Bronzers -Physicians Formula - Sexy Booster Bronzer
Ivylim 3/31/2013 10:02:00 PM
I like this bronzer a lot. It's expensive for a drugstore product. The price is about $15 at CVS and the packaging is very cute. Love the black and red as well as the fishnet on this. It comes with a mirror and a brush on the back. The brush is not bad for traveling. But i usually use my angled brush from bare minerals. There are two shades on this bronzer- the corset is gold shimmers. I love this so much. Makes a great highlight. The color is a golden yellow. Works well for my NC 25 coloring. The second shade is a matte warm brown and this is what you use to contour. This smells delightful. Smells like warm vanilla and it is suppose to help you get your "mojo" on. This brand makes some outrageous claims and if you are wondering the answer is no. I like this a lot but if you have their other bronzers, you dont have to worry about getting this. The difference between this and their other bronzers is that this one have gold shimmers and the best part is that it is separated from the matte bronzer.
Concealers -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Spot Concealer
Ivylim 3/24/2013 3:52:00 PM
Because of the high ratings, I really wanted this product to work. This did not live up to the hype. It is too watery and this have very low coverage. It does not cover my blemishes or my dark circles. The packaging is unhygenic since the products comes out of a sponge and you constantly use the sponge on your face. After a few usage my sponge turned all dark. I returned this. I would not recommend this.
Treatments -Garnier - Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil
Ivylim 3/23/2013 11:53:00 AM
When I first receive this from bzz agent I was not too sure about using this on my skin since i have combination skin. I have oily skin on my nose and forehead and dry on chin and around my mouth. I tried this on my hair after washing it and it tamed the flyaways with out leaving an oily film. So i decided to try this on my skin and I notice that my skin was moisturized without making my skin look greasy. It made my skin feel softer and took away the dry patches. I also like the fact that they put ingredients in this that I can find in the super market such as avocado and shea butter. That makes me feel good using products that are natural. The packaging is a bit cheap. At CVS this sell this for about $5. It comes in a spray bottle but for the price I would definitely buy this. Great product that smells nice and relieves dry skin without greasy feeling and tames flyaways in my hair.
I like this shampoo a lot. It is more for people with oily hair. It is very much like a clarifying shampoo. It gets rid of greasy hair/product build up and that's what I love about this shampoo. The product is clear and it smells very clean (I dont know how else to describe it) My hair does get shiner after using this and my hair feels clean. I also have the conditioner but there's nothing to rave about with that. It works like any other conditioner.
I received this as a sample. It worn it a lot during the summer time and it's a light summer scent. I cant really describe the scent except that it reminds me of the summer and sailing.
This exfoliator is amazing, Each time I use it, it leaves my skin looking brighter and smoother. It looks minty green and it smells nice, hard to describe but it reminds of products a spa would use. On the direction it says to use it 1-2 per week and to rub it for 30 seconds on your face and then leave it on for two minutes. I do follow this but I leave it on usually for 5 minutes because it works better for my skin. Each time I use it, my skin looks great after wards. The only downside to this product is the expensive price.
I read online that this suppose to be a dupe for OPI Metallic 4 Life. I dont have the OPI NP so I cant tell you if it is a dupe but from pictures it does look very close but OPI has more glitter. Honestly I do not like this nail polish because it is not sparkly on my nails as it is in the bottle. On my nails it looks like fish scales and it's not a good look on me. The quality is ok- nothing to rave about. The black base is a jelly and there are two different size glitter- small round particles and larger hexagon particle in silver. It takes two coats to fully make it opaque. I do not like this over other nail polish because it is clumpy. I have other glitter NP that are not clumpy. It last for 3 days with out top coat before it starts chipping. When i use seche vite it lasts until i remove it. I brought this for about $3 on sale at Walgreens. It retails for $7. The quality is ok but I just dont like how it looks on my nails.
Pink vinyl is from the L'oreal Caresse line. The color is a very bright pink almost fuchsia color. It is not as intense as fuchsia. This is very moisturizing and the color last about 3-4 hours on my lips. The packaging is pretty and looks classy. I would compare this to the YSL packaging with the gold coloring and the way the product comes out from the tube if that makes sense. You can also use the tube as a mirror since it is reflective. I really like this lipstick and the packaging. Also there is a light scent to this. There is a slight fruity scent which is quite pleasant. The only thing I do not like this lipstick is that it is not long lasting. Overall, I do recommend this product.
I am on the fence with this product. I like how it has spf30 and the good coverage it gives me but the color is off. It only comes in translucent and beige. I read that translucent is too dark so I brought beige which was still 1-2 shades darker for my NC 20. Another factor that I do not like about this powder is that it has zero oil control. I noticed that after 2-3 hours I notice that my t zone gets oily. I been using this for about 2 months straight so I am sure it is this powder. I would recommend this for people with normal or dry skin.
Lips -Cover Girl - Lipslicks - Shimmering Sandstone
Ivylim 11/2/2012 6:13:00 PM
Very pretty baby pink color with silver glitter is how I would describe this color. On my lips it feels like a lipbalm and it is pigmented. It has SPF15 and it last about 3 hours on my lips and after I eat there are still some colors and the glitter stays on all day. If you do not like glitter do not get this. I personally like the glitter. This does have scent to it. It has that cosmetic scent that I usually smell in most cover girl and maybelline lipsticks. The price point is reasonable, I brought this for about $7 at CVS and most times I use my CVS bucks.
I have medium length asian eyelashes. What I look for in a mascara is that it keeps a curl, lengthen, volumizes, and it does not smudge. This mascara does all of that!! Plus it is so easy to remove without makeup remover. I use a wet cotton ball, put it over my eyes for about 10 seconds and the mascara comes off in tubes. Also this mascara is double ended. You first put on the white primer which tubes your lashes and then you put on the mascara side which is black. It last all day unlike most mascara I use, The color I have is blackest black and it is a very dark black. The price of this mascara is up there. At CVS, I brought it for about $15.00 after tax. If you ask me that is very pricey for a drugstore mascara. Most are about $9-cover girl/maybelline. I will repurchase since I like it so much but this does not give me dramatic lashes therefore i took one lippie off. This gives me great definition and a nice full and natural lashes.
I absolutely love this. This is HG quality for me. I tried brow products from lancome, elf, and tarte- none of them compare to this pencil. This is waxy enough to keep my brow hairs in place and it looks very natural with my dark brown hair. No red tones what so ever which i cant stand. I am surprise that this taupe color works so well with dark asian hair and it does not look harsh. One of my favorite bloggers blogged about this a few years ago and recommended that I tried it and I am so glad I did. It lasts all day and it does not rub off. The best thing about this is how affordable and easy to find this pencil is. This is the only brow product I use and I do not need a gel to set it. I am still trying to finish the other brow products I brought.
Eyeliner -Physicians Formula - Eye Booster Lash Boosting Felt-Tip Eyeliner Serum
Ivylim 10/23/2012 5:16:00 PM
I tried this hoping that this would be even better than the eye booster eyeliner (the skinny pen in silver packaging which is near HG for me). Sadly this did disappoint me because the felt tip is extremely thick and it makes it extremely hard to draw clean lines. I been using this for a month and I am experienced with using eyeliner. The formula of this eyeliner is good because you can layer it to make it appear darker without having the eyeliner clump up. It builds beautifully. With one layer, it's a deep grey and with another layer, it's black, and third layer makes it a very deep black. The product is easy to remove, all you need is water. This is not waterproof so dont wear it to the pool or when it's raining. It came off when I worn it out when I was caught in the rain and it came off and when I went back home, I saw black streaks under my eyes. I know for sure it was this eyeliner because that was the only make up I had on my eyes that day. It's a mess, the other pf eye booster is not like that and is waterproof. This does not smudge though, I did not notice lash growth as this is advertised as a lash booster. The price point is not bad. I brought it for about 7 dollars with coupons. It retails for about $12 at CVS.
Worse mascara i tried so far. This does not do anything. I might as well not put it on and it irritated my eyes. No matter how many coats i used it still looks like NOTHING. It has such a cute packaging too but please dont fall for it.
The first 2 weeks when i used this mascara, I did not like this. It was very watery, didnt hold a curl, and it smudges. After using this for 2 weeks the mascara dried out a little and it became much more thick and it hold my curl and it did not smudge I have been using this mascara for almost three months now and I really like it so far. Here's some background info about my lashes- medium length and volume, straight lashes. This mascara turns my lashes into feathery natural looking lashes with two coats. Great for everyday. I am able to make it more dramatic with 3 coats without clumping. This mascara does not really require a metal lash comb but with it, it helps separate my lashes but give me less volume. When they say waterproof, they mean it. It made it through the rain and water park. Also this does not flake and easy to remove with grapeseed or olive oil. So far my favorite mascara is still covergirl Lash Exact Waterproof and mehron mascara. These two make my lashes dramatic and long without flaking or smuging.