Product Reviews by emmsbo

Gels/ Soaps - Dove - Beauty Bar - White

4.0
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10 months ago

This is my old standby. I like to play with more natural soaps with more natural scents, but if something stops working for me, I need moisture, or I need to go cheaper with my body products, this can’t be beat. It leaves my skin soft and smooth, doesn’t break me out, and smells pretty lovely. The scent is a little chemical to my nose now (I’ve been leaning more and more into naturally scented …Read more

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Other - Vaseline - Rich Conditioning Petroleum Jelly with Cocoa Butter

4.0
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fromemmsbo

Jul/19/2018

Love this stuff! I use it primarily for dry lips, dry cuticles, and slathered over my dry feet under socks for a quick moisture treatment. These are all things I've previously done with plain Vaseline and this definitely outperforms it. I carry a small jar around with me in the winter and, while I don't love the greasy petroleum feeling, it's absolutely the best thing on my dry …Read more

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Cleansers - Neutrogena - Fresh Foaming Cleanser

4.0
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fromemmsbo

Jul/11/2018

I've been using this for about ten years, ever since my dermatologist recommended it to me for regular maintenance following a successful round of Accutane. Though I occasionally stray, I always come back: it cleanses thoroughly, removes all of my non-waterproof makeup, and has never given me an issue with regards to acnes or dryness.

As far as cons go, I wish it had a different …
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Lotions/ Creams - Trader Joe's - Aloe Vera Gel

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fromemmsbo

Jul/01/2018

Smeared some on my face as a mask, as I used to do once upon a time with Fruit of the Earth Aloe, and got a fright when I looked in the mirror ten minutes later: tight, red, shiny, inflamed skin. Gross!

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Polishes - Essie - Nail Polish - Ballet Slippers

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fromemmsbo

May/03/2018

UGH. I'm so mad. I love this color in the bottle. I love the history of it. I am a sucker for the hype and the marketing. And I cannot. For the LIFE of me. Apply this without lumps and streaks. It's a choice between two lumpy and hideous coats or five opaque glops that never, EVER dry.

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Eyeliner - Prestige - Total Intensity Eyeliner-Bold Brown 02

5.0
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fromemmsbo

Jan/18/2011

Thanks, MakeupAlley! This stuff is amazing. I found it on sale at ULTA and picked up one in just about every color, but so far this is the only one I've used. THIS STUFF ROCKS. I'm an eye-makeup idiot, but even I can use this stuff.

With a light and careful touch, it's actually incredibly easy to get a thin line out of this; it's so creamy that you barely have to …
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Mascara - COVERGIRL - 3-In-1 Professional Straight Brush Mascara

4.0
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fromemmsbo

Jan/17/2011

This is a great, basic mascara. The packaging claims it's an "all-in-one" thickening, lengthening, and defining mascara, but it doesn't do all that much of any of those things. At most it makes your lashes darker and a little more apparent. It's smooth and clump-free, it doesn't smudge, it has a great bristle-brush and comes in an easy-to-hold tube, and it washes off …Read more

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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Lash Blast Fusion

3.0
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fromemmsbo

Jan/15/2011

I bought the water-resistant version in Brown-Black and have just returned it. It's not out and out the WORST mascara I've ever used...but it's just average. The good news is that it doesn't clump and it doesn't smudge, has excellent staying power, and I can wash it off at the end of the day. These are all important things, so hooray! On the other hand, the color was …Read more

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Hair - Unlisted Brand - Coconut Oil

5.0
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fromemmsbo

Aug/01/2010

I recently retrieved a half jar of this stuff from it's exile under my bathroom sink to use as body lotion (I wrote a separate review for that), and couldn't for the life of me remember why I stopped using it on my hair. So the other day I put it in for two hours, shampooed, styled as usual, and didn't see a problem. So I did the treatment today with a couple of modifications …Read more

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

4.0
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fromemmsbo

Aug/01/2010

I recently ran out of my beloved Gold Bond Ultimate lotion. I was feeling a little scant of funding, so instead of buying a new one I took a chance dug the half jar of coconut oil out from under my sink, where it has been since I chopped my long hair off a year ago (I don't know why I stopped using it simply because my hair was shorter, but oh well). I'd only ever used it as a hair …Read more

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