Product Reviews by spearmintcookie

Treatments (Face) - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Honey

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Apr/21/2011

I was browsing MUA for the most reviewed/popular products, and came upon honey. I have never been so pleased to be a MUA addict! I have really oily, acne-prone skin with large pores. I've been battling acne for more than a decade, and have gone through all the prescription treatments, and then some. I recently purchased a Clarisonic, and soon thereafter got the honey. I am so, SO …Read more

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Bronzers - benefit Cosmetics - HOOLA

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Apr/07/2011

I love this bronzer! I'm really pale, and fairly cool, but Hoola works great on me for contouring and warming my complexion up a bit. It's not at all orange, which is great, and I love that it's matte, since I tend to go for a more natural look. You get a HUGE amount, and if you can find it on ebay it's really reasonably priced (though you do have to be careful not to buy a …Read more

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Loose Powders - Unlisted Brand - Mattify! Loose Powder

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Apr/07/2011

After reading a rec for this stuff on ESD and checking out the reviews on MUA, I decided to give it a try, and I am so glad I did! It's relatively cheap ($15 or so for a big container, including shipping) and quite effective.
Some background: I have unbelievably oily skin. I wash my face, and 20 minutes later it's covered in oil. Super gross. Nothing has even been able to get …
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Moisturizers - DDF - Ultra Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew

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Apr/01/2011

I got this as a deluxe sample from Sephora, and I LOVE it. I have extremely oily, acne-prone skin, and this is the perfect moisturizer for keeping me from getting dry without contributing to worse skin. It absorbs obscenely quickly, you only need a TINY amount for the whole face, because it spreads around really easily. Great before my Mattify! primer and Alima foundation. Probably …Read more

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Conditioner - L'Oreal Paris - EverStrong Hydrating conditioner

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Mar/08/2011

I am not impressed with this conditioner. I really like the EverPure Moisture shampoo, which I bought at the same time as this conditioner, but sadly this does not work well for me. I need a ton of product to even begin to condition my hair, and I haven't noticed any improvement in strength or the condition of my hair. Would not buy again.

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Misc Beauty Tools - Unlisted Brand - Salux Nylon Japanese Bath Towel

5.0
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Mar/08/2011

I love this! I got it after reading the reviews on MUA, and am so pleased I did. I've been using it for a few months, and love how well it exfoliates. I used it all through the cold dry northeast winter with a moisturizing body wash (something by Dove, I can't recall the specific name) and never needed to apply lotion--which is saying something, since the past few winters I've …Read more

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Cleansers - KOSE - Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil

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Feb/18/2011

I ordered this before I started using MMU, because I'd heard that it can clog your pores and that cleansing oil is a good way of preventing that. I found it on ebay for $15, which is waaaay more than I'd usually pay for a cleanser, but I decided to give it a shot. I am so, so pleased I did! It works wonderfully at removing all of my makeup and acting as a pre-cleanser to my facial …Read more

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Loose Powders - e.l.f. Cosmetics - High Definition Powder

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Feb/18/2011

Alright, so, at first, I was not impressed. I used the included puff to apply the powder, and it made me look even more ghostly than usual (not easy, given how pale I naturally am). I stopped using it for awhile and tried other powders (Smashbox Halo, for one, which I liked but is too expensive!). Then I ordered the e.l.f. complexion brush, and decided to give the powder a try again. LOVE. I …Read more

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Blush - Alima Pure - Mineral Blush

5.0
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Feb/18/2011

My first mineral blush, and I couldn't be happier! I'm extremely pale, and find that the less pigmented blushes are absolutely foolproof and impossible to overdo, and the more pigmented blushes last forever, since I only need a tiny bit. I've tried Tulip, which is a lovely pale pink-lavender (matte); Apple Blossom, which is a slightly darker and warmer version of Tulip (matte; …Read more

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Powder - Alima Pure - Satin Matte Mineral Foundation

5.0
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Feb/18/2011

Alima was my first foray into MMU, and I must say I am so, so pleased! I have oily skin with acne, and am really pale. I wanted something that covered my discolorations but looked natural (which meant, for me, not-powdery, not-oily, and not orange!). I ordered samples in Cool 2, Neutral 1, and Neutral 2. Cool 2 was very, very pink--I'm cool, but I'm not THAT cool! Neutral 1, on the …Read more

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