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  • Mario Badescu Skin Care Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream

    I have been using this for the past couple months and quite like it. The hyaluronic acid in this makes it very moisturizing. Some reviewers have said that this is greasy and although I don't agree with that, I do think it is much better suited as a nighttime eye cream, rather than for use during the day, under makeup. A little of this goes a long way, so you really don't need much. Perhaps using too much of this could lead to a greasy feeling. Since this does not have an SPF in it, I have always used this just for the night. It effectively provides moisture, which in the long run will help prevent wrinkles. This cream does not claim to reduce under eye circles, provide lifting or tightening or anything like that. It is merely meant to moisturize. I think that is all we can expect from most eye creams anyway.

    December 31, 2012

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  • Crystal  Body Deodorant Roll-on
    4.0

    Crystal Body Deodorant Roll-on

    By the end of the day, I smell :(

    I have to use an aluminum-free deodorant because I am allergic to metal and get a horrible, irritating rash under my arms when I use traditional, aluminum deodorants. It has been such an issue to find EFFECTIVE deodorants that are aluminum free. I heard good things about this line so I tried it in the unscented version. I love that this is inexpensive and available in my local health foods store. I am not a fan of clear roll-on type deodorants and this was no exception. Although it was not super messy, I felt like the roller ball did not roll easily enough. It took a few tries to get enough product under my arms. At the beginning of the day I felt confident and thought this might be a winner, but toward the end of the day, I noticed I had some odor. I tried this a few more times with the same results. My personal stink is just too strong for this, unfortunately! I would still like to try the solid deodorant, in hopes that it would be easier to apply and more effective, but so far I am not impressed with this brand of natural deodorants.

    December 28, 2012

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  • TRESemme Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo

    I got two bottles of this for free through a Tresemme promotion and was so excited to try this budget-friendly dry shampoo. This would not be worth the $2 it costs though! The smell was really artificial and cheap, on top of just being too strong overall. This didn't do anything to absorb the oils in my fine, second-day hair. Rather than giving me lift and volume, this actually weighed my hair down and made it look even more greasy! After two terrible uses, the aerosol can completely leaked so I wouldn't have been able to use it again if I wanted to. The second bottle was the same story so I know that it was not just a defect in one bottle. The product slowly leaked out after just the first use. What a rip off! Any company that puts out a product as terrible as this should be ashamed of themselves.

    December 28, 2012

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  • Too Faced Lashgasm Mascara
    7.0

    Too Faced Lashgasm Mascara

    Volume and Definition

    This is the first Too Faced Mascara that I have tried and I am quite impressed. The wand is small and flexible which makes the application precise and really easy. Although I prefer traditional, softer wands to the plastic ones, this one is better than most plastic wands because of its size and flexibility. The formula is buildable, but I find that two coats gives my lashes great length and plenty of volume, without clumping. Since the wand is smaller than most, it is nice for getting at the inner and out corner lashes. I disagree with other reviewers that have said that this is really clumpy. I just haven't gotten that at all and have been using this for a couple weeks already. Perhaps it gets clumpy as it dries out, but the shelf life of mascaras is rather short anyway. My only complaint about this is that toward the end of the day (at about the eight hour mark) it does start to flake. I can't stand flakey mascara and unfortunately, so many mascaras on the market flake over time. For this reason alone, I would not repurchase this. However, I will continue to use this mascara over the course of the next month.

    December 28, 2012

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  • Origins A Perfect World Deep cleanser with White Tea

    I love Origins products and have yet to find one that does not work for me. I was looking for a gentle cleanser to use during the winter months that would be more moisturizing than a gel cleanser or the Checks and Balances cleanser I have (made for combination skin). I was expecting this cleanser to be more creamy than it is. It is like a milky white gel, less creamy than the Checks and Balances even. It lathers a bit, but not much. I'm glad it doesn't foam up, but just wish it was more creamy and nourishing feeling. This works well with the Clarisonic, which I use at night after removing my makeup with an oil cleanser. However, I mostly use this on its own in the morning because it is gentle and does not leave my skin too stripped. My skin is left feeling clean and refreshed after using. The smell is similar to most Origins products. It is not much to my liking, but it is not overly strong or irritating. I will continue to use this until it is gone, but I don't think I will purchase this again. I'd prefer something more moisturizing for the winter season.

    December 18, 2012

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  • Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer
    9.0

    Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer

    Lovely Highlighting Product

    I have tried this in the light gold color, "kitten" and the "rose gold shimmer" color. Both are really nice, but the kitten color is better suited for my light skin. These are easy to apply and blend to give a nice shimmer highlighting effect. They have a brush applicator but should be blended with either your fingers or a separate makeup brush. On me, the kitten color catches the light really beautifully. I love having a liquid highlighter like this in my makeup bag because it is easy to apply on the go. This is very similar to Benefit's High Beam. I like Stila's at least as much, plus it is nice that they have four different shades for various skin tones. Stila's liquid highlighters are $6 less than Benefit's High Beam and they even come with more product. I also like that the brush applicator is shorter on the Stila highlighter than Benefit's because it gives you more control as to where you place the product. This can also be blended with your foundation for an all-over glow which makes liquid highlighters like this more versatile than powder highlighters. I would definitely recommend Stila's Liquid Luminizer for those who like highlighting their face.

    December 18, 2012

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  • Benefit It's Potent! Eye Cream
    8.0

    Benefit It's Potent! Eye Cream

    Moisturizing Eye Cream

    I have been trying a deluxe sample of this eye cream and I think it is great at moisturizing and nourishing the gentle eye area. Even the mini jar is beautifully packaged. The cream is medium thick and does not have a scent, which is good for any of those who have sensitivity. Even though this is an ultra moisturizing cream, it sinks into the skin nicely. A little product goes a long way too. This works well under makeup as well, although I prefer to use an eye cream with SPF during the day. From what I can tell, this doesn't do anything to alleviate under eye circles, which is why I am docking a couple stars. So many eye creams make unsubstantiated claims like this and it is misleading. Nonetheless, this is very effective at keeping the eye area nourished, which in the long term can help prevent wrinkles. At $32 for a full size jar (half an ounce) this is a really reasonably priced eye cream, especially compared to so many others on the market. I would consider purchasing this to use at night. I wish they offered this with sun protection so that I could use it during the day as well.

    December 18, 2012

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  • Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

    These makeup wipes from Neutrogena are some of the best that I have tried. I prefer not to use wipes because they can be harsh and are not as effective as an actual cleanse. However, wipes are great for travelling or when I am just too darn lazy to cleanse properly. These are wonderful because they don't sting or irritate my skin at all. They are more oily than other wipes I have tried which is perfect for makeup removal because it breaks up the oil in my makeup and wipes away clean. My skin is not left feeling dry or stripped but instead feels refreshed. I wish these were unscented but the scent isn't too overpowering like some wipes.

    December 13, 2012

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  • Bumble and bumble Super Rich Conditioner
    9.0

    Bumble and bumble Super Rich Conditioner

    Extra Nourishing Conditioner

    I bought this after trying just about every other conditioner from Bumble and Bumble (since I like trying new things). This isn't the ideal conditioner for my fine, oil-prone hair, but it still serves its purpose for me. I think this would be perfect for someone with thick and/or coarse hair that tends to get dry. Despite not having that type of hair, this conditioner has still done me quite well. I use this on days that I use a clarifying shampoo like Bumble and Bumble's Sunday Shampoo, or Lush's BIG Shampoo. This does an excellent job of nourishing my hair so that it is still easy to manage after being stripped of all its oil. A little of this goes a long way, especially if you are like me and concentrate the product on the lower half of your hair. After working this into my hair and letting it sit for a couple minutes in the shower, it is easy to comb through, both in the shower and after I get out. This, like most Bumble and Bumble products smells divine. The scent lingers a bit too. My boyfriend usually comments on how nice my hair smells on the days that I use this conditioner. Although not an every day conditioner for my fine hair, this has worked wonders as a repairing conditioner used about once a week. You really can't go wrong with anything from Bumble and Bumble. Such an amazing range!

    December 13, 2012

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  • Laura Mercier Face Polish
    8.0

    Laura Mercier Face Polish

    Nice Exfoliating Daily Cleanser

    I have been on the hunt for a great daily cleanser that has some gentle physical exfoliators in it and this is definitely a contender. I received a deluxe sample of this in a set and have enjoyed using this in the mornings. The exfoliating beads are very fine so they don't tear up my skin. Still, this leaves my skin feeling really smooth and soft which helps my moisturizer and makeup go on easier. This is the first Laura Mercier skincare product I have used and I am impressed. I love her makeup but this product makes me want to look more into more of her skincare. I have combination skin that can be a bit sensitive and this works great. I don't know why, but finding cleansers with exfoliators that are gentle enough to use every day (or almost every day) is actually quite difficult. Many are too harsh or require you to wash your face first. I love that this is a gentle, one step cleansing and exfoliating product that does not strip my skin. I took a couple stars off because of the high price point. I'd love to find something a bit less expensive for every day use.

    December 13, 2012

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