Product Reviews by romarin

Lotions/ Creams - NIVEA - Creme

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14 days ago

Hands down, one of the BEST, thickest, substantial, richest face creams available. Not glamorous, too scented, yet works wonders. I use the German version, which I feel is superior to the Mexican made one. I order it from Smallflower. It comes in tins, jars, or tubes. Wish it were unscented, but it works wonders on mature skin. Will always use it.

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Blush - Maybelline New York - Cheek Heat Sheer Gel-Cream Blush

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1 month ago

I recently bought two Cloud Paint blushes from Glossier, and was somewhat disappointed. Not enough pigment, though I did have the two lightest shades. Maybelline has just come up with these dupes which, in my opinion, are better. I bought Nude Burn and am so impressed by it’s easy application (finger worked well) and amount of color and staying power. Better and a fraction of the price of …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Auriga Flavo-C Serum

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12 months ago

I had heard about this via some French blogs I follow. It is a Belgium based company and includes L-Ascorbic acid, Ginko biloba, and more. The bottle is opaque, which helps the vitamin C from breaking down. The dropper tip is very cleverly designed, (and rather elegant!) to control what you get out. I use a total of 5 drops on my face, pat/rub it in, let it dry, then moisturize. I will warn …Read more

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Toners - Trader Joe's - Rose Water Toner

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Oct/13/2018

Another great beauty buy from Trader Joe’s. This $6, 4 oz. spray bottle contains the perfect combination of Rosa Damascena, Virginiana, glycerin, and a few other harmless sounding ingredients. I keep mine in the fridge and spray on my face to refresh in the morning, as I’m making dinner, and before bed. The scent transports me to a fragrant shady garden and is very calming. It’s also great to …Read more

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Scrubs - Trader Joe's - Blueberry & Acai Facial Scrub

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Mar/28/2018

As has been previously mentioned, the main feature of this product is NOT exfoliation with beads, seeds, etc. There ARE some blueberry seeds, which are slightly annoying and don't do much, but this is still a really good product. It is very pleasant to use, because the smell is like fresh blueberries. It doesn't bother me that it's in a jar, as my hands are always clean when I …Read more

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Blush - Ben Nye - Creme Rouge

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Jan/27/2018

After reading several good reviews, as well as one (youtube video) by Wayne Goss, I ordered one of these in Carnation Pink. It's everything people have said. Good pigment, buildable, easy to blend. I've had it on for 6 hours and it still looks great. If you have really oily skin, you might want to blot and set with powder, but I just love the dewy finish.
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Lipstick - Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Pur Couture - 9 Rose Stiletto

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Jan/18/2018

I have so many lipsticks that it takes a LOT for me to justify another, especially one so $$, BUT this one is worth every penny (dollar!). It simply makes me look fabulous --see a pic on my page, with the big rose sunglasses --. The color and the formula and the packaging are all superb.

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Pressed Powders - Catrice - Prime And Fine Mattifying Powder Waterproof

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Jun/28/2017

I was packing for a short trip and could not find my Recently acquired Chanel compact! I hate spending big $$ on something and then losing it! I do rely on a good mattifying powder compact several times a day, and wasn't sure my Chanel was lost for good. So off I went to Ulta to look for an inexpensive (i.e. under $10.00) compact. It needed to have a mirror, and have enough room for a …Read more

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Concealers - Catrice - Light Reflecting Concealer

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Apr/12/2017

People have compared this to YSL's Touch Éclat. Strange, because that is at the top end of the $$ spectrum, and THIS is at the low end. The fact is, they ARE very similar! Nice packaging, light, somewhat reflecting, natural looking coverage. (I use it for undereye circles). The pump-it applicator brush works like a dream too! The fact that it's under $10.00 is icing on the cake! …Read more

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