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Thank you Sephora and BIC!

I can't thank Sephora and BIC enough for this lovely gratis I was sent! Due to the fact I recently had surgery, my updates and reviews won't be super fast, so I thought I'd create my own thread to leave my reviews and comments at my own pace. Let me start off by saying I hate hate hate mint. Three of the items all prominently feature mint. Putting that aside, I will still be completely honest with my reviews.

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First up is the FARMACY - Freshen Up All-Natural Deodorant

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I currently use schmidtt's natural deodorant, so I was happy to see a vegan and cruelty-free deodorant that is free of aluminum and baking soda. This is said to combat odor and have a cooling comfort. The cooling part comes from the peppermint oil, I'm willing to bet. For me this was not cooling but rather prickly, I did not like the feeling at all. Now...for the odor combating...that was also a heavy no. I have a pretty decently strong body odor I won't lie. It's not a delicate flower scent, but also not heavy enough to like get me kicked off an airplane. The deodorant I use now covers it just fine, as does most I try. Not this one. When I applied it, and it applied very easy, I could still smell my odor coming through. It is on the lightly scented side. I put this on at 9 am, after a nap I woke up at noon and it was completely gone. No trace or sign of the deodorant, after only a few hours!

 

Up next: FRESH - Sugar Mint Rush Freshening Lip Treatment

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Another mint item yay! Haha. My previous experience with fresh lip balms was just those little trail size ones, you know the ones that melt away super fast and probably would have lasted me a week...had I not always managed to lose them. This is said to be a hydrating lip treatment that delivers an instant burst of minty freshness while nourishing oils moisturize and smooth the look of wrinkles. Sugar locks in the moisture for hours. Now with my surgery my mouth was actually swollen very big for about 4 days. I normally have dehydrated lips and I can't find anything that lasts even 20 minutes on my lips. With my lips being swollen, they were even worse! Super dry and cracked and peeling. I put this on, very easy to apply and didn't melt away like I expected. The mint isn't strong enough for me to smell while wearing, but I currently can't smell out of one side of my face. So anyways, I forgot about it. About two hours later I was rubbing my lips together...and it was still moisturized! I reapplied out of habit. I've been using this since I got it yesterday, and my lips haven't gone dry yet. I put it on when I went to bed and even 6 hours later it was still on my lips. I've never had a product like this before. I love it. There is a slight tingling, but nothing bad.

 

Next! VIKTOR&ROLF - Flowerbomb Midnight

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Sorry for no actual photo. This has notes of Blackcurrant, Night-Blooming Jasmine, Musk, Pomegranate, Peony and Vanilla. Creating a divine warm floral sensation. Now there are some on BIC who completely blow us away with their fragrance descriptions...I'm not one of them. I wish I was. When I sprayed this on my arm I could detect the Blackcurrant and Pomegranate very easily. When I think of a midnight scent, this definitely fit the description. It is a very nice warm floral with a hint of spice. The full strength lasted about 4 hours on me. And after that I could detect a faint note, but I'm not quite sure what that note is.

 

 

GLAMGLOW - SUPERTONER ™ Exfoliating Acid Solution Toner

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I was most excited about this one! It is a 3-1 toner, exfoliator, and pore-refining product. You shake it to activate the clay, charcoal, and six acids. It looks pretty cool when you shake it. I have dehydrated combo skin, and toner is my favorite part of my skin care routine. My current hg is belif eucalyptus. Since I am still hurting on half of my face, I only used this on the other half. I shook it up, and it was kind of hard to get out of the bottle, but it was a cool looking gray on the pad. I was instantly hit with a super strong smell of a few different things, but the peppermint was very strong. I honestly didn't see any difference after using this. The smell was really bothersome to me, and that was with only half my nose working! With my other toners, I'm able to see on the pad where it picked up stuff my double cleanse missed, not able to with this one because of the gray coloring. After about six hours when I woke up I noticed a very very small change in my skin but it was very small. My pores were still dark, but they looked bigger (and they are already big enough) and slightly less dark. That was just one use though, hopefully it gets better after I use it more. Currently this is night time use.

 

 

OLEHENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Face Primer

I have not used this one yet. I put some on my hand, it doesn't seem like a primer but, more like a highlighter for your whole face! My hand is super shiny right now. This primer contains real pigments from banana powder (not the fruit) that is good for brightening. As well as Vitamin C and E, along with citrus fruit extracts for a nice citrusy scent. Once better I will put this on my full face to try out, hopefully tomorrow. But really, my hand looks like I dipped it in glitter.

 

 

URBAN DECAY - Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette

Last but certainly not least! I have not tried this one yet either. Hopefully tomorrow I can when I'm not so tired from all my pills. The colors look fantastic! And the packaging! The packaging is actually a nice cushion outside. I don't own any of the naked palettes except the Cherry, so I won't be able to compare it to any of those.

 

If you have any questions or comments please let me know! Hopefully I can update those last two tomorrow. Once again thank you so so much Sephora and BIC for this lovely gratis! Hopefully my reviews are helpful, even if to just one person!

 

 

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Congratulations @keana1. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts! 

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Thanks @PrettyPaint ! I should be posting today! 

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@keana1 Congrats on receiving this gratis!  Can’t wait to hear what you think. 

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Thanks @SportyGirly125 ! I should be posting my thoughts this weekend since I’ve tried everything! They’re all positive! 

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@keana1 That’s great news. 

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Congratulations,  @keana1!

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Thanks @curlychiquita ! ❤️❤️❤️ everything! 

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Congrats @keana1 Enjoy your gratis!

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Thank you so much @sprocketta ! I’ve tried everything and ❤️❤️❤️ every item that Sephora sent me! I’ll try to post my reviews tomorrow unless something unexpected happens ( I hope not! ) 

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@keana1 can't wait to hear about Naked Reloaded and Glamglow. Glad you will be reporting!

can't wait to hear about the mask @keana1 enjoy lovely!!

can't wait to hear about the mask @keana1 enjoy lovely!!

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Thanks @lmaster ! I just might try the mask today! I’ll keep you updated!

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Yay, a mask @keana1! Very curious on how that works for you. And congrats on getting this gratis too.

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Thank you @ShortErica @quspork ! I’m so glad to have received the Consonant DHE Mask! I’ll be posting in the Mask of the Week thread very soon, I might even try it today! I read the reviews in the Sephora app and it sounds quite good! 

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Do it do it do it @keana1! Haha I'm so selfish. But honestly do what's best for your skin masking-wise. I'll look forward to when you try it whether it is today or later. Smiley Happy

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I did @ShortErica ! Love it and gave me great results! I’m so glad that Sephora sent me this mask instead of the Flowerbomb! I just hate floral fragrances! I’ve tried everything and I’m really happy that I enjoy every item! I’m a happy camper right now! 😁

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Congrats, @keana1! That mask looks like a great one to try out. I can't wait to hear what you think of everything! 

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Congrats!

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@Samtian  Congratulations!!  I just got one too!  I’m so excited to try the palette. UD is my favorite for eyeshadow. I am a mint person so I’m sure I’ll love the lip treatment.   I cannot wear perfumes so my gorgeous sister is testing that one out for me. 

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Yay!   @Indy701 , Congratulations!   It's great that Urban Decay Palettes are one of your favorites.  I will love to read your reviews!

 

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@Indy701  Congrats!!!!! I can't wait to hear your thoughts! That is so awesome UD is your favorite, bonus!

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