Product Reviews by Chelles93

Treatments (Face) - Makeup Artist's Choice (MUAC) - TCA Peel

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11 months ago

I have pics of the process - just click on my name.

I have the 15%. This is my first TCA peel, though I am very experienced with high % glycolic and lactic. I figured I can layer it (it apparently adds 25% to the strength each additional layer, which would make it 18.75%. That's as far as I want to push it on my first peel with this product. I know I can keep layering to get it …
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Highlighters - MILANI - Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter - Beaming Lights

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12 months ago

This is a very pretty lavender highlighter with a cool undertone.

I bought into the highlighter thing and it just doesn't work for my skin at this age. I have monster pores and they aren't getting any prettier no matter how much I treat them.

I can be super subtle with this but it's too much for me in the daytime. I use as an eyeshadow, actually. Just a nice …
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Blush - MILANI - Baked Blush - Bella Bellini

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12 months ago

When this came out I lusted after it for months, afraid to buy it because I was broke. I finally tracked it down at KMart (if you have a local Kmart that's still open, they have a better makeup selection than Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid) in my small town.

It has a gold highlight to it that I tamp down with a bit of matte powder, and it leaves that beautiful color underneath and …
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Blush - MILANI - Baked Blush - Luminoso

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12 months ago

What a beautiful shade. All of Milani's baked blushes are beautiful, long-lasting, easy to use, and last forever. I have some that are 3+ years old and finally I threw them out and bought new ones.

It is very close to Orgasm, if you're looking for a dupe. Not an exact match, but don't go trying 4 dupes to find one that's close but not quite there and end up …
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Moisturizers - Boots - No7 Restore & Renew Face & Neck Multi Action Day Cream SPF 30

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12 months ago

So I was trying to replace my regular sunscreen with a moisturizer that doubled as a sunscreen - I thought (magical thinking!) that somehow, maybe, they'd sink in better and as long as you are using the required 1/4 teaspoon of lotion, you are getting the labeled spf protection. This one is rated SPF 30.

Not quite. I wore this for a week and in that week saw my skin get visibly …
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Moisturizers - Boots - Early Defence Day Cream

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12 months ago

So I was trying to replace my regular sunscreen with a moisturizer that doubled as a sunscreen - I thought (magical thinking!) that somehow, maybe, they'd sink in better and as long as you are using the required 1/4 teaspoon of lotion, you are getting the labeled spf protection.

Not quite. I wore this for a week and in that week saw my skin get visibly darker - the spots along my …
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Sunscreen - Cotz - Sensitive SPF 40

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12 months ago

So I switched to cruelty free products and wanted a high PPD replacement for Bioderma while I found a suitable European cruelty-free high PPD product. Apparently at 20% zinc oxide offers a PPD of about 10, so I looked for something in that range.

This has 20% ZO so I got it. It's thick and when I apply it properly takes 10 minutes to really sink in, but you're supposed to …
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Cleansers - Alpha Skin Care - Refreshing Face Wash with AHA

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12 months ago

My requirements for facial cleansers:

- Finish taking off the oil I use (coconut) to remove makeup and sunscreen. (I wipe that off with a warm, wet washcloth)
- Low pH
- Cruelty free
- Not scented, no added BS ingredients that will wash away
- Cheap
- Foams and feels nice when I use it

This meets all of those requirements and I've trusted this …
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Treatments (Face) - Alpha Skin Care - Intensive Rejuvinating Serum 14% Glycolic AHA

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12 months ago

I use this at least 3x a week and I love, love, love it.

Me: 47 next month. A few shallow wrinkles around my eyes, no acne, and some (a half dozen or so) brown spots from not knowing about Asian/Euro sunscreens and high PPD until a few years ago. I also have mild melasma near my ears on my lower cheeks, and melasma is a curse.

It will fade your sun spots nicely, but melasma …
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Lotions/ Creams - Alpha Skin Care - Revitalizing Body Lotion with 12% Glycolic AHA

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12 months ago

HG body lotion 'till the end of time.

This gives me the softest skin, clears out any mystery bumps I might have, and over time makes my skin healthier. I use it in conjunction with a urea lotion (10% to 20%, whatever I've bought at the time) after seeing a review on Hotandflashy.com.

I need to write to the company and see if they'll give me a bulk discount …
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