Product Reviews by camidumas

Blush - NARS Cosmetics - Blush - Taj Mahal

4.0
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8 months ago

Wonderful summer colour, probably could be worn by literally anyone from darkest to lightest skin tones. Gives a polished burnt flush with a tasteful golden glow. I'd like to give 4 1/2 because it doesn't work so well for me during the cooler months so it isn't as Platonic ideal as Nars Exhibit "A". Still, it will literally last a lifetime because it is so pigmented …Read more

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Blush - NARS Cosmetics - Blush - Exhibit A

5.0
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8 months ago

I use a small fluffy fan brush going up my cheek to just below the temple, or a small almond shaped blush brush For Wayne Goss's sexy blush method. For a long time I only used Exhibit "A", Milani Luminoso or Nars Desire; I bought "A" around ten years ago and it still looks basically new. Works as well as it did the day I bought it. It's powder, so don't worry …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Maybelline New York - Eye Studio Color Explosion in FOREST FURY

4.0
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May/01/2013

This product is only expensive relative to other drugstore products; it has the quality of a higher end shadow and so is actually a bargain. The colour payoff is excellent and it goes on as smoothly as my Smashbox shadows (better than most but not quite as good as a luxury shadow like Givenchy). I was really impressed by how bright the colors were with a single …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Curél - Itch Defense Fragrance-Free Lotion

5.0
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May/01/2013

Got this by chance because it was on sale, and was an instant convert. Absorbs well, leaving no greasiness, and has no fragrance. Does a terrific job on all kinds of itching. Pump stays clean; no gunky build-up. A little goes a long way and you get a big bottle, so overall it is very good value. I have been using this for about six months and am still at well above half.

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Lotions/ Creams - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (All brands)

5.0
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Apr/19/2013

Protip: use a cotton round to scoop out enough solid coconut oil to apply, then use the other side of the round to wipe off any excess. That way you don't introduce bacteria to the bottle! (I like to use the rounds that have an abrasive side and a soft side, and use the abrasive side for scooping.)

This is my go-to for moisturizing, everything from my hair to my feet, INCLUDING …
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Polishes - Unlisted Brand - Kozmic Colour Nail Polish with Hardeners

3.0
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Apr/19/2013

Kozmic Colours have the quality of any budget polish I've used (Wet 'n' Wild, NYC), offer a small but on-trend colour selection, at $1 for singles and $3 for a 4-pack. Virtually all performed well enough that I would buy again.

At first I gave this 4/5 but on further use I'm dropping to 3/5. I would still buy again, but the watermelon and nude at least are streaky …
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Blush - Marcelle - minerals powder blush

3.0
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Mar/02/2013

I got this on an extreme clearance sale but I gather its normal price is on the high side for a drugstore product. I thought the packaging was interesting at first, but as I used more of the blush I found it harder and harder to get a consistent amount of product, which is a big deal since it's very pigmented. Also the brush is rather unpleasant. I did like the blush itself though, so I …Read more

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Polishes - RIMMEL - Lasting Finish Pro - Steel Grey

4.0
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Feb/07/2013

Color is to die for; very tasteful neutral gray with a nice hit of mauve to keep it from being boring. It is a bit tricky to get it to go on smoothly and I had to clean it off the edges of several cuticles. It's easy to have it to on too thick and have it be a bit messy, or too thin and have to do a third coat. Most nails turned out nicely with only two coats and only the pinky of my …Read more

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Brows - essence - Eyebrow Stylist Set

4.0
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Feb/05/2013

Great little hard case that keeps everything tidily tucked away. It comes with three stencils, which I used to define the shape of my brows so that I could tweeze them. Even the cheap little brush works pretty well (although my brows don't need any filling in - I got this just to make it easier to shape them). You can pay a lot more for an equivalent set - and if you don't like the …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Maybelline New York - Expert Wear Modern Metallics 60T Bronze Haze trio

4.0
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Jan/29/2013

I got this on clearance for a dollar, not realizing it was very similar to Urban Decay's Honey (gold), Scratch (copper) and Underground (chocolate), which I already had in the Deluxe Shadow Box. Since I already had better quality versions of ALL of these colours, I haven't worn them as eyeshadow and so don't know if they crease or fade, or if the package would stand up to being …Read more

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