Product Reviews by NYC22

Fragrances - Victoria's Secret - Gorgeous Perfume Eau De Parfum [DISCONTINUED]

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Jun/25/2012

I own this in the body spray. I only bought it because it was 75% off and I liked the bottle. Other than that, I find it unremarkable. To my (unsophisticated) nose, it smells like the usual generic VS floral scent with a dash of fruity mixed in. It's a mediocre scent, but the bottle looks pretty on my dresser and is much preferred to the watered down Bath & Body Works sprays, so I …Read more

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Fragrances - Victoria's Secret - Simply Gorgeous

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fromNYC22

Jun/25/2012

I bought this because I liked the price (75% off) and I liked the bottle (pretty jeweled top). Other than those features, I can't see much special about this scent. I don't have a sophisticated nose by far, but this just smelled like VS combined their floral scents with their musky scents and called it a day. It looks pretty on my dresser, but I don't see myself reaching for it …Read more

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Self Tanners - St.Tropez - Self Tan Dark Bronzing Lotion

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fromNYC22

Jun/07/2012

This is the BEST self-tanner I have ever used. Where can I begin? First, the color pay-off is phenomenal. After just one application I got a deep, rich tan - and after two applications I looked like I'd spent a long weekend at the beach. I never experienced color like this, even when I applied other self-tanners everyday. And the color isn't the stereotypical orange, but is rather …Read more

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Fragrances - Victoria's Secret - So In Love

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fromNYC22

May/31/2012

I own this in the body spray, and it is nothing special. It smells like a general floral scent, and I cannot pick out any particular notes (some reviewers mentioned roses, but I guess my nose isn't that sophisticated - or the elements aren't that strong). The alcohol in this is a little strong, so I only use one spray at a time - and cautiously at that. This is a fine spray for me to …Read more

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Fragrances - Victoria's Secret - Sexy Little Things Ooh la la Shimmering Fragrance Mist

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fromNYC22

May/31/2012

I own this in the traditional fragrance mist (not the shimmering mist). It is a generic, nonspecific floral fragrance that I use without thinking - simply to have a little scent and combat any possible B.O., but that's it. I don't feel particularly drawn to it, nor do I think other people are. But for the $6 I spent on this during a clearance sale (75% off) and because of the pretty …Read more

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Fragrances - Victoria's Secret - Basic Instinct

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fromNYC22

May/31/2012

I bought this for about $6 on clearance at Victoria's Secret simply because I liked the ritzy bottle. It's pretty to look at, but the smell is not my style. The best way to describe it is musky, and it reminds me of the cheap colognes my mom would purchase from the drugstore. I keep pushing myself to wear it with the hope that it will grow on me, but that simply hasn't happened …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - Sephora Collection - I.T. Face Contour Brush

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fromNYC22

May/31/2012

I own several Sephora brand makeup brushes and have found them all to be acceptable if not outstanding - except for this brush. The bristles were simply too stiff and coarse. Thus, they did not pick up pressed powder well. The powder just sat on the top of the brush in a dry mess, and application of the brush on my face was uncomfortable. It's a shame because I think this brush is a nice …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - Sephora Collection - Professionnel Platinum Blush Brush #49

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fromNYC22

May/30/2012

When I wanted to upgrade my blush brush, I had no idea where to start. I felt like Goldilocks - one brush was too big, one was too small, and on and on. I started watching how-to videos on Sephora.com back when they were first introducing tutorials, and I noticed that the make-up artists always used this brush to apply blush. I gave it a try and was very impressed. I wondered how I ever lived …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Clean & Clear - Persa-Gel 10 Acne Medication

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fromNYC22

May/29/2012

I bought this to spot treat pimples, and was very impressed with how well it worked. The first time I used it was on a blemish that I got from a bad reaction to a Clinique toner. The royal wedding was on and I admit that I was a little depressed by Princess Kate's beauty and my bulging blemish. I put this on before I went to bed, and when I woke up in the middle of the night I was amazed …Read more

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Cleansers - Neutrogena - Fresh Foaming Cleanser

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fromNYC22

May/29/2012

After reading Paula's Begoun's Beauty Bible, I was determined to give up bar soap forever. She recommended this liquid cleanser due to its gentle nature (for general cleansing and for acne-prone skin) as well as for its skill at removing makeup. I couldn't be happier that I found this cleanser. I believe that bar soap was irritating my skin and causing breakouts. After using …Read more

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