Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
donnahsueh 5/14/2013 8:47:00 PM
This is one of the best drugstore foundations I've tried! First, I love how they have a wide range of shades so that anyone can find their perfect match. It's so hard for me to find a foundation that has warm undertones at the drugstore! Like the product's name, I found that it blended beautifully into my skin and made it look very natural. It has medium to full coverage without making me feel like I've caked on makeup. The packaging is also very simple and nice too The ONLY complaint I have about this is that it doesn't seem to control my oil all that great in the warmer seasons. For reference, I have really oily skin :( However, it was perfect during the Fall and Winter but once Summer came around, this foundation just didn't do.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous Million Lashes - waterproof
donnahsueh 5/14/2013 8:42:00 PM
Love this! This gave my poor Asian lashes volume without any clumps! And I found that it held my curl all day. It didn't do so much for length though .. but that's okay. It wasn't overly hard to remove at the end of the day like most mascaras.
This stuff is AMAZING! And it's only one friggen dollar!! You can't go wrong with that! Now, I don't think it's as good as the UDPP but if you aren't going out for a whole day or even (wedding, graduation, etc.) and you need something for a daily basis such as school or work, this will work great. It keeps my eyeshadow in place for about 6-7 hours which is more than enough for me. I also love how it somewhat conceals your eyelids so you have a nice blank canvas to work with. I love this stuff and I would repurchase over ad over again!
This liquid liner was absolutely terrible. I hated everything about it! It was streaky and I found myself going over it several times to receive an opaque line. It had no control whatsoever because the applicator was so tiny! It was just a hard liner to work with and it made applying eye liner take forever!
I have been trying to find products to use on my skin that leans more towards the natural side and away from harsh chemicals so I thought I'd give this a go. First of all, this has a VERY distinct smell that took me a long time to get used to. However, I noticed that my blemishes shrinks a noticeable amount within using this overnight. For such a tiny bottle, this also lasted me a VERY long time. I probably wouldn't repurchase this because Trader Joes sells tea tree oil for a much cheaper price but this product is awesome!
Cleansers -Yes To Carrots - acne control gel cleanser
donnahsueh 5/14/2013 8:02:00 PM
My skin has been TERRIBLE lately ... due to stress and lack of sleep, I've been breaking out in blemishes so I thought I'd give this a try. I've been trying to lean more towards natural products lately so when the packaging said it was 95% natural and paraben-free, it definitely caught my eye. It has a very distinct odor but it honestly didn't bother me too much. However, I found that it did nothing for my acne whatsoever :( I do appreciate how it's natural though! Even though this didn't work for me, I'm very interested to check out other products from this brand.
Treatments -Sally Hansen - Continuous treatment - growth
donnahsueh 5/14/2013 7:55:00 PM
Now when I buy base coats, I tend to look for three factors: 1. Protects my nails from drying/peeling 2. Protects my nails from turning yellow 3. Helps my polish color stay on long -- I found that this base coat did none of that. However, I did notice my nails grow SLIGHTLY faster than usual but my nails grow pretty fast in general so I have no use for this. I also HATED the fact that I couldn't see how much product I had left in the bottle.
Gels/Soaps -Victoria's Secret - Bombshell Body Wash
donnahsueh 5/14/2013 7:51:00 PM
I got this along with the perfume kit I got as a present a while ago. The body wash smells EXACTLY like the perfume. That could be a good thing or bad thing ... I usually take showers at night so having a body wash that smells like my perfume can be a little too much for me. The fragrance is VERY strong. I probably wouldn't mind that if I took showers in the morning though. It also doesn't lather up all that much in the shower which I don't like. Now, I don't know if you can buy the body wash separately but I probably wouldn't because of the price and quality even if I could.
Lotions/ Creams -St. Ives - Oatmeal and Shea butter
donnahsueh 5/14/2013 7:45:00 PM
Love love love this body lotion! When my skin gets dry, it usually gets uncomfortably itchy as well. After applying this lotion, it instantly has a cooling sensation that eases the itchy-ness of my skin. I love how it instantly absorbs into the skin so it doesn't feel overly greasy. It also smells really great! Not too girly ... like flowers or fruits.. so my boyfriend loves using it too! I've been trying to use natural products lately and just stay away from things that can be harmful for my body along the line and this lotion is 100% and paraben free! Price is also super affordable ... I love everything about this product and will continue to repurchase over and over!
Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
donnahsueh 2/12/2013 3:53:00 AM
Overall, this IS a really good lip balm. It moisturizes my lips and it's been a life saver for my chapped lips during the winter. It has the perfect texture I'm looking for when it comes to lip balms. It's not too greasy nor too waxy. It also has a really nice lemon-y scent that I love. HOWEVER, the only complaint I have about this is the ridiculous price.It's a good lip balm and all but not $22 good. There are drug store lip balms that perform just as well.
This just didn't do it for my oily skin. Upon application, it feels sticky and oily and doesn't feel comfortable on the skin. After setting it with a powder, I find myself shiny after 3 hours or so ... does not have a good lasting power. I used this in the winter too! I can't imagine how disaterous it'll be in the summer. There's a suncreen-y scent to it, but it doesn't really bother me all too much. This might work for people with normal or drier skin, but I'd stay away from this if you have oily skin like me!
This stuff is a miracle worker! I've been trying to grow out for my hair for quite some time now and my hair literally 'never grows past a certain length' so you could see why i was intrigued when i saw this at the store. To my concern, the way this product works is that it adds nutrients and other beneficial properties to make your hair so healthy it'll allow it to grow. It says on the packaging to use an egg shape amount each time but that's A LOT so I just use one small scoop each time and it lasted me for a while. It has a pretty strong scent to it but it doesn't bother me. Overall, this product def. helps with the speed of my hair growth and my hair has grown past 'that length' :) love it and recommend it if you're trying to grow out your hair!
Foundations -Revlon - ColorStay Mineral Mousse Makeup
donnahsueh 1/25/2013 4:12:00 PM
This foundation was a no-go for me. I have pretty oily skin and this did nothing to control the oils at all. I was shiny within a few hours and my face just felt really uncomfortable. The foundation felt thick and cakey and I felt like an oily mess once I applied it. It's also extremely streaky so it's best to apply with yours hands ... you also have to be pretty quick because it dries pretty quickly. I found that the product inside often separates and when I squeeze out the foundation, a goop of oil comes out first, which really grossed me out.
Lip Treatments -Maybelline - Baby Lips in Quenched
donnahsueh 1/20/2013 7:59:00 AM
This is one of my favorite lip balms! I'm very picky when it comes to the texture of my lip balms ... not too waxy ... not too oily ... etc. And this lip balm met my expectations exactly! I love how glossy it makes my lips feel when I apply it but at the same time, it didn't feel overly oily like I rubbed vaseline on it or something. The scent/flavor is probably my favorite part. It smells GREAT! I hate lip balms that smell funky or overly sweet. The only reason why I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I felt like it didn't keep my lips moisturized for a long time. I found myself constantly re-applying this lip balm throughout the day and therefore, the lip balm itself was completely used up in about a month (which imo is pretty fast). I'd still repurchase this over and over again though!
Skincare - Face -Boots - Botanics Purifying Face Scrub
donnahsueh 12/22/2012 8:52:00 PM
Prior to using this, I was using the St. Ives Apricot Scrub ... so compared to that scrub, this scrub isn't as harsh .. definitely more gentle. Personally, I prefer the St. Ives one. After scrubbing my face with this, my skin didn't feel as clean and I didn't see a difference with my skin at all.