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Kristen Carpenter

Dec 11, 2017 11:10AM ● Published by Caley Breese

Name: Kristen Carpenter
Age: 30
Location: Severn
Favorite brands: Tarte, Too Faced, IT Cosmetics
Desert island item: IT Cosmetics CC Cream with Sunscreen

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Rejuvabeads by MONAT
, $49

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

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma; Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: I love this product! I color and straighten by hair often which leads to split ends. This product noticeably reduced my split ends.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I was hesitant at first but this product really is amazing. New staple in my hair care routine.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: It's very easy to use; 1-3 pumps into damp hair (a plus), focusing on the ends. It's very lightweight and has a nice scent. It pairs well with heat protectant, hair spray, and dry shampoo.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Price point.
Comments: It's a little pricey, averaging at $50 for 2.4 ounces.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
Comments: I would recommend this product to anyone that is struggling with split ends.

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: It's a little pricey, but a little goes a long way.

Anything else you would like to add? 


Nail Polish by Zoya (in Ming), $10

For more information, visit https://www.zoya.com/content/category/Zoya_Nail_Polish.html?col=ZP835

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging.
Comments:  

This product somewhat met my expectations.
Comments: The color was very vibrant when first applied. The product lasted a few days without chipping. Towards the end of the week the color started to dull.

I followed instructions for this product: What instructions?
Comments: The polish glides on smoothly and only needed two coats.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Color.
Comments: The color was very vibrant at first, but then dulled the longer I wore it.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat. 
Comments: 

I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
Comments: I have difficulty keeping nail polish on my nails and this did not wow me.

Anything else you would like to add? 


Sunset Light by Veil, $45

 For more information, visit https://veilcosmetics.com/collections/primer

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments:  This primer is fantastic. The primer claims to provide makeup longevity and glow, instantly hydrate, plump & brighten skin, smooth the appearance of pores and fine lines. My skin felt smooth and hydrated. The pump is easy to use.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I love that this product is so versatile. I tried it under a BB cream, liquid foundation, and powder foundation. I also mixed it with my liquid foundation. It kept my makeup looking perfect for hours.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: I followed the mixing base recommendations.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Price point.
Comments: The product costs $45 on https://veilcosmetics.com/. It was slightly more expensive on other websites.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
Comments: This is a great every day primer. It is really hydrating to normal/dry skin.

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 paraben- and oil-free.


O! WOW Brush by Cailyn Cosmetics
, $32

For more information, visit https://www.cailyncosmetics.com/brush/o-brush/owow-brush

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: I love how soft the brush feels on my skin when applying liquid foundation and concealer.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: My foundation looked perfect when applied with the brush. It was easy and quick to use.

I followed instructions for this product: What instructions?
Comments: 

If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
Comments:

I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly. 
Comments: 

I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
Comments: I would consider buying this when my current one needs to be replaced.

Anything else you would like to add? The pointed tip is designed to fit underneath the eyes. The first time I blended my foundation underneath my eyes, the plastic scratched me. After getting the hang of using the brush, I did not have that problem again.


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: Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: I love that this product comes in a glass bottle with a dropper. The oil dries quickly and does not leave your skin feeling greasy.

This product met my expectations.
Comments: My skin feels moisturized and refreshed.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: I have been using this product every night after washing my face. I have used it alone and with my night time moisturizer. It's very easy to use; 2-3 drops and massage well onto the skin.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
Comments:

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
Comments: A little of this product goes a long way. I love that it is paraben-free, cruelty-free, all-natural, and vegetarian.

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: 

Anything else you would like to add? 


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 product met my expectations.
Comments: This product is great at locking in moisture. The balm can be used wherever skin is dry. Makes an excellent lip balm and hand salve. I did try it as a lip balm. It does work well, but did not taste very good.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments:

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? 


STELLA Loose Powder Eye Shadow by Hynt Beauty (in Periwinkle Blue), $18

For more information, visit https://hyntbeauty.com/product/stella-loose-powder-eye-shadow/

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

This product met my expectations.
Comments: 

I followed instructions for this product: I did my own version of the instructions.
Comments: The instructions say to apply with a dry brush onto eyelids for a flattering touch of color. Use a wet brush for a more defined look. I applied the product with the tip of my finger to pack in the color.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Packaging.
Comments: I don't really care for the packaging.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat. 
Comments:

I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
Comments: The product is not a color that I could wear frequently.

Anything else you would like to add?


blendSMART 2 Rotating Foundation Brush by blendSMART, $69


For more information, visit https://www.blendsmart.com/product/blendsmart2-starter-set-with-foundation-head/

What I liked most about the product was its: Other.
Comments: I like the idea of this product.

This product did not meet my expectations.
Comments: I liked the idea of this product. When using the brush to apply liquid foundation, I felt that it a long time due to the small size of the brush head.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: I put small dabs of my liquid foundation on my face and blended the product out with the brush.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Price point.
Comments: The price was higher than I anticipated for something that I would not use every day.
I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat.
Comments: This product would work for someone who just uses a powder foundation.

I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
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Anything else you would like to add? 


3-in-1 Mask, Scrub, & Cleanser by Yes To Superblueberries, $15.99

For more information, visit http://yesto.com/product/yes-to-superblueberries-mask-scrub-cleanser/

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging.
Comments: The product comes in a little tub with a spoon to scoop out and apply the product.

This product met my expectations.
Comments: I love that this product can be used as a mask, scrub, and cleanser.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: I used the product as a scrub first and loved the exfoliating beads. I also used the product as a mask, leaving on for 15 minutes.

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: This product is wonderful. My skin was clean and refreshed.

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


Chamomile Makeup Eraser Pen by LASHFOOD, $18

 For more information, visit https://lashfood.com/products/chamomile-makeup-eraser-pen-1

What I liked most about the product was its: Consistency, or formulation.
Comments:

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: This product works great for perfecting brown and eyeliner mistakes. It also works well for mascara mistakes.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: Easy-to-use product.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
Comments:

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
Comments:

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments:


Anything else you would like to add? 


Organic SPF 30 Makeup Setting Sunscreen Spray by COOLA, $36

For more information, visit https://coolasuncare.com/collections/beauty-face/products/face-spf-30-organic-makeup-setting-sunscre...

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

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I love that this product has SPF 30.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: This product was easy to use. Shake well and mist your face with the setting spray. The spray was a nice mist and settled into my makeup nicely.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Aroma.
Comments: I don't really care for the smell of this product. Once sprayed onto your face, the smell goes away.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
Comments:

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: This is the first makeup setting spray that I have seen that also has SPF.


Anything else you would like to add? 


You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter (in White Goddess) by J. Cat Beauty, $8.99

For more information, visit https://jcatbeauty.com/you_glow_girl_baked_highlighter

What I liked most about the product was its: Color.
Comments: The shade has gold undertones that complimented by fair skin.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: From the second I swatched this highlighter, I knew it was going to be great. The swatch color is absolutely beautiful. You can use a small amount on your brush for a glow from within or can use more product for a blinding highlight.

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 would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
Comments:  

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments:

Anything else you would like to add? 


FlowerColor Natural Mascara by Ecco Bella, $21.95

For more information, visit https://www.eccobella.com/flowercolor-natural-mascara/

What I liked most about the product was its: Color.
Comments: I love that this mascara is jet black.

This product met my expectations.
Comments: This mascara is vegan, gluten-free, fragrance-free, and paraben-free. It is made with natural clay and flower wax coated iron oxides. I love that there is no lacquer, shellac, or animal byproduct.

I followed instructions for this product: What instructions?
Comments:                                                                                                        
If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
Comments: This is a good every day mascara.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly.
Comments:

I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
Comments: I like this product as a good every day mascara. I did not feel that it lengthened my lashes.

Anything else you would like to add? 


Hand Cream in Rose & Prosecco by Scentbird, $16.50/1.7 oz; $12/1 oz

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

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging.
Comments: I love that this product is small enough to carry in my purse.

This product met my expectations.
Comments:

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: Squeeze a pearl-sized amount into the palm of your hand and gently massage for skin that's hydrated and oh-so-smooth.                                                                                                       
If I was making this product, I would change its: Aroma.
Comments: The scent was nice, but was a tad bit too strong for me.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly.
Comments: As long as you are not sensitive to scents, I would highly recommend it.

I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
Comments:


Anything else you would like to add?


OMG! 4-in-1 Kit Zone System Mask by Double Dare, $7

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

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

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I love that this product has a mask for each zone of the face.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: The instructions were very easy to follow with pictures.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
Comments:

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
Comments:

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: My face felt so clean and smooth after using this product.


Anything else you would like to add? 


Mist-On Toner Vitamin Spray by Ecco Bella, $34.95

For more information, visit https://www.eccobella.com/mist-on-toner-vitamin-spray/

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

This product met my expectations.
Comments: I liked that the natural skin toner is gluten-free and vegan. Not tested on animals. The organic facial mist was recommended for sensitive, Rosacea, and all skin types.

I followed instructions for this product: What instructions?
Comments: I used this product after I moisturized my face.               

If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
Comments:

I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly.
Comments:

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


Pottymints: The After Flush, $4.99

For more information, visit https://www.pottymints.com/

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging.
Comments: I love that the product is easy to carry around in my purse.

This product met my expectations.
Comments:

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: Easy to use: After flush is complete, drop the Pottymint tablet into the clean water, and enjoy lasting fresh fragrance!    
           
If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
Comments:  

I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly.
Comments:  

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: I liked having these in my purse if they were needed.


Anything else you would like to add? 

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