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  • John Frieda Root Awakening Conditioner
    9.0

    John Frieda Root Awakening Conditioner

    Great affordable drugstore conditioner

    Just like their matching shampoo, this conditioner has a mild minty scent. I noticed that the results are much better when I leave this on my hair for a few minutes longer. My hair looks shiny and feels soft after using the shampoo and conditioner combo. Since it gives a soothing feeling, I like to use it in summer. While I cannot confirm that this conditioner has actually waken up my hair roots or scalp, my hair certainly looks healthier and less frizzy. This is not an intensive conditioner and does not actually repair any damage, but when I need my hair moisturized and detangled, I think this is a great drug store conditioner. I like this one better than Aveda Rosemary Mint conditioner. Among all the John Frieda shampoo/conditioner collection, I love the Awakening series the best. Since Awakening Nourishing Moisture Conditioner is highly rated here, I may try that one too.

    November 25, 2010

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  • John Frieda Root Awakening Shampoo

    I did not know that there are 3 different Root Awakening shampoo products. I like the Strength Restoring one. The shimmery and pearly light greenish-white color shampoo lathers and cleans my hair and scalp well without drying out my colored/damaged hair. I follow up with the matching conditioner. This combo leaves my hair shiny and healthy looking. I find their minty scent is milder than Aveda Rosemary Mint. If you like a strong minty scent, maybe Aveda's is for you. But this one is cheaper, and I actually like the John Frieda's fragrance better than Aveda's. My hair feels still good even the next day. It is not every day that I find my "next day" hair to be manageable and soft. If you love Aveda Rosemary Mint shampoo but hate their price tag, try this one.

    November 25, 2010

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  • Philosophy Amazing Grace Eau de Parfum

    Of the 3 Philosophy Grace series, Amazing Grace is my favorite. It smells clean, fresh, but neither too powdery nor too soapy. The scene is simple yet not too boring, thus, it is wearable for daily use. Amazing Grace seems to agree with my body chemistry, and it does not stink up my personal space so I have never received any complaint when I wear near my friends (and believe me, my friends are darn honest! ;)). If any, I wish the scent lasted a bit longer.

    November 25, 2010

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  • L'Occitane Shea Butter Lavender Hand Cream

    I am a big fan of L'Occitane Shea Butter hand cream, but this was another product included in a their lavender collection, so I gave it a try. The small tube of 1 oz was perfect for me to sample this before I decide to buy a full-size. The scent was quite strong, well, actually it was more than desired. I love the scent of lavender in general and I do love their lavender foaming bath, but this one was too much. The cream felt nice on my hands. It was a bit less rich and concentrated than the shea butter one, but it still made my hands feel softer, hydrated and moisturized. I would love this hand cream much much more if the scent was a bit less strong. For hand and foot cream and lip care, I still prefer their Shea Butter collection than Lavender one.

    November 25, 2010

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  • Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips

    I got this as a gift with purchase, otherwise, I would not have bothered to try this. For all over the face I use Clinique Wash-Away Gel or a cleansing cloth when I travel. Anyway, the formula feels and looks a bit oily so first I was afraid this would cause a problem for my acne prone skin. Fortunately, my skin did not feel oily after using this. It takes most of my eye makeup and lipstick off without any rubbing or scrubbing. The best part is that it is gentle even for around my eye, no stinging, no irritation. It was a good discovery, but since this is quite pricey designed for specific areas of the face, this would not be my "one must" remover, but it sure does makes the job of Wash-Away Gel Cleanser easier.

    November 25, 2010

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  • OPI Sephora by OPI
    8.0

    OPI Sephora by OPI

    Great colors

    The color selection is great, they have neutral and practical ones as well as funky and wild shades. I used to buy a lots of these OPI at Sephora bottles when OPI Lacquer was not so widely available. This dries relatively fast, but not the fastest. It gives smooth finish, and lasts pretty long but with top coat. I wish this and the regular OPI polishes were a bit more affordable. They were already pricey, but I think their prices have been going up. Recently I realized that I own more Essie bottles than OPIs.

    November 24, 2010

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  • Revlon Callus Remover
    6.0

    Revlon Callus Remover

    This works for him, but takes off too much for my skin

    This metal callus remover was too harsh for my feet. It took off too much skin on my heels. But it works great on my husband's heels and feet, whose skin is thicker. His feet and heels look smoother and feel softer. I gave this to him, and I got Revlon Foot Smoother and PedEgg, which give me much better results.

    November 24, 2010

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  • Aveeno Ultra Calming Shave Gel
    9.0

    Aveeno Ultra Calming Shave Gel

    Less irritating and more soothing

    I used to use Skintimate or Satin Care, but lately I've been using Aveeno and EOS brands. This shaving gel is quite similar to another Aveeno shaving gel, one with the blue cap, Therapeutic. So I buy whichever is available. The gel has a creamier consistency, I get a nice smooth shave, less irritation and no residue on my skin. It costs a little more, but I do like how my legs feel after shaving with this.

    November 24, 2010

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  • Soft Sheen Carson Roots of Nature Strengthening Oil Moisturizer

    I have dry, frizzly and brittle hair. First of all, I was surprised that the product was not too oily, just moderately oily. Since this was hair strengthening oil, of course, if I used too much, this stuff made my hair look oily and greasy. However, even though I used a small amount, it was still a little heavy and made my hair weigh down. The worst part for me was that it caused some build up on my scalp, and my scalp became itchy. My hair looked a little dirty the following day. Even though it moisturized my hair fairly well, I could not stand the itchiness. I did not finish a whole bottle. This product would probably give better results for someone with very dry scalp.

    November 24, 2010

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  • The Body Shop Massage Oil

    I sometimes use a massage oil to massage and rub tired feet, sore leg muscles, and shoulders to relax. I used to use a baby oil, but a massage oil glides better over the skin. There were several different massage oil sold at Body Shop. But I picked up Divine Calm Relaxing oil because it has a soothing lavender scent. It was a bit pricey, but a little goes a long way. It smells really divine! It is also soft on the skin, and moisturizes dry skin. But since this is a massaging oil, it does not sink into my skin quickly, well, that's actually good so I can massage more thoroughly.

    November 24, 2010

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