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  • Bare Escentuals BE Grand Train Case
    8.0

    Bare Escentuals BE Grand Train Case

    Great for certain products

    I keep all of my Bare Minerals makeup in this every day and use it as my makeup kit when I travel. It works great for organizing brushes, Bare Minerals or other types of makeup that come in small, round containers. The only downside is that it doesn't work as well for other types of tools and containers. There are zippered pockets in both compartments that work fine for small, relatively flat items such as eyeliner pencils, mascara tubes, etc, but there's no good place for my eyelash curler, bottle of tinted moisturizer, etc. I still use it a lot, but the design could be a bit more versatile.

    November 30, 2011

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  • Kiss My Face Ultra Moisturizer
    5.0

    Kiss My Face Ultra Moisturizer

    Disappointing fragrance

    I remember LOVING the peaches and creme fragrance years ago, but sadly, they seem to have changed the formula. I just bought a bottle and, although it works fine lotion-wise, it smells terrible. The peach scent is strong, cloying, and somehow body-odor-like. Even my husband commented that it stank.

    November 30, 2011

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Suave 24-Hour Protection Powder Soft Solid

    I bought this on a whim and really ended up liking it. I had been using an antiperspirant that wasn't really working, so I switched to one of the clinical-strength kinds and it caused a burning/stinging sensation every time I used it. I purchased the Suave because it was the cheapest thing in the store, and lo and behold, it works great and doesn't irritate my skin! I also like the scent--it smells pleasant but doesn't overpower my perfume.

    November 30, 2011

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • 100% Pure Pineapple Enzyme Facial Peel

    I found the scent of this product almost unbearable. It seriously smells like urine. I've tried using it several times now, since I hate to throw out beauty products, but it smells so yucky that I think I'm going to have to pitch it. It also has an unpleasant, gluey texture that was hard to rinse off my hands after application. Worse still, the product doesn't seem to be very effective. I didn't notice that it made my skin feel any smoother, and the dry skin flakes around my mouth were still there after I used it. The fact that it has to be mixed with water prior to use was also annoying. Some people might enjoy the idea of mixing it up yourself, but I just thought it was kind of a pain. I absolutely do not recommend this product.

    September 19, 2011

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo

    I was really interested to try this hair remover because of the protective balm it comes with. I use retin-A for acne, so I can't use wax on my face. My facial hair is pretty fine and light, but every once in a while I still get paranoid about it and try to remove it. This worked great for me, and the balm protected my skin really well--no horrible red marks like I've had in the past. It was easy to use and very effective, although I'm not sure if it would work the same on coarser or darker hair. It had the usual chemical depilatory smell, which wasn't a big deal since you don't have to leave it on that long. I loved that it didn't leave a telltale red blotch like waxing or threading--my husband always notices that and it's embarrassing!

    September 2, 2011

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • (seed) Healthy Hand Cream
    6.0

    (seed) Healthy Hand Cream

    Weird consistency

    I bought this for work because it has no fragrance so it doesn't waft over to my coworkers. I work in a laboratory and wash my hands many times a day. It does a decent job of moisturizing, but I find the consistency very strange. It has a slippery feel to it--you have to rub hard to get it to soak in, which I don't like. I probably wouldn't purchase it again.

    July 16, 2011

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • The Body Shop Relaxing Lavender Body Wash

    This has a pleasant lavender fragrance and lathers nicely without overdrying. It's probably not my favorite body wash or the best value, but it did its job just fine. It also worked well as a bubble bath, which was nice.

    July 16, 2011

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  • The Body Shop Relaxing Lavender Milk Bath Powder

    I didn't think this was worth the price. I thought it would be fun to try a vegan "milk" bath, but I found it disappointing. The fragrance was pleasant, but I had to put way too much product into the tub in order be able to smell it as I soaked. I only got 2 or 3 baths out of the whole container, which made it a pretty poor value in my opinion. I also didn't notice that it had any effect on my skin at all. I would not purchase it again.

    July 16, 2011

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Freeman Bare Hands White Tea & Licorice Hand Brightening Balm

    I wash my hands a lot and therefore use a lot of hand cream. I was looking for something inexpensive to try to cut down on costs, and this fit the bill. It's moisturizing but soaks in fast. The fragrance is pleasant and fairly mild, and it fades quickly so you're not smelling it all over yourself hours later. It isn't a super rich cream like you might use for a manicure or overnight treatment, but it's perfect as an everyday cream to set next to the sink. I don't know if it really had any brightening effects since I don't have skin discolorations and was just buying it as a moisturizer. Overall, I would definitely purchase it again.

    July 16, 2011

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • L'Oreal Paris EverPure Moisture Conditioner

    I bought this because it was vegan, and I wanted to support a big company making vegan product lines. Overall, it was just OK. It didn't do anything bad to my hair, but it didn't really improve it either. I didn't notice much of an effect either way. I loved the consistency of the conditioner: unlike a lot of vegan formulas, it felt really rich and thick. I really didn't like the fragrance, though. It was supposed to be herbal, but it's like a horrible, artificial version of herbal. It seems that all the EverPure products have this same yucky scent. The only reason I would use it again is that it's fairly cheap and easy to find for a vegan product.

    July 16, 2011

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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