Product Reviews by lirial

Styling Products - AG Hair - Recoil Curl Activator

5.0
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8 months ago

I have medium-thick hair with just a touch of natural wave. This product, scrunched into wet hair and then diffused with a dryer gives me big, loose, soft curls. I can also skip the diffuser for a result more relaxed wavy look, but it tends to set a little stiff if I let this air dry on my hair. For days when I don't want to straighten, this lets me turn my "meh" waves into a …Read more

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Mascara - CLINIQUE - Lash Doubling Mascara

2.0
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fromlirial

Oct/26/2016

I received a demo size of this in a GWP set. I love the shape and texture of the brush, which makes application really easy. I can easily reach the base of my lashes and the color spreads easily and evenly. I do find this a little bit wet, so my with my long lashes, I have to be really careful to not blink before it dries, or I have transfer onto my upper eyelid. The thing I can't get …Read more

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Eye Shadow - NYX Professional Makeup - The Natural Shadow Palette

4.0
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fromlirial

Apr/07/2013

This is my stand-by palette for nude or daytime work makeup. With six neutral shades, including ones that are perfect for lid, crease, highlight, and lining, it is versatile, wears well, and inexpensive enough that if it gets lost or I run out, I don't feel bad buying another. It sells at Ulta or on the NYX website for $7 and wears all day when I use primer underneath and a setting spray …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - Unlisted Brand - Nutra Sonic Face Brush by Nutra Luxe MD.

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fromlirial

Apr/07/2013

My 6yr-old son picked this out for me at Bed Bath and Beyond for Christmas since he knew my years-old Pretika had finally died. My husband let him get it, and I was excited to try a new sonic brush after loving the Pretika for the 4 years I've used it.

The companion was a bit smaller, had a nicer non-slip finish, and seemed like a good replacement. I liked the dual-speed …
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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - RESIST BHA 9 Treatment

4.0
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Sep/28/2012

I'm on my 8th day using BHA9, and though I can't say it's a miracle the way PC has been hyping it, I am seeing a noticeable difference in my skin.


First: I'm a longtime user of the PC 2% BHA liquid. It's pretty gentle, but this is even more so. Despite the 9% BHA concentration, this doesn't leave me with red patches or itchiness if I use it …
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Misc Beauty Tools - Unlisted Brand - MOOM® Organic Hair Removal Face/Travel Kit

5.0
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May/12/2011

I got this initially in the travel/facial size, and I am in love.

My hair is thick and dark and grows very quickly, so keeping up with waxing is expensive. I've tried threading, but it takes a long time and isn't worth the effort of doing it myself. At-home wax kits have all been messy, give unexpected results, and either cause irritation or pimples. Depilatory cremes are …
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Lip Liners - MAC Cosmetics - Cremestick Liner - Beurre

5.0
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fromlirial

May/01/2011

Though it's a bit darker than I expected, I really love this neutral liner that pairs well with many shades of lipstick or gloss. My favorite combination is Myself, Beurre, and Boy Bait for a neutral but defined lip.

The twist-up packaging is great, as I hate sharpening pencils.

I bought a backup.

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Lip Gloss - MAC Cosmetics - Cremesheen Glass - Boy Bait

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fromlirial

May/01/2011

This is a pale, peachy-pink gloss without shimmer. The cremesheen formula is nice in that it is not sticky, it's slightly creamy, and offers a bit of shine without a high-gloss finish.

This is quite sheer, so works best as an enhancing gloss or finishing layer to a lined lip with a nude or pink lip color. I find that it makes my thin lips look a bit bigger, which is a …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Myself

4.0
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fromlirial

May/01/2011

This is my go-to lip color for everyday wear or for evening when I'm wearing bold eye colors.

Nudes are hard for me to pull off, but the cool pink in this makes it work without looking like I've applied foundation to my lips. I like that this is the lustre formula so it's not shiny but also drying.

This pairs well with the Mac Beurre cremestick liner and …
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Fragrances - Prada - L'Eau Ambrée

5.0
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fromlirial

May/01/2011

I initially got this as a carded sample a couple of years ago. I only got to wear it once before it was lost, but I always remembered it and wanted to try it again. My husband bought the gift set for me for Christmas, and I'm certain this is my HG fragrance.

I love that this is a combination of sensuous musk, spice, and vanilla without being overly sweet or strong. It has a …
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