Product Reviews by mariella99

Lotions/ Creams - The Body Shop - Spa of the World - Hawaiian Kukui Cream

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2 days ago

I was given several samples of this rich and indulgent body cream with a recent purchase from The Body Shop. I love a lot of their body care products, from the Shea and Coconut Oil Body Butters to the Japanese Camellia Cream and some of their multi-purpose oils. I can't wait to get back to the store to purchase a full size of this lovely stuff. Every winter, I like to stock up on soothing …Read more

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Gels/ Soaps - The Body Shop - Spa of the World Brittany Coast Algae Body Wash - Revitalizing Bath & Shower Gel

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2 days ago

Looking to find something to replace an Aveda shower gel that has been long discontinued, I figured I would give this one from The Body Shop a try. The price was right (they had a sale going on) and the scent of this was lovely - a beachy, slightly herbal, relaxing scent. This is a real winner and smells so very nice; it's also not overly drying, though with winter coming to the Great …Read more

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Hair - Unlisted Brand - Zala Clip In Hair Extensions

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4 days ago

Every few months, there's a sudden flood of rave reviews for these hair extensions, all from people who have only just joined to post a Zala review and never post reviews for anything else. Suspicious? If I were looking for extensions, I would stay way from Zala because I would put my faith in reviews from people who've been coming here for a while and reviewing many products (rather …Read more

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Amplified Creme in Full Fuchsia

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4 days ago

I chose this as a Back to Mac freebie so the price - pretty darned good. MAC's Amplified Cream formula is my favourite of all their lippies and I was going to get yet another tube of Craving (I generally have 3 or 4 on the go at any one time; it's my real "go to" and has been for ages) but wanted to see if I could find something close to and less costly than Givenchy Fuchsia …Read more

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Cleansers - Eve Lom - Cleanser

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11 days ago

The price for this legendary cleansing balm is outrageous but I found an "Iconic Cleanse Ornament" (a .7 ounce jar of the cleanser and a muslin cloth) for $19.99 at Marshalls and grabbed it up. The .7 ounce cleanser (the mini) sells for $32 at Sephora in Canada and the muslin cloth is almost $10, so what I paid was a pretty good value. I really do like the balm and whole process of …Read more

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Cleansers - Drunk Elephant - Beste Jelly Cleanser

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15 days ago

Like several others, I also got this as part of my birthday gift from Sephora. I have a real love/hate relationship with DE as I think many of their products are seriously overpriced, the worst example being their marula oil which they advise you to use so lavishly on your skin, cuticles, hair, antique furniture and vintage handbags (okay, I made the last 2 up) that you'd be spending a …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Pixi - Endless Shade Stick - Bronze Blaze

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17 days ago

Not cheap for a "drugstore" product but most of Pixi's products are mid-range in price and perhaps a bit higher than someone might expect in drugstore . But this chubby shadow stick is a bargain in every other sense. First - hurrah - it's twist up, so no need to faff around with a sharpener and waste product. Second - this applies smoothly and evenly and is a dream to blend …Read more

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Masks - Dr. Brandt Skincare - Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask

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18 days ago

I got a sample of this in a value set when I purchased the full sized microdermabrasion exfoliator. I already have several sleeping masks that I like a lot, otherwise, I'd purchase the full size of this one. It feels so cooling when I apply it and the texture is very refreshing and soothing. If I am careful not to apply too much and give it a bit of time to sink in, I don't have a …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Natasha Denona - Mini Gold Eyeshadow Palette

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18 days ago

I've only had this palette for a few days but was really eager for it to arrive. I'd mistakenly ordered the Mini Star palette and found the quality of that to be really disappointing, having heard such raves about ND's eyeshadows and never having tried them before. But this one - the Gold mini palette - is MUCH nicer. I really like the shades - from a rich, shimmery brown (Dark …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Natasha Denona - Mini Star Eyeshadow Palette

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24 days ago

I ordered this palette by mistake from Sephora's website. I really wanted the Holiday/LE Gold mini palette but they looked quite alike on the site and I (online shopping hater that I am) ended up clicking on the wrong image. I realized quite quickly after trying to use this palette and ending up with gold fallout on my cheeks as well as being unable to find the Dark Sepia shade I was …Read more

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