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  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

    I have been wearing this blush almost non-stop since I got it! It was part of a free gift set I recently received and I was excited because I"ve heard great things about this blush and I've been wanting to get a new blush anyway. The shade I have is "exposed" and I think it would be universally flattering. It works very well on my fair skin, but I do have to use a light hand. The product is highly pigmented and powder in the compact is a little soft, so if I'm not careful I get too much on my brush. I always start with a tiny bit and build the color if I feel the need. As another reviewer stated, this blush does in fact blend like a dream. I've never worn any other blush that was so easy to blend. The color also lasts well throughout the day. When my sample-sized compact of this runs out, I will definitely purchase a full-size!

    June 17, 2013

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  • Sally Hansen No Chip Acrylic Top Coat

    I bought a bottle of this on impulse after getting my nails done at a bad salon while on vacation and noticed they didn't even put on a top coat! It makes nails very shiny, which I love, and the shine lasts most of the week. It also definitely helps prevent chipping.

    June 13, 2013

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  • Sally Hansen Extra Strength All-Over Body Wax Hair Removal Kit

    I had been buying the Bliss Poetic Waxing kit but decided to try this out as a cheaper drugstore alternative. BAD IDEA. This was so difficult to use. I struggled to get the wax heated to the correct temperature and then it was sticky and messy and next to impossible to use. I went back to the Bliss kit and consider it money well spent.

    June 13, 2013

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  • Sally Hansen Dry Kwik Nail Color Dryer

    I can't believe I hadn't reviewed this before! I've been using this for years and it's fantastic. It really does help nail polish dry faster when used properly. After I've applied my top coat I let my nails dry on their own for a minute or two, then I put a quick swipe of this oil over each nail and let it sit for another minute or two. Then I massage the excess oil in my cuticles (what's not to love about an inexpensive, double-duty product, right?) and my nails might still need a little more drying time, but this definitely cuts WAY down on the number of smudges I get in my polish from being impatient. I love this and when my bottle runs out I'll definitely buy it again!!!

    June 13, 2013

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  • Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Fast Dry Nail Color

    I have this in Pronto Purple and it really does dry REALLY fast. It's not my favorite shade and I don't really love any of the other colors they have available (I've looked--I'd love to have more quick-dry options). The formula is good, though as others have pointed out it is a bit thick, and I like the larger brush. I think the large brush makes it easier to cover the whole nail without making mistakes and getting uneven coverage. Without a top coat it also isn't as shiny as I like, but they do make an Insta-Dri top coat so I may try that at some point. I check back frequently because if they come out with any new colors I like, I will definitely buy them!

    June 13, 2013

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  • Ulta 65 Piece Blockbuster Fall Color Collection

    I don't have this exact set, but a friend gifted me with a similar set a few months ago. In conversation with her, I had complained that there are so many large makeup sets from various brands, but it's rare to find one that has colors that are actually nice and will look great on anyone (or, at any rate, me--with fair skin and red hair). She remembered that and found me a PERFECT set at Ulta! The larger set is separated into palettes that each have several shadows and a coordinating blush and each one slips into a clear plastic sleeve--making them perfect for travel! I can pick one or two palettes and not need to lug the entire set and they're protected from damage in a makeup bag. A separate plastic tray holds several double ended eye pencils--giving me every color I might ever need on a trip--and two gorgeous, universally flattering lip glosses. I had never tried Ulta brand products before but I was pleasantly surprised with the quality!! The shadows are a bit powdery, but the colors are highly pigmented and when used with an eye primer, they last just as well as some of the more expensive brands I have in my makeup case. I absolutely adore the eye pencils as they are creamy and easy to apply and the colors are gorgeous. I definitely recommend Ulta's sets!!

    June 13, 2013

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  • Ulta Mini Nail Laquer Set
    8.0

    Ulta Mini Nail Laquer Set

    These are really great

    A friend of mine gave me a set of mini Ulta nail polishes not too long ago. I'm mostly loyal to OPI so I probably never would have bought these for myself, but I'm really happy she got these for me! These polishes are the most chip-resistant polishes I've ever used. I painted my nails on Friday or Saturday of last week--it is now Thursday and the polish has worn off a little on the very tips of my nails, but there isn't even one chip. I use it with a Sally Hansen base coat and top coat, but I use those same products with OPI and Essie polishes and both of those brands always chip by the 2nd or 3rd day. I took two stars off, though. One because I do not like the brush--it's tiny and I don't like working with it, and another because the formula is very thin and I ended up needing three coats to get the coverage I wanted. This is great nail polish, though, I highly recommend it, just for the fact that it doesn't chip!

    June 13, 2013

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  • Dolce & Gabbana Classic Pour Femme

    I think this is the perfume I've been sampling for a couple days now... To me it smells mostly of vanilla, but not overly sweet. More of a soft, warm, and sexy type of vanilla. It lasts really well and to me smells very similar to Hanae Mori Bufferfly so I haven't decided yet which of those I will buy as a full-size.

    June 13, 2013

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  • Dolce & Gabbana 3 L'Imperatrice Eau de Toilette

    This was my favorite of the five scents that came in the Dolce & Gabbana coffret I purchased some years ago. Supposedly these were unisex scents, but I felt each scent was clearly male or female. This one is light and a bit fruity, I enjoyed it but I wouldn't buy it again.

    June 13, 2013

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  • Sephora FACE Very Sexy Nourishing Lip Balm SPF 15

    This is an excellent lip balm. It has a nice (though slightly strange for a lip balm) scent and just a hint of shimmer. I like to use it to tone down lipstick shades that are otherwise a little too dark. Update: I had to give this away because it has gluten in it and I discovered I have an intolerance. I don't believe they make it anymore anyway.

    June 13, 2013

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