Product Reviews by captainflamingo

Mascara - essence - I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara

5.0
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Jul/17/2013

I have very short and sparse Asian lashes. After searching for a good mascara that would help them, I've recently given up. Now, I usually skip mascara because it doesn't make a difference on the visibility of my lashes once I put on my heavy winged eyeliner, but I've been noticing that since my eyeliner is so black, my lashes are visible and grey in comparison. So I've been …Read more

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Fragrances - Vera Wang - Princess Night

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Mar/17/2012

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought "Fancy" when smelling this. The notes seemed to be perfect, with amber and jasmine and all my usual favourites. But in reality, Princess Night is a sharper version of Fancy with a touch more floral. I like Fancy so I like PN, but the drydown of Fancy is so much better, as is the lasting power.

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Lipstick - COVERGIRL - Lip Perfection in Hot

5.0
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Feb/11/2012

I swatched this lipstick 8 times on my hands(all on separate occasions) before committing. Sometimes, it was the flawless bright red I was looking for. But some times, it was too orange. At others too pink. When CG lip products were on for $6.99 at Shopper's, however, I bit the bullet- thank God! Hot Passion is a warmer toned but very bright red that dries semi matte but doesn't dry out …Read more

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Fragrances - CLINIQUE - Happy

4.0
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Feb/11/2012

Clinique Happy has been reviewed 1000+ times yet I want to add my two cents. Happy's main consumers seem to be women over 30 and girls under 16. I think it's because the women got it when they were girls and never stopped wearing it! It's one of those scents, to me, that is a safe bet. I have a 100ml bottle that's about a third of the way gone. I've had it for about a …Read more

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Fragrances - Calvin Klein - CK One Shock

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Jan/25/2012

2s all around. The first note is straight up mandarin orange. In ten minutes, it softens and little white floral comes out to say hello. Another ten minutes, it's gone. Very juvenile scent. Poorly blended and not complex at all. While it's a pretty scent, I couldn't stand smelling like it for more than the allotted half and hour slot. The packaging is gaudy with a white bottle with …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Reb'l Fleur by Rihanna

4.0
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Jan/17/2012

Reb'l Fleur has exceeded my expectations. It's priced right, first of all- $59CDN for 50ml and only ten dollars more for 100ml. The bottle is cute and Rihanna's in the ad so of course, it's gorgeous. The notes of amber, patchouli, berries, coconut, vanilla, violet, tuberose, musk, and hisbiscus all blend to create a perfume in the likes of Hypnotic Poison or Lolita Lempicka …Read more

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Fragrances - Diesel - Loverdose EDP

4.0
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Jan/17/2012

Scent: I hated it at first. On paper, it's licorice- very sweet licorice. But once on skin, it turns a bit muskier and darker, even a bit spicy. Still, the strongest note is the black licorice and I love it, despite not being able to stomach the candy. It is very sweet, but a tolerable, non-candy sweet. It's hard to describe. The candy note is very prominent but tangled with the …Read more

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Fragrances - Nina Ricci - Nina (New)

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Jan/01/2012

Very sweet and creamy, tart at the same time.I detect no prominent apple, just fruitiness and a hit of floral. In the beginning it's almost too tangy and after drydown, the scent becomes sort of... Flimsy. I frequently wear it at work and people tell me I smell good and I can make a sale. However, during the holiday season, every man I showed this one to shook their heads. Just a heads up …Read more

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Fragrances - Elizabeth Arden - Britney Spears - Believe

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Dec/27/2011

Filling out the ratings really put things into perspective for me. I bought a 100ml for $20 at SDM the other day. I sniffed the bottle and it seemed like an interesting, complex scent. I do like it, but I don't think it's a perfume for me. I love spice but I don't like patchouli, and Believe is very patch-heavy. It starts out sweet and fresh and then morphs to a more grown up …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Clairol - Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Leave-In [DISCONTINUED]

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Dec/14/2011

When my dad was on a drugstore run, I asked him to buy me some heat protectant. "Nothing expensive," I told him, "just look for the work protectant in it. It'll come in a pump." So he picked this leave in conditioner up. I couldn't blame him, it fit all the criteria. So I am using it. I've had it for months, used it a good ten+ times. I have straight, thick …Read more

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