Product Reviews by shinejunkiemonkee

Shampoo - AVEDA - Be Curly Co-Wash

5.0
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28 days ago

Stylists always push products for curly hair on me even though I never wear my naturally wavy hair curly. Occasionally, the stylists win, with the usual result that I am left with a product I'm never going to use. I worried this would be one of those products, but fortunately, it doesn't seem to turn my waves into curls (not that there's anything wrong with curls; they just …Read more

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Cleansers - Neutrogena - Pore Refining Exfoliating Cleanser

5.0
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28 days ago

I don't use a lot of physical exfoliants anymore, but every once in a while (usually in winter), I get some flakies that not even my most heavy-duty chemical exfoliants or moisturizers can help with. When that happens, I use this. It combines both chemical (AHA and BHA) and very gentle physical (cellulose) exfoliants in a foaming cleanser to attack my problem areas from two angles. All that …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Bath & Body Works - Tutti Dolci Body Cream in Sweet Lemon Buttercup

3.0
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29 days ago

This was limited edition, but I'm reviewing it anyway because the Tutti Dolci line was popular and Bath & Body Works does love to recycle scents. I believe this is the same formula as all B&BW body creams. It's not my favorite formula, but it's fine--moisturizing and makes my limbs pleasingly shiny. The reason for my mediocre rating is the scent. It's a mix of citrus …Read more

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Gels/ Soaps - Bath & Body Works - Tutti Dolci Shower Gel in Sweet Lemon Buttercup

3.0
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29 days ago

This was limited edition, but I'm reviewing it anyway because I know people are always clamoring for Bath & Body Works to bring back the Tutti Dolci line. I believe the actual formula is the same as other B&BW shower gels, which I'm actually a big fan of. It feels more luxurious than most other shower gels at the same or lower price points. The lather is super silky, and it …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Bath & Body Works - Shea Butter Hand Cream

4.0
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29 days ago

These hand creams are Bath & Body Works' answer to L'Occitane's shea butter hand creams. At $4 for 1 fl oz, they're a third of the cost of the L'Occitane for the same amount. That seems like quite the bargain, but wait: Where shea butter is the second ingredient in the L'Occitane, it is one of the last ingredients in the B&BW "shea butter" hand …Read more

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Moisturizers - CeraVe - Facial Moisturizing Lotion - PM

5.0
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29 days ago

Another winner from CeraVe! I love to use this lightweight, non-irritating gel-lotion with its host of skin-repairing ingredients both night (sometimes under a heavier cream) and day (under SPF and, usually, makeup). It soothes my skin and layers very well with other skincare--no pilling. A 3 fl oz bottle lasts me forever and costs $16 when not on sale. I have repurchased and will doubtless do so …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - CeraVe - Eye Repair Cream

5.0
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29 days ago

This is an excellent, inexpensive eye cream that hydrates my eye area with no stinging or other irritation. Works so well and at such a great price ($10-12 for a 0.5 fl oz tube that seems to last forever), I see no reason to try anything else.

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Primer/ Corrector - Pixi - Rose Flash Balm

3.0
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29 days ago

I love Pixi products, but this one is just OK. Don't get me wrong; I like it. It's just that I was expecting it to work a bit like Clarins Flash Balm, but it doesn't tighten or brighten or do much of anything really. It's just a basic face cream that smells good. Like really, really good. Like Lancome Mille et Une Roses good. If it were cheaper (it costs $24 for 45 ml) …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Weleda - Everon Lip Balm

5.0
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29 days ago

In comparing my empties against my reviews, I was surprised to see I hadn't already reviewed this. Why? Because I've gone through a lot of tubes of this over the years. It's a very good, waxy lip balm that smells like roses and honey. It isn't the most moisturizing lip balm in the world, but it works very well as a barrier against the elements--even if those elements is just …Read more

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Styling Products - L'Oreal Paris - Boost It High Lift Creation Spray

2.0
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29 days ago

Far from adding fullness to my fine, thin hair, this just made it wet, sticky, and scented with eau de Dimetapp. I kept trying to make it work with disastrous results every time, so it was a relief when the nozzle got gummed up with this goo and stopped dispensing. Good riddance. I'm glad it worked for some others here, but I hated it!

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