Product Reviews by xbanannax

Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Mascara - Original

5.0
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Aug/31/2010

I have bought this mascara over and over since ~1995. It lengthens slightly but is better at adding volume. I am happy with my lash length so this is the mascara for me.

2-3 coats makes lashes look thick and even mimics liquid liner if you apply very close to the lid.

This formula can be a bit drying so moisturize the lids and lashes. Always take off mascara before bed …
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Treatments - ProStrong - Pro Accelerator Fluoride Nail Strengthener

5.0
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Aug/31/2010

I have been on a search for nail strengthening and improving products since 1993. I have bought this product over and over again since ~2001. I have bought kits as well as only the pro accelerator. The pro accelerator is really the key ingredient to all these kits. I usually purchase the 0.75 fl. oz bottles and it runs ~$19 and last for ~6 months. The Prostrong website sometimes has better …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - MAUBOUSSIN

2.0
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Aug/31/2010

I had $20 to blow and decided to be adventurous....buy a fragrance that I have never sniffed. BAD IDEA.

Pros/Cons: Scent is so individual so I clump them together because what one finds a pro another a con.
1. Very long lasting.
2. Mature scent. I do like some mature fragrances but this one cues up memories of old women in my mind.
3. This scent was not pleasant …
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Makeup Brushes - Unlisted Brand - Kirkland Signature by Borghese Brush Set 2009

4.0
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Aug/31/2010

~Great synthetic brush set for ~$25!
As with most brush sets there are some good and some bad, but luckily with such a large selection you are sure to find a few keepers. As far as brushes go, I love the flat top, powder, and travel face brush (great for contouring). They are soft and work well for my purposes. The eyeshadow brushes are okay and work well, but I prefer natural bristles. …
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Powder - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

3.0
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Aug/31/2010

This product did not impress me. For all the hype, crazy obsessed followers, and its price I expected more. I just dont get it. Is it because it has the letters M-A-C on it?

Pros:
1. Great coverage: you can do a little or a lot.
2. No smell
3. Excellent color selection

Cons:
1. Not good for beginners, may look cakey. Practice makes perfect …
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Treatments (Face) - Olay - Regenerist Targeted Tone Enhancer

2.0
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Aug/31/2010

I have (and hate) freckles. Sure they are cute... when you are seven. But they are definitely NOT cute when they start fusing and start looking like stains. Mine get worse with the sun so I am constantly SPFing 70+ or trying to tone them down with creams or makeup.

Maybe I was expecting a quick fix or miracle cure, but I am not impressed. After about two weeks I saw some fading …
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Treatments (Face) - Olay - Complete Plus Night Firming Cream

4.0
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Aug/31/2010

This is a very nice cream. It is very rich and heavy. As a night cream it definitely does its job. My skin feels moisturized. I even use it during the day sometimes, letting it sink in for about 5 minutes before makeup application. I am not crazy about the smell and its not a miracle worker, but definitely worth trying.

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Eye Makeup Remover - NIVEA - Visage Eye Make-Up Remover

4.0
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Aug/31/2010

As a disclaimer: I never use eye makeup remover because I just don't see what is wrong with soap and elbow grease. Aside from that, I don't like how my skin feels after, it doesn't feel clean. Am I suppose to wash my skin after? If so what's the point, why not just soap it up to begin with.

With that said I only have this remover because my sister gave it to …
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