Product Reviews by nealsam

Hair - Verb - Sea Shampoo

5.0
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9 months ago

Everything I read about Verb products was "To The Moon"! To be accurate, most of this was about the "Ghost" line which I have also tried, will finish, not repurchase will review.

This review is for the "Sea Shampoo" which I did use in tandem with the "Sea Conditioner". I read enough reviews that I did hear it clearly explained that to be …
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Liquid - Koh Gen Do - Aqua Foundation

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Apr/16/2018

Please don't skewer my head on a stake for this review. I LOVE this company! I LOVE their OTHER foundation - the Maifashani Moisture Foundation in the tube in 002. I have combo skin as I am now 52, but it is OILY. The Moisture Foundation DOES NOT make it oily. You can see my "Cadillac Recipe Review" if you wish. It does have silicones in it, but not enough, or the ones to …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - beautyblender - the sponge

5.0
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Apr/14/2018

I resisted and resisted this stupid - looking "fad". After all, I had in the past (before cruelty was a concept) had cruel Chanel brushes. Boy were they good.

Older, weird hormones, super-oily, now some cheek flakes: yuk. Oh, I tried a super-awful knock-off. And more facial hair. I walked into an Ulta by my house and my friend-to-be who had just the right amount of …
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Eye Shadow - TOM FORD - Nude Dip

5.0
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Apr/14/2018

BEST EYESHADOW QUAD I HAVE EVER PURCHASED!!!

So I "PURCHASED WITH GREAT HESITATION": It might be boring? People love it, but they also love a nude lip, and a nude lip makes me look like Boojie Boy from early Devo video's.

OUTCOME: NOT BORING, AWESOME. This purchase has brought my almost non-stop shopping to a FULL-STOP.

MASCARA + LIGHTS = …
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Lipstick - Burberry - Military Red

5.0
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Dec/28/2017

"Hall Of Fame Lipstick" The best money can buy. Red Carpet Ready.

Please Note: This is for the regular formulation of the Military Red Lipstick which I consider superior to the Velvet. It has a clarity about it. It is the prettiest shade of Red. But it is unique. And I cannot explain how. It lacks the heaviness of a standard Red, yet it is bright, has depth, and is Red. The …
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Palettes - Viseart - Eyeshadow Palette - Neutral Matte

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Dec/27/2017

To my utter shock and dismay, this was a total loser for me. My stars reflect only the value to me, not others. The color payoff was poor, and I tried 3 primers. Maybe I needed a sander? And every outcome was a blase muddy loser.

Now: I have light skin, but it is resistant to certain formulations showing up.
I am in my 50's and cannot blame a cosmetic for this. Lastly, I …
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Liquid - Koh Gen Do - Maifanshi Moisture Foundation

5.0
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Dec/27/2017

My Favorite Foundation Ever: But Read My Combo Formula. I like it very much on it's own. Then I mixed it with 2 things and BOOM I got the BOMB! My formula makes it perform better, and brings the cost down a lot. Here it is:
1. A pea of this KGD in Shade 002.
2. An even larger pea of "It Cosmetics" Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF
50 in the Color …
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Eye Shadow - Dolce&Gabbana - The Eyeshadow Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Desert 123

5.0
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Jul/11/2017

I would buy this if again if it was strapped to the back of a Horny Toad! This is singularly the best, sexiest, elegant, build-able, most-fool-proof quad ever. I had passed on it a million times. Now, I consider it my best piece. I see it working for EVERYBODY.

The GA Quad Desert 123:

1. Soft Matte White/Vanilla (Back Left ) with coverage and a bit of sheerness. Perfect …
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Eye Shadow - GUERLAIN - Écrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadows - Les Cuirs

5.0
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May/07/2016

I recently purchased this quad in Les Cuirs (reviewed here) and (04) Les Bois Rose. Wow oh Wow!!! They are both a "5", I would rate them higher if I could. I love them both, but do favor this quad. Do not believe any negativity. These perform and look incredible with or without the arsenal of primers, fancy brushes,and that fabulous $200 SimpleHuman mirror I usually rely on. You …Read more

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Concealers - Marc Jacobs - Remedy Concealer Pen

5.0
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Feb/07/2014

I was using the Chanel sponge-tipped wand in the lightest color, and it was good, but I wanted better. I have dark circles, and melasma skin discoloration from the pill and sun and surfing. My mother who wears no make-up told me my under-eyes looked horrendous, and I needed something else. Though harsh words, I moved on to this Marc Jacobs pen (in the lightest shade after the corrector/s), and …Read more

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