Product Reviews by Arachne

Primer/ Corrector - Smashbox - Photo Finish Primer Water

5.0
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Feb/02/2015

Was skeptical, am now convinced!

This is amazing. I asked the Sephora makeup artist if I needed a primer before using the Smashbox CC cream and she steered me towards this product. She misted my skin and it gave me the lovliest glow. She said it could be used to prime the skin before makeup, can be used after makeup to set and can be used throughout the day to hydrate and keep the skin …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Ambre Blends Unmasque

5.0
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Jun/12/2014

I ordered Unmasque after receiving samples of 3 other oils from Ambre Blends (Thank you to whoever included them as extras in a swap.) I loved them all so much and have since purchased full bottles of all 3. I was excited when they introduced Unmasque to the line and immediately ordered a full bottle without even sampling it. I had no doubt I would love it just as much as the others. Where to …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Sarah Horowitz Perfect Coconut Milk Oil

5.0
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Apr/29/2014

I just received this and Perfect Veil yesterday. Coconut Milk exceeds my expectations by leaps and bounds. This is over the top gorgeous and I'm thrilled to add it to my collection.

It's not a dark smokey coconut like Sage Machado (which I adore, BTW) Coconut Milk is a softer, sweeter, more powdery coconut. I was concerned about the almond. Almond often goes very bad on me …
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Styling Products - AG Hair - beach bomb

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Feb/19/2014

Ugh. Hated it. The scent smells sort of like pineapple, but it's not a yummy pineapple, it was more chemical than tropical. The scent didn't last, so if you are sensitive to scent, I don't think you'll have a problem with this. Although it's called beach bomb, it doesn't contain salt. Oddly enough, this left my hair flat, crunchy and with major fly aways. I hate the …Read more

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Pressed Powders - Bobbi Brown - brightening finishing powder

5.0
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Feb/19/2014

This product is fantastic for my 45+ skin. I use this as a finishing powder to set my makeup, which is usually some sort of tinted moisturizer, or, if I'm having a particularly good skin day, just concealer. Yes, it's shimmery, but there are no sparkles, or glitter such as previous reviewers mentioned. This product not only sets my makeup, but it gives my skin a natural glow. It's …Read more

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Fragrances - CHANEL - Coromandel Les Exclusifs de Chanel Eau de Parfum

5.0
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Nov/18/2013

I totally get it now, why my BFF is raving and raving. Chanel Coromandel is mind blowing. I'm in love. It's unlike anything else I've ever smelled. The patchouli is not only earthy, but it's sharp and green and dirty. Underneath, there is a softness, like vintage, perfumed dusting powder, but I also get white chocolate and something...minty? There are so many stages and …Read more

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Moisturizers - CLARINS - Bright Plus Hydrating Brightening Lotion SPF 20

5.0
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Sep/23/2013

LOVE!! The brightening, hydrating day lotion has such an amazing feel. It leaves my skin soft and very moisturized. It's sea lily enriched, so yes it does have a light floral scent, which I actually adore. I find the scent dissipates fairly quickly. It's oil free, so doesn't leave me greasy and it's not overly thick, but it keeps me hydrated like no other lotion I've …Read more

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Styling Products - Ouidad - Wave Create Salt Spray

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Aug/19/2013

I had such high hopes for this product, but it just wasn't a winner for me. What a huge disappointment. I didn't find this drying at all. If anything it made my hair soft and moisturized, but it didn't do anything to encourage curl/wave. It barely has any hold at all. It left my hair looking thin and stringy. It definitely gave me a beach effect, wherein my hair looked wet, like I …Read more

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Styling Products - Ouidad - Wave Create Texture Taffy

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Aug/19/2013

I had such high hopes for this product, but it just wasn't a winner for me. What a huge disappointment. It smells great, has a nice light consistency, leaves my hair soft and moisturized, but it didn't do anything to encourage curl/wave. It barely has any hold at all. It left my hair looking thin and stringy. It definitely gave me a beach effect, wherein my hair looked wet, like I had …Read more

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Moisturizers - Josie Maran Cosmetics - 100% Pure Argan Oil

5.0
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Jul/06/2013

I usually wait a bit before writing reviews, but I just got this yesterday and used it last night as my moisturizer and again this morning and I had to write something about how amazing this product is. A little background: The past few weeks I've been breaking out really badly around my chin and my nose. One of those bouts when every time you look in the mirror, a new red bump appears. Gah! …Read more

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