Product Reviews by BerlinerPooh

Mascara - CHANEL - Dimensions de Chanel

3.0
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Mar/17/2017

I bought this mascara as a very special treat for Xmas since I hate paying over the odds for a product I throw away after 3 months. I love the packaging, the brush is perfect and the mascara goes on like a dream but ... within a couple of hours I have (very expensive) raccoon eyes! Where I live the climate is mild and dry at this time of year; I cannot imagine how this would fare in a warm and …Read more

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BB Cream - La Roche-Posay - Effaclar BB Blur Instant Oil-Absorbing Coverage BB Cream

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Jun/14/2015

I have used LRP in the past and am very happy with their products so far. I really wanted to like this BB as it sounded perfect for my skin type. I am 47 with very oily skin and occasional breakouts. While I was quite happy with my current (imperfect) regime I thought this product would enable me to skip a primer and powder on busy days.

First, the colour of the product looks …
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Lotions/ Creams - Unlisted Brand - Proclaim Cocoa & Shea Butter Hand & Body Lotion with Aloe Vera

5.0
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Nov/26/2014

I bought a small tube of this in Sally's because I needed some hand cream pronto and it was the first thing that I grabbed. It was cheap, even my Mexican price standards! I really like it and will replace this with my usual Palmer's cocoa cream (which has identical ingredients but costs a bit here); it is lighter and smells of yummy dark chocolate. I am hoping to get a bigger size so …Read more

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Fragrances - Bath & Body Works - Breathe Fragrance Mist - Comfort

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Dec/27/2013

I know this fragrance and the body products have long been discontinued (why oh why?) but had to review it since I am wearing it right now. Years ago a generous MUA sent me a small pot of the body cream and I instantly fell in love with the heady musky veil that surrounded me. Since then I have worn the fragrance and used the body products off and on depending on availability. I recently …Read more

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Polishes - China Glaze - Rose Among Thorns

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Jul/29/2013

I picked this up at my local Sally Beauty (here in Mexico City!) and it's my first China Glaze polish. Had to use 5 coats on my finger nails to get a completely opaque finish over my tips and it started to chip within 24 hours :o( The colour is a very bright fluorescent red ... great for summer; made my toes pop and after 5 days still looks newly done. I used a clear top coat since I …Read more

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Moisturizers - VICHY - Aqualia Thermal Light

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Jul/05/2013

Disappointing product! I bought this because I was looking for a good hydrating gel/creme for my sensitive oily skin that I could layer over my night or day serum but for the price, I expected much better. Mine came in a jar which I am not crazy about but ok. I started applying this in the morning over my day serum to give my skin some extra moisture under my make-up. After about an hour when …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - NIVEA - Express Hydration lotion- lotus flower and sea minerals

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May/24/2013

I picked up a bottle of this on a quick run through a supermarket in Germany a couple of years ago and liked it a lot. I found the scent very mild and the lotion absorbed quickly leaving my skin soft and fresh. A few months ago I was in Germany and decided to stock up and opened a bottle a few weeks ago. Though the bottle is a slightly different shape, it is the same lotion with the same …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Unlisted Brand - Upper Canada - Naturally Sweet Vanilla Fig Body Butter

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Apr/01/2013

I purchased this body butter because the shop assistant assured me it was not at all greasy like the Body Shop butters and smelled divine. There was no tester available but I decided it could not be bad going by the brand name and lovely packaging. I also bought the Warm Honey Nectar version. I don't know if I have really weird skin but I was not at all impressed with these products! The …Read more

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Eye Makeup Remover - Neutrogena - Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

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Mar/01/2013

Contrary to what the bottle claims, this product is most definitely NOT suitable for contact lens wearers! I am careful when purchasing eye make-up removers and cannot use anything oil based. I purchased a pack of two at Costco because it claims to be oil-free but I just used it and it feels very greasy and leaves a film on the skin. It got into my eyes and left my lenses blurry! None of my …Read more

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