Product Reviews by chiquis1

Toners - Deciem - The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

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Yesterday

I've noticed that when people who are new to The Ordinary, ask someone to recommend a product to try first, folks seem to always suggest Buffet or Niacinamide. To me that's the equivalent of suggesting the California Roll to someone who is new to sushi... Like, it's okay... Not bad... But you KNOW some people won't be crazy about it. If I were to recommend an Ordinary …Read more

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Fragrances - Dior - Poison Girl Eau De Toilette

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2 months ago

Sephora YET AGAIN offered a 20% off for Rouge (I swear this is the 5th 20% off in 2019), so I decided to use it to purchase a big bottle of Poison Girl EDT. I've heard so many positive things about it, but never had the chance to smell it and I don't know anyone who wears it. So this was a blind purchase. ANd it went well.

Poison Girl EDT has the same almond-y playdoh vibe …
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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Telescopic Mascara - Carbon Black

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2 months ago

I can't believe I have yet to review Telescopic Carbon Black mascara! In *my* opinion, this is the best drugstore mascara.

I keep most of my makeup natural, but I admittedly like a lot of mascara... Like, a lot. I really dislike wearing false lashes, so finding a good mascara has been key. I want dark black, curled as much as possible, lots of volume, and somewhat on the thick …
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Gels/ Soaps - Alaffia - Authentic African Black Soap - Unscented

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2 months ago

Just a word of caution for all african black soap: you might want to read about the high pH of african black soap and how its alkaline nature affects the acid mantle of the skin.

I was using Alaffia's Liquid African Black Soap (both unscented and the vanilla almond) for almost a year as a body wash, with normal results. I've been lucky to not suffer from body acne or really …
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Lipstick - Sephora Collection - Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick (All Shades)

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3 months ago

I must start by saying that I'm not a *huge* fan of liquid lipsticks, even though I own MANY. As a teen I grew up on gloss or chapstick, so I'm used to my lips constantly feeling hydrated. As I matured I ventured into other types of lip products, and now I pretty much stick to lipliners on my full lip (MUFE lipliners or Nars Velvet Mattes to be exact) or some sort of lipstick. …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Shea Moisture - Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque

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6 months ago

My hair: I'm biracial (African American and Caucasian). I have 2c waves mixed with 3a/3b curls. My hair is healthy, baby soft with fine strands, low density (thin due to PCOS), low porosity, and not color treated (virgin).


I've had the packette-size of this hair masque for a few weeks now, and this morning I finally got around to testing it. Per usual, I pre-pooed …
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Fragrances - Jo Malone - Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne

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6 months ago

The first time I smelled Mimosa & Cardamom I knew I needed a bottle. It's such a pleasant fragrance. It reminds me a bit of "Lei" by Emporio Armani (also known as "She") or even Victoria Secret Dream Angels Heavenly. This is just very soft and feminine. It's definitely what it says it is- mimosa and cardamom, balanced together and done softly. There's …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Peter Thomas Roth - Potent C Power Serum

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6 months ago

I used my points to get a small container from Sephora (I think it was a 100 point reward). I have been using this every morning for the last week under my usual Clinique City Block Face Protector sunscreen/moisturizer.

First, this is more of a hydrating lotion than a serum. If you have oily skin then this could pose a problem. It also takes awhile to sink in, which I wasn't …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Matte Lipstick - Chili

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6 months ago

If you are warm toned and light-medium, medium, or medium dark, then please stop what you are doing and go order this lipstick.

I have at least 25 different MAC lipsticks, but for whatever reason passed up Chili time and time again. Last week I finally ordered a tube last minute with my Nordstrom order. I WISH I had purchased this last year for Fall because it is the perfect autumn …
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Liquid - Giorgio Armani - Luminous Silk Foundation

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6 months ago

My Skin: NC25 that leans *slightly* neutral than overly yellow. Combination-Dry (oily in the nose area, but dry-to-normal everywhere else). Texture issues (mild to moderate acne pits/pock marks) from teenage moderate acne. No wrinkles, but fine lines on forehead and under eyes.

My shade in Luminous Silk: 3.5


I can't believe that I had not previously reviewed …
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