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

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

Tuesday, 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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Heat Perfume By Beyonce Review | Sexy, Sophisticated & Sweet Fragrance

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Beyonce Heat PerfumeThe new fragrance Heat by Beyonce is devised to be a sensual, sexy and sophisticated fragrance for women.

Heat was developed by perfumers Oliver Gollotin (creator of fragrances for Mariah Carrey and Ed Hardy) and Claude Dir (who designed perfumes for Celine Dion and Britney Spears.)

It is composed from rare sensual flowers for a lovely floral fragrance that is sweet smelling. Well it certainly hits the mark of sweetness according to a lot of the reviews on makeupalley. Some of the users think it is overpoweringly sweet, while others love the sweet scent.

This perfume is a number 1 seller in Macy's and is quite high on the Amazon best sellers list which seems a little strange as most of the reviews I have read are quite negative. I think the best selling point Heat has is the fact it has Beyonce's name on it.

Users Conclusions

I compiled the lists below from the reviews on


  • Sexy scent
  • Everyday wear
  • Musky floral scent


  • Unoriginal
  • Similar to Britney Spears Fantasy
  • No staying power
  • Too sweet (some users like the sweetness)


  • Sequoia milkwood
  • Tonka bean
  • Amber
  • Almond macaroon
  • Honeysuckle nectar
  • Crème de musk
  • Magnolia
  • Neroli
  • Red vanilla orchid
  • Blush Peach

To Sum Up

This perfume is a number 1 seller in Macy's and is quite high on the Amazon best sellers list which seems a little strange as most of the reviews I have read are quite negative. I think the best selling point Heat has is the fact it has Beyonce's name on it.

Most users found the sweetness overpowering when first sprayed then it seemed to disappear completely after an hour or so.

Other fans seemed to love the sweetness and floral scent, although a lot of them did find the fragrance didn't last very long.

Heat by Beyonce retails for $48.99 for a 3.4 oz bottle, which is about the average price these days for a celeb perfume.

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Certain Dri Antiperspirant For Hyperhydrosis Review | A Roll-On Reduces Excessive Perspiration

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Certain Dri AntiperspirantCertain Dri Antiperspirant for Excessive perspiration comes in a roll on form and is devised to reduce underarm wetness.

Apparently laboratory studies prove that Aluminum Chloride is more effective and longer lasting than other ingredients found in antiperspirants, according to Certain Dri.

I have researched Aluminum Chloride and found out that it is one of the best solutions for hyperhydrosis but it can be irritating to sensitive skin and make your under arms sore and itchy.

This is one of the top recommended anti-perspirants you can get without a prescription but if it doesn't work for you you could try Drysol as it contains 8% more Aluminum Chloride, you would have to speak to your doctor about it as you can only get it when prescribed.

Users Conclusions

I have compiled the lists below from the users opinions on


  • Reduces excessive perspiration
  • Fast acting
  • Easy to use
  • Unscented


  • Awkward night time application


Aluminum Chloride (12%) (Antiperspirant) Sodium Bicarbonate, Water.

Directions for use

Apply sparingly to under arms before bedtime and let dry before you lower your arms.

To Sum Up

This could be a good tender in controlling hyperhydrosis as it has very good reviews with most of the users left with a dry feeling under their arms.

Although, it isn't a miracle cure as it didn't work at all for a couple of patrons. Some do find it a bit of a hassle to apply it at bedtime but if it works its worth it.

It is reasonably priced at $6.28 for a 1.2oz bottle, so is a least worth looking into if you suffer from excessive sweating.

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Calvin Klein’s Euphoria Eau de Parfum Spray Review | Unique Sexy Fruity Floral Fragrance for Women

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Euphoria by Calvin KleinEuphoria by Calvin Klein is devised for woman with a contrast of exotic fruits and seductive florals, for a rich, creamy, seductive signature.

The bottle is average looking, just clear glass with a silver lid nothing spectacular. Obviously this isn't the main selling point, the fragrance is the most important thing. It just helps if the bottle is attractive too!

Calvin Klein says, this scent is inspired for a for a confident sexy chic. It is a very popular fragrance as its got the number 1 spot on Amazon's best sellers list.


Below are the scents that make up Euphoria:
Pomegranate, Persimmon, Green Notes, Black Orchid, Lotus Blossom, Champaca Flower, Liquid Amber, Mahogany Wood, Black Violet, Cream Accord.

Users Conclusions

I have summarized below what the users think of Euphoria:


  • Strong scent (most users think this is a good thing)
  • Long lasting
  • Sexy
  • Feminine
  • Unique


  • Strong woody smell ( one users opinion)

To Sum Up

Euphoria is a extremely popular fragrance with nearly all its reviews positive. The users cherish the long lasting, unique and strong sexy scent.

However, one patron said it wasn't for her, she said it smells to strong and woody.

This might not be a perfect match for someone who prefers more of a floral scent, although this is very popular and could be one of the fragrances that changes your mind.

It is on sale at the moment for $39.40 for a 1.70 oz bottle, it usually costs $58 a little pricey.

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Juicy Couture Eau De Parfum Review | Seductive, Sweet & Fruity Scent

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Juicy Couture womens perfumeJuicy Couture Eau de Parfum has very mixed reviews on Some ladies love the fragrance because they say its not to over powering.

It's weird how one perfume can have so many different smells, but after reading reviews many ladies have different opinions on the scent. A few perfume guru's say Juicy Couture has a fruity undertone, while others think it is more floral.

I think this fragrance might be one of those that you just have to test yourself to see if it's for you.

This is how many Juicy fans described Eau de parfum:

  • Light
  • Sweet
  • Sexy
  • Seductive
  • Long lasting
  • "Just pure perfection"

Some other users have an opposite opinion about Juicy's scent describing it to be so strong that it gives them a headache. Also that it is nothing special and just smells like Britney Spears' "Curious".

Top Notes

Watermelon, mandarin, and pink passion fruit combined with the sparkling freshness of bright marigold and green apple, enhanced by a splash of water hyacinth and crushed leaves.

Middle Notes

Wild rose with sophisticated princess lily and creamy tuberose.

Base Notes

Caramel creme brulee and vanilla meld with elegant precious woods and patchouli.


Alcohol Denat, Aqua, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Alpha Isomethyl, Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3 Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Isoeugenol, Limonene, Linalool, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 14700 (Red 4), CI 42090 (Blue 1)

If you are interested in purchasing Juicy Couture Eau de Parfum it retails for $17.99(0.17oz mini)- $49.99 (6.7oz). I just had a sneaky squirt of this perfume the other day and I have to say I found it to be rather pleasant.

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DKNY Be Delicious Perfume Review | Fresh, Light & Long Lasting Fragrance

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

DKNY Be DeliciousDKNY Be Delicious is served in a cute little round bottle, shaped a bit like an apple. DKNY say that this is a free spirited, refreshing and unique perfume.

Most users of this "Be Delicious" fragrance describe it as fruity, light, fresh, yummy, addictive and definitely worthy of the name "Delicious". I most certainly have to agree with these ladies. It's exactly what I think when I smell this "Delicious" fragrance.

There are some perfume lovers that found this DKNY scent not to work well with their body chemistry, so became over-powering and didn't last long. You know what it's like, your friend will be wearing a perfume that smells fab on them, but when you wear it doesn't smell as nice.

It is a fruity scent that combines these notes:

  • American apple
  • Cucumber
  • Grapefruit
  • Magnolia
  • Tuberose
  • White muguet
  • Rose
  • Violet
  • Sandalwood
  • Tender skin accord
  • White amber

DKNY Be Delicious is priced at around $20-$50 depending on the size of the bottle and where you purchase it. This is my most favorite perfume ever!

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Lolita Lempicka Lolita Perfume Review | Alluring & Enchanting Gothic Fragrance

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Lolita Lempicka LoitaLolita Lempicka introduced Lolita in 1997. Lempicka says it should be a enchanting and alluring fragrance.

Most of the reviews for Lolita have been very positive. Users say they love it because it can't be compared to any other perfumes as it is totally unique. Others describe it as a "shimmery gothic dream" and that it makes them feel like a fantasy girl.

There are some customers of Lolita Lempicka that would disagree saying that it smells terrible "like bug spray" and that it's too strong. Although this could be a plus for those of you that like a strong scent, it usually means you don't need to use a lot, so it should last longer.

Notes include:

  • Ivy
  • Aniseed
  • Amerena heart
  • Violet
  • Iris roots
  • Vetiver
  • Tonka bean
  • Vanilla
  • Musk

Well this is a top of the line perfume and the price reflects that. Lolita Lempicka Lolita varies in price from $15-$65 depending on where you shop.

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Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue Womens Perfume Review | Clean, Fruity & Elegant Scent

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Dolce & Gabbana Light BlueDolce & Gabbana Light Blue is a perfume for the ladies. It was created in 2001 by Olivier Cresp.

The Bois De Jasmin site says in there review that Light Blue smells similar to Paco Rabanne Black XS.

Most users of light blue say that the scent is beautiful, light, very clean, unfussy, makes you feel elegant and lasts all day long.

Some negative comments from customers using Dolce and Gabbana say it only lasts for 2 hours. A few users have also warned others about cheap imitations. When buying anything online always be careful to check the credibility of the seller before you purchase the item.

Fragrance List

  • Jasmine
  • Bamboo
  • White rose
  • Cedarwood
  • Amber
  • Musk
  • Sicilian Citron
  • Jasmine Sambac

Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue ranges in price from $15-$80 depending on the size of the bottle and where you purchase it. So just be sure to shop around for this one as it could end up saving you a lot of green.

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Coco Mademoiselle By Chanel Perfume Review | Elegant & Classy Fragrance by Jacques Polge

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Coco Mademoiselle by ChanelChanel's Coco Mademoiselle was created by Jacques Polge in 2001. The Perfume master Jacques has been working for Chanel for twenty years. Did you know that when Mlle Chanel created Chanel No 5 in 1921 it was the first abstract fragrance. Perfumes back then were just floral scents. I think Chanel is so popular today because it broke the mold back in the 1920's.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle gets high marks from reviews that say it is a very classy, youthful and sophisticated perfume. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle makes some fragrance gurus feel sexy and is a fragrance that will also drive men wild, according to one review from the Viewpoints site.

This sent is too strong and sweet says one Chanel user. A few reviews have said it is a bit strong. So if you only use a little squirt it shouldn't be overpowering and it should last longer too!

It should have a floral oriental scent with notes of:

  • Orange
  • Bergamot
  • Grapefruit
  • Litchi
  • Rose
  • Italian Jasmine
  • Indonesian Patchouli
  • Hatian Vetiver (like Lemon grass)
  • Bourbon Vanilla
  • White Musk

Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel is priced anywhere between $40-$100 which is on the higher end of the scales but what can I say, it's "Chanel".

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