Product Reviews by Caramellane

Fragrances - Serge Lutens - Fille en Aiguilles

5.0
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Jul/04/2015

Wow, this is an amazing fragrance! I'm not sure why I waited so long to try a sample of Fille en Aiguilles, I suppose I was expecting a very green pine needle scent. Don't get me wrong, I love the scent of freshly crushed pine needles but it's never appealed to me as a perfume note. This is not a fresh, sappy green pine, camphorous fragrance but instead smells of a pine tree …Read more

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Fragrances - By Kilian - Sweet Redemption

4.0
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Jul/01/2015

A few months back, Gilt had Kilian fragrances on sale and I ended up with a travel set that included Love, Sweet Redemption, and Forbidden Games for around $50. I bought the set without sampling first, thankfully I enjoy all 3 frags. I don't think any of the Kilian's I've sampled so far are worth $260 for the full bottle (I've also sample water calligraphy, bamboo harmony …Read more

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Eye Shadow - GUERLAIN - Ecrin 4 Coleurs in 14 Les Fauves

4.0
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May/29/2013

Beautiful palette with unique shades. The shades resemble a copper penny, with subtle pink and red undertones as opposed to the classic orange and gold based coppers. The quad is a mix of shimmer, matte and satin and is blendable and pigmented. If you aren't familiar with Guerlain eyeshadows, they are tightly packed yet soft. The only downside to this quad is the lack of color variation …Read more

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Fragrances - TOM FORD - Jasmin Rouge

3.0
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Apr/08/2013

Big, heady, loud, sharp and indolic. This is very much NOT the type of fragrance I tend to wear. To be fair, I'm not a huge fan of big white florals and prefer my florals as part of a bouquet with wood, incense or tea to tame down the indolic qualities. I can think of so many other jasmine fragrances that are half the price yet much more pleasant to wear. Before splurging on Jasmin Rouge …Read more

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Eye Shadow - TOM FORD - cognac sable

4.0
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Mar/30/2013

Cognac sable is one of my favorite warm neutral palettes. Top left is a satin/low shimmer vanilla shade with a slight peachy undertone. What I love about the shade is that it's versatile, it's deep enough to be worn over the entire lid for anyone in the pale to medium skintone range, the shade also works in the inner corner or to blend out any harsh edges. I love having an inner …Read more

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Eye Shadow - CHANEL - Raffinement

4.0
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Mar/12/2013

I'm not much of a chanel e/s fan because the quality varies in each quad. But, this is one of the nicest chanel quads that i've tried. Pigmentation is good, the shades are all soft and blendable and vary from hi-mid levels of shimmer, with one satin shade. Varying finishes are important to me, nothing worse than trying to make 4 frosty shades work together. Another bonus is the mix …Read more

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Styling Products - DevaCurl - Set It Free

4.0
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Feb/22/2013

Set it free works really well for my 2b coarse, frizz prone hair. Styling is easy, I just let hair air dry until slightly damp (usually avoiding blow drying altogether) then divide hair in two sections and spray each side 1-3x (I adjust amount based on hair length) and scrunch hair to encourage waves. What sets this product apart is the fact that it does not make hair look wet or crispy and …Read more

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Blush - NARS Cosmetics - Cream Blush in Penny Lane [DISCONTINUED]

2.0
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Aug/09/2012

Penny lane should be marketed more as a subtle highlighting cream product instead of a blush. The color is too dull looking on my NC15 skintone but looked ok layered over another peachy or pink blush. I had trouble blending the blush even when using a skunk brush, it's just too thick. Another downside to the blush is that it accentuated my pores and caused tiny breakouts after a few days …Read more

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Eye Shadow - NARS Cosmetics - Nepal

4.0
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May/05/2012

Nepal is one of my favorite eyeshadows, this is the shade I wear 50% of the time even though I own more eyeshadow than I'd like to admit. The shade on me is a golden, warm, muted rose/peach and the finish is a slight shimmer. I usually wear nepal on the lid with ondine or galapagos in the crease. I highly recommend this shade for pale girls with yellow or neutral undertones.

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Conditioner - Redken - All Soft Conditioner

1.0
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May/03/2012

I originally wrote a review for All Soft shampoo and conditioner in 2008 and had positive results from 2007-2011. I ended up deleting those positive reviews because Redken decided to reformulate and the new formula leaves my hair feeling brittle, strawlike, frizzy. The old formula had 3 different oils in it, palm oil, glycerin (technically not an oil), olive oil, avocado oil. That formula was …Read more

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