Fragrances -Guerlain -Mon Guerlain

on 7/20/2018 11:39:00 PM

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I received a sample of this last November and tried it out for a while. I am super sensitive to perfumes (many cause migraines for me) so I have to tread lightly when trying new scents. Not only did this pass the migraine test, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it once the sample ran out. I treated myself to a bottle and it had become my favorite winter fragrance . Its warm vanilla scent feels like I’m wrapping myself in a cozy blanket. It’s comforting but not cloyingly sweet - it’s sophisticated yet can be worn every day. I love it!

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Liquid -Urban Decay -Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

on 7/20/2018 11:33:00 PM

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A great lightweight, light-medium coverage foundation that gives a natural look and no cakiness. Very spreadable, a little goes a long way. This is my foundation of choice for the summer.

Make sure to give the bottle a good shake before using. I didn't use it for a while and forgot to shake, ended up giving me an orangey tone that time.

It's very liquidy so I find applying with a foundation brush to get coverage, followed by a beauty blender to deal with any streaks gives the best results.

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Moisturizers -CeraVe -Moisturizing Lotion

on 7/20/2018 11:15:00 PM

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Used this moisturizer combined with the cleanser to repair my skin after a bad reaction from a previous product (not sure if it was over-exfoliating or allergic, but it was bad).

I really love this product. You get a lot in the bottle, and a little goes a long way for my combination skin, so it's an amazing value. I use it over my face, neck, and decolletage.

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Cleansers -CeraVe -Foaming Facial Cleanser

on 7/20/2018 11:06:00 PM

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I have been loving this cleanser.

I recently used a product that left my face painfully sensitive with redness. I'm not sure if it was over-exfoliated or a minor allergic reaction, but I couldn't even wear makeup to cover the effects.

Went out and bought this cleanser at the recommendation of a friend (as well as the CeraVe lotion). It's been just over a week and the sensitivity is gone and my skin feels and looks great.

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Concealers -Becca -Ultimate Coverage Longwear Concealer

on 7/20/2018 10:37:00 PM

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The Becca Ultimate Coverage Longwear Concealer is a welcome addition to the family of concealers out there. This Concealer has a different consistency than many other concealers out there. This Concealer has an almost waxy consistency which is probably what gives it the "water resistant" quality to it. This one lasted through quite a bit of punishment on a hot and humid day, as well as through some splashes of water during a boat ride. I must say that I was pretty impressed with the longwear capability of the Becca Ultimate Coverage Longwear Concealer and if you can find a good shade match, I recommend.
My video review and swatches can be seen here:



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Fragrances -Dolce & Gabbana -Dolce Garden Eau de Parfum

on 7/20/2018 10:08:00 PM

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Coconut with a beach lotion accord. A bit of dust but overall appealing on a sticky day.

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Treatments (Face) -Tarte -Pure Maracuja Oil

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I have combo/oily skin and this oil works beautifully. Its light, doesnt clog pores or cause breakouts, isnt too greasy. Works wonderfully under makeup - gives it a beautiful glow thats not greasy. I use it especially in the winter months along with my regular moisturizer/spf. Helps treat dry patches of skin. It is a little pricey though for the tiny bottle. I’ll look into buying cold pressed maracuja oil after my bottle is finished.


Gels/Soaps -Kiss My Face -Olive Oil Soap

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I initially bought the Body Shop Olive Soap, which I liked but it got me researching a more natural version. I ordered the three-pack soap. The initial smell is off-putting in comparison to the Body Shop verion. However, this soap, for me is better. I have also used it to wash my hair and it has worked well. The smell lessens with use and does not scent your skin. I will definitely re-purchase.

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Liquid -Maybelline -Superstay 24HR Full Coverage Foundation

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Love. Love!


Lotions/ Creams -Vaseline -Aloe Fresh Protecting Body Lotion SPF 15

Love this product. Ive been using it for about five years now. They changed the product’s formula since I first started using it - i believe the Aloe Fresh is now discontinued and its been replaced with Aloe Soothe. It was a much nicer formula before but the new one still does the job. I have combination oily skin prone to breakouts. This applies beautifully, sinks into the skin, works perfect with foundation - I use estee lauder double wear. It doesnt cause acne. My only gripe is that I wish it had a higher SPF. They need to make an SPF 30 version.

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Misc Beauty Tools -Boscia -Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal

this thing sucks!!! its the same as just using your fingers imo. did not get rid of dead skin..did nothing at all!!!! i gave it around a month-- just to be fair. and THAT was just a waste of time because it didn't do a thing at all!!!
a big waste of $$ to me. not sure what its for...maybe for ppl with uber sensitive skin or something.
the charcoal also didnt do anything either.
will NOT be repurchasing.

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Concealers -L'Oreal -True Match Super Blendable Crayon Concealer

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I have this in W1-2-3, since I use W3 in the liquid and W1 in the pressed powder. It works very well with my skintone (NC25ish), and has a slight warm/yellow undertone. The formula is the best I have found in a stick or crayon type of concealer. Applies smoothly, but sets nicely and does not instantly rub off. This is not cakey, and I don't find it drying either, so I can use it over blemishes and undereyes. On days I want minimal makeup, I can use this where I need it, and a light dusting of the TM powder, and I look much more polished, but still natural. Stick concealers like this are super quick/convenient to use, and travel friendly. I would repurchase!


Misc Beauty Tools -Olay -Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System

on 7/20/2018 8:36:00 PM

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I have skin that builds up dead skin very easily and can become very dry and rough looking if I don't exfoliate on a daily basis. Since beginning my skin care routine I would say at around 12, I have always like the results of exfoliation. Back then, I would use the buff puffs and they were good but a few steps up would be the Olay ProX Facial Cleansing Brush. I bought my first one over 4 years ago and have not looked back. It has two speeds, one more steady and one that spins fairly fast. I use this with either Noxzema or Burt's Bee's Soap Bark and Chamomile Cleanser and it just is amazing. My skincare routine is the best it has been in years. Not only does this clean your skin, it exfoliates dead skin, dry patches and is perfect for your follow up toner, moisturizer etc. so that everything can really soak into your skin. It can reach around your nose and is just the right size to do a deep cleaning all over your face. I even take it down my neck because you can't neglect there! haha. I don't feel it is too harsh on the skin and I use it once a day. It is also water-resistant so I can use it in the shower. I'm on my second one now because after so many years, it will have wear and tear which is normal. I can see myself using this for a long time to come!

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Eye Shadow -Revlon -Colorstay 16 hour eyeshadow quad in Decadent 505

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I love this quad, but then I prefer my eyeshadow to be more on the subtle/natural side. The darkest shade makes a great crease shade, and I like to use the gold shade on my inner lids to make my blue eyes pop more. The left two pale shades go on almost the same for me, so I use them both as an all over base color. Formula applies smoothly, and the color does last a long time. No creasing or fallout. Would repurchase!

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Toners -Unlisted Brand -Hydrogen Peroxide

on 7/20/2018 8:08:00 PM

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I'm not reviewing Hydrogen Peroxide as a toner but as a mouthwash/teeth whitener. I had my teeth professionally whitened about ten years ago and I loved the results. I have always loved the look of very bright white teeth. I think they look so healthy and pretty. However, I don't want to continually get my teeth whitened and ruin the enamel. I researched a lot on using this for a mouthwash. Not only can this keep your teeth white, it has the benefits of killing germs and bacteria in your mouth. It can help prevent tooth decay, bad breath and infection. After flossing and brushing my teeth, I swish about a capful for about 30 seconds a few times a week. It doesn't taste the best but it's not horrible either. I then follow up with ACT mouthwash. I never have cavities and my checkups at the dentist are always great. It's amazing something so inexpensive and so easy to use can produce such great results.

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