Product Reviews by bren81

Gels/ Soaps - Philosophy - Amazing Grace Hand Wash (gel)

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Apr/19/2011

i bought the set of the hand wash and hand soap for about $50 canadian including taxes at sephora. i like this set because i can put one in my bathroom and one in the kitchen without taking much space (comes in a little metal caddy) and the matching fragrance of soap and hand lotion helps it last longer. Plus it looks really cute!!
I personally love the scent so it was worth spending the …
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Lotions/ Creams - Aveeno - Daily Moisturizing Lotion

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Dec/05/2010

I keep a small tube of this lotion by my office desk at all times (70ml size). My hands get really dry from frequent washing and this prevents my hands from chapping. On my skin it absorbs well and doesn't leave my hands greasy. It doesn't have any bad smell. In fact, I believe this product is fragrance free. And that's partly why I use this instead of my beloved l'occitane at …Read more

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Foundations - Etude House - BB Bright Cream Multi-perfect SPF 30

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Nov/28/2010

I had never heard of BB cream when it became a big hit in Korea as I live in NA but my friend gave this to me as a gift about a year ago. Ever since that, this has completely replaced my Cle de Peau foundation.

At first, I didn't know how to apply this because on the back of the case, it claims to provide skin whitening, anti-wrinkle, and sunscreen effects. So is this a face …
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Polishes - MAC Cosmetics - Originality

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Apr/28/2010

This nail polish is part of MAC's Pre-a-Papier collection. Originally I was only going to stock up on Studded polish which is also a limitied edition color. But when I saw this, I couldn't resist!

The color payoff is very good. You could wear just one coat but I prefer two coats for even and denser coverage. It applies very very easily. Unlike the crappy Chanel polish brush …
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Lip Treatments - Dior - Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm

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frombren81

Apr/28/2010

i'm on my second tube of this and so far i'm quite happy with it.
it gives pretty pink tint to my lips, wears comfortably and moisturize a little bit.
love the packaging too!
but i do with it was less pricy :(

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Candles - Jo Malone - Nectarine Blossom and Honey

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frombren81

Apr/18/2010

Love! It was a house warming gift and my God I love it!
I put it in my closet in between uses and it fills the whole closet with it lovely nectarine fragrance. Because I loved it so much I even bought the perfume (my clothes already smells like it from the candle so why not!). It lasts and lasts too. I've had it for about 4 months now and I lit it practically everyday for a minimum of …
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Masks - CLINIQUE - Deep Cleansing Emergency Mask ] [DISCONTINUED]

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Apr/18/2010

My friend who has very oily skin and prone to acne recommended this mask to me. I also have oily skin that is prone to acne but it is also quite sensitive. Aging also brought me slow recovery T-T (any little cuts/wounds leave a scar behind now...) and dry, flaky spots on my face.... I haven't had very much luck with Clinique skin care products so I was a bit hesitant but my friend swore by …Read more

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Mascara - Lancôme - Cils Booster XL

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frombren81

Apr/18/2010

I used to use this when it first came out. I think this was probably the first mascara primer that came out in the market. As a mascara junkie, I just had to try it out. Well, I didn't have anything else to compare it to, except the case of applying mascara without a primer. It does add length and volume compared to wearing mascara alone. However, I wasn't impressed how this base turned …Read more

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Lip Treatments - CLINIQUE - Repairwear Intensive Lip Treatment

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frombren81

Apr/01/2010

Wow! I'm so glad I did my research here on makeup alley because i would have never picked up this product without the recommendations i read here!

when i started working at a new office with the air conditioning right above my head and the sun directly on my face practically all day, my lips started to chap really really bad. it chapped so bad that everytime i laugh or sneeze …
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Mascara - dejavu - Fiberwig Lash Knockout

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frombren81

Dec/11/2009

I first tried this mascara when I lived in Japan. It was really popular for a short period of time so I gave into the hype and bought it. I wasn't too impressed with it though. It lengthens, yes but that was about it. The lengthening effect wasn't very natural looking either. Oh and it didn't smudge very much which was a plus especially in a hot, ultra-humid japanese summer month …Read more

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