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  • Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin
    6.0

    Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin

    Great coverage but bad for my skin

    First the pros: This is a long-wear foundation. At the end of the day, if I use a makeup remover wipe, I will see color come off. I have very fair skin and the lightest shade matches my skin perfectly. I recommend blending this with a damp makeup sponge. I'm amazed by the coverage! It makes my pores completely disappear. Now the cons: Even though I have oily skin, this foundation dries out my nose. Just my nose. The rest of my skin is fine with it, but my nose, one of the oiliest parts of my face, dries out to the point that it becomes flaky. What? Also, this clogs my pores something awful. Within days, I have double the blackheads. I have yet to find a foundation that doesn't clog my pores somewhat, so take my experience with a grain of salt, but it warrants a warning.

    June 24, 2012

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Garnier Fructis Style Brilliantine Shine Glossing Spray

    When my hair is blown out straight, I spray this on my hands and then run them over the outer layer. When curly/wavy, I think it's better to just lightly mist over hair (if I use my hands, I always manage to dishevel the curls). Definitely adds shine, but minus one star because, like others have said, for some reason it is really, really easy to overdo it. I can't even figure out what amount will be too little or too much. It seems to change with each use. Don't know why it is so unpredictable, but that can be irritating. Also, this bottle says the product's hold level is "Strong" which is just silliness. This has no hold at all. It's just a shine spray, not a hair spray. Minus one star for blatant misrepresentation.

    June 12, 2012

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Aussie You Can Shine Shampoo

    Great shampoo for the price! It lathers a LOT and I have noticed that my hair is shinier (I've been using the corresponding conditioner as well). The best thing about this shampoo is the smell! It is just citrusy wonderfulness (pretend those are words). It leaves the entire bathroom smelling great and, of course, your hair!

    February 17, 2012

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Sephora Illuminating Bronzing Oil

    This bronzing oil looks great even on my pasty legs. While this can be used all over, and I have used it on my shoulders and arms, I generally use this just to liven up my legs. The oil and shimmer separate quickly so you have to keep on shaking this thing. I like how it makes legs just a tiny bit richer looking, but it doesn't look fake or noticeable. Be aware that it is shimmery. It's not to the point of being glittery, but there may be certain social situations where it could seem inappropriate. Of course, the shimmer is what gives legs a nice sheen and a more even tone! My only complaints are that it has a bit weird of a smell and takes a while to absorb. The scent doesn't really go away, but it does fade so that it won't overpower lotion or perfume. Since a fine shimmer lends this its color and not dye, I've had no problems with staining clothes or furniture.

    February 16, 2012

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Sephora Manicure Kit
    6.0

    Sephora Manicure Kit

    Good for travel

    This is a nice kit. I really like the packaging. The black case is magnetized to keep shut and has a little handle. All of the tools are stored upright in personal "sleeves." The nail clippers are a bit small but they work fine. There is a flip out tool that contains a nail file, nail scoop, and nail cleaner (says Sephora's website). I think I have been confusing the scoop with a cuticle pusher, but it works, so who cares? The provided nail file is usable but nothing spectacular. The tweezers are sturdy and nice but won't replace my fantastic slant Tweezermans. From this kit, I mainly use the small scissor to trim my brows and the cuticle nippers to remove dead skin. I like how easy it is for travel, but I'm not convinced the tools are anything better than you could find in any other manicure kit for a lower price.

    February 16, 2012

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  • Sephora Smart Dual Action Exfoliator

    I think this is such a great concept. I like having the two different sides of this exfoliator. The white gel is an especially fine exfoliator. You can barely feel it buffing your face, so it is ideal for sensitive cheek areas and the like. Then comes the green gritty cream to attack the T-zone! You can feel an obvious difference in the texture. Even though the green side is much more heavy duty, it is still gentle. I love the clean, soothing smell of this product. As promised, it doesn't dry out skin. It's a bit pricey for what you get, but a nice personal indulgence.

    February 16, 2012

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  • Sephora Supreme Cleansing Foam

    I like the smell and feel of this cleanser. Although the foam is very light and seems like it wouldn't be enough, it does get your face clean. I have relatively sensitive skin, and I found this cleanser to be gentle. It does not, however, remove makeup well at all. This will not win the battle against eye makeup, even though I don't use waterproof mascara. There are enough cleansers on the market that cost less and remove makeup for me to not think twice about never repurchasing.

    February 16, 2012

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Sephora Flawless Moisturizing Lotion SPF 15
    3.0

    Sephora Flawless Moisturizing Lotion SPF 15

    Flawless is an overstatement

    I just cannot get behind this lotion. I think it is incredibly overpriced for under 2 ounces. It moisturizes decently and has SPF (yay!), but I don't think it's any better than my usual Olay Complete. This made me break out within the first day of use, I think due to the fragrance. If your skin isn't particularly sensitive to fragrance, this will be a better choice for you (it is a pleasant smell!). I will say that the "light-reflecting pigments" do not create an obvious shimmer, so no worries there. Still, I think you're better off with any number of drugstore lotions (Olay Complete, Neutrogena Oil-free Moisture, etc.).

    February 16, 2012

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Sephora 4-Step Buffer
    9.0

    Sephora 4-Step Buffer

    Naturally great looking nails

    What a convenient little tool! I had no idea nails could get this shiny and healthy looking just from buffing away. The four sides are labeled with numbers and their purpose, so even I knew how to use it. If you take a little time with this, even just once a week, your nails look impeccable. The polish side blew me away. With just a bit of time and effort, your nails will look like they have topcoat. Unlike topcoat, the nails won't get scratches or dull places from light abrasion. I would certainly recommend this to anyone who has a job that prohibits polish but wants their nails looking sharp and clean (nurses come to mind). Bonus: the file on this baby is safe for carry-ons, so it's great for travel. This is bulkier than your traditional nail file, but not unreasonable to throw in a purse. I personally find it more useful to keep at home for when you have 15 minutes to make sure your nails are in good shape.

    February 16, 2012

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  • Sephora Snag-Free Hair Elastics

    For under $5, how can you lose? I use these hair ties when I'm working out because I can make a tight ponytail that absolutely will not move. I have what could fairly be called dirty blonde hair, and I love that the clear ones pretty much disappear. When I'm feeling slightly more ambitious than a regular ponytail, I do the old "wrap a strand of hair around the elastic" trick. Because these are so thin, they're easy to cover. They do stretch out over time, but they won't just snap on you. If you have thick hair, I would definitely recommend these, because they do not give up without a fight! I also like the packaging. I am, admittedly, a brown hair band on the wrist kind of girl (not exactly the most professional look). You can slip this little package in any purse pocket or even a wallet to always keep them with you. Best of all, while these are capable of pulling hair, if you take your time rolling them out there will be no snags or pain.

    February 16, 2012

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