{Tested} Vincent Longo “Diamond” Body Spray {Test This} Beecology

A diamond is a girl’s best friend…but is ‘Diamond’ Body Spray by Vincent Longo (retail: $35 on Soft Surroundings) an FOFriendly beauty product? According to Vincent Longo marketing materials, the spray “adds glamour to any look” by “illuminating body skin with instant sparkling highlights.” Is this shimmer a winner or was it no more than a glimmer of hope for our FOF beauty testers?

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Did this product work for you?
I love this product–easy to use, very light and airy. It makes me want to wear a v-neck sweater and show off!

Did you like the effect it had on your skin?
It gave my decolletage a little extra sparkle and made it not so naked looking. It feels like a powder, not sticky.

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Would you use this product again?
I am very happy with the product and would use it again. I recently saw it for sale in a Soft Surroundings catalog and was delighted I had already tested it! I like the silver best, it goes with my brunette hair and skin tone.

Would you recommend it to other FOFs?
I’d recommend it to everybody.

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Did this product work for you?
Yes.

Did you like the effect it had on your skin?
It sparkled–but I didn’t seen any difference in the quality of my skin other than that.

What could make this product better?
Better delivery design–the directions say to shake the bottle but when you do, the glittery sparkle goes all over the place.

Would you use this product again?
I would use it again, but, it isn’t something you wear everyday. It is definitely a dress up and sparkle item.

Would you recommend it to other FOFs?
I’d recommend it to FOFs, but honestly, it seems more suited for younger, smoother skin.

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Did this product work for you?
I am not a ‘sparkly’ person. I used it when I went out to dinner–my friends noticed it on my chest and giggled. I asked why [they laughed] and they said ‘it was just not me.’

Did you like the effect it had on your skin?
Not really.

What could make this product better?
I don’t wear makeup, so this was just over the top.

Would you use this product again?
No.

Would you recommend it to other FOFs?
If they like to sparkle and get noticed, then yes.

What was your overall experience with the product?
I am a little too simple for a product like this.

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Did this product work for you?
Yes.

Did you like the effect it had on your skin?
Nice glow on my skin.

Would you use this product again?
Yes. I would also give as gifts.

Would you recommend it to other FOFs?
Yes.

What was your overall experience with the product?
To me, it is a product for special occasions.

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Did this product work for you?
It worked as stated and gives a nice sheen to the skin. It did not wear off or stick to clothing.

Did you like the effect it had on your skin?
It looked festive and gleaming.

What could make this product better?
I liked it the way it was. I really liked the container–very retro-Hollywood-looking on my dressing table.

Would you use it again?
I would use for a special night out. I just don’t have too many of those!

Would you recommend it to other FOF members?
Yes–it is a fun and glamorous product.

What was your overall experience with the product?
Nice to look at, fun to use, very effective.

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Did this product work for you?
I really loved using this body spray! The glow it gives adds to a special night out.

What could make this product better?
I would add a small brush for even coverage.

Would you use it again?
I will use this product every chance I get, and will continue to tell everyone about it.

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Did this product work for you?
It gave my skin a sparkly look that was pretty. It comes in a beautiful bottle that I love and will keep.

What could make this product better?
A lower price point. I’m assuming there are other products that come in tubes [less expensive packaging to produce] that give the same for a lower cost.

Would you use this product again?
No. It’s out of my price range.

Would you recommend it to other FOFs?
It is a lovely product but the women in my circle would not be able to afford this product.

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{Beauty Testing} 12 Benefits Hair Products

Paulmaier, the manufacturer of 12 Benefits hair products, promises that their Rapid Blowout Spray and Instant Healthy Hair Treatment ($24.95 each at Soft Surroundings) will “dramatically reverse the aged and damaged look and feel” of your hair by restoring the natural lipids that you lose when you shampoo and style. The Rapid Blowout Spray is formulated with Argan oil and “reduces blow-dry time, volumizes fine locks, adds shine and helps reduce damage from heat styling tools,” according to their marketing materials. The Instant Healthy Hair Treatment, which should be sprayed on to hair “from mid-shaft to ends,” “seals your color, smooths frizz and strengthens fragile hair.” Can this hair care duo truly do away with bad hair days? FOF product testers untangle the truth . . .

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For how long did you use these products?
I am still using the products [after several months]– they are a very generous size.

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Did you notice a difference in your hair?
I have a dry scalp and frizzy hair, especially when it is humid. Using heat styling tools has only multiplied my frizz. I noticed a difference after about three weeks. My hair is glossier, silkier and smoother. It swings a bit more. My sister asked me what I had been using because she noticed the difference in luster.

Would you recommend these hair products to a friend?
Wholeheartedly. The oil in the second product is so light, it never weighed my hair down.

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How long did you use the product?
Approximately 8 weeks.

Did you notice a difference in your hair?
Definitely! [It made my hair] soft and extremely shiny–a much more controlled look!

Was your hair dry or damaged before you started using the product?
Yes, very!

Did you see an improvement in the look and feel of your hair?
Yes. I was complimented by my hairdresser — she said my hair was in great condition.

Do you think the blow dry spray and healthy hair treatment are a good value?
They are much less costly than products I have tried that didn’t work as well. I would easily spend that amount on these products.

Would you use these products again?
In a heartbeat!

Would you recommend these hair products to a friend?
I have recommended them to a few of my friends who noticed a difference in my hair.

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For how long did you use the hair products?
Three times a week for four weeks.

Did you notice a difference in your hair?
Yes.

How did the products make your hair look?
Slightly volumized.

Were the directions easy to follow?
Yes.

Do you think the blow dry spray and healthy hair treatment are worth the value?
Not on my retiree budget.

Would you use these products again?
Probably not, although I would recommend them to others.

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For how long did you use these products?
I took these wonderful products to France for a 3-week vacation.

Did you notice a difference in your hair?
After the sun, wind and dry air, [my hair] needed help. This is a terrific product and I will be more than happy to use it from now on.

Would you use these products again? Would you recommend these hair products to a friend?
Not only did I enjoy these products, but I loaned them to friends traveling with us on the Vantage riverboat. All of their reviews were totally positive too.

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