Product Reviews by ryapapaya

Highlighters - MAC Cosmetics - Cream Color Base - Pearl

4.0
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May/28/2014

I love highlighters and have been on the hunt for my holy grail product for a while. I believe that this comes quite close!
It is super easy to apply and blends into the skin really well. The colour is soft and not too sparkly which I like. It adds just a tiny shimmer and catches the light not a glitterbomb.

My only negative point with this is that it melts a little when its hot …
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Cleansers - Neutrogena - Ultra Gentle Foaming Cleanser

5.0
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May/28/2014

I have nearly gone through an entire big bottle of this and I cannot wait to repurchase. It is a basic no frills cleanser that gets the job done!
Super gentle on my often irritated skin and leaves it clean and soft. Not tight or dry.

Many people expect their facial cleansers to take their makeup off as well but in reality that should be a 2 step process. Take makeup off and then …
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Sunscreen - CLINIQUE - Sun SPF 30 Face Cream

2.0
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May/28/2014

I would not recommend putting this on your face, it is full of acne causing and irritating ingredients that broke me out. It is very thick and goopy and feels quite greasy and chalky at the same time (if that is even possible).
I found it quite difficult to apply makeup after because my face was so slick from the sunscreen even after rubbing it in for forever.

I did like that it …
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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 8% AHA (Glycolic Acid) Gel Exfoliator

5.0
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May/28/2014

I love this product! The results are amazing, my skin is brighter and clear from blemishes, I look dewy and more youthful.
The product goes on silky smooth and not sticky and dries quite fast.
It smells... different... citrus? bleach? not sure... not bad... but not delicious.

My only negative point about this product is that is stings your face if you have any open blemishes …
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Moisturizers - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Argan Oil

2.0
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Mar/12/2014

I recently purchased argan oil to use as a facial moisturizer.
It goes on oily - No Duh. It doesn't really sink into the skin, and I didn't feel the hydration I thought I would experience from using an oil.
The only time it felt nice on my skin and sunk in properly was when I cut it into another moisturizer.
However, I suspect this particular oil is causing me to break …
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Mascara - MAC Cosmetics - Haute & Naughty Lash

5.0
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Mar/12/2014

I Haven't purchased a full size Mascara since I became a Sephora VIB and got minis all the time. I decided to try something from MAC and since they don't really do samples I took a leap of faith and purchased a full size.
I am so glad I did! The packaging is really what makes this mascara worth while. There are two different wands nested inside one another and basically when you …
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Cleansers - Aveeno - Positively Radiant Makeup Removing Cleanser [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Mar/12/2014

This cleanser is gentle and effective. It does help remove make up but it has a hard time with liquid eyeliner...
It smells really fresh and comes in a handy pump bottle. When I first used this I did notice a slight drying effect on my skin but after a couple of weeks my skin is behaving and has not reacted to this new product.

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Treatments (Face) - REN Clean Skincare - Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask

4.0
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Mar/11/2014

I love this mask! Brightens the skin and the Alpha Hydroxy Acids really helped smooth my skin and helped heal any acne.
It feels a little weird putting it on, it feels like honey and doesn't dry. My boyfriend calls me "grease face" when its on because I look so sticky...
The only reason I would not buy this again is that I have graduated to using a higher concentration of …
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Liquid - MAC Cosmetics - Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation

5.0
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Mar/11/2014

I am the proud owner of 2 of these fantastic products. The coverage is perfect for my skin, it covers any redness and discoloration but lets my freckles poke through. The ingredients are playing nice with my reactive skin and it stays put for a long time.
Its pump locks when you twist it so it doesn't get everywhere if you put it in a make up bag!

A glass bottle does look …
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Cleansers - KORRES Natural Products - Milk Proteins Foaming Cream Cleanser

1.0
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Mar/11/2014

Upon first opening you will notice that this cleanser smells very floral and quite yummy, which I liked.
Then I put it on my face. It sudsed up really well and it felt like it was really hydrating to my skin. It left a sort of dewy residue after I rinsed though...
Then I saw what it did to my face. Maybe it is the milk proteins that caused such a hormonal skin freak out... but it was …
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