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Kathy Meyer

Dec 11, 2017 11:08AM ● Published by Caley Breese

Name: Kathy Meyer
Age: 47
Location: Severna Park
Favorite brands: MAC, Origins, Philosophy
Desert island item: Moisturizer with sunscreen

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Neuro Lather HEATCTRL Shampoo by Paul Mitchell, $21.99

For more information, visit https://www.paulmitchell.com/neuro/hair-care-products/neuro-lather-heatctrl-shampoo/

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma.
Comments: It smelled wonderful! A fresh, sweet smell without a strong perfume scent.

This product met my expectations.
Comments: It promises to clean hair by removing dirt and product build up. It boasts having HeatCTRL technology that protects the hair from thermal styling tools. It does not specify what the HeatCTRL technology is.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: I used the shampoo and followed it up with the NEURO Rinse Conditioner. The conditioner smelled just as great as the shampoo and a little went a long way.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Price point.
Comments: I think the price point for this product is a bit high for the 9.2 fl. oz. bottle. I only used a sample size. Only a small amount was needed to do the job. I am thinking this size bottle could last a long time if used according to directions.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly. 
Comments: I did! My coworker has colored hair that is dry (as she describes) from using thermal products daily. She blow dries and flat irons her hair - hopefully this will work for her!

I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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Anything else you would like to add?  This product made my hair super soft and smelled great. I have fine hair but a lot of it. Sometimes if products make my hair too soft it does not hold the style. I am curious to hear how it would work on someone with coarser hair.


Natural Beauty Botanical Moisturizer by Jenetiqa, $70

For more information, visit http://jenetiqa.com/collection/collection-signature/natural-beauty-rs.html

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation; Other.
Comments: With only a few drops of this botanical-smelling oil, it appeared to moisturize my skin immediately. It soaked into my skin and did not leave a greasy feeling.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I loved using this product every morning. The D'Orientine S claims to help smooth wrinkles and I really feel it did just that! The Sea Buckthorn Oil helps calm the skin and improve hydration. My skin looked and felt great after using!

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
Comments: I shared a few drops with some co-workers of different ages and skin concerns than my own; each one loved how it made their skin look and feel.

I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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Anything else you would like to add? My favorite part of this product was that it is waterless and made with all-natural ingredients. It is cruelty free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, and phosphate-free!


Lavender Organic Hand Sanitizer by Dr. Bronner, $4.99

For more information, visit https://shop.drbronner.com/organic-hand-sanitizer#scent=Lavender

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation; Other.
Comments: No sticky feeling left on your hands like so many other hand sanitizers! It smells of lavender without being too strong.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: None of the nasty chemicals you find in conventional sanitizers. All organic ingredients. I loved the smell so much I even used it as an air freshener.

I followed instructions for this product: What instructions?
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If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
Comments: The convenient size and the fact that it is spray bottle make it easy to throw in my handbag and not worry about a mess. Easy to share with others and with those that I have shared love it just as much as I do!

I am _________ this product:  Running right out to the store to buy.
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Anything else you would like to add? 


Waterproof Velvet Smooth Eyeliner Pencil (in Deepest Black) by Kokie Cosmetics, $6

For more information, visit https://www.kokiecosmetics.com/collections/eyes/products/waterproof-velvet-smooth-eyeliner-pencil?va...

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation; Color; Other.
Comments: Smooth as butter! This eyeliner goes on so smoothly. No tugging on your eyelid. It glides on smooth, and lasts all day.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I have used many different types of eyeliners over the years and none of them preformed like this waterproof crayon! I usually have problems with eyeliners running or transferring onto my lid - not this one!

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
Comments: The color is a deep black that looks great on! It is great on its own or works well blended with a small brush.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
Comments: I have already shared with friends how much I love this liner!

I am _________ this product:  Running right out to the store to buy.
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Anything else you would like to add? I love that this product is available in a variety of stores. The price is great too!


The Wizard: Multi-Benefit Hair Primer by Amika, $24

For more information, visit https://loveamika.com/collections/style/products/the-wizard-primer

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma; Packaging.
Comments: The spray bottle is unique that it allows you to lock the spray so you can throw it in your purse without worry of leaking. The label is fun and colorful and the smell.....so fresh and fruity!

This product met my expectations.
Comments: I used this product mostly as a protective barrier for use with my flat iron and curling iron. As suggested, I applied to damp hair before brushing and blow drying. It left my hair soft, shiny, and smelling wonderful!

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
Comments: It’s a great product packaged in a fun way! The price is fair based on the amount you get in the spray bottle. A little goes a long way!

I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly. 
Comments: I think this product would benefit all my friends with thick and sometimes frizzy hair. I shared it with one friend and she loved it!

I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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Anything else you would like to add? 


Comforting Muscle Lotion by PARODI, $18

For more information, visit https://parodicare.com/product-category/parodi-skin-care-products/ 

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma; Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: The packaging looks professional, simple, and classic. The texture is what you would expect from a roller ball application. The roller ball made it very easy to apply and it did not feel greasy.

This product met my expectations.
Comments: The lotion gave a cool, soothing feeling to sore muscles that lasted about 15 minutes. I loved the menthol smell but that is a smell I prefer - some may not like.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change its: Aroma.
Comments: The medicinal menthol smell may not appeal to everyone. I loved that it contained natural herbal ingredients which left my skin feeling soft and moisturized.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat. 
Comments: I found this product to be very similar to a lot of muscle creams out there. The main difference would be the roller ball applicator which I enjoyed using.

I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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Anything else you would like to add? 



Mineral Face SPF 30 Cucumber Matte Finish Moisturizer by COOLA, $36

For more information, visit https://coolasuncare.com/products/mineral-face-spf-30-cucumber-matte-finish-sunscreen-lotion

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: The texture is smooth and amazing feeling on your skin!

This product ___________ my expectations: Exceeded.
Comments: I was expecting a thick cream like most sunscreens, but this was light and smooth and smelled almost like nothing at all.

I followed instructions for this product _________: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change its _________: Price point.
Comments: It averages over $32 a tube for less than 2 ounces. I would hope it could be lower in price.

I would recommend this product ___________ to a friend: Enthusiastically.
Comments: I shared it with a group of varying ages at my last ocean beach outing. Male and Females alike had nothing but great things to say about the sunscreen. Everyone loved how it felt on their face and no one burned!

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: I have already ordered another tube of this great sunscreen. You should too!

Anything else you would like to add?


Lip Balm (in Orange Ginger) by BeeHavin’, $9/3-pack

For more information, visit http://www.beehavinproducts.com/

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: The lip balm goes on super smooth and does not feel 'cakey' on your lips.


This product ___________ my expectations: Met.
Comments: I liked how it moisturized my lips and stayed on for a good amount of time.

 

I followed instructions for this product _________: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change its _________: Aroma.
Comments: The lip balm is an orange ginger flavor but I did not really smell or taste any scent. I think I would like it to be stronger but that is just for me. Some people like not having a strong scent on their lips.

I would recommend this product ___________ to a friend: Highly.
Comments: It’s a cute lip balm and has all-natural ingredients. Only three to be exact. Love that!


I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
Comments: Not sure of the price of this product but I think I would pick it up to keep handy for my dry lips.

Anything else you would like to add? I really liked this lip balm. I loved that it is made from natural ingredients and goes on so smoothly!



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