Product Reviews by MinnieMeah

Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Amplified Lipstick - Vegas Volt

4.0
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6 months ago

Vegas Volt! It fascinates me and frustrates me at the same time! I've yet to find anything quite like it although I'm sure it's dupable if one looks hard enough. On my NW20, neutral-but-slightly-cool mid-50's face, it definitely works better as a spring/summer color when I've either started to tan a bit or I'm wearing bronzer. I have not tried it with a lipliner as …Read more

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Polishes - ZOYA - LC from the Gossip Collection

5.0
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Sep/06/2018

This has become a favorite summer pedi color for me. Formula is easy to work with. You can reach opacity in one coat; two coats will give you a bit deeper color. To me this is a fun, punchy, upbeat red-based coral. It has pop but it’s tasteful-not screaming loud or neon. I have yet to try it on my hands but will update when I do.

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Hair Removal - NADS - Facial Wax Strips

4.0
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Sep/06/2018

I’ve been using these for years. I used to use Sally Hansen’s comparable product, but I prefer these-I find them less irritating. Maybe because I’ve been waxing my lip, chin, cheek and jaw area for decades it’s caused me to have a higher pain tolerance. With dark hair and NW20 skin, it’s always good to be fuzz free, even if it’s only temporary. Despite the downsides to the product, I prefer it to …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Aveeno - Daily Moisturizing Lotion

5.0
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Sep/06/2018

I discovered this a few years ago and have been using it ever since, mostly for my hands. I keep a pump bottle in the bathroom at home, another at my desk at work, a tube in my car and another in my travel bag. It’s great for smoothing the skin and cuticles. For me, it sinks right in and I like that it’s fragrance free. Sometimes scented hand lotions can be a bit much. Highly recommend!

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Lip Gloss - Tarte Cosmetics - Tarteist Lip Paint - Birthday Suit

2.0
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Sep/03/2018

NW20 here, neutral with some cool. Got this as part of the Sephora birthday gift. Terrible color for me-looks like cement against my (currently) lightly tanned, ruddy complexion. It does have good consistency, though, and decent packaging. On a warmer or even olive complexion this might look really nice. Will likely toss it as I wouldn’t give it away at this point for hygiene reasons.

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Fragrances - CHANEL - Coco Eau de Toilette

5.0
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Sep/02/2018

I've adored this since it first came out, and lucky to own a vintage bottle of it. To me, there's nothing like it. I haven't used it consistently over the years, but I always circle back to it. It's warm, elegant, enticing and just plain gorgeous. It's a bold one, and not for the faint of heart! However, if you need a confidence boost, a spray or splash of this will …Read more

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Eye Makeup Remover - Trader Joe's - Spa 100% Pure Jojoba Oil

5.0
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Sep/02/2018

I use this as a nighttime facial moisturizer when my skin is feeling particularly sensitive or reactive. 3-4 drops usually does it. I usually do a facial massage with it when I apply it. It's amazing how it sinks right it and leaves no oily residue. I've used it on my nails & cuticles before as well. I highly recommend this!

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Eye Makeup Remover - CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips

5.0
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Sep/02/2018

I"ve used this for years and I find it gentle & effective. It never stings. You don't have to rub with it. It needs a good shake before using. I semi-saturate a cotton ball or pad with it and then put it right on my eye lid (or lips, or whatever) and hold it there for a good 5-10 seconds, depending on how heavy the make up is. It's a bit oily but it dissolves everything …Read more

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Moisturizers - CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

1.0
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Sep/02/2018

I used the original DDML for years, got away from it, recently returned. I currently own a bottle of the revised version of the original, and this gel. My skin is combination but much more dry than it used to be. Still, I'm oilier in the summer and I thought this would be the ideal summertime moisturizer. For me, it imparts little to no moisture and in fact leaves me feeling dryer. I've …Read more

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