Product Reviews by VaticanCameos

Toners - Biologique Recherche - Exfoliating Lotion P50

5.0
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Oct/12/2015

One of those expensive, "miracle" products that beauty editors praise, not found in your local drugstore... and it works.
I have oily, acne-prone skin, and I was desperate to find something for my skin before my wedding. I have been using it for 7 months now, and my skin has been the best it's ever been. I've made homemade ACV toner before, so the smell doesn't …
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BB Cream - Lumene - Bright Now Vitamin C BB Cream SPF 20

5.0
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Jun/03/2014

This is my go-to BB cream, perfect for humid Southern summers. I have oily, NC 35 skin, and the shade Medium looks great. (doesn't look orange on me) I set it with NYX Finishing Powder, and I don't look shiny even at the end of the day.

PROS: Affordable, lightweight, blends easily, great coverage for acne marks, doesn't give additional breakouts.

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Lotions/ Creams - L'Occitane - Vanilla Hand Cream

5.0
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Jun/10/2013

I work in healthcare, so I must wash my hands several times a day. I use this hand cream immediately afterwards. It is a real treat to use. Moisturizes my hands without feeling greasy, absorbs quickly, and the smell is a wonderful vanilla flower. I love L'occitane's Vanille scent. It doesn't smell sickeningly sweet like other vanilla products, nor does it smell too strong. Since …Read more

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Eye Shadow - NYX Professional Makeup - I Dream of St John Palette

5.0
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Apr/23/2010

This is my go-to palette when I want smokey eyes. The shadows fit into a sleek, black compact that fits easily into your purse/makeup bag. Great for traveling. The shadows are very pigmented without a base and blend well.

Breakdown of colors:


White shimmer, great for highlight
Bluish gray
Soft matte black
Gunmetal silver with less shimmer
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Lipstick - Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Volupte - Luscious Pink #23

5.0
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Dec/23/2009

I bought this during YSL's Friends and Family sale. I normally don't buy $34 lipsticks for myself, but I decided to splurge for once.



PACKAGING: Very luxurious golden tube with a little mirror on the cap.



TEXTURE: Smooth and creamy. Best lipstick texture that I've tried. ( from MAC, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Lancome... etc) In terms of …
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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Lash Blast Waterproof Mascara

5.0
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Dec/02/2009

I have long but straight lashes, so I'm looking for a mascara that holds a curl all day, lengthens, and doesn't smudge. This mascara fits the bill, but you have to know how to apply it. At first, I placed the wand near the base of my lashes and wiggled. CLUMP CITY. Then I started again by just blinking my lashes. This decreased clumping for me. I find the packaging to be a bit bulky …Read more

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Mascara - RIMMEL - Sexy Curves Waterproof Mascara

2.0
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Nov/22/2009

I was disappointed by this mascara. My HG of all time is Diorshow waterproof, but I need to find a cheaper mascara!

My lashes are long but straight. I'm looking for a mascara that doesn't flake and holds a curl. Even though this is waterproof, it flaked within a few hours. The length was decent, but my lashes also drooped within a few minutes of application.

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Foundations - Urban Decay - Surreal Skin Mineral Makeup [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Apr/27/2009

I've been using liquid foundation for years, but I've gotten tired of having to blend the liquid and use powder to set. I love this foundation! I use Too Faced's Retractable Kabuki brush and buff. I'm set in a minute. I'm NC 40/ Armani LSF in 4.5, and UD's Vision is a perfect match for me. Hasn't caused any breakouts and gives great coverage that still looks …Read more

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Fragrances - Victoria's Secret - Pure Seduction

5.0
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Jan/17/2009

My favorite fragrance out of the Secret Garden collection. The notes are casaba melon, plum, and freesia. Nothing but yummy,fruity, goodness,and members of the opposite sex always compliment me and say that I smell like candy. ^_^ I like to take advantage of the 5 for $20 sale and layer the perfume over the lotion for more staying power.

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