Product Reviews by bennodalove

Self Tanners - bareMinerals - Faux Tan [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Jun/01/2011

HG! I've tried so many self-tanners (St Tropez, St Moriz, Dove, Johnsons, L'Oreal, Vita Liberata, Rimmel, He Shi, Sun Labs, Rodial Brazillian Tan, Xen Tan etc...) and this one blows them all out of the water. I am biracial Dominican/Nigerian/English but am really light skinned, about NC20 naturally. I always like to look tan. BE Faux Tan brings me up to about an NC37/40 which I'm …Read more

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Polishes - RIMMEL - 60 Seconds 430 Coralicious

4.0
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May/31/2011

I like this - the orange based red works nicely against my NC35 goldentoned skin. No problems with streaking, lasts a few days without chipping, drys relatively quickly.

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Polishes - Nubar - Lavender

4.0
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May/31/2011

This is my FAVOURITE purple colour...I've tried so many and never found the perfect one to flatter my golden skintone. It's bright but not in a tacky way. The formula is amazing - 1 coat is practically opaque with virtually no streaks but I apply 2 just to be safe. It's free from those toxic chemicals that some other polishes contain, lasts almost a week without chipping...love it.

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Fragrances - Boots - Natural Collection - vanilla body spray

4.0
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May/24/2011

This is my go-to fragrance, I wear it every day! I got it for about £2 at Boots so it's very cheap for 150ml, the lasting power is AMAZING (I can put it on at 9AM and can still smell it at 6PM), the vanilla scent is not too overwhelming and it doesn't set off my migraines. I've seen some reviews for the 'vanilla musk' spray but this is just the 'vanilla' one. I …Read more

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Hair Styling Tools - Unlisted Brand - Tangle Teezer

5.0
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May/23/2011

I am in looooooooove with this brush. I am biracial and my hair is a PITA to brush/comb. It's always tangled or matted and I'm left in agony trying to brush it out. I've tried wide tooth combs, regular brushes, boar bristle brushes etc...but this is the ONLY one that gets rid of my knots effectively and gently! I'm so amazed as I thought it was all hype. I paid just over £10 …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Moisture Tint SPF15 [DISCONTINUED]

2.0
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May/23/2011

I like this for days when I'm just going to the shops or having coffee with a friend. I use the shade Dark which is really good for my NC35/37 golden toned skin as it's yellow based. It blends on really easily but make sure you moisturize really well beforehand (it can accentuate dry patches...I think this is more for normal-combo oily skintypes). Evens out my skin, covers redness, sets …Read more

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Bronzers - Too Faced - Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer

4.0
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May/21/2011

This is the best bronzer I've tried. I've tried in the past but was mainly using Benefit Hoola and the Bourjois bronzers. The quality of this in comparison to those is brilliant! The Bourjois one was orangey, patchy and the Hoola wasn't dark enough. TF Chocolate Soleil is the perfect colour for my NC30/35 golden toned skin - it's pure brown without any red, orange or pink …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Veluxe Pearl - Woodwinked

5.0
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May/17/2011

This is my favourite eyeshadow! When I used to be in college, I would wear this everyday...I literally wore it daily for 2 years, that's how nice it was. I only just recently rediscovered it and I can't believe how I'd forgotten about my beloved woodwinked. On my NC30/35 golden toned skin it doesn't pull orange at all, although I can imagine on some fairer skinned ladies it …Read more

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Moisturizers - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Extra Virgin Olive Oil

4.0
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May/16/2011

I don't use this as a moisturizer but as a pre-cleanser. I usually use MAC cleanse off oil but I go through it too quickly and it's quite expensive...this is a great substitute. I just massage some olive oil onto my face for 30-60 seconds, wipe off with a cotton pad, and follow up with my regular foaming cleanser. The olive oil dissolves the surface makeup so I can just use my regular …Read more

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Polishes - REVLON - Lilac Pastelle #185

3.0
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May/10/2011

Like everyone else I think the colour is gorgeous but the formula is absolutely terrible! It takes me 4 coats to have the opacity that I like. 1-2 coats is ridiculously sheer and streaky, 3 coats is rather opaque but streaky, so 4 is really all I manage. It chips on the tips within one day. The colour itself is very flattering on my NC30 golden toned skin (a light lilac that leans ever so …Read more

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