MAD CHIPMUNK

ANTI-AGING BEAUTY REVIEWS & VINTAGE STYLING TIPS

Category Makeup

Haircare Favorites & A Few Duds

Some of the best hair care products I have ever used and I have used a lot. Including hair masks and rich and creamy conditioners. I keep a running list of haircare winners and losers on a post called Haircare Graveyard. I’ve spent a lot of money over the years searching for the best products for my hair in every haircare category imaginable. The Haircare Graveyard helps me remember which

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Makeup Favorites: November 2019

My current makeup favorites include the Modern Renaissance Palette, still, the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, and other longtime favorites. My makeup no buy This is the 11th month of my no-buy makeup year. Most importantly, it has been a most effective challenge forcing me to firstly, be grateful for, and secondly, use up the makeup I already own before buying anything new. This year, I have allowed myself to

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Brand Spotlight: Maybelline Top 3

Maybelline has been around for 104 years. It was created by a 19-year-old chemist named Thomas Williams in 1915. He watched his sister, Maybel, apply Vaseline to enhance her brows and lashes. He added coal ash to darken her brows and lashes, creating a pomade called Maybelline Cake Mascara which he named after his sister. Initially only available through mail-order, women began asking for the mascara at their local drugstore

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My Favorite Travel Rollers

If you’re in the market for travel rollers, I recommend the T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers.  You get eight (4 x 1.75″ rollers and 4 x 1.50″) flocked rollers packed in a black travel case.  They heat up quickly and provide body and bouncy curls at home or on the go.  Remember to roll your hair smoothly onto the roller and leave in until cool. There are some negative reviews on

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Makeup Favorites – September 2019

2019 is my low-buy year in a dedicated effort to use, utilize, and be grateful for the things I already own, but when it comes to makeup and skincare, it is strictly, no-buy. I’m buying replacements only while I use up what I have. Therefore, I’ve been digging into the deep recesses of my makeup cupboard to bring new attention to long-forgotten products. I’ve decluttered some items which brings me

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Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick: My Picks

The best drugstore lipstick range for its creamy formulation, pigmentation, color range, and price, in my opinion, is Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick. I have and have had several shades, and there are many more that I would like to try. They rival any department store brand and continue to prove one does not need to spend a lot of money on deeply rich, vivid, and comfortable lipsticks. Below are my

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Makeup Favorites: July 2019

Catrice Light Correcting Serum Primer in Candlelight – I love this inexpensive liquid primer. Use under makeup for a soft glow. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation – This has been a longtime favorite foundation of mine. It works best for me when applied with a sponge and I can push it into the skin for light coverage. I use shade No. 51 Light Vanilla. Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer – I like

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Hall of Fame: Nail Care

Full disclosure. I do not have long and pretty nails. I used to bite my nails when I was younger. Now, I pick at them when I’m stressed or nervous. I can stop myself from time to time when I make a conscientious effort to do so and implement a strict nail care regimen. Below are a few products and treatments that help me attain relatively decent nails as well

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Makeup Favorites: May 2019

Erborian BB Creme 5 in 1 Baby Skin Effect SPF 20 – This is one of my favorite BB creams of all time and I have been wearing it most days rather than a foundation. If my complexion is clear, I prefer the sheerness of a BB cream. It offers minimal coverage and makes my skin look dewy. I use the lightest shade: Clair. Available online. NYX HD Photogenic Concealer

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13 Best Mascaras

  Mascara.  My favorite, cannot live without, beauty product.  Here is a rundown of my most loved, and most often repurchased brands and formulas.  All are available at the drugstore, Ulta or Sephora. L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise – A kind of drugstore dupe for Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara.  Gives you thick, fluffy lashes.  Essence Lash Princess – My favorite beauty discovery in 2018 is this rock solid mascara.

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