Product Reviews by mrak

Mascara - Almay - One Coat Multi-Benefit Mascara

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frommrak

Sep/15/2016

I have been using Estee Lauder Double Wear mascara for years because it is the only mascara I have tried that doesn't give me racoon eyes. I have very full cheeks and it seems like my lashes touch the tops of my cheeks when I blink and definitely when I smile, so literally every other mascara I have tried - including waterproof formulas, smudges terribly on me. But I ran out of EL and I …Read more

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Hair Removal - NADS - Large Hair Removal Strips

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frommrak

Jan/05/2011

This is hands down the most awful hair removal product I have ever used (and I have used many successfully). Like most hair removal strips, this one comes with two stuck together, which you warm up in your hands before carefully peeling the two strips apart. So far so good. But then when you smooth a strip to your skin, hold your skin taught and remove the strip, one of two things is likely …Read more

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Eyeliner - Bobbi Brown - Long Wear Gel Eyeliner - Sepia Ink

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frommrak

Oct/21/2009

Why oh why did I wait so long before trying BB's long wear gel eyeliner? I have sorta small, really deep set dark brown eyes and fair skin. I have always wanted a way to emphasize my eyes but most dark liners just made my eyes seem smaller. No thanks. So I just went on a trip to a country where you can buy BB, and on a whim I tried the Long Wear Gel Liner. The SA first tried the black …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Cargo Cosmetics - Blu Ray Polishing Cloths

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frommrak

May/30/2009

I love these cloths. Its hard to believe that such a 'smooth' feeling little cloth could be such an amazing exfoliator, but these totally deliver. As usual, I have a tendency to go a little overboard, so watch out, because you can irritate the hell out of your skin if you go crazy. BUT, if used according to instructions (and I cut mine in half to make the package last longer), my skin …Read more

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Lipstick - Bobbi Brown - Creamy Lip Color - Italian Rose

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frommrak

May/01/2009

I am surprised to read that others found this lipstick drying. While not as moisturizing as a lipbalm, I find it fairly moist. Beautiful, I love putting it on, it is a very easy color to wear, one that makes you look pretty and polished, nothing dramatic. I think it is a year round color, so pretty. I think it would suit most skin tones.

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Lotions/ Creams - ORIGINS - Make a Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

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frommrak

May/01/2009

Wonderful hand lotion. My mom introduced this to me, and I just love it, I have the large size on my nightstand so I don't forget to apply every night. Extremely rich, it feels greasy at first, but I really work it into my hands and cuticles for 20 seconds or so, and it is more or less absorbed. Within a few minutes it is absorbed and my hands are amazingly soft and plump. I like the …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Estée Lauder - Advanced Night Repair - Protective Recovery Complex [DISCONTINUED/REFORMULATED]

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frommrak

Oct/18/2008

I am so pleased that my bottle arrived this week in the mail. I had been using samples for 2 weeks and have been really impressed. Having recently started using RAM again, I was looking for a product that might diminish the redness, flakiness and purging that introducing RAM into my routine usually entails. I couldn't be more pleased. I use this only at night, on my RAM off nights, and …Read more

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Masks - Dr. Hauschka - Revitalizing Mask

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frommrak

Mar/30/2008

Wonderful, wonderful, HG mask! I have acne prone skin that about three years ago started to break out into perioral dermatitis for reasons still unknown. When my skin is dry, peeling (from RAM) or if I have picked at a blemish, this mask really moisturizes and soothes my skin and makes sure that angry blemish calms down. The directions say to leave on for 15 minutes, which I don't think …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Dr. Bronner's - Dr.Bronners Tea Tree Soap

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frommrak

Mar/29/2008

My HG body wash. I dilute (with tap water that I have first boiled then allowed to cool) this soap with a ratio of of about 3 parts water to 1 part soap. This stuff is VERY concentrated. It is medicinal smelling from the tea tree oil but this smell does not transfer to the skin. When I use this as a body wash it completely clears up any little blemishes or imperfections. I don't think …Read more

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Deodorants - Desert Essence - Tea Tree Oil Deodorant with Lavender Oil

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frommrak

Mar/29/2008

Hands down, greatest deodorant I have ever used. HG status. I have tried dozens of deodorants and antiperspirants over the years and this one beats them all. I initially picked up this deodorant at Whole Foods because I was looking for an aluminum free deodorant (to avoid any neurotoxicity issues) and I thought that tea tree oil sounded like an effective ingredient because of its antimicrobial …Read more

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