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  • Garnier Fructis Style Surf Hair Texture Paste
    7.0

    Garnier Fructis Style Surf Hair Texture Paste

    Hard to apply evenly, but works!!

    This stuff comes in a jar, so you have to scoop some out with your fingers to use it. Then it gets messy because it's hard to apply evenly because it's a fairly thick cream. Rub it between your hands first and then be careful. It will give hair tons of TEXTURE! Definitely beachy. But it's also good for a general messy look. My hair is fine, so I really don't use a lot. And brushing my hair after use is not really an option because it's a little sticky. I like to use it on occasion, but it's definitely not an everyday look because it's so messy-textured. It smells amazing, though! (like all garnier fructis products...) So that's a plus, too! The scent isn't overpowering but is strong enough to stay with you and make your hair smell nice all day long. I still haven't finished my first jar. I'd buy it again, but I almost wish it came in a smaller size based on how often I use it. 7 because it's sticky and hard to apply but works like you'd imagine it to!

    May 30, 2013

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  • Maybelline New York Dream Smooth Mousse

    The texture is not as creamy as it looks in the picture! It's stiffer. Coverage is full and can look cakey pretty easily! I recommend using primer before hand. It is thick and definitely designed for dry skin only! I only use it to cover up dry parts of my combination face because it is moisturizing for sure. I agree with whoever said it feels like you're wearing a mask and your pores are clogging! I think it would be just fine for dry-skinned people though. Even the lightest shade is a little orangey for my fair skin! Make sure you BLEND or it is obvious you are wearing thick makeup! It comes with a sponge-like applicator that applies it pretty evenly and is the only way to go if you actually want to use it all over your face. The downside is that the sponge gets old way before you run out of product! So you'll need to buy additional sponges. Not creamy enough to use fingers or a brush in my opinion, too hard to spread. Gave it 6 because I can use it in some areas and I think people with dry skin will have more success.

    May 30, 2013

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  • The Body Shop Body Butter
    10.0

    The Body Shop Body Butter

    Papaya and Shea! AMAZING!

    I LOVE the way this product smells. The papaya is fruity but not childlike: It's perfect. The shea is just a nice very light scent that is pleasant anytime. The texture is that of a body BUTTER, so it's the consistency of butter. I like it a lot because I live in a dry climate, but it may take a while to soak in if my skin isn't too dry (definitely not a fast-absorbing product). But it glides on easily too. I will definitely buy again and again!

    April 23, 2013

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  • The Body Shop Papaya Lip Butter
    10.0

    The Body Shop Papaya Lip Butter

    Thick, smells AMAZING!

    I LOVE the way this product smells. It just smells delicious. Like fruity but not too fruity that you smell like a child or something. It's perfect. The texture is that of a body BUTTER, so it's the consistency of butter. I like it a lot because I live in a dry climate, but it may take a while to soak in if my skin isn't too dry (definitely not a fast-absorbing product). But it glides on easily too. I will definitely have to buy again, my new favorite scent!

    April 23, 2013

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  • Clean & Clear Finishes Pore Perfecting Moisturizer

    It actually does have a matte texture! It doesn't spread super easily because it's not slick. It's made for those of us with oily complexions. It is not a rich moisturizer, it is light, but it is totally enough! On dry days when I need a little extra I may add some of a different moisturizer to certain spots or add extra of this. I love that it works so well under makeup, especially if you follow up with a primer or liquid foundation, or both! This really helps to keep everything light and shine-free, even when you have 3 layers of stuff on! Probably my favorite moisturizer so far because it's so unique. I have not tried another moisturizer made for oily skin that gives such a matte finish. Definitely a big fan. It doesn't come with a lot, but then you can take it traveling, too! Awesome.

    April 23, 2013

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  • Bumble and bumble Creme de Coco Shampoo

    I got the shampoo only and it was so rich and creamy! The shampoo is not watered down like some cheaper brands, it is really thick! But it makes hair so soft. It lathers well and smells amazing, like coconut. I have fine hair, and I'm always tempted to not use conditioner because this shampoo is so hydrating! (of course I would never do such a thing ;) ) But I definitely really like it. Will buy again! (but maybe wait for a sale...)

    April 22, 2013

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  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
    10.0

    Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

    Lives up to the hype!

    I am fair skinned and got a bright pink color blush (through a sampling program)! It seemed crazy! But, near that same time, I bought the smashbox #22 fan brush. What a match made in heaven. It looks so naturally flushed on, it's adorable! It is very highly pigmented, but to pair with such a soft, delicate brush worked perfectly. It seems like it will just last forever because a little goes a long way. I am also just way into tarte lately because all their products work great and are natural and not animal tested. What a win! Do recommend! All the colors are awesome!

    April 22, 2013

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  • Smashbox Fan Brush #22
    10.0

    Smashbox Fan Brush #22

    Meant for highly pigmented blush!

    I love this brush! It's so soft! It comes with a plastic cover so that you don't have to worry about the bristles losing shape when storing it. It's pretty long, so it won't fit in a small makeup bag. I love how natural it makes a bright pink blush look! But that's where my major point comes in, this brush was created for highly pigmented colors! aka not cheap blushes. I use it with a bright pink shade of Tarte amazonian clay blush and it's perfect at applying this color naturally while still picking up plenty of pigment. I tried using this brush with another powder blush that's ulta brand and it almost literally picked up no color. I have to use a dense brush for that one now. I think this is a really important point to emphasize. If you want this brush (and you do), you need to get a legit blush to go with it and they will work together beautifully. Enjoy! :)

    April 22, 2013

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  • Benefit How To Look The Best At Everything

    I, for one, really love this kit! It's a great way to try minis of their products. It comes with porefessional, an awesome primer, a light (not fair!) shade of hello flawless oxygen wow! foundation, finishing powder and 2 shades (a light and a medium) of boing! concealer. Okay, so the primer I love and just made a separate review on. The foundation is great, but just a little too dark/orange for me because I'm pretty fair-skinned, even for the "light" version of this box. (The shade was "plush precious petal" or something like that). The boing lighter shade works beautifully, but the dark shade I don't think I can use, being so fair. Lastly, the finishing powder is really great for me and my relatively oily skin, keeping my makeup set and my complexion matte for most of the day. (I have a problem with touching my face though, so I am not sure how it would hold up for someone without that problem, probably all day.) The powder is not translucent, I should add, it is a light color, so take that into account when applying blush seeing as how it will dull the color if you apply it after. Lastly, I want to mention that the sample sizes are sized like deluxe samples, not minis. By that I mean they are smaller than you might expect. Still, they'll last a good amount of time, maybe a couple months if you use it daily. But I would compare the porefessional to small thumb-sized and the foundation is slightly larger, but still has the pump dispenser and everything. Also, everything comes out except the finishing powder which is embedded in the box, so I just store all the items in the box it came in (it's cute, though!). So the powder is not very portable. Hope this helps!

    April 22, 2013

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  • Benefit The Porefessional

    I got this primer as part of a kit and I'm a huge fan! It has a little color to it when you squeeze it out, but goes on perfectly even on my fair skin to even out skin tone beautifully. I've used it under powder and liquid foundations and it does well in every job. It creates a nice clean canvas for foundation that doesn't get oily on my combination to oily skin. Would buy again!

    April 22, 2013

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