Product Reviews by Val1975

Deodorants - Ban - Roll-On

5.0
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Aug/02/2018

The best antiperspirant/deodorant I have tried so far (I love the Satin Breeze and Fresh Cotton varieties). Super effective AND smells wonderfully.

A couple of years ago I entered peri-menopause that has brought with it a change in my body odour (for the worse, unfortunately).The antiperspirant I had been using for many years prior to that just wasn't cutting the mustard any …
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Primer/ Corrector - Giorgio Armani - Master Corrector

2.0
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Aug/12/2017

I really wanted to love this product but...
Each time I used it, it left me with darker under eye circles than my own (I used shade 1 Pink).
My dark circles are not that bad to begin with, there's only a couple of spots that I wanted covered, but this corrector made them ten times worse, so I actually had to use a lot more concealer than I usually would in order to cover up the …
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Fragrances - L'Artisan Parfumeur - Premier Figuier Extrême

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Jun/30/2017

Being in love with at least two fragrances by this brand, I thought I'd give this one a try as well.
Extremely disappointed that I did :((
Despite it's coconutty sweetness, this scent turns super masculine on me - no freshness, no fig leaves, no woody notes, none of that. Just dry and ashy and a typical men's cologne.
Might pass it on to the hubby.

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Fragrances - L'Artisan Parfumeur - L Ete en Douce

5.0
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Apr/16/2017

Not only would I buy this perfume again, in fact I already have done so, just in case I run out of it at some point in the future :)

Now I'm no connoisseur when it comes to perfumes in general, all I've ever been able to say on the subject is whether a perfume is fresh or sweet, summery or wintery, strong or mild, more for a younger person or for an older one - or just simply …
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Fragrances - GUERLAIN - Aqua Allegoria Mandarine-Basilic

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Apr/13/2017

Encouraged by the many positive reviews of this perfume and being a life-long admirer of Guerlain's Herba Fresca, I decided to give this one a try. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a huge disappointment :((
Whether freshly sprayed on or after a couple of hours, this scent (Mandarine Basilic) just remained flat and boring on my skin. More than anything else, it reminded me of some sort …
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Mascara - Dior - DiorShow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer

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Mar/18/2017

Bought this following the advice of a beauty consultant but was completely disappointed by its performance (or lack thereof).
Trying to apply mascara on top of this serum, my lashes felt super hard, spiky and clumpy. My mascara, which usually applies like a dream (Benefit Roller Lash) and does wonders fro me, went on very uneven and patchy - I guess because it was sticking to the chunks of …
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Eye Shadow - NARS Cosmetics - Velvet Shadow Stick

5.0
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Mar/10/2017

I think I have finally found that one indispensable eyeshadow that you just never want to be without.
I have recently purchased the NARS Velvet Shadow Stick in the shade Oaxaca, which is a taupe-greyish-slightly silvery color, which is perfectly balanced between the three color nuances. I mostly use it as an all-over wash for that discrete put-together every day look that we all strive for …
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Eye Shadow - Burberry - Eye Color Wet & Dry Silk Shadow - Almond

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Mar/01/2017

I bought this eyeshadow following many beauty bloggers' rave reviews on YouTube, but I must admit I'm a little disappointed.
Almond has been talked about as the perfect everyday shade for virtually everyone, but it just does not work as an all-over lid color on my cool-toned skin.
I've tried several times, wearing it in different lightings, both on my upper and lower …
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