Product Reviews by Rubyredpumps

Mascara - Bobbi Brown - Intensifying Long- Wear Mascara

5.0
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Oct/02/2014

I can't afford this mascara. I am not a high end girl, I am a frugal girl and I hate paying more than I have to for anything. This mascara is fabulous though. The little brush really got to my lashes, it didn't clump, and it gave me a gorgeous feathery look. I got compliments on my eyelashes, which is so rare! Although I can't afford to repurchase it, I will be looking for a …Read more

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Lustre Lipstick - Syrup

4.0
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Oct/01/2014

This is a MLBB sheer lipstick. It isn't moisturizing like a balm but it has a bit of slip like one. It is very similar to my mauve rose pigmented lip color. Looks nice year round. If you are looking for something natural looking and easy to wear, this is a good one. Considering the price, color payoff and lack of conditioning benefits I'm not sure I would buy it again, as it …Read more

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Body Scrubs - Trader Joe's - Lavender Sea Salt Body Scrub

3.0
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Sep/19/2014

I like a good, oily scrub and I need it to be affordable. I bought my first tub of this lavender sea salt scrub based on recommendations on MUA and really enjoyed it. I bought a couple as gifts too. However, the tub did go rancid after three months or so. My second tub must have gotten too much water in it because the sugar has turned rock hard before I was halfway through. I use an …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream

5.0
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Sep/19/2014

I have dry, flaky skin and as a poor grad student, I can't be wasting my hard earned benjamins on fancy skin cream. I need something I can afford and that works. I was skeptical over buying a cantaloupe sized jar of CereVe too. But I trust the wisdom of Makeup Alley and picked it up when I saw it on sale at CVS. I'd previously been using the much hyped Oil of Olay cream in the red …Read more

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Polishes - ZOYA - Professional Lacquer

5.0
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Sep/19/2014

Let's be honest, there are a lot of nail polish companies out there vying for our attention. I have nearly 50 Zoya polishes in my collection (I know that's not a lot by MUA standards) and almost all of them have had excellent formula. Formula is not universal and dependant on body chemistry. I find that Zoya's dry time is on par with OPI and faster than Essie for me. It wears …Read more

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Polishes - ZOYA - Tamsen

5.0
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Sep/19/2014

Like many nail polish addicts, I have several red cream polishes but Tamsen really stands out. Warm reds are hard to find-- I feel like most cream reds are cool toned. I have golden undertones to my skin (very yellow with no olive) and Tamsen is just perfect for me. It's warm and rich without being overly bright. The formula is pefect-- buttery, creamy and easy to work with in two coats …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Pixi - Shea Butter Lip Balm

5.0
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Sep/18/2014

I find this lip balm to be one of the most moisturizing I've tried. I have very dry skin, including my lips, and I appreciate anything that will truly moisturize. The texture is quite thick and dry, but I've handled solid shea butter before and the texture is very similar. Shea butter will melt on contact with skin, but it does take longer than other butters to warm to the skin. …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - Tweezerman - tweezers

5.0
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Sep/16/2014

Tweezerman tweezers are pricy for me but I've tried other ones and I always go back to them. They are just one of those tools that work perfectly so you don't have to think about them. They aren't fancy looking but are high quality. I haven't sent a pair to get sharpened but I like that they have a lifetime guarantee. If only they can help me not lose them!

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Lipstick - wet n wild - Mega Matte 907C Mauve Outta Here

5.0
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Sep/16/2014

This shade is the prettiest purply pink color. I wouldn't call it mauve at all, it's much closer to orchid. This is a great lipstick. The shade is gorgeous, the texture is perfectly smooth and pigmented. I chose to depot this one because I don't like the packaging. I prefer to apply lipsticks with a brush. I get so may compliments on this when I wear it. Regardless of …Read more

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Lip Liners - Jordana Cosmetics - Lip Liner

5.0
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Sep/16/2014

I have three of the Easyliner lip liners: Tawny, Baby Berry, and Sedona Red. They are really fabulous for the price. They have great pigmentation, a dry, slightly tacky texture perfect for grabbing lipstick, and are easy to get a crisp line. There is a little bit of drag when applying and I wouldn't wear them alone. The color of the liner doesn't match the color of the plastic tube …Read more

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