Product Reviews by julia178

Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Victoria Beckham by Augustinus Bader - Cell Rejuvenating Power Serum

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2 days ago

The Cell Rejuvenating Power Serum is the second skin care item in Victoria Beckham's clean beauty line after she launched her Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturizer, both were developed in collaboration with the German stem cell researcher Augustinus Bader. Like all other makeup and skincare items from Victoria Beckham, this serum comes in beautiful packaging. The glass bottle has a …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Retrouvé - Baume Ultime Ultimate Balm Body Oil

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20 days ago

I came across this body balm after reading about the California-based high end boutique brand Retrouvé which was founded by the Heidegger family who also founded Kiehl’s. This balm has the consistency and color of honey and the instructions emphasize to use it on wet skin right after showering or bathing. And used this way, the balm applies beautifully, I have enjoyed using it after my evening …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - La Mer - The Renewal Body Oil Balm

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20 days ago

This new Body Oil Balm was introduced in the US in late 2019. Having very dry skin on parts of my body, especially my legs, I was quite excited to try this product and have been using it for a few weeks now.
I used it after trying the Retrouvé Baume Ultime, see my separate review if interested, which is also a balm I have enjoyed using, but it is distinctly different in its use from the …
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Lipstick - Gucci - Lipstick Satin

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1 month ago

In spring 2019 Gucci released a whole new line of lipsticks in four different formulations under the direction of designer Alessandro Michele: Sheer lip balms, satin, matte and glitter formulas. I was intrigued by the fact that most of the shades are offered in different formulas and an overall wide selection of shades. All four types of lipsticks come in beautiful vintage inspired tubes. The …Read more

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Deodorants - Kopari Beauty - Coconut Deodorant

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6 months ago

Pros:
- sturdy and functional hard plastic stick packaging
- not too bulky, and comes in a mini size which travels well
- stick formula doesn't melt in moderate heat
- applies well without stickiness
- doesn't leave white marks on clothing
- I didn't experience skin irritation
- works reasonably well on most days
Cons:
- for me deodorizing effect …
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Treatments (Face) - Estée Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Intense Reset Concentrate

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6 months ago

Let me preface by pointing out that I was hoping that this ANR Reset Concentrate would be an updated successor and follow-up product of the previous ANR Recovery Concentrate that came in a brown/gold opaque 1oz/30ml bottle with a dropper and which was discontinued around 2014. That product was extraordinary in my opinion because on my dry, sensitive skin it in fact felt healing and appeared to …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Charlotte Tilbury - Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil - Golden Quartz

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7 months ago

Sorry to add to the poor ratings, but I am sorely disappointed in this pencil also:
Pros:
- Portable crayon, great for on the go
- Beautiful antique gold bronze
- Perfect complement for my green eyes
- Swatches beautifully on my hand
Cons:
- Expensive
- Needs sharpening, but doesn't include a sharpener
- Cheap plastic cap doesn't fit and close well …
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Liquid - CHANEL - Les Beiges Eau De Teint Foundation

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9 months ago

Since EvaVic has provided her comprehensive, expertly description of this product, I will only add a few personal comments how I use this product and what I view as its main characteristics.
In short: This sheer hydrating “foundation” fluid is really all it takes for my skin to look its best. I rarely wear foundation, but what I am after every day is the coveted glow. My skin is on the drier …
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Lip Gloss - Edward Bess - Deep Shine Lip Gloss

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Dec/08/2018

Nude Satin is the shade I purchased and it's my lips but a tad deeper, so it's the perfect color for a polished look. I tried this shade applying with a q-tip on the back of my hand at the counter and since I wouldn't use public testers of lip products for hygienic reasons I was hoping for the best, took the plunge and bought it for $35. And the shade is in fact as beautiful on my …Read more

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Blush - TOM FORD - Cheek Color - Inhibition

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Dec/06/2018

While I admittedly have to run out and purchase every new eye shadow quad Tom Ford puts out I have so far only bought one other of his blushes, in the shade Frantic Pink. In fact, I have even re-purchased that shade, because I find it so perfect, fail proof and versatile on my light neutral complexion (BB Porcelain, Chanel 20, Mac N/NW15). I just recently added the shade Inhibition after eyeing …Read more

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