Product Reviews by tempest322

Fragrances - Fresh - Hesperides

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Aug/16/2017

I am getting toward the end of a second bottle of this -- it's one of my go-to scents for hot, humid days. This is a bright, juicy, sparkly scent that dries down to something rather subtle. It's pretty linear and the drydown is similar to the beginning, just quieter. Its lasting power is not great, and I tend to reapply it a lot on the warmest days; I'm not a fan of summer and …Read more

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Fragrances - Philosophy - Fresh Cream

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Aug/16/2017

I'm a big fan of Philosophy Fresh Cream, for when I'm in the mood for something cozy but not overpowering. My sister gave it to me for my birthday last year and I find I've worn it most in the cooler weather months. It's a little more on the vanilla sugar cookie end of the spectrum than something like Comptoir Sud Pacifique's Matin Calin (which to me has a more …Read more

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Lipstick - essence - Longlasting Lipstick Nude - Cool Nude

5.0
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Jun/06/2017

So happy I stumbled onto this at Ulta. It's a perfect MLBB color (I'm very fair with cool-toned skin), sort of a deep rose-mauve. It's quite creamy and doesn't dry out my lips. I use it as a base and apply Nyx Butter Gloss in Angel Food Cake over it, which gives me some shine, and the lipstick makes the gloss color look deeper. Works perfectly for me. You can hardly beat the …Read more

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Polishes - Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish

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Nov/28/2016

I am pretty disappointed in this product, unfortunately. I'd had my eye on the color Plum's the Word, a deep plum-gray, for a while, but since it's a little on the pricey side, I waited. Finally I treated myself to it a couple of weeks ago, and it chipped after just one day of wear. I applied a second coat, and that also chipped within a day. It applies very smoothly, and I do …Read more

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Lip Treatments - eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Sweet Mint

4.0
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Sep/27/2016

I have these Eos lip balm spheres in Sweet Mint, Vanilla, and Pomegranate (a friend gave me a three-pack as a gift). I keep one by my desk, one in the living room and one in my purse. They all smell so good (the Sweet Mint reminds me of those old-fashioned "butter mints" my grandma used to have on hand) and I LOVE the packaging, it's so handy and fun to use. You need to use these a …Read more

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Moisturizers - Burt's Bees - sensitive daily moisturizing cream

3.0
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Sep/27/2016

This moisturizer has a nice, light feel and is unscented. I also like the container it comes in. Unfortunately, even though it's for sensitive skin, I found it made my skin sting a bit and it felt drying overall. If you tend more toward sensitive/oily, you might have better luck with this. My skin is quite dry and this just wasn't moisturizing enough for me. I much prefer Burt's …Read more

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Lipstick - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Studio Matte Lip Color

2.0
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Sep/25/2016

This lipstick seems to be very popular, but unfortunately it did not work for me. I picked it up at Old Navy in the color Tea Rose. Old Navy did not have a huge color selection, but this looked like a nice subtle pink-nude on the box. In reality it turned out to be much more purple -- sort of a lilac-mauve which didn't flatter me at all. While I like cool tones, this washed me out to the …Read more

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Lip Gloss - NYX Professional Makeup - Butter Gloss

4.0
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Sep/02/2016

I like this stuff quite a lot. I have it in Angel Food Cake, a cool-toned medium pink which is probably just slightly lighter than my natural lip color (I was disappointed that it is not as deep of a color as it appears in the tube, but it still works pretty well for me; I do not find it to be a nude color as some reviewers do, it's definitely pink to me).

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Polishes - essence - The Gel Nail Polish (All Colors)

3.0
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Aug/25/2016

I bought this at Ulta just for the heck of it because it was so cheap. For the price it's pretty good stuff. I got it in #81, "so what?", a kind of lilac with a tiny bit of gray. It is quite opaque -- I did two coats on my fingernails and one on my toenails. It has a medium gloss to it that is pretty (I like this particular color on me, but imagine it might make some skintones …Read more

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Moisturizers - Burt's Bees - Intense Hydration day lotion

4.0
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Jun/13/2016

I bought a small sample size jar of this about a month ago and have used almost all of it. What I like about this day lotion (which is almost more like a cream -- thicker than a lotion) is that it feels quite "benign" on my very sensitive, dry skin. It doesn't cause any breakouts or allergic reactions (which I am quite prone to having -- there are very few products that actually …Read more

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