Product Reviews by Goldylox99

Polishes - Sephora Collection - Sephora by OPI Sample Sale

5.0
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Oct/21/2008

I saw this while browsing in Sephora. It was a beautiful true red. In the bottle with the cellophane on it, it looks darker than it is. The tester allowed me the opportunity to see how beautiful it is. Sephora and OPI refer to it as a warm candy apple red. I bought it and took it to my nail salon yesterday. The nail artist did my nails with this as the base color for the design. Everyone in the …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Almay - Intense i-color powder shadow-Trio for Greens

3.0
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Oct/20/2008

I bought this on a whim. Usually, I wear high end eyeshadow, but I was intrigued by the photos in the display. The plum shadow nicely frames my eye when used on the lid. The dark green seems to be an odd choice for the crease, and while it does work, I would rather try either a darker plum or charcoal brown. The light green is too light for highlighter on the browbone, and I ended up substituting …Read more

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Lips - Lavanila - HEALTHY LIP BUTTER - Pure Vanilla

3.0
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Oct/20/2008

In general, this is a decent product. It applies nicely, covers your lips, and makes them feel protected. Staying power is okay, and it does seem to ease the dryness and chapping that I get. However, I won't repurchase because I don't think it's that special, and it doesn't work on me as well as Murad's Energizing Pomegranate Lip Protector.

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Cleansers - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Oil Cleansing Method (OCM)

5.0
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Oct/19/2008

After amari_lani posted yesterday about using the jojoba and castor oil method for cleansing, I knew I had to try it. I had been using organic jojoba oil for both cleansing and moisturizing my face for the past 6 months. My face was brighter, the lines were diminishing, my pores were smaller, and the two little brown spots I had were fading. Some of you MUAers touted olive oil for OCM, so I …Read more

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Lip Gloss - KORRES Natural Products - Cherry Full Color Gloss #25

4.0
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Oct/19/2008

I am always looking for the next thing in lip gloss, and when I saw the new Korres display at our local Sephora, I had to try this. It went on smooth and creamy, and isn't sticky at all. The cherry scent hits you at first when you open the tube, but it dissipates right after that. The gloss is moderately long lasting in wearing (hey, it's a gloss). I have pigmented lips, and this gives …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - MAKE UP FOR EVER - HD Microperfecting Primer

2.0
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Oct/18/2008

After all the wonderful reviews here, I had to try this primer. I went to Sephora to buy, and decided to try it while I was in the store. I used the blue, which is supposed to brighten fair skin. I dispensed some in my hand, and was surprised at how liquidy it was - I expected something more like a gel, along the lines of other primers. I smoothed it on my face, checking in the mirror to make …Read more

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Scrubs - Alba Botanica - Sea Enzyme Facial Scrub

5.0
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Oct/16/2008

I bought this at Target for DH when he was running low on his favorite face scrub (Body Loofah by Sage - I know it's for the body, but he loves it on his face). He started using it and has been very impressed that it cleans his face and keeps it feeling moisturized and clean, without that dry tight feeling that other scrubs leave (Sage also cleans this well without dryness, but we can get …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Unlisted Brand - Rebecca Taylor transparent fruity gloss

3.0
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Oct/14/2008

I bought this several months ago after all of the wonderful reviews here. I was tempted to buy all the flavors, but I restrained myself and settled on the Vanilla Grapefruit, which has a lovely fragrance. I've used it, and I really wanted to love it, but I don't. It goes on with a light shine and covers well. It has decent staying power for a gloss. But when it wears off, my lips stay …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Napoleon Perdis - NP Set Eye Palette Eye Shadow - Seattle

4.0
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Oct/13/2008

I saw the Napoleon Perdis line at Sephora while on a trip to Florida. After reading about it on MUA, I looked it over and didn't see anything I really had to have. Fast forward several months, and I learn that he is now introducing the NP line at Target, so I head over to take a look at NP, JK, and Pixi. I found myself drawn to the Seattle palette, which has 3 colors - a light silver, a …Read more

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Highlighters - NARS Cosmetics - Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross

4.0
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Oct/13/2008

This is an excellent highlighter, and overall multipurpose product. I bought it because of the rave reviews, tried it, liked it, and then it was OBE (or other makeup). After reading about highlighting your face with from temple to cheek to chin in a cursive E (on one side) and 3 on the other side, I pulled Albatross back out. Using my 188 brush and sweeping the highlighter over foundation and …Read more

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