Product Reviews by violaceopes

Lip Treatments - Unlisted Brand - O'Keeffe's Lip Repair

5.0
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6 months ago

This is a truly matte lip balm. I also love that it lightens/tones down my lips slightly, but nothing like the heavy white cast of sunscreen lip balms. Easiest matte lip ever. It also happens to be great at moisturizing my lips for hours and hours, but I'm stuck on how just throwing this on looks almost as good as a nude matte lipstick, minus the painstaking application and parched lips.

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Body Scrubs - Shea Moisture - Coconut & Hibiscus Body Scrub

2.0
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Jun/12/2018

The label on mine actually says "hand & body scrub;" I bought it specifically to use as a hand scrub. Coconut & Hibiscus Hand & Body Scrub isn't nearly oily enough to be called a *hand* scrub, in my opinion, although it would make an okay body scrub for those who don't like the bathtub death trap factor of super oily scrubs. While "coconut and hibiscus" …Read more

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Fragrances - Gucci - Guilty

5.0
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May/27/2018

The first few dozen times I wore Guilty, it was a complex tropical floral on my skin - creamy and distinctly white, tropical floral. I liked that it was rich and heady, instead of light and fleeting. It was very nicely grounded by a whiff of spice that carried on throughout the fragrance's life, from first spray to drydown.

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Gels/ Soaps - Dove - Summer Care - Limited Edition

5.0
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May/22/2018

(This review is for the 2018 Summer Care Beauty Bar.)

I need daily body exfoliation, and would really like to disentangle myself from the harmful plastic cycle of bath poufs and body wash bottles, so I'm always on the lookout for scrubby soaps. The Summer Care Beauty Bar is perfect for me. It's just exfoliating enough to use on my body on a daily basis, without stripping or …
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Lips - Bonne Bell - Roll-It Lip Smackers (All)

4.0
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May/16/2018

When I was younger, I didn't see the point of a subtle clear gloss. Now that I do, there's hardly a clear lip gloss to be found. Typical, right? My Walmart had three to choose from: Wet 'n Wild wand gloss (they have a perfume-y scent I prefer to avoid), and the watermelon and strawberry Roll-It Lip Smackers. I never liked Bonne Bell's interpretation of watermelon, so …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Shea Moisture - Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque with Sea Kelp & Argan Oil

4.0
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May/14/2018

I have long, thick, dense hair that's pretty damaged at the moment; I suspect hormonal changes have been rough on it recently. I've always used a weekly deep conditioning treatment, just because I have soooo muuuuch haaaair; most of them make my hair feel smooth and slick (and kinda irritate my scalp). Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque is a different animal; it's more akin to …Read more

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Lips - Lime Crime - Diamond Crusher Lip Toppers

5.0
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Apr/28/2018

Like a lot of other beauty enthusiasts who lurk the Internet, I've stoically avoided buying any Lime Crime products due to the founder's hijinks. Regrettable, because 75% of their stuff perfectly nails my aesthetic. For better or for worse, my boyfriend gave me the Trip Diamond Crusher as an Eid present, so, here we are.

Trip is a beautiful jewel toned twilight bluish purple …
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Styling Products - Kenra - Volume Spray - Super hold finishing spray

1.0
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Apr/21/2018

I can't seem to make Volume Spray work for me. My hair feels very stiff and sticky after using it, yet is always a mess within a couple of hours. I got nice volume out of it, once, but those results weren't replicable. I have to say that it smells amazing, like the fresh orchid leis you get in Hawai'i. Perhaps there's some trick to using it, or it's just my hair being its …Read more

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Polishes - Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri Nail Polish Colors

3.0
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Apr/11/2018

Cheap, quick drying, and comes in a great selection of shades. They've made some changes recently (winter '17-'18); now the cap (roughly) matches both the color and the finish of the polish inside, which I think is some really nifty attention to detail. Also, Insta-Dri polishes now have the same green apple candy scent as the Color Therapy line, which is nice. With all that …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Shea Moisture - extra dry skin body lotion

4.0
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Apr/11/2018

My hands and feet get spectacularly dry and flaky; my cuticles are particularly irascible. I picked up Extra Dry Skin Body Lotion on impulse, and it's turned out to be a life changer. Although I use an entire pump each time, it absorbs quickly, and keeps my hands and cuticles smooth, even through a couple of handwashings. It doesn't leave a greasy residue between my fingers, on the …Read more

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