Product Reviews by benchwarmer

Fragrances - Viktor & Rolf - Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum

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May/15/2016

I agree with all those who wonder why this is called Flowerbomb as it doesn't smell very floral to me. I am not very fond of floral scents unless the dry down is...well...not floral. Flowerbomb happens to have a great name...great bottle (shaped as someone already mentioned a grenade), the cute little black atomizer detail on the bottle, and pretty pink colored perfume. I also like the …Read more

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Polishes - Essie - Glamour Purse

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Dec/26/2012

According to a description on Amazaon, the Essie Fall 2011 collection was inspired by handbags of the 1940's and 50's. The collection consisted of: Glamour Purse, Lady Like, Case Study, Very Structured, and Power Clutch. I wore Glamour Purse on short nails with a smidge of length. I would describe it as a medium neutral color, not light nor dark. I pretty much stick to light …Read more

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Polishes - Essie - Nail Lacquer - Angora Cardi

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Dec/14/2012

Essie Angora Cardi applied very easily, streak free and not too watery. I'm in the minority that I didn't find it brown enough. On me it's just a pure purple plum, it's a pretty plum but I'm not so into purple. One coat gave enough coverage and had more red in it and the second coat changed the look to make it much darker looking and more purple. If that second …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Don't Touch My Tutu!

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Dec/09/2012

OPI Don't Touch My Tutu from the NYC Ballet Soft Shades Collection Spring 2012 is a beautiful high glossy sheer. In terms of sheers I would rate this the sheerest in its opacity level. If you are familiar with OPI So Many Clowns...So Little Time it is identical in terms of it's sheer quality high gloss finish and application ease, absolutely no streaking! This is a white sheer but …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Funny Bunny

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Dec/09/2012

OPI Funny Bunny is my favorite go to white nails polish. It's a sheer or what some refer to as a jelly polish. I love that it's a soft white not a white-out stark white. My hands have a lot of red/pink undertones and it's hard to find the right white polish to compliment them, Funny Bunny works well with my complexion.

Application is a dream, no streaking, just …
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Polishes - Essie - Topless and Barefoot

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Dec/06/2012

Essie's Topless & Barefoot from the Spring 2011 French Affair collection is one of my favorite nude cremes, the other being Sand Tropez another from the same collection. I've read people describe this as a silly putty color which refer to the peach undertones in this color. I find that to be true in indoor lighting, whereas in outdoor lighting I see more pink to it but dusty …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - So Many Clowns...So Little Time

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Nov/28/2012

OPI So Many Clowns So Little Time from the Spring 2011 Femme de Cirque collection, is amazing in so many ways. What a shame this color is no longer available unless you hunt one down on the internet or find it in the little basket in a drugstore where they put the shades that no longer have a home on the display shelf.

This is a sheer that falls under the your nails but better …
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Polishes - Essie - Nail Polish - Sand Tropez

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Nov/28/2012

Essie's Sand Tropez from the spring 2011 French Affair collection, is a beautiful very wearable shade of beige. The application takes concentration, it could be streaky if you aren't careful but even if you have an imperfect first coat the second coat can easily conceal it. I took this into consideration as I applied it and had an easy time overall with the application. It's …Read more

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Polishes - Essie - East Hampton Cottage

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Nov/27/2012

Essie's East Hampton Cottage is a beautiful soft white shimmer. Application was streak free for me, I found it very easy to apply as opposed to other Essie whites I've dabbled in like the streaky mess that is Marshmallow and Waltz as well. I think the best way to apply it, is to use a lot of polish on the first coat to avoid streaking. I consider it a pure white, but not stark by …Read more

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