Product Reviews by hthenerd

Mascara - Tarte Cosmetics - Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-In-1 Mascara

5.0
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May/18/2017

This is my favorite mascara, ever. I haven't tried many mid-to-high end mascaras, but I've enjoyed every Tarte mascara I've tried. They just work for me.

For reference, my eyelashes are dark and average in length and thickness. The lashes in my outer corner are long and straight for whatever absurd reason. These particular lashes don't hold curl well no matter what …
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Powder - bareMinerals - BareMinerals Foundation

2.0
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May/17/2017

I have Golden Fair in this formula. It's a little too yellow for my neutral skin, but Fair is too pink and Fairly Light is Actually Dark.

For reference, I have normal-oily skin, and I don't wear foundation primer.

While the BareMinerals Original Foundation boasts 30 shades, that is where the positive qualities end. At least, for me.

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Moisturizers - Pacifica - Dreamy Youth Day and Night Face Cream

4.0
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May/17/2017

I adore this moisturizer. I bought my first bottle around this time last year, and I've only needed to repurchase it once. Granted, I use one pump, one time per day.

For reference, I struggle most with closed comedones now, but I have occasional inflammatory breakouts due to hormonal changes.

Pros:
- This moisturizer has quite a thick texture, but the product …
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Gels/ Soaps - Dr. Bronner's - Baby-Mild Unscented Castile Liquid Soap

5.0
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May/17/2017

I first tried Dr. Bronner's soaps circa 2010. Back then, my skin (face and body) was a hot mess. I didn't have a consistent skin care routine; it seemed like I tried a new product every other week. So, we'll place 75% of the blame on the fact that I was irresponsible and the remaining 25% on my raging teenage hormones.

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BB Cream - COVERGIRL - CG Smoothers BB Cream

1.0
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Sep/03/2012

This is their tinted moisturizer repackaged. Covergirl is a slimy company for trying to trick customers into buying into the BB cream hype. Blemish/Beauty Balms are NOT the same as tinted moisturizers in Asia, so the reviewer who said they are the same is misinformed. Most, if not all Western attempts at BB creams have actually just been tinted moisturizers... which isn't great, but at least …Read more

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Cleansers - Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser

4.0
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Aug/26/2012

I have used this cleanser off and on for a while and my skin always responds well to it because it is gentle. It doesn't have an offensive fragrance to it. My issue is that being a foam cleanser, traveling with it is next to impossible (I could see a foaming cleanser's bottle leaking very easily. It hasn't ever happened to me, but I won't lie: it's something I dread). So …Read more

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Styling Products - OGX - Renewing Moroccan Argan Penetrating Oil

5.0
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Dec/04/2011

This makes my hair strong, feel smooth, and this product even smells fantastic. I don't wear perfume often because I'm in college and I just tend to forget. However, I still get compliments and people ask me what perfume I am wearing when I have this in my hair. I actually think this is one of the only hair products I have finished. Plus, I have fine hair and this doesn't weigh it …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Aczone

4.0
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Nov/17/2011

My dermatologist gave me two boxes of samples, plus a coupon (which I haven't been able to use since my dad has fantastic insurance). The first full tube of this was great (as a matter of fact, by the time I was done with the first box of samples, I was convinced that this product was great, so I kept the other box of samples for emergencies and filled my prescription). For some reason, my …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Moisture Tint SPF15 [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Jun/24/2011

I have only tried a few tinted moisturizers. All were from drugstore brands and they were greasy, had strange colors (like Pepto Bismol pink), or were as "tinted" as any standard moisturizer. I purchased this on a whim while I was on a week-long school trip due to frustration from how flaky my skin looks with mineral makeup. This TM has coverage comparable to some of my liquid …Read more

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Cleansers - Oxy - Clinical Advanced Face Wash Acne Treatment 2% Salicylic Acid

1.0
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Mar/04/2011

Pros:
-Inexpensive

Cons:
-Irritated my skin (constant stinging, cracked skin around my mouth)
-Ineffective
-Poor packaging (the packaging differs between Ulta and Walmart. The Walmart packaging is going to waste you a lot of product because the cleanser itself is extremely runny)
Bottom Line: Don't buy this if you have sensitive skin.

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