Product Reviews by bossanovaville

Lotions/ Creams - The Body Shop - Mango Body Butter

4.0
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Jul/11/2012

This was my first TBS product. I live in north central Texas so weather can be pretty dry at times. I used to have fairly balanced skin but as I get older, my skin becomes more and more dry. This body butter is a nice little indulgence that's very reasonably priced. I was pleased with the quality. A thick cream with a nice smooth texture. Moisturization was good and lasted almost all …Read more

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Lips - L'Oreal Paris - Colour Riche Balm

4.0
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Apr/05/2012

I am quite pleased with this product. It's actually much better than I anticipated. When I see the word "balm", I usually expect the product to offer very little. Other tinted balms I've tried have been too dry, too matte and/or undetectable. I didn't find those challenges with these (except for one).

I've noticed some reviewers stating the pigments …
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Skincare - Body - Bobbi Brown - Beach Body Oil

3.0
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Dec/26/2011

I have found some pros and cons to this product but I do like it overall. I was hoping to try the fragrance but the department store I was at was out of the perfume, so I decided to try the body oil instead. I generally love body oils, my favorite (so far) being Rice Dry Oil by Fresh. I was sick of all the cozy/spicy/candy scents that accost me every holiday season and the thought of a warm …Read more

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Sunscreen - SHISEIDO - Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 55 PA+++ [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Mar/13/2011

I have a love/hate relationship with this SS. The fact that I use it daily under my make up furthers this feeling. I love that it protects like nothing else I've found so far. A high level SPF with physical sunscreens. I use products with significant levels of acids in them from time to time as well as bleaching products, so I have to have a high level of protection. This certainly …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - wet n wild - Ultimate Sheer Tinted Moisturizer - Natural

3.0
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Mar/13/2011

I have officially reached the point where my skin doesn't look or behave like it used to and I need a little more than just a light dusting of powder like I did in my 20's. I'm asian with fairly sensitive, combo skin that tends to be dry, fair to light complexion with yellow undertones, some mild discoloration and very slight redness on the cheeks. Powder now looks dry and dusty …Read more

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Fragrances - Narciso Rodriguez - For Her Musc Collection

5.0
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Feb/10/2010

I am completely smitten with Musc EDP Intense (metallic purple bottle), a soft and sensual, powdery floral. Notes include ylang ylang, jasmine, orange blossom, musk, amber and woody notes. I usually do not care for powdery scents, but the powder here is very refined and doesn't come across as baby powder to me.

The floral top notes are just lovely. Softly feminine and delicate …
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Fragrances - Narciso Rodriguez - essence

4.0
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Feb/06/2010

I tried my sample of this and absolutely love it! A soft, powdery floral, I typically do not care for powdery scents, but I like this one. I agree with previous reviews that state this scent adapts to each person's chemistry. My chemistry tends to pull the warmer notes, so Essence worked really well for me, as the warm notes were very soft. My first impression of this is fresh milled …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - L'Occitane - Immortelle Brightening Serum

1.0
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Dec/07/2009

I made a bad gamble purchasing this product. I didn't realize I'm sensitive to citrus oils until after using this only 4 times and I had a reaction. I can't attest to how effective it is because I had to discontinue using it. First, the packaging: the bottle comes with a dropper in the lid with a little button on top that you press to release the product. I greatly disliked …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - True Religion For Women

3.0
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Mar/16/2009

I'm actually giving this more of a 3.5. This is a light, citrus-y floral with woody base notes, the woody base being a bit more predominant. While neither complex nor unique, it's still pleasant and wearable. Very laid-back and casual in that "hanging out with friends, wearing jeans and a tee" kind of way. On first sniff, I get zesty citrus top notes for a nice little …Read more

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Fragrances - Calvin Klein - Secret Obsession

1.0
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Dec/05/2008

WOW. I guess it's a fierce love/hate thing with this one. I almost feel like people are bickering back and forth through their reviews! Well, I didn't even get to cracking open the cellophane when I realized very quickly I had to return this. I had sampled it on my wrist, liked it, purchased and was euphorically bopping out to my car with it in the bag. No sooner had I reached the …Read more

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