Product Reviews by bleuday

Treatments (Face) - Acure Organics - The Essentials Moroccan Argan Oil

5.0
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Nov/23/2014

Little higher priced than most argan oils, but it supports a woman's cooperative, so that works for me.

Have gone through a couple of bottles of this stuff, part of my full throttle switch to more natural and organic and body friendly and earth friendly products.

Why? Because they work better. After years of dumping my money down the drain on packaging and marketing …
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Scrubs - Acure Organics - Brightening Facial Scrub

5.0
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Nov/23/2014

Love this stuff.

I switched to it because I learned that the stuff I've been using for years is killing fish and polluting the environment. All those synthetic scrubs we're washing down the drain are toxic to the environment.


Commercial scrubs are not biodegradable.


Scrubs have been part of my beauty regimen for years; yeah, lactic acid …
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Toners - Unlisted Brand - Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar

5.0
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Nov/23/2014

I use both Bragg's and Eden Organics.

The list of things to do with ACV is nearly endless.

I mix a couple of tablespoons with a quart of water first thing in the morning, and I'm hydrated and alkalized.

Beauty tip number one. Hydration and alkalazation = glow and clarity, or a good start. If you can handle it, throw some MSM powder in with it, and …
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Moisturizers - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - 100% Pure Raw Shea Butter

5.0
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Nov/23/2014

This review is for "Out Of Africa" 100 percent raw, wildcrafted shea butter.


In my continuing quest to go natural, after years of being a die hard beauty sl/ut and product junkie, I picked up a jar of this, because I love shea products, but have only used the processed commercial ones.

Wow. What a find. Extraordinary. Used alone, I can warm it between my …
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Masks - Aztec Secret - Indian Healing Clay

5.0
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Oct/28/2014

I discovered this Secret thanks to MA reviews, popped in in the "Latest Reviews" awhile back.

Good golly Miss Molly. Another WIN in my skincare regimen.

I've been using it with a combination of the ACV (apple cider vinegar, I hadn't a clue what people were referring to when I read that) and a touch of water.

Simply wonderful.

I …
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Cleansers - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Oil Cleansing Method (OCM)

5.0
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Oct/28/2014

I don't know why it took me so long to try this, probably because of the "oh, it's going to stick on my fingers" reservation.

I've spend hundreds -- if not thousands -- of dollars on cleansers. I am a total product junkie. I've been weening myself off of the chemicals, little by little. I'm a health nut, and it makes no sense to invest so much of …
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Fragrances - TOM FORD - Noir Eau De Parfum

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Jun/30/2014

Fragrance gets 3.5, staying power gets 0.

For Tom Ford, whose private collection is a modern standard for sophistication and pushing boundaries, Noir is appalling unremarkable.

Appallingly. The fragrance is nice. Classified as a man's fragrance, it works unisex if you enjoy a bent towards unisex. Marketed as a sensual oriental, even for a man's fragrance, I …
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Mascara - Giorgio Armani - Eyes to Kill - Excess Mascara

4.0
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Jun/27/2014

Very good product -- actual rating, 4.5.

I've had a box of this sitting here for almost 6 months, but I've been completely smitten with Guerlain's Cils d'Enfer, so it just sat. (I bought it during Nordies annual mascara promotion.)

Currently, the Guerlain is my favorite, and this tube of Eyes To Kill -- Excess hasn't changed my mind. There's …
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Fragrances - CHANEL - 31 Rue Cambon

5.0
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May/15/2014

What a gorgeous find.

I was surprised to see comparisons to Number 5 and Coco here . . . although, there's a good whallop of powder in this, this is considered a light (i.e., "modern") chypre fragrance, infused with patchouli.

This is a floral -- woody fragrance, created by Jacques Polge, who also created Allure, Allure Sensual, Coco, Coco Noir, Sycamore …
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Polishes - Deborah Lippmann - Naked

3.0
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May/15/2014

I have tens of Lippmann polishes -- a whole drawer full. A true Lippmann junkie, for many years now, when she was just getting started.

I can honestly say this is one of my least favorite of her nude colors, so I am giving it 3.5 lippies.

Now, compared to other polishes and lines, of course it's great.

What I don't like is the semi-sheer aspect …
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