white and gold. But somehow all these favorite things of mine put together looks really tacky.

- The finish is actually a lot more matte than I expected. With the name Healthy Elixir I would expect more of a dewy finish but that's not the case.

- The application is quite streaky I have to say. It takes a lot longer to blend for sure. To reduce the streamlines I had to apply a bit more than I intended to and that made me look a bit cakey.

- little to no oil control but it doesn't claim to have oil control, abilities so I'm not faulting it. It isn't that long wearing I noticed it wearing off around my nose after about 6 hours and not impressed at all.

- there is slight floral scent to it. It doesn't bother me but it's not for ones who are scent sensitive.

Overall I would probably use it on days when I'm just lounging around the house because it does not hold up too well. Won't repurchase.

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Deodorants -Unlisted Brand -Native Deodorants

on 2/19/2018 11:03:00 AM

Native is a deodorant and not an antiperspirant, so I am not surprised that my underarms were very sweaty after an office meeting or at the gym. However, I always felt that I started to smell starting in the afternoon. It is very pricey for the results, although the scents Lavender Rose and Cucumber Mint smell very good. I think it'll work for someone who doesn't sweat (you lucky person, you.)

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Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 2/19/2018 11:01:00 AM


I’ve been using this product since December and I’ve had the worst acne of my life. My face was virtually flawless before I started using this product. It has basically ruined my face! I remember thinking what the hell could be breaking my face also bad? I have a good diet, I drink nothing but water, I exercise, the only thing that I could think of was me changing up my foundation. So I did a little digging on the Internet and found out that Estee Lauder double wear did a formula change a couple years ago and with that formula change, they now use 3 to 4 ingredients that are extremely pore clogging. my face is covered with acne scars now. I just figured out what was going on with my face yesterday, so I’m starting the journey to get my skin back to what it used to be. I was using color stay by Revlon before this high-end make up brands and my face was absolutely fine. Looks like I’ll be going back to the cheap stuff. My face and my wallet will thank me !!

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Toners -Ren -Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic

on 2/19/2018 11:00:00 AM

I really wanted to love the new REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic since I got two bottles of it in some of my beauty subscription boxes. REN has usually been hit or miss (more misses than hits) with me. Unfortunately the Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic is definitely a miss. This contains many citrus oils that are known skin sensitizers such as: mandarin peel oil, orange flower oil, grapefruit peel oil, and tangerine peel oil. To top that off it also includes fragrance, Limonene, and Heptanol (which is an irritating fragrant alcohol). While this applies quickly and easily there are far more irritating ingredients than there are beneficial ones. I like that it applies easily but there is a slight burning sensation after using it while applying my serums. This is probably the fact that my skin is irritated from all of the citrus oils. I will not be using the rest of this bottle and tossing out the other bottle, which is a bummer. My more detailed review can be seen here:

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Brows -Unlisted Brand -K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Lasting Eyebrow Pencil

on 2/19/2018 10:56:00 AM

My packaging says eye pencil so I was pretty confused if you use it as eyebrow pencil or eyeliner? Anyway I read reviews and it is a eye liner so there it goes. I dunno if it’s cos my eyeliner is old but it doesn’t go on that well. It’s not as creamy or pigmented as my clio glitter ones. But it stays. With or without the eye primer, it stays for a least 5 hours which is pretty good. Come on Bobbi Brown, you got to do better. The tip also allows me to draw fine lines although as it doesn’t go on so well, I am a little afraid of tugging my skin and giving myself wrinkles. Will try to liquid one next time!

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