Product Reviews by emilylee

Lotions/ Creams - ORIGINS - Leg Lifts

4.0
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Oct/25/2010

This acts like a hot/cold pack for your muscles. My husband loves it for his lower back where his muscles are always cramped and knotted. In fact, I would recommend using this after a massage (not just on your legs) to loosen and relax the muscles. It's pretty intense and effective.

The Leg Lifts is a milky gel with a strong medicinal peppermint scent. It reminds me of the …
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Lip Treatments - Darphin - Age-Defying Lip Balm

5.0
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Oct/19/2010

I like this lip balm a lot. Not sure yet about its anti-aging properties, but it provides a nice sheen on my lips, lasts a few hours, is not as greasy compared to the rosebud salve that I used before, and has a light fresh scent that disappears once I put it on. It's packaged in a flat jar with a screw top. I agree with the reviewer below: it would be nice if Darphin changed the packaging …Read more

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Masks - Fresh - Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask

3.0
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Oct/09/2010

I initially liked this mask a lot. It was gentle, didn't cause any redness, and cleansed my pores well. However, it doesn't rinse off easily. There's always some brown dust on my cotton ball after I use toner to swipe off the remaining product. It icks me a little to have mud dust in my pores--it's like having to clean off left over makeup. Will be searching for another …Read more

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Styling Products - AVEDA - Light Elements Smoothing Fluid

3.0
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Oct/07/2010

I have long black shiny thick hair. I got this to smooth the baby hairs that likes to stick out hear and there, but I should probably use hairspray instead of the smoothing fluid. The packaging is misleading as the fluid doesn't actually "spray" out of the bottle; it oozes out of the bottle and flows to wherever gravity decides to take it. It is light weight and I can imagine it …Read more

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Lustre in Utter Fun

5.0
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Oct/07/2010

This lipstick is amazing. I saw red in the tube, but on my lips the color is a hot pink fuscia. It's a good replacement for red lipstick when wearing a LBD for dinner parties as it brightens and polishes the evening look on my NC-20 complexion. The lipstick also doesn't dry out my bare lips. I wore this alone without lipliner or gloss, just making sure to line this perfectly with a …Read more

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Long Stem Rose Slimshine [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Oct/06/2010

This is the perfect shade of pink for me (NC-20). It's a light sheen of pink with a subtle tint of fuscia that makes my face pop. Though the texture of the lipstick is smooth, the lipstick itself is surprisingly drying. I wear this over lipbalm and under a lipgloss, but my lips still become dry under this lipstick. I would recommend pairing this with MAC's lipliner in Subculture or …Read more

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Blush - Flirt - Cheek Mousse

4.0
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Oct/06/2010

I got this in Beach Bum. The blush is creamy but difficult to pick up using a brush. I ended up dipping my fingers into the pot (eh) and layering it on my cheeks several times to achieve a good pigmented shade. Beach Bum is good for giving your cheeks a glow rather than a blush. The shade doesn't pick up well in photos though; I tried comparing the blush between the mirror and …Read more

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Toners - ORIGINS - make a difference skin rejuvenating treatment lotion

5.0
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Oct/06/2010

Excellent toner. It takes off any left over cleanser, scrub, or face mask, while leaving a thin moisturizing film behind that quickly sinks into my skin. According to Allure Magazine, this is supposed to be a good prep for absorbing your moisturizer, but I can't really discern the effects on that one. This is fine for combination skin as it doesn't increase the oilies on my T-zone …Read more

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Moisturizers - Desert Essence - Daily Essential Moisturizer

2.0
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Oct/06/2010

Not a fan of this cream. It's good for my sensitive skin in that it doesn't break me out or leave my skin parched. But, it is not a good fit for my combination skin. I wake up looking like an oil stick and come home with more oil on my face. Blotting is an absolute must. My skin also loses the supple creamy texture that I had with Clarin's Gentle Day Cream. No clogged pores …Read more

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