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  • Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask

    I love this mask. I have never had much luck with masks, I usually find they don't do anything. This mask on the other hand has given me really impressive results. I saw immediate results after the first time I used this, a bunch of the black heads on my nose and chin had completely disappeared. The pimples on my chin were less red then they had been previously. It does sting quite a bit the first 10 seconds after I put it on but that fades pretty quickly. I have combination skin with my nose being pretty oily, my chin and forehead a little oily and my cheeks are normal. I was worried this would dry out my cheeks but it didn't at all. I don't think this would be great for people with sensitive skin or people with dry but acne prone skin, it might be too harsh. Right now I am using this twice a week because the heat and humidity has made my skin much oilier than it usually is. It doesn't take much to cover my face completely, sometimes I misjudge and put too much on by accident but thats me. I have been using it for two weeks and the tube looks like I haven't used any at all. The price is really reasonable for such an effective product and a little goes a long way. I highly recommend this mask!

    July 16, 2012

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  • Nars Concealer
    6.0

    Nars Concealer

    ok concealer

    I am not a huge concealer fan in general but I really needed it for a big event that my skin decided to misbehave for. The selection of colors they offer is pretty good and I found a shade the matched my skin really well. It covered pretty well. The problem I had was with the very thick formula. I had a lot of trouble blending it in. I found that it either had a caked on look or that in my effort to blend I had removed almost all of the concealer and had to reapply. I found it was a bit better in covering under eye circles especially when I mixed it with a smidge of moisturizer.

    July 14, 2012

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  • MAC Pro LongLash Mascara

    This was one of the first high end mascaras I ever purchased. I went with MAC because I like most of their products. I hated this mascara and it kept me from buying another higher end mascara for a while. It didn't clump when the sales person put it on my lashes but when I did it myself it clumped horribly and when I tried to fix it I ended up with the unfortunate spidery look to my lashes. You really can't do more then one coat of this on or the clumpiness is just magnified. It started flaking after 2 hrs as well. So many better options for the same price or less.

    July 14, 2012

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  • Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

    I really like Origins so I wanted to love this eye cream. I received a sample of this cream and I was really excited to use it because I have been in search of a new eye cream, but I was underwhelmed. It felt nice when I put it on and it sunk in really quickly. I didn't see any improvement in the puffiness under my eyes, which I really need help with. I finished the sample mostly because it felt really nice on, and helped make-up go on more smoothly. Maybe if I used it longer I would see more results.

    July 14, 2012

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  • Essie Nail Polish
    7.0

    Essie Nail Polish

    Great color selection

    I am a sucker for nail polish whenever I go to the drug store, half the time I buy a new polish just because I saw some random color that I thought was too pretty to pass up. Due to these impulse buys most of my nail polish is Essie. For the most part I think Essie polish is great but some of the colors don't seem to be as good quality as others. I find that there darker colors dry shinier and don't chip as much as their brighter or pastel colors (which I more drawn to). The color I most recently bought was the most disappointing because it dried almost matte, it looked like most polishes do after 3 days right after it dried. I am sure I will be buying again because of the colors.

    July 14, 2012

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  • Secret Clinical Strength Original

    This deodorant works better than any other I have ever tried. I bought this during our first big heat wave this summer and I was really impressed. The true test was when we had temperatures well over 100 and a massive storm knocked out our power for 2 days (no ac) so my apartment was somewhere between 90 and 100. This stuff kept me dry through that! Before this I used solid formulas and I wish this came as a solid as well (I have no idea if it could be as effective as it is as a solid, though). It doesn't leave marks on my clothes as long as I wipe off excess product (due to the design there is always excess) before I get dressed. It is more expensive than most deodorants, and I was surprised how little there was in the tube when I opened the box. I don't appreciate the price for how little you get, but I will be buying it again because it works so well.

    July 9, 2012

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  • Bliss Poetic Waxing At-Home Hair Removal Kit

    I was really hesitant to buy this wax kit for two reasons; first, it is way more expensive than the drug store brands. The second reason was the mixed reviews on multiple different websites. I tried 2 drug store brand waxes, the 1st was a disaster (stay away from Sally Hansen wax), the second was okay for my legs but was painful and left bruises when I tried it on my bikini line. I decided to splurge on this kit, I actually got the one that comes with the full size ingrown hair treatment pads (its only $10 more, on its own the pads costs $38). I was nervous after the first two disasters but the information packet that comes with it made me feel better, it gave me a lot of great tips. My experience waxing was as good as I think it gets. The cleansing and pre/post waxing oils are great. I worked in very small areas as directed and it worked great! It took off all the hair that I wanted, none of the others I tried did that. I can't say that it is painless, waxing is ripping out hairs, it can't be painless, but it was as close to painless as it gets. Waxing my legs with the other two kits was way more painful and I was using them on my legs, not bikini area. I have to admit I got a little impatient and tried to wax bigger areas at a time and that did get a little more painful. The wax does take a little practice. A few times I tried to pull the wax off too early or waited too long to pull and it got a little crumbly on me, but even with these mistakes it took the hair off. There is a good amount of wax in the kit, I think I have enough left for another 1 or 2 waxes. It is more expensive but its really worth it!

    July 9, 2012

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  • Korres Natural Products Pomegranate Balancing Moisturizer

    I have only been using this for a week but I am very impressed so far. I loved my Lancome moisturizer but it was too heavy for the summer so I had to find something else. I had a hard time finding what I was looking for when I tripped across this moisturizer. I like that it is natural. It is a cream-gel hybrid which makes it really light and great for the humid summers (might be too light for the winter though). It hasn't caused me to break out at all and I have noticed that the pink marks from old pimples have been fading really quickly. For a moisturizer I thought the price was really reasonable, anything under $40 and I am happy. A little goes a long way so this should last me a good long while. The only negative is that even though it does sink into my skin pretty quickly, but my skin does feel a bit sticky for 5 minutes after I put it on.

    July 6, 2012

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  • Philosophy Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Cleanser for Face and Eyes

    I was skeptical about this cleanser because my skin didn't seem to like a few other philosophy products that I have tried. I got a bunch of samples of this and decided to try it when my cleanser stopped working in the beginning of the summer. This cleanser leaves my skin really clean but not dry or tight. My skin is much softer now and the tone is more even. It works really well with my clarisonic because it is gentle, a few other cleansers were too harsh in combination with the clarisonic.

    July 6, 2012

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  • Sally Hansen Lavender Spa Body Wax Hair Removal Kit

    I used this the first time I ever tried waxing so I thought it was just my inexperience that was the problem. After reading the reviews though I realized it wasn't my fault. This wax is impossible to work with, it has a really odd consistency and is really messy. It managed to remove so hairs but not close to all. I did the front of one leg and then moved to the next leg. I gave up on it completely when I looked at the leg I did first and saw how irritated my skin was. I know waxing causes some irritation but I knew this wasn't normal so I stopped. I tried to get the left over wax off my skin but it was completely stuck and my skin hurt so bad I couldn't even try to scrub or scratch it off. Basically I ended up with bright red, splotchy, and scaly skin (this lovely look lasted 2 days) that still had large patches of hair left over. I couldn't shave or wax again because I knew my skin just couldn't take it. Don't go near this stuff.

    July 5, 2012

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