Product Reviews by festivesandcat

Top/Base Coats - Seche - Dry Fast Top Coat

5.0
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Oct/08/2015

I love doing my nails and this is my all time favorite top coat! I couldn't even count how many bottles of this I've gone through. As a small disclaimer, I have a very particular type of nails and I think that's why SV works so well for me, and it might not work well for other types of nails.

When I do my nails, I use a base coat (usually Nail Envy, but thinking of …
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Concealers - benefit Cosmetics - Erase Paste in Fair

4.0
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Sep/25/2015

I was pleasantly surprised by this! I received it from a friend who tried it once and did not like it. Luckily, the included spatula keeps things hygienic.

I usually don't love Benefit's products, but this one really works for me. The color is a bit too dark/orange for my skin, but I use it underneath foundation, and I find that it's not at all noticeable once it's …
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Masks - Makeup Artist's Choice (MUAC) - 25% Mandelic Acid Peel

5.0
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Sep/01/2015

This peel is magic!

Okay, where I'm coming from: I love skincare, but have only really gotten into it (consistent routine, understanding what products do, etc.) in the past year or so. My routine has incorporated AHAs and BHAs right from the start, and even though I have dry skin that can be sensitive if I'm not careful, I built up my tolerance so that I can use several AHA …
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Lotions/ Creams - NIVEA - Creme

4.0
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Aug/05/2015

This is a solidly good moisturizing cream.

I have extremely dry skin that is also acne-prone but otherwise not overly sensitive. I have used this cream as a moisturizer for face and hands and haven't had any problems with it. I don't use this exclusively, as I'm now trying out Nivea Soft as a general moisturizer, but when I did, I used it morning and night (in the …
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Cleansers - La Roche-Posay - Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser

5.0
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Aug/04/2015

My favorite! I'm on my third bottle of this, and I can't see myself switching to another cleanser.

For context, my skin is extremely dry and fairly acne-prone (though my acne is mostly hormonal and isn't triggered by products I use, for the most part). I've had a lot of problems with cleansers that are far too drying, even those that claimed to be good for …
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Sunscreen - Bioré - UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++

5.0
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Jul/16/2015

Disclaimer: The product I have is labeled PA++++, but I couldn't find a product listed as such so maybe they just updated their formula. I'm assuming the product I have is the one being reviewed here, as I've never seen the PA+++.

I LOVE THIS. I've been attempting to wear sunscreen every day since I was maybe a pre-teen (super pale and I burn when I'm …
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Mascara - SHISEIDO - Majolica Majorca Lash Expander

5.0
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Jul/16/2015

I love this mascara! My lashes are like my hair -- fine, thin, blonde, can't hold a curl -- so I tend to have to go for the crazy, make-your-lashes-look-fake mascaras to look even halfway decent. I heard that this mascara was so intense that it was too much for an everyday look, so I thought it would do nicely.

I bought my mascara from Amazon for $15 and it arrived in a week or …
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Polishes - SinfulColors - Let Me Go

4.0
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Jun/25/2015

Definitely a fan. I like Sinful Colors in general, and this one's really special. The actual color doesn't look anything like the bottle. I applied 2 coats over Nail Envy and ended up with a lovely pinky-gold iridescent shade, almost like the inside of a shell. It wasn't opaque, but then again, I wasn't going for opacity. One star off because it took a long time to dry. I love …Read more

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Sunscreen - Alba Botanica - Facial sunscreen SPF20

1.0
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Jun/16/2015

I wear sunscreen every day, and I have a hard time finding facial sunscreens that don't irritate my skin or my eyes. I thought I would give this one a try, as I generally have better luck with physical sunscreens. This didn't work for me as a facial sunscreen -- it was difficult to apply, greasy, left a white cast, and always managed to get in my eyes.

Today, I couldn't …
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Polishes - Sally Hansen - Xtreme Wear Nail Color - All Colors

2.0
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May/05/2015

Eh, these are okay, but definitely not the best you can get at a drugstore. The color selection is nice, especially for brights. I had such a hard time applying this, though! I paint my nails very regularly and rarely have a problem. This formula was simultaneously super thick AND super runny, so it flooded my cuticles and came out oddly lumpy in places (I've never had this problem with …Read more

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