Product Reviews by lurketylurk

Cleansers - ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm

5.0
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7 months ago

This is a limited edition version of the pro-collagen cleansing balm. It has rose extract added, which is meant to add a soothing and calming element. It also adds the most delightful spring rose fragrance that makes this a joy to use. The balm itself has a soft, almost waxy consistency that smooths easily over the skin and removes all my makeup and sunscreen easily. It washes clean and leaves my …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Arcona - Hydrating Serum

5.0
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9 months ago

When I bought this, my skin was in serious distress. I had overdone it on retinoids and it was red, dry, flaky and incredibly irritated at the slightest thing. Even my normal moisturizer was too much for it to tolerate. This serum turned all that around. It is very soothing and my skin just drank it up. It helps the skin hold onto moisture and fights back redness. It's going to be a …Read more

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Fragrances - Jo Malone - Poppy and Barley Cologne

4.0
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9 months ago

They issued this in the English Fields collection, which overall I quite enjoyed. This was my favorite of the bunch. It is a soft, snuggly floral that is suitable for any occasion. The poppy in the name doesn't suit it at all - poppies don't really have a scent, for one thing, and for another, they are bright and loud and vibrant. This is not any of those things. I smell violet and …Read more

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Eye Makeup Remover - The Body Shop - Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

5.0
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11 months ago

This stuff is soooooo nice. It is soft and lush. It feels nice on the skin and easily gets off all my makeup. It rinses clean without making my face feel dry or stripped. I wish the tin were deeper so that they could include more product, but the price point even for this amount is pretty reasonable. You don't need to use a lot.

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Cleansers - Sunday Riley - Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm

2.0
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11 months ago

This does a good job of getting my sunscreen and makeup off but it's not very pleasant to use, and if you have sensitive skin, I would avoid. The texture is kind of hard and gritty, even once you warm it up and add water, so it feels more like a scrub to me than a straight-up cleanser. It did not cause me to break out but it did irritate my dehydrated winter skin and made it feel stripped …Read more

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Fragrances - Bulgari - au the bleu

4.0
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May/20/2018

I purchased the travel spray version of Au the Bleu (and how great is it that they offer one of those?), which will run you $25 for 0.34 oz. I have found this scent such a delightful go-to that I think I will soon be purchasing the full-sized bottle because my travel spray is already running low. Au the Bleu is purported to be inspired by oolong. I don't know about that, but I will tell you …Read more

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Fragrances - Hermès - Muguet Porcelaine

3.0
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May/20/2018

Whenever Hermes comes out with a new Hermessence, I must try it - even when they are not to my taste, they are always well-crafted and sophisticated. I had reservations about this one because it features lily of the valley - and really, pretty much only lily of the valley. That particular note and I don't usually get on. In most formulations, I find it high-pitched and screechy in a way that …Read more

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Mascara - CLINIQUE - Lash Power Mascara

5.0
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May/20/2018

This is absolutely budge proof. That is no mean feat on someone who habitually ends up with raccoon eyes even with waterproof formulas. It also gives beautiful lashes. It separates wonderfully - I've never had it clump. It gives excellent length and curl. It is not especially volumizing, though, so if you are looking for that, perhaps look elsewhere. The packaging is plain, but that's …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - SkinCeuticals - aox + eye gel

4.0
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May/20/2018

It's hard to go awry with Skinceuticals - the brand is expensive, but the skincare works. I don't usually buy products specifically for my eyes because normally the area tolerates my normal skincare quite well, but I've started a job working nights and my eye area is particularly ornery right now. I've got circles, puffiness, and generally ugly undereyes.

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