Product Reviews by sayde

Treatments - Unlisted Brand - Trind - Nail Balsam

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May/02/2015

I have ridges in my nails and on one nail the ridge is so pronounced that it tends to split. I tried several brands of nail hardeners and fortifiers. They just made my nails more brittle and prone to breaking. Then I read somewhere that lack of moisture, and not hardness, could be the problem. That was a game changer for me. I went in search of a product that would improve nails that are …Read more

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Polishes - Essie - Downtown Brown

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Oct/13/2014

This is what I think of as garnet color. There are many wines and burgundies out there but very few in this particular hue --without the cool blue or purple tendencies. It doesn't read as "brown," to my eyes. Works well on my warm-toned skin. I am drawn to brown-toned red colors -- garnet, cinnabar -- and they don't seem to show up very often right now. Perfect for a …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - RESIST C15 Super Booster

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Feb/17/2014

Bought this based on reviews here and have been using for about ten days now. I am frankly amazed at the difference it has made already. Skin is noticeably more even, tiny bumps are gone. I use about 4 or 5 drops twice a day, not mixed with any other product. I apply moisturizer a few minutes after applying the Resist C-15. At first was trying to see how few drops I could use to spread this …Read more

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Polishes - Essie - Prima Ballerina

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fromsayde

Dec/20/2013

Yes, as others have said, this does streak and it is translucent. But it is as close as I have found to an exact replacement for OPI's original Passion. Perfect pale warm pink. OPI replaced their original Passion with a new version that was much more blue pink and saturated, not anything like the original color. That was several years ago and I have been looking for a dupe of that …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Crepes Suzi-ette

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fromsayde

Jun/16/2012

This really is a beautiful classic color and works with my warm skin tone. I love brown-reds like this. But it just seems a little dated, not current, not edgy. I do like the color so much that I might decide that it looks just retro enough to be perfect.

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Fragrances - Ava Luxe - No. 23

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fromsayde

Jun/15/2012

Purchased this blind based on reviews that said it was a lot like Ormonde Jayne Woman. It's very nice but it is not much like Woman. The top notes have a bit of hawthorn but that disappears fast. What you're left with is essentially amber. Others have said it is like Tam Dao -- well, may-be faintly but much more amber that woody or incense. It does seem to last pretty well. …Read more

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Polishes - Sally Hansen - Peachy Keen #140

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fromsayde

Jun/04/2012

This is a great color for my skin -- fair to light/yellow undertones. So many of the pale colors are too cool and too pink. Peachy keen is just a bit warmer without being strenuously apricot or yellow. I like the way it looks applied over one or two coats of one of the paler colors such as Pink Slip or Sheer Me Now. Have not found any other very light warm pink peach colors like this. Just …Read more

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Polishes - wet n wild - Megalast - 2% Milk

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fromsayde

May/26/2012

Have long been looking for a replacement for the original OPI Passion -- the white/creamy peach pink one, not the new cooler pinker one. Was in CVS and happened to see the WW display. Had remembered another review saying the Sugar color was a good dupe for the old OPI Bubblebath and was going to buy that, then spotted the 2% Milk color right next to it. This is a little lighter and has more …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Can You Tapas This?

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fromsayde

May/18/2012

I selected this when I went for a pedi yesterday. In the bottle it looked like a raisin brown with maybe a little bit of flashing. As t dried on my toes, it looked pretty true to what I was expecting. But when I went out into the bright sunlight -- what a shock! My toe nails were grape purple! Not raisin, not brown -- but -- true purple. I couldn't believe it. Went inside again and …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - Kiehl's - Imperiale Repairateur Moisturizing Eye Balm [DISCONTINUED]

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fromsayde

May/07/2012

Just found out that Kiehls has discontinued this -- after how many years??????? why???????? I have been buying this, over and over again, for so many years I cannot remember when I first started. It lasts for months and months, does a really good job of moisturizing, doesn't migrate, doesn't sting or burn. I use this at night -- it is too rich for daytime use and in all these years …Read more

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