Product Reviews by zhenya

Lotions/ Creams - Unlisted Brand - LOLLIA Believe Hand Cream

3.0
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fromzhenya

Apr/16/2009

The scent of this hand cream is really lovely, but it's so incredibly light that I wonder why it's marketed as something for the hands. It has a really thin consistency and is only negligibly moisturizing. I wash my hands in hot hot water, and do so frequently, so I suffer from chronically dry hands. This "cream" does next to nothing to help moisturize them -- only minutes …Read more

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Brows - CLINIQUE - Brow Shaper

4.0
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fromzhenya

Apr/12/2009

I've been using a random brown eyeshadow to fill in my brows for a few years, but sometimes the color seemed a bit too warm, so I decided to give this a whirl. I bought Charcoaled, which is a cool gray-brown that matches my almost black brows really well. I use an old MAC 266 angle brush, because the brush included in the case is serviceable but a little clunky for my needs. The coverage …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Herve Leger

4.0
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fromzhenya

Apr/12/2009

I should probably rate this lower because the lasting power is really bad, but I can't help but love this scent. To be fair, nearly all perfumes fade quickly on me, and this EDP isn't strong to begin with (wears more like a EDT), so I can easily use multiple spritzes. But even with a generous application layered with the perfumed lotion, the scent fades within an hour or two, and at …Read more

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Fragrances - Burberry - Burberry Classic EDP

4.0
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fromzhenya

Apr/05/2009

My favorite of all the Burberry fragrances. For me and my unrefined nose, it's a little hard to pick out the individual notes, but overall, it smells fresh and pretty. It's very light, so it would make a great year-round daytime fragrance. Sadly, the lasting power on my dryish skin is not very good (but all perfumes are fleeting with my chemistry). It might not be super unique, but …Read more

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Fragrances - Moschino - Couture! [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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fromzhenya

Apr/02/2009

I picked this up on a whim, since I'd never tried a Moschino scent, and Couture is priced so inexpensively on several perfume e-tailer sites. I really didn't expect to like it as much as I do! It's sweet and peppery and the teensiest bit woodsy. At least on me, it doesn't smell much like cola at all. The sillage and staying power is pretty impressive, which may or may not …Read more

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Powder - Jane Iredale - PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation

4.0
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fromzhenya

Mar/15/2009

I've been using this for about a week now, and I'm pretty happy with it. The finish is very matte (I'd actually prefer a little more dimension), the coverage is impressive (only a few sweeps will cover a LOT), and the SPF is an added bonus. I'm an NC20/Stila 20-30 watts, and the Warm Silk shade is a decent but not perfect match. (I think it might be the tiniest bit too dark …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - Bobbi Brown - Tweezers

5.0
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fromzhenya

Feb/15/2009

I've owned at least 4 pairs of Tweezerman point tip tweezers. A few were confiscated by airport security, and most recently, the housekeeping staff at my hotel knocked my tweezers point-first onto the floor, which made them unusable, now that they're hopelessly bent out of shape. I probably would have repurchased Tweezerman yet again, but I just happened to be at the mall a couple …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Unlisted Brand - Herve Leger Perfumed Body Lotion

3.0
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fromzhenya

Feb/08/2009

I wouldn't have paid full price ($42 for 6.8 oz), but I had a gift card and wanted to try a new scent. It's a very, very light lotion that is only a teensy bit moisturizing -- if you're looking for a solution for dry skin, this isn't your answer. The scent, which is amazing, starts off strong but fades very quickly. I'd recommend this if you're obsessed with the …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Weleda - Everon Lip Balm

5.0
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fromzhenya

Feb/08/2009

What more could I ask for? It's cheap ($5 for a hefty tube), works fantastically, lasts long, and has a pleasant but very subtle scent. It's a light yellowish color in the tube, but goes on colorless, without even much of a sheen. I love the packaging, which is similar to the Labello or Nivea lip balms (it's packaged more like a lipstick than the typical cheap tubes with the …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Obagi - Blender

4.0
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fromzhenya

Dec/28/2008

I decided to try Obagi because I've recently developed a couple melasma splotches :( One spot was close to my temple, and another was along my jawline. Both were very light -- hardly noticeable, except to a skincare devotee like me. I've been using Blender for 2 weeks now, and I've definitely noticed some fading, maybe by 50%. I mix a pea-sized dot of Blender with the same …Read more

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