Product Reviews by ElleDuncan

Powder - CLINIQUE - Almost Powder Makeup SPF 15

5.0
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Jul/05/2018

Came back to this for summer for the build-able/re-applicable SPF reasons. So happy I decided to review it finally
I've used this on and off for three years actually. Recently I was using MAC skinfinish with so so contentment, but the ingredients always have me a bit sketchy (for slow, sneaky, but ever so present clogging of the skin....!)
Provided I am well moisturized (Vichy …
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Cleansers - Dove - Beauty Bar - Sensitive Skin

5.0
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May/23/2018

I reviewed this before, I am sure, but after a year or two of various cleansing milks, micellar lotions, foaming waters, foaming gels, oh, on and on and on....guess who's back to Dove Sensitive/ Unscented bar. Again.
1) This is possible THE Best soap for lather to shave sensitive lady bits...and a clean smooth leg shave every time.
2) Excellent non-stripping, non-drying facial soap …
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Skincare - Face - Ole Henriksen - Truth Serum Collagen Booster

5.0
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May/18/2017

bought this before christmas 2016, as part of three little wonders trio, small starter set. Excellent price. Essentially you get the 30 ml of a $60 moisturizer and the full size of the $60 pm glycolic serum for 20 bucks.
I used as directed. Wears well under makeup, the moisturizer is extremely rich but not in a bad way, and a little goes a long way, so if I over did it, I'd regret it 8 …
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Hair - Unlisted Brand - Coconut Oil

5.0
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May/23/2015

Forget all the hype.
STICK with this coconut oil miracle.
It's cheap, it's multi-useful, it's awesome smelling, like the beach days of old!

I put one third cup, melted 30 seconds in microwave, all through dry hair, working it in, then scoop it into a top knot and sleep with it.
I wash it out (sometimes a double shampoo is necessary) do a quick apple cider …
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Moisturizers - Neostrata - Glycolic Renewal Smoothing Lotion 10%

4.0
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May/23/2015

EDIT on January 13, 2018:
I am back on a full regimen of Neostrata and Reversa and have been for several months.
My skin is amazing. Use this stuff. It works. No breakouts, no issues, no bad smells, no eye problems, just excellent ongoing benefits to the skin. Just love my neostrata!

THey reformulated this to give it better absorption, slow release, less …
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Hair Treatments - Infusium 23 - Infusium 23 Step 3 Leave-In Treatment Moisture Replenisher

4.0
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May/23/2015

So far I think this is the only leave in treatment that comes close to Joico for what I want:
shine
static control
light, weightless
conditioning and moisturizing with regular, tried and true ingredients
(this is the olive and avocado oil one I am reviewing)

the nice part? 1/3 the price at a walmart or superstore in Canada
the ingredients I think are no …
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Shampoo - PANTENE - Nature Fusion Moisture Balance

4.0
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Apr/03/2015

Okay just a preliminary review and will update later:
this is for the one with the melon
It smells divine. Which is the opposite of regular pantene.
Natural? HA hardly of course not, it's pantene.
left my hair pretty happy though
shiny
soft
manageable provided I followed with my HG leave in conditioner from Joico which tames and destroys all static and …
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Concealers - Maybelline New York - Fit Me Concealer

5.0
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Apr/03/2015

UPDATE: I am still adoring this basic, cheap stay put concealer.
I have repurchased several times
It goes wonderfully over my new go-to facial sunscreen and doesn't even need powder to set. Twelve hours later (including exercise, heat, humidity, etc) it is still there!

Why is this not in the BEST concealers for olive skin? I adore this concealer on my light olive …
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Skincare - Face - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Tamanu Oil

2.0
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Mar/07/2015

UPDATE: had to give it up: eyes started to really hate it somehow and I ended up with WHITE HEADS and active little pimples in places I never break out: cheeks, forehead.
Not impressed. Took a week but skin calmed right after I abandoned this oil

Bought at a rip off price and since found I can get better price.
Four lippies so far because I can't say its not good but I …
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Treatments (Face) - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Honey

5.0
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Mar/07/2015

This review will be kind of like the ACV review.
Most people already said the basics.
I will add the following.
Like yogurt, the type of honey is a consideration.
Better honey, better results, plus internally it is good for you.

(Yogurt, FYI, should be FULL FAT as in 6% or more for the skin, and preferably GOAT which has protein molecules that penetrate the skin …
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