Product Reviews by GoldieHawk

Cleansers - Boscia - Purifying Cleansing Gel

5.0
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Feb/28/2011

I have found a new love! After trying many, many, many cleansers, I think this is one I will stick with for quite a while.

I've tried: Clinique, Aveeno, Almay, Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, Cetaphil, ProActive, Murad, Avene, Burt's Bees, Paula's Choice, Philosophy, Clarins, DDF, DHC, Dermalogica, Ole Henriksen, Bioelements, Glytone, MD Forte, and probably more that I …
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Makeup Brushes - Lancôme - Ageless Minerale Mineral Powder Foundation Brush

5.0
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Feb/08/2011

I have three of these now...that's how good it is--I had to have an extra as a back-up, and one for travel.

This is THE softest, most luxurious brush I have ever encountered. It works well with loose or pressed powder. I use it with mineral powder foundation, and with a powder compact with equal success.

I would give this 10 stars, if I could!

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Palettes - DuWop - Violet Eyes

4.0
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Jan/25/2011

Apparently there is a cream shadow version and a powder shadow version of this product. I bought the powder shadows, and I really like them. It's maybe not as good a quality of shadow as Laura Mercier or LORAC, but they're okay for everyday wear. I like that there is a liner in the palette, in case I forgot to bring a separate one with me. This product is good for casual use and travel.

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Moisturizers - SHISEIDO - Bio-Performance Super Restoring Cream

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Jan/25/2011

This stuff is awful. I received a sample, and as soon as I cut it open, this horrible perfumey smell hit me. I threw the packet in the garbage and washed my hands, but later I had my husband take the trash out because I could still smell it. So while I cannot comment on the effectiveness of the product, I can say it was one of the worst-smelling things ever. How anyone could put this on their …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare - Trifix Acne Clearing Lotion

5.0
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Jan/20/2011

I bought this after searching on a beauty & skincare product website, and decided it was worth a try. It combines 3 acne-fighting ingredients: Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, and sulfur. Apparently, this is the right combination for amazing results. It takes care of inflammation, redness, and does not cause the extreme flakiness like most strong acne treatments.

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Crème - benefit Cosmetics - Some Kind-A Gorgeous

5.0
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Jul/08/2010

The only thing that would make this product better would be an added SPF factor. I use it mainly in the summer as a SHEER foundation. It has a smooth texture like a foundation primer (I think that's sort of the point). I can only use the original shade in the summer, and I have not tried the "fair/light" shade...yet. Would definitely repurchase.

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Lipstick - Stila - Ariel - High Shine

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Jun/24/2010

I bought two of these at an online discount site, so I guess I got what I paid for, sight-unseen. Sometimes you get lucky like that. Other times--like now--they go in the back of the drawer.

Ariel: frosty, barely-there, light pink.
Natasha: frosty, barely-there, light pink.

Honestly, I can hardly tell the colors apart. Natasha might be a tiny bit more cool and pale …
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Lipstick - Smashbox - Debut

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Jun/24/2010

This was a Smashbox.com "curtain call" discount purchase, so I don't feel as bad about the money I spent on this lipstick, and generally speaking, I like S/B lipsticks, but this one just doesn't do it for me. The color is a warm caramel shade that is completely wrong for me. Another one that might as well go on the swap list. Very similar to the LORAC "pure poetry" …Read more

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Lipstick - LORAC - Pure Poetry lipstick

3.0
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Jun/24/2010

I have several LORAC l/s that I bought online in their "VIP Discount" section. This one is the one I turn to the least...not sure why I have not given it away yet. It's just a plain, muted, caramel color that is too warm for my skin tone. The smooth texture makes it easy to wear in combination with other l/s or gloss, so I've kept it. But it may soon end up on my swap list...

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