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Does This Really Work: Scented Nail Polish
By Sandra Mariscal | 04/23/2009 - 13:00

Do you remember Scratch ‘n Sniff Stickers? I used to get them from teachers in grammar school when I behaved in class. I would collect them and put them on my nails to show them off since they were cute and smelled nice. Now, Revlon has launched Fruitful Temptations ($5), eight limited edition shades of polish that smell fruity when dry. It’s like wearing those stickers on my nails again, sans the cartoons.


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Does This Really Work: Dual Pump Moisturizers
By Sandra Mariscal | 04/16/2009 - 15:45

Have you seen the latest creams with one bottle split into two separate containers, each with their own separate formula? I’ve seen a couple, so I decided to take a deeper look into this new trend.


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Does This Really Work: Lipstick Sealer
By Sandra Mariscal | 04/02/2009 - 11:45

Does your boy ever complain about your lipstick transferring onto his lips when you kiss? I know mine does. This led me to try Sealed With a Kiss ($4) from Sally Beauty Supply. It’s a roll-on lipstick sealer that prevents your lipstick from smudging, bleeding, or sticking to anyone you choose to smooch.


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Does This Really Work: Essence of Beauty Moisturizing Gel Booties
By Sandra Mariscal | 03/26/2009 - 12:30

Our feet can get neglected during the winter since we don’t have to worry about them looking pretty in sandals. But with summer right around the corner, I figured I’d better get a head start in prepping my dry feet with Essence of Beauty Moisturizing Gel Booties ($17).


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Does This Really Work: Sally Hansen Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pen
By Sandra Mariscal | 03/19/2009 - 12:00

Did you ever paint your nails with markers when you were bored in school? I know I'm guilty as charged. This old habit came to mind because I tried Sally Hansen Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pen in Magenta, ($9). Other brands have also come out with nail polish pens, like Nicole by OPI. It feels like you're using a magic marker on your nails, but this time I knew I wasn’t going to get in trouble.


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Does This Really Work: Korres Pomegranate Cleansing Mask
By Sandra Mariscal | 03/05/2009 - 11:15

I
have combination skin. My T-zone is oily and the rest of my skin is
dry. I’m not a fan of the afternoon glow I get on my face, so I’m
always looking for products to control the shine. Knowing I struggle
with my shiny skin, Latina Beauty Director Angelique Serrano suggested I try Korres Pomegranate Cleansing Mask,
$25.


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Does This Really Work: Eye Majic Instant Eye Shadow
By Sandra Mariscal | 02/26/2009 - 10:48

Creating perfect smokey eyes or blending the right shadows together can be tricky. With this in mind, brands like Eye Majic by Japonesque, ColorOn Professional and Avon have each created instant eye shadows. These are strips that already have oval-shaped color deposited on them to rub on your lids. Most of them come with layers of different colors and look like mini rainbows on the strips. The idea is to give you the exact application on both lids the way a professional makeup-artist would.


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Does This Really Work: Clinique Quick Blush
By Sandra Mariscal | 02/19/2009 - 10:30

Clinique Quick Blush is not your ordinary blush and brush set. It's a makeup brush that stores the color inside its own cap. Once pulled apart, one side is a brush, the other holds a creamy rouge, which becomes a powdery texture when you put it on.


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Does This Really Work: No! No! Hair Removal
By Sandra Mariscal | 02/12/2009 - 11:30

Laser Hair removal can be an expensive and lengthy process since you have to go back for several sessions to complete the removal. But now there's a way to get the job done at home!


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Does This Really Work: Tarte Bottoms Up-Lower Lash Mascara
By Sandra Mariscal | 02/05/2009 - 16:17

A great trick to make eyes stand out for a night out is to apply mascara on the lower lash line. It’s not an everyday thing, you don’t want makeup overload, but it definitely makes an impact and complements a smokey eye. Regular brushes can be hard to manage and too big to comb through these smaller lashes, translating into a messy situation. The new Tarte Bottoms Up-lower lash mascara ($16) is meant to solve this problem.


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