Product Reviews by swampbird

Lipstick - REVLON - Super Lustrous Lipstick - Rose Velvet

5.0
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Sep/12/2018

Well, I am totally surprised by this lipstick! Rose Velvet is an elegant, muted warm rose that I would expect to find at a Chanel counter. I can't tell you how hard it's been to find any pink based lip colors that don't look garish and ridiculous on me. I just assumed I would never be able to wear pink makeup, ever. I'm embarrassed to think about how many lipsticks …Read more

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Moisturizers - VICHY - Aqualia Thermal Rich

3.0
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Aug/15/2017

This is definitely fragranced, but it's fresh and subtle. This cream is thick, rich, and feels wonderful (absorbs well), however, it clogs my pores and makes me break out. So sad! I really like it otherwise. I've come to realize that anything with Shea Butter is just too heavy for my skin.

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Moisturizers - Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel

1.0
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Aug/15/2017

This smells HORRIBLE. Absolutely HORRIBLE. Like some kind of cheap glade plug in, or terrible walmart / proctor & gamble / glade candle. Good god. I don't want this anywhere near my face. I don't care what it does.

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Mascara - essence - Essence Rock 'n' Doll Mascara

2.0
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Jul/31/2017

I LOVE dry formula mascaras that stick well to my slippery eyelashes. I thought this one was going to become my new HG. It went on so easily, without clumping, and stuck very uniformly to my lashes. Volumizing, very black. One coat perfection. HOWEVER, it smudges SO. BADLY. Like massive raccoon eyes. I don't get it. It breaks my heart. This is the kind of mascara I have to make …Read more

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Gels/ Soaps - Softsoap - Luminous Oils Body Wash with Avocado & Iris

5.0
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Jul/03/2017

I'm embarrassed by how much I love this. I NEVER buy super commercial body washes (or lotions, etc.) like Caress, Dial, Softsoap, etc. because I absolutely cannot stand the fragrances. They're overbearing, cheap, tacky, fake, awful. Ugh. Like Britney or J Lo perfume or something. Horrid. Well, I happened to pick this up, and it smells divine. Refined, subtle (but still …Read more

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Top/Base Coats - Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

4.0
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Mar/24/2017

Totally agree with some of the other reviewers - I love this, it dries very quickly (perfect for when you have a manicure that already requires 3-4 coats before topcoat!) and stays shiny... but when the bottle is about 1/2 to 2/3's used up, it gets impossibly thick and gloopy and pulls the nail polish off your nail, and sometimes bubbles. Ugh. I tried using Orly nail polish thinner drops …Read more

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Brows - Maybelline New York - Expert Eyes Twin Brow & Eye Pencils [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Oct/08/2016

I have been using these religiously for years, but a few tricks are necessary to get them to work well.

The consistency is very dry, hard, and waxy. NOT creamy. (The thought of someone using these on their eyelids makes me cringe.) Because of this, though, the staying power is fantastic. Lasts through swimming, sleeping, everything. Usually lasts 24 hours on me. Impressive. …
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Top/Base Coats - NYC New York Color - Matte Me Crazy

1.0
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Sep/20/2016

I agree with the other reviewer who said this doesn't really turn out very matte, it just looks like a very cheap, poor quality top coat. Semi shiny. Blah. Maybe I got a bad bottle? Otherwise I love NYC polishes. Great quality for the price.

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Top/Base Coats - essence - Express Dry Drops

5.0
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May/05/2016

Amazing! Does what it says on the tin! Excellent value. High quality, heavy glass packaging, precise glass dropper. Just perfect. So many gems to be found in the Essence line!

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Fragrances - Antonia's Flowers - Floret

5.0
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Apr/25/2016

Sweet, clean, lovely, simple, pure, uplifting. Very feminine, very professional, always appropriate. Huge bouquet of white flowers, sweet pea, and peaches. Does not have any of the synthetic harshness that so many other similar fragrances do. As boring as this fragrance seems, and sounds from the description, it really is wonderful. There's something that sets it apart from all the …Read more

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