Product Reviews by BluePlateSpecial

Polishes - OPI - Ski Teal We Drop

4.0
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Apr/07/2013

Really pretty Dark Teal. Formula was great - and removal was a breeze, which was very surprising. Then again, I only needed two coats as opposed to my usual three?
It's a bit dark under fluorescent lights - it almost looks like a very dark green. In daylight it's beautiful.

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Polishes - OPI - On Her Majesty's Secret Service

5.0
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Apr/06/2013

Wow, I couldn't stop staring at my nails when this was on. I got a TON of compliments at work about this polish - people remarked that it's really pretty and sparkly but from even a short distance it's quite appropriate for all but the most conservative of offices since it's surprisingly neutral, although up close it's very complex and beautiful.

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Polishes - China Glaze - Avant Garden Collection 2013 - "Passion For Petals"

5.0
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Apr/06/2013

This has to be the perfect pink. It's bright without being garish, it's at once modern and classic, and it's feminine without being too "girly girl". I can't be sure but it's probably flattering to most skin tones. This colour makes me immensely happy!
Formula wise nothing out of the ordinary, maybe a LITTLE thicker than your average but nothing to worry …
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Polishes - China Glaze - Mimosa's Before Mani's

2.0
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Mar/03/2013

Ok, first of all, the superfluous apostrophes drive me nuts too, but the colour is so pretty!
Too bad the formula is so terrible, which is unlike China Glaze. It's gloopy and it's almost impossible to do my nails properly. I guess I'm still on the lookout for a nice spring coral that doesn't scream orange :(

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Hair Color - L'Oreal Paris - Preference Mega Reds Hair Colour

4.0
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Mar/02/2013

I've been dying my hair red (the natural colour found on real red heads) for 10 years now. I started out with L'Oreal Excellence Creme 7R but I think a few years ago they changed the formula, it wasn't as red as before, and so I bounced around from brand to brand trying to find something like the old 7R formula.
I picked up the Mega Reds in MR1 - Intense Red Copper. I was …
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Foundations - Maybelline New York - Dream Matte Mousse

4.0
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Mar/02/2013

Let me preface this to say that I have used some very expensive foundation in the past - MAC for several years, Estee Lauder for a couple more, Clinique for a short time, even tried Dior. Oh, and of course Bare Essentuals. The issue is that I have VERY VERY oily skin. Everything just slides right off by noon, regardless of equally expensive primers by MAC, NARS, etc. It's disgusting, and …Read more

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Polishes - China Glaze - Seduce Me

4.0
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Mar/02/2013

So, this is a polish that tricked me into buying it. It's a bit lighter, more berry looking, in the bottle than it is on my nails after two coats. I was a bit disappointed because I was looking for a bright berry and I ended up with something a bit more vampy.
But then, I realised just how lovely and flattering this colour is on me. So what if it's a bit darker... it's not …
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Lotions/ Creams - Neutrogena - Norwegian Formula Hand Cream

4.0
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Mar/02/2013

This review is for the product available in Ireland (bought it when we were visiting). Point form:
- This is an absolutely fine, moisturizing hand cream.
- It is super concentrated, it claims to have 200 applications in the 50mL tube and I definitely believe it.
- The small size of the tube makes it an excellent candidate for travelling/keeping in your purse.
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Top/Base Coats - China Glaze - Fast Forward Top Coat

5.0
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Nov/09/2012

So, I've never bought Seche Vite - the price point always turned me off. China Glaze is MUCH cheaper and I can't imagine anything working better - this top coat dries so quickly! Used to paint my nails really rarely because of the dry time - now I change polish several times a week. Sometimes out of necessity, I guess maybe Seche Vite might be better at protecting a manicure as per …Read more

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Brows - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Perfect Brow Pencil - Strawburn [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Nov/09/2012

Ok so, this is SO expensive. If I could get this colour for cheaper I would! But for some reason they don't make eyebrow pencils for red-heads.... even though we need them most!

The formula is great, love the little brow brush on the end, it's super handy. I hate having to deal with sharpening, I'd love an automatic version.

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