Product Reviews by lynnphi

Eyeliner - Maybelline New York - Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen Liner

5.0
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7 months ago

Before becoming a busy working mom, I would happily spend the 50 seconds to meticulously apply a gel liner with a brush, ensuring that there was the perfect width and diligently filling in the spaces between my eyelashes. Fast foward 6 years later, this liner is my saving grace. It lets me pull a very thin line and then I can go in and color in between my eyelashes. All done one handed. And if …Read more

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Fragrances - Parfums de Coeur - Skin Musk

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10 months ago

I wanted to love this. I even have it in the oil form. I could see how it could morph into something gorgeous given the right chemistry. I have tried this six ways from Sunday - on its own, layered under spicy scents, layered under sweet scents, layered under floral scents, layered under woody scents, layered with other musks. It just doesn’t work for me. My skin reacts to it in the worst …Read more

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Fragrances - TOM FORD - Santal Blush

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10 months ago

I wouldn’t consider this a skin scent in the way a white musk or Juliette Has A Gun Not a Perfume is a skin scent. It is a “morning after” skin scent. Warm, sexy, smirky. I get a very dry sandalwood, cumin and cotton sheets from this and it’s weird that it works. I can smell it on my scarves and jackets days later. Really gorgeous.

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Fragrances - Elizabeth and James - Nirvana Amethyst

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10 months ago

I like that all the Nirvanas that I’ve tried (Amethyst, Black and Bourbon) evolve on the skin quite significantly as time goes on. Amethyst opens with a strong cedar note for the first 30 minutes (to me smells just like cedar shavings). The cedar then takes a backseat to a slightly sweet and floral vanilla that is very pretty. A few hours later, I’m left with an easy white musk. I’m not sure yet …Read more

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Fragrances - Elizabeth and James - Nirvana Bourbon Eau de Parfum

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10 months ago

The name does not match the description at all. This is very, very heavy in the bourbon - not the boozy aspect but the charred oak barrel aspect. It is not sweet on me at all. It also has strong notes of leather and tobacco - to me it smells like smelling an old leather jacket that had pipe tobacco left in a pocket. It is a really interesting fragrance - I wouldn’t wear it personally but I …Read more

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Fragrances - Jessica Simpson - Fancy Love

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10 months ago

This is very, very similar to Burberry Woman and indeed it’s a very good fragrance given the price point. I was specifically looking for a peach/apricot fragrance to layer with a vanilla oil and this works well. It gives me a vibe similar to CSP Vanille Abricot but with a much more prominent fruity note. I wouldn’t wear it on its own but If you like Burberry this is definitely worth a try.

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Jessica Simpson - Fancy Nights Eau de Parfum

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10 months ago

I purchased a sample of this based on the great reviews all over several fragrance websites. It is indeed a warm oriental with a good amount of patchouli and when I get wafts of the scent on my skin, I do enjoy it. But there is also a high pitched thin note in here that I can’t place (maybe the papyrus?) When I put my nose to my wrist, it’s all I can smell. For that reason, I’m not a fan.

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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Feline Washable Mascara

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Dec/05/2018

I don’t understand the negative reviews. This holds a curl, doesn’t smudge and makes my lashes look long, separated and defined. And my lashes have a tendency to go clumpy and spidery. Consider me eternally loyal to L’Oreal mascaras from now on.

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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Lash Sensational Washable Mascara

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Dec/05/2018

I tried both the wp and non-wp versions based on reviews and positive feedback on the boards. Here’s a summary for both. The non-wp was a total waste of money - didn’t hold a curl, clumpy as heck and the brush is hard to work with. The waterproof was a little better since it holds a curl really well and my sister (who’s a professional MUA) asked me what mascara I was using so it’s noticeable in a …Read more

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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara

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Dec/05/2018

I tried both the wp and non-wp versions based on reviews and positive feedback on the boards. Here’s a summary for both. The non-wp was a total waste of money - didn’t hold a curl, clumpy as heck and the brush is hard to work with. The waterproof was a little better since it holds a curl really well and my sister (who’s a professional MUA) asked me what mascara I was using so it’s noticeable in a …Read more

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