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  • John Frieda Sheer Blonde Dream Creme instant silkener

    This is a good prpduct, whether you're a natural blonde or not, it will help with the styling process and keep your hair smooth. My hair is naturally curly/wavy and I occasionally straighten it with the InStyler. This product makes it easier when I'm blonde. A little goes a long way.

    September 28, 2012

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  • Mally City Chick Smokey Eye Kit
    10.0

    Mally City Chick Smokey Eye Kit

    Mally nails the smokey eye palette!

    I have this palette in Tribeca Taupe (best palette EVER!!) and Canal Street Khaki. I returned two other palettes (Skyscraper and Brownstone) because even the lightest colors were way too dark for me. If you've never used one of these palettes, start with the Taupe. You will NOT be sorry. It makes every eye color pop, provides flawless coverage, and your eye make-up will stay put until you take it off at the end of the day. these palettes are a little pricey, but so are similar palettes that claim to do the same thing. This one out performs them all.

    September 17, 2012

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  • OPI Sephora by OPI
    8.0

    OPI Sephora by OPI

    Great colors

    I have more than my fair share of nail polish, probably hundreds of bottles (it's a sickness, I admit it. LOL.). I've been using these on and off for about two years. The line has some fantastic colors. However, at roughly $9.50 a bottle (is it me, or do the prices on these polishes keep going up?), it's hardly worth purchasing them en masse. I buy one here and there, but the color has to be extremely unique, otherwise I can literally hold most colors up to any drug store brand and not only will the colors match 100%, but the drug store polish will wear just as well and cost between $2 and $4. So, I save these for the occasional must-have color and try not to purchase any that are in bottles with a different name on the label. Also, some of these colors are extremely dark in the bottle, but require three coats to look anywhere near decent. That has been a problem for me with more than one shade and we all know that between a base coat, three coats of color, and top coat, it will take more than ten minutes for all of it to be completely dry. That's the other downside to some of these polish colors. Other than those issues, I really don't see how they are any different in terms of quality from regular OPI polish or the OPI Nicole line. I think Sephora would sell a lot more of these if they dropped the prices a bit and weren't constantly pushing new "collections" on us that are also being released in different names by other brands. Thus far my favorite colors are Opening Night & Break-A-Leg Warmer.

    September 17, 2012

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  • Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System

    I've read both positive and negative reviews all across the board for this product, but sometimes you have to try something out for yourself and see how it performs for you. Like a few other reviewers, I had to make sure the tube of fibers was supposed to be dry before using it. Several people got back to me about it via Sephora's web-site to tell me that yes, it's supposed to be dry and one person likened it to dryer lint. Does that sound like something you want near your eyes?! My allergies reacted to the statement alone!! I purposely tried this product out on a day when I had absolutely no make-up on. I didn't want to ruin a full face or even just my eyes if this was a product I couldn't use. For starters, I like the mascara itself. It's labeled a base & top coat, but really, you could wear this mascara all by itself so long as you let it dry thoroughly between coats. The mascara alone works really well. I was VERY hesitant with the fibers. They just plain make me nervous. I applied a light coat to both eyes and then sealed them with the mascara. Was there an immense difference afterwards? Not really. I have long lashes thanks to a product similar to Latisse without the potential side effect of turning my lids brown and/or completely changing my eye color. I wear mascara regardless though because I feel naked without it. Maybe ft I'd used more of the fibers, I would have gotten a dramatic or different effect, but I think the best way to use them is with a light hand, just in case you overdo it. I would not recommend this product at all since it's chock full of parabens. I think it's a neat idea, but could be less messy. If you're going to use it, you want to use it on naturally short to medium length natural lashes, as opposed to lashes that are already long. Also, don't use the fibers on the bottom lashes, just use the mascara, otherwise this is going to be a mess of mass proportions. I do not recommend this for contact lens wearers because of the strong chance of the fibers getting into your eyes during application. And for anyone that DOES decide to purchase and use this, make sure you use a metal lash comb in between each step to really separate your lashes otherwise they can get messy and require the dreaded "do over". Thoroughly clean the lash comb with an antibacterial wipe or spray in between each use. On a whole, I seriously doubt I will ever purchase this product again. Benefit's They're Real mascara does a better job without the hassle and potential for mess.

    September 14, 2012

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Acuvue 2 Brand Contact Lenses
    2.0

    Acuvue 2 Brand Contact Lenses

    Acuvue are definitely not for me!

    I've had the displeasure of wearing several different types of Acuvue contact lenses. I don't see what the hype is all about. None of them gave me clear vision, they were horribly uncomfortable, and would often feel as though someone had glued them to my eye balls. These never, not once felt clean enough to me. I ended up switching to O2 Optix and have been thankful ever since. I think these are a very popular choice and doctors are quick to prescribe them, but it's important to exahust every option before deciding on a brand. These will never be for me!

    September 5, 2012

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Acuvue Advance Brand Contact Lenses with Hydraclear

    These are some of the worst contacts you will ever have the displeasure of wearing. People rave about them, so they are often the first thing given to you when you're doing a lens fitting. These were just plain awful for me. Initially they were ok, but I never truly got super clean vision wearing these. It took a while, but eventually my doctor gave me O2 Optix and they are fantastic. I've been wearing them for eight years now, not once have I looked back.

    September 5, 2012

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  • bareMinerals Renew & Hydrate Eye Cream

    I've been using this eye cream for about nine months. It works extremely well in conjunction with the other Bare Minerals skin products (cleanser, moisturizer, & neck cream). I like that it's natural, so I don't worry about it being around my eyes. The level of moisture is perfect. I would buy this again, it lasts a really long time.

    September 5, 2012

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  • bareMinerals Purely Nourishing Cream: Dry Skin

    I've been using this on and off for two years. I have combination skin, but there are parts of my face that get dry to the point where they look wind/sun damaged in terms of dryness. This cream turns all of that around in a short period of time. Applying this only to the really dry areas of my face, I get more than 12 hours of rich moisture and my skin heals quickly than to that. I'm generally not a fan of jars of cream, but I find that using a Q-tip to apply, instead of my fingers, makes me worry a lot less about potential cross contamination. This lasts a long time, so it is well worth the price. I highly recommend getting it in a set with the Purifying cleanser and the neck cream. The three products combined provide AMAZING results.

    September 5, 2012

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  • bareMinerals Purifying Facial Cleanser
    10.0

    bareMinerals Purifying Facial Cleanser

    One of the best cleansers on the market!!

    I've been using this for about two years. A lot of people compare it to Philosophy's Purity Made Simple. Honestly, as a user of both products, I am far happier with this cleanser than I am with Purity. I have combination skin, so I use different cleansers for morning and night, and when my skin is acting up I use a product to really help with that issue before going back to this. I like that no matter what, this is really good for my skin. It always leaves it soft and super clean. I use this with either of my Clarisonic brushes and the results are always really positive. Since switching to this cleanser, I break out less and my skin doesn't dry out as often, even during the blistering cold Winter months. I do use this with a few other Bare Minerals skin care products and I'm extremely pleased with the results all across the board. A bottle of this cleanser lasts me about 4-5 months, you don't need to use a lot to get your face clean and soft. I tend to use between 2-5 pumps to completely clean my face, which is probably too much product, but I never feel like one pump is really enough. I like that this bottle allows me to both open and close the pump, which helps prolong the life of the product. If you haven't tried this, I highly recommend it. It's a healthy cleanser, you don't have to worry about unnecessary chemicals, and it smells nice and fresh. To give this anything less than ten stars would be a grave insult.

    September 5, 2012

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  • bareMinerals Flawless Definition Waterproof Mascara

    When Bare Minerals released this mascara I was very happy to try it out. I like both the original version and this one, which is waterproof. It gives amazing length, volume, and coverage in one swipe and it's not messy. The wand is one of the best I've ever used and that's saying something because I am a mascara junkie. Sometimes I swipe the wand on clean paper towel to wipe off excess product, and other times I use it as is. This is one mascara that will perform and last you the full three months (you can go four on this one if you don't wear it every single day) without drying out or becoming a clumping nightmare. I always have a hard time parting with a tube because the product is still working, but as a precaution to my own eye health I replace this often. Truly one of the best BM products EVER!!

    September 5, 2012

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