Product Reviews by mechanicaljen

Hair - Josie Maran Cosmetics - Argan Oil Hair Serum

5.0
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Jul/13/2016

I'm so sad this is being discontinued.

My hair is long, thick, coarse and prone to frizzing. Daily blow-drying makes it look dull and summer humidity makes the situation worse.

A few pumps of this in my wet hair, distributed to all areas but the scalp...makes me feel like I fell out of a Pantene commercial. I adore it.

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Lip Treatments - Dr. Bronner's - Organic Lip Balm - Orange Ginger

5.0
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Feb/04/2016

I purchased this on a whim.. and find myself in love.

It melts into my lips and heals them when they are becoming chapped. Much less waxy than many tube chapsticks. I perfer the slightly oilier versions as I feel they are more effective.

Simple, perfect ingredients. I enjoy the orange/ginger scent/taste...not for everyone though. I like that it's the real aromatics …
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Cleansers - Boscia - Detoxifying Black Cleanser

3.0
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Feb/04/2016

Received a large sample in a kit from Sephora. It has lasted me quite some time as a little bit seems to go a long way.

The color is novel, and the warming sensation is. It seems perfectly alright and performs well with my acne prone skin. But, there are products out there that I like better - that leave my face feeling more clean.

For the price, I need to *really* like …
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Other - Rembrandt - Rembrandt Plus Peroxide Whitening Rinse

5.0
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Jun/01/2015

A bit on the pricey side. But often, you get what you pay for.

This is the only mouthwash where I've been able to see immediate whitening. AS others say, use less than you think you'll need. It foams and you'll end up with a generous mouthful. This little bottle goes for longer than you'd think.

Taste isn't offensive, and it doesn't burn …

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Deodorants - Weleda - Wild Rose Deodorant

5.0
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Jun/01/2015

This is my new go-to deodorant. I'm about halfway through my first bottle, and am completely in love.

I work in a hot, smelly factory. I leave, and hit the gym. Lately, I've been going home after that and gardening until nearly dark. What I've found is... it works fantastically well through the gym. After that, if I want to stay fresh, I have to reapply. Still …
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Conditioner - Living Proof - No Frizz Conditioner

5.0
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Jun/01/2015

I've been using this for about a week.

My hair is long, thick, coarse, and prone to frizz. Before we get to the dog days of summer, I wanted to start some preventative action. I have not had a chance to use it yet during some of the nasty, really humid days here. I did get rained on while working in the yard, and the sun came out made a sauna. This product did not help the …
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Lip Treatments - Vaseline - Lip Therapy - Rosy Lips

5.0
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Feb/12/2015

Super cheap, works better than anything I've found. Carmex, chapstick, boutique versions.

I don't mind the smell, but I can't see the tinting on my lips. I use it right before bed and wake up to amazing lips.

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Treatments (Face) - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Lemon Juice

5.0
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Nov/22/2010

I lived in a house with hard water. Regular shampoo was creating massive build-up in my hair. Disgusting!

That is, until I started using lemon juice weekly. I wash my hair as normal, then literally apply lemon juice to the crown of my head and let sit for a few minutes then rinse. Repeating this process a few times will yield gorgeous, clean hair.

Organic, makes me smell …
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Bronzers - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Bronzer - Warm Bronzer

4.0
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Nov/22/2010

Dirt cheap product. I haven't tried bronzers in the past - accepting my summer glow along with my winter dullness.

I use my ELF bronzing brush to apply this. Admittedly, this brush isn't the best...but my splurges lately prevent me from buying more expensive products. My winter skin is NC20/25, and combined colors from "swirling" the brush produce a color that …
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