Product Reviews by flamencovixen

Eye Shadow - Black Radiance - Urban Identity Shadow Trio in Charm

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Jun/23/2018

This eyeshadow trio costs $2.99 at my local Walgreens and Rite Aid (not all of their brick-and-mortar stores sell Black Radiance). The 3 colors are: a dark glittery silver (my least favorite as it is not as smooth and kind of patchy), a matte dark teal (leans more green than blue), and a blackened teal with subtle micro-shimmer (it applied more like a satin eyeshadow). The dark teal and …Read more

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Lipstick - L.A. COLORS - Natural Shine

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Apr/14/2018

I just stumbled across this gem of a lipstick at the Dollar Tree. It has a pleasant and mild vanilla-ish/cake batter type of scent. It's a cream lipstick with no shimmer and applies evenly and smoothly on my lips but then dries to a semi-matte finish. When looking at the lipstick, the color is deceiving - it looks warm-toned, nude brown. However, on my lips, it is a neutral (not cool …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Unlisted Brand - Lip Smacker Kiss Therapy Lip Balm

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Feb/04/2018

This appears to be a recently released sunscreen lip balm (SPF 30) that I found at the drugstore. I got these lip balms primarily for sunscreen protection for my lips.

There are 4 flavors that I saw at the drugstore - Grapefruit, Mint, Superfruit, and Strawberry. I purchased 2 flavors - Grapefruit and Superfruit. Overall, I am quite happy with this purchase. I like that they are …
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Eye Shadow - wet n wild - Color Icon Palette - The Naked Truth

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Nov/26/2017

UPDATE (5/8/19):

WnW has discontinued this palette as well as the other palettes that were part of this line-up. However, if you are wanting to get your hands on this particular color, beautyjoint.com (not affiliated) is still selling this palette for $3.99.

I am still using the taupe shade in this palette (it continues to be my favorite taupe).

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Eye Shadow - Jesse's Girl Cosmetics - Backstage Collection-Sounds of the City

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Oct/22/2017

This a surprisingly decent eyeshadow palette for the price. You get a lot for what you pay for - I purchased this palette for under $5.00 at Rite Aid when it was on sale and the net weight of this palette is .45 oz/13gm. The Jesse's Girl website lists this palette at the price of $6.99.

"Sounds of the City" is an apropos name for this palette as the eyeshadow colors …
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Sunscreen - Australian Gold - Botanical Tinted Sunscreen Mineral Lotion SPF 50

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Aug/12/2017

This review is for the *tinted* version of the Botanical Sunscreen that is meant for the face. I have also done a separate review of the 5 oz. tube of the non-tinted Botanical Sunscreen. After trying both sunscreens, I can say that the primary differences that I have observed between both versions are the tint, the size of the tube, and the price.

This tinted face sunscreen comes in …
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Sunscreen - Hawaiian Tropic - Silk Hydration Weightless SPF 30

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Aug/06/2017

I have been on a sunscreen-buying kick lately and came across this sunscreen recently. Note that there are 2 versions of the Silk Hydration Weightless SPF 30 sunscreen lotions - one that is specifically labeled for use on the face, the other has no such label (so I assume it is meant for the body). But I purchased the one that is *not* labeled for use on the face, with the intention of using it …Read more

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Sunscreen - Banana Boat - Dry Balance 50+

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Aug/05/2017

I recently purchased this sunscreen at Target for $7.59 (I think it was either on sale or had been reduced to a lower price from $7.99). The tube contains 6 fl oz (177 mL). I think that this sunscreen is reasonably priced.

I don't know how long this product has been out in the market, but the label on the tube says "New" so I take it that this is a new product in the …
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Sunscreen - Unlisted Brand - Sun Bum

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Aug/04/2017

This review is for a recently purchased tube of Sun Bum "Premium Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion" with SPF 50. This chemical-based sunscreen has *no oxybenzone*, but I have also seen Sun Bum sunscreens with oxybenzone (the ones in the bottles appear to have oxybenzone). Also, Sun Bum's website shows all of its chemical-based sunscreen products as having oxybenzone in the …Read more

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Brows - Maybelline New York - Ultra Brow Brush On Color [DISCONTINUED]

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Jun/11/2017

As a previous reviewer mentioned, Ultra Brow has not been discontinued, but it is only available at Walmart and can also be purchased on Amazon. I bought the "Light Brown" version because I saw someone on youtube who uses it as part of her eyebrow routine and it looks like it gives a defined, pigmented shade on her brows.

It comes with a mini brush that I tried using to …
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