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Caroline Barazesh

Dec 11, 2017 11:10AM ● By Caley Breese
Name: Caroline Barazesh
Age: 59
Location: Gambrills
Favorite brands: Chanel, Tom Ford, Laura Mercier
Desert island item: Sunscreen

PRODUCT REVIEWS

'ME' Peptide-Infused Nail Color (in Right as Reign) by Dermelect, $14

For more information, visit http://dermelect.com/me-right-as-reign-dusty-blue/

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: This nail polish was easy to apply, and dried fast to an even coat and sparkling gloss. The color was beautiful and I received several compliments! As a plus, the product is formaldehyde- and toluene-free. The peptide infused strength made it last almost a week without chipping.

This product exceeded my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: I did my own version of the instructions.
Comments: I didn’t use a base coat. 

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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No Makeup Foundation Serum by Perricone MD, $60

For more information, visit https://www.perriconemd.com/no-makeup-skincare/face/no-makeup-foundation-serum-MP0060.html

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation; Color.
Comments: This serum is so light, yet gives that "finished" look. You only need a few drops to reduce shine and even out skin tone. It has SPF 30, which is a very welcoming feature.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I was doubtful that 3 drops would be enough to provide coverage but it was! So quick and easy to apply and lasted all day.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: You just squeeze 3 drops into your hand and rub gently into your face.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
Comments: I wasn't expecting this to be as good as it is. The packaging is interesting—it has a built in dropper to measure exactly the amount of serum you need.

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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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: Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: These products are un-perfumed and ideal for my hair type. They protect hair that is heat styled and didn't weigh my fine hair down. They left my hair shiny and easy to style.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: Shampoo left my hair clean and shiny with just one 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.
Comments: I haven't seen this product in stores.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly. 
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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The Wizard: Multi-Benefit Hair Primer by Amika
, $24

For more information, visit https://loveamika.com/collections/style/products/copy-of-the-wizard-p-multi-benefit-primer-1

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: This hair primer has a pleasant smell and left my hair exactly as promised- shiny, soft and detangled. It is weightless and very easy to apply using the trigger too.

This product met my expectations.
Comments: It said it cut down on blow dry time, but I didn't notice any difference.

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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Résistance Ciment Thermique by Kérastase, $20.50/50 ml; $43/150 ml

For more information, visit https://www.kerastase-usa.com/ciment-thermique/CTH0000.html

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma; Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: This product strengthens hair that is heat styled. It has a very pleasant aroma and light consistency that is easy to comb through your hair. It made my hair shiny, soft, and easy to style.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I loved this blow dry care product. It really made a difference to my hair and I enjoyed using it.

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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Revitalite Brow Transformer Crayon by Dermelect (in Ash Blonde), $26

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

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging; Consistency, or formulation; Color.
Comments: This eyebrow pencil is the best I have ever tried! The color blends perfectly with your own eyebrows, whatever their color. The pencil is triangular tipped and is very easy to use and achieve full natural looking eyebrows. On the other end is a brush to blend the color. The pencil is waterproof and long-lasting.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: This brow transformer does just that- quickly and easily makes your brows look fuller and neater and stays in place all day!

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.
Comments: I'm never using anything else!

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Cucumber Breeze Soothing Sheet Mask by BioRepublic SkinCare, price varies

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

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma; Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: A delightful face mask made in Korea, that was as soothing as described, with a pleasant cucumber fragrance. It made my skin plumper and it felt so fresh and relaxing! I like that the mask is bio degradable and the ingredients are clearly printed on the package in large print so they are easy to read.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: This face mask was a pleasure to use. I would definitely buy this.

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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Be Matte Liquid Lipstick (in Crunk) by City Color Cosmetics, $7.99

For more information, visit https://citycolorcosmetics.com/collections/lipstick/products/be-matte-liquid-lipstick?variant=400029...

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation; Color.
Comments: This is a liquid lipstick applied with a sponge applicator. It quickly dries to a long lasting matte finish. It is completely non-greasy and stayed in place for hours. The color was elegant and you can add shine by slicking on some lip gloss over the top, if desired. You cannot tell you have this lipstick on, as it is so light. It's a really quick and easy way to wear matte lipstick with no touch ups required.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I didn't expect this product to be so light and long lasting. It's the ideal lip color for someone who does not like the feel of regular lipstick.

I followed instructions for this product: What instructions?
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If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
Comments: I'd love to try some other colors.

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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Hydrating Serum by Gaffer & Child, $36

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

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma; Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: This is a delightful lavender scented moisturizing serum which my skin loved. You need just a couple of drops measured conveniently with the in-bottle dropper.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I love that this product is handcrafted and the bottle is fully recyclable. The lavender scent makes the serum a pleasure to use. It has a great moisturizing effect. Each bottle is numbered by batch and is made from raw, vegan, organic and non-GMO ingredients.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: I used this at night and could see an effect after just a couple of uses. My skin felt nicely moisturized in the morning. It's very easy to use and as you only need a tiny amount, good value.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
Comments: I highly recommend this product. It is pleasant to use, vegan, 100% organic and very effective.

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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Hydra Cleanse Facial Cleanser by Pharmagel, price varies

For more information, visit https://www.pharmagel.net/collections/cleansers-toners/products/copy-of-30th-anniversary-bonus-hydra...

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: This cleanser has a light scent and a pleasant texture. It effectively cleanses and claims to revitalize the complexion. I liked that it was paraben-free.

This product somewhat met my expectations.
Comments: It was an effective cleanser but I didn't see any change in my skin after use.

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 made my eyes sting so I would not purchase this.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat.
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I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
Comments: The anti-aging element in this product means that you must avoid getting it in your eyes. Since I like to use my cleanser to remove eye makeup, this didn't work for me.

 

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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: This is a thick salve that moisturizes dry skin effectively. It is similar to Vaseline.

This product met my expectations.
Comments: I used it on my hands and feet to relieve dry skin. It was effective and in an easy to use tube.

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: Except for the packaging, this worked the same as Vaseline so I doubt I would purchase this product. I did not like the taste of this product so I wouldn't use it on my lips.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat.
Comments: The packaging is convenient but the product is so similar to Vaseline I don't think I would purchase it.

I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
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Night Beauty Dry Botanical Oil by Jenetiqa, $62

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

What I liked most about the product was its: Consistency, or formulation; Other.
Comments: This is a night oil that can be used on its own or mixed into your usual night cream. I love that this oil is cruelty free, paraben-free and vegetarian. It's light, sinks into skin immediately and is very pleasant to use.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: It made my skin feel soft and plump and I loved using this product.

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: The packaging doesn't do this product justice. It could easily be overlooked with the brown and white bottle but that would be a serious mistake!

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
Comments: You only need a couple of drops off oil to see a difference in your skin the next morning.

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: I went to their website to look at other products in their range since I was impressed and hadn't heard of this Canadian company before. I found it that it is recommended by Oprah. Enough said!

 

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Eye Wrinkle Cream by ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND, $32.99

For more information, visit https://www.boerlind.com/us/products/face/extra-care-products/beauty-essentials/eye-wrinkle-cream-73...

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: A rich creme which is specifically for eye wrinkles. It's all natural and has no perfume, which I liked, as it didn't irritate my eyes at all. It left my skin soft and moisturized.

This product met my expectations.
Comments: It was pleasant to use and I love that it has no perfume and is made from all-natural products. A small amount left my skin feeling soft and plumped.

I followed instructions for this product: I did my own version of the instructions.
Comments: I was unable to get just the small amount required for the eye area out of the tube so I used the remainder all over my face.              

If I was making this product, I would change its: Packaging.
Comments: It was difficult to manage the amount of product required in the tube format. Maybe a smaller nozzle on the tube would work better.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly.
Comments: A very pleasant unperfumed skin product that worked well.

I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
Comments: I'm not sure whether I would purchase this.

 

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