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Light, fast abosrbing moisturizer.
The only negative for me with this moisturizer is the price. It is a really good moisturizer, left my skin feeling soft and moisturized, non-greasy, quickly absorbed and although not a miracle it did make me feel toned. The scent is a bit like a creamy version of dumping several essential oils together. Not good, but not bad and I didn't really notice any of it hanging on my skin after a few moments. For the price for amount given, I would expect slightly more. Still I would buy again because you only have to use a bit for results.
November 29, 2009
Great quality but it doesn't come cheap.
BE makes nice brushes with good bristles that don't really shed much. That being said they are fairly pricey. This brush has a pointed end that is good for using liner or precision work with shadow. It is still a bit big for ultra fine lines, but if you are doing something like a smoky eye this is the perfect brush. The other end is just a good general shadow brush. If you want to get a slightly better value I recommend picking up a BE tutorial set. My fave is the BE Rocker Eye Tutorial. It comes with a very similar brush, 2 eyeshadows and a liner shadow for 10 bucks more than just the brush. The Foiled Eye Tutorial comes with a similar brush and 2 eyecolors for just 4 dollars more than just the brush. Still if you need to beef up your brush set, Bare Escentuals does deliver quality.
November 28, 2009
Good for dry nails!
This is a good remover if you don't want a harsh remover. It takes a couple more swipes to get all the color off compared to the harsher formulas, but if you have dry nails it really is worth the extra minute. Plus it does get off polish, even dark colors, completely. The smell isn't that great, but I don't think I like the smell of any removers and the price is great!
November 26, 2009
Great way to stuff stockings.
This is one of my favorite lip balms! It has a nice minty scent and tingle when you put it on. I find that it isn't usually moisturizing enough for winter use, but for the rest of the year I usually keep a tube with me. One of my favorite Burt's Bees products too! This pack is great for stocking stuffings. I also like adding some curling ribbon and giving it to those people who I don't usually exchange gifts with but want to give them a little something.
November 26, 2009
Great overall lip balm.
This is one of my favorite lip balms! It has a nice minty scent and tingle when you put it on. I tend to prefer the tube because it seems like every other tin is difficult to open. I find that it isn't usually moisturizing enough for winter use, but for the rest of the year I usually keep a tube with me. One of my favorite Burt's Bees products too!
November 26, 2009
Totally for curls...
I received this for reviewing. I have short, straight hair and reading the label with much talk of waves and curls made me think this product wasn't made for me. Tried it a few times and yes, I don't need this product. Then I passed it on to my friend who has very curly hair naturally and usually uses some product or other to tame her curls. She got the best results when she used it on already brushed hair. It gave definition to her curls and kept them together. It also tamed frizziness although it isn't humid enough right now to see if it could handle hardcore frizzies. It does weigh hair a bit down so I wouldn't use it on straight hair. Overall she really enjoyed the product and said at the price point she would definitely consider buying it again.
November 25, 2009
Like other reviewers have said, you need a light touch with this stuff otherwise you end up with stiff or icky feeling hair. I have short, straight hair and used a bit to add a bit of texture. It seems to work well on short and long hair. I wouldn't necessarily use only this if you need texture and hold though. After a windy day my hair was a bit out of sorts, but at least this is somewhat remoldable. The smell isn't great, but it did leave my hair fairly soft. At the price point I wouldn't call it a bargain, but considering the amount used for each application (very little) I wouldn't say this was expensive either. Overall a nice texturizer that won't leave hair feeling like it is full of product.
November 13, 2009
Fleeting woodsy floral
First, this is with my body chemistry. If the sound of the scent sounds good to you, I'd recommend trying it because scents react so completely differently on different people. I don't know what it is about Kenzo fragrances but they seem to disappear within an hour from my skin. Woodsy floral would be a good way to describe this. When first sprayed it has a slight spicy, heavy wood note. That faded very quickly into cherry blossom floral which also faded into an interesting bottom note which I can not put my finger on, but it is beautiful and light. I like the bottles for this fragrance also. The largest 100 mL is orange, 50 is white, and 30 is pink. For the price and length of wear on my skin, this isn't worth the price which is a shame because it really is a nice scent.
November 10, 2009
Starts strong but fast fading beautiful light floral.
I always say for fragrances to go ahead and go in store and test it before you buy and I think this is even more the case with this fragrance. It didn't work well with my body chemistry. For me the first five or ten minutes were overpowering with a flowery baby powder scent. Then the powder died away and I was left with a light flowery scent, very summery, can't put my finger on what it is exactly but none of the heavy florals like rose. Very nice, relaxed, everyday kind of scent. About half an hour later I was left with a faint fresh vanilla scent which was quite lovely. The problem for me is that I shouldn't be hitting the bottom notes of a perfume within an hour. Normally I'm a walk through a mist of perfume kinda gal, but with this stuff I have to give a few good squirts straight on, gag on the powder scent for a bit and then enjoy the middle and bottom notes. The bottle is absolutely adorable, but for the price I expected more staying power.
November 10, 2009
Good for a hint of contrast, not as advertised.
The mascara in these don't do that much for length and volume. It is mostly about color. The base coat goes on well, but if you are looking for the high contrast that the advertisements show, you will be disappointed. I found that the highlighting topcoat just added a sheen of color which shimmers and sparkles but is more noticed when you are moved or in sunlight. An eyelash comb is useful to get out any clumps since you need to put it on thickly to get a good shade of color. It is reasonably priced and there are a good range on colors. Overall, I enjoyed this mascara but for me it loses major points for the advertising which makes you think that there will be a lot more contrast with this.
November 10, 2009