Product Reviews by franciepants

Fragrances - Merle Norman - Décolleté

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Aug/06/2017

I may have found my signature fragrance. Was at Merle Norman couple weeks ago and on my way out I remembered I wanted to check their perfumes. This store only carried one, this one. Sprayed it and thought it pleasant and left. On my way home, I couldn't believe how much I loved it. I called the store as soon as I got home and had them ship to me.

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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Colossal Spider Effect Mascara

5.0
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Nov/05/2016

Always on the hunt for the HG mascara. To me, long lashes are femininity. In my younger days my lashes brushed my eyebrows. Now weith hooded lids and aging that is a dream.

Been been using countless mascaras DS to HE. My lashes are medium full so am mainly looking for length. This Spider mascara really surprised me! They have given me longest lashes of any I've tried. I always …
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Fragrances - Avon - Haiku Kyoto Flower

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Sep/06/2014

This sounded so good by description so went to Avon store (lucky we have one) and gave it a try. I like the bottle - would especially look nice with all my Hello Kitty decor.

I didn't care for the scent. I'm not the best at describing notes but I really compare this to a very dry wine compared to a sweet one. It did have a powder note (probably the violet) and I like power …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Bourbon French Parfums MON IDEE

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Dec/27/2013

Got the travel size (which is actually quite large) for a gift (upon my request).

I love carnations. Although I wouldn't say this smells like a true boquet of carnations, it certainly has carnation to it and it is prominent to my nose. It has that bit of spice which I enjoy in carnations.

There is something about this scent that I am very drawn to, can't stop …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Bourbon French Orange Blossom

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Dec/27/2013

Got this for Christmas based on some reviews on the perfume board here and am I thrilled. I've been looking for "my" perfect orange blossom. I like sweet, creamy and rich and this fits it to a "T". This does not have the green notes that some others have (i.e., Jo Malone, Pacifica), this is true Southern charm in a bottle. I got the roll on sample, which is a very …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Pacifica - Hawaiian Ruby Guava Body Butter

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Dec/27/2013

I love this! First and most importantly it is an amazing scent. It is sweet but with a bit of tang. Very yummy. I could "live" in this smell.

The body butter is rich but not hard like some. More the consistancy of a very thick lotion. Goes on like a dream and a little goes quite a way. Has plenty of scent to it which helps with the layering, or if you prefer a less …
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Fragrances - Pacifica - Neroli Orange Blossom Solid Perfume

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Dec/27/2013

Asked for and received several Pacifica solid perfumes for Christmas. This is one that I was really looking forward to as I'm always on the hunt for a great orange blossom. This comes across as very green to me. It is not sweet. I live in South Florida and love the smell of true orange blossoms. This is not it. If you like greener scents you might like it. I will say the little tin is …Read more

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Cleansers - Pond's - Deep Cleanser Cold Cream

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Nov/14/2013

I love this product. It goes on wonderfully makes my skin feel SO soft. It's perfect for removing my eye makeup.

After trying some other skincare that literally burned my skin, this was the only thing I could use that didn't hurt. It does leave a residue (not greasy for me) but makes your skin incredibly soft. Unfortunately, after about 4 weeks I have started to get some …
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Moisturizers - Alba Botanica - Hawaiian Refining Aloe & Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer

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Nov/14/2013

I've been using this for about a year now, off and on. I've tried other products but keep coming back to this. Why do I leave it if I love it? Because aren't we all looking for the next miracle?

My skin has become so sensitive the past few months, after trying some other skin care which made my skin burn like heck and put little tears (burns?) on my forehead. I used …
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Cleansers - Alba Botanica - Hawaiian 3-in-1 Towelettes

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May/04/2013

I started using these towelettes about a month ago. 30 in a package for $6 at Target / Walgreens. Although they say "pineapple enzyme" I don't smell pineapple (shame because I love), however, does smell slightly tropical but clean. Nicely moist (not too dry or too wet). They are soft on the skin. I can use on my eyes with no burn at all (important since I must wipe of residue of …Read more

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