Product Reviews by tshinn

Moisturizers - Dr. Hauschka - Melissa Day Cream

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Sep/13/2012

I really, I mean really, wanted this product to work for me. I have super oily and extremely sensitive skin. I was using Elemis' Daily Shine Control for years but it has been discontinued. So, in need a of a product to replace the Elemis, I decided to give the Melissa Day Cream a try. I bought a 1-ounce tube for $39.95 USD at my local Whole Foods.

The cream has a lemon-infused …
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Lipstick - Illamasqua - Box (matte)

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Jun/30/2011

I really want to love this lipstick! As a girl who wears 40s and 50s clothing daily, a bright red, matte lipstick is a must! When I found Illamasqua at the Sephora at the Venetian in Las Vegas, I was so excited. As I browsed the lipstick colors, I immediately zeroed-in on Box, a bright, intensely pigmented, blue-based red. The color reminds me a lot of MAC's Ruby Woo. Box is slightly darker …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - RoC - Retinol Correxion Eye Cream

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Jan/18/2011

Now that I am getting older (mid 30s), I notice wrinkles are starting to form around my eyes. I have been plagued with dark circles and puffiness for years due to heredity but now that wrinkles are becoming evident, I thought I would give this product a try. When I first opened the tube, a lot of product oozed out and I had to wipe it off the opening with a tissue. Per package directions, I …Read more

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Mascara - REVLON - Fabulash Waterproof

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Jun/22/2010

I have to rank this amongst the WORST mascaras I have ever used! I bought this on Sunday with the hopes of having lush, black lashes at my in-laws' pool party. I swam for an hour or so and sat outside on the deck. Upon returning home I looked in the mirror and I was horrified. Not only was the mascara pretty much gone, it left two "raccoon circles" under both eyes.
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Lip Gloss - MAC Cosmetics - Superglass in Sweet Tart

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May/12/2010

I really wanted to love these glosses! I had been waiting and anticipating their release and after I purchased Sweet Tart, I discovered that my excitement was in vain. Sweet Tart is a soft baby pink shade that goes nicely with corals, pinks, peaches, nudes, and brights. The color is light and pretty but the chunks of glitter are just too much. When the gloss wears off, there are pieces of glitter …Read more

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Lipstick - wet n wild - MegaLast Lip Color

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fromtshinn

Apr/29/2010

I just bought this lipstick at CVS recently while visiting family on the East Coast. I paid $3.14 ($2.99 plus VA state tax). I bought this in the Red Velvet shade. The color reminds me of MAC's discontinued Mattene lipstick in Seriously Rich. The overall hue is a bright, true red and there is a slight pinkish undertone. The black and clear packaging is a bit schlocky i.e. cheap, yet it is an …Read more

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Lipstick - Lancôme - Color Design - Retro Rouge

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Jan/19/2010

I bought this product with the hopes it of it being an intense red shade. The color is pretty and the slight glitter effect is lovely but the color is not really red but rather it is a coral-tinged, sheer-like red. With a name like "Retro Rouge," I was hoping for a true retro, vintage 40s red. The name is very misleading and the color on Lancome's website is more a deep red than in …Read more

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Moisturizers - La Mer - Creme de la Mer The Moisturizing Creme

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Oct/05/2009

I got this as a sample from Neiman Marcus last week. I have heard raves about this product for years from various magazines. I have to say that I have no idea why. La Mer is not only very expensive ($230 USD for two ounces), it seems very cheaply made like Ponds or Nivea. Also, the product even smells like Ponds Cold Cream. It has an old-fashioned rose scent. Due to its heavy, oily texture, I …Read more

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Shampoo - Avalon Organics - Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo

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Aug/05/2009

Oh, I really, really wanted this product to be my HG. I recently purchased the shampoo and conditioner and I think the shampoo in particular is causing me to lose more hair for some reason.
I have been on birth control pills for over 15 years and after recent sterilization surgery, I am now off of the pills. My sister told me that after being on hormones for so long that I should expect to …
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Lipstick - Julie Hewett - Belle Noir

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fromtshinn

Jun/30/2009

After several months of deciding whether to spend 22 USD on a tube of this lipstick, I finally "bit the bullet" and purchased Belle Noir. Belle Noir is a true coral, orange-based red. I have MAC's Lady Danger and when I swatched each shade side by side on the back of my hand, the Lady Danger was just slightly more red-based than Belle Noir. But the two colors are pretty much the …Read more

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