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Reply: These were my nails last Sunday:Base Coat = Infinite Shine 1 ProStay Base Coat/Primer | Polish = Essie Angora Cardi | Top Coat ...read more
These were my nails last Sunday:Base Coat = Infinite Shine 1 ProStay Base Coat/Primer | Polish = Essie Angora Cardi | Top Coat = Poshe Super Fast Drying Top Coat The polish was starting to show some chipping on my middle, ring and pinky nails so I decided to do some stamping tonight:Used a couple of stamping plates. Stamping polish = Revlon Molten MagicI'm discovering that I do better stamping with small, single designs as opposed to larger patterns / graphics. Revlon 135 Molten Magic is a fabulous polish to use for stamping. Huge thank you to you, @RGbrown for recommending it! 💖
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@Zvezdochka A little bit of everything sounds like my kind of haul! Hope you enjoy it all!
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@MeliiC sedu Revolution hair dryer 4000i
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Reply: @itsfi Yeah, I try to avoid as many essential oils as possible. Most of them contain volatile fragrance components my face is sen ...read more
@itsfi Yeah, I try to avoid as many essential oils as possible. Most of them contain volatile fragrance components my face is sensitive to. Eucalyptus oil is a no-go for my face, but sheet masks made of eucalyptus pulp are fine. Sometimes perfumed water is less irritating to my face than perfumed oil. But my face doesn't like damask rose water or damask rose oil, so I didn't want to take a chance on eucalyptus water. I don't remember if eucalyptus extract plays nice with my face... sometimes it seems "extract" is just another word for "oil." Rosemary is an exception: rosemary leaf extract is fine with me, but rosemary leaf oil is definitely not. Anyway, I just avoid eucalyptus everything in products whenever possible. 🤣 Well, except for the pulp used in mask sheets. If you haven't yet, I hope you can zero in on which types of kelp/seaweed/algae irritate your skin. Some folks say it's no big deal if your skin develops a sensitivity; "just stop using those products at that point and switch to something else!" Yeah well, it's not a big deal unless you're the one with super painfully inflamed skin that requires hours (or days, or weeks) of TLC to heal. Anyway, sounds like you might need to avoid seaweed altogether. 😞
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Anyone have good suggestions for a brightening spot treatment?
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Reply: The Superberry mask from youth to the people really helps with hydration and a glow if that helps. I use it at night and then use ...read more
The Superberry mask from youth to the people really helps with hydration and a glow if that helps. I use it at night and then use Lotus Youth Preserve Moisturizer during the day. With the It really helps as a whole on my face.
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Reply: MorningsSpoilerI've written about most of these in previous posts, so I will just stick to new(ish) to me ones for detailing, but ...read more
MorningsSpoilerI've written about most of these in previous posts, so I will just stick to new(ish) to me ones for detailing, but feel free to ask. Elemis Cica Face Wash, Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin™ Liquid, OLEHENRIKSEN Truth Serum® Mini 0.5 oz/ 15 mL, AMOREPACIFIC Vintage Single Extract Essence 70 mL, Private Doctor Minus Serum, Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, Elemis Cica Calm Hydration Juice, Shiseido Benefiance Day Cream, Elemis Rose Facial Oil, Shiseido SPF is all good. Only Caudalie is a fave that I would repurchase going forward, but I have a lot of serums to try. Maybe the Elemis face wash if I could find a place to get Elemis easily in Canada (maybe LookFantastic?).Blume Meltdown .5 oz/ 13 mL I am very glad the kit I bought came with the mini version and not the full size, because wowzers this is not my fave. First of all, it is WAY too scented. I do not handle overly fragrant things well, so this is not a pleasant experience. At least it wasn't added fragrance. The consistency is all oil (but is thin), which is fine, because it spreads easily, but goes everywhere when squirted out of the bottle. As for spot treatments, it is not the best, just meh. It does definitely help reduce active breakouts, but doesn't really help for clogged pores. My skin really likes salicylic acid, so I will be returning to my old standby. Tagging @sp1771 who was interested in this from a few months ago.Origins GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff 0.5 oz/ 15 mL This is definitely a brightening eye cream. I haven't really had a lot of bags that need depuffing, so can't comment on that one. Unfortunately, this just isn't hydrating enough for my normal-dry-ish skin.Grade and Stella Spray. Very heavy scent of roses. Mildly hydrating. Would not repurchase, as I really don't enjoy a rose scent (but as I got in a sub box, not too mad).I've written about most of these in previous posts, so I will just stick to new(ish) to me ones for detailing, but feel free to ask. Elemis Cica Face Wash, , , , Private Doctor Minus Serum, , Elemis Cica Calm Hydration Juice, Shiseido Benefiance Day Cream, Elemis Rose Facial Oil, Shiseido SPF is all good. Only Caudalie is a fave that I would repurchase going forward, but I have a lot of serums to try. Maybe the Elemis face wash if I could find a place to get Elemis easily in Canada (maybe LookFantastic?). I am very glad the kit I bought came with the mini version and not the full size, because wowzers this is not my fave. First of all, it is WAY too scented. I do not handle overly fragrant things well, so this is not a pleasant experience. At least it wasn't added fragrance. The consistency is all oil (but is thin), which is fine, because it spreads easily, but goes everywhere when squirted out of the bottle. As for spot treatments, it is not the best, just meh. It does definitely help reduce active breakouts, but doesn't really help for clogged pores. My skin really likes salicylic acid, so I will be returning to my old standby. Tagging who was interested in this from a few months ago. This is definitely a brightening eye cream. I haven't really had a lot of bags that need depuffing, so can't comment on that one. Unfortunately, this just isn't hydrating enough for my normal-dry-ish skin.Grade and Stella Spray. Very heavy scent of roses. Mildly hydrating. Would not repurchase, as I really don't enjoy a rose scent (but as I got in a sub box, not too mad).EveningsCleansersSpoilerCLINIQUE Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips 4.2 oz/ 125 mL is one of my fave eye makeup removers, I go in with it if anything is left after my general makeup remover step. Biotherm Biosource 24H Hydrating & Tonifying Toner has a fair bit of alcohol and isn't very hydrating, will be searching of another once finished.Newly, the Origins Original Skin™ Cleansing Makeup Removing Jelly with Willowherb is fine, but stings my eyes a little too much for me to really like. It is a jelly texture, so easily goes all over the face and does a good job of removing makeup.Papa Recipe Eggplant Cleanser is a gentle foaming cleanser that is supposed to really help get into pores. I like how it foams up on my PMD Clean Smart Facial Cleansing Device Blush but I haven't noticed an especially effective cleansing.Bioderm Sensibio is a nice, gentle micelle water that's been extensively discussed here. I use micelle water as a last step cleanser to also add a layer of hydration. It is okay, but I prefer the SEPHORA COLLECTION Triple Action Cleansing Water - Cleanse + Purify 13.5 oz/ 400 mL except for the slight fragrance. It could be a toss up between these two, thus far.I haven't seen a lot about the Farmacy Deep Sweep 2% BHA Pore Cleaning Toner with Moringa + Papaya, but I am enjoying it quite a bit. I haven't used a BHA toner consistently, so this is my first foray and I do not have anything to compare it to. I was finding that using it sparingly when I felt I needed to get into my pores wasn't quite enough. Using is almost every other day seems to help a little, but when I stepped up to using it daily (or near daily 5/week) really makes my pores feel and look clean. In general, for my sensitive-ish skin, this is a really lovely product, even it has a slight scent, but not from added fragrance. It isn't drying, in my experience, as there isn't alcohol. To note, there is sodium benzoate, as I think that's a sensitizing agent for some. It does also have a bit of lactic acid, so I am trying not to use it on the same day as other acids. The bottle will last a while, in my experience, as I've been using it for a while not, and still about 2/3 left. I have another BHA toner to try, but would likely repurchase. Tagging @lmaster and @Kim888 who were interested from a few months ago. is one of my fave eye makeup removers, I go in with it if anything is left after my general makeup remover step. has a fair bit of alcohol and isn't very hydrating, will be searching of another once finished.Newly, the is fine, but stings my eyes a little too much for me to really like. It is a jelly texture, so easily goes all over the face and does a good job of removing makeup.Papa Recipe Eggplant Cleanser is a gentle foaming cleanser that is supposed to really help get into pores. I like how it foams up on my but I haven't noticed an especially effective cleansing.Bioderm Sensibio is a nice, gentle micelle water that's been extensively discussed here. I use micelle water as a last step cleanser to also add a layer of hydration. It is okay, but I prefer the except for the slight fragrance. It could be a toss up between these two, thus far.I haven't seen a lot about the , but I am enjoying it quite a bit. I haven't used a BHA toner consistently, so this is my first foray and I do not have anything to compare it to. I was finding that using it sparingly when I felt I needed to get into my pores wasn't quite enough. Using is almost every other day seems to help a little, but when I stepped up to using it daily (or near daily 5/week) really makes my pores feel and look clean. In general, for my sensitive-ish skin, this is a really lovely product, even it has a slight scent, but not from added fragrance. It isn't drying, in my experience, as there isn't alcohol. To note, there is sodium benzoate, as I think that's a sensitizing agent for some. It does also have a bit of lactic acid, so I am trying not to use it on the same day as other acids. The bottle will last a while, in my experience, as I've been using it for a while not, and still about 2/3 left. I have another BHA toner to try, but would likely repurchase. Tagging and who were interested from a few months ago.MasksSpoilerThe Origins Original Skin™ Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay 2.5 oz/ 75 mL is a HG for me, I love how it removes redness and resets my face. For me, the Murad, Elemis Veggie Mask, Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Atomic Heat Mask, GLAMGLOW GRAVITYMUD™ Firming Treatment Mask 3.5 oz/ 100 g are all okay. None are the best in their categories, but they are all serviceable.The Kiehl's Since 1851 Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask is trash. Somehow both hard and almost dried out when getting it out of the tub, but then mushy out of the tub. It does seem to work best if warmed up in the hands first, but then just gets everywhere. Definitely reminds me texturely of avocade, which is its best feature. It does an okay job of hydrating, but there are so many that do it better without being such a frstration. Do not recommend. I think someone else had a similar reaction, maybe on the 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge thread?I've only used the GLAMGLOW BERRYGLOW™ Probiotic Recovery Face Mask once. It is fun and nicely rejuvenates my face. I like using it in the latter half of the week after my peel and on a day when I use my high % retinol. It has a thinner texture than I would have anticipated, I expected more whipped and it is very runny. It does have seeds (or seed like granules), but they don't irritate or grate the face, in my experience. It definitely smells like berry yogurt. It dries down on the face to a like frosting (think donut) consistency, that can be tissued off. I don't like the sensation of too much heavy products on my face, so I always wash off, and despite that I still get a lovely nourishing and hydrating results.I pulled out the Wei mask a few weeks ago, but have been using sheet masks on Fridays instead, so I will report back.The is a HG for me, I love how it removes redness and resets my face. For me, the Murad, Elemis Veggie Mask, , , are all okay. None are the best in their categories, but they are all serviceable.The is trash. Somehow both hard and almost dried out when getting it out of the tub, but then mushy out of the tub. It does seem to work best if warmed up in the hands first, but then just gets everywhere. Definitely reminds me texturely of avocade, which is its best feature. It does an okay job of hydrating, but there are so many that do it better without being such a frstration. Do not recommend. I think someone else had a similar reaction, maybe on the thread?I've only used the once. It is fun and nicely rejuvenates my face. I like using it in the latter half of the week after my peel and on a day when I use my high % retinol. It has a thinner texture than I would have anticipated, I expected more whipped and it is very runny. It does have seeds (or seed like granules), but they don't irritate or grate the face, in my experience. It definitely smells like berry yogurt. It dries down on the face to a like frosting (think donut) consistency, that can be tissued off. I don't like the sensation of too much heavy products on my face, so I always wash off, and despite that I still get a lovely nourishing and hydrating results.I pulled out the Wei mask a few weeks ago, but have been using sheet masks on Fridays instead, so I will report back.ActivesSpoilerI love the Kate Somerville +Retinol Vita C Power Serum. The OLEHENRIKSEN Glow Cycle Retin-ALT Power Serum, TIL retinol, and Herbivore bakuchoil are all good, but not winners in their categories for me. I really don't love the The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution , which seems like it is never-ending despite getting my partner to start using it.I've only used the Herbivore Prism (5%) once, so I can't comment yet. I also have some 12% to try as well. I dunno what it is about the Prism products but they seem to b much stronger than I expect.I love the . The , TIL retinol, and Herbivore bakuchoil are all good, but not winners in their categories for me. I really don't love the , which seems like it is never-ending despite getting my partner to start using it.I've only used the Herbivore Prism (5%) once, so I can't comment yet. I also have some 12% to try as well. I dunno what it is about the Prism products but they seem to b much stronger than I expect.Creams, etc.SpoilerI loooooove the Algenist POWER Recharging Night Pressed Serum, old style bite beauty lip mask, burt's bees chapstick, Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum, LANEIGE Eye Sleeping Mask and Glow Recipe Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask Mini 1 oz/ 30 mL. The Caudalie Premier Cru Anti-Aging Eye Cream is meh.I've gone through a sample size of the Kate Somerville Kx Active Concentrates Bio-Mimicking Peptides Serum and decided I liked it well enough to use a full size I had from a sub box. I like it, but I LOVE The Ordinary "Buffet" 2 oz/ 60 mL , especially how hydrating it is, the other peptide serums I've used haven't been like this, including this KS one. I am going to go through the whole bottle and see if there's an effect on "aging" though.The GLAMGLOW MOISTURETRIP™ Omega-Rich Face Moisturizer isn't my favourite. I have dryish skin, so one would think this would be nice, but I find it a little bit too heavy and goopy. It makes a fine nighttime moisturizer but would be terrible for the day for me. I haven't noticed any anti-redness yet, but am hopeful. Just okay, not great, glad I got it in a sub (that review could honestly be a review for most products, lol, so I am glad I get to try a bunch of products using sub boxes that were on my loves list).The Pureheals Propolis sleeping mask is good! It isn't my fave, but it is very nourishing and makes a lovely nightcap mask. It does have that same weird soapy scent that the Dr. Brandt Skincare Hydro Biotic™ Recovery Sleeping Mask has? Does anyone know what this? I loooooove the , old style bite beauty lip mask, burt's bees chapstick, , and . The is meh.I've gone through a sample size of the and decided I liked it well enough to use a full size I had from a sub box. I like it, but I LOVE , especially how hydrating it is, the other peptide serums I've used haven't been like this, including this KS one. I am going to go through the whole bottle and see if there's an effect on "aging" though.The isn't my favourite. I have dryish skin, so one would think this would be nice, but I find it a little bit too heavy and goopy. It makes a fine nighttime moisturizer but would be terrible for the day for me. I haven't noticed any anti-redness yet, but am hopeful. Just okay, not great, glad I got it in a sub (that review could honestly be a review for most products, lol, so I am glad I get to try a bunch of products using sub boxes that were on my loves list).The Pureheals Propolis sleeping mask is good! It isn't my fave, but it is very nourishing and makes a lovely nightcap mask. It does have that same weird soapy scent that the has? Does anyone know what this? My skin is normal-dryish, sensitive-ish.The weather has been ashy, so I have been inside, which is terrible, but is luckily clearing up and warming up a bit.
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This is gorgeous!! @Estelamusic
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Reply: Thank you so much for the suggestion! I currently use Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo Fair/Medium as my highl ...read more
Thank you so much for the suggestion! I currently use Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo Fair/Medium as my highlighter/bronzer. I do like that for fair skin! I will have to check out the Naked 3 palette. It’s so hard trying to find the line between looking washed out or having products that are too pigmented.
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Reply: @quspork Yeah - I really thought they weren't doing it this year. I wonder what the items will be. I just stocked up on a couple ...read more
@quspork Yeah - I really thought they weren't doing it this year. I wonder what the items will be. I just stocked up on a couple of faves, so it'll be interesting to see if they are part of the promo or not. AND, I'm curious to see what the stock will be for items once I get home from work tomorrow. My phone is a dinosaur so I can't do much of anything on it.
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