Product Reviews by ziggymama

Skincare - Body - Aveeno - Aveeno Eczema Therapy Itch Relief Balm

5.0
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21 days ago

I've been using this cream for a couple of years. You can find a 1 ounce sample for about $3 if you'd like to try it first. This is a VERY thick cream with an unusual texture. It does not fully "sink in," it forms a barrier on the surface of the skin. I use it on very dry and/or itchy areas. In particular, I've found it's the one product that I can use on my back …Read more

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Blush - LORAC - Color Source Buildable Blush - Ultra Violet

4.0
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3 months ago

My favorite color is purple; good thing it looks good on me. I'm fair, neutral-cool, and I had been looking for purple blushes. It's funny, many purple blushes end up looking pink on the face (looking at you, MAC Full of Joy). And those that don't, they end up looking garish and unnatural; not surprising, I guess, since not many people blush purple.

This one won't be …
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Blush - LORAC - Color Source Buildable Blush - Aura

5.0
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3 months ago

I picked this up at a discount store with a highlighter (Starlight) in a set for $10, mostly because it was such a good deal, and the blush shade (Aura) looked like a color I'd been looking for (it was). I'd call it a dusty rose, but don't get me wrong; this is quite pigmented, you need to build up gradually if you're fair like me (neutral-cool tones). I'd say this color …Read more

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Highlighters - LORAC - Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

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3 months ago

I was lucky to find this at a discount store with blush (Aura) for only $10. Just because I have a lot of makeup, I probably wouldn't have gotten this otherwise, but Aura (a dusty rose) looked like a color I'd be looking for (it was).

The h/l shade I have is Starlight; it's a soft, subtle opally pinkish champagne shade. This is a glowy h/l; I also have sparkly and even …
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Blush - NARS Cosmetics - Liquid Blush

5.0
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3 months ago

I wish I could give 4.5 lippies, since this product isn't perfect... but it IS very good, better than I initially thought.

Of course, make sure you pull the cap off and use the pump, don't unscrew the pump. I agree that too much comes out at once, and one doesn't want to waste the excess. So, I have a tiny glass jar (cleaned up Maybelline Tattoo jar), pump into that, and …
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Lotions/ Creams - Now Foods - Shea Nut Oil

4.0
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3 months 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

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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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