Product Reviews by Hotpookas

Hair Treatments - Unlisted Brand - blonde brilliance ammonia free toner

5.0
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Feb/13/2016

This review is for the misty rose and champagne toners- I have not tried the other colors.
My hair is dark and when i bleach it properly turns big bird yellow. My ideal blonde shade is a level 10 neutral kind of peachy shade, like the one on the boxes that never ends up looking like that. In the past I've tried wella colorcharm toners which are almost always a disaster or a box color …
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Liquid - Perricone MD - MD No Foundation Foundation Serum

4.0
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Dec/30/2015

This serum/foundation is pretty outstanding overall. It looks like skin, blurs imperfections and redness and doesn't turn into a flakefest on dry areas. I can't say for sure that it makes my skin better overall but it feels that way when I'm wearing it!
There is one reason that it's not my go-to which is kind of a big one: it only comes in one shade. And that shade is …
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Sunscreen - KANEBO - Allie extra UV gel mineral moist SPF 50 PA+++

5.0
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Jul/08/2015

Probably my top japanese sunscreen (or US for that matter). It's not runny, not greasy, not drying, no white cast unless you use too much; doesnt smell weird, doesnt give you perma pink face, lasts throughout the day although I haven't done a full pool test to rate how waterproof it is. Doesnt break me out ..so yay. I got it on amazon for $25.
UV Filter(s): Zinc Oxide …
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Loose Powders - Ben Nye - Bella Luxury Powder - Banana

5.0
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Jul/08/2015

Yeah....this.is everything it's cracked up to be. well actually I haven't seen the reviews for it on here so let me just say I am extremely pleased. I have yellow undertones and oily skin that occasionally sports a booboo (aka me turning nothing into something :-[ - it happens.) If I use this after foundation I look awesome and glowy and airbrushed and if I skip the foundation it …Read more

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Treatments - Unlisted Brand - Pink Armor Nail Gel

5.0
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Mar/23/2015

Ladies (& some men) if you have fingernails GET THIS it's incredible. the name pink armor sums it up petfectly. Just the slightest hint of PINK which is basically clear unless you see it in direct sunlight; and the ARMOR omg...i thought when i became a massage therapist that I'd never wear nail polish again on account of the constant hand washing, etc. Well what do you know i …Read more

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Cleansers - Shea Terra Organics - Rose Hip & Red Bush African Black Soap Face Wash

5.0
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Jun/01/2014

I started using this a month ago and since then 3 people have mentioned how good ny skin looks. I want to try every product from this line now.
Pros:
Removes makeup
Exfoliates without scrubbing
Natural ingredients, no added fragrance (smells like dirt- love it)
I've seen a huge improvement in nose & chin pores, clogs, and hyperpigmentation …
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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum

1.0
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Apr/29/2014

I am in shock right now...this turned my face YELLOW not slightly but a serious orangey yellow, what's scary is I've been using it for a while and only just realized it! Thinking back there were definitely times when I got in the car and noticed an orange face but I thought it was the makeup since I'm always trying new fndtn but this was the culprit! I figured it out bc I hAd a dr …Read more

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Skincare - Face - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Grapeseed Oil

5.0
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Apr/21/2014

I'm so glad I know about this (thanks to MUA of course) because it's basically impossible to find a cleanser that takes off makeup AnD physical ss AND cleanses your face that doesn't strip skin or have potential pore clogging ingredients (or both) and a fake cloying smell.
I picked up grapeseed oil intending to use it for oil cleansing, which i attempted several times but …
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Mascara - PUR Cosmetics - Big look

5.0
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Apr/14/2014

I rarely buy HE mascara (the last one I purchased was Lancôme and it sat in my car for a year dried out I never used it) but my go-to (Rinmel in the green and black tube) has been a pita lately bc I almost always wait until I'm in the car to put it on which makes wiping the wand off and combing out clumps super inconvenient. Basically I need it to be simple and fairly foolproof. $20 seems …Read more

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