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Diana Emerson

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

Name: Diana Emerson
Age: 38
Location: Hanover
Favorite brands: NYX, NARS, Fenty Beauty
Desert island item: Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Infinite Shine 2 Nail Polish by O.P.I. (in Coconuts Over OPI)
, $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:  I recently tested the OPI Infinite Shine 2 Gel Lacquer. I have always been impressed with OPI and its lasting power. So I wasn't surprised that this one fit the bill per their usual brand standards!! I was a little weary of the color, Coconuts Over OPI, because originally it seemed to blend in with my skin tone. However, after a few days, I am now a fan favorite of this nude color. For me it’s the perfect nude and the shine is glorious! The shine allows me to mix and match some colors and styles and still have a sharp manicure. Loved it!

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: Running right out to the store to buy
Comments: It’s a color that for anyone with my skin tone would most likely over look. It’s a color you definitely have to wear and live with it and see it in different lights to recognize that it works and looks marvelous. 

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Organic Lip Balm (in Naked) by Dr. Bronner
, $2.99

For more information, visit https://shop.drbronner.com/organic-lip-body-balms#scent=Naked

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: This lip balm is a perfect go to right before bed. This balm feels like butter. While it glides on and is smooth and creamy, it doesn't necessarily moisturize. I did have to reapply multiple times throughout the day but didn't really mind. It’s also perfect applying before lipstick. 

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: Consistency.
Comments: I would make this product more moisturizing. While I loved that it made my lips super soft just from the application, but it would have been great if it really sunk into my lips to moisturize them with fewer applications. 

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 did like the product and really liked that it is cruelty-free and was odorless. The packaging is cute and simple and would be perfect for stocking stuffers!

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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: Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: The package was simple and elegant and looks great on my beauty stand. Loved that the product is applied using a dropper!

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I have been using this product faithfully for the past 2 weeks and already see major changes in my skin. My skin looks refreshed and supple. I use this before my moisturizer.

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: Absolutely! This is a great go-to product, especially with aging skin or weather changes as we approach a potentially harsh winter.

Anything else you would like to add? Amazing product and an added benefit to my AM and PM skin routine.


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

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: The product literally feels like silk.

This product somewhat met my expectations.
Comments: I had to say somewhat met my expectations because this loose minerals foundation was not a shade appropriate for my skin tone so I wasn't able to actually wear it.

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: 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? I liked the texture of the product and was amazed at its texture. I mean, it was like silk and so soft and where I applied it on the back of my hand it kept that entire area super smooth. I can't say I would recommend it as a foundation as I was not able to test it as a foundation since it was not the right color for my skin tone.


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; Packaging.
Comments: How fun is this product! Every office should have these in their restrooms!

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I really didn't know what to expect. The packaging is cute enough that at first I thought it was something else. But the after is very nice and fragrant and lasts for quite a while!

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: It’s easy; just drop in the bowl after the flush, toooo easy.

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: Absolutely! I want to stash these in my office or discreetly over the holidays for dinner guests.

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
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Anything else you would like to add? This was a super cute and clever product and love how simple and easy it is to use. 


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: Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: I loved the sleekness of this brush. Also love that it comes with a brush cap.

This product exceeded my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: I loved that the packaging providing you information on the best way to clean the brush, which a lot of similar brushes do not do.

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 is the perfect contour brush. I loved using it for my contour but also loved the fact that you could also use it to apply moisturizer. I tried in that manner to and felt it really helped my moisturizer do a better job and really get into my skin. I highly recommend this awesome brush!


Foaming Shower Cream in Earl Grey & Blackberry by Scentbird, $18

For more information, visit https://www.scentbird.com/scrubs/earlgrey-blackberry

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma; Texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: I enjoyed the scent the most. It was like taking a shower in a nice relaxing cup of tea. The aroma by itself was just very relaxing. Soothing!

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: Packaging.
Comments: The packaging is a little boring but the product is so great.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly.
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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Conditioning Chamomile Eye Makeup Remover by LASHFOOD
, $18

For more information, visit https://lashfood.com/collections/all/products/lashfood-conditioning-chamomile-eye-makeup-remover

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma; Texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: I really liked that the product was not heavy and oily. Many times, eye makeup remover is heavily oiled and doesn't do well on my sensitive eyes. However, this product did great.
 
This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: Loved the smell, and loved that it provides a conditioning treatment to your lashes; great for someone who wears a variety of mascara.
 
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: It’s such a great product; I would love to have seen it something different versus the standard plastic bottle. The outside packaging was so pretty I was expecting something different when I looked at the actual bottle.
 
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: The conditioner really helped to make my lashes stronger!

 
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'ME' Peptide-Infused Nail Lacquers by Dermelect (in Tribeca), $14

For more information, visit http://dermelect.com/me-tribeca-royal-lilac/

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging; Color.
Comments: Loved the color Tribeca, kind of perfect for spring and summer; a light pastel purple.
 
This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I was actually surprised at how long the color lasted. It also dried very quickly!
 
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.
Comments: It is a great color that I am sure a friend or two would love.
 
I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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Moonlight Primer by MAKE, $55

For more information, visit https://www.makebeauty.com/products/moonlight-primer-1

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging.
Comments:  Very unique product. I was initially thrown by the name and description that it is a Moonlight Primer. However, once you read the instructions it makes 100% sense.
 
This product met my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: The product glides on easily and is great as a primer under your foundation.
 
If I was making this product, I would change its: Texture.
Comments: It was a tad too goopy for me. Although once applied, it’s very light and not noticeable at all. But it’s the initial feel of the texture.
 
I would recommend this product ___________ to a friend: Highly.
Comments: Really great if you are in front of a computer all day, use your phone constantly. It will protect your skin from harmful HEV and IR light.
 
I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
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Dual Lip & Cheek Individuals (in Rapture) by CAO Cosmetics, $18

For more information, visit https://caocosmeticsusa.com/collections/dual-lip-and-cheek/products/dual-lip-and-cheek?variant=33928...

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied; Color.
Comments: What a fun little product! I received the color Rapture which is a smoky red. I loved that in a hurry I can throw this product in my bag and have a quick fix for both blush and lipstick.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: The color gives off so much pigment; I was very surprised. A little goes a long way and this product will last for some time!

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.
Comments: I mean this product is great especially if you are packing for a trip. It’s small and compact, and can serve two purposes! 

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