Product Reviews by MauraLynn

Masks - Mario Badescu - Drying Mask

2.0
Created with Sketch.

Dec/22/2009

DON"T attempt this if you have dry skin, or worse still, sensitive skin like mine.

It's lucky that I got this in a sample pack. First off, the smell is absolutely horrible, and I just knew that something that smells so similar to your industrial strength rust cleaner or whatever can't possibly be good for your skin. And I was right. 15 minutes after the mask dried out I …
Read more

Is this review helpful?


Cleansers - L'Occitane - Shea Butter Extra Gentle Cleansing Milk

5.0
Created with Sketch.

Dec/10/2009

Very soothing, and an extremely gentle product on the face.This is a milk cleanser, meaning that it will not foam. It doesn't strip away the natural skin barrier from the face like most other foaming cleansers do for me, leaving my skin dry, itchy and tight, nor does it leave my skin sticky and oily, like what most oil cleansers do to me.

I have tried a variety of cleansers, and …
Read more

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?


Treatments (Face) - Mario Badescu - Buffering Lotion

4.0
Created with Sketch.

Mar/08/2009

Awful packaging? I thought it is pretty alright...


I'll address the packaging problem first, since it has been mentioned so many times. Personally I thought it was alright. What I do is I shake the bottle up, hold a finger underneath the dropper (not touching the opening), and squeeze out a drop of the liquid. Yes, and afterwards it rolls off my finger, but thankfully for …
Read more

4 of 4 people found this helpful. Did you?


Treatments (Face) - Mario Badescu - Drying Cream

3.0
Created with Sketch.

Mar/07/2009

What can I say? The drying cream, um, dried me out.

So perhaps I'm using it the wrong way, but though this product is quite effective in drying out my acne, it dried my skin out too. This product really isn't for someone like me, who gets small whiteheads all over her t-zone. I'll end up putting this all over my face, and wake up with dry and tight skin.

I do …
Read more

Is this review helpful?


Treatments (Face) - Mario Badescu - Anti Acne Serum

4.0
Created with Sketch.

Mar/07/2009

I don't know what's all this fuss about the serum not working, too oily, clogging the pores... and other whatnots.

...but that's maybe I haven't been using it for a long time yet. I'm into my first week of using this serum, and so far, so good. I use it everyday at night on my t-zone and forehead, because this thing actually does not dry me out, unlike other …
Read more

2 of 2 people found this helpful. Did you?


Treatments (Face) - Bioré - Pore Cleansing Strips - Nose

4.0
Created with Sketch.

Feb/04/2009

This is probably the only product I find interesting to use.

First, you dampen your nose and T-zone. Second, stick the strip on. Third, wait till it hardens and then spend a good 5 minutes pulling it out. There are plenty other users who do elaborate description on the procedure.

First of all, I want to say that this thing hasn't done a single thing for my blackheads at …
Read more

Is this review helpful?


Lotions/ Creams - The Body Shop - Shea Body Butter

4.0
Created with Sketch.

Jan/09/2009

This is my favorite among the TBS body butters, and with good reasons too.

This body butter has a rich but not overwhelming scent, at least not to me. I don't have to worry about smelling too strongly of this product because I only use it before bed. It is capable of keeping my limbs smooth and moisturized without being shiny or oily the whole of the next day. One special thing …
Read more

0 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?


Top/Base Coats - Sally Hansen - Mega Shine Top Coat

4.0
Created with Sketch.

Dec/27/2008

I like how this product dries quickly, and gives my nails a nice glossy sheen. It also helps to strengthen my nails a bit.

Overall, it's a good product which lives up to its name. The only problem I've had with it is that I tend to apply too much of it accidentally. You really have to swipe it on the inside of the opening of the bottle for a little while to drain the polish …
Read more

Is this review helpful?


Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Double Extend Beauty Tubes

3.0
Created with Sketch.

Dec/12/2008

Not the worst tube mascara I've tried, but definitely not the best.

The mascara seems to clump on my lashes. The effect is also a little fake, considering that I like natural looking long and thick eyelashes.

Don't try it if you don't have thick eyelashes. This mascara sticks your lashes together at the top, and makes them stick out of your lids …
Read more

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?


Lotions/ Creams - The Body Shop - Cranberry Body Butter

4.0
Created with Sketch.

Dec/12/2008

I find this product just a little too greasy for me... but since other lotions haven't worked as well as this had, I shall not complain.

I use to put a layer of body lotion on my skin, followed by a layer of Vaseline. With this body butter, it/s much more convenient for me that I don't have to use vaseline anymore and still get the same moisturizing effects.

I love …
Read more

Is this review helpful?