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  • Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Conditioner
    3.0

    Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Conditioner

    Did the opposite of repairing my hair

    I tried both Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner, and they didn't seem to help my hair at all--in fact, they seemed to do the exact opposite. I have a lot of hair, but it's fine and color-treated and quite damaged. I was hoping that this sulfate-free formula would be gentle and moisturizing, but it actually seemed to make my hair more dry and tangled after I'd used it. The scent is quite strong--kind of smells like hairspray, but I think it's the monoi oil and the gardenia. Someone said my hair smelled great! But these products didn't work for me at all. :( The conditioner formula seemed great and moisturizing in the shower, but after I'd washed it out, my hair felt awful.

    August 31, 2012

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo
    3.0

    Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo

    Did not repair my hair--seemed to do the opposite

    I tried both Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner, and they didn't seem to help my hair at all--in fact, they seemed to do the exact opposite. I have a lot of hair, but it's fine and color-treated and quite damaged. I was hoping that this sulfate-free formula would be gentle and moisturizing, but it actually seemed to make my hair more dry and tangled after I'd used it. The scent is quite strong--kind of smells like hairspray, but I think it's the monoi oil and the gardenia. Someone said my hair smelled great! But these products didn't work for me at all. :(

    August 31, 2012

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm
    4.0

    Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm

    Overpriced and mediocre

    I have this in Cherry. It smells like cherry Chapstick and tints my lips about the same amount--which is to say it hardly shows up, even when you layer it on. I guess "NATURAL" would be a nice way to describe the effect. It does moisturize decently, and keeps my lips feeling comfortable for awhile, but it's nothing particularly amazing. The formula feels slightly nicer than Chapstick, but it's not significantly different enough to warrant the ridiculous seven dollar price tag. There are so many alternatives--if you MUST have a tinted balm from Burt's Bees, get one of their tinted shimmer shades. Or buy another brand (Alba Botanicals makes great tinted balms that even have SPF and are much cheaper). And for a company that seems to be "green" and "natural" I'm really surprised by the excess packaging that Burt's Bees used on this product.

    August 28, 2012

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Yes To Blueberries Brightening Facial Towelettes
    6.0

    Yes To Blueberries Brightening Facial Towelettes

    Won't remove makeup completely.

    If you're looking for a refreshing wipe for your face after the gym, or pre-pool, these will do. But they aren't good at removing makeup. They smell nice, the packaging is cute and keeps the wipes dry without leaking, and the price is reasonable, but they just don't do enough for me. They're decent enough that I'll use to wipe my hands or for post-workout, but they aren't something I'd buy again.

    July 7, 2012

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Vaseline Total Moisture Body Lotion

    I also received an unlabeled "mystery lotion" to review for Total Beauty, which turned out to be this product. The fragrance is that of your typical lotion--kind of floral/clean--kind of boring. The texture is a little runny in my opinion, although it does seem to help it sink into your skin quickly. The weird part though is that it sinks in quickly, and my skin feels different afterwards, but it doesn't actually feel MOISTURIZED. Honestly, the quality of this product is a little better than what you'd find in the average hotel room, sitting in a little plastic bottle on your sink. It didn't do any harm, but it didn't really seem to do a whole lot of good either.

    July 1, 2012

    14 of 28 people found this review helpful

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  • Lancome Colour Focus Palette 4 Ombres

    These colors do not work well for me in terms of color or consistency (I'd like them to be creamier like Clinique's Colour Surge e/s, and also wish they had better color payoff). So so lasting power, decent texture. There are drugstore eyeshadows out there that I feel are better products. I have hardly used these products at all for those reasons. Will not be purchasing any time soon.

    June 22, 2012

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • the Balm Hot Mama
    9.0

    the Balm Hot Mama

    A great blush :)

    I agree with Buibear--this blush is quite similar to NARS Orga$m blush. It has the same peachy pink with golen shimmer quality, but a little less blingy. There's a good bit of shimmer, but not too much. The pigmentation is good, and it wears well all day long without fading. The texture is nice and smooth, and it applies easily onto cheeks. The price is alright--you get a really good amount of product, so it's a good value. The packaging is super cute, and although you would think the cardboard packaging would be flimsy, it's held up very well, and the magnetic closure does a good job too.

    June 18, 2012

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes
    6.0

    The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes

    VERY shimmery but fairly sheer.

    There is a LOT of shimmer and sparkle to these. It's not very subtle at all. They are incredibly pretty, but fairly sheer. You can build up the pigmentation a little bit by using fingers or a flat brush to apply instead of a fluffy brush, or applying it wet. Primer is a must. The price is okay for the amount of product, but it's just not the product for me.

    June 18, 2012

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • mark I-Mark Custom Pick Eye Shadow

    But the quality is just a tiny bit lacking. I owned probably a dozen of these, but gave them away because I already have so many eyeshadows. Seriously, it's great that they have a magnetic palette with removable pans. It's environmentally friendly because of the reduced amount of packaging, and convenient because you can pick whatever eyeshadows you want in your palette, and rearrange them to your heart's content! They're pretty reasonably priced too. However, the shadows are a little hard and the pigmentation is good, but not amazing.

    June 18, 2012

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • LORAC Showstopper Palette ($95 Value)

    Good for travel, because it has all the shadow and blush you need. I love how the colors go well together so well as a quad (browbone, lid, crease, outer V). However, the colors are VERY shimmery, so be careful not to over do it.... The blush is very similar to NARS Orga$m, a shimmery golden coral color. Both the shadow and the blush have a really smooth texture, and a great length of wear. The magnetic closure is actually quite strong and I haven't had any problems with it opening in my makeup bag. It's cute and the texture on the outside is pretty, although the excess loose powder from the shadows and the blush get stuck on the glitter and it makes the casing look a little dirty. It's the perfect size though, and I love that it has a decent sized mirror inside. This palette is really a good value.

    June 18, 2012

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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