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  • mark Glow Baby Glow Luxe Hook Up Lip Gloss
    8.0

    mark Glow Baby Glow Luxe Hook Up Lip Gloss

    Perfect amount of color to lips

    The Mark Glow Baby Glow (Luxe) Hook Up Lip Glosses, are one of my favorite lip glosses, they are not sticky at all, they are very light weight, and they provide a nice hint of color. They come in a variety of different shades, all of which can work well with any skin tone, simply because the colors are pretty sheer. Every color does have a tint of shimmer (some more than others) however the shimmers are very minimal which is why you can use these lip glosses for any occasion, whether you're going out to a party or to work. What I like to do is wear these glosses over a matching lip stick, it definitely gives the look some vibrancy, and offers the lip stick some extra shine. It's very easy to control the amount of product you are applying, simply because of its sheerness, also you can add additional layers of product to increase its color and its intensity. The lasting power is pretty comparable to other drugstore lip glosses; within a few hours additional applications will have to be applied if you do want to maintain a vibrant color. The lip glosses do have a slight minty flavor and scent, however it is very bearable and hardly noticeable. The Mark Glow Baby Glow (Luxe) Lip Glosses retail for $6.50 and can be purchased directly from Avon.

    January 3, 2013

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  • Freeman Feeling Beautiful Chocolate & Strawberry Facial Clay Mask

    Freeman Beauty Chocolate & Strawberry Facial Clay Mask is a brand new deep pore cleansing mask, designed with natural botanical ingredients, to help skin tone, diminish the appearance of large pores, while nourishing and moisturizing. This mask is perfect for normal, dry, and combination skin types. The product comes in a 6 Fl. oz. container which retails for $3.99. It is packaged in a very standard squeeze-tube, which makes it easy to apply the right amount of product without going overboard. The mask is a light brown color, and its fragrance is very similar to that of chocolate milk with a slight hint of strawberry, in fact it actually reminds me of chocolate cake batter, or better yet a strawberry dipped in chocolate. The scent is very noticeable, yet it is not overpowering at all, in fact it is very pleasing! Once you wash the mask off, the scent disappears, so there is no lingering fragrance left behind. The texture is very lightweight, in fact I cannot compare it to any other mask that I've tried because the texture is very thin and creamy, spreads very easily onto the face, and a little product does go a long way! Because of its lightweight and creamy texture, the mask does dry fairly quickly, and a tightness can be felt within 3-5 minutes, which is approximately how long it takes for the mask to set. The directions do state to rise with warm water, and once you do that, the mask does easily wash off without any effort at all. Once washing it off, it did give my face a very clean and soft texture, it didn't feel tight or dry at all. The mask does exactly what it claims, after the first use, it diminished the appearance of my pores, and after continuously using the mask my face felt less oily, my pores weren't as noticeable, and my skin just felt very soft and very clean. Overall, the Freeman Beauty Chocolate & Strawberry Facial Mask is a wonderful product that I will continuously use as part of my skin care routine. Since a little product does go a long way, this 6 Fl. oz tube will last a very long time, especially considering I use this product 1-2 times a week; and for only $3.99 What a Bargain! you want to pamper yourself with a product that actually does what it claims, I highly suggest you get the Freeman Beauty Chocolate & Strawberry Facial Clay Mask!

    January 3, 2013

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  • Philosophy Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Cleanser for Face and Eyes

    About 2 months ago during the holiday season, I visited my local Sephora to see what goodies I could find on a minimal budget. As many of you know, by the registers at Sephora there are a bunch of bins with mini size products usually around $15 and under (which is actually pretty low priced for Sephora items). I came across a travel size bottle of the Philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser and decided to try it out since I've heard and read a lot of great reviews on it. The product comes in a 3 oz bottle, which was priced at $10. They have other sizes at different prices (8 oz $20, 16 oz $32, 24 oz $40, and 32 oz $47.50) however I decided to stick with the smallest and cheapest bottle so I can test it out without loosing a lot of money. On the Sephora site, the product description claims that it "is a ph-balanced formula that rapidly dissolves dirt and makeup while deep cleaning pores." I would have to agree, this product definitely dissolves any dirt or makeup without any effort at all, and it does a wonderful job in providing a refreshing and clean feeling! The consistency of this product is very liquidy, yet it lathers very well and very quickly! I actually use this product with my Sephora Complexion Brush, you can check out my review of that brush here, which allows me to have a more deep facial cleansing experience. This product is perfect for any skin type: dry, oily, combination! In addition, it is gentle enough for the most sensitive skin, yet strong enough to remove any dirt and makeup. The product actually is worth the price, simply because it lasts for quite a while; the 3 oz bottle I have is still not empty after using once a day for 2 months straight; simply because a little bit goes a long way. I am very impressed with this One-Step Cleanser, I've noticed since using this product, the redness on my face (around my nose and chin) has diminished, and since using this product I have not broken out or had any allergic reaction (which is what I am always concerned about since I have sensitive skin). This cleanser is infused with sage, chamomile, and carrot, all of which are anti-inflammatory, calming, and gentle ingredients. The highlights of why this product is great: Removes dirt and makeup in an instant. Minimizes any redness on the face. Clears up any imperfections such as minor acne. I believe I will re-purchase the Philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser in a bigger size, just because my face has definetely been more clear and feeling a lot cleaner and refreshed, but also because the product will last months and months to come therefore making this a good value for the price.

    January 3, 2013

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  • Freeman Feeling Beautiful Avocado & Oatmeal Facial Clay Mask
    8.0

    Freeman Feeling Beautiful Avocado & Oatmeal Facial Clay Mask

    Very pleased, removes a lot of oil from face!

    The Freeman Beauty Avocado & Oatmeal Clay Mask, is designed to improve clogged pores while removing excess oil and dirt, leaving your skin feeling clean and soft. This mask is perfect for normal to oily skin. The product that I have comes in a travel size packet of .5 Fl. oz which tears open. However a typical size is about a 6 Fl. oz. squeeze tube. I am not too fond of the travel size packaging simply because the product is enough for 2-3 uses, so once you tear it there's no way to close it back up, therefore you really have to find a way to store and tightly seal the product so it doesn't dry. The consistency of this mask is very soft, creamy, and not thick at all. Because of its soft texture, the mask applies very easily onto the face, and a little product does go a long way. Therefore the 6 Fl. oz squeeze-tube will last a very long time, so it is definitely a bargain product, especially considering it retails for about $3.99 (the travel size retails for $1.99). The Avocado & Oatmeal mask does come in a light green color, and it has a very refreshing, soft, and natural scent; it is not too overpowering, but it is definitely noticeable once you apply the mask. The mask does start to tighten the face fairly quickly, within 1-2 minutes, however it does take about 10 minutes to fully dry and set on your face. I noticed that the mask does give off a very cooling and refreshing effect immediately, which I like because it feels like it's doing its job! it does take a little bit of effort to remove, therefore I suggest using a washcloth for quicker removal. Once washing the product off, my skin felt very smooth and very clean, my pores seemed less noticeable, but also the slight redness on my face disappeared. Overall, I am very pleased with this product, it does really remove excess oil and dirt from your face! I really think this product is great to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores but also to minimize any redness you may have on your face. The Freeman Beauty Avocado & Oatmeal Clay mask can be purchased at local drugstores like Cvs, Rite Aid, and Walgreen's .

    January 3, 2013

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  • Freeman Feeling Beautiful Cucumber Facial Peel-Off Mask

    The Freeman Beauty Cucumber Facial Peel-Off Mask is designed to clarify and renew your skin. It is made with natural botanical ingredients such as cucumber extracts, and it is perfect for normal to combination skin. The product that I have comes in a travel size packet of .5 Fl oz.; and surprisingly there is enough product for 3 uses. Although the travel size is very convenient when on the go, I would prefer the 6 Fl oz. full size container at home for easier storage! The full size product retails for $3.99 and it is such a bargain because a little product does go a long way, so I can only imagine how long a 6 Fl. oz container will last! The cucumber scent is very noticeable upon opening up the package, it is very lovely and soft. I really love the smell because it lingers throughout the entire process, which makes the mask application feel very spa-like and relaxing! The mask itself is made up of a very thick gel consistency, in fact it is very sticky yet it is very smooth to the touch as well. Once you apply this mask evenly onto your skin, it sets within a few minutes, in fact immediately it is very difficult to make any facial expressions whatsoever; you will feel this way for about 5-7 minutes since this is how long it takes to fully dry. When peeling the mask, it felt like all my dead skins cells were coming off with it, which is fabulous! I did have a few pieces here and there so I just washed my face to remove everything, in fact in the directions it does state to rinse with warm water to remove any leftover pieces. Immediately after removing this mask, my face did feel very soft and super clean, and that's what I love about all the Freeman Beauty masks, they all leave a super clean feeling on your face! Overall this mask has helped the appearance of my skin, it no longer looks and feels dull, it is very smooth, silky and refreshed. The Freeman Beauty Cucumber Facial Peel-Off Mask can be purchased at local drugstores like Cvs, Rite Aid, and Walgreen's.

    January 3, 2013

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  • Keri Sensitive Skin Lotion
    9.0

    Keri Sensitive Skin Lotion

    Simple yet great

    As winter approaches the cold air will bring dry & itchy skin for most of us! Year after year I always look for a moisturizing lotion that will hydrate my skin all winter long; I believe I’ve found that lotion; it is Keri Basic Essentials Continuous Moisturizing Lotion. t is very hydrating and a little bit does go a long way, which is great because the product will last you all winter long! The Aloe Vera is very cooling and calming to the skin, and it does dry fairly quickly yet leaving a smooth feel to the skin. I use it as an all over body lotion, but I do focus more on troubled spots like my elbows and knees, which tend to get dry and rough. definitely recommend this product to anyone!

    January 3, 2013

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  • Wet n Wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow Palette

    Wet n Wild cosmetics have always been one of my favorite drugstore brands, simply because they are super affordable yet are of excellent quality. One of the most anticipated and talked about palettes from Wet n Wild is their Limited Edition I Heart Matte 8-pan Palette! It features eight matte shadows that range from bright fun colors, to neutral every day shades. The colors are all very pigmented, and even without any primer they stand out magnificently. These shades do have pretty long lasting power, I’ve gone the whole work day without any of the colors creasing. The shadows themselves are so soft to the touch, almost silk-like, which is great because it allows you to apply the product effortlessly. he majority of the colors are matte, however as seen in the pictures the purple and blue do have a slight appearance of sheer sparkle, yet it is not very noticeable once you apply it on your eyelids The majority of the colors are matte, however as seen in the pictures the purple and blue do have a slight appearance of sheer sparkle, yet it is not very noticeable once you apply it on your eyelids. Overall I am very impressed with the quality of the Wet n Wild I Heart Matte Palette. Not only is it super affordable -- 8 shadows in one palette for $4.99, but the quality is very comparable to the more expensive shadows you will find at the drugstore. I would recommend this product to anyone who is a fan of matte shadows, to anyone who would like to experiment with brighter colors yet have the neutral colors as back ups, but also to anyone who is on a budget yet would like a variety of shades!

    January 3, 2013

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  • Softsoap Bar Soaps
    10.0

    Softsoap Bar Soaps

    Will repurchase!

    Soft Soap Coconut Scrub Bar is described by its manufacturer as a product that is “Enriched with crushed coconut extract and gentle exfoliates to reveal soft, smooth skin.” The small coconut extracts are very visible when looking at the bar of soap (small brown rough specks), yet can hardly be felt once it is lathered on your hands and body. Surprisingly this soap lathers on very well, very similar to a body wash, and it leaves the skin very soft and smooth. The scent is very pleasing, it actually does not smell like coconut at all, but rather very floral. Also, the smoothness and scents stays on the body long after coming out of the shower; it lingers for about an hour. I am very pleased with this product simply because of how smooth it left my skin and how great it made my skin smell. I don’t think this soap is for anyone looking for a scrub, seeing as it didn't do much scrubbing since the crushed coconut extracts are very tiny. Although, I would recommend this soap to anyone who wants an affordable bar of soap that cleans well, smells great, lathers without any effort, and leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth!

    January 3, 2013

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  • N.Y.C. New York Color Liquid Lip Shine Lipgloss

    NYC products are one of my favorite drugstore brands, simply because they are super affordable yet are of great quality! So when I received this Lipshine in my VoxBox I was very excited! The Lipshine that I received is a very nude color compared to my natural lip color (in fact the color name is #582 Nude York City), with a slight tint of glitter/shimmer. The name “lipshine” is right on simply because the product is super shiny and glossy! All you need to apply is a minimal amount of product to achieve that perfect shine. What I love about this product is that it is not sticky at all like some other lip glosses that I’ve tried. Although it does apply very smoothly, what I did notice is that if you do pack on too much product then yes it will feel sticky, so keep that in mind. The wand is a bit different on this lipshine than any other gloss; it actually slightly moves/bends which I love because it allows for better gloss application. When the wand moves a bit it allows me to apply an even amount of shine with minimal effort! The lipshine has no taste/flavor to it; however it does have a slight sweet scent, which I enjoy very much! Overall this is a great product, not only is it affordable (retails at $2.49 at local drugstores like Rite Aid, and Target) but the quality is great! This NYC Liquid Lipshine would be perfect on its own or above your favorite lipstick! I definitely recommend this product to anyone who is on a budget or simply wants a combination of lipshines without having to fork over a ton of money!

    January 3, 2013

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  • imPRESS Press-On Manicure
    7.0

    imPRESS Press-On Manicure

    Love them, but dont last as long as claims

    What is great about these nails is that the process of applying is literally 4 steps and very simple; clean your nails (with the alcohol pad provided), match and find the perfect size, peel the sticker from the nail, and press the nails on. There is no drying time so these nails are great and easily applied even on the go or when running late. They are also easy to take off, and no need for acetone or ruining your natural nails since no nail glue is being applied. I use my hands very actively throughout the day, so in terms of lasting power, the nails only lasted a few days (compared to the 7 days that the company claims). I believe part of the problem was that the nails didn't quite sit flush enough on my natural nails, the press-on nails felt a bit bulky and didn't fit properly towards my cuticles. In fact even though there were 24 nails with different sizes, it was a bit hard to find a perfect match, also some of the nails were a bit rough on the edges which made the smaller sizes uncomfortable. I like that this product comes in many different patterns (along with matte colors) so you can mix and match depending on your mood or the occasion, also I am a huge fan of not using nail glue since it does damage the natural nails, so it's great that these are press-on nails. I would highly recommend this product for a 1-2 night event such as a wedding, a date, or prom, simply because they do look very nice yet the lasting power is not the same as a salon manicure so they wouldn't work as great for everyday use.

    January 3, 2013

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