Product Reviews by nic_b

Brows - Sonia Kashuk - Tinted Brow Gel

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May/10/2016

I am a strawberry blonde with super-blonde lashes and brows. I've tried any number of brow pencils, pomades, etc., to give my brows a little color and they always look fake on me. The only ones that have ever worked are Blinc's eyebrow mousse in medium blonde and THIS. It gives me just enough color to make me look finished, without making my brows look fake or painted/drawn on. The …Read more

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Sunscreen - AmorePacific - SPF 30/PA+++

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Jun/09/2015

I received this as part of the 2015 Sun Safety Kit from Sephora. I ordered two kits, so I had two decent-sized samples to use. First, the good: I break out easily, and this didn't cause any breakouts. It's moisturizing and would be great for anyone who needs extra hydration. If applied too heavily, though, it does appear greasy. I wore it out in the sun to a sporting event and …Read more

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Brows - Blinc - Brow Mousse

5.0
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Apr/15/2015

HOLY FREAKING GRAIL! I'm a pale strawberry blonde with blonde eyebrows and eyelashes. My brows and lashes need color more than anything...otherwise, I can fade into a white wall if I stand in front of one. I got tired of endlessly dealing with brow powders and pencils that either faded over the course of the day, weren't the right shade, or just flat-out looked fake. I gave this a try …Read more

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Moisturizers - Josie Maran Cosmetics - Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 with Sunboost ATB

4.0
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Mar/21/2014

I discovered the original Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 40 when it came in Sephora's Sun Kit. I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. Even though my skin does better with physical sunscreens like this one, they often leave a white cast I don't like. Josie's didn't. It moisturized, absorbed quickly, and even worked well as a primer under makeup (no balling up!) …Read more

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Moisturizers - Ole Henriksen - Truth Creme Advanced Hydration

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Dec/14/2012

I'm an Ole Henriksen fan, having used the Truth Serum for years. I swear by that stuff! Therefore, when I shop at Sephora, I always choose the samples from Ole H. I snapped up a sample of this moisturizer and used it right away. My review could be summed up in one word: UGH. It absolutely reeks. I didn't realize how awful it smelled until I got it on my face. It was so bad I'd …Read more

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Cleansers - Mario Badescu - Glycolic Foaming Cleanser

4.0
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Dec/10/2012

Heads up: This is very strong stuff. I think it'd be the rare individual who could use this regularly as a facial wash and not end up extremely dried out. However, for me it's a must-own product. I use it 2-3x/week on a scrubby brush on my chest/back/shoulders and it is the BEST for keeping any bacne at bay. I take a lot of heated power yoga classes, and the intense sweat session …Read more

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Nails - OPI - Axxium Soak Off Gel Nail Lacquer

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Sep/08/2011

My experience was EXACTLY the same as described in the review by miinx, below. I wouldn't wish this stuff on anyone.


When I had this done, there was no drilling, no aggressive buffing, etc. None of the things described anywhere as the "wrong" way to go about this. In fact, my manicurist was extremely meticulous. The manicure itself looked phenomenal and wore …
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Dry Shampoo - TRESemmé - Waterless Foam Shampoo for Dry/Curly to Normal Hair

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May/14/2010

I love my TRESemme Heat Tamer Spray, so I thought this might be a good replacement (cheaper! available in Target so I don't have to order online!) for my trusty Klorane dry shampoo.


No dice. This stuff is horrid. I've tried it three times, thinking I must be doing it wrong, but each time it made my hair look worse after using it than it did beforehand. It works …
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Lips - COVERGIRL - Outlast Lipstain (All)

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Apr/20/2010

I'm apparently too stupid for this product, because I can't figure out how to apply it. It looks like a marker. However, in my case, the marker is all dried up and nothing comes out. I tried shaking it, storing it point down, twisting it (it doesn't twist), pressing the tip the way you might a nail pen, but no luck.


I don't know if I got a faulty one, but …
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Mascara - benefit Cosmetics - BADgal Lash

2.0
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Mar/06/2010

I bought this with no expectations, and was pleased when it went on smoothly. Unfortunately, I discovered that this mascara has a six-hour time limit. I wore it each day for a week, both with and without lash primer (just to see how it performed), and by one or two pm, I had mascara circles under each eye. Sadly, into the trash it went. I won't purchase it again.

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