Product Reviews by laurenkru

Skincare - Face - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Spironolactone for Acne

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5 months ago

Spiro is a life saver! I only had minor acne issues, mostly resolved by Benzaclin in my youth, until I turned 25 and then from 25 to 27 I struggled with increasingly worse acne. Face washes didn't work, benzyl peroxide/benzaclin stopped helping, natural remedies (ie oil cleansing) didn't work, nothing made a difference whatsoever until spiro.

I have aura migraines so I …
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Moisturizers - Pond's - Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream

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6 months ago

Bought this without thinking, Ponds is NOT cruelty free (and worse, is owned by evil Unilever lol) so I'm beating myself up about grabbing this on sale but I guess I'll use it since I can't return it.

I bought this because the 2nd ingredient is lactic acid. For $5 that's an insanely good deal. Oddly, the container describes it as a "collagen and vitamin e" …
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Foundations - wet n wild - Photo Focus Stick Foundation

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6 months ago

I'm pretty impressed with this stick foundation from Wet n Wild. For the price it can't be beat! I actually think I prefer the stick Photofocus foundation over the liquid.

The stick itself is a nice size, applies nicely to the face. I find I have to work a little harder to blend than with a regular foundation, just being that it is more of a solid rather than a liquid. I …
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Lip Treatments - LANEIGE - Lip Sleeping Mask

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7 months ago

I am devastated after learning that Laneige isn't cruelty free. I absolutely LOVE this lip mask, it has completely changed the texture of my lips. They used to be dry and would crack and bleed, and it would take a full week to recover from a day of wearing liquid lipstick.

All that changed when I started using this lip mask. I use it in the morning and at night. I always make sure …
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Primer/ Corrector - Milk Makeup - HYDRO Grip Primer

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7 months ago

Because of the high placement of denatured alcohol in the ingredient list, I can see this not working for people with dry skin, but I have oily/combo skin and this primer works pretty nicely for me. It's sorta on the line in between skincare and makeup. It feels more like skincare when you apply it, but it does hold onto makeup fairly well as you would want from a primer. I don't always …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - Milk Makeup - Blur Stick

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7 months ago

I'm on the fence about this as a primer. I got the 100pt sample from Sephora because I had been using the Maybelline blur stick but wanted a cruelty-free option so thought I'd try the Milk one.

The Milk Blur Stick is definitely dry feeling. I only use it on my oily parts (t zone) and it does a decent job of mattifying my oils and preventing them from breaking through my …
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Toners - Deciem - The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

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7 months ago

For under $9 CAD, this toner packs a heck of a punch!

I dislike manual exfoliators, and have been wanting to try a chemical exfoliator for awhile. I love that Deciem is a Canadian made and owned brand, with good products at VERY affordable prices. This is the first product I've tried from them and I'm already stoked to try others.

This toner isn't too harsh …
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Concealers - BECCA - Undereye Brightening Corrector

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7 months ago

I don't dislike this product, but feel like it works better for brightening rather than colour correcting. If you're pale and your undereye circles are faint, this would probably be perfect for you.

I love the packaging, and the consistency of the formula. It's a little sticky, which means it adheres really well to the skin and any makeup you put on top of it. I like to …
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Lip Gloss - Marc Jacobs - Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick

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7 months ago

Spoiler alert: I bought this, wore it 3 times, and returned it.

I was really intrigued by the idea of a lip gloss stick, and had seen a few trusted youtubers raving about it, so I thought I'd give it a whirl during the VIB sale, even though the idea of spending $35 on a single lip product is anathema to me.

I got the colour Sugar Sugar, a nice beige nude. When you first …
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Liquid - COVERGIRL - TruBlend Liquid Makeup

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7 months ago

Since CoverGirl is now cruelty-free, I thought I'd give one of their liquid foundations a shot. The TruBlend Liquid foundation was the only CG foundation without talc, so that's what I chose! (also looked at the Matte Made and the Healthy Elixir, both had talc)

I must say, I'm pleasantly surprised by this foundation. It has a gorgeous natural finish, not too matte, and …
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