Product Reviews by kolwink

Deodorants - Schmidt's Naturals - Natural Deodorant

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May/15/2018

I found the "Ylang Ylang and Calendula" deodorant at Marshalls for around $5, and picked it up on a whim. (I would normally wear Old Spice for the rest of my days, but for the unfortunate fact that my husband finds it a turn-off ... so I've been mutinously wearing Old Spice albeit lightly, while looking for a non-girly alternative.) I don't know what either ylang-ylang or …Read more

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Eyeliner - Almay - Amazing Lasting Eye Pencil

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May/15/2018

I really wanted to like this eyeliner, because I had been searching for a go-to "brown" eyeliner. (After 15-20 years of wearing either black or teal eyeliner, my sister-in-law said that I should consider a more subtle brown, so I cross-referenced MUA and Amazon reviews to come up with a "drugstore" winner- though I ended up purchasing this on Amazon, $9 in …Read more

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Eyeliner - MILANI - Supreme Kohl Kajal Eyeliner - Blackest Black

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May/15/2018

I'm pretty confident that this is it: my go-to, one-and-only for "black eyeliner", for the rest of my days. Here's what I like:

- first, it had good reviews, which I rely on heavily
- it's auto/self-sharpening, which is a must for me
- it's a drugstore brand, and generally this product looks like it's $10 or less
- it applies easily and …
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Mascara - Isehan - Kiss Me Heroine Make Long and Curl and Super Waterproof Mascara

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Dec/19/2017

I bought this after seeing it mentioned in New York Magazine (03/17), backed up by Amazon reviews.

What I'm looking for in a mascara:
- Won't irritate my eyes; I rub them frequently and am prone to itchy/teary eyes.
Experience: this mascara does not irritate my eyes.

- Will stay put on my lashes, and not migrate south and give me raccoon eyes …
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Lips - TONYMOLY - Tony Tint Delight

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Apr/10/2017

After I read a magazine article about a long-lasting Korean peel-off lip tint by a different brand, I started learning more about lip tints in general. I then saw an article on the Huffington Post that mentioned how peel-off tints aren't at all popular in South Korea, and a couple of 'Korean beauty experts' mentioned this Tony Moly product as an alternative.

I got the …
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Lip Treatments - Maybelline New York - Baby Lips Lip Balm

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Jan/15/2016

I left this same review under the specific "Baby Lips- Grape Vine" product:

I read about these on the "Nouveau Cheap" blog, I think. I was looking for a drugstore tinted lip balm. Picked up this color, since it seemed close to what a MAC salesman once told me (15 years ago) was my natural lip color. Why, yes, I have zero confidence in figuring out what colors look …
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Lipstick - REVLON - Colorburst Lip Butter (All Shades) [DISCONTINUED]

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Jan/04/2016

I just looked at the Google Trends for "Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter". This product burst on the scene in late 2011, peaking in January 2012. Now, four years later, I'm getting around to writing a review. This fits perfectly with my usual late-majority / laggard status, when it comes to any technology, or apparently, beauty product.

After reading on a couple of blogs …
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Lip Treatments - Maybelline New York - Baby Lips lip balm in Grape Vine

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Jan/07/2015

I read about these on the "Nouveau Cheap" blog, I think. I was looking for a drugstore tinted lip balm. Picked up this color, since it seemed close to what a MAC salesman once told me (15 years ago) was my natural lip color. Why, yes, I have zero confidence in figuring out what colors look good on me by myself, and always seek advice and affirmation from professionals. Anyway, initial …Read more

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Deodorants - Old Spice - All Products

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Dec/02/2013

I've usually stuck to Secret deodorant/anti-perspirant, with an occasional dabble in Dove, and one extremely unfortunate experience with Tom's of Maine (two words: itchy + peely). My main concern was scent: I did not want overpowering FLOWER-FRUIT-POWDER bomb. Secondary concern was lasting power and effectiveness.

I was standing in Target, discontentedly debating which …
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Eyes - MILANI - Shadow Eyez 12 HR Pencil

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Aug/27/2013

Caveats about my product usage:
- Lower lash line only, as eyeliner (1-2 applications with a fairly light hand)
- No primer

Colors tried and verdict:
Green (Green Safari):
- A very pretty and shimmery grassy green
- By far the boldest color I have ever worn- yet it did not look ridiculous
- However, I think it looks a little much worn on the upper …
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