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  • Pevonia Botanica Eye Make-Up Remover
    10.0

    Pevonia Botanica Eye Make-Up Remover

    Expensive - and worth every penny!

    I have very sensitive eyes. I have tried at least a dozen different eye makeup removers over the years, and never found one that would remove all my eye makeup gently and effectively without getting any in my eyes and making them burn and sting. Now finally I have discovered two of them! One is Klorane's eye makeup remover pads that come already saturated with remover and are gentle and effective. But my favorite it this Pevonia Botanica Eye Make-Up Remover. Normally I would never dream of spending this much money on an eye makeup remover! But I bought a travel size of it that was offered at a special price in the TB Luxury Samples Store and after trying it several times I knew I'd finally found my holy grail. I hadn't heard of this brand before I saw and purchased the travel size bottle, but you can bet I'm going to be looking into the rest of their products. Simply perfect!

    February 26, 2011

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  • Shiseido Eyelash Curler
    10.0

    Shiseido Eyelash Curler

    From dreaded chore to enjoyable step

    I wish I had discovered this eyelash curler years ago! I tried several of the iconic cult favorites over the years and eventually gave up on ever finding a curler that would allow me to curl ALL my lashes at the base at the same time, instead of missing some lashes or, worse yet, crimping them on the diagonal (ugh!). A few weeks ago I finally decided that I was going to try one last time to find a curler that didn't make me dread curling my lashes and that left them evenly curved (with staying power). I decided that the problem with all the curlers I had tried over the years was that they were too deeply curved for the shape of my eye. So although my eyes don't look even vaguely Asian, I decided to try the top-rated curler for Asian lashes, which was wider and had a shallower curvature than the others I had tried. Eureka!!! This curler is by far the best $19 I've ever spent on a makeup tool, and I expect it to last for many, many years, which makes it a great value. Now I actually look forward to curling my lashes when I'm doing my makeup! No struggling, no repeated crimpings because the first one only got the base of PART of my lashes. My eyes look bigger and brighter, and it's much easier to keep my lashes separated when I apply mascara. If your eyelash curler isn't giving you the results you're looking for, definitely try one with a different curvature. You won't believe the difference it makes!

    February 24, 2011

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  • OPI Nail Lacquer
    9.0

    OPI Nail Lacquer

    Great shades, goes on smoothly, long lasting

    OPI is the polish of choice for many high-end manicurists, and for good reason. OPI is constantly coming out with wonderful new colors. It's a nice consistency that goes on smoothly and stays that way in the bottle for a long time. And, assuming you do a proper manicure (base coat, 2-3 coats of colored polish, top coat, and allow each coat to dry thoroughly before adding the next one), this polish will last chip-free for a long time. What more could you ask for from a nail polish?

    February 22, 2011

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  • MISSION Skincare Serena Williams Lip Balmer SPF 15
    9.0

    MISSION Skincare Serena Williams Lip Balmer SPF 15

    Wonderful - like all Mission Skincare products!

    I have this in the Pink Lemonade scent/flavor and it's fantastic at keeping my lips soft and smooth throughout the day. It's instantly soothing whenever my lips feel dry or chapped (which is very often)! A wonderful product from a wonderful product line.

    February 22, 2011

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  • Mission Skincare Lip Protector SPF 20

    I recently bought one of each type of lip balm or treatment from Mission Skincare and I'm hooked! My lips are ALWAYS dry, chapped, and often cracked, especially in the winter. These balms soften and soothe my lips instantly and keep them hydrated and comfortable for hours on end!

    February 22, 2011

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  • Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
    7.0

    Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

    I know it's a cult favorite...

    ...and it does a pretty good job, but it's nowhere near as good as the lip balms and treatments from MIssion Skincare.

    February 22, 2011

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Benefit Benetint
    5.0

    Benefit Benetint

    I wanted to like this...

    ...but I just became more and more frustrated with it. It dried too fast to blend well onto my cheeks, the color was too bright with even the lightest application, and it always left my fingertips stained from blending it while it was still wet enough to blend (when I could manage it). I found it impossible to get an even color when I brushed it on my lips. And the brush is a terrible applicator for any purpose (other than nail polish, perhaps).

    February 22, 2011

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Smashbox Brow Tech Trio
    9.0

    Smashbox Brow Tech Trio

    Really makes a difference

    It's surprising how much of a difference your brows can make to the overall appearance of your face. As I've gotten older, some of my brow hairs have gotten more unruly, and my brows are more sparse than they used to be. A very light application of the was followed by a light application of the color really opens up my eyes and frames my face.

    February 22, 2011

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation
    9.0

    Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation

    My next-to-favorite foundation!

    This foundation leaves my skin looking moist and dewy. It's sheer enough so that I can have sheerer coverage in some areas and heavier in others, if I need to. It's a close runner-up to my favorite foundation from Trish McEvoy.

    February 22, 2011

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • CND SolarOil
    10.0

    CND SolarOil

    Recommended by my manicurist

    Back in the days when I had a professional manicure weekly, my manicurist recommended Solar Oil for my dry nails and cuticles. It's amazing how well it works! I use it at bedtime, and since my hands are dry also, I apply Solar Oil to my nails and cuticles and than apply a rich hand cream before putting on thin cotton gloves. When I wake up, my hands and cuticles look great, and over time my dry nails have become less brittle and prone to breaking. Great stuff!

    February 22, 2011

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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