Product Reviews by ultravee

Top/Base Coats - Essie - No Chips Ahead

3.0
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Sep/09/2015

The good thing about this is that it actually works. This extends the life of my polish to at least three days without chipping, no matter what I'm doing with my hands. I could be washing my hair, doing dishes, gardening... my polish won't chip.
The bad thing about this is that it takes two digit number of hours to dry. Literally. God forbid I apply this sometimes in the …
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Makeup Brushes - bareMinerals - bareMinerals Perfecting Face Brush

4.0
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May/23/2015

This brush is made from extremely densly packed short synthetic bristles and has, what the manufacturer calles, a 'fluid reservoir' in the middle of it. You pour your foundation into it and then it's supposed to distribute the foundation evenly when applying it.

The brush is very gentle and feels great against the skin. It spreads the foundation evenly and makes it look …
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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Great Lash Mascara

3.0
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Apr/28/2015

This is a very wet mascara that will look non existant on your lashes if you only apply one coat. It requires two coats to appear on your lashes and at least three to four coats for an actual effect. Most mascaras on the market dry too fast to allow multiple coats and this is probably the reason why people dislike this mascara - they never gave it a chance and tried more than one coat. Multiple …Read more

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Conditioner - Dr. Organic - Manuka Honey Conditioner

4.0
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Mar/08/2015

This is a very good silicone free conditioner that makes my hair soft and easier to detangle. I went through a five year process of getting my hair back to being healthy after having serious damage done to it by unprofessional hairdressers and bad coloring. You can read about my hair care routine in my review of Moroccanoil treatment so I won't go through it again. I'll just say that a …Read more

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Palettes - Urban Decay - NAKED Basics Eyeshadow Palette

4.0
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Jan/10/2015

I always avoided any eyeshadow that had anything remotely brown in it but this looks so good on me. I love that with this selection of colors you can create anything from a no make up makeup look to a dramatic smokey eye. The two darkest shades are very pigmented so swipe your brushes lightly on these two.
There's just one thing I personaly don't quite like about this product and …
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Mascara - Yves Saint Laurent - Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils

3.0
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Jan/10/2015

I'm on my fourth tube of this mascara but I will not be repurchasing it anymore and this is due to just one thing - it dries out way before I get to finish it and I end up throwing it into the garbage still half full! I though I maybe had bad or old products before (and I was stupid enough to test this four times, I'm blond, what can I say) but it happened each and every time with every …Read more

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Foundations - Giorgio Armani - Face Fabric Second Skin Nude Makeup

4.0
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Jan/10/2015

I can tell why they named it Face Fabric as it's mousse and not liquid making it very similar to some tinted foundation primers (Dermalogica's Skinperfect Primer is very similar to this except it covers way way less). This was partly achieved by adding a lot of silicones so I'm guessing that those who aren't fans of the cones won't like it. It provides light coverage that …Read more

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Bronzers - Dr. Hauschka - Translucent Bronzing Tint

5.0
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Jul/13/2013

I will start by saying that I'm not a bronzer person. I have never found a bronzer that looks good on me. I remember a lady at the Guerlain counter once tried to convince me otherwise and literally forced me into trying one of their bronzer but the effect was so bad that even she had to admit it and told me to just stay out of it.
Until I have found this. What the secret behind this …
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BB Cream - La Roche-Posay - Hydreane BB Creme

4.0
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May/21/2013

I will be honest and say I have never tried any of the BB creams before this one and I'm not really interested in them. My sister was given this product and I loved how it appeard on her so I purchased one for myself. Since I cannot compare it to other BB creams I can't say if it meets the criteria but I can say it's a very very good tinted moisturizer. It is available in only two …Read more

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Cleansers - Dermalogica - PreCleanse Cleansing Oil

5.0
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Mar/20/2013

Perhaps the best makeup remover I've ever tried. The name is misleading because from my own experience no other cleanser is really needed after this. I've tested this by trying to remove the remainings of my makeup with Bioderma Sensibio micelle solution (another fantastic product) and there was NOTHING left on the cotton pad! Being an oil based product this also easily removes …Read more

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