Product Reviews by magpiesparkle

Top/Base Coats - Unlisted Brand - Tonic Nail Polish

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1 month ago

This is for Tonic Nail Polish's basecoat, "French Undies." It's a lovely peachy-pink shade that works well all by itself to give you a slightly glossy, slightly tinted look. I've used this with a regular top coat and a holo topcoat when I want to dress up my nails but don't want to take forever to get a nice look.

My nails also seem a bit stronger since I …
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Polishes - Unlisted Brand - Cupcake Polish

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1 month ago

I blame the folks on the Nail Board for getting me into indie polishes [LOL]!! This is one of my favorites so far. I'm currently going thru my stash of polishes from this company and right now I'm pretty darn impressed. The particular color that is first up is called "Gamma," it is a bright pink with blue and purple bits that come up very well under bright outdoor light and …Read more

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Foundations - IT Cosmetics - Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Color-Correcting Cream

4.0
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1 month ago

Just started using this, I have it in Transforming Porcelain Beige. I'll probably come back and update this review after I've used it a few times, but these are my initial thoughts:

1. It's a bit on the thick side and you don't need much to cover the areas you want to cover. I used it pretty much all over my face to test it out on spots that aren't red but …
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Polishes - ILNP - Holographic Nail Polish - Black Orchid

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5 months ago

Black Orchid is a very deep maroon with red, gold & iridescent sparkles and shows up dark plum with iridescent sparkle in the bottle. In some light it shows up black and in others, dark maroon.

Wear time over Stickey base coat and with Fast & Hard topcoat from Vibrant Vinyls [indie polish maker] is pretty decent. I'm not too hard on my hands and haven't seen any …
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Moisturizers - Soap & Glory - Wish Upon A Jar

4.0
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5 months ago

Wish Upon A Jar is a peptide & other moisturizing agents face cream from Soap and Glory. It's somewhat heavy, with a perfume that fades rather fast after application. I like S&G products and since one of my favorite EBay sellers had it on sale, I figured I'd try it and see how it did for me.

I haven't seen any bad results from it, no pimples, dry skin …
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Fragrances - Avon - Velvet Eau de Parfum

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5 months ago

Perfume is a personal thing. I've smelled perfumes on other women that when I try them smell worse than sweaty flip flops, and then I've found some that stink at first scent but dry down into something beautiful. And I won't even try to go into how long perfume lasts between people.

Sadly, this perfume starts out kinda sexy and dark, and just...fades. I got the EDP spray …
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Lotions/ Creams - NIVEA - Creme

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5 months ago

Before I review this, I need to tell you folks to pay attention to the size you're ordering [besides making sure you get the version that's made in Germany]. When I put this in my Amazon cart, I thought it was going to be a wee little tin, probably about the size of a tangerine.

WROOONGG! I got enough Nivea to take care of me, my 2 cats, my husband and our birds! Seriously …
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Gels/ Soaps - Unlisted Brand - DEFENSE Tea Tree Oil Body Soap

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5 months ago

Over the summer, I managed to come down with a wicked case of an itchy rash behind my knees. It was red, got irritated easily and smelled pretty funky on top of everything else. I tried washing with deodorant soaps, a couple of antibiotic soaps, one of which dried my skin out horribly, and castile soap to no avail. I was paging through Amazon to see if I could come up with something else, then a …Read more

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Skincare - Face - MILANI - Pep + Brighten Rose Face Oil

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5 months ago

I'm a sucker for anything rose scented, and this facial oil has the prettiest scent I've come across in awhile. The oil is light but moisturizes very well and plays well under makeup [I don't wear a lot these days but what I wear I don't want sliding off my face!]. I mostly use it at night underneath my night creams and serums, and put a layer over my eye cream before bed …Read more

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Fragrances - Bath & Body Works - Dark Kiss

5.0
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10 months ago

I'm late to the BBW wagon [as usual]. A friend of mine at work gave me the Japanese Cherry Blossom lotion & body wash for Xmas last year and when I used it up I was curious as to what others I might like. She was wearing this one afternoon and it smelled so lovely on her I just couldn't resist. I bought the body lotion, shea body cream and body was from Ebay and immediately fell in …Read more

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