Product Reviews by michellehelm

Cleansers - Eve Lom - Cleanser

5.0
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May/24/2013

I can't add anything to many of the OTHER well-written 5-star reviews of this product -- just wanted to weigh in with a "how did I live before I gave in and tried this remarkable stuff" comment. It is seriously THAT big a game-changer for me (someone that formerly dreaded any skincare process that involved the word "ritual")... WHY did I wait so long to give this …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Eve Lom - Cleansing cloths

5.0
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Apr/26/2013

These cloths are positively remarkable. I'd long thought "what the HECK, they're just WASHCLOTHS, for pete's sake" -- ohhhh, I was so wrong. They make my evening cleansing ritual so much easier (I can merely rub my cleansing oil into my skin, run a wet one of these all over my face, follow with a swipe of koh gen do cleansing water, a little serum and some moisturizer …Read more

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Moisturizers - La Mer - The Moisturizing Soft Cream

4.0
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Nov/17/2012

I held out for 15 (FIFTEEN) years before finally relenting and giving this line a try, against my accountant's advice. To my semi-chagrin, my skin has never looked better. I have combo skin that tends to lean oily, and SOMEHOW, I can put this on under my Remede Mattifying lotion in the morning, and everything just stays where it's supposed to -- I am NOT accustomed to this, as …Read more

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Lips - Unlisted Brand - Morpho Cosmetics Lip Stain

5.0
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Nov/17/2012

As suggested in my review of Morpho's wonderful lip-glosses, I alluded to the fact that I, ummm, have a LOT of glosses on hand that I can see this company's product replacing nearly across the board. But don't EVEN get me started on lip-stains. I **live** for stained lips, ones I can apply early in the day, then essentially forget about until bedtime. Yes: I am a total …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Unlisted Brand - Morpho Cosmetics Super Staying Lip Gloss

5.0
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Nov/17/2012

I just purchased this gloss in Farfalla, and I can see how my orgiastic gloss collection is on the sudden verge of being otherwise forgotten... This is SUCH a gorgeous glowy-rose color with both enough pigment that it makes my lips look "lip-like" (i.e., I wasn't blessed genetically with non-face-color lips) and enough wild moisture that I can see this taking the place of my …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - Clarisonic - classic

5.0
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Nov/11/2012

Simple genetic math...
When I DON'T use this at least once daily, I look like my grandmother eventually.
When I DO use this at least once daily, my 17 year-old daughter and I are confused for sisters. (Please allow me to reiterate: WHEN I USE THIS REGULARLY, MY LIFE IS SIGNIFICANTLY LESS LIKE MY GRANDMOTHER'S, and I view this as an *extreme* positive.)

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Eyeliner - NYX Professional Makeup - The Curve Felt Tip Eye Liner

5.0
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Nov/11/2012

All my review needs to say is this: WHY ARE *ALL* LIQUID EYELINERS NOT SHAPED LIKE THIS?? Honestly -- there oughtta be a law.

I put this on, it DOESN'T look like I did so during an earthquake nor while suffering a grand mal seizure (my typical liquid-eyeliner go-to looks, unfortunately...) and it lasts & lasts and looks positively amazing. It's almost TOO easy to go …
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Cleansers - Koh Gen Do - Cleansing Spa Water

5.0
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Oct/20/2012

ADORE.

I can merely echo everything the reviewers before me have said -- this stuff is absolutely amazing and ridiculously expensive.

I'm going to take this out of my dinner-out budget, it's THAT good on my ever-crazy skin. (Also, if I were to admit to wearing eyelash extensions, I might say that this is the only really effective eye makeup remover that …
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Lips - Yves Saint Laurent - Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balm

4.0
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Dec/01/2011

I have this in 06 (Luscious Cherry), and I positively adore it. As others have mentioned, it seems to last roughly 3 hours on otherwise-idle lips, and it leaves the prettiest stain in its wake. It's moisturizing, it smells/tastes terrific -- LOVE. I do wish they didn't go so overboard with the packaging in the name of allowing it to be a tad more reasonably priced, but, as with so …Read more

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Concealers - IT Cosmetics - Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer

5.0
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Jul/31/2010

I have to agree with so many other reviewers (and I don't often get so slap-happy over ANY product that I take the time to write a review...) -- this is the most remarkable concealer I've come across. Ever. If the thought of doing so didn't break me out in a stone-cold sweat, I'd toss the four other concealers I routinely cycle through. This really DOES appear to be the …Read more

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