Eye Shadow -Butter London - Glazen Eye Gloss in Starlight

on 10/23/2017 2:19:00 AM

GORGEOUS!! Butter London's Starlight is a glossy & metallic golden beige. Currently only available as a mini in the BL Majesty's Metals set, the shade applies beautifully and looks perfectly flattering on the lid. I love it!

BL's Glazen Eye Gloss is a different kind of eye shadow. Not quite a cream, not quite a gel. It's more like a whipped-jelly in a pot. Applies like a liquid (I just use a sponge-tipped applicator) and once it dries and sets it feels like NOTHING. No stickiness whatsoever. Wears well with minimal creasing, and I have oily lids so that's impressive.

And the formula is very build-able, you can make this eye shadow as sheer or opaque as you want.

I have tried all of the Glazen Eye Gloss shades, and Starlight is one of my very favorites.

LOVE!!! I would definitely buy it again.

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Sunscreen -Unlisted Brand - Make P:rem-UV Defense Me- Blue Ray Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++

on 10/23/2017 2:06:00 AM

After learning about the differences between UVA1, UVA2, UVB rays, I decided that it would be best if I found a mineral sunscreen with zinc. I have tried a few different brands and so far this is the one I like the most. It isn't perfect, so I will keep looking. I would love it to be thinner in texture. I also might feel this way because I purchased this cream to replace a gel sunscreen that was super light but didn't offer UVA2 protection.

This causes zero breakouts and is easy to apply. I didn't have to tug at my skin to get it to rub in completely. It was like using regular face cream. I have a skinceuticals mineral sunscreen that you have to shake to mix the product before using it. That one feels quite oily going on. This one doesn't. I don't know if you are supposed to shake the tube before applying but I do.

It also isn't whitening and I'm pretty tan. But, I wonder if someone more tan than me would find it whitening. I can also feel it on my face ALL day. So the good thing is that I feel like I have all-day protection. And the texture isn't bad or annoying but is a tiny bit sticky...and I probably shouldn't touch my face so often.

I have combination skin with cheeks that can be dry/dehydrated. I find many mineral sunscreens to be drying. This doesn't dry out my face at all. And I don't feel like my forehead/t-zone are shiny after applying, either.

The reason why I'm continuing to look for another sunscreen is that I'm not sure I'm removing all of it every night. Again, no breakouts so even if some is still on, I guess it is okay. I oil cleanse and then use a regular foam face wash. I would not feel comfortable skipping the oil cleanser step with this sunscreen. And I prefer not to have to two-step cleanse every night. I also use toner with a cotton pad that I think removes any last traces of product that cleansing missed. After all those steps, I don't feel like it is still on my face. But after putting on serums and moisturizer, I feel like my skin feels similar to the way it feels during the day with the sunscreen on.

The sunscreen comes in a tube so it is easy to squeeze out the exact amount of product you want. Since the tube is opaque, you don't know how much product is left.

I purchased this on ebay for $20 and it took less than a week to arrive from Korea. I think $20 is a great price for just over 2 ounces of sunscreen.

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Fragrances -Calgon - Hawaiian Ginger

on 10/23/2017 1:55:00 AM

I just love, love, love, love ♥ Calgon Hawaiian Ginger... The scent is definitely feminine and sexy.... The moisturizing body cream is thick and creamy and leaves my skin irresistibly soft... I use it generously all over.... I like to top it off with the body spray.... I get compliments frequently about the scent, my boyfriend loves it when I use it, it drives him crazy in a good way lol... I've also used the body wash but lately I have a hard time finding it... But luckily I can always find the lotion and spray.... Definitely one of my favorites from Calgon.....

Sunscreen -Glossier - Invisible Shield Sunscreen SPF 35

on 10/23/2017 1:51:00 AM


I love the texture of this product and the ease of applying it. It is clear and goes on so easily and has a light texture. I DO NOT recommend it, however. I've also stopped using it and tossed my bottle.

I have to echo the review of another user and say that this product does not offer any UVA2 protection. So you might not get a sunburn from using this because it will help with UVB rays but you will likely suffer skin damage from UVA2. Homosalate and Octisalate offer only UVB protection. The avobenzone in this sunscreen offers protection only against UVA1. I don't know why they would overlook UVA2 like this.

This product is very expensive ($34/per ounce) so I wish I would've researched the sunscreen ingredients more before I bought it. But I am glad that because of this product, I learned about UVA1, UVA2, and UVB rays and the ingredients that offer protection against both.

Lastly, I don't know if I had a bad bottle but the pump would get a little stuck making it difficult to pump out just a small amount at a time. Like if I wanted just a tad more so that I'd have extra coverage in one area.

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Lip Gloss -Bonne Bell - Lip Smackers in Bubble Gum

on 10/23/2017 12:55:00 AM


I am a huge fan of this and the Dr. Pepper flavor. This does smell like bubble gum. The Bazooka kind. I have had mine for a few years as I keep them in different purses. Very moisturizing which is more than I can say for a lot of other lip balms. I wear this under lipstick, to bed and under gloss too. Heavenly, reminds me of my childhood and I will be buying this for as long as they make it.

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Treatments (Face) -Chanel - Blue Serum


Saw this at Dillard's and the employee suggested I use it as a primer before applying makeup. I left with a sample considering the price. But both days I used the Blue Serum, my skin was so dewy with glow, people were complementing my complexion! Will definitely be purchasing because this serum lives up to its hype! 👌🏽

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Lip Treatments -Neutrogena - Naturals Lipbalm

on 10/23/2017 12:19:00 AM


I too felt like this dried my lips every time I used it. I would have cracks in the center of my lip the next day. This never happens with my Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers. The only thing that was worse than this were those EOS lip balms as they left a film on my lips and also dried them out. I am glad these are supposedly discontinued.

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Highlighters -ColourPop - Highlighter (All Colors)

on 10/22/2017 11:53:00 PM


I adore these highlighters! I'm a fan of highlighters in general and don't mind a little glitter - however not all of these are glittery. It depends on the shade you get, I have monster, hippo, honymoon, flexitarian, over the moon, wisp and more. My fav would be hippo - a lavender sheen (no glitter and very natural looking). At first I wasn't really a fan until I found the best way to apply them. I use my finger or a concealer brush to apply it onto the areas I want to highlight, then I use the ELF small stippling brush OR a beauty blender to blend it in. If you want to apply your highlighter with a brush these probably aren't for you - they act like a cream essentially so a fan brush wont pick up anything.The only one I didn't really care for was "wisp", when I got it I realized it was darker than I thought, it is suppose to be a dupe for Becca Opal but it was a little darker and not as shimmery in my opinion. I ended up giving it to a friend who is a little darker than me (I'm about NC35 and she is about NC42) and it looks gorgeous on her!

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Lip Gloss -MAC - Lipglass in Lust


Beautiful color, I am NC25-30 and this shows as a nude with a strong peachy tone. MAC lipglasses are long lasting and pigmented, no need to reapply often as far as lip glosses go, but they are quite drying.

Liquid -MAC - Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation


Awesome foundation. I find that it lasts longer than average, and it's a natural satin finish. It gives a full coverage, polished look. I have normal-combo skin and I normally have issues with foundations, especially non-matte ones, lasting.

Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay in place Makeup


I have normal-combo skin that has some mild discolouration. I prefer full coverage foundations because I think my skin lacks radiance, and I love the look full coverage gives me. I also have an issue with makeup not lasting throughout the day. This looks as good as when you first applied it after a long day. It has that matte, quick dry quality to it that makes it stick - but you can still blend it comfortably while applying. I would say the finish is natural satin-matte. I use a beauty blender and don't use too much product. I'm NC25-30 2W2 Rattan is a perfect match, have also used 3N1 Beige Ivory and 3W1 Tawny as well and they were an ok match.

Fragrances -Diptyque - Eau Duelle Eau de Parfum

on 10/22/2017 10:39:00 PM


Nice but not Especially Memorable

Notes: Cardamum, Elemi Resin, Olibanum, Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Juniper, Saffron, Black Tea, Musk, Ambergris, Vanilla.

Eau Duelle is the first fragrance I have smelt from this house. On my skin it opens with a very fresh and aromatic juniper, accompanied by spicy pink pepper. This is followed by the tea note and what must be saffron. Then, strong notes of vanilla and elemi follow and persist until the end. Ambergris is one of my favourite notes, but unfortunately I do not detect it in ED.

ED is nice. It is pleasant enough. I do not dislike it, but it is not a stunning fragrance. It reminds me a little bit of Habanita EdP, although I find Habanita more appealing than ED. At moments it seems to approach gourmand status but not quite. It has a certain degree of sweetness, but the sweetness is tempered by the spiciness and the tea note.

Eau Duelle is unisex, office friendly, welcome in almost any venue. I do not see it as a date night fragrance, though. I can imagine anyone from 20 somethings to 60 somethings wearing it. I think it would wear well year round, but it may be more comforting on crisp Autumn days and nights as the tea, vanilla, and elemi notes lend a snuggly dimension to it. If you test ED and find you love it, the good news is that it has stellar longevity which is rather uncommon these days.

Overall, ED is pleasant but not especially memorable in my opinion. Of all the listed notes, I like the juniper note most for its realism.

Fragrance: 5/10

Projection: 5/10

Sillage: 5/10

Longevity: 9/10

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Concealers -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Glo Makeup Stick

on 10/22/2017 10:32:00 PM


Sorry to say this is not a very good product. It does not blend well at all and the texture is very waxy. I will stick with my liquid foundation by Maybelline.

Blush -Wet 'n' Wild - MegaGlo Makeup Stick - Blush

on 10/22/2017 10:29:00 PM


I purchase this blush stick in Peach. The color is really pretty and there's a lot of payoff. I just dot it onto the apples of my cheeks and then blend it out with a beauty blender. It melts into my skin very nicely, lasts and has a very nice soft sheen to it as well. Good cream blusher for the price. I would probably use this and buy it again.

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Contour -Maybelline - FaceStudio Master Contour

on 10/22/2017 10:13:00 PM


I gave this product a good rating because the highlighter and the blush are beautiful. The Contour color is not very good and not very blendable but I would buy this again just for the highlighter which is a beautiful pale champagne gold. The packaging clunky and the brush is no good.

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