Product Reviews by Pheebie

Shampoo - Garnier - Whole Blends Smoothing Shampoo

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May/03/2016

I was excited to try this new shampoo. The scent reminds me of Hawaiian Tropic tanning oil and, since it's meant to reduce frizz and I have naturally curly, frizz-prone hair, I thought it might be helpful. Also, it was on sale - why not?

Ugh. This is NOT a clean-rinsing shampoo. After rinsing and rinsing for an eternity, my hair still didn't feel clean. I should've …
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Hair Treatments - Shea Moisture - Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque

5.0
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Sep/08/2014

I picked this up in Target on a whim. I wasn't expecting much because, to be honest, most products disappoint me. I'm an admittedly tough critic and I'm usually the odd-man-out when everyone raves about a product or brand. But I was in the market for a good hair masque (when am I not?) and it was under $15, contained good ingredients, and I'm a sucker for anything …Read more

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Shampoo - Matrix - Biolage HydraSource

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Aug/31/2014

(I'm not sure if this is simply the Biolage Hydrating Shampoo renamed or if the formula has been changed making this an entirely new product, but in the interest of reviewing the exact product I've tried, I felt it was only fair to use the name as it appears on the bottle.)

Years ago I was a huge fan of the Biolage Hydrating Shampoo. It was my favorite, go-to for higher …
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Moisturizers - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Avocado Oil

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Jul/24/2014

This is one of my favorite oils for cleansing my skin. I've been using it for several months, sometimes on its own, sometimes mixed with castor oil (equal parts of each). My skin is combo/oily and if something doesn't agree with it, I'll know within a day or two when a blemish pops up. (Which is very rare, thanks in part to no makeup, oil cleansing, and PC 2% BHA …Read more

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Shampoo - Shea Moisture - Organic Coconut & Hisbiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo

5.0
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Jul/16/2014

Eh, not my favorite shampoo, sulfate-free or otherwise. I appreciate the quality ingredients, I like the scent, and it lathers well. That being said, it takes me FORVER to rinse out. Conditioner washing takes me less time, and that's saying something. Once I finally get it rinsed out and the slippy-slimy feeling is gone, my hair feels clean. I've had both great hair days and …Read more

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Gels/ Soaps - Chagrin Valley - Lavender Rosemary Soap

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Mar/27/2014

I'm a long-time (and frequent) Chagrin Valley customer, but some how I didn't get around to trying this particular soap until very recently. How could I have been so late to the party? I love the scent: clean, herbal, ever so slightly floral, but not overwhelming. I've used it as a shampoo bar, body soap, and in place of shave cream and am happy to report it works well across …Read more

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Conditioner - Dove - Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner

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Mar/14/2014

I was pleasantly surprised by this conditioner. Yes, it gets great reviews, but how many times have I run out and bought something with a '5 Lippie Rating' only to be disappointed?

My hair is long (past mid-back), not color treated, and naturally curly (3a/3b). It's fine in texture, but I have a lot of it. While it's not damaged (I rarely use heat to style it) …
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Lip Gloss - Maybelline New York - Color Elixir (All Shades)

5.0
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Mar/06/2014

Love, love, love these lipglosses/liquid lipsticks.
Yes, they have a fairly strong scent, but personally I like it and would describe it as a perfumey, almost soap-y floral. I don't notice a taste though, so no worries there.

The texture is smooth, creamy, hydrating, and long-lasting, a rare find to be sure. I typically have to reapply my lipstick and/or gloss after a few …
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Lipstick - Maybelline New York - Color Sensational Vivids - Fuchsia Flash

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Mar/05/2014

Any girls who were kids in the 80's (yes, I'm dating myself here), will know what I mean when I say this is a "1980's Barbie pink." It's shocking, bright, in-your-face . . . and I love it. So much that I bought a backup recently because I'm afraid it will be discontinued and then, well, I'd simply die.

The texture is creamy but the finish is …
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Hair Treatments - L'Oreal Paris - Hair Expertise Oleo Therapy Deep Recovery Mask

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Mar/05/2014

It's worth the price, and then some. Why would I waste my hard-earned money on Kerastase when I can buy products that work just as well, if not better, for a fraction of the price?

As a previous reviewer pointed out, this does contain isopropyl alcohol, which surpirsed and confused me (I didn't notice its inclusion on the ingredient list until I got home); however …
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