Product Reviews by coconaut

Concealers - Napoleon Perdis - Concealer

3.0
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Apr/27/2014

Why has no one heard of this concealer? I'm wondering if the Ulta consultant recommended this one to me because *he knew it's unbuyable through anywhere else* - it's an Australian brand!

In any case, this concealer is pretty good.

PROS

- Amazing at covering up blemishes of all tones, be it pimples, acne scars or undereye circles (I should know, I …
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Foundations - Tarte Cosmetics - Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full-Coverage Foundation SPF 15

5.0
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Apr/27/2014

Ah, how tedious the search for the perfect foundation is. So far, this one's my HG for these reasons:

PROS
- Doesn't look cakey, even without applying primer first
- Perfect tone for me (although this is a very personal reason)
- Blends in majestically with my bronzer, concealer, etc.
- Actually long-lasting

I can't tell you how perfect …
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Dry Shampoo - Not Your Mother's - Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo

5.0
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Feb/22/2014

My first dry shampoo... awesome! Did exactly what I wanted it to do.

Some background info: I have mixed hair where the crown of my hair is kinky-ish and the surrounding parts (front, sides and under) are smoother. I also have a dry scalp. So I tend to apply lots of oils (coconut, argan, castor) to remedy the dry scalp and to calm the frizziness of my crown. But that usually leaves the …
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Hair Treatments - Unlisted Brand - Spectrum - Coconut Oil

5.0
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Sep/24/2013

Bought this at Vitamin Shoppe for $8. I think it was on sale that week.

Yes, yes, yes. All of the reviews are true. This hydrates like no other.

A fellow cuban vegan girl with similar hair to mine recommended using coconut oil on my natural hair, sans blowdrying.

I don't really like how it looks on my natural hair -- maybe I put too much of it. It just makes …
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Hair Treatments - One 'n Only - Argan Oil Treatment

4.0
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Sep/24/2013

My hair is some hybrid monster mix of somewhat fine and straightish in the front and low back and increasingly kinky as it gets to the center of my scalp -- where it gets downright NAPPY. I usually blowdry it straight. It's been a pretty tough journey in finding the right products for it.

This has been one of the best products I've used for it. I currently use as the main …
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Treatments (Face) - Murad - Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel

5.0
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Sep/24/2013

2.7??? How is that possible???

This is the only product that has ever worked for me for removing acne scars.

I used it years ago after my adolescent years left my face wrecked... after several months, I remember saying "Holy ****. This stuff actually worked. They're almost gone." This about acne scars that had remained present with me for …
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Cleansers - Peter Thomas Roth - Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel

3.0
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Sep/24/2013

Sensation after washing: tight, squeaky clean face. A little dry. However, living in a hot and humid climate + having normal type skin, the moisture naturally returns to my face soon enough.

Definitely don't recommend this for dry skin!

3 months in and haven't really seen any spectacular results, which I was expecting with the spectacular list of ingredients on …
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Skincare - Face - Philosophy - Help Me

3.0
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Sep/24/2013

**UPDATE**
So I've been using this more often as I keep having it recommending it to me. I used to alternate it with Benzoyl Peroxide, but now I'm using only this every night after making sure to wash my face before I go to sleep (something I've always neglected to do). I think I'm seeing improvement? I've been at this more frequent routine for 2 weeks - I'll …
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Masks - Queen Helene - Mint Julep Masque

2.0
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Jul/13/2013

***UPDATE***
After about 6 or 7 uses, it's still doesn't really show any results. Surely masques are supposed to do more than dry out my skin.
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This is my first time using a face masque, so I don't really have any comparison to draw against this one.

The masque had almost completely dried less than 5 minutes in. I applied some more to my …
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