Product Reviews by Sonatina

Shampoo - Head & Shoulders - Clinical Strength

4.0
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Mar/15/2015

I moved from west to east coast and all of a sudden I have dandruff, probably due to extremely dry winter air. I tried Head and Shoulders with zinc, Body Shop ginger shampoo that gets rave reviews on this site, and neither of them worked to get rid of my winter flakes. This shampoo worked to get rid of the dandruff within a week. I was really happy.
HOWEVER, my bf cannot stand the smell. …
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Sunscreen - Ombrelle - SPF60 Ultra Light Cream

5.0
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Jul/17/2012

This is my ideal summer sunscreen. It's very water resistant, does not streak when I sweat (big problem with Vichy and LRP Lait Veloute), not too heavy, fragrance free, does not have intense sunscreen smell, contains Mexoryl XL and SX, does not clog my pores, and I can easily powder over it. The bonus is that it is available at local Canadian drugstores!

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Sunscreen - La Roche-Posay - Anthelios XL SPF 50 Lait Veloute

3.0
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Jun/04/2012

Updated June 12, 2012:
Three stars for the white cast and streaking. Two of us used this ss on a trip to New York in June. On my friend with blond/red hair and very pale skin: no white cast, but he sweats easily, and you can see the streaks of sunscreen in the fine folds of his face. By the end of the day, the sunscreen melted into his eyes and it was uncomfortable. Despite of this, he …
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BB Cream - MISSHA - M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 PA+++

5.0
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Mar/27/2010

This is a HG for me. My skin is normal enough, but it does get slightly oily as the day goes on. When I'm in a rush, I just spread some BB cream on my face, dust some Everyday Minerals Finishing Dust over it, and I'm all set. I do moisturize before I put on the BB cream because it's a bit drying. I find that it stays on all day without fading, and the coverage is very decent …Read more

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Cleansers - Unlisted Brand - Aquanil cleanser

5.0
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Oct/09/2009

Aquanil is not available in Canada so I had to order from skinwest. I'm so glad I did! You get a big bottle for cheap, and the packaging is nice and durable.
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My skin is prone to eczema, itchiness, and dryness so choosing the right cleanser is very important for my overall skin health. At first I thought this would be like Cetaphil, wihch didn't work for me. …
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Lipstick - Estée Lauder - Pure Color Crystal - Crystal Pink

5.0
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Oct/05/2009

I have light warm skin, brown eyes, and full lips. When I first saw this shade, I thought it would be too cool/pink for me. However, it goes on almost YLBB it looks fairly natural! It adds a feminine hint of pink shine to my lips. Quite delicate IMO. It also glides on like a lip balm and it's very hydrating. I usually need to use a lip balm to prep my lips before applying lipsticks …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Topix - Replenix Green Tea Serum

5.0
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Aug/26/2009

First of all, this review listing is a huge mess. People are reviewing totally different products under this thread.

I'm writing this review for the Green Tea Serum (no retinol, no caffeine). I bought this to use under sunscreen during the day to calm my eczema and redness, and it definitely does its job! The green tea is very soothing and calming to my skin, and I have not had …
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Lipstick - Estée Lauder - Pure Color Crystal - Nude Rose

4.0
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Jun/28/2009

For reference, I am NC20 with brown eyes and full, pigmented lips.

This is one of my favourite lipsticks. It's a muted light/sheer nudish pink YLBB shade. Most YLBB make me look dead or old, but this one makes me look elegant and put together. It is smooth and hydrating, and it glides on easily. One drawback is that the staying power is poor, probably due to the moisturizing …
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Sunscreen - Paula's Choice - Extra Care Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50

4.0
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Jun/07/2009

UPDATE: Since my skin is extremely sensitive to silicones, I can no longer use this sunscreen. Every time I use it, I end up with little clogged pores the next day. The same thing happens when I use any product loaded with silicones so it's not really this product's fault.

This is one of the most cosmetically elegant non-Euro high-spf sunscreen I've tried. It is …
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Blush - Laura Geller New York - Ethereal Rose Powder

5.0
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Jun/06/2009

fyi: Everyday Minerals loose powder blush in Champagne gives a similar effect without the pink and is slightly more shimmery.

This is a glorious highlighter/blush. I didn't think I'd like this when I opened it, but I was definitely wowed by it after I put it on my cheeks. It gives my NC20 skin a soft, silky, sheer rosy glow that no other product I've tried can achieve …
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