Product Reviews by cawhitern

Hair Treatments - Equate - Minoxidil Topical Solution 5%

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Feb/29/2016

Over the course of 6 months I'd lost over 30% of my hair and I had a complete meltdown! My hair has always been my best feature: thick, wavy and lots of body. My stylist always had to thin it out a bit because it was so thick. I have a family history of female hair loss - androgenic alopecia so I didn't waste any time getting in to see my primary care physician and my dermatologist …Read more

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Cleansers - Aveeno - Positively Radiant Cleanser

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Nov/01/2015

I've been using this cleanser for over 6 months. I bought it for the cleansing, the natural botanicals, as well as the claims that it would brighten my skin and even my skin tone.
It cleans well, has no real smell and takes my make up off without burning my eyes. I usually have to use an eye makeup remover or a cleansing cloth to get the last of my mascara off. It's a little …
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Liquid - RIMMEL - Match Perfection

4.0
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Oct/31/2015

I've finally decided my HE foundations are just crazy expensive and I've started my search for a DS dupe. I read through the foundation reviews on MUA and compiled a list of foundations to try. As luck would have it, I purchased this foundation by mistake at Ulta. I bought Classic Ivory and it was a perfect match to fair skin. Since it was from Ulta, I thought I'd go ahead and try …Read more

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Styling Products - Pureology - Color Stylist Piecing Sculpt

5.0
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Sep/05/2015

So far there isn't a Pureology product I haven't loved. This is my go-to hair styling product. I have short, wavy, hair that tends to curl and frizz a bit on the sides and front. Piecing Sculpt feels a bit like pudding at first touch, but that changes immediately once you get a dime size dollop your hand . It has nice grip and you absolutely can sculpt your hair just about any way you …Read more

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Styling Products - Garnier - Fructis Style - Smoothing Milk

3.0
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Sep/05/2015

i actually bought this by mistake! I was looking for a curl enhancer and must have picked this up instead. My hair is curly, wavy, tends to frizz on the front and sides. I usually wear variations of a pixie cut with longer sides and bangs to cover my "five head" (forehead is not high enough!). In younger years I described my hair as "Gene Wilder hair". But I digress.
This …
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Mascara - Maybelline New York - The Rocket Volum' Express

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Sep/04/2015

I really wanted to like this mascara but, sadly, I don't, for the following reasons:

It adds no length whatsoever.
It doesn't add much volume.
It is almost impossible to remove. Instead of waterproof, it should be labeled permanent!

I can say that the price is good and packaging is nice, but I don't buy mascara for those reasons. I ordered this at …
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Mascara - bareMinerals - Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara

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Sep/02/2015

I'm so disappointed in this mascara! I really wanted to like it but I don't. I received this mascara as part of a bundle on an infomercial ( I do that a lot with BE because a small amount goes a long way for a low price). This was an "extra" gift and I hadn't tried it before, although I had tried another mascara by BE years ago and it was a huge flop.
This mascara …
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Styling Products - TIGI - Bed Head Manipulator

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Aug/04/2015

This used to be my HG styling product but as others before me have said, they must have changed the formula. This new formulation doesn't have the hard core texturing, piece-y, sculpting power of the old Manipulator. It smells great and still gives good definition but it just doesn't have that bad ass, wear-it-the-way-you want-to look anymore. I used to be able to sculpt and texturizing …Read more

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Fragrances - Giorgio Armani - Si Eau de Parfum

5.0
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Aug/04/2015

Si, how I love you!
For what seems like a hundred years I wore nothing but Halston. It was my signature scent. But then they did the absolute unthinkable, they changed the formula. Bummer. So began my search for the new signature scent. I tried everything and just when I thought I wasn't ever going to find something to replace my beloved Halston, I saw the poster for Si in Macy's …
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Styling Products - Garnier - Fructis Style TEXTURE TEASE Dry Touch Finishing Spray

2.0
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Aug/04/2015

As usual, I don't buy anything until I check out the reviews on MUA. The reviews here were good so I bought some. Unfortunately, this was not a winner in my book. I have a pixie cut that I usually wear very textured and a bit messy. My hair is fairly thick, a bit coarse and has a decent amount of natural curl/wave. This didn't give me much texture or definition. It felt and preformed …Read more

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