Product Reviews by bassetmomma

Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara

3.0
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Jun/22/2017

I picked this up in the water proof version - something I don't normally do - after hearing that this formula was the best. Although this mascara is part of the "Voluminous" line, I found that it was fairly weak in imparting any lash thickness. It did a good job of lengthening and defining my lashes. It also helped keep my lashes curled and uplifted all day - no mid-day …Read more

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Mascara - Lancôme - Grandiose EXTREME mascara

5.0
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Feb/01/2017

Love this mascara! I want the faux lash look. I need volume, lift, and length. This stuff does just that. It doesn't smear, flake, or transfer. I can reach corners of the eye easily. Actually looks like I applied lash inserts. Very happy! My new go-to.

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Fragrances - Trish McEvoy - Sexy 9

5.0
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Nov/06/2016

I think this perfume is a big improvement over Trish's original #9 Blackberry and Vanilla. For me, the original is just a bit too sweet and fruity. "Sexy 9" is more sophisticated take on those elements. The berry is pared down and the musk is turned up. I love this scent. My only complaint is lack of longevity. For the $, I would expect this to linger. Highly recommend this …Read more

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Fragrances - Yves Saint Laurent - Black Opium Eau de Parfum

4.0
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Aug/14/2016

This was voted Best Fragrance by Allure Magazine for 2015. How would I describe it ? If you mixed together Jessica Simpson's "Fancy" and a touch of Thierry Mugler "Angel," I think you would end up with this scent. It's a gourmand with a bit of grit - not cloyingly sweet, thanks to the addition of a coffee note. Others have compared this to Lancome's "La …Read more

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Polishes - Essie - Gel Couture Color (All Colors)

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Aug/13/2016

I had hoped this would wear like a true gel manicure but I guess you get what you pay for. This chipped like mad. By the end of the first week, I had to get this off. In addition, you are not supposed to use a base coat with this product. You put on two coats of the color and then follow up with the top coat. My nails didn't look smooth at all - a base coat would have solved that …Read more

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Lipstick - REVLON - Super Lustrous Lipstick - Rose Velvet

4.0
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Aug/06/2016

This came in a package, along with a Revlon Colorstay "Nude" lip liner. It's a great neutral shade. Works well with my auburn hair and fair skin. I just wish it had a touch more pink. It's a light terra cotta shade that pulls just a little too much orange on me. It's a "cream" formula but looks pretty matte once applied. I felt like it needed a gloss. A …Read more

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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Primer

5.0
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Aug/06/2016

Works just as well as my favorite from Clinique but cheaper. If you want to add volume and thickness to your lashes, this does the job. I paired it with my Estee Lauder "Sumptuous Extreme" Mascara and got a faux lash look.

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Shampoo - Redken - Frizz Dismiss Shampoo

5.0
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Aug/06/2016

I couldn't believe that a sulfate-free shampoo could lather up like this one - pleasant surprise. Did an excellent job of cleansing without making my hair feel stripped. And unlike other sulfate free poos, this one really felt like it cleaned my hair. I used it with the conditioner and Redken "Rebel Tame" and got great results.

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Styling Products - Redken - Frizz Dismiss Rebel Tame FPF40

5.0
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Aug/06/2016

In my experience, Redken products are the best - period. They deliver. I used "Rebel Tame" along with the "Frizz Dismiss" Poo & Conditioner. My hair - a color-treated, porous, frizzy mess -especially in the summer - feels and looks smooth and shiny. Doesn't feel weighed down either. Highly recommend if frizz is your enemy.

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