Product Reviews by rowenaaine

Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Mascara - Original

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Mar/27/2015

I used this mascara three days in a row before giving up and buying something else. It was almost as bad as Maybelline Great Lash, in that it barely did anything at all. I am not blessed with thick or long lashes, so I need a mascara that will actually give me what nature did not. Sadly, L'Oreal Voluminous was a big disappointment; np volume, no length, clumped and also flaked in a few …Read more

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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Volum' Express The Falsies Flared Mascara

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Mar/27/2015

I like it far better than I expected from the reviews. No flakes, no clumping, absolutely gives me great volume and curl. Requires a little too much effort to remove and will lose some curl and smudge toward the end of the day, which cost a lippy. I just wish it lengthened too. I haven't used this with a secondary mascara to lengthen yet so I don't know if that will cause clumping, but …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Aveeno - Advanced Care Moisturizing Cream

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Dec/07/2012

Came across this hand creme at Harmon Drug and wanted to give it a try. I had just returned a St. Ive's cream that caused an allergic reaction, so I was hoping for something gentle but effective. Aveeno Advanced Care Moisturizing Cream is fragrance free and has a thick, non-greasy texture. I have been using it at least twice a day since I bought it, also using it in conjunction with argan …Read more

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Treatments - Sally Hansen - Cuticle Remover Gel

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Nov/17/2012

I had to write a review on this since it does exactly what it claims to do. And how often do you find that? I didn't want the "instant" remover, because anything that should only remain on my skin for 15 seconds can't be healthy. But this remover claimed to work in a few minutes, so I left it on 2 minutes, and then used an orange stick to push back my cuticles.All the dried …Read more

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Polishes - Unlisted Brand - Confetti Dressed To The 9's

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Oct/13/2012

Although it looks to have more dimension in the bottle, Dressed to the Nines is still quite beautiful on the nail. Dark burgandy with copper shimmer, this is a perfect color for fall - vampy and dressy. I did sadly have a chip on day one and some tip wear, but the color is so nice, I don't mind the touch ups. Confetti has good color selection and retails for a mere $1.99 at CVS.

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Polishes - Julep - Nail Polishes

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Oct/09/2012

Sad to see so many negative reviews on Julep polishes. I just started getting their monthly Maven boxes and have been extremely pleased with the three polishes I have tried so far. Especially happy with Claire, what Julep calls a sky-blue creme. To me it's a little darker than sky blue, but truly gorgeous. There were no issues with bubbling during/after application. I've had it on since …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Badger - Cuticle Care

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Sep/28/2012

The absolute best in cuticle oil. It comes in a tub like Burt's Bees (screw off lid would be better so you don't break a nail getting it open), but smells like rosemary and citrus. Unlike Burt's Bees, does not get a rancid smell after having it for awhile. Dip your finger into the waxy contents and it immediately warms and softens to your touch. I put it on my cuticles every night …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - St. Ives - Daily Hydrating Vitamin E Body Lotion

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Sep/28/2012

I wanted to love this, as I was a fan of St. Ives skin care when I was in my 20s. I bought this body lotion and loved how it felt - sank in and moisturized without feeling greasy, and had the most wonderful fragrance. Like another reviewer mentioned, the scent went perfectly with Donna Karan BeDelicious, one of my favorite perfumes. Sadly, within 2 days of using, I had a migraine - which I …Read more

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Polishes - Essie - Scarlett O'Hara

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Sep/17/2012

Essie's 'Scarlett O'Hara' was my pedicure choice yesterday, and it is a gorgeous metallic red with berry undertones. Very pleased with the depth of color and wish I'd gotten it for my manicure as well! Will try OPI's 'I'm Not Really a Waitress' to make a comparison and repurchase whichever looks best with my pale skin. Very happy with the choice.

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Polishes - Essie - Over the Knee

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Sep/17/2012

Picked 'Over the Knee' for my manicure this week, and was sadly disappointed in the color. When out in the sunlight, OTK is a lovely toffee color with a subtle bronze sheen. Indoors, however, it just looks like dog poop. And I'm a brown-polish lover, I just find this one to be totally flat unless my hands are on the steering wheel or waving in the sun. In the office, meh.
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