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Rezee

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About Me Hi, I'm Renee. I love the world of beauty and enjoy spending lots of time on this site. My beauty goals for this year and to try and downsize my collection a bit and to hit pan on as many items as I can. In the non beauty world, I'm a stay at home mother of four who enjoys getting involved with the school and kindy, facebooking and shopping online!

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Overall rating:
1.0/5
28th December, 2016 at 7:21 pm
Lush Buche de Noel Review
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I really dislike this product

I'm a bit of a lush addict and it's not often that I find a dud product but this really hit that mark big time for me. I'd heard such great things about it so I was determined to buy it. NZ didn't stock this, this year so I added it into a UK order that I was making.

This comes in a standard black lush pot. It has the best before date clearly printed, fyi these only have a shelf life of 3 months. I didn't realise that so didn't use it straight after buying it. I'd recommmend only buying these when you actually want to use it straight away and to not stock up in case it goes bad. I find lush products do last well after the date but I'd be a bit more wary of a product like this with quite fresh ingredients in it. A pot may sound like an odd way to have a cleanser but this is quite a solid product so you need to scoop some out to use it.

This looks interesting when you open the lid. It kind of looks like a cookie dough with the beige colour and lots of bits in it. It has a strong almond smell, I like the freshness of it.

This isn't as easy as a normal cleanser to use. It's also incredibly messy. I was using it at night for a little while but started just using it in the shower in the mornings instead. I wet my face and hands first and then get a small amount out. I use maybe a 10 cent piece. I then kind of work it into a paste so I can apply it to my face. IT doesn't really go into a proper paste though, it doesn't all stay together so it will fall everywhere. I do like how it feels on my face, it is like a gentle exfoliant and it doesn't dry out my already dry skin. My skin is breaking out pretty badly at the moment though, I can't really say this is the cause but I feel like it might be.

I would never repurchase this. I think it makes my skin feel nice but not nice enough to justify the mess and just annoying factor of using it. I much prefer just squeezing a tube and being done with it.

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You too Macs, yeah I wasn't looking forward to reviewing it either. I hate writing bad reviews but I struggled to find something I liked about it. I even asked for advice on how to use it properly and I still hated it.

You've hit the nail on the head lol. Wasn't looking forward to reviewing this one. It really wasn't what I thought it would be.

Overall rating:
2.7/5
10th February, 2016 at 2:01 pm
Lush Buche de Noel Review
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Only Average...

I bought this with no expectations then high expectations after reading more about it, first it was in my cart, then out then in and well once it arrived I was already underwhelmed. For the price, I was expecting a larger pot but it's only the next size up from the smallest tub, Ok I can live with that if it performs as well as I hoped. It smelled nothing like I was expecting... like a slightly stale almond was mixed in, it had a moderate piece of thin seaweed perched on top and the cranberries were huge!! It smells faintly of brandy but I really had to smell it a lot to pick that, and the seaweed doesn't smell... luckily.

I endeavored to use this until I loved it or it ran out... which ever came first (hoping for the love), but I am almost out and still find it just barely suitable for my skin. My skin does feel soft but it also has a slightly oily feel after rinsing.

It's not too rough given it is ground up nuts, the idea is to make a paste in your hand but I prefer to ball a bit up and wet my face, then smear it all around until it looks like I have a face mask of it on. It does have a lot of fallout so I recommend using it in the shower if possible.

I wished it had done more for my skin but I am about to stop using it in the eleventh hour as I can no longer take the blemishes that have re-emerged after finally getting on top of them previously (I still have about 1/3rd of the tub left and it is due to expire in the next couple of weeks).

I wished I had sampled this first before purchasing as I doubt I would have purchased it.

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Rezee you may have same skin type as me then, I know some people love this & it works wonders but for normal to oily types I don't think this is the best product. Wanted to love it but just not possible :( I hope your blemishes clear up swiftly x

I just wrote my review on this and mentioned the breakouts I'm now getting. This product must be the reason for them, my chin and nose look awful :(

Overall rating:
3.0/5
28th September, 2016 at 9:07 pm
Manicare Flawless Complexion Sponge Review
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Works but not the best I've used

I received this sponge in the best ever beauty box nude collection. I prefer using sponges to put on my foundation as I think they work best for my dry skin. I hadn't seen this instore or even knew that this brand made a sponge but I was looking forward to trying it out.

This is a nice pink colour which I really like. Pink is my fave colour and just makes me feel better by seeing it. It has one rounded end and one flat end. I like this, it reminds me a lot of my real techniques sponge and I really do enjoy using a sponge with a flat edge.

To use this, you need to let it absorb some water and then wring out the excess. It does say you can use this dry but I tried once and didn't think it did as good of a job. The texture of this sponge is kind of odd, very different to me anyway. I've only used the real techniques and proper beauty blender before. When they are wet, they are quite light and very soft. This sponge stays quite dense and almost has a doughy feeling when you squish it. It is definitely not as soft to bounce over my face but I've gotten used to it after using it a few times. I feel like it gives me a really nice finish, just the same as what I would expect from a more expensive sponge.

While I don't think I'd actively seek out this sponge, I'd repurchase if I saw it on sale or if I needed to get one from a store instead of waiting online.

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I think it would depend on the texture of the bb Cream? I tried using it with the za one but it didn't work at all. I think the za was maybe too Thin? A thicker product would probably be OK.

Can you use it for BB cream and tinted moisturiser Rezee?

Overall rating:
5.0/5
28th August, 2016 at 9:42 pm
Benefit - Hoola Bronzing Powder Review
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Benefit - Hoola Bronzing Powder

In short, love it!! I use it as a contouring powder before putting on my blusher. I'm quite fair skinned so it's difficult for me to find something that's not too dark. The shade is really natural on the skin, and if you need to, you can just build up with more powder but still get the natural look. It stays on the face throughout the day, I don't need to do any touchups. It is more expensive than some other bronzers/contours on the market, but I think it's definitely worth it, and the product will last a long time.

Tips: If you want to buy any two of the Rockateur, Dallas, Hoola, Coralista or Dandelion, then I high recommend getting the Cheekathon, which contains full size version of all five of them, and cost less than the price of two

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I recommended the set in my review too. I have the real cheeky one, such a great way to get heaps of product for much less money!

Overall rating:
4.3/5
23rd September, 2016 at 6:57 pm
Lush Honey I Washed The Kids Shower Gel Review
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Honey, I'll wash myself over and over with this

I purchased a large bottle of this in last years boxing day sale. I think it was around $15 and although I'd never smelled this gel in store, I liked the soap and couldn't pass up this deal. Once it arrived in the post, I sniffed it and just thought it was way too strong for me so put it away. I came across it again a couple of months ago and realised it was coming close to the best before date so I needed to use it up.

This just comes in a standard lush shower gel bottle with a flip cap and clear plastic. It has the best before date and who made it on a handy sticker. I have recently found out that shower gels from lush do last longer than what they say on the sticker too!

This gel looks like a caramel in the bottle and it has quite a thick consistency, funnily enough it reminds me of honey. The scent of this is very heavy and can be definitely overwhelming. It has a very intense toffee scent and then of course it has the strong honey scent alongside. I find it lathers up really well and really scents the bathroom and my body nicely. I use body lotion and also perfume so I'm not sure how long this scent will last by itself on your body. I didn't enjoy this the first few times I used it but then slowly I started to like it and that like quickly grew to love. In fact I put this bottle away to use another scent and I really missed this. I don't have too much of this bottle left but I don't want to be without it so I will be purchasing another one probably pretty quickly afterwards. I even purchased a solid perfume of this scent as well!

I'd definitely say to go to a lush store and have a sniff of this. It really is an acquired scent I feel, but maybe give it a chance and you might fall in love like I have.

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Yeah, I love it so much now. I'll definitely be grabbing a few bottles of it. I hope you like it Too!

Oh sounds awesome. Will be adding this to my Boxing Day hit list lol

Overall rating:
4.0/5
31st May, 2016 at 7:57 pm
Collection Cosmetics No Clumps Mascara Review
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Collection No Clumps Mascara - Review

I found this mascara on sale a while ago, and figured I may as well try it as I was looking for a less clumpy mascara than the one I was currently using (Maybelline Mega Plush) and I was surprised with the quality of it!

The packaging is quite sleek, simple and I am a huge fan of the brush which is plastic with short bristles. It's really great for combing through your lashes (for no clumps!) and works really well with the formula.

The mascara has quite a wet formula, and it darkens and lengthens your lashes quite a bit, however isn't too dramatic so it's good for an everyday look.

It lasts better than some of the waterproof mascaras I have, especially on my oily eyelids, and is very good for both top and bottom lashes. Most importantly, it both holds a curl and curls lashes naturally.

I will probably be repurchasing this once I use all my other mascaras up, as it's just perfect for me and the price is great too!

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I just opened this one up this morning, I wasn't sure of the brush to start with but I was pleasantly surprised by how well it works.

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1.3/5
13th June, 2016 at 9:51 pm
Lush Celebrate Body Lotion Review
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No celebrations

I received this in a Christmas gift pack, I was so happy as you can't have too many moisturisers in the middle of summer. Swimming, sun shine, t-shirts and shorts it's all tough on the skin. So any moisturiser I get is welcomed with open arms.

This comes in the standard small black tub with screw top lid, I love these tubs!

I lift off the lid and I am greeted by the most sweet lime scent, unlike anything I have ever come across I love it. It's not typically something I would go after but it really is mouthwatering.

The white cream is gorgeously rich and thick and unfortunately this is where the love of this product ends.

I start rubbing it on my skin and find it really oily and greasy, it didn't absorb into my skin very easily it just felt like it was an oil slick on top of my skin. My skin still felt greasy the next morning, I couldn't wait to get in the shower to wash it off. Unfortunately I won't buy this again and I won't finish the tub either. Such a shame as the scent really is gorgeous.

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I feel exactly the same. I only used mine for the first time yesterday but have been looking forward to being able to use it for ages. I was so disappointed with the greasy feeling, such a bummer since it smells amazing!

Overall rating:
3.0/5
12th June, 2016 at 2:16 pm
Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner
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Feels nice when you spray it on

I got this in one of the Beauty Review boxes. Trilogy is definitely one brand I like to receive. I haven't liked everything I've tried but most of them anyway. I also like that this is a NZ brand but it can be a bit pricey to buy from the store.

The packaging of this is really nice. It comes in a spray bottle which I love. It's also glass and is brown. I think being brown helps stop the light from detoriating it? I'm not totally sure on that one though. There is 100mls of product in this. Not a huge amount I guess but it will last a while. I use this twice a day and have been using it for around 2 months now and I'm just over halfway through the bottle.

I like to use this as a toner after cleansing, both morning and night. I usually do 5 sprays and that is ample enough to do my whole face and neck. It sprays out really find so I don't get large droplets of liquid settling on areas of my face. It also dries down pretty quickly two. Maybe 1 or 2 minutes. I've used this a couple of times during the day over makeup, it feels really nice but I don't see any difference in how my makeup looks after.

I do have very dry skin, but I can't say that I've noticed any hydrating effects from this. Initially when I spray, my face feels good but quite quickly after it dries down, my skin feels tight.

I like that this has good ingredients in it. Like the rose, aloe and lavender. It also smells nice too, a strong hint of rose but a bit of herbalness as well. I don't think I could bring myself to buy it at full price though. I'd maybe pick it up if there was some special deal on it but I'm not 100% sure on that yet though. I will happily finish this bottle up and I'm also considering keeping the spray bottle to put other toners in to use as well.

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I just finished mine up a few days ago so have put a natio toner in the bottle now. It's so handy.

Yes, I like the bottle too as it has a nice, fine mist so have repurposed my bottle too.

Overall rating:
3.0/5
12th July, 2016 at 4:42 pm
LUSH Yuzu and Cocoa Shower Cream Review
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Mmmm Chocolate Orange

I got a very generous sample of this a few Lush orders back before they changed their sample pots. I managed a weeks worth of use out of my sample and here are my thoughts!

The color of this is so gorgeous. It's bright yellow and reminds me of sunflowers or the sun, and I didn't notice any lustre in it but it appeared to have a shimmery sheen to it, which made it that much more special.

The scent of this is amazing. If you like orange chocolate (I happen to love it) then you will also love this! I have no idea what a Yuzu is but it must be a citrussy fruit and that's where the orange smell comes from. According to the wonderful Wiki its like a sour mandarin and it looks like a grapefruit. The cocoa in it gives the shower gel the chocolate smell, as well as making it slightly creamy smelling too.

This lathers like a dream and covers my body in creamy yellow bubbles and makes my senses sing as the creamy smell covers me. However. After rinsing I noticed a weird squeak when my arm brushed my body, and I hated the sensation. It's like an overly clean squeaky feeling and it's really let this shower gel down. I wouldn't repurchase this gel because of this reason.

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I had a similar feeling like when you get dish soap on your hands and they're ultra clean.

It is weird! It's the only Lush gel that has done it to me - so far! I hope it is fine for you though :-) and it does smell amazing but that feeling really irks me haha

That's so weird! I have a bottle of this stashed away until I use one up first. I so hope mine doesn't give me an odd feeling.

Overall rating:
3.0/5
3rd March, 2016 at 12:31 pm
Clinique All About Eyes Review
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avereage

i like clinique brand and heard great reviews for this eye cream so i bought it from farmers. first of all i like little glass jar with silver lid on. its so cute. cream is just like little bit gel when you put on thats gives you cooling effect which i love it. great for summer according to my opinion. you can use under eye makeup. this cream didn't work for me. its says remove under eye circle and fine line so i had finished my whole jar but didn't see any kind of difference. my fine lines are there and dark circle too. cream consistency is not thick and very light .when you puts on doesn't feel heavy at all. i would like add another thing i prefer eye cream under my concealer because of my dry eyelid.but still fell dry on eyelid so that's means doesn't provide hydration for dry eyelid

Tips: good for tired eyes...but not for fine lines and dark circle.

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I found the same, I wish it had helped my dark circles! I'd love to find a miracle cream for that.