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  • Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash
    9.0

    Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash

    New Look, Same Decent Product

    Someone in my family must absolutely love this because we have six bottles of this ultra moisture body wash with shea butter lying in around in the house. The scent of this body wash smelled oddly familiar and I wasn’t certain if I’ve tried this bottle wash when I was younger. Only did I come on here to write a review did I realize that I could have possibly used this same product but in a different older packaging. Just opening the bottle, there is a light fragrance that smells buttery yet gentle. On the back of the bottle it claims after one use: cleans and conditions skin, with immediate relief for dry areas. Which I notice was relatively true, except I like to add that the product comes on like a slippery lotion almost and does not lather at all. The shea butter scent also becomes much more noticeably stronger when applying it onto my body. When washing it off, the scent diminishes and my skin feels cleaner (as it does with almost any other body wash). However, it does feel smoother after using this ultra moisture body wash. The second claim is that it locks in moisture for 24 hours, which may be true if lotion was applied directly to my skin after I shower. The back of the bottle continues to claim that after one-week: it moisturizes skin to be lush and nourished. After one bottle, it’ll make skin healthy looking and resistant to future dryness. Now, I’m close to finishing one bottle and I do believe my skin feels smoother, but I believe it’s because I use lotion in conjunction with this body wash. Lastly, the instructions say that this product can be used as a shaving aid (then rinse). I was surprised because I never would have thought of using my body wash as a shaving aid and have yet to use it as such, but hey still have five bottles lying around, if I can’t finish those, might as well use it for shaving!

    January 2, 2012

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • L'Oreal Paris Youth Code Day/Night Cream
    10.0

    L'Oreal Paris Youth Code Day/Night Cream

    Makes Skin Touch-ably Smooth

    This Youth Code Day/Night cream does wonders as a moisturizer/hydratant. The ten years of gene research really significantly shows a reduction in signs of stress, fatigue, and aging! The product can be used in the morning and evening, smoothing out the entire face and neck area. Although, I do not need anti-aging products, this day/night cream is the perfect prevention product as well. My skin felt noticeably luminous and smoother. The formula glides right on and I just can't stop touching my face. It really makes me feel like I'm wearing nothing because it's so lightweight, and yet the results of my skin just feels amazing. There really is not much of a scent associated with the product either, hence why it feels like I don’t even have it on me at all. Lastly, my skin’s complexion looks much more even and smoother. This product is a little pricey for a drugstore moisturizer but it definitely worth every penny.

    December 27, 2011

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Sally Hansen Hair Remover Wax Strip Kit for Body
    7.0

    Sally Hansen Hair Remover Wax Strip Kit for Body

    1-2-3 hair free! (With help of tweezer and razor after!)

    This kit comes with two sizes of pre-made wax strips that need to be warmed between hands first, and then separated so that the double-sided strips become two individual strips. Lastly, each strip is used in the desired area. Generally, I used the larger strips on the bigger areas such as my legs and the smaller strips on my arms and armpit area. For me, the results on my armpits were terrible, and since the hair on my arm does not really bother me at all, I’ve never tried it on my arms before. The results are meant to last up to 8 weeks, but it does not last that long. The reason is due to the fact that it removes most of the hair from my lower legs but almost always leaves a few stray hair remaining. After using the post-treatment soothing azulene that is included, it removes traces of excess wax but at the same time it makes the skin too oily to allow the remaining hair to be tweezed. It's also recommended that the hair can't be shaved afterwards. In addition, hair needs to be one-fourth inch or twenty-one days of growth for maximum effectiveness, as well as the fact that skin must be dry and free of oil and water. It's really hard to get optimal hairless results with waxing and the wait time in between each session is really long. I think these wax strips are great for the wintertime when stray hair don't really matter. Over the long run, thinner and less hair is noticeable. However, short-term results are not the most optimal. The instructions are helpful but it takes a while to get the hang out it and first time waxing can get quite painful. Be sure to exfoliate the skin before waxing and even more importantly after so that ingrown hair does not become a problem.

    December 25, 2011

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • E.L.F. Plumping Lip Glaze
    10.0

    E.L.F. Plumping Lip Glaze

    Tingly Minty Lip Gloss

    I had this lip-gloss in the fire coral shade. There used to be fewer options, but now there looks like there are eleven shades available to choose from. The clear side of the lip glaze really makes my lips feel a little tingly for a while and a little fuller for a few hours before the effect wears off. The fire coral shade is a light shade that provides the perfect amount of gloss. My senses really do awaken when using this product. Since it's lays on a minty scent, I'm always tempted to taste it but it does not taste good so try not to lick your lips despite how tempting it may be. For a dollar, this product is worth a try. I think the tingly feeling would probably be hit with some and a miss with others. Overall, I believe it’s a good innovative product and was worth the buy.

    December 24, 2011

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • E.L.F. Studio Concealer Pencil & Brush

    This studio product comes with a concealer pencil with a sharpener on one side and a brush underneath a black cap on the other side. I own this concealer in the light color and there are a total of three shades available: fair, light and medium. The concealer pencil applies surprisingly smooth on the skin and relatively easy to blend using the brush. Having a brush has its pros which it that it is cleaner than using my finger as long as I clean the bristles regularly. However, using my [warm] finger to blend the product usually provides better results as cleaning the brush can sometimes become a hassle. Also, the sharpener works great to expose more concealing product but the down side is that a lot of products gets scraped away as well and becomes waste. Lastly, applying this product to my skin can sometimes show up as slightly cakey. It’s light, but when I touch my face afterwards, I can definitely feel the texture of the concealer packed onto my face. Perhaps, it may just be my dry skin that’s not allowing the product to apply and cover my blemishes with perfection. The top of my forehead is where I get the most breakouts and so the skin on top is not the smoothest of my face. In addition, this product actually contains salicylic acid and tea tree oil that helps clear blemishes and reduce scarring. So, this is probably the most affordable spot treatment that can help conceal and heal acne at the same time! “The soft talkon bristle brush aids in creating a natural looking coverage under or over makeup so blemishes disappear and your true beauty shines through,” according to the description on its website. In summary, this product delivers outstanding results and the best part is it’s affordable price at three dollars apiece.

    December 21, 2011

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara

    The brush of this mascara is not that impressive and the entire application of the product is decent. It doesn't really give my lashes the volume that I'd like but it's a great everyday mascara if you want just a little bit of length. I did receive this as a gift with purchase so the packaging is a little different, but I assume the product inside is probably identical.

    December 20, 2011

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor

    I have this color design in the color vintage rose and it’s a really nice pinkish red color. This color is a slightly more tinted red than my natural lip color but it's a very light rose color that's almost an ideal lip color. Application of this lipstick is smooth, giving my lips just a tint sheen color that is very lightweight and really looks like I'm not wearing any lip products at all while still giving my lips a bit of color. I usually like to dab my lips on a napkin just to remove any excess so that it doesn't get onto other products. It also moisturizes my lips, making it very smooth and kissable. Overall, my only complaint is that I wished it lasted a little longer, since reapplication after meal times can become a hassle and it’s a also a little expensive for a lip stick. I did receive this as a gift with purchase so the packaging is a little different, but I assume the product inside is probably identical.

    December 20, 2011

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Neutrogena Hand Cream
    10.0

    Neutrogena Hand Cream

    Just a Dab to Heal Dry Skin

    Don't let the tiny two-ounce tube fool you into thinking it won't last a long time because it will! This original Norwegian Formula provides highly effective relief for even the most uncomfortable dry, cracked hands. Just a tiny dab really does the trick of smoothing my dry skin. I mainly use it on my hands, then spread it to my elbows, and smooth the remaining on my face. The cream comes out clear, but when I rub it on my hands, it becomes a slight white color before fading and soaking moisture into my skin. It can also be used on lips, but I prefer sticking to lip products for that and keep this product mainly to my hands, elbows and face. The scent of this hand cream is lightly scented that is not overwhelmingly strong and even after washing my hands, the product still stays on. It’s extremely concentrated, so try not to squeeze too much of the product out at once and it’ll last you for a long time!

    December 20, 2011

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Kiehl's Lip Balm #1
    8.0

    Kiehl's Lip Balm #1

    Decent Lipbalm

    A little bit of this lip balm can go a long way. This Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 is in a tube-like container similar that's to a toothpaste container that I have to squeeze out the yellowish tint product onto my fingers before applying it to my lips. Be sure to squeeze out the tiniest amount, otherwise you're going to end up having to remove the excess with a tissue. After applying this product, my chapped lips definitely feel a little smoother. However, it also feels a little greasy. The product is meant to only temporarily protect and help relieve chapped or cracked lips from the drying effects of wind and cold weather. It also recommends applying the product liberally to lips and allowing the excess of the balm to be absorbed. Again, if you're comfortable with a layer of balm on your lips for hours, then try out this lip balm. The product also has SPF 4, which is not strong enough to protect my lips against the harmful rays of the suns, but it's still better than nothing. The active ingredient is petrolatum at ninety percent, which is a skin protectant and octinoxate at one percent, which is a sunscreen. Since the SPF is pretty low, and this product is primarily meant for chapped lips from the wind during the wintertime, this would not be a good lip balm for the summer. The inactive ingredients include squalane, lanolin, triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil, tocopherol, allantoin, propylparaben, butylparaben, and aloe barbadensis leaf extract. It is on the expensive side for a lip balm, and the smell is not the greatest either. There’s a strong scent when you first apply it, but it doesn’t linger on for too long. In conclusion, this is a relatively decent winter lip balm when your lips get extra chapped.

    December 11, 2011

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

    As part of the gift with purchase, I was able to try this deluxe sample of Clinique’s moisture surge. This moisture surge extended thirst relief is a great moisturizer that goes on lightweight and feels like you're wearing nothing at all. It also evens out my skin and smoothes out those rough patches. The product has been tested against any sort of allergies and happens to be one hundred percent fragrance free so it really just allows my skin to breathe with this product on with a tint of moisturizer that is not too overwhelming or too little but just right. The instructions imply that this moisturizer can be used whenever, and wherever needed. However, I mainly just use it for my face right after I shower. It works well under and eve over makeup, so it works well as base before applying foundation or such, or even over blush when my skin starts to feel dry there. Lastly, it can also be used as a 5-minute moisturize mask. That is, you can apply a thicker layer all over your skin, allow the product to soak in and really smooth your skin and then wash it off or wipe the excess off. I've always been content with this product and it's very comparable to the Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream, which is definitely the cheaper alternative to this product. If price were not an issue, I would definitely recommend trying this product out and see if the results are as great for you as they were for me. The only slight downside is that even though it claims to be 100 percent fragrance free, over time a slight nauseating scent does develop. Regardless, this product is still really light, so once I applied the product, the smell is almost undetectable.

    December 10, 2011

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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