Product Reviews by PaulaBenoit

Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

5.0
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Jun/05/2017

Hands down the best drugstore mascara I ever tried. I purchased the waterproof version in Blackest Black. My lashes while they have decent length are sparse and stick straight. This mascara with 2 coats gave me the volume I've always wanted without looking clumpy and held a curl all day without flaking or smudging. I don't feel the need to wear eyeliner when I wear this mascara …Read more

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Hair Color - Garnier - Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color HL2

4.0
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May/07/2017

I used this kit to balyage my daughter's hair which is virgin hair, about a level 3 natural. I really liked the brush applicator that came with this kit. Really helped to ensure even distribution of color. We left this on her hair for a total of 45 minutes even though the instructions said it leave on for 30 minutes. We also laid plastic wrap over each section and applied heat to help …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Beyond The Zone - Shock Therapy Bold Blonde

4.0
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Apr/24/2017

I really like using this once a month to brighten my highlights. I love the way my hair looks and feels after using this product, on top of reviving/brightening my highlights I find my hair has more body and fullness and product buildup is removed so my deep conditioner penetrates better.

I agree that the smell is not the greatest however I find that after I use my deep conditioner …
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Hair Color - Ion - Ion Color Brilliance Absolute Perfection Booster Step 1

5.0
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Mar/06/2016

I recently did a full color correction on myself. I wanted to change my magenta red hair back to a medium brown shade but I knew how damaging this would be so I decided to try this product since it states it helps to generate new bonds for stronger hair. After using the color remover my hair was very dry and the ends which had been over processed were pretty fragile. The instructions stated to …Read more

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Powder - IT Cosmetics - Celebration Foundation

4.0
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Sep/20/2015

For me this powder foundation worked really well on my dry, sensitive skin. It offers great coverage, does not dry out my skin like powder foundations normally do, didn't settle into my fine lines, didn't emphasize any dry patches/flake and lasted until I removed my makeup before bed. Using this has cut down the time it takes me to get ready since application takes literally a minute …Read more

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Conditioner - Queen Helene - Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream

4.0
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Mar/16/2015

I've used quite a few different deep conditioners and this has become HG status for me. This is a really great deep conditioning treatment for over-processed hair at a very affordable price(I paid $4.89 for a 15 oz tub). My hair is quite dry from coloring and past highlighting. I use this once every two weeks. I shampoo my hair, towel dry it, and then I slather this on my hair …Read more

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Hair Color - Ion - Color Brilliance Demi-Permanent Hair Color

4.0
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Sep/24/2014

I purchased the shade 4RV along with their 10 volume developer as I was looking to darken my hair from my current color which is a level 6 light brown to a nice dark burgundy wine shade for Fall.

First I sprayed my hair from the mid-shaft to the ends with Zotos Porosity Equalizer since my hair was previously lightened. Then I mixed 1 tube of the 4RV (2 oz) with 2 oz of developer …
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Hair Color - One 'n Only - Argan Oil Hair Color Demi-Permanent Glossing Cream

5.0
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Sep/05/2014

My natural hair is a level 2 and I lightened my hair to a level 7 with level 8 highlights. Over the summer the color became very gold and I was looking for a way to bump the color up a shade to a level 6 while neutralizing the gold tones for the fall. My hair is pretty damaged so I opted for this demi-permanent color.

I chose 7N and bought the activating lotion. I mixed 2 ozs of 7N …
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Conditioner - GVP Generic Value Products - GVP Conditioning Balm

5.0
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Aug/22/2014

My husband picked this up for me at a Sally's in Buffalo as the Canadian stores do not carry it (and online it cannot ship to Canada). My hair is pretty dry from coloring and highlights. After one use my hairs moisture was restored, my hair is soft, supple, shiny and bouncy. Most times after I wash my hair and blow dry it with a round brush I need to add a serum from the mid shafts down …Read more

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Hair Color - Ion - Color Brilliance

4.0
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Aug/08/2014

I've used quite a few shades from this brand in the past. I do agree with previous reviewers that the colors run dark. My virgin roots are about a level 2 with some grey now starting to appear. I chose a neutral shade for its grey coverage, originally I tried their 6N shade with a 30 volume developer but it only took my roots to a medium brown. So I moved to their Level 8 (Light Blonde) …Read more

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