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Deodorants -Degree - Men Fresh Deodorant

I'm very pleasantly surprised with this! This is the first time I purchased a dry deodorant in a long time. I've been wearing gel deodorant as long as I can remember, and have always just preferred it and felt cleaner and fresher than I do with dry deodorant. That being said, the closest pharmacy to me is overpriced so I went to amazon to find a better deal. I went with this one even though I was going to find a gel product because it had great reviews. I've got to say, this is just as effective as the gel one I've worn for so long. I will admit that I did just start wearing this once autumn began, so I do sweat less due to the colder weather. In this way, I'm not sure how this would hold up during my sweatiest days. I still carry a stick in my handbag at all for those days where I find myself overheated on the way to work and need to reapply in the office.

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Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Strawberry Body Butter

on 10/22/2017 9:53:00 PM


I just saw a review pop up of this stuff and realized I should add one. I hope this cream is never discontinued or changed, because it holds so many memories for me. I bought this when I first met my fiancé, and he lives very far away for now. Everytime I smell the sweet strawberry scent it takes me right back to being next to him :) it makes my ultra sensitive skin silky and never irritates me. It seems expensive, but the tub lasts a long time (6 months with occasional use I'd say). It's totally worth it to me and I'll buy this forever.

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Cleansers -LUSH - Angels on Bare Skin

on 10/22/2017 9:50:00 PM


i adore the scent of this cleanser. fell in love!

Cleansers -Lacura - Hydrating Facial Cleanser

on 10/22/2017 9:48:00 PM


I've been buying this cleanser at Aldis for a few years now. It is a non foaming cleanser that's very moisturizing to the skin so it's perfect for dry skin, using it in the winter, also great for skin with excema. It's cheap enough where I buy several bottles and sometimes I use it on my body in the winter in the bathtub. I really love this cleanser it's my favorite.

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Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base

on 10/22/2017 9:26:00 PM


I've had this product for quite a long time and didn't really like it very much at first. But.... I've used it more recently and it's (IMO) comparable to, if not better than, the Gerovital H3 Evolution primer and also the Hylamide HA Blur.

Actually I like using this more and have recently discovered this is also an excellent eyelid primer!

Like many, I have very oily lids. But I was really surprised when I tested it a couple of weeks ago, using this on one eyelid, and Urban Decay eye primer on the other. I let both sit for a few minutes after application, and then applied the same eyeshadow to both. Surprisingly, about 5 hours later, and then after a total of 9 hours, the L'Oreal perfecting primer kept my eyeshadow beautifully intact! That NEVER happens for me - I need to touch up my eyes a bit, usually mid-day. With the Urban Decay side, it was the usual ol' thing where my eyeshadow was somewhat patchy. But the L'Oreal eyeshadow 9 hours later looked just as it had after applying it!

The only comparable eyeshadow primer to this is the Elizabeth Moss "Thank Me Later" eye primer, which is, in my experience, also FANTASTIC! Both the L'Oreal and the Elizabeth Mott are currently $15.00 each on Amazon, but you get more product with the L'Oreal.

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem - The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2%

on 10/22/2017 9:10:00 PM


I love the way my skin feels the morning after I apply it. I get absolutely no irritation, even under the eyes, unless I use it every day.

I am not seeing a DRAMATIC difference in my skin, but it might be because I already use a lot of actives. Maybe I should get the 5% strength.
I doubt any of them will actually improve my acne scarring (mild ice pick), but it does help with healing fresh pimples.

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Conditioner -Clairol - Hair Food Moisturizing Hair Mask

on 10/22/2017 9:08:00 PM

I've been searching for a good hair mask ever since L'Oreal discontinued my HG hair mask, the Nutrigloss Conditioning Treatment in the tube several years ago. I want something that moisturises my hair, doesn't weigh it down, untangles it, and smells good. Preferably withought cones in it. Clairol Hair Food mask delivers on 4 out of 5 of those requirements. My hair feels fantasic, and it doesn't smell overpowering. I do wish it was cone free, but nothing a good clarifying once in a while, wont take care of...

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Crème -Revlon - ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup

on 10/22/2017 9:00:00 PM


This past weekend, I had almost $40 in CVS Extra Bucks and decided I would stock up on my new HG foundation. This product started out as a definite Meh for me - but recently, I'd dug it out and gave it another try, to find that the color (Warm Golden) is the best match ever for me, and that it has durability throughout the business day. Not sure why I didn't like it initially, but this is now my go-to for most days. I find the gel texture to be easy to work with using fingers to apply and blend. I don't get much, if any, oxidation. It's subtly perfect - initially it can seem kind of blah, until you look at yourself in hour 5 or 6 and see how well everything is holding up.

So with Extra Bucks ready and waiting on my card, alas, I found that the Whipped Creme foundation is no more. I bought instead the liquid ColorStay for normal to dry skin, in Sand Beige (since Warm Golden is not offered in this product), and will give it a fair trial.

I found a site today that sells discontinued cosmetics, mostly drugstore brands, called Buy Me Beauty, and they have all shades of the Whipped Creme foundation in stock. I bought 4. (FYI I should mention that I was not a drugstore foundation girl until this product. I've tried so many, from so many different high-end brands, that I just have never been wild about or wanted to buy twice. It was just chance that I dug this out, probably left over from some business trip on which I forgot to bring foundation from home.)

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Lotions/ Creams -Clarins - Renew-Plus Body Serum

on 10/22/2017 8:51:00 PM


As I've got older, I've noticed that the skin on my forearms especially has become sort of papery-looking as a result of aging. I recall seeing this sort of skin on my mom and my aunts and now it is happening to me. This body serum really seems to help. I use it on my arms and also on my chest and then apply another moisturizer (Clarins or any of the other brands I like) over-top, much as you would use a face serum under another moisturizer. I find this really improves the look and texture of my skin, making it look less delicate and papery. This isn't a cheap product but I use it only where I need it and it seems to give good results. I also find the fragrance to be mild and pleasant.

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Cleansers -Merle Norman - Cleansing Cream

on 10/22/2017 8:37:00 PM


I saw a youtube video reviewing this product and just had to give it a try. The label says it's a cleansing cream, but it's really a traditional cold cream. Normally I use Pond's Cold Cream, but the reviewer said this was better. I used it twice. It's very thick and doesn't breakdown as fast as Pond's. It also leaves a thick film over the face, which is next to impossible to tissue off. I used a foaming cleanser, bar soap, and finally liquid dish soap to remove the film. Strangely, after using this the face feels just coated instead of moist like it does with Pond's Cold Cream. The worst part of my experiment is that this caused a bunch of my pores to expand on my nose and forehead. I'm afraid the open pores are going to be permanent. This was a total waste of $25.00 dollars. The only nice things I can say about the product is that it smells nice and you get a lot of it.

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