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About makeupchicky

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  • About Me
    Hi everyone! My name is Kathy and I'm 27 years old. I grew up in San Francisco and now living in San Jose, which is close to where I work. I love makeup (obviously) and skin care stuff. I always wanna find new products to make my skin look better. I just recently discovered mineral makeup and I'm lovin' it. Hmm...that's all about me. PM me if you want to know anything else. Oh, I'm also on yahoo, AOL, and MSN if you wanna IM me throughout the day (I'm usually bored outta my mind at work).
  • My Interests
    I love Bikram Yoga. I've been practicing for almost 6 months now and usually practice 3 times a week. I'm also a huge football fan...I play fantasy football
  • My Beauty Product Wish List
    More mineral makeup! Would love to try Valerie Beauty...
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  • My Favorite Movies
    Legally Blonde, Mean Girls, Lord of the Rings, ET and many many more...
  • Favorite Music
    Anything, as long as it sounds good!
  • Favorite Books
    Confessions of a Shopaholic, Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, John Grisham novels
  • My Favorite Makeup Brands
    I love mineral makeup...since I made the discovery I refuse to go back to regular department makeup. Currently, I'm loving Joppa and Aubrey Nicole!
  • One Interesting Fact About Me
    When I was younger, I had a dog and I named him Doggie.
  1. Oh, I'm also using Duac gel in the daytime...my derm says it's supposed to get rid of the small red bumps...i get those on my forehead sometimes. also, remember to use a gentle cleanser when you're on retin-a because it's so drying, you don't want to further irritate your skin...i use purpose and i like it a lot!
  2. Hi there...I have been using Retin-A Micro for about 2 months now. It definitely got rid of my clogged pores and most of my black heads. Overall, I like it and would recommend it for mild acne. The problem with Retin-A Micro is that most people get that initial breakout! I know I got it during weeks 5-8 (I'm recovering from it right now). The thing about RAM is that it encourages your cells to turn over faster than usual, so there's less of a chance that dead skin can clog your pores and turn into pimples when in contact with bacteria. You will also notice that you'll start peeling like crazy and have dry, tight skin, but with a moisturizer, you'll be fine. I encourage you to use the micro because it slowly releases the medication so it won't irritate your skin as much. As for cysts, though, you might need to try an oral antibiotic like tetricycline. My derm tells me that Retin-A micro can only help with smaller bumps and clogged pores, whereas the antibiotics will help kill bacteria that causes those painful deep pimples. I hope this helps. PM me if you have any other questions...good luck!
  3. you look great! keep up the good work. i'm also currently using retin-a micro. i hear that it works very slowly...so if you're already seeing results in 3 months, just wait til you get to 6 months! i hear that it works wonders, the longer you use it, the better!! i have adult acne and i know it totally sucks. but you definitely have a great attitude...so keep being positive. things will get better!
  4. Yay! Ruby..so glad you got your order. It's so exciting when you get new stuff in the mail. How are you liking that Angel finishing powder? for some reason, it never really did anything for me. But it seems like a lot of girls here really like it. Maybe i need to revisit it. I'm currently using the Joppa Finishing Silk and really love it.
  5. Hi there jenny_p...personally, i think teporah is a little too pink for me. it has some cool/olive tones, so it ends up looking too pink compared to my neck. hyeyeon is more yellow toned so it's definitely a better match for me. i would describe it as a light-medium warm tone. when i sampled EDM, i think i used either light warm or light winged butter. if you're currently using medium beige, i would suggest going one shade darker than hyeyeon, which is saturnina. or another suggestion is sending an email to them and asking them for a color match before wasting your money on wrong colors. good luck. let me know how you like it. hi lilita - i have tried lumiere and it's funny you asked because i would say my experience is exactly the opposite!! i thought lumiere was too drying and could only use it when applied wet. it looks great when applied wet (but i find that applying minerals wet made me break out so i dont' do it anymore). but, when i use my monave, i never have that problem...which is why i'm committing to monave (at least until winter is over and i can use other brands without looking like my face is falling off). as for your other question, you should use less minerals when using monave...maybe half of what you're using for the other ones or else it'll look super cakey! i only use one layer of monave and find that it's enough coverage for me....and trust me, i have less than perfect skin...good luck and let me know what you decide on! ruby - it's so exciting to get new makeup, especially when you know it's the one that works for you! the packaging is nice...i really like it. but i still have some samples of hyeyeon left so i guess i should finish that up first...but i'm so tempted to open the new one...it's so pretty....heehee :moa:
  6. Yippee...i finally ordered a full size of monave because i have decided it's the best MMU i've tried (and i've tried about 6-7). my skin is really dry thanks to the winter climate and retin-a micro...so i have a lot of flakies, but monave doesn't emphasize them at all!! i love it. i ordered a full size of hyeyeon in the concealer-foundation formula. i originally thought teporah was my shade but later discovered it was too pink. since i'm asian, i need a more yellow-toned color. anyway, i ordered my full size on sunday and got my order today!! the full size should last me a while. i love monave
  7. my skin has been extremely dry these days thanks to winter climate and the retin-a i'm using at night. it seems that monave is the ONLY mineral foundation that i can apply dry and not make my skin look all dry and flakey. All the other brands (ie lumiere, valerie) i have to apply wet to not make my skin look super flakey. that's why i love monave!

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