Product Reviews by asporkin

Misc Beauty Tools - Tweezerman - Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover

5.0
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Apr/18/2016

This is a beautiful thing. Rather than repeat others’ praise, let me offer some advice in maximizing it.

For context, I’ve got coarse hair around my chin that isn’t heavy in terms of amount but is pretty randomly spread out, often in hard to reach places. And visible. And hasn’t slowed down. Over the years, it’s been waxed (professionally and at home), threaded and tweezed.
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Hair Treatments - Alterna Haircare - Caviar Repair RX Re-Texturizing Protein Cream

4.0
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Dec/11/2015

UPDATE: I've knocked it down one rating point since it doesn't always play nicely with other products. While this makes my hair smooth, I do need another product to add volume or shine or something. I've experimented with various things and some work fine but other, when combined with this cream, leave my hair weighty and dull. Note that I've generally used sprays, rather …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Sally Hershberger - Hyper Hydration Super Keratin Spray

5.0
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Dec/04/2015

Love this stuff and since it seems to be discontinued, I've been buying up every bottle I find. Stores must think I drink it. I never use it on damp hair but, instead, use it on day-after dry hair to revive it. I apply it starting about halfway down to the ends, all of which tends to dry out. It hydrates the dry stuff and gives me at least another day or two before shampooing. On dry …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - Unlisted Brand - Indeed Eyesilix

4.0
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Nov/22/2015

Part of the Indeed Labs skincare line, this is the eye cream. It's a good, functional product at a reasonable price.

What I like most is that for whatever reason, it doesn't migrate on me. I've tried various eye creams over the years at all price points; all have ended up sliding into my eyes, causing irritation and burning. I don't have particularly sensitive …
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Scrubs - Bliss - Pore Perfecting Facial Polish

1.0
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Nov/03/2015

Did nothing for me. Not enough grains in the product to do any kind of polishing, even gentle. And the cream base is neither fish nor fowl: It isn't a cleanser but it isn't quite anything else. This might be effective for those with extremely sensitive skin but that's not my situation. I happen to like a number of the Bliss products but this was a fail and it seems …Read more

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Styling Products - Bumble and bumble - Don't Blow It (H)Air Styler

1.0
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Sep/12/2015

I'm glad I got a samples from Sephora because this was a total fail. I've got color-treated fine hair that can be worked fairly easily into a beach-y textured style with heat, bush and product. But it looks awful when air-dried, even using products made for that purpose. I'll give anything a chance, however. Tried this 2x, following the directions and tips carefully. Wound up …Read more

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Lipstick - Lipstick Queen - Bright Natural Sinner

5.0
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Sep/11/2015

Haven't looked at LQ for years (probably not since it was first introduced long ago) but I was killing time at an Ulta and started sampling. And buying. Wow, these are great. The Sinner line has wonderful pigment, huge variety of shades and hasn't beaten up my lips as so many other brands do.

This particular color is MLBB&B (MLBB & brighter). I'm NW20 in …
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Styling Products - Living Proof - Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 styling treatment

1.0
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Apr/18/2015

I've had mixed results with LP products. I bought this, fortunately in the tester size, for my fine, balayaged hair. On the first use, it gave my hair volume but also made it fuzzy and dull-looking. Tried it a few weeks later, same results. Yesterday, decided to give it one more chance and this time, I mixed in a little Kerastase oil to try and cut down the fuzziness. Nothing changed. …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Unlisted Brand - Viviscal

3.0
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Mar/30/2015

This gets 3.5 from me. It worked well for me a few years ago, not working for me now.

My hair is normally very slow-growing, fine and dry. I took Viviscal pills about 4-5 years ago and saw noticeable change in about 2 full months: my hair was growing at a faster rate, felt fuller and was not as dry, maybe a little oily which was OK with me. Back then, I took it a total of 6 months …
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Blush - MAC Cosmetics - The Perfect Cheek

5.0
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Feb/22/2015

I'm a bit darker than many of the reviewers here (NW25) and this works great as a bit of color when I'm wearing a red or bright lip. It doesn't intrude and offers enough color to give me some dimension. Good perennial blush.

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