Nabla Poison Garden Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches!

At first I was immediately drawn to the gorgeous packaging and color story of the palette. Sure, I think it’s weird that a palette with the word “Garden” in it’s name does not have a green shade, but still I knew I had to have this from the very beginning. As soon as I purchased it and was waiting for the palette to arrive in the mail I started seeing reviews of this, and they were not that great! And it made me a bit nervous that I would not like the palette that much.


It’s always such a shame ending up not being happy with a palette especially if you love the colors and the looks of it. I just think the packaging has such a stunning design! Even though it’s cardboard it feels like the fancy kind, the colors and pattern is beautiful, like a flowering garden at night, and it just feels and looks luxurious through and through. And yes, is does have a decent sized mirror.But the packaging does not help that much if whats inside is not up to standard. And I like my eyeshadows to be good! Especially in this case, when we are not talking about a cheap budget palette.I do have some previous experience with Nabla eyeshadow since I have a small collection of their single pan shadows, and the quality of those are really really good especially their mattes that are buttery smooth and rich in pigment! So I know Nabla can do great eyeshadows. I do have to say, I like the palette, I like the looks I made with it, but I can also see why people are unhappy with it because it’s simply not the easiest palette to work with. But to be fair some of the shades are pressed pigments and not eyeshadow. In my opinion a pressed pigment rarely have the quality similar to eyeshadows. I usually find that you have to change the techniques a bit and thats the case with many of the shadows in this palette too. I found that I had to apply it little by little and spend a bit more time blending, but I don’t think it’s because the shadow is bad it’s just the nature of dark or colorful pressed pigments. They need a bit more of a careful hand. Although it’s not as loosely pressed as Subculture the way you have to work with the dark mattes in this palette is similar to how I use the dark mattes in Subculture. So I don’t think they are bad eyeshadows, they simply have to be used a bit different because they are not actually eyeshadows but pressed pigments.


There are off course shades that can be used a lot more laid back. All of the neutrals are very easy to work with. They are just overall decent eyeshadows. The neutral matte shades are really good actually. Not as good as their single shadows, but good. The shimmer are also good eyeshadows, but they are not mind blowing. Pretty yes, but they are more on the regular scale and nothing that will blow you off your chair.


I guess overall I like the palette, but it does need some extra attention when applying the darker matte pigments. I can totally see why this palette is not something everyone will enjoy. Although, I dare to say that if you managed to work with Subculture you wont have any more issues with this.

Have you tried this palette? Let me know what your opinion is!



The Balm Take Home The Bronze – Review!

This one has been on my wish list for so long, and I just happened to snag this with me on impulse one day. I am a big fan of The Balms quirky cute packaging and a bronzer that promise to not be orange is off course also tempting (I don’t want that Donald Trump bronze after all).


As always the packaging is adorable. It’s the same usual sturdy cardboard packaging as they have on their blushes. I had some of their blushes for many years, and those still look good, so they are good quality even though it’s made of cardboard. It also have a mirror inside. In my opinion it’s a bit too tiny to use when applying bronzer, but oh well.

But cute packaging and anti-orange promises does not help if the product is not any good. But this one is! I picked it up in the shade “Oliver”, but they have several shade options. This one was good for me because it’s quite pale and I prefer a pale bronzer, because that’s what I am for most of the year.  This one is just the right shade for my winter skin, and it’s absolutely true that it’s anti-orange! It looks quite cool toned on my skin, which I also prefer during winter. It’s almost so that I could use this as a contour.


The shade is great for me. Oliver is the lightest of three shades, so they should have an option that fits many (but I am afraid the darkest is not dark enough, and I wish they had one additional color for deep skin). But not only does the color work for me, it’s also so easy to apply! I love it when a bronzer blends quickly and I just don’t have to think to much about it. You know that brush on really quick kind of bronzer that you never have to worry about not being blended enough or looking patchy. This bronzer is just that easy-going one.


This was a totaly hit for me and I highly recommend it. Especially if you often find bronzers to be too warm this one is a nice one to test out.

I do have the iconic and much loved Bahama Mama bronzer from The Balm as well, but Take Home The Bronze one is a solid winner among these two.

Have you tried this bronzer? Or maybe you have another favorite that you love?



Nabla Poison Garden Eyeshdow Palette – 6 Makeup Looks!

Even though I really do think that an eyeshadow palette that has the word “garden” in it’s name should have at least one green, I am really drawn to the color selection in this palette. A good mix between some pops of colors, everyday neutrals, glamorous shimmers and a duochrome. I always get excited to dive into a palette like that!

So here is the results of my playtime with this palette. Hope you like them!


  • Nabla Poison Garden Eyeshadow Palette – Canvas, Zen, Zodiac, Majorelle, Adoration.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Revolution Pro The Mascara Revolution.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Into The Blue,
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Panther.
  • Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy Light.


  • Nabla Poison Garden Eyeshadow Palette – Canvas, Narrative, Honey, Berry Bite, Subliminal, Fabric, Rosita.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Revolution Pro The Mascara Revolution.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Panther.
  • Kiko glamorous Eye Pencil – 401.
  • Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy Light.


  • Nabla Poison Garden Eyeshadow Palette – Canvas, Narrative, Adagio, Opera, Craving, Subliminal, Archetype.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeashadow Palette – Abyss.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Revolution Pro The Mascara Revolution.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 406.
  • Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy Light.
  • Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit – Luna, Spectra.


  • Nabla Poison Garden Eyeshadow Palette – Canvas, Majorelle, Berry Bite, Adoration.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeashadow Palette – Abyss.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Into The Blue.
  • NYX Faux Whites Inner Eye Brightener – Mintcream.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Revolution Pro The Mascara Revolution.
  • House Of Lashes – Noir Fairy Light.
  • Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit – Luna, Spectra.
  • Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer.


  • Nabla Poison Garden Eyeshadow Palette – Canvas, Zen, Berry Bite, Opera, Subliminal, Fabric, Rosita, Honey,Adagio.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeashadow Palette – Abyss.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Revolution Pro The Mascara Revolution.
  • Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 401.
  • Huda Beauty Lashes –  #9 Carmen.


  • Nabla Poison Garden Eyeshadow Palette- Canvas, Narative, Majorelle, Zodiac, Crabing, Rosita, Adoration.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeashadow Palette – Abyss.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro90.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Revolution Pro The Mascara Revolution.
  • Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer.
  • Kiko Vibrant Eye Pencil – 604.
  • Kiko Kajal Kôhl Pencil – 109.
  • Huda Beauty Lashes –  #9 Carmen.

I missed blogging for a while. Things have been so crazy busy lately I have barely had time to breathe. We are in the middle of moving houses and it’s a ton of renovasion that needs to be done in the mean time. So I had to take a small break from posting. Thanks for everyone understanding. It’s good to finally release another post though  and hopefully I will keep my head above water from now on.

I hope to be able to stick to my regular posting schedule from now on, so Stay tuned to read the review of the Poison Garden palette!




My Makeup Collection 2019 – Bronzers!

We all enjoy a good bronzer right? At least I do. I don’t pick up too many bronzers I would say, but still I have managed do build quite a collection over the years. So now I want to show you all I got. Some of them I use on a regular basis, while others, like the beautiful limited edition pieces from Guerlain I consider true collection pieces that I want to keep intact. Do you do that? Buy makeup you don’t intend to use just because they are collection pieces? I guess that shows I am more than a regular consumer and quite a hoarder or what?

Anyway, let’s see what I got hiding in my drawers!


  • Estee Lauder Luminous Liquid Bronzer.
  • NARS Laguna Illuminator (it’s not an illuminator despite the name, it’s a glowy bronzer!)
  • Becca Gradient sunlit Bronzer – Sunrise Waves.
  • Nilens Jord Powder Bronzer – Matte (they have a shimmery version as well).
  • L’Oreal Back to Bronze – Sunkiss.
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer – Luminous Bronze Light (mini).
  • Morphe Brontous – Celebutante.


And these are my collection pieces. Can you understand why I can’t make myself use them? The patterns are so beautiful.

  • Guerlain Terra Ora Sculpting Powder.
  • Guerlain Terracotta Terra Magnifica.
  • Guerlain Terracotta Chic Tropic.


  • The Balm Take home The Bronze – Oliver.
  • The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer.
  • Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer.
  • Physicians Formula Bronze Booster – Light to Medium.
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish – So Ceylon.
  • H&M Radiant Bronze Island Hopper Glow Powder.


  • Guerlain Terracotta Sun Tonic.
  • Guerlain Terracotta Ultra Shine Bronzer.
  • Dior Diorskin Nude Air Care & Dare 003.
  • Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder – 01.
  • Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint.


  • Isadora Bronzing Powder – Matte Tan (It’s HUGE!)
  • Kiko Flawless Fusion Bronzing Powder.
  • Nilens Jord – Heart Shimmer 514.
  • Colourpop Pressed Powder Bronzer – Afternoon Delight.


  • Nilens Jord 100% Natural Minerlas – 530.
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil.
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Park Ave Princess.
  • Kevin Aucoin The Sculpting Powder – Medium.
  • Dior Diorskin Nude Tan 003.
  • MAC  To The Beach Creme Bronzer – Beach Bronze.

What is your favorite bronzer?




Makeup Hauls – March 2019!

I missed writing this post in February. The reason was that I didn’t get anything in February. The things I ordered didn’t arrive until March. To be fair I had things I ordered way back in December and January that did not arrive until March. So finally, here is some stuff I have collected over the past three months!


This package with Makeup Revolution highlighters was sent back and forth. I made this order in December and I was happy to finally see it arrive. I got the Glow Revolution Time Set Glow Spray and the Revolution PRO Supreme Highlighter “Ice”. I already have this trio in another shade and I love it! I wanted a version with more cooler shades, and I already know I love the formula. Plus it’s super affordable.

The two single compacts are the Revolution Pro Skin Finish in Opalescent (top) and Luminescence (bottom). I actually bought the last one sometime last year. I swatched it and I thought it was really promising, but while I was carrying a pile of makeup to put in my drawers I lost it on the ground and it shattered. So I did not have time to even use it once. I really liked how it swatcehed so I picked it up again now.


I also went for one of those BYOP palette offers from Colourpop! It’s such a fantastic deal when they make this offers, and perfect for me since I am working on expanding my makeup single shadow collection. I will for sure pick up more BYOP in the future but I actually think I may have to wait until they release more shades, because I don’t think they have enough shades that I don’t already have in my collection to build another palette. But I LOVE the shades in this one though! So many yummy, pretty colors!


I have been wanting to the The Balm Take Home The Bronze for quite some time. I have heard so many good things about it! I grabbed it by accident while I picked up the L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara (one of my faves!) together with this super cute tubs of lip balm and lip scrub from BOMB Cosmetics. Aren’t they the cutest?

And yes! The Gypsy Shrine Glitter on top is also a new addition to my glitter collection (which I also work on growing).


Off course there is always more Colourpop incoming. The It’s My Pleasure palette is so much more pretty in real life than what I though it would be from the pictures on the website. That’s always a nice surprise off course! I am slightly getting addicted to the Glitterally Obsessed glitter pastes, and I picked up the shades Star Part, Disco Lady and Dream About Me.

I also picked up the lilac and teal shade from their new mascara line! I just love that they brought out a whole bunch of fun colored mascaras!


I am so sad that this is limited edition, because the beautiful Sonia Zarine Palette by Blush Tribe was sold out even before it came to me. So I am struggling to decide if I should do looks and possibly a review with it either way. I am really hoping they will ring this back so I can smack out a review upon next launch, but the vibe I got was that this would be a one time only stock. So sad, but I am lucky to have such a pretty palette though!


I also got a whole bunch of goodies (mainly from Maybelline). I was lucky enough to find the Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil on sale! It’s my favorite pencil and I got three (which still cost less than one at regular price!). I also wanted to try the Maybelline Snapscara and Maybelline 24 H Superstay foundation because I ahve heard good things about both. The loose powder, Maybelline Master Fix, I just picked up on impulse, but I hope it will work as an under eye setting powder. The two glitters are from H&M own beauty line, and the L’Oreal liquid liner was something I found at heavy discount (it’s a bronze shade).


I also needed to stock up on some lashes. I was wearing out my last pair, so I picked up a few different styles from House Of Lashes. At this moment they have my favorite lashes.


This was also something I just grabbed on impulse. I was not really supposed to buy highlighters this month, but how could I resist this Dior Backstage Flow Face Palette? It’s just so chic and pretty!


This is maybe the palette I have been the most excited about in a long time! Just looking at all these colors make me happy! This is the BeautyBay EYN Brights Matte palette. I can’t wait to dig into this!


The last thing I received by the end of this month was this little bundle of single eyeshadows from Looxie Beauty! These give me spring vibes!

I am trying to build a larger single pan collection so I aim to pick up a few every month from the brands I like to collect (like Colourpop, Makeupgeek, Looxie and Lethal Cosmetics) and possibly try a few more!

Did you pick up anything fun lately?

I have to say I did not do as well on my low buy as I was hoping. I managed to only (I am using the work only loosely here) buy 4 eyeshadow palettes as planned, but I bought no less than 4 highlighters and one highlighter palette (some yet to be presented in Aprils haul post) even though I planned to buy none. So I did not really do too well. I have a weakness for highlighters what can I say!

For April I won’t limit my purchases in any way. I think they will limit themselves because we will be too busy moving, and there are so many expenses linked to a move so I don’t think I will pick up that much in April anyway. But wish me luck either way!





5 Makeup Products Not Worth Your Money!

I usually don’t end up with many makeup items that I despise. I usually know what brands I like, who’s recommendations to value and I can often tell by the description of the product if it will be worth picking up for me. But sometimes when I try something completely new I get a bad apple. So I wanted to share a few bad apples with you.


None of these product worked for me. Not only did they not work for me, they were absolutely terrible. It’s not that they were just mediocre. In my eyes these are useless. Now, if you have these and love these that’s great! Makeup is so personal, so I am not by any means disrespecting anyone’s taste. It’s just that these did not work for me, and I will explain why each of them were a miss.


I have already written a full (bad) review about this one. So if you want all the details you can read about it here. I just could not make it work for me. I feel like I’ve tried anything, every primer I have, no primer, every setting spray I have, a bunch of different powders and trying it at different seasons. Either way, it always looks bad. You really should not have to try this hard to make a medium price range foundation work. Usually I find one way or another to make a foundation work in order for me finish it, if nothing else just mixing it with another foundation. This one I just can’t be bothered using up, it’s too bad.


I had high hopes for this Colourpop No Filter Pressed Powder, and  I am wondering if I got a bad one because I see other people enjoying this, but based on my own experience I just can’t understand what people could possibly like about it. The problem for me is that this powder gets hard pan after a very short time. I got to use it maybe 2-3 times before I had to scratch off the top layer. I thought maybe it was something with my skin or my makeup that reacted with the powder making the pan turn hard so quickly, but I also tried buffing a completely clean brush in the pan just to check, and still it fairly quickly got hard pan. In the end I just got tired of scratching off hard powder. The rest will be tossed, and I am not picking up this one again for sure!


Maybelline Master Ink Liquid Liner “White” was another miss. Maybelline has a whole bunch of great products, so nothing wrong with the brand. I have a lot of big favorites from Maybelline, in particular base products and lipsticks. This one was another story. First of all the product is not very pigmented. I found that to get the line to actually look white I had to go over it several times. That meant there was product build up, and the result looked cakey. When it dried it started cracking and falling off in chunks. Not only did the eyeliner chunks fall off, but it took with it the eyeshadow underneath. Imagine doing a complicated look, and you want to finish it off with a nice thin white line in the crease, just to get the whole look ruined. Needless to say, trying this once was enough. I am all about giving products second chances. I have changed my mind about things more than once, but this just ruined the whole look and wasting my time. So that’s a pass.


I feel bad about putting this Maybelline Color Drama Lip Paint in here since it was a gift from a friend. I love getting makeup as gifts, and was super happy to receive this because the formula was new to me and the color was cool. It’s just so that this did not work out. The problem is that the color is super sheer ans streaky. Now I know these kind of colors are hard to make, but I had a really hard time making the color look even. When I finally got an even layer of colors my lips had so much products on it just went everywhere, and then it ended up looking streaky anyway. Maybe the other shades are better, but stay away from the purple!


The last one of the bunch is this Honey Bronze cream highlighter from The Body Shop. I got this the same time as I got the foundation. I was not very lucky on that shopping trip I guess. This is a subtle highlighter, and nothing wrong with that, but I found it a bit too subtle. I had to use quite a lot to even see it, and then it looked very thick and waxy plus it removed the foundation underneath. I like a subtle highlighter, but this was borderline pointless to apply, and in addition it messed up my base.

Usually Colourpop products are a hit for me, so a bit surprising that a product from that brand ended up in this post, and I usually like Maybelline products as well. They got some products that rank pretty high among my favorites. The Master Drama Kohl Pencil, FitMe foundation and Master Chrome highlighters to mention a few. So they are usually a hit, or at least OK products. The Body Shop is a bit opposite actually. I have yet to find a makeup product from their line that I actually like. Some of them have been decent, but I still haven’t found anything really good.

Do you have any product that absolutely won’t work for you? Let me know your worst item in the comments!




What’s In My Makeup Bag – April 2019!

New month means new makeup bag! I am always excited to have a new set of items to play with at the beginning of every month. I am a bit indecisive about what to do in the future though. The reason is that I started doing these monthly makeup bags because I run to work every morning. 5 kilometers each way, and then I get ready at work and need some stuff there. In April when we move things will be a bit different. I will have a 30 minutes drive by car to get to work from our new house. That means I will be getting ready at home. I will also have space to make a proper makeup room with a vanity and all, so i don’t know what I will be doing regarding rotating my makeup. Maybe I will just pick and choose every morning. Or maybe I will switch up the content of my daily makeup bag more often and there won’t be any monthly makeup bag to show off. Being able to rotate through my entire collection does indeed sound a bit tempting so I am not entirely sure what to do. Maybe this will be the last “What’s In My Makeup Bag” post. Let me know if you have any suggestions below!

Anyways, let’s talk about the picks I did for April!


  • A’Pieu Natural BB Cream: This one has both good coverage and a matte finish. I would say that’s quite rare for a BB Cream, but I really like it! My plan is to try to mix if with the Colourpop one, because I figured I don’t love it and mixing it with this BB Crema could be my way of using it up (and I have to do that since it’s in my project pan!).
  • Colourpop No Filter Foundation: Speaking about the Colourpop foundation. I don’t really like it. It took me a looong time to figure it out. It looks nice to start with but it does not wear well on my. After 5-6 hours it looks pretty rough. I am hoping mixing it with A’Pieu will help.
  • Smashbox Primer Oil: This one I really like! I usually have pretty normal skin, but something has been off lately, and it turned pretty dry. I am hoping this will give the moisture I need and help the foundation sit better.
  • Maybelline Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Loose Powder: This one is new! I have never used it! But I am planning on using it to set my concealer, since a reagular pressed powder easily can look a bit too heavy. I am 32 years old and I don’t need help looking older, so a fine milled loose powder it is!
  • Lancôme Poudre Majeure Excellence: A project pan powder I will put in my bag for another rotation. I like it, but I don’t like it enough to repurchase once it’s gone. Because it’s expensive.


Look at all the highlighter and blush goodies I will play with! So excited!

  • Makeup Revolution Jelly Highlighter – Monumental: I love this. Enough said!
  • Kiko Flawless Fusion Bronzer Powder: This is also in my project pan! It’s just perfect for me when I am winter pale! And so easy to use.
  • Revolution Pro Supreme Highlighter – Ice: This one is new, but I already have another one in another color that is incredible. These shades are more suited for me during winter. I hope the formula is the same as the other one because then I know I will love it.
  • Revolution Pro Skin Finish – Luminesence: Can be a very subtle highlighter or dusted all over the face for a natural radiant glow. It reminds me a lot of the Hourglass powder everyone loves.
  • L’Oreal Glow Mon Amour: I decided to put this in my makeup bag because I just happened to try to use this as a primer under a matte foundation the other day. And I absolutely loved the result! So I want to do that many times over again.
  • The Balm Balm Springs Blush: I adore The Balm blushes. This is a nice neutral shade that will go with anything.
  • YSL Creme De Blush: A beautiful cream blush. I have this in two colors and they have both been beloved favorites for many years. It deserves a month in my makeup bag.
  • MAC Extra Dimension Blush – Faux Sure!: This color look completely different than in the pan. On my skin it’s a soft coral peach with a really nice glow. It was a birthday present from my sister and I want to show it some love this month.
  • L’Oreal Life Is a Peach Blush: Because I also need a matte peachy blush.


  • MAC Pigment – Copper Sparkle: This is a good old one. I want to try to use my single eyeshadows and pigments more (I always do) so I decided to pull it in. It will go nicely with the palette I picked too.
  • MAC Pigment – Vanilla: This one is such a classic! Pulling it in my bag for the same reason as Copper Sparkle.
  • MAC Plushglass – Fashion Fanatic: This one is almost gone! I am going to try to finish it this month!
  • MAC Plushglass – Girl Loves Boy: Another project pan gloss I will continue to work on.
  • MAC Plushglass – I Love You: Also another project pan gloss I will continue to work on.
  • NYX Powder Puff Lippie – Squad Goals: A favorite from NYX! It’s been a while since I used it so time to do that again.
  • Maybelline Snapscara: The new mascara from Maybelline. I haven’t even tried it. I am hoping after one month I have tested and tried it enough to write a review about it.
  • Sephora Jumbo Liner – White: This is sooo old. And I never use it. I will try this month though.


These are the eyeshadows I will play with. One palette, and one Z-palette with 9 self picked shades from Colourpop and Looxie. The palette I am sure you recognized as Tarte Tartelette Toasted. It’s in my project pan and now I am pulling it in to get some damage done!

And I almost forgot to show of the concealer I will be using so I sneaked it in the last picture with the palettes. It’s off course Maybelline FitMe Concealer.

That’s all for this month. Please let me know how you think I should proceed with these posts in the future. Should I continue with my monthly makeup basket or do something else? I could for instance just pick from my collection and my the end of the month do a roundup of the products I used and what I think of them like mini mini reviews. Decisions are hard, any input would help!