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Jennifer Macris

Dec 11, 2017 11:09AM ● Published by Caley Breese

Name: Jennifer Macris
Age: 49
Location: Annapolis
Favorite brands: Mario Badescu, Arcona, Beautycounter
Desert island item: Tinted moisturizer

PRODUCT REVIEWS

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: Aroma; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: This moisturizer is very lightweight and has a wonderful smell of jasmine.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I thought it might feel greasy, but it wasn't at all. I thought it did a great job of relieving my dry skin and absorbed so quickly that I didn't have to wait to put on make-up.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: I used it once a day, in the morning after cleansing.

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 really liked this product because it was natural (no preservatives, no parabens) and smelled so good. Also, it has D'Orientine S. "A patented, plant-derived active ingredient extracted from the date-palm kernel, its properties are based on its unique complex of 7 compounds acting in synergy to delay the visible effects of aging. D'Orientine S has been clinically shown to have anti-wrinkle, and antioxidant properties." I've read about this ingredient in other products that cost a lot more.

I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
Comments: I'd buy it just for the smell!

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Infinite Shine 2 Nail Polish by O.P.I. (in I Can Never Hut Up), $12.50 at ulta.com

For more information, visit http://www.ulta.com/fiji-infinite-shine-2-collection?productId=xlsImpprod15481021

What I liked most about the product was its: Color.
Comments: Strange name for the color ("I Can Never Hut Up"), but it's very pretty! They call it an "iridescent, edge-of-dawn gray nail polish." I thought it was classy but with a nice bit of edginess. Not too wild or too dark.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: In the bottle it looks a little too edgy for me, but I really liked it, especially on my toes.

I followed instructions for this product: What instructions?
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If I was making this product, I would change its: Packaging.
Comments: The name is too weird.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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Loose Mineral Foundation SPF 50 by La Bella Donna
, $58

For more information, visit https://www.labelladonna.com/collections/face/products/loose-mineral-foundation-spf-50?variant=21958...

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: It felt like I didn't have anything on my face. Went on very nicely.

This product met my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: I followed the instructions on their website.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Price point.
Comments: More expensive than other mineral foundations I've tried, but not significantly different.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat. 
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I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
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Anything else you would like to add? I love mineral makeup as my daily sun protection. It's non-chemical and evens out my skin tone at the same time.


Neuro Care/Style Product Line by Paul Mitchell, price varies

For more information, visit https://www.paulmitchell.com/search.php?search_query=neuro%20care§ion=product&page=1

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma; Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: 

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 its: 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? These products are specifically formulated for use with thermal styling tools, which I don't use, so this line is not really for me, but it did smell nice and lathered well and my hair felt really soft after using the Repair Treatment.


Rescue Balm by Air Repair Skincare, $13.50

For more information, visit https://airrepairskincare.com/products/rescue-balm-all-purpose-skin-salve-and-lip-balm

What I liked most about the product was its: Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: Preservative-free; multi-purpose.

This product met my expectations.
Comments: I love multi-use products. This can be used as a lip balm, skin moisturizer, and first-aid salve.

I followed instructions for this product: I did my own version of the instructions.
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If I was making this product, I would change its: Aroma.
Comments: It doesn't have a bad smell, but I like a little more aromatherapy in my products.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat.
Comments: The texture is too thick for me. It is good for very dry spots or as a first aid balm, but too goopy for face.

I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
Comments: I have other products that do the same thing.


Anything else you would like to add?


Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater by Mario Badescu, $7

For more information, visit https://www.mariobadescu.com/product/facial-spray-with-aloe-herbs-and-rosewater

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma.
Comments: Love the smell!

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: "It's a rejuvenating mist infused with herbal and botanical extracts (like Aloe Vera, Gardenia, Rose, Bladderwrack and Thyme) that help soothe and re-energize skin—giving it a healthy, radiant glow."

I followed instructions for this product: I did my own version of the instructions.
Comments: I spray this stuff all the time, on my face, my hair, and body. I also have used it as a room & linen spray.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
Comments: This is great at the beach to cool off and refresh, but I also use it a lot in the winter to help moisturize.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
Comments: It's great for traveling too.

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: I have a bottle of this in my bathroom bedroom and car!

Anything else you would like to add?


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: Texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: It doesn't feel sticky after use like some hand sanitizers.

This product met my expectations.
Comments: I love Dr. Bronner's products. I keep this in my purse especially during cold & flu season. Great to use on shopping cart handles and other nasty places in the world. 

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: I actually don't love the lavender scent in this product. They also make an orange scent in this product that I like better.

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?


Green Tea Eye Mask by Sephora, $5

For more information, visit https://www.sephora.com/product/eye-mask-P407004?skuId=1765064&icid2=products%20grid:p407004 

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: These are a natural fiber eye pads soaked in a lotion-like product. The green tea version claims to give "a cool, fresh sensation to the eye area and provides a smoothing effect for a wide-awake look."

This product met my expectations.
Comments: The eye pads felt very nice and cooling.

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: Packaging.
Comments: I found it difficult to get the eye pads out of the package without making a big mess.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat. 
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
Comments: These force you to lie down and relax (or the pads will slide off your face) so it's a good way to have a "spa moment."


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