Product Reviews by joyelle

Conditioner - Matrix - Biolage Advanced RepairInside conditioner

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Mar/18/2015

I bought the shampoo along with this matching conditioner (and the Matrix Exquisite Oil). For reference, I have a lot of fine to medium textured hair that is slightly dry and slightly wavy. This conditioner has a heavy perfumed scent (not my fav) that lasts the whole day. It has a medium consistency (not too thick and not too runny) and it did rinse out easily. My hair felt clean after using the …Read more

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Shampoo - Matrix - Biolage Advanced RepairInside shampoo

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Mar/18/2015

I bought this shampoo along with the matching conditioner (and the Matrix Exquisite Oil). I had high hopes for this pair but I was extremely underwhelmed. For reference, I have a lot of fine to medium hair that is slightly dry and slightly wavy. This shampoo has a very strong fragrance that actually lasts the whole day - not my fav scent but I would have tolerated it if the product worked. It …Read more

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Hair - Matrix - Biolage Exquisite Oil Protective Treatment

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Mar/15/2015

The one that I bought is the "Strengthening Treatment with Tamanu Oil" (in the pink container). After reading reviews, I was so excited to try this but unfortunately I was very disappointed. It's supposed to strengthen, hydrate, and add shine to hair but I found it did none of these things. In fact, it didn't benefit my hair at all. I didn't really expect it to strengthen …Read more

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Styling Products - L'Oreal Paris - Boost It High Lift Creation Spray

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Nov/23/2014

This product was a huge fail in two areas. First, the product didn't work for me. I have fine to medium texture hair and it didn't lift it any more than a hairspray would. Maybe it's best for those with course texture because I actually saw YouTube video demos where the women had course hair and it actually worked for them. Not for me...at all! The second fail was the overwhelming …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - L'Occitane - 20% Shea Butter Hand Cream

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Sep/11/2014

This was very disappointing. First, it has a very strong, cheap smell, like a drugstore, "old lady" perfume. The bad thing is that it lasts... a long time. It's very cloying. Second, it doesn't moisturize any better than a typical drugstore lotion. So, what's the point?This is a 5.2 oz. tube that costs $28 so I would expect a lot more from it.

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Lips - Dr. Bronner's - Organic Peppermint Lip Balm

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Apr/27/2014

Of all the lip balms I've tried (and I've tried sooo many), I would say this is my favorite and a HG. It obviously has a peppermint scent that's actually pleasant and gives a bit of tingle to my lips (pleasantly though). It is not waxy at all (e.g., like waxy Chapstick) - there's definitely slip and it leaves a satiny shine (NOT a goopy mess) on my lips. I apply it often …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol

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Apr/27/2014

This was just an average product for me - not awful but not great. It actually didn't do anything for my skin and I didn't see any improvement after finishing the tube. It has the consistency of most serums - a bit like a silicone primer (e.g., Smashbox Photo Finish). It melts into the skin but I didn't see any softening skin benefits. It felt like it was an added step in my …Read more

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Masks - Paula's Choice - Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask

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Apr/27/2014

I have normal to slightly dry super sensitive skin (very mild rosacea) so I can only keep this on for a few hours at most (longer will cause flushing). It has a white creamy texture that basically dissolves into your skin and morphs into an oil and leaves an oil-like film on the skin. It rinses off easily. I do find this mask to be hydrating and softening. I use it once a week and haven't …Read more

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Cleansers - Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser

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Mar/24/2014

This is my HG cleanser. I have tried so many high and lower end cleansers and virtually all of them irritated my skin in some way. This product comes in a pump bottle which I like for the obvious hygienic reasons. One pump is all I need to cleanse. I don't expect this product to remove eye or face makeup, I just use it to cleanse. It has no fragrance and has the consistency of a very runny …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Aveeno - Active Naturals Positively Ageless Skin Strengthening Body Cream

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Mar/23/2014

I was underwhelmed by this product. It has a perfumed fragrance but not as strong as the usual Aveeno products. The scent is tolerable but not a fresh or clean scent. It comes in a tube which I liked for hygienic reasons. It has a medium texture - neither too runny nor too thick. It isn't very moisturizing at all. It's probably best in the summer or for skin that isn't dry. I …Read more

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