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  • Pond's Exfoliating Clean Sweep, Cucumber Cleansing Towelettes

    cleansing towelettes are a quick part of my bedtime routine - such an easy way to remove makeup! i was hoping the exfoliating would brighten up my skin a bit but i haven't noticed any difference; if anything, my skin's been a bit drier and itchier (perhaps due to the winter weather).

    December 20, 2010

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  • Nars Blush
    7.0

    Nars Blush

    the blush to make you blush

    my hubby's jaw dropped when i asked him to buy this for me last xmas =) after hearing about all the hype i had to try for myself. it's a nice shimmery peach-pink blush to add some subtle color to your cheeks; the texture is very light and natural. i'm asian w/ warm undertones, and sometimes the sheen is too subtle, but a few extra swipes with the blush brush and suddenly my cheeks are superflushed - it's a fine line one can quickly cross over. it's rather pricey but the compact lasts a LONG time. after reading other reivews, i'm tempted to try sin...

    December 20, 2010

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Got2b Guardian Angel Flat Iron Balm

    this product did little to protect my hair from my flat iron; it flaked a bit and my hair still felt dry at the ends after ironing. the scent isn't that great either. not as good as other got2b products...

    December 20, 2010

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Got2b Guardian Angel Heat Protect N' Blow Out Lotion

    after blow-drying my hair; it was not any smoother or shinier and my ends still seemed dry. if anything, this product just weighed my hair down and added a scent i could do without. thankfully i didn't spend too much $ on this...

    December 20, 2010

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  • Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream
    9.0

    Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream

    refreshing rescue for winter dryness!

    ever since they discontinued the c.o. bigelow rose hydrating gel =( i've been on the search for a comparable product and i think i've found it! i have combo skin - dry cheeks + oily/shiny t-zone - that gets incredibly dry in the winter. every other moisturizer i try seems to make my t-zone even shinier w/o really hydrating my dry zones. but this does the trick! a little bit of the thick gel goes a long way and it quickly sinks into your skin, leaving it soft and supple and lightly scented (my hubby commented how much he liked it!) i use it as part of my pm routine and in the am when i'm not wearing any other makeup. the only quibble is that it doesn't seem to be compatible with my usual tinted moisturizer (laura mercier) but i guess that's to be expected for a gel-cream.

    December 20, 2010

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • John Frieda Full Repair Touch-Up Flyaway Tamer
    8.0

    John Frieda Full Repair Touch-Up Flyaway Tamer

    flyaways tamed....temporarily. =(

    i'm not completely sold on this product. being in the foggy bay area, my hair is prone to frizz especially right after i wash it. i usually try to tame flyaways with a bit of flex-hold hairspray and a fine comb but without much success. so i was excited to try this new product. i thought that the mascara-like wand would make application much more strategic and accurate but like the usual mascara wand, it takes a bit of effort to avoid applying too much product. the gel-like formula combed through hair easily enough; if your hair seems a bit stiff at first, comb through a few more times. it worked at flattening the unflattering frizzy curls that pop up on top of my head...until i checked the bathroom mirror mid-day and unfortunately the frizzies were back. perhaps this product requires multiple applications throughout the day - if so, at least it's the right size for stashing in your purse!

    December 20, 2010

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  • Sebastian Whipped Creme
    8.0

    Sebastian Whipped Creme

    whipped up waves!

    my hair's naturally straight so i wasn't sure what to do w/ the free sample i received, since it seemed geared more toward curly/wavy hair. but as my daughter dances polynesian (hula/tahitian) and i'm frequently braiding her hair to achieve those "islander" waves, i thought i'd give this a try. we both loved how thick and creamy this mousse was compared to other products - indeed, the nozzle tip creates a very realistic "whipped cream" look! the smell was pleasantly sweet but not too strong. this product definitely held the waves in her (also naturally) straight hair w/o any stickness or flaking.

    November 10, 2009

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  • Sebastian Microweb Fiber
    9.0

    Sebastian Microweb Fiber

    great for short hair or longer layers!

    my son and i have been fighting over the free sample i received =) he loves it for styling his short spiky do, as it holds the spikes in place - even in the rain! - w/o falling flat. i love it for creating piece-y layers in my longer do w/o any greasy, sticky feeling. a little bit goes a long way (which is good considering how pricey this is!) nice light scent too.

    November 10, 2009

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  • Schick Intuition
    2.0

    Schick Intuition

    good thing i got a free sample

    b/c it wouldn't be worth the $10 price tag! i like the idea of an shave gel/razor combo and use this as my "travel shaver" so i don't have to lug a can of shave gel in my already overpacked suitcase. it's decent for removing hair but: (1) this is not substitute for shave gel - it's more like shaving w/ a soap bar and razor: no lather and minimal moisturizing; (2) the razor itself is big and bulky and not easy to maneuver around ankles; (3) in theory the plastic cover is great but it doesn't attach easily/securely; (4) not a close shave - my legs are stubbly just a few days after (unlike the longer lasting effect other razors give me; (5) the darn soap/razor attachment always falls off! i've actually cut myself unpacking the razor and picking it up off the shower floor. =(

    October 20, 2009

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Parisienne Eau de Parfum Spray

    i prefer my perfumes to be citrusy or "green" (fresh & clean), and usually avoid overly sweet floral and woodsy scents. if you're like me, don't bother w/ parisienne. it starts out overwhelmingly sweet with a hit of jammy blackberry and then gives way to another layer of sweetness, this time a strong rose and powdery scent. "grand floral" = grandma floral. i'll give some points for lasting power, one spritz went a long way...to bad it's not my style =( ***i was lucky enough to score a free sample of this product***

    October 6, 2009

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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