Product Reviews by phan22

Mascara - Buxom - Lash Volumizing Mascara

4.0
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fromphan22

Aug/10/2013

I love this mascara and have repurchased around 4 times now (which is a lot for mascara, because I was always searching for something better!). I can't give it a 5 because no mascara is really perfect for me, but if I could, I guess it would be a 4.5. I have straight, sparse lashes and Buxom makes them dark, defined, volumized and lengthened. It does not hold a curl as well as other mascaras …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Smith's Rosebud Salve - Minted Rose Lip Balm

4.0
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fromphan22

Aug/10/2013

I really like this lip balm. That being said, I wouldn't purchase again because I have so many lip balms and I recently discovered Eos Sweet Mint which I like even more. The minted rose is refreshing (I like mint flavors) and the pink tint is pretty (don't think it adds much color to lips though). It's a basic petroleum-based lip balm. No sunscreen, not natural or organic …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Nelson's Homeopathic Products - Pure & Clear Acne Treatment Gel

5.0
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fromphan22

Aug/10/2013

I have been using Nelsons acne gel for years now. It is definitely my HG acne treatment product and the ONLY thing I use to keep blemishes at bay. It calms every blemish really fast with no irritation to my sensitive skin. I can even use it near my eyes with no irritation. Any red bump (pimple, shaving rash, hive) I have on my face and body goes away quickly without leaving a mark when I use …Read more

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Lip Treatments - eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Sweet Mint

5.0
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fromphan22

Aug/10/2013

I got this for $2.99 at target. I tried the summer fruit before, but I felt it was more oily than waxy (which I discovered does not work well with my lips) and the smell was a little too sweet- almost like overripe fruit. The sweet mint flavor, however, is very refreshing and light (mild tingling when you first apply). I love the mint green packaging, and although it is bulky, it's cute and …Read more

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Eyeliner - L'Oreal Paris - Hip Color Chrome Eyeliner Violet Volt 965

5.0
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fromphan22

Mar/06/2011

I THINK I've found my "recessionista" replacement for my Clinique Cream Shaper eyeliner in Starry Plum! Of course, Violet Volt is not an exact dupe, but it's close enough for me considering it's around $5 cheaper than the Clinique, and I can get it easily at drugstores. First, the formula of Violet Volt is a lot softer and smoother than the Starry Plum, which is good and …Read more

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Cleansers - DHC - Mild Touch Cleansing Oil

4.0
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fromphan22

Mar/04/2011

This is great! I used to use the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil for a long time, and had no complaints, but because of budget issues, I switched to the Mild Touch since it's cheaper than the Deep Cleansing Oil. It's much lighter and more serum-y than the Deep Cleansing Oil. I'm on my second bottle of it now and since I get it on sale sometimes and I don't wear makeup everyday so I …Read more

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Shampoo - AVEDA - Black Malva Shampoo and Conditioner

5.0
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fromphan22

Mar/04/2011

I got the tube size of just the conditioner for $18 at an Aveda salon, so it's pricier than the John Frieda brunette glossing one I used to use, but it's that much better!! I will never go back to the John Frieda one again.
My hair background: I dyed my hair awhile ago with a stupid compound henna dye (bad!) that left my hair kinda fried. I was scared to dye it again with a …
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Cleansers - Skin effects by Dr. Jeffrey Dover - Glycolic Cream Cleanser

5.0
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fromphan22

Mar/04/2011

This is my HG cleanser for exfoliating! I have sensitive skin so things like st. ives apricot scrub makes me feel like my face is being scraped, and even the microbead washes end up drying my skin out and over stripping. I came to the conclusion I prefer chemical exfoliants over mechanical ones which are just too abrasive. This glycolic cleanser has a low level of glycolic acid (for seasoned acid …Read more

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Moisturizers - Clean & Clear - Oil-Free Dual Action Moisturizer

3.0
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fromphan22

Mar/04/2011

This is dirt cheap and at first, I thought it was my HG moisturizer because it made my skin clear, healed my breakouts, and made my pores look smaller....BUT after using it everyday for a few days, it started drying me out and making me greasy at the same time. I reduced use to every other day, and so on, til I just had to stop using it alltogether because it was irritating my sensitive skin …Read more

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Cleansers - First Aid Beauty - Face Cleanser

5.0
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fromphan22

Mar/04/2011

LOVE IT! Doesn't dry out my sensitive, normal to dry skin, feels cushiony and creamy, and a little bit lathers a lot, so it'll last you a long time! Doesn't leave my skin tight or red like other face washes I've tried. Don't know about it's makeup removing qualities because I use it after my makeup remover or in the morning. I would guess it wouldn't thoroughly …Read more

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