Product Reviews by WenchMartha

Gels/ Soaps - Unlisted Brand - Ivory Soap

5.0
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Dec/19/2008

This is going to sound insane but on a whim, I used this on my face. That's right--my FACE. And wow. What a surprise. It's dead winter and cha-ching! Instant clarity. I use the aspirin mask, this, and my usual myriad of serums/light moisturizers. About six weeks ago, my weirdly hormonal 45 year old skin went whack with slightly itchy raised white bumps on my forehead, oily nose …Read more

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Masks - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Aspirin Mask

5.0
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Dec/12/2008

I recently developed weird white bumps on my forehead that itched slightly. I hadn't changed a thing with skincare, makeup, hair products....squat. I got tired of trying to do root cause analysis and hit the boards. Mavis Fesselmeyer recommended the aspirin mask (thanks, Mave). I purchased baby aspirin (81 mgs per tab) since it was the only uncoated I could find and tried it last …Read more

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Fragrances - Estée Lauder - Youth Dew

3.0
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Nov/22/2008

I like it ok but wouldn't buy for myself and here's why: my mother wore this for YEARS while I was growing up. That's not a bad association; it's just "hers". As for the old lady association I'm here to tell you, I'm an old lady myself now. So I asked my mom when she started wearing this and she said she couldn't remember for sure but before she …Read more

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Cleansers - Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser

4.0
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Nov/22/2008

I have the weirdest skin on the planet and I'll bet it's due to hormones. At times, I've been convinced my skin is dry and now, I'm convinced it's oily. It's definitely more sensitive but overall, pretty good quality. Due to a disastrous encounter with mineral makeup lately, I was left with itchy bumps (Physician's Formula--my skin can't handle minerals …Read more

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Lip Gloss - benefit Cosmetics - Benetint Lip Balm [DISCONTINUED]

3.0
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Nov/10/2008

I must have a reformulated version. This one has SPF and when I read reviews stating rose fragrance, I had to pull mine out and sniff. Nope, not really. That having been said, this IS a pot and it is expensive for what you get. I hate wiping my fingers (I don't find pots unhygenic like some--I mean, it's my hands and my lips) but this is definitely too creamy/glossy for a tube. I …Read more

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Cleansers - Pond's - Deep Cleanser Cold Cream

4.0
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Oct/31/2008

Would buy again and have. I have dry skin with some oiliness around the nose in hotter weather so this is mainly my cooler weather cleanser. Takes everything off even with just a rinse. I don't usually like to use washcloths on my face because of the abrasiveness but that's just my preference. Kinda expensive really for what you get (I think CVS has this for about $8.50 US) and the …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Alba Botanica - Coconut Cream Lip Balm

4.0
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Oct/26/2008

**Review by my basset hound, Milo**

I love mom's lip balms and why she keeps leaving them on her nightstand where I can try them, I'm not sure but she does. This is a review for my latest consumption--Alba Botanica Coconut Cream lip balm. The smell was divine. Since I have all these scent receptors in my nose, I was overwhelmed...even though the cap was on. Didn't …
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Lipstick - Bobbi Brown - Lip Sheer - Rosy

5.0
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Oct/18/2008

I have this in a nude sheer too and frankly, never took to it. Thought it was too drying. I decided to ignore that small fact and bought the Rose. This I love. It's lipstick, no doubt, but not greasy, heavy, or cakey. It's sheer. And it's DEFINITELY my lips but better. I know people say that but if holding this up to my lips? Same shade but a tick rosier. It stays …Read more

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Eyeliner - Bobbi Brown - Creamy Eye Pencil - Smoke

5.0
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Oct/18/2008

As I get older (I'm 45), I've learned a few things. I can't ever get liquid liner or gel liner to look right and not harsh. Second, I really need to drop the black. I'm one of those whose eyes look really strange if not lined...including the waterline. Nothing stays on there, you know. And I wear contacts. And I've tugged enough over the years that I wish I could go …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Dr. Brandt Skincare - Skincare Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer

3.0
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Oct/18/2008

I'm scared by this product. Actually, I got a sample and have used it for a few days. At first, I thought I was crazy looking at the color. But it went on just fine and strangely no color at all. And mattifying! Whoa. Now, my skin IS getting drier over the years but I still manage oily eyelids (I did not put this there) and a nose that shines occasionally. So this might just be too …Read more

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