Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sanrio in Yogurtland!

So I've been hearing a lot about this lately so I had to check it out for myself.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Loreal Paris: Wishful Thinking & my friend's youtube

Also, if you ladies love watching fashion & beauty gurus on youtube, you should check out my friend's channel. She just started doing makeup tutorials & she is currently working on a skincare routine video that I requested.
 
 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

TOMS shoes & Skindinavia No more shine makeup setting spray

I got 2 packages in the mail today and they were my 2 separate orders from a few weeks ago.

TOMS Classic Canvas shoes
Skindinavia No more shine makeup finish makeup setting spray
 I'm so excited to use these items!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Haul

Photo from http://www.lolcandy.com/
Bazooka bubblegum! These are so old school & I love them. I'm adding it to my bf's care package. Do you ladies have suggestions on what else I should add to his care package?
Photo from http://www.google.com/
2 Covergirl Outlast Smoothwear lip liners in Ruby & Wine. I always wanted and needed lip liners so I finally got some.
Photo from http://www.google.com/
Revlon Photo Ready foundation. I wanted to try out a new foundation & chose this one because Hollyannaeree raved about it on YouTube.
Photo from http://www.drugstore.com/
Photo from http://www.drugstore.com/
 2 Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear nail polishes in Celeb City & White On
Photo from http://www.drugstore.com
NYC Long Wearing Nail Enamel in Big Apple Red Creme. I know it looks dark in the photo but when I swatched it on my nail, it's a nice lighter red.
Swatches and reviews coming soon.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Clinique: Acne Solutions Clear Skin System

I started using this regimen because for some reason, a while ago, my face broke out like crazy. I tried different skincare products & nothing helped. I basically gave up until my mother called me on the phone one day telling me to use this regimen from Clinique. I was just in that point of "Whatever, I don't believe it'll help because I've tried everything, so what's there to lose?" 
So I've been using this regimen for 2 months. I finished the two of the three products shown on the photos because these were just the mini ones (starter kit.)
The regimen includes:
1. Acne Solutions Cleansing foam
2. Acne Solutions Clarifying lotion (toner)
3. Acne Solutions Clearing moisturizer
Step 1: Acne Solutions Cleansing foam
Active ingredient: 2% salicylic acid
What it does: Treats, clears, and prevents acne. It removes dirt and excess oil. It unclogs pores.
My thoughts: First of all, this foaming cleanser removes all my face makeup (except my eye makeup because I don't rub this on my eyes obviously. Haha. I still used my eye makeup remover) so I don't need to use a makeup remover prior to using this. It really does clean my skin & it doesn't dry my skin out.
You actually have to shake this before using. Can you see the product settled in the bottom?
Here it is after shaking.
 Step 2: Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion
Active ingredient: 1.5% salicylic acid
What it does: Exfoliates to clear dead surface cells  & reduces excess oil that can lead to breakouts. Unclogs pores. Treats, clears, & prevents acne.
My thoughts: The one shown on the photo is my mini clarifying lotion that I already finished. I purchased a full sized bottle which I'm using right now because I absolutely love this product. This really does remove my extra dead skin. It's not gritty at all, if that's what you ladies are thinking. It's just that extra step of cleaning my skin & removing that extra dirt that my face wash didn't remove. It doesn't dry my skin out & I don't want to use any other toner out there. This is definitely my HG toner.
Step 3: Acne Solutions Clearing Moisturizer
Active ingredient: Benzoyl peroxide 2.5%
What it does: It treats, clears, and prevents acne by creating an invisible breathable barrier against acne causing agents.
 My thoughts: This really does treat & clear my acne. For you who are really susceptible to pain, this medication does sting a little. It also does dry your skin out, so I suggest just using this as a spot treatment instead of an all over moisturizer. I love that it creates a breathable barrier over acne, because your pores need to breathe to allow your skin to heal faster.

Overall: This regimen saved my skin. I am now acne free, but on that time of the month, I still get those occasional pimples. If you decide to start using this, I suggest you choose a time when you are not planning to leave your house or go out so much; like right now since it is summer for most of you ladies. Why? Because like other skincare medications, with this regimen, I had to deal with major peeling. That part is one of the major things that will happen while you're going through a acne clearing regimen like this. Out of the three, I can't live without steps 2 & 3(for those occasional break outs.) Step 1 is really great too but I switch up to other facial cleansers since I do have other face cleansers that I need to use up. I feel that as long as I have the Clarifying lotion & Clearing moisturizer, my skin will be fine. 

Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations Victoria!
She emailed me her info. already.
As for everyone else, thank you so much for participating!

Friday, July 8, 2011

O.O.T.D.- Maybelline & Stylish Blogger Award

Maybelline

Purple blouse
$29 - spiegel.com

Julianne Maria shorts
$64 - journelle.com

Nicholas Kirkwood platform boots
$324 - kirnazabete.com

Plum Color Sensational Lipcolor
maybelline.com



I'd like to thank Mimi for being so sweet & giving me this award. <3

 The Rules
1. Link back to the person who gave it to you.
2. List 7 things about yourself that you haven't mentioned before
3. Tag 7 people and let them know you done so!
7 things about myself
  1. I eat sweets everyday. (I know I know, I have a major sweet tooth. >_<)
  2. I want to have Bumblebee from Transformers as my car. (If only he was real. ^_^)
  3. I used to be addicted to Korean Drama. I'd lock myself in my room watching a whole series.
  4. I used to be addicted to Neopets too.
  5. I had my senior prom dress made. Here's the photo of the dress that I asked them to make (It's the blue one, but minus the sparkly bling.)
    Photo from http://www.prettyquinceaneradress.com
  6. Last year, I took a break from my university to go to pharmacy tech school.
  7. I have a big gummy bear that I've had for about a year. It was from my bf so I chose not to eat it. I just keep it in my room for decoration.
I want to share this award with:
  1. Alice from Super Gorgeous
  2. Holiday from Silence is Loud
  3. Curves Ahead Makeup 
  4.  Laiqah from Lucky Packet
  5. Dinorah Baby
  6. JC from Makeup Diary 
  7. InsideOut Elle 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

June Favorites

I don't have much favorites for the month of June but these are the products that I've been loving and using almost everyday.
 Sigma F80 flat top kabuki brush: Click here for my review.
E.L.F. Natural Radiance Blusher in Shy
I love this blush for everyday use. The color is perfect for my fair skin & it's very buildable.
Neutrogena Skin Clearing oil-free liquid foundation (Natural Ivory)
I love this foundation because the shade matches my skin perfectly & it looks great on my skin. I use it with my Sigma F80 & it blends perfectly. As for helping my blemishes, it didn't do a thing, but it didn't break me out either. & if you ladies don't know, I do have very sensitive acne prone skin.
 
Favorite song of the month: Someone like you- Adele
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