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  • Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Trio
    8.0

    Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Trio

    Only going to have one eyeshadow palette for day and night?

    I like Clinique eyeshadows, but I find the palettes tend to be pretty limited to pinks, browns and purples. However the Clinique site has a greenish one and Sephora has a blue/green one as well. 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. They have a slight shimmer 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

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  • Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo
    8.0

    Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo

    Good, reliable everyday shadows

    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 duos 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. They have a slight shimmer 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

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  • Clinique Quick Eyes Cream Shadow
    9.0

    Clinique Quick Eyes Cream Shadow

    Fab cream eyeshadow...why so few colors?

    First of all...I always use a primer when putting on eye shadow so take that into account when reading my review. The thing I least like about the Clinique cream shadows is the lack of range and variety in the line. They are all pastel pinks, violets and browns. They are all slightly shimmery. As far as actually using it though, they are pretty great. The cream goes on smoothly and gives great color concentration. With the primer my shadow lasted all day long and then some without creasing or fading. Some people mentioned having trouble with the applicator. I had no problem with application. Like all Clinique products this is fairly pricey, but at least the color in the bottle is the color you'll get on your lids.

    December 16, 2009

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  • Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette
    8.0

    Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette

    Long-lasting lovely floral, but...

    On plus the side...I found this perfume to be long lasting, the bottle is absolutely adorable and the price, while not a bargain is reasonable. On the negative side...I think the scent lacks a certain je ne sais quoi. It is really lovely, soft floral but I couldn't pick out different notes in it. It pretty much smelled the same from start to finish for me. Still, would be nice gift for a young woman or a grandmother and if it works with your body chemistry you might get a better mix of scents from it.

    December 16, 2009

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  • The Body Shop Body Butter
    10.0

    The Body Shop Body Butter

    Another great scent in the body butter line

    This isn't my favorite scent in the line, but it is a lovely one. Lightly floral, slightly sweet, this delivers the same punch as the rest of the line. I have very dry skin and I love how this soaks in and leaves my skin feeling moisturized for a long time. Not for oily skin...try the regular lotion if you just want a bit of moisture and scent. I also love that it comes in a tub so you can get every last bit of it out and really get your money's worth.

    December 16, 2009

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  • The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette

    This is a really lovely, simple scent. It is also well priced for the length of wear. Lasted 6-8 hours for me. The only thing that would be a negative in my mind is that it is too simple. There aren't really layers to the scent so it doesn't really develop or change. The positive side is that it could be worn by a broad range of people. The floral is very soft, slightly sweet and is in no way overpowering. The bottle isn't anything special but it isn't unattractive either. Overall a good eau de toilette.

    December 16, 2009

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  • Marc Jacobs Lola Eau de Parfum
    9.0

    Marc Jacobs Lola Eau de Parfum

    Fun and flirty, just like the bottle

    First of all...my reviews tend to be based on length of wear, quality of product and price for perfumes since the scent really depends on personal preference and body chemistry. That being said, I did enjoy this scent. When I first sprayed it on I thought fruit punch, but after a few minutes I noticed the florals coming through. There's supposed to be pink peppercorn in the top notes and I suppose that is what gives this its unusual edge that helps keep it out of the usual floral/fruity sprays. It is quite long lasting with the fruity florals lasting many hours. After about 5 or 6 hours I'm left with a creamy vanilla...not frosting like, more of a sensual vanilla. So it is quite long lasting. I'd say slightly better than average. Maybe 7 hours of wear. The bottle is amazing and really fun as well. Purple glass, gold and a rubbery funky colored flower. Paired with a good price tag, I'd say this is an above average perfume. pink peppercorn, pear, and ruby red grapefruit. Blooming midnotes of rose, fuschia peony, and geranium make a feminine statement. Layers of vanilla, warm tonka bean, and creamy musk create a sensous drydown.

    December 10, 2009

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  • Chanel No.5 Eau de Parfum Spray

    I know it is a classic, but it does has average length of wear and a high price. My ratings are based on price and quality and length of wear due to the fact that different perfumes react differently with body chemistries. On me the scent is powdery with a floral undertone that turns a bit powder vanilla-y at the bottom notes. The bottles of Chanel are always great. They feel quality and look beautiful. The length of wear for this perfume is about average in my mind. Each note lasts a decent amount of time and in total I get the scent for about 5 to 6 hours which is pretty good.

    December 10, 2009

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  • Stila Lip Glaze
    6.0

    Stila Lip Glaze

    Great look, high price, sticky application

    First the positives, the glaze comes in a variety of really great colors and gives color as well as a very high shine. It also has a nice scent and unobtrusive taste. The negatives...it is pretty pricey for the quality. I am willing to drop a lot of dough on good make-up but this just doesn't seem worth the mark-up. Anyways, the applicator gets a very big meh from me. The brush is nice but it is way too easy to give this an extra click and end up with goo all over your lips or all over the inside of your cap. I like my make-up to also look nice in its package and having lip gloss smeared in the inside of its cap isn't appealing. The other neg is that it is really easy to put too much of this gloss on and although the pigmentation is a positive, it makes your lips look funny if there is too much. Also, this is uber-sticky stuff. I know gloss is going to be sticky, but this is stickier than average. Overall, I'd say if you find your perfect color go for it, otherwise there are lots of other glosses that will give you more bang for your buck.

    December 10, 2009

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  • Tarte Indelible Wink
    7.0

    Tarte Indelible Wink

    Pricey, but good if you are going for a natural product.

    Tarte is pretty good about having ingredients that aren't worrisome but this is not their best product. The liquid liner does stay put and I have no problem applying; the secret is short strokes. Firstly, I always use a primer so results may be different without it. Secondly, I'm pretty confident in liquid liners and will admit that even though I get good lines with this applicatior it may be a bit difficult for a first time user of liquid liner. I would not say this is my favorite liquid liner but if you are looking for a paraben-free liner without synthetic dyes this is a good choice. For me the thing that really brings this set down is the matching shadow. You must wait for the liquid to set or else you will end up with a big mess. The application is a bit rough and I end up having to blend with a sponge or eyeshadow brush. Would be good for a smoky eye but I usually end up using a lighter color eyeshadow and using the duo as a way to emphasize parts of my eye, blending with the lighter color. Works out really nice. Overall, because of the price, I would only really recommend this to people who are worried about parabens or are looking for products with natural ingredients.

    December 1, 2009

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