Product Reviews by hotrocketship

Fragrances - Versace - Bright Crystal Eau de Toilette

4.0
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May/17/2014

If I could, I'd make it 3.5 or 3.75 stars. When I first bought this, it was "nice enough". I wore it for black dress occasions-a funeral, a job interview-to have a subtle clean background scent, and it was good. Winter I moved on to cozier scents, spring I dithered, and now summer is back, and so is Bright Crystal. It seems to smell brighter when the weather hits a million degrees …Read more

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Moisturizers - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Avocado Oil

4.0
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Feb/25/2014

I purchased extra virgin (cold-processed, unrefined) avocado oil from a seller on Ebay. It was a great value at a dollar per ounce, and I intended to use it on my hair, body and possibly face (I have the most finicky persnickety face).

On the body as part of an oil blend (grapeseed, argan, a little marula, and now avocado)-nutty smell, mostly goes away, helps skin absorb the blend …
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Fragrances - Dolce&Gabbana - Dolce & Gabbana for Women (Original/Red Cap)

5.0
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Dec/15/2013

I really enjoy wearing Red Cap. I got a used bottle off CL in the parfum de toilette concentration, and I must say, I'm kind of apprehensive about trying any other form (deodorant parfum, edt, etc) because the PDT is so good.

At first, I thought it was extremely strong-I put one spray on my foot, went to a meeting, and was aware of this heavy frag permeating the room the whole …
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Fragrances - Hermès - Jour d'Hermes

3.0
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Dec/04/2013

This is a tentative review, as I tried Jour yesterday at Sephora and wanted to think through my reaction. I first sprayed it on a card and thought it smelled luscious, so I put a medium spritz on my right hand which lasted for approximately the next six hours through shopping, dinner and two bathroom breaks (aka thorough hand washing). I feel strange because from all the reviews I've read, I …Read more

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Powders - CLINIQUE - Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Pressed Powder

4.0
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Aug/07/2013

This stuff is my makeup security blanket. It gives a soft-focus lighting effect wherever I put it. New foundation I'm trying oxidized? Put this over it. Blush too bright? Put this over it. I use this every day that I put on makeup. I'm currently on my second container, and it lasts approximately forever...or however long you consider appropriate. Lol.

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Polishes - OPI - Nail Lacquer - Do You Lilac It?

5.0
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Jul/07/2013

I bought a bunch of OPI polishes (eta: all newer green labels aka Big 3 Free) from a nice lady on Craigslist and this was the first one I put on. It's a gorgeous color, universally wearable, pretty much what everyone is saying. What I didn't expect was the quality. Now that I've tried the good stuff, I can't go back. I've worn Wet'N'Wild, Revlon, Sinful, China …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Maison Martin Margiela - Untitled EDP

3.0
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Jul/01/2013

This scent is stupid expensive, but it is nice. On me, it starts sharp and green, then the orange blossom comes in (which strongly brings to mind Lush's The Olive Garden, but it has a lot of bergamot which I think this doesn't), and finally it mutes down to a clean skin scent. Similar to Cartier's Baiser Vole, but Untitled is rounder and smokier, with a deeper sharpness (as opposed …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Biologique Recherche - Lotion P50V

4.0
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Jun/27/2013

I ordered my P50V from vickimorav.com. She has both the original 1970 version with phenol as well as the new formulation without, and offers P50, P50W and P50V in various sizes. I got P50V 1970 (with phenol) in the smallest size 1.7oz. This is supposed to be a good way to get your skin used to chemical exfoliants and to prepare for the more harsh P50.
Let me tell you-I have used …
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Fragrances - Viktor & Rolf - Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum

4.0
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Jun/20/2013

I used to wear J'Adore regularly, before I started becoming a perfume madman and trying a new scent every day. I just got a small bottle of this from Ebay, and let me tell you, this is a very distinct scent. Years ago, a friend of mine put a drop on her wrist and let me smell it, and when I put some on, the moment came back to me with such clarity because it smells exactly the same. To me …Read more

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Mascara - CLINIQUE - Lash Doubling Mascara

4.0
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May/28/2013

I have naturally long dark lashes (thanks parents). This mascara added length, further darkened them, slightly thickened and slightly curled them. The end result was (as the first reviewer put so well) natural looking but pretty. Sort of a my-lashes-but-better kind of thing. I've experienced a tiny bit of flaking, but nothing that would turn me off. I'm really impressed with the wand …Read more

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