Product Reviews by rillensora

Primer/ Corrector - NARS Cosmetics - Smooth & Protect Primer SPF 50

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Dec/15/2017

I'm pretty surprised there isn't already a review for this product... it's new but not THAT new (I bought it eight months ago).

Anyway, I've avoided primers in the past because 1) I was skeptical about how much of a difference they make, 2) I don't like adding an extra layer to my routine and 3) most of them seem to be chock-full of the type of silicones that …
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Blush - CANMAKE - Cream Cheek

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Dec/15/2017

This is the blush that made me start wearing blush consistently. I've always found with blush shades it's far too easy to overdo it, or the color looked either too muddy or chalky-white on my face. But my friend let me try her CL01 (the shade name is Clear Red Heart, which is one of those cases where the shade name actually accurately describes the product's appearance), and I was …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - The Body Shop - White Musk Extra Rich Body Cream

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Dec/14/2017

White Musk is something of an anomaly in that it's one of the only TBS scents I can even stand, let alone enjoy... do not speak to me of their Moringa scent, nor their Moroccan Rose, for they are the bringers of migraine and nausea and all other sorts of bad things. To be quite frank, I'm not a fan of the White Musk EdT either, as it smells a bit metallic and thin to me. But I do really …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Johnson & Johnson - Baby Lotion

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Dec/14/2017

Seasons may change, sea levels may be rising, but Johnson's baby lotion will always be there for me (in a manner of speaking, of course).

It's been with me since childhood, all the way through adolescence and adulthood. It's always been there for me even when I'm broke and can't afford to buy fancy face creams or whatnot. And most of all, it's never caused …
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Masks - NARS Cosmetics - Aqua Gel Luminous Mask

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Dec/14/2017

I use this less as a mask and more as a "pre-moisturizer". Toners just don't to do much for me, so I go the granny-who-is-an-adorable-living-time-capsule route and just use various flower waters... rose, neroli, or lavender, and sometimes witch hazel. But I do find I need a little something to go under proper moisturizer and face oil, and this fits the bill.

When you …
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Cleansers - Unlisted Brand - Heimish All Clean Balm

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Dec/14/2017

I've permanently switched from my former mainstay DHC to this. I like the idea that it's a solid-to-oil formulation (so personally I don't find it's too messy as you can control how fast it melts in the hand... however, I've only used this in fall and winter, so it may very well turn liquid at room temperature in warmer weather.) And it removes makeup just as well as the …Read more

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Nail Tools - OPI - Crystal File

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Dec/14/2017

Yes, yes, it takes down length efficiently without damaging your nails, it's long-lasting, all that. The tip is also good for cleaning out dirt from under the nails. But for me, the area in which I find this file most indispensible is that it's a great tool for scratching itches, if your nose or scalp starts itching while you're waiting for your mani to dry. 5/5, will repurchase …Read more

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Polishes - Essie - Plumberry

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Dec/14/2017

Amazing red creme that looks like it should be basic but is actually quite special. It looks a little dull and unpromising in the bottle because of the plummy undertones (hence, probably, the name), but on my hands turns into a complex red that defies categorization. It’s too velvety and ripe to be merely a bright, but too glowingly juicy to be ever described as vampy. Too red to be really seen …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Royal Rajah Ruby

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Dec/14/2017

I would buy this forever if I could, so curses on OPI for dc’ing this!

A beautiful vampy deep chocolate red, lit with a thread of shimmer like Dorothy’s ruby slippers. In regular lighting, the shimmer adds depth to what is normally a dark and often dreary color, making it feel special. In bright sun, especially glaring, low-angled winter sun like we frequently get this time of year …
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Polishes - ZOYA - Jane

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Dec/13/2017

I've been looking for the right "my nails but better" polish for years, and while I've not called off my search by any means, I'm pretty happy with this one and I could use it forever. Zoya applies beautifully for me (far superior to Essie or OPI or even Chanel), they don't discontinue their products nearly so frequently, and I love the shape of the …Read more

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