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  • Herbal Essences Touchably Twisted Silkening Detangler

    I think I have tried every detangling spray made. I have fairly long, curly hair that is fine in texture but I have a lot of it. It gets frizzy and tangles very easily. No matter what shampoo and/or conditioner I use, it always needs a little more moisture. Leave-in conditioning creams are usually too heavy. Most other sprays haven't given enough moisture or made my hair feel coated and "funky". This product makes my hair feel silky and soft, controls and prevents frizz very well and doesn't weigh my hair down. I can also spray it on dry hair to re-activate the curl and get rid of frizz without it weigh it down. It also smells awesome. The bottle sprays out in a fine even mist too so you get an even application. Plus, I get it for about $3.50 at Walmart. This has beaten every high-end detangling spray I've tried too.

    March 5, 2014

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  • Boots Botanics Organic Facial Oil
    10.0

    Boots Botanics Organic Facial Oil

    Truly Amazing, Affordable Product

    This facial oil is just simply amazing, bottom line. Its an almost entirely organic (97%?) blend of argan oil, rosehip oil, sweet almond oil (1st 3 ingredients) and several other essential oils. I discovered this product last winter when my skin became super dry and itchy and nothing I normally use in winter was working. I have uber pale (aka "paperwhite"), very sensitive, combination skin that will break out with either acne or irritation if it doesn't like a product. Evey change of seasons it kind of did a "Linda Blair" head spin and either became super dry or extremely oily too. I was also experiencing dull, lackluster looking skin. Well, enter this product! Within 3 days of twice daily usage, this not only soothed my irritated skin and gave it much needed hydration, but it also made my 45 yr old skin glow like it hasn't done since my early 20's. No lie! After using it for the past year I can tell you I have retained the glow and my skin is now soft and smooth as a baby's bottom. It has never clogged my pores or caused them to breakout. In fact, I break out far less often then before I started using it. I use it around my eyes and it has significantly reduced my fine lines as well as making my dark circles appear much less noticeable. And I no longer wake up with puffy eyes either. My skin is very balanced now, neither too oily or too dry. Makeup goes on smoother and lasts longer. From rubbing a teeny bit into my lashes, they've grown longer and thicker. This product is also insanely affordable and easy to find, around $8.99 at Target for almost 1 oz of product. The bottle also lasts a long time since you only need a few drops to cover your face, eye area and neck. I apply this after cleansing and spraying my face with rosewater every morning and evening. It sinks in very quickly and leaves no greasy residue. Bonus is its multi-use as well since you can use it in your hair or for dry cuticles, elbows, knees, etc. I love this stuff. I highly recommend it and will continue to buy it.

    March 5, 2014

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  • Secret Outlast Clear Gel
    9.0

    Secret Outlast Clear Gel

    So Far So Stinkless! LOL

    I am always very excited to review a product sent to me by TotalBeauty. With the exception of an issue with the scent they sent me, and NO response to my email sent to the contact person at TB, I absolutely love this product! Let me first state that I get terrible, excruciating migraines from fake baby powder scents (and even though when first contacted about reviewing this, I let them know and asked for ANY scent other than powder), I was sent the protecting powder scent anyway. After emailing TB and getting no repsonse, I exchanged it for the completely clean fragrance, which is a perfect name for the scent. The scent is very light, very fresh and doesn't interfere with any other scents I wear, like a perfume or scented lotion. The most important part though was the performance of the product was exceptional. I am easily stressed and that creates a horrible odor that nothing else ever eliminated or masked. It didn't give me white marks on my clothes or cause any stains either. This product says what it does and does what it says and all for a great price. Now, for the one reason I didn't give this 10 stars- my only issue was the packaging. Since you have to twist to release the product through the tiny holes at the top, which is fine and gives just enough product, you twist and twist and twist to get it to come out the first time and you end up looking like you've used almost half the product before it even came out to be used! That's a waste! However, its not enough for me to not use this product going forward and especially through the hot, humid summer!

    June 5, 2013

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  • gud Natural Body Lotion
    6.0

    gud Natural Body Lotion

    Great Scent, Weird Texture

    I bought this in Blood Orange, which smells amazing. However, this product does have a weird texture to it and I think I figured out why. While the prior reviewer noted some of the ingredients, she didn't list that it has tapioca starch in the top ingredients. This is frequently used in powders and "liquid powders", especially in replace of talc. I think this is to give it that "I can get dressed quickly" feeling however, it just feels almost "sticky" (as other reviewers have noted) but not really greasy when first dried, very strange. I do find that once you begin to move around it kind of disappears but you definitely don't feel as moisturized as other Burt's products or other products in general. Now that I've figured it out, I think I will like this in the summer when its really humid out as tapioca helps to keep that fresh and clean feeling on the skin. Hopefully it'll keep me keep perspiration under control.

    May 9, 2013

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  • FLOWER Ready Set Glow! Blush/Bronzer Duo
    7.0

    FLOWER Ready Set Glow! Blush/Bronzer Duo

    Great Duo Idea But Needs More Shades

    I am reviewing the shade duo "Beachy Keen" (which I believe is the one in the pic above as it looks like it). A bit about me- very pale (meaning lily white), combination skin, 44 yrs old. The one thing that makes me crazy with bronzers is that there are so few of them that are light enough for the very palest of us...you know, the folks who REALLY need a bronzer! LOL Flower only had one duo (they make 4 duo's- just FYI) that looked like it would work for me and that's the "beachy keen". The blush is a mostly peach toned shade with a hint of pink (very "nude" hint of pink). The bronzer seems to be "light neutral" toned with a hint of shimmer, just enough so its not flat on the skin. Both are fairly pigmented, at least for paperwhite skins, so you don't need a lot. I would say that this is Flower's version of the Nars blush/bronzer duo's. Thankfully, this bronzer is much lighter than Laguna, which is way too deep and yellow for my skin. I like this well enough although it could have better staying power, be a bit less "powdery" and they need more shade combo's that will work for the paler folk. All in all, a cool product for a decent price and I would buy it again.

    May 2, 2013

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  • Almay Wake-Up Liquid Makeup
    8.0

    Almay Wake-Up Liquid Makeup

    Compliments during a Cold?! Wow

    Okay, you know when someone tells you that you have beautiful skin, and you have a cold, whatever you're using is really working. LOL I got several compliments on my skin during the cold and the only thing different was this makeup. It is sheer coverage but does the trick and doesn't cake up on reapplications, or into fine lines, which is a huge plus. I also have super sensitive skin and since using this instead of my old powder foundation, I no longer get itchy on my cheeks. It also feels really good on a sore nose from too much blowing and it did cover the redness too. My only complaint is that the packaging needs a lock so the powder doesn't spill into the lid area when you carry it with you. I'll continue to purchase it and highly recommend it!

    April 30, 2013

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  • FLOWER Color Play Creme Eyeshadow
    8.0

    FLOWER Color Play Creme Eyeshadow

    Like Better Than the Powder Quads

    For me, these cream shadows in the line are much more functional than the powder shadow quads (I don't use, or even like, all the shades in any of the 4 quads available). Wild Geranium is my fav- its a nude-rose/bronze and is probalby as close to a "nude" shade as the line makes. Vine of the Times is a really pretty Spring green, like new grass. While not super sheer, they're not over pigmented and you can build the intensity. They have excellent staying power (although not as good as Maybelline's Color Tattoo line) and work great as eye shadow bases too.

    April 29, 2013

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  • FLOWER Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad
    6.0

    FLOWER Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad

    Not My Fave From the Line.....

    I was a bit disappointed in these quads. None of the shade collections had all the colors I want in a quad and I only ended up using maybe one or 2 shades in the 2 different quads I bought (Foxy Browns and Smoke and Mirrors). I will admit that I am not a big fan of totally matte shadows or super dark shadows and these quads contain both. I had to mix them to get what I was looking for and I am not into that as I really don't have the time. The quality is excellent, however and seems more high end. The staying power is excellent too. These might be for you, if you like the colors and textures.

    April 29, 2013

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  • FLOWER Win Some, Rouge Some Creme Blush
    9.0

    FLOWER Win Some, Rouge Some Creme Blush

    Excellent Cream Blush!!

    Oh, this was such a find! I am uber pale (see a piece of copy paper LOL), so blush is my desert island product and I collect it like some collect shoes or lipsticks. I don't think there's a line in existance that I don't own a blush from, to be honest. This product comes in a small package but its filled mostly with the product so its a decent amount. Additionally, this has decent pigment so you don't need to use much. I bought Peach Blossom, which on my skin is pretty close to Nars "O" (which I can't spell out since the system said No (really?!!! LOL), and Forget Me Not, which is more of a nude-pink. Both are gorgeous and have great staying power.

    April 29, 2013

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  • CoverGirl Queen Collection Jumbo Gloss Balm
    5.0

    CoverGirl Queen Collection Jumbo Gloss Balm

    This for "Non" Queen Jumbo Balm

    I wasn't overly impressed with this product. I got the "regular" CG jumbo gloss balm in "Rose Twist" and the color inside is NOT the color indicated by the cap. I should have know as I had this same issue with the CG outlast lip stains which I just can't stand. This doesn't really have the moisture it should either. All in all, very disappointing...sigh.

    April 29, 2013

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