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  • Biosilk Silk Therapy
    10.0

    Biosilk Silk Therapy

    Will use for life

    A former hairdresser started using this hair product on me a few years ago. It was one of the best things she ever did. My hair tends to do funky things with product. But this product is like magic on my hair! I love the light consistency of this product. Unlike so many other hair care products, this one is not grease at all. Some products tend to make my hair go limp and strip the body. With this product, my hair has all its wonderful body. There is no greasy feeling at all. After I get out of the shower, I just squeeze out the excess water from my hair, then pull it to the side and rub no more than a dime or nickel sized amount of product on the lower half. You really don't need much product at all. That's another thing I love. Even a small bottle of this will last me a really long time. I sometimes set my hair in big velcro rollers, since I don't have anywhere near the blow drying technique to master my wavy, curly, sometimes frizzy hair. Then after a few hours I take out the rollers one by one and blow dry each section. At the end I go over my whole head to make sure it's all dry and then put my hair up in a ponytail. This product gives me shine and protects against frizz, but most important of all - it leaves my hair feeling like real hair. I have had too many products used on my by hairdressers over the years that have given me static, made my hair greasy and heavy or stripped it of volume. That's why I have stayed with this product for the last few years. It has never failed me. I will stick with this for life!

    March 7, 2013

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  • Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

    Good for my best friends, but not for me. Honestly, I was hoping for better results because I changed from my regular cleanser, but instead, this caused me to break out EVEN MORE. The sad thing is, I'm only halfway done the bottle, and there's quite a lot of product. I only use a pump and a half, but sometimes if I use two pumps, it BURNS my face! It stings my face, but doesn't leave any marks. On the positive side, my face has been less oily! But the pimples don't go, and if they do, it requires more time for them to disappear. I was so disappointed in Cetaphil because I actually had my hopes up. But it works for my friends, so I guess this product is not for my face, haha.

    March 7, 2013

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  • Bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads

    This product is literally a life save and I really don't understand all of the negative reviews for this product. This is by far THE BEST ingrown hair treatment that I have ever used! And unforenatly ive used a lot....I get a full brazillian wax once a month because years of shaving had actually caused severe ingrown cysts. I have been waxing for some time now in order to alleviate this problem but I still would suffer from those nasty, unsightly, painful cysts. I've used Kalo (which was quite decent) & then the Shave Works blue gel (which was even better). I went into a specific Sephora to purchase a bottle of the Shave Works, but I was told that that particular Sephora didn't carry that brand. The SA then suggested the Bliss. I was skeptical @ first but I went ahead & purchased the jar anyway. I'M SO GLAD THAT I DID!! I almost 4got that I even had these nasty ingrowns ever since I started using this Bliss treatment. The secret is consistancy. You must use this product at least once a day in order to see results. I happen to use 2 pads once a day. Please keep in mind that I suffer from body acne & thick & corse bikini hair... These pads work like a charm for me. I believe that the reviewers that gave this product negative reviews might not have been using this product on a daily basis. Daily use is key here. I can't believe how well this product has worked for me. i finally found something that one hundred percent solves the problem, and I've been using this product for quite awhile. The only con is I feel it is a bit expensive. One jar of fifty pads barely last me a month. All in all will defenitly purchase again.

    March 7, 2013

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  • Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Butter
    10.0

    Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Butter

    Replacing St. Ives with Bliss

    I'm really thrilled for finally having the chance of trying this product, and getting to know what all the fuss on beauty blogs was about. It took me a bit of time to find a good opportunity for purchasing it - the price is a bit high - but recently I stayed at a hotel and they had bliss products in the rooms and to my surprise had this product as well free, as you can guess, I was ecstatic. The texture was a really good surprise: since it is called a "body butter", I was expecting something more a lot more thick, creamy, and hard to spread. Instead, its consistency resembles a lotion, without compromising on the amount of moist, which really is remarkable for such a lightweight cream. The scent is very pleasant too, not at all predictable. Most of the citrusy and fruity fragrances tend to smell too artificial (like lemon candy instead of fresh lemons), however this one is a fine exception to the rule. It is light, delightful and reminds me of my grandmas lemon pies made with freshly squeezed lemons - sweet yet subtle and comforting. It absorbs very quickly and the smell is not overpowering, so it won't clash with your fragrance like some moisturizers tend to do. Now, the veredict: is it worth the money? Considering that the big tube costs close to thirty dollars, I think so. Really you get what you pay for, yes its a little more expensive than typical moistrizers but you also get better results. To me, I will be going out to purchase this product. it was a pleasant the experience, I'm happy that I had the chance of trying a small and free sample first. You can't find products with this quality in the drugstore, or at least I haven't yet. I've been using the st. Ives Shea and oatmeal and I will defenitly be replacing it with this.

    March 7, 2013

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  • Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay-Matte Hydrator
    10.0

    Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay-Matte Hydrator

    Will keep makeup on and oil at bay

    Ok, first off, I've been a Clinique enthusiast for a long long time. I received this product gratis (free) to test. First off, THIS STUFF WORKS WONDERS. Now, not all Clinique products work for everyone, because we are "special snowflakes" in MUA speak. But, I must say, I just love the pore refining solutions line. I already use the serum and the instant perfector, but this just puts the icing on the cake, so to speak. I tried this on a very humid day and had no oiliness whatsoever. This does keep the skin moisturized and yet keeps oiliness under control. This comes in a green pump bottle to keep the product sterile and one pump is good for the entire face. I believe it's a one point seven ounce bottle. Description from website: "After mattifying instantly, this oil-free formula supplies needed hydration while curbing excess oil and shine for 8 hours. Even T-Zones feel fresh, stay comfortably matte. Instantly refines the look of pores with unique light-scattering optics. Over time, pores seem smaller. Non-acnegenic." Skin Types: 2 - Dry Combination, 3 - Combination Oily, 4 - Oily If you are a long time Clinique customer, you might remember a product we had, called "Moisture in Control", this is it's reincarnation. I highly recommmend it to anyone with enlarged pores or oil issues. You will be very pleased with the results. Also, please try the other products in the line, AND we now have Pore Refining Solutions Foundation!!! Really if you have pore/oil issues and use all these products in conjunction you will really see an amazing difference in your skin. Please find a good local Clinique "expert" for advice. This products runs ABOUT $37 USD at Clinique counters nationwide. Of your having a problem with makeup staying on an oily skin go buy this product right now!

    March 7, 2013

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  • Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

    This review is for all the shades in the line. I also uploaded a picture of swatches as I have all 7 shades. The Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments are one of my favorite lip products. They're addicting and once I tried Rose I had to have the entire line (7 shades total). They are marketed as tinted lip treatments but are more like lipsticks that are very hydrating. Many similar products (such as the Korres Lip Butters and Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters) claim to also be sheer, hydrating lipsticks but these are by far one of the best products in that category in my opinion. These are a bit expensive at $22.50 a piece. I hear many people say, "I could never pay that for a lip balm!" and "The Revlon Lip Butters are the same and much cheaper!" but that's just not so. When you see these as a lipstick rather than a balm it is much easier to justify the price. They act as a lipstick, balm, and gloss all in one and really do hydrate my lips as well as any balm I've tried. I too thought they were overpriced but then I tried them and just fell in love. They have become one of my everyday, go-to lip product. There is an excellent (yet small) range of colors so at least one of these goes with any look I do. The Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments also have the most amazing smell. To me, it smells like lemonade but is not overpowering at all. It's just a very clean scent. They wear for about three to four hours before I need to touch up which is about what I expect from most lipsticks. The packaging is also great. The cap actually twists on... So no opening and melting everywhere in your purse or pocket. The case is also quite heavy and substantial unlike many lipsticks. None of these have shimmer or frost which is a huge plus for me. Many of the Revlon lip butters were too shimmery and gritty for my liking but these just have a lovely glossy finish. Some of the shades are more pigmented than others and I will note that in the shade descriptions below. One thing I really love about these is the shade range. As a said above, the shade range is small but it covers most color families (nude, pink, peach/coral, red, berry) so one of these will go with just about any makeup look you do. The colors are all also very wearable. For example, many nudes are often too pale but Honey is a touch darker and peachier to make it wearable. Many reds are often too dark or bright but Passion has just a touch of pink to make it more flattering and less jarring. They are great "starter shades" for people who are afraid of certain colors because the shades are sheer, wearable colors. Plum Plum is a really pretty deep browned berry shade. Great for fall and winter. Passion This is a red that leans rose/pink and is just a few shades deeper than my lipcolor. If you're scared of reds, this is a great starter shade. Rose It is the most sheer shade in the line and is a pretty medium pink that's very "my-lips-but-better". Coral This is a medium coral/red with a touch of pink and is perfect for summer. Honey It's much more of a mid tone peachy brown than a nude. Berry Berry is a lovely pinky berry that is one of the more pigmented shades in the line. Petal This is the newest shade. It is a mauvey pink MLBB shade. It's very wearable.

    March 6, 2013

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  • Benefit High Beam
    10.0

    Benefit High Beam

    You'll fall in love

    OK, I didn't believe all the "it's supermodel in a bottle!!" hype. All the reviews that said High Beam was like light you could paint with. Yeah, right. Well, it actually is. This stuff is fantastic. It's easy to apply, the colour is beautiful (if girl unicorns painted their nails it would be this colour :-)) It makes a HUGE difference to my general look. Just a few dabs - well blended - really give an extra shot of "Wake Up" juice to your makeup. It really is like painting dabs of light onto your face. I use: three dots along cheekbones; two dots along bridge of nose; one dot under the high point of each eyebrow, and one tiny dot each at the inner corner of each eye. Then, blend, blend, blend... A little goes a long way, you really only need a few dots, so the bottle should last for ages. The silvery/pinky tone suits me really well - I normally struggle to find concealers & highlighters that aren't too yellow-toned for me. The only minus I can think of is the fiddly bottle: it's quite a nice design, but the brush is unwieldy, and also too short to reach down to the absolute bottom - when I get that far, I imagine I'll have to find a way to get the rest out! I think a pot of some kind would be better. Oh, and a tiny size for travelling would be nice, too....but overall One of my favorite highlighters. It is extremely easy to apply and the results are fabulous. Although it is a little pricey, the bottle should last for a really really really long time since each time you only use a really small amount. I really do recommend this for anyone and any skin type!

    March 6, 2013

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  • MAC False Lashes Extreme Black

    I purchased this mascara A year or so ago for the first time. I was originally looking for lash injection by too faced but I found this one on sale when at some outlets for $14.50, so I thought I would give it a go. I love it so far! The brush is perfect. I'll never understand why companies think that a huge ridiculous brush is necessary to create volume. This brush is on the small side, with the traditional bristles. The formula is more on the dry side, which I prefer. The tube isn't MAC's traditional matte black, but more of a shiny black. The one thing I can't stand about this mascara, is the wand handle. It makes it very hard to twirl the brush while putting the mascara on because of it's awkward shape. It's very hard to put this mascara on without getting it somewhere it doesn't belong. That combined with the wand handle is why this mascara doesn't get ten stars. I do find that this mascara gives great, super dark volume and length with minimal coats. It can clump a little, but not enough that it's really an issue. Any mascara that gives a decent amount of unnatural looking volume will clump. I also found that this mascara has a weird smell. You can smell it a little after you put it on, but it's not bothersome to me at all. It fades when the mascara dries completely. Overall, it's a great dark black, lengthening, volumizing mascara with a crappy wand handle. I've learned there is no "perfect" mascara. If you want perfect lashes with minimal effort and spectacular packaging, buy false ones. I'd buy this again for sure though. It's probably my favorite mascara right now. One tube also lasted me 4 months...

    March 6, 2013

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  • bareMinerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil

    Bare Minerals Mineral Veil is a corn starch and mineral based setting powder. The brand says that this powder will "make the most of your makeup" and calls it a "see through but spectacular finale for any kind of complexion. Minimizing lines, absorbing oils, and softening your complexion. It gives you a flawless finish that's too good to miss. And best of all, it's utterly weightless. Just a bare veil of minerals that locks makeup in place and give your skin an airbrushed perfection." Bare Minerals offers a few different formulations of their Mineral Veil, I just have the regular one, no SPF or anything. I have a 2g (.6oz) jar of this setting powder, it was passed on to me by my sister in law, who didn't like it. A full size jar retails on it's own for $20, but this product is also available in several value kits. Bare Escentuals and it's subsidiary brands Bare Minerals and Buxom are cruelty free. I'm not sure where this product was made. Bare Minerals products can be bought through the brand's website and free standing stores, as well as at Ulta and Sephora. Packaging isn't anything to get excited about. A clear plastic jar with a screw on black cap. The name of the product can be found on the lid. An ingredient list can be found on the bottom of the jar. This jar includes a sifter, which is convenient at first when you have a load of product, but gets in the way of dispensing product when you barely have anything left, like I currently do. Luckily the sifter pops out without much of a fight. Plain but very functional packaging, I can't complain. Bare Minerals Mineral Veil is a very finely milled, soft powder. Bare Minerals has a very specific application method that they recommend for this powder. I'm pretty sure "Swirl, Tap, Buff" is the brand mantra, and it works well for this product. Mineral Veil is very different from the only other loose powder I've used; Palladio's Rice Powder. I feel like I only need to use a very small amount of product per application. And the results? Amazing. Bare Minerals Mineral Veil sets any liquid foundation or concealer and really provides a flawless look as promised. It gives a more refined, almost airbrushed, but very natural look to the skin, all while being practically invisible. I've used this powder with every foundation I own, and in a variety of weather conditions, and never once has my skin looked powdery or cakey. Mineral Veil blends and buffs in beautifully. This look powder even provides a touch of coverage all on it's own. Not lots, just a slight reduction in redness, and some oil absorbtion. Mineral Veil lasts all day when applied over foundation, but it will need reapplied if you wear it alone over bare skin. Obviously, like any loose powder, this isn't the best product for on the go touch ups, so it isn't travel friendly. Bare Minerals calls the color of their regular Mineral Veil "translucent", but honestly it seems to be just about the same color of my skin; more of an ivory than translucent. I hate when brands call very light ivory colors translucent; they usually match my skin tone (which I do not consider translucent). I don't think this powder would work out too well for those with darker skin. I think Bare Minerals may offer a darker shade as well, I certainly hope they do. I really enjoy Bare Minerals Mineral Veil. I'm not a fan of their bronzer or mineral foundation, but their Mineral Veil setting powder totally makes up for their fail. The packaging is boring, but does loose powder really need a cute container? The texture of this powder is great and that totally translates into application, which is smooth and easy to blend. This powder is very natural looking on the skin and so lightweight. While I really enjoy this loose powder, I doubt I'd repurchase it. The price isn't too bad, but $20 seems a little bit much to spend on a powder that's comprised of corn starch and stuff. If you're on the hunt for a very good loose powder and don't mind spending a bit more for a great quality product, please consider Bare Minerals Mineral Veil. Thanks for this awesome powder, sister in law.

    March 6, 2013

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  • Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

    Stila hit this one out of the park!This has been my Never-Fail eyeliner for the past 1 year. Everything smears on me, regardless of primer or eyeshadow or waterproof or whatever. I always look like I'm seriously ill because my eyeliner somehow makes its way down to completely cover my lower eyelids. I look like one of those zombies you see in those Halloween movies. (I'd say while most eyeliners completely cover my lower eyelids - 100% grey eyelid, Bobbi Brown gel liner covers only the outer third of my lower eyelids - 33% grey eyelid). This eyeliner smears a little too, but just where the outer corners of my eyes meet - 10% grey eyelid. This is a HUGE improvement. No zombie eyes. This is the only eyeliner that doesn't fall to my lower eyelid and creating a horrendous purple/grey shadow. Tip: Don't layer this eyeliner. The more you layer it, the more likely it will flake (it's happened to me). But of all the top-notch liquid eyeliners I've used, this one flaked the least, AND when it did flake - it didn't drop into my contacts. Also, don't try to layer this on top of oily eyelids. Wash your face and make sure your eyelids are free of oils as much as possible. It'll allow the eyeliner to adhere to your skin and buy you an extra few hours of having clean lower eyelids. I use the blackest one they have and it's always easy to draw a clean line. One tube has now lasted me 6 months without drying out (I also do not use it everyday) P.S. If you find the tip gets kinda floppy and uncontrollable, just cut the floppy bit off with scissors. I find I have to cut the tip (about ~1mm) every couple months in order to draw a straight line.

    March 6, 2013

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