Polishes -Essence -The Gel Nail Polish

I've been using this brand for a few years now along with regular gel polish as a comparison. I also use Essence The Gel Top coat and their Base Coat in conjunction. I'm thoroughly pleased with this product. One lippie off because one of the brushes fell off into the bottle-could be a fluke tho; and after some time-maybe a year, they sometimes do thicken and become gloppy. Other than that, cost is minimal, selection of colors is great, brush application is excellent, no bubbling and my manicures last at least a week, perhaps longer. I do use gloves when washing dishes to keep the manicure good and always hydrate my hands.
I like to decorate my nails with designs using sticky strips that I later take off after I've blended multi colors and I find this polish works excellently for that purpose. It seems to work best in decorating with a variety of colors for lasting versus a straight one color manicure. I've experimented with my UV lamp to see if that makes this polish last longer or work stronger-and it gives it a few more days. The final product looks like a gel finish without the work of a gel application. For those who enjoy decorating nails but don't want to use gel, yet want something a tad more lasting, this might be a choice for you. Also, I've noticed not to shake the bottle before I start, I just roll it gently between my palms for a minute or so to mix it well. That seems to keep it smoother for application. Lighter colors might need an additional coat, but that's to be expected. Smell is a normal nail polish odor. Would recommend definitely.

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Masks -Unlisted Brand -Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask

on 8/21/2018 9:16:00 AM

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I tried this mask for the first time last night and woke up this morning with an uncomfortably tight feeling and slightly red irritated skin along hair and jawline. My mum dropped round before I'd put any makeup on and actually asked if I was sunburned... not the kind of "glow" I had been hoping for. I should also point out that this was only on my skin for 10 minutes and after reading some of the other reviews I was wondering if I should have left it longer, thank goodness I didn't!

My skin can be occasionally sensitive, although it's been some time since I had a reaction like this and I'd stopped thinking of it in this way. I've been using glycolic toner twice a day for some time with no problems, for example (I didn't use GA the same day as mask in case it was too much).

Ironically enough I actually didn't mind the jelly texture that some other reviewers hated and thought the smell/feel was quite pleasant. It had a somewhat mattifying effect on my skin which may be good for some but I felt it actually made my skin look dull rather than glowy.

I really wanted to love this mask but I guess my bank balance will be relieved that this wasn't the HG I was hoping for. I will not be using this again, pretty disappointing given the great effects some others have had.

Continued credit to Tata Harper for cruelty-free ethos but my skin just did not get on with this product.

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

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Wanted to love this product, somehow my skin just didn’t agree with it . Bought this few mths ago due to the good reviews from YouTubers. First trial - used about one week for entire face , had a fair bit of pimples came up so stopped using . Second trial - same as first time . Since I wasn’t sure if that’s actually caused by the product, I had the 3rd trial recently . This time I only applied on the RIGHT side of face . Unfortunately got rashes on the right side where I applied couple hours afterward , left side was clear . Thus I can confirm that that product isn’t for me :(

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Powder -BeneFit Cosmetics -Hello Flawless!

on 8/21/2018 8:01:00 AM

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Holy grail foundation for me. Looks very natural and does not fade. Doesn’t make me oily. Will repurchase over and over

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Primer/ Corrector -Catrice -Prime & Fine Multitalent Fixing Spray

on 8/21/2018 7:24:00 AM

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Burns. Urban Decay FTW.


Fragrances -Calvin Klein -Reveal

on 8/21/2018 7:17:00 AM

Recently I can’t stand the strong sweet smells anymore and whenever I spray this is lasts on my clothes for a really long time. It’s so soft and comforting and feels like a cuddle in a bottle. It is completely different to what I’d usually pick in a fragrance with it’s salty, beachy and warm notes. It instantly transforms me to a deserted beach on a sunny fall/winter day with a woolly scarf wrapped around me to shelter from the cool wind. I have started to wear this everyday and I spray it all over my clothes. I love the way it dies down to a warmer scent but when you spray it it is peppery and not sweet at all. It’s not for everyone but it gives me instant good vibes. The only thing I’d change is the packaging as it is a bother to travel with and I would like a more compact and handbag friendly bottle so I can spray this on the go.

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Lips -NYX Professional Makeup -Soft Matte Lip Cream (All)

on 8/21/2018 7:15:00 AM

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PROS:
• No transfer once they dry down
• Wide color range
• Long wearing, no smudging
• They don't get crumbly
• Very comfortable
• Pleasant scent
• Affordable

CONS:
• Sheer formula, can't get full opacity (at least with the darker shades)
• Patchy during application
• Different color than the tube

Overall, 7/10. I have the shade Berlin which is a deep reddish brown. I really enjoy this formula when I'm looking for a sheer lip product that doesn't transfer. I love how comfortable it feels on the lips.

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Lip Gloss -NYX Professional Makeup -Intense Butter Gloss (All)

on 8/21/2018 7:04:00 AM

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This is such a pigmented gloss. Mine is in the shade Cookie Butter which is probably the lightest one. You definitely need to exfoliate your lips before wearing these so they don't accentuate texture. They don't feel too sticky. I prefer sheer glosses because fully pigmented ones transfer to my teeth, but this one is the exception (maybe just because of the light shade but I'm still satisfied). They are very affordable so I totally recommend checking them out.

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Blush -MAC -Modern Mandarin

on 8/21/2018 7:00:00 AM

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I have light-medium olive skintone and have always been partial to cool pink blushes,i find they really give me a healthy glow and a somehow dollface vibe.Recently i've been into peachy blushes,but they are not that flattering on my skin,nonetheless i decided to purchase modern mandarin,which is a bright orange, based on the reviews in here and was not disappointed.This color compliments my skintone very well,it looks natural and sophisticated both at once,has a light sheen which adds a bit of glow to the cheeks.Staying power is decent,7/8 hours before starts fading.Overall is a must have for olive skinned gals.

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Lipstick -Tom Ford -Private Blend Lip Color - Blush Nude

on 8/21/2018 6:43:00 AM

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This is an amazing nude colour without being too matte and having the effect of making one look washed-out.
In fact, it just gives a hint of “blush/pinkish” colour to the lips. Very flattering even for a brunette that might not be so very young anymore and prefers lip gloss to lipstick.

Indeed it can have he effect of the 60s lipsticks if applied too strong, but this can be avoided if you either apply it lightly with a brush or apply it on top of a lip balm. Then the finish will not be chalky but light and satiny.
I believe also that if you mix it with just a hint of Spanish Pink, you will end up with a very flattering natural (pinkish) and uplifting result that would suit anyone regardless age and colouration.

The formula is simply divine, as many others have pointed it out. It is just the right amount of creamy, so it sits where you put it, and provides excellent hydration for as long as it is on the lips.
The formula was developed by the Estee Lauder Companies and hopefully they will have a similar product available in another Lauder brand for a more affordable price.

Ingredients list is uploaded in the form of a picture.

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Mascara -Isehan -Kiss Me Heroine Make Long and Curl and Super waterproof

on 8/21/2018 6:06:00 AM

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Amazing. Super, long lashes await you! I’ve used this mascara for over 4 years and LOVE it. I suggest buying the remover by KissMe as this mascara can be challenging to remove without it.

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Mascara -Isehan -KissMe HEROINE MAKE Impact Frame and Curl Mascara (black)

on 8/21/2018 6:01:00 AM

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I’ve tried nearly every mascara on the planet and this is my favorite! Seriously, I travel internationally 4+ times a year and enjoy buying and trying make up where ever I go! Kiss Me mascara holds a curl all day (even in the subtropics where I lived for the passed few years), lengthens, and glides on easily. I only apply one coat to my sparse lashes and my lashes are longer and look as if I applied falsies. The only caveat is removing the mascara. It is difficult to remove if you do not purchase the Kiss Me oil remover for this mascara. I live overseas and the mascara costs about $11 and the remover around $8. So, overall it is somewhat expensive. But....I love it! No clumps, no spidery look. Long, smooth and full lashes!

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Blush -BeneFit Cosmetics -Benetint

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This dried out my cheeks and lips so bad I had pimples on both. Never had a pimple on my lip before like this. Then I discovered there is carmine aka cockroach extract in the ingredients, which I’m allergic to. Good job benefit!

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Eyes -Inglot -Duraline

on 8/21/2018 5:05:00 AM

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I love this liquid, it has rescued a few older drying gel liners, and I have also used it to turn a slightly sparkly black eyeshadow into a liquid liner. Recently I discovered that I can add it to some eye shadows I have that are metallic/glitter based, and have a lot of fallout. A drop of duraline stops fallout completely and if you paint the resulting gel/shadow on with a small flat brush you get a beautiful dense foiled effect that is smooth and shiny and very effective as a glam look.

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Treatments (Face) -Unlisted Brand -Su-Man Velvet Skin Brightening Serum

on 8/21/2018 3:41:00 AM

Honestly i love this product, eventhough it is very expensive. I didn't really notice it when i was using, i was just finishing the bottle because i saw no adverse effects on my sensitive skin and because its very expensive. but it did improve my texture and brightened my skin overall. will repurchase when i get the chance to go to UK again as i prefer to buy my skincare in person.

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