Product Reviews by xtinaxtina

Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

5.0
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May/13/2018

One of the best things that ever happened to my skin. In the short term, it will give you soft, smooth skin & quiet any blemishes that are thinking about popping up. I’ve been using it most nights for over a year & it has also faded some sun spots on my cheekbone, cleaned out my pores so they look smaller, & (I feel) softened up my fine lines. I recently had a facial where the …Read more

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Fragrances - diptyque - L'Ombre Dans L'Eau EDP (eau de parfum)

5.0
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Apr/02/2017

This is my new go-to rose. It's earthy, leafy...like the whole rose bush instead of just the flower. Complex, beautiful, interesting. I'm a woman, but men might like this, too. Definitely not a generic floral scent. (I used to wear Stella but when they changed it, I no longer loved it. It was sweeter & lighter than this, but just for reference.)

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Lotions/ Creams - Lubriderm - Skin Nourishing Moisturizing Lotion with Premium Oat Extract

4.0
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Jun/20/2008

I've been using this for about a week & I really like it. It has a pleasant scent which goes away in just a few minutes. That's important to me because I wear perfume & don't like highly scented body products that interfere. This sinks in quickly & leaves my skin feeling very soft. I like that it doesn't have any parabens or silicones. I use it just on my body …Read more

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Loose Powders - L'Oreal Paris - Bare Naturale Soft-Focus Mineral Finish

5.0
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Oct/25/2007

I really like this & I think it does what it says: it gives a soft finish to your skin. I wear it over Laura Mercier Mineral Powder (which I prefer to the L'Oreal mmu, though it's not bad, just heavier on me) &, if my skin was better, I'd wear it alone. I've tried that & it looks good, gives a finished look to bare skin. The packaging isn't great, though. …Read more

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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Lash Blast Volume Mascara

1.0
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Oct/23/2007

I know I'm in the minority here, but this went on clumpy & looked unspectacular on me, didn't hold the curl or anything. In fact, it looked like not great mascara, which is what it is (on me). However, I didn't like Lash Exact either, which many love, so it may just be something about me & my eyelashes. This one is going back to CVS for a refund.

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Blush - Laura Mercier - Blushing Apple Cheek Colour

5.0
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Oct/14/2007

A lovely warm, natural, glowing color on my skin. This is the first LM blush I've tried, but its high quality makes me want to look at other shades. It goes on smoothly & lasts pretty well for me (most of the day if not all day). I feel like this shade does what I want blush to do: makes me look awake, healthy, glowy. I've been wearing it every day since I got it.

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Cleansers - AVEDA - Tourmaline Charged Exfoliating Cleanser

5.0
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Oct/14/2007

I tried a sample size of this product & loved it immediately. As soon as I finished it, I went out & bought a full-size tube. It is expensive, but I find a need to use a very small amount so I'm hoping it will last me a long time. It has a very nice scent, is very gentle, & doesn't dry me out (which I was afraid it would do because it does foam a bit). I feel like after …Read more

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Lipstick - Laura Mercier - Truly Red

5.0
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Oct/14/2007

This is one of the new Laura Mercier colors. They've dicontinued a lot of old shades (including my beloved Marquise ***sob***) & brought out some new ones. This is a brightish, warm red. It's definitely red, not orange or brown or pink on me, which is really nice. It's not matte or uber-shiny, it has a normal lipstick finish. I like LM lipsticks, they're creamy & …Read more

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Deodorants - Stella McCartney - Soft Deodorant

2.0
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Oct/01/2007

If you read my other reviews, you'll know how much it pains me to leave a negative review for a Stella McCartney fragrance product. Stella is my hg perfume. However, I must. I coveted this (weirdly) for a looong time & finally I broke down & ordered it from Nordstrom as a little treat for myself. This comes in normal roll-on deodorant-style packaging. On first sniff, this has a …Read more

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Lipstick - L'Oreal Paris - Colour Riche - Target Red

5.0
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Aug/28/2007

What a gorgeous red! It really is perfect. It's a true-ish red, just slightly on the warm side. I hope they make this a regular color instead of just a limited edition, but I bought three (all they had) just in case ;)
***Edited to add: I bought another L'oreal lipstick a few days laster, wore them both exclusively for a week, & broke out around my mouth. You do the math.***

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