Product Reviews by mindyk

Self Tanners - CLARINS - Gelee Auto Bronzant Express - Self-Tanning Instant Gel

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frommindyk

May/11/2015

Pros: on me, this gave fast results (started developing color in a couple of hours), the color looked great on me, not orangebut a nice honey bronze color, and the smell was pleasant.

Cons: STICKY!!!! Feels sticky going on, stays sticky until you can get showered. In order to use up the tube I had (I certainly wasn't going to trash it due to the $$$) I would slather it on …
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Fragrances - Parfumerie Generale - Papyrus de Ciane

5.0
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frommindyk

Jan/02/2014

I've been looking for a mossy/earthy/marine fragrance to compliment a favorite indie e-tailer bath/body product. After several bombs with other mossy scents I bought this unsniffed from LuckyScent with birthday gift money and it played out well. Opening is very strong and on me the drydown stays true to the opening notes, becomes a bit sweeter, a little less mossy and a bit more aquatic. …Read more

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Fragrances - Keiko Mecheri - Scarlett

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frommindyk

Oct/05/2012

I bought this unsniffed when Luscious Cargo was having a sale on the discontinued clear bottles. Based on the description of the notes - blood orange, zesty spices, rose, angelica - I thought I would instantly adore it, especially the blood orange & rose component. What a huge disappointment. This was a complete scrubber on me. Could not wash it off fast enough. It's supposedly a …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Estée Lauder - Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator [DISCONTINUED]

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frommindyk

Aug/15/2012

Have slight dark spots on my jawline thanks to hormones. I wanted this to work so badly. Wanted an over the counter product I could easily get without ordering online or going to specialty store even though the EL is pricey. I tried it solid for 3 months, going thru nearly 2 full size bottles and absolutely no improvements. Didn't even do anything to improve slight redness marks from …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - Everyday Minerals - Long handled Kabuki

5.0
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frommindyk

Aug/15/2012

This is one of my favorite brushes. Received my first one as a gift from a friend when I told her I needed a good kabuki brush for applying mineral powder foundation but wanted one with a longer handle. It's soft, durable and I think the longer handle lets you control the level of foundation coverage a bit better. My first one lasted several years before dying out (my bad - I let it …Read more

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Fragrances - By Kilian - Love

4.0
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frommindyk

Aug/13/2012

I generally don't care for sweet or extremely foody fragrances, especially vanilla notes but I'd had such great success with other Kilians I thought I'd give this a try. Short story is I love Love. This is the fragrance that opened my eyes (maybe nose is more appropriate) to the world of vanilla. Yes, it's sweet but it's a mellow sweetness, tempered by a slightly bitter …Read more

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Body Scrubs - Unlisted Brand - Haus of Gloi Bubbling Scrub

5.0
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frommindyk

Dec/12/2011

I'm picky about my scrubs - I want something that doesn't feel like I'm using gravel, doesn't leave behind an oily residue nor leave my skin feeling like a desert when done. HoG scrubs are finely grained and almost smooth to the touch. The scrub is so fine that it eventually (but not too quickly) dissolves and rinses completely clean but also leaves your skin feeling soft …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Unlisted Brand - Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter

5.0
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frommindyk

Dec/12/2011

I was introduced to the HoG line by another member in swap and I am eternally grateful for the discovery. I think this is the perfect body cream - not too greasy but very moisturizing with a nice scent. The rich, thick butter (which almost resembles a thick frosting) absorbs quickly into the skin, doesn't leave a greasy afterfeel and leaves you feeling moisturized all day. Can't …Read more

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Fragrances - Parfumerie Generale - Brulure de Rose

5.0
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frommindyk

Sep/10/2011

A good friend sent me her partial bottle when she could no longer wear this scent and I am eternally grateful for it. I'm generally not much on rose/vanilla notes and would not have purchased BdR for myself based on the description but this is the most divine scent I've tried. It turns to a powdery rose on me with just a hint of vanilla in the background, just enough to sweeten it …Read more

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Fragrances - Serge Lutens - De Profundis

4.0
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frommindyk

Sep/10/2011

The color of this fragrance is absolutely breathtaking in the bell jar. I don't normally comment or care what the juice looks like but this is a really unusual color. Almost a luminiscent pale purple, just gorgeous. The fragrance itself is a wonderful surprise. I bought unsniffed, and with a bit of trepidation as I've never had a chrysanthemum fragrance before. On me, this is …Read more

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