Product Reviews by gingerrama

Sunscreen - Badger - Badger Sport Unscented Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 35

5.0
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Apr/20/2017

I've been on MUA for nearly 10 years and I've spent most of that time knocking and mocking Badger sunscreens. I've used the term "Badger-like" as the epitome of unwearable chalky greasy clown-face horror, applied to the kinds of sunscreen that give zinc oxide and all things green, sustainable, and ethical a bad name. Those things were true of the last version of this …Read more

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Lipstick - Lipstick Queen - Butterfly Ball Trance

4.0
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Apr/20/2017

This is a pleasant MLBB pink that adds a little rosy life, plus some shimmer. And who doesn't need a little more shimmeriness in their life? A sheer berry with blueish glimmer, which works well with cooler skintone and helps teeth look slightiy whiter. Doesn't go orange (on me, anyway; I have issues with many reds oxidising on me). No flavour. Moisturising but not long-lasting: this is …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - La Roche-Posay - CICAPLAST BAUME B5 - Multi-Purpose/Soothing Repairing Balm

5.0
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Mar/26/2015

DESCRIPTION

A barrier-repair balm. A simple moisturiser. An amazing magic miracle marvellous godsend.

In a plastic flip-top tube. Simple design, nice clear fonts, no frou-frou or outrageous verbiage; nothing triggering aesthetic, semantic, or rhetorical allergies.

The contents: Bland, basic, unscented, fairly thick whiteish-coloured cream/balm. Spreads easily on …
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Lotions/ Creams - Shi Kai - Borage Dry Skin Therapy hand cream

5.0
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Mar/23/2015

DESCRIPTION

This is an opaque white creamy lotion in a tube. It's not very creamy by the usual hand-cream (rich unctuous Channel Island) standards, but that also means it's quite spreadable. There's also a similar lotion in a bigger bottle which is thinner and more of a runny liquid; it's cheaper but not as moisturising. And then there's variations on the same …
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Mascara - Bobbi Brown - Intensifying Long- Wear Mascara

4.0
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Mar/04/2015

A quick review, for a change. This is a tubing mascara; Bobbi Brown also has another (non-tubing) long-lasting mascara, No Smudge, that's worth a try. Intensifing Long-Wear is pretty similar to Clinique Lash Power, and both have similar lovely tiny brushes. The Clinique version is cheaper. There's also Estee Lauder Double Wear (one or two versions, one has a small brush like these two); …Read more

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Mascara - CLINIQUE - Lash Power Feathering Mascara

2.0
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Mar/04/2015

This is another in the ever-increasing range of Clinique tubing mascaras: that is, mascaras that apply a liquid polymer-based formula (rather than gel or oil/wax) to your lashes, that then sets in tubes around each lash. Such mascaras resist water, salty water, and oils; up to a temperature a little above normal body-temperature; so they also resist sweat, tears, sebum, and tropical hot sweaty …Read more

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Sunscreen - Vanicream - Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

5.0
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Mar/17/2014

The best sunscreen I have ever used. The one I return to. Even when I've been using other sunscreens and they've worked, I've still always made sure to have a tube of this just in case. This is what I use if skin goes into irritated intolerant eczematic disasters.
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It is very basic (ingredients listed below), and designed and intended for sensitive skin like the …
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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - ASDM Beverly Hills Intensive Vitamin C Repair Serum

4.0
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Dec/18/2013

[LAST UPDATED: 2014-01] Unscented, no animal testing; for most people, this will be online-only (unless you find it in a spa). Skin here: 40, dryish, thin, fragile, sensitive, reactive, irritable, occasional eczema.

MAIN STUFF IN IT:
---15% magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (MAP, stable form of vitamin C):
antioxidant, sun protection booster (plus other more cosmetic …
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Mascara - Unlisted Brand - Earthlab Cosmetics Raw Mascara

4.0
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Aug/20/2013

A good, simple everyday mascara. Only available in black, for a reason to do with the manufacturing process being raw and with no cooking. Fine with me, I like black mascara. It's a decent lush black. No scent, using only iron oxide for colour, and ticks various boxes for likely compatibility with sensitive human skin and eyes.

Lovely old-fashioned brush. Applies well. No …
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Treatments (Face) - Garden of Wisdom - Natural Majik Green Tea HydraGel

5.0
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Jul/28/2013

Good antioxidant serum: the main ingredients being green tea and oat extracts, and caffeine, in a liposome base. A dark cream to yellowish colour, somewhat opaque, cream-gel in texture. Smells of green tea; no added scent.

PURPOSE:

As a heavy-duty antioxidant sunscreen-booster; I first tried this out as I was looking for a cheaper antioxidant serum to replace the Topix …
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