Product Reviews by argolis

Treatments - OPI - Nail Envy - Original

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Oct/09/2013

My nails have never been fast-growing or especially strong, but after having a gel manicure go slightly wrong, they seemed very thin too. I did research online and bought Nail Envy to help speed up the recovery process. I used the product religiously for a month and it did seem to make my nails grow faster. However, I noticed my nails were peeling terribly, which has never happened before. I kept …Read more

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Fragrances - Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Dorian

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Apr/06/2010

Smells of too-sweet lemon when it is still wet, but quickly transforms into a generic aerosol-like spray. It reminds me of the cheap toiletry kits they give you during long international flights.

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Fragrances - Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Perfume Oils

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Mar/17/2010

Tried six samples and each were a total wreck - chemical, linear, flat. I don't have sensitive skin, but half of them made my skin burn, leaving red splotches on my wrists.

Haha, and it's like that Annie Hall quote: "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible...and such small portions!" They don't last on my skin for more than an hour.

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Fragrances - Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - The White Rabbit

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Mar/17/2010

It started off with the fruity pebbles scent others described. After about twenty minutes, I can get the tea and spices but it's overpowered by a general chemical scent.

Not terrible compared to other BPAL's I've tried, but still atrocious compared to any other standard perfume.

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Fragrances - Ormonde Jayne - Ormonde Woman parfum

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Feb/05/2010

The whole scent is gorgeous, but the top and heart notes are addictive. The grass and coriander and beautiful woods... It's sexy, dark but still matter of fact. Someone very elegant could wear it, but I imagine a woman with tousled hair and a flannel shirt sitting around a fire with friends on a camping trip.

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Shampoo - Frederic Fekkai - Protein Rx Reparative Shampoo

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Feb/05/2010

I started using an 8 oz bottle around the beginning of October and just recently finished it. The first wash or two left my hair feeling strange, slightly unpleasant, but I found myself reaching for the shampoo and conditioner every time I was in the shower, which is strange for me because normally I get very bored of routine very quickly. By Thanksgiving, my family was marveling over my hair …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Histoires de Parfumes 1826

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Sep/27/2009

I *love* this perfume. I'm a poor student but I saved up to buy a full bottle. The opening notes are sweet citrus and florals but it quickly settles into the cozy warmth of patchouli, vanilla, and musk. It's a very ladylike and familiar, but still young, sensuous and interesting. 1826 is something I could wear everyday, at home and at school. It's strange to say, but I feel more …Read more

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Moisturizers - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Avocado Oil

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Jun/28/2009

I have dry skin with clogged pores and mild but persistent acne that leaves ugly hyperpigmentation marks that last for months.

I started using avocado oil as a night/occasional moisturizer (because of the rave reviews on MUA) about a four days ago and I'm shocked. Other reviewers were right - I wake up with inexplicably dewy and not oily skin. My face is soft and I've had no …
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