Trinny London | Brand Review VIDEO

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Best Amazon Beauty Dupes | Foreo, Slip, Dr Dennis Gross, Aquis

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I am not opposed to spending some serious money on beauty products, but sometimes budget buys are just as good as the luxury items!

Foreo

I love my Clarisonic, but sometimes it does seem a little unsanitary because most days it doesn’t dry out completely, but I could never spend another 100.00 a face brush. Enter – knockoff Foreo for only 20.00! The Ms. Dear Cleansing Brush is just a base model – it only has an on/off button – but it is well worth the money. This silicone is more hygienic than the Clarisonic – it dries out completely, can be washed in the dishwasher, and can be sanitized with alcohol. It holds a charge FOREVER – I use it everyday in the evening and charge it every 2/3 months. I 100% would recommend this to someone – granted, I have never used the real Foreo so I can’t really speak to how it compares.

Slip

Silk pillowcase are fantastic for your skin and hair – traditional pillowcases can tug on you skin and hair increasing signs of aging and damaging your hair. Changing to a silk pillowcase keeps my hair smoother, extends my style, and protects my hair from damage. Slip pillow cases sell for almost 100.00 but, the bottom line is that they are just “100% Pure Mulberry Silk (22 Momme).” There are several options on Amazon for a fraction of the price!

Dr Dennis Gross

Adding facial steaming into your routine hydrates the skin, helps clear pores, and can make your following products more effective! But, the Gross Pro Facial Steamer is 150.00!! I found one on Amazon for 35.00. I scoured Sephora and Dr Dennis Gross’s sites to try to find out what was unique about Gross’s steamer and literally the only thing the only info provided was that their steamer shuts off automatically after 9 minutes. I love facial steaming, but I truly feel like for 150.00 you’re just paying for the name. Side note: the steamer I bought on Amazon comes with extraction tools… I don’t use them.

Aquis

Traditional towels have a lot of texture that can snag your hair and cause it to break,  microfiber hair towels can help prevent unnecessary damage to your hair and they decrease drying time. I actually have both the Aquis turban and the knockoff and they are 100% they are the same – the Aquis is a little more attractive color, but that’s not really important when Amazon’s is a quarter of the price.

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Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations

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Simple | Water Boost Micellar Gel Wash | Review

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In A Few Words
A gentle cleanser suitable for normal and sensitive skin that contains no harsh chemicals, artificial colors or perfume.

The new Simple Water Boost Micellar Facial Gel Wash, a new generation face wash with Micellar cleansing bubbles, infused with skin-essential minerals and plant extract, this formula delivers instant hydration AND gentle yet effective cleansing – perfect for even sensitive skin. The cleansing gel comes in a 5oz plastic tube and I bought mine for $6.00 on Amazon.

I think this a great buy from the drugstore! It’s gentle on the skin (soap free and SLS free) and leaves the skin feeling clean, but tight stripped. This cleanser is not hydrating or moisturizing at all, so might want pass if you have dry skin. It’s unscented, simple, and very utilitarian cleanser so while it does the job, it’s not enjoyable to use (but for I wasn’t expecting it to be). The Micellar Gel does a good job removing face makeup but I wouldn’t use it for eye makeup and I normally just second cleanse or morning cleanse. While washing your face, it stays a very thick gel consistency so I use a cloth to wash it off because it is difficult to rinse off with water.

This cleanser is a great basic, budget buy for normal to oily skin types.

Notable ingredients it DOES have:
Lactic Acid

Notable ingredients it does NOT have:
Phthalates
Parabens
Fragrances
Dyes
Aluminium

Possible Irritants:
N/A

Vegan:
Yes

Tested on animals:
Unknown – I cannot find a clear answer, on their website they state “Our parent company Unilever have been leading our industry and investing £3 million a year for the past 7 years on developing alternative non-animal testing methods.” … which is not a “Yes”

Complete Ingredients:
Water (aqua), Cocamidopropyl betaine, Propylene glycol, Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, Sodium chloride, Panthenol, Citric acid, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl acetate, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl cyclodextrin, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, Pantolactone, Saccharide Isomerate, Potassium chloride, Sodium citrate, Lactic acid, Sodium benzoate

GRWM | PERSONA IDENTITY PALETTE

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March Favorites | Empties | Declutter | Fails

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Products I’ve Returned | March 2018

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I live in the middle of nowhere and do most of my beauty/skincare shopping online. When I first moved, I was very shy and uncomfortable about returning used products, nut it’s hard to buy makeup and skincare without seeing it in person. As time has gone on, I have become completely shameless when it comes to returning products that I don’t like. In the past few months, I feel like I have come across a lot of misses on some really highly rated products. Maybe this post will save you from buying some duds. If you loved these products, let me know in the comments! Makeup and skincare is so personally and we all have different experiences with different products!

jouer lip topper skinny dipJouer Lip Topper in Skinny Dip & Becca Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss in Champagne Dream c Bellini

I’m lumping these two glosses together because there wasn’t really anything wrong with them other than the fact that they have too much shimmer/glitter. In pictures and video both of these are beautiful with an extreme glossy shine. But in person, there was just too much glitter for me. The formulas were good, they weren’t sticky, and they didn’t migrate off the lips – if you like intense glitter, you might like these.

NYX Tapered Powder Brush

There’s not much to say about this brush- it’s thin and stiff and pokey. You can’t set your under eyes because it’s too big. You can’t put color on with it because it’s too thin and flimsy to blend well. About the only thing you could use it for is applying translucent powder using the belly of the brush, which I don’t want to do and I have better brushes to set my makeup with like the Real Techniques Powder Brush.

becca lip priming perfectorBecca Lip Priming Perfector

I really thought that this would be the ideal product for me. I have a fuzzy lip line and while most people would embrace the outer edge of their lip line and over line their lips. We all want what we don’t have and  I actually under line my lips. My lips are also very pigmented and it messes with lipstick colors, so I will carry my foundation over the edge of my lips or cover them entirely to solve these problems. Because this primer has a nude tint I thought this could work as a concealer/primer, but the texture is just all wrong. It’s a gel that never quite dries down, the color is patchy so lip products on top of the primer become patchy, and it’s not pigmented enough to cancel out my lip color or conceal my lip line.

Clarisonic Acne Heads

I have been using the Cashmere brush for years but I decided to change things up and try a new brush head. I like the Cashmere brush but I thought it was too gentle. I chose the acne brush heads because I do get clogged pores and deal with hormonal acne. The acne brush head is brutal on the skin. It is too coarse and stiff – just feels awful. It was actually painful to wash my face with the acne brush head (I would not describe my skin as sensitive). I know the vote it split on whether or not Clarisonics are beneficial- I love mine, but I will only use Cashmere or sensitive brush heads in the future.

coola bb cream organicCoola Rosilliance Organic B.B. Cream+ SPF 30 in Light Medium

I was looking for something new to replace my IT Cosmetics CC Cream (will I ever learn “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it”? … beauty addict problems). This BB cream does have SPF 50 and it actually is shade adjusting – light/medium did work for me (NC15), though it is terrifying because it is a greyish brown when it comes out of the bottle. This cream offers zero coverage, it doesn’t even out the skin tone, and doesn’t add a glow. The only thing it offers is the SPF, but I have SPFs I like and for far less (Heimish Artless Glow Base).

RMS Eye Polish in Magnetic

I love the living luminizer by RMS, so I wanted to try out a few other products by the brand, but this one was a disappointment. In the pot, it looks like a deep ashy purple, but on the eye it is a sheer wash of color. The shade doesn’t suit me well- it makes me look sallow and sick because it just looks like shadows around my eyes. Also, the formula is greasy so the color doesn’t last long, within hours it had all migrated to the crease of my eye.