Product Reviews by Sammyds

Mascara - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Essential Lengthening & Defining Mascara

4.0
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May/12/2014

For the price- this is pretty incredible. Perfect for basic everyday use.
PROS:
-Insanely inexpensive
-Smudgeproof
-Non-irritant for my sensitive eyes
-Definitely lengthening.
CONS:
-Will not hold a curl.
-If curler is used after application, it will flake.

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Primer/ Corrector - Maybelline New York - Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

5.0
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Jul/15/2013

I purchased this on my recent trip to sunny Singapore with the usual scepticism on every beauty 'wonder product', but I was pleasantly surprised!
This product is really lovely! It doesn't tighten pores like an alcohol-based toner does, but it did a great job to mattify and smooth my skin. Like, reeeeally smooth.. Baby Skin indeed!
I've even swapped this out for my …
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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Illegal Lengths Mascara

4.0
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Mar/26/2013

I loved this when it was on the shelves about 10 years ago- and I'm glad its back! I have long, thin, straight lashes which seem non-existent when bare. I HAVE to use an eyelash-curler, so my #1 criteria of a perfect mascara is that is has to hold the curl. This does that beeeautifully. But the reason why I really LOVE this mascara, is that it isn't thick, clumpy or gloopy (so I guess a …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Palmer's - Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Body Oil

5.0
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Mar/26/2013

Been using this for years, and is one of my most favourite product of ALL TIME. Here's why...
>> It smells divine, like warm cookie dough. Melds deliciously with my Vanille Extreme perfume. YUM!
>> Its so inexpensive!
>> Leaves my skin feeling looovely.
>> Comes in a tiny travel bottle too, which carry in my bag. (I top up from my big …
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Lip Treatments - Burt's Bees - Tinted Lip Balm - Pink Blossom

5.0
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Mar/26/2013

Moisturising, delicate, a mild scent, with a gorgeous hint of sheer pink. I love this; it helps pull together a natural look with no fuss, and keeps my lips soft and supple. I don't know what else to say- this is an absolute must-have for me!

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Lipstick - Chi Chi - Viva La Diva Lipstick in Centrefold

5.0
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Sep/18/2012

I say No to buying this again- but really it's a big 'maybe' only because the colour is too light on my skintone. I have never ever found the 'perfect' lippy as I'm a mix-the-colour-myself type.

I just wantesd to add a glowing review because I think Chi Chi lipsticks are the BEST (Move over MAC!) This one in particular is creamy and beautiful, a soft nude …
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Eyes - MAC Cosmetics - Paint Pot in Rubenesque

4.0
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Jul/02/2012

Initial worries were the comments about it spreading too thinly, and the colour pay-off wasn't fantastic. But after a couple of months of using this guy, it has now made the list of My Handbag Essentials.

Colour: Soft peach with golden sheen.
Consistency: Buttery and spreads thinly, with a powdery finish. Love that it doesn't clump around dry patches.

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Liquid - L'Oreal Paris - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17

4.0
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Jun/13/2012

Quick rave: I love this. This is made for us oily-combination dolls out there!

-Yes, its super blendable.
-Huge range of colour selection
-It goes on liquid, dries smooth and powdery. Saves me from that wretched T-Zone hourly touch-ups!

Tip: ..Well you should be doing this regardless; Moisturise and Prime prior to application so you don't get them nasty dry …

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BB Cream - MISSHA - M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 PA+++

3.0
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May/15/2012

As far as BB creams go- this has lovely coverage and highly pigmented. It smells nice and goes on very smooth.
But two issues:
1. Pinky undertones- Not complimentary to my warmer skintone.
2. Heavily moisturising- There's not enough blotting paper or finishing powder in the world to kmock out the greasy T-zone this leaves me with.

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Fragrances - Estée Lauder - Pleasures Bloom

4.0
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May/15/2012

Femininity at its finest. The scent is just gorgeous. I'm definitely not a fan of floral fragrances- but this one is a beaut.
The initial spritz is very potent- chokingly so. But after a wee walk around mall, it settled to a very pleasant- soft, fresh, simple yet sophisticated fragrance.
Lasting power is average, but stays beautifully on clothes. Very versatile- soft and fresh …
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