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  • Sexy Hair Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner

    As a girl with long, thick hair I have searched high and low for a detangler or leave-in that would make it easier to comb my hair after washing it. Granted, most of the products I have tried have been drugstore, but a few salon products also. My experience has been (please share yours if you disagree! :) that salon or high end products make better detanglers. As much as I LOVE drugstore products, there are just some things that I have to spend more money on, and this is one of them. It seems that anything that STAYS on your hair or skin, rather than rinsing it away, matters most as far as the ingredients and all. This one is definitely a keeper! Due to seborrheic dermatitis, I have to wash my hair daily and this product lasts me a good 3 months. Not bad for $15 or so! It really leaves my hair soft and manageable, but most importantly for me, it lets the comb glide through my hair without a tangle. I would definitely recommend as this is the "holy-grail" of spray in conditioners!

    February 28, 2014

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  • Tresemme Renewal Hair & Scalp Conditioning Mask

    I haven't had much luck with Tresemme products in the past, but I saw this on the shelf and I LOVE trying new products, so thought for $5 what could I lose? I have tried both high end and drugstore brand hair masks and still have yet to find one that I can be "loyal" to but this one might be it. Sure, they work and do their thang, but again, nothing to write home about. Apparently this Renewal line is infused with tea tree oil, but why or what benefit it has in a conditioner or hair mask I am not sure. I left it on my head for 45 minutes to an hour, and my hair was soft and manageable. The biggest plus for me is that it detangled my long hair better than most masks I have used! The smell is pleasant. It isn't as thick as I would like; I felt that I had to use a lot of product for my long, thick hair. The tube will probably last me 5-6 treatments. I will finish the tube and will probably buy again; well, until the next "best" thing comes out! :)

    February 28, 2014

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  • Avon Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask

    My mom bought this mask for me from Avon so I thought I would give it a try! It's kind of strange that it is black; it dries to a gray in about 15-20 minutes. There is no kaolin (mud) in this mask to draw out impurities and there is not enough salicyclic acid (.05%) to make any difference at all with acne or blackhead prone skin. Typically, you will need at LEAST 1% (for more sensitive skin) if not 2%. After I rinsed the mask off, my skin looked clean, but it felt tight and I didn't notice any difference in my pores or blackheads. I won't be re-purchasing.

    February 28, 2014

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  • E.L.F. Liquid Eyeliner
    6.0

    E.L.F. Liquid Eyeliner

    ELF's Glitter Liquid Eyeliner

    TB requested I put my review under the "standard" liquid eyeliner, so here it goes! :) I LOVE ELF. I love trying new products and not having it break the bank at the same time! I was recently watching a New Year's Eve makeup tutorial with a glitter liquid eyeliner and it was awesome! So pretty. She used a high end liquid eyeliner, so I thought I would buy this and see if I could achieve the same thing. So, not to say that there isn't a drugstore glitter liquid liner that WOULD work, but this one didn't. There was more "liquid" than "glitter" and as a result, during the application, there wasn't a smooth line of glitter so I had to reapply over the line several times. If it is for a one time event, it wouldn't be bad; similar to an eyeliner that you have to "press" and "drag;" annoying but doable. But if you were to wear this often, I wouldn't recommend.

    February 28, 2014

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  • Olay Foaming Face Wash - Sensitive Skin

    I was using a Alba cleanser that seemed okay, until I did a bit of research in skincare ingredients and I decided to switch to a cleanser that was a better fit for my skin. I have combo/oily skin and am prone to blackheads, but am also sensitive. It has been a challenge finding a cleanser that isn't TOO sensitive (meaning that it won't clean my skin or the oil enough) or just too stripping. I bought this one at my local store; the version I bought is in a tube but also available in this pump. I used to use the tube for oily/combo skin until I realized there were a few irritants in that formula, so I switched to this one. The formula is different - not as creamy as the oily/combo version but more of a "soapy" texture even though it is "soap-free." It foams up really well and has no dyes or fragrances, which is very nice. It also rinses very clean (water-soluble) and left my skin looking very clean. The only reason I did not give it a 10, and the only reason I may still continue to look, is that it did leave my skin feeling a bit tight. After being cleansed, my skin should feel comfortable, even before the moisturizer is applied. I will continue to use and see how it goes; I did try rinsing for quite awhile and it didn't seem to make a difference. I wouldn't recommend this for dryer skin types, but so far it isn't bad at all. I am impressed at how clean my skin is afterwards.

    February 24, 2014

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  • Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder

    My skin has either really changed over the years, or I am just becoming more knowledgeable about skincare. I have oily/combination skin, depending on the season, and seborrheic dermatitis which also makes my skin more sensitive. It has been a battle finding the right combination of products to control the oil and blackheads, but not irritate my skin. This product definitely didn't help! According to the directions, it is best used in the morning so I would add it to me moisturizer/sunscreen and it would just burn my skin. Stupid me, I didn't realize this was a "problem" until I started learning more about skin irritants; that is a whole other topic in itself! :) I just thought if it tingled or burned a smidge, it was "working." Uh, NO! If your skin is sensitive, I would opt for another product. However, if it is not, it may be worth it to add. I did notice SLIGHT brightening effect in the 6 short weeks I used it. I would say that a serum would be more convenient; this powder comes with a teeny spoon to retrieve the powder and it can be a big mess, resulting in lost product. However, it is convenient that you can pretty much mix it with any product. I am going to try KIMINSC's suggestion of using a crushed vitamin c pill and see if that is as bothersome. All in all, I would skip this product and try something else.

    February 24, 2014

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  • Clean & Clear Daily Pore Cleanser
    3.0

    Clean & Clear Daily Pore Cleanser

    Not for sensitive skin :(

    I read some reviews online about how this was such a great water soluble, gentle cleanser but I found it to be irritating on my oily/combo but sensitive skin. I was a bit surprised as the microscrubbers (which according to the ingredients, appear to be plastic particles ehhhhh) are more finely milled than most cleansers; however, it just didn't work for me.

    February 23, 2014

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  • NYX Cosmetics NYX Retractable Lip Liner

    I'm really liking some of these NYX producys! I prefer retractable anytime I can get it, and they have a great color selection. One of the colors I bought was Vanilla Sky which is a pinky frost, and it almost seemed a little chalky but the others have been great.

    February 22, 2014

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  • Garnier Fructis Style Survivor Rough It Putty

    This product is a little misleading. On the package, it specifies a "2" out of 5 for how much hold the product has, but then it describes the product as "strong." To me, a strong would be a "4" or "5." So when I bought it, I wasn't sure how much hold it actually would have. I have long, thick hair and am probably not the first person that they would target for this product; I imagine it would be best for short to medium hairstyles or pixie cuts for that edgy, piecey look. However, I purchased it after trying a surf paste by another brand (review to come) to try and scrunch my beachy waves from the first product. I really didn't like the texture; it is definitely a strong hold, almost like glue. I thought it would make some of the curls more defined and piecey but the product was very heavy and just tacky feeling; it was difficult to work with and even the smallest amount of product made my hair feel dirty and weighed down. I'm still going to give the product a 4 because again, it's probably best for shorter styles, but I would pass on this product. I'll be using my surf paste to scrunch instead.

    February 22, 2014

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  • Maybelline New York Eye Studio Master Shape Brow Pencil

    I have been using a Clinique brow pencil (self-sharpening) in a darker brown color, then I got a heavy blonde highlight done to my hair and it was all of a sudden too harsh. I have been wanting to buy another one from Clinique, or even Anastasia, but I just didn't want to shell out the extra cash for it. After looking at several options at the drugstore, I decided to go with this pencil in the Soft Brown. The first day I used it, I received so many compliments! It was a perfect match for my brown base with blonde highlights. I love the spoolie brush on the bottom of the pencil; it allows me to really blend the color in. I agree with some other reviewers that I do wish the pencil was self-sharpening, but I didn't take off points for that; I knew what it was when I bought it. Maybelline does have pencils that are self-sharpening, but I picked this one because I thought the Soft Brown was a better color match than the other colors in Maybelline's other pencil line. I am really glad I picked this. I did try a less expensive non-Maybelline pencil sharpener, and it chewed some of it up badly, so I would recommend the Maybelline sharpener which I now have, and it works really well.

    February 11, 2014

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