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All In One 3 Way Glaze
Essie

Reviewed on May 14, 2013

This was recommended to me by my nail tech -_- who usually uses gel polish so I should have known better than to take this recommendation but I tried it. After using Seche Vite, nothing can really compare, definitely not this. I felt like this made my polish chip faster, not a bad thing for the chronic manicurist but still, it didn't seal the…

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Nude' Tude
theBalm

Reviewed on May 14, 2013

You can't go wrong with neutrals! First, the bad... I was disappointed to see a handful of matte shades but shimmery ones are more my type anyways. I LOVE NEUTRALS! My absolute favorites that I keep reaching for are: Stubborn (shimmery peach), Stand-offish (frosty peach), Sulty (matte tan - favorite!), Sophisticated (warm brownie shade with gold…

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Lust
Urban Decay

Reviewed on May 14, 2013

Lust is a mid-tone purple shade, from what I've seen it look pretty pigmented on other people but it hardly came through for me. Everytime I did put it on, it would fade after a few hours. Mine got dry and hard really fast. I'd stay away from this shade in particular, other UD eye liners seem better than this one.

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Bourbon
Urban Decay

Reviewed on May 14, 2013

I had just gotten my hair done (it was a pretty bright red shade) and I was at the mall wearing my date night dress for later that evening when a MUA at the UD counter stopped me asked to put some lipstick on me. I got suckered into buying the red lipstick, lipliner and eyeliner. I have so many great memories of using this eye liner, it's a…

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Beauty Queen
theBalm

Reviewed on May 14, 2013

Received this in a Birchbox, it's a sheer lip&cheek gel tint, similar to Benetint. On the lips, it leaves a pretty bright pink stain but my lips got incredibly dry after using this (even with a nourishing lip balm). On the cheeks, it's either hardly detectable or obnoxiously bright. All this could be caused by user error but I decided to leave it…

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Shady Lady Vol. 3
theBalm

Reviewed on May 14, 2013

This is probably my least favorite out of the 3 palettes but I still use it quite a bit! My favorite shades out of this palette are: Envious Erin (a creamy shimmer great for brow highlight), Safe Bet Annette (frosty pink, for the light part of a gradient to a dark pink or red), and the whole bottom row (the teal-y blue shade is super pigmented and…

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Betty-Lou Manizer
theBalm

Reviewed on May 14, 2013

The peanut butter to my banana! I love using Betty-Lou & Mary-Lou together, especially on my eye lids. If using this as a bronzer, make sure to use a light hand as this is pretty pigmented and shimmery and can make you look like a muddy disco ball if used too much. Mine started to crack near the hinge but it's been through a lot and still going…

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Shady Lady Vol. 2
theBalm

Reviewed on May 14, 2013

I travel with all 3 volumes of Shady Lady. I purchased mine through theBalm site when they had the 3 for 1. My favorite shade in this is Bossy Bobbi, it's a shimmery very pigmented teal blue, although I don't wear this shade a lot. I like to stick with neutrals and the combination of Mischevious Marissa (copper) & Devilish Danielle (peach) look…

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Mary Lou-manizer
theBalm

Reviewed on May 14, 2013

If you blend this out, it looks great but you really have to blend it out because there is so much shimmer. My favorite use of this is as eyeshadow, I use this and the Betty Lou Manizer to contour my eyes; the combination of the two results in a great neutral everyday look. I love how large the compact is, I can use this product liberally with no…

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Shady Lady Vol. 1
theBalm

Reviewed on May 13, 2013

I purchased this twice; the first time I really wanted it, the second time, it came in a set with the other 2 Shady Lady palettes for a deal on theBalm website! (I think they do the deal once a yr so keep your eyes peeled for it!) I've used this one the most out of the three palettes. It has a good variety of shades neutrals (gorgeous!), greens,…

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Coral Berry
Revlon

Reviewed on May 6, 2013

My FAVORITE lip shade! I keep it in my purse in case I need a pick me up. It's supposed to be a dupe for MAC's Vegas Volt, I missed out on that LE shade but this one is juuust as awesome! It looks great on my nc25 skin tone with almost any look and the best part is that it still looks pretty natural for a coral.

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Peach Parfait
Revlon

Reviewed on May 6, 2013

This shade was just too glittery. This is the shade that was worn by Emma Stone in the display ads and it looked great on her. Because there is glitter in it, it has a very gritty texture and ends up being more drying than the other Lip Butters. Not my favorite but I'll wear it on occasion, it's a good casual color or one for a girls night out but…

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Pink Truffle
Revlon

Reviewed on May 6, 2013

This isn't incredibly moisturizing, after a few hours of wear my lips get a little bit flaky and chapped but it's not as horrible as some higher end lipsticks (cough cough Bobbi Brown Party Alice). This is my favorite my lips but better shade, its not out there but its not just boring, plain, in the background.

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Dive Bar
Essie

Reviewed on May 6, 2013

This shade looks better in the bottle than it does on the nails, the shade just doesn't translate well. It's a beautiful dark (almost vampy) teal with purple duochrome tone. It's really pretty but the purple is hardly there on finger tips :-( It just ends up looking like a dark teal or black if you just glance at it.

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Trophy Wife
Essie

Reviewed on May 6, 2013

Another one of my favorite polishes, this is consistent with the Essie formula and the shade is a bright metallic teal, not quite blue but not quite green. Eye catching and a tad punk/grungy :-) It also kind of reminds me of an 80's prom dress.

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She's Picture Perfect
Essie

Reviewed on May 6, 2013

She's Picture Perfect is a great spring/Easter time polish. Its not just another boring periwinkle, it's a baby violet/blue base with a hint of brighter purple/magenta shimmer. Very pretty.

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Topless & Barefoot
Essie

Reviewed on May 6, 2013

This is my HG nude. Remember when mannequin nails were a big hit? Well this is it! This shade has a tiny hint of a peachy pink tone to make it not look like plain white-out on nails. It can chip and dull if you don't put a top coat but other than that I love it!

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Jamaica Me Crazy
Essie

Reviewed on May 6, 2013

Another one of my favorites. Same great easy to use formula. This shade is a dark raspberry metallic magenta. Another great eye catching polish for the summer, this shade looks great with a tan but my nc25 hands can pull it off!

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Braziliant
Essie

Reviewed on May 6, 2013

This shade is my go-to pedicure shade, especially in the summer. It's such a bright metallicy orange with cool toned shimmer, I love it. It's like happiness in a bottle and perfect for tropical vacations. Definitely an eye-catcher.

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Jazz
Essie

Reviewed on May 6, 2013

The formula is great, just like every other Essie polish. It's a creme consistency but it just looks off and muddy on my nc25 complexion. Seriously, it looks like I dipped the tips of my fingers in some clay based mud and had them dry, not a good look but I can see it looking great on darker skin tones!

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A Crewed Interest
Essie

Reviewed on May 6, 2013

A Crewed Interest is the prettiest pastel peachy color. It looks great as a base under Essie's Luxeffects Pure Pearlification and it is a must have for spring. This is definitely one of my favorites, it's worth every single cent and I would buy multiples of it!

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The Black Knight
Butter London

Reviewed on May 6, 2013

This is a great polish, the shade is really unique, no real dupe out there for this. Because it has glitter in it, it has long staying power although that can make it a bit hard to get off but not any worse than other glitter polishes. If you glop on this polish it can get really thick, but multiple thin layers build up to a black base with…

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Espresso Ink
Bobbi Brown

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

This little pot has lasted me over a year! I don't use much but you can definitely layer this on to create a more extreme dramatic liner look. The dark espresso brown isn't as harsh as a black so I can wear it to the office and still look natural or apply more and flare it out a bit to make it a night time look. Definitely worth the price, mine…

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Ruby Pumps
China Glaze

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

This shade really does remind me of Dorothy's red slippers, sometimes so much that while I'm at work, I want to click my nails and say "There's no place like home" over and over. But I'm not about to ruin a manicure over it. I normally pair this with a deep rich red base and layer this shade over it to have a little sparkle to a classic manicure.…

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Luminoso
Milani

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

This blush goes with me where ever I travel. Its so user friendly and such a perfect peachy shade that it's hard to go wrong with it. It hasn't once crumbled or done anything wonky, this is a consistent staple in my makeup bag and even better, it's affordable!

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Skin Tone
NYX

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

Purchased this to brighten up shadows and prevent creasing, this did neither. I ended up using this as a makeshift concealer once and haven't touched it since. It does brighten shadows a little bit but what's the point if it creases?

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Rose Gold
NYX

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

This was creamy with a hint of grit but it left me with glitter all over my face from the fall out and wandering glitter, not good unless you're a teenager. I used it once and tossed it. The color fades to just glitter.

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San Paulo
NYX

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

How can something be creamy but dry? It's great when applying but as with most matte lip colors, its dries down and stays put like a stain. This isn't a problem if you prep your lips with lip balm after that, this product is maintainence-free!

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Buttery Nude
NYX

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

The perfect nude for my NC25 complexion. This shade has long staying power but you will need to reapply sometime within the day. Because it is pigmented, it's best to use a mirror. Xtreme Lip Creams are pretty cheap for what they are, I purchased 3 and this tied as my favorite with Bonfire.

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Black
Guerlain

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

This is my HG mascara. Since I have found this, I have completely stopped using all other mascaras, I have no interest in trying another mascara that will not compare to my Noir G mascara. It even smells like violets, which makes batting your eyelashes a must - not just to dry the mascara but to distribute the wonderful fragrance. It is waterproof…

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British Racing Green
Butter London

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

I'm a HUGE fan of Aston Martins and this polish just reminds me of all those awesome Le Mans photos floating around the internet. It's just one more way to be closer to my dream car (and James Bond ;-) At $14, it's pretty pricey but if you love the car or the shade as much as I do, its a steal. British Racing Green did chip a little but it was…

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