Product Reviews by pepsia

Polishes - OPI - La Paz-itively Hot

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frompepsia

Aug/05/2018

Very attractive and flattering in the summer. Hot hot pink with a slight blue/purple shimmer. The shimmer is subtle and just adds a bit of glow.

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Polishes - ZOYA - Nahla

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frompepsia

Aug/05/2018

Zoya Nahla is one of the sparkly toppers from the Summer 2018 Sunshine Collection. It is a very interesting and dazzling polish, but I would not say that it is beautiful or flattering. It has a clear base packed with gold shimmer, which shines silver at an angle (duochrome?), and has very prominent blurple and green iridescent sparkles. There is also some gold shredded and then hex glitter in …Read more

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Sunscreen - EltaMD - UV Clear SPF 46

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frompepsia

Jul/16/2018

I used this sunscreen for a long time in my twenties, and it is good/fine. However, I made an effort to move off chemical sunscreens onto physical (mineral) ones, so I have switched to EltaMD UV Physical Broad-Spectrum SPF 41 Tinted. I like this one better, especially the tint blends right in.

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Blush - MILANI - Baked Blush Rosa Romantica 13

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frompepsia

Jul/16/2018

As someone else mentioned, this is more of a blush topper or highlighter than it is a stand-alone blush. It is very pretty and flattering on my warm/neutral skin. Do not expect a lot of pigment payoff--this blush is all about the shine and reflective qualities.

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Blush - MILANI - Rose Powder Blush - Romantic Rose

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frompepsia

Jul/16/2018

I have a lot of blushes, and this is one of my favorites as I consider it the most "natural" or neutral blush I own. My cheeks but better? I see why some reviewers say it's dry and powdery--possibly because I moisturize often and have oily skin, this is not an issue for me.

I don't think this is a blush you can layer on. I quickly sweep this over my cheeks and blend …
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Lipstick - ZOYA - Belle

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frompepsia

Jul/16/2018

Belle is a mid-range pink with gold shimmer. It comes off as a cool-toned on me, some blue/purple in this pink. I am not one for the look of thick pink lipstick, so I basically dab this on, fill it in a bit, and leave pretty light coverage. It is a nice pop of color and the shimmer is minimal unless you really build it up. I'm happy I have this one.

I don't love Zoya lipstick …
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Polishes - ZOYA - Marigold

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frompepsia

Jul/16/2018

Marigold is from the Zoya Summer 2018 collection. I have Zoya Aphrodite, which is similar, so I wasn't going to get this one, but then a Youtuber mentioned it looked like "fire on your nails" so I couldn't resist. It is a very pretty red-orange that has both red and gold sparkles. Some said that Marigold is what they wished Aphrodite was, but I personally like Aphrodite …Read more

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Bronzers - theBalm Cosmetics - Bahama Mama Bronzer, Shadow & Contour Powder

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frompepsia

Jul/15/2018

I got a sample of this in my ipsy bag, probably a year and a half ago, and I still use it (I do not wear makeup daily). I use this bronzer often when I do wear makeup, but I would not say it's my favorite, I guess. I'm not sure why, I think it might be the texture/look of the powder.

The thing I like about it is that it's cool-toned, and I have pulled it off as both a …
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Polishes - ZOYA - Pasha

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frompepsia

Jul/15/2018

This is a lovely color. The silver sheen almost looks green or blue at times. An oldie but a goodie!

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