Product Reviews by Steelermummeh

Masks - Ole Henriksen - Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask

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Jun/01/2016

NO. Just no.

This scrub has huge granules and it would irritate the skin of many people who would ordinarily be fine with sugar scrubs.

I used it per instructions and my skin burned. Yes - I said burned.

Admittedly I only used the product once and even then I had to cut short the application but holy mashed avocados batman - this stuff was horrible for …
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Lip Treatments - TokyoMilk - No. 60 Coco Noir

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Apr/24/2016

Rip open and empty out a decent cigar (a 93 Macanudo, maybe?), pour some cheap rum over the tobacco, add a bit of dark chocolate and let the whole mess ... "develop" ** ... for a few months, and you might get close to how this lip balm smells. You might need a mothball or two, but they're optional.

I mean it doesn't smell repulsive exactly (which might say …
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Mascara - Stila - HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara

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Mar/31/2016

I really, really, really do love this mascara. It came in the "Whole Lot Of Love" holiday set and to tell you the truth it's the only item I use with any regularity.

I've got pretty boring eyelashes; they sit there like eyelashes do, and they seem to be of average length and curl and whatever else people use to gauge what eyelashes are or should be. …
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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Pro Longwear Paint Pot - Painterly

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Feb/27/2016

This is really pathetic. I wanted to hate this product so, so much because it bugged the everloving chihuahua out of me to be spending $20 on something which is, essentially, an eyeshadow base.

But darn it, MAC, you did it. When I let you and Milani play together it is as if Leonardo himself is using my eyelids as his canvas. Magic is created. Planets align. The …
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Palettes - Kat Von D - Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

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Feb/16/2016

(with full apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways"

I don't know where to start. I can't even. I mean ... it's just ... "Where have you been all my life?!"

I'm not the best blendy-type-person. I'm just not. There are many blending virtuosi amongst us, but …
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Palettes - theBalm Cosmetics - Balm Jovi Rockstar Face Palette

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Feb/11/2016

This palette leaves me feeling very confused. I bought it after reading the hype, the reviews, the beauty guru recommendations and I truly thought it was right up my alley.

And then it's somewhat anti-climactic.

So, starting with the packaging ...

TheBalm has arguably the most groan-worthy, kitschy packing of all brand. Tongue-in-cheek references …
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Moisturizers - Skin Biology - Emu Oil for skin

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Jan/16/2016

Tried it for about a month, on my face and neck. I don't dislike it at all ... but I don't like it a whole lot, either. Nothing wrong with it, by any means. Doesn't smell particularly offensive, and it is moisturizing. It's just not mind-blowing for me. (Am I expecting too much? Oh, probably)

There are cheaper alternatives so I'll probably …
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Eye Shadow - Cargo Cosmetics - Vintage Escape Palette

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Jan/14/2016

I had to spend some time on Youtube trying to decide about this palette. Cargo palettes can be hit-and-miss; though I love the colors in Shanghai the quality overall is "meh".

So under the careful guidance of Tati I went for it. Of course that was the easy part - actually finding the darned thing was bizarrely difficult. Ebay is recommended if you can find a …
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Palettes - NYX Professional Makeup - Love in Paris 09 Merci Beaucoup Palette

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Jan/12/2016

I bought this solely because I saw a swatch online somewhere and fell instantly in love with two shades in particular. The beautiful burnished copper-rose at the top right of the palette and the lovely medium shimmery brown on the middle right* are beautiful, they apply really well, they do last quite awhile and they don't end up a muddy mess when you're blending.

The …
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