Product Reviews by rustybag

Treatments (Face) - Elizabeth Arden - Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant

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19 days ago

This skin protectant has been around since 1930, and I was reminded of it when I was watching a video on YouTube about vintage products. I was concerned mostly about the scent, and I can see how it’s compared to the smell of bandaids. There was also a L’Oreal lip gloss that came in a pot, that I used in Middle School in the 80s, that had a scent similar to this, which was actually what I first …Read more

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Dry Shampoo - Batiste - Dry Shampoo

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24 days ago

I’ve tried a couple of these, to add some “grip” to my hair, since it’s fine and slippery, and the pins that I like tend to slide out when I put it up. The Volumizing one is the one I like. It’s not too gritty, nor is it too hairspray like. More of an in between texture. No problems with blending into my brown hair. It does add some volume, but I have to be careful how much I use, because if I …Read more

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Concealers - NYX Professional Makeup - HD Photograpic Concealer Wand - Lavender

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1 month ago

This concealer, which I purchased for my under eye circles on my light skin tone (dark brown hair), did not work for me. It does not look as lavender in real life as in photos. It’s more like white, with gray/ lavender tint. It goes on matte and opaque. I tried mixing it with other things, using a tiny amount, but always ended up looking like death with this on. Horrible. I’m mixing it with hand …Read more

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Moisturizers - Olay - Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid - Original

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1 month ago

They changed this. I was in the mood for this, and luckily sniffed the bottle before buying it. It now smells similar to the pink Baby Magic lotion. No longer the rosey-floral soft classic scent. The ingredients seemed to have be tweaked as well. I went on the Olay website and sure enough, a ton of reviewers are saying the same thing. Apparently this happened a little over a year ago. What a …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Sweet Cakes- Original Herbal Essence Shampoo Type Fragrance Oil

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1 month ago

The original 1970s emerald green Herbal Essence shampoo is one I remember mostly from my childhood and my teenage years, later to be discontinued (around 2002). Over the years, I’ve searched for products and fragrance oils that were said to smell similar.

Most things I tried have been pretty “off”. This scent was rich and green, herbal, piney/ cypress (but not an “essential oil” smell) …
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Polishes - Sally Hansen - MEGA STRENGTH Nail Polish

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4 months ago

I bought this in Be Iconic, which is a lavender-blue shade. This went on thin and a little streaky on the first coat. The second coat was better, the 3rd was best. Not quite totally smooth and opaque, though, and the color wasn’t as great as it looks in the bottle. The wear isn’t terrible. I paid about $5 at Walmart for this.

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Conditioner - Clairol - Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Conditioner

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6 months ago

I use this with the matching shampoo, and my hair ends up clean, shiny and detangled. This is one of the ones that I think has been improved over the years. I don’t need that much of this conditioner, either (APL/ armpit length hair). Sometimes I use a lemon rinse to help with chelating because of my well water, but other than that, I don’t really have to use too much of anything extra when I use …Read more

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Shampoo - Clairol - Herbal Essences Body Envy Shampoo

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6 months ago

Herbal Essences is one of those brands that tends to tweak their formulas slightly every few years, which can be a good or bad thing, depending on whether you prefer the changes or not. This one to me has been improved over the years. I find that it makes my fine, wavy hair clean, but it doesn’t dry it out. Along with the matching conditioner, my hair is left clean and shiny; not weighed down …Read more

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Polishes - Sally Hansen - Xtreme Wear Nail Polish - Blue Blitz

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6 months ago

This looks like it’s a pale blue nail polish with pink iridescent, when looking at it in the bottle. However, it goes on super sheer and streaky, and even after 3 coats, it’s still sheer and streaky. The color also doesn’t look like it does in the bottle, it almost has a gray-ish cast in with the blue and pink (and again, sheer & streaky). I ended up exchanging it for a different color, I …Read more

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BB Cream - Maybelline New York - Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Cream

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6 months ago

I bought this in light/ medium and it’s way too orange & dark for my fair skin. Also, I should have checked cosdna before buying, the second ingredient gets a “4” on the potential for acne scale (0-5 potential rating). I’m mixing it with unscented sunscreen to make it more sheer, and using it up on the backs of my hands/ arms. It does have a light and fluid texture, so if the color matches …Read more

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