Product Reviews by PrettyInPlaidChic

Hair Color - L'Oreal Paris - Sublime Mousse

5.0
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Jan/13/2012

For reference, I'm also something of a hair coloring veteran, and also tend to color and/or highlight my hair around twice a month, depending upon my mood/season/product availability. In addition, I've also heard it claimed by hair care professionals--stylists, etc, that at-home coloring is pretty risky because you never know what you'll get out of a box. However, based upon my …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - clindamycin phosphate topical gel 1%

5.0
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Oct/07/2011

For reference, I've never really gotten acne to any great degree, however, since I hit motherhood at 32, I've suspected I've had rosacea. Yet, I'd never really done anything about my skin condition (other than a gentle cleanser, sunscreen, and a Chanel mask). Then, in recent weeks, my skin descended into complete chaos and made me miserable, with itchy, stinging, burning …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - Artistry - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15

5.0
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Oct/05/2011

Ah, Tinted Moisturizers-I've tried a few, and liked even fewer, ultimately. For some inexplicable reason, the TMs that I've tried previously are either oil-slicks-in-waiting. Or, the colors that I've tried for my PPP complexion are too orange, or simply end up being too dark altogether. For reference, in my past, I've extensively used Covergirl, Wet n Wild, Physician's …Read more

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Lip Treatments - NIVEA - Mint and Minerals Refreshing Lip Care

4.0
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Oct/02/2011

For reference, I've tried the German versions of Nivea, as well as the CT ones available in US drugstores, together with the Labello versions from Europe. The Labello versions are a close dupe for German Nivea versions. I purchased this Nivea version from a CVS, as a temporary replacement for my Labello Classic Care that accidentally went through the laundry and didn't survive. These …Read more

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Lip Gloss - RIMMEL - Moisture Renew Lipgloss

4.0
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Sep/03/2011

A little mystified by the mixed reviews on this particular product. I have this in "Purple Rescue" and I rather like it-as with a reviewer below, this makes a pleasant change from the everlasting mauves, lilacs, nudes and orange-reds that are saturating the lip shade market, at the moment. When applied with a gentle hand, this lends some subtle vibrancy, sheen and conditioning to my …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Labello - Labello Rosè

4.0
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Sep/01/2011

The composition and packaging of this lip treatment is almost identical to Belesdorf's Nivea stick version, the only visible difference being that this Labello version is a more blue shade of pink. I sometimes use it underneath my Nars "Roman Holiday" lip color, for that very reason. It has a slightly sweet fragrance/taste, and applies smoothly. Requires several applications to …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - Stila - Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer in Shade 1

4.0
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Sep/01/2011

On sale at Sephora, this Summer, this was US$10 (usually around $38). I purchased this in this shade, together with the Sheer Tinted Moisturizer, SPF15 in "Light". I use this very conservatively because I work in a clinical environment, and looking like a glow-worm/glitter-disco-ball is not too professional. That said, this is slightly more subtle than some 'illuminators' that …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - Stila - Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Sep/01/2011

Snapped this up on sale @ Sephora for US$10, instead of US$38. I'm presuming that this precedes the recently reformulated "Oil Free" version (and I can literally see why-this one is shiny on my N/C skin). I have this in "Light" (SPF15) which isn't too hideously orange on my PPP skin. I was looking for something that wasn't foundation, but which would add a …Read more

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Foundations - Elizabeth Arden - Flawless Finish Mousse Makeup

5.0
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Aug/12/2011

An absolute, standout star in my foundation collection. Time and time again, I find myself giving this my unconditional love. Which is extremely easy to do, given the ease of the coverage, the grace of the color match (Vanilla). My shade isn't too muddy. Stays true, as in does not turn orange, nor brown (a pet peeve of mine with any foundation). The whipped texture is a joy of a medium to …Read more

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Cleansers - Obagi - Gentle Cleanser

4.0
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Aug/01/2011

I'm still, slowly getting accustomed to this cleanser-not because this is a bad cleanser (far from it). Rather, I'm erratic and fickle when it comes to sticking with a particular skin care regimen. Especially anything to do with rinsable cleansers. What I like about this cleanser are its calming, conditioning qualities, and effective, reliable rinsability. At 38, and a veteran of having …Read more

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