Product Reviews by hoverfly

Lipstick - NYX Professional Makeup - Matte Lipstick (All Shades)

5.0
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Oct/27/2014

Before finding this, my lipstick of choice was the el cheapo WNW stuff that sticks to your face like a parasite (but in a mostly good way). I must say, NYX, I am impressed! This stuff could be it!

I am a talker--by trade, not personality. I spend lot of time leading meetings and public speaking. I once made the mistake of wearing a lush, creamy, bright red lipstick, from a high-end …
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Polishes - Orly - Orly FX - Space Cadet

5.0
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Dec/16/2013

Love this color. When I selected it, I had a bottle of the very similar and more popular Essie color in hand. Glad I went with this one instead. One coat looks like pink and gold sparkles over gold. Two coats look like more intense pink and gold sparkles over green/bronze/gold.

One coat doesn't give enough coverage. I'm planning to try over a nude base.

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Top/Base Coats - Sally Hansen - No Chip

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Dec/16/2013

Chipped the next day both times I tried it. Chips were big and small, almost every nail.


First time layers used:
Opi Nail Envy
Sally No chip as 2nd base
Orly fx polish (1 layer)
2 coats Sally No chip as top coat

--chipped next day. Within 4 days, all nails chipped.

Second time:
1 coat Sally No chip (dried for 24 hours)
Fresh …
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Powder - PUR Cosmetics - 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup (new formula)

3.0
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Feb/16/2013

I just finished the regular sized compact of this product (golden medium). I used an Ecotools travel applicator (the one in the metal case) to apply the product.
<p>What I liked: <br>
Easy to apply<br>
Not messy<br>
Good coverage<br>
Natural color<br>
Easy to travel with since it's not a liquid<br>
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Polishes - Sonia Kashuk - Ideal Nude Nailpolish

4.0
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Sep/15/2012

This polish has been sitting in my collection for years and it's probably discontinued by now. Because of the new 'nude' nail trend, I picked it up and tried it out--it's my new favorite color. With one coat it looks super natural, two coats and it looks nude. I use a top coat so do not know about chipping or durability based on polish alone.

I don't recall …
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Polishes - Sally Girl - Sally Girl - Nail Color - general

3.0
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Mar/04/2012

I purchased 5 shades -- I think there was a discount for buying 5, but I can't remember. I do remember them being very cheap.

The colors I purchased are: T.K.O., It's So Me, Type A, Manic, and Mean Streak.

I've had the bottles for at least a year, maybe two.

Today, I painted my fingernails in Type A (a very bright pink, which looks more red on my …
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Hair Color - Ion - Color Brilliance Demi-Permanent Hair Color

5.0
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Feb/17/2012

I paid $3.99 for a tube of 6N - 6.0 Ion Color Brilliance Intensive Shine Demi (Dark Natural Blonde) from Sally Beauty and used the recommended "sensitive scalp developer" level 10, neutral protein filler pre-color treatment, and ion effective care treatment post-color.

My hair is naturally about a level 6 brown. It's fairly neutral (more on the golden side if anything) …
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Shampoo - ABBA - Pure Color Protect Shampoo

4.0
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Feb/17/2012

I purchased this shampoo from my local Walgreen's, for $11.99 on September 25, 2011 (today is February 17th). It's a small bottle so apparently, I haven't used very much. I'm not a daily shampooer. However, it wasn't until I had been reviewing my diary (history of purchases) that I realized just how long the stuff's been sitting in my shower.

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Bronzers - Sally Hansen - Natural Beauty inspired by Carmindy Sun Glow Powder Bronzer in Spring

5.0
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Sep/25/2011

I picked up this bronzer after buying Carmindy's foundation (see my other review) a few months ago. Since I hadn't gotten outside as much earlier this year, I was feeling very pale. This bronzer really helped without looking too Jersey Shore. I don't mind the sparkles, in face, I hadn't even really noticed them until I read the reviews for this product today.

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Styling Products - Ouidad - Advanced Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel

4.0
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Sep/25/2011

This gel is wonderful for getting a natural curly look out of your already naturally curly hair. I'm very curly and wear my hair in medium to long lengths/layers. My hair is also color treated and somewhat lightweight, but I have a lot of it. A friend of mine with hair much more course than mine gave me this product because it did not work for her at all. Her hair is also not as curly as …Read more

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