Product Reviews by beastandthebeauty

Brows - Glossier - Boy Brow

3.0
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10 months ago

The sole reason I wont repurchase this is because of the price. Others have commented on hold, etc, so I'll leave that out and comment on the color and alternatives;
The black shade is a cool ashy greyish black. So many times companies name their brow products "black" and its often a brownblack with a reddish undertone.
Try Laura Mercier fiber brow gel in Black for …
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Brows - Unlisted Brand - Refectocil permanent eyebrow tint

5.0
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Jul/18/2017

Some random tips :

- I recommend tinting the brows before shaping them. That way, they seem fuller and you are less likely to overpluck.
- Protect your clothes (or dont wear anything at all...) because it WILL stain.
- I use an old mascara brush to apply it (just wash any brush from a mascara you are going to toss) or get a spoolie at a cosmetic counter.

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Hair Treatments - Redken - Extreme Strength Builder Plus [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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May/18/2017

My hair is untreated and I never use heat styling. Its not damaged, nor do I have split ends.
So why did I purchase this?
My hair is curly, and protein-sensitive, BUT when used sparingly (like once every to w weeks), this proteinbomb makes my hair even curlier and there is a bounce to the curls.
Its hard to find the balance between protein and moisture, but like I wrote, 2 x …
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Treatments (Face) - Ling Skin Care - Hi-Vitamin C 12%

5.0
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May/06/2017


This makes my skin smooth, glowing and doesn't break me out.
I tried this serum suggested by BarbiH, because the boardfave CSI youth serum (from vitacost.com) gave me milia.
CSI is butylene glycol and L-ascorbic acid.
Ling is PROPYLENE GLYCOL, L-ASCORBIC ACID, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT.
Both are glycol-based, but I'm only fine with Ling.
Also, they are …
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Brows - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Tinted Brow Gel - Granite

3.0
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Mar/07/2017

If you have the other ABH products in "Granite", do not expect this to be the same ashy greyblack as brow wiz and brow powder duo. This gel is a browngrey color, and the sole reason I wont repurchase.

The reason I gave it three lippies is that I really like the hold and the brush is nice too, very soft and big, but I seem to be in the minority when it comes to liking the size …
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Mascara - MAC Cosmetics - Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara

4.0
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Feb/07/2017

After using this for a couple of months, I think this is my HG.
I only wear tubing mascaras, like this one.
The main things I like about this mascara is the deep, black color and the brush. It is rather thin and really long, very good for my large eyes and impatient self, I can cover more lash quicker with this one.
The results are long, cleanly defined lashes , but not OTT. If you …
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Treatments (Eye) - Unlisted Brand - Unrefined Shea Butter

5.0
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Nov/29/2016

After realizing that my beloved Kiehls avocado eye cream was mostly shea butter, I decided to try pure unrefined shea.
The brand I use is Out of Africa, and I get the smallest 0.5 oz/14 g tin from Iherb.
For my dry, sometimes flaky eye area, it does the same as the Kiehls, it moisturizes and makes my skin look fresh and hydrated.

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Shampoo - Unlisted Brand - Keracare Dry & Itchy Scalp Shampoo

5.0
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Sep/03/2016

Finally!

A shampoo without SLS for seborrheic dermatitis! It does have ALS, but my scalp is fine with that.
The shampoo smells like menthol and I dont understand why they would put it in a shampoo, as it is a potential irritant for the "dry and itchy" scalp it says it is for.
When I use this, I first wash with Fructis Nordic Volume shampoo (ALS-based) before …
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Brows - Blinc - Brow Mousse

5.0
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Sep/02/2016

I am reviewing the BLACK shade of this. (Sephora currently has 9 shades, and thats pretty good a a brow product!)
So many brow products are called black, but are usually a warm (er) brownish black.
This is a cool toned charcoal black.

I think the other reviews have said it well, but I have some things I want to say.
There is a bit of a learning curve with this, and how …
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