Product Reviews by tideray

Lotions/ Creams - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (All brands)

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Dec/14/2009

The specific type of coconut oil I am reviewing is the organic cold propeller expressed type (ie minimum processing and low denaturation).<br><br>
Firstly I must make a mention of the internal benefits... it is really effective for dry skin and it stimulates metabolism. I have generally dry scaly skin on shins, although I take fish oil and flax seed / plus other plant oils …
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Eyeliner - Unlisted Brand - Apple by Apple - Eyeliner

3.0
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Oct/05/2009

brought this to try as part of the mascara order. the applicator brush tip is very fine and draws a clean medium thick line. colour is a deep black and leaves an inky finish, the formulation is a little heavy and dries a little clumpy. it is relatively smudge proof but does not withstand long wear as it starts breaking down with sweat and sebum. not waterproof, rinses clean in water. think of …Read more

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Mascara - Unlisted Brand - Apple By Apple Super Lash Mascara

4.0
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Oct/05/2009

this product is insane. i chanced upon it in the featured daily review. mine is for the Mamey edition, in a cream white bottle. let's get the less appealing aspects out of the way: scented-- a vanilla coconut type smell that lingers somewhat after application... applicator brush is a generic full bristle brush with tapered tip, makes corner application little tricky, however can be easily …Read more

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Hair - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair

4.0
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Oct/05/2009

i have been using ACV as a hair rinse for almost a year, i never condition because all products leave my hair heavy, so use this as an alternative plus it helps to tone and balance the scalp. initially i brought a good quality brand (about $10NZD for a 500ml bottle), it was very potent so was diluted down about 1/3. however, now i use 'home brand' types, which are definitely not as …Read more

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Mascara - Stila - convertible mascara

4.0
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Sep/26/2009

i really like the formula, it is not heavy or prone to clumping (even using it with a base). it does not hold a curl but doesn't weigh down the lashes. i get very clean separation and even application even after several coats (not waiting to dry though).<br><br>
adds moderate volume and above average length which is achieved after 2-4 quickly coats -- very nice for a natural …
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Primer/ Corrector - GIVENCHY - Acti Mine Color Correcting Primer

4.0
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Sep/12/2009

use this in shade #7 which was released in a seasonal collection but is a permanent shade. a neutral beige tone that gravitates towards warm undertones. i mix this on a 1:2 ratio with regular moisturiser (skinmedica ceratopic) which helps application as on its own tends to dry too quickly and finishes slightly streaky and patchy. <br><br>
the finish on bare skin is nearly …
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Eyeliner - MAC Cosmetics - Liquidlast Liner

3.0
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Sep/09/2009

always on the look out for an ultimate budge proof eyeliner. after some hit and misses, i realise it is not enough for a product to be 'water proof' because it is the sebum secretions from the skin that breaks down all makeup. i applied this on the back of the hand and tried to remove with 1) regular micelle solution/cream cleanser 2) pure cream cleanser 3)cleansing oil.. literally did …Read more

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Treatments - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Biotin (All brands)

4.0
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Jul/07/2009

although i take a b complex that provides about 300mcg of biotin per tablet (more than 100% of rdi) i take an additional d-biotin supplement (at 1000mcg). i just buy a good quality but well priced brand, which works to be about 100 tablets for $3usd. no fillers or additives. i take it in the morning with my usual protein, b + c vitamins as this altogether helps with overall …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - Tweezerman - ILash (Eye Lash) Comb

4.0
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Jun/26/2009

have had this comb for a while now, it works while the mascara is still wet, and often if i use a base (ie shiseido) and follow with any mascara, it can cause some snag because of the speed it dries. must use with precision otherwise can be quite, dangerous. essential to clean thoroughly on a regular basis, i find soaking in cleansing oil and rubbing with tissue helps, however need to use a thin …Read more

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Mascara - Helena Rubinstein - Surreal

4.0
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May/31/2009

i have straight and fine lashes. this lengthens and defines very nicely, provides moderate but buildable volume that results in slight clumping which can be tidied with a comb. does not hold any curl instead weighs it down. best to use a strong base if you are wanting to retain the curl, suggest shiseido's base.
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leaves a dark glossy finish.

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