Misc Beauty Tools -Sephora Collection -Daily Brush Cleaner

on 9/23/2018 4:12:00 AM


I love this stuff!!!! This has been a game changer for me! I have never used a spray brush cleaner before... but I won't be without one ever again now. What is so amazing is how WELL this works. My Mac 239's are white hair brushes and they are usually not - when I use this --BOOM -- white again- with little effort!! All I have to do is use a clean, soft cloth -- spray a couple of mists of this, swish them back and forth - (which is what is recommended for natural hair brushes) until they are free of product. What's really cool is that my brushes are conditioned - super soft - I've not noticed ANY damage to them at all. They're's natural ingredients, and it's supposed to be alchol free. I've even cheated and used it on my foundation burshes when I was too lazy to fully clean them. It takes a lot longer but it did work. The amount you get is really amazing per what you actually use to clean a brush. I'm so glad I pulled the trigger on this one!! I have chronic pain and standing there cleaning over 30 eye brushes alone? YUCK.....but this stuff? AWESOME SAUSE!!!!!!

Concealers -Charlotte Tilbury -Magic Away Liquid Concealer

on 9/23/2018 3:44:00 AM


I got cheated into buying this after reading all the good reviews about how it’s a miracle product for covering dark circles.
The packaging sucks! You turn the top part of the tube to dispense the product. I might have turned it 100 times yet only a little bit of product came out from one side of the sponge. It might have been a good product but I had difficulties dispensing it to try...
the design team must have had a few late nights before rushing to agree on this packaging. I haven’t used anything worse...
At some point I gave up and when closing the cap ... got a small cut on my finger.. it is mostly my own carelessness but if it hadn’t annoyed me so much till I lost my patience..

Do yourself a favor! Don’t trust magazine and blogger reviews already. The get paid to say even dog shit tastes nice...

Lip Gloss -bareMinerals -GEN NUDE Patent Lip Lacquer

on 9/23/2018 3:39:00 AM


overall: 7.5/10

This is one of those opaque lip glosses that is very sticky. It has great wear time because it is so sticky. I just don't love the feeling of it coating my lips. I have the shade Dahling which is a pink nude and very MLBB on me. These are a good quality product, not too expensive in good quality packaging. I do recommend them if you like the glossy look and don't mind the sticky feeling. I wouldn't purchase more of them myself, though.

Fragrances -Dolce&Gabbana -The Only One

on 9/23/2018 3:39:00 AM


Today I tried Dolce & Gabbana The Only One. I was surprised how much I like it. Firstly, I give it 10/10 for longevity. One small squirt on my arm is still going strong many hours later. I don’t think it smells anything like the original The One. Also, I’m sure I’ve smelt similar scents, so it’s not overly unique. It’s soft, but long lasting, so worth a try, in my opinion. Top – bergamot, violet, Heart – coffee, iris, Base – Patchouli, Vanilla.

Powder -Joe Fresh Style -Loose Powder in Translucent

on 9/23/2018 3:38:00 AM


I wish I can just reply to one of the reviews but I do not know how. So I just have to add this as a review. It was mentioned negatively that this product does not provide any change in complexion. However, is it not generally expected that TRANSLUCENT powder has no coverage, as implied by the name "translucent"? It was also mentioned that the powder "fell off". I am personally curious about how did it happen. Was too much powder applied? Was the skin dry? In the latter case we shouldn't expect loose powder to stick to dry skin. Even if it does stick, it might give a powdery look (which might or might not be desirable). To help the powder stick, it is possible to better moisturize, use a less matte foundation and/or use a spray.

Polishes -Unlisted Brand -Zombie Claw - Futuristic Love

on 9/23/2018 12:44:00 AM

Futuristic Love is a very pretty silver linear holographic with strong pink undertones and small black flakies. With the pink undertones it reminds we a lot of ILNP Rosewater. It provides a lovely rainbow on my nails. It is much more complex on the nail than it looks the bottle.

The formula was very nice. It applies smoothly and evenly with no running or pooling. The flakes spread evenly without any manipulation on my part. The texture was really nice as well. It was opaque in two coats on my short nails but with longer nails you may require a 3rd coat for full opacity.

The packaging is a standard polish bottle with a standard brush. The bottle has the Zombie Claw label on the front and the label on the bottom is cute and different for every polish. It is just an added twist that makes the packaging a bit unique.

I got this polish on a super sale, $5.00 for this pretty Indie, however I wouldn’t purchase again because I don’t love silver holos on me. This is a nice good quality and if you like a nice silver holo you can’t go wrong with this one.

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

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Lipstick -LipSense -Lipsense Color

on 9/23/2018 12:42:00 AM


I bought LipSense thinking that I wouldn’t need to reapply lipstick during the day but My LipSense experience wasn’t great. To begin with it burns and tingles as you apply it on your lips. You have apply smooth single strokes really quickly otherwise it dries and looks uneven. After a few trials I sort of got better at applying even coats but what I found during the day was that LipSense cracks and exposes the crease lines in the lips if the gloss isn’t reapplied regularly. That’s no different to touching up with the ordinary lipstick..is it ? I found removing it with the oops remover also not an easy process. Doesn’t remove easily in one or two wipes. You have to keep doing it. Another cool trick I now do is that I apply 3 layers wait for it to dry and then quickly use the remover and take out the product from my lips. This leaves a strong stain of the colour on the lips and it looks more natural and doesn’t flake and cake during the day. I then line my lips with my usual lip liner and all good to go. I use a bit of the gloss if I feel like but not as a compulsory thing. I’ll keep doing this till the product is all used up. I bought 3 colours and won’t be buying again.

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Lotions/ Creams -Josie Maran Cosmetics -Argan Milk Anti-Aging Body Renewal Serum

on 9/23/2018 12:15:00 AM

The original Josie Maran Argan Milk Face Serum is probably one of the first serums/ moisturizers that I'd ever repurchased. When I saw there was a new Josie Maran Argan Milk Anti-Aging Body Renewal Serum I was very excited to give it a try since I love the facial serum versions. I was not letdown at all by the Body Serum. I should mention that the formulas of the two products are pretty different with the exception of Argan Oil and water. The Josie Maran Argan Milk Anti-Aging Body Renewal Serum really does have a slightly liquid/ serum texture and a little goes a long way. That bl eing said, the bottle is tiny for the price, It was tiny. I think if I used this daily it would probably last right around three weeks before needing to repurchase. I think I will save the other 1/2 the bottle for winter time to help use layered with my other skincare products. I do love that this is fragrance free- nice option to have for those of us who have sensitive skin. My video review can be seen here

Conditioner -Redken -All Soft Conditioner

on 9/22/2018 11:31:00 PM


This is a good (average) conditioner. I compare it to my HG Biolage and unfortunately, it doesn't match my expectations.
It smells nice and I need to use a decent amount of product to get any results.
It does give a little bit of shine to my hair, and it does moderately help with the frizz. It's not a great detangler, nothing like Biolage.
But the real bummer is that argan oil breaks out my neck.
Not a bad product, but nothing to rave about.

Cleansers -CLINIQUE -Take the Day Off Micellar Cleansing Towelettes

on 9/22/2018 10:44:00 PM


I like these more than I expected. They don’t completely remove mascara but I use them before washing my face and that combination is the best I’ve tried so far for mascara removal. I haven’t used them without washing my face yet and my face feels a little greasy after using a wipe before washing. If they really removed the mascara like the woman at the store told me they would I would give them 5 stars instead of 4.

Eye Shadow -Smashbox -Cover Shot, Punked

on 9/22/2018 10:37:00 PM


I am liking this palette a lot more than I thought I would; I'm not usually big on nude/neutral eyeshadow/palettes, but this one is very pretty and versatile. Plus, it leans cool/neutral, not warm as most "nude" palettes do. Here's the list of shades:
Headliner, metallic champagne
Punked, matte taupey charcoal
Anarkissed, matte nude blush
Soft Punch, matte medium taupe with mauve cast
Destroyer, matte medium taupe
Studded, dense metallic cool gold
Riot Girl, metallic medium dark purple plum
Combat Boots, matte black

Anarkissed and Soft Punch are both soft medium mattes, wonderful as a base crease shade. Studded and Headliner are both beautiful softly metallic golden shades, but still cool-toned. Destroyer is a great taupe. Combat Boots--I'm not usually big on black e/s, yet I used this as an outer corner deepener, and it melded well with the other shades. Riot Girl: I love purple eyeshadow, and this is a rather tame purple for me, but fits well with the rest of the colors and works for those who want a little color... but not TOO much. And Punked is a great charcoally taupey gray... doesn't go blue like many grays.

These are soft and blendable, well pigmented with minimal fallout. Nice little compact, would be great for travel. I'll definitely be getting more of these; got my eye on Prism now!

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Foundations -Tarte Cosmetics -Rainforest of the Sea Foundation

on 9/22/2018 10:22:00 PM


I am so disappointed in this foundation. Bought it, used it. It was like using the cheap stuff. Made my face break out badly. I wouldn’t buy this again. The coverage was decent. I’d take it back and ask for a refund but I don’t wanna be one of them people.

Cleansers -KOSE -Softymo - Speedy Cleansing Oil


This is one of my top 3 cleansing oils - a dupe for FANCL which is my No 1. These are cheap in HK but not so cheap to import to Australia. Still I’ve given it a good score for price. These rinse off cleanly, don’t make me breakout and aren’t drying. I have repurchased a few times. I can’t tell a huge diff between the various Softymo cleansing oils except maybe thickness of the oil but the result is the same for me.

Lipstick -RIMMEL -Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick

on 9/22/2018 10:12:00 PM


Bro this lipstick changed my life GET IT it doesnt go ANYWHERE it’s so iconic and extra matte HOWEVER it does not dry out your lips like other matte lipsticks usually do. I swear this lipstick is the best lol

Mascara -Marc Jacobs -Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara


I got this as a sample from Sephora. Wasn’t particularly impressed with it from the start. But I soon realised how easy the brush was combing through my lashes without poking me. My lashes don’t get spidery yet it’s really black, thick, and lengthened. It clumps a little bit and smudges a little bit on the bottom of my eyes but it isn’t deal breaking. I received lots of compliments for my lAshes as well. There isn’t a specific look this mascara gave me, but it just does it decently.

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