Product Reviews by olithea

Top/Base Coats - Orly - Bonder Rubberized Basecoat

5.0
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Jun/11/2015

This stuff is THE BOMB! Nail polish usually chips off of me the second day I wear it, like big ol flakes no matter what brand, no matter how high quality. I finally got fed up and bought The Bonder, tested it out last week with a mid range $14 polish on the left hand and a cheap $1 polish on the right, no chips at all for two days. On day three the cheapo stuff was coming off, but the mid range …Read more

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Mascara - benefit Cosmetics - They're Real Lengthening Mascara

4.0
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Nov/22/2013

I got a tiny tube of this as a gift from Sephora, and I quite like it. I'll preface everything though with I don't really need to wear mascara because I have long dark lashes, I usually only wear a little bit with neutral eye looks to keep myself from looking too washed out. I thought this formula was very lengthening and gave my lashes a nice little bit of curl. As far as I can tell it …Read more

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Stick - Maybelline New York - Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation Stick

3.0
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Sep/26/2013

I got this to take on a trip with me. First let me say, shade "110 Porcelain" I would only recommend for really really pale skin, it's super light and there's a grey-ish cast to it. It does a good job evening out my skin tone, both the sallow areas around my eyes and the redness on my forehead. The coverage starts out light but is buildable and easy to work into the skin. I …Read more

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Eyeliner - Urban Decay - 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Deviant

5.0
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Sep/26/2013

I'm in love! So I picked this up on clearance and I'm kicking myself for waiting this long before trying UD's liners. So soft and creamy going on, but it doesn't end up all over my upper eyelid like most pencils. I can finally do my water line, and this color is gorgeous with my eyes. I'm kind of miffed that it looked more teal on the website and it's actually a …Read more

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Blush - Maybelline New York - Baked Blush - Coral Burst

5.0
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Jul/19/2013

This was on my wish list for a while and it's everything I hoped it would be. The blush is very finely milled and super super pigmented. I have very fair skin and I had to use a light hand and blend carefully to get a natural look. For darker skin tones, this color should show up beautifully. I normally have no luck with drugstore blushes being pigmented enough, but this is one I highly …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - A-taupe the Space Needle

4.0
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May/07/2013

This was on my wishlist for forever, and I finally found it in a clearance bin at Ulta. The normal price for OPI's polishes, $8 make them an occasional treat for me, I try to find clearances and sales.

The brush on this was a tiny bit stiff, but wide and easy to control and it did not hang onto excess polish. The polish itself is about medium consistency and gives full opacity in …
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Polishes - REVLON - Fashionista Nail Polish

3.0
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May/07/2013

I picked this up because there was a 40% off sale on Revlon, hence the 1 rating for price, but the normal price of the polish I'd rate at a 3. I haven't been impressed with Revlon's polishes in the past, but I couldn't pass up a chance to try again. The polish is a great consistency, opaque in only two coats, with a reasonable dry time. I used a base coat because teals tend to …Read more

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Polishes - Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure - All Fired Up 550

4.0
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Oct/13/2012

I bought this on clearance at Walgreens for $2, I hear they are changing the formula, so this is the original formula I'm reviewing.

LOVE THIS COLOR. I own a ton of warm orange-reds. This one almost looks like it's glowing in natural light, it's very bright. It looks amazing next to my very fair cool skin, sometimes reds give me lobster hands but this doesn't. Two …
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Polishes - SinfulColors - Nirvana

3.0
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Aug/29/2012

This is such an odd color. Chocolate-y taupe that looks greenish in some lights, greyed out in others. I love it, I didn't love it when I got it but it's grown on me.

However, Sinful's formula is a bit thick and takes longer to dry than better formulas, and I find the brush a bit too narrow and stiff. I find I have to be very careful not to leave brush marks. I use Sally …
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Polishes - SinfulColors - Olympia

2.0
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Jul/05/2012

I saw this one in the store as I was going to purchase Essie's color Navigate Her and it appeared to be a dupe so I got it instead. I'm glad I did because the color is not flattering on my skin tone. Either it's too yellow-ish or I'm too pale, or it's really better looking on warm skin. This color is opaque at two coats, and has a fairly long drying/curing time, and wore …Read more

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