Product Reviews by mairynB

Liquid - CLINIQUE - Superbalanced Foundation

2.0
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May/21/2012

I paid full Australian RRP of $50 for this foundation, hence my 4/5 rating for price.

PACKAGING: I've given the packaging quality a 4/5 because I like the look of the matte frosted glass bottle, the white print, and simple font. To me it looks very sophisticated (I'm a bit of a packaging snob; I can't stand products with cheap looking packaging). However, not having a …
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Lipstick - Lancôme - Rouge in Love

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May/21/2012

I recently purchased Rouge in Love shade 106 Jolis Matins. If it weren't for the fact that I paid full Australian RRP (close to $40, from memory) at a Lancome counter in Myer, I'd think I had received a cheap fake - that is how poor the quality is. The pigmentation is fine with this (ie it does look orange on, not like some oranges which are sheer and end up looking dark orange/warm …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Jack Black - Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25

5.0
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Dec/25/2011

I have the Blackberry one of this and it is awesome! I'm not going to repeat everyone else so I'll just be brief - it's slow absorbing and super moisturising. A good night-time lip balm.
The first one I bought was the Original (mint) one, but I found the tingling sensation with that one wayyy too much for my liking, so I gave that to my sister, and she loves it! The …
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Lip Gloss - Illamasqua - Intense in Move

5.0
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Dec/19/2011

I'm approximately an NW15 and on me, this gloss is a very natural looking colour - like someone else described it, a "natural rosy/dusty pink". I was initially worried about buying this online because in some swatches and photos I'd seen of this gloss it looked very mauve/purple, which wasn't what I wanted. So I waited to buy this in person at an Illamasqua counter - I …Read more

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Skincare - Face - trilogy - Rosehip Oil

5.0
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Oct/31/2011

I'm about to purchase my third bottle of this stuff. Like what others have said before me, it's a great serum that moisturises without feeling heavy. 2-3 drops is enough for the whole face - and really the whole face, you can do the eye area as well without it stinging.
I haven't tried it for stretch marks, because I don't have any, but I have used it on scars (surgical …
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Polishes - Illamasqua - Milf

4.0
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Oct/17/2011

PACKAGING: I've given this a 3 because my bottle leaked a little bit as it made its way to me, and the polish dried between the inner and outer lid (if that makes sense) - so I'm unable to remove the outer lid. This means I have to paint with a slightly awkward square shaped lid. Oh well.
PRICE: I've given this a 4 because if you're silly and you buy it in Australia …
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Makeup Brushes - Meow Cosmetics - Short Handled Luxury Flat Top

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Sep/25/2011

Price -- $18.75
Not very impressed by this brush. The brush is not necessarily scratchy, but it's not soft or "luxurious", to borrow from the brush's name. The bristles feel cheap and plastic-y. For $18 (which is pricier than the much better quality Sigma flat top, I might add) I expected better.
The bristles on this are not dense enough so there is not enough …
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Top/Base Coats - Sally Hansen - Double Duty Base & Top Coat

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Aug/07/2011

At the moment I'm still on my first bottle of this, and I have roughly a third of the bottle left.
Using this prevents my nails from staining or turning yellow, even after having polish on for a prolonged period of time. I don't use this as a top coat, because most products like this (base + top coat) in my opinion, are good base coats but pretty average as top coats. So, as a top …
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Lip Gloss - Bourjois - Rose Exclusif Lip Gloss

4.0
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Aug/06/2011

I don't understand all the negative reviews for this! I love this lip gloss! I bought mine from ASOS.com for around $12, instead of paying around $20 at Priceline (I'm in Australia). To me that's pretty good value.
Anyway, the actual product -
PROS
- Colour differs on every individual: I've tried this on myself, my mum, my sister & my friend and it was a …
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Polishes - OPI - Rapidry Spray Nail Polish Dryer

3.0
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Aug/06/2011

Like others have said, if you use this spray before you go to bed, even though nails are dry to the touch, you wake up with sheet marks on your nails. I find this product works best if used in conjunction with a fast-dry top coat. I use this with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri and I think it helps that dry faster, but on its own the spray does not deliver the same results as a quick dry top coat.
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