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  • Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

    Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

    No eyelash curler can beat this this!

    I've used so many different eyelash curlers over the years. I've been using this brand for the last six months or so and have NEVER been happier with a lash curler. It doesn't grab my eyelid and I get a beautiful curl with about 8 seconds of pressure. I've got a second one still in the box as "back-up". I will NEVER buy another brand. This one is worth the price, despite being hard to find. Love it!

    December 22, 2013

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Jumbo Lash Mascara

    I was really looking forward to trying this mascara out. It has great reviews and it's free of all things women do not want in their beauty products. Sounds too good to be true, right? That's definitely the case in my experience with this product. One, the brush is horrible. Quite possibly one of the worst I have ever used, and that's saying something. The formula flaked, getting into my eyes, sticking to my contacts, and all in all driivng me nuts the entire day. It also ended up under my eyes for hours without my knowing it, and that was hours after it had dried on a cool day. Not cool, not cool at all considering this stuff is supposed to wear so well. The worst part of using this product is that after removing it, my eyes swelled up three times there size for two days. The only new thing I'd used was this mascara, so I attribute that to the swelling and as I previously stated, this stuff is being returned the second I go to Walmart. For what it cost, it should not be an epic fail. I'll stick to Bare Minerals.

    September 26, 2013

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara

    Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara

    How do people wear this stuff?!

    I purchased this mascara and couldn't be more disappointed by a Revlon product than I am with this stuff. Like the previous reviewer stated, the brush is insanely huge and difficult to work with. I was not happy with that, with the actual mascara formula, and the tube I got was more of a mousse like consistency. I just plain do not like this stuff. I didn't use it long enough to find out if it helps your lashes grow, but my guess is that most people won't be using it long enough to find out either because it's garbage. Revlon, back away from the mascara business. It's not your thing.

    September 26, 2013

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Gillette Venus & Olay Razor

    Total Beauty sent this razor to me to try out and review. I appreciate that, because I never would spend the money on one of these. I don't think this is moisturizing in any way (if anything it was drying and left a gross residue on my skin.), nor do I think it performs better than a 2 or 3 blade Bic razor. In fact, I've had to pass over my legs so many times to get stray hairs that it is mostly a waste of my time. I found nothing special about this and could never justify the price tag for it for any reason. Also, kept completely out of the shower unless used, it started to rust pretty quickly and no one wants to spend money on a razor that is supposed to last until the moisture bars run out. Please be aware that there is propylene glycol in the moisture bars, not an ingredient we're aiming to use these days. This razor is unimpressive. I certainly won't purchase it or recommend it to anyone.

    September 11, 2013

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Freeman Bare Foot Peppermint + Plum Foot Scrub

    I've been using this product off & on for about ten years. It smells great and is, hands down, one of the most effective foot scrubs on the market. It's really inexpensive and is guaranteed to get you results. To increase the level of smoothness, I often put some on a large pumice stone to help the product along, but that's only if I know my feet can handle the extra scrubbing. Afterwards, I try to use the matching foot cream, but haven't been able to find it in a while. However, it does work. The Lemon/Sage version of this product is also very nice.

    July 15, 2013

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Maybelline New York Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length Washable Mascara

    Maybelline New York Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length Washable Mascara

    It's been a LONG time since I've used Maybelline!

    I'm a mascara junkie, so as my tube of Bare Minerals Flawless Definition became a tube of "When did I last buy this? When did I start using this? If I can't remember, then it's time to toss it, even if it smells fine and still works like a charm.", I started to search for something new to replace what I already use and love. I've NEVER been a fan of Maybelline mascara. I roll my eyes whenever people claim I spend too much money on mascara when I could "just buy Maybelline Great Lash". No, they do NOT "do the exact same thing". If that were true, no other company would make mascara, and yet there are thousands of them on the market. I was willing to try this product to see what all the fuss is about, and I actually scored two tubes in the original packaging, brand new, for under $3 on Ebay. A steal considering the price at Walmart always makes me walk away. The first thing I noticed was the smell, which is not at all appealing. It's unpleasant. I really don't like the brush/wand either, but it's also not the worst one I've ever seen or used. The actual mascara formula is all right, for a drug store brand, but if I'd paid retail for this, it would be going back in a heartbeat. This mascara is flaky. I tried it out without any other make-up on my face or eyes and the formula got on my lids. Easily removable with a damp Q-tip, but would have been a bigger problem if I'd had shadow and liner on since this formula is wet and wouldn't have been as easy to remove with full eye make-up on. It did lengthen my lashes and with two light coats and a brush through with a metal lash comb, my lashes are long enough to be extended over my browbone. That's pretty good length for a person who has long lashes and still likes her eyes to have a little bit of the "Wow" factor. However, even though this is safe for contact lens users, I will not recommend it to them because I wear contacts and this stuff is, as I said, flaky. If you're going to use it as your base coat and seal it with a better mascara, maybe it will be fine, but on its own? NO. I've had it on for over an hour now and it's still wet enough that it comes right off if you simply touch my lashes. That's NOT the sign of a quality product, it's a sign of a product that doesn't dry in a timely fashion. For a drug store mascara, it's better than a lot of high end mascaras I have tried, but for every single day wear? I've got to take a pass. The one plus, this is free of parabens, pthalates, & sulfates. I was extremely surprised by that.

    June 30, 2013

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Revlon ColorSilk

    Revlon ColorSilk

    Stay in your color range...

    I've been using this color for years (the exact shade in the photo). Every once in a while I completely change my hair color, and when I decide to go back to my natural shade, this is the color I turn to. It covers extremely well, from greys to covering up the fact that I've been blonde. I don't have to color monthly or bi-monthly like so many people I know. This color is budget friendly and lasts a long time. Color wise, I do not see a difference between this color, an identical shade that is $10, or my salon color. Dark Espresso is pretty much the same color all across the board. I highly recommend staying within two shades of your natural color on this product and ALL at-home hair color.

    April 29, 2013

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

    Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

    One of my favorite beauty products

    Initially I tried this product out mostly because my skin was driving me crazy at the time and I wanted something that would really make a difference. For me, this product, over time, did what I needed it to do. It sucked out all the crap in my pores, removed dead skin that exfoliating regularly was unable to get, and yes, the drying time on this one is tricky. I am usually able to remove it after 15 minutes, and by then it is extremely dry. I peel it wherever I can start to feel it lift, and whatever doesn't come off that way gets rinsed off with warm water and damp paper towel. Whenever I want my skin to look fresh and bright, I use this mask at least once a week, but have actually been able to use it once a month with regular Clarisonic use. I don't think this mask will work for everyone, no product does, but I love it. I definitely recommend keeping it as far away from hair as possible because it will yank it out in a heartbeat. I had a mishap with that, and thankfully it's grown back. So, use with caution around the hairline and eyebrows, but definitely try this out because it's really worth it.

    April 8, 2013

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Clean & Fresh Shampoo

    Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Clean & Fresh Shampoo

    Smells great, but there's a catch...

    This is by far one of the worst Garnier products I have ever used. It smells delightful, but it actually made the problem ten times worse. No matter how much rinsing you do, you're also left with some of the blue scrubbing dots stuck to your scalp. Not hot!! Plus, this did nothing to help the dryness and it made me scalp itch like crazy. When in doubt, use Jason's Tes Tree Shampoo which will rebalance your scalp, whether it's dry or flaky, and you won't have to worry about it getting gross beyond words. I would never recommend this product to a soul.

    March 30, 2013

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo

    Total Beauty sent me this shampoo (along with the matching conditioner) to use and review. It took me a little longer to use the shampoo because I'm not a huge fan of Pantene's shampoos, but I decided to give this one a shot. The first time I used it, I used it only on the length of my hair (which is everything, but my scalp). For that it seemed to do a relatively decent job, but on the 2nd try, it underperformed in ways that a less expensive shampoo won't, so I can't recommend this with a high rating. It wasn't super moisturizing and it didn't do anything that other shampoos can't do. I personally wouldn't buy this, but again, I've not a fan of Pantene shampoos. Plus, this dried out my scalp beyond words, so if you're going to use anything from this moisturizing line, I'd go with the conditioner which works nicely.

    March 25, 2013

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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