Product Reviews by abbyyyy

Fragrances - Bond No.9 - New Haarlem

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Jan/20/2015

This fragrance has an extremely unique smell. While the strong coffee and maple syrup waffles breakfast scent technically makes it a gourmand, there is a distinct herbal blend that gives it a masculine punch. This is probably due to the notes listed as green leaves, lavender and cedar. This makes it rather unisex. Personally, for me, the herbal notes come out a bit too strongly and it leans more …Read more

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Mascara - Holika Holika - Magic Pole Mascara

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Oct/26/2014

I love this mascara, it is hands down my favourite and I am on my 3rd tube. i use the waterproof version in the royal blue and silver tube -everything about it is perfect.

The wand is long and contains a small ball on the end. Usually, I cover my top lashes with the long edge then use the ball to coat the inner and outer corners, bottom lashes and hard to reach places. I use it again on …
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Foundations - IOPE - Air Cushion Sunblock Ex-Cover SPF 50

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Oct/07/2014

After moving to Korea over a year ago, I had a hard time finding a base/ foundation/ bb cream type product that matched my NW25 skin. Korean products tend to be for paler complexions with a more yellow tone, and often left a grey cast on my face.

The IOPE Air Cushion works wonders for me. While it is still a touch pale, I can pull it off when I dust with my MAC mineralise skinfinish …
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Styling Products - Bumble and bumble - Semisumo Pomade

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Apr/13/2014

This product is absolutely perfect. I recently cut my long, mid-back length hair to an above the shoulder bob. Semisumo gives my curls a little definition, tames my frizz and best of all does not leave my hair greasy in the least.

I've found the trick to getting the perfect results with this is to use it on dry hair. I put in some Kevin Murphy motion lotion, Body Shop Monoi …
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Lotions/ Creams - trilogy - Everything Balm

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Feb/16/2013

First, I'd like to say that this is a very versatile and mutliple use product. I carry the tub around with me in my bag (the smaller size one), and I use to for a lot of stuff - cuticle care, lip balm, hand moisturiser, working it into my dry/ ashy elbows, etc. It is very versatile and handy, and easy to use. The consistency is very waxy in the tub but melts into something similar to oil …Read more

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Skincare - Face - trilogy - Rosehip Oil

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Nov/09/2012

I can't rave enough about this product. Over the years, I have switched through moisturisers trying to find the right one for my combo skin. Generally after cleansing and removing my make up, my skin would be left dry and tight and would flake without use of a good moisturiser, however if I used a moisturiser, I would find it a greasy mess within a matter of minutes and it wouldn't stop …Read more

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Shampoo - Pureology - Essential Repair Shampoo

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May/12/2012

I use this shampoo in conjunction with the Pureology Super Smooth line. While I love the Super Smooth shampoo and conditioner, I find that if used too often it can weigh down my long, curly hair too much. If I alternate the shampoo with this every couple of washes (3 or so), it gives my hair the perfect protein-mositure balance, which is vital for a good curl pattern in curly hair.

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Skincare - Body - LUSH - LUSH Massage Bar - Hottie

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Apr/07/2012

I'd like to start by saying the smell of this is very, very potent... If I have a bar in my room or bathroom, even if it is in a tin or bag, I can still smell it very strongly. Having said that, I do not mind this because I enjoy the scent. It is a warm, spicy scent of ginger and a touch of vanilla. On my skin, it warms to a vanillary soapy scent, and I get a few complements if I have used …Read more

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Conditioner - The Body Shop - Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter

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Nov/05/2011

I am super surprised by the really low ratings on this product. I think this is probably one of the worst rated products I have ever seen on MUA and I'm really surprised because I actually really enjoy using this stuff!

To start with, my hair is falls to my mid back (so is on the long side), thin and curly. It tend to have an oily scalp and my ends are on the dry side. I try and …
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Masks - Formula 10.0.6 - Deep Down Detox Ultra Cleansing Mud Mask

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Aug/26/2011

This brand is everywhere in New Zealand and Australia - I saw it in a lot of stores and my room mates and I were very intrigued and decided to have a girls night in using some of the masks from the brand.

Huge mistake on my part - I had a really bad reaction to both this mask and the No Time To Shine mask. As soon as I put it on my skin, it stung terribly. It hurt so bad and my skin …
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