Product Reviews by reptilegrrl

Top/Base Coats - Orly - Bonder Rubberized Basecoat

2.0
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4 months ago

I've been using this for several months now and it's just not impressive. It has a very thin, watery texture and requires a few coats to smooth the nail OR be an effective base coat. I use two coats.

I don't think it has improved the wear of my pedicures. So I wouldn't buy it again.

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Top/Base Coats - Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

5.0
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4 months ago

I've been using this on my toenails for about 6 or 7 years. It's slightly thick, but dries quickly and very glossy. It smooths any imperfections in the polish. I usually do two coats of it. The polish on my toes usually lasts at least a month. But, it very easily washes off my skin (I do a modified Brazilian-style polish application.) I'm impressed and would purchase again …

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Eye Shadow - Viseart - Eyeshadow Palette - 08 Editoral Brights (Matte Finish)

5.0
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7 months ago

Yes. yes, yes, yes, this is wonderful and you should buy it. The colors are amazing. Although they are labeled "mattes", they have a hint of satin to them which gives so much depth and vibrancy. The shadows are not remotely powdery. They blend beautifully and they make quite an impact without any white base. This is the highest-quality shadow I have EVER used! The depth, the saturation …Read more

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Palettes - Urban Decay - NAKED Basics Eyeshadow Palette [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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7 months ago

I bought this when I was just getting back into eye makeup. I was looking for a cool-neutral taupe similar to KVD "Lazarus." On my eyes, "Frisk" is that color; I can use it as a socket shadow, a transition, or a one-and-done shade. But I also like most of the other colors in this palette. Stark is a slightly warm cream color, good as a base or for blending. Frisk and Cover are …Read more

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Polishes - Orly - Rage

5.0
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Sep/20/2018

I love this color! As another reviewer said, it's luminous.

I have only seen "grittiness" or bumps when I have tried to pat it on rather than brushing it on smoothly. If you brush it on just like a normal polish, you get a really great look. Shiny, a little bit sparkly, and super-bright.

I gave only 3 stars for packaging because the brush is imo very cheap …
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Treatments - Creative Nail Design - Solar Oil

5.0
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Aug/08/2017

I had heard people praise Solar Oil for years, but I always figured cuticle oils were all the same NBD which one you use. I was so wrong! I've been having dry cuticles so I bought a bottle of this because it was inexpensive, free of wheat germ oil, and had a brush applicator.

This oil made such a difference in my nails and cuticles! The most impressive thing was that I've …
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Moisturizers - Josie Maran Cosmetics - Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 with Sunboost ATB

3.0
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May/09/2016

I used this product for a few years. Compared to the un-tinted version, this one is inferior. It is greasy with silicone and argan oil, but somehow drying to my skin. It's also difficult to spread and the texture of it is somewhat irritating. The irritation made me eventually become sensitized to it so I had to stop using it.

The tint is a slightly pinkish color, not really …
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Treatments (Face) - KORRES Natural Products - Wild Rose Vitamin C Petal Peel

4.0
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May/04/2016

I received a sample of this from Sephora. I ceased using other active for 10 days before using it.

Step 1 burned my face badly. It has alcohol as well as glycolic acid. Step 2 did not burn, but it did sting at first. After that it began to feel cooling. I told my partner "I think maybe my face nerves are dying."

I let it stay on for the full ten minutes. When I …
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Highlighters - benefit Cosmetics - Watt's Up! Cream Highlighter

3.0
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Apr/18/2016

I wanted to love this product. I love the application (stick format is so convenient and easier to target for me) and the texture. In dim lighting it made me look about 10x more awake and luminous.

The problem is that I am super-pale and this "highlight" is actually darker than my skin. It does not sheer out, either, so in bright light or photos I appear to have a yellow …
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Lipstick - Bite Beauty - Matte Creme Lip Crayon GLACE

4.0
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Mar/30/2016

I am not a fan of lipstick (smell/taste/feel) and I have really dry lips, so I have basically been avoiding almost all lip color for about a decade. Recently it seems pencils have improved in terms of moisture, so I decided to try this one. I have Celiac so I needed a gluten-free lip product.

I was looking for a neutral, natural pink. Glace is on the cool and mauve side, but on me it …
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