Product Reviews by aknakano

Cleansers - Almay - Makeup Remover Cream Cleanser

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11 months ago

So let me start off by admitting that I coupon'd the heck out of this, and scored it for 29 cents (USD)... and I still don't think it was worth it. :( I thought I could use this like a melting cleanser.

First strike was that it didn't remove all of my makeup. Even when I wore simple Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless foundation (instead of Estee Lauder Double Wear) …
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Cleansers - Garnier - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

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Aug/02/2016

This review is going to be SUPER similar to my review for Garnier's Makeup Removing Lotion Cleanser, and long because I tried to be thorough... but I do compare the two products at the end!

It seems like everyone is on the same page that the "no rinsing needed" marketing made this a misunderstood product. I find that this does take everything off for me, but it really …
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Cleansers - Garnier - Makeup Removing Lotion Cleanser - Sensitive Skin

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Aug/02/2016

Seems like the marketing made this a misunderstood product. I find that this does take everything off, but it really must be rinsed off. This isn't a problem for me because I would prefer to use a post-makeup-removal cleanser regardless.

I "tested" this by seeing what different products it would remove. Here's are the different products I was able to remove with …
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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Matte2 - Copperplate [DISCONTINUED]

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Jun/23/2016

Here's the thing-- when I first got this, I can honestly say I wasn't wow'ed. This isn't a color I look at and get immediately excited about, especially when it sits next to shimmery satins or duochromes. However this is totally my workhorse shade; I absolutely have to appreciate how smooth and blendable the formula is, as well as how versatile the shade is. I hate to say, but …Read more

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Eye Shadow - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette - Nude Mood

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Jun/14/2016

I read/heard so many rave reviews for this, that I placed an ELF order primarily to get this. (c'mon you know you don't just order one thing from ELF. It's like eating one potato chip.) Please read this before rating! I gave this a really fair shot before writing this review.

The pros I found:
~This is ACTUALLY MATTE across all of the shadows. Matte. All of …
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Palettes - Too Faced - Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette

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Jan/29/2016

Though I enjoy watching youtube beauty videos galore, I have come to terms with the fact that I really only need a couple palettes. Oh my love for this is strong... this is going to be a long review. I know it. It begins with a short(?) story...

About a year ago, I did not have any palettes. I really wanted a high-end neutral palette, and I very seriously considered getting the Naked 1 …
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Eye Makeup Remover - Almay - Oil-free eye makeup remover liquid

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Jan/28/2016

I appreciate that this:
~is oil-free
~doesn't leave an oily residue or make me momentarily blind
~this formula doesn't burn my eyes quite like the waterproof version. (Uh... yay?)

This is my second bottle, mostly because I needed something, this was cheap, and I bought it before all the new micellar waters came out. (I will be trying a garnier micellar water …
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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Volum' Express The Mega Plush Waterproof Mascara

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Jan/18/2016

For the record: I have been using this mascara for the last two months. I have fairly thick, long, straight lashes. But I am greedy, lol. My magical wishlist for mascara is a combo of separation, volume, and curl holding. I am allergic to Revlon & Elf liquid eye products like mascara and liquid liner. I bought this on recommendation from a friend.

Pros:
I can get clumps out …
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Eye Shadow - wet n wild - Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad - Silent Treatment

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Jan/18/2016

Now I understand these reviews that start off saying "If I were on a desert island, (and needed to look fabulous... because why not)... "

If I were on a desert island, and I could only bring 3 eyeshadow palettes with me from my collection, they would be:
1. Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
2. Colourpop Kathleen Lights "Where the Light is" …
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Makeup Brushes - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Studio Small Stipple Brush

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Dec/15/2015

(For the record, maybe I lucked out, but my brush is sturdy and does not shed.)

To the reviewers who found this brush unsuitable for a certain purpose, I suggest try something else! This seems paradoxical but I think that this brush is both very specific but also very versatile. For me, this brush took some trial and error to understand its best capacities, but what products it is …
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