Product Reviews by alyria

Treatments (Face) - REN Clean Skincare - Resurfacing AHA Concentrate

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fromalyria

Sep/16/2013

I am 2/3 of the way through my bottle, used almost daily for a couple of months, and haven't seen much of a difference. Slightly smoother skin and slightly smaller pores (note: I did also start using a Clarisonic Mia around the same time), but for the price and ingredients, I expected more.

I felt a tingling the first few times I used it, but since then there has been no …
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Hair Treatments - OGX - Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum

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fromalyria

Aug/12/2013

This product did a decent job defining my wavy-permed hair. I applied it only to the ends. It's lightweight, not too greasy, smoothes, and smells great upon application. However, during the day the coconut scent altered and made my hair smell stale and rancid. Still smelled slightly coconutty but was not pleasant at all. I bought this product on sale (its regular price is already very …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - Olay - Regenerist Eye Derma-Pod

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fromalyria

Nov/09/2012

I thought these were a very innovative product from Olay. The cream was lightly fragranced, tinted pale pink and soothed my dry lids after cleansing. It provided basic moisturization - I didn't notice any particular smoothing, firming or anti-wrinkle benefits. I loved how sanitary these one-time use pods were and how I didn't have to mess up my fingers to apply. They were super easy …Read more

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Shampoo - Clear Scalp & Hair - Shampoo

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fromalyria

Sep/10/2012

Caveat: I just used this product for the first time but I was so impressed I wanted to write a review immediately.

I purchased both the shampoo and conditioner in Strong Lengths. Love the scent - best I can describe it is fruity clean. I smell crisp green apple but it's not overly fruity. The shampoo is very rich and super lathery. The conditioner is sooo buttery smooth; …
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Hair Styling Tools - Unlisted Brand - Tourmaline Featherweight/Travel Hair Dryer (Original and Bespoke versions)

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fromalyria

May/13/2012

I was terribly disappointed with this hairdryer. I have the T3 Featherweight. For the promises it made at the price I paid, I expected more. Compared to the 8+ year old inexpensive Conair 1600 watt hairdryer I'd been using, they were comparable in drying time, weight, sleekness and airspeed. The only difference is the T3 gets way hotter - to the point where my scalp feels like it's …Read more

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Cleansers - NIVEA - Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes Dry/Sensitive Skin

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fromalyria

Feb/02/2012

I bought these primarily because I already love the scent of the pink-packaged Nivea products: a soft, floral scent with a hint of fresh citrus. Somehow, the scent is calming and soothing and refreshing all at the same time. I found these wipes a lot drier than the average makeup removing wipe, which I didn't love. They weren't bone dry, but I wouldn't describe them as soaked or …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - Kiehl's - Abyssine Eye Cream

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fromalyria

Jan/18/2011

A nice eye cream, but nothing special. No miracles performed here! I can't attest for the claims: "deter the effects of aging on the skin while providing instant moisturization and diminishing the look of fatigue."

The almost gel-like light cream is moisturizing. Spreads easily and evenly and absorbs VERY fast, so for those of you who use eye creams in the morning …
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Polishes - OPI - Nice Color, Eh?

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fromalyria

Sep/21/2007

This polish applied like a dream. I found it had much better pigmentation than any other OPI polish I've tried thus far, and it was so foolproof to apply! It just slid across my nail easily without a streak in sight. While I prefer applying 2 coats of polish, this one would have sufficed with just 1! Nice Color, Eh? is a great colour to transition from summer to fall; a very rich …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - J. R. Watkins - Lemon Cream Hand & Body Lotion

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fromalyria

Sep/08/2007

Mmm. If not for any other reason, you should buy this because of its lovely scent! It brings to mind a fluffy lemon cake. Or Nilla wafers! While it smells "foody" at first, the lemon notes come forward as it absorbs into the skin so you are left with a fresh lemon scent with a hint of rich cream. Quite subtle and not at all overwhelming.
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Polishes - OPI - Tutti Frutti Tonga

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fromalyria

Aug/11/2007

A truly pretty colour! This is a perfect ballerina pink with a frosty/pearl finish. I don't notice the peachy-ness the other reviewers have, instead I see a tiny hint of lilac. This is basically a pale pink version of another favourite polish of mine, MAC Abstract. The pearl finish does induce a bit of streaking but the Pro-Wide brush really helps with that problem. I recommend 2 coats …Read more

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