Product Reviews by hnlsfo

Scrubs - Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash pink grapefruit foaming scrub

4.0
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fromhnlsfo

Jan/14/2010

This scrub helped reduce my break outs but it was pretty harsh, leaving dry, scaly patches around my eyes, nose and mouth. I have switched to the "Redness Soothing Scrub" from Neutrogena, which is just as good in acne-fighting but much more gentle on skin. I do like the refreshing grapefruit smell of this product though and the foaming suds helped remove my waterproof mascara very …Read more

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Scrubs - Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash Redness Soothing Gentle Scrub

4.0
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fromhnlsfo

Jan/14/2010

I am almost done with the first bottle that I have bought and I am happy to report that this scrub has helped to reduce my acne breakouts. My face is less red after washing because this does not irritate my skin like most harsh acne products. For the first time, I do not have dry, scaly patches around my mouth, nose and eyes that I get with other face washes. It's absolutely …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - Philosophy - The Supernatural Brush

5.0
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fromhnlsfo

Jan/14/2010

I use this brush with mineral foundation. It gives great, natural-looking coverage and feels very nice against my skin compared to BareEscentuals brushes. At first, I did not like it because I felt like it rubbed off my concealer and did not provide good coverage, but then I realized I need to use a lighter hand than with other brushes because the bristles are so dense. I also find that a …Read more

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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Waterproof Mascara

2.0
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fromhnlsfo

Jan/14/2010

It definitely volumizes lashes but it does not hold my curl at all, which is probably the most important thing to me. The whole thick, straight lashes look is not what I'm going for. It just makes the flatness of my lashes more noticeable. This mascara also gives me bad raccoon eyes.

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Mascara - Almay - One Coat Nourishing Mascara Triple Effect - Waterproof

5.0
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fromhnlsfo

Jan/14/2010

This mascara gives great results; it holds a curl well, lengthens, and volumizes. And having tested it out in Hawaiian humidity, at the beach, at the pool, and in the shower, I can vouch that it is also extremely waterproof.
I've done some experimenting and I don't find that the shorter bristles are better for volumizing while the longer bristles are better for lengthening and …
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Primer/ Corrector - RIMMEL - Fix and Perfect Foundation Primer

3.0
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fromhnlsfo

Jan/03/2010

I only got this because it came in a special combo duo with the Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation with Minerals. I was excited to try my first primer. I was surprised that the tint is visible when I applied it on my skin. It smells very nice and did seem to smooth my skin when I had it on. However, I suspect that it started to cause me to break out, which is not worth the short-term effects.

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Liquid - RIMMEL - Lasting Finish Enriched w/ Minerals [DISCONTINUED]

3.0
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fromhnlsfo

Jan/03/2010

At first I really like that the color I got matched the yellow undertones in my skin fairly well. It provides lots of coverage but does tend to look cakey and unnatural. I used a wet foundation brush with it to get a more natural, sheer finish. After awhile I started to suspect that it was causing to me break out, so I have stopped using it. Liquid foundation also takes much more time for me to …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - La Cross - Double Curl Lash Curler

2.0
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fromhnlsfo

Jan/03/2010

I love the concept of not having these bent lashes but the the double curling action actually does not curl very much at all. My lashes are stick straight and I wanted to achieve a more natural curl with this tool, but I ended up with curls that weren't even noticeable and fell flat with mascara. I would have to curl a couple times before and after applying mascara and touch up throughout …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - Tweezerman - Deluxe Eyelash Curler - metal

5.0
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fromhnlsfo

Jan/03/2010

This curls beautifully! The curl is dramatic and lasts all day. The shape fits my eye well and get every lash. I got it really cheap for like $9 at Nordstrom rack. Such a steal and is comparable to the Shu Uemura eyelash curler. I can't stand that I have nowhere to store the extra pads though.

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Blush - bareMinerals - All-Over Face Color - Warmth

4.0
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fromhnlsfo

Jan/03/2010

I use this like a blush, but I do give the rest of my face a quick swipe for a more natural finish. I like the natural rosiness of the color, but the color can get too heavy if you don't use a light hand. I also find I can't use it whenI break out because it clings to my pimples and basically undos all the concealing I did.

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