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  • Smashbox Layer Lash Primer
    6.0

    Smashbox Layer Lash Primer

    Overall so-so performance

    I liked this lash primer the first several times. It lengthened my lashes, but the more I used, the more it clumped my lashes together. As a results, it made my lashes look like spider-legs. I think that the primer coating built up and dried on the brush. Every time I used this primer, I wiped off the build-up from the brush. Then, it worked a bit better again. I used a metal lash comb to separate the lashes, and the comb was a bad idea..it also removed some of the mascara and the coat. A comb was my fault but still the brush needs some improvement. What a tedious routine. Shiseido's Mascara Base works better.

    December 12, 2010

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  • Ulta Nail Lacquer
    7.0

    Ulta Nail Lacquer

    Affordable for me to experiment different colors

    Over the years I tried a few dozens of ULTA nail colors. It seems that each time I visit an ULTA store, I tend to pick up about two bottles. Among what I have currently, I like and do use Ginger Peach, Smoke Screen, Set The Nude, and Grape Escape. They have flashy limited holiday edition colors too. The consistency is not too thick or too thin, and it dries in a decent amount of time. Unfortunately, I find that ULTA's nail color is not very long-wearing without a base or top coat. But it is ideal for an evening/night out or just for weekends to use a funky and flashy color. Having said that I would not have bought them if they were not on sale. I usually get them when there is a Buy One Get One Free deal at ULTA, so I pay about $2.50 per bottle which makes them much cheaper than Sephora's.

    December 12, 2010

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • bareMinerals 100% Natural Lipgloss

    I have two of these BE lip gloss, Sugar Plum and Sugar Cookie. I find that Sugar Cookie is too nude, the color barely appears on my lips, and I think I can find something similar to this color easily. But the color of Sugar Plum is very nice and warm. It has a mixture of purple and deep berry color, which I can wear to many places especially in Fall and Winter. These lip glosses are creamy, moisturizing, and maybe a bit sticky but not too bad. Both smell sweet, well, actually almost too sweet. It is hard to believe that they are made with the all-natural ingredients, which are another positive aspect of this BE lip gloss.

    December 12, 2010

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  • Earth Therapeutics Aloe Socks
    9.0

    Earth Therapeutics Aloe Socks

    Pampering my feet

    I recently purchased 2 more pairs for $6 each at ULTA. I love these moisturizing aloe-infused spa socks. The first 2-3 times I did not use any lotion but unfortunately after several washes, the aloe seems to be washed out, and they became just comfy warm socks. Well, I don't mind apply a foot lotion first anyway. These socks are great for wearing around the house with or without slippers, especially on cold tile or hardwood floor. Also, after skiing, I apply Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Foot Cream or Cracked Heel Treatment on my tired and dry feet, wear these socks, and sleep with them on. My feet and heels become soft and ready for more skiing again.

    December 12, 2010

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  • DKNY pureDKNY
    7.0

    DKNY pureDKNY

    Not my favorite DKNY perfume

    As I got this bottle as my early birthday gift a few days ago, and this Pure scent spray in 1.7 oz became my latest addition to my perfume collection. When I spray it in the air it smells quite soapy, and the scent reminds me of laundry dryer sheets. When I use it on my skin, it smells a bit more floral and I can detect a hint of vanilla. It is a clean and soft scent that wearable to some different occasions, but at the same time quite one-dimensional. Well, it is called Pure, so I guess this perfume is not supposed to have many different notes. I do like that the packaging is recyclable, and it is nice to know the DKNY's project of helping some women in Uganda through this perfume, but the fragrance itself is not too exciting for me. Again, I only own Pure for several days now, and maybe it may grow on me later.

    December 12, 2010

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask
    9.0

    Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask

    I wish I could use these every single day

    After 3 sheets of this eye mask, my under eye bags felt tighter and smoother. But I cannot say that the results were permanent maybe because I stopped using them, or more likely I age faster now. This is very expensive for one-time use mask. If I could afford it, I would use them everyday for the rest of my life. Since I have fine wrinkles all over my face and my skin feels dull, I would also pick Shiseido Revitalizing Face Mask if I could afford it.

    December 11, 2010

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Bath & Body Works Slatkin & Co. Wallflowers Fragrance Bulbs

    I like this Wallflower system, and I use them when I want constant release of aroma or for places I don't want to use real candles. My latest scent is Frosted Cranberry, and I like it. These are not the cheapest thing for room fragrance, but their variety of scents tempt me. I buy the refills only when they are on sale. Just FYI, both Slatkin and BBW Signature Collection bulb refills still work with White Barn brand base units if you still have them.

    December 11, 2010

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Aveda Comforting Tea
    9.0

    Aveda Comforting Tea

    Aveda tea time is my "me" time!

    It is very expensive, but oh boy this tea is delicious. A cup of this tea soothes and calms my soul. First I thought I would like their tea bags more because of the convenience, but I like this loose leaf much better because I can control the strength from light to medium or robust to strong flavor, depending on my mood. I cannot afford to drink this tea everyday but even if I could, I like to change my tea flavor anyway. But this Aveda tea is great for a little "me" time.

    December 11, 2010

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Suave Professionals Sleek Anti-Frizz Cream

    This was my first Suave product from their professionals line. I was not expecting too much, but this stuff does what it says it does. The cream is not heavy, so no weighing hair down, and the scent is pleasant enough. I like to apply this to damp hair and then blow dry. A small amount of this cream helps to tame my hair and smoothen it. It would be perfect if it could add a little more shine to my hair, well, still great since this is not a serum. It is a bargain compared to similar anti-frizz creams.

    December 11, 2010

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin
    6.0

    Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin

    May not work effectively for layered hair

    I have thick long hair. I tried several times, but I still feel that I am not doing it 100% right. I twist my hair up, make a tight bun and twist a spin pin to secure it. Once the pin is inside, it is quite comfortable. Unfortunately, it does not hold all of my hair in place all the time. Sometimes it works, but other times I feel the bun is a bit loose. It is good for a messy bun, but not for a clean bun. Some of my hair keep popping out, well, that's probably my hair is layered. It is hard to say that one spin pin is like 20 bobby pins as their ad claims. I feel that these spiral coil pins and bobby pins work differently.

    December 11, 2010

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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