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  • Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
    9.0

    Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

    Great natural cuticle cream!

    This is a nice everyday product for fingernails. It doesn't soak in quickly like an oil, but it is much easier to apply to the entire nail. The cream is a bit hard, so you have to really rub it in so that is warms up and soaks in. I like to rub it into my cuticles, nail and the skin around my nail before bedtime. The scent is lemony, but for me I didn't find it too strong and actually think it is quite nice. The tin also lasts quite a long time so I think it is a good value. If you are using it to soften up your cuticles during a manicure I'd recommend leaving it on your hands for a few minutes so that your body heat warms it up and is can soak it better. This is also a great product for anybody who loves natural products and because it comes into a tin you'll be able to use every last bit.

    December 27, 2009

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  • Dior J'adore Eau de Parfum
    5.0

    Dior J'adore Eau de Parfum

    Nice summery scent, but fades too quickly

    My rating is based on length of wear and value for price since scents can depend heavily on body chemistry. For my body chemistry I found this scent to be lovely, but quite lacking in anything that makes it distinctive. I could tell you that it was floral, light and feminine. It would make a great everyday perfume. However it doesn't have that je ne sais quoi that most perfumes have. Still, it would be a good perfume if not for the poor length of wear. For the price I would expect at least half a day of wear, but instead it is a couple of hours if not less. The bottle is pretty, which is good because you will have to lug it around if you want to keep your scent throughout a morning let alone a whole day.

    December 27, 2009

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  • Dior Midnight Poison
    9.0

    Dior Midnight Poison

    Strong and long-lasting

    This has a strong, long-lasting scent. My ratings tend to be based on length of wear and value since perfume can be very different depending on body chemistry. Still, I found this to be strong stuff. I don't have sensitive skin and this gave me a slight tingling/burning sensation when I sprayed it on so I wouldn't recommend it to anybody who has sensitive skin. The scent is quite unusual with a heavy patchouli and bergamot spiciness adding a darker element to the floral rose for a sexy and dark yet feminine scent. I found that even after 9 hours of wear I could still smell this on me. Definitely go with the less is more mantra when spraying this on, but if it works with your body chemistry and isn't to rough on your skin, you will get your money's worth.

    December 27, 2009

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • L'Occitane Green Tea Solid Perfume
    5.0

    L'Occitane Green Tea Solid Perfume

    Weakly scented, but pretty

    Compared to the spray perfumes put out by L'Occitane this solid isn't that great. The green tea is very faint and I had to rub a lot of the product on to get any scent from it at all. It also did not last very long. Still it is a nice scent and it is much cheaper than the sprays. It is unusual and unisex. You can also carry it in your pocket or on a plane. I wouldn't mind replacing my heavily scented lotion with this for travel (sometimes if someone has body odor and you're stuck on a bus/train/car with them the only thing you can do is wipe a smelly lotion under your nose), but I won't replace my regular perfumes with this. It is also nice if you want to concentrate the scent on a specific area of the body.

    December 18, 2009

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  • L'Occitane Green Tea with Mint Eau de Toilette

    This is a nice and unusual scent. On me the mint and the green tea are fairly evenly balanced and both last throughout the day. The mint is recognizable without being overpowering and lends an unsual dimension to the green tea. It isn't exactly a romantic scent so it is fairly unisex. I could see myself spraying this on after the gym making me feel fresh and energized. I also think it would be a nice scent for my boyfriend. The price is pretty good for the length of wear and the bottle is cute but nothing special. Overall a good choice.

    December 18, 2009

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Urban Decay Lipstick
    7.0

    Urban Decay Lipstick

    Great variety of color, decent lipstick.

    Overall I would not really recommend UD lipsticks. I love their eyeshadows and primers. The lipsticks are definitely in the meh category. On the plus side there are some amazing colors. They go on smoothly and have a great creamy texture. On the negative they do not last very long, smell and taste terrible, are pricey and are poorly packaged. Don't get me wrong, the packaging is very cute but since this isn't apply in the morning and forget about it lipstick the casing should have been easy to throw in your pocket or bag instead of the worry-it'll-break-or-stab-you-in-the-thigh variety. If you find your perfect color go for it, otherwise stick to their eye makeup.

    December 18, 2009

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Sally Hansen Invisible Lip Liner
    8.0

    Sally Hansen Invisible Lip Liner

    Good liner for those who can't find one to match their lipstick

    This is a pretty good lip liner. It saves from having to match the perfect lip liner to a lipstick. It is basically a nice hard lip balm in a stick. It isn't foolproof but it is pretty darn close. The negatives is that you can't give yourself a well-defined lip like you can with a good lipliner and you can't line outside your lipline to make your lips look larger if you are thin-lipped. It isn't cheap, but if you can get it BOGO it is a well-priced liner. I wouldn't recommend it if you generally only wear one or two shades. That would make it worth it to try and find the perfect matching liner. However if you are a lipstick junkie and don't wear the same shade two days in a row, this liner will make life much easier for you.

    December 18, 2009

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Soft Shimmer

    The shimmers have a better selection of colors than a lot of the other Clinique shadows. They go on smoothly and are long-lasting but my usual gripe about Clinique is that you don't get much color saturation for the price. Still the applicators that come with are really good and they don't irritate my eyes. They are also highly blendable. Definitely worth a try but not my fave shimmery eye shadow.

    December 17, 2009

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Velvet

    Like other reviewers I find the lack of color options very disappointing in this line. And like all Clinique shadows I find the color saturation is only average. The positives is that they go on evenly, last long with the use of a primer and are non-irritating. I also like the velvets because I can also use them as an eyeliner with my eyeliner brush. However, since it is only average I generally don't pay for them and just enjoy them if they come as a bonus with my other purchases.

    December 17, 2009

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Clinique All About Shadow Quad
    8.0

    Clinique All About Shadow Quad

    Versatile and trust-worthy

    I like Clinique eyeshadows, but I find the palettes tend to be pretty limited to pinks, browns and purples. Still if those are the shades you like the colour surge quads are pretty good. They go on evenly, are long-lasting (at least with the primer I use) and do not irritate my eyes. The color saturation is good, not great so that combined with the price knocks off a star. I like that in the quads you get equals amounts of each color and the applicator is really good for being in a palette. I always steal these off my mom if she doesn't like the color if she gets them on bonus days, but I rarely buy them since I usually prefer more color saturation.

    December 17, 2009

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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