Product Reviews by proximitythe53rd

Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - May Lindstrom The Blue Cocoon

4.0
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Oct/29/2018

The Blue Cocoon isn't for me. It caused breakouts. I know in my case, this is because of the shea butter and cacao seed butter, which both appear high on the ingredients list. I had hoped that because of the overall formulation, these ingredients wouldn't cause the issues in my skin they usually cause -- apparently some others who are sensitive to shea butter haven't found it …Read more

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Moisturizers - Simple - Simple Kind To Skin+ Illuminating Radiance Cream

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Apr/07/2015

I've just added the ingredients of this product (which can be viewed above) and that's where you can see the main problem here for me - alcohol (Cetearyl Alcohol) is quite high up the ingredient list. What a shame! I missed it when I was scanning the list prior to purchasing. (Also has Cetyl Alcohol lower on the list, which I would have been willing to chance in small quantity.) On the …Read more

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Cleansers - ORIGINS - Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil

5.0
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Jul/31/2014

My new favorite! I wish I'd found it sooner. (2018 update - still feel the same way - love this product.)

I've been through a few cleansing oils over the years. I was a loyal user of the Shu oils for quite some time, but (in older as well as newer formulations) they contain(ed) a number of ingredients which just didn't agree with my sensitive, acne-prone, highly reactive …
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Lipstick - REVLON - Super Lustrous Shine - Berry Couture

4.0
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Jul/31/2014

Berry Couture is my second Super Lustrous Shine lipstick, following Rich Girl Red (listed here without the 'Shine' label ( http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp/ItemId=165476/Super-Lustrous---Rich-Girl-Red/Revlon/Lipstick )
so I will pull in bits of my Rich Girl Red review to comment on the formula, which I find similar between the two colors.

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Skincare - Body - Unlisted Brand - Pai Organics- Fragonia & Sea Buckthorn Instant Hand Therapy Cream

5.0
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May/25/2014

THE BEST HAND CREAM EVER. BY SUCH A LARGE MARGIN!
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This is a rich cream with a thick-ish lotion texture which sinks quickly into the hands without leaving a sticky, slippery, or oily residue. It feels instantly hydrating even in the driest conditions (believe me, I've used it in the desert) - like my hands are breathing a sigh of relief. Like, I didn't know …
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Deodorants - Unlisted Brand - Soapwalla- Deodorant Cream

5.0
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May/25/2014

This stuff is great. There's not really much to say that hasn't already been said, but I'll share my experience of using this for about a year now --

The smell is nice, fresh, clean. The texture is like a thick paste or a soft clay, you massage it into your armpits with your fingers. It sinks in quickly, unless you are already sweating under your arms, in which case …
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Hair Treatments - Unlisted Brand - Rahua Finishing Treatment

3.0
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Mar/21/2014

Rahua Finishing Treatment is a good product, but it's not perfect. If you like the effect of a couple drops of a silicone 'oil' as a finishing treatment, but don't like using silicone in your hair, or feel let down by how silicone makes hair *look* healthy without really doing anything for it, then you'll probably like this Rahua product. After washing and towel-drying …Read more

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Eye Makeup Remover - Isehan - KissMe Heroine Make - Mascara Remover

5.0
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Mar/21/2014

This is one of those products which has changed/simplified my every-day routine so much that I'm left wondering why I haven't been using mascara remover for the last 10 years.

I think what mascara remover is etc. has been adequately covered in many previous comments, so I will stick to relating how this fits into my life.

Way back when, I used to use a separate …
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Mascara - FASIO - Full Dynamic Volume Mascara

5.0
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Mar/14/2014

I have very quickly become devoted to this mascara, which is really exciting for me. I think this must be the first mascara that I have really *loved*. My ideal eyelash look is feathery - I don't like lashes to clump together, and while I like volume at the roots, I don't want a lot of it through the mid-lengths and tips of the lashes - separation and definition are key. I don't …Read more

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Lipstick - REVLON - Super Lustrous Lipstick - Rich Girl Red

4.0
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Mar/14/2014

I bought this on a whim after swatching the tester and finding it to be a sheer, *warm* red. Rich Girl Red fit an empty niche in my collection: I love Lipstick Queen Medieval, a sheer every-day (work-safe!) red, but it's neutral-cool, so on my cool-toned mauve-y (corpse!) lips, it definitely pulls pink. Rich Girl Red on the other hand, reads as a sheer *red* on my lips due to its warm …Read more

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