Product Reviews by May_Bee

Fragrances - Annick Goutal - Eau d'Hadrien

5.0
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May/19/2014

We've just had the first warm weekend of the year in London, and I've dug out the Eau d'Hadrien and installed it in my handbag for frequent booster sprays. I never wear it in cold weather but when it's sunny or humid this (and un Jardin sue le Nil) are just fantastic. Eau d'Hadrien is lemony, herbal and deliciously bright and cooling. Unfortunately, as with most AG …Read more

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Conditioner - AVEDA - Clove conditioner

4.0
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Sep/27/2012

This is the only "colour" conditioner I've tried that really works. I get my hair coloured about every 6 weeks and the colour fades badly between colouring, but using this conditioner about once a week keeps the colour rich. You have to use it carefully because it will stain grout and sealant if not rinsed off quickly, and it definitely discolours towels. I use a richer …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - L'Oreal Paris - Youth Code Regenerating Skincare Serum Intense Daily Treatment

5.0
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Mar/21/2012

This review is for the liquid serum which comes in a bottle with a dropper. I want to put in a kind word for this product, in the face of generally poor reviews here. I find that just a drop or two spread over my skin after cleansing and before moisturinsing improves the texture of my skin and makes it feel more comfortable. After a few months use I am also very happy with the current satiny …Read more

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Moisturizers - L'Oreal Paris - Youth Code Day/Night Cream

5.0
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Mar/21/2012

This review is for the night cream. I tried it at random because it was on special offer, and I have rebought it twice now. The texture is light but creamy, and it spreads easily, is absorbed quickly, and moisturises without any greasiness. Almost every cream rich enough to provide effective moisture will also break me out in cystic spots, but I've had no problems with this product. …Read more

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Fragrances - Lancôme - Tresor Midnight Rose Eau de Parfum

2.0
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Feb/14/2012

I've never been a massive fan of Lancome fragrances, but this is still a disappointment. Top-notes of Actifed cough syrup give way to heart notes of Vimto fruit squash, and a dry down of cheap rose air freshener and washing up liquid. The strength and persistance are unfortunately excellent. This is a shockingly poor product at the price.

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Treatments (Eye) - Garnier - Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Eye Cream

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Feb/14/2012

I've used this product for years, not because it did anything amazing in terms of firming, but I found it a light and effective moisturiser for the delicate skin beneath my eyes. But the most recent tube has caused me the same unpleasant reaction other reviewers have experienced - blurry, watery, sensitive red eyes, and itchy rough skin below them. At first I thought it was bacterial/viral …Read more

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Eye Makeup Remover - L'Oreal Paris - Refreshing Eye Make Up Remover

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Jun/23/2011

It burns! I don't have a problem if I just dip a cotton bud in it and use it to correct smudges around the eye, but if I soak a pad in it and hold it over my eye to remove mascara and eyeshadow, and even a tiny drop gets in the eye, I will end up with a sore red eye. This is not a problem I have had with any other brand, and I am surprised that L'Oreal can't do better than this.

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Fragrances - L'Artisan Parfumeur - La Chasse aux Papillons

4.0
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Jun/09/2011

I'm surprised to read so many negative reviews here, because I would have expected this to be a crowd pleaser. Maybe some people find the scent of tuberose a little vulgar? If I'd sampled this anonymously I wouldn't have expected the hefty price-tag, I would have thought it smells cheap and cheerful, feminine and young without being trashy. I get mostly tuberose with a little …Read more

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Sunscreen - CLINIQUE - Sheer City Block SPF 25

4.0
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Jun/06/2011

It took me a while to get the hang of this - at first I suffered the pilling other reviews have described, but my fingers seem to have learnt to apply the right amount of pressure, and now I'm having no problems. I bought it to wear under my usual foundation, but I find it gives enough cover that a dusting of translucent powder over it is plenty for an ordinary day. I don't find that …Read more

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Dry Shampoo - Batiste - Dry Shampoo

4.0
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Jun/02/2011

My hair is coloured and I don't like to wash it more often than every three days. On the third day the roots feel a little oily, but Batiste takes care of this - I just spray a little onto my fingertips (warning - it is cold) and massage into the oily areas. I leave it while I do my makeup, then brush out - it eliminates oiliness and gives my hair a little volume. I found that spraying …Read more

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