Lyndsie Cox

Lyndsie Cox
Age: 21
Location: Glen Burnie
Favorite brands: Anastasia Beverly Hills; L’Oreal; Tarte
Desert island item: Highlighter


Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner by Thayers, $10.95/12 fl. oz.

For more information, visit https://www.thayers.com/shop-thayers/premium-witch-hazel/thayers-alcohol-free-rose-petal-witch-hazel...

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: I had clear skin as a teenager, but I've been experiencing adult acne as I've gotten older. I have tried everything to help, but this product has helped me so much! I have noticed a dramatic decrease in my acne and I now feel more confident to go out without makeup on!
 
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: I love this price point of this product and how well it performed!
 
I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
Comments: I have already recommended this product to everyone I know! It worked so quickly. I usually like to give my skin care a solid month before I review it, but this product has seriously impressed me!
 
I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
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Argan Moisturizing Elixir by Balmain, $47 at Symmetry Salon Annapolis

For more information, visit https://store.balmainhair.com/us/argan-moisturizing-elixer-100ml.html?___store=us

What I liked most about the product was its: Consistency, or formulation; Texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: This product was light and non-greasy. It left my hair silky without feeling heavy!

This product exceeded my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: This seemed to work best when my hair was damp. 

If I was making this product, I would change its: Aroma.
Comments: The product had a cherry smell that reminded me of cough syrup.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
Comments: I definitely recommend this as a first step in any hair routine. My hair felt softer, bouncier, and looked shinier.

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
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Dry Shampoo Paste by R+CO, $29/2.2 fl. oz. at The Park Salon & Barber in Severna Park

For more information, visit https://www.randco.com/badlands-dry-shampoo-paste.html

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma; Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: I recently cut 8 inches off my hair and now the length is right at my shoulders. This product is perfect for adding texture and bounce to shorter hair. My hair is on the thinner side and my biggest problem is my hair falling throughout the day. R+Co’s dry shampoo added volume and texture to my hair ALL DAY! I can’t stop using it.
 
This product exceeded my expectations.
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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: 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? Will definitely repurchase! 


'Me' Peptide-Infused Nail Lacquer by Dermelect (in Bowery), $14/0.4 fl. oz.

For more information, visit https://dermelect.com/me-bowery-azure-steel/

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation; Color.
Comments: This polish was a really cute, trendy color. The brush was a wider brush, which I prefer for painting my nails. The consistency was nice and opaque. This polish lasted longer than normal polishes, and had a gel-like finish that lasted for days.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: One of the nicer nail polishes I've used. I would love to buy more colors from this brand.

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.
Comments: This nail polish is on the more expensive side, but the consistency and formula justify the price.

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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MoonstiX Prismatic Highlighting Wand by COL-LAB (in Stardust), $8.99

For more information, visit https://www.collabmakeup.com/shop/moonstix-prismati-highlighting-wand

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: I liked this highlighter, but it is intense! I used this as a layering product with my other highlighters. This highlighter had a purple hue to it, which I'm not a fan of on its own. However, this was perfect for layering underneath other highlighters for a dramatic, long-lasting look. 

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I have never used any products from this brand, but I am interested after using this highlighting wand.

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: Packaging.
Comments: I would change the packaging of this product though because I found it was difficult to control the amount of product applied.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly.
Comments: I would recommend this to a friend to use along with other products, but not on its own.

I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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Rejuvenating Dry Skin Cream by Pevonia, $65/1.7 fl. oz. at Makeup by Judee Jo in Annapolis

For more information, visit https://www.pevonia.com/rejuvenating-dry-skin-cream/

What I liked most about the product was its: Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: This was a good overall moisturizer! I keep this is my purse and use it whenever my hands start to feel dry due to cold weather.
 
This product met my expectations.
Comments: This was an average lotion. It wasn’t bad, but did not wow me. I would use it again.
 
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; Texture; Consistency.
Comments: If I could change anything about this product, I would change the consistency. I would like a lotion that is a little heavier to provide more of a hydrating effect.
 
I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly.
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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Loose Mineral Foundation SPF 50 by La Bella Donna, $58 at Makeup by Judee Jo in Annapolis

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: Consistency, or formulation; Texture, or product feel when applied. 
Comments: This product was nice as a finishing powder after my makeup was finished. This controlled my oil all day and added a smoothing effect to my makeup.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I enjoyed this more than I thought I would! It was long lasting and didn’t look too “cakey” like many powders tend to.

I followed instructions for this product: I did my own version of the instructions.
Comments: I wasn’t sure if this was supposed to be used as a setting powder, but that’s what I did and it worked out great!

If I was making this product, I would change its: Color.
Comments: I would like this product to be more translucent, but the color added coverage so I can’t complain!

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 Face Mask by Nügg Beauty, $3.99/single pod; $17.99/5 pack, 0.33 fl. oz.

For more information, visit https://www.nuggbeauty.com/collections/face-masks/products/nugg-hydrating-face-mask

What I liked most about the product was its:  Aroma; Packaging; Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation; Color.
Comments: I was obsessed with the product while traveling. My skin gets extremely dry on planes and this completely solved that problem for me. My skin felt soft and hydrated instead of dry and tight like it normally feels while flying. This feels like a thick moisturizer on the skin, so you don’t have to deal with the dryness of clay masks.
 
This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I’ve never used a face mask like this before, but now I am interested in more! I would probably only use this in the winter to control my dryness, but it’s perfect for that!
 
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 wouldn’t change anything about this product. Everything was great!
 
I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
Comments: I encourage everyone to run, not walk, to get the face mask during the colder months.
 
I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
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Makeup Palette No. 10 by Deck of Scarlet, $44.95

For more information, visit https://www.deckofscarlet.com/palette10

What I liked most about the product was its: Texture, or product feel when applied; Consistency, or formulation; Color.
Comments: I’ve never tried this brand before, but their eyeshadows were pigmented and blended like a dream! This was my go-to palette for the fall and I’m continuing that into the winter, as well. The warm reds and browns make for the ultimate Smokey eye this time of year.
 
This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: The glitters were not too chunky and the fall out was mild compared to other brands I’ve used. I used these shadows blended with other brand’s shadows too and it looked pretty good. The lipsticks help up nicely and the colors are universally flattering.
 
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 only complaint I have is the packaging for the lipsticks. I’m not a fan of lipsticks in pan-form, but nonetheless the product was still good!
 
I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
Comments:  All of my friends commented on the quality of these shadows when I did their makeup!
 
I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.