Product Reviews by Janay

Candles - Bath & Body Works - Caramel Apple

5.0
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7 days ago

I would buy this candle again many times over and would eat it if I could. No fake fragrance notes, just apples, caramel, and cinnamon. It really smells like I'm making caramel apples in the kitchen, without the mess. The throw is good and quite sweet. The artwork on the side of the jar is cute, too - a drawing of a caramel apple and some fall leaves.

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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Lash Blast Active Mascara

3.0
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fromJanay

7 days ago

I switched to this mascara after using the CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof, and hearing the rave reviews. I was skeptical as this mascara is not waterproof but claims to be sweat-proof, smudge-proof, and clump-proof for up to 24 hours of wear. I have deep-set eyes and oily lids, so any mascara that is not waterproof tends to be a disaster on me. This mascara was not a disaster, nor was it …Read more

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Candles - Bath & Body Works - Blueberry Maple Pancakes

5.0
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fromJanay

14 days ago

I cannot believe how real this candle smells! Blueberry pancakes with maple syrup - just like if I was making them in my kitchen. Very good throw, too. And no fake, plastic fragrance notes. The wax is a royal blue color and looks great in the clear glass container. I plan to buy more of these for my own use and for gifts in fall & winter.

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Hair Treatments - Kevin Murphy - Leave-In Repair

2.0
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fromJanay

16 days ago

Not impressed with this product. I finished the bottle as it was too expensive to waste. I paired it with the Kevin Murphy shampoo and conditioner, and other professional shampoo and conditioner. But it did not help to smooth my hair. Then I checked the ingredient list and noticed that the first ingredient is water, and the second is dimethicone. No wonder. Very disappointing for a high-end salon …Read more

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Deodorants - Secret - Scent Expressions Va Va Vanilla Invisible Solid

4.0
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fromJanay

29 days ago

This is a decent deodorant & antiperspirant. I like the sweet vanilla fragrance and that I don't have to wait for the product to dry before getting dressed (but I do have to make sure my armpits are very dry before applying it or it feels sticky for hours). Secret promises that this product will provide odor and wetness protection for 48 hours. I get a day and night of odor protection …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

5.0
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fromJanay

1 month ago

Really happy with this BHA exfoliant, especially compared to the gel version. This one works just as well as the gel, but it doesn't leave a residue and therefore doesn't make my foundation ball up. It's just like a liquid toner, so I use it right after washing my face and before applying serum and spf. Just finished my first container and am off to order another one.

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Treatments (Eye) - Burt's Bees - Intense Hydration Eye Cream

4.0
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fromJanay

2 months ago

This eye cream is exactly as advertised. And I'd be thrilled with that except for developing milia. Not the eye cream's fault. Apparently I'm not ready for such a rich eye cream. I used the remainder of the tube for my neck and really liked the results. Will not repurchase any time soon but will keep in mind in a few years when my skin gets drier.

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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Telescopic Mascara - Carbon Black

1.0
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fromJanay

2 months ago

I was excited to try this mascara after trying the reviews. The wand shape appealed as I expected it to apply the product neatly, without getting mascara on my lids as often happens. Unfortunately, the very wet formula made application quite messy and clumped my lashes together in epic fashion. To add insult to injury, the formula was so sticky that I had difficulty using a lash separator to …Read more

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Fragrances - Jo Malone - Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne

5.0
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fromJanay

6 months ago

This has been my HG fragrance throughout last fall, winter, and early spring. It really smells like a cold, blustery day at the beach near where I live. And in a good way. It could easily be worn by someone of any gender. The scent stays close to my skin and is therefore perfect for wearing to work. I layer it over the Jo Malone Body Creme of the same fragrance to make it last an entire day …Read more

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Bath Treatments - Dr. Teal's - Pink Himalayan Mineral Soak - Restore & Replenish Pure Epsom Salt & Essential Oils

5.0
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fromJanay

6 months ago

Just finished my 3-lb bag of this epsom-salt soak. I used about 1 lb (2 cups) per bath. The bag says it contains bergamot and sweet orange essential oils. I found the fragrance to be like a salty orange, which is much better than it sounds. Very refreshing. The salts are light pink in color but don't really color the bath water. And they dissolved well, leaving just a bit of grit in the tub …Read more

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