Bath Treatments -LUSH - Twilight Bath Bomb

on 10/23/2017 7:33:00 AM

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This is hands down the cutest Lush bath bomb I have tried.

I love the smell of it (sweet, but not OTT; a bit of lavender but nothing granny-like). It helps me relax and unwind, especially after a very stressful day at work. Works every time and I even break it into two (because I am greedy that way lol) so that I can use it twice. The entire Twilight line is heavenly, you can see more photos + read more about it in a separate review here (http://www.partyparrotblog.com/single-post/2017/09/17/Favourite-Body-Care-Products-Sep-17). I am very happy with my picks and can't recommend these enough!


Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - BCL Spa Massage Cream Spearmint + Vanilla

on 10/23/2017 7:26:00 AM

I am new to the brand, but these gel lotions/massage creams are such good body care products.

They are lightweight, smell great, have great nourishing ingredients in them and are fabulous for someone with drier skin. I use these both in the morning/evening, since the lotion absorbs really fast - your clothes won't stick to the body.

You can read more about this line in a separate review here (http://www.partyparrotblog.com/single-post/2017/09/17/Favourite-Body-Care-Products-Sep-17) Hope it helps! x


Cleansers -Paula's Choice - Perfect Cleansing Oil

on 10/23/2017 7:19:00 AM

I love this cleansing oil! I was using Clinique for at least three years. The Clinique oil was ok but left my skin feeling a bit hot and seemed red. This oil is so mild. The oils are light and gentle. There is not an ounce of fragrance. Obviously, I close my eyes when I use any cleanser, so I can't say that it would sting. My skin feels soft, not a breakout or irritation to be seen. It is way lighter than the Burt's Bees, lighter than Tatcha, and less greasy than Simple. I really love it in my double cleansing routine. Yes, PC is coming out with a lot of products, but at least they follow her philosophy of no fragrance or irritating ingredients. In fact, her products are improving. I could never use the 4% BHA foam, but can completely use the new 4% BHA serum.

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Fragrances -Lancome - La Vie Est Belle

on 10/23/2017 6:58:00 AM

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I’ve tried this several times since I keep getting samples. If you’re sensitive to patchouli you won’t like this. I don’t think this is as universally appealing because of that patchouli.

It does last and packaging is nice.


Foundations -Deciem - The Ordinary Serum Foundation

on 10/23/2017 6:36:00 AM

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I have to say I do not understand the rave reviews. Firstly - while it’s cheap, you don’t get a lot of product for your money, putting it at about the same price as high street foundations. It markets itself as very lightweight and this may be true if you have very young skin but I do not find it to be so on my skin. I am in my 30s and while I have no proper lines or wrinkles I have very fine lines across my forehead. This sits in them terribly and really makes me look old. Not good! Compared to (yes a v high end) but still lightweight foundation like a ysl cushion foundation, I’d rather pay the money instead of looking older than I am


Treatments (Face) -Deciem - The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%

on 10/23/2017 6:33:00 AM

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I’m afraid that while there’s no denying this product is excellent value for money and provides a solution to the instability of vitamin c, I would not purchase again. The cons just out weigh the pros. I understand the science behind why it’s gritty but I find rubbing it into my face irritating, for some reason the taste always ends up in my mouth and lastly, for me a vit c product is for the mornings so retinols may be used at night. This just doesn’t work under make up particularly if you’re in a hurry. If you’re able to leave it for ages it’s not too bad but I find it balls and is gritty under the make up if doing a normal morning for work make up. I will try the newer one and see if it’s any better


Scrubs -Clinique - 7 Day Scrub Cream

on 10/23/2017 6:26:00 AM

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The creamy base allows me to use this on my combination 62-year old skin. I use glycolic acid pretty regularly so this helps the flakes when they appear. But I’d only use it once a week at most and I remove it with a damp microfiber cloth. Clinique was one of the first companies to introduce the whole exfoliating practice well before the other lines. While there are literally dozens upon dozens of other products, I like this because it is unscented: it’s the essential oil components of other products that just kill my skin and leave me blemished and red.


Palettes -Anastasia Of Beverly Hills - Prism

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I just purchased this palette a couple days ago and first things first, I LOVE THE COLORS. So I did some swatches and noticed the formula feels WAY different than modern renaissance! It's on the chalkier side for sure, and the pigmentation isn't as good either. I'm not complaining just yet because I can build up the colors that's just something I noticed off the bat. I have yet to do a look with this palette but will be doing one soon!


Lipstick -Wet 'n' Wild - MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick

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These lipsticks are pretty much 50/50 depending on the shades you purchase. I purchased "Give me mocha" And "Missy" and have had two completely different experiences with the two. Give me mocha is beautiful! It glides on smoothly and feels natural on my lips. Missy on the other hand.......The applicator feels rough and it looks patchy when you apply it. The formula feels watery and the color does not look nice at all. If you mess up application GOOD LUCK removing this shade because it stains your skin and you'll have to go thorough hoops to get it off.. I'd say this is a good buy as long as you stick to the more nude lip shades because the brighter ones have a whole different feel to them.


Fragrances -Jo Malone - Red Roses

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Love Red Roses...So Pretty...Red Roses smells like a Bouquet of Roses from the florist...a little Powdery...has Violets...Lovely Rose Perfume...

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Lipstick -Maybelline - 24 Hour super stay

on 10/23/2017 5:24:00 AM

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Stays on very well, but I found that it emphasised and sank into every line, wrinkle and crevice of my mouth, especially after putting the balm on, making me look much older. Putting a good, clear gloss over the top helped

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Lip Treatments -Nivea - Lip Butter

on 10/23/2017 4:44:00 AM

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Scent/flavor: Cocoa Butter Kiss
Pros: -smells great -not super thick or sticky -moisturizing -a lot of product for the price
Cons: -too much can leave a white film on the lips -i personally don't really like potted products, cap can sometimes be difficult to open

This one smells really nice. It has a nutty vanilla scent. I have the Raspberry Rose Kiss one as well and I enjoy both. I honestly only tried them out for the hype on beauty pages, but I think they're worth it.

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Masks -Queen Helene - Mint Julep Masque

on 10/23/2017 4:26:00 AM

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Skin type: oily/acne prone

I have the tube version of this which I feel can be kind of inconvenient as the mask is pretty thick and is hard to get out. Either way, I love this stuff. Smells refreshing, tingles nicely, and does a great job at combating excess oils and making my pores feel clean, and my skin nice and tight. A classic product that I recommend :)

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Masks -Queen Helene - Mint Julep Masque

on 10/23/2017 4:06:00 AM

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Love this stuff! I have oily & combo skin and suffer from the occasional breakout. This mask gets rid of all my pimples so well. I wish I knew about this stuff when I was younger. If you are plagued by oil, blackheads or breakouts, try this mask.


Hair Styling Tools -Unlisted Brand - Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

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I have been having success with this ridiculously priced thing...!
I have long layers (10-16" in length) and fine hair that will either smooth out or curl up a little if I encourage it (2A or 2B in curl terms). I am starting to turn white and learning how to tame the newer coarse crazy hairs have been a challenge.
My preferred use is using the smoothing nozzle with both heat and air on the highest settings - just like they show on the Dyson website. My hair feels and looks shiny and the magic of the hairdryer is it adds only about 5 minutes to my beauty routine. I never dry my hair until it is bone dry, which does reduce time (and the risk of damage). This method has earned the most compliments and questions in regards to what I have done. I of course don't share my extravagant secret, I'm still embarrassed I spent this much on a hair dryer.
Sometimes I use the diffuser and scrunch my hair while it dries, turning the heat down to medium because the hottest setting is too hot to handle my hair or have the dryer blowing on them. This method takes about 15 minutes and my only complaint is with the magnet, it pops off easily when I bump it against my head.
I have not used the styling concentrator, I need to get some brushes and I fear frying my ends.
I bought the special edition version which comes with a pink pleather case. It didn't cost any more than the one without, so why not? The case seems like a nice way to store and transport the dryer but the diffuser won't fit in it and the pretty shade of pink will probably get grubby over time.
The cord is generous in length but heavy and there is a power converter block near the gfi plug end - both are bulky. I suggest hanging the dryer or use the non-slip mat because the bulk of the cord will pull it off whatever surface you lay it down on.
I still can't believe I spent this much money on a simple thing as a hair dryer, and when my husband finds he will be extremely mad, but having been around a parent who ran her own salon for 30 years I know a hair dryer is essential. I feel I could and probably will own this for the rest of my life and can realistically justify its cost as I don't color or otherwise process my hair and visit my stylist about 4 times a year for just a cut.
1 lippie off because of the price! Would not repurchase unless I could get some sort of % off in a sale.


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