Product Reviews by dc1407

BB Cream - Urban Decay - Naked Skin Beauty Balm

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Apr/11/2013

I got a sample of this when I shopped online at Debenhams under their 'Try Before You Buy' scheme. Glad I was able to try the sample... and return the sealed bottle.

BB Cream? No. Primer? Yes.

It smells like toothpaste - not unpleasant but weird for this type of product. It definitely left a matte finish but felt almost... chalky? Didn't break me out but also …
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Bronzers - Urban Decay - Naked Flushed Palette

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Apr/11/2013

I recently bought the ELF St Lucia Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder duo (apparently a NARS Orgasm/Laguna dupe) and wasn't a fan. I have NC35 skin & the bronzer just made me look muddy and the blush hardly showed up on my skin (save for the gold glitter). Needless to say, I was on the lookout for another duo (I love travel-friendly items).

I was at Debenhams today …
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Palettes - Urban Decay - NAKED Basics Eyeshadow Palette

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Apr/09/2013

I'd used my cousin's Naked 2 Palette & I wanted a Naked Palette, but for me personally, I wanted a palette that contained less shimmery shadows and more mattes.


Cue the Naked Basics Palette. At £20, it's almost half of what the Naked palettes cost and there are only 6 colours, but for me that's a plus because it's compact enough to fit in a …
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Shampoo - The Body Shop - Rainforest Balance Shampoo

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Apr/08/2013

Let me give you a quick rundown... greasy roots, dry ends (due to straightening a little too often - you know you do it too!)


I used to use Aussie hair products. Used them for years and swore by them (probably for the amazing smell). The only thing is, I'd have to wash my hair religiously every other day. That didn't bother me for the most part, except that if my …
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Polishes - Essie - Nail Polish - Mint Candy Apple

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Apr/08/2013

Great pastel colour for olive skin, but seems like it would suit absolutely everybody - from the palest skintone to the darkest. The colour is a pastel-ly green with a hint of turquoise and it's perfect now the sun's starting to make an appearance. I think pastels are great for this time of year - Easter/Springtime.


The colour payoff is amazing and the polish itself is …
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Highlighters - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder - Luminance

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Apr/07/2013

I have no idea why they call this a bronzing powder. It's a highlighter through & through.


I have olive skin and this is the perfect colour for a highlighter. It's finely milled so if you use too stiff of a brush it can literally just wipe off an insane amount, but I like to use my fingers to apply, then a brush to buff it out and it gives the most perfect, subtle …
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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Great Lash Mascara

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Apr/07/2013

Went to visit my mum one day and forgot to bring my mascara so initally I borrowed this product from her...


I used to usually switch between a Dior mascara and a MAC mascara, depending on the look I was going for... but this mascara was definitely up there with the high-end brands!


My eyelashes are thick, but sparse and I love added volume but hate clumping. This …
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Treatments (Face) - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Honey

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Apr/07/2013

Where to start? Honey is one of my favourite products to use as a beauty product - it has so many different uses. I've been trying to use more natural/organic/DIY products recently and this is a great find.


I actually use Raw Manuka honey over all the other honeys available. Even though, other honeys are perfectly fine to use... Raw Manuka Honey is as close it's natural …
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Eye Primer - Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original

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Apr/07/2013

I got a bottle of this with my Naked Palette and was not disappointed. Prior to this, I didn't really see the point in primers.


With that said, I have very oily lids and this has given my eyeshadow great staying power, with no creasing and it makes such a difference with eyeshadow pigmentation when used with this primer, since I have olive skin. I also use it under the eye …
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Treatments (Face) - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Ice Cubes

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Apr/07/2013

Ice Cubes are seriously one of the best beauty secrets!


Some uses:


- Helps with eye bags


- Can reduce swelling & redness of pimples


- To soothe sore skin


The best part is that it contains no harsh chemicals & it's so readily available!

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