Product Reviews by pmnixa

Lipstick - NARS Cosmetics - Pure Matte Lipstick in Vesuvio

5.0
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Oct/22/2013

I am always on the pursuit of the perfect lipsticks to add to my collection, and I was really blown away by Vesuvio. My husband complemented me on my "bold lip" and said it looked good. Has that ever happened before? No. The color of Vesuvio is great - it's a flattering red that doesn't have brown tones to it, and it doesn't have too much pink. It also is just bright …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Privacy Please

4.0
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Aug/26/2013

This genre of light milky pink beige sheer shades is tough. It's very hard to find the perfect shade that is not streaky and gives some coverage. Privacy Please went on with minimal streaking, was nearly opaque in 3 coats, had some glossy depth to it, and the color is a great mix of beige, white, and pink. Also this one's available in the green label (I had a prior fave that was Black …Read more

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Lipstick - CHANEL - Rouge Allure in Precieuse 114

5.0
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frompmnixa

Aug/20/2013

Might be the best "nude" lipstick I have found. Satin finish, relatively thick and long wearing, right in the middle between sheer and opaque, and it's a lovely shade of peachy beige. My lips are naturally rosey and it tones down that. Love it! Try Sweet Beige glossimer if you like this. Also NARS Belle De Jour for a more dramatic nude - it's also a bit peachy …Read more

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Liquid - No7 - Beautifully Matte Foundation

3.0
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Jul/12/2013

I like this a lot for humid days. I bought the lightest 2 shades and I mix them for summer (Cool olive, about N25). The shades start off super wierd brownish, but then they oxidize on the skin - at least I found this to be the case (no primer). The coverage is what I would call full. Lasts OK, starts to wear off around mouth and nose towards the end of the day. Doesn't cause breakouts. The …Read more

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Styling Products - DevaCurl - Styling Cream

5.0
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frompmnixa

Jul/10/2013

I tried the Devacurl line about 2 years ago and didn't like it at all - my hair ended up pretty dry feeling. At that time I used Shampoo, Conditioner, and a gel that you had to use a TON of for anything to happen. This week I decided to give this Curl Cream a try and loved it! (used my regular Aveda shampoo and conditioner prior). As a styling product, it works on its own - I didn't …Read more

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Crème - GUERLAIN - Parure de Lumiere

3.0
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Jul/02/2013

My favorite foundations are by Guerlain (Parure Gold and Lingerie De Peau) but after much consideration I decided that I didn't like this one. The Parure Lumiere offers a little more coverage than the LDP if you are speaking about one thin layer, however the LDP is much more buildable. The PL tended to sit like a gel on top of the skin, and it's very shiny. I tried using a bit more of …Read more

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Lip Gloss - CHANEL - Sweet Beige

5.0
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frompmnixa

Jun/19/2013

Nude lip shades of lipstick or gloss are like Goldilocks and the Three Bears - I keep trying different ones but each one seems to have some issue (this one is too orange, too pink, too brown, too dark, too light, etc). Sweet Beige gloss however is perfection for me right away. Oh its own it's pigmented enough to cancel out some of the rosey pigment in my lips. The shade itself is a wonderful …Read more

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Styling Products - AVEDA - Light Elements Defining Whip

4.0
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Feb/27/2013

Love this on wet curly hair - adds a lot of curl definition and a not a lot of oil (Control Paste, Im talking to you). I use Be Curly Lotion, Confixor, then this Defining Whip..... scrunch!!

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Powders - Smashbox - Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder

2.0
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frompmnixa

Feb/26/2013

I was looking for an all over powder to wear with light coverage for easy weekend days where I didn't want to wear a face full of foundation. I planned to wear this over concealer. I had a few problems. The main issue, and the reason this is a NO for me, is that it felt uncomfortable on my skin (slightly irritated/itchy). Also, the way I roll, I like to touch up concealer throughout the day …Read more

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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Lash Blast Length Water Resistant

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frompmnixa

Feb/19/2013

I saw a lady at Target holding this mascara. She had rockin lashes, so I asked her if this product (the yellow tubed, water resistant CG Lash Blast) was good. She said it was... took it home, applied it (was another nufangled plastic applicator - I am afraid Im never going to get used to these) but I gave it a try anyway. It was very dry, and difficult to get any product on my lashes at all. I …Read more

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