Product Reviews by medeablue

Conditioner - The Body Shop - Banana Truly Nourishing Conditioner

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3 months ago

So torn...

On the one hand, I LOVE the smell. Which is weird, because I’m not a fan of banana (or any fruity) scents. True, it has a strong, sweet bubblegummy banana smell at first, but a lovely deep musky base smell which lasts almost all day. Almost animalistic?

On the other hand... it is terribly drying. That’s a sin I can’t forgive (or understand) in a conditioner. It was …
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Lip Treatments - SoftLips - French Vanilla SPF 15

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3 months ago

100 years ago the popular (read monied) girls in my high school used to use this, while I was stuck with the cheap no name brands, so I’ll always associate it with fancy things and pretty girls. It also means I always buy it whenever I see it, just because I can!

I personally love the slight burn - it feels like it’s actively doing something (I know it’s probably just menthol, but don’t …
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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

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3 months ago

I have extremely long natural eyelashes (go ahead, hate me) but they are very fair and therefore need a deep colour, low clump mascara. I usually avoid anything with the word “volume” in it - I need definition, not volume - but the plastic brush is great at separating lashes. The thin tip makes it easier to get those corner lashes as well.

Mostly, I love that it’s super easy to find in …
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BB Cream - L.A. Girl - Pro BB Cream

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3 months ago

I actually really like this. It’s supplanted my usual Garnier BB cream, as well as my Estée Lauder Double Wear (which I will go back to when I invariably go through a ‘high coverage’ phase) and my Tom Ford.

Works well over my beeswax moisturizer and has a velvety but slightly dewy finish.

Low coverage, but that’s what I want on most days.

Only con is that it does …
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Top/Base Coats - essence - Studio Nails Pro White Nail Hardener

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3 months ago

Definitely whitens (not permanently - just has a slight purple cast which, as anyone who knows the color wheel would know neutralizes yellow).

Minuses - I find it flakes off rather quickly with one cot and two coats makes it too purple-y.

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Lotions/ Creams - The Body Shop - Coconut Milk Body Lotion

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4 months ago

You know, I actually really like this. Had string regrets the first time I used it, due to the strong vanilla drydown smell (NOT a vanilla fan here), but the consistency and spray applicator makes up for it.

I see a lot of people here aren’t a fan of the spritzer, and I agree that it’s impossible to use on, say, your back or behind your legs, but -everywhere else- it’s just so easy! …
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Lotions/ Creams - The Body Shop - Cactus Blossom Body Butter

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4 months ago

The official description:

“Don’t be prickly! Quench thirsty skin with our ultra fresh and rich Cactus Blossom Body Butter, enriched with exotic cactus flower extract from Morocco and Community Trade shea butter from Ghana. Stand up to moisture-stripped skin and leave your body feeling softer and more supple.”

I picked this up hoping for a replacement to my beloved …
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