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Presto, change-o, instant video with Magisto (product review)

I’m far from being a videographer. I don’t even own a camera. All I use to record things worth capturing is my phone, so isn’t great that we now have all these phone apps that make people (well, yourself, mostly) think you’re better at it than you actually are?

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A fresh approach to showering with Dove (product review)

When I first saw the Dove Go Fresh commercial of the girl showering with the product, it was one of the rare moments I felt compelled to buy something based on a TV ad. The sounds and visuals were creatively put together: the splish-splosh of shower water perfectly matched that girl’s smiling, laughing, feel-good vibe and dammit, I wanted to be that happy too.

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Getting lip service from Nivea Lip Butter (product review)

My lips have a tendency to chap and peel even in hot weather, and they’re pretty pale so I need something to make them look, well, alive. Unfortunately, I have ultra-sensitive lips. I’m not calling them that to sound like some pompous princess; it’s a pain that I can’t just grab any brand and be good to go. I’m allergic to Chapstick, for fuck’s sake. Certain lipstick brands (even expensive ones) make my mouth react badly too. It starts off with a bit of tingling and mad itching, transforming into a burn. It then gets all big and puffy until, by the end of the day, my mouth looks like a damn zeppelin that itches and burns. And this lasts for days, during which my mouth looks nasty as it slowly deflates and peels. Did I mention the itching and burning?

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