Product Reviews by theminx

Eye Shadow - CHANEL - Illusion d'ombre Eye Shadow - Mirifique

4.0
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Aug/11/2011

This is what Mac Black Tied, MIlani Storm and countless other black shimmer eyeshadows have tried to be but failed. I've only used this as a liner and it's hands down the most gorgeous shimmery/sparkly black liner ever! No fallout during application. Very long wearing - I had no smudges, even on my lower lashline. However, even with UDPP under and UD All Nighter setting spray over, the …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - My Chihuahua Bites

4.0
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Aug/11/2011

Beautiful orangey bright coral creme with some pink tones. I was afraid this colour would be too bright on my NC45/50 dark skin tone, but it looks just pretty and fresh on my short nails! Not crazy about the formula though. With 2 coats this was still streaky, so I used 3 coats but I can still see my nail bed if I look closely, and some unevenness as well. Plus it seemed to take forever to dry …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Sparrow Me The Drama

4.0
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Aug/03/2011

This polish is the perfect wearable "Barbie" pink on my NC45/50 skintone and short nails. Reminds me a lot of something Nicki Minaj would wear, but somewhat toned down to be suitable for a DDD that isn't starring in a million-dollar music video. Not bright or garish, just surprisingly pretty in an expected way. The 'dusty' tones that I see on the bottle aren't …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Ski Teal We Drop

2.0
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Jul/25/2011

Not a good colour choice for my dark NC45/50 skintone. This dusty navy blue looked dull and dirty as a mani colour, perhaps only a tiny bit more flattering as a pedi colour. In my head I pictured that it would look elegant in an unconventionally chic way :(. The formula is great - perfect in 2 coats, easy to apply because of the Prowide brush and lasts well.....but just not the colour for me …Read more

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Treatments - Blue Cross - Cuticle Remover

5.0
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Jul/25/2011

Best cuticle remover I've used and also the cheapest! Mine came in a giant 32 oz bottle; I paid about SGD$15 for it here in Singapore. I struggled with this at first because it was so liquidy. I decanted a small amount into a small Muji squeeze tube, but it still got all over my nails, my table, my clothes - just a mess. Then I decanted it into a clean Manicare cuticle remover bottle and …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Silver Shatter

5.0
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Jul/25/2011

LOVE!! For reference I have OPI Black and Silver Shatter, and I find that both "shatter" beautifully when used in a thin coat over completely dry polish. I'm loving Silver Shatter over dark colours like navy blue. Without a topcoat, it's just "wow, cool". But with a good topcoat like Seche Vite just pushes it into the HG territory - it sparkles so much it practically …Read more

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Top/Base Coats - Seche - Dry Fast Top Coat

5.0
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Jul/25/2011

This topcoat is just magic. I've almost finished my fist bottle, and will definitely re-purchase. I'm amazed at how incredibly glossy and fast-drying this is. It really brings out the *bling* in a lot of shimmery and metallic polishes. I can't comment on how long this wears, as I do my nails a few times a week. A small downside is that it got horribly gloopy and stringy when I was …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Nail Lacquer - Bubble Bath

4.0
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Jun/28/2011

Perfect colour for dark-skinned ladies looking for a polished, natural look (I'm NC45-50 for reference). I must have tried dozens of OPIs over the years to achieve this look - Samoan Sand, Malaysian Mist, Passion, Skinny Dippin in Lake Michigan, Coney Island Cotton Candy etc etc - but everything I tried was too sheer, too opaque white, too pink, too yellow or just too ugly. I only need two …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - Urban Decay - All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

5.0
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Jun/28/2011

I bought this at Sephora in Singapore for SGD$48 (equivalent to approx USD$38). Comes in a 118ml (4 fluid oz) plastic bottle with a spray nozzle. Since this product claims to ensure "make-up looks just-applied" I thought that it would control oiliness/shine, but it did nothing of the sort. My face was an oily mess as usual within an hour. My bad I guess, since the product didn't …Read more

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