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Maria Winters

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

Name: Maria Winters
Age: 41
Location: Annapolis
Favorite brands: Laura Mercier, Clinique, Trish McEvoy 
Desert Island item: Chapstick (after sunscreen)

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Neuro Care Heat CTRL Shampoo by 
Paul Mitchell, $21.99/9.2 fl. oz.

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; Texture or product feel when applied.
Comments: It lathers well and smells wonderful! 

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.
Comments: Love the aroma!

Anything else you would like to add? It provides thermal protection, so it is a great product if you frequently use a flat iron or a blow-dryer.


Sunset Light by Veil,
$45

For more information, visit https://veilcosmetics.com/products/sunset-light

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: It feels soft and silky on your skin. My face is left with a healthy glow look that I love. Perfect to use under foundation, but also for those no makeup days. It is water -based so it feels light, and seems to be absorbed easily.

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 its: Price point.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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Rejuvabeads by MONAT, $49

For more information, visit http://monatglobal.com/rejuvabeads-by-monat/

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: I like this product. it leaves the hair feeling smooth, and it is not greasy. I use it on the ends but also a little bit all over my hair. It seems like it helps with frizz too.

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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Lumafirm Repair Cream by Pevonia, $89.50

For more information, visit http://www.pevonia.com/lumafirm-repair-cream-lift-and-glow/

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
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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? This product makes my skin feel soft and lightened up. It does not leave your face greasy and it is absorbed very quickly. For those who do not like strong scents, this is great since it has a very light to almost no aroma. The cream has a tinted color which made me believe it had tint to it, but it does not. Great product!


Neuro Style Protect and Neuro Style Prime 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; Consistency, or formulation.
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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 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? I really liked these 2 products. I frequently use the blow dryer and flat iron, however, never tried a blowout primer or a heat iron hairspray. The purpose is to protect the hair from the heat and keep it shiny. My hair feels more manageable and softer after I use these products. I absolutely love their aroma. Love how my hair smells after each use. 


The After Flush in La Fleur and Arancia by Pottymints, $5/3-pack

 For more information, visit https://www.pottymints.com/collections/all-products

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma.
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This product did not meet 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: Never. 
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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 think it's a good idea, but don't find a realistic use to this. You can light up a scented candle in a bathroom or do other things if the point is to bring fragrance to the bathroom. I didn't think they work that well as fragrance goes away as soon as you flush.


Lip Crème by Clove + Hallow (in Flaming Coral), $20

For more information, visit https://www.cloveandhallow.com/product/lip-creme-natural-organic-lipstick/

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: This lipstick feels great when applied. My lips feel soft, creamy, and hydrated.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: Once I tried the lipstick, I did some research about the brand and found it has great qualities. This is a brand that uses only natural and organic ingredients. They also support the approach to "clean cosmetics.”

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. 
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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 am very curious and excited about this brand. This lip crème has great coverage, provides deep hydration, and is free of chemicals! I am definitively buying other lip colors, and want to try different products from them.


Aloe Rescue Revitalizing Sheet Mask by BioRepublic SkinCare, price varies

For more information, visit https://www.biorepublic.com/products/aloe-sheet-mask

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma; Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: This mask has a good aroma and it is very soft. It leaves a fair amount of serum afterwards to massage into your skin. Claims to be free of parabens.

This product met my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: Description of product says it is perfect for after sun use. I just used it on a regular night before going to bed, with no previous sun exposure.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat. 
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I am _________ this product:  Not willing to invest in.
Comments: I am just not a big fan of masks.


Anything else you would like to add? Even though I am not a big fan of masks, I have tried a few. I did like that compared to other masks, this one has more coverage on your face. It really covers everything, including under the chin. Once you remove the mask, the excess serum is absorbed very quickly and does not leave the skin greasy. My skin looked refreshed and bright right away.


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; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments:This is a facial spray with aloe, herbs and rosewater. States it is cruelty and paraben free. It smells great, absorbs quickly, and it gives extra moisture.

This product met my expectations.
Comments: I have always been a big fan of facial sprays. I started using Evian water facial spray since I was very young after learning of its benefits from my mother. I like the feeling of freshness and hydration that facial sprays leave on my face. This spray smells great (rosewater), it is light, and absorbs quickly. I wish the aroma would last longer.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: I used it only on my face. However, the directions say you can mist onto hair and skin as well.

If I was making this product, I would change its: 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? If you like facial sprays and the smell of rosewater, this is a good option. I think the price is right and a bottle seems to last for a long time. I see a great use for a quick boost of freshness after the gym or during hot summer days.



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: Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: This is an all-purpose salve and balm. In regards to texture, I compare this product to Vaseline. It is thick and rich. I personally don't mind that as my skin is mostly dry and I like heavy moisturizers. This product absorbs quickly though, and leaves the skin feeling soft and bright.

This product met my expectations.
Comments: The name "rescue balm" fits great. It feels like this product can take you from extreme dryness to soft, smooth, hydrated skin in seconds; and the effect lasts for a long time.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: I used this product on my hands, my cheeks and as a lip balm. The instructions say that it can be used wherever skin is dry, including hands and lips.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Aroma.
Comments: I like the texture and consistency of this product. I also liked how it left my skin feeling soft and shiny (without been greasy); however, I personally did not like the aroma. That was a deal breaker for me.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat. 
Comments: If you have dry skin and are looking for long lasting moisture, this is a great option.

I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
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Anything else you would like to add? My husband complains of dry hands all the time, especially during the winter. I had him try this product and he really liked it. I think I will be buying this product for him instead ;)


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.
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This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: This eyeliner definitively stands out from the other eyeliners I own. It is so creamy that it glides. Very smooth and easy application.

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. 
Comments: I do not apply eyeliner on a regular basis, but if I did, this would be a good option. I know they have different and fun colors to choose from.

I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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Airy Body Polish in Rose & Prosecco by Scentbird, $18

For more information, visit https://www.scentbird.com/scrubs/rose-prosecco

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma; Texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: This product feels great on my skin. The aroma is lovely. Very subtle rose aroma. The texture is great too. Not harsh on your skin, but granular enough to polish and cleanse.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: Love the aroma and the texture.

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.
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
Comments: This body polish leaves my skin feeling soft, but without being oily or greasy. The texture is creamy with the right amount of scrubbing particles. It looks like sand too!

Anything else you would like to add? I am also considering buying this brand's sugar scrub. It seems that it will be the next step if you are looking for a deeper cleanse. I imagine it provides even more exfoliation than this body polish. Looking forward to experience the difference.


Facial Scrub by Gaffer & Child, $30

For more information, visit https://www.gafferandchild.com/collections/the-collection/products/facial-scrub

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: Great facial. Not too harsh on the skin but still provides good exfoliation. In regards to texture, it's more creamy than sandy for those who like that better.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: Uses only organic ingredients. When you read the ingredients list there are no big words that nobody understands

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: I wasn't a big fan of the aroma at first but then I started liking it. I like the idea of getting a good cleanse without the need of harsh chemicals.

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? This facial scrub is a great buy. It leaves the skin soft and feeling clean and fresh. In addition, it contains organic and vegan ingredients. Plus, it's non-gmo.


Lash + Brow Primer and Thickener by Elke, $30

For more information, visit https://www.elkevonfreudenberg.com/shop/products/brow-groomers/brow-lash-thickener-and-primer/

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied; Other.
Comments: The results are noticeable. There is a positive difference when I use this product.

This product exceeded my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: I apply it right before applying my regular mascara.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
Comments: I had never use an eyelash primer before, and I am happy I tried one. This primer creates volume and it makes my mascara last way longer. The change was noticeable since the first day I tried it. I really like how my eyelashes look when using this product.
 

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