Product Reviews by hoku

Eye Makeup Remover - Unlisted Brand - Face Halo Makeup Remover

4.0
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fromhoku

1 month ago

I bought these after a friend told me about them. I usually use makeup wipes, then wash with a cleanser, but I was looking for a more eco-friendly way to do all that. I'm pretty happy with this product. I normally just wear some powder foundation, brow pencil and blush, so I don't have a lot to remove. If I was wearing a full face of heavy duty liquid foundation I would use an oil …Read more

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Toners - AmorePacific - Vintage Single Extract Essence

3.0
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fromhoku

4 months ago

Edit Jan 22, 2020

I downgraded to 3 lippies. Overall I don't think this does much, so I don't think I'll repurchase. I'm going to finish it though. See my original review below.

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I purchased the AmorePacific Essential Icons kit from Sephora, which included small travel sized versions …
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Skincare - Face - Drunk Elephant - C-Firma Day Serum

4.0
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fromhoku

5 months ago

Overall: 4
Price: 4 ($105 CAD/30 mL)
Packaging: 4
Buy again: Yes
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I am in my 30s, and still suffer from oily, acne-prone skin. I wanted to include some better anti-aging things in my routine since I am getting older and want to stay as youthful looking as possible :) I have tried a few …
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Gels/ Soaps - Dr. Bronner's - Hemp Peppermint Castille Soap

5.0
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fromhoku

7 months ago

I absolutely love this product. I have been using it for the last 6 months as my face cleanser and shower gel, and I haven't looked back. I love the smell of the peppermint, and a little goes such a long way.

I find it so convenient to use, and it's so much easier to have ONE product to travel with. I don't love using it for shampoo, as I find it leaves a weird film. I …
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Powder - CEZANNE - Ultra Cover UV Makeup Powder Foundation II

5.0
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fromhoku

7 months ago

This is a review for the Ultra Cover UV Powder Foundation II. It's an inexpensive 2-way powder foundation with natural coverage from Japan. In comparison to some of the other powder foundations from Cezanne, this one is supposed to feature:
- nano-sized foundation powder, 20% finer than before
- has 20% more coverage from former product from the same series
- contains squalene …
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Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - The Ayurveda Experience - Kesaradi Oil

4.0
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fromhoku

7 months ago

I found this product through Instagram/Facebook ads, and like the reviewer below, I didn't really know a whole lot about Ayurvedic traditions, but hey, it sounded good!

I am in my 30s, and still struggle with oily, acne-prone skin. I'm not afraid of oil products, but I've had hit or miss luck with them. I have uneven skintone, with redness/splotchy areas around my …
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Treatments (Face) - Philosophy - The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel

5.0
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fromhoku

Oct/10/2018

This is such a quiet product, I'm surprised more people aren't talking about it. I recently discovered this, but I had a sample packet from years ago that I never opened until last week. I absolutely love this, so I just bought a full size. You mix the two products together and then apply to a clean dry face, gently massaging for like a minute, then let it sit on your fave for another 2 …Read more

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Powder - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

4.0
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fromhoku

Apr/02/2018

Overall: 4
Price: 3 ($34 CAD)
Packing: 4
Buy again: yes

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I have acne prone, oily skin.

I bought this because I am going to Thailand soon and while I love mineral makeup, I wanted something that would be easy to bring around, and let a long period of time (and if it matched me, that would …
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Loose Powders - Ben Nye - Neutral Set Colorless Face Powder

4.0
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fromhoku

May/28/2016

Overall: 4
Price: 4 (approx $10 CAD for 1.75 oz)
Packaging: 3
Buy again: yes

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I bought the 1.75 oz size from Camera Ready Cosmetics.

I go through a lot of powder each year since I'm oily, and while I'm fine with using pressed powder compacts on the go, I prefer to …
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Concealers - RIMMEL - Wake Me Up Concealer

4.0
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fromhoku

May/28/2016

Overall: 4
Price: 3 (was approx $9-10 CAD)
Packaging: 3
Buy again: yes

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I have this concealer in the shade "Very Fair". I am in my late 20s, light-med olive Asian skintone with freckles.

I bought this concealer initially to try contouring with, so I …
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