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  • Carol's Daughter Tui Hair Smoothie
    10.0

    Carol's Daughter Tui Hair Smoothie

    if it's like the black vanilla, it's gotta be good!

    i haven't tried the Tui smoothie, but i do use Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie. I can't find it listed on TotalBeauty, so i'll submit my review here. if Tui is half as good as the black vanilla, then it's a keeper. ok first off, i have the stupidest hair ever. it's mixed race black/white/native american, super-dry, baby-fine textured, frizzy, long, tangly, curly in spots, wavy in spots, and straight in other spots. protein sensitive like you wouldn't believe, and it hates 90% of the conditioners i've tried. and believe me, i've tried EVERYTHING...purology, kerastase, bumble & bumble, fekkai, ouidad...you name it. none of those products live up to their claims as far as my hair is concerned. they either do nothing, or make my hair feel like straw. CDBV hair smoothie is my all-time favorite conditioner. it makes my hair absolutely luscious. it's smooth, soft, bouncy, easy to detangle and shiny. my flyaways are banished and my dry hair is loaded with moisture. when i'm running low, i'll use a dime-sized blob as a leave-in on my ends and lengths, so i don't have to go without it until my next shipment arrives. it's not oily or greasy, and i don't feel any icky residue when i use it. Black Vanilla hair smoothie is my HG. i can use it repeatedly without my hair becoming immune to the results, like it does with everything else. it smells lovely and it has a texture almost like pudding. i can't adequately describe how much i love it. can't live without it!

    January 18, 2011

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Lumene Time Freeze Instant Lift Eye Cream

    i found this for cheap on ebay (8.00-not bad!) and i tried it today for the first time. i've been dealing with the disatrous after affects of RoC eye creams for a few weeks now. Lumene Time Freeze is the only thing I've tried since the RoC experiment that is soothing and doesn't sting and burn my irritated eyes. it sinks right in and doesn't leave a greasy residue. too soon to say for sure if it will help with anti-aging, but at this point i'm just happy that my eyes don't feel like they're on fire anymore! keeping my fingers crossed that this product will undo some of the damage that i've suffered from using RoC.

    January 18, 2011

    22 of 24 people found this review helpful

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  • RoC MULTI CORREXION Eye Treatment
    7.0

    RoC MULTI CORREXION Eye Treatment

    good for other uses instead of eye cream

    i ended up with a lot of irritation that still hasn't corrected itself a month later. my eyes are really dry and irritated and the lines look much worse than they did when i started. i don't have really sensitive skin, so i can't imagine what it might do to someone who does. i'm actually using it as a spot treatment for dark acne scars and the little wrinkle on my upper lip line instead of as an eye cream. it seems to work really well for lightening dark spots, so it might help with dark circles if you can tolerate it. since i'm able to use it in a different manner than it's intended purpose, i won't give it a 1-star rating. but i have to say, use caution if you have never used a retinol product in the eye area before.

    January 18, 2011

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • RoC RETINOL CORREXION Eye Cream

    i tried this eye cream because i am in love with the roC deep wrinkle night cream. i figured it would help lessen the wrinkles that i've had under my eyes since i was a kid. no such luck. it actually made them much much worse. my undereye area is so dried out and irritated now, and it looks and feels just plain awful. i also developed a bump right under my lower lash line that looks like a little zit with no whitehead. there is a little bit of peeling. but not so much that it's refined the skin texture. i used this for about a week before the irritation set in and i couldn't stand it anymore. for the past 3 weeks i have been putting vaseline under my eyes at night because they are so dry and irritated. i see where people have said you have to stick with it, but i can't. my eyes actually hurt, and i can't put on any make up around them. i am so disappointed because i really love roC's facial creams, and i had high hopes that their eye creams would be just as effective. lesson learned.

    January 18, 2011

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Giorgio Armani Armani Code for Women Eau De Parfum

    i got a sample of this scent and fell in love with it. i was finally able to get a good deal on a full-sized spray. alas, when i got it home and tried it on, i fell out of love. luckily i also bought a bottle of it for my boyfriend, and i actually like the men's version much better. his is softer and more sensual/amber/vanilla smelling than the women's, so i use his bottle quite a bit. the women's has a more masculine scent.... way to strong and spicy smelling, not feminine at all in my opinion, and dries down to nothing on me. a lady did walk up to me in the grocery store and ask what kind of perfume i was wearing because i smelled so good, but i am not so impressed. it's an okay perfume, but definitely not my favorite. i recommend kenzo amour eau de parfum or narciso rodriguez eau de toilette (in the black bottle...NOT THE PINK!!!). they are both absolutely gorgeous.

    July 23, 2009

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • RoC RETINOL CORREXION Deep Wrinkle Night Cream

    love this. evens out my skin tone and texture really well. i used to have pretty regular acne breakouts which left dark scarring on my face, but since i've been using some form of Roc retinol product for the past 2 years, my skin clarity has greatly improved. definitely has helped the problem i was looking to solve! i've also used the Correxion serum, but i think i like the night cream's performance a little better. the only reason i don't give it a rating of 10 is because the tubes are pretty small and i don't like to run out!

    April 19, 2009

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation

    i have the most horrible time with my skin, dry but acne prone, scars easliy, melasma, uneven texture, big pores...you name it, i've got it. this is the only product i've used that actually made a huge improvement to all of these issues. after about 3 weeks, the changes were noticeable, and after 6 weeks, i was thrilled! i do use a moisturizer over it, but the clarity, radiance, and smoothness i've experienced are worth purchasing a bottle of Olay to use in conjunction with Sheer Transformation. my skin isn't so sensitive anymore since i've used retinol products and plently of mild peels, so it doens't irritate me at all. it was well worth it.

    October 16, 2008

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Pureology Perfect 4 Platinum Reconstruct Repair Masque

    i have naturally curly color-treated hair. it's pretty healthy for the most part, cuz i condition it religiously. i bought this product thinking that since it was so dang expensive, surely it would do SOME good when my hair got kind of dry and started splitting a little, thought maybe it would seal it up enough to put off a trim for another 2 weeks. HA! i was so wrong! it made my hair VERY dry, straw-like, coarse, and frizzy, and couldn't get a comb thru it. I tried using it just once a week over the course of a month, thinking maybe it was something else causing my hair to feel so yucky. nope. it's this stuff. i have well over half a bottle left, and even considering the price tag, it's just not worth it to me to keep using it. tresemme (ANY of the formulas) works so much better than this, and i can get 5 liters of it for what the pureology cost me. i really don't recommend this stuff.

    October 16, 2008

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Pantene Pro-V Restore Beautiful Lengths Shine Enhance Conditioner

    i really like this product. it doesn't build up like the regular pantene conditioners, and it makes my fine- textured, dry, curly hair much smoother and easier to comb. it feels healthier, has more bounce and swing when i blow it out, and it's shinier. an added bonus (for me anyways) is the color--it's a pretty lavender-purple...my favorite!

    June 10, 2008

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shine Shock, Leave On Perfecting Glosser

    made my hair feel thick and clumpy, and i didn't use much at all. it's got a really thick consistency, and rather than making my hair shiny, it was rather dull and icky feeling. i still have pretty much the whole tube if anyone wants it.

    May 8, 2008

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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