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  • Nars Lipstick
    9.0

    Nars Lipstick

    For a sheer lipstick, pigment lasts surprisingly long

    I have Barbarella, a sheer, light peachy-coral color that's very flattering on my warm skin tone and is a great daytime color. A perfect spring or summer lipstick. The formula is semi-sheer with enough pigment to give lips a tint without looking garish. The best part about this lipstick is it has no shimmer but has loads of shine. Application is very easy and smooth, thanks to it's semi creamy formula. Because the lipstick is sheer and creamy, I honestly didn't think it would last too long on lips but surprisingly enough, it lasted thru a meal and a drink, with a bit of color still left on my lips. I also like the packaging. Like the NARS blushes, their lipsticks also come in that rubber casing. Pairs perfectly with a peachy pink blush, like NARS O or NARS Luster. The result is a refreshed, natural, non made-up look. A true grab and go lipstick.

    February 11, 2010

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  • Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser
    10.0

    Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser

    They key word here is "gentle"

    So for those who are complaining this cleanser doesn't leave you clean enough, you are probably used to more aggressive cleansers. With that said, this product does work. Several months ago I was on prescription Retin-A which made my already sensitive skin extra sensitive. I needed a facial cleanser that I could substitute for my regular cleanser for the time being as my regular cleanser became too much for my skin at the time. Well, this product was perfect. It was indeed "gentle" and did not contribute to skin irritation. In fact, it was only one of two cleansers I could tolerate while I was under treatment. I do, however, agree it doesn't remove makeup too well. I don't wear a whole lot of makeup to begin with but I found I needed to wash my face a second time with this to remove what little I had on. For that reason I have had to use a makeup remover prior to using this. Another thing to note is this cleanser doesn't sud a whole lot (if at all) like other cleansers do, so you may feel like it's not cleaning enough simply because of that aspect. Rest assured, it is doing it's job. I have continued to use it off an on since then because of its gentle properties and I haven't had issues with itchy skin since then.

    January 27, 2010

    13 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • MAC Cremesheen Lipstick
    8.0

    MAC Cremesheen Lipstick

    Nice color selection but not as pigmented as the Amplified Creme lipsticks from MAC

    Of all the beautiful 19 colors the Cremesheen line has to offer, I settled for "Ravishing", a soft, peachy-coral color, according to the MAC website. I'm an NC30-35 (for reference) but have slightly pigmented lips. Against my complexion, it shows up as more of a light, nudish-coral color rather than peachy, probably because of my pigmented lips. The end result on my lips is nude with a pop of color which is great for daytime wear. Although this is a cremesheen, it's not creamy enough for my liking. It's not as easy to apply as I thought it would and I find I still have to wear a lip balm underneath to make the application smoother and easier. It's not as drying as matte lipsticks but not creamy enough either. However, once it's on your lips, the finish does not budge and I can easily get 5 hrs of wear from this. Even though drinking and eating, I still have some pigment left on my lips. I would've given it a pefect 10 if not for the slight dry texture.

    January 24, 2010

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Sebastian Microweb Fiber
    8.0

    Sebastian Microweb Fiber

    Great for holding hairstyle in place

    I use this product to tame my hard to style hair. My hair is long, naturally wavy with a layered cut and it adds definition, texture and volume without being weighed down and keeps the hair in place. A little goes a long way in achieving the desired look to hair. I also use this to achieve the slicked-back look, especially when putting my hair up in a bun. The look is very polished and professional and stays that way all day. The only thing I wasn't too thrilled with is how the product felt initially, which was a bit oily. It almost reminds me of oil based styling gels or pomade. But, if you can get over that initial feeling, this product will do wonders in creating and experimenting with different hairstyles.

    November 2, 2009

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Sebastian Whipped Creme
    10.0

    Sebastian Whipped Creme

    Enhance or add curls without the crunchiness

    I received the Sebastian Professional Whipped Creme Style Whip in the mail to do a review on and upon receiving it, decided to put it to the test right away. My hair is long and has a natural slight wave to it. I don't usually use any type of styling products on it because I hate the way they make my hair feel stiff and crunchy. I thought I was going to have the same results with this product. Fortunately, that wasn't the case. The direction says to squeeze product on palm of hand and distribute it evenly to damp hair. After taking a shower and letting my hair slightly air dry, I put a golf ball sized amount on my hand, applied it on my hair and combed it through for even distribution followed by scrunching. The product looks like regular mousse but slightly thicker and heavier, much like how whip cream would be. It also feels like whip cream...Cool Whip comes to mind here. It has a nice, light, slightly fruity scent that isn't overpowering and almost disappears as your hair dries. I let my hair air dry with this on and the result was bouncy, natural waves that isn't sticky, crunchy and hard. It did help enhance my natural waves a little but the best part is it didn't weigh my hair down like some of the products I've tried in the past frequently do. My hair remained soft, smooth and bouncy. It also conditioned my slightly dry hair which is a big plus. This product can also be used as a setting lotion before putting in curlers or can be used as a styling agent in conjunction with blow-drying. I have tried those methods and the results are the same...smooth, soft, bouncy and conditioned hair that holds its style all day. This is a very good product.

    October 20, 2009

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Estee Lauder Knowing Eau de Parfum Spray

    I remember when I first encountered a sample of this on a magazine page (it was one of those scented strips). I rushed out to get me a bottle right away and haven't regretted it since. This IS my favorite perfume thus far and I have tried a lot. It's not floral, nor aquatic, nor woodsy nor even citrusy. I would say it's somewhere in between and has the elements I described above, all in one bottle. The scent goes on a bit strong but after a few minutes, settles into a sophisticated yet light smell that lasts all day. In fact, the scent lasts into the morning for me. It's also one of the very few perfumes I constantly get compliments on. One time a total stranger in line asked me what perfume I was wearing because according to her "it smells so alluring". A little of it goes a long way and I still have about half a bottle left. I think this was a fantastic buy overall.

    October 14, 2009

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Avon SKIN SO SOFT Satin Glow Smoothing Body Wash

    I ordered this product from a friend who works for Avon a few months ago and it's become one of my fave body wash. I love the light, fresh scent it leaves on my skin even after several hours later. The scrubbing beads help exfoliate dead skin cells and the moisturizer it contains leaves skin smooth, soft and supple afterward. It's also one of a few body scrubs I've used that doesn't leave my skin itchy and irritated. The product lasts a long time too and even though I've used it everyday since acquiring it, I still have about half a bottle left. A little goes a long way.

    October 11, 2009

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Nexxus Hydra Sleek Silken Smoothing Conditioner

    I love most Nexxus products and this conditioner is no exception. Helps to tame my frizzy, unmanageable hair during humid weather. I use this after using the shampoo version and leave it in my hair for a couple of minutes then rinse off. The result is smooth, silky hair that's easy to manage and style. As an added bonus, it's also a good detangler, especially for long hair like mine. The scent is very light and the product is easy to rinse off without leaving a residue on hair that can weigh it down. Will repurchase this when the bottle runs out. The price justifies it's performance.

    October 11, 2009

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  • Three Custom Color Specialists Lip and Cheek Stain

    This is one of the better stains I have tried in that it doesn't look garish and unnatural. I have Mom on the Go (even though I'm not a mom). The color is completely wearable during the daytime and on my cheeks, it gives me just the right amount of flush as if I just came from a morning run. Very natural looking! On lips, it goes on just as smooth, semi sheer and actually looks like a stain. Length of wear on my lips is about average (about 3 hrs). Beverages such as juice or coffee doesn't completely take it off but oily foods definitely does. The big plus is it doesn't leave a ring around your mouth when it does fade. On cheeks, they last almost a whole day and to me, that's excellent.

    October 10, 2009

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Nars Duo Eyeshadow
    6.0

    Nars Duo Eyeshadow

    Hit or Miss

    What initially appealed to me about this eyeshadow is that it comes in both coordinating and complimentary shades that take the guess work out of figuring out what colors go with what. Unfortunately my experience with some of them was a hit and miss. For example: Rated R, Jezebel and Habanera had excellent color pay-off, smooth blendability and lasting power. With the others, the consistency was a bit chalky and did not last as long on my lids as the ones I mentioned above, even with a good primer underneath. The price is also a bit much for this. Although I don't mind shelling out the dough for something I really want, for THIS price, I expected a much better performance than its competitors. At best, it's comparable to the likes of UD, Smashbox and Too Faced in terms of color pay-off except these brands are much cheaper.

    October 10, 2009

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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