Reviews of Cosmetics and Beauty Products

essie Spring 2016 Collection Nail Polish, Off Tropic
Essie has been creating shades for over 30 years. Known as a color authority, Essie is, chic, modern, classic and fun. Always a style leader in fashionable shades for every season.

Good all around color, a  sort of teal but not, if you know what I mean.  Dries true to color.  Needed two coats if they are applied lightly.  Otherwise one decent coat will cover. Dries fairly fast ( about 5 minutes for and thorough drying and depending on how thick you apply it) , but certainly not a fast as quick drying polishes.   Chips easily though.


Product Details

Milani Shadow Eyez Matte Eyeshadow Pencil, Cafe Au Lait 09

by Milani

About the Product

  • Matte cool light brown
  • A shadow, liner and highlighter in one
  • Water-resistant, crease-proof and long-lasting
  • Paraben free

This is one of the best products that I have found in this price range...ever! It does it all as far as your eyes go and if I had more imagination I probably could figure out how to use this on my face too! LOL!
This pencil can be used for the eyebrows, as a liner or as a shadow.  It lasts all day,  is rich and creamy so it doesn't settle in the age lines or creases on your eye lids.  It is waterproof,  not just resistant as far as I can tell - I have dry eye and my eyes tear all day and I don't need to re-apply this product.
The price is wonderful for all that  you get.



Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum (each)4 fl oz.

About the Product
  • Sulfate free
  • Instantly repair dry, damaged, coarse, and chemically treated hair.
  • Adds strength and elasticity.

Used along with Organix: Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo + Conditioner this leaves my hair  feeling wonderful.  It feels very soft and manageable, which is amazing if you consider just how over-processed my very long  hair is.
The aroma reminds me less of coconut and more of very good chocolates so this is a huge plus for me -although it does leave me a bit hungry! The aroma is not over-whelming for me and I seem to be very scent sensitive.
I would love this even more if it was in a spray on bottle so I could use extra of this on my ends  after my hair is dry.
It takes very little (1 or 1 1/2 small pumps) and then rub your hands together to spread out the product, rub into damp hair and style as usual.



5 Second Brush On Nail Glue .2 fl oz (6 g)About the Product:

  • 1 - 5 Second Brush on Nail Glue
  • Item 12504. Number 1 maker of nail glue. Made in USA.

In the wintertime my nails tend to get sort of brittle and I use them for things that I shouldn't so I am always ending up with my nails tearing well below the white part. My nails grow naturally long if I am very careful and since I don't really want to cut a nail that short while leaving the rest long, I use this product to seal the crack - at least until the nail grows long enough so I can cut all the others to match.

It goes on smoothly if you don't use too much and dries very quickly. It will be a little shinier than your natural nail, so a coat of clear polish would be perfect.

This is also great to use if your nail splits or chips a little. It seals up the split very quickly and neatly and will even fix a chip in a real nail so you don't keep snagging it on things.
This is a very temporary fix if you are not careful. However, it is perfect to keep in your purse for emergencies until you can get to a salon for a more expert treatment.




Product Details

Schwarzkopf Styliste Ultime Biotin Volume Hairspray, 10 Ounce

Oct 1, 2015
by Schwarzkopf
$6.97($0.70/Ounce)


About the Product

  • Water-less formula with Biotin+ Volume Complex provides perfect distribution for soft-touchable 24-hour hold
  • Quick set styling and weightless hold
  • Light weight formula leaves hair manageable and brush out is effortless



This was the worst smelling product that I have ever put on my hair.  If you can imagine and over-ripe cat litter box that was sprayed with a cheap patchouli oil...you can imagine my horror.

I had just washed, dried and styled my long hair and was looking forward to trying this new product with all of its claims. I should have tested it on my wrist first.

To add insult to injure,this product claims to be strong-hold, it is not.  

It may give your hair 'volume and texture' like it claims on the can, but I'm not going to try again to find out.

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About the Product
  • Maybelline's first hydrating matte foundation for 100% velvet-smooth perfection
  • Unique gel-whipped formula
  • Ideal for normal to combination skin, medium coverage


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I normally wear DermaBlend to cover my imperfections, but I wanted to try something that is easier for me to buy locally and is cheaper.  I had high hopes for this product and shockingly most of my hopes have been met.

The price is much better

The coverage (if applied correctly) is amazing in a product at this price point.  It covered all of my age spots and nearly all of my rosacea with one application.

This product was long lasting -all day for me.

This product was easy to remover with a make-up removal cloth.




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Cuties Baby Wipes, Powder Scent, 72 Count (Pack of 12)About the Product




  • Pack of Twelve, 72 count (Total of 864 counts)
  • Premium quilted baby wipes in soft-pack
  • Baby Powder Scented pre-moistened with Aloe and Vitamin E
  • 3 ply thickness and extremely soft
  • Single-hand dispensing with push button lid, Wipe Dimensions: 6.7 x 7.7 inch


I like this product even better than I like any of the name brand ones I have used.  

The cloth runs a tad larger than the Huggies I have been using, the design  using the textured material works better for getting rid of those nasty messes. The aroma is a light fresh one that goes away and doesn't leave you or your child encased in a chemical talc smell all day.

These worked very well at taking my make-up off.  They did not leave my skin irritated in anyway.  The same goes for the babies bottom.  I liked using these to freshen myself up between showers and the same for the baby.







Vichy Idealia Skin Sleep Night Recovery Set, 1.7 fl. oz.Vichy

Vichy Idealia Skin Sleep Night Recovery Set, 1.7 fl. oz.

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Discover the restorative power of a good night's sleep on the skin. Vichy's advanced night treatment helps mimic skin's key repair activity during sleep. In just one week, skin is visibly smoother, luminous, and rested-looking.







I've used this for the week  (actually longer)  that the product description claims you need to see a difference.  I saw no difference in my skin.  I am 58 years old.

I did love the aroma.  To me this product smell just like a freshly opened box of Lipton's tea bag's!

Perhaps this is for younger skin which needs less help.  Frankly, I think that if you need something to make you look younger or your skin look healthier-then you need plastic surgery or dermatological help.





MAKE Cosmetics Custom Finish Effects, Matte/DewMAKE Cosmetics Custom Finish Effects, Matte/DewThe ultimate skin perfector for the finish you want, where you want it. Compact with dual-texture formulas that contain a mattifying gel formula (peach) to reduce the appearance of lines and pores, and a moisturizing formula (pink) that leaves skin hydrated, supple and radiant. Using your fingertips, apply peach formula to areas in need of shine control or matte
 finish, and the pink formula to areas in where you want moisture or a dewy finish.





If you are a teenager or a twenty something with perfect skin, then this product will be exactly what you are looking for.  I'm a bit older than twenty-something so my needs apparently are quite different.  I found that my stand by products will do the same as this does and not be as costly. If you do not need any color correcting, since this product offers none (but what woman really doesn't?)  then try untinted powder for oily areas and a good moisturizer for the dry areas.











Georgia-Pacific 4836014 Facial Tissue, 7.4" x 8.8" Sheets (Pack of 10)Angel Soft Ultra Professional Series products specifically address the unique needs of small businesses by delivering a new level of convenience, quality and value. The exclusive EZ Access cartons are smaller, color-coded and feature perforated openings to help make shopping, finding, handling, storing, displaying, and accessing products easier and faster in limited space. Since they’re offered at a smart price point, they can help businesses better manage supply budgets too.



These tissues are everything I need in a tissue.  They are soft and do not fall apart with a good exhale.  They don't shred and while for some reason my cats love to eat most tissues and napkins, they stay away from these.  A little pricier than some and a lot less expensive than some others in this quality range.

BURBERRY Brit for Women Eau de Parfum, 3.3 fl. ozBURBERRY Brit for Women Eau de Parfum, 3.3 fl. oz 


A masculine and long lasting fragrance - a very, very, very long-lasting one and I don't really mean that as a compliment, although it really should be a compliment.  My issue with  the length of staying power is that if you do not like the fragrance, no amount of waiting will dim the odor nor will washing with soap or cleansing the area with an alcohol soaked cloth. I tried.

What starts out as an almost 'old lady'  fragrance - a basic talc undertone with a slight smell of  vanilla, quickly changed with my body chemistry and then seemed to blossom with the aroma of musk and talc (baby powder) -not as bad as some  perfume's I've tried , but for me just bad enough to want to run far from this.

The best way I can describe what I smelled was that this  perfume was similar to  the fragrance of Dawn Escapes dish washing soap in the New Zealand Springs aroma but with a sharper muskier undertone.










BURBERRY Brit for Women Eau de Toilette, 3.3 fl. oz

A long lasting fragrance - a very, very, very long-lasting one and I don't really mean that as a compliment,although it really should be a compliment.  My issue with  the length of staying power is that if you do not like the fragrance, no amount of waiting will dim the odor nor will washing with soap or cleansing the area with an alcohol soaked cloth.

What starts out as an almost 'old lady' or 'infant' fragrance - a basic talc undertone with a slight smell of citrus, quickly changed with my body chemistry and then seemed to blossom with the aroma of musk and talc (baby powder) -not as bad as some eau de toilette's , but for me just bad enough to want to run far from this.

The best way I can describe what I smelled was that this cologne was similar to  the fragrance of Dawn Escapes dish washing soap in the New Zealand Springs aroma.

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