Product Reviews by laurenhil

Cleansers - Weleda - Gentle Cleansing Milk

3.0
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Jun/07/2013

Since having a baby my skin has become dry, after years of struggling with oily, acne-prone and combination skin. I bought this cleanser at my local natural foods store on a whim, mostly because I have had good experiences with other Weleda products. After using this cleanser at night for a few months, I am not in love with it. The bottle is lovely to look at but as other reviewers have …Read more

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Styling Products - Bumble and bumble - curl conscious holding foam

5.0
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Jun/26/2009

This mousse gives my fine 3a/b curly hair hold and definition. I have trouble getting my curls to stay put - meaning, they fall out, get smushed easily, or generally lose their shape after the first day of fresh styling. This stuff helps a lot. I can usually resuscitate the curls in the longest pieces of hair (I have very layered hair) by twirling a piece on my finger. That's how I style …Read more

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Cleansers - DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil

3.0
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Feb/21/2009

This is an olive-oil based cleanser. It is not nearly as effective as a makeup remover as the Shu Uemura oil cleanser. I found it to be average - not wonderful, but not bad; but after using up my bottle I'm back to the Shu and happier with that. I found that the DHC didn't rinse as clean as the Shu; I always felt like I had to splash my face for a while to remove it all.

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Cleansers - shu uemura - High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil Advanced Formula

5.0
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Feb/21/2009

I started off using this cleansing oil, then switched to DHC because it was cheaper and olive-oil based (instead of Shu's mineral oil base). The DHC was nice, but it didn't perform like my Shu. First of all, it is not an effective makeup remover. I always had racoon eyes (even the next morning, after washing my face for the second time). Also, I like the Shu packaging more. I guess …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Aesop - Fabulous Face Oil

5.0
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Feb/18/2007

This is definitely a 5-lippie product. I am using it as my nightime winter moisturizer and my skin looks and feels fantastic. No dry patches or blotchiness, or breakouts. The dropper and dark amber bottle help preserve the ingredients, and make it easy to dispense. I follow the directions and apply 5 drops nightly (well first I iinhale a bit of the scent - you know, aromatherapy!) and massage …Read more

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Masks - Aesop - Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque

5.0
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Dec/13/2006

This mask works better than my prescription retin-A and erithromycin to clear up blemishes, both new and reocurring. I followed the SA's directions and dab a bit on pimples every morning, wait 10 minutes for it to dry while I carry on with the rest of my routine, and wash it off with a wet cotton pad. Non-drying, smells fantastic too - I think it's the chamomile and grapefruit …Read more

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Top/Base Coats - OPI - RapiDry Top Coat

2.0
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Aug/28/2006

I am an OPI devotee, but this topcoat just seems to make my polish chip after one day. It gives great shine, so that is why I gave it 2 lippies instead of 1, but I did a little experiment with my old topcoat (Helena Rubenstein) and my manicure lasted 4 to 5 days longer using the same polish (which was OPI, actually). Skip this one unless you wear gloves all the time and never have to reach into …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Lincoln Park After Dark

5.0
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Jul/17/2006

I cannot get away from this gorgeous polish. Season after season, I love it. You get OPI quality in a luscious, shiny purple so dark it's almost black. I live in Chicago, and I personally dislike the Lincoln Park neighborhood, but I am in love with this polish. Looks especially good on shorter, squoval nails.

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Concealers - Clé de Peau Beauté - Concealer - Ivory

5.0
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Jul/17/2006

Damn you Barneys New York. Once again, you have introduced me to an expensive miracle product that I can no longer live without. This concealer is magical. I apply it with the NARS concealer brush in a back and forth sweeping motion - like using a pencil eraser, as the SA explained it. Poof! red acne marks gone. undereye circles nonexistent. And, it blends perfectly into bare skin. I …Read more

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Skincare - Body - La Ligne de St. Barth - Huile d'Avocat (Avocado Oil)

5.0
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Jun/26/2006

LOVE this stuff. It smells fantastic - faintly tropical/beachy without smelling like coconut or suntan oil or any overtly tropical scents. I use it as a body moisturizer and a hair product mixed with Aesop violet leaf hair balm to resurrect some body and texture in my curly hair on those days when I don't wash it. It imparts great shine and helps encourage curl. Since it is a natural …Read more

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