Product Reviews by maplesinthesnow

Mascara - Kiko Cosmetics - LongEyes+ Active

5.0
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Jun/08/2018

I feel as though mascara is really essential to give my eyes some life from behind eyeglasses. I prefer a relatively natural look, but I like long lashes and I generally don't like clumpy formulas. I have been infatuated with some of the newer styles of applicators. When I opened this tube up, I was afraid I'd be unhappy. This applicator is a brush applicator, with just a slight …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - Waterpik - WaterPik Complete Care 5.0 Water Flosser + Sonic Toothbrush

4.0
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Jan/21/2018

Healthy teeth and gums make a big difference in how we feel and in how we look. You might not immediately list tooth care products as beauty tools, but they do affect our appearance.

I had been using a WaterPik water flosser for a few years, and was very happy with it. However, my partner was having problems with his gums and teeth, and in some degree of desperation, I decided to …
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Gels/ Soaps - Bath & Body Works - Paris Amour Shower Gel

4.0
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Jan/21/2018

This scent is an easy to wear, everyday scent, although it's true that the shower gel doesn't seem to really last past the towelling-off. I enjoy using this gel, and I like the suds it produces, as well as the color of the gel and the design on the label. It doesn't fight with other scents I wear in perfume, which I like too. I don't love the price most of the time, and …Read more

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Lipstick - Victoria's Secret - Liquid Color Intense Lip Laquer

3.0
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Jan/01/2018

Does VS refresh their catalog and change names every season? I'm not sure, but I found this doefoot applicator tube of lipstick in the Semi Annual Sale this year in-store. I also found a few tubes of lip gloss, but I don't think that I saw a thing labelled beauty rush, so when I came on to review this lipstick, it seemed almost as though I was in a different universe!

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Candles - Bath & Body Works - in general

4.0
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Dec/31/2017

I have just now dipped a toe into the torrent of BBW candle chatter. I resisted for quite some time. I used a lot of BBW bath scrubs and creams, but mostly preferred using straight essential oils and diffusers, to scent my home.

So at this year's (2017) Semi Annual Sale (SAS), I noticed some people commenting on scents they liked, and then I read that BBW is using a soy wax …
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Lip Gloss - Pixi - Lip Lift Max

3.0
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Dec/16/2017

I bought this in Petal Ice, mostly because of a comment from a YouTuber that I didn't quite realize was doing a paid endorsement :-(. I like it ..... okay. It goes on easily, makes my lips feel good and look glossy. But there's absolutely no lifting or boosting or anything like that, going on here. It's simply a nice lip gloss. I like the pale green of Pixi's packaging …Read more

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Palettes - Kiko Cosmetics - Smart Eyeshadow Palette - Cool Shades

5.0
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Dec/06/2017

I bought an assortment of Kiko Milano cosmetics, mostly eye makeup, prompted by a young relative's budding interest in makeup. For myself, I chose this eye shadow palette of cool toned Kiko eye shadows.

Ordering was a snap, through the Kiko online store. I have had a misunderstanding with Kiko in the distant past, when I intended to take advantage of a "buy one, get …
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Polishes - ZOYA - Nimue

4.0
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Nov/26/2017

An unusual grayish purple shimmer color, this Zoya polish applies well, like all the Zoyas I've tried. It is a shade that is neither too deep nor too pale, I would say it would work well in a professional setting but also looks festive. I enjoy wearing it very much

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Cleansers - Garnier - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

3.0
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Jul/29/2017

I don't use this now, but I DID use it for several months last summer. We are on a water well. Our well went dry and it was a huge ordeal (don't even ask!) getting it sorted out and running water back on. While we waited, occasionally I used Garnier Micellar Water to clean my face, mostly in the evenings.

It was okay. I had heard a lot of hype about how amazing micellar …
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Misc Beauty Tools - shu uemura - Eyelash Curler

3.0
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Jul/27/2017

As of around mid-2015 (when my DH gifted one to me) I have owned this curler as well as an older Revlon lash curler. I read all of the hype about the Shu curler and thought, I have to have this. As I have grown older, I've noticed what a big positive difference it can make in how awake I look, if I curl my lashes before applying my mascara.

It's okay. I notice people here …
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