Product Reviews by violetrunner

Shave Products - Kiss My Face - Moisture Shave

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Jul/20/2014

I usually use conditioner or some generic brand of shave cream from the grocery store. I am trying to switch the beauty products I use to more natural alternatives, so when I ran out of my generic stuff I picked this up on sale in the organic section of the grocery store. Wow! I've been using it for about a week and have been marveling the last few days about how soft my legs feel - I …Read more

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Powder - Palladio Beauty - Herbal Dual Wet & Dry Foundation

5.0
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Nov/03/2012

I just bought my fourth pan of this foundation - it is the best. I have pale skin with cool undertones and almost nothing matches, but this does. I also agree with other reviewers who say this goes on a little powdery. It does, but if you buff it in a little with a good flat-topped brush it will set to a really nice finish in about 30 minutes - just about the time it takes to finish up your …Read more

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BB Cream - L'Oreal Paris - Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator

3.0
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Oct/15/2012

I found this in the bargain bin at my local grocery store for $7.50, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. First, let me say that I can't stand any kind of heavy foundation so I use powders or TMs exclusively, and I'm also a cheap-skate. I tried Garnier's BB cream when it came out last year and returned it - feeling like I want to wash my face all day is not the effect I'm …Read more

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Scrubs - Bioré - Pore Unclogging Scrub

5.0
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Dec/25/2011

I'm on my third or fourth bottle of this stuff, and I really like it. I am a big fan of salicylic acid for keeping my skin clear, and I like the refreshing, cooling thing going on in this facewash. I do wish it had more little scrubby beads, because the small amount included in there doesn't seem to do much for me - I prefer the texture of something like Philosophy's …Read more

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Toners - Burt's Bees - Rosewater & Glycerin Toner

4.0
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Dec/25/2011

I got this for Christmas and it smells great - rose-y and a little old-lady, but I dig that scent so it's ok. I really like the glass bottle with the small opening (I have carpet around the bathroom vanity, so no worries about it breaking) and it seems gentle enough when applied with a cotton pad. Maybe a tiny bit of stinging due to the alcohol, but that went away immediately. It seemed to …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream with Retinol & SPF 15

4.0
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Dec/25/2011

I used to use Oil Of Olay sensitive skin lotion with spf exclusively, and have been hunting for something less greasy for about a year. I recently tried this cream and the Walmart brand equivalent. I like them both - love the tube and the gentle retinol ingredient, but they are a bit different. I think I paid about $7 for the Walmart version versus about $11 for the name-brand, so not a huge …Read more

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Lip Treatments - NIVEA - A Kiss of Relief- SOS Lip Care

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Dec/11/2010

I keep this in my makeup drawer and apply when I get out of the shower, while I'm doing my makeup in the morning. I feel like it is "lotion for my lips" more than a balm that I'd use if I had chapped lips - I like more minty or menthol products for that, like Chapstick Medicated or Burts Bees. Anyway, for what it is (to me) it does a good job - nice consistency, no offensive …Read more

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Powder - Merle Norman - Ultra Powder Foundation

4.0
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Dec/11/2010

I really like this foundation! I HATE heavy foundations, and this one seems to be what I think "powder" foundations should be - not a lot of coverage, but does a much better job at evening skin tone and keeping oilies under control than a regular face powder. I haven't had any breakouts or redness from this, but it does make my face feel "tight" if I don't do a …Read more

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Blush - Merle Norman - Luxiva Lasting Cheekcolor - Real Rose

3.0
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Dec/11/2010

I got this as part of my "bridal makeover" at a Merle Norman store in October. I've been using it for a few months and I like it, but I don't love it. Easy to apply, very pretty on my fair, cool skin, but doesn't stick around. To be fair, I've never had a blush last all day, so that might be partly why it seems to disappear on me. The color doesn't seem that …Read more

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Blush - REVLON - Cream Blush - Berry Flirtatious

4.0
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Dec/11/2010

I got this after seeing some YouTube videos about using cream blush to give powder blush some staying power. I like it very much! I use a EcoTools blush brush to apply, and it always looks good - if I overdo it, it blends right out with a stiffer buffing brush. I don't know that I've noticed a great amount of staying power, but I never have good luck with blush hanging around all day …Read more

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