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  • Victoria's Secret Dream Angels Heavenly Eau de Parfum
    10.0

    Victoria's Secret Dream Angels Heavenly Eau de Parfum

    Lovely, feminine, not overpowering!

    These "Dream Angels" fragrances from Victoria's Secret are so lovely! This Heavenly is my favorite. It's soft, feminine and not strong and harsh. It's sexy and alluring, without being slap you in the face strong. The scent remains true all day and doesn't end up smelling like something all together different a few hours after you apply it. It's lightly floral and really hard to describe. My suggestion would be to visit your local Victoria's Secret and try all the "Dream Angels' - I bet you'll find one to fall in love with. Or you'll be like me and end up with several!

    February 26, 2013

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  • Aussie Sydney Smooth 3 Minute Miracle Original Smoothing Treatment

    This is my favorite Aussie product and a great deep treatment. My fine, thin hair gets damaged from coloring, blow drying, curling iron and I don't get it cut as often as I should. This product helps put back the moisture in my hair, but doesn't weigh it down like so many products do. I can even use it every day without any problems. I leave it on for longer than three minutes - it's the first thing I do when I get in the shower and the last thing I do is rinse it out. I figure the longer I can leave it on, the even better it will work. The upside down bottle may not seem like a big deal, but it's much easier to use in the shower and is easier to open with wet hands and also assures that every last bit of the product comes out. It's inexpensive and since you only need a small amount, it just adds to the value. It has the signature Aussie product fragrance (has a grape scent to me), but unlike the styling products, the scent of this treatment doesn't linger, which I like because then it doesn't compete with whatever fragrance I'm wearing. It leaves my hair softer, more hydrated, more manageable, more bouncy and in better condition. No need to spend a fortune when Aussie makes this great treatment!

    February 16, 2013

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  • N.V. Perricone Nutritive Cleanser
    9.0

    N.V. Perricone Nutritive Cleanser

    Leaves skin deep cleaned, but not stripped

    I was lucky and won the large size bottle of this cleanser and fell in love with it after just one use! I took off one star because of the price, it's not in my budget. So I use it sparingly and only once or twice a week so that I can enjoy it for as long as possible. I have really combination skin - my nose is oily, cheeks can get dry and the rest is pretty normal. This cleanser deep cleans my pores and leaves my skin feeling soft and seems to firm my skin, but doesn't leave it feeling stripped of moisture or tight. I love it so much that I've even begun using it as a mask once a week by applying it to damp skin without bringing it to a lather and allowing it to sit for five to ten minutes, than adding some water to bring it to a lather and wash as normal.  It works very well with my Clarisonic or with just finger tips and produces a rich and creamy lather. I find that this allows it time to give an even more deep pore cleansing and for my skin some exfoliation. It may sound a little crazy, but I love this expensive cleanser so much and want to get the most out of every use. I don't think it's meant for specifically the eyes, but I use it to remove my eye makeup with great results and no irritation. The pump dispenser is useful to control the amount used and particularly handy if you're like me and want to ration the amount used. One or two pumps at most is ample for the face and neck. The cost is the only draw back. I have watched for sales or deals on auction sites, but unfortunately have not been able to find it at a price I can justify. Perhaps when I completely run out I will feel differently and do better at justifying the cost of this fabulous cleanser. If you can find a way to afford it, it's fantastic!

    February 12, 2013

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  • Maybelline New York  Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Powder Foundation

    I really wanted to like this mineral makeup because it looks great on my skin. It doesn't have any of the "dewy" look that some foundations do, but look shimmery and just weird on me. It has a natural, but matte finish and stays looking true all day long. Now for the problem - it makes my face itch if I even think about perspiring! I don't mean a minor discomfort, I mean, full on, want to gouge my skin! After some research I found that many mineral makeup wearers have this reaction to the ingredient bismuth and it's in this foundation. I live in hot and humid south west Florida, so sweating is a common occurrence. I wear it on the coldest of days, but that's the only time I can manage. If you don't have a reaction to bismuth (it's in Bare Minerals) then this is a beautiful foundation that is much more affordable. It comes with an application brush that's a very mini kabuki with very stiff bristles. I found that it helps blend the foundation in really well because of the stiffness and after washing several times, I ended up using it with other powder foundation s.

    February 8, 2013

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  • CND SolarOil
    10.0

    CND SolarOil

    Works better than others

    Solar oil is an amazing cuticle oil that has made a huge difference for me. I no longer have any cuticles that are rough or dry. It took several weeks of faithful nightly use, but the results are worth the commitment. I also make sure to use it under the ends of my nails and that helps keep them strong and flexible so that they don't break as soon as I tap something. It has the most lovely almond scent and absorbs in well. While it might be more expensive than other cuticle product, you don't need a lot per nail, so a bottle lasts a really long time (several months for me). I no longer get the occasional hang nail, I assume because this oil keeps everything hydrated. It's worth every penny!

    February 8, 2013

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  • Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser
    1.0

    Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser

    Doesn't clean well, burns eyes

    I'm sorry to say that I hate this cleanser! Being natural is what drew me to it, but after a few uses it ended up in the garbage. My skin didn't feel clean after wards, but felt stripped and dry, with a strange residue feeling remaining. I didn't use it to clean my eye area, but just getting it near my eyes caused a lot of burning. I like many Neutrogena products, but this isn't one of them.

    February 7, 2013

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  • E.L.F. Studio High Definition Powder
    10.0

    E.L.F. Studio High Definition Powder

    Sets makeup and blurs

    I had been reading about high end brands of HD powders and how great they work, but wasn't willing to spend the money. So when I found this on elf's website I figured for six bucks I'd give a try. You get a large amount of powder for those $6.00. What a great powder it is! It's white and I was a little worried by that, but as soon as I applied it my worries were gone. It's a very light powder with a super soft texture. It comes with an application puff, but I like a makeup brush better - I seem to have better control and can blend it better with a brush. It takes away any shine from my nose and I don't need to touch it up all day. It softens my fine lines (and even the deeper lines!) and gives my skin a kind of "soft focus" look. Kind of like what I imagine they do with Photoshop for magazine covers. I really love to dust it on my neck and chest to blur out the deeper rings and creases - a big plus when wearing something with a v-neck. It never gets cakey, even if I do add another dusting at the end of the day before going out to dinner, etc.. A big plus is that it doesn't alter the color of my foundation. The container is a little thick and clunky, but certainly not enough of an issue to keep me from loving this powder!

    February 7, 2013

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  • Goody Quikstyle Paddle Brush

    My best friend and I were shopping together and she saw this brush and showed it to me and after looking at it for a minute we both put one in our cart! I have thin hair, that I color and use heat tools on, so I like to let my hair dry on it's own when I can to cut down on the damage. This brush has little blue microfiber strips between each bristle and really gets a lot of excess water out of my hair so it dries much quicker when I let it air dry and cuts my hair dryer time by about half! Plus it seems like the leave in treatments I use work better because they aren't diluted as much. This is a result I hadn't even thought about until I used it for a few days. I've been using it for approximately three months and it's held up very well and looks just like it did when I first got it. I had wondered if the blue microfiber would hold up or if they would get matted and not be effective after a while, but they're doing fine. I asked my BFF a few weeks after we bought them how she was liking it and she said it was really helpful with her thick hair and cut her drying time with a blow dryer by about a third! Great results for both of us!

    February 7, 2013

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  • Estee Lauder Beautiful Eau de Parfum Spray
    10.0

    Estee Lauder Beautiful Eau de Parfum Spray

    Feminine, soft, floral, lovely

    I have to admit that I thought of Estee Lauder fragrances as out dated and "old ladyish". Sorry Estee Lauder! But after smelling this on a fragrance strip in a magazine I had to try it in person. I was delighted when it actually smelled even better in person. I liked it so much I bought a bottle and it never fails that when I wear it I get compliments. It's a romantic fragrance, floral, but not sweet or overpowering. I have a hard time describing fragrances and think you have to smell them yourself to know if you like them. So the next time you're in the mall, stop by the Estee counter and give Beautiful a sniff and hopefully you'll love like I do!

    February 7, 2013

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  • E.L.F. Studio Cream Eyeliner
    10.0

    E.L.F. Studio Cream Eyeliner

    Gorgeous and doesn't budge

    This $3.00 eyeliner is a gem! I have it coffee, which is a deep, true brown with no strange under tones to it. It comes in a wide variety of colors from traditional black, brown and navy, to olive, purple and a really pretty golden that will probably be my next purchase. It comes with a handy little angled brush that is just the right width to apply a perfect line. The cream is saturated with color and you can vary the depth of the color by the amount of cream you use and the amount of pressure you use when applying. It's also easy to go back over with more if you decide you want more color or a thicker line.. It glides on smooth and even and doesn't skip like some pencils can. It sets quickly and once it does you can't clean up a mistake if needed, so while getting used to it, keep a Q-Tip right with you in case you need it, because by the time you get one out it will be too late. It sets within a couple of seconds and once it does it won't fade or run all day, which is especially nice for the lower lash line. Be sure to clean the brush after each use or it will become clumped with liner. I just swipe it back forth across a paper towel until no more color appears. It's easily removed with cleanser or makeup remover and doesn't require any pulling or tugging. I have no desire to try the more expensive brands of this type of liner because this is such a great product at such a great price. Try as I might I can't find a single negative thing to say about this liner.

    February 7, 2013

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