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Get Reddy

For BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Reddy

It is a pink magenta red color that does not look good on me, so I am glad that I used it up. It smells like a MAC lipstick, very sweet vanilla scent. It is a nice smooth pigmented lipstick, but it has a tendency to travel and move around on the lips. I enjoy a lipstick that locks into place, so I would not purchase this lipstick and I cannot really recommend it. I liked wearing this lipstick as a balm around the house and not caring about the smearing. I would never wear this color or formula out. It is too high maintenance for me.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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Sparkling Grape

For Stila Lip Glaze in Sparkling Grape

I hate that I couldn’t use up every last drop and there is still gloss stuck in the tube. I felt like you had to click the pen a lot to get enough out to coat your lips. It left my lips feeling sticky instead of the glossy, slippery feeling that I like my glosses to be. I don’t like a sticky gloss. I prefer ones that are smooth. I feel like I could feel the grittiness of the glitter on my lips and it only gave my lips a hint of purple. I would no repurchase and I do not recommend unless you enjoy a sticky, gritty lip gloss. I’m glad I used my Birchbox points on this.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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Textureful

For Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

hair

I loved the scent, but it is just the same out of all the texturizers I have bought and tried. They have all been good to me. I would not repurchase this spray. It didn’t do something amazing that the others didn’t. It performed fine for a texturizer. It made my hair look tousled, but not sticky or crunchy. I really enjoyed it. The price tag is too much for a texturizing product. The drugstore ones are just as good, specifically the Tresemme texturizing or finishing spray. I forget how they word it on their product. The scent does not justify the price either. I would buy another travel sized one if it was under $10. The travel size lasts me about 3 months of use, because I don’t use it everyday after a shower.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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It’s CoverGirl

For CoverGirl Clean Professional Loose Powder in 105 Translucent Fair

This powder did an okay job keeping me matte and it lasted a long time. It is a good value for the money. I will not repurchase, because I want some coverage from my powder nowadays. I feel like it is a dupe for the Laura Mercier powder. I might repurchase this powder if I can find it in fair/light, so it can give me just enough coverage to look perfected. The lid breaks easily, so it would not be good for travel. I never dropped it and the lid just broke one day as I was putting the lid back on. I cannot get all of the powder out of the jar. There is a tiny bit stuck in there. I recommend this powder if you are looking for a nice loose powder to bake or set your face with. I enjoyed using this and I was heavy handed and it never looked cakey or powdery. I think it was around $6 at Walmart, so you cannot go wrong there.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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Noble Currant

For Illume Noble Currant Soy Candle

candle

This burned very even and it had a nice strong scent. I would not repurchase though. I feel like this would give me a headache sometimes when I burned it. I bought this off of Birchbox with my points, I believe. It is a nice small candle for small spaces. I burned this in the bathroom or on the kitchen stove, which is right next to the bathroom. I like small candles, because they are a nice size to try out a scent you are ify with before you commit to a larger size. I burned this candle in about 12 hours. I used it two days for about 6 hours each time. Technically, two weeks because I burned it on Saturday mornings. I am down to 2 candles and one is almost done. I bought the other one the other day at Marshalls.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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Facial Spray

For Evian Brumisateur Facial Spray

Toner: Eau Thermale Avene

This is not the Evian water, but it has a very similar look to Avene. The Evian facial spray was nice to have to foil eye shadows and to mist my face before going in with my serums. I will not repurchase, because I have a full size of the Avene. Also, I would rather buy a toner that actually does something for my skin. Once I am done with my other can, I will try to find something comparable at the drug store. I also have the Caudalie facial spray that I have to use before buying another one as well. I want to buy a setting spray at the drug store that is matte. Otherwise, I feel like I would use powder after using  it. I love a glow, but I am not a fan of a dewy look, since I have combination oily skin.

With Love ❤

Selena

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Sunscreen

For Nia 24 SPF 30 Lotion

sunscreen

I really enjoyed using this sample of sunscreen for the face. It didn’t break me out and I felt like it really moisturized my skin. I used it as my moisturizer and sunscreen in one. It was a great two-in-one product. I think I will try fluid sunscreen next or a serum. Traditional sunscreen doesn’t really work with my skin, tends to make me greasy, and have breakouts. It did not have a sunscreen scent, but it had an unpleasant scent. I would have preferred the scent of sunscreen over this one. This has SPF 30, but you really only need SPF 15 to protect your skin. I’m happy with SPF 30 personally, but more like 50 to 100 for my son’s new, fair skin. I want him to be as protected as possible. I even used sunscreen on him as a baby before I knew that you aren’t supposed to before six months old. This is also really expensive sunscreen.

With Love ❤

Selena