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FooTherapy Tea Tree & Aloe Moisturizing foot lotion reviewThis foot lotion is by the brand Queen Helene, and it’s made in the USA. It’s very lightweight and moisturizing. It massages and softens sore, tired feet, and combines the skincare benefits of Tea Tree Oil with soothing aloe. It moisturizes heels and soles, relieves flaking and helps soften calluses (if you have any). It hasn’t been tested on animals and has no animal ingredients in it.

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Kat von D Shade & Light Contour palette reviewWhat can I say about this gorgeous palette? It’s called Kat von D Shade & Light contour palette, and that’s because it includes 3 powders for contouring, and 3 powders for highlighting. Let’s start with the packaging, which is black matte, and has a nice big mirror on the top; perfect for taking it with you when traveling. It closes with a magnet which makes it easier to take with you in your  bag. The powders are of course all matte, and we have various shades, to fit all skin types. I personally use (mostly) 3 out of its 6 powders, just because these are the ones that fit my needs best. I use the lighter powder (top left) on the areas I want to be highlighted, and I use the 2 darker ones (from the left) to contour the areas I want to have more shade. You can even mix the colors together to create the color that fits your needs and skin tone. If you also buy the shade & light brush, you’d have the perfect contouring result. I love the fact that the powders are all very thinly cut and light on the face. But because of that you get a lot of fall out from the powders. Hardly a disantvantage for me, but I thought I should mention it here. All and all, I definitely recommend  you buy this. It’s an amazing product, that will make your makeup looks even better.

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Sephora Rose eye & lip masks review Do you know Sephora’s Rose eye & lip masks (there’s also a face one)? I tried them both last month, and I am most excited to repurchase the lip one. I tried it on after a day when I had swatched tons of liquid lipsticks, and my lips were dry and swollen. The lip mask made them look very plump and hydrated again. You just leave it on your lips for 15 minutes, or more if you’d like, and take it off. It’s a sheet mask so it’s really easy to use; no fuss at all.

I left mine on for more than 15 minutes because my lips were looking horrible and needed a lot of hydration, and didn’t take it off until the lip mask was completely dry. That took around 30 minutes or less. But there’s usually a lot of product in these single-use masks, which is very light-weight and nicely scented and feels likes a serum on your face/lips. So you can use the remaining product left on the mask and packaging and put it on your face or lips as a serum. I suggest you “lock the hydration” with a lip balm after using the lip mask, and follow the face masks with hydrating creams.

As for the eye mask, I didn’t notice anything breath-taking, but I did like the fact that it left my under-eye area more hydrated and radiant. They’re both really good and I highly suggest you try any of these Sephora masks, which are all very hydrating and affordable too. I’m definitely going to purchase more of them in the future!

 

Photo courtesy of Markella A. of DoYouSpeakGossip?

 

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L'Oreal Miss Baby Roll mascara review

I’ve been using L’Oreal’s Miss Baby Roll mascara for quite a while now, and to be honest it was love at first sight. I really love how it makes my lashes look, which is fuller and longer, but not TOO much that they look unnatural. Its wand is very good, and catches all my lashes easily, from the shortest to the longest ones, making them look at their best. I think that it’s the best mascara I’ve used so far, at least for my lashes, and I’ve used plenty, so that’s something! If you also consider how inexpensive it is, I think you really need to give it a try! It comes in many colors so if you already have a black one, and you’re looking for something more colorful, you can try those instead.

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L'oreal True Match foundation reviewOne of the foundations that came highly recommended from my subscribers, was L’Oreal’s True Match foundation. I have quite pale skin and usually dry to combination complexion and this one, came pretty close to what I’m looking for. I bought the 1C Rose Ivory shade which is almost perfect for my skin tone. The foundation has a thin consistency, and it has a light to medium coverage, it has a very natural effect when applied with a wet makeup sponge, and it’s very light on the skin. Its pump makes it super easy to use and if you need more coverage, I suggest you use it in combination with L’Oreal’s Infallible foundation, on your problematic areas, or where you usually get oiliness after some hours. All in all it’s a really good foundation that I’m highly likely to re-purchase in the future.

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LUSH Oatifix fresh face mask reviewI can’t believe I hadn’t talked to you yet, about the Oatifix fresh face mask by Lush. It was the first time I tried it myself, and I really loved it. It has a very unusual texture compared to other masks I’ve tried it. This one is very thick and (I’ll be honest) kind of difficult to apply. But when you manage to apply it, it leaves your skin feeling super soft, and hydrated so it’s definitely worth it. Because it has fresh ingredients inside like ground almonds and oats (obviously, haha, hence the name), it kind of exfoliates your skin at the same time when you remove it. It also smells amazing; so much that it would be difficult to restrain yourself and not try to eat it. Being a fresh mask means that it must be stored in the fridge and it has an expiration date of about a month (you will find its expiration date under the box). You’ll get around 5-8 uses out of it, depending on the use you do, it costs 10€ (in Greece. The price might be lower or higher in other countries), and you can find it on Lush stores worldwide.

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Maybelline Instant Anti-Age concealer reviewMaybelline’s Instant Anti-Age concealer (or Instant Age-Rewind concealer as it’s more known in other countries) is definitely one of the most wanted concealers worldwide. I had heard a lot about it before getting my hands on it, and I always wanted to try it, because it was meant to be not only inexpensive, but also one of the best drugstore options out there. So when I got it I couldn’t wait to try it out. It’s indeed an amazing concealer, let’s get it out of the way.  It’s very light-weight, and it gets applied very easily due to its sponge applicator (you just twist its base to get the amount you need each time), it doesn’t stay in the fine lines, and stays puts for hours without the need of a setting powder, and it’s quite inexpensive too. Its only “flaw” is the fact that there aren’t many shades available (depending on the country you live in, you may find different shades), and that its size is quite small. Apart from these two, it’s amazing, and I’ll definitely re-purchase it in the future.

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Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Are you looking for a affordable makeup sponge? Then I may have a solution for you. I love my Beauty Blender sponges but they are quite expensive. After I heard so many good things about the Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge I thought that it was time to try it and see if all of that was true. I have to admit that everything I heard of was true. This sponge is amazing.

As you can see in the photos above, one side is pointy and the other one is flat. I find it super useful because you can apply your foundation, concealer and powder with the same sponge without any problem. You can even bake with the flat side. Concerning the application of the foundation, I think that it does a fabulous job. It’s more dense than the Beauty Blender one a a bit more big when it’s wet. I didn’t notice any different about the amount of foundation that it soaks in comparison with the Beauty Blender. I am extremely satisfied with this sponge and I will sure repurchase it again. It costs around 6 euros and I couldn’t recommend it more.

Photos courtesy Ioanna T.

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