Foundations -Deciem -Hylamide Photography Foundation

on 3/21/2018 4:58:00 PM


I actually like this product a lot and have repurchased it multiple times. Sad to see all the bad reviews, although I understand some of the points made.

The consistency of the product is quite thin. (If it is thick like some reviewers describe I think you got an old batch.) It dries down very quickly after application, leaving my skin looking more even and slightly glowy. I do have reasonably clear skin (and also I am too lazy to wear foundation on a daily basis) therefore I wear this on its own most of the time. If I want more even skin I will put some concealer around the nose, chin etc.

The thing I like most about this is that it sets my suncreen. I use an organic suncreen (because most other sunscreens break me out) which for some reason does not sink in properly and leaves my skin feeling sticky. The photography foundation magically sets it in place, takes away any stickyness and leaves me feeling like I am not wearing anything on my skin.

Eyeliner -Pixi -Cat Eye Ink

on 3/21/2018 4:51:00 PM


The. Absolute. Worst. It was dry, never worked and never even made a mark on my eyelid.

Bronzers -TheBalm -Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush

on 3/21/2018 4:46:00 PM


I absolutely LOVE this. The most beautiful bronzer on my skin ever: a brown/reddish color like you have been in the sun. Not yellow, not flat... It contains tiny tiny particles of gold flex which are very alluring and vivid. You can use it on the entire face without any problems; you will not look like a disco ball. I stays put all day and doesn't look powdery. It's the only product that mimicks the sun. On the dark side like a true bronzer ALWAYS should be. This must be the most expensive bronzer on earth: compared to La Mer, La Prairie and Sisley this is more expensive as it only contains 6 grams of bronzer. 6! In the end it gets cheaper as it is very pigmented.

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Cleansers -Simple -Hydrating Cleansing Oil

on 3/21/2018 4:42:00 PM


I have been using this product for a couple of weeks now and it is an excellent drugstore cleansing oil. I have previously used the Shu Uemura cleansing oil, MAC and Elemis. I stopped using the Shu Uemura cleansing oil as it contained mineral oil. The Simple cleansing oil is great for my skin type which is normal-dry and can be occasionally sensitive. This doesn't leave a residue and is great at removing excess makeup (I remove the majority with micellar water and use this afterwards).
I highly recommend as it has caused no breakouts and is very effective at removing makeup.

Mascara -L'Oreal -Telescopic Mascara

on 3/21/2018 4:37:00 PM


I am 29 years old and have been using this product since high school. 15 YEARS!!

Buy this product.

What I love:
-it separates and lengthens your lashes
-doesn't crumble throughout the day

-Use a primer (white mascara) or L'Oreal Double Extend mascara first, and then use telescopic on top right after to separate and lengthen lashes. It gives a false lash appearance.

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Liquid -Dior -Diorskin Forever Undercover Foundation

on 3/21/2018 4:36:00 PM


Not a bad foundation, but nothing to write home about... It' less heavy compared to double wear but this is bad for your skin. You can smell the alcohol when applying- this can't be right. It's very long lasting which is a huge bonus but it makes you look older (very dry finish on my not dry skin)... It got into lines I didn't knew I had. Very fragranced item also. Who wants this in a foundation. Sad, cause I love the color... Do not advice this at all.

Treatments (Face) -Unlisted Brand -Kosmea Rosehip Oil

on 3/21/2018 4:31:00 PM


What I love:
-softens skin
-it absorbs quickly leaving a dewy finish and feel
-reduces blemishes and balances uneven skin tone
-AMAZING under makeup, helloooooo dewy skin!!

-daily moisturizer or as a serum under moisturizer
-skin primer under foundation for a dewy finish
-100% use as part of night time skin routine

The not so good:
-if you use too much product, you may find that the it leaves a bit of a yellow/orange hue---- it goes away, just an FYI
-the cost is a little high for my poor student budget, but reasonable in comparison to the crazy serums and oils you'll find at sephora. **BENEFITS ARE WORTH THE COST**

Palettes -Essence -All about Nudes eyeshadow palette

on 3/21/2018 4:27:00 PM


Love the colors. They last for hours. wish it came with an applicator though. I had 2 buy some at the dollar store. I love that it comes with mattes and shimmery colors. The shimmery are the best though!

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BB Cream -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Foundation Full-Coverage Moisturizer

on 3/21/2018 4:14:00 PM


Purchased this through QVC when they were running an easy pay option. It helped break the payments up which otherwise would have been very expensive to drop all at once.
I have given it a couple weeks and I can never get it right. Although I ordered it in light I feel like it has an orangie brown tint to it. It is also a very flat matte on my skin and just doesnt do it any justice. My skin always looks flat, if that makes sense. It also states that it is a moisturizer, although I haven’t noticed any difference in the way my skin feels.
I don’t think i will continue using it.

Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand -Danielle Erase Your Face Cloth

on 3/21/2018 4:12:00 PM


I bought a single one at London Drugs and liked it so much that I ended up buying a 4-pack on Amazon. These clothes are brilliant - they really work! I was a bit skeptical to start with as I wear quite a lot of makeup, but they do remove every single bit of it! The only "complaint" I have is that it's not easy to rinse them after use but everything does come off in the laundry. I guess that's why it's a good idea to have more than one - I now have 5 which is perfect as I hardly ever wear makeup at the weekend.

Mascara -Cover Girl -The Super Sizer by LashBlast Mascara


I purchased this mascara because I generally like covergirls products. I like to test different products out every once in a while. & I thought Id try to switch up my mascara since Ive been using the same kind for a while.. Well, I shouldnt have. Complete waste of money. I dont like this mascara for many reasons. First of all, it smudges. Terribly. Which then leads me too.. Its too wet. My experience.. I have fairly longer lashes, so when applying mascara, any mascara.. I have to be careful not to blink or the tips of my eyelashes will touch my eyelids, etc. Well, When I apply mascara I blink & twirl the brush at the same time, getting as much length and volume as I can. Well, that works great usually, except... This mascara is way too wet & made a huge mess on my face!! It was impossible to apply this mascara the way I do, & not get any on my face. Sooo, that leads me too.. Washing it off. Waterproof. Thats great! Its also one of things I look for. However, this mascara is super hard to remove.. Next thing, It clumps!! Horribly. Im the type of person who usually does at least 3 coats of mascara to get the best look I can.. With this mascara, after my second coat, my lashes just look like 1 big clump of lash. Gross.. Now lastly, This mascara did NOTHING for me as far as length. & Thats the biggest thing I look for in mascara. Huge disappointment.

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Gels/Soaps -Chagrin Valley -All Products

on 3/21/2018 3:35:00 PM


I don't know guys.

I was super excited to use real soap after I got a water softener for my shower. (real soap + hard water = disgusting nightmare)

I used the ayurvedic herb and coconut milk shampoo bars. Went through somewhat of a transition phase despite the softener. Probably because of residual conditioning ingredients left in my hair from previous shampoos and conditioners.

At first (post-transition) my hair was so thick looking and much wavier than before, which I loved. I am accustomed to washing my hair every day. Many people think this is a bad idea, but my scalp becomes itchy and flaky if I don't. Washing with a shampoo bar every day dried the living hell out of the length of my hair and made my scalp red and quite irritated.

The unfortunate part about dryness and shampoo bars is that you have to be very careful about which conditioning agents you use, since soap can't remove many of them the way detergents can. I tried argan oil on my ends and went to shampooing every other day. This seemed like my solution. My hair was shinier and my scalp wasn't so irritated.

Keeping this routine for maybe a week and a half, I started noticing that anywhere the soap touched burned and itched. It felt almost like the beginnings of a chemical burn any time I shampooed my hair or used the soap on the rest of my body.

I was stubborn at first and read all of Ida's blog posts. She seems like a knowledgeable person who is invested in her work and her customers. She believes in what she makes and runs a great company.

But you know what? There is a reason pH balanced skincare is a thing. Yes, soap alters the pH of your skin only temporarily and the acid mantle of healthy skin replenishes itself shortly after getting out of the shower. That doesn't change the simple fact that disrupting that pH of your skin consistently and drastically with real soap can be quite irritating. This is the reason soap burns on private areas. It's not good for the health of your skin. This is an objective fact. I know. I was very stubborn about admitting this to myself too.

Ida's main reason for believing natural soap is worth the pH risk is that it's free of synthetic detergents. The thing is, there are SO MANY different kinds of detergents. Some are irritating. Some aren't.

Natural soap isn't inherently gentler than detergents just because it's not as good at removing oil. Imagine lathering one arm with a liquid body wash and the other arm with a natural soap bar. In your honest experience, which one would start burning or itching first?

I love reading Ida's stuff and I love that she uses outstandingly great ingredients, but what turned me away from using her soap was the experience of using them. I didn't want to admit it, but they were incredibly irritating. This is not because of her recipes. It's because that's the nature of genuine natural soap.

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Lip Gloss -Unlisted Brand -GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper

on 3/21/2018 3:31:00 PM


This doesn’t technically plump you lips in that lip injection way, but it provides a lot of moisture so that your lips are more hydrated. It doesn’t sting at all; it’s a thick, viscous texture but it absorbs into the lips very well. It’s kind of expensive and the cap in my experience gets loose really easily which is troublesome because the applicator tends to attract dust and other particles. I wouldn’t say this is an essential product if you already own lip masks etc...

Liquid -Maybelline -FIT Me Foundation (Matte + Poreless)


Overall, I personally like it. I do have a combination of dry & oily skin. Depending on the time of year. When my face is going through a dry spell, I will not use this foundation though. It makes my face feel & look even more dry. I also found that this foundation does have a weird dryish-textured feeling after it is applied onto the skin. However, it does stay on all day. I dont have to reapply, & It has great coverage so I dont have to use a lot. So, In all I like it. & I would recommend this to a friend!

Mascara -L'Oreal -Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof

on 3/21/2018 2:57:00 PM


This was ok. Yes, it's a dupe for Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara but this was a wetter formula so it took a while to dry and it clumped after one coat and smudged as I was applying the one coat. It's not worth all the work to make it look good. I'm sticking with Maybelline Full and Soft Waterproof because my lashes always look good without all the work.

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