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  • Hanae Mori Butterfly Perfume Spray

    My fiance has been wearing Hanae Mori for men for years and I always loved that scent on him. Obviously, that made me curious about the Hanae Mori scent for women! The first time I smelled this, I just gave the tester a quick sniff at Sephora and I thought it was awful. But for some reason I couldn't forget about it, so awhile later when I had the chance, I requested a sample with a Sephora order. When I first spritzed it on my skin, I still didn't love it...but I also couldn't stop sniffing it. I remained skeptical but interested and eventually this stuff really grew on me and finally took the next step and purchased a rollerball. It's got a touch of sweetness with some florals and fruits mixed in. It's truly an intriguing combination that I have come to enjoy wearing. It also lasts really well so I don't feel I need to always reapply.

    May 22, 2013

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  • Secret Outlast Clear Gel
    7.0

    Secret Outlast Clear Gel

    Nice for backup!

    I've been using this pretty regularly for awhile now and I like it a lot more than I expected to. I don't know why, but I seem to always sweat through everything. That is still true with this, but it does seem to last a bit longer that some other products I've tried. I use this most often as additional protection after applying Secret Clinical Protection the night before. The two together is almost always 100% success! And I love that with both products (used alone or together) I don't have to worry about getting deodorant smudges on my clothes. I will definitely continue to buy this. The scent (I use "original") is fresh and nice without being overpowering.

    May 22, 2013

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  • Secret Clinical Strength Original

    Almost nothing works for me. Or when I find something that works, it seems to stop working after a few months. So this is about as good as it gets for me, as a consistently almost perfect antiperspirant/deodorant. The instructions say to apply at night before bed, but never say anything about those of us who shower in the morning. If I shower but avoid washing under my arms (I'm not dirty--I also shower in the evening after the gym, before I put this on), it almost always works well enough for me to be satisfied. If I forget I put this on and soap up under my arms like I normally would, it still works, but with noticeably decreased effectiveness. If I need to shave under my arms in the morning after applying this? Forget it--I wasted my time putting it on because it's not going to work at all in this case. I've found what works best for me is to put this on at night as directed, but to also apply the clear gel Secret (or one of the other 3 or 4 deodorants I keep on my dresser) in the morning as backup. That seems to be pretty effective.

    May 22, 2013

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  • Olay Luscious Embrace Cleansing Body Wash

    I got a 3 pack of this from BJ's so it's a good thing I like it ok! The scent is rather strong, but I feel that most of it rinses off and right down the drain. I don't mind it--it is definitely heavy on the orchid--but I haven't noticed my skin carrying the smell after my shower. It foams very nicely and is moisturizing enough that if I'm feeling lazy, I will shave my legs with it and it works pretty well. Like another review, when I do this I still have to put lotion on my legs after the shower. This shower gel is also a bit runny, so I have to be very careful or I get way more than I need out of the bottle--and it does foam enough that I don't need a lot, especially if I'm using my mesh shower puff. Overall it's nice, but once my 3 pack is gone, I will probably try something else.

    May 22, 2013

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  • Simple Facial Cleansing Wipes

    These wipes are very high on my list of favorite skincare products! They are unscented and so gentle but effective. I love to use them at night when I'm too lazy to use my usual cleanser and they're also excellent for travel. They are softer on one side and a little more rough & exfoliating on the other--I usually start with the exfoliating side and finish with the soft side, just to make sure my face is fully clean. I've used them every night for a week in the past and did not have even one breakout. They are very thoroughly cleansing and easy to use. Also? So affordable. These are wipes I can buy regularly without breaking the bank. I love that and will definitely keep buying them! Update: I either bought a different version of these the first time or they changed them. They no longer have the different textures on each side--buy they still work wonderfully and I highly recommend them!

    May 22, 2013

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  • Pureology Colour Stylist Control Twist

    This is what my hairdresser has always used in my pixie cut, ever since it came out. She swears by the Pureology brand, but at the time I didn't want to spend the money. I spent probably a year or year and a half trying every other product I could find in drugstores or stores like The Body Shop. I finally caved and bought a bottle of this and I almost don't use anything else. It's sort of a liquid wax and just one quick pump dispenses enough product for the length of my hair. I rub my hands together, then rub my hands through my hair to distribute the product, then I finger style. The product holds all day without being crispy or sticky at all and it isn't unpleasantly scented. The one (sort of expensive) bottle lasts me almost a year! I love this and I have and will continue to purchase again.

    May 21, 2013

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  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish
    5.0

    MAC Mineralize Skinfinish

    Too much sparkle!

    I don't remember the shade name anymore, but I used to have one of these in a darker, bronzer-like shade. I only tried it out a couple of times before I gave up on it for having WAY too much sparkle to it. But if the shade had been better for my skin tone and more to my taste, this stuff would have been wonderful. I have never tried any powder that was smoother or more fine than this one. I would like to try this in a different shade some day. I had no issues with breakouts the couple of times I used this.

    May 21, 2013

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  • MAC Eye Pencil
    8.0

    MAC Eye Pencil

    So smooth!

    I have two of these pencils, one in plain black and the other in a black with gold shimmer that they don't make anymore. Which makes me sad, because it is my favorite eye pencil EVER because it's black, but softer and easier for me to wear. These do go on very, very smoothly and are so easy to blend. I love the solid black for a smoky eye look since I just sweep the line on and a quick smudge with a liner brush does the trick. The pencils are very long compared to liner pencils from other brands, and they're richly pigmented so one pencils lasts a LONG time, even with regular wear. My only complaint is the line transfers easily to the upper part of my eyelids. This might be unique to me because of the way my eyes are shaped and the fact that I have pretty oily lids, Other than that one issue, though, these pencils are of such amazing quality that I still use them pretty regularly. I'll be upset when I finally use up the black/gold pencil since they don't make it anymore. I'm hoping I'll be able to find a suitable replacement from some other brand.

    May 21, 2013

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  • MAC Viva Glam Lipstick

    I have this lipstick in Viva Glam IV and I adore it. It has a light vanilla scent that is so much better than the perfume-y, makeup-y smell a lot of lipsticks have. The shade I have is a bit too dark and shimmery for me to wear for day, but I love it for cocktail parties and during the holidays. It's richly pigmented, goes on smoothly, and lasts and lasts without clumping or feathering. It's a very flattering shade and I would buy another MAC lipstick in a heartbeat based on this purchase.

    May 21, 2013

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  • E.L.F. All Over Color Stick

    I received one of these as a gift and I really liked it at first. I don't remember the name of the shade I had, but it was a nice pink with some shimmer. My favorite way to use it was to blend a bit on my cheeks before applying powder for a nice, natural lit from within kind of glow. The texture was smooth and easy to apply and blend. But then after only 3 or 4 uses, the whole tube broke and the product went flying and was ruined. I know it's not a high priced product, but given the poor quality of the packaging, I'm not sure it's worth it.

    May 21, 2013

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