Product Reviews by moonstar

Gels/ Soaps - Unlisted Brand - Irish Spring Original Deodorant Soap

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Sep/06/2014

As a teenager, I suffered from very severe acne that followed me into early adulthood and beyond. Within the last few years, I've gotten my breakouts under control (for the most part!). However, for whatever reason I've been plagued by occasional 'bacne' that tends to be quite tenacious. I've tried many washes and treatments and have found it particularly difficult to …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Cinema Secrets - Moisture Spray + Hydrating Mist

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May/03/2014

I'm getting married this summer, so I've been putting what seems like 1001 foundations through their paces. I'm a tough sell these days, since I have oily, acne-prone, aging, extremely dehydrated skin. Absolutely every foundation I've tried has resulted in accentuating those dry patches. I stumbled upon mention of this nifty spray on the makeup board and I thought I'd …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Theme Fragrances

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Apr/02/2014

I've been on a complete indie fragrance kick lately, sampling many wares from etsy. As with mainstream finds, my experience has been completely hit-or-miss.

The scent 'Sarong' by Theme Fragrances is a complete hit. What surprises me the most is that this fragrance goes against what I usually find appealing in a scent. I don't usually go for 'beachy' …
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Liquid - NARS Cosmetics - Sheer Glow Foundation

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Nov/13/2013

I'm getting married next year so my hunt for a wedding foundation has officially begun. My skin is a hybrid of the following: dehydrated, combination, at times acne-prone and starting to develop fine lines (in particular, around the eye/forehead area.) I'm susceptible to oily breakthrough in the middle of the day, but also to flaky skin. So needless to say, finding a foundation has been …Read more

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Liquid - COVERGIRL - Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-In-1 Foundation

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Jun/14/2013

Like countless others, I had high hopes for this foundation. My skin is a complete enigma, (breakout-prone, aging, somewhat dehydrated at times, but also oily. As one can imagine, finding the right foundation can be daunting to say the least).
I quite simply had absolutely no luck with this one. From colour selection (I purchased two and blended them together, (the second and third …
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Lipstick - REVLON - Colorburst Lip Butter - Cherry Tart [DISCONTINUED]

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Feb/16/2012

Wow, I seriously think that this is the sheer red colour I've been searching for for years! It's my lippie soul mate! Beautiful pinky red, not too sheer but pigmented enough. Great moisturizing properties, dries to a natural red pigment on your lips. I think I need to stockpile this immediately.

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Cherryblossomdiva - Moroccan Chergui

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Dec/12/2011

Like many on the fragrance boards, this was my first exposure to the ubiquitous Chergui. I loved the dupe so much (my sister is also obsessed) that I had to get my hands on a mini of the original for comparison's sake.

Initially, the original has more of the famous 'hay' accord, a bit drier and slightly more masculine. Minutes later, the real deal and the dupe are …
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Fragrances - Bulgari - Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir

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Jul/06/2011

On a recent trip to the big city I was hankering to use up my SDM points on a couple of new fragrances. I had my heart set on Esprit d'Oscar, but was undecided on one more. Enter Mon Jasmin Noir, tester sitting prettily atop the backlit glass counter. I've been on a bit of a floral kick lately (jasmine and gardenia, in particular) so this one piqued my interest. It was oppressively hot …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Dior - Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm

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Jun/30/2011

I received this product free last year as part of SDM's Optimum point redemption program. I had seen Pixiwoo's youtube tutorial featuring this ages ago and was super curious to try. Of course, I love anything Dior so I couldn't resist.

The packaging is tres chic, elicits comments whenever I use it. The product itself however is a bit of a letdown. It's a great …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Jennifer Aniston

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Jun/08/2011

I was curious about sampling this one, since the notes seemed appealing to me and I wanted to try something a bit lighter for summer, with a more 'beachy' feel than my usual fragrance lineup. I decided to swap for a decant before attempting to track this down (not released in Canada...yet...) and I'm very glad I did.

First spritz yielded exactly what I expected from the …
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