Foundations -Cover Girl - Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
xxhna 5/20/2013 1:42:00 PM
Someone went up to me and said that my skin looked great and that it was so clear and healthy looking. NO ONE has ever said that to me. Needless to say, I am very happy with the foundation. I actually think I have a shade that matchest closet to my summer skintone than anything I've tried. And I've tried sooooo many. My first CG foundation. I use Soft Honey. Previously, I've been matched to NW25. It didn't oxidize or fade on me. I wore it for 9 hours straight. Although I do recommend that one's skin not be dry because this will emphasize dry spots. I have no problems with removal. I double cleanse with clean and clear sensitive skin wash and it comes off easily. [I always double cleanse unless I haven't been wearing makeup.]
Treatments -MISSHA - Time Revolution First Treatment Essence
xxhna 5/20/2013 1:36:00 PM
I don't have much luck with Missha products but this one is fantastic. I decided to give it a shot when I read numerous reviews comparing to SK-II's facial treatment essence. I can't afford that one, so I decided to buy this one! My skin is normal pretty much? A little oily in the t-zone as the day goes by. Presently, my skin is not as smooth and clear as it should be. I have used more than 90% of my first bottle and I am enjoying the results. My skin feels so much smoother and calm when I use this toner. I use this morning and night after washing my face and patting it dry. I let the product absorb before placing anymore treatments [serum/moisturizer if needed]. I tried going a week without this [while on vacation] and my skin appeared lackluster. It doesn't break me out. My only problem if anything would the bulky glass packaging. Although it is nice and elegant, I am afraid of breaking it or accidentally dropping it. But I suspect the glass packaging is for storing the product properly. Would I buy again? Yes! Especially if Missha has a sale. I was lucky and bought this when they offered a free bottle with any $50+ purchase. So hopefully that lasts till the next sale, and then I will buy again =] I used to think Lancome's youth activating concentrate was the only product that could give me smooth skin. I was wrong. I stopped using that. With this product, I get the same results! Good stuff.
I wanted a good everyday blush for spring/summer. First blush that actually looks peach on me instead of orange. Gives my skin a pretty, natural flush. Well pigmented but not easily overdone. Love satin finish blushes.
Conditioner -Vidal Sassoon - Pro Series Moisture Lock
xxhna 5/15/2013 12:05:00 PM
Great product value for the price. You get so much product! Great conditioner. Pleasant scent. Washes out easily. Like this so much better than the shampoo.
Skincare - Face -Johnson & Johnson - Purpose Cleanser
xxhna 5/15/2013 12:01:00 PM
I have fairly sensitive skin. I had been pretty faithful to Shiseido Perfect Milk for years but simply wanted to change up my skin care regimen. I also wanted a product that I could buy in town and not overseas (I hate waiting lol). I saw this and remembered how my derm gave it to me when I first got eczema. I looked at the ingredient list and loved how it was so short. I saw reviews which were great. Needless to say, two bottles later, I really love this product! It takes off all my makeup and does not leave my skin tight, dry or uncomfortable. It foams nicely and allows me to glide my hands easily over my face to gently remove my makeup. (I double cleanse at night unless I haven't been wearing makeup. I do this with all cleansers. Just a habit.) And yes this is the same as Clean & Clear foaming cleanser for sensitive skin except that the latter contains a powdery fragrance but nonetheless cleanses the same.
Lotions/ Creams -Nivea - Body Smooth Sensation Daily Lotion for Dry Skin
xxhna 2/28/2013 10:54:00 AM
I ABSOLUTELY HATE PUTTING ON LOTION AFTER BATHING. But this product changes that. Smells fantastic and absorbs very quickly. The fragrance is nice, not too strong IMO. Keeps my skin nice and hydrated.
I bought this at local Japanese market for around ~$10. It contains 150 mls = a lot of product! I have been using it for almost a year and have half the bottle left. This is a no frills facial cleanser. It cleanses my face and leaves no residue behind. It can be drying for those with already dry skin. You only need a tiny amount [half a pea sized] to cleanse your face. Cannot remove waterproof mascara or extremely heavy base makeup. I use oil for that. Overall highly recommended!
Great for on to go makeup application and touch ups throughout the day. Affordable and sturdy. I use this for powder but it will probably work with liquid too as the brush is dense.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream
xxhna 11/4/2012 11:05:00 PM
Great no frills moisturizer. I can use this all over my body and face with no irritation. And I have sensitive skin. It does not irritate my eczema but helps to calm and heal it. Application may feel quite greasy at first but this absorbs quickly into the skin! The tub is huge and will last you awhile!
This is a no frills ointment. I use it for a variety of things on all parts of my body. Dry chapped hands, cracked lips, eczema patches, dry elbows, irritated skin (the only thing that will not irritate it but still protect it while keeping it moisturized.) I love this stuff. You can really do whatever you want with it. I recently used this on a burn mark (from curling iron) and it soothed my skin so much! I left a pretty thick and just slept. Next morning my face didn't hurt anymore! Truly an all around beauty product for maintenance and care. Highly recommend!
I LOVE THIS. I work in the hospital and always have to wash my hands. Nothing I tried in the past worked before. But my boss gave this to me to try and it changed my hands texture! It's so smooth and soft and moisturized. It really made a difference. Great investment and gift for anyone whose hands are dry like nurses or other professionals!
Cleansers -Shiseido - White Lucent Brightening Cleansing Foam
xxhna 11/2/2012 2:59:00 PM
Leaves my skin feeling clean and smooth. Can feel drying if you have dry skin. Just need half a pea sized amount to clean off the face of any excess makeup your makeup remover may leave behind. Brightening effect is temporary.
I was so excited to get this foundation! I read many positive reviews so I guess I did have some high expectations. The foundation come in a frosty glass with a pump. Yay for no bacteria in my makeup! The instructions say 2-4 pumps depending on the kind of coverage you're looking for. I started off with one. The consistency is a bit thin and runny. It applies so well onto the skin though. It almost melds in with your skin tone. Coverage with one pump is light to medium. The finish appears satiny and glow, not matte at all. Skin just looks luminous, natural and healthy. It feels great too. It has held up for me for about 5-6 hours which is fine. I got OC-3. I'm about an nc30-35, probably leaning towards the 35 more with slight yellow tones. Will definitely repurchase again. [EDIT] ////// I wore this for a week straight on a trip and I was constantly being complimented on my skin.
I first started using this when eczema started flaring up on my face around 10 years old. Using this helped soften and heal a lot of the inflammation. I decided to go back to it again sometime last year and for some reason, I started breaking out. I stopped using it till last month when I experienced a really bad sunburn. I did not want to use any of my other cleansers because I was afraid they may be too harsh on my sun damaged skin, so I went to this. I cleansed my face 2-3x with this. The first application smoothing it allover my face then wiping off. The second application was washed off. I repeated the process when necessary. No breakouts this time and my skin was left feeling comfortable! I just wish this could remove makeup. (One lippie off for that).
Nothing else heals my cuticles when they are chapped and split. Or prevents them from cracking. I massage this ointment on before typing and when I'm finished, my cuticles feel nourished and comfortable. I apply this on my cuticles too just before removing nail polish so they don't dry out. I always buy the travel sized packets so I can take them with me anywhere.