Product Reviews by gwennw

Lip Gloss - Bobbi Brown - High Shimmer Lip Gloss (all)

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fromgwennw

Nov/20/2012

Just got this in Naked Plum, which is the perfect nudish plum I have ever seen. I actually had to go to 3 BB counters to find one that had this color in stock. It is apparently flying off the shelves.
I wear it over Smashbox's Light lip liner pencil (all over the lips) and it is stunning. The high shimmer is extremely flattering, as is the color, which I imagine would look good on …
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Eyeliner - Urban Decay - 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil - Bourbon

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fromgwennw

Nov/20/2012

Although this pencil looks very sparkly when I sampled it on my hand, once it was on my eye, there was no sparkle, which was good, because I don't see the appeal of a brown sparkle eyeliner. It looks very soft once on, but it defines my eyes beautifully. Once you apply it, you have about 2 minutes to smudge it before it sets. Once it sets, it truly will not budge until you take it …Read more

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Moisturizers - Physician's Choice - PCA Skin phaze17 rebalance

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fromgwennw

Oct/19/2012

This was recommended to me by my esthetician. I have combination skin and this has definitely helped to balance out my oil production. My t-zone is much drier, but still soft, and my dehydrated cheeks and moisturized and smooth. It makes putting makeup on so much easier in the AM.

I love the PCA product line, but I only use the products that are recommended to me by my long-term …
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Treatments (Face) - Physician's Choice - PCA Skin Phaze 18 Clearskin

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fromgwennw

Sep/28/2012

Clearskin is a great moisturizer for my combination skin. My skin is very fickle (oily one day, dry the next) and Clearskin has helped to regulate it. I apply it all over my face, no matter if it is bone dry or superslick, and in a few hours I have soft and even skin. It never feels greasy and absorbs into the skin very quickly. I only use it once a day, at night because there is no SPF.

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Blush - NYX Professional Makeup - Powder Blush - Cinnamon

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fromgwennw

May/16/2012

One of my fav beauty bloggers recommended this blush, so I purchased it solely based on her recommendation. Good rec! I went to Ulta and purchased this for under $10. I have been looking for a red toned, glowy blush for several months, and was having a hard time finding one that matched the natural flush of my cheeks. In the pan, Cinnamon looks like a burnt orange, but it does not show up that …Read more

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Polishes - Essie - Bobbing for Baubles

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fromgwennw

Nov/08/2011

I have never been in to the blue nail craze. I thought the look was too young for me (I am 43) and I felt ridiculous wearing it. Then I saw BFB and fell in love with it. The color is a midnight blue with steel grey undertones..very sophisticated, elegant and fun (but not too fun). I love the way the color looks in the sunlight. It looks very dark in medium and darker light. I almost wish it …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Atralin

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fromgwennw

Jul/15/2011

About a month ago I saw a new dermatologist who switched me from the Obagi system to Atralin and a RX strength hydroquinine. I had commented that I really liked the results of Obagi, but it was expensive and required so many steps. Obagi made my skin look amazing....glowing, bright and clear. He told me that I could switch to Atralin and hydroquinine for less than a third of the price AND the …Read more

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Pressed Powders - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Careblend ] [DISCONTINUED]

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fromgwennw

Mar/28/2011

I've been using Studio Careblend PP for a week and it is amazing. I am 42 with combination skin (oily t-zone, dry cheeks). I usually wear tinted moisturizer, but occasionally I wear a medium coverage foundation. I have tried the PP over both and the finish is stunning. It is not matte, it just looks like you have air-brushed skin. It evens out my combination skin so that no one would …Read more

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Nails - OPI - Axxium Soak Off Gel Nail Lacquer

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fromgwennw

Mar/10/2011

I am shocked that anyone has anything negative to say about an Axxium manicure! I think it is a major breakthrough! This gel manicure looks just as shiny and chip-free in day 14 as it does on day 1. The color selection is huge and it is not damaging to your natural nail underneath. I know some people are saying that their natural nails ARE damaged. I think their technician is doing something …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Obagi - obagi skincare system

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fromgwennw

Sep/11/2010

I may have finally found the holy grail of skincare products. After 4 weeks of use, I have seen an amazingly dramatic change in my skin. My hormonal brown spots around my forehead have faded by at least 75%, my acne scars have faded by about 75%, my overall skin tone is smooth and even, the ruddiness in my cheeks have faded and I have gone from 5 - 6 breakouts last month (pre-Obagi) to only 1 …Read more

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