Product Reviews by smcgraw

Polishes - Sally Hansen - salon effects

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May/11/2014

I love these for when I am pressed for time - I always keep a box around. It comes with everything you need to apply, and I can do it in about 10 minutes. I've even done it immediately before taking a shower. My favorite are the variety of french manicures. I would like to see more subdued colors and patterns. They go on flawless for me and last at least a week - the trick is to get the …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Jergens - BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream

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Apr/22/2014

No SPF in a BB cream??? Fail! Smells nice, has a nice beige tint that evens out redness that I tend to get on my chest. It's a nice light gel cream that sinks in immediately. But I don't understand why it doesn't have SPF, especially if it's meant for daytime use. I don't have time for this and then adding SPF on top in the morning. Glad I bought the trial size - no sale.

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Lipstick - Lancôme - L'Absolu Rouge in Blush Classique 337

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Apr/17/2014

This is my HG lipstick. I'm very fair and lean more toward cool toned. This is a beautiful medium pink, maybe a hint of coral, with terrific staying power, no shimmer, and a lovely finish. It can go subtle or bold depending on how heavily you layer. And it leaves a nice flush stain after it wears off, which takes several hours for me. I have not experienced any dryness but I would put up …Read more

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Liquid - L'Oreal Paris - Magic Nude Liquid Powder [DISCONTINUED]

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Jul/26/2013

Love, love, love it. What an amazing foundation for summer - stands up to heat and humidity, doesn't require layers of concealer underneath or powder on top. Also buildable for areas where you need a bit more coverage. My only wish would be a pump but maybe the powder texture would clog it up.

Edit: I had to edit because it ended up breaking me out - little red bumpy pimples, and …
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Misc Beauty Tools - Clarisonic - Opal

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Apr/21/2013

I love this for my puffy allergy eyes. Not only does it feel great, but it really depuffs both my upper and lower lids. In the evening I use it with Dr. Dennis Gross Retinol and Ferulic eye serum (and finish with a moisturizing eye cream by Bobbi Brown on top). In the morning I use it with Caudalie Lip and Eye Serum (and finish with an SPF eye cream by DDF on top). My biggest problem is I want to …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum

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Mar/09/2013

I love this serum. I actually don't use it on my face, although I have with no problems, but I use Differen so I don't need it. What I do use it for is my neck/chest and the back of my hands. It doesn't irritate and keeps them nice and moisturized, and smooth. It's much cheaper than many high-end retinol creams, and more effective than the Neutrogena retinol cream I used to …Read more

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Shampoo - Ojon - Rub-Out

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Oct/14/2011

I've tried tons of dry shampoos and this joins Shampowder as my favorite. Shampowder is better for travel, but this is my go-to at home. I have fine dark hair and this one actually disappears when I brush it out - no white halo. Really volumizes and soaks up oil with very little product so a can lasts a long time. I can actually go 2 days between shampoos with this product. My tip would be …Read more

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Eye Shadow - CLINIQUE - Color Surge Trio - Totally Neutral

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Oct/14/2011

I totally love Totally Neutral. I've received several compliments on my blue eyes when wearing this shadow trio. I love that it's neutral without heavy brown tones, which tend to make me look tired. I pair this with Smoky Brown eyeliner for a neutral look or Egyptian for more drama. I like the very slight shimmer and the shadow lasts all day for me with just concealer as a base. If I …Read more

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Shampoo - Unlisted Brand - Buttercream Cosmetics Shampowder

5.0
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Dec/16/2009

Shampowder is terrific for red or dark hair and it's the best dry shampoo I've found for travel. I love the brush with the powder inside - easy to get exactly where you want without getting powder all over the place. I keep one in the office for easy touch-ups as well. It has a little bit of a sheen to the powder so it doesn't leave such a matte look, and it smells like vanilla …Read more

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