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Lorna "B" Leone

Feb 23, 2017 03:21PM ● Published by Caley Breese

Name: Lorna “B” Leone
Age: 67
Location: Stevensville
Favorite brands: Anastasia and Chanel
Desert island item: Sunscreen

PRODUCT REVIEWS


Buhdze- Milk & Honeycomb Soap, $7.59

For more information, visit, http://www.franngong.com/milk-and-honeycomb-soap/ 

What I liked most about the product was its aroma, texture, or product when applied.
Comments: Luxurious, fresh aroma with a hint of almond.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: This soap was creamy. It made my bathing experience very relaxing.

I followed instructions for this product: What instructions?
Comments: Used as an all over body soap.

If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
Comments: It did dissolve quickly. I would not let this sit in water for too long.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
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I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
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Capital Teas—Annapolis Treasures,
$9.95

For more information, visit http://www.capitalteas.com/Annapolis-Treasures-organic-p/146.htm

What I liked most about the product was its aroma, other.
Comments: Taste.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: Capital Teas’ products are always above average.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
Comments: Capital Teas signature black and green tea blend.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
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I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
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Anything else you would like to add? As an avid tea drinker, I have been purchasing teas from Capital Teas since it was a small shop in the heart of Annapolis. Now it is located at the Annapolis Mall, and more buyers can enjoy the rich blends.


Paul Mitchell Ultimate Color Repair Mask, $28.60 at The Temple in Annapolis

For more information, visit https://www.paulmitchell.com/our-products/paul-mitchell/ultimate-color-repair/ultimate-color-repair-... 

What I liked most about the product was its aroma.
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This product met my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: The package indicates to use this product with the color repair system but does not say how often. Since it is a mask, it would not be used daily.

If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat.
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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Anything else you would like to add? Paul Mitchell products are consistently good. This rich deep conditioning mask must be left on for 5-15 minutes and heat may be applied. It has Quinoa for color repair. I found this interesting for Quinoa is usually used as a gluten-free product which is high in nutrients and amino acids. 


Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, $55

For more information, visit http://www.dermalogica.com/daily-microfoliant/11,default,pd.html 

What I liked most about the product was texture, or product feel when applied, consistency, or formulation.
Comments: This is a very fine product that when mixed with a little water produces a gentle skin brightener. 

This product exceeded my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
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I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.

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Anything else you would like to add? I tried three Dermalogica samples: cleanser, intensive moisture balance, and the daily microfoliant. I was especially impressed with the microfoliant. When mixed with water, this soft powder could easily be used as part of a daily cleansing routine. It produced a rich, fine exfoliant for the face. This easy to use product left my face feeling smooth and clean.


Circ-Cell DEW Hydrating pH Perfection, $60

For more information, visit https://www.circcell.com/ecommerce/dew-ph-perfector-120ml/

What I liked most about the product was its texture, or product feel when applied.
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This product met my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: It can be used twice daily. 

If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat. 
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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Anything else you would like to add? I do not usually use a toner after cleansing but this one had a nice texture and was pH balancing. It can be used on all skin types and did leave my face feeling clean and dewy.


Perricone Brightening Eye Cream- Pre Empt Series,
$65
 

What I liked most about the product was its texture, or product feel when applied; consistency, or formulation.
Comments: Soft silky under eye cream.

This product exceeded my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
Comments: Perricone products are worth the extra price for they are high quality and consistently formulated for improving skin’s appearances. 

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
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I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: See additional notes. 

Anything else you would like to add? I have used Perricone products following a regime that meets my daily cleansing and hydrating needs. This product is part of the Pre Empt Series. It is designed for the millennial woman to ensure her skin stays youthful as she addresses the first signs of aging.


ECO. BODY Argan Body Oil, $15

For more information, visit http://www.ecoaroma.com.au/eco-argan-body-oil/ 

What I liked most about the product was its texture, or product feel when applied; aroma.
Comments: Great smell; rich

This product met my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly. 
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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Anything else you would like to add? Rich, luxurious body and massage oil. Left skin feeling smooth and hydrated. Great to use after a shower or right before bed.


Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defying Hand Cream, $12

For more information, visit https://www.juicebeauty.com/green-apple-age-defy-hand-cream 

What I liked most about the product was its texture, or product feel when applied.
Comment: Creamy texture that absorbs quickly.

This product met my expectations.
Comments: This was an easy hand cream to use for it was absorbed immediately into my
hands and left no greasy film.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: Used in AM and after washing throughout the day.

If I was making this product, I would change: Aroma. 
Comments: Label indicates Green Apple, I felt the aroma was too light, I could barely smell anything. I would add more scent for I enjoy a citrus smell. 

I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly.    
Comments: Very soothing hand cream. 

I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
Comments: 2 fluid ounces should last a long time but I will certainly consider purchasing this again.

Anything else you would like to add? I have tried many hand creams and often put them aside after a short time because they don’t absorb quickly or leave a greasy feeling. This organic age defying hand cream met my expectations. The cream felt soothing.


Skinauthority Oil Nutrient for Face, Hair, and Nails, $29

For more information, visit http://www.skinauthority.com/Oil-Nutrient-For-Face-Hair-Nails 

What I liked most about the product was its texture, or product feel when applied.
Comment: This product can be used on face, nails, and hair.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I liked using the oil on dry spots and it doubled as a cuticle oil. I used it on other areas of my skin and it absorbed just as well as on my face. 

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: Different directions on the back of the bottle tell how to use for each area. Print is so tiny, it is difficult to read.

If I was making this product, I would change: Packaging.
Comments: Print on the bottle is so little. I would rethink how the directions are distributed. 

I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly.    
Comments: Product states it is easily absorbed, I felt there was an oily feel after applied. 

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy. 
Comments: I liked this product and will use it again on my face and nails. I will use it on my hair as an extra benefit.

Anything else you would like to add? I liked using this on my face when it felt dry. It smelled good and I followed up by using the excess on my hands. Wiped hands after use for they had an oily after-feel. This product could be considered a rich emollient oil that has a variety of uses on all part of the body. 


Measurable Difference Eyeshadow,
$19.99

For more information, visit https://www.measurabledifference.com/measurable-difference-wink-wink-12-piece-eyeshadow-set 

What I liked most about the product was its texture, or product feel when applied.
Comment: Delicate dewy powder.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I tried two unlabeled colors: brown and metallic brown. Both eyeshadows were easy to apply and had a nice appearance. 

I followed instructions for this product: What instructions?
Comments: No instructions. 

If I was making this product, I would change: Price point.
Comments: There were so many price points online from $16.41 to $229.99. All of these were a 12-piece set. The Measurable Difference site price was reasonable.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.    
Comments: Easy to apply and eyeshadow color lasted. 

I am _________ this product: Considering buying. 
Comments: 12 piece palette.  

Anything else you would like to add? Although I only tried two colors, I felt this product was worth giving a positive review for the texture was dewy and the available palette sophisticated. 


The Original Beauty Blender, $20

For more information, visit http://www.beautyblender.com/beautyblender-original-single-112.html

What I liked most about the product was its (other).
Comments: I am happy with all aspects of this product.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I did not have any expectations for this product. I have usually used brushes or my hand to apply makeup. This blender worked great.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
Comments: Very happy with the beauty blender.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
Comments: Great product.

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: I am giving this as a gift to friends.

Anything else you would like to add? This is a beauty must have. An edgeless blender that leaves a flawless finish. It allows for an even application and is excellent for applying makeup around the eyes and nose areas. This is one of my new favorite beauty products. Go get this one!

Belli Pure Radiance Facial Sunscreen, $24

For more information, visit http://www.belliskincare.com/belli-pure-radiance-facial-sunscreen

What I liked most about the product was its consistency, or formulation.
Comments: SPF 25—contains Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide.

This product somewhat met my expectations.
Comments: Goes on very light and leaves a white tint. This would only be good for fair-skinned ladies.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: Same directions used by most sunscreens. Does not seem to be water resistant.

If I was making this product, I would change: Color.
Comments: I would make a sunscreen that did not leave a white film and make it more appropriate for people who use tanning and bronzer products.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat. 
Comments: Good that is has UVA and UVB protection. Leaves a white film.

I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
Comments: Only has 25 SPF. I usually look for a higher level because of my fair skin.

Anything else you would like to add? I liked this product for people with very fair complexions. I am always looking for products with zinc oxide to protect me from the sun. If you think about lifeguards with zinc oxide on their noses, you know it is hard to rub into the skin. This product does rub in but leaves a white mask like film.


Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation Illuminator, $39
  For more information, visit https://kohgendocosmetics.com/collections/foundation/products/maifanshi-aqua-foundation-illuminator?...

What I liked most about the product was its texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: Sheer illuminator. Very thin, a little goes a long way!

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I was pleased with the overall glow when I used this in lieu of regular foundation. It gave a fresh look without a heavy makeup appearance.

I followed instructions for this product: What instructions?
Comments: Put your glasses on to read these directions. :)

If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
Comments: Can be used as, with, or over foundation. 

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
Comments: Nice illuminator and easy to apply.

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: Very satisfied with the fresh results and overall appearance. 

Anything else you would like to add? This sheer illuminator gives an overall dewy appearance to the face or can be used on specific areas to brighten and highlight. I used this in lieu of a heavier foundation and was pleased with the results.


LashControl Lengthening and Conditioning Mascara, $18

For more information, visit http://www.lashcontrol.com/mascara-formulas/black-lengthening-mascara.php

What I liked most about the product was its (other).
Comments: I was eager to try a mascara that would allow for control of the amount of formula coming from the container.

This product somewhat met my expectations.
Comments: Easily applied and no clumping.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: Lots of directions as well as on line tutorials and easy access to the company via internet come with Lash Control. This product even has a newsletter!

If I was making this product, I would change: Consistency.
Comments: This product comes in different colors applicators for lengthening, "volumizing" and brow tamer. I would make it waterproof.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat. 
Comments: Unique concept for someone who adds to much mascara or has problems with clumps.

I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
Comments: Lots of good ingredients. Worked fine and washes off with warm water so I can’t use it in the pool.

Anything else you would like to add? This mascara has many great possibilities. It has great ingredients and seems to alleviate clumping and overloading but it was a little too over the top for me. I'll stick with Chanel and Dior.


Erno Laszlo White Marble Essence Lotion (Whiten & Brighten), $72

For more information, visit https://www.ernolaszlo.com/white-marble-essence-lotion.html

What I liked most about the product was its texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: This product activates skin's moisture retention to make skin luminous.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: Rehydrates and lightens pigmentation for a balanced complexion. Feels great when applied after cleansing.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: Can be used as part of the morning and evening routine

If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
Comments:  I really liked adding White Marble Essence Lotion to my daily routine . It leaves my skin soft to the touch.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.  
Comments: Great product for leaving face feel soft and ready for moisturizers or serums.

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: I read Jackie O used Erno Laszlo products. This product is a welcome addition to any woman's beauty routine.


Anything else you would like to add? Erno Laszlo White Essence lotion was a welcome addition to my daily routine. Easy to use before serums and moisturizers to help with moisture retention.


Dahliana 30 Second Beauty Rescue Peel, $68

For more information, visit https://www.dahliana.com/products/30-second-beauty-rescue-peel

What I liked most about the product was its packaging; consistency, or formulation.
Comments: All-natural ingredients felt smooth and rich. I really liked the airless pump jar and ease of use.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: Easy way to exfoliate and hydrate your face in 30 seconds. All-natural organic ingredients included coconut oil, Aloe Vera and other oils which left skin feeling hydrated.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: Directions are not on the jar and must be found on their webpage. May be used once a week at night.  Leave on for 30-60 seconds and wash off. This powerful Peel replaces RX Peels.  I followed with my regular moisturizer.

If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
Comments:  This product was excellent, easy to use with a pleasant aroma and rich consistency.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
Comments: My friends will love this skincare product. They can add it their weekly routine to lighten dark spots, exfoliate and hydrate while boosting collagen. Who could ask for more!

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: This product exfoliates without any downtime. It feels rich and creamy when applied and contributes to an anti-aging beauty routine.


Anything else you would like to add? I really liked this product and am looking forward to using it for an extended period of time. It is a natural alternative to a Glycolic peel and far gentler on the face. 


NOTE Sunglow Foundation, $11.99

For more information, visit https://notecosmetics.com/products/sunglow-foundation?variant=21962623111

What I liked most about the product was its consistency, or formulation.
Comments: Silky formula added a tint and a glow to a suntanned face.

This product met my expectations.
Comments: A little goes a long way. Easy to add too much shine to your face.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: The directions were all about sun exposure. The first step was to apply liberally before sun exposure. Since this product is a facial foundation that has an SPF of 15, I would not rate it high as a sunscreen. It does contain 12.2% Titanium Dioxide and .9% Octinoxate.

If I was making this product, I would change: Price point.
Comments:  Seemed a bit expensive for a facial glow. I prefer to use products with more natural ingredients.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat.  
Comments: This product comes in 3 shades of tan.

I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
Comments: I am glad I was able to try this foundation and I will use it periodically throughout the summer as a highlighter on top of my natural tan. A little goes a long way, so I am sure my 35 ml will last a long time.


Anything else you would like to add? Note products have headquarters in Germany and are relatively new to the mass market in the USA. It will be interesting watch their progress.


NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick in Pinkie Dust, $5.60

For more information, visit http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/bright-idea-illuminating-stick/NYX_347.html

What I liked most about the product was its color.
Comments: I tried Pinkie Dust and enjoyed the ease of use and soft color.

This product somewhat met my expectations.
Comments: Used over foundation or naturally tanned skin, it gave a nice pink glow/highlight.

I followed instructions for this product: What instructions?
Comments: No instructions but it is easy to use and blend into skin.

If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
Comments: Good price point, easy to use.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat.  
Comments: I would tell my friends it is a good product for young adults.

I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
Comments: This is not my usual type of makeup purchase but I enjoyed trying it out. Definitely adds glamour.


Anything else you would like to add? I found this makeup treat fun to work with and try out. I see this as a product young makeup enthusiasts would enjoy experimenting with as they go out for an evening or want to highlight their face for a special look.  It comes in numerous shades and is at a perfect price point.


Ecco Bella Vitamin E Lip Smoother in Petal, $21.95

For more information, visit https://www.eccobella.com/vitamin-e-lip-smoothers/

What I liked most about the product was its consistency, or formulation.
Comments: I love natural, organic products and this one is perfect. A vitamin E lip treatment balm. Gluten-free.

This product met my expectations.
Comments: Great feel. This lip balm kept my lips moist and smooth. Wears off easily.

I followed instructions for this product: What instructions?
Comments: It is a lip smoother. No instructions needed.

If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
Comments: Nice moisture. I like having vitamin E in the center of a color.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly.  
Comments: This product helped smooth my lips and gave them a good feel when applied.

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: I like this lip smoother and I will add it to my cosmetic bag. It can be used under my lip color or alone.


Anything else you would like to add? I use this as I go out for golf. The color is good and the moisturizer keeps my lips soft and smooth.


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