Product Reviews by Marianthoula

Top/Base Coats - MAVALA - Nail Shield

5.0
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May/05/2013

This is my second time using this product. The first time was about 3 years ago when I decided to take drastic steps (aka spend $$ on the right products) to improve my ragged nails. Nail shield worked like a charm and I could see my nails growing out without problems.
I am using it now on nails torn by accident, that are so soft I cannot use gel as strengthener because it pops.
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Treatments - MAVALA - Cuticle Remover

5.0
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May/05/2013

That is the only cuticle remover I have tried, but I am so happy with the results that I never tried out another.
I just brush a small amount on my cuticles, wait a minute (I do not feel anything, though) and then push my cuticles either with the metalic scraper or an orangewood stick. That's it!

Let me just add that I have very persistent cuticles, that end up with a lot of …
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Eye Shadow - Dior - 5 Colour Eyeshadow - Rosy Tan 754

4.0
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Apr/02/2013

This, and it's sister Rosy Nude, were hastily bought last summer and have been neglected due to my discovery of older quints that drew my attention since.
After I had photographed and re-arranged my stash, I decided to go through all my quints and get re-aquainted with them.

Rosy Tan (756) looks more burgundy than tan on my skin (I estimate I am 15/20 in MAC, I wear …
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Eye Shadow - Dior - 5 Colour Iridescent Eyeshadow - Crush Glow 659

5.0
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Apr/02/2013

I have this thing for Dior quints, I try to come up with a look that incorporates all five colours, although this is not how Dior proposes to wear them. They have tips for 2- and 3-colour combinations.
Although the colours on the pan appear warm-ish, the combination I did on my eyes was neutral-cool. How 'bout that! Here is my take on this beautiful, GLOWING quint:

1) Lower …
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Eye Shadow - Dior - Rosy Nude Eyeshadow Palette

4.0
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Mar/30/2013

This, and it's sister Rosy Tan, were hastily bought last summer and since then been neglected due to my discovery of older quints that drew my attention since.
After I had photographed and re-arranged my stash, I decided to go through all my quints and get re-aquainted with them. Now it is Rosy Nude's turn.

Rosy Nude (534) has 2 colours that distinctly show on my skin …
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Eye Shadow - Dior - 5 Colour Eye Shadow - 770 Pink Idol

4.0
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Feb/10/2013

I have recently acquired Pink Idol along with some other older quints, and I have to say I really like it.
The reviewer below (AliceInWonderland) has described the colours beautifully, all I can add is that although the pinks/purples make me look like a have bruised eyes, I use a touch of the golden colour and my eye look is transformed. Whoever decided to include this was a genious!
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Eye Shadow - Dior - 5 Colour Shadow - Mystic Jade 390

4.0
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Jan/22/2013

I did not expect to like this, but Mystic Jade 390 is actually a cute quint.

I bought this to satisfy the collector in me, and it did not turn out as bad as I feared. True, it lacks the butter-soft Dior feel (except the lower left) but it is not chalky or difficult to work with. Pigmentation is the standard from Dior, you get a soft wash, a hint if you like, of what you see in the …
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Eye Shadow - Dior - 5 Couleurs Eye Shadow - Blue Croisette 130

1.0
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Jan/22/2013

Out of all my Dior quints, this is the second I review because it is utter garbage! This may look pretty in the pan, but is in fact a big, chalky mess.

The colours go on sheer, as is to be expected from Dior Pastels, and barely show in my fair-medium skin but I thought as much so no big disappointment here. The only ones showing more on my skin were the middle green and the lower left …
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Masks - Sisley-Paris - Botanical Facial Mask With Tropical Resins

3.0
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Jul/01/2012

I can see two different uses for this product, one is 1-star and the other a 5-star (hence the 3-star average).

So the 1-star first: If I actualy use it as a facial mask I get lots and lots and LOTS of new pimples. I mean lots. I guess that what it does is ripen and bring out all the "would be" pimples and then -perhaps?- help heal them. But this is not what I bought it for …
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Misc Beauty Tools - Unlisted Brand - Beauty Boxes - Valene Cosmetics and Make-up Beauty Case

4.0
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Apr/18/2012

I am so happy with these cases! (I bought San Remo and Valene, both in pink). I have them for about 3 months. I use my Valene to store all my nail care items.

On the top compartments I store shorter things, such as my stamping plates with relevant tools, fimo sticks, rhinestone jars, short bottles etc. For reference, 1 compartment holds 25 plates with stamping tool & scraper …
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