Does This Really Work: Fanci-Full Temporary Hair Color
By Sandra Mariscal | 01/29/2009 - 10:45

When I received a sample of Fanci-Full Temporary Hair Color ($6 at drugstores and mass retailers) a few days ago, it brought me back to the first time I tried it several years ago at my abuelita’s house after looking for a quick fix to cover my highlights, which were looking more bleached blonde than medium brown. This temporary hair color is a color-depositing liquid that washes out when you shampoo. Since it doesn’t have ammonia or peroxide it doesn’t permanently change your shade.

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Does This Really Work: Smurfy Illuminating Face Powder
By Sandra Mariscal | 01/22/2009 - 14:45

Smurfette was by far the most glamorous Smurf in the village! Her bright blue skin tone, yellow blonde hair, and white hat suited her well on screen, but it’s hard to believe these colors can translate into a wearable makeup palette.

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Does This Really Work: Acne Treatment Blemish Powder
By Sandra Mariscal | 01/16/2009 - 16:00

Don’t you just hate when you get a huge pimple on the worst days- like when you have an interview or a date? Yeah, it happens to the best of us. From dabbing toothpaste on the offender to the naughty popping- I’ve tried it all.

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Does This Really Work: LipStamp
By Sandra Mariscal | 01/08/2009 - 16:23

Here’s an interesting new beauty tool, the LipStamp is a lipstick applicator that you coat with your favorite lipstick and stamp on your lips! It has a plastic handle where you stick on sponges that are shaped like different pouts-from round and full to small with pointy edges- and a handy mirror on the other end to see where you’re stamping.

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Does This Really Work: SpinLash
By Sandra Mariscal | 12/11/2008 - 10:03

When it comes to lashes, you want them to look long and full, right? Well, SpinLash is my new best friend for this reason. It’s a battery-operated mascara that has a rotating brush- yes it actually spins 360°! The brush is long with tons of thin rubber bristles; it comes separate from the mascara so you can use it with your regular formula if you’d like.

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Does This Really Work: PedEgg
By Sandra Mariscal | 12/04/2008 - 19:32

I’ve never been one to make frequent trips to the salon for pedicures. I also think it's a hassle to do it myself. But I do make sure to scrub my footsies in the shower every day to keep them smooth.

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Does This Really Work: Khuraira Primer
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 11/26/2008 - 14:43

Khuraira Dark Circle Complex Primer, $30, is a bright orange under-eye primer and concealer. Where in the world does that make sense, right?

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