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  • Clinique Anti-Gravity Firming Eye Lift Cream

    Clinique was the first skin care line we ever used. Remember how carefully we all followed the 3 step program? Cleanse, tone, moisturize. Somewhere along the way (it's been a long road) we lost our connection with Clinique. This product brought us back. It has a wonderfully smooth texture and it's very moisturizing, just perfect for our dry winter skin. We even used some on our cracked hands. Can't confirm that it has erased any lines; but it has left us with dewy,fresh, healthy skin, which is hard to come by this time of year (think pale and pasty). If it had SPF 15, we'd give it a 9 or 10.

    November 5, 2012

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  • Clinique Turnaround Radiance Peel Once-A-Week System

    My slightly sensitive skin responded incredibly well to this weekly peel. The first time I tried it, it smoothed my skin and eliminated all flakiness. My skin was brighter and I had no irritation. The results were similar to a spa facial at a fraction of the cost. I can't wait to use the next 7 vials!

    September 21, 2011

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • L'Oreal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes
    8.0

    L'Oreal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes

    Great Lengthening results

    For the past few days, we've been wearing L'Oreal Double Extend mascara. We were excited to get our hands on one of the mascaras that work by fusing around each lash creating tubes. The L'Oreal is a two step process, first you apply a white lash conditioner, then the mascara. The L'Oreal lived up to the promises of lengthening our lashes, they were longer than with any other product, and no flaking or smudging. We have problems with raccoon eyes, and this product stayed put all day long. While our lashes were long and separated, we still prefer the thick feathery look that we get from Benefit's Badgal lash mascara. But another point for the L'Oreal Double Extend is that at night, a few handfuls of warm water and a very light touch were enough to remove the mascara which comes off in tubes. There's no smearing, and no messy towels or pillows. A possible drawback is the application is tedious especially when we're rushing in the morning. Overall we'll keep this mascara in our rotation. Mascara is like lip gloss, it depends on the day which one we feel like wearing.

    February 5, 2009

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  • Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
    10.0

    Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

    There's a reason everyone says this is the best

    What is there to say about this vaunted curler that hasn't been said? It never pinches, it curls lashes naturally, without any bend and is a MUST for any serious makeup lover.

    January 4, 2009

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  • Bumble and bumble Spray de Mode
    9.0

    Bumble and bumble Spray de Mode

    Strong hold hairspray without the crunch

    As a child of the 80s, I feel like my hairstyle is never done without a spritz --or two, three, five-- of hairspray. Fortunately with this formula, I can add as much spray as I want and my hair never gets crunchy. Not to say that you need that much, just that if you're as addicted as I am, you won't look like a mall refugee when you're done.

    January 4, 2009

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Bumble and bumble Grooming Creme
    9.0

    Bumble and bumble Grooming Creme

    A little goes a loooong way

    I use a super-small dab (like half a pea) of this on wet hair to smooth out my blow outs. I also use it on my day after (or third or fourth) blowouts to smooth out the ends. It also work for sleek ponys. My hair is thin, but long. I've had the same tube for over a year!

    January 4, 2009

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  • DDF Protect and Correct
    6.0

    DDF Protect and Correct

    DDF Protect and Correct

    We have used DDF Protect and Correct Moisturizer with SPF 15 for two weeks as our daytime lotion. It is designed to moisturize, protect your skin from the sun and correct hyper pigmentation problems. It was an effective moisturizer, not too heavy; it contains SPF 15 to protect from UVA and UVB rays which is sufficient for us in the fall, but wouldn't have been high enough in the summer; and regarding the lightening effects, there was not a significant difference with our sun damage (mostly freckles). Other notable characteristics of the lotion are its smell, it definitely has a sunscreen smell to it which lingers for a while after application. We expect that from our products that have over an SPF 30 because we figure the manufacturers are using something strong to protect your skin; but we have plenty of products from powders to tinted moisturizer to lipstick with SPF 15 that don't have an odor. Also, the product goes on with a shine which looks slightly greasy. This doesn't affect us, because we layer on other products that nullify the shine; but expect the effect if you're one that wears less makeup. Will we continue to use it? Yes, it is a quality product and curiosity as to the lightening and correcting claims makes us want to use it longer in hopes that it we'll see improvement.

    October 14, 2008

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Estee Lauder TurboLash All Effects Motion Mascara

    Call us 16, but we found it hard not to giggle when we first heard about vibrating mascara. Do our lashes really benefit from the extra sensation? Then we remembered we had similar doubts about our Venus Vibrance razor when it first came out, but now we swear by it for the cleanest, closest shaves. With this in mind, we tested out Estée Lauder Turbolash Motion Mascara. The Estée Lauder website promises: Volume. Length. Curl. Separation. All at once. Does it live up to the hype? While we would love to tell you no, and that you should save the $30 in favor of your favorite drugstore brand, Estée Lauder Turbo Lash is all that and a bag of chips. The vibrating motion of the wand really does help separate lashes to coat every single lash individually. The formula volumes and lengthens and is the next best thing to fake eyelashes. Our only gripes: We wish we could turn the motor off for when we use hold it vertically for our bottom lashes. (Once you take the wand out of the tube, it’s on.) It’s a little tricky to get these shorter hairs without making a mess. Less of an issue is the curling claim—it does help curl lashes, but we’re not giving up our Shu Umera eyelash curler just yet. As for the price tag, there is hope. We have it from an inside source it will be less expensive in the future. And it is $4 less than the Lancome Oscillation Mascara, which we haven't tried. For now, we’re saving it for nights on the town and our next girls’ getaway.

    October 1, 2008

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Body Shop Aloe Protective Serum
    8.0

    The Body Shop Aloe Protective Serum

    Aloe: good for sensitive skin

    Aloe is the goto treatment for too much sun or burns in general because of its natural soothing powers, which is why we were intrigued with the line of Aloe skin care products at The Body Shop. We've been using the Aloe Protective Serum for a week and notice that our skin is smoother and softer and the redness around our nose is less noticeable. Per instructions, this is best used between toning and moisturizing. It contains pre-biotics, by adding good bacteria to your skin to fend off the bad.

    September 29, 2008

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  • Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask

    The Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask was just what we needed last night (and not what the SO had in mind). Our face was a little worse for the wear and definitely dehydrated after two days at the beach, a couple of quick plane flights and a couple too many glasses of red at our cousin's wedding. The Triple Oxygen Mask is the take home version of Bliss' most popular facial, the triple oxygen treatment, which promises to release more oxygen to your skin and is especially important if you're over 30. Apparently something else that slows down (along with metabolism and collagen production) is your skin's oxygen levels. This mask makes your skin "cleaner, brighter, fresher and younger-looking." So, how did it work? You first apply the mask generously on your face. It's a liquid soap consistency; but moments after you put it on, it becomes the fluffiest foam and then starts fizzling and popping. Remember Pop Rocks when you were a kid? It's like that on your face. It was tingling and refreshing and fun. It also has a great citrus-y smell like other Bliss products. After five minutes rinse off the product and apply toner and moisturizer. The results: our face definitely felt refreshed and it was smooth, pink and glowing. We'd like to say we looked younger; but that would be a stretch. We would definitely use this again. The only distraction would be the price tag. At $52, it's not cheap but much less than a spa treatment.

    September 29, 2008

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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