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  • E.L.F. Zit Zapper
    9.0

    E.L.F. Zit Zapper

    Shockingly effective

    I didn't expect much from this product because it's only a $1 and I was already using Burt's Bees Blemish stick with OK results. I applied this product liberally to my pimples and was SHOCKED in the morning to see visibly better skin. One bump that had been painful and red had all but disappeared and my other pimples had gotten smaller overnight. I've been using it generously for the past week and it's really helped to clear my skin. I find it's great to use just as I'm about to breakout. I apply, let it dry, apply, let it dry... Doing this several times helps ensure a lot of the product absorbs into the skin. For such an inexpensive buy, it is completely worth it. This will be replacing my (much higher priced) Burt's Bees Blemish Stick. Elf's formula seems to have much more active ingredients and less alcohol than Burt's Bees-- not only does the elf formula work better, it also is more soothing and doesn't sting as much.

    April 26, 2012

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • E.L.F. Essential Shimmering Facial Whip

    This little wonder blush is $1. One dollar?! Amazing. The tube is small but a little goes a long way. It adds a bit of pink to cheeks and the smallest amount of shimmer. The application is so simple, just dab and blend. It says it can be used all over the face (cheeks, lips, eyes) but it looked too pale pink on my lips. So far I've only used it as a cream blush, but that's all I was really looking for. Normally I'm more of a matte than a dewy girl, but this product was perfect. It gives a rosy, dewy look to cheeks without being over the top. I'm so glad I picked this up and will definitely be repurchasing.

    April 26, 2012

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • E.L.F. Therapeutic Conditioning Balm

    When I first applied this product, I honestly thought the consistency was like butter, in the best way possible. I found the balm VERY moisturizing without being sticky. The balm is thin and small, but very inexpensive (I think I picked it up for $1 at Target). I wish it provided a little bit more color, but the pros outweigh the cons for me. After applying this, my lips stay hydrated for hours.

    April 26, 2012

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub

    I really like the pink grapefruit scent. I picked this up because I saw it was an Allure Reader's Choice winner. The scrub gently exfoliates, but it can be over-drying if I use it every day. I use the Neutrogena Naturals line daily, and add this scrub in when I feel like I need it (normally every other day in the mornings). It's great for when I feel like I'm about to break out, or if I feel too oily and my gentler cleanser isn't cutting it. I also find that the gentle exfoliation helps my acne scars fade faster. When using it, make sure you are being gentle. It is exfoliating and if you really scrub with it, it definitely has the potential to be irritating. I just apply it and lightly work it around my face. If Neutrogena products work for you, I would absolutely recommend this scrub.

    April 21, 2012

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Soap & Glory Slimwear Body Cream

    I love Soap & Glory products, and this is no exception, but it is important to be realistic about this product. Basically, the product claims to fight cellulite and the directions instruct you to apply the product using circular motions to your thighs and butt once a day (or twice for those more "devoted" to the cause). The tongue in cheek marketing still acknowledges that if your really want to see results,you better be eating right and exercising as well. The pros: This lotion smells amazingly clean and fresh (I think it's eucalyptus). When I apply it, it starts tingling as it soaks in. It almost has a cooling affect. The cons: It won't actually reduce cellulite in any dramatic way. Of course, I kind of knew that going in, but it is what the product claims to do. The surprising bottom line is that I would still purchase this product. Because it's cools and tingles, I ended up actually noticing and thinking about my thighs after I applied it. If you're working out and trying to get rid of stubborn cellulite, I would recommend getting this lotion and applying it after workouts. By giving my thighs and bum the extra attention, I feel like it gave my fitness motivation a boost. It's definitely harder to reach for a bag of Cheetos while my thighs are still tingling from applying this stuff. It might be more psychological than chemical in it's results, but if it helps me stay focused on fitness, I'll take it.

    April 21, 2012

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Tweezerman Mini Slant

    Everything I could wish for in tweezers. These little guys are so small and perfect for stashing in my make-up bag. They are really good quality and last a long time (I've probably been using my pair for about 7 months). They are perfect for getting those itsy bitsy stubborn hairs that are just peaking out. I love these!

    April 10, 2012

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • Maybelline New York Fit Me! Pressed Powder
    5.0

    Maybelline New York Fit Me! Pressed Powder

    Literally fell apart and doesn't match

    I tried the Fit Me foundation in the lightest shade and got the powder as well. The foundation is a good match color-wise, but the powder is significantly darker. Neither the foundation nor powder lasts long, and I was continually re-applying. The worst part, though, was opening the compact ONE WEEK after purchase and finding that the powder puff had come apart at the seams. The outer layers had separated (they must have been held together with the smallest amount of glue) and the inner layer was falling out. I was excited to find such an inexpensive line with easy to understand color matches and simple packaging, but it turns out the line is just cheap.

    March 24, 2012

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Maybelline New York Fit Me! Foundation

    This foundation is cheap, which seemed like a plus at first, but you get what you pay for. It's very sheer and somewhat oily. If I applied moisturizer before this foundation, I was an oil slick. I learned to cleanse my face and apply the foundation on dry skin. Still, I ended re-applying the powder all day as the foundation wore off. The powder from this line is also very cheap and it shows.

    March 24, 2012

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • DERMAdoctor KP Duty Dermatologist Body Scrub with Chemical + Physical Medi-Exfoliation

    If you one of the many (like me) who suffers from KP, this product is for you. The price is the only reason I didn't try this scrub sooner -- but one tubs last months for me, and I use it several times a week. Also, I spent tons of money trying out and throwing out cheaper, less effective remedies. Save yourself the headache and get this scrub. The secret is that it uses both a physical exfoliant AND a very mild chemical peel. Still, it's gentle (unless you have scratches or pick at your KP, then it tingles and burns a little). My skin is so super smooth. I use it as part of my morning routine. I haven't yet used it on underarms before shaving, but after reading some of the other reviews, I'm definitely going to try it out.

    March 14, 2012

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara

    I really like to have dramatic lashes-- this mascara is perfect for building up. I apply two or three coats and it dries together without clumping, creating huge volume. If you're looking for a quality drug-store mascara, you can't beat Lash Blast. I've switched mascaras a lot looking for the best in my price range, and I always come back to this one. A tip I picked up from a friend-- this same mascara in waterproof holds a curl even longer than the regular formula.

    March 14, 2012

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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