Product Reviews by blueblueblueee

Top/Base Coats - REVLON - Extra Life Top Coat

5.0
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2 months ago

I have tried several top coats: Seche Vite, Sally Hansen Insta Dri, Essie Gel Setter, and the Essence Gel top coat, off the top of my head. But I'm actually pretty sure that this Revlon top coat keeps my nails chip-free longer than any of the ones I've tried. It also dries pretty fast. I am hard on my nails so a home manicure lasting 7 days is basically not going to happen, but I can …Read more

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Top/Base Coats - essence - Express Dry Drops

5.0
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2 months ago

I'm terrible at painting my nails properly. Having ADHD doesn't help - when my nails are still drying I'll get distracted by something, promptly forget my nails are wet or wet-ish and do something stupid to mess them up. These drops actually work to reduce the time before you can safely use your hands. They won't take you instantly from just-been-painted to totally dry and …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Studio (flat) Contouring Brush

3.0
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3 months ago

I started experimenting more with contour early in the year, with NYX HD blush in Taupe, and now contour is a daily thing for me. The perfect combo I have settled on for applying and blending contour is to first apply the contour under each cheekbone with the e.l.f. Studio flat contour brush, and then I blend it out under my cheekbones, as well as around temples, forehead and jawline with the Wet …Read more

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Skincare - Body - Egyptian Magic - Healing Cream

3.0
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3 months ago

This moisturizer is fine. But only fine. My skin is prone to dryness and flakes. I picked a tub of this up and it was ok in the summer, but now that the weather has turned colder I'm finding it's not sufficient to keep away the dryness, despite applying a liberal amount before bed. If I look closely in the mirror, I can still see signs of dryness despite regular exfoliation. I mainly …Read more

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Nail Tools - REVLON - Cuticle Trimmer

2.0
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8 months ago

This Revlon cuticle trimmer just doesn't work very well. It was cheap at Ulta so I picked it up, but it's pretty much useless. The cuticle snags in the sharp part, but it doesn't really cut it, so then you're just pulling the cuticle - barely cutting it - and it feels like you could end up tearing skin you didn't mean to. I didn't get far enough to tear my skin …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - Deciem - The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

4.0
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9 months ago

While I thought I noticed my eyes seemed less puffy while using The Ordinary Caffeine/EGCG serum, I wasn't 100% sure if my mind was playing tricks on me. But the hunch was strong enough that I continued applying it every week day before work.

Yesterday I was in a rush to get the door for a hair appointment, and while I did the rest of my skincare/makeup routine, I forgot to use the …
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Blush - NARS Cosmetics - Blush - Impassioned

5.0
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9 months ago

This is a really cute warm pale pink, great for spring or summer. It's a tiny bit peachy, which would normally scare me off since peach tends to read as orange on me, but that is not an issue with Impassioned.

This blush is not as pigmented as the other NARS blushes, as another reviewer mentioned. However, if you've tried NARS blushes before, you know they're *really* …
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Lip Treatments - NUXE - Reve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm with Honey

4.0
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11 months ago

I can see why this lip balm has become such a cult fave. Not long after getting my first pot, I was buying a second to keep on my desk at work. The texture is pretty unusual for a balm and feels thick without being sticky. It feels a bit like a paste when you initially apply, but it sort of melts on the warmth of your lips. The balm is quite tenacious - it actually feels almost more like a lip …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - COSRX - Acne Pimple Master Patch

3.0
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11 months ago

I seem to be in the serious minority here, but these patches underwhelmed me. First of all, they are not very sticky at all. Your skin has to be *perfectly* dry for these to adhere. I'd have to wait over an hour after my nighttime routine before applying these, and even then they often slide off my face by morning.

I also don't think that these are as effective at drawing out …
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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Great Lash Clear Mascara

4.0
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11 months ago

I bought this originally as a brow gel to replace my prohibitively expensive Anastasia clear brow gel. As a brow gel, this is not great especially compared with the Anastasia. It basically had no hold. With the higher end brow gel, my brows stayed in in place all day, whatever position I brushed them into. With the Maybelline, maybe it gives a bit of hold but really not much.

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