Product Reviews by juliaesands

Scrubs - Paula's Choice - The Unscrub

4.0
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8 months ago

So this is not a scrubby-scrub. For that, I go between two favorites: Olay Regenerist Microdermabrasion kit and St. Ives Apricot. This is on the opposite end of the physical scrub spectrum.

I have to say that I like the packaging. It's clean, unfussy and easy to get the last bit of product out. The flip top makes it easy to handle in the shower or one-handed as well. The product …
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Mascara - Smashbox - Super Fan Mascara

5.0
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10 months ago

I love this mascara! The packaging caught my eye (the slick thin red tube stands out in a chic way) and the wand is great! I love how it’s not too big and the formula isn’t too wet that it’s gloppy and clumpy. My lashes look thicker and more defined- happy I haven’t had any flaking either. I find the price for a dept store mascara on the reasonable end- around $20. I really love this and hope …Read more

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Mascara - Hourglass Cosmetics - Caution Extreme Lash Mascara

5.0
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10 months ago

I love this mascara. It is lash-defining and lengthening and gives such a beautiful feathery, full look in a rich black. This is not a mascara for full, fake false lashes. The formula is drier, not wet and gloppy. It’s a sophisticated, softer look that I love. The packaging is slick but it’s on the heavier side. I actually preferred the travel size because of it but it’s such a good product that …Read more

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Mascara - Yves Saint Laurent - Volume Effet Faux Cils The Curler

4.0
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Jul/28/2018

So I’m the first positive review- interesting. First off- mascara is an individual thing. I tend to be lucky with YSL mascaras and don’t find them to be drying, flaky or irritating on me. If anything, after Faux Cils they have just been underwhelming. The brush on this one looks like a paddle with little teeth attached and it can feel too wide for easy application (a little smudging that I wipe …Read more

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Cleansers - HADA LABO - Gokujyun Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil

5.0
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Dec/09/2017

I love this cleansing oil. It’s much lighter than DHC’s and it washes clean with no residue. Sometimes I do a double cleanse with it and sometimes this is all I need. It effectively removes all makeup (I use Neutrogena’s eye makeup remover for waterproof mascara) and leaves my skin feeling fresh, cleansed and ready for moisturizer. Will definitely buy again.

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Moisturizers - Glossier - Priming Moisturizer Rich Luxurious Face Cream

5.0
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Nov/24/2017

I love this moisturizer! I bought it hesitantly because it looked like it could be too much for my skin which is firmly between dry and oily (not quite normal- it goes between dry patches and small hormonal breakouts) and yet it's brilliant. A pea-sized amount is all I need to smooth over my skin and leave it perfectly moisturized, primed and ready for anything else I want to layer. It …Read more

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Shampoo - Hask - Argan Oil Repairing Shampoo

5.0
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Jul/08/2017

It took two washes for this to run into a magic shampoo for me. The first time was blah. No idea why. I left this combo for awhile and moved on and felt bummed out it didn't work better. I tried it again a year later and it's terrific. The combo with the conditioner is great- they leave my hair feeling healthy, moisturized and full of body. The price is good too with Ulta often having …Read more

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Lipstick - Lancôme - Matte Shaker in Magic Orange

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Jun/17/2017

The first thing to know about these Matte Shakers is that they are NOT full-on matte lipsticks. They are hydrating lip stains that last a long time. They have the same little steel ball that the glossy shakers have that make a clicking sound when you shake the bottle. I just bought my first one today and it's really important to shake it up because it helps distribute the product on the …Read more

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Conditioner - TRESemmé - Keratin Smooth Conditioner

5.0
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Jun/11/2017

This has been the year of keratin for me. I discovered it through Hask and my hair got softer and better throughout the entire year. I respond usually very well to any shampoo and conditioner combination and I was always curious about TRESemme, but hesitated because if this combo didn't work out, I'd be stuck with these two huge bottles. They JUST fit in my shower which is a relief, but …Read more

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Shampoo - TRESemmé - Keratin Smooth Shampoo

5.0
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Jun/11/2017

This has been the year of keratin for me. I discovered it through Hask and my hair got softer and better throughout the entire year. I respond usually very well to any shampoo and conditioner combination and I was always curious about TRESemme, but hesitated because if this combo didn't work out, I'd be stuck with these two huge bottles. They JUST fit in my shower which is a relief, but …Read more

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