Product Reviews by spontmercy

Cleansers - CLINIQUE - Facial Soap for Oily Skin

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Aug/01/2016

Clinique recommended the "For Oily Skin" formula of their bar soap for my combination skin (super oily t-zone) and though I was a little leery and leaning towards a gentler formula, I went with their advice. They're the experts, right? Maybe not so much.

The first couple of weeks were great - really, my skin never looked better. But then it started feeling really …
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Moisturizers - SHISEIDO - IBUKI Protective Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 18

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Feb/18/2016

I spotted a bottle of this moisturizer for cheap at Marshall's and thought I'd give it a try. I really like it. It's actually a little on the watery side, which took some getting used to, but it spreads easily and moisturizes beautifully. Good as a base for liquid foundation, too. Normally I'd get a pimple or two along with my period, but I haven't had any pop up …Read more

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Liquid - Estée Lauder - Double Wear Light No SPF [DISCONTINUED]

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Feb/18/2016

I'm 32 now, with combination skin and a super oily t-zone. I'll get a pimple or two along with my period and I do have some redness I like to cover up. If you're like me, this foundation will give you the coverage you need, though you will want to touch up your t-zone at lunch time. I also suggest using a thicker day cream because this stuff does tend to be a little on the dry …Read more

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Brows - Estée Lauder - Automatic Brow Pencil

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Mar/23/2015

I've been using this pencil on and off for the past 15 years or so. I only stray to other brands because this one is so expensive (as of this moment, $16 for one refill that's about the size of your thumb). I love that it self-sharpens and though it is small it lasts a long time. Probably close to a year, even when used daily.

I see lots of reviewers saying it's …
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Lipstick - CLINIQUE - Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm

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Mar/20/2015

Got this in Super Strawberry as part of a GWP recently. I loved it when I first swiped it on - the color is sheer but buildable and super-flattering; the formula is creamy. But the affair was short-lived; the color was mostly gone after a cup of coffee and my lips were left dry. I've tried it several more times because I really want to like it, but always with the same result. Because of …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - Estée Lauder - Time Zone- Anti-Line/Wrinkle Eye Creme [DISCONTINUED]

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Feb/24/2015

I've never had an EL product that was a complete bust until now. I received a trial-sized jar of this and the Time Zone face cream (which is an excellent product) as part of a GWP recently.

I can't even speak to its moisturizing properties because I can't keep it on that long - it goes on fine alone but it "pills up" when I go to put on makeup over it …
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Moisturizers - Elizabeth Arden - Good Night's Sleep [DISCONTINUED]

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Jan/07/2015

I may just be suckered into the gimmick, but everything about this experience, from the beautiful, heavy, blue glass jar; to the faintly lavender-scented cream (no, really, it smells like a dream); to the amazing hydration it provides you, it's all a winner.

The only problem is that it's a little too heavy for the warmest summer months, so I have to switch to another product …
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Lips - Burt's Bees - Lip Shimmer - Watermelon

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Jan/07/2015

Just an OK product. I picked up a tube while I was out of town and in a hurry, seeing Burt's Bees and thinking it would be more of a lip balm, which it most definitely is not. It's called a "Lip Shimmer" but I think it's more like a standard lipstick than anything else. The 'Watermelon' shade was pretty (closer to raspberry than watermelon to my eyes), though …Read more

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Cleansers - Yes To - Blueberries Age Refresh Smoothing Daily Cleanser

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Jul/14/2014

Used as directed, this lotion cleanser is absolutely useless. The back of the tube instructs you to apply with warm water. If you do that, the product will slip and slide off your fingers and into the sink. Instead, squeeze it out of the tube onto your dry hands and massage into your dry face. It's not going to lather - but don't worry, lather is so overrated. Rinse off with a damp …Read more

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Lipstick - Estée Lauder - Pure Color - Rubellite

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Mar/11/2014

EL will often include a tube of this when they offer a GWP. I've gotten a few that way. The color is wonderful - a cool bright pink that's surprisingly flattering on my super-pale skin and a lot more understated than you might think by looking at it in the tube, but unfortunately it's very drying. I've tried it every which way I can - with lip balm, without, with liner …Read more

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