Product Reviews by athenaetc

Self Tanners - lavera - Sunless Tan

5.0
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Dec/30/2010

Just finished my first bottle of this, and I am SO Repurchasing!

I've used pretty much every sunless tanner. Including, just to name a few,
Fusion Beauty Tanner (decent, but way too expensive), Every Single drug store tanner (smelly, usually patchy and filled with parabens), sun labs tanner (total mess, ruins towels and bed sheets, stains hands TERRIBLY), Dream tan (Also a …
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Concealers - Tarte Cosmetics - Dark Circle Defense Under Eye Corrector ] [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Nov/08/2010

I have (happily) used the MAC studio finish concealers under my eye since high school. I don't have any major bags, just some slight bluish circles, but I'm OCD about full coverage/perfect look for the under eye. Up until now, I found that MAC just gave the best finish...but it can get cakey and look kind of heavy towards the end of the day.

My face has yellow and gold …
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Liquid - Lancôme - Teint Idole Fresh Wear ] [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Sep/22/2010

So Heard some great stuff about Lancome Fresh Wear foundation, and OH MY GOODNESS, I just love it!!!! I can not compare it to any other foundation, it is that good! I think this may even be Holy Grail material ladies!

I would consider it pretty high coverage, but it looks super natural. It doesn't streak, even if you TRIED to streak this foundation it wouldn't streak …
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Treatments (Eye) - 100% Pure - Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream

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Sep/22/2010

Worked fine for 2 days, but on the third day after washing my face, I noticed it caused a tiny splash of itty bitty zits under and around my eye. Nothing obvious or severe. Just SUPER annoying. I've NEVER had zits around my eye, and ESPECIALLY not under my eye.

It did burn my eyes a little too.

Sounds like a great product, looks like a great product, but it IS …
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Liquid - REVLON - PhotoReady Makeup [DISCONTINUED]

2.0
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Apr/16/2010

PhotoReady looks so great. It's VERY comparable to Nars Sheer Glow. PhotoReady in Medium is similar to the Nars 'Santa Fe' shade.

BUT, Photo Ready made me break out. My skin is pretty clear, but I have to be careful with what I use. I use Retin A, and that usually keeps my skin looking great.

After using this stuff for 3 days, I noticed a splash of tiny …
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Moisturizers - Yes To - Yes to Tomatoes Totally Tranquil Facial Hydrating Lotion

2.0
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Dec/27/2009

It says it's for oily/combo skin, but I do not agree with that. I bought it without looking at the ingredients (I usually ALWAYS look at the ingredients)...

After the first night of using it, I woke up to about 4 new zits....

Come to find, it has various oils! I've just been using it for my body since then. This product is comedogenic (for me at least) …
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Shampoo - Redken - All Soft Shampoo

4.0
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Dec/27/2009

Good for my thick/wavy/color treated hair. All Soft is my go to shampoo and cond. if I'm not using WEN Fig cond.. Both are great, and I usually find this on sale at Ulta.

I've been using it on and off for about 7 years, and it's never let me down


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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Paint Pot - Soft Ochre

1.0
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Dec/21/2009

I don't get it. It dries out my lids, and makes any eyeshadow look ashy and thick. Maybe it's just my skin chemistry, but it just did not work for me.

I prefer a "dewey, natural, pretty" look. These paint pots just ruin it. Really, I would sum up the look that the paint pots create as "ODD and UNFLATTERING"

Probably fine for someone with SUPER …
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Polishes - MILANI - Nail Lacquer

5.0
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Dec/21/2009

I usually stick to OPI, but found this nail polish to be surprisingly AWESOME!

Intense color, smooth texture, shiny finish...Very impressive

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Fragrances - Aquolina - Pink Sugar Eau de Toilette

4.0
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Dec/20/2009

Very gourmand fragrance...which I love.

This perfume worked well on my skin..smells very good when mixed with Burberry Brit or any other vanilla fragrance.

I'll usually wear this perfume if I'm in a "what the heck...why not" kind of mood. Espescially if I'm going out shopping, going out to dinner with the girls. It's a girly type of fragrance …
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