Product Reviews by siminims

Tinted Moisturizer - NARS Cosmetics - Velvet Matte Skin Tint

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Aug/24/2017

Probably the biggest foundation fail I've ever had, when it comes to formula. The color match is SO good; I'm about NC20 now with an unintended summer tan, with strong yellow and olive tones, and Alaska was a nearly perfect match if just a bit dark. But the formula was very thick, transferred everywhere despite setting powder, and left my skin looking extremely oily and patchy. Every …Read more

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Concealers - Urban Decay - Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer

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Dec/20/2016

This has replaced my foundation! I use it to cover surface redness and PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). Mine is in the shade Light Warm. I'd estimate I'm around NC15-20, with strong yellow and olive undertones. It's a great yellow based concealer that melds right into my skin and also brightens up dull areas. I use mine with a VERY damp beauty blender knockoff and just …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - Real Techniques - Core Collection

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Jun/09/2016

A GREAT value, the Buffing Brush has pretty much changed my life (I use it with my thicker liquid foundations and they don't cake up at all but still retain full coverage), and the Highlight-Contour Brush has been great for me to use with setting powder on specific areas of my face. The Foundation Brush is okay for patting in concealer, but I can't imagine using it for foundation. I …Read more

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Other - Bath & Body Works - whole store

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Apr/08/2015

B&BW was always a fun, special splurge when I was in HS and became my holy grail when I was working in college, and could afford to buy 6 lotions for no real reason during a Buy 3, Get 3. But around 2012 I realized their scents weren't sticking around...and then the love affair ended.

My favorite scents in HS used to be White Tea & Ginger, Moonlight Path, and Cucumber …
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Crème - REVLON - ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup

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Mar/03/2015

Right now, this is the best one-step, full-coverage foundation I own.

My skin type: oily and acne-prone, with easily congested pores.

Preferred application method: I use a triangular wedge, the kind you can buy at any drugstore. I dampen it using water from my tap. I then take some of the CS and place it on the back of my hand. I dip the flat base of the wedge into the CS …
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Skincare - Body - Unlisted Brand - H2Ocean - Tattoo and Piercing Aftercare Spray

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Jan/28/2015

LOVE this stuff.
I have a nose piercing, done in the spring of 2012. I used H2Ocean during the time it was healing--it wasn't done right the first time so I had to get it redone a month or so afterwards, hello swelling. Using H2Ocean left me with no swelling or pain while it was healing. My piercing is fully healed now, but it's prone to irritation whenever I change the stud, which …
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Skincare - Face - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Spironolactone for Acne

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Sep/18/2014

Amazing, amazing, amazing.

I've been having a hormonal acne breakout that was attributed to coming off the pill...but this 'breakout' lasted a whole year. It just got worse and worse, and finally I got my OB-GYN to run some bloodwork. It turned out my testosterone was high though I was otherwise healthy, and she put me on 50mg spiro twice a day.

She told me it …
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BB Cream - Holika Holika - Petit BB cream - watery

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Aug/14/2014

This doesn't do much at all for coverage, but WOW is it good for oil-control.

On the days I feel spectacularly oily, I use this all over as a base WITHOUT moisturizer underneath. I wash my face, maybe use a toner, and then sheer this out all over my skin. It really controls oil all day...well, keeps me less oily than I would be without it.

I usually top the problem …
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BB Cream - Holika Holika - Essential Petit BB Cream

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Aug/14/2014

Where do I start...

The packaging is adorable and you get a really reasonable amount of product for your money.

I have, currently, super-oily hormonal skin plagued by pore congestion and active blemishes. Sounds ducky, I know. Also my skin tone is a light/light-medium warm-olive. Probably about NC20. I'm close to Buff in Revlon CS Whipped and to Frisky Korat in Meow …
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BB Cream - Holika Holika - Petit BB Cream - Clearing

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Aug/14/2014

I love Asian BB Creams. When my skin was better I used Etude House Precious Mineral Sun BB (whew, what a mouthful) almost RELIGIOUSLY. Then I went off the pill and my face exploded and all was sad.

Enter Holika Holika's Petit BB Cream, so helpfully adorned with cats.
Surely this cat-cream would cover my blemishes.

It did!
And still does!

But, and …
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