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Misc Beauty Tools - Unlisted Brand - Philips - SatinPerfect Epilator

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Jan/29/2011

What is an Epilator?
It's an electronic device with tweezers that rotates at a high speed to remove multiple hairs from the body.


Details:
Phlips SatinPerfect Epilator uses plastic tweezers and is corded, which means you have to use the device close to an outlet. It retails for $89.99CAD.


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I never tried epilating. In fact, I cringed …
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Lip Gloss - Unlisted Brand - Balmshell Lipgloss in Confessions of a Call Girl

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Jun/25/2010

I went to a Beauty Blogger Event and received this item for free. I wish it wasn't so expensive but I think Sephora is currently phasing out the brand. So you can get this for $11US online. Unfortunately this offer is not available to Canadians.

For Canadians you can buy this at London Drugs and Shoppers Drug Mart. It can be purchased at the Shoppers that has the huge beauty section with Guerlain, Smashbox, etc...

This is truly a moisturizing lipgloss that comes off a beautiful coral colour that leans towards the orange side. Now it is a sheer colour, so it will only give a hint off of your lips, especially if you have pigmented lips. But the moisturizing factor makes up for it. Also, it doesn't settle into the lines of your lips if you were to …
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Lip Gloss - REVLON - Super Lustrous in Coral Reef [DISCONTINUED]

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Jun/25/2010

It is currently not available in Canada due to Health Canada's regulations on formulations especially for products containing SPF.

My friend actually bought it at Target for me. This is a limited edition item.

This is truly pigmented for a lipgloss and gives off this wonderful coral colour that leans towards the pink side. Even though it claims to be moisturizing, it is at first when you are putting it on. But afterwards the moisture wears away and you get this sticky feeling from the gloss. Also because it is so pigmented and creamy, it will tend to settle into the lines of your lips.

If you are a looking for a more moisturizing lipgloss that won't settle into the lines of your lips, check out Balmshell. I actually did a product …
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Misc Beauty Tools - MAC Cosmetics - Brush Cleanser

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fromfionam

Jun/25/2010

This is a great product, especially one that is available to the masses. The only downfall is the packaging and the fact that it is only a pop up cap. But since I'm a beauty addict, I have lots of spray caps lying around and it easily fit into this bottle making it more effective in cleaning.

I actually compared this cleanser to the one that Sephora sells and if you're interested, here is the video:
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Misc Beauty Tools - Japonesque - Parian Spirit Professional Brush Cleaner

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fromfionam

Jun/25/2010

I'm not sure if this is the same product that Alcone sells even though it is under the same name, just different brand name. But reading reviews it does seem similar with the citrus scent.

I really like this product because it cleanses your brush so well and dries it ridiculously fast. I actually did a product comparison between this cleanser and the MAC one. Here is the link, if you're interested:
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Dry Shampoo - Salon Grafix - Invisible Dry Spray Shampoo

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fromfionam

Jun/02/2010

I got this for $8-9CAD at Loblaws in Canada.

I honestly thought this would be great because of the reviews and watching people on YouTube recommending it. But honestly it was horrid.

First off, it smells like hairspray. So there is no clean or refreshing smell...just like you're adding more product into your hair.

It works for the first minute where you …
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Palettes - MAC Cosmetics - Pro Colour Palette/Small Eye Shadow

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fromfionam

Jun/01/2010

The MAC 15 Eyeshadow Pro Palette should be cheaper in my opinion. First off, MAC pans have a lot of wiggle room inside these wells. So if you were to drop your eyeshadow palette or move around, it would be very susceptible to breaking. Also, the magnets on the MAC pro pans are not that strong to securely hold the eyeshadow.

I actually modified my palette by changing the steel plate with an adhesive magnet that I bought from Michaels. Since I use steel pans (non-mac pans) it was the easiest solution. When I say steel pans, I mean pans that I bought from Coastal Scents and Stars MakeUp Haven. Even though they say they are 26mm, they are slightly bigger than MAC pans. So you can actually depot and stick the MAC eyeshadow inside the steel pan. The fact that they are …
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Palettes - Unlisted Brand - Unii Cosmetics Palette

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Jun/01/2010

Here are the details of the item:
COLOURS: Pomegranate (Raspberry Red), Snow (White), Twilight (Teal), Lemongrass (Lime Yellow), and Eggplant (Dark Purple)


DIMENSIONS: Outer - 3.7"D x 6"L x0.7"Thick & Inner - 2.8"D x 5.4"L x0.4"Thick


PRICE: $29US for one, $28US for two, and $27US for three or more.


SHIPPING: Free within the US & Canada for a limited time only


STORES: Studio BeautyMix at Fred Segal (500 Broadway Santa Monica, CA 90401), Naimie's Beauty Center (12640 Riverside Dr. Valley Village, CA 91607), and IMATS where Naimie’s is an exhibitor


ONLINE RETAILERS: http://uniicosmetics.com For non-US residents, you will have to use either PayPal or …
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Eyeliner - MAC Cosmetics - Pearlglide in Rave

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fromfionam

Apr/28/2010

I got this item as part of a charity package from the MAC Warehouse Sale in Toronto in March.

This is honestly such a great product that does not smudge whatsoever. It lasted on my lids (with the help of an eyeshadow primer) during an 18 hour day. I didn't even need to set it with eyeshadow.

I don't like how MAC claims that you can blend this because it is actually very hard to blend to create an even base. Instead you are moving the sparkles.

I tried this on my waterline and it did last a good 2-3 hours but please be careful if you use it on your waterline. MAC does not deem it safe since there are particles in the eyeliner. If you do use it there, make sure you use a cotton swab with eye makeup remover at night to get rid of all the …
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Styling Products - TRESemmé - Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray

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fromfionam

Apr/28/2010

I got this product at Shoppers Drug Mart and it wasn't that cheap for a drugstore product.

The reason why I got it is because I saw a lot of gurus on YouTube using this product prior to using heat products.

Now in the past I never used heat protectant products and never noticed the damage it did to the ends of my hair. I would get split ends within a few months after my haircut.

After using this product, my hair actually got worse. I would get split ends one month after cutting my hair. Also it was hard to control where I would spray the product since I would like it to be concentrated on the ends of my hair.

This product smells wonderful, so I can give it that. But it phases me how a heat protectant product that claims to be …
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