Product Reviews by jg0427

Fragrances - Victoria's Secret - Bombshell Diamonds

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Dec/01/2013

I bought a 1.7 oz bottle of Bombshell Diamonds for $25 during the Black Friday sale. My main complaint is about the packaging. The "diamond" bow on the bottle is really cheap feeling, and the placement of it on the neck of the bottle makes the pump spray difficult to use.

The fragrance is nice enough. It has a fruity, soapy clean scent to it. Sadly, it has no lasting …

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Polishes - Hard Candy - Mr. Wrong

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Sep/03/2010

I haven't written a product review here YEARS - but had to for Mr. Wrong. I was waiting forever for a prescription to be filled at Wal-Mart and the cosmetics aisle was right next to the prescription counter. I was so happy to see Hard Candy nail polish back again, I had really missed it. It used to be one of my regular splurges at Nordstrom.

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Lip Treatments - Smashbox - Tinted Lip Treatment in Smashing Ray

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Jan/05/2006

This is my new HG Lip Treatment and casual lip color. <p>

As a lip treatment, it performs wonderfully. It goes on very smoothly with no tugging or drag, yet is is not greasy at all. The formula is amazing. A plus is that it has SPF 15.<p>

Smashing Ray is described as a Sheer Berry, and that is pretty accurate. It has a purplish/deep pink cast to it. On a …
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Fragrances - Thierry Mugler - Alien Eau de Parfum

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Oct/12/2005

I received a 1 oz. refillable bottle of this as a gift, and I have to say it is one of the most horrible odors I have ever been subjected to.

Alien is incredibly strong and overpowering, and it is similar to cat urine in that you just can't get the scent out of anything. I had my sweater dry cleaned that I was wearing when I tried Alien for the first time, and when it came back …
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Primer/ Corrector - Estée Lauder - Prime FX Color Neutralizing Primer in Yellow

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Mar/09/2005

What a letdown. This was a product I "had to have," and I bought it without trying it first. Prime FX is just a big disappointment and a waste of money. Like other reviewers have said, it really doesn't cut redness, and the shimmer is just awful - this is definately not a daytime product. In daytime or office lighting, its terrible. Great concept, good packaging & …Read more

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Moisturizers - CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion [REFORMULATED]

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Nov/12/2004

I got this as part of a GWP and I felt so ripped off. I can't believe they even still make this stuff. I figured anyone who used this was either ancient or dead by now.<p>It was so funny - I mentioned to my dermatologist that I got this and she said she actually sees a few patients a year who come in with clogged pores, irritated skin and/or acne because they were talked into …Read more

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Body Scrubs - ORIGINS - True Grit Fruit-Sloughing Body Gel

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Nov/12/2004

I could not live without this scrub!!! Allow me to preface this review by saying that I use two different kinds of scrubs. The first is the kind with oils in it, which I use a few times a week (or more in the winter) to exfoliate and moisturize. The second kind I use at the gym after working out. It has no oils & functions as a cleanser(this is the category True Grit falls …Read more

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Scrubs - Rodan + Fields - RADIANT Exfoliate Microdermabrasion Paste

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Nov/11/2004

Wow, my experience with this product could not be any more different than the last reviewer. After using this product, I'd have to call the manufacturer Dr. Sadistic and Dr. Evil.<p>"Radiant" is just a terrible, harsh product. I don't have sensitive skin, and the complaint I have about most scrubs is that they are not "scrubby" enough. However, this …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Pure and Basic - Natural Bath & Body Lotion - Caribbean Heat

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Nov/11/2004

I bought this lotion at Whole Foods for $6.99 for a 12 oz. bottle. I have been using it for about 2 weeks, and I have to say that it is a terrific product for the price. This lotion has green tea & alpha hydroxy acids in it. I live in Chicago, where it is cold and the indoor air is VERY drying from the heating system. In the Fall and Winter, my legs tend to get a bit flaky, but I …Read more

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Masks - Alba Botanica - Hawaiian Papaya Enzyme Facial Mask

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Nov/10/2004

This is a really nice facial mask. It is relaxing, cooling, and hydrating. You only need to leave it on for 5 minutes, and after you rinse it off any flaky areas are cleared and the skin is left with a dewy finish. The papaya loosens the dead skin cells, so skin looks radiant afterwards. As with the other products in this line, I only wish it was packaged in a squeeze tube instead of a jar.

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