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Beauty Review: Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser

Beauty Review: Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser

This was another gift from my mother-in-law, who stocked me up with Clinique samples a few weeks ago. Now, this was great because I typically use the Neutorgena Cream Cleanser for my daily face wash, so I was interested to see how this compared. While Neutrogena makes no claims about being able to get all the makeup off your face by using it (which is good, because it certainly wouldn’t!), the Clinique cleanser claims to be able to remove long-wearing…

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Beauty Review: Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

Beauty Review: Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

My mother-in-law is a hero and picked up some Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief for me when a department store she visited was having a special. I’m not a huge fan of Clinique makeup — their foundation just doesn’t do it for me, and I haven’t found their products to be all that exciting, but this changes the game. This is a moisturizer that is intended to hyper-hydrate your skin for 24 hours. It’s supposedly made for all skin…

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Beauty Review: Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask

Beauty Review: Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask

This was very much a “meh” for me. While it’s a gentle face mask and certainly didn’t harm my skin, I really didn’t see any difference after I used it. The smell is DIVINE, but the texture is chunky with the fruits they put in it, which was kind of gross. Not my thing at all. It does what any sort of vitamin A/E infusion would do — make skin a little bit brighter and plumper, but for $62 for 3.3oz/100mL?…

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Beauty Review: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel

Beauty Review: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel

This daily peel is supposed to combat aging skin and wrinkles, and is also said to help with some acne. Basically, it uses 7 safe-to-use-at-home acids to exfoliate and smooth out your skin. It comes in pre-soaked pads, so you don’t need to measure anything, just pick up a pad, rub it on your face. Wait 2 minutes. Take a step 2 pad, rub that on your face. And voila! Beautiful skin. This stuff did work for me and didn’t…

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Beauty Review: Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser

Beauty Review: Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser

I love cream cleansers, because my skin has a tendency to be flaky, and I feel like these do the job while also keeping my skin a bit more moisturized than a normal gel cleanser would. The Korres Greek Yoghurt is super foamy and a small amount goes a long way — I just used a pea-sized drop and it worked for covering my entire face. It felt very gentle and silky against my skin, and my skin felt a…

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Beauty Review: Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

Beauty Review: Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

This is a peel-off mask with activated charcoal that is supposed to make your skin look gorgeous, basically. It’s supposed to purify and minimize your pores, get rid of access oil, and gently exfoliate. How does it really work? Actually, I was super impressed with this product. Getting it on was a challenge, because it’s INCREDIBLY sticky and trying to tame the baby wispy hairs around my face is impossible, so things got a little messy. It didn’t hurt too…

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Beauty Review: Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

Beauty Review: Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

I love trying new cleansers and skin care products, because I’m finally in a place where I can afford to occasionally spend just a bit more than my normal Neutrogena cleanser. The problem is that I don’t want to invest in anything that my skin is going to react to (as mentioned in previous beauty reviews, my skin is quite sensitive), so I’m working off product samples from regular make-up purchases at Sephora. The Fresh Soy Face Cleanser is supposed…

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Beauty Review: Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask

Beauty Review: Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask

I became a fan of Peter Thomas Roth products after using his face wash and using this gel mask. It’s another hydrating face mask that is super gentle and can be used daily (although I usually use it 2-3 times a week), much like the Fresh Rose Mask that I reviewed last week. I said in my review last week that the Fresh Rose Mask just wasn’t for me, especially considering the cost ($62 for 100 ml), but this mask…

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Beauty Review: Fresh Rose Face Mask

Beauty Review: Fresh Rose Face Mask

I received the Fresh Rose Face Mask from Sephora as a birthday present and was super excited to see how this would help my skin. Chicago gets super cold and dry during the winter, and I fly a lot, so my skin goes through a lot of trauma and is frequently dry. The sample was large enough to try for quite a while, so I was able to see how it affects my skin long-term. My skin is prone to…

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