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  • Rimmel London Special Eyes Eye Liner Pencil
    10.0

    Rimmel London Special Eyes Eye Liner Pencil

    Silky smooth, dark as coal.

    For me, finding a truly great eye liner is as easy as finding a needle in a haystack. I've tried them all--crayon pencils, liquid liners, mechanical roll up ones, and of course the ever so famous, ridiculously thick, look like a sharpies rather than a eye pencil pencils. Don't get me wrong, some worked better than others, but they always seemed to disappointed me in the end in some way or another. You know the routine, one mysteriously smears off the second you step outside, another nestles into the cracks of of your eyes you didn't even know you had, etc. However, all these problems are literally blacked out with Rimmel London's Special Eyes Eye Liner Pencil. With one clean swipe of the pencil, eyes will obtain a blackest-black effect that makes eyes pop. It glides on extremely smooth, which reduces the need for reapplication. and barely needs any sharpening. Also, the deepness of the black mimics the intensity of a liquid or gel liner, but without the dreaded smear and stain. Regarding length of wear, this pencil lasts all day, through rain or shine, hot or cold. Last but not least, perhaps the best feature about this pencil (aside from its terrific performance, of course), is that it's now included in Rimmel London's Volume Flash mascara packaging! So, for anyone looking for a long lasting, smooth, intense eye liner, Rimmel London's Special Eyes Eye Liner Pencil is definetly worth a shot.

    July 23, 2008

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Conair 1875 Watt Ceramic Ionic Styler
    7.0

    Conair 1875 Watt Ceramic Ionic Styler

    Worked Great...While It Lasted.

    After my Videl Sassoon dryer died, my friend gave me this blow dryer as a gift. At first I was a little skeptic, for having worked in a beauty supply store I was always instructed to purchase "high quality," AKA more expensive, "professional" dryers because apparently they work better and last longer. My Videl as well as this Conaire model seemed to prove that theory correct. The dryer is very powerful, which may be a negative for those with dry or thin hair. Personally, the power this dryer generates tested to be a major flaw in its performance. After using it only few times and for approximately 20 minutes each time and storing it in a non-humid environment (humidity erodes the mechanics in heat-styling tools) , the dryer overheated and gave off a horrific burning stench. Now I understand why specialists agree professional dryers are well worth the expense. I looked up reviews for this dryer and all users seem to give positive feedback and don't mention overheating. I'm guessing I had a defective model or the previous owner didn't handle it correctly. But while the dryer lasted it did work very well. I have long, wavy colored hair that's very prone to heat damage, but I found that this Conaire model worked styling wonders while not stressing my locks. The ceramic, ionic, or both iconic and ceramic switch is a fantastic utility that gives the user the choice of how they want the heat to manipulate their hair. (Ionic=less frizz, smooths hair shafts, lessens static/ ceramic=doesn't damage hair, adds sheen and silkiness.) Also, the straightening attachment was a great devise to smooth out those unruly sections. The Conaire was fairly heavy in weight, but nothing too over-bearing. Despite my bad experience with this product, it did work well while is lasted. For those looking for a dryer that's comparable to the professional lines without looking to spend a fortune, the Conaire Ionic Styler is the one for you. Just make sure yours isn't defective!

    June 16, 2008

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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