Product Reviews by gribble

Treatments (Face) - COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid

2.0
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Jul/11/2018

I really wanted to like this, as a cheaper alternative to Paula's Choice 2% BHA liquid and as a great fan of Asian beauty products. I read the reviews and truly thought this would be a great dupe.

Unfortunately for my wallet, after about 2 months of using this in place of the Paula's liquid, I have to admit I'm really not seeing the same results. I have very oily …
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Eyeliner - benefit Cosmetics - They're Real Push-Up Eyeliner

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Sep/21/2014

I wish I had read these reviews. God damn you, sponsored beauty bloggers. The formula is far too dry for the pen, the pen nib is awkward and applies inaccurately - I am unable to get a fine point with it no matter how hard I try. I've basically given up on this overpriced piece of junk - my last resort is squeezing a bit out onto my hand and applying with an angled brush, as the formula is …Read more

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Shampoo - NIOXIN - System 1 Cleanser For Fine Hair, Non Chemically Enhanced Hair, Normal to Thin-Looking Hair

4.0
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Apr/12/2013

A little background - I have very thin, very fine and very oily hair that is the bane of my existence, it was also beginning to shed a little due to weight loss. It is genetic and I realise there is little I can do about it, despite what Youtube folk will tell you no amount of Biotin will change your genetic makeup. It will go from fluffy to flat in 2 hours. I have tried a whole array of …Read more

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Moisturizers - SHISEIDO - White Lucent Protective Moistuizer SPF 16

4.0
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Aug/15/2011

(Reviewing the stupid glass bottle version - I believe they may have changed the packaging but correct me if I am wrong. The glass bottle is just ridiculous and difficult to use.)
A decent moisturiser that is light enough to work with my oily/combo skin and leaves my face feeling smooth like a baby's bottom. I really can't say for sure if it has a long term whitening effect, but …
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Skincare - Face - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Rosehip Seed Oil

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Aug/15/2011

Mixed review here from an oily/combo skinned person. I started using this for acne scarring and found it worked really well to fade scars or help dry patches of skin, however to echo other reviewers here: be very cautious when using this on oily/combo skin. I could not figure out for the life of me why my skin stopped improving and started becoming impossibly congested, despite regularly using …Read more

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Mascara - Almay - One Coat Nourishing Mascara Triple Effect

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Apr/18/2011

Not very impressed with this one. I think I prefer a more traditional brush to get into and separate my lashes, which are fairly long but need a bit of definition. This brush is an odd "half" brush with bristles on one side. I always seem to apply unevenly on each eye due to how I hold it. Not a fan of the formula either, I don't find it particularly remarkable in lash lengthening …Read more

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Skincare - Face - SkinCeuticals - Phyto+ Botanical Oil for Hyperpigmentation

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Apr/13/2011

Recently, I was extremely naughty/stupid and picked at my face/used a few overly strong products and left myself with the worst patch of post-acne pigmentation I've had for quite a while. I mean like mutilating almost my entire right cheek, I felt like a miserable teenager again.
Started using this on a particularly bad patch of red/brown, unbroken acne scars and although it has only …
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Lip Treatments - LUSH - Liptint in Double Choc

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Mar/03/2011

Got this in a gift box, would not have touched the stuff myself as brown lip colours are not my thing. I won't comment on the colour as that is pretty subjective, all I can say is that it is gritty, drying, stings a little, and totally hideous on my lips.
As other reviewers mentioned it dries to form a crust on the top and you have to "break" the surface to get to the smooth …
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Loose Powders - Jurlique - Silk Dust

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Dec/06/2010

(For the Rose Silk Finishing Powder)
I have had this quiet little performer in my handbag for a while now and have completely forgotten to praise it on here. Of course, loose finishing powders are a dime a dozen and normally wouldn't catch my attention. This one, however, is just divine and always a pleasure to use. I keep it in my handbag for shine blotting purposes and I can't …
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Skincare - Face - Pro Activ - 3-Step System

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Apr/19/2010

Add me to the dislike list. Sort of. This stuff worked OK at first, I used it only when I had a breakout for a few days and it seemed effective enough. After a few months of this occasional usage it totally stopped working, no effect at all. After my latest bout with a breakout - I now have extremely flaky, rough, dry cheeks and clogged pores/inflamed bumps under that. Charming.

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