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

Sunday, 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

Friday, 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

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

Monday, 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

Sunday, 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

Saturday, 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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2010 Luminary Tanning Lotion Black Label by Designer Skin Review | Promotes A Natural Golden Tan

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Luminary BronzerLuminary 25x Black Label is a lotion designed for sun bed use. This lotion is new to 2010 and is voted by users to be one of the best tanners to provide the darkest most natural looking tans.

According to Black Label the revolutionary L.E.D.TM complex works as a multifunctional system to help combat free radical aggressors and boost skins overall tone, elasticity and appearance.

It also contains soft Celestial Stardust, which helps to filter the light letting just the right amount onto the skin to give it a natural luminosity.

The lotion has a therapeutic essence of sweet champagne fizz which seems to prove very popular with most of the users.

Users Conclusions

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


  • Smells nice
  • Provides a natural color
  • Fast acting
  • Moisturizing
  • Nice light up bottle


  • Very pricey
  • Not much better than the cheaper brands

To Sum Up

Luminary 25x black label is pretty well known among you bronzed ladies or even those of you that want to get bronzed.

Most of the users think this tanning lotion is the holy grail of tanning lotions as they say it gives natural color fast. The golden ladies also relish the perfumed fragrance as most other tanners smell fruity.

However, there are some users who think it doesn't really work any better than cheaper brands.

It is quite pricey at $45.99 special price, it usually costs $120 for a 13.5oz bottle. Personally that is over my budget but it has very good reviews so could be worth a try if you can spare the cash.

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Burt’s Bees Sweet Almond & Lemon Body & Bath Oil Review | Moisturizes Skin & Reduces Stretch Marks

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Burt's Bees Vitamin E Body & Bath OilBurt's Bees Sweet Almond Bath and Body Oil is made up of 98.50% natural ingredients that are devised to moisturize and nourish the skin.

The infusion of lemon and almond oil should make this bath oil a very sweet scent indeed. I also find it a big plus that Burt's don't test on animals.

Benefits Of Almond Oil

Almond oil is naturally rich in vitamin E and it is also very moisturizing, helps to relieve irritating skin and helps to improve the complexion leaving it with a natural glow.

Users Conclusions

I have summarized the lists below from the opinions of the people using the bath oil.


  • Moisturizes
  • Helps reduce pregnancy stretch marks
  • Lovely lemony scent
  • Light
  • Absorbs into the skin without an oily residue


  • A bit greasy for bath tub use
  • Smells a bit piney


Sweet Almond Oil, Lemon Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Rosemary Extract.


Apply oil directly to damp skin after shower or add 2 tablespoons to a warm bath.

To Sum Up

Most people using Burt's Bees almond oil found that it worked very well at moisturizing their skin, they also adored the lemony scent.

However, some people thought the smell was more piney/earthy and didn't favor the smell. A couple of users said it was a little too greasy for bath tub use.

There are quite a few ladies who commented on how the oil helped reduce their stretch marks.

If you like the sound of this bath oil and want to give it a try for yourself it retails for a reasonable $6.49.

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Fizzy Baker Birthday Cupcake Bath Bomb Review | Moisturizing Coconut Oil & Body Scrub

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Fizzy Baker Birthday Cupcake Bath BombThe Fizzy Baker birthday Cupcake Bath Bomb is devised to fizz in the bath with conditioning coconut oil to moisturize skin. The frosting part of the bomb breaks away, so it can be used as a body scrubber.

It is actually a life size version of a real cupcake and is hand decorated like the real thing too! The sent is created to match that of a freshly baked vanilla cupcake. As if you need a food craving while in the tub!

This could be an inexpensive birthday present for a friend or family member as it comes with a real little birthday candle.

Users conclusions

I have summarized the lists below from the users opinions of the cupcake bath bomb:


  • Nice Scent
  • Unique present
  • Soap frosting good for a scrub
  • Real candle


  • A little expensive


Add to warm bath water to fizz, frosting will separate for a soap body scrub. Just make sure to remove the candle first.

To Sum Up

The Fizzy Baker Birthday Cupcake Bath Bomb could make a nice present for someone special.

Although, it is a little pricey at $7.99 considering it is only a bath bomb.

The users favor the lovely vanilla cupcake scent and the fact the frosting breaks away to make a soap body scrubber.

I personally like to treat myself to a bath bomb every now and then for that extra little treat when in the tub.

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