Product Reviews by Chickeys

Sunscreen - EltaMD - UV Clear SPF 46

5.0
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10 days ago

After trying over 20 facial sunscreens, I've settled on this one for my everyday use in the summer -- it's as close to perfection as I'm going to get with a sunscreen. I HATE the way they feel, I just hate it, but my skin is extremely sensitive to the sun thanks to religious use of AHAs, so I need to wear SPF every stupid day. I'm also approaching 40 and want to prevent …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Mario Badescu - Drying Lotion

5.0
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17 days ago

I LOVE this stuff. I use it specifically *after* extractions, to draw out any remaining gunk and make the spot go down, and it works amazingly after just a few applications (usually 2). I don't have dry skin but I've never experienced residual flaking or anything like that...I probably wouldn't use it for more than 3 consecutive nights though. I like the smell (menthol, mmm) and …Read more

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Lip Liners - Sephora Collection - Rouge Gel Lip Liner

5.0
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1 month ago

I only have one of these liners so far, but I LOVE it! I bought Rosewood, which is a really fantastic MLBB color and looks good under every single lipstick I own (which are all MLBB colors anyway, go figure!). It doesn't tug when I apply it and most importantly, it doesn't dry out my lips like regular pencils. The trade-off of course is longevity but for me it's worth it to not …Read more

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Hair - AVEDA - Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair

5.0
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3 months ago

I use leave-in conditioner solely because I am super-lazy about my hair, but I also want it to look nice. Enter Damage Remedy -- this product saves me time in the shower AND keeps my super-short hair looking and feeling great. It's just so easy to slap it into wet hair and then blow-dry. It smells really nice too, herbal but not in a hippie way. I was using a cheaper Garnier leave-in …Read more

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Styling Products - AVEDA - Control Paste

5.0
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3 months ago

I am super-lazy when it comes to my short hair, but I do take time to put this product in it. After showering at night, I blow-dry my hair and then sleep on it, and in the morning, when it's fluffy and crazy, I use about a pinky-nail's worth of this paste to tame it. I like that it's sticky but not goopy, smells really nice (herbal but not too hippie), and lasts FORever even with …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - Hourglass Cosmetics - Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15

5.0
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3 months ago

Confession: I really love this primer. However, I think it's much too expensive AND the SPF is not enough. It makes my makeup look amazing, feels nice on the skin (it has a slightly slippery finish), and doesn't give me zits. I would love to keep buying it instead of hoping I get samples with my Sephora orders, but it's so ridiculously expensive for something I use up quickly. …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Burt's Bees - Vanilla Bean Lip Balm

4.0
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4 months ago

Saw this at Nordstrom Rack for $2.97 and bought it mindlessly. I keep it in my desk at work for random applications and I do like it. It's really moisturizing, unlike the original Burt's mint balm that dries out my lips like crazy. The vanilla scent is sweet and the balm has a nice waxy texture, not too hard and not too slippery. I would probably buy this again if I saw it on sale.

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Treatments (Eye) - Mario Badescu - Hyaluronic Eye Cream

5.0
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4 months ago

Instant love for this eye cream. I just needed something hydrating and this fits the bill -- usually I just use a little extra moisturizer but my regular Cerave PM isn't emollient enough for under the eyes. I didn't buy this product because I want to repair dark circles or eye bags, so I can't comment on that aspect...I honestly don't expect this eye cream to have any effect …Read more

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Lip Treatments - First Aid Beauty - Ultra Repair Intensive Lip Balm

1.0
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4 months ago

I hate this stuff. :( It feels like straight-up beeswax going on my lips, and it's also weirdly gritty. If my lips are super-chapped, which is often because the MN winter is torture, it actually hurts to apply this product, because it tugs and feels dry. I could probably look past that if it moisturized or healed, but it doesn't -- when I apply it at night, it just sits on my lips …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - REVLON - PhotoReady Perfecting Primer (color 001)

3.0
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4 months ago

I bought this primer after my Walgreen's was out of my usual Maybelline Blur & Smooth...I'd seen a few YouTubers use this one, so into the basket it went. Verdict: the more I use it, the less I like it. I think it holds my makeup in place and keeps it looking good for a long time, but my skin doesn't seem too happy with it -- I'm getting tiny little chin whiteheads …Read more

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