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  • Secret Outlast Clear Gel
    8.0

    Secret Outlast Clear Gel

    Great deodorant for those who wear black a lot!

    I have never used gel deodorants before, so I was very eager to test this one. I've been using it every day for about a week now, and am happy with the results. It survives through the day without any issues like body odor or marks on clothes, both on cooler and extremely hot busy days. I have it in "protecting powder" scent, and would probably get unscented next time, because this particular smell gets a bit overwhelming, and not necessarily goes with my perfume. The reason I'm giving this deodorant 8 out of 10 stars is the packaging, which needs to be worked on. It looks nice, and the product is easy to apply, but there is a big but: when the deodorant sits on the counter or (got forbid) you take it someplace with you, it starts "escaping" the tube, so when I open it, there is a lot of deodorant pushed out already. That product would NOT travel well by air, would go all over the place with pressure. It is a good product, and I see myself buying it, especially for those days when I wear black, but for travel purposes, I'll definitely stick to secret clinical strength.

    May 30, 2013

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Normal/Dry Skin

    Revlon Colorstay foundation is a lifesaver for me, the best makeup I've tried, and I've tried many. I have dry skin that flakes here and there, and all other makeup products, with or without primer, make them very obvious. Colorstay goes on smoothly (no flakes!!!), covers imperfections well, I don't even use primer, concealer, and even powder anymore. The coverage is great, and the product is very buildable- it's easy to hide dark circles, blemishes, etc. The finish is smooth and a little dewy, just perfect! It really lasts all day, even if you skip primer and powder, I put it on in the morning and never worry about it wearing off or melting on my face. There's a very good selection of colors, I just wish there were testers of some sort, cause it might be difficult to pick the right shade in the fluorescent light in stores. One small minus is that this makeup is not so easy to remove, and I have a hard time washing it off the makeup brush, so I just use my fingers :)). But that's a small price to pay for flawless look that lasts literally all day no matter what you do. Also, I wish the package had a pump, it would be much convenient, and more hygienic. Hope Revlon will fix that. I can't recommend this product enough! It's simply amazing! And is also quite affordable.

    April 29, 2013

    32 of 32 people found this review helpful

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  • Revlon Top Speed Fast Dry Nail Enamel

    I really wanted to like this nail polish, because the colors offered are very pretty (Jelly and Fire are to die for!), and it does dry fast. But there's a big but- it just doesn't last well no matter what I do. Maybe metallic/glittery ones are better, but there's no way to make the enamels to stay perfect over 2 days. Despite rubberized base coat, sealing the edges with base, nail polish and top coat, it still wears off and eventually starts chipping too. I will probably still buy this polish if it's on some crazy good sale, and I like the color. At least it dries fast enough to redo manicure more often.

    April 29, 2013

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Revlon Nail Enamel
    7.0

    Revlon Nail Enamel

    Okay nail polish

    This is a pretty good nail polish. I have one of their "metallic" series polish- gold coin. It's a very pretty color, especially for summer. It dries relatively fast, and doesn't chip or peel. However, that doesn't so much apply to enamels- pretty colors, but really bad staying ability. Wears off and stars peeling regardless of base coats or top coats. Mostly ok for pedicure, stays better on toes.

    April 29, 2013

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick

    This is a pretty nice moisturizing lip protectant stick. It glides on very smooth, feels moisturizing, leaves lips very soft and supple. It also can be used as a clear gloss- it adds nice sheer, non-sticky gloss to lips. Very natural and pretty. The tube is well-designed, nice to look at and nice to use. High quality packaging and product. And now to cons. First of all, the smell is quite strong and off-putting (it is the same as original 8 hour cream). Secondly, the price is fairly high for something that's essentially a chapstick. There are cheaper equally good and less smelly products. Will not repurchase.

    April 16, 2013

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Olay Regenerist Thermal Mini-Peel

    I really like this product for several reasons. First of all, it feels really nice to use it- I love the pleasant warm sensation it provides, and I find the scent very pleasant as well. The peel has a nice thick consistency, and pretty high density of exfoliating beads. The beads aren't scratchy at all, they are small, smooth, and do the job really well. After using this exfoliator my skin feels very smooth and touchable. I have dry skin prone to dry patches here and there, and this cleanser does a great job smoothing the surface, yet doesn't leave my skin feeling dry and stripped. It's not the cheapest exfoliator out there, but you get a pretty big tube, so it lasts for quite some time. Also, the quality is really good, and it's a great dupe for high-end products. Not to mention, there are various sales and deals for Olay products in drugstores and department stores. I have also tried Pro-X exfoliator and Olay's Definity exfoliator, and this Thermal mini-peel is by far better, so if you like the other ones, there's a good chance you'll LOVE this one. Overal, a great product, even for dry and sensitive skin. Highly recommend this exfoliator, and will buy again myself.

    April 15, 2013

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - Normal

    I bought this moisturizer after reading all the amazing reviews. It's definitely not bad, but I definitely expected more, it didn't solve my dry skin problem, so I'll be going back to Aquaphor. I don't know if I'll be buying this particular moisturizer, but will probably try other Olay products.

    April 15, 2013

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Almay Intense i-Color Volumizing Mascara

    This mascara is pretty bad. I got it because I wanted to try purple on my hazel eyes, and was very disappointed. First of all, you can't really see the color unless you blast light right on the lashes. The brush is huge, which usually helps with volume, but not in this case. It was just difficult to apply mascara with the giant brush. It separates lashes ok, but doesn't add any volume even with multiple coats. Since the brush is so big, applying layers is difficult too, it takes a lot of effort to not get any mascara in the eye. And if any of this mascara gets in the eye it stings quite a bit, and can irritate eyes overall- I believe this is unacceptable for an eye product. Also, this mascara has a noticeable chemical smell. The mascara doesn't clump and doesn't flake, but leaves lashes very stiff. The packaging is not too great. Both, the tube and the brush are unnecessarily large. Will not buy again. Will stick to my L'Oreal Voluminous.

    April 8, 2013

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • NYX Cosmetics Butter Gloss

    The gloss does smell nice, and the texture is pleasant, but it clumps on lips, and the color is really off. Very odd pigmentation. I like the packaging design, but that and the smell is about the only good things in this product. Will not buy again.

    March 25, 2013

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • NYX Cosmetics Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator

    This is a very odd product- the tube is quite large, but there is hardly anything in it. The product is orangey gold fine glitter. It would probably look alright on tan body, but if you think of buying something that would work as highlighter for your face- skip this one, and go for something like elf facial whip, as it gives much more subtle glow. This is way to harsh and glittery. The product is not sticky, the tube is ridiculously large for the amount of product. WIll not repurchase.

    March 25, 2013

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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