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  • Lancome Hypnose Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara

    It's really tough to find single good mascara in the pool of seemingly good mascaras. I would always recommend trying many different brands and types of mascara, and even down to a specific color because all that really plays out in whether or not the mascara can provide you with the volume and length you so desire. This Lancome Hypnose Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara has a nice twirl-like shape that can easily maneuver around your lashes providing a great boost of volume. Although the mascara does not have a pleasant, it’s still not a huge determining factor in the performance of this mascara. Realistically since you’re suppose to throw our mascaras every three months, I think this mascara would be a great mascara to try for yourself to see if the results for you are better or worst then for others. Just reading through other members reviews, you can tell that this mascara works great for some and not that well for others. As some people already noticed, this mascara, as volumizing as it can be, has the tendency to clump a little bit, especially if you’re not careful in applying it evenly. In which case, all you really have to do is to use one of those mascara wands to comb through your lashes and then you should be all set and good to go. The s-shape wand is unique and formula is definitely long lasting. Nonetheless, this isn’t quite the best mascara that I’ve ever tried so I wouldn’t necessary purchase this again myself. However, I do encourage those of you to either try a sample size of this from the counter and/or purchase one to try for yourself. Who knows, you may just find a new product that you might just fall in love with.

    September 8, 2012

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Signature Club A Precious Moroccan Argan Oil Oasis Day Cream SPF 25

    I understand that SPF is important and that broad spectrum SPF is even more importantly, especially on an area of you skin that's exposed to strongest rays of the sun. With that in mind, I just personally can't stand the smell of SPF especially on my face. Also, I don’t know what happened but the bottle was sealed (with a gold ribbon sticker on the side) but when I opened the bottle, it was just a gross mess with spillage on the cap and on top of the product itself. It was really an unpleasant sight. The cream itself is very thick and it actually makes the skin of my face feel slightly dry instead of nice, smooth, and moisturized. Again, love the fact that this Signature Club A Precious Moroccan Aragan Oil Oasis Day Cream has a broad spectrum of SPF 25, that lets me know that my skin is well protected out in the sun or even at home where the sunlight can creep in through windows and such. However, I highly disliked the SPF scent, and wish there was another scent in the cream that can overpower that and provide either a neutral or nicer scent instead. Also, dislike how thick the texture is. Not sure if that’s what a cream texture is meant to be, but I prefer lighter formulas that blend easily into the skin and make me feel like I’m not wearing anything at all. However, another thing that I do like about this product is of course the packaging. The jar itself is super durable and great, just wished that mine did not make such a big mess for whatever reason. Perhaps it was the shipment or perhaps I just got the one damaged good in the batch, either way, I probably would NOT reconsider getting this product again.

    September 8, 2012

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Prai Ageless Throat and Decolletage Creme

    Starting with the scent, it isn't exactly a unpleasant scent but it's not quite a pleasant scent either. So this cream is meant for the throat and the decolletage, which was a word that I actually have to look up. This is the definition by wikipedia, “Décolletage /dɪˈkɒlətɑːʒ/ (or décolleté, its adjectival form, in current French) is the upper part of a woman's torso, between her waist and neck, comprising her neck, shoulders, back and chest, that is exposed by the style of her clothing”. Basically apply this cream from the cleavage up or whatever is exposed to the chin. Since I was wearing an oversized T-shirt to bed, I mainly focused on applying the Prai Ageless Throat and Decolletage crème to mainly just my neck up to my chin. Since this cream was developed specially for the throat and décolletage, this luxurious crème helps promote the appearance of firmness and resilience. I don’t know how long it takes for results to start showing but after my first use, my neck did feel firmer. I feel that if I rub in that neck area too often and in wrinkle creating ways would be more damaging than helpful. So I suppose the best course of action is to remember that prevention is key, and so a cream like this should definitely be more helpful in the long run. Also, it’s important to note that most people do in fact forget about the neck area and it’s a very delicate area that usually shows the first signs of aging. Using this cream can definitely prevent against that. Remember to use gentle upward strokes. I would even use this right after showering so that you can maximize the amount of skin. Whereas when I had my t-shirt on, I couldn’t exactly use this on my cleavage up.

    September 8, 2012

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Amika Obliphica Pure Oil
    9.0

    Amika Obliphica Pure Oil

    Oil Treatment for Hair

    The only products that I religiously use on my hair are shampoo and conditioner. So to add oil treatment into the process would mean the oil treatment has to be pretty darn good! So inside the bottle is a stopper topper that I assume blocks oil from seeping out. So after removing that, the instructions are simply which is to just apply a few drops on the palm and rub together before evenly distributing onto damp or dry hair. After taking a shower and towel drying it, I waited a few minutes before applying the oil treatment to my hair. Although my hair is personally not color-treated, it's important to note that this product is indeed safe for color-treated hair. Also, this oil treatment is free of parabens and artificial colors. It is also important to note that if any adverse reaction occur, it is vital to stop using the product and inform your doctor if the adverse reaction persists. I do like the scent of this oil treatment; I believe the lovely aroma that I smell in product is probably the Sea Buckthorn Berry (Obliphica). On the bottle it does say that it’s salon exclusive, so I’m not sure if you will be able to find this anywhere else but when you visit your local salon, be sure to ask to try the amika obliphica oil treatment for hair. This product works as an anti-frizz, provides shine to your hair and nourishment. I think it’s a great way to make your hair look great early in the morning or let it do its thing at night right before you head to bed. I just showered and applied some of this lovely oil treatment to my hair making it manageable and frizz-free. And if I want a touch up on my dry hair in the morning, I’ll just take a dab, rub it in my palm and then apply it to my hair!

    September 8, 2012

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Boscia Luminizing Black Mask
    9.0

    Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

    Ridiculously smooth skin!

    This Boscia Luminizing Black Mask actually comes in a tube form and I was really uncertain how much I needed to squeeze onto my face in order to be enough to cover my face and form a mask. I dabbed the areas of my face as I would with a moisturizer, mainly the forehead and cheeks before moving on to cover my nose and chin. However, I soon realize that I really wasn't applying enough, and there seems to be a timeframe where if I didn't apply it fast enough, then it would already started to dry up and form the mask and in fact would start to peel away from my face instead of smoothing out into a mask layer. So if there were downside to this process, it would be to find a way to smooth more into a mask layer before drying and peeling. That may just mean I’ll just have to apply more and/or work faster to create the mask. Be sure to apply an even layer to clean, dry face. Be sure to avoid the eye area including eyebrows, hairline and lips! The directions say to leave mask on for 20 minutes or until completely dry. It was starting to get dry for me, and I’m not sure what completely dried meant so I took it off about fifteen minutes in the process. And it’s recommended to use this once or twice a week. I couldn’t really peel this from the edges, because there wasn’t a layer to peel from. But rinsing it with warm waters does miracles, leaving my skin feeling silky smooth! It’s actually pretty awesome. My skin does feel a little stretched but I’m not sure if it’s because I didn’t put use a rich moisturizer afterwards. This product may be a favorite soon, I’ve just got to perfect the mask making process. Otherwise, love the results and how it leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth afterwards!

    September 8, 2012

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Conditioner
    10.0

    Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Conditioner

    Lovely Scent + Leaves Hair silky smooth

    When a product smells good, it just sets the right mood and makes my day that much better. I mean you have to deal with your hair all day, so why not have it smelling amazing. That's just my two cents on why this product deserves to be praised for it's unique yet quite lovely alluring scent. I mean I can't put my hand on what exactly that scent is but if I were to guess, it's probably the Monoi Oil - "an ancient recipe made from the rejuvenating Tahitian Tiare Gardenia Flower and Coprah Coconut Oil. So not only does this Monoi Oil smell amazing, it also helps to repair fine, delicate, and chemically treated hair which sounds exactly like my hair type. This Monoi Repairing conditioner definitely helps to cleanse and detangle while also restoring strength to my hair! I enter the shower not knowing what to expect from this product, but I come out feeling beautiful knowing that my hair is being repaired and getting stronger with each passing moment. To have it smell amazing is just an extra-added bonus that’s like the icing on the cake! Simply wet your hair in the shower, and after you’ve used shampoo, go ahead and apply some of this Bamboo water and Pro-vitamin B5 enriched conditioner to help fortify distressed hair against breaks and snaps. There’s also the pre caution as with any other conditioner is to keep it out of your delicate precious eyes! I simply close my eyes when I’m rinsing so that’s not something I need to worry about. Washing your hair no longer seems like a chore and is actually quite enjoyable when you’re washing your hair with Carol’s Daughter’s Monoi Repairing conditioner. That’s right, not only does this shampoo smell good, it’s also good for your hair as well!

    September 8, 2012

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo
    10.0

    Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo

    Lovely Scent + Repairing damaged hair!

    When a product smells good, it just sets the right mood and makes my day that much better. I mean you have to deal with your hair all day, so why not have it smelling amazing. That's just my two cents on why this product deserves to be praised for it's unique yet quite lovely alluring scent. I mean I can't put my hand on what exactly that scent is but if I were to guess, it's probably the Monoi Oil - "an ancient recipe made from the rejuvenating Tahitian Tiare Gardenia Flower and Coprah Coconut Oil. So not only does this Monoi Oil smell amazing, it also helps to repair fine, delicate, and chemically treated hair which sounds exactly like my hair type. This Monoi Repairing shampoo definitely helps to cleanse and detangle while also restoring strength to my hair! I enter the shower not knowing what to expect from this product, but I come out feeling beautiful knowing that my hair is being repaired and getting stronger with each passing moment. To have it smell amazing is just an extra-added bonus that’s like the icing on the cake! Simply wet your hair in the shower, and apply the shampoo into a good lather before rinsing and repeating if needed. There’s also the pre caution as with any other shampoo is to keep it out of your delicate precious eyes! I simply close my eyes when I’m rinsing so that’s not something I need to worry about. Washing your hair no longer seems like a chore and is actually quite enjoyable when you’re washing your hair with Carol’s Daughter’s Monoi Repairing sulfate-free shampoo. That’s right, not only does this shampoo smell good, it’s also good for your hair as well by having all the right ingredients and leaving out the bad!

    September 8, 2012

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • intelliWHiTE PRO WHiTE Professional Toothpaste w/ Fluoride & Xylitol

    As I was brushing my teeth with this intelliwhite pro white professional toothpaste with fluoride & xylitol, I noticed instantly that the toothpaste foams up really quickly. As other reviews have mentioned it does have a light minty flavor but doesn't leave an overwhelmingly aftertaste. In fact, I actually prefer that it does NOT have that unpleasant aftertaste that some other toothpaste does have. The active ingredient in this product is sodium fluoride (0.243% w/w) (0.15% w/v Fluriode ion). The purpose is anticavity toothpaste and use is to aid in prevention of dental cavities. It is of course recommended as with any other toothpaste product to brush your teeth thoroughly after every meal or at the very least twice a day. I usually brush once in the morning when I wake and once before I sleep. The toothpaste itself definitely has a lovely minty scent. Now I know this is meant to be whitening toothpaste, and my teeth definitely looks whiter even after just one use! Of course, if you don’t brush your teeth twice daily, the results may vary and may not be as great as they might be for someone who does brush their teeth twice a day. Overall, I definitely think this toothpaste is worth a try. It might work better for you than it did for me or it might not work as well. We’re all different and if you never try something, you’ll never know if it works for you or not! My mouth feels cleaner, and my teeth whiter. Everything about this toothpaste just works well for me and since I love the packaging, I have no reason but to give this toothpaste a solid ten stars! I can’t wait to finish this entire tube and go out to purchase another intelliwhite pro white professional toothpaste!

    September 8, 2012

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Mary Kay TimeWise Repair Eye Renewal Cream
    9.0

    Mary Kay TimeWise Repair Eye Renewal Cream

    Adorable Packaging + Super Slick Eye Cream

    After cleansing my face, washing with a facial cleanser, applying toner and moisturizer, I decided to try the Mary Kay® TimeWise Repair™ Volu-Firm™Eye Renewal Cream that my mother has been using for the past month! This eye renewal cream is the latest, newest addition to the Mary Kay product line that's meant to smooth and leave you with beautiful, wrinkle-free skin. With all the products that we apply to our eyes, it comes a time for a product that actually helps our eyes! This rich, pampering, formula is part of the all-new Mary Kay® TimeWise Repair™ Volu-Firm™ line of products that contain ingredients that target sagging skin, crepiness, under-eye bags, puffiness and dark circles. What I liked most about this eye renewal cream was the cute packaging and the super adorable and sturdy application tip. The tube itself is a wonderful size and can definitely last you a long while. My mom, who's been using it for almost a month now, says she likes the texture of the cream, and how once she applies it, she doesn't even notice that she's wearing anything. She also likes how her eyes feels very moisturized and that her eyes are noticeably more rejuvenated and younger looking. Also, the eye cream has such a light and sweet scent. I really want my own tube of eye renewal cream! Protection is the key, and using this product will definitely keep my eyes young and beautiful. Time to save up some money and buy my own Mary Kay® TimeWise Repair™ Volu-Firm™Eye Renewal Cream! For more company and/or product information, please refer to Mary Kay's corporate website (marykay.com) and Facebook page (facebook.com/marykay). Disclaimer: This product was sent from Total Beauty for testing and review purposes. Application Tips: Use morning and night. Using the special Zamac metal tip as the applicator, squeeze out a small amount of product onto the tip. Avoiding the inner corner of the eye, apply directly to the under eye area closest to the nose with a sweeping, outward motion. Lift and repeat. Also, gently apply on the upper eyelid area using the same technique. To help relieve under eye puffiness, with one sweep, gently massage the product onto the skin in an outward circular motion, moving from the area closest to the nose and outward. Repeat on the other eye.

    August 25, 2012

    14 of 30 people found this review helpful

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  • Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash

    The very first time I squeezed out this silvery with almost a glisten and transparent quality to it that actually made this body wash quite pretty! Although it did lower my expectations a bit when I realized that the body wash doesn't have an exfoliating component but that's okay. I usually squeeze a good amount onto my hands and rub a little bit before applying it over the rest of my body. I'm actually really surprised at the lather, it's so rich and creamy and I absolutely love it! Therefore, I don't have to pour out a gallon in order to get a nice, bubbly fun and therefore this daily moisturizing body wash can last me quite a long while. Now on to a tip for those of you who may know this, I actually realized this earlier with another body wash, but did you know you can use this Aveeno® Body Wash and use it as a shave aid! Right? I didn't know it either and decided to go ahead and give this new function a try and it worked out relatively well for my legs. Applying this rich shaving lotion using my hands did indeed leave me with silky, smooth legs. Overall, I really do like Aveeno products and have been using the daily moisturizer for quite a while now and love their lotions as well. I'm really happy to find another product of Aveeno to love!

    June 20, 2012

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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