Product Reviews by ziggymama

Lotions/ Creams - Now Foods - Shea Nut Oil

4.0
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10 days ago

I have very dry body skin and am prone to rashes (eczema). Currently, I mix this with a fragrance free oatmeal lotion (Nature's Gate), it boosts the moisturizing ability and lasting power of the lotion.

A few years ago I was using pure coconut oil on wet skin; works well but takes a long time to sink in and you are very greasy for over an hour.

This shea nut oil is pure …
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Eye Shadow - Kat Von D - Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad - Plum

4.0
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14 days ago

I picked this up at a discount store (Marshall's) so didn't pay full price. I am a recent fan of KVD eyeshadows; I do have quite a bit of eyeshadow and her formula is one of my favorites. Buttery with good pigmentation (but not so dense I end up looking like I've gone rounds with Tyson!), blendable.

All of these shades are matte, so I do supplement with shades outside the …
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Highlighters - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Jelly Highlighter - Cloud

5.0
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16 days ago

I got a late yen for the Farsali Rose Gold jelly highlighter, and found this as a dupe. (Good move, Sephora; by not having the Farsali in the store, I went elsewhere.) Now, since I don't have and haven't tried the Farsali, I am NOT saying this is or isn't a dupe; I'm reviewing entirely on its own merits.

I'm pleased at the quality of this product, especially …
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Lip Treatments - Unlisted Brand - Booda Organics Booda Butter Naked Lip Balm

5.0
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18 days ago

I have very sensitive skin and cannot use most lip balms, especially those with flavors or menthol, even peppermint oil. This is a vegan lip balm that's super silky, stays on, and doesn't irritate. No flavor, scent, or color. Oh, and cruelty free!

https://boodaorganics.com/products/booda-butter-lip-balm

Great option for those sensitive to ingredients such as castor oil …
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Deodorants - Schmidt's Naturals - Sensitive Skin Deodorant Stick, Fragrance Free

4.0
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21 days ago

I had to find a new deodorant as Trader Joe's discontinued the beloved Cotton one (I'm not the only one who misses it). I cannot use anything with baking soda, and I'm not sure what I'm reacting to in some of the other brands... but I do (note: Tom's). Rashes in the armpit, yikes!

I found this and it's fine. Full disclosure: I'm not particularly sweaty …
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Makeup Brushes - wet n wild - Rebel Rose Blush Brush

5.0
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21 days ago

When I first saw this, I wanted it; but when I looked again, I thought that the long "stem" (handle) looked awkward and strange. But I finally gave in, and am glad I did! I wear cream blush most days, and this is the best brush for blending it that I've ever found (my previous faves were RT Expert and ecotools Wonder Color). Something about the dense, but not too dense, round …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Lime Crime - Venus XL 2 Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette

4.0
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22 days ago

Heh, I need more eyeshadow like a hole in my head, but this palette "ambushed" me (I came across it in the store without looking at it). I'd been avoiding looking at it online, but I couldn't escape the beautiful shades in this in person, in particular the beautiful and unusual greens.

This is not a all-in-one palette (highlight, transition, crease, lid, etc); most of …
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Blush - FLOWER Beauty - Flower Pots Powder Blush - Warm Hibiscus

4.0
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24 days ago

As I'm cool-neutral, I can't use very warm colors, and peachy blushes can be challenging. But they are so pretty for summer, gotta try! I picked this one up and it's very pretty on, still peachy with the tiniest golden sheen, but doesn't look weird and fake on me (as the wrong/too warm color will). Applies smoothly (over foundation, which I always wear), blends nicely, wears …Read more

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Mascara - Mineral Fusion - Lash Curling Mineral Mascara

3.0
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24 days ago

I went to buy my usual, the Volumizing mascara, and saw this new offering. I thought, that sounds like a great idea. And it is... only I hate the brush. I wish I'd known it was one of those plastic ones that's oddly bent, I suppose for the curling effect. But I can't get an even coat on with it. It clumps and must be brushed through with a clean spoolie. I suppose I'll use it …Read more

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Mascara - Mineral Fusion - Volumizing Mascara

4.0
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24 days ago

I didn't expect much from this; the first time I tried it, I got it in the Whole Foods bag. It's much better than the comparable natural mascara from Gabriel/Zuzu Luxe. I have smallish eyes and usually prefer a smaller brush, large ones are too hard to maneuver. But this one is perfect! I curl (Tweezerman 38) first, then apply from root to tip (wiggling), then brush through several …Read more

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