Product Reviews by bluediva

Polishes - OPI - Nail Lacquer - Turn On The Northern Lights

5.0
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4 months ago

Worth the hype! Gorgeous dark blue-violet with rosegold shimmer! And unlike most dark polish, it does NOT make pale skin look undead in daylight! (Note: I'm very pale, and I wear sandals 9 months/yr. Wrong shade of polish actually did draw me some casual medical concern once.) This stuff's gorgeous. Two light coats give a dark blue-violet with a touch of rose gold shimmer. Three coats …Read more

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Polishes - China Glaze - Nail Polish - Ruby Pumps

5.0
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Apr/15/2018

Bold, sparkly, versatile red polish. It's a classic red, slightly cooler than neutral, and SUCH lovely glitter! This was originally part of a Wizard-of-Oz themed set, so imagine Dorothy's ruby slippers, but with super-fine microglitter. If you're a fan of OPI's INRAW, but you want shimmery sparkle, this is your jam.

Note: I say Ruby Pumps is versatile b/c it can be …
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Conditioner - Giovanni - Nutrafix Hair Reconstructor

5.0
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Apr/06/2018

This product saved my hair from disastrous breakage. I have fine thin wavy hair (type 2A). Salon coloured, no heat styling, no sulphates, etc. My hair was pretty happy until I waited too long between colour sessions, and we needed to lighten up sections to soften the line between old and new growth. (Note: Elumen is beyond permanent.) The colour update looked great, but all the lightened sections …Read more

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Cleansers - Neutrogena - Naturals - Purifying Facial Cleanser

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Jul/05/2017

Update: FAIL. This definitely caused my skin to break out. At first I really liked this cleanser. Then I went travelling for 2 weeks, left this stuff at home, and my skin went from spotty to perfectly clear. Returned home, got more pimples. Switched to another cleanser, went back to clear, happy skin. No other variables - this stuff makes me break out, and that's a really rare thing for me …Read more

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Styling Products - Schwarzkopf - Styliste Ultime Biotin+ Volume and Texture Superb Volume Mousse

5.0
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Apr/18/2017

This makes my hair look SO much thicker! I get compliments all day when I use this product. It works best when paired with blowdrying. I get pretty good results by just by massaging into the root, and then flipping my head upside down and giving it a quick blast with the dryer. (My hair dries in minutes.) But if I spend a bit more time with a hair brush and dryer, it really delivers mega volume …Read more

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Shampoo - Sukin - Sukin Protein Shampoo

3.0
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Apr/17/2017

This shampoo does its job, but it does so begrudgingly. I have fine, thin wavy hair and sensitive skin. My hair is colour-treated but not lightened. I always use SLS-free products, and shampoo 2-3 times/week. I've been impressed with every other Sukin product I've used. But I'm not loving this shampoo. Like all Sukin products, this has a respectable list of safe ingredients, with …Read more

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Cleansers - Garnier - garnier clean gentle clarifying cleansing gel sensitive skin [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Mar/01/2017

Best cleanser I've found for my super sensitive skin! It reminds me of The Body Shop's discontinued Passion Fruit Facial Cleansing Gel. But this has no scent, no dyes, no alcohol. I've tried a many expensive, organic and/or more natural facial cleansers, but this is the best product I've found in years. It's only $8-$10 for an 8oz bottle, and it lasts me 6+ months of …Read more

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Lipstick - Vincent Longo - Lip Stain

5.0
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Feb/24/2017

HG lip stain! I've tried SO many kinds of lip stain and Vincent Longo is the best by far. Most lip stains are too bright and garish for PPP complexions. VL makes beautifully wearable colours. Compared to CoverGirl's (discontinued) Outlast lipstain markers, VL stain is longer-lasting, less drying, and easier to apply. It's is a true stain (like berry juice, not lipstick) with …Read more

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Lips - Vincent Longo - Lip and Cheek Gel Stain - Liquid Kiss

5.0
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Feb/24/2017

Love this lip stain! I've tried SO many kinds of lip stain and Vincent Longo is the best by far. Most lip stains are bright and garish, especially for PPP complexions. VL makes beautifully wearable colours. Compared to CoverGirl's (discontinued) Outlast lipstain markers, VL stain is longer-lasting, less drying, and easier to apply. I get 6+hrs of comfortable wear with lip balm over top …Read more

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