Product Reviews by ms_fj

Lotions/ Creams - Alba Botanica - Max Dry Skin Formula w/ AHA & Antioxidents

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Jan/22/2008

i'd read that this was reformulated, so i had hopes that it would be more effective than the same stuff that i'd tried years and years ago, and with a better smell. the description of a floral scent didn't seem like it would be that bad.

the scent is same as it ever was. i'd never been able to pinpoint what the fragrance really was, but a friend described it as …
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Masks - Alba Botanica - Hawaiian Papaya Enzyme Facial Mask

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fromms_fj

Jul/23/2007

i love this stuff! it's a gel, and doesn't tighten on your face when it dries. i put it on a little while before showering, and then it rinses off in the shower. it tingles on my face, but i've never had any reaction or breakout afterwards.

once it's rinsed, skin sloughs off my face when i rub it with my hands in the shower. my extra-dry facial skin isn't …
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Lotions/ Creams - Alba Botanica - Alba Hawaiian Kukui Nut Body Butter

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fromms_fj

May/19/2007

i got this at vitanet, which another mua reviewer had mentioned. it seems like there's a few places where you can get it for $7 rather than $12.

i have extremely dry skin and i'm looking for a less expensive alternative to my HG, LUSH dream cream. this seems like it has a good chance of being it! it's thick and creamy, and absorbs readily and seems to last …
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Lip Gloss - Ecco Bella - Good For You Gloss in Peace

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fromms_fj

Mar/24/2007

i love this stuff! it's a nice neutral color--not super-glossy, but it adds a bit of shine and color that i like. it moisturizes okay, it's great that it's all natural, and it smells faintly sweet. not vanilla-like, but pleasant. i love the little mirror on the back of the package too.

(i think it's called flowerpower gloss rather than good for you gloss …
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Hair - REVLON - Outrageous Shampoo & Conditioner

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fromms_fj

Jan/17/2007

i used this shampoo all the time in college. a good friend used it, and her roommate started using it instead of her pricey salon brand (it worked just as well, and smelled better!). i got converted too, because of the smell. the smell didn't last in my hair the way some people say--i guess my hair just doesn't retain smells like some peoples'. but it's a wonderful …Read more

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Skincare - Body - LUSH - Christmas Massage Bar

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fromms_fj

Jan/10/2007

well, if i ever want it, i've found my ultimate boyfriend-repellant. unfortunately, that wasn't the intention.

the smell of this is spicy at first, and then it shifts and becomes more sweet. the smell isn't great, but it's the power of the smell that's really awful. the way my bf put it was that "it's like a skunk. it's not that it smells …
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Moisturizers - Cetaphil - Moisturizing Cream

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fromms_fj

Jan/07/2007

I'm trying to switch to more natural products now, but for a long time this was one of my staple lotions for dry skin. It didn't reduce flakiness for me(my skin gets extremely flaky), but it did soften my skin nicely, and was one of the best drugstore products for moisturizing. It wasn't nearly as greasy as other creams that moisturized well, either.

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Shave Products - Aveeno - Positively Smooth Shave Gel

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fromms_fj

Jan/07/2007

It smells wonderful and does ok as a shave gel. I didn't seem to get any less nicks as I had with other shaving creams, or when shaving with body wash. I didn't notice any difference in hair regrowth, so it didn't seem worth rebuying.

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Cleansers - Basis - Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash

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fromms_fj

Jan/07/2007

Smells fresh, cleans well, didn't seem to break me out. A good product overall, but I've switched to generic fake-cetaphil facial cleanser and that seems to be just as good.

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Lotions/ Creams - Burt's Bees - Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme

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fromms_fj

Jan/07/2007

I tried a sample of this at Wild Oats and loved the smell, so I purchased a pot. I was really disappointed when using it regularly--it's too thick to be a hand cream for during the day, and the smell doesn't last the way you'd hope. I think I ended up throwing it out, because it just ended up getting old and unused.

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