Product Reviews by Thena

Lipstick - CHANEL - Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour

3.0
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11 months ago

This was my first Chanel purchase ever. It was overdue but I only really like to buy lipsticks. I've wanted a Chanel lippie for awhile and I researched the shades in this range. I love mattes and semi-mattes, but this was a disappointing.

The formula is not great especially for the price. When first applied, it does appear semi-matte, but it transfers very easily for a matte …
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Lip Gloss - NARS Cosmetics - Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover

4.0
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Sep/20/2018

This pencil really surprised me. I's a really great subtle pink that brightens for those of us in the fair to medium range. I'm an NC20 and this is MLBB. It is shimmery but not overly so. The formula is neither drying nor extremely moisturizing. I am prone to dry lips and I can get away with not always using balm with this. However, I wish this pencil colour came in formula such as …Read more

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Cleansers - CeraVe - Hydrating Cleanser

5.0
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Jan/22/2018

This is my HG cleanser. I do not have many Holy Grails and to be honest, I did not regularly cleanse my face until I started using this product. I have Normal/Dry skin and do not generally have much oil on my face. For many years, I tried a number of cleansers and found most of them would strip my skin especially foaming ones. This is the only cleanser I can use every day that I don't find …Read more

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Lip Treatments - NIVEA - For men

3.0
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Mar/03/2017

Over the years, I have used many balms and continue to look for great lip treatments. My last HG lip balm (RoC) was reformulated so I've been looking for a decent all around lip balm, SPF not necessary. I bought this because Nivea in general makes good products and I know of others who love their products. Hving tried this and other balms of theirs lately (Nivea Essential), I'm left …Read more

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Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly

5.0
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Aug/18/2016

I have been using aloe vera for years. This summer, I have been using it more as a facial moisturizer since it's been hot and humid. Absorbs quickly and acts as a great base for sunscreen. I have normal skin that tends to become more dry in the winter so this does not cut it. I will use it all year round post-hair removal.

Aloe vera is absolutely fantastic for bug bites and …
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Polishes - Sally Hansen - Xtreme Wear Nail Color - Celeb City

4.0
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Jul/25/2013

I was looking for grey shades or something that was neither dark or too pastel. This looks great. It is very light catching. It gets compliments and makes a statement, but is not over the top. It would look good on anyone and silver matches almost everything. In low light, it looks like your nails shine in the dark. Definite repurchase.
Formula: Mixed. With two coats and a top from the …
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Lip Treatments - Fresh - Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

2.0
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Jun/05/2013

I'm a lip product junkie so I have tried my fair share of lip balms. I bought my original duo before they were a Sephora Bday gift. It was cheaper than buying a full balm, but still pricey. It's one thing for the product to be slightly overpriced, but this lip balm is truly no better than any of the $5 or less ones I have tried such as EOS, Burt's Bees, etc. It's a fine balm …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Unlisted Brand - Lansinoh Lanolin

5.0
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Feb/24/2013

HG lip balm! For many years, I used Vaseline/Petroleum jelly on my lips at night, but I wanted to find an alternative. These reviews helped me discover the best lip balm yet. I'm a lip product junkie and have used all the major lip balm brands over the years: Burts, Blistex, Soft Lips, Chapstick, Carmex, Fresh and more. While those products soothe chapped lips or temporarily protects them …Read more

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Highlighters - theBalm Cosmetics - Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter

5.0
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Feb/24/2013

So I don't really wear much makeup. Some bb cream and lip stick is the usual for me. I'm not sure why I even bought this, but I'm glad I did! I have normal skin which isn't shiny except a bit in the nose. This light and flattering powder makes my skin glow and lasts for hours. I've gotten compliments on my skin and it looks great in photos.

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BB Cream - Lioele - Water Drop BB (SPF 27 / PA++)

4.0
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Dec/06/2012

After breaking out from the Skin79 Gold, I decided to go to this Lioele Waterdrop because of the good reviews. I really liked the feel of this BB cream. It is moisturizing, brightens, has sheer coverage (which I prefer), has a light scent, and feels very soft. It's semi-matte to matte for me and not really dewy for me, but it's winter now. It blends well onto my NC15-20 skin. It …Read more

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