Product Reviews by pmburk

Hair - Matrix - Biolage Cleansing Conditioner for Coarse Hair

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frompmburk

5 months ago

I bought this in a 2-pack for $10, so it was an exceptional deal. I have used cleansing conditioners of varying brands in the past, so I'm familiar with them. For reference, my hair is extremely thick and coarse, wavy/frizzy, and tends to be dry. This product is for coarse hair, and I do find that it smooths my hair nicely, probably due to the amodimethicone. I even sometimes use a partial …Read more

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Shampoo - Trader Joe's - Nourish Spa Shampoo - Balanced Moisturizing

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frompmburk

7 months ago

For reference, my hair is coarse, thick, naturally wavy, colored, heat-styled, and tends to be dry. I have recently switched to sulfate & silicone free haircare, which has worked wonders in how manageable my hair is, regardless of whether I wear it straightened or natural. I wash 2-3 times per week and will either co-wash with Suave coconut conditioner or use Pantene's sulfate free …Read more

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Hair Color - Ion - Color Brilliance - Semi-Permanent

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frompmburk

7 months ago

I bought this on a whim at Sally Beauty. I was doing a few other treatments on my hair one Saturday afternoon (Ion crystal clarifying, followed by Aphogee protein 2-step). The Aphogee strips color, and I had planned to color that day anyway, but I needed something semi-permanent so I could use it immediately after the Aphogee treatment instead of waiting 24-36 hours. I bought this in Medium Warm …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Cantu - Shea Butter Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream

5.0
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frompmburk

7 months ago

Summary: good for curls, but also an amazing blowout cream. My hair is coarse, thick, and naturally wavy (mix of 2B and 2C). I normally straighten, but do sometimes wear it natural/wavy. I picked this up since it is silicone-free and I'm trying to remove those from my haircare. I paid around $5 at Sally Beauty hoping it would add some extra moisture to my hair during styling and reduce …Read more

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Liquid - Le Metier de Beaute - After Glow Foundation

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frompmburk

10 months ago

I picked up this foundation based on the claims - a lightweight, hydrating, skin-enhancing foundation. I'm in my 40s and thought this might work well on my dry skin, and I was right. First the packaging - this comes in a frosted glass bottle with a pump (yay!) and a black plastic cap. One pump is enough to do my entire face. I am fair with neutral to cool undertones, NW15, and I purchased …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Makeup Revolution - The Emily Edit: The Needs face

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frompmburk

11 months ago

EmilyNoel83 is one of my favorite "OG" YouTubers, so when she announced a collab (finally!) I was definitely interested. I was admittedly more interested in the Wants eye palette, but ended up buying the Needs as well. First, the packaging is nice quality - a heavy duty plastic (heavier/thicker than a Morphe palette, for example), with a large mirror. The products in the palette are all …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Makeup Revolution - The Emily Edit: The Wants eyeshadow palette

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frompmburk

11 months ago

EmilyNoel83 is one of my favorite "OG" YouTubers, and so naturally I was interested when she finally did a collab product. I picked up my Wants palette from Ulta when it first launched. I should say I've had no issues at all with my palette. The packaging is nice quality - a heavy plastic palette with a massive mirror. The shadows themselves are a nice formulation. No, they …Read more

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Top/Base Coats - Unlisted Brand - Londontown

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frompmburk

11 months ago

I'm one of those people who can't keep polish on for more than a day or 2. No matter what brands I try, salon manicure or home mani, regardless of products, I get 2-3 days maximum before everything's a chipped-off mess. I've tried every sticky base coat & bonder out there, and I don't feel that I'm particularly "hard" on my nails - I'm not prying …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream

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frompmburk

Nov/14/2018

I am in my 40s with dry skin. During the winters, I also struggle with flaky, dry facial skin. I've tried quite a few facial moisturizers all over the price spectrum - from Aldi's Lacura brand, Clinique, La Mer, Nivea, L'Oreal, Olay - and CeraVe moisturizing cream is my holy grail. It's dirt cheap (around $15 for a massive 16-19 oz. tub with a pump - the same size container of …Read more

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Foundations - Physicians Formula - The Healthy Foundation SPF 20

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frompmburk

Sep/18/2018

I picked this up on clearance, but had seen some reviews on YouTube that had my interest piqued. I am 43 with normal to dry skin. I am fair with freckles, NW15 in MAC, and I bought this in LN3, which is an excellent shade match for me. This doesn't oxidize on me at all (although I rarely have that problem with foundations). This applies beautifully, blends nicely, and the finish is extremely …Read more

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