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Jolene

@anotterbeauty

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30 year old from Minnesota, lover of all things beauty. Trying to find the best skincare for my acne prone, sun damaged combo skin, and having a lot of fun along the way! Instagram is where I mostly hang out, blog coming soon for in depth reviews. I love writing, I'm learning photography, and literally read reviews before every purchase.

About Me

General Information

  • Ethnicity: Caucasian/European/White
  • Skin Tone: Pale
  • Skin Type: Combination
  • Hair Thickness: Medium
  • Hair Type: Curly
  • Hair Color: Brown

Personal Information:

  • Beauty Interest: Beauty blogger
  • Age Range: 25-34
  • Location: United States
  • Ingredient Preference: Anti-oxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, Natural, Paraben-Free, Peptides, Sulfate Free, Salicylic Acid, Vitamin C, Aloe
  • Are you a mommy to be?: Yes

This is a nice, light moisturizer perfect for using before makeup as it leaves the skin super smooth without being sticky. I was lucky enough to try this during the summer and found it perfect for the hot humid weather! However, if you use it in the winter you will definitely need to layer. Using it by itself will not be enough moisture, so adding serums, essence, whatever will be necessary. I still add a dab of it before makeup but always have all my other steps included, plus another moisturizer. Frigid Minnesota weather makes lots of moisture and an occlusive layer a must. For summer weather I do plan on purchasing a new tube of it, it's just going to be a strictly summertime moisturizer.

My all time FAVORITE eyeshadow palette! Very pigmented, and the range of shades is lovely. These shadows are all matte, and the variety of neutral looks is surprising given that many shades are close in color. The palette is separated into three sections, and comes with a booklet for creating different looks. It's great for both beginners and seasoned makeup lovers. The shadows are blendable, but make sure you use a good eyeshadow primer to get the most out of them. The blending is what takes a bit of practice, especially with mattes.

 

I'd still say this is a great palette and definitely worth the money!

I know a lot of people are fond of this eye cream, but I am not one of them. It has a little tingle, which I personally don't care for, and a subtle tint to it. I didn't see any change in my undereye area with this. In fact, the there was a tiny bit of sheen that drew attention to my dark circles. No good. It's also not very moisturizing, so if you have dry skin under your eyes like me, this isn't going to help. There a lot of better eye creams out there that do more, and are cheaper!

I love this liner!😍 I had given up on liquid liner but after trying this I'm hooked! I use it at least half the time I do my makeup.

Unlike liquid liners I've tried in the past, this one has a precise yet soft felt tip, and the formula dries pretty quickly. It's also opaque with one coat. 👍If you're like me and get messy, it's super easy to use a cotton swab and fix it without having to scrub at it or start over.

I would highly recommend this to anyone who gets frustrated with winged eyeliner. It'll make life easier! 😊

This is a wonderful brightening mask!

Fit/Material: Excellent! 👍 Check out the forehead and nose coverage!! Fairly thin material, adheres well, a tad stiffer across the design.

Scent: Very slightly 🍊 citrusy

Essence: Thin, watery. Sadly no extra. 😔

Results: Holy brightening power Batman! 😱😍 I positively glowed! The only con for me is I wish the radiance lasted longer (don't we all) and the price. They're $30/4 unless you can find a good deal.

This is most definitely a mask I will RP when there's a decent sale. 😍

I had high hopes for this mask, but it didn't impress me. It has a decent fit, moisturized OK. It's a solid mask for everyday use, except it's more expensive than most of my masks that do the same or better.

I also had a slight irritated feeling while it was on. Not quite burning or stinging, but it was definitely not soothing.

So..

It's decent. That's pretty much all I can say about it. 😂 I like their other products better!

This is a bio cellulose mask that comes with two backings on it to make for easier application. Like most masks I had to snip the outer corner of the eye hole for it to fit better. No big deal, otherwise it was decent fitting.

 

I do wish it smelled like melon, but it doesn't. I can't quite place the scent. After about 30 minutes I removed the mask and was a bit disappointed. This particular 7 Wonders mask did nothing for me. Maybe moisturize a tiny bit, but that was all. I was hoping for better results as the Acai one I used was phenomenal! 😊

 

Won't be repurchasing this one, but some of the other flavors are favorites of mine from Leaders.

This is a good matte bronzer for contouring. I find I like it less than the Benefit Hoola bronzer because it doesn't seem to blend quite as easily. 

 

One thing I love is the chocolate scent. 😋 But, for someone as pale as me, I'd recommend Hoola as this Too Faced bronzer can lean a little orange.

I was sent Peripera Peri's Velvet Ink in # 3 Inkrush Orange for review purposes but this is my own honest opinion.

 

🍊 My first thought was, I can't wear orange. 😬 And I stand by that statement, but it's not as bad as I thought it would look! Especially if you aren't like me and actually follow directions, it's not so bright. 😂 Oops.

I really like the packaging, it's so sleek and stylish. 😍 The doe foot applicator is really nice and soft. It picks up just the right amount of product. 👍

This product is a bit different than most liquid lipsticks in that you apply it, let it dry down/absorb for a few minutes, then press your lips on a tissue. 😊 I actually prefer this, so there's not too much on your lips. Lip tints for the win!

Feel and performance: Love! 💖 It's halfway between a lipstick and a stain, and I love it! 😍My lips are MUCH less dry than any other liquid lipstick I've tried. 💋 And it feels like velvet, not surprising since it's called "Velvet Ink". 😉
So, while I'm bummed I didn't receive a red or pink, it's not a total loss. I've found another lip product that actually works on my perpetually dry lips! And they're priced reasonably- I found it for $9.28 on Amazon and other sites have deals where you can get them cheaper.

This was a good, solid brightening mask. 👍The fit was absolutely perfect for my larger face! There was leftover essence for my neck and arms, and the scent was like a slightly floral perfume, which I loved.💖 I was definitely happy with the results: bright, smooth, moisturized skin. It can leave a bit of shine when you take it off, but I just spritz some rosewater on and gently wipe it off. I might purchase it again.

I know this is another beloved product, but it's just average for me. I don't care for the taste and smell, and it seems a little too waxy. That said, it does provide a subtle tint and keeps lips from chapping. It does the job, I just know there's better options available!

I love the subtle tint of this balm, and the packaging is super convenient. But the taste/smell of this is like an older drugstore beauty product. It's hard to describe but it's just really unpleasant if you happen to get it in your mouth, which happens with a lip product. It'd be perfect if not for that, but maybe it's just me.

This clear, odorless oil was just OK for me. It doesn't absorb as well as rosehip oil, and leaves a bit of a greasy feeling. I only use it at night for that reason. Wasn't worth the hype for me, personally, but I know it has a good reputation.

I was really surprised I liked this so much after my first Annie's mask I tried was a dud. The scent was obviously Tea Tree but not overwhelmingly strong. Essence was slightly drippy with lots leftover. I loved the fit and the thin stretchy material. It could have slightly smaller holes to cover more skin though. I wore it for about 20 minutes and my blemishes were much less angry looking and actually started going away that night. I may repurchase, just wish the fit was better. I never mind cutting masks to fit better but with holes that are too large there's not much you can do!

I loved this mask! The material itself is a thin soft cotton with a really great fut. The essence is a gel consistency with enough leftover for the neck and arms. And the scent? The only way I could describe it is that it smells like one of my favorite drinks- a Bloody Mary without the extreme spice. That alone is enough for me to repurchase! It was soothing and moisturized well. It's worth trying at least once. It'll get you hooked on Hanbang!

I simply adore this for the packaging! The hand cream itself is pretty moisturizing, not greasy at all. But it does have a strong fragrance so if you don't like a noticeable scent this isn't a good option for you. I have the Harp Seal which has a Green Tea scent. I think it leans towards being a very fresh blossom type of smell, but whatever you call it, it smells good! And he's so adorable. :)

I wish this had worked better! While it was very soothing and moisturized decently, the brightening effects wasn't as prominent as it should be in a brightening mask. I love other MBD masks but this one I won't be repurchasing.

I didn't expect much from this mask, and after leaving it on for about 30 minutes, didn't see much. However, another 15 minutes or so after removing it, my existing redness and blemishes were visibly less inflamed, and the redness was vastly reduced! I had a pretty bad breakout when I used this mask and it definitely helped calm things down.

 

 

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