Top/Base Coats -FingerPaints -Calcium Boost Base Coat

on 6/23/2018 11:17:00 PM

I bought this at Sally for around $5 and am very happy with this product's performance. It extends the life of my polish significantly and goes on smoothly and easily, creating an even base. It think it works better than ridge filler for my nails even though it's not a particularly formulated product. The paddle brush is easy to work with, too. My nails feel and look great with this product under my polish. I think I may like it better than Orly Bonder.


Fragrances -Thierry Mugler -Angel Muse

on 6/23/2018 11:16:00 PM

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I could not resist writing a review. I am no expert at writing fragrance review so I'm going to do my best. I'm kind of still stuck in the 80s and for some reason my number one fragrance if I had to choose just one would be vintage poison. I have not yet after trying religiously found anything that works better on my skin then vintage poison. Now the rest of my perfume collection consist of mostly summertime Citrus type of smells because I kind of like perfumes on both ends of the spectrum there. I keep on trying the sweet ones that smell like candy and while they smell great in the bottle they don't don't ever project on me at all. This is no exception. I bought a sample of this one and it came today and I cannot stop applying it and then obsessively smelling my wrists. It smells so good and yummy. But like all sweet smelling perfumes like this they don't last on me. I think it's something to do with my skin because no one else seems to have these issues. After spraying that's on my wrist it lasts for about 40 minutes it's before there's no trace of it at all. A half an hour after I put it on the first time I asked my boy to smell my neck to see if he could smell it and he smelled nothing. He's 12. So while it is incredibly beautiful and delicious and I want to smell like this I can't really achieve the goal personally. Not unless I plan on reapplying this perfume every hour. So even after saying all these things I'm still considering purchasing a full size bottle just because it's stunning. It is the best smelling thing on earth. It just smells like everything delicious is that you would eat at a fair. I smell caramel strongly and a cotton candy scent and it's just incredible. I just wish that it projected on me and lasted on my skin. I'm about to make a trip to TJ Maxx since everyone's talking about finding things like this for cheap prices. Maybe I'll get lucky. I have been getting pretty nice deals on fragrancenet.com. seems like I have a continuous flow of orders coming in from that website. Right now I have a bunch of stuff in my cart then I'm trying to narrow down. I don't have much shopping availability where I live. While there is a TJ Maxx there is no Mall in the middle of the mountains of West Virginia. Therefore most everything is a blind buy

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Powder -Maybelline -Fit Me! Set and Smooth Powder for Normal to Dry Skin

on 6/23/2018 11:08:00 PM

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The only complaint I have about this product is the packaging, it’s cheap and hard to use the powder and the mirror at the same time, but other than that, it’s a wonderful product.


Fragrances -Marc Jacobs -Decadence

on 6/23/2018 11:06:00 PM

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This is a gorgeous perfume that just plain doesn't work with my body chemistry. It smells great on paper and on other people, and on me it turns disgusting within twenty minutes of spraying. We're talking cat urine. Revolting. I cannot wear it and am grateful I had a sample first. The eau so decadent doesn't do the same thing at all, but it doesn't have that lush, ripe weight of this fragrance. This is a gorgeous scent for a woman who is self possessed and knows herself, but I would strongly recommend sampling it first.

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Blush -Maybelline -FaceStudio Master Blush Color & Highlight Kit

on 6/23/2018 11:02:00 PM

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I read the only two reviews available here and after watching a YouTuber using this as a favourite in her video I gave it a try with high expectations.I am a blush and highlighter junkie so yeah.
THE HIGHLIGHTER:like a 6/10,it was more glittery though than a light glowy shimmer so steer clear if you don’t like glitter like me.i prefer glow and this highlighter looked very unnatural and powdery AF.
The BLUSHES:extremely pigmented and no matter how many time I dust the excess off and even swirl it on my wrist before applying the colours are TOO loud and look very unnatural.they look very pretty and alluring in the pan but exceedingly unflattering on your face.i am light toned so I tried it on my slightly deeper toned friend and it looked okayish on her too.still too powdery and emphasised texture.The lasting power was also about 1-2 hours.
Wouldn’t repurchase.total waste of money-.- the only good thing is that it’s small so good for on the go but iv seen other brands with better kits like rimmel while makeup revolution also has products similar but wayy better than this .


Foundations -COVERGIRL -Trublend matte made liquid foundation

on 6/23/2018 10:40:00 PM

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If you can get over all the white flecks(which I can’t) my face started to sting almost a burning sensation & I noticed a large red area with bumps, that was not there before I put on this foundation I decided (stupidly) to plough on and use the matching concealer, almost instantly my under eye area was on fire, I removed it all immediately! I put some gentle moisturizer on and now finally after about six hours my face has calmed down.


Shampoo -LUSH -Montalbano Shampoo Bar

on 6/23/2018 10:37:00 PM

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I bought this shampoo bar DESPITE reading all the bad reviews on here because it smells so good and looked so cool in the store, and I am trying to be more environmentally friendly. I also thought the natural ingredients would help my hair. This is one of the worst shampoos I've ever tried! The top of my hair was super greasy, almost felt like it wasn't completely dried. However, the bottom of my hair was so dry and the texture felt absolutely disgusting. I used it twice and had to stop after the second time because I couldn't even flip my hair, because the top was so greasy. This is the first shampoo bar I've tried, so I don't know a good alternative but if you're in the market for one make sure to stay as far away from this one as possible!


Fragrances -Givenchy -Hot Couture

on 6/23/2018 10:23:00 PM

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I have lots of perfumes, body mists etc... this one is ME. I love it sooo much. It’s sweet & a little fruity from the raspberries, but there’s also smoke & spice... it’s just sexy. You have to try it. Hot couture is really unique and beautiful. And it’s not so popular that you’ll smell it on other people. I use the EDT

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Lotions/ Creams -Curel -Rough Skin Rescue

on 6/23/2018 10:23:00 PM

I bought this on a recommendation from the KP thread on Reddit. I’ve struggled with KP for almost two decades. It’s on my arms, thighs, and butt. Recently after giving birth to my second child, I noticed it went to my calves. I’ve really just left it alone for the past 10 years and learned to live with it. I’ve decided to start taking better care of my skin and decided to try this instead of jumping into putting acids on my KP. After the first use, it has made a giant difference. My skin isn’t sticky. It isn’t greasy or coated. It absorbed super quick. This stuff is amazing. I’ve never been impressed by a drugstore lotion. I wouldn’t think this lotion would work for “normal” skin people. There’s no burn for me or any discoloration. It works for the KP. Makes my hands feel nice too. Also, all of my tattoos look brighter. I would get up and check, but I’m lazy, but I’m betting it has urea in it. I love this stuff.


Liquid -NARS -Sheer Glow Foundation

on 6/23/2018 9:10:00 PM

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I've gone through a couple bottles of this over the years and it's good but not perfect. Lovely creamy finish, applies well with fingers, beautiful golden/yellow undertones, and the coverage is buildable so you can sheer it out or layer up to medium coverage depending on how good your skin is at the moment. Two cons: the lack of a pump top (technically available separately but come on, this already costs $50) and the fact that I can't finish a jar without it oxidizing on me. The first time this happened, I was using the shade Deauville and I figured the reason the red tones and darkness were getting more noticeable on my skin was because my sunscreen was working, so I bought Ceylon and was looking good again... until I got halfway through the bottle and then boom, oxidized again. If it wasn't for the oxidization issue, this might have been my HG!


Treatments (Face) -Isomers -matrixyl 3000

on 6/23/2018 9:10:00 PM

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I have enjoyed many of Isomers products. For the most part they are reasonably priced, have nice textures and, most importantly, they are effective. This serum is no exception. It has a light-medium texture that absorbs quickly. It does not leave any film or residue. It is moisturizing and it my skin feels very soft after using it. Only a few drops are need to cover face and neck. I probably won't repurchase because the Ordinary makes a similar product at a comparable price. This formula is much more elegant but they are both equally effective.


Foundations -Physicians Formula -The Healthy Foundation SPF 20

on 6/23/2018 9:06:00 PM

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This is definitely one of the best drugstore foundations out there. I do need to use a primer beforehand or it enhances my pores. I blend it in with a brush, for some reason when applied with a sponge blender it looks like shiny paint on my face. This foundation doesn't last very long, 5-6 hours tops, but it does have a lovely, satiny, natural finish when properly blended into skin. It doesn't oxidise and doesn't get cakey with time. LW2 is a good match for me. Coverage is medium, probably buildable (never checked, don't need to.)

I am not crazy about the doe foot applicator because it's really hard to get the exact amount of foundation out of bottle. Other than that, the bottle is really pretty and looks like a high-end product. It's not my favorite foundation, but I like it a lot and will probably repurchase when I run out, especially since it's not expensive and is available in a least 6 stores in my area.


Eye Shadow -e.l.f. -Flawless Eyeshadow Quad - Party Purple

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I wasn't expecting much from this little palette based on the reviews here, but it surprised me. I got it on sale for about $1 Canadian, and I'd definitely consider it worth it.

I tested these shadows with swatches, and applied using brushes dampened with E.L.F. Mist and Set on primed lids.

First and foremost: The darkest shade is completely unusable, so if you're buying it with the intent of using that particular color, pass on this one.

As for the other three shades, I was actually quite impressed. Though they are a bit powdery, they were very pigmented when applied, and blended very smoothly. Purple is my favorite color, and it's also one that's usually hard to do well in a shadow formula. With the exception of the deepest shade, this is an impressive formula. I've had much more expensive palettes that weren't as easy to work with. For $1, you can't go wrong!


Liquid -Charlotte Tilbury -Magic Foundation

on 6/23/2018 8:59:00 PM

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I tried a sample of this in the shade fair 1 (I’m an NC10 in MAC studio fix). The colour match is pretty good (it could be a tiny bit lighter if I’m being critical - it’s probably somewhere between a NC10 and an NW13). But I have to admit that I really like the formula. I can see why people who love Double Wear hate this foundation. I find Double Wear too drying, too heavy (it looks obvious on me), and way too dark (it oxidizes like crazy on me too). This is much more moisturizing. It’s a nice light to medium coverage if buffed in with an F80 kabuki. You do need to spot conceal if you have blemishes and I used concealer under my eyes too. But it feels super moisturizing throughout the day. I’m dry but not flakey, and it wore much better than most foundations I’ve tried lately. It doesn’t sink into fine lines. It didn’t emphasize pores. My nose needed a blot partway through the day but this is normal for me. I wore it over moisturizer and sunscreen (no primer). I was really impressed. I got 3 days worth of wear from the sample, and I’m considering buying some.


Concealers -Maybelline -Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer

on 6/23/2018 8:58:00 PM

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This is my go to daily concealer, though I have a few quarrels with it. It oxidizes a bit, and the packaging is convenient but really weird. It's a medium coverage, which I prefer for everyday since I don't wear foundation. It doesn't crease and lasts all day on my dry skin.


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