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  • Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Eau de Toilette Japanese Cherry Blossom

    I usually love really musky scents but I cannot handle this one. If someone else wears it, I find it okay but if I do, I hate it. According to the Bath and Body Works website this fragrance's top notes are fruits (pear, apple, plum), middle notes are flowers (Japanese cherry blossom, lily, rose, hedione), and the dry notes being more musky (musk, vanilla rice, amber, cinnamon, sandalwood, cedar). When you first spray it you get the top notes of the sweet fruits but once it settles it becomes a very strong musky floral scent that is just too strong for me. If you can handle strong musk and floral at the same time go for it! Prone to allergies, especially flowers and trees? Pass!

    April 25, 2013

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  • Harajuku Lovers G Eau de Toilette Spray

    When I was in highschool I decided I wanted to start collecting perfume bottles and this one was the first I picked up because of it's cute packaging. I liked the smell, but over the next year I learned to LOVE it. The main note is definitely coconut. There are also top notes of mandarin and apple that are pretty apparent to the average nose. The middle notes consist of all flowers and the base note is a more musky sandalwood. When you first pray it, you will notice the coconut. Once it sits on the skin and mixes with your body chemistry you will notice the more musky sandalwood. It does not have great staying power but it is not horrible either. My G ran out but I hope to track on down at a Marshall's or T J Maxx soon in time for summer!

    April 25, 2013

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  • Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
    10.0

    Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue

    Everyone Must Try Once

    I love this fragrance because it is not overly sweet, but it does not come off to musky as if it were a man's cologne. It is a very strong perfume with musk, citrus, and some floral. I feel like it is the perfect citrus fragrance but I can understand why people may not like it as it can be overwhelming. I am not a current wearer of this perfume because I ran out and it can be expensive, depending on where you buy. When I did wear this perfume I would pair it up with Victoria's Secret "Fresh & Clean" body mist and lotion. I think that VS's "Fresh & Clean" is a great dupe of Dolce and Gabbana light blue, so if you are a budget and do not want to spring for the $89 bottle, try that first!

    April 25, 2013

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  • Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Eau de Toilette Coconut Lime Verben

    Growing up, especially in highschool, I went through bottles of the mist and lotion of this fragrance. It smells exactly like the name suggests; coconut, lime, and verbena. When you first spray it, it has more of a lime scent. Once you let it sit and mix with the oils of your skin, it comes of as more of a coconut smell. I am only rating it 8 stars because I have grown bored of it. Unfortunately, I do not see this scent available on the Bath and Body Works website besides hand soaps and hand creams. I hope to "try" it out again in the future top rekindle some old middle school and high school memories!

    April 25, 2013

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  • Victoria's Secret Bombshell Eau de Parfum

    This is not a fragrance that I would usually purchase because I like more sweet scents but I received it as a gift and was excited to reach a little out of my comfort zone. As Victoria's Secret describes it, it is a "fresh" fragrance with top notes of fruits (strawberry, pineapple, passion fruit), middle notes of flowers (jasmine, peony, vanilla orchid), and more musky "dry-tones" (musk, oakmoss). I like how it has a fruity smell when you first put it on but when it mixes with the oils in your skin it transforms into a more musky elegant fragrance. I like using the body mist during the day and spraying it all over when I get out of the shower because I feel like it lingers through out the day. I definitely recommend this to anyone who likes musk, floral, and fruity scents.

    April 25, 2013

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  • EcoTools Bamboo 5 Piece Brush Set
    8.0

    EcoTools Bamboo 5 Piece Brush Set

    Great for Beginners

    I have had this set for a while now and I can say that it has been though a lot! The handle and the ferrule of the face brush got disconnected. Considering the brush was 4-5 years old I was not very disappointed especially since I was not gentle with my makeup brushes when I was in highschool. The shader brush is just a typical shader brush, great for packing on color. The angled brush can work great for eyebrows but it is a little too wide for my itty bitty ones. The concealer brush works good as a concealer brush but I have always used it as a shadow brush since I always apply concealer with my fingers. The brow/lash comb is just your average comb... I don't use it often but it's not terrible. I just prefer a spooly. Over the years I have lost the bamboo carrying case that the brushes come in but I remember it being convenient. This set is okay in general but terrific for the price. My shader, concealer, and angled brush are still in great condition after the many years that I have had them. Definitely something you should pick up if you're starting out in makeup or just need some extra eyeshadow brushes and a soft, fluffy powder brush.

    April 24, 2013

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  • E.L.F. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder

    I purchased this blush and bronzer duo at Target before they had all the other shades available on their website. This duo is now called "St. Lucia". I absolutely love the bronzer and use it religiously every day. It is great as a contour and is not too dark on my NC15 skintone. I like using this with the flat topped powder brush from ELF. (which I love) and creating a subtle line in the hollows on my cheeks. It is very pigmented so use a light hand! I am not crazy about the blush, though. Many people compare this to the Laguna and Orga*m duo by Nars (I cannot vouch for that) and if Orga*m is anything like this blush I would never purchase it. The blush has a beautiful warm pink-peach undertone but has chunks of glitter. I would not mind so much but I feel like they grab onto my imperfections, like large pores and breakouts. Also, if I touch my face during the day the glitter will get all over my hands. I rate the bronzer 10 stars but the blush 4. But for 3 dollars who could find a better bronzer?!

    April 24, 2013

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  • Hot Tools Helix Lightweight Styling Hair Dryer

    I bought this blow dryer to replace my Conair one that I was not 100% fond of. It wasn't great and it did not have the blowout diffuser that really helps you concentrate the heat to the brush and really smooth the cuticle. I picked this up at Marshalls on sale for $25. I though there must have been something wrong with it to be that cheap, but nope! Works great and my hair is less frizzy and I no longer have to straighten my hair because this blow dryer, along with my wooden round brush, do not have to go over any pieces with a straightener. **SIDE NOTE - mine does look different than the one pictured but is called the same thing

    April 24, 2013

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  • MAC Viva Glam Lipstick
    10.0

    MAC Viva Glam Lipstick

    The Bee's Knees

    I purchased Viva Glam V when I was a junior in highschool and instantly fell in love with it when I wore it for my school picture and it looked like my lips, but better. I went on to wear this lipstick again in my senior picture and to this day have hit bottom and will be re-purchasing soon. As MAC describes it, it is a beautiful "neutral pink with pearl". This particular shade is a Lustre. I love the formula and it's staying powder. It's not long wearing but it is not marketed as such so I will not hold it to that. I also appreciate how MAC does not advertise for their regular makeup line but they advertise a lot for Viva Glam and every cent paid for this lipstick will go towards their AID/HIV fund. Beautiful cause. Awesome product.

    April 24, 2013

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  • Maybelline New York Volum' Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara

    I tried this mascara after my friend, who has similar mascara taste as me, raved about it. It made my lashes look voluminous and long, but nothing my holy grail CoverGirl LashBlast Luxe couldn't already achieve. I was very disappointing when half way through the day I looked in the mirror and I had terrible raccoon eyes! This mascara also flakes on me but does not my friend and her sister. Maybe I'm oily? Who knows...

    April 24, 2013

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