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- Reviews: 24
Smooth Little Orb!
I was pleasantly surprised by this little sphere! Who would've thought that this little amaze-ball (lol) would be moisturizing, natural, organic, contain shea butter, vitamin E, gluten-free, paraben-free, petrolatum-free and phthalate-free, all in this little, cute, round wonderment?! So far, I've only tried the Strawberry Sorbet & it is yummy! Smells so good! Goes on smooth, clean, not thick, yet, not too thin. Definitely moisturizes and lasts a long time. I use it at night before bedtime as a moisturizing treatment for my lips. Some lip balms would leave a waxy feeling on my lips in the morning, but not this! My lips just feel moisturized and soft. I would recommend this as a night-time treatment to allow the longest of moisturizing time. I generally don't use during the day, simply because I prefer to wear lip-stick/butter/gloss during the day. I prefer color when out and about. If I didn't, I would use this during the day too. This will be great in the drier fall & winter too (it is now late spring & the only season I've yet used the EOS Smooth Sphere). I'm looking forward to trying some of the other flavors next, 'tho I think the Strawberry Sorbet will remain my favorite. Definitely would recommend this product!
April 10, 2013
Miracle in a Bottle!!
What more can I say? How 'bout; liquid gold, priceless, amazing and, of course, miraculous!! I have very long, dry, curly, thick, coarse, color-treated hair, so needless to say, my hair is *EXTREMELY* temperamental!!!! This is THE best conditioner BY FAR! Pair this with the matching shampoo and you've got PERFECT HAIR!! The smell is absolutely delicious - coconut with a hint of mango, the scent will linger, longer when you use both the shampoo and the conditioner (I've received compliments)! It does not fade my color; leaves my hair soft, shiny and manageable and moisturized! In fact, thinking back, I only receive compliments ("you have beautiful hair!") after I've used Back to Basics Coconut Mango Shampoo & Conditioner!! I ABSOLUTELY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS CONDITIONER!!
April 10, 2013
Not only does this 'set' your make-up, but it gives a healthy 'dewy' glow. I have NO IDEA how some reviewers are finding a bad smell with this product. I have a pretty good sniffer and I'm getting no-smell-at all! If you apply this correctly, holding bottle arms length away, it does not apply too much and dries quickly. Feels refreshing. Looking forward to using it in the heat of summer (thinking about storing it in the fridge for an extra cooling, refreshing feeling)! I would recommend this product.
January 26, 2013
I've used one other Garden Botanika product before and liked it pretty well (though it was a body lotion, so completely different), so when I saw these at Ulta (thankfully it was the clearance section!) I thought for certain I'd like GB eye shadows too. Alas, no. Sigh. Can't quite put my finger on what is wrong with the formulation... Super dry going on, doesn't want to 'go' on a brush, foam applicator or finger, so can't really get the product on me! I've tried applying the shadows wet, too. Not pigmented enough? Don't really know what the problem is. They're just not for me, I guess. And, I was disappointed with the colors, too. Every color I looked at was *not quite* what I was looking for. I just settled, thinking "well, at least these should be good - they are GB after all. All the way around, just not a good experience. They've been demoted to the junk make-up drawer of products I just wear around the house. I will not repurchase nor will I recommend Garden Botanika eye shadows.
June 23, 2012
Eye Poppin' WOW!
Out of ALL the mascaras I've tried from other drug store lower priced brands allllllll the way up to high end (ranging from Fiberwig's Paint-On Lashes, Too Faced's Lash Injection to Chanel Intense Volume Mascara), Rimmel's Extra Super Lash Mascara does more than compete, it holds its own! Love surprises like this one; value priced (I always get the double pack for waaaay under $10!); no-frills tube (who needs one?!); a wonderfully, thick brush; and most important of all - great mascara formula! I have been using this for a couple of years now and will continue to buy. And to think this all started with a free tube that came with Rimmel's eye make up remover (which I l love)! Thank you, Rimmel!!
June 15, 2012
Great, but compact needs redesign!
I love this blush! I've always avoided the 'multi-color' products believing them to be too gimmicky, but, something about this made me try it. Probably because of good marketing (the packaging) - love the hearts and the 'happy' in the name. Glad I decided to give it a try! Smells great, the box said the scent is lilacs. Looks like you are blushing (glowing) from within, which is hard to find from a blush product rather than an actual blush to the skin. Very good pigmentation. Just the right amount of shimmer. My only complaint is the fastener on the compact. The 1st compact I bought, the fastener was completely broken off inside the box when I opened it so I returned it. The 2nd one came right off in my hands. I think the problem is I attempted to lift up on the notch, when you are supposed to push to open it. It should say 'push to open' on the compact at the tab itself, or at least on the box. I wouldn't have been able to get back to the store where I purchased it for several days due to my schedule, and I couldn't wait to use it, so I decided to keep it as is. The compact won't lock closed, but I won't ever be toting it around in my purse. So it's fine sitting in my make-up drawer. It's just disappointing to have it 'broke'. Plus, it wasn't exactly cheap for something to be broke, brand new. I know there's some blushes just as good as this for twice as much - which goes both ways - greatness for the price, but not good for an easy to break compact. Still, I would recommend this product. I would however, recommend to Physician's Formula, that they either redesign the compact or at least mark the compact "push to open" AND include opening instructions on the box!
June 11, 2012
BareMinerals to Go!
I LOVE this compact! Back in my BBM (before BareMinerals) days, when I used liquid foundation (gross), I would always carry a pressed powder compact in my purse to diminish shiny areas throughout the day. Now that I am using BareMinerals foundation, I will use nothing other than Mineral Veil & really appreciate having an actual compact rather than the original sifter container to carry along with me. Though, thanks to BareMinerals, I no longer have a problem with oil/shininess! I have had no problems whatsoever with the compact or brush. It is always in the zippered pouch it came with and it is ALWAYS in my purse, yet, I've not had a problem with it spilling or leaking at all. Back to that zippered pouch. I love it! It is stylish and nicely made of high quality materials. I know the compact is no longer available and I am so glad I bought one! 'Tho it's not available, I would recommend this compact.
June 6, 2012
This is the stuff right here! Disclaimer: I enjoy shaving. A bad product, be it a bad razor or a bad shave cream/gel/foam will actually make me dread shaving. But this product? I LOVE SHAVING WITH THIS! Well, this AND my favorite razor. I've only used it wet, but I can tell it would do a great job on a dry shave. Back to shaving with this and water: leaves your skin uber-moisturized (w/o using moisturizing cream/lotion after bathing) and soft. Provides a SuperClose shave. On wet skin, it doesn't require much product at all for a close, smooth, nick & cut free shave. This IS shave 'cream' as the name of the product states. The difference is the junk in the can that we typically call shave cream. That stuff should be called shave foam. BIG difference! The scents - I've tried three - they are all amazing, my favorites are the Pomegranate-Raspberry and the Lavender-Jasmine, which I use for spring/summer and I also like Vanilla Bliss for the fall/winter. I love to use scents seasonally and really appreciate that EOS has enough scents for me to be able to do this. I do wish it came in a little larger size, though. I definitely will buy this product again, and again. And, I would definitely recommend this product! :)
June 1, 2012
I've used this and it's frustrating. I find the handle to be too slim to hold on to when it's wet. Slips and slides right outta your hand! It feels 'cheap'. Just not a substantial enough razor. But, if you want a 10 Star Shave, then you've got to try this razor's big sister, Schick Slim Triple Disposable! Now that's a shave!
June 1, 2012
This is such a waste! The 'soap' (whatever it's officially called) around the razor itself is gone in 5 - 6 shavings and then you're left with this weird razor jutting out from plastic scaffolding (that held the 'soap' in place). On a typical disposable razor, I can DEFINITELY get wayyyy more than 5 - 6 uses out of it before it needs to be replaced! What a waste of money! I can buy a multi-pack of my favorite disposable razors (Schick Slim Triple Disposables) for a LOT less. 'Tho, thankfully I've never purchased one of these (I've researched the price). They've just shown up in my mailbox as full size samples. More on performance; even when the razor is brand new it's awkward to shave with. When I'm comfortable with a razor (typically your 'stick' type, disposable razors), I can get a groove going and shave pretty fast without nicks and cuts. But, with this gargantuan thing, you HAVE to go way slow around your ankles and knees to prevent injury. Let's not even talk about using it to shave underarms. Definitely awkward! As for closeness, I dunno. I suppose it shaved okay as far as closeness goes, but what's the point when other razors can do a better job for less money? No, I would not recommend this product.
June 1, 2012