Product Reviews by thecharm

Moisturizers - Pixi - Glowtion Day Dew

5.0
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Jun/17/2017

I recommend this product on the MUB constantly and, wonder of wonders, I am about to run out of it, so I figured it was review time. Pixi Glowtion Day Dew is an amazing cruelty free alternative to the original "pinklite" MAC strobe cream. It's a bit lighter in consistency, maybe closer to the strobe lotion. It's a lightweight priming moisturizer that makes an excellent …Read more

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Fragrances - Elizabeth Arden - Britney Spears - Hidden Fantasy

4.0
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Jul/24/2015

I don't usually review fragrance because I'm crap at describing them, so when I realized what this smelled like, I had to let you all know: Hidden Fantasy is deeply reminiscent of panettone, the Italian orange cake. It's warm, bready, citrusy-- over a subtly woodsy base with a dash of spice. Yes, it's decidedly sweet-- though a bit less cavity-inducing than the other …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - REVLON - Gold Series Titanium Coated Lash Curler

2.0
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May/22/2015

I'm a sucker for eyelash curlers that have that bow shape-- I've tried quite a few and nothing opens my eyes up as much as those babies. So when I saw that Revlon had one, I had to try it. It gives a dramatic curl and the curler itself seems solidly made but I have to say that I'm disappointed in the curler pads. First of all, they didn't fit-- there was a pretty significant …Read more

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Polishes - Orly - Sweet Tart

5.0
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Apr/07/2014

A new favorite jelly. I'm very pale, very cool-toned, and I prefer pink-reds on lips and nails. I had been searching for a worthy successor to OPI Keys to My Karma, my favorite red, a discontinued bright pinky red jelly that can build to opacity. This is not a dupe--it's sheerer and a bit pinker--but it's still more red than, say, OPI Too Hot Pink to Hold 'Em. I'd say …Read more

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Polishes - Orly - Green With Envy

5.0
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Apr/07/2014

OB.SESSED. I love squishy, jelly shades and Orly Green with Envy is unique in my collection. Many jelly nail polishes have a clear base but the base here is milky--the color is an interesting muted, medium teal but still has that jelly shine. I can't stop looking at my nails when I wear this.

I have no problems with application. I usually wear three coats of this because it is …
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Polishes - REVLON - Parfumerie China Flower

4.0
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Mar/21/2014

China Flower is a pretty coral-red two-coat crelly that looks bright and cheery. Revlon Parfumerie polishes dry fast and wear well on me, so I am predisposed to like them, but I don't like the scent of this one--flowery and a tad musky. I can still smell it if my hands are close to my face, even after a few days of wear. I love the color and the dry and wear times so I'll keep it around …Read more

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Polishes - REVLON - Parfumerie - Espresso

4.0
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Mar/21/2014

I have had great luck with Revlon's Parfumerie collection of scented nail polishes, but I believe Espresso, a super-glossy black with blue undertones, may be my favorite. I don't usually wear black cremes--I have nightmares of super-chippy flat looking black nails--what could be less professional? Fortunately, Espresso is not at all like that. It's kind of a crelly black and …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Keys to my Karma

5.0
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Mar/07/2013

Keys to my Karma is my HG red nail polish. I can't imagine life without it. I have pale, pale white skin with cool undertones and this makes my skin glow. It's the cheery, bright blue-red jelly of a jar of maraschino cherries. It's so squishy and applies so well. The squishiness and glowy pink undertone make it more modern than an opaque blue-red creme would be. In my top 5 …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Prestige - Total Intensity Long Term Relationship- Hocus Pocus

4.0
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Mar/02/2013

Prestige Total Intensity Long-Term Relationship Eyeshadow in Hocus Pocus is a red-brown eyeshadow with AN INSANE amount of teal-green duochrome. Yes, we've seen this shade before in MAC Club and UD Lounge. It's been duped in Wet 'n' Wild's Comfort Zone and Night Elf palettes. But Hocus Pocus is lightyears better than Wet'n'Wild's version. The duochrome is …Read more

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Pressed Powders - NARS Cosmetics - Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder

4.0
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Mar/02/2013

I'm going to let you in on a little secret about NARS Light Reflecting pressed powder: It's silica. It's silica with a makeover. It's like Mia Thermopolis, although instead of trading bushy hair and glasses for sleek and contacted, it trades the messy dust and white cast for a super hard-pressed powder with subtle micas breaking up the whiteness. The good news is there's …Read more

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