Product Reviews by zanderae

Fragrance - Calvin Klein - Obsession For Men

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8 months ago

I worship the original CK Obsession for women that was released in the early 80s. I've no interest in the current version of that fragrance because I've found it to be wimpy and not comparable to the original.

That said, I don't believe that the concurrent CK Obsession for Men was this lavender-heavy in the 1980s. However, whether it was reformulated or not, I really …
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Shave Products - Unlisted Brand - Cremo Cream

4.0
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11 months ago

I use the men's version of this because there are more scents available.

This stuff is pricey up front but a tube of it lasts forever, so in the end it's really very cost-effective. I get an extremely close shave using just a plain old Bic Simply Soleil Click; at first, it's a little more difficult to see where you're shaving since there's no thick cream to …
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Primer/ Corrector - No7 - Airbrush Away Pore Minimizing Primer

5.0
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11 months ago

I bought some of this to try as part of my MU for attending a wedding in the US Midwest in the dead of summer.

I've had oily skin for almost all of my 55+ years. My face gets "shiny" after even a brief period in humid weather, be it in the US Midwest or in the US South (where I live). Doesn't matter what foundation I use - within a few hours I'm gonna look like …
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Gels/ Soaps - Olay - Foaming Whip Body Wash

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12 months ago

I don't generally buy P&G products for various reasons, but I found a great deal on this body wash and decided to try it.

I bought the Shea Butter formulation, not being a fan of either lavender or mint, which other choices offered. I was kinda expecting the same experience as with Dove Shower Foam, but this was really so much better. The foam applicator is a little quick to …
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Lotions/ Creams - Unlisted Brand - Keri Nourishing Shea Butter Lotion

4.0
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Aug/29/2018

If you are OK with mineral oil being a main ingredient, as I am because the stuff works, you'll find this to be an excellent moisturizer. I have extremely dry and flaky limbs (sorry, TMI), and this lotion keeps my skin moisturized for more than a day. But the fragrance is way, way, WAY overwhelming. It's not a bad fragrance; there's just entirely too much of it. Four lippies …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - RHIANNA rogue LOVE

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Jun/19/2018

Bought some of this recently. I love several of Rihanna's fragrances - although not Rogue, and unfortunately not this one either.

I'd hoped that Rogue Love would match the reviews I'd read and the notes I'd heard about and wanted. But I can't escape the hard-core menthol-blend opening that this has on me - yeah, not coconut; some kind of muted MENTHOL. I can …
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Fragrances - Lolita Lempicka - Eau de Parfum

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Apr/27/2018

This was a blind buy. I've tried it three times and it is musty, dusty, and fusty on me. It doesn't work for me at all.

This is the first blind buy in 30+ years that I can't do SOMETHING with and that I truly regret. The bottle is really fun and attractive, but the stem seems a little flimsy, and I don't buy fragrances for the bottle anyway.

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Lotions/ Creams - Jergens - crema hydrating coconut milk

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Feb/23/2018

Tried this as an overnight hand cream. Slathered it over my hands and forearms, then slept on it, without using gloves as I sometimes do; the moisturizing effect lasted for at least another day and the scent lingered, too, and was not too strong. I am very rough on my hands and I was completely blown away by the effectiveness of this cream. I also like the shea butter version. LOVE LOVE LOVE and …Read more

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Loose Powders - Coty - Airspun Loose Face Powder

4.0
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Feb/03/2018

I like this powder very much, but one has to be REAL careful with this if one is of a "certain age." Not because of the fragrance, which is evidently controversial, but because it's REAL easy to use too much of it. It covers up a lot of wrinkles, but it also settles into them and can look cakey if you are using the "translucent extra coverage," as I do. So it's …Read more

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Fragrances - Avon - Prima Noir EDP

5.0
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Jan/26/2018

It's hard to avoid a comparison, so I won't! Avon's Rare Amethyst was supposed to be violet and sandalwood. It turned out to be all violet, which is nice enough, but didn't evolve into its heart notes the way I was expecting. It was completely linear. Nice violet, but nothing else. I was very disappointed with Rare Amethyst.

Prima Noir also features violet, but it …
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