Product Reviews by RhymesWithHiya

Foundations - L'Oreal Paris - Infallible Pro-Glow 24HR Foundation

2.0
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Jun/30/2016

L’Oreal Pro Matte is my HG foundation and has been ever since I started using it over a year ago. So much so that I haven’t even been tempted to try another foundation ever since...well, until I spotted the Pro Glow at Walgreens the other day.

Oooh! Interesting! I need to try this! And so I picked it up.

Now if you’re a Pro Matte user and if you’re like me, you might have a …
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Primer/ Corrector - Deciem - Hylamide HA Blurring Surface Finisher

5.0
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Jun/06/2016

I've been using Hylamide's HA Blur every day for a bit over three months now. It's easily the best makeup primer I've ever used and I've tried a ton (all the usual suspects, including Hourglass, Tarte, POREFessional, Rimmel, Elf, etc.). I don't know why it took me so long to write a review (sheer laziness, to be honest, but not lack of enthusiasm!).

I …
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Treatments (Face) - Deciem - Hylamide C25 Stabilized Vitamin C Booster

5.0
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Jan/08/2016

[1.15.2016: Just a quick update. I've now been using this for two weeks 2x daily. My initial impressions below from less than a week of use still hold up and I continue to be very happy with C25 :)]

I’ve been using vitamin C serums for a few years now (and also dabbled in DIY C serums) but had always found them secretly pointless. I plugged away because vitamin C is supposed to be …
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Treatments (Face) - Drunk Elephant - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

5.0
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Dec/01/2015

EDIT 1.13.2016: Continuing to love this just as much as when I first purchased it. I would use it every day except too $$$$ :( (Only drawback — it is painfully pricey :P)

Well, I really didn't want to love this stuff. I really and truly didn't. I actually would've been delighted to have been disappointed since well - let's get it out of the way why don't we - …
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Lotions/ Creams - CeraVe - Renewing SA Cream

5.0
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Sep/03/2015

I've been eyeballing this for the better part of a year. I'd go into whatever store carried it, pick up the tub, think about it, and ultimately put it back on the shelf. Not entirely sure why. Just something about the ingredients kept scaring me off. I think maybe it was the mineral oil (not paranoid about it; just....seemed like it might be too greasy is all).

Now that …
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Treatments (Face) - Peter Thomas Roth - Professional 3% Retinoid Plus

5.0
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Aug/24/2015

[Update 1/13/2016: Still using Rx tretinoin but miss how lovely this stuff is and still can't decide which is better. Continues to be an HG OTC retinoid and one that I continue to highly recommend along with the 1.5% retinol serum from PTR.]

[Update 11/02/2015: I finally graduated to generic Retin A (AKA tretinoin/retinoic acid) almost a month ago. Daily, 0.05%. Two things: 1. my …
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Lip Treatments - Chapstick - Strawberry

5.0
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Aug/21/2015

"If you ran out or lost this product would you buy it again?"

Innocent enough question that's asked every time anyone reviews a product on MUA : /.

My answer, unfortunately, is hellsssss yes. Would I buy it again? Yes, yes, YES!!!! 50 of the little bastards at a time on sale, yes; recurring Amazon bulk subscription yes; why doesn't Costco currently …
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Treatments (Face) - Mad Hippie - Vitamin A Serum

5.0
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Aug/06/2015

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EDIT 8.06.2015: I've never done an update this soon, but I have resistant skin that doesn't really react to much and I kinda tend to take a leap of faith sometimes that at least I'm doing *something* good for my skin even if I might not realize the benefits for awhile.

THIS IS DOING SOMETHING!!! :) Right off the bat! It's fairly subtle but noticeable …
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Hair Treatments - L'Oreal Paris - ELVIVE Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm

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Jul/25/2015

I'll use this up, I guess, but I don't love it.

Texturally, it's deceptively emollient in the tub and if you're like me, you'll be all like, "hey, this is totally gonna hydrate the heck out of my garbage hair!" Unfortunately the rinse through never results in a good outcome. Well, not for me anyway.

It's not horrible by any means (I …
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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

5.0
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Jul/20/2015

My new TOTALLY scientific method for choosing a mascara: choose a word that best encapsulates the characteristic that you want out of one and then choose the product that has the most similar letters in the product name. I tested this theory once and achieved a 100% success rate, BTW.

In my case, the chosen word was "fluttery" and wouldn't you know it, 100% of the …
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