Product Reviews by pencilgirl

Lipstick - Lipstick Queen - Medieval

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Mar/02/2017

I love this! I'm on my second tube and will continue to buy it as a staple unless LQ reformulates it!

If you buy it expecting a "lipstick," you'll be disappointed. I'd really call it more of a tinted balm--it's VERY sheer on me. It's so sheer that I don't need a mirror to apply it; I just use it like a chapstick. I love it for no-makeup days …
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Treatments (Eye) - By Terry - Hydradiance Eye Contour

2.0
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Feb/25/2017

(I got this as a sample packet, so I can't comment on the full-size packaging.)

The sample packet had about 10 days' worth of product.

The bad: It forms a paste-like layer that just sits on my skin. It doesn't absorb. That's a big negative mark in my book.

The good: It seems like a very gentle, light cream that doesn't irritate my …
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Mascara - benefit Cosmetics - Roller Lash Mascara

3.0
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Feb/25/2017

Hmm. Lots of people love this. Maybe I just have weird lashes?

For one thing--and this is not really about the mascara formula itself--I am tired of gimmicky brushes. I especially hate the asymmetric ones that are curved or that have one texture on one side and a different one of the other. So that's one problem here.

For my lashes, these "bristles" are …
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Lotions/ Creams - Palmer's - Cocoa Butter Formula (All Formulas)

3.0
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Feb/10/2017

I love the scent and the way it feels on my hands (not greasy, so you can still do stuff after you apply it). But after a few days I noticed my skin had gotten rough and dry wherever I had been using it. It wasn't that my skin was getting drier overall--it was just on my arms, where I had been applying the Palmer's. Very weird. I'm sure it's just me, because I know this …Read more

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Moisturizers - Pond's - Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream

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Dec/17/2016

I have to agree with the people saying that the scent is overpowering. That's my only experience with this cream. I have no idea what great benefits it might be harboring, because I can't make it more than a couple hours and I have to wash it off. I've tried repeatedly, and I always respond the same way: I just have to get that smell off me. That's an odd reaction from …Read more

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Sunscreen - Bioré - UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++

3.0
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Aug/12/2016

Disappointing.

1. It seemed to dry my skin out (I don't have especially dry skin.)

2. It rolled up and pilled on my skin--a quality I absolutely hate in a lotion/cream.

3. It didn't seem to protect me enough, since I have some burned spots on my neck after a couple hours in the sun. I realize that's probably my fault for not putting in on …

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Shampoo - Garnier - Whole Blends - Honey Treasures

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Apr/25/2016

I bought this based on the good reviews, but . . . . I don't know, it's just an average drugstore shampoo; why are people raving about this? Reminds me of Prell circa 1972. It left my hair VERY stripped-feeling. I always recognize this when I rinse and feel the "squeaky" texture in my hair. (For the record, I have very fine, wavy, unprocessed hair.) The packaging and the …Read more

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Moisturizers - SHISEIDO - Eudermine

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Sep/23/2015

Gee, I really wanted to love this. I was attracted to the wildly impractical glass bottle and the arcane history. And so many people rave about it! But it did absolutely nothing for my combination skin. Nothing bad, nothing good--just nothing at all. My dry patches remained dry, and the oily spots remained oily. My makeup didn't go on or wear any differently. I gave it a month of …Read more

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Treatments - Unlisted Brand - Quimica Alemana Nail Hardener

5.0
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Feb/15/2015

I agree with the 5-star reviews here. I've used it for years; this is the ONLY nail hardener that has ever worked for me. A real plus, though, it that it does not yellow my nails at all. Every other nail product--from clear polish to hardeners and "strengtheners"--turns them yellow (yes, even the ones that claim they are "non-staining"). I guess this is just something …Read more

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Deodorants - Unlisted Brand - 5 Day Antiperspirant and Deodorant Pads

5.0
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Jul/13/2010

I agree with the other posts--this stuff is AMAZING. I'm in showbusiness and have ruined many costumes with my sweat. Yuk. This keeps me fresh even after 90 minutes under stage lighting, and my costumes are thanking me. There's nothing else on the OTC market that even comes close. It's hard to find--I get mine online. I hope they never discontinue it!

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