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Review: Shiro Curaga Mineral Highlight When I first purchased the Shiro Curaga Mineral Highlighter, I hated it. Unlike my usual golden highlighters, this is a pale pink color with an intense sheen like you wouldn't believe. The powder form makes it easy to pick up way too much product and the borderline-theatrical color can look artificial and over-the-top. Shiro Curaga Mineral...
Do Quick-Dry Nail Polish Products Actually Work?: A Test BlacKat asks, "Do you have any experience with those products that claim to help nail polish dry instantly, hellocampcomfort.com?" Conveniently, in my drawer of weirdo nail polish products that I don't really use, I have a bottle of Sally Hansen Dry Kwik Nail Color Dryer. Until this evening, I had never even...
Review: Wet'n'Wild Pop Art Color Icon Trios I love you, Wet'n'Wild, but damn, you can be difficult. Acquiring the Pop Art Trios, the new eyeshadows from Wet'n'Wild's limited edition summer line, has been a serious pain in the butt. I have been phoning drugstores incessantly. I even got a few false alarms, when Rite Aid employees assured me that they...
Review: theBalm Time Bomb Concealer in Lighter Than Light TimeBomb is one of two concealers by theBalm. It comes in nine shades that run from relatively light to relatively dark. I use the lightest shade, called "lighter than light". I will say, the outside packaging is not necessarily the most aesthetically appealing choice, especially if you plan on using it buttload....
Is My Facewash Killing Fishes? Triclosan and the Environment Anna asks, “hellocampcomfort.com, do you have an opinion on triclosan? I So, first of all, what exactly is triclosan? Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent that inhibits fatty acid synthesis in many bacterial species. When triclosan hits a bacteria, it will bind to an enzyme called enoyl-acyl carrier protein reductase, or...
Review: Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks in Manic and Rapture Will you give all you can give So that our banner may advance? Some will fall and some will live Will you stand up and take your chance? The blood of the martyrs Will water the meadows of Fraaaaaance!  I'll admit that I am not sure there is anything particularly revolutionary about the Urban Decay Revolution lipsticks,...
An Enormous Correction: Ounces Vs. Fluid Ounces It has recently been brought to my attention that I have been using ounces and fluid ounces interchangeably, even though they are definitely not the same thing at all. A fluid ounce is a unit of volume equal to 1/128 of a gallon (US). It was originally the volume of one ounce of wine....
Review: Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon Collection Eyeshadow Trios Among drugstore eyeshadow brands, Wet'n'Wild reigns supreme. Given the price point, Wet'n'Wild Eyeshadow Trios are really, really, absurdly good. Knock-your-socks off good. Does Wet'n'Wild outperform my favorite eyeshadow brands, such as LORAC? No. But for $3, it would be ridiculous to expect them to. For any makeup junkie on a strict...
How Does It Work? Toothpaste Unless you have very fuzzy teeth, there is a remarkably high probability that you use toothpaste. But what exactly is it about toothpaste that gets your teeth less disgusting? The vast majority of toothpaste action is simply mechanical. Over half of the ingredients in any any given toothpaste are simply abrasives, designed to scrape the disgusting...
Review: BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal It's easy to make me look greasy. I'm always about three minutes from looking like the napkins you used to soak up the extra grease off your pizza in your middle school cafeteria. Or, you know, like an actual middle schooler. The BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector walks that fine line between "Wow, you look...