Product Reviews by monavegas

Lotions/ Creams - CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream

3.0
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5 days ago

Sigh. I wanted to love this. Holy grail, with essential ceramides, fungal acne safe. Unfortunately I have two problems with this cream. The first is that when I apply it to my eyelids, it burns. It happened when I was having an allergic reaction to Differin last year (no, I was not applying the differin anywhere near my eyelids), and it happened now when my eyelids were in totally ok condition …Read more

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Shampoo - Unlisted Brand - Keracare Hydrating Detangling Shampoo

4.0
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5 days ago

I’ve only used this once but I’m going to edit and add to this as I go along—this is only a first impression.

For background, I have 2C/3A hair with medium to high porosity (TIP: if you’re trying to work out your hair’s porosity I highly recommend steering clear of “strand tests”. Instead, you can watch the curl ninja’s videos on porosity—her way of testing it is to see how quickly your …
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Highlighters - BECCA - Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid - Opal

5.0
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16 days ago

I have this from the Glow on the Go set (a mini version of this and the pressed highlighter) and it is a GODSEND. It looks gorgeous on my skintone (Giorgio Armani LS shade 5-6) and has a lovely dewy finish which I adore, as opposed to powder highlights that can look more obvious/less natural which isn't my personal preference, but I do enjoy those on occasion too. I always reach for this to …Read more

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Blush - benefit Cosmetics - Benetint

5.0
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17 days ago

Love love love this stuff. I gave this 5 lippies because even though it has its cons (which I will list below), it gives such gorgeous colour and life to my skin and lips. My pro tip is to not apply three dots/streaks on each cheek because it doesn't blend evenly when you do so. Instead I like to swoosh it around until I have a very thin but uniform layer on each cheek, then blend out with …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Jolen Creme Bleach

4.0
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17 days ago

No-fuss bleach product with easy to follow instructions. it lasts me at least three months if I use it 1-2 times a month for my whole face. I like how makeup looks when the hairs on my face match my skin colour (NC30-ish), I also feel like my real skin shines through and looks fresher. HOWEVER!!! I used to bleach/get laser done because I used to feel embarrassed of my facial hear and wanted to …Read more

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Cleansers - Vanicream - Gentle Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin

5.0
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17 days ago

Love this cleanser, so simple and non-irritating with very simple surfectants. I don't hate the smell as much as others do, it's definitely medicinal but I find it really mild honestly! It's nice that it lathers too, but I don't consider that a must since I've learned to appreciate the moisturising effects of non-foaming cleansers like Cerave hydrating and Cetaphil …Read more

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Toners - HADA LABO - Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion

4.0
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17 days ago

I enjoy this because it doesn't irritate me and under moisturiser makes my skin glowy, almost tacky (it might be because I use 2-3 layers). It helps my foundation look more like skin (but sometimes too wet...?) on my dry Accutane skin. I would comment on the fact that it doesn't break me out but I can't definitively say since I only started using this when I started my course of …Read more

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Moisturizers - Avene - Skin Recovery Cream

5.0
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17 days ago

Love this cream! It has a gorgeous emollient texture that leaves my skin feeling really moisturised, without the tight (almost suffocating?) feeling I get from Cerave in the tub, idk I just find that one way too thick. I've been using the Avene SRC on my course of Accutane along with Hada Labo gokujyun premium and aquaphor on dry areas and I have no issues with dryness despite a fairly high …Read more

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