Product Reviews by rubadub

Treatments (Face) - Kiehl's - Midnight Recovery Concentrate

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Mar/23/2015

I was given a bottle of the Midnight Recovery serum by a friend who said it broke her out in itchy bumps. Since my skin usually responds well to most oils, except grapeseed, I decided to give it a try. The dropper bottle is very neat and it's easy to avoid making a mess. 1 + for that.
I cleansed and toned my skin before applying the serum. First thought: yikes, lavender! The essential …
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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Volum' Express The Falsies Mascara

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Sep/18/2014

Maybelline mascaras are such a hit-or-miss! This one's a miss, unfortunately. The formula is messy and it makes my lashes clump together and look short. I tried applying it with a mascara comb which gave a better result but still not good enough for me to keep using it.

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Misc Beauty Tools - Unlisted Brand - Salux Nylon Japanese Bath Towel

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Sep/18/2014

I've struggled with keratosis pilaris for most of my life. I've tried so many things without any real improvement - that's was before the Salux towel. AMAZING! Who knew a plastic towel could make such a difference? Bumps - gone, red dots - barely visible! My legs and arms have never been this smooth.. Best 10 bucks I ever spent, I'll never go without one!

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Lip Treatments - Carmex - Moisturizing Lip Balm

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Sep/01/2012

I love Carmex! I put it on my lips before I go to bed and I wake up with hydrated,plump lips. I never get chapped lips when I use it, no matter how dry the climate. The only drawback is the ingredient-list which contains both petrolatum and mineral oil but I've tried so many natural alternatives and they just can't compare.. I'll keep looking but until I find anything that gives me …Read more

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Moisturizers - KORRES Natural Products - Wild Rose 24-Hour Cream

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Sep/01/2012

This product helps my skin stay hydrated for a couple of hours but it gives me a sweaty-looking sheen and my skin is dry so oily skins might want to think twice before making a purchase.. It's good under make-up but I haven't really encountered a cream that isn't so.. I haven't noticed any of the "brightening" that they promised on the jar either. All in all, not a …Read more

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Sunscreen - La Roche-Posay - Anthelios W SPF 30 Gel Haute Protection

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Jun/26/2012

This is a good sunscreen! It's moisturizing but it doesn't feel greasy or sticky. It doesn't leave a white cast either. Avoid application around the eyes because it stings quite badly. I would recommend this sunscreen for people with dry and sensitive skin.

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Sunscreen - CHANEL - UV Essentiel Multi-Protection Daily Defense Sunscreen Anti-Pollution Broad Spectrum SPF 50

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Jan/22/2012

I really don't know why I insisted on buying this last year when i spent the whole summer in Sweden but i did. It's not available here so i bought it (way overpriced btw :() from an online retailer. But im glad i did! On application it leaves a slight white cast but after about 30 mins it's invisible. I didn't really put it to the test under the scorching desert sun but it did …Read more

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Sunscreen - SHISEIDO - Shiseido Very High Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50+

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Jan/22/2012

I was looking for a matte sunscreen with high spf to wear on my face during the summer and this seemed to fit the bill. I was very dissapointed. First of all, as others have mentioned, it leaves a white cast that doesn't sink in and secondly it's so thick and gooey that it's hard to work with. It smells bad too. The few times i wore it it did provide good protection but it just …Read more

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Concealers - Helena Rubinstein - Magic Concealer

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Jan/22/2012

I agree with Tinka84's review, the formula is very much like a liquid foundation which makes it very easy to apply and it has some highlighting propertiers. I use the fairest shade and it works perfectly to conceal under my eyes. It's not a heavy concealer but it works wonderful to cover up minor imperfections and it's very easy to get a natural result. On days when i need more …Read more

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Mascara - Yves Saint Laurent - Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils

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Jan/22/2012

It goes on nicely, without clumps and adds volume and some length. However, it easily gets messy on my lashes. My lashes are blonde with some length so any messiness is very apparent. It does stay on nicely throughout the day whilst still being easy to take off. It's not the most expensive mascara from HR but it's still pricey and with HR, my expectations are always high. I think this …Read more

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