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the best body wash!
Caress body washes are simply amazing! It's the only bodywash that doesn't leave my skin dry and flaky. I've tried lots of other bodywashes (including Dove, and stuff for babies), but only Caress was non-drying for real. Most scents Caress produces are great, the wash is nice and thick- you need just a little bit, the price is good. It is absolutely the best! Turns every shower into heavenly experience. Will definitely buy again, and would recommend it over and over!
October 27, 2012
I have mixed feelings about this eyeshadow. While it has some great qualities, it's far from being perfect. I like the pigmentation- it's easy to achieve intense color, you need just a little bit. And it blends well. There seem to be some nice colors to choose from too. The not-so-good part is- it does fade a little throughout the day, and there is some creasing going on too. During a normal not-sweaty, not-sticky day in the office, by the end of the workday I see significant changes on my eyelids. That's given I use primer, and never felt like my eyelids were oily. I also feel like the color you see in the pot is very different from what it looks like on the lids. I got this shade "continuous cocoa", and it looked like a nice deep brown shade in the pot, but on the lids it's more of a pewter gray. It's still a very pretty matte color, but not what I though it would be. I still like the shadow, but I think it's a bit on expensive side given given it fades, creases, and the color is unpredictable (3 stars off for that)... I'd buy it again but only if it was on sale, because it is a little nice than most drugstore eye shadows.
October 26, 2012
skip that one
I wanted to like this moisturizer, but it's just not good. Not only it doesn't do anything good, but it is pretty bad on skin too. It feels extremely heavy, even on my dry skin, and I usually like thicker moisturizers. I feel like it leaves yucky film on my face, and that film makes my face look oily, and it eventually made me break out too. This product has a very strong sunblock smell as well. I expected much more from Clinique, especially given it's not cheap at all. Even Olay's basic moisturizers are better than this. I don't recommend this, and will not buy this again for sure.
October 22, 2012
Good but not impressive
I got this speed dry topcoat after reading all the amazing reviews everywhere. It does help to dry nails much faster, and it is pretty good overall, but I liked Sally Hansen's Speed Shine 10 day topcoat better- it dries nails faster, and makes manicure last longer. Seche Vite is not bad, and has an advantage over SH- leaves the nail polish's finish as it was meant to be, and not glossy by default. But doesn't dry nails THAT fast. And another big minus- the smell is just horrible- very strong, have to open all windows, or better yet do manicure outside.
September 30, 2012
my favorite shine spray
I've had a bit of a love-hate relationship with shine sprays, because most make hair look greasy, feel too heavy, or smell too strong, or all of this together. I got this one from Total Beauty to test, and I actually like it. I have long dark hair, that is healthy, but does get frizzy here and there, so a tiny bit of taming and more shine are always welcome. This spray comes in a nice glass bottle, when you spray it, it sprays as a nice fine mist. So the packaging is good. This product does what it promises to do: "brings out hair's natural luster and adds shimmery shine". It doesn't give whole lot of shine, but it does help hair look nice and healthy. If I want my hair to be a little heavier (if it's humid out), I spray a little more, and I get very nice effect. The huge plus for me is that this serum has very nice light scent, that evaporates, so it doesn't interfere with whatever perfume you wear. Didn't make my hair heavy or greasy. I definitely like this shine spray better than John Freida's Frizz Ease- does the job just as well minus the overpowering smell. I will buy it again, and I will try other Wella products.
September 30, 2012
This lipstick is great for those who want to try a new color or just don't want to spend much on a lipstick. Given the price, this lipstick is great! It smells nice, is moisturizing, has very good pigmentation and lasts quite well. Most importantly- the colors are good- I have 2 shades, and both are matte, so they look quite expensive on lips (not like other inexpensive frosty lipsticks). I have 2 colors at this point (and can't wait to try more)- posh and seductive. Posh is a very cool matte color (goes great with hazel or green eyes- brings out all the green somehow ). It has sheer coverage if you just apply one layer, looks like lipstain, especially if you use a tissue after application. Nice pigmentation, nice smooth coverage, moisturizing. Very-very pretty. Seductive I like less, and I happened to have a defective one- it was broken at the base, so I need a brush to use it. But it's still not bad. It is more of a pink color, quite pretty, it's matte and not sheer as opposed to posh. I like how it looks with gloss. The tubes are sturdy and look nice. But I'm taking one star off cause "seductive" stick breaks so easily. This lipstick is worth trying, and I will be checking other colors out.
August 17, 2012
This is a nice bronzer for summer. The colors are pretty. It is good as eyeshadow- goes very well with tan. I'm not sure about using it as a bronzer or blush for the face, since it has a lot of shimmer, but it is quite pretty for the body. Good product, definitely worth trying.
July 7, 2012
This is a very average concealer. It has very sheer coverage, so if you have dark circles or whatever obvious imperfections, they'll pretty much stay as they are. I don't have any serious lines, but this concealer seems to ALWAYS crease right where those fine lines are and make them obvious. Thus I don't see how it is line smoothing. The good things are: nice natural colors, no smell, ok price. The rest is nothing special. I'm definitely better off just using my revlon colorstay foundation to deal with occasional dark circles and blemishes. I won't be buying this product again.
July 7, 2012
good for the price
This concealer is pretty good- does a decent job covering imperfections, it's not worse than, say, almay. There are shades to choose from. The package is nice- a tube with applicator. It's not very big, but that's a plus, cause you can use it up before it goes bad. I'm not too crazy about the smell- it smells like oranges, and is a bit too strong to use on under eye area. Overall, a good product for just 1$.
July 7, 2012
Good but too pricey
I bought this deodorant after Secret decided to discontinue Smooth effects, and it's replacement Outlast & Olay turned out to be completely ineffective. Secret Clinical Strength works well- lasts all day, and the scent (mine is light and fresh) is good, not too overpowering. I'm not sure why Secret recommends applying it before going to bed, I wish they explained it. I apply the deodorant in the morning after shower, cause it feels better that way. I feel like one/one and a half click is enough to last a day without re-application. Secret Clinical doesn't leave marks on clothes, doesn't rub off. I like the packaging (it reminds me of the smooth effects so much))). The downsides are- the tube is very small (1.6oz), and very expensive. I got Clinical Strength in bulk, and with a huge discount, so it's ok, but I'm really not sure it's worth those 8-10$ they sell it for. It's good, but not THAT good. That's why I'm taking 2 stars off. I guess, Secret decided to discontinue their good deodorants or change formulas in less expensive products, to just make money on these. So I can only recommend this product if you get to buy it at a lower price.
July 1, 2012