Product Reviews by mixedtape

Polishes - FingerPaints - Black Expressionism

5.0
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Dec/01/2015

This is my favorite black polish, and black is kind of my go-to (in polish, mascara, eyeliner, clothes, bags, shoes...you get the idea). I've tried many different brands and wanted to try Illamasqua Boosh but couldn't stomach the price. I got a recommendation from the NB that this one was super smooth, shiny and easy to apply. It is all those things and more. It is opaque in 1 coat …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - Revitalash Cosmetics - Revitabrow by Revitalash

5.0
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Oct/01/2015

Oh, how I wish I had a before picture! I had Brooke Shields brows back in the day, then the 90s & waxing happened. I had a couple of holes where hair didn't grow, they were thinner than I would have liked, I had GREY brow hairs (way before I found any on my head), the tails were too short and the fronts were sparse as well. I read Lena Dunham was using this and saw a pic she posted on …Read more

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Styling Products - shu uemura - Essence Absolue Oil-In Cream

5.0
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Oct/18/2014

This is such a lovely, lovely product. My hair is medium textured, weirdly wavy and extremely copious. I've struggled with it for years, trying to tame it and make it look nice. I did the CG thing for years, but while I could achieve nice waves and curls, it was always a crap shoot how my actual style would turn out. Blowing it out took for-ev-er. Then I discovered keratin treatments and …Read more

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Styling Products - Drybar - Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray

4.0
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Jul/23/2014

I recently cut 8 inches off my hair into a long bob and have been trying out different products to bring out waves and texture while air drying. My hair has lots of natural wave but needs a little something to add definition and some hold. I've tried several sea salt sprays (Oribe, Alterna, Fekkai) and this one is my favorite so far. I have not tried b&b or Josie Maran (two that are …Read more

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Sunscreen - L'Oreal Paris - Sublime Sun Sheer Protect Sunscreen Oil - 50+

5.0
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Jun/22/2014

I bought and used the SPF 50 and was super impressed. I wore it (on my body only) to the beach and got minimal sun even after being out for several hours and only reapplying once. The scent is light and I loved how moisturizing and nourishing it felt on my skin. The pump is nice & convenient. I will definitely repurchase this when I use up this bottle.

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Self Tanners - St.Tropez - Bronzing Mousse

4.0
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Jun/11/2014

I am sitting here having just applied this for the second time. The first time, I had it on about 6 hrs. before I showered. I think the directions said to leave it 4-8. The color is very nice and not orange at all. Probably on the light side, but that can be good! I'm NC20-25 and naturally tan very well. And it didn't smell that bad, actually! It is fragranced and I smelled a …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Unlisted Brand - Global Keratin treatment

5.0
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May/25/2014

I have been having keratin treatments done on my hair for about 4 years now. I have had Coppola and Keratin Express (which I have done on myself as well as had done in the salon). I was tired with doing it myself and had read about GK being a good brand of treatment. I found a groupon for a local salon, checked reviews and over the last 2 1/2 years I have had 5 treatments done with the GK. I …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Redken - Diamond Oil Deep Facets

5.0
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Sep/12/2013

This is the most moisturizing deep conditioner I have ever used. Better than Biolage, better than L'Oreal Nature Therapy & Je Veux Revitalizing mud mask. I have BSL hair that is ombréd & I get keratin treatments every 4 months or so. My ends get VERY dry. This gave me super shiny, silky, soft hair. I love it. The scent is perfumey but light. I am sensitive to fragrance and …Read more

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Cleansers - ULTA - Renew Hydra Quench Foaming Oil Cleanser

1.0
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Apr/18/2013

I was about out of my HG oil cleanser, Origins Clean Energy, and I wanted to try and save some $. I had an Ulta coupon so I bought this and tried it last night. Not.good. In fact, it was pretty awful. For the record, I have also tried Josie Maran, MAC and Shiseido oil cleansers. I love massaging oil cleansers into dry skin then adding water to make a creamy foam. This one was super thick and …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - NuFountain C20 + Lightening

4.0
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Apr/06/2013

I had developed some annoying melasma/hyperpigmentation on my forehead, a few spots on my upper cheekbones and most annoyingly of all, on my upper lip (which I referred to as my "sunstache"). Years of sun exposure, birth control and messy hormones due to pregnancies & miscarriages had left their mark, quite literally, all over my face! I've been using Melalite (hydroquinone …Read more

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