Product Reviews by StilaKat

Polishes - China Glaze - Flying Dragon

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Apr/07/2014

In the bottle, this is a gorgeous medium purple with purply-blue sparkles; once on your nails, however, this becomes a dull, lifeless, lacklustre deep purple without even a hint of sparkle. The matte finish makes it even more boring. A very disappointing nail polish indeed. Don't waste your money on this crap.

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Sky

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Jul/10/2012

I love all things celestial, so when I heard about MAC's Heavenly Creatures collection I became very excited. I was automatically drawn to their Mineralized eyeshadow in Sky, partly because of its vibrancy ( a swirling mix of electric blue, indigo blue and golden green), partly because I love blue eyeshadow, and partly because, as someone who wears glasses, I needed a colour to make my eyes …Read more

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Eyes - GUERLAIN - 406 Tsarina

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May/08/2012

I love the intricate designs of Guerlain's eyeshadow quads, and Tsarina is no exception. This was an autumn 2009 Limited Edition, inspired by the rich, colourful dresses worn by Russian princesses. The colours in this quad are faded orange, brick red, old rose and aubergine, just perfect for autumn, and quite unusual to boot. The shadows are easy to apply and have good staying power …Read more

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Blush - MAC Cosmetics - Mineralize Blush - Early Morning

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Feb/16/2012

I bought this 'blind', and my initial reaction when I received it was 'Uh-oh!' It appeared WAY too dark and orangey for my PPP complexion. However, having applied it judiciously and with a very light touch, I found to my surprise that it gave me a healthy, outdoorsy glow that complemented the rest of my make up.
Caution is definitely the watchword when applying this …
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Palettes - Sleek MakeUP - Au Naturel [DISCONTINUED]

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Aug/30/2011

This palette gives you the best of both worlds; the top row has some beautiful, natural looking colours which are perfect for an understated look, whilst the bottom row has a rich swirl of colours to create a gorgeous smokey eye this autumn.
I've read reviews which have compared this with Urban Decay's highly popular Naked palette, and I can honestly say this is NOT a dupe. For a …
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Polishes - China Glaze - Bad Kitty

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Jul/15/2011

I was pleased to find a nail polish where the glittery chunks weren't so huge and 'bulky' as to chip almost straightaway (as in OPI's Burlesque glitters), and where the underlying colour was just right for my personal preference; not too pale, and not too dark. Bad Kitty is a medium pink jelly polish which holds out well - my manicure lasted a week before any noticeable chips …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Who Comes Up With These Names

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Jul/13/2011

Who Does Indeed? Actually, I don't have this np, I just wanted to say that I love the puns OPI use in naming their colours. They deserve top marks within themselves. Very clever :)

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Polishes - OPI - I'm a Princess Your Not

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Jul/13/2011

I wear this in the summer a lot. The pretty, iridescent effect looks great against tanned hands, and because of its 'natural' look, chips and dinks don't show up as much as with darker colours. Plus, you don't need to apply lots of coats for uniform evenness, either. A good all-rounder, methinks :)

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Polishes - OPI - Boris & Natasha

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Jul/13/2011

Another favourite. Although this leans towards the cooler end of the colour spectrum (and with my pale skin, warmer colours probably look best) I still like wearing this shade. I need to apply several coats to get an even result, otherwise it tends to look 'patchy' and that spoils the overall effect. Very glamorous and grown-up looking; reminds me of a good claret on a chilly autumn …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Nail Lacquer - Princesses Rule

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Jul/13/2011

This is a really cute, 'girlie' colour with sparkles. Although I'm in my late 40s I love wearing this, especially in Spring and Summer when I like to show off a pedicure in my flip-flops. Even my pre-teen daughter (who usually finds pale pink nauseating and pulls a face at the very mention of the colour) likes this one. Hooray!!

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