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Starr Grill

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

Name: Starr Grill
Age: 47
Location: Crownsville
Favorite brands: SkinCeuticals, Clarisonic Mia
Desert island item: Clinique Black Honey Lip Sheen 

PRODUCT REVIEWS

FIRST LIGHT The Serum by Ceramiracle,
$89

 For more information, visit https://www.ceramiracle.com/products/first-light-the-serum

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging.
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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: Consistency.
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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.
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Anything else you would like to add? Everybody's skin is different, this one made my skin feel soft but didn't improve its appearance and I am more concerned with the latter.


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: 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: 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? This face makeup is much like Bare Minerals but in my opinion, much better. Offers great coverage while still looking totally natural!


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: Aroma; 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: Price point.
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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? Didn't have enough to use for a fair period of time but I did like how my skin felt "awakened and lifted" after use.


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.
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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? Definitely helped control flyaways and split ends, but made my hair harder to style.


Neuro Style HEATCTRL Blowout Primer by Paul Mitchell
, $9.99/.85 fl.oz.; $24.99/4.7 fl. oz.

For more information, visit https://www.paulmitchell.com/neuro/style-products/neuro-prime-heatctrl-blowout-primer/

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging.
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This product somewhat met my expectations.
Comments: Hair seemed harder to brush through while blow drying.

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: Consistency.
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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.
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Anything else you would like to add? This did give my hair great texture when I was finished blow drying.


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 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: Price point.
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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.
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Anything else you would like to add? A great addition to your powder room or pocketbook for how shall we say, unexpected unpleasantness. Smells better than commercial air fresheners but very costly.


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.
Comments: I can't describe the scent but it's great!

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: 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? Neuro hair care is another line by Paul Mitchell and the results are spot on. It is a three-step system which I haven't bothered with in decades. My hair is course and dry but this system left it silky without being weighted. Shiny without being oily and really clean, easy to blow-dry and style. I will buy this to continue using.


Revitalite Brow Transformer Crayon by Dermelect (in Oak Brown), $26

For more information, visit http://dermelect.com/revitalite-brow-transformer/

What I liked most about the product was its: Other (explain in comments below).
Comments: Finally a brow pencil that's actually shaped like an eyebrow making application easy!

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.
Comments: It even has a brow brush at the other end!

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? This is hands-down the best brow enhancer ever! Having thin brows my whole life, I've tried it all and this was the best!


Frizz Elixir by Überliss , $29.95

For more information, visit https://uberliss.com/products/frizz-elixir

What I liked most about the product was its: Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: Makes your hair silky, not oily.

This product met my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: Everybody's hair is different so you have to play with this product to know how many sprays.

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: It will be a while....this product goes a long way.

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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: Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: This goes on easily, spreads easily, and quickly penetrates as opposed to staying on top of skin, making you look like you have oily skin.

This product somewhat 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: Aroma.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly. 
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I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
Comments: I am a tough cookie when it comes to skincare products. I do like this oil, but not sure I like it better than my usual products.

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Lip Crème in Flaming Coral by Clove + Hallow, $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.
Comments: Built-in magnets protect you from in your purse lipstick disasters!

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: Reds are super hard to apply but this formula went on forgivingly.

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: Color.
Comments: I have full lips and never feel right wearing red but this was a gorgeous shade. You can easily wear it in all seasons.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
Comments: It's all-natural "for real natural" so you are not putting anything bad into your body.

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: This lipstick has great lasting power without drying you out and it doesn't run.

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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: The consistency was that of Kiehl’s lip balm in a tube. Feels really good on your lips but not your hands.

This product somewhat met my expectations.
Comments: I liked it for my lips but it smells like geranium, I love that scent but not on my lips. It did not soothe my cracked cuticles and dry skin 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: Aroma.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat. 
Comments: I did not try this anywhere except my lips, hands, and knees. It worked best on my lips.

I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
Comments: If it were not for the geranium scent, I probably would buy it for my lips.

Anything else you would like to add? 


Face Finishing Moisturizer by Perricone MD, $69

For more information, visit https://www.perriconemd.com/skincare/moisturizers/face-finishing-moisturizer-5109.html

What I liked most about the product was its: 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: Aroma.
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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 have used a few of Perricone's products in the past and am never disappointed. The same goes for this Moisturizer. Although it does feel tingly and odd on my skin just after application, it quickly wears off. After using night and day for almost 3 weeks, I clearly saw a difference in my skin tone and pore size....they actually shrunk! I wasn't crazy about the smell but better looking skin was well worth it.

  
OMG! 4-in-1 Kit Zone System Mask by Double Dare, $7/one mask; $31.50/set of 5

For more information, visit https://doubledarespa.com/products/omg-4-in1-kit-zone-system-mask?variant=34087661646

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied.
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This product somewhat 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: Aroma.
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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.
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Anything else you would like to add? I'm a hard sell when it comes to over-the-counter masks; I leave that to my facialist. BUT, this is a fantastic concept because different parts of the face long for different treatments. This is great for travel, gift etc… Although I have had better store bought mask experiences, I loved the convenience and concept of this one!


Renewed Pumpkin Walnut Facial Cleanser by Feel, $28

For more information, visit https://thisisfeel.com/collections/face/products/renewed

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: Aroma.
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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 like this company’s politics...Pro Women's health and rights, Vegan, anti-toxin. Unlike some facial scrubs, this one really is gentle enough to use often and in the winter. I was hesitant to use it with the level of dryness I was experiencing die to the weather but this product actually seemed to help. My skin felt clean, renewed, and moisturized afterwards.


Melting Shower Scrub in Mango & Kiwi by Scentbird, $18

For more information, visit https://www.scentbird.com/scrubs/mango-kiwi

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied.
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This product somewhat 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: Aroma.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly.
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I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
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Anything else you would like to add? This was a really nice body scrub although I had a difficult time dealing with the scent. I like to eat fruit, not smell like it! That said, it worked great on my back, legs, arms and feet, leaving my son n feeling moisturized not tight. In another scent, I would use this again.


Lash and 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: 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: Color.
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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.
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Anything else you would like to add? I don't understand why primers are all mostly white!? This one is too. I use the world's greatest mascara so I didn't need this product and I don't really understand the idea of using it on your brows but it did work and it did last.


  


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