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  • Eucerin Intensive Repair Extra-Enriched Hand Creme

    I picked this up from the drugstore on a whim for about $4.79. I have been looking for a good hand cream after both L'Occitane and Jenna Hipp's 20% shea butter hand creams have failed me in my cold, dry, windy high-desert environment. However, where others have failed (and costed over $20), this hand cream really blew me away. Not only is it under $5 for about two and a half ounces, the product is amazing. A little pea-sized amount covers both my hands, and the cream spreads evenly, moisturizes well, and then sinks in to a completely non-greasy comfort. Before I figured that I should use hand cream, I avoided hand cream like death because of the greasiness that would prevent me from doing anything productive while I sat there for half and hour waiting for it to sink in, but this product made me a loyal devotee to hand cream. The texture and consistency is rich and silky soft, and my skin is so soft, hydrated, and comfortable. Another big plus: the silkiness and moisture lasts all day, even though I text, type, play piano, and lug stuff around all day. The tube is easy to carry around and it doesn't make a mess like some hand creams. This stuff is a godsend, it's affordable, effective, non-greasy, and easy to find. Total 10.

    November 2, 2013

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  • Tocca Crema da Mano Luxe
    10.0

    Tocca Crema da Mano Luxe

    Straight From Heaven

    This is honestly heavenly. It is everything I could ever want from a hand cream. Not only is the scent fantastic, the formula rivals anything I've ever tried. I have this hand cream in the scent Stella, which smells like a citrusy honeysuckle, and develops into a subtle, sweet and fresh lingering scent. There's really no way to describe the scent in a way that does it justice, one really just has to use it and see. The formula is better than anything else. While I thought that the price ($8.00) for such a small tube was outrageous, the tiny tube will last forever because one little dab will last me the entire day. The formula is super rich and moisturizing, but it spreads easily to cover both of my hands. Then, instead of sitting on the skin and making my hands greasy, the cream sinks in and leaves my hands silky soft and comfortably moisturized. Overall, I would hoard truckloads worth of this stuff and tell the entire world about this because it's just that amazing.

    November 2, 2013

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  • Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara
    8.0

    Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara

    Rich Color, Nice Brush, Good Volume

    This isn't the best mascara I've used, but it's pretty darned close. I've always loved Clinique's skincare products, but after having positive experiences with that, I thought maybe their makeup would be just as good. This mascara did not disappoint. I got a mini tube as part of a gift included with my Clinique moisturizer order, and the day after the package arrived, I tried it. First off, the packaging is really simple, but sturdy. As with all Clinique products, it has this very clean, sophisticated look. When I opened the tube, the first thing I noticed is the brush. It is conically shaped, which I've never experienced before and it looked a bit intimidating, but it actually made application a lot easier. It didn't clump, separated lashes nicely, and its size made it easier to get the lashes that usually are difficult to reach, and if you did reach them, it would make a mess. The formula itself was pretty impressive. This isn't one of those mascaras where it only starts to show on the third coat. Instantly, I could see the rich, black color on my lashes, and with the first coat my lashes looked at least two times thicker. The formula didn't clump much (but, as with any mascara, there should be time between coats). The formula was creamy and silky, and it dried quickly, but I still had time to brush out the few clumps I had. Overall, this is another really great product from Clinique. The normal tube is $16.00, which is pretty good considering this mascara performed better than Benefit's $23 They're Real! mascara. I'll have to keep using this to really decide if I'd buy it, but so far I'm impressed.

    November 2, 2013

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  • Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo
    5.0

    Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo

    Below My Expectations

    In general, I love all Clinique products. They just work so well, the quality is amazing, and the price is reasonable. However, this eyeshadow was a let down compared to the rest of their products. The eyeshadow was basically a brick, so it was really hard to get the product out of the pan and onto my brush. After (finally) getting the product onto my brush, the pigmentation was lacking. I really had to put a lot on for it to even show up. I'm really glad I received this eyeshadow as part of a free gift with my Clinique moisturizer order, because it'd be a pretty disappointing waste of money.

    November 2, 2013

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  • Nivea Lip Butter Kiss Tin
    9.0

    Nivea Lip Butter Kiss Tin

    Great Value, Long Lasting

    I had heard about these from friends for about four months before I finally picked two up when they went on sale (2 for $5), the Vanilla and Macadamia Nut tin and the Raspberry tin. I always thought my friends were exaggerating when they said, "These fell from heaven!". But that's not even an exaggeration. These cute little lip butters not only look cute, are easy to carry around, and are sturdily made, but they smell great, too. I especially like the raspberry one. These moisturize really well (no more chapped winter lips!), all I have to do is dab a little on in the morning, and my lips are hydrated, smooth, and comfortable all day.

    November 2, 2013

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  • EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream
    7.0

    EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream

    Smells Beautiful, But Doesn't Last

    I am a huge EOS fan (we're talking about six lip spheres, this shaving cream, and constantly checking their website and drugstores for new products) but even I don't think this shaving "gel" is anything spectacular. As usual, the packaging is unique, modern, and cute, and the scent is amazing. I have the vanilla bean one, and the smell is so lovely that I wish I had a perfume, body wash, body mist, and hand sanitizer of this scent because the scent only lasts about five minutes after I get out of the shower. But besides that, there's nothing especially spectacular. The most lacking aspect of this product is the lasting power. The consistency and texture of this gel is nice, but it doesn't last. I feels very creamy in my hand and it feels really silky going on, but after that it basically disappears. It did give my legs some moisture and some silkiness after shaving, but it didn't last long (about five minutes). It helped the razor glide over, but it disappears quickly, so you have to shave really quickly! Same for dry shaving with this cream: rub it in really quickly and shave really quickly or it will disappear. (When I shaved dry with it, the moisture, scent, and silkiness did seem to last a bit longer, by the way.) For this disappearing act, this EOS product is overpriced. Overall, amazing scent and packaging, but the cream pulls disappearing acts no matter whatever you do to try to make it stay.

    October 13, 2013

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  • Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

    I have using Aveeno's body lotion for over 10 years and I was pleased with Aveeno's Moisture Infusion night cream, so I decided to give this a try. It's not terrible like some people say, but it's no miracle worker. My favorite thing about this daily moisturizer is definitely the SPF content. I usually only see SPF 15, and I live in a hot and exposed desert, so SPF 30 is my standard of a bare minimum when it comes to sun protection, so this meets that standard. Also, this moisturizer contains light reflecting particles and that gives my face a nice, dewy glow. I also like the packaging of this moisturizer because one pump dispenses enough to cover my entire face, it's easy to travel with, and it doesn't make a mess because it's sturdy and well-designed. But there are also things I don't like about this moisturizer, like the formula's texture/consistency. It's pretty thick, so it feels really greasy when I first put in one, even though that feeling wears off. And even though it feels rather greasy, it's not very moisturizing. After I put it on, dry patches still show through, where my skin peels and is flaky. This moisturizing has a very strong sunscreen smell, which I don't find particularly pleasing, and I've used SPF 50 sunscreens that don't smell a thing like sunscreen. This product doesn't really deliver on any of the promises of more even skin tone or texture either. Another thing I dislike about this moisturizer is the size for the price. For such a small bottle and for the performance, $13 seems like a bit much. I've used $8 moisturizer that did much better. Overall, not bad especially when it comes to SPF, but it lacks the moisture to repair skin, and it doesn't deliver on its promises. After I finish this, I'm definitely trying something else.

    October 13, 2013

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  • Elizabeth Arden White Diamonds Elizabeth Taylor Eau de Toilette Spray

    I love Elizabeth Arden and I have so much respect and admiration for her and her skin care products, so I decided to give this a try. I have to say, it was really disappointing. You do get quite a lot of product for the price, but the scent is something so outdated that not even my grandma would wear it. I opened the cap and sniffed the nozzle, and the first thought that came to mind was a hotel in the 1800s with too many velvet love seats accumulating dust. It's overwhelmingly strong, so it lasts all day, but after the first few minutes or when you realize how outdated and old this smells, it's nearly impossible to get it off without a thorough shower or a good amount of scrubbing. The scent is overly floral, to the point that it was suffocating. I think some kinds of florals were the only thing in the perfume. This was such a disappointment to me because of the greatness of other Elizabeth Arden products and the packaging and description looked so promising.

    October 13, 2013

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  • Lush Go Green
    1.0

    Lush Go Green

    No, Just No

    The bottle looks exactly like the bottle of insect-killing spray I have under the kitchen sink, and it smells like it, too. So unless you want every bug within a ten-mile radius to fall on their backs dead, don't wear this. Just don't. Not only is the bottle horrendously hideous, the scent smells like the pine tree air freshners on John Deer mowing tractors, only a hundred times stronger and a million times overpriced. The smell is very chemical-y as well, and it was actually very irritating to my nose. I love other LUSH products, but this one is a big fat flop. Save your money, your nose, and other people's noses, and stay away from this.

    October 13, 2013

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  • Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream SPF 15

    I don't have any acne or many things I want to cover up in my skin, so my friend recommended this for me. It's the first BB cream I've ever tried, so I don't quite know how it measures up to other brands' products. However, I did like this, the ideas behind this are really good, the execution could just be improved. I have this Garnier BB in Light/Medium, the lightest color, because I have a light, olive skin tone. But even Garnier's lightest was pretty dark, so I had to spread the product out a lot in order not to have a face that looked like Snooki and a body that looked like Snow White. Besides that, the pigmentation is sheer, which is perfect for my skin because I don't have much to hide, and it wasn't greasy for my dry and combination skin. I can understand, though, if some might not like this if they're looking for something with a bit more coverage. The tube is huge and lasts forever (I've had mine for a year now, and that's wearing it about three to four times a week), making it a good value for about twelve to fifteen dollars a tube. The scent is absolutely amazing, like an expensive, fresh perfume (as are all Garnier product) without being irritating, and the formula is silky. It can be streaky because of how thick the formula is, so I recommend using a foundation brush to apply it, or just to be very precise and careful and experienced if you apply with your fingers. After I got the hang of getting it just right, the BB cream lasts all day, and it gives me a dewy glow. Overall, I like this BB cream and how it makes my face look natural and dewy. However, it doesn't do any miracles, wrinkles and dark spots won't vanish. For the price though, if you're curious, it's worth a try.

    October 13, 2013

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