Product Reviews by solyacska

Sunscreen - Bioré - UV Perfect Face Milk SPF 50+ PA+++ [REFORMULATED 2014]

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Jan/27/2012

This thing changed my life (as much as a makeup item can change one's life...). My skin is the devil - I have a very oily t-zone with super dry cheeks and undereye area. The only thing that's managed to control the oilies has been Estee Lauder Double Wear liquid, but even with that my forehead would start repelling foundation after a few hours. It was totally …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Joico - K-Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor

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Nov/12/2010

In the past year I've literally done everything you can do to completely ruin hair - daily flat ironing, extensions, black dye, then 6 rounds of bleach. Surprisingly I still had hair but calling it fluff is probably more fitting. Thin, crunchy feeling fluff at that.


Enter an incredibly arrogant hairstylist who confronted me with the above facts and forced me to purchase the …
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Polishes - OPI - Your Royal Shyness

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Jul/21/2010

I'm also after the white-pinky French mani look so many celebs seem to wear these days and Your Royal Shyness is awesome for that.


The colour is a white pinky nude with a true pearl finish. That's so rare to find, most polishes contain chunky shimmer but this just gives that translucent pearly white sheen to nails, exactly like the inside of …
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Lipstick - RIMMEL - Lasting Finish - Birthday Suit

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Jul/14/2010

Everyone who says this is a nude lipstick lies. It's somewhere between YLBB and brown. It's a dark peachy brown with copper undertones and pearly shimmer. It doesn't have an opaque white base (like Pink Champagne from the Lasting Finish line, for example), so all it will do is add a browny shimmery hue to your lips.


If you have very pale lips it will show up as a …
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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Eye Shadow - Satin Taupe

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Jul/08/2010

I just wanted to throw in that I've found an exact dupe of Satin Taupe. :)


If you have an Aldi near you, they carry this cosmetics line called Lacura, and the darker shade in their Orchid eyeshadow duo is exactly identical to Satin Taupe, both the colour and the quality. It also costs £1.49, so if you find ST too expensive, this is just as good (I actually found it smoother …
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Palettes - Sleek MakeUP - Storm Palette [DISCONTINUED]

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Jun/30/2010

The Storm palette is probably my most loved makeup item ever. I have loads and loads of neutral eyeshadows (a MAC palette among them), and for the past 3 months I have not used anything on my eyes apart from this palette and Blanc Type. It’s just that good. The colours are incredibly pigmented (a lot more than MAC), look very very pretty on and last forever.


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Primer/ Corrector - L'Oreal Paris - studio secrets - anti shine mattifying

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May/19/2010

I haven't purchased this but I tested it in the store and I also checked the ingredients. Well, if I was L'oreal I'd kind of be ashamed of selling this as some sort of miracle product for the price they're selling it now (£9 in Boots).


This is basically liquid silicone. It contains Cyclopentasiloxane and Dimethicone. It's in your shampoo, conditioner …
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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Tape

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May/12/2010

I love that someone posted a review on tape :) I use scotch tape when I'm doing a heavy smoky eye. You know they always say you have to pile on loose powder under your eyes to catch the fallout from dark shadows. This, for me, equals instant under-eye wrinkles and awfully dry skin because powder just dries out the sensitive eye area.


What I do instead is stick a short piece …
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Fragrances - Salvatore Ferragamo - Incanto Shine Eau de Toilette

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May/08/2010

I don't find this stuff sweet or fruity smelling at all. As some have mentioned, it definitely has a masculine, ocean-y bitter tinge to it. I was totally expecting a sweet, summery Escada limited edition style perfume judging by the packaging, but it's very far from that. It actually reminds me of Gucci Rush 2 - they start out on the same note, but Rush 2 somehow has a sweeter base so …Read more

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Polishes - Barry M - Barry M.

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May/02/2010

I have this in 119 Baby Pink. The colour looks like a pale milky neutral pink in the bottle but on the nails it's a massive head scratcher. It reminds me of the colour of punch. It has a warm base but with 2 coats it gets this neon-y pop with a hint of lilac. Complicated :)


It's opaque in 2 coats and creates a very pretty creamy mod look. This is one of thos polishes …
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