Product Reviews by niveous

Hair - Unlisted Brand - CURLS curl creme brule / cream brulee

5.0
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Dec/02/2015

I received a travel size of Curls Creme Brulee in a Target Beauty Box, and it has become a holy grail styling product. For the record, I have somewhat dry, short, wavy hair (type 2A or 2B depending on the day) that absolutely loves this. The scent is sweet and makes me want to lick the frosting off of my hair! After I shampoo, I towel dry, apply a quarter-sized amount of product to my hair …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Burt's Bees - Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm

4.0
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Dec/02/2015

I've been a fan of Burt's Bees for 15+ years, and my absolute favorite product from BB is its original beeswax lip balm. When I saw that a squeezable version was available, I had to have it! It was available at my local Target for USD $3.99.

From BB: "Now squeezable, still awesome! Our original beeswax lip balm, now in squeezewax. This squeeze tube version of our …
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Gels/ Soaps - Dr. Bronner's - Pure Castile Liquid Soap

5.0
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May/16/2015

The awesomeness of Dr. Bronner's liquid soaps is reflected by the 200+ reviews, with a 90% repurchase rate. Still, here is my personal story of why I love this magic liquid:

Several years ago, I went on a 7-day trek in Nepal. I trekked anywhere between 5-8 hours a day, with all of my possessions in a backpack, and sweating through layers of clothing on a daily basis (eeww). BUT …
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BB Cream - Aveeno - Clear Complexion BB Cream

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Apr/14/2014

Usually I love Aveeno products - I've been a loyal user of Aveeno sunscreens and cleansing products for years - but this was a disappointment. It's my first experience using a BB cream, so I suppose part of my expectations is a contributing factor, but I was not expecting this to look, work, and feel so much like liquid foundation. The product is very pigmented and does not go on …Read more

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Fragrances - The Body Shop - Mango

4.0
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Jun/05/2013

Yup, this is a mango. My husband loves mangoes and he loves this straight, simple, fruity scent on me. There's not much of any other notes in this fragrance, which isn't a bad thing, as a mango has a unique scent of its own. It's a fun, no frills fragrance that's perfect for the coming summer. On me, this has practically no lasting power, but given the size of the bottle, I …Read more

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Fragrances - The Body Shop - Scents Of The World ~ Madagascan Vanilla Flowerr

5.0
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Jun/05/2013

Oh Fragonard Vanille, how I've missed thee! Uh, I mean, The Body Shop Madagascan Vanilla Flower?! This reminds me so much of Fragonard's version, which is an unusual take on vanilla - spicy, sexy, with a hint of vanilla but with a twist. It's sophisticated and slightly mysterious. Unlike most vanilla scents, this is not simply sweet or in your face. As the French say, there's …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Royal Doulton - Doulton EDP

4.0
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Nov/02/2011

First launched in 1998, Doulton is described as a fruity floral. Though, make no mistake, it's a warm and sophisticated fruity floral that's more suited for the modern woman than a young lass. Because of its richness, I like to wear this one on a brisk fall/winter day than a sunny summer day. It has great lasting power and sillage. Here are its notes:

Top: pear, peach …
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Lip Gloss - Physicians Formula - Organic Wear Superfruit Lip Gloss - Super Rose

5.0
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Apr/05/2011

My HG lipgloss. A rosy, YLBB shade that moisturizes organically, and gives me a sultry gloss/iridescent sheen that's just enough for a daytime look. The consistency is smooth, not watery, but thick enough to be emollient. Not sure if this really has goji berries in it, but the taste/smell isn't offensive. I'm already done with my first tube and would happily shell out full retail …Read more

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Cleansers - Basis - Sensitive Skin Bar

5.0
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Apr/05/2011

My go-to cleanser when I want to remove my makeup, yet doesn't leave my face dry or taut. I love how simple and mild it is - forget all the expensive cleansers that promise to do miracles! There doesn't appear to be anything harsh in this soap and I'm sad I decided to try this bar after years of washing with some pretty harsh stuff. I think the price for this bar has gone up - …Read more

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Cleansers - Purpose - Gentle Cleansing Wash

4.0
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Apr/05/2011

I find this cleanser to be pretty gentle on my sensitive skin. It's my morning cleanser and does a great job of removing the oil slick from my face! The cleanser lathers well and has a faint, unoffensive fragrance. My only complaint is it seems to leave a residue on my face if I don't do a thorough washing - hence a lippy off. Otherwise I'd probably repurchase and continue using …Read more

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