Product Reviews by maria526

Polishes - Essie - TLC

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Nov/12/2017

I've got this in Treat Me Bright and On the Mauve. Treat Me Bright goes on very sheer, and even after 3 coats, you can still see through it. I like it best with 2 coats, which results in a sheer, slightly iridescent white. On the Mauve also goes on sheer, but three coats result in a pretty, opaque taupe with a lavender undertone - very pretty against my medium olive skin. Based on what …Read more

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Sunscreen - COOLA - Bare Republic by Coola sunscreen

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Jul/02/2017

I love this sunscreen. As others have pointed out, you need to shake it up before using. It's a light, creamy formula that glides on smoothly and dries to a soft, transparent finish that makes a good base for makeup. I put it on over moisturizer (that has already dried/absorbed), and it doesn't pill or separate. Will definitely buy again!

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Cleansers - Simple - Micellar Make-Up Remover Wipes

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Dec/30/2016

I had loved makeup remover wipes, especially for plane travel where liquids are restricted, but I stopped using them because they dried out my skin too much. That never used to be a problem for me, but now I need to be more judicious about caring for my aging skin. After reading the great reviews here, I decided to give the Simple Micellar Wipes a try, and I'm glad I did. They are much …Read more

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Polishes - Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure

5.0
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Sep/10/2016

This review is for Tickle Me Pink. It's a beautiful, bright, almost coral color - a warm pink, with a barely orange undertone. It covers fairly well in one coat, but looks perfect with two. It looks amazing against my warm-toned skin, and I get a lot of compliments on the color. If you care about your nail color clashing with your clothing, you might want to be careful about wearing red …Read more

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Polishes - Essie - Demure Vixen

4.0
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Apr/02/2016

This is a pretty taupe with lilac iridescence. In some light it looks taupe, in other (usually brighter) light it looks mauve. It's a nice neutral that goes on fairly sheer, but with two coats it's opaque. It goes on smoothly and dries to a shiny finish. The only reason I won't buy it again is that it doesn't look good against my skin color. Doh! I gave the bottle to my …Read more

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Polishes - Essie - Aruba Blue

5.0
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Mar/27/2016

Love, love, love this color! I'm an Essie fan anyway (DBP and formaldehyde free!), but this is one of my favorite Essie colors. It's a deep cobalt that is slightly pearlescent and looks good in any light. It goes on smoothly, takes two coats to get opaque coverage, and dries in a decent amount of time. It has some shine to it, but I always use a shiny top coat to bring out the color …Read more

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Top/Base Coats - Sally Hansen - Diamond Flash Fast Dry Top Coat

5.0
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Aug/11/2014

I love this top coat. It goes on fairly thin and spreads easily and uniformly, and my nails are dry to the touch in about a minute. I usually keep manicures about 5 days because my nails tend to dry out if I keep them polished longer than that without a break. The shine of this is perfect from the time I apply it until I take it off, and it doesn't chip - at least, not in the 5 days that …Read more

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Top/Base Coats - Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure Smooth & Strong Base Coat

4.0
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Aug/11/2014

I've got a couple pretty prominent ridges on my thumb nails, so have been looking for something that will smooth them out. This base does the best job of anything I've tried at eliminating those bad boys, though the nails are still not perfectly smooth (perfection may be impossible in this case). It does completely cover a smaller ridge on one of my finger nails - you can't even …Read more

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Polishes - Orly - Nail Polish

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Jul/27/2014

Not a fan. I tried Orly polish in a couple colors (one light pink, one dark greenish-blue) and found both of them to be too thin and runny. It takes 3 coats to cover my nails, and it never really looks great. Once I put on a top coat, it looks better, but with a base, 3 coats of polish, then a top coat, it's just not worth the hassle and time needed to apply it, only to have it look …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Eucerin - Aquaphor Healing Ointment Advanced Therapy

3.0
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Jul/27/2014

I've found this to be good for moisturizing very dry skin in the winter, but I don't like the greasy texture. I use it for a quick fix when I haven't kept up a good moisturizing regimen. It doesn't leave my skin especially soft, but when it gets so dry that it itches, this works quickly to take away the itch and heal the dryness. I use gloves and socks so the greasy film …Read more

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