Product Reviews by acadia18

Skincare - Face - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Jojoba Oil

4.0
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Jul/21/2010

I never thought of slathering an oil on my face until I read these reviews on MUA. Jojoba oil has now become my #1 after shower/nighttime facial moisturizer. I still get pimples so by no means is it a miracle worker but it definitely keeps my skin soft. Because it's an oil, I never use it if I'm going to go out.

I've tried the Dessert Essence 100% pure jojoba oil and the …
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Powder - Merle Norman - Purely Mineral Makeup

4.0
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Jul/05/2010

Let's start out with the complaints:
-I only found out about this brand because of MUA and only took the initiative to try it because they had a store in a mall nearby. I've never seen it in a bigger store, which will probably prove to be a problem if I ever move.
-It took me three visits to get the correct shade. Because I'm asian, I feel like the sales-reps just gave …
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Powder - bareMinerals - Original Foundation

2.0
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Jul/05/2010

I've seen this work great on my peers but it really isn't the same for me for some reason. It bought this back when it was super expensive and, even though I used it for many years after that, looking back it totally wasn't worth it. Now that they've paired up with Sephora I almost went and bought it again (one of the kits was ~$30 on sale)... until I remembered its flaws. It …Read more

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Loose Powders - bareMinerals - BareMinerals Tinted Mineral Veil

2.0
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Jul/05/2010

I used this on top of my BE foundation only when I was going to need to wear my make-up for a long time. Unfortunately, I would get acne cysts after using it so... bye bye! A very strange occurrence esp since it's supposed to be made only of corn starch?

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Lotions/ Creams - Aveeno - Daily Moisturizing Lotion

5.0
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Jul/05/2010

I think I've found my eczema twin (below)!

But, seriously, I need to add another review to express my enthusiasm for this product. I've been using it as a body lotion for almost 8 years now and it's the only thing that moisturizes my eczema for the entire day (as mentioned below, no, it doesn't make eczema go away). I don't use it as a face lotion just because …
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Treatments - Cutex - Regular Nail Polish Remover

5.0
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Jul/05/2010

I use the blue version of this nail polish remover. I've tried cheaper generic brands and more expensive brands and always come back to this. It removes polish quickly without damaging my nails or skin and the smell goes away right after I wash my hands.

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Treatments - Cutex - Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover

1.0
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Jul/05/2010

Bought this because of the "gentle" and "acetone-free" concept... worst decision ever. Doesn't work and leaves a chemical plant-like smell even after multiple hand washes. After undergraduate organic chemistry lab class, I also have decided that acetone is the best thing ever. Screw you acetone-free!!!

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Top/Base Coats - Essie - Good to Go Rapid Dry + Shine Top Coat

4.0
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Jul/05/2010

My HG top coat for about three years now. It dries polish quickly about 95% of the time, a must for an impatient person like me. Minus one lippie because it gets thick really fast. I've probably never used more than 2/3 of the bottle before having to throw it out, but right now I'm attempting to adding some nail polish thinner before using it, which, thankfully, doesn't affect the …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Neutrogena - Norwegian Formula Foot Cream

5.0
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Jul/05/2010

I have the worst cracked heels ever (yes, cracked, not just dry). This is the only thing I've tried that works. It does smell kind of funny, but you use so little product for it to work that the smell should go away after a few minutes (in other words, suck it up, your feet will thank you). If I were diligent enough to use it consistently, I think I would have the softest heels ever.. …Read more

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Lip Treatments - eos - Smooth Sphere Lip Balm

5.0
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Jul/05/2010

LOVE. I bought the 4-pack from Target and am currently on my first sphere (honeydew?). I gave the mint one to my friend because I don't really like that particular smell but I can't wait to use up the honeydew and move onto the summer fruit and vanilla (Which, sadly, might take a while because a little goes a long way!). Not only is the packaging the cutest thing ever, it makes my lips …Read more

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