Bare Escentuals On The Spot Review | Gentle Travel Eye Makeup Remover

November 25th, 2010

Bare Escentuals On The SpotBare Escentuals On The Spot is a cool eye makeup removal. It is 24 soft cotton swabs filled with a solution that conditions skin as well as removing eye makeup. This formula is alcohol free and contains aloe Vera, so it shouldn't dry out skin.

Directions for use

Simple snap the swab at the colored ring to release the liquid into the tip. In a sweeping motion gently remove any unwanted makeup.

Users Conclusions

I have compiled the lists below from the opinions of the ladies using the swabs.


  • Quick and easy to use
  • Great for little touch ups
  • Even work on waterproof mascara
  • Good to put in your purse and take on a night out


  • Expensive for the amount of swabs


Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Citric Acid.

To Sum Up

I love Bare Escentuals products and I think this is a brill invention, especially for traveling!

If you would like to buy Bare Escentuals On The Spot it costs $5. Which I don't think is a bad price unless you are going to use them every day, then they would end up being expensive.

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Tom’s of Maine Natural Deodorant Body Soap Review | Lemongrass & Sage Deodorize Skin

November 23rd, 2010

Tom's of Maine Natural Care Deodorant Body BarTom's of Maine Natural Care deodorant Body Bar contains sage and lemongrass which are known to have natural odor fighting properties. This helps you keep that clean fresh feeling without having to spray artificial ingredients on your skin.

It should also have a rich pleasant smelling lather made from palm and coconut extract, says Tom's of Maine.

The soap doesn't contain any artificial fragrances, colors or preservatives and no synthetic detergents or animal fats, which I'm sure a lot of you ladies will be glad to hear.

This Natural deodorizing soap comes in a pack of six 4oz bars, so should last a while.

Users Conclusions

I have summarized the lists below from the reviews of the people using the soap.


  • Subtle scent
  • Creamy lather
  • Smooths dry skin
  • Leaves skin clean and fresh
  • Great for sensitive skin
  • Natural


If you are interested about the ingredients used in Tom's soap and want to know where they come from the website is very insightful.

To Sum Up

Tom's of Maine has seemed to have made many fans when it comes to the deodorizing soap. The users didn't have anything negative to say about it.

They adore the soap as all the ingredients are natural, it smooths dry skin and it leaves them feeling clean and fresh all day long.

It is quite reasonably priced at $18.78 for a 6 pack, so could be worth a try if you like to use natural products on your skin or are sensitive to artificial ingredients.

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At Home Honey Spa Gift Basket Set Review | Soothes & Relaxes the Whole Body

November 21st, 2010

Honey Spa Gift SetThe Honey Spa Gift Set is devised for at home use so you can experience the luxury of the spa without having to leave your house.

Honey almond products sooth and relax the outside of your body while the treats like chocolates and tea sooth the inside.

This spa gift basket contains:

  • Handmade vanilla caramels
  • Sweet butter cookies
  • Chai tea
  • Moisturizing body lotion
  • Bath and body gel
  • Body scrub
  • Body butter
  • Bath salts
  • Hand soap
  • Potpourri
  • Sisal scrubber
  • Body scrubber
  • 100% cotton spa towel

All of the products come complete in a wooden basket with a white cotton linen inside.

Users Conclusions

I have compiled the lists below from the opinions of the ladies who have used the spa set.


  • Impressive basket
  • Lovely products
  • Tasty sweets
  • Great value
  • Nicely presented

To Sum Up

I was unable to find any bad reviews on this set of yet. All the ladies using the spa kit had nothing but praise for it.

They adore the tasty treats, the lovely basket it comes in and how well the whole package is presented.

It is quite good value for money at $69.99 considering all you receive and I think it would make a fab gift for someone special.

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Kitten Goes To Paris by Benefit Cosmetics Review | Sexy Perfumed Shimmering Body Powder

November 19th, 2010

Benefit Cosmetics Kitten Goes To ParisBenefit Cosmetics Kitten Goes To Paris is a body powder that gives you sexy shimmering skin with a light scented perfume fragrance.

It comes in a very cute round case with a soft lilac fluffy puff to apply the shimmery perfumed powder. Benefit says it is provides cause for a seductive night in or a flirty night out!

You can use it on your legs, shoulders, decollete and even your hair. Use it sparingly as a little goes a long way.

Users Conclusions

I have summarized the lists below from the users reviews on Sephora.


  • Long lasting
  • Sexy/flirty
  • Very feminine
  • Smells nice
  • Feels silky
  • Subtle sparkly


  • Pricey
  • Needs more glitter


Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Talc, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Carmylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Carmine.

To Sum Up

Most of the flirty ladies using Kitten Goes To Paris adore the subtle shimmer and the lovely scent it gives their skin.

Although, a couple of users think it is a little overpriced for the amount you get and one lady said she would like it to be more sparkly.

It does usually cost $26 for a 0.3oz tub but it is on sale for $19.50, which is quite pricey but it is all in the name of fun and seduction.

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Dr. Feelgood Facial Balm by Benefit Cosmetics Review | Mattifies, Smooths Skin & Reduces Pores

November 17th, 2010

Benefit Cosmetics Dr. FeelgoodDr. Feelgood by Benefit Cosmetics is a complexion balm that is designed to be put on over makeup to reduce fine lines and pores.

It should not smudge your already perfect makeup application or feel greasy but just give you that extra bit of coverage for a flawless mattified complexion. It can be worn alone or over the top of makeup.

The balm contains vitamins C and E which helps fight the signs of aging and also help with the production of collagen.

Users Conclusions

I have summarized the information below from the opinions of the ladies using the face balm.


  • Very matte
  • Fresh clean smell
  • Long lasting
  • Feels smooth
  • Cute packaging


  • Can cause acne breakouts ( People prone to breakouts)
  • Can be irritating on sensitive skin


Corn Starch Modified, Diethylene Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Isosteryl Meopentanoate, Silica, Polyethylene, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax, Tridecyl Trimelitate, Diethylene Glycol Diisononanoate, Chamomile (Anthemis Nobili) Flower Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

Directions Of Use

Pat and smooth over makeup with its accompanying sponge. Just remember that "less is more" as one user rightfully said, if you apply to much it can feel slimy.

To Sum Up

The majority of ladies using the Dr. Feelgood balm relish its effectiveness at minimizing pores and mattifyng their skin.

However, some users found it irritating on the their sensitive skin and a few said it made them breakout.

I think it is a little pricey at $28 for a 0.58oz tin, although many fanatics think it is well worth the price.

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Pink Sugar By Aquolina Review | Playful, Flirty & Sweet Cotton Candy Scented Perfume

November 16th, 2010

Pink Sugar By AquolinaPink Sugar by Aquolina is the ultimate fragrance in femininity as it blends sweet notes from your childhood like cotton candy, vanilla and caramel. Sounds good enough to eat!

Aquolina devised it to be a playful flirty fragrance for the young at heart. It is has a sweet yet slightly floral fragrance.

If you want to make your perfume last longer apply it to the body's pulse points such as the wrist, behind the ear, the crease in your arms or knees and the base of your neck. The fragrance will be warmed and released all day long from the blood vessels which are closest to the skin.


Bergamot, Sicilian Orange, Raspberry, Fig Leaves, Lily of the Valley, Licorice, Strawberry, Red Fruit, Cotton Candy, Vanilla, Caramel, Musk, Wood, Powder

Users Conclusions

I have compiled the lists below from the users opinions on Sephora.


  • Smells sweet like cotton candy
  • Not overwhelming
  • Lasts long


  • A little too sweet


Alcohol Denat (SD Alcohol 39C), Aqua (Water), Parfum (Fragrance), Alpha Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool.

To Sum Up

Pink Sugar have definitely done something right with this perfume. It is very popular with users who say they adore the cotton candy scent and love all the compliments from strangers they get.

There are a couple of users who find it a little too sweet but just calm it down with a light fruity perfume.

It does usually cost $50 but is on sales for $29.99 for a 3.4oz bottle, which is a real bargain! So could be a good time to buy if you fancy giving it a try.

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Age Shield Sunblock SPF90+ by Neutrogena Review | Reduces Premature Aging & Moisturizes

November 15th, 2010

Neutrogena Age Shield SunblockNeutrogena Age Shield sunblock has a very high SPF 90+, this protects at least 6 layers of ski from sun damage which courses premature aging.

This lotion is devised to be absorbed quickly to protect the skin from UVA and UVB rays and it is oil free for a non greasy feel.

As I have said in previous posts, most people like the sun kissed look but it does come at a price to your skin. Sun damage dries the skin and can cause premature aging, so always wear sun screen to protect your skin.

Users Conclusions

I have summarized the information below from the opinions of people using the lotion.


  • Dries to a matte finish
  • Makes a perfect makeup base
  • Fast drying
  • Non greasy
  • No residue
  • Moisturizes
  • Good price


I was unable to find the ingredients list for this product.

To Sum Up

It seems Neutrogena has made a very popular sunscreen, I can't find a bad word said about it.

Fanatics don't just like how it protects their skin from sun damage with its high factor SPF90+ but they also think it works fabulously as a makeup base too!

You can get two 3oz bottles for $19.79, which I think is a real bargain considering the fact that you could save loads on not having to buy a makeup primer.

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Loving Naturals Organic SPF 30 Sunscreen Review | 100% Natural Ingredients & Water Resistant

November 14th, 2010

Loving Naturals SPF 30 SunscreenLoving Naturals Organic SPF30 Sunscreen is made up of 100% natural ingredients, so might be more appealing to those of you that only like to use natural products on your skin.

It is devised to be a water resistant and non greasy lotion that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. This in turn protects the skin from an increased risk of skin cancer and premature aging.

I admire this company for the effort it puts in on its research into the ingredients used, as a lot of products can claim to be natural but when you actually read the ingredients list you can see it isn't so natural at all. Looking at Loving naturals ingredients it stands true to what it promises.

Users Conclusions

I have summarized the lists below from the people using the sunscreen.


  • Easy to apply
  • Spreads well
  • Leaves skin feeling really smooth
  • Natural
  • Non greasy
  • Effective sun protection


  • Leaves a white residue
  • A little oily smell


Non-Nano Particle Zinc Oxide (24.8%), Grape Seed Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides (derived from Coconut Oil), Soy Wax (Non-GMO), Organic Olive Oil, Organic Plum Kernel Oil, Organic Sesame Oil, Candelilla Wax, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Organic Macadamia Nut Oil, Organic Cocoa (Fair Trade), Organic Green Tea, Vitamin E Oil.

Direction Of Use

Apply to skin at least 30 minutes before sun exposure.

To Sum Up

The majority of users relish the natural ingredients and the effectiveness of this sunscreen. They also like how it is non greasy unlike a lot of other lotions.

There are a couple of people who aren't keen on the white reside it leaves on the skin and the slight smell of vegetable oil it has, although that does fade after a couple of minutes after application.

It does using cost $37.99 but is on sale now for $9.10, which is a much more reasonable price.

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Professional Glycolic Acid 35% Gel Peel by Skin Laboratory Review | Reduces Acne Scarring & Smooths Skin

November 13th, 2010

Glycolic Acid Gel Peel

What is Glycolic Acid?

It is a alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that is derived from sugar cane. Glycolic acid is one of the best known AHA's and is used to smooth wrinkles, fade hyperpigmentation, sun damage and smooth the overall texture of the skin.

It's molecules are very small and therefor can easily penetrate the skin, allowing it to loosen the bonds that hold the skin cells together, this is what makes it more effective at removing dead skin cells.

The glycolic acid 35% gel peel is devised to stimulate collagen formation beneath the skin, improving fine lines and wrinkles.

It is one of the minimum strength peels that only penetrates the epidermis (the top layer of skin. The gel will remove dead skin cells and smooth the skin leaving it brighter with fewer fine lines.

As this is a professional strength peel it is very important to follow the directions correctly.

Users Conclusions

I have summarized the lists below from the opinions of the people using the facial peel.


  • Smooths skins surface
  • Brightens
  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Reduces acne scarring
  • Clears acne


  • Can burn if left on too long
  • Irritating


Glycolic Acid (35%), deionized water, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, propylene glycol.

Directions Of Use

Apply 2-3ml Glycolic acid to a gauze pad and apply to the face using a gentle rubbing action. Leave product on initially for 30-60 seconds, building up to 1-4 minutes as tolerance increases. Contact time should not exceed 10 minutes. Use every 5-7 days in conjunction with regular exfoliation and moisturization of the skin. Rinse area with water at any sign of redness or discomfort.

If uncomfortable irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult your skin care specialist. Avoid contact with eyes and lips. Do not rub into skin. If contact occurs in eye, rinse thoroughly with water.

To Sum Up

The majority of ladies seem to find this peel very effective at improving the condition of their skin. They like how it reduces acne scars and breakouts and how it leaves their skin feeling a lot smoother.

However, it is to be used with caution as it can be irritating and can even burn the skin if you are very sensitive or it is left on for too long! Some ladies found it was too strong for them and caused burning or scabs.

If you are not sure if how it will effect your skin, I suggest starting with a 10% glycolic peel and see how your skin fairs.

It is quite reasonably priced at $18.95 for a 30ml bottle, it does usually cost $34.95, which is still not a bad price considering how much you pay for peels at the spa.

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Stop-Nail Biting and Thumb Sucking by Mavala Review | Safe Effective Transparent Prevention

November 12th, 2010

Mavala Stop-Nail Biting SolutionNail biting is one of those annoying habits a lot of people can't seem to kick!

Not being able to stop biting fingernails could be a sign of a disorder and you may want to check with your medical doctor, a cognitive behaviorist or cognitive psychologist, specially with kids, although these are not necessarily targeted at the specific habit of nail biting.

Mavala Stop Nail Biting and Thumb Sucking Prevention is a transparent solution with a distinct bitter taste that is harmless yet effective.

As it is transparent it can be used on its own or over color so it will never ruin your style if you like to wear bold colors on your nails.

It can also be used for a thumb sucking prevention for children that can't bare to be parted from their thumbs.

Users Conclusions

I have compiled the lists below from the opinions of the people using the nail biting prevention formula.


  • The bad taste puts you off biting your nails.
  • Transparent
  • Effective
  • Prevents thumb sucking


  • Direction aren't in English
  • Can ruin the taste of snack food, when using your fingers

Directions Of Use

Apply a coat over the entire nail (or polish) and allow to dry. Repeat the application every two days. Continue the treatment until nail biting is ended. Never wash hands immediately after application.

To Sum Up

Most of the people using Mavala say it works really well at stopping them biting their nails and also helps children to stop sucking their thumbs.

However, a few people said it can ruin the taste of some food when eating finger food. One lady said it made her son sick when she used it to prevent him from sucking his thumb.

It is quite reasonably priced at $9.40 for a 10ml bottle, so could be worth a try if you can't kick your habit alone.

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