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  • Benefit They're Real! Mascara
    10.0

    Benefit They're Real! Mascara

    My new favorite mascara. Worth every penny. Teen daughter loves it too!

    Love, love, LOVE! I simply will not purchase an expensive product if I can find a drugstore product that does the same thing. So far, I have not found a drugstore product that performs like this one! Until I do, this is my fav mascara. Pricey, but worth it. My 16 year old daughter loves it as well. My only problem with this product was adjusting to the application of it, which was purely my issue. I'm LOVING this product! I feel it gives my lashes that glamorous look of false lashes, without making my lashes look clumpy or 1970's/ stripper fake. No flaking and long lasting. Acheive different looks with the number of layers you apply. And it definitely adds a touch of curl to my downward-growing lashes, without even using an eyelash curler. I use an awesome eye makeup remover, so I am able to get the product off, but I have to be very focused to make sure I get all of the mascara off. I wasn't careful enough removing it the first time I wore it, and the next morning I woke up with raccoon eyes.

    January 5, 2014

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  • Aloxxi International Volumizing and Strengthening Conditioner
    9.0

    Aloxxi International Volumizing and Strengthening Conditioner

    Super shiny, bouncy hair. Sample led to purchase.

    I honestly had very low expectations when I tried these samples . I used this in conjunction with the shampoo. Both have a pleasant, but not overpowering scent. The product worked easily through my long thick hair and rinsed thoroughly. My highly processed and styled locks were left glossy and voluminous. I really love this product and highly recommend it. Knocked off one star for the price.

    January 5, 2014

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  • Aloxxi International Volumizing and Strengthening Shampoo
    9.0

    Aloxxi International Volumizing and Strengthening Shampoo

    Super shiny bounce! Sample led to purchase

    I was very pleasantly surprised by the thick, foamy lather that formed from only a small amount of product. It worked easily through my long, thick hair, and cleansed thoroughly. A little goes a long way. It has a pleasant, but not over-powering scent. It's on the pricey-side, so I knocked off a star, but I have a feeling the bottle will last a long time. So worth it.

    January 5, 2014

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  • Whish Shave Crave
    9.0

    Whish Shave Crave

    **Revised review-Upgraded from 3 to 9 stars based on husband's opinion

    Sample led to purchase, but not for me. I really wanted to love this product, if only for the HEAVENLY blueberry scent. I even had my husband try it, because I absolutely adore the scent. The biggest problem we originally had with it, is that the product sticks to the blades when you try to rinse your razor off, even with warm and hot water. My husband originally said he would consider purchasing it if he used a straight razor. He apparently continued to use the little sample we received, and every once in a while he would rave about the scent. He now LOVES the product. Finds it very moisturizing and luxurious. I put off purchasing it, because of the ridiculously high price, but I finally bought it for him as a special surprise/treat. EVERY time he use it he comments on the blueberry scent (loves it.) I first used it on a small area (underarms) and it seemed to work well (with the exception of rinsing the product of the razor). It did not spread as easily on larger surface area (my legs). It does go on more like a lotion than a shaving cream. My goodness I love the blueberry scent though. So major thumbs up from my husband, thumbs down from me. So take it for what it's worth. I guess I would recommend that it very worth getting your hands on a sample/trial size, even if you have to pay for it, before investing in the full size.

    August 4, 2013

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  • Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser
    9.0

    Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser

    Sample turned to purchase

    I've never used a foaming exfoliant before, so the first time I tried the sample of this product was really a treat. The first thing I noticed was the heavenly scent! Yummy! Lemon and sugar that truly smells good enough to eat. The sugary grains seem to dissolve into a foamy lather that spreads easily over the skin Left my skin feeling soft and smooth. Did not cause any problems with my acne-prone skin. It's very pricey in my opinion, so I knocked off a star. I don't use it every day. Just as a special "treat".

    August 4, 2013

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  • Simple Vital Vitamin Night Cream
    10.0

    Simple Vital Vitamin Night Cream

    Perfect night cream all the way around!

    You will not find a better night cream for the value. I apply this after my retinol treatment, and it works beautifully. It does not absorb well, but I don't really care since it's a night cream, and it's the last thing I put on. I will say, that by morning it's fine, and if I'm in a huge hurry, and need to apply sunscreen and or make up over it (rather than cleanse and exfoliate like I usuallly do), it's not a problem at all. VERY moisturizing, but even though I am extremely acne-prone, it did not break me out (keep in mind I use a retianol before it and clindamycin every morning). I use it around the eyes too without a problem.

    August 4, 2013

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  • Benefit It's Potent! Eye Cream
    10.0

    Benefit It's Potent! Eye Cream

    An eye cream that actually does what it says!

    Wow! I received a sample of this, and was (as always) extremely skeptical about it's claims to reduce dark circles. I was shocked to see it immediately reduce my dark circles! It is very moisturizing, and you only need a tiny amount. I will definitely purchase this product, but I expect this sample will last me quite awhile longer. It does not absorb rapidly, but it's worth the "wait" (only a few minutes). When it does absorb, it's dries imperceptibly.

    August 4, 2013

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  • Coola Face SPF 30
    9.0

    Coola Face SPF 30

    The BEST facial sunscreen I've ever used!

    This spf 30 product goes on like silky-light moisturizer. I truly feel like I'm not wearing a product at all! The scent is just a tad strong, (cucumber), but its a nice scent that dissipates pretty quickly. I purchased this product after trying a sample. I don't care for the combo tube/pump dispenser at all, which is the only reason I took off one star. Make up goes over it perfectly. I believe the spf is effective, because my dark spots did not get worse in the sun. I have facial melasma (darkened areas worsened by sun exposure). So when surveyed, "What is the one beauty product you won't leave the house with out?", sunscreen is mine. Especially on the face. So I've used products that are spf 15 all the way up to about spf 50. I've noticed the higher the spf, the more gooey the consistency (which of course I hate.) So I tend to layer spf 15 products.

    August 4, 2013

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  • Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Normal/Dry Skin
    9.0

    Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Normal/Dry Skin

    Good coverage and stays until you remove it

    I use this makeup primarily for theatrical and photographic events. It's kind of a pain to apply smoothly and evenly, because you have to work quickly before the product dries. But the coverage, while not build-able is very good and it can give you a beautiful smooth appearance. Set with a good loose powder, and it will last through all of my excessive perspiration under the stage lights, even through a matinee and evening performance.

    April 29, 2013

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  • Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Stain
    8.0

    Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Stain

    Glossy/balmy type lipstain

    I own this product in 3 shades, the red shade (which the posting regulations won't allow me to name-silly) (my favorite). Amused, which is a fuchsia pink shade (I haven't worn it much.) I recently purchased Joy, which I haven't decided about. I apply it when I'm hoping for a nude-peachy look, but I keep end up wiping it off and applying a nude gloss instead. For a stain, these are very moisturizing. The downside to this (and most of my favorite lipstains), is that they are a bit messy to apply (the crayon/pencil application is a bit deceiving) and keep in place. I almost prefer a stain that dries quickly (1-5 minutes) that you can apply a good lip balm or gloss over. But the colors in this collection are so pretty, I can't help myself. I adore the red shade when I want that red hint, without committing to a full-on red lip. I don't really like using a lip pencil with lipstains, because I think that's kind of defeating the purpose of a true lipstain, but I probably need to experiment with that, since these are so slick and sloppy. Still, over all I like them a lot.

    April 20, 2013

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