Product Reviews by desiree_e

Mascara - RIMMEL - Magnif'Eyes Eye Magnifier Eye Opening

4.0
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Jan/16/2007

At 26 years old, mascara has finally become a regular thing for me. Clearly I've been hesitant! Before trying this one, I'd been convinced that mascara made my almond-shape eyes appear smaller. I also worried about it flaking or running. Eye Magnifier truly does make my eyes look bigger... I definitely notice the vertical lift action mentioned on the package. It clumps more than I …Read more

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Crème - benefit Cosmetics - Some Kind-A Gorgeous

5.0
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Jan/07/2007

This is a total miracle product! I tend to think some of the Benefit product concepts are a bit hokey and don't go for them, but I was first drawn to this by the adorable packaging (I'm a record collector)! When I tried it on my skin, I was amazed. I'm pretty pale with yellow undertones. It disappears into my skin. I have dry patches, too, so usually foundations are very …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - LUSH - Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter

4.0
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Aug/27/2006

This stuff is awesome! If you like La Perla's Eclix, you will like the scent of this--lemon and a little vanilla. I think it's pretty yummy, and I only use it at night so it wouldn't really bother me either way. It has a thick, kind of hard texture in the package, but totally melts on application. You only need a little bit of this. I use it on my hands and elbows at night. …Read more

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Pressed Powders - COVERGIRL - Outlast Pressed Powder [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Aug/27/2006

I was flabbergasted by the quality of this stuff! I rarely use face powders because I hate looking matte and covering my skin, but I bought this on my way to work on a day I thought I was looking particularly horrible and could use a little something. I bought translucent medium. It went on sooooo smooth, sheer and light and totally gave my face a glow. It is not entirely matte, it brings a …Read more

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Pressed Powders - COVERGIRL - TruBlend Pressed Powder

3.0
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Aug/27/2006

I should give this a 4, because it is good, certainly better than decent, but I tried it after finishing up a compact of Outlast, and it doesn't even compare to it! The color (translucent medium) was paler in Trublend, and the finish was more obviously matte. Outlast has a way of somehow giving you a little radiance. I wouldn't buy this again. Try Outlast!

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Fragrances - Annick Goutal - Quel Amour!

5.0
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Mar/17/2006

For lovers of fruity-florals or sweet rose-dominated scents, Quel Amour leaves absolutely nothing to be desired. The EDT is sharp and spicy upon application, peony and rose dominating. As it dries down, the rose seems to disappear on me, and I'm left with peonies, berries and a little bit of mint. This is the quintessential spring fragrance, but it can be worn year-round. EDT lasts well …Read more

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Fragrances - Etro - New Tradition

4.0
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Feb/17/2006

I totally agree with the user below, who wondered whether anyone else thought this similar to Agent Provocateur. That is precisely what I thought when I tried this! It is very similar to AP, but less dense/heavy and slightly less complex...lighter and easier to wear. An herbal, musky scent with rose that smells very Victorian to me.

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Fragrances - Jo Malone - Nectarine Blossom and Honey Cologne

4.0
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Feb/17/2006

This is my favorite Jo Malone so far! It smells so real and juicy-- a little bit tangy, even. It is definitely mouth-watering without being sweet, and definitely NOT "syrupy" as most peach/apricot scents tend to be. Yet it is very rich. Smells just like peach nectar. Maybe there is some citrus and green notes thrown in. A mint leaf, perhaps?? The honey is not very noticable to my …Read more

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Fragrances - Fresh - Sandalwood Vert

2.0
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Feb/12/2006

Now that I work across from a Fresh store, I am finally getting into their fragrances. Last time I was there, they gave me a sample of sandalwood vert. I am pretty disappointed! I love sandalwood, and I think it lends such beautiful qualities to a fragrance. In this composition, all the lovely qualities of sandalwood are completely obscured. It is not smooth, but rough and abrasive. It gets …Read more

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Fragrances - Nanadebary - Green

3.0
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Feb/11/2006

This scent goes through so many changes on my skin! At the start, smells like green tea, grass, and herbs. Very light and airy. Then it gets sweeter, like cool green tea with lemon and honey. Later, it actually becomes warmer: sweet, spicy and peppery, while still being light and fresh and possibly a little soapy. Great spring and summer scent, but a little bit average, to me. I would …Read more

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