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  • Ouidad Botanical Boost

    awesome. just an awesome leave-in conditioner, refresher and protectant. i cant say enough about her entire line.

    August 19, 2008

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel

    i have an intense curl from the temples to the nape of my neck and a much less intense curl pattern in the back top part of my head. i really cant stand the shape of it, no matter how my hair is cut or whos advice i follow on how to properly dry my curly hair. i prefer my hair to be straight (as does everyone that always tells me that i need to wear my hair straight more). ive NEVER been able to properly straighten my hair. ever. even in the dead of winter and 0% humidity, my deceptively fine hair would not be able to resist sucking up whatever moisture was around in the air and taking on a really annoying curl. ive had both chi and ghd irons, so its not the irons fault. ive used super high end straightening serums, creams, gels, nothing works. nothing blocks the weather from unstraightening my hair. until this gel. i put this gel on while straightening and it stayed perfectly straight until i slept on it, then went perfectly straight again when i went over it really quickly with the iron. this stuff really does block the hair from sucking up moisture. i dont know why its not marketed to appeal more to the curly haired as a straightening product. oh, and it does work really well in holding curls, if thats how you choose to wear your hair.

    August 19, 2008

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask

    like all of her other skin care products, this does exactly what it claims to do. moisturizes skin wonderfully.

    August 16, 2008

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Tarte We Wish You Wealth Palette

    I don't have this, and because it's limited edition, I don't have any chance of finding it. I am not happy. I know it's a big, big no-no to keep eyeshadows for longer than a certain number of months (unless its pure mineral, those don't expire), but I've had a Tarte single eyeshadow in a discontinued deep bronze ash-brown shade for 8 years now, and I still can't bring myself to toss it. Beautiful wear, and I haven't seen a similar pigment since I purchased it. Seeing this palette is very depressing.

    July 17, 2008

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • M2 Skin Care M2 Skin Refinish 20%

    i am awed and shocked that my skin is smoother than EVER. maybe i had skin this smooth when i was a baby, i cant remember. ive tried every skin line, from drugstore to dermatologist. im assuming i dont see commercials for a product like this because miracles sell themselves by word of mouth just fine? ive seen an occasional "this didnt work at all!" review on this and other sites, but really, i cant imagine how it doesnt work for everyone. i have the type of skin that nothing was helping. acne, hormonal and/cystic, whiteheads, blackheads, signs of aging, scarring - all either gone or on the way to gone. your skin will look poreless. adding this serum to a salycilic acid face wash and a benzoyl peroxide based moisturizer was the final step in banishing all my skin issues.

    June 21, 2008

    38 of 40 people found this review helpful

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  • CHI Silk Infusion
    10.0

    CHI Silk Infusion

    i like it

    i have to use so much stuff in my hair just to calm it down, its difficult to say for sure when a new product "works." if i go 2 weeks past a haircut (i need one every 4 months), nothing works. that said - i would like to bathe in a vat of this. not because i like the texture, its because the smell is fantastic. i swear, if chi just made a perfume based on the scent of their hair products, itd be the only thing id ever wear. i like the product ingredients list, and as a heat protectant, id recommend it. good for straightening hair. use in combination with the keratin mist, definately. they have a synergistic effect on each other.

    June 16, 2008

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Garnier 100% Color
    9.0

    Garnier 100% Color

    the only drugstore brand i use

    i dye my hair a dark red; usually, i have it professionally done, but when i feel too lazy to make an appointment, i just put this stuff on my roots. ive used almost every otc dye, but ive only found 2 that deposit color like nobodys business - revlon high dimension 10 min color (discontinued), and garnier 100% color. feria, regular revlon, regular garnier, etc - they all leave my roots looking like a faded version of the box. if your hair is porous or thinner, you might want to try a dye that isnt so pigment-rich. the regular garnier has the same conditioner benefits.

    June 16, 2008

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • L'Oreal Paris Volume Shocking Mascara

    This review is not for the waterproof kind. I am not a swimmer, nor am I a fan of fighting to get the mascara off of my eyes, so I do not use waterproof mascara. The regular version of this mascara is the best primer+mascara you can get in a drugstore. My coworker kept insisting that I just had to be using an eyelash curler or fake lashes, but when she bought this mascara on my recommendation, she said the next day, "My lashes looked just like yours!" The applicator is a comb and not a brush, so if that bothers you, don't buy it. If you're like me and dont care how it goes on as long as your lashes look great, try it.

    June 16, 2008

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Liptini Lip Liqueur Lip & Cheek Stain

    It's not easy to find a line of stains that arent just brown or pink/red. Liptini has a bunch of shades - if you cant find one that you like, I'd say you'll probably never like stains period. The staying power isnt the very best, but if you layer and wait for it to properly dry, it will wear long enough to justify the expense. Tip: wait until each layer dries fully to apply another. After you reach your desired depth of color, wait a couple minutes and then apply gloss or lipstick. I didn't give it some extra drying time once and ended up with bits of rubbed off stain all over my lips within hours, a phenomenon I havent noticed with various other stains.

    June 11, 2008

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips

    I used these when they first came out years ago. I wasn't as versed in skin care as I am now. These strips are basically toys. One could extract her own blackheads to better effect without them. Extracting blackheads will not resolve them. They will come back again and again, and that encourages you to "need" more strips. Furthermore, irritating open pores that are already clogged up with dirt and oil can TRIGGER blemishes where you haven't had them before. Open pore clogged with dirt + trauma could equal collapsed and clogged pore. That clogged pore will continue to produce oil, and with nowhere to go, what do you end up with? A blemish. The stress from pulling and the subsequent rubbing off of the residue left by the strips is horrible for your skin, even if you dont see red or feel pained. So...if this product only temporarily removes some blackheads, can CAUSE acne, and traumatizes your skin, why is this product still on the market?

    June 11, 2008

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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