Product Reviews by SamWaddington

Fragrances - Van Cleef & Arpels - Collection Extraordinaire - Precious Oud

5.0
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Mar/04/2015

This is glorious. In other reviews on fragrance websites, this has been compared to Tom Fords Black Orchid, in fact that is what made me seek it out to try when I had some John Lewis Gift vouchers given to me. You see, I loved the idea of Black Orchid and it smelt gorgeous on a friend but on me it was dreadful, too screechy and obvious (as well as being headache inducing), so when I heard of this …Read more

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Cleansers - Unlisted Brand - Evolve Beauty Facial Wash

5.0
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Mar/16/2012

I discovered this using Evolves excellent sampling service where by you can order three free samples for just the postage costs (about £1). However I didn't order this initially I ordered the two moisturisers (double and single cream) and the Gentle Cleansing melt (which I have reviewed separately). I had been using Nudes cleansing wash which was nice but this is better, it doesn't foam …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Unlisted Brand - Elemental Herbology - Cell Food

5.0
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Mar/08/2012

I can't live without this! I am on my 7th bottle as I use it morning and night. It is the ONLY thing that I know I can use on my hyper sensitive skin even when its at its most upset and it won't sting or irritate or make my face crosser! It doesn't break me out either. It is soothing calming and hydrating.

If they ever stop making this ..I'm doomed!

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Powders - Laura Mercier - Mineral Powder

3.0
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Sep/09/2011

I had my eye on this after loving the mineral foundation but I was truely sceptical about its ability to control oil and shine that I keep reading about in the reviews here. But I caved and went and got it. Its TRUE the oil control is amazing! There are a couple of things to bear in mind though - it is VERY fine and even when the sifter is shut the powder manages to escape from the pot into the …Read more

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Powder - Laura Mercier - Mineral Powder SPF 15

5.0
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Sep/04/2011

LOVE this! I was worried the Bismuth would make my skin act up (as BE did) but it didn't. Much nicer than BB and BE, and a nicer finish than most of the other MMU I have tried in a vain attempt to replace the much missed Aromaleigh Glissade. Tried this in desperation.

Gives good coverage, skin looks silky and smooth, doesn't flake, cake or settle into pores or lines (I use …
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Powder - Bobbi Brown - Skin Foundation Mineral Makeup SPF 15

4.0
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Sep/03/2011

I am continually on the look out for a mineral foundation to replace my much missed Aromaleigh Glissade and have tried so many brands including well known brands and less well known niche brands. So anyway, when I got an email from Bobbi Brown about her launching her new mineral foundation I decided to pop in and try it next time I was at the Mall. So earlier this week I went in and had a nose at …Read more

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Loose Powders - CHANTECAILLE - Talc Free Loose Powder

5.0
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Jun/03/2010

As a user of Chantecaille Just Skin, I had been coveting the loose powder for a while. Firstly whilst the packaging isn't the most practical it is beautiful and looks very swish on my dressing table, plus the puff is very soft and a pleasure to use.
I bought the light (which is perfect for my very pale skin), the texture is smooth and airy and goes on extremely sheer. It has no sparkle …
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Moisturizers - CLINIQUE - Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream with Probiotic Technology

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Apr/11/2010

I bought the kit and then put it in the cupboard too scared to use it as my skin was going through a calmish phase and I didn't want to rock the boat on my mild rosacea (that leaves me with hot round red areas on my cheeks like a doll with painted cheeks!). Plus I don't usually rate Clinique but this had been recommended so I thought it was worth a shot. Most of the reviews on here …Read more

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Concealers - CHANTECAILLE - Total Concealer

5.0
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Apr/11/2010

I dithered about buying this concealer for an age. I am a die hard Laura Mercier Secret Camoflage girl but as I love the 'Just Skin' tinted moisturiser and the SC can be a little too heavy on my cheeks where I get a bit of redness and go patchy I was looking for another concealer that might work AND look sheer and natural.
So I caved and ordered this in Alabaster and the …
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