Product Reviews by AprilLily

Styling Products - Unlisted Brand - ECRU New York Acacia Protein BB Cream Beauty Balm for Hair

3.0
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Jan/22/2017

Pros:
- Doesn't leave residue in hair
- Light scent, doesn't linger
- Good ingredients
- Safe for colored hair

Cons:
- Not silky enough
- Not super lightweight

I received a sample (30 mL) of this in a subscription box. The consistency is similar to a lotion and I prefer using leave-in conditioners that are more like a serum or an oil …
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Foundations - Pop Beauty - CC Cream

5.0
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Nov/14/2016

Pros:
- Great, adaptable color
- Nice scent
- Goes on evenly
- Easy to apply
- Pump packaging
- Buildable

Cons:
- Packaging broke, but after a very long time

I have combination oily skin and mostly applied this product on the more oily parts of my face. It had perfectly fine staying power on me, especially if I used a primer or set it with …
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Moisturizers - Nuance by Salma Hayek - AM/PM Anti-Aging Super Cream

3.0
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Nov/07/2016

Pros:
- Nice, light scent
- Moisturizing
- Anti-aging properties

Cons:
- Packaging cracked
- Tubs for lotion can be unsanitary
- Left oily feeling on skin

I received a sample of this in a subscription box. At first I enjoyed the silky texture of the lotion and its mild scent, but after applying it to my face, I felt it didn't quite sink in …
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Styling Products - Bumble and bumble - Hairdresser's Invisible Oil

4.0
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Jul/20/2016

I received a sample of this in a subscription service. The first thing I noticed was its amazing smell. I enjoyed the spray application and it worked well to distribute product evenly. It smoothed out my hair a bit, but not drastically. I prefer a "stronger" oil for my hair as I tend to go quite a while between trims and my ends can get frayed. I enjoyed using this product but would not …Read more

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Styling Products - Alterna Haircare - Alterna Caviar Perfect Iron Spray

3.0
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Jul/20/2016

I received a travel size of this product in a subscription service and overall enjoyed it. I found the spray on my bottle did not distribute the product as evenly as I would have liked and I resorted to spraying several times into my hand and distributing manually. I also felt that being in a spray form made it last a shorter time than other similar products I have used. The smell was really nice …Read more

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Mascara - Tarte Cosmetics - Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-In-1 Mascara

2.0
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Jul/06/2016

I received a sample of this mascara and maybe mine was just a dud, but it was extremely clumpy and dry. It constantly left beads of dried up mascara on my lashes and was difficult to comb through. I could even see clumps of mascara on the bristles when pulling it out of the tube. After only maybe two weeks of use, I noticed how dry and sticky the wand looked when pulling it out. The bristles were …Read more

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Dry Shampoo - Suave - Professionals Dry Shampoo Spray

4.0
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Jul/05/2016

I have dark brown hair that gets oily around day 3.

I first bought this product because of the extremely reasonable price tag and honestly wasn't the biggest fan at first. The smell is very overwhelming and not my favorite. It also lingers until you wash your hair, so probably isn't for people that prefer to smell like their perfume of choice. I ended up leaving it on my …
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Mascara - Estée Lauder - Sumptuous Infinite

2.0
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Jun/09/2016

Received a sample of this in my Allure subscription box and was pretty unimpressed.

Pros:
- Nice, quality packaging
- Washes off easily
- Doesn't smudge much

Cons:
- Clumps lashes together
- Leaves lumpy bits on lashes
- Not rich, charcoal black. More of a muted, greyish black
- Too watery to build easily
- Wand shape. Bristles …
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Cleansers - Skyn Iceland - Glacial Cleansing Cloths

1.0
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Apr/29/2016

These are, unfortunately, my least favorite cleansing wipes that I have tried. I got these in my Ipsy bag a while ago and had high hopes after having tried a couple other Skyn Iceland products. I found the wipes to be way too dry and rough on my skin. It felt like the cloths were exfoliating but in a very unpleasant, scratchy way. I tried to continue using them just so they wouldn't go to …Read more

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