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  • Goody Ouchless Elastics
    9.0

    Goody Ouchless Elastics

    good enough for the whole household!

    i use these for my medium length hair, as does my 10 year old daughter and my 30-something hubby w/ superlong hair! these elastics are perfect for tying hair back into a neat ponytail; no metal = no ouch, and the extra thickness helps hold thicker hair in place. they do stretch out a bit after a few uses (and i've had a few break after a while) but the drugstore wallet-friendly price means it's easy to restock your supply!

    March 1, 2011

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Aveeno Essential Moisture Lip Conditioner with SPF 15

    it definitely moisturizes but it feels heavier on my lips than other lip balms - and yet surprisingly isn't more lasting. one reviewer noted a "hint" of vanilla but it's too overpowering for my taste. i'll use it if my lips are feeling super chapped and dry but not my go-to for daily use.

    February 9, 2011

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Sephora Volume Mascara
    4.0

    Sephora Volume Mascara

    slight volume but not much more

    i received a sample size of this in my birthday pack from sephora and probably won't purchase a full size one. while i didn't encounter any of the flaking problems other reviewers did, this mascara just didn't do much for my lashes. they looked only slightly thicker but they also stuck together, resulting in a spiky lashed look - not the look i was going for! also, when applied after curling my lashes, this mascara seemed to uncurl them =(

    February 9, 2011

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Softlips Lip Protectant/Sunscreen SPF 20
    9.0

    Softlips Lip Protectant/Sunscreen SPF 20

    a must-have for my purse!

    my lips have been super dry this winter - mainly b/c i lost my soft lips! luckily i just found one in my makeup drawer (so handy they come two to a pack!) and after the first application, my lips already feel much softer and smoother. i like the sweet cherry scent (not too overpowering) and after reading other reviews, will try the raspberry green tea one soon. i use this before applying lipstick or lip gloss and continue to apply it throughout the day. it may not last very long but for a drugstore lip balm with spf protection, it can't be beat!

    February 9, 2011

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Rimmel London Max Bold Curves Mascara
    8.0

    Rimmel London Max Bold Curves Mascara

    achieve bold curves (with the help of a curler)

    i'm constantly searching for curling mascara that will work on my straight lashes. i picked this up before investing in a shisheido curler (which i LOVE!) when used without the curler, it failed to deliver its promise of "up to 70% more lift"; but once i curled my lashes, this mascara helped lock the curl in and made them look even longer than usual! it also claims to give up to 14x more volume, but i failed to see that either; my lashes did look slightly plumper but i would have liked to have seen a little more separation and definition. it didn't really clump too badly but some of my lashes stuck together. the mascara seems to be a thinner formula than i'm used to, which made it easier to wipe excess off the super thick brush. i'll continue to use this provided i have time to curl first!

    February 9, 2011

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Shiseido Eyelash Curler
    10.0

    Shiseido Eyelash Curler

    i finally have curly eyelashes!

    for years, i've made unsuccessful attempts to make my long and straight asian eyelashes curl, using various "curling mascaras" and eyelash curlers. i always tried drugstore brand curlers, thinking there couldn't be that much difference from the pricier brands since they looked the same, right? WRONG. why did it take me so long to invest in the shisheido curler? after being convinced by all the glowing reviews here, i finally splurged and was it worth it! the curler curves perfectly to my eyelid so i catch all my lashes without pinching; a few firm squeezes down the length of my lashes produces the natural eye-opening curl i've wanted for oh so long! no funny crimps, no strange 90-degree angled lashes. just a long lasting curl, good on its own for a natural look and perfect for acheiving those vavavavoom lashes with mascara! LOVE this product.

    February 2, 2011

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Tweezerman Super Curl Eyelash Curler
    2.0

    Tweezerman Super Curl Eyelash Curler

    "no-pinch design" = no real curl

    i was intrigued by the plastic design and "extra wide opening" - the metal curlers i'd tried before always pinched >ouch<. alas, my straight asian lashes did not achieve the super curl as promised. if you follow instructions and rest the top of the curler on your eyelid, indeed you won't pinch your lid; but because the curler isn't curved to the shape of your eye, you won't get all the lashes either, particularly at the corners of your eyes. these left a strange crimp in my lashes that made them turn up unnaturally at a 90 degree angle, despite efforts to gently but firmly squeeze down the length of my lashes. i also tried heating the pad with a blowdryer as recommended, and this did seem to hold the curl longer but what's the point if the curl/crimp isn't the look i'm going for?

    January 31, 2011

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Revlon Doubletwist Volumizing Mascara

    this mascara promises "MASSIVE volume and REMARKABLE definition" but doesn't really deliver either. you definitely need to wipe the brush before each use (therefore wasting a LOT of product!) to avoid clumps, and even then it's hard to apply and keep your lashes nice and separated - hardly defined. the only massive volume you get is through massive build-up and clumping =( i picked this up on sale at walgreens and now i see why it was discounted! not purchasing again...

    January 3, 2011

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Non-Aerosol Hairspray

    i use this hairspray almost every day on my medium/thick straight hair. my hair is prone to frizz and this helps smooth random flyaways after using the flatiron; my hair stays soft to the touch and flexible, whether its hanging down or tied up in a ponytail. a few spritzes helps hold my style - a few more adds a little (but not a lot) of stiffness, e.g. when spraying the sides of my head if my hair's tied up. with a pleasant scent and a drugstore price, this product can't be beat!

    December 30, 2010

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Secret Clinical Strength Waterproof
    4.0

    Secret Clinical Strength Waterproof

    nothing extraordinary...

    maybe it's just me, but i didn't really see a difference between this and any other clinical strength deodorant on the market. i thought the waterproof version would make it last longer but i was still just as sweaty =( i'm not a fan of the scent either - it's not as clean & fresh as other scents and in fact seemed to pick up a not-so-fresh scent the longer i used the product. this may be a result of the waterproofing once again - i haven't had this issue with other clinical strength products.

    December 21, 2010

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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