Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand -Sister and Co. raw coconut lip tonic

on 12/15/2017 8:53:00 PM

This is a super cute raw natural indie looking type product. I got it off Beautybay but it doesn’t look like they stock it anymore. This actually hydrates my lips and sinks in, but leaves a thin protective layer. I’ve gotten sick of waxy products that leave my lips still dry once the products wears off. Sometimes natural lip balms can be a bit oily but this one isn’t. It’s in a pot and solidifies more in colder weather due to the coconut oil and spreads easily with warmth from touch. I’ve got the scent Rose Otto and cardamom, which is quite unique and I wasn’t convinced in the beginning but now I love it. I think there may be another scent available as well. It’s also got tons of product and will last me ages, very economical. Two thumbs up.


Treatments -Unlisted Brand -Vitry Nail Repair Treatment

on 12/15/2017 8:47:00 PM

Without a doubt a product I will NOT be without. My nails are naturally thin and peel in layers at the tips. Vitry has allowed me to grow my nails a good 4 millimetres beyond my finger tips which is unheard of for me. Best of all, it stays on the tips and I remove it when it starts to grow out from the bottom....which again is unheard of for me. I don't follow the instructions per say. I put two coats on and might touch the shine up with "Essie To Dry For" every third day because it's super shiny and dries so incredibly quickly. Then I take it off after 7 or 8 days and my nails are healthy. When I apply it I stay away from the cuticles which gets easier as your nails get longer. Before this, the only nail hardener that didn't peel off my nails in sheets was OPI Nail Envy Original Formula. Vitry is better and seems to have a bit of optical brightener in it as it makes my nails look clean and healthy....I even get compliments to this effect!


Polishes -Essie -Sunday Funday

on 12/15/2017 8:23:00 PM

Sunday Funday is one of my favourite Essie polishes! Essie is really good at pumping out gorgeous shades of orange/peachy/coral and this one is no exception, it even looks pink under some lighting! Sunday Funday is laced with silver shimmer, making it look particularly fantastic in the sun. It looks great as a summer mani or pedi. It had a great formula and was fully opaque in two coats. It applied easily without streaks or patches and dried quickly and to a shiny finish. It wore well, lasting 5 days before chipping when paired with base and top coat. I love this one, it is one of my summer favourites.


Powder -Alima -Pressed Foundation with Rosehip Antioxidant Complex

on 12/15/2017 8:17:00 PM

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I waited so long for Alima to make a product like this, so I could carry it around for touch-ups. I was shocked when it finally arrived and I realized it was scented with essential oils. I did use it for awhile. It didn't cause problems; but the fragrance was ultimately a deal breaker for me. I just don't like it. It reminds me of a lavender-calendula diaper cream I used to use on the kids.

I've used Alima Pure's Satin Matte foundation for years, and it has been great. For awhile, I carried Laura Mercier's pressed mineral powder in my bag for touch-ups, but lately my go-to has been Physician's Formula Mineral Wear Airbrushing Powder, which has SPF 30.

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Lip Treatments -Chanel -Rogue Coco Baume

on 12/15/2017 8:10:00 PM

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This is not an intensely moisturizing balm. It is more of a maintenance product, to be used on healthy lips. If your lips are chapped, peeling, and/or dehydrated, the formula is not strong enough to revive and repair. I like it as an alternative to lip color, worn daily on its own, or under a lip color as a light moisturizing prep. I have an issue with popular colorless lip moisturizers like Chapstick, Carmex, and the EOS lippies. All of them make my lips feel dry and thirsty for the product as soon as it has disappeared. It's creates a very uncomfortable feeling that I hate. The Chanel Rouge Coco Baume does not do this to my lips, and as a result, has earned a spot in my makeup arsenal.


Sunscreen -Clarins -sunscreen for face 50 spf

on 12/15/2017 8:03:00 PM

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Terrible! Worst sunscreen I have ever used. Greasy, heavy, highly perfumed, not something I want to put on my face at all. It balls up and falls off your face 1 hour after application. Resorted to using on my body - still balls up and falls off. Product not fit for purpose in my opinion and for that price? Forget it. Avoid!

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Treatments (Face) -Dr. Jart+ -Cicapair Tiger Grass Re.Pair Serum

on 12/15/2017 7:58:00 PM

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This product has completely eliminated rosacea-related redness from my cheeks. It is a miracle product. However, it did cause a little breaking out on my forehead and chin, so I just use it on my cheeks and nose, which is where my redness issues are anyway. It didnt work overnight but took a couple weeks, but even so, I cant believe how different my skin looks. The packaging is also wonderful and efficient and it has a lovely smell.


Foundations -Marc Jacobs -Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate

on 12/15/2017 7:47:00 PM

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I think this is a foundation for people with flawless skin who for some reason still want a full coverage foundation. It settled into every minor wrinkle and pore, making them much more noticeable than without makeup.

I apply it with the primer (Marc Jacobs Undercover Perfecting Coconut Primer) and buff the foundation on with the brush. I've tried following it with just powder, with powder and setting spray, just setting spray, nothing at all but it doesn't last more than a couple of hours on my skin before it looks cakey and oxidized. This is in an air-conditioned office so I dread to think how it would act if you went out clubbing in it or something.

It looks amazing when you first apply it so I'm really disappointed that it doesn't last. It also feels really good on my dry/combination skin which is pretty rare for full coverage but unless I can figure out how to make it stay on for longer I won't buy again. Beautiful packaging though.


Eye Shadow -Lancome -Color Design Shadow & Liner Palette "Taupe Craze"

on 12/15/2017 7:46:00 PM

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This palette is OK but not extraordinary. In Canada this was a pretty pricey palette (60$ with tax). The lightest shade, the pale pink/ivory is not overly pigmented, the first taupe colour is pretty, but nothing you can't get elsewhere. The second shade, the cool toned brown is a really nice transition shade as it is matte and has a soft, silky formula. The third shade, the sparkly taupe is patchy and not the best quality. The liner shade is not overly pigmented.

I much prefer Urban Decay, for the same price I can get a 12 pan palette with a better selection of shades. Wet n wild shadows rival this palette this in terms of quality


Polishes -Essie -Turquoise & Caicos

on 12/15/2017 7:06:00 PM

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Turquoise And Caicos is a very pretty shade of light turquoise cream. This polish is a fader though - some versions are very bright and some have faded to a pastel green shade. I think mine is somewhere in the middle. The formula isn’t great but it’s not terrible, it is quite sheer and takes 3 coats to reach full opacity but it applies easily and doesn’t run or flood the cuticles. It doesn’t apply with streaks or patches. It dries quickly and to a shiny finish. It looks flattering on my NC15 skin but I imagine it would suit a wide variety of skin tones. It looks very pretty and while it is a unique colour, it is not too bright or loud, making it easier to wear than some brighter shades of turquoise. It has good staying power, lasting around 4 days when paired with base and top coat. Overall it is a pretty shade for Spring and summer!


Moisturizers -Dr. Jart+ -Ceramidin Gel Cream

on 12/15/2017 7:05:00 PM

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I was looking for a ceramide product and got the Dr. Jart gel-cream. I had read reviews of how moisturizing it was. It goes on very moisturizing and soothing, but dries quickly and feels dry thereafter. Seems to help the integrity and balancing of the skin. So far I like it, and it fills a gap in my skincare repertoire.

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Concealers -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector

on 12/15/2017 6:56:00 PM

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I LOVE THIS CONCEALER! I have dark circles under my eyes & my lids are also dark. I normally wear eyeshadow on my lids, but when I don't, I use this on my lids in addition to my under eye area. I have this in the medium & it is the perfect shade for me. If I decide to skip foundation, I can still wear this & it doesn't look cakey or make-upy like a lot of concealers do. I love that it's in a pot so that I'll be able to get every last bit out (especially since it wasn't cheap). I goes on very easily & feels silky. I love the texture of it. And a little bit goes a long way! I just dab a little bit on my ring finger & blend it under my eyes (& on lids on those no-shadow days). It goes on like a dream! No pulling or tugging or struggling to blend it out. I can't say enough good things about this. Very natural looking concealer. It was definitely my best makeup find of 2017.

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Skincare - Face -Ole Henriksen -Truth Serum

on 12/15/2017 6:47:00 PM

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Ole Henriksen Truth Serum is a holy grail product for me, have repurchased several times and will continue to do so. Day or night, it just nourishes and calms my skin in a way no other has done. I love the vibes on this stuff.


Eye Shadow -Clinique -All About Shadow Quad - Pink Chocolate

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I have purchaced this particular color eyeshadow quad from Clinique several times because I think it’s a super pretty combination! I feel like I can’t ever go wrong following the placement suggestion that is included in the quad compact and the colors blend well. The pink pan has some fine shimmer to it but the shimmer particles stay put and makes the pink pop. The lighter brown shade is sheer but can be built up and blends nicely into the pink without cancelling out the pink.
I like that Clinique changed thr compact that it has a hinged top instead of the slide-out and added a mirror, but I may be confusing this with the single shades... the last pink chocolate quad I got was 6 years ago so I forget... I keep these around waaay past the suggested timeframe for an es because they never have changed and hardened like some es brands / es I’ve had in the past.

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Mascara -Dior -Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer

on 12/15/2017 6:01:00 PM

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This primer is excellent! I have applied Dior and other mascaras, when the primer is wet, slightly dry, and dried. I found best results obtained when wet, so one eye at a time. Amazing volume and lash separation results. With daily use, i find the tube lasts at least 60 days plus. I have also tried other slightly less expensive brands, nothing, I mean nothing, beats this primer!


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