Product Reviews by Nina_82

Top/Base Coats - Essie - No Chips Ahead

1.0
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Mar/14/2015

Worst. Topcoat. Ever.
I thought it was just me, but I should have read the reviews before I bought this! I liked Essie's Good to Go, so when I ran out of that I thought I'd try this one. It's awful. It takes hours to dry completely, so unless you can just avoid doing anything with your hand for 2+ hours, you are going to end up with smudges. Really nothing good to say about …
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Brows - L'Oreal Paris - Super Liner Brow Artist

2.0
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Oct/05/2014

As far as brow pencils go, I felt this was just ok. I really didn't like the wax end of the pencil - it wasn't a smooth, clear wax like the Ardell pencil, and to get my eyebrows to feel "set" I had to use a lot of it. The brow pencil itself was a bit too soft for my liking, so I had to be careful or I'd end up with my brows looking too severe and drawn on. I didn't …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Pacifica - Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes

2.0
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Sep/21/2014

I thought it was just me, but having read some of the other reviews, yes, these makeup wipes BURN!! Which is a very unusual reaction for my skin, it can be a little sensitive, but it's very rare for something to give me a burning sensation like this. It doesn't last long and doesn't seem to change the appearance of my skin, but I am not going to risk it, so I will just be using the …Read more

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Eyes - NYX Professional Makeup - Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils- All

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Sep/07/2014

I bought three of these, thinking that they would work as eyeshadows on their own. Which would be great, as they come in a great variety of nice colours. However, they crease very quickly, and even with a primer underneath they don't have great lasting power. What they are fantastic for is as a base for powder shadows. They really add an extra dimension and give the shadows something to …Read more

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Mascara - NYX Professional Makeup - Doll Eye Mascara

5.0
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Sep/07/2014

I've gone through a few tubes of this mascara, it's one of the best I've found and such a great price. It doesn't smudge or flake and is non-clumpy. I find I don't have to wipe the wand much, if at all, to avoid gloops or clumps. A great everyday mascara, it doesn't do anything dramatic, but it definitely lengthens and curls my lashes nicely.

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Gels/ Soaps - The Body Shop - Japanese Cherry Blossom Bath & Shower Gel

3.0
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Sep/07/2014

I bought a little travel sized bottle of this online, so I hadn't smelt it beforehand. The scent isn't offensive, but it seemed kind of synthetic to me, not really what I expected. Luckily it didn't linger on the skin for long, and I used the whole thing, but I wouldn't repurchase.

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Cleansers - First Aid Beauty - Face Cleanser

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Sep/07/2014

I can't say much about the effectiveness of this cleanser, though the few times I used it, it didn't dry my skin out or cause any bad reactions. I just can't get past the smell. I actually thought maybe I had received an expired tube of this stuff, but reading some other reviews it seems that this is just the way it smells. I can't quite explain what is so offensive about the …Read more

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Bath Treatments - L'Occitane - Lavande Foaming Bath

4.0
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Sep/03/2014

I was given a couple of travel sized bottles of this bath foam, and I didn't think I'd enjoy it as I tend to think of lavender as a bit of a "grandma" scent. However, I really liked the smell of this, I think because it smelled like real lavender and not cloying perfume. It was very comforting and relaxing to use before bed, or when I was feeling a bit under the weather. While …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Stila - Tropical Punch lip glaze

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Aug/23/2014

Looks like a gorgeous deep berry shade in the tube, but I found the application of this one was a little streaky and took some work to make it look even. And while I usually find berry shades quite flattering, this one just didn't do it for me. I got it as part of a set, and I'm not sure if you can buy this colour separately, but it's not one that I would be rushing out to …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Stila - Hibiscus Lip Glaze

4.0
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Aug/23/2014

This is such a pretty rose gold shade, it really complements my pale NC15 skin tone nicely. I've had it for over a year now and almost used it up, but the scent has changed so it's time to bin it. It adds a very subtle tint to the lips, but it's enough that I can wear it on its own without looking washed out. There is a shimmer to it, so stay away if that's not your thing. The …Read more

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