Product Reviews by Heidness

Lipstick - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Matte Lipstick

4.0
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12 days ago

I had the good fortune of getting one of these one sale, so I picked up Stevie, described as an antique (or antiqued, maybe) auburn. That seems to sort of fit, though it's kind of also a plummy shade that leans a bit mauve, too. It reminds me of some of those Revlon ColorStay lipsticks from the 1990s. They had one that had Raisin in the name and this reminds me of that a lot. The feel, too …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Phyto - Phyto 9 Daily Ultra-Nourishing Cream

3.0
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12 days ago

I'm always looking for something to help my hair look less frizzy and to give it some moisture, ideally without silicones. This, I'm finding, isn't really the answer to my problems.

The pros: I found it on sale. It has no silicones. It has plant extracts. There is no strong scent. It adds some shine. It adds a tiny bit of definition. It does not feel sticky. The packaging …
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Lip Gloss - ColourPop - Sheer Ultra Glossy Lip (All Shades)

4.0
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18 days ago

I've long disliked lip glosses, and I still don't like ones with shimmer or sparkle. But this formula I do like.

I used to have Dropout but that was a bit dark for my tastes in a lip gloss (I'd rather wear that color as a sheer balm, without needing a mirror to apply). I do have Flying Horses, which is kind of a mauve-pink, and Pretty In, which is a sheer baby pink. I …
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Blush - Burt's Bees - All Aglow Lip & Cheek Stick

4.0
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18 days ago

I'd thought I'd hate this because I haven't liked any other options that do double duty for lips and cheeks. Usually they'd be good as a blush, but on the lips they'd feel wonky. But then I found a tube in Lilac Lagoon on sale, so I thought, why not?

One thing I found weird is that they named this shade Lilac Lagoon. That to me said it'd be more purple …
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Mascara - essence - Lash Princess Sculpted Volume Mascara

5.0
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18 days ago

My first impression after applying this: Wow! I still feel that each time I use it.

For a $5 tube this stuff really impresses me. My lashes are okay but they're kind of light brown and can look nonexistent, but this really amps them up. It adds volume, length, a bit of curl, and kind of makes me feel like some cartoon character fluttering her lashes.

It holds up all day …
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Mascara - Maybelline New York - SNAPSCARA Washable Mascara

4.0
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18 days ago

I noted I'd buy this again, but I'd like to add that it'd have to be on sale or with a coupon. I happened to have a $4 coupon at CVS when I bought it, so I picked up a tube of the brown.
So far I like it. I don't love it -- I haven't applied and felt like I'm ready for a mascara commercial, but it's pretty good. The brown is less impactful than black …
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Top/Base Coats - Seche - Dry Fast Top Coat

5.0
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20 days ago

A top coat is essential for me, and since I couldn't find my NYC one any longer, I thought I'd give it a try. So far I really like it. It applies smoothly and dries fast. I'm not sure if it really extends a manicure all that much, but so far I've only worn it for about five days, tops, before redoing my nails. It's working well so far, though. I mainly worry as the bottle …Read more

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Masks - Freeman Beauty - Brightening Green Tea + Orange Blossom Peel-Off Gel Mask

3.0
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1 month ago

I'm a sucker for brightening, and I love Freeman's peel-off masks. There's something satisfying in letting them set and peeling them off. And this is a nice mask. It's just way too perfumed for my tastes. (It is a green tea and orange blossom-y scent, which is something I'd normally be into...) Putting it on, peeling it off, and then washing my hands and face afterwards …Read more

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Lipstick - Flesh - Fleshy Lips Lipstick

5.0
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2 months ago

First off, I love tinted lip balms, and these are a grail for me. They have kind of that nice chapstick feel, but with no scent or flavor, and they are sheer -- I'd say less pigmented than MAC's lip lustre and Lipstick Queen's Saint offerings, for comparison's sake.

These apply like a lovely balm and feel a bit cushiony and soft. The five shades I have are Hungry (a …
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Styling Products - Kinky Curly - Spiral Spritz

5.0
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3 months ago

I like -- no, I love -- this stuff.

I don't like to do much with my hair except set it and forget it, and when I'm due for a cut and don't have time or motivation, or I want a bit of definition, this works. My hair is short, fine, wavy (mostly frizzy) and tends to fall flat easily. I can add this to wet hair and it'll make the wave set into a more defined pattern …
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