Product Reviews by DeeSmith

Conditioner - Phyto - PhytoSpecific Vital Force Creme Bath

5.0
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Apr/18/2008

So here's my story:
I am black, with relaxed hair (I'm a late convert to Phytorelaxer). Six months ago, I got a horrifically bad perm that singed short the hair on my temples and around the nape of my neck. The rest of my hair was also affected-- it thinned and looked and felt damaged. So I vowed to only use really good quality products, to take care of my hair by myself and not …
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Hair Treatments - Ojon - Restorative Hair Treatment [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Mar/30/2008

Yes, this product smells strongly like palm nuts, coffee, and cigar, but it's really great for my hair. What can I say? :-). It cut my hair dressing time down to 30 minutes. I wash, blow-dry, apply this as a leave-in conditioner, and flat-iron. And my hair looks great. My hair is chemically relaxed and pretty thick, this makes my hair look super light and shiny. Can't complain.

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Hair - Phyto - Phytospecific Phytorelaxer Index 2

4.0
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Mar/30/2008

I'm reviewing this relaxer after only using it once, and I love it. I applied it myself, with no problems. My hair felt really soft afterwards--and shiny. I don't get that thin flat over-processed look I used to get with other treatments - I'm sure you ladies know what I'm talking about. And it hasn't burnt my scalp. Given the fantastic results, it looks like I'll …Read more

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Scrubs - ORIGINS - Modern Friction

3.0
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Sep/01/2007

Modern Friction brightened my skin, reduced the appearance of my pores, and improved its texture. But at what cost? It was really harsh, and you can only use it once a week. I've had the same jar in my medicine cabinet for over six months now and have probably only used it three or so times--mostly because I don't like how harsh it is. On the other hand, my Brazened Honey Lush Biofresh …Read more

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Body Scrubs - ORIGINS - Never A Dull Moment Skin Brightening Facial Polisher

3.0
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Sep/01/2007

This product felt great, but about 20 minutes after I was done using it, I came back to the reality that I have oily skin and this just wasn't the right fit for my skin type—my skin started teethering on the edge of shiny and I found it too moisturizing. I gave it to my sister who has great, normal skin--not a single blemish anywhere, lucky b****--and she loves it.

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Scrubs - LUSH - Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub

2.0
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Sep/01/2007

Did anyone not love this? Coz I didn't! I bought it about a year ago though when the ingredients included vodka (not sure if they still do that). And it made my face feel oily and gross, like i'd put brilliantine on it, or something. It is possible that I didn't apply it properly, but I ended just using it on my body (it was early spring and the skin on my body was pretty dry …Read more

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Gels/ Soaps - LUSH - Honey I Washed the Kids Soap

2.0
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Sep/01/2007

Hmmm, well this product felt good on my skin, smelled great, wasn't noticeably drying, but it just didn't last long enough. I bought a medium sized bar-- don't remember how much but it was $11--way too much coz it only lasted about 4 days, ridiculous:-)!

My advice--save your $$ cos it's not a miracle or anything, not even close, and it just doesn't keep very …
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Masks - LUSH - Brazened Honey Fresh Face Mask

4.0
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Sep/01/2007

Using this mask was a bit intimidating for me at first because it's got a rough texture, and feels really strong when you apply it (you definitely notice that it's working) but the smell was so wonderful that I just went with it. And I'm glad I did because when I rinsed it off my skin felt like new! I'd spent the first fifteen years of my life in a really hot sunny country and …Read more

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Powder - bareMinerals - Original Foundation

3.0
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Aug/25/2007

This foundation is better than anything I have used in the past in that my skin takes to it better, but it's far from perfect.

It's messy, for one. Gets everywhere. I use warm deep so I swirl the brush and tap and dark particles settle on my mirror, dresser, it's awful!

Also, warm deep has this really ashy base. You really have to be careful to apply it …
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Moisturizers - Boscia - Recharging Night Moisture

4.0
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Aug/22/2007

Love this product! I got it in one of those travel kits for oily skin and by and large ignored it because I don't use night creams--they're usually too heavy for my oily skin. However, my skin has really taken a beating lately. I've been chain-smoking and I look about 100 yrs old so I've been in the nurturing mode. I finally quit smoking last week and picked up my abandoned …Read more

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