Product Reviews by chaumein

Top/Base Coats - Seche - Dry Fast Top Coat

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Jan/12/2017

Since this top coat is the HG for many people, I decided to give it a try. Just to note, I just use top coat on my bare nails for shine, so I can't speak to how it performs over polish.

However as a stand-alone product - it's the worst! While many online reviews praised it for shine, it didn't last more than a day before becoming lack lustre. By the 3rd day, most of the …
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Sunscreen - Bioré - UV Bright Face Milk SPF50+ PA++++

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Mar/04/2016

Due to the stellar rating on makeupalley, I decided to buy this.

Contrary to some of the reviews here, I found the formula to be extremely greasy. While it did not break me out, I didn't find it protected my skin very well. After using this, I see two sun spots/freckles that have formed on my face. It's worth noting I don't get much sun daily (under 30 minutes total) …
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Deodorants - Dove - Dry Spray Antiperspirant - All

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Mar/04/2016

The product works fine, smells great and is an excellent complement to the Dove "cucumber" soap that I use.

I don't know if it was because I got a dud or I'm just weak, the bottle with the top button is insanely hard to press. I have to awkwardly balance it in the crook of my armpit and press hard with two fingers. When it runs out, I will have to repurchase to see …
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Sunscreen - SHISEIDO - Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen AA SPF 50+ PA+++

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Feb/09/2016

This sunscreen is quite pricey where I am ($50.00 CAD). However, a little goes a long way and the 60 ml bottle lasted me a bit over 5 months. I loved how light and non-greasy it was on my skin. Contrary to another review, I found it retained moisture in my face throughout the day.

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Lotions/ Creams - NIVEA - In-Shower Body Moisturiser (Skin Conditioner)

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Feb/09/2016

I was really excited for this purchase as I thought it would allow me stay a little longer in the shower. The smell is amazing, but the moisture you get from this is average (purchased the bottle for dry skin) nothing to write home about. Also, true to the other reviews, don't use this on your feet because it will make the shower very slippery. Also the packaging could be even more …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Vaseline - Intensive Care Healthy Hand and Nail Lotion

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Feb/09/2016

I bought this on a whim because I needed a lotion for frequent hand washing at the office. The lotion is much lighter than what it advertises. It only does an okay job of moisturizing after 2 pumps (with a minute wait between each application, to ensure it's not greasy).

I would not purchase this again.

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Treatments (Face) - Clean & Clear - Advantage Acne Spot Treatment

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Jul/29/2013

I've never had major pimple problems (knock on wood), but when the occasional spot flared up, a dot of the product on the pimple usually wore it down the next day.

I have experienced the red skin that other users have found with this product - only when I've put too much. Also it doesn't work on deep acne. Its' effectiveness is limited to pimples that have come to …

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Cleansers - Equate - 3-1 Facial Cleansing Towelettes

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Jul/18/2013

I first bought it in the winter to soothe my red, dry skin. My initial thoughts were that I had to buy something more gentle than the cleanser I was using at the time. This product had great ratings, it offered an easy way to take off make up at night, so I decided to buy.

It made my skin worse, but I blamed that on my already bad skin.

Flash forward, it's summer now …
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Treatments (Eye) - The Body Shop - Wise Woman Eye Cream

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Jun/30/2013

I'm not sure if I would buy this again, if I could find a cheaper alternative.

It stings a good bit even when I apply the orbital areas surround my eye only (so I know it's burning the skin not my eye itself). The stinging doesn't last long, but when I first put it on it was alarming. I was expecting red/damaged skin in morning, but it was fine.

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Moisturizers - The Body Shop - Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream

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Jun/30/2013

My rating is actually 3.5...

I like this product, it does what it says and leaves my face wonderfully smooth and soft when I wake up. After semi-regular use, I've found it's given my face a more even skin tone too. My skin actually feels healthier with it on, maybe it's the vitamin E label giving me that impression?

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