Product Reviews by milou

Foundations - Maybelline New York - Dream Creamy Foundation

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frommilou

Jan/05/2010

I read about this foundation in the 'Times' style supplement. It got a rave review; hailed as one of the ten top products of 2010, makes you look years younger, foundation perfection blah blah blah.Of course I had to try it.
It retails at £7.99, but it is on offer at Boots and Superdrug, so I paid £5.99 for it.
It comes in a round box and it is very deceiving. You only get 14g …
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Mascara - Max Factor - Lash Extension Effect

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frommilou

Nov/26/2009

I have always been a fan of Max Factor mascaras, they are always excellent value for money. This one does not disappoint. As the previous reviewers said, this is not for you if you're looking for mega volume, but it does lengthen the lashes a lot and doesn't clump or smudge. It has a fine brush, almost 3cm long. You do need a couple of coats to get the full effect, but it is quite …Read more

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Masks - Olay - Total Effects 7x Mask

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frommilou

May/16/2009

I first tried this as a freebee in a magazine. I don't normally go in for masks because in the past I have had very bad reactions to some masks, but this one was so good that I went to Boots and bought it. It is a bit expensive, but I used my Boots voucher so it cost me £11 something. I agree with the previous poster who said that you shouldn't use it just before going out; I put it on …Read more

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Skincare - Body - LUSH - Each Peach Massage Bar

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frommilou

Apr/17/2009

I was given this as a birthday present. Normally I would not buy stuff from LUSH as I have always found the scents that waft from the shop a tad too over-powering for my taste. This moisturizing bar is very, very citrus-y; in spite of the name I can't smell pear at all. I would probably prefer a less obvious scent. However, it is also very moisturizing. I am not going to use it everyday- as …Read more

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Fragrances - Nina Ricci - L'Air du Temps

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frommilou

Mar/23/2009

I used to love this many moons ago. I just can't wear it now. It gives me horrible headaches. Shame, because the bottle is so beautiful and the name is lovely too, but in the end, it's the scent that matters and I just can't stand it. I wish I could be more precise about it and explain exactly what I don't like about it-but it is just like a love affair that went sour, and you …Read more

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Fragrances - Cacharel - Anais Anais

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frommilou

Mar/23/2009

I hate this. I hate it so much. It makes me gag, it gives me headaches. I could start a group of Anais Anais haters.The only thing nice about it, as far as I'm concerned, is the name. Really beautiful. Shame I can't wear the scent.
It just goes to show that someone's heavenly scent is someone else's horrid pong.

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Treatments (Face) - Olay - Regenerist Filling + Sealing Wrinkle Treatment

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frommilou

Mar/22/2009

This is really strange. Normally when I check out a product on MUA the reviews tend to be at least 80% true to my on experience. In this case, it is so different that I wonder if it is the same product we're talking about. I got a small sample in the post.Here in the UK it is called 'Regenerist 30seconds wrinkle filler'. By the description it sounds the same thing: putty coloured …Read more

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Lipstick - Boots - No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick

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frommilou

Feb/28/2009

I got this as a free gift. I was not really expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised. This is a lovely shade of pinky-brown, that is just right for my olive skin. It is slightly opalescent ( I don't like a lot of shine) and it feels very confortable and moisturising. I am a true lipstick girl and I have dozens , I am ashamed to say. I think this one is a really good all-rounder, in …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Vaseline - Lip Therapy - Rosy Lips

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frommilou

Dec/16/2008

Sorry ladies, Vaseline may be wonderful stuff but I don't rate this lip balm. I bought it because of the promise of the almond oil, but the strong smell of roses is a turn-off . It also makes my hair stick to my lips and that, in my book, is the capital sin as far as lip treatments are concerned.
I prefer Carmex and if I could justify the cost, 8 Hour cream by Elisabeth Arden.
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Styling Products - TRESemmé - Thermal Creations Straightening Gel [DISCONTINUED]

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frommilou

Dec/16/2008

This certainly straightens your hair (not that my hair needs a lot of straightening anyway) but I could see from the first application that the build up was going to be a problem.My hair felt quite sticky and looked dull. I had to wash it the following day with a clarifying shampoo to get the shine back. In this range (TRESemme) I find that the shampoos are ok, the conditioners are actually …Read more

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