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  • L'Oreal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes
    5.0

    L'Oreal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes

    Too short of a mascara wand...

    I've recently stopped buying L'Oreal because of their animal testing (sad...I love so many of their products but I can't support animal cruelty) but not before I had bought this mascara. It is time consuming and the results are better than average. Good coverage and long lasting. I don't even mind the weird little spider tubes that come off of my eyes when I wash with warm water. But what I absolutely did NOT like was the short brush. I couldn't get well into the corners of my eyes without the base of the tube poking me in the eye. I need a longer wand for comfortable application. And to be honest I think the white end is going to waste because most of the time I was too busy and just ended up skipping the step. Not my fav mascara but not bad.

    April 17, 2009

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  • Juara Rice Facial Scrub
    10.0

    Juara Rice Facial Scrub

    Hands down best Facial Scrub I've ever used

    Will not be without this ever again. Its not too harsh and the scent is intoxicating. LOVE IT!!!!

    November 20, 2008

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  • Noxzema Original Deep Cleansing Cream
    8.0

    Noxzema Original Deep Cleansing Cream

    Aahhhh!!! Good Old Noxzema!

    What is it about the nostalgia of our youth that always makes us take a return trip to an oldie but a goodie. I am in my mid thirties and have learned something about skin care. I know now that many of the blemished I had in my teens and twenties were a result of overstripping my skin and using harch chemicals to "dry out" my oily skin. Little did I know that this was forcing my skin to make MORE oil to compensate. As an adult I do shell out the extra dough for the "good stuff" (ahem...Juara Rice Cleanser or Suki Lemongrass Scrub...natural and WONDERFUL) products) but every once in a while when funds are low I find myself lugging home a jar of cooling blue Noxzema. Its usually during the hot summer months when I'm at my oiliest and its usually just until I can afford to get more of my good cleanser, but I come back to it nonetheless. There is something about the scent and the cool tingling sensation that reminds me of the carefree days of pre-teenhood when I would excitedly buy a jar and use it with my Buff Puff in an attempt to establish my first BIG GIRL face routine. I'm sure there are all sorts of chemicals and things in there that I don't want to know about...but for the occasional use...I always revisit this old friend.

    June 19, 2008

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  • Mary Kay Creamy Cleanser 2
    10.0

    Mary Kay Creamy Cleanser 2

    Best I've ever found...using it as a MAKE UP REMOVER

    I have been a long time fan of creamy cleanser 2...but not as a face wash. Though its fine for that (especially if you have dry or sensitive skin) but I need more of a clarifier. However...I will ONLY use this and nothing else to remove my eye makeup. MK should market it as such. Their "oil free" make up remover leaves my skin in an OIL SLICK. Not the CC2. It takes off my stubborn waterproof mascara and THICK liquid liner without stinging, irritating, or stretching the delicate skin around my eyes. I've turned SO many people on to this as a makeup remover that they should be sending me royalties!

    June 19, 2008

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  • L'Occitane Honey & Lemon Delightful Cream
    9.0

    L'Occitane Honey & Lemon Delightful Cream

    Oh but I AM a sucker for lemoney goodness!

    I do LOVE this cream. It's thick (I can't stand whimpy or watery cremes), emolient and very, very rich. Exactly what I want in a creme I will use on my feet, legs, elbows, or anywhere I need that extra oomph. As much as I love it though I would NOT put it on my face. I don't think a lot of scent is good in a lotion you are putting on your face. For a face cream I like little to no scent, it HAS to have SPF and isn't so thick that I can't put makeup on over it without causing it to slide off my face. From the neck down...its a winner!

    June 19, 2008

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  • Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Time Complex Moisture Cream
    6.0

    Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Time Complex Moisture Cream

    Very moisturizing...if you can get passed the smell

    I love a really emollient cream...I slather it on at night and let my skin drink it right up. This is indeed a very moisturizing cream but...THE SMELL! Yuck. No scent at all is preferable to this. I feel bad saying this but the second I put this on I flashed to visiting the convelescent home. It just has that "old lady" scent. Now I loved, loved, loved my great grandma to pieces, and she always smelled of rose water...but her friends always smelled like this. Maybe its just an aversion I have but it isn't pleasant. Its not fresh, or refreshing or even pleasantly calming. It just stinks. I can't endorse a great working lotion that I have to wash off as soon as I put it on.

    June 19, 2008

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  • Dr. Brandt V-zone Neck Cream
    4.0

    Dr. Brandt V-zone Neck Cream

    Soft skin yes...wrinkle reducing or tightening...no

    At least not for me. I am only 33 years old and one day woke up to notice that I have "rings" around my neck. I feel like a friggin' Sequoia tree. Anyway, in a desperate attempt to correct some of this and to fight against future wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity...I shelled out $65 for this cream. Yes, it is very emolient and makes my skin very soft, but ALL of my creams do that. As far as helping reduce visible signs of lines and firm your skin...NADA. I know how important it is to take care of your neck and chest as well as your face and I was not only disappointed to see the surprising LACK of products available for this area but also found the few that are out there don't really work. I guess I'm destined to have a fresh young face and a tree like neck. UG...now I'm depressed.

    June 19, 2008

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  • L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara
    9.0

    L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara

    I try department store brands and always go back

    I don't know why I'm SUCH a sucker when it comes to mascaras. I guess its because my gorgeous best friend that not only has ANGELINA Jolie lips but also has MILE long lashes makes even CHEAP mascara (ahem cover girl...ick)look great. I'm always sucked in by ad's telling me this new Dior or Chanel mascara is the HG. I shell out $25 and just like always...NO better than the Loreal Voluminous I always come back to. I know its different for everyone...I think that's because everyone's lashes are different...just like we're all different. But for me (medium length, but light and fine lashes) this adds volume and gives the illusion of fuller lashes. Just like its supposed to. Maybe ONE day I'll find a department store mascara that magically transforms my stubs into glorious blinkers but until then I'll stick with my tried and true. Just one star off because even this mascara tends to lose curl half way through my day.

    June 17, 2008

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  • Jonathan Product Silky Dirt Shine & Define Creme

    I bought the travel set with the shampoo, conditioner, silky dirt, conditioning balm and hairspray. I used them out one night when we stayed at a B&B and had the BEST hair night. Minus just ONE star because it didn't make all of my curls as uniform as I like and still had a bit of frizziness by the end of the night. Overall....GREAT PRODUCT line for curly girls who need to tame it down.

    June 17, 2008

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  • Jonathan Product Create weightless Smooth

    I bought the travel set with the shampoo, conditioner, silky dirt, conditioning balm and hairspray. I used them out one night when we stayed at a B&B and had the BEST hair night. Minus just ONE star because it didn't make all of my curls as uniform as I like and still had a bit of frizziness by the end of the night. Overall....GREAT PRODUCT line for curly girls who need to tame it down.

    June 17, 2008

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