Product Reviews by babsvs

Hair Treatments - Moroccanoil - Moroccan Oil Treatment

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Jun/09/2014

I have been using this product ever since I bleached my hair to go from red to light blonde. I apply some about 2-3 times a week so that I don't have that overly dyed look. It's a good product, does the job and smells great.

Recently I got a nasty scalp irritation and couldn't get rid of it. My stylist suggested applying this to my scalp daily. I have to have a …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - poopoo pidoo

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Dec/29/2012

I think the name of this scent, while cute, is mis-leading. On me, it is the intersection of a nutty rice gourmand, sort of in the Lann-Ael category but less sweet, and a great lady with a giant powder puff scent, like Tient de Neige. It has less of an old school powdery feel than Tient de Neige. In other words, if you want a perfume that is like a cloud of powder, but is less sweet than the …Read more

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Fragrances - Serge Lutens - Jeux de Peau

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Dec/29/2012

I like the way that Lutens reversed Guerlain's romanticized view of the oriental, and made it more realistic. The Lutens Oriental seems like something you'd hop down to the souq and pick up. Despite this appreciation for the realism of the Lutens Oriental, my favorite from the Lutens range is Jeux de Peau, one of the most thoroughly French fumes in the Lutens range. Dab on Jeux de …Read more

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Fragrances - CHANEL - Coco Eau de Toilette

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Sep/23/2012

The first time I tested Coco, the Chanel counter at Macy's was a simple, uncluttered oasis of refinement. Scents for women included No. 5, No. 19, Cristalle and Coco. That was about it. Coco was always the odd duck of the group, an elegent oriental amid the aldehydic softness of the rest of the Chanel range. To put it another way, I tend to like my Orientals skanky. I believe JP Guerlain …Read more

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Lipstick - NARS Cosmetics - Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bolero

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Sep/23/2012

I wanted to write this review for all of the women who have the same problem with pink lipsticks that I do. I have very fair, warm skin but highly pigmented plum lips. I love the way that pastel pink lips look on me, but with my deep lip color it is hard to find a product that actually looks pastel pink on me. Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bolero is perfect for creating a pastel pink lip on …Read more

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Fragrances - Balenciaga - Rumba

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Aug/26/2012

Sometimes in both life and perfume you are happily chugging along on a train, not looking to make a change, and something just too wild and crazy not to be noticed comes along. And so it was with Rumba. I was finding the transparent Duchaufour/Buxton style perfect for the hot, humid New England summer. Incense, dry woods and the occasional green note were working well for me.

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Fragrances - L'Artisan Parfumeur - Timbuktu EDT

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Aug/21/2012

I came to a point in my life where I wanted a "renaissance". I wanted to exercise more, eat better, and most of all, spend my time on work I enjoyed more. I saw an image for the feeling I had in the Matt Damon movie We Bought a Zoo. At the end there is a long sequnce filled with natural beauty,human kindness and radiance.

I wanted a scent for my new life. I tried a lot of …
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Fragrances - CHANEL - Les Exclusifs de Chanel - Jersey

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Oct/14/2011

The first 1-2 minutes of Jersey are reminiscent of lavendar soap, but that fades quickly and the scent becomes a very, very light fougere. It's quite lovely at this stage.

The heart is very powdery, much like baby powder. Initially I was underwhelmed, but the gentle tenderness of the scent won me over. I tend to like powder scents, like Tient de Neige. Jersey is more of a …
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Fragrances - Frederic Malle - Portrait of a Lady

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Oct/14/2011

Portrait of a Lady is a complex and sometimes unexpected olafactory essay on rose, patchouli, berries, sandalwood and spices. Throughout its very distinct phases it remains dry and clear. The best analogy I can think of is that it is like a ruby.

PoL starts out very large, so much so that the first time I sampled it I realized that it needs to be sprayed lightly. The top is …
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Fragrances - Lea St. Barth - Lea

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Jun/18/2011

I have always loved the sepia toned odalisques from Guerlain, and generally have a harder time warming up to the powdery, lighter Chanel range. For me, the structure of Lea is a marriage of ideas from Guerlain and Chanel. It has a powdery lightness similar to Coromandel or Chanel 22, but at the same time the edible sumptuousness of some of Guerlain's vanillas. The drydown, in …Read more

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