Product Reviews by BadWaitress

Moisturizers - La Mer - Creme de la Mer The Moisturizing Creme

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2 months ago

This product is ridiculous. Three of the top four ingredients are Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, and Glycerin. Are you kidding me? I can buy all of those in bulk at the drugstore and slap them on my face for a fraction of the price. The seaweed extract is of no discernible benefit. I’m genuinely mystified by the cult status of this product, which goes on like bear grease mixed with a touch of Elmer’s …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Vaseline - Lip Therapy - Rosy Lips

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Jul/05/2018

I have Rosy Lips, in the plastic tub.

For years I have diligently been buying all-natural lip products, on the grounds that since they are on my mouth, I’m going to injest most of whatever I wear, and some of them are pretty good. But the fact remains that I’ve still been chewing dried pieces of skin off my lips anyway, which is a pretty good indicator that no, they really aren’t …
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Treatments (Face) - SK-II - Facial Treatment Essence

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Nov/22/2015

This is the kind of product that drives Paula Begoun, over at Beautypedia, nuts. "No substantiated research!" that pitera, the active ingredient, is of any particular benefit to your skin, she cries. And she hates the price. And although she doesn't mention it, she rarely has anything nice to say about bottles that admit light.

But here's the thing...while the …
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Misc Beauty Tools - TONYMOLY - Pocket Bunny Mist

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Nov/11/2015

Be honest with yourself: you didn't buy the Pocket Bunny because you liked the spray. It reeks. The fragrance is neither soft nor natural but overpowering and chemical, and it surely does not dissipate after you use it. If your skin is sensitive (or your sinuses, or your eyes), the spray is going to be a big loser for you. And what kind of moisturizing mist lists alcohol as its second …Read more

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Moisturizers - Josie Maran Cosmetics - Argan Milk

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Apr/28/2015

Argan oil and I get along swimmingly. We do best at the extremes: when it's freezing freakin' cold, or when I've gotten a bit too much sun. Times when my face is begging for more moisture than any man-made product, no matter how clever, seems to be able to deliver.

However, when I'm not afraid my face is just going to crack and flake off, argan oil can be a bit …
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Makeup Brushes - bareMinerals - bareMinerals Perfecting Face Brush

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Sep/07/2014

I love this brush. It's like having a really agreeable pet who doesn't mind being rubbed all over your face. It feels wonderful. I don't like the foundation it was designed to go with at all. There's so much pigment in it that no matter how carefully you blend, you're going to look like you're wearing a Noh mask.

I digress. No, chronically. The brush …
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Treatments - Unlisted Brand - Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat

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Jul/22/2014

I wish this stuff was cheaper, because I really like it. I have thin nails that tend to tear and delaminate, and Pink Gel Coat, which I've been using for a couple of months, has been very helpful. I like the transparent pink-violet color (more violet in natual light), it dries quickly, and using just one product is so simple.

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Fragrances - Yves Saint Laurent - Rive Gauche

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Jul/22/2014

Here is something you can do for fun: get samples of Rive Gauche, Ma Griffe (Carven), and Calandre (Paco Rabanne) and smell them all together. (Important safety tip: if there's a thunderstorm going on, make sure you wait until it's over, as having a terrified dog hiding under your desk panting stink-breath at you will in no way enhance your experiment.)

At first spray, Rive …
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Polishes - Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish

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Jul/04/2014

I have two bottles of this now, Sheer Ecstasy and Peach of Cake. I don't like the formula. It's very streaky. The brush is nice and wide, which should make for an easier application, but the polish itself moves the way you'd expect a bottle of old stuff that's been open for a while to move. It's just sticky and too thick, and thick without being opaque. Not a good …Read more

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