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Friday, September 5, 2008

Product: OPI’s Nic’s Sticks in Do You Deliver?Colour: It looks great in the tube, but doesn’t come out as nicely. It’s too matte and brown – much less red than I had expected! It’s great when used as a base for a lighter red, but I hate it on its own. (The photo below is actually a terrible depiction of the colour. Sorry!!!)
Smell: Normal, for a polish – nothing too pungent.

Price: I think this was about $7, but keep in mind that you do not get as much polish as you would in a regular format!

Hook: This product’s hook is that it’s a click-pen polish, like the super-expensive YSL ones. You click the back end to push polish up through the following tip, and you’re supposed to be able to brush it on like a pen.

Application: I found the tip to be much too big. When clicked, polish seemed to spray outwards (I had to click it in a garbage can, because it was getting polish everywhere!) and stay around the base, not coming to the tip of the brush. Which was circular – meaning, the width here is also the width in the other direction. Large and very cumbersome!
The verdict: This polish would be fun to try, but not for the price. I liked the formula but not the applicator, or the colour. If I had to rate this on a scale of one to five, though? 2.5/5 – try it if it’s on sale, just for fun, but application’s a hassle and the payoff isn’t worth it.

BLB: Biolage

Friday, September 28, 2007

So I’m one of the unlucky few with a great nose. Why, you ask, is this a bad thing? Certain fragrances, as well as cigarettes and pot, make me feel like someone’s crushing my chest.

The kicker? Though I get the symptoms of an asthmatic, scent allergies aren’t recognized as allergies, because scientists can’t figure out what causes them. So I literally cannot do anything about it.

Which brings on the review of the day: Biolage shine spray. Very light, hairspray-ey smell, but after about ten minutes of wearing it, I had to go and rewash my head. It was traumatizing :P
Also, it didn’t make my hair very shiny. And was $22.
Thankfully, though, Chatters took it back…I think it may have been because the woman working the till was a ditz (sorry!). I didn’t have a receipt, or a reason, I just took it up and asked if I could return it. She was like, “Sure!!” and put it on a gift card.

…I’m lucky, in some ways, so I came out on top in this one. I only paid $18 for it ^^

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