Product Reviews by Heidness

Lotions/ Creams - Lano - Hand Cream Intense

5.0
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2 months ago

I've got two of these, the Rose and the Milk + Honey. As much as I love them, I see myself trying to lemon and coconut, too, down the line.

I admit I'd bypassed this line for a long time because I thought lanolin, being derived from sheep's wool, would cause these -- or any lanolin-based lotions -- to smell kind of like farm animals or wet dog … something like that. They …
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Lotions/ Creams - Lano - Everywhere Multi-Cream

5.0
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2 months ago

The Lano line has been a godsend for me. I have tried countless other hand creams, and while I liked many, I never loved them like I now love Lano. I stayed away because of lanolin being the top ingredient. Since it comes from the oil in sheep's wool, I had this thought in my head that no matter how clean and scientific the process of getting the lanolin off the wool would be, that if I used …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Physicians Formula - Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow and Liner - Green Eyes

3.0
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2 months ago

I love the colors, in theory -- it's a pretty mix of pale and mid-tone purples, with a couple greens, and a nude and a kind of taupe. It does work well for my green eyes. The colors don't have a lot of impact, though. Applying them wet works better. If you want a subtle enhancement, these are good. If you want to see more oomph, pass this up. Also, if you want a lot of shimmer, this …Read more

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Lipstick - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Matte Lipstick

4.0
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4 months ago

I had the good fortune of getting one of these one sale, so I picked up Stevie, described as an antique (or antiqued, maybe) auburn. That seems to sort of fit, though it's kind of also a plummy shade that leans a bit mauve, too. It reminds me of some of those Revlon ColorStay lipsticks from the 1990s. They had one that had Raisin in the name and this reminds me of that a lot. The feel, too …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Phyto - Phyto 9 Daily Ultra-Nourishing Cream

3.0
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4 months ago

I'm always looking for something to help my hair look less frizzy and to give it some moisture, ideally without silicones. This, I'm finding, isn't really the answer to my problems.

The pros: I found it on sale. It has no silicones. It has plant extracts. There is no strong scent. It adds some shine. It adds a tiny bit of definition. It does not feel sticky. The packaging …
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Lip Gloss - ColourPop - Sheer Ultra Glossy Lip (All Shades)

4.0
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4 months ago

I've long disliked lip glosses, and I still don't like ones with shimmer or sparkle. But this formula I do like.

I used to have Dropout but that was a bit dark for my tastes in a lip gloss (I'd rather wear that color as a sheer balm, without needing a mirror to apply). I do have Flying Horses, which is kind of a mauve-pink, and Pretty In, which is a sheer baby pink. I …
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Blush - Burt's Bees - All Aglow Lip & Cheek Stick

4.0
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4 months ago

I'd thought I'd hate this because I haven't liked any other options that do double duty for lips and cheeks. Usually they'd be good as a blush, but on the lips they'd feel wonky. But then I found a tube in Lilac Lagoon on sale, so I thought, why not?

One thing I found weird is that they named this shade Lilac Lagoon. That to me said it'd be more purple …
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Mascara - essence - Lash Princess Sculpted Volume Mascara

5.0
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4 months ago

My first impression after applying this: Wow! I still feel that each time I use it.

For a $5 tube this stuff really impresses me. My lashes are okay but they're kind of light brown and can look nonexistent, but this really amps them up. It adds volume, length, a bit of curl, and kind of makes me feel like some cartoon character fluttering her lashes.

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Mascara - Maybelline New York - SNAPSCARA Washable Mascara

4.0
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4 months ago

I noted I'd buy this again, but I'd like to add that it'd have to be on sale or with a coupon. I happened to have a $4 coupon at CVS when I bought it, so I picked up a tube of the brown.
So far I like it. I don't love it -- I haven't applied and felt like I'm ready for a mascara commercial, but it's pretty good. The brown is less impactful than black …
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Top/Base Coats - Seche - Dry Fast Top Coat

5.0
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4 months ago

A top coat is essential for me, and since I couldn't find my NYC one any longer, I thought I'd give it a try. So far I really like it. It applies smoothly and dries fast. I'm not sure if it really extends a manicure all that much, but so far I've only worn it for about five days, tops, before redoing my nails. It's working well so far, though. I mainly worry as the bottle …Read more

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