I generally love all the elf studio line brushes. They are great quality for the price. This brush is the perfect size to get the right placement for your blush along your cheekbones. It fits well inside most of my pans. The bristles are soft. Though I wish it was denser to pick up more product, it gets the job done. I simply have to swipe on more blush [if needed]. Great buy for the value and money! I will be getting another one of these as my younger sister has jacked mine from me.
Treatments -Clinique - Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector
xxhna 10/11/2012 12:20:00 AM
Used this twice a day for six weeks patiently waiting for any kind of spot lightening. NOTHING. Do not waste your money. Try to get samples if you really want to try it out.
I first used this as a child to help fade marks left by mosquito bites. Twenty years later, I don't even remember where they were. Most recently I used this to fade a terrible dark acne scar between the bridge of my nose and lacrimal duct? Within two weeks of spot treatment, the mark was completely gone! I applied a thin layer all over my face then placed a thicker coat over top of the mark every night. And now it's gone! I stopped using it because it had expired therefore the effectiveness has comedown a bit. Hopefully the new bottle will work. If not I'm afraid my skin may have gotten used to it. *** PS - Make sure to wear a strong sunscreen and reapply if necessary. Otherwise your skin might become sensitive and burn easier. ***
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - PMD - Personal Microdermabrasion
xxhna 10/6/2012 8:58:00 PM
I have had the PMD for almost a month and have used it 3x. Out of all the brightening skin products I've used in the past, this by far has worked the fastest. (Ambi fade cream comes in second) My first application, my face was slightly red. A week later after the second try, I noticed this one spot in my cheek get dramatically lighter. This was one spot that I wanted to get rid of drastically. The third try, the spot is DEFINITELY much lighter. I am using this in conjunction with diorsnow whitening so hopefully, results will be more effective. Will update this in the future! Hopefully by then, I have good news =]
Treatments -Clinique - Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector
xxhna 10/6/2012 6:08:00 PM
I had old and new acne scars and sun spots I wanted to get rid of. I used this product twice a day for 6 weeks and no change whatsoever. It didn't make me break out or anything. I will be getting rid of this. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS! WASTE.....ambi skin corrector works better than this.
Palettes -Chanel - Quadra Eye Shadow TOPKAPI Collection Byzance de Chanel
xxhna 10/5/2012 11:46:00 PM
Truthfully, I was never a fan of Chanel quads, but this one is different. The pigmentation is amazing. The texture is buttery smooth. And it looks beautiful. Plus it has a gorgeous taupe shade in it <3
Stick -Vichy - Dermablend Ultra Corrective Cream Stick
xxhna 10/3/2012 2:56:00 PM
I was browsing through my local CVS, when I saw this product. I had heard good things about the brand. Lucky me, it was marked down to $6.50! Of course I bought it. The only shade they had was Sand, which at the time matched me well. I used this to cover fresh acne scars that were quite large and dark. This did the trick! I patted it on with a tiny concealer brush then buffed the edges. It is truly opaque. What impressed me the most was the staying power. I had never found a concealer to last as long as this did, 7-8 hours of coverage! (That was on days that were around 85 degrees, muggy and sunny.) I truly love this! I will try to pick up the next shade lighter when I run out of this. But in the meantime, I just conceal with this product and dab a bit of a lighter powder on top to blend the color.
I got this product after realizing, my skin wasn't as smooth as I wanted it to be. I tried a few samples and loved it. I apply it in the shower and leave it on for ten minutes till I'm done washing or as I'm doing work. It stays put and doesn't drip. My skin is fairly sensitive but this doesn't break me out. I use it about 2x a week. I noticed that if I skip, I have clogs showing up randomly. The only con would be the strange smell. Other than that, I love it!
Feels great on the skin. Sinks right in. No breakouts or clogging. Beautiful glowy finish that isn't oily. Really hate the packaging though pretty is not hygienic at all.
BB Cream -Skinfood - Mushroom Multi Care BB Cream SPF 20 PA+
xxhna 9/11/2012 2:03:00 PM
This was my second bb cream after trying out the one from Missha. I loved it! The application was smooth and flawless and lasted all day on my skin. Unfortunately, after months of use, my skin began to clog up in places I never had pimples before. I believe this was the culprit. I do think maybe one needs to cleanse and tone thoroughly to remove this from your face. And never ever sleep in your makeup!
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Target Up&Up Exfoliating Cucumber Cleansing Towelettes
xxhna 9/11/2012 2:01:00 PM
These are great towelettes! You get so much more for your money. I have sensitive skin and this removes makeup without irritating it.
I bought this in hopes of getting my powder to stay on my face during the humid summer months. It does just that. I notice that after my regular face routine [concealer, foundation, powder] I rarely need to touch up my face during the day. My face makeup stays put. My only problem is that the mist the nozzle sprays is not fine at all; actually the mist is more of a spray of big droplets. But nonetheless, I still make this work. I spray 3-4 smalls sprays [by not pressing the nozzle all the way down] and gently pat it into my skin and let dry. Though I'm still undecided about buying this in the future, I may simply transfer what's left of the product into a container with a finer spray.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleanser Cream
xxhna 9/8/2012 12:50:00 AM
This was my first cleanser into leading me into the world of skin care. Who can forget Jennifer love Hewitt in the commercials for this? As a teen this cleanser kept my skin clean and acne free. Whenever I ran out and didn't have it on hand and had to use something else I would break out. Then sometime during my first year of college it stopped working. Good overall cleanser if you don't have skin problems.
Fragrances -Johnson & Johnson - Baby Cologne- Original Blue Bottle
xxhna 9/8/2012 12:46:00 AM
Amazing fresh clean scent. I splash this on whenever I want to feel refreshed! Great pick me up scent! I always get compliments whenever I'm wearing this.
Overall great product. Easy application of color. Stays put all day till you wash it off even in humid muggy weather! Dark brown is a warm chocolatey shade.