Product Reviews by achtungbaby80

Styling Products - Bumble and bumble - Thickening Dryspun Finish Spray

4.0
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Jul/23/2014

My hair is straight and fine yet I always want Brigitte Bardot-style volume, which can be tricky sometimes. I love this product, though--I can spray it on my hair and voila, there seems to be twice as much of it and it isn't as slippery, which means I can coax it into those voluminous updos pretty easily. It doesn't get all stiff like hairspray or make my hair greasy, which I really …Read more

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Top/Base Coats - Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

5.0
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Jul/23/2014

Hallelujah! Finally--a top coat that does what it says. Yes, it does dry quickly; yes, it is shiny; yes, it lasts a decent amount of time (although I always end up getting tired of my polish and changing it on the 4th or 5th day, so I can't really say exactly how long its staying power actually is). I'm so happy I finally found a top coat that works, and even the negative reviews …Read more

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Top/Base Coats - Nicole - Top Coat Plus

1.0
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Jul/23/2014

Top Coat Plus? More like Top Coat Minus. Seriously, folks, do not waste your money on this product. It was a sad, sad experience for me--I thought I was just doing it wrong, because every.single.time I did my nails, I would wind up with sheet marks all over them. Oh, and this happened even when I did my nails in the morning. Now, I don't think my expectations are sky-high, but it really …Read more

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Fragrances - Parfums De Nicolai - Sacre Bleu

4.0
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Apr/02/2012

I think this smells good! *Think* is the key word here, though--I keep dabbing it on from my little sample vial and I can't get enough of the smooth bubblegum scent that keeps tickling my nose, and right when I'm at the point where I'm ready to take the plunge and buy a bottle, it's gone! Half an hour, maaaaybe an hour if I'm a little warm, and suddenly this pulls a …Read more

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Fragrances - Bulgari - BLV II

3.0
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Mar/26/2012

Elegant bottle, but the juice inside calls to mind a mix of this flower-scented Play-Doh I had as a child and what I would imagine a Flower Shop Barbie smelling like, if there in fact was such a thing. Pleasant and inoffensive, I would wear this to the office if only I were content with the fragrance equivalent of a Honda Civic. Sometimes I really like it, other times I think it smells like it …Read more

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Fragrances - Hermès - Eau des Merveilles

1.0
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Mar/26/2012

I want to like this fragrance. I'm *still* trying to like it. The bottle, the ads, the name...but the actual smell just doesn't match! I imagined that it would smell more intriguing, more complex, more...just more, sort of like Lolita Lempicka's wide-eyed bohemian cousin who drinks champagne in the shower and has a sentimental attachment to "Le Petit Prince.". But …Read more

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Styling Products - SAMY - Fat Hair Zero "0" Calories Amplifying Hair Spray

3.0
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Jan/31/2010

Hellooooo there, Helmet Head! I used this and my fine, straight hair was so stiff you could practically hear the "tink tink tink" sound as I rapped it with my knuckles. Not attractive, and not what I was looking for. Too bad, because it did make my stick straight, flyaway hair a little less limp and give it a lot more texture, and for volume, yeah, it work pretty well. But when my …Read more

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Eye Primer - Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Sin

3.0
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Jan/31/2010

I could sum up my opinion in one sentence that goes like this: PASS THIS UP AND USE THE ORIGINAL INSTEAD. But since I like to talk, I'll elaborate. From the get go I wasn't interested because once I find a product I like, I tend to stay loyal and I had been using the original version for years because it is, quite simply, amazing. I don't really even know why I bought this. …Read more

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Styling Products - Sexy Hair - Play Dirty Texturizing Hairspray

4.0
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Jul/29/2009

My hairdresser used this on my hair and I loved the way it looked, so I bought my own that very day. I like it a lot--even though my hair isn't exactly short (it's just past my shoulders) I have layers and this makes them really textured. Oh, and did I mention that it smells fabulous? The only minus is that it's a very easy product to overdo...and if you do that, you will end up …Read more

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Cleansers - Philosophy - The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash

5.0
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Jul/20/2009

If there's a Where Have You Been All My Life? skin product, this is it! I tried this upon recommendation from a rep at Sephora--and from the great reviews on this site--and it does exactly what it's supposed to beautifully. I've always been annoyed with the "grime" at the corners of my nose and on my chin that just never seemed to wash off with my regular cleanser …Read more

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