Product Reviews by smrtnrse

Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - Naissance Virgin Avocado Oil

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8 months ago

I have been doing facials with fresh avocado mixed with honey for a number of years and my skin has been fab and so I wondered what avocado oil would be like. WELL...I was stunned. I thought it would leave my face oily, however if I allow 10 - 15 mins for it to absorb my skin feels velvety. Not just soft but literally like velvet! Now...for a 60 year young gal this is fantastic as I have been …Read more

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Cleansers - Mario Badescu - Glycolic Foaming Cleanser

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Feb/25/2018

I buy directly from MBadescu site. I can vouch for many things for this product (I'm paranoid they'll stop making this cleanser!). At the time of my posting, 2/2018, the cost is $16.00/6 fl. oz. I will continue to buy this product over and over but as with all of Badescu products, a little goes a long way. That's the first good thing. Very cost effective. I purchase it every 2 …Read more

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Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - Sedona Lavender Farms Timeless Face Serum

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Sep/17/2016

Wow...did I ever luck up on this find! I LOVE LaMer Replenishing Oil but discovered I have acquired an extreme sensitivity to the Jojoba oil in it. I also have a sensitivity to the cost! So, I have been on a quest to find anything even remotely close and did I ever find it!
Sedona Lavender Farms Timeless Face Serum has Meadowfoam Oil, the key ingredient in LaMer Replenishing Oil, but no …
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Lotions/ Creams - L'Occitane - Roses et Reines Hand Cream

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Jun/24/2016

I've been searching for I don't know how long for a rose scented hand cream for the summer time. I love the smell of roses on the skin in the warm months because it is such a good relaxing aromatherapy.
There are so many rose scents out there that are either, overwhelming, cheap smelling, chemical smelling, barely scented or all of the above.
This scent is heady but light …
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Top/Base Coats - Creative Nail Design - Stickey Base Coat

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Apr/04/2016

The best base coat. Protects my nails from any coloring from nail polish be it blue, purple, pink or yellow. I've have absolutely no skrinkage. I use Orly Sec 'N Dry Top coat and it's a combination I'll stay with for a very long time. My mani lasts for at least a week with no chipping and I attribute it totally to the base and top coat combination. I always cover the …Read more

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Polishes - China Glaze - Purple Panic

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Apr/04/2016

A great fuschia pink. I'm probably always going to be on a quest to find the nail polish I've seen in a video on an Amazon promo picture which is a blue fuschia but until then this is as close as I'll get to it.
I don't care for the matte it dries to but when putting my Orly Sec 'N Dry top coat on and it becomes extremely shiny then it's beautiful both indoors …
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Moisturizers - First Aid Beauty - Ultra Repair Cream

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Apr/04/2016

I am of the Noxema generation. In a way this reminds me of it in appearance and the eucalyptus smell. But it's not Noxema. I researched every single ingredient before I bought it. I have ultra sensitive combi skin with a dry T-Zone. I have had extreme success with FAB Ultra Repair cream. It doesn't take much to cover my face. It's not greasy at all. It soaks in quite …Read more

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Top/Base Coats - Orly - Sec 'N Dry Multi-Layer Quick-Dry Topcoat

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Apr/04/2016

I've tried many top coats. I like Seche but I hate the shrinkage. I forgot I had bought Orly Sec 'N Dry Quick Top Coat a few years back. I found it as I was weeding thru polishes I wanted to toss out before a move that was coming up. I sat it aside and made a mental note to try it again after un-boxing at our new place.
I love this stuff! I will never use another top coat and …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - DamePerfumery - Black Flower

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Feb/02/2016

Oh my...who would ever think you could find an authentic, non-cheap smelling vanilla? I've found my HG of it now! I've layered it with the Dame Perfumery Soliflore Osmanthus for the most heavenly scent. I was fortunate enough to get a sample of the Black Flower when I ordered the Osmanthus from them. My hubs, who wants me to only wear Flowerbomb forever and ever, said something as …Read more

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Lip Treatments - NIVEA - A Kiss of Moisture

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Jul/28/2015

I have suffered from perpetual dry lips my entire life. All 57 years worth. I have the type of lips where - excuse the grossness of description here - chunks of my lips can be pulled off by my teeth. I drink tons of water to no avail. I have lived in every climate from beach to desert to mountains so climate doesn't change anything.
I have tried every lip concoction known to …
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