Product Reviews by mama_jama

Cleansers - Darphin - Aromatic Cleansing Balm with Rosewood

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8 days ago

Darphin products seem to work really well for me, and this is near the top of the list of my favorite products from them. The instructions say to apply on wet skin, but I actually prefer to use on dry skin, and really massage it into my skin. The extra stimulation seems to add to the brightening, clarifying effect I get with any cleansing balm, but a thick formula like this in particular. My skin …Read more

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Lipstick - Charlotte Tilbury - Matte Revolution Lipstick

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2 months ago

I got Very Victoria in Sephora's Give Me More Lip set and and Pillow Talk as a GWP, and I'm an instant convert. The shades look super similar in the tube but Very Victoria has more of a sheen finish to Pillow Talk's creamy matte. I like Very Victoria by a smidge -- it's just extremely flattering (NC20 with dirty blonde hair and blue eyes) and easy to wear. It somehow gives my …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Glossier - Lip Gloss - Red

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4 months ago

Roughly 20 years ago, I read in Kevyn Aucoin’s Making Faces Book that every woman needs a clear red lip gloss in her makeup bag. But I have been surprised over the years how very difficult such a product was to find. Sure, I’ve collected plenty of clear coral and dark pink glosses, and red tinted lip balms, and red lip glosses with shimmer, and I tried red lipsticks sheered out and topped with …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Nail Lacquer - Be There in a Prosecco

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4 months ago

This has become one of my most-used summer pedicure colors. It’s a warm off-white with coffee undertones so it looks fantastic with sandals and a bit of a tan (fake or real). It has kind of a California casual vibe to it; Jennifer Aniston wears a similar color in her Aveeno ads which is what gave me the idea to try it myself.

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Bath Treatments - LUSH - Big Blue Bath Bomb

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9 months ago

Loved how this smelled and the turquoise shade it turned the water, but the seaweed was a huge turnoff. I got this in a gift set and had no idea about the seaweed, which seemed both unnecessary and slimy in retrospect. Really didn’t like having to clean the tub right afterward!

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Lip Treatments - NIVEA - A Kiss Of Color and Care Sheer Coral

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9 months ago

Wow, surprised by the below negative reviews. I love Nivea's tinted lip balms, and this one is no exception. It has a white core (Nivea's classic lip balm formula) surrounded by dark coral tint. The coral been my go-to for early spring because it's more hydrating than lipstick (necessary in the wintry wind) and gives me a perfect sheer ripe peach tint -- super flattering on me. I …Read more

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Shampoo - Unlisted Brand - Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo

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9 months ago

I bought the small size from Sephora on a lark and I’m so glad I did. It feels amazing on the scalp — think minty tingling — and despite the fact the shampoo is a gritty grey cream that doesn’t really lather, my hair feels so freaking clean and soft afterwards. I like to use it to scrub my scalp and clarify my hair when I’ve used dry shampoo for 2-3 days in a row, which my hair seems to love but …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Fresh - Sugar Lip Caramel Hydrating Balm

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10 months ago

I love the look, the cotton candy smell, and the packaging, but its performance as a lip balm is meh. It’s not that hydrating and looks terrible over dry lips, so I really only use it when my lips are already in good condition due to better products. In winter, I use it layered over a more moisturizing balm for the sheer nude color payoff and sweet taste.

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Lip Treatments - Glossier - Birthday Balm Dotcom

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10 months ago

I love this way more than I thought I would. It’s a nice, thick balm with a smooth texture, microfine pastel rainbow shimmer, sweet vanilla taste, and glossy finish, so it’s really more like a super hydrating lip gloss. It isn’t sticky and lasts for a few hours if you don’t eat anything. I love the holographic packaging, too.

$12 for a 15 ml squeeze tube on Glossier.com.

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