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Carol W.
Review for Hair Food Apricot Conditioner - 1 week ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I liked the scent on the conditioner more than on the shampoo counterpart. It’s more floral than fruity but both have a sweetness to them. I liked that this was mineral oil and silicone free so I don’t have to worry about it breaking out my skin or giving me flat hair the more I used it but I don’t think this product worked with my fine hair. The conditioner was not too greasy and thick so it washed off easily and I didn’t feel like it got stuck to my body like some conditioners do. I don’t think it made me breakout more and it didn’t irritate my scalp. I used this for about a month so I could write a detailed review. The first 2 weeks were great, my hair looked amazing and it was sleek, shiny, and soft. I was impressed. However, by week 3 and 4 it made my hair super frizzy and the ends of my hair wasn’t curving the way it naturally would to frame my face. Instead it was going all over the place. I looked like I just rolled out of bed. Only solution would be to blow dry it every time to look like it did in weeks 1-2 which actually would dry it out and give heat damage so that’s not an option I want to do. I used this product everyday because my hair gets super greasy if I don’t but I guess maybe this product isn’t meant for that. The longer I used it, the worse it would get. If your hair routine is like mine then I wouldn’t recommend this product. Attached pic is when blow dried.
Review for Hair Food Apricot Shampoo - 1 week ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I liked that this was mineral oil and silicone free so I don’t have to worry about it breaking out my skin or giving me flat hair the more I used it but I don’t think this product worked with my fine hair. I really like the sweet floral scent which reminded me of peaches more than apricots and honey, which made washing my hair enjoyable. I used this for about a month so I could write a detailed review. The first 2 weeks were great, my hair looked amazing and it was sleek, shiny, and soft. By week 3 and 4 it made my hair super frizzy and the ends of my hair wasn’t curving the way it naturally would to frame my face. Instead it was going all over the place. Only solution would be to blow dry it every time to look like it did in weeks 1-2 which actually would dry it out and give heat damage so that’s not an option I want to do. I used this product everyday because my hair gets super greasy if I don’t but I guess maybe this product isn’t meant for that. The longer I used it, the worse it would get. If your hair routine is like mine then I wouldn’t recommend this product. Attached pic is when blow dried.
Review for Clearasil® Ultra 5-in-1 Exfoliating Acne Medication Wash - 9 months, 1 week ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I was excited to see this "all in one" cleanser at my Target and had high hopes for it because I did want something that could be a cleanser, makeup remover, mask, and exfoliator in one. Sadly, from actually using this I don't think it was the right product for me. This product has a very chemical smell to it so if you are picky about scents this might be a con like it was for me. It left my skin feeling clean after the wash but hours later my skin was oilier than normal, which I didn't expect. I was shiny all over and I was worried it would cause more breakouts instead of healing them or preventing them like it promises. I did like the abrasiveness to the exfoliator because it's granules were small and gentler than other drugstore brands and I did make my skin feel smoother but because of the other things that happened to my skin I don't think it works for me. My skin type is combination and is prone to acne. 
Review for IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+ Medium 0.4 oz/ 12 g - 10 months, 1 week ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
After seeing the promotional videos of how great this product is at covering blemishes and the many flourishing reviews, I couldn't wait to try this product. I was looking for something with good coverage to cover blemishes and this CC cream sadly won't cover acne scars or dark brown spots. Redness is a yes like in the demonstration videos from IT Cosmetics but anything other than that it doesn't conceal. I wish it was more moisturizing too because it's a CC cream but without applying moisturizer first, it will accentuate the dry spots on my face. If you have dry skin, this won't be moisturizing at all and will make your skin look worse. I like that it doesn't have fragrance because that usually irritates my skin when it is in skincare. When I do have this product on, I look more rested and glowing. I didn't give high marks on this though because the tinted coverage will fade by the end of the day even though I still protection from the sun since it is high SPF 50. :( Wished it was able to look good the whole day so I wouldn't have to find an alternative to meet my needs.
Review for Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face 1.7 oz/ 50 mL - 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I have been looking for months for a sunscreen that doesn't leave a white cast, makes me look oily, or cause my skincare/foundation that I apply before or after it to pill up and I am happy to say I finally found it!😍 There is a good balance of moisturizer that I don't feel like I applied sunscreen on my face (no mask feeling here!) and I have to say my skin looks radiant! It makes applying makeup afterwards much more smoother. This product is scented with Shiseido's signature fragrance that they use on all their products but it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin or my eyes. I actually like the scent a lot because it isn't overpowering like other Asian skincare brands. It gives off a matte appearance so you won't look oily or greasy and actually softens your skin.
I have acne prone skin so this sunscreen is perfect for me because it's non-comedogenic and I don't have to worry it will clog my pores. I haven't had issues of it causing more breakouts. The bottle is on the small side but if you are only using this for your face it should last at least 2 months. The formula is like a skin milk too so you just have to softly squeeze the bottle to get a few drops out to cover your entire face. The top is similar to eye drops. Don't squeeze too hard like you would with typical sunscreens or you will squirt too much and have no way to put it back. I like how it's compact to easily fit in purse and travel with it so I can re-apply if needed. I highly recommend this for anyone looking for a high spf sunscreen that doesn't feel like sunscreen and more like a moisturizer and those who have sensitive/acne skin type.
Review for iPSY - 1 year ago
Pop Culture Expert Level 1
The bags that the samples came out were always cute and big enough to hold my essentials but I cancelled because I didnt like the samples they give out. Only one is usually from a high end brand and the rest are things I never even heard of. Compared to other beauty boxes in the same price range, I felt that it was lacking in quality of items. The makeup brushes I kept getting on and off always ended up being the same type of brush from different brands (all with bad quality brushes!), which also made me feel like I should cancel. I don't think doing reviews for products will help much in the selection of samples you will get month to month so there's no way to tell them to stop giving you things you wouldn't use or want.
Review for Plackers Gentleslide Mint Dental Flossers - 160 Count - 1 year, 1 month ago
It is minty but a bit difficult to get into the crevices of your teeth. I wish it was double threaded instead of single to make sure it's thoroughly cleaning my teeth and gums. This is affordable though and sometimes can find coupons for it.
Review for Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid - 1 year, 4 months ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I love this color corrector because it's easy to apply for covering up redness for my pimples and acne scars. It doesn't irritate my skin compared to other color correctors on the market. The applicator makes it easy to apply then blend with a finger or concealer brush. It is also available in various sized bottles so it's affordable to try and see if it works for you before committing to their larger bottles. It loses one star because it works well with liquid foundations only and not beauty blender friendly (you will lose all the product on your face if you dab with it).
Review for MAKE UP FOR EVER Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation - 1 year, 4 months ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I bought #40 which is a light-medium with yellow undertones and fits my complexion whether I am on the pale or tan side lol. I like how the formula is so easy to apply with a beautyblender and makeup brush. Its pigmented enough to cover my blemishes and pores making them less than obvious but keep in mind it's medium coverage so if you have raised bumps it's not going to hide those (see my pics). Not recommended for those with dry skin type. My skin is also sensitive so I am happy that there's not a perfumey fragrance to this face product, it barely has any scent at all! :D One of the reason why I love this brand.

It does last long (8 hours minimum) and won't make you look shiny by the end of the day because of the matte formula. Looks good for taking photos and won't transfer to your clothes/tissue or rub off your skin so fast. However, you will need a good makeup remover to get this off because it's water resistant (definitely won't sweat off your face in FL heat/humidity). I usually use a cleansing face oil + face wipe to make sure I get it all off to prevent pimples because of this.

Cons:
- You will have to work FAST to apply the foundation because it will be unblendable after 15 seconds. You will see it start to cake up on the makeup brush too so use a good brush cleanser/facial cleansing oil to thoroughly clean them.
- It is lightweight but your face will feel a tightness like when you smile for the camera.
- Doesn't work well with my MUFE Full -Cover Extreme Camouflage Cream (concealer) even though its the same brand. When mixed together, it does cake a little...have to use a primer + thin moisturizer.

*Photos taken with only application of the MUFE Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation and MUFE Full Cover Extreme Camouflage Cream
Review for Candy Bars TOBLERONE - 1 year, 5 months ago
Discovered this yummy treat this Halloween! It's a good mix of sweet and salty and tastes just as good as the original Toblerone in the gold box. If you like things like salted caramel or almonds in chocolate then you will enjoy this! I just wished it did have caramel too. If you can find this in the candy aisle, definitely try it!
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