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  • Maybelline New York One by One by Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara

    This mascara is recommended to separate lashes and avoid clumps. It does that, but the formula is very thin and needs several coats, which the directions say you have to do right away-you shouldn't let the coats dry in between (I assume that creates more flaking and clumping). I have used this mascara 6 times, following the directions. While I do not have clumps, I do wish it provided more coverage. After every use, withing 5-6 hours, I have experienced flaking, including in my eyes (which has never happened to me before). It is waterproof-while it flakes, there is no problem with it running or smearing. I have stopped using this because I can not stand the flakes in my eyes and because I am looking for a mascara with a bit more coverage. This mascara has a rubbery brush. It has some odor while wet (alcohol/chemical smell), but is not long-lasting.

    August 14, 2012

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  • Scunci Covered Hinge Flower-Top Jaw Clip

    I love this clip. The teeth lay flat on your scalp so it doesn't hurt. My only complaint is the shiny clear coating bubbles up and turns white after a year. The hinge pins aren't exposed so I haven't had any problems with the pins falling out or the hinge breaking, like I have experienced with other butterfly clips. The body and teeth of the clip are made with strong, flexible plastic. These are hard to find in stores, but I always look and buy an extra one when I see it.

    August 15, 2010

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  • Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin

    While it's a clever idea in hair styling, it doesn't do anything more than bobby pins or hair pins. It holds my hair fairly well if I get them in position just right, but I find the pins a little too long for my hair-dos, and the ends stick out and are visible. I have long curly hair to my mid-back, with medium thickness. They are mostly 'ouchless', and are thicker than a bobby pin so I am not concerned about damage or breakage. If you want to try something new, go ahead. But for maximum versatility, buy a big pack of bobby pins instead.

    August 15, 2010

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  • Chapstick True Shimmer
    3.0

    Chapstick True Shimmer

    Not shimmery

    Although you can count on this product being a quality lip product at a good value, calling it True Shimmer is just a lie. There is so little shimmer (mica powder) in this lip product, my boyfriend could use it. The package also said it provided shine, which it does not. It is slightly less waxy than traditional Chap Stick, but there is no shine or gloss. In addition, the tube is shorter than traditional Chap Stick. I was debating between buying this and Nivea shimmer, and I really regret my choice now.

    August 15, 2010

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  • Revlon Sugar Sugar Lip Topping
    9.0

    Revlon Sugar Sugar Lip Topping

    Trendy, at the time of release, and FUN

    I disagree with the naysayers. This product was NEVER intended or suggested to TASTE like sugar. It was lip frosting-to sugar your lips, in the style of sugar fruit during winter holidays. And it did just last. It was slightly gritty but not bad, and since I'm not 12 yrs old and don't lick my lips when I am wearing lip product, it never bothered me and the staying power was a few hours. I still wear small amounts when I want a little frost or shimmer to my gloss.

    August 11, 2010

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  • Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Curl Defining Lotion

    After dozens of 'curly' gels, this is my favorite. I was happy with Citrishine gel for curls but stores no longer stock it and I had to get it on line. I tried this because it was on sale. It is much less stiff than Citrishine. It holds really well and this is the first styling product I've used where my curls still look fresh after sleeping on them. Depending on the weather (curly girls know what I mean!), it can look even better the next day. If I get a bit overzealous with the amount I use, it will get stiff, but a quick finger-fluff and the stiffness disappears. In full disclosure, my hair is naturally curly, but not coarse, medium corkscrews, slightly longer than shoulder length when curly, and somewhere between thin and medium in thickness.

    August 13, 2009

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  • Sephora Mosaic Bronzing Powder

    I disliked this product tremendously. It has a funny smell. I don't a smell that some people would hate but others would like. It was unnatural and unlike any other make-up smell I am used to. Beyond that, having fair skin, I thought this product did close to nothing in terms of color/highlighting/warming. I have used several other types of bronzers in the past. I wouldn't even call this a bronzer-more like a powder. And it is a very dense powder, doesn't come up off the pad and on to the brush easily. I used it about 6 times in different kinds of weather, lighting, over the course of 4 weeks. I could have returned it, but just threw it away. I noticed that Sephora doesn't even have it on their web site anymore (I only bought it 6 weeks ago) nor does it have any replacement version. There are plenty of other kinds of bronzers available, I suggest trying something other than this one (if it's even still available)

    June 28, 2009

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  • Benefit Erase Paste
    3.0

    Benefit Erase Paste

    Only for the very serious

    This stuff is definitely thick-thicker than paste. I would never use it under my eyes because it is so thick you have to really rub to spread and blend it. The color is fine, it blended into my own reddish skin, with blue undertones around eyes. I didn't feel it brightened at all. It didn't crease. But I just can't imagine who would need this stuff. It didn't fill fine lines on my face as I had read from another reviewer. To me, it's just really thick foundation, not concealer.

    May 9, 2009

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Sephora Matte Blotting Film

    I pulled one of these small sheets out of the demo pack at Sephora and was shocked to see they were plastic. No way this is going to work I thought. Wrong! They are amazing. Much much better oil moppers than traditional blotting papers. I have used Crabtree and Evelyn's Rose Papers and a brand Sephora is no longer carrying (that costs more than these). These only come 50 to a pack, for $10 which seems pricey but I usually use 2 traditional blotting papers at a time, so for me, it's worth the price.

    April 29, 2009

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • BareMinerals All-Over Face Color
    9.0

    BareMinerals All-Over Face Color

    Love that isn't not a liquid or matte

    You need a little extra brush swirling to cover reddish area, but I love my Bare Escentuals. I do not think it improved my skin as I have heard the founder claim often when she is on qvc. But it certainly hasn't harmed my skin either. I often go to sleep without washing my face. I do wish it has a longer wear. By the end of my work day I could definitely use a touch-up. The other thing I don't like is that the containers do not travel well. The fine powder comes through the big holes of the sieve insert and when your make up is bouncing around your luggage, soooooo much powder comes up to the top, and it's really hard getting it back down to the underside of the sieve where it belongs and where you can control the amount of powder on your brush. Strongly recommend you use this with Mineral Veil-a fantastic product!!!!

    April 28, 2009

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