Product Reviews by raindrops_on_roses

Mascara - Yves Saint Laurent - The Shock Voluminizing Mascara

2.0
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Jan/13/2018

I got a mini of this mascara with a Sephora order. I would not normally have tried this product, but WOW. The length and thickness it provided was insane. As soon as the mini dried up, I purchased the full-sized version. It was like it was a different mascara!!!! I never did a side by side but the brush seemed subtly different. Now I got hardly any lengthening effect. It did still create a …Read more

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Eyeliner - Marc Jacobs - Highliner Gel Crayon Eyeliner - Blacquer

4.0
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Nov/26/2016

This is the best eyeliner I own right now. I don't imagine it will be my forever HG but I keep reaching for it again and again for now. Like many others, I first encountered this as part of the Sephora birthday gift. I then went on to purchase the full size. I usually use a black gel liner day to day, but I found this goes on sort of similarly (despite being a pencil, obviously), imparts …Read more

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Moisturizers - Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel

5.0
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Nov/20/2016

The packaging and the product inside are high end, it just happens to be made by Neutrogena and is available at your local Target. Honestly, when you are in drugstore shopping mode the price of this product CAN make your eyes pop a little, but just think about how that price stacks up next to the offerings at Sephora, Nordstrom, etc., etc. This is a beautiful lightweight yet highly quenching …Read more

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Blush - Maybelline New York - Baby Skin Instant Cheek Flush

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Nov/20/2016

Buyer beware. I used this once and immediately regretted the purchase. The creaminess and greasiness is off the charts. I used a tissue to blot each of my cheeks before I left for work (as though I was blotting lipstick) and that helped a little, but of course by then there little to no color left. Even in cold weather, which is my prime cream blush weather, it vanishes. I could see this …Read more

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Fragrances - Chloé - Roses de Chloe Eau de Toilette

4.0
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Jun/11/2016

I received this as a Sephora sample. It's lovely, and I will be purchasing a fb within the next few days. This triggered a major olfactory memory for me of a discontinued flanker of Lancome Miracle called So Magic! (so cheesy!) that I owned maybe 10 years ago. I loved it, so of course it got discontinued. To my sadness, it has haunted me and even searching for it online I can't …Read more

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Fragrances - Giorgio Armani - Si Eau de Parfum

4.0
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May/07/2016

I'm surprised to see so many negative reviews of this. There are a million and a half spawn of Flowerbomb and I have no interest in trying most of them anymore--Flowerbomb is perfect as it is for me and it has that special something that has made me reach for it again over the years. The reason I am reviewing Si is because I stumbled over it and it took me by surprise. I got a little …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Stila - Kitten

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Mar/06/2016

This is my HG eyeshadow. The one I have now is from 2008!!! (ew?) and with regular use I still have some left, although there's no "cake" left, it pretty much just crumbles and loose dust. I don't know how they sell it nowadays (I never got into the Stila eyeshadow palette thing....have only bought singles). But I guess I will find out soon. This is a very shimmery …Read more

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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Lash Sensational Washable Mascara

4.0
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Mar/05/2016

It's been awhile since I felt like trying a new mascara because I've been pretty content on that front. When I first applied Lash Sensational, I think I audibly gasped and how long, black, and defined it made my lashes, and how perfectly it held a curl. It can be hard to get good volume with definition because they are sort of at opposite ends of the spectrum when you really think …Read more

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Brows - Maybelline New York - Define-A-Brow [DISCONTINUED]

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Dec/20/2015

I have used this for soooo long and have given it like zero respect...looking down on it and thinking in the back of my mind I'm just waiting for something better to come along...but, truth? This is my must have brow pencil, period. I've gone through at least ten of them. It's amazing because of the incredibly fine point on the pencil and the fact that is automatic, eliminating …Read more

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Mascara - CHANEL - Inimitable Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel

3.0
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Dec/20/2015

Don't get me wrong, this is a really nice mascara. All purpose--length, definition, volume. You can apply endless coats if you want. However it is SO waxy. The waxiness gives it the softness and the buildability, but it also causes it to smear along the top and bottom lashlines for me. It never feels totally dry. I love that the brush is so neat and precise, and it does produce a …Read more

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