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  • Garnier Fructis Style Pure Clean Finishing Paste

    I tried this for awhile for my pixie cut and it just wasn't my favorite. It probably just isn't a product that is meant for that type of styling. I had trouble figuring out how much was the right amount to use without making my hair look dirty and gross and the hold wasn't really as long lasting as I hope for from a hair product. The scent is nice and I'm sure the texture is great for other hair lengths/purposes.

    March 3, 2014

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  • EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm

    I cannot believe I waited so long to buy one of these! I have been intrigued by them literally for years and finally bought myself one at Target a couple weeks ago. I chose Strawberry Sorbet and instantly fell in love. For everyday use around the office or on weekends when I'm out and about I prefer a lip product with color, but for the drive home or hanging around the house (and at bedtime!) I prefer just a basic, no-color lip balm and that's where these little gems come in. The scent is amazing, but not overwhelming, and the flavor isn't overwhelming either. I find that any lip balm or gloss with a strong flavor or bad texture (or both!) makes my fiance complain when he kisses me. The flavor and texture on these are so amazing he actually borrowed one yesterday! After the strawberry sorbet I found a great deal on a 4 pack, so now I also have summer fruits, sweet mint, honeydew honeysuckle, and another strawberry sorbet. Except for summer fruits they are all equally light on the scent, and even the more strongly scented summer fruits is still pleasantly light on flavor. The texture on these is amazing as well--light and moisturizing, and surprisingly long lasting. The packaging is fun and great, though I know I'll be frustrated with it the next time I switch to a tiny handbag because they are a bit bulky. I absolutely love the shape of the product itself--I find the spherical shape soothing, almost massage-like, to apply. These are definitely a new staple for me now--great quality and great price!

    February 24, 2014

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  • Hard Candy Shadowholic 12HR Waterproof Eye Crayon

    For one thing, mine was broken when I got it--the colored center portion of this pencil slides right out of the wooden part in one big chunk if I'm not careful how I hold it and store it. I first used it as a liner pencil because the fresh sharp tip allowed for the application of a fine line, and it worked fine, in spite of not being as pigmented as I might have hoped. The next time I used it, it was obviously less sharp so it didn't work as a liner and didn't show up as much as I would have liked as a shadow. I still want to experiment with it some more to see if I can make something useful out of it--assuming I don't give up and throw it out since it falls apart all the time.

    January 30, 2014

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  • Hard Candy Mod Quad Baked Eye Shadow Palette

    I have this in the exact shade pictured and I really like it! The colors are pigmented and shimmery without being too powdery or flaky. The shades are very easy to blend and will last all day without issue over a shadow primer (haven't tried them yet without primer). I found that these colors coordinate very nicely with Urban Decay's shadow primer in the shimmery Sin shade. Even the darkest shade in this palette isn't SO dark that it's difficult to work with. Plus the compact is cute! I love that touch of purple reptile print.

    January 30, 2014

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  • NYX Cosmetics Single Eye Shadow

    A good friend included one of these with my Christmas presents this past year, in a deep but vibrant, shimmery purple shade. And I have to admit I was VERY nervous at first because the purple looked so bright I just wasn't sure I'd be able to pull it off without looking like an overdone teenager. I finally tried it out the other day and it is perfection. The shadow is not too powdery or flaky (a problem I often have with the shimmer shades) and goes on smoothly and pigmented, but not TOO pigmented. I initially tried it without primer, but I know it would look just as great if not better with primer to make the color pop a little more, but it still wouldn't be too much (like I was scared of at first). The color is buildable if you're looking for something brighter and it has good staying power, even without primer.

    January 30, 2014

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  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
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    Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

    Updated Review: I like this!

    This primer works well enough, but I found that the Sephora brand primer works even better. I needed a lot of the Urban Decay primer to cover my lids, so a tube doesn't last as long as I had hoped for the price. Update: I've recently been given some small tubes of the Urban Decay primer potion and I like it a lot better than I used to! It's working much better than I remember and better than the Sephora Brand I've been using for years after giving up on Urban Decay. My favorites are the colored versions--Sin is great alone or with shimmery shadows and Greed is fantastic on my pale skin and really makes any shadow more vibrant. A little now goes a long way and I may start buying these again once the tubes I received as a gift run out.

    January 30, 2014

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  • Urban Decay Complexion Primer Potion - Pore Perfecting

    A friend sent me a tube of this. It's not something I would normally buy, but since I have it I've been using it. It works fine as a foundation primer, providing a nice, smooth base for powder application and it does keep my foundation in place throughout the day. But I don't see anything "pore perfecting" about it and it also doesn't reduce shine on my oily skin. Which is fine--I've pretty much given up on reducing shine anyway, at least without having to reapply a product. I'll continue using this, but it also continues to be something I would never buy for myself.

    January 30, 2014

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  • Caress Fine Fragrance Eixirs Sheer Twilight Body Wash

    I was initially drawn to this body wash by the price (purchased as a three pack), but before I purchased I checked the scent. It is a strong, feminine scent that is definitely heavy on the orchid and I really like it. It smells wonderful in the shower and I feel the scent sticks around on my skin for a little while after, but I've also never noticed it competing with my perfume or anything like that. I will note that I don't have a very sensitive sense of smell, so if I think this has a strong fragrance, it might be REALLY strong--perhaps too strong--for others. I don't think it's really moisturizing at all, but I also don't find it drying. I shave my legs with it and think it lathers up perfectly for that purpose. I might buy this again, but after three bottles, I might need to try a different scent first just for a little variety.

    January 30, 2014

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  • Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo

    I have such short hair that I refuse to shell out much for shampoo. I bought this in a large pump bottle at a bulk store and I am so glad I did! I don't bother with using conditioner (for a number of reasons), but this shampoo leaves my hair so soft, it almost feels like I did use conditioner. My favorite thing about this shampoo, though, is the scent. It has a fruity scent, but it's very fresh and genuine and not at all like the fake, syrupy sweet fruity smell you often get with beauty products. I use so little (and the bottle is so large), this will last me probably at least two years and not only will I not get tired of it, but there's a good chance I will buy it again if it's still available. I'm afraid I can't comment on how well it delivers on its promises for longer hair as far as reducing frizz, etc. I just know it keeps my short hair soft, shiny, and healthy!

    January 30, 2014

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  • Benefit BADgal waterproof mascara

    I used to love BADgal mascara (the original), but eventually gave up on it because it would smudge under my eyes by the end of the day. I really had higher hopes for the waterproof version, because it's WATERPROOF, right? Wrong. Not only is it not waterproof at all, even this version smudges under my eyes early in the day--not because I rub my eyes, just from normal wear. And yet somehow it is still difficult to remove, and often I can't get it all cleaned off even with eye makeup remover made specifically for waterproof makeup. Even if the formula was good, the brush is not nearly as dense and nice as the original BADgal brush. I would return this if I could and I definitely will never buy it again.

    January 20, 2014

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