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  • Mario Badescu Skin Care Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel

    I received a sample of this as part of my tailored skincare line from the company. I'm a newbie to Mario Badescu and I'm quite taken with them. The first thing I tried was the cleanser. The first night I tried it, I was super impressed. It has a very nice scent, botanical with a hint of citrus. It's seafoam green in color with almost a pearlescent tone to it. As the description says, it doesn't foam at all. I massaged it into my skin for a good couple minutes. It left my skin very soft and smooth. Satisfied, I tried it the next night. This time I had been wearing a natural liquid foundation all day and the cleanser just couldn't quite handle it. I felt like there was a bunch of leftover foundation on. I cleansed twice and it still just wasn't coming off. After the second time around rinsing I used a white crocheted facial cloth and wiped it on my face just to confirm- full of makeup. The description states it can remove heavy makeup, but I definitely disagree. I think it would remove powder foundation all right if you cleansed twice, but not liquid. I was thinking about trying their cucumber makeup remover cream first then cleansing, but I'd really just like it all in one step for ease and to save money.

    February 21, 2010

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Tom's of Maine Natural Whole Care™ Toothpaste

    I didn't even realize how much I hated brushing my teeth until I started using Tom's. My sister gave me a free peppermint flavored sample tube that came with an order she placed on some random website. I tried it just for kicks a couple weeks ago. I have not since picked up my Aquafresh. I no longer have that really bad chemical taste lingering in my mouth that discourages me from drinking water or eating until it's gone in a couple hours. At first I didn't feel like it was quite whitening my teeth as Aquafresh (or other chemical pastes) did, but after 4-5 days it finally balanced out/came to par. I'm so ordering the larger size right now along with their peppermint mouthwash and floss.

    December 26, 2009

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  • Arbonne PhytoProlief Natural Balancing Cream

    I have horribly heavy periods with clotting, painful cramps, and rapid mood swings. While this cream does not cure them, it definitely helps. The bleeding is lessened, the cramps aren't as bad, and my mood swings aren't as noticeable (or so my boyfriend says.) I take it for 21 days, one pump a day on my soft tissue (I rotate: my inner arms, inner back of legs, and neck) Then within 48 hours of stopping the cream I get my period. This is not a permanent solution as I still need to see a Doctor, but it has been great while I'm in between insurances. It has also cleared my skin up immensely. If you have some mild to moderate cramping/PMS mood swings, definitely give this a try. It might also be beneficial just for teenage acne... even the derm couldn't do much but this stuff did.

    September 25, 2009

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Jane Iredale Eye Shadows
    9.0

    Jane Iredale Eye Shadows

    I have the Sweet 15 kit and...

    the eye shadows are totally amazing. They are vivid without being too hard to blend. The most difficult thing I find about vivid eyes shadows are blending them out to make them look natural. I have no issue with the Jane Iredale eye shadows in this department. I can even use just my fingers to apply giving me a nice blended natural look. I use their charcoal black color to line my eyes with an angled brush for long lasting eye liner. I have been favoring their color called "Sparkle Dust". It's a shimmery deep gray/plum that goes great with my fair skin tone. I add a little of their silver to my inner lids to brighten it up. Another color I adore is "Pink Cloud". It's like a darker cotton candy pink, brightens up my entire face. So far I've only been able to test it for five hours, but it didn't crease at all (using no primer, too.) I wouldn't have ever tried this product if Total Beauty hadn't introduced it to me when they held a contest to win some of these shadows. Thanks Total Beauty!

    September 21, 2009

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Desert Essence Natural Facial Cleansing Pads with Tea Tree Oil

    The first time I took a pad out of the jar, my eyes watered the scent was so strong. I think it was a combination of the tea tree oil and grain alcohol. I used to use these with the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) and it made my skin absolutely glow. Now I'm using them with the Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean facial wash and I love 'em. I wash my face with the wash, swipe with these, give a rinse, and then my trick: mix their jojoba oil and tea tree oil (drop or two each) in the palm of my hand and swipe it over my face as a moisturizer. My acne has definitely cleared up. And even if it hadn't, I'd still be using these just to get the same glow these give me. Beware though, if you have drier skin with acne, you'll need to use a rich moisturizer after. Bonus is they're pretty cheap- especially in comparison with poor quality commercial cleansing pads.

    September 9, 2009

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash
    10.0

    Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash

    ...Definite new brand love.

    I had a horrible time getting into the package, which instantly gave me a slight dislike to the product. ...I changed my mind as soon as I slathered the liquidy stuff on my face. People have said the smell is strong (which it is), but they've also said the smell was horrible (which it isn't). It has a very natural clean scent, I absolutely adore it. I followed the directions on the back of the bottle to a tee. My skin felt AMAZINGLY smooth after I rinsed off, and I didn't even feel the need to use moisturizer on my combination skin (though I may need some tomorrow, this was the first wash). I haven't used this with my mineral makeup yet, but I am confident it'll wash it all off. I have some acne I am hoping this will clear up, but to be honest, the stuff feels so great, I'm sort of basking in the feeling right now. Go to the Desert Essence site and buy the little travel size just to test it out!

    September 8, 2009

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Frizz-Ease Curl Around Style-Starting Daily Conditioner

    I've seen better curl products out there. I was all psyched to try the John Frieda Frizz-Ease line since it seemed like the guy really knew what he was talking about in the advertisements. And who could resist those shiny curls those happy women had? I bought the shampoo, conditioner, and gel. The daily shampoo was alright. It did provide a fairly gentle cleanse for my fine hair, and that I'm happy about. But I do not think it works well with the conditioner as a pair. The conditioner itself was fairly moisturizing, but I really expect curl conditioners to perform. Not much curl formation while using, and my ends were still a bit dry. ...I could get much better results from my old products. Ended up pitching it when it was halfway through.

    September 5, 2009

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Frizz-Ease Curl Around Style-Starting Daily Shampoo

    I've seen better curl products out there. I was all psyched to try the John Frieda Frizz-Ease line since it seemed like the guy really knew what he was talking about in the advertisements. And who could resist those shiny curls those happy women had? I bought the shampoo, conditioner, and gel. The daily shampoo was alright. It did provide a fairly gentle cleanse for my fine hair, and that I'm happy about. But I do not think it works well with the conditioner as a pair. My curl formation was barely so-so... I could get much better results from my old products. Ended up pitching it when it was halfway through.

    September 5, 2009

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Conditioner

    I use this conditioner as a shampoo/conditioner in one. I have such dry hair, this acts as a shampoo with the cleansing tea tree oil, and a conditioner all in one step. The tingle feels really refreshing, and I'm not even a minty person. It didn't disrupt my curl pattern, as I thought it might- in fact, kept them bouncy! My hair looks shiny and gorgeous. However, I think it tangles easier using this.

    June 29, 2009

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Dial Complete Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash

    The foam is great! I love foaming soaps, they make me want to wash my hands more often for some reason. But Dial soaps dry out my hands INSANELY. I always have to apply a moisturizer to my hands afterwards. Even the Aloe foaming soap dries my hands out.

    May 26, 2009

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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