Product Reviews by monicaking77

Loose Powders - RCMA Makeup - No Color Powder

5.0
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Jul/20/2013

This is my HG setting powder, finally found after searching for the last 6 or so years. I apply it over my foundation with a dry cosmetic sponge, using a pressing (versus dusting) motion. Then, I knock off the excess powder with a large fluffy brush before applying my bronzer/blush. It has a gorgeous finish that helps to make my full coverage foundation look like healthy glowing skin, not powdery …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Burt's Bees - Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil

5.0
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Dec/19/2012

This is my hg lip balm. I love how it tastes and smells. It's very mild but not waxy tasting like a lot of mild scented/flavored lip balms. It also moisturizes my lips very well, and feels really comfortable to wear. The other fruit flavors are great too, but this one and the mango one are my favorite.

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Liquid - REVLON - PhotoReady Makeup [DISCONTINUED]

3.0
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Dec/19/2012

I really really loved this foundation. I especially liked to mix it with my Revlon Colorstay. With a 1:1 ration of the two, I got beautiful, glowy, natural looking coverage with the perfect balance of long wearing, mattifying, and moisturizing properties for me. Also, the shade Vanilla is a much better match for me than CS Buff (Vanilla doesn't have any ashy or pink undertones) so mixing the …Read more

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Crème - REVLON - ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup

3.0
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Dec/19/2012

I can't decide if I like this product or not. I'm a big fan of the original Revlon Colorstay and have been using it for a few years now. When the whipped version was released, I was excited to try it, especially since it is SPF free and I have been looking for a foundation that photographs well for awhile now. The texture is really strange; it's similar to pudding and not light and …Read more

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Shampoo - Suave - Daily Clarifying Shampoo

4.0
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Dec/19/2012

For reference, my hair is 1c/f-m/ii-iii. I have a sensitive scalp, and generally oily skin and hair. I do use silicone products so I need to clarify about once per week. This shampoo cleans out the build up and oil in my hair so that my hair products work effectively again. It also doesn't irritate my scalp and smells and lathers nicely. Additionally, I think it helps keep my natural color …Read more

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Polishes - Orly - Terra Mauve

5.0
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Dec/18/2012

This has got to be is one of my top three favorite nail polish colors of all times. It looks really flattering on my skin tone (perfect balance of cool and warm tones) and somehow strikes the perfect balance for my taste-- it's not too garish/bright/young but also not too boring/dull/old lady. I literally wore this color on my toes for about a year straight before finally deciding I should …Read more

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Blush - MILANI - Baked Blush - Luminoso

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Dec/18/2012

I really love this blush. I've been wearing it every day for the past two months. It's a perfect peachy pink color that really livens my face up. I think it would look great on a variety of skin tones in the light to medium range. You can apply lightly if you are very fair or layer it on for more color. I don't normally like shimmer blushes but this one is perfect because the …Read more

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Styling Products - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Homemade Sea Salt Spray

5.0
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Dec/09/2012

I have 1c hair and basically either have to decide to blow it out straight or curl it with an iron because I have lots of layers and when it drys my natural body wave comes out and looks strange. This sea salt spray and a bit of scrunching will define my wave and perk it up enough to rock my natural texture. I use 8 oz. of hot water with 1/2 tbsp of sea salt, a squeeze of medium hold frizz …Read more

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Cleansers - Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser

2.0
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Mar/27/2012

Background info regarding my skin: very oily, very sensitive, very acne/clog-prone (aren't I lucky!)


I bought this cleanser to take on a trip with me when I was running out of my usual HG (Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Cleanser) and didn't have the time to reorder. I choose to try the Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser by Aveeno because of the reviews on here and also …
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Hair - John Frieda - Brilliant Brunette Shampoo & Conditioner

5.0
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Mar/16/2012

This is a review for the "Daily" version of the shampoo and the "Moisturizing" version of the conditioner. I have used these products for the last 4 or so years, trying other products in between but always coming back to these. They are my hg, based on everything I've tried. For the record, I have fine (texture) but medium-thick (amount of hair) hair with dry, damaged …Read more

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