Mascara -L'Oreal - Butterfly Intenza Mascara

on 10/19/2017 8:27:00 PM

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I liked the original Voluminous mascara - even after trying all the high priced favorites, it's better...and I really liked the Butterfly Sculpt; the weird eggbeater-shaped brush grabbed my skimpy lashes and even made those on my left eye (which for some reason always point down) flutter upwards. I won't use a lash curler, and with Butterfly Sculpt, I didn't need one. Finally! Then, stupidly, I bought L"Oreal Feline thinking it might do even more. I ended up using the Butterfly Sculpt brush with the Feline mascara, thinking the Voluminous formula was the same and it was the terrible Feline brush making the difference, but the formula seemed drier and ended up giving out in a matter of months - unheard of. So I went out and got the Butterfly Intenza. This does even a little more than the Butterfly Sculpt and with no effort - one coat or two, quickly. This will be my mascara from now on - no more detours! I have older, thinner lashes, and this makes them definitely noticeable. As close to false as possible.

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Cleansers -Jergens - All-Purpose Face Cream

on 10/19/2017 8:25:00 PM

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I'm giving this 3 lippies because I don't love it or hate it. Its just meh. Its really cheap and it lasts forever. I bought this as a moisturizer not a cleanser, makeup remover or primer so I'm reviewing as moisturize.
But FYI it does suck as a primer.
I'm surprised at all the great reviews, really. It is so greasy feeling. My hair sticks to my face! That dewy look it gives is because its like oil. And I've been using it for like 2 years and still have perpetual dry cheeks. I've finally had enough and am going to buy something else. I know, I'm a slow learner.
But I will keep my jar and probably still repurchase because of the price and it works in a pinch. But its still not great.


Eye Primer -BH Cosmetics - Smooth Canvas Long Wear Shadow Primer

on 10/19/2017 8:24:00 PM

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I purchased this in all 4 colours - Bisque, Fawn, Malt and Veil. The only colour I like is Fawn and I actually use it as an under eye liner!!! I just find them to be very thick and hard to blend. I used Bisque as an all over eyelid primer and just wasn't happy with the texture or look of the product. It's a shame really as BH is usually such a consistently good brand. May work for others, but I just didn't like them.

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Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous Feline

on 10/19/2017 8:19:00 PM

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I bought this mascara as I have always found Voluminous mascaras to be the best, despite trying all the high-priced favorites. I was using the Butterfly Sculpt, which I liked a lot. I should have stuck with it, but I thought the Feline might be even better. BIG mistake. The brush didn't get to my lashes at all - it was like I was using cotton swab to apply it. I ended up almost from day one using the old Butterfly Sculpt brush with it. Then, on top of everything else, it didn't last. Yeah yeah yeah - I know you're supposed to discard mascara every three months, but I use it until it runs out, and even though I use it every day, that's usually months and months, or a year. This ran dry within a couple of months. Don't know what the heck L'Oreal is thinking with this one. I went out and got the Butterfly Intenza - back to greatness!


Skincare - Body -Bio Oil - All Products

on 10/19/2017 8:18:00 PM

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This is a preliminary review - I plan to come back and add information and detail as I try it for different skin issues. I'm going to use this like Frank's Hot Sauce - "I put that sh*t on everything"

I am going to add it to moisturizers for both body and face, use it for scar diminishing and prevention, spot treat dry patches/comedones, try it on my nails, and apply to my 20+ year old stretch marks. We'll see how it goes.

So far, it absorbs quickly, which is nice. The scent is a powder room-y type of scent, not bad, but this oil contains a LOT of added ingredients for just fragrance. For that alone, I knock off 1 lippie. It also contains red dye. Both of these are totally unnecessary and I wish they made fragrance-free, dye-free oils, but I don't think they do.

Ingredients:

Botanicals

Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (Calendula Oil)
Lavandula Angustifolia Oil (Lavender Oil)
Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil (Rosemary Oil)
Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil (Chamomile Oil)

Vitamins

Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A)
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)

Oil base

Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum)
Triisononanoin
Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate
Isopropyl Myristate
Glycine Soja Oil
Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil
BHT
Bisabolol

Fragrance (Rose)

Parfum
Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone
Amyl Cinnamal
Benzyl Salicylate
Citronellol
Coumarin
Eugenol
Farnesol
Geraniol
Hydroxycitronellal
Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde
Limonene
Linalool

Color

Orange: CI 26100 (Red 17)


Loose Powders -Cover Girl - Professional Loose Powder

on 10/19/2017 8:06:00 PM

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I use this to set my foundation (Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse), and for t-zone touch-ups when I'm home (I use the pressed version for on the go). Translucent Fair is a great neutral pale shade, and is sheer enough to mattify/set without really changing my foundation color. I like the subtle shimmer in this, it really helps keep the powder from looking chalky or "flat matte". Oil control is middle of the road...l have quite an oily t-zone and this works OK at holding back shine (about the same as any powder). I wish it were fragrance free, but it's not as heavily fragranced as the pressed version. You get a ton of product (20 grams) for around $5, so one container lasts forever! I actually like the soft fluffy puff included, and use it to really pack the powder onto my oily areas, then lightly sweep across the rest of my face. Will repurchase!

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Hair Treatments -Organix - Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum

on 10/19/2017 7:51:00 PM

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I bought this serum after going to the beach under the strong sun. My dried hair became really moisturized and looked healthy. I have been using it for 3 weeks now, and my hair is fantastic. You would love this product if you are coconut lover. If not, do not buy this. very strong scent. I sometimes used it after blow dry my hair but it was fine. It just takes time to absorb the serum. My straight hair is much more straighten and looks so healthy now. I would love this if this is all organic ingredients. For breakage, I'm not sure. I don't have breakage int he first place, but I am sure that this helps prevent from getting it.


Palettes -Morphe - The Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette

on 10/19/2017 7:08:00 PM

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I love it


Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup

on 10/19/2017 6:53:00 PM

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I live where it's sunny and dry pretty much throughout the year, and I'm not getting any younger. A lot of moisturizer makes the foundation rub off, and facial oils give me whiteheads. So, I use this (1 pump is enough to cover my face) and dust a tiny bit of powder, and I'm so happy. If you want a really good coverage, you might want to apply 2 or 3 coats of this product. For dry skin, this is neither greasy nor heavy. I'm really impressed. As for the shade, "N 1-2" is perfect for my NC 15-20 skin.

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Toners -La Roche-Posay - Serozinc

on 10/19/2017 6:49:00 PM

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Oh how I wanted to like this. It's less pricey than my usual toners, and easy to use. But much like most La Roche-Posay products for complexion, this did exactly the opposite of what I needed it to do. (other products such as the Cicaplast range for hands & lips are some of the greatest I've used). I was having a bad time with hormonal acne and I picked it up and used it for a week and a half, at least twice a day. This made my skin even more inflamed, but also very dehydrated, which caused even more pimples and clogged pores. My skin never looked duller- I would wake up in the morning and almost gasp at how awful and grey it was, with very obvious red pimples and blackheads, plus dark circles, which never happens to me. The minute I stopped using this, my skin started getting better. I have no idea if it's the salted water factor or zinc. Probably the latter. It's rare that my skin would dislike a product so much, but ever since I went back too using bamboo hydrosol, my skin tone is way more even and my face looks plumper, like it's actually coming back to life. Now I'm not saying this is awful, I just think there's something in these ingredients that's probably not good for me. Most people seem to like this a lot, and I'm sure that it can be lovely on some skin types, just not mine, so I can't recommend it.


Eye Shadow -ColourPop - Eyeshadows (all)

on 10/19/2017 6:46:00 PM

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I am a professional makeup artists of 20 years, so know my stuff. Product arrived smashed, (5 eyeshadows) The quality was poor with no pigment transfer. I contacted there customer service team to be offered $20 from a $40 order plus I would need to internationally send their faulty bad quality product back to there head office. This is unacceptable, please note there return policy is poor. I then claimed through paypal and even then the company made it extremely hard for me to make a return and claim my money back for this terrible product. Buyer beware, cheap bad quality product, and extremely hard to return faulty, cheap and nasty product.


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Lip Treatments -Vaseline - Lip Therapy Advanced Formula

on 10/19/2017 6:38:00 PM

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This is just Vaseline in a squeeze tube container. The flavoring has been removed from the formula, and now it's just 100% petroleum jelly, which I prefer. This works great for the lips. I was using a Avon lip balm, but it stopped working. So, I decided to buy the simplest product I could and bought this to try. It's worked wonders. My lips aren't chapped anymore and the Vaseline makes them feel very moist. I've used various lip balms over the years, but so far this is working the best. The tub of Vaseline is much more economical, but I like this tube because it's portable, easy to use and hygienic.

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Body Scrubs -Unlisted Brand - Buff Puff

on 10/19/2017 6:20:00 PM

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I recently bought the gentle facial version of this and I really like it. Personally I prefer mechanical exfoliation to chemical exfoliation. Normally I use a scrub, but I saw this in the store for $4.00 dollars and decided to give it a try. To use: I first apply cold cream to my dry face. Then I wet the buff puff and gently swipe it over my skin in a small circular pattern. Finally I wipe the cold cream off with tissues and add some soap to the buff puff and rinse it well. Then I lay it out to dry for next time. A little bit of toner and I'm done. Make sure you use this very lightly especially if you have sensitive skin. It's really easy to overdo it. Otherwise, I think a lot of people would get good results with this product.


Fragrances -Nina Ricci - Nina (New)

on 10/19/2017 6:07:00 PM

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This is a great everyday fragrance. It's fresh and fruity but not overly sweet or cloying but still has enough depth to be worn all year. The main notes I get are crisp green apple and lemon with a dry down of caramel with some soft cedar notes. I really like this fragrance and I find it lasts about 6 hours on me.


Toners -Unlisted Brand - Dickinson's - Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner

on 10/19/2017 5:52:00 PM

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This is a very good toner. I use it after I remove my cold cream to get rid of last traces of makeup and cream. I just tissue off the cold cream, and then I dampen a cotton ball with water, add some toner to it, and gently wipe it over my skin. I find this brand very gentle, and I like that they mixed the witch hazel with grain alcohol instead of isopropyl alcohol. I feel like it's gentler on the skin. This tones, but it doesn't dry you out. It's also affordable. I think I paid about $8.00 dollars for a 16 ounce bottle. Don't pay loads of money for a toner. Buy this instead.


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