The Question Thread: Because not all questions need their own thread.

I'm making this thread because I simply don't want to create a new thread for every little question that pops into my head, nor do I think that most questions need a separate topic. 

 

I had previously just dropped whatever random question that came to mind into the Random Thread (thanks jemly!), but I had been thinking about starting this for a while and figured I'd give it a shot to see if it could be of any use. 

 

I'm well aware that the people who could best utilize this thread will likely remain completely oblivious to it, but if it can consolidate even a small fraction of questions -- and maybe even generate some interesting conversations both beauty and non-beauty related -- that seems worthwhile. 

 

Official thread mascots: The Curious Puppies.upload_5938777889175560105.gif

 

Official thread anti-mascot: Lucille Bluth.

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It probably would've been wise of me to have a relatively inane question to use as an example and kick this thread off... 

 

Well, since I apparently don't have any pressing questions, I'll start with this two-parter:

 

What's your favorite drug store nail polish shade AND which official mascot puppy is your favorite? Bonus/Extra Credit: What's it's name?

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@Randell Yes, I have bought the Sun Safety kits in the past.... I find that I can't use the majority of the products in them (at least not on my face, and preferably not on my body either) due to ingredient sensitivities. Tanning products are of no use to me. Most of the sunscreens are being used for the tops of my feet these days. XD I skipped buying the set last year.

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If you wait for the sunscreen to dry before dressing, there is no effect on clothing, but if you accidentally spray something on your clothing it will depend on the specific brand, though you should be able to remove any possible stain during wash.

BTW, just my opinion, but if you are trying to avoid chemical sunscreen, Coola uses most of the blacklisted ingredients (Avobenzone 2%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 4%, Octocrylene 7%). And considering you would cover your whole body with it, that's a lot absorbed by the organism. 

Edit: Bare Republic is the "mineral only" version distributed by Coola. Not sure why it's not available at Sephora.

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Good to know! Thanks for that tip!

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Thanks for the notes! Smiley Happy The only chemical sunscreen that I actively avoid is Oxybenzone. I don't seem to have any reaction issues to the rest of them.... Waiting for more research to be done and published on the effects of chemical sunscreens. I will look into the Bare Republic version as well; thanks!

 

Edit: Well, I didn't find that one but I did find a baby version that looks excellent. I will probably be collecting all the Coola sunscreens. Smiley Very Happy

 

Edit again: Just kidding. I found the Bare Republic (didn't realize it was a different brand / not on the Coola website). Looks like my local Target carries it so I can go investigate in person! Thanks!

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Honestly I use the Aveeno stuff for babies (comes in a squeeze tube).  I am prone to odd reactions to things so I thought I may have better luck with something for little ones' sensitive skin.  I think it's SPF 55?  I'm pale so I need it!

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I used the Aveeno for a long time too, but I am trying to move away from body products containing dimethicone (as my face skin is sensitive and it would get in my hair and clothes) and I don't use products with parabens anymore. Otherwise I would still be using this one! Smiley Tongue

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I use whatever really. Some help that was LOL. Or I steal my tot's sunscreen Smiley Very Happy I think Banana Boat! I used to use Loreal's Ombrelle =)

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Hi all! I'm looking for suggestions for the best all-over shadow brush. My go-to is the All Over Shadow Brush from the Too Faced Teddy Bear Hair Brush Set: (image from Temptalia)

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It is perfect for laying down a base color. The brush head is medium sized. It's not too dense where it's stiff but not too fluffy where it's flimsy either. 

 

Please feel free to recommend me any similar brushes. I'd also love to hear your what your favorite all over shadow brush is. I appreciate it! Smiley Very Happy

 

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I usually use my ELF eyeshadow 'C' brush or whatever it's called. I also use the Sigma E55. These brushes are not similar to what you use but that's what I have been using! I also use EcoTools (random brushes that I don't know the names of).

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Thanks for the suggestions! I'm always open to new options as it took me an eternity just to find one as great as this Too Faced brush lol. I use the Sigma E57 and enjoy it so the 55 sounds great! 

 

I used to think I could only use small brushes since I have monolids but now my eyes have been opened (pun intended) to the beauty of bigger brushes. 

 

 

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Lol glad I could help =)

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I use the EcoTools flat concealer brush as an eyeshadow brush. It's soft, synthetic fiber (necessary for me), but also picks up a lot of color and lays it down well. Lately I just use my fingers though because I have more control over where the color goes. Smiley Wink

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^^Thanks so much for your recommendation! And thank you for mentioning synthetic fibers. I am comitted to using cruelty-free beauty products so synthetic is a must for me too. Off I go to google the EcoTools! Smiley Very Happy

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Does anyone have experience with EradiKate? I've been getting deep pimples on my face the last few months, just one at a time, but my regular salicylic acid treatment isn't doing a whole lot for them.

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@JennBeth I love EradiKate!  I was looking at getting the origins spot treatment when the Sephora rep pointed out that EradiKate has better reviewed and is better value.  At first I was putting it on daily and had some issues with dryness but I have found that this product ACTUALLY does what it says.

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Love this stuff, it can be quite drying though if you have sensitive/ very dry skin I'd try something gentler. Smells highly of sulphur. Those are the only downsides I can see. Great to pop on at night and shrinks them by morning. 

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I never used Kate S.'s products, but let me tell you, I have break-out prone skin + cystic acne (oh the joy) and salicylic acid treatments actually make my skin worse.

For the occasional break out I have better luck with Benzoyl Peroxide. 

Also, I don't know how "deep" is the pimple you meant, but if it is cystic acne, salicylic acid is quite useless. That usually requires some oral prescription treatment. 

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I love this stuff! I don't have severe acne by any stretch, but I have a pretty regular rotation of hormonal pimples. I'd definitely recommend it!

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Is anyone actually receiving any kind of notification when they are tagged? I twice noticed hat I was tagged, totally by chance, no notification whatsoever. 

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You might need to turn on notifications in your settings. I think for some accounts this wasn't a default setting when the feature was added.

 

View your BeautyTalk profile, then click the 'edit' button to the right of the "About Me" heading. Click the "Subscriptions & Notifications" tab on the far right at the top. Underneath the tabs, click on 'Notification Settings'. Scroll down to the bottom to "Posts I'm @mentioned in" and update your selection in the dropdown menu. Default is to receive email notifications immediately.

 

You might also want to check 'Email' settings under the "Personal Profile" tab at the top to make sure that you haven't checked the box to not receive any community emails. Hope this helps!

 

Oh, and to note... The tagging function only works when you start typing with the @ symbol, type a username AND select it from the dropdown menu that pops up. If you backspace and no longer see a dropdown and type the name out anyway, or if you don't select the user from the dropdown, then it doesn't actually create a tagging link. If it does work, you will be able to click on the name in the post and it will link directly to that user's profile page.