Misc Beauty Tools -Clarisonic - Pro Skincare Brush
ham409 3/5/2013 2:38:00 AM
I use my Mia every single day. It was expensive so I use it religiously ... very religiously. Everyday I use it to cleanse my face at night very thoroughly. Because my skin is clear right now, I can't tell much of a difference. However, one thing i know for sure and it's that I use my Mia religiously everyday to clean my face at night, and I know prior to using the Mia, my face was not as clean as it is now. It's a staple in my collection and I always have it with me wherever I go and travel to. So that tells me that I can't really live without, and if I lost it tomorrow, i would go out and buy another one ... even though it's expensive because i'm so used to using it every night and the cleansing it gives my skin is incomparable to washing with my hands. I like the deep pore cleansing brush! I'm not sure if it helps absorbs products but i notice that skin is so much cleaner, clearer, and fresher as a result of using this product. It just feels healthier. I do recommend and will keep using it for a very very long time.
Beautiful foundation! Truly looks like my own skin. You know how some foundations will look like you have a layer of foundation or makeup on your face... even my favorite foundation (the Guerlain Parure Aqua) sometimes has that effect and I have to use a light hand. Well, this Bobbi Brown foundation does not have effect. It truly looks like my own skin. No joke. It covers my imperfections and makes my skin look great! If you have a lot of issues with your face, this foundation will not be able to cover because it's very liquidity and is designed to look like your skin, which means the coverage is light. But i appreciate the effect it has on my skin on days when i look naturally pretty, without an ounce of makeup look. It's so light that it does not cover undereye circles. For that area, i have to use stronger concealer or foundation. Just shows you how light the foundation is. But for the rest of the face, it's gorgeous. Makes the face looking naturally skin lumnious. Love it. Can cause oiliness so you have to blot. :)
Mascara -L'Oreal - Double-Extend Beauty Tubes in Blackest Black
ham409 9/22/2012 4:10:00 AM
This product I love for only 1 reason: when used together (both the white side and the red side), my eye mascara will truly stay unsmudged the entire day. I will never get that annoying racoon eye smudge that i will get from all other waterproof mascaras when i'm using this mascara. I use this mascara every single day. The white primer which helps the mascara not smudge is great! however, the only thing is it can also weigh down my baby asian lashes so that the curled lashes do not last at all. However, the fact that it doesn't smudge and visibly lengthens my lashes, I will continue to use it on a regular basis.
This is a very pretty lipgloss that the Smashbox Sales Associate sold me when i was attending a smashbox makeup event at nordstroms. i purchased my HG smashbox foundation and then this. The look that we were going for is a natural look and this gloss helped achieve that because it's subtly pretty - not a deep plum but not in your face red but more a muted plum. It makes your lips look nice without being overdone but you look polished for sure when wearing it. It's nice for work or for the day time. I enjoy it very much and always have it in my purse. But I probably won't purchase again because I want to try other colors that are more bold and can purchase this color for a cheaper price at the Drugstore brands.
Love this concealer. It's so creamy and nice. I like the ball idea but feel it's kind of unsanitary because it can get kind of messy. honestly i don't use the ball after a while because of all that concealer gunk on it makes me feel uncomfortable dabbing it under my eyes so i just roll the ball on my hand and then apply the product with a brush to my undereye circles. It's very creamy and i love how the blends easily into my skin. Great drugstore product - not cheap for DS but when it goes on sale, i will of course buy. The ball idea is kind of fun but i prefer something cleaner.
Beautiful bronzer. I love this product a lot and reach for it very very frequently. It has shimmer which I like and it makes me glow in the pictures and on a daily basis so I don't look pale but healthy. I love this bronzer because it's cheap with really adds definition to my face without being too harsh. it has shimmer but it's very refined and not tacky at all. I reach for this bronzer regularly to give my face some color and dimension at the the cheap bones area, and it always makes me look great. AND it's super cheap. I don't like the smell because it smells like all covergirl blush products - artificial smell. i also don't like the packaging because i think the strip of product is sooo wierdly small. But i don't mind all that because the results it produces are great and i love the cheap price.
Hair Styling Tools -Conair - Instant Heat 3/4 inch Curling Iron
ham409 9/22/2012 3:51:00 AM
BEST Hair Curler for me! Gets the best tight curls and makes my hair very full. I have fine hair that curls easily so I set this curler to the LOWEST setting and it produces the best curls that lasts all day! I like this curler much better than the revlon ones that I have. I think it produces better curls that last all day until i wash it off at night. I love it, and it's cheap too like $10 at walmart where I bought it. great investment for beautiful curls.
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Oil Free
ham409 9/22/2012 3:46:00 AM
I would not repurchase this TM because I don't think i like the coverage of a TM. It wears off on me pretty quickly and for the price, I would purchase foundation for sure because it makes me look better and more flawless than this TM. It's not bad but i just don't think that it does enough for my skin for the price. It has spf but i wear spf underneath all my makeup regardless. It's oil free and didn't break me out. I just think that this TM is too $$$$ for the purpose that it served for me.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Telescopic Explosion Waterproof
ham409 9/22/2012 3:39:00 AM
I like this mascara. After curling my lashes, these make my baby asian lashes super long - like way extend up wards - I can see the difference. The little ball applicator makes a difference in really extending the lashes. Also a plus for me is even without a primer, this doesn't smudge on me - Super +++ because my biggest issue with mascara is they all smudge on me. Good product. I like.
This is not my favorite concealer pallet. I purchased it because i heard such great things about it online - how it's this and that. But I know i will not repurchase this. I will use it until i finish but I don't like it that much. Reason is: it's very cakey and hard. I don't think it applies that smoothly on my face - esp the light part of the concealer pallet. The salmon part is alright but still cakey. It's not creamy. I like my undereye concealers to be creamy. I think it's quite expensive too. Wish i could have saved the money.
I am a ProActiv girl! I have used this product since September 2011, and it has changed my skin. My skin was not "bad" in the past, but I would always get annoying bumps and stuff and discoloration from acne. But now, after using Proactiv, that stuff has gone away. The beginning was not very good. Proactiv dried out my skin, and I remember it giving me some irritation although not very intense side effects on the face. But after about 1 month, I just remember that my face cleared up. Cleared up!! I use the 3 step system religiously - 2x a day and I don't skip a step at all. I also follow the instructions that the 2 Proactiv doctors give specifically on when to apply and how to apply. I always use SPF on my face after the morning routine too. Proactiv does not dry out my skin, but remember i have oily skin to begin with. I love Proactiv. My friends compliment me on my skin, like all of them. They can tell the difference. I know that Proactiv doesn't work for everyone, but it worked for me. i think i was just persistent in making it work even though at the beginning my skin took a while to get used to it, and it did. Now, I cannot use any other skin care because I feel like i will break out again. I recommend Proactiv to everyone who compliments me on my skin. Even without makeup, my skin is clear, although i still love wearing makeup because it makes me feel more "made up"! :) I will not stop using Proactiv. It's the core of my skin care.
This would have been a nice lip balm but the honey scent is too over powering. I usually like sweetr smelling stuff but gosh, this honey scent is sickening. What's worse, it goes into mouth and I can taste the sweetness. It leaves its marks on my water bottle and stuff. If they would tone down the honey smell a little, I think I would like this but the smell is too much. I can't continue to use this.
Lip Gloss -New York Color - Liquid Lip Shine in Pink Kiss
ham409 10/26/2008 6:27:00 AM
Gosh, this has got to be the worst lip gloss I have ever tried. It looked pretty in the tube (pink) so I got it in an impulse buy. Besides Ulta was having a buy one get one free sale on all NYC cosmetics. This lip gloss was such a mistake. It is terribly frosty that it looks ridiculous on me. What happened to the pretty pink? I don't know. All I see is the frostiness. I can't get it to work, and the consistency is so thick and dollupy. I tried it a couple of times and just couldn't stand it. Threw it away. At least it was free but still I wish I got something else for free.
Powder -Maybelline - Mineral Power Powder Foundation
ham409 9/16/2008 11:14:00 PM
I bought this after someone on Youtube recommended it. This stuff is awesome. It covers any imperfections I have and does not feel like I have makeup on. I hate the feeling of liquid foundation and never use it. I had to go back to Walmart two times to switch colors because the one I got initially was way to dark for me. It was the medium 1 in nude. I have asian skin and I don't even think I am that fair but medium 1 gave me a very noticeable orange line between my natural skin and the powder foundation. So the second time around I got the light 3 in natural ivory, and it's the right color. I even tested the foundation outside in the natural light to see if the color truly blends into my skin, and it does. It makes my skin look great!! I am not usually a fan of maybelline foundation but they got this stuff right. Also, mineral makeup can be a little messy so I'm working on learning how to not let it to spill everywhere. Nice product. Would recommend. About $9.00 at Walmart. UPDATE: I no longer wear this foundation because it oxidizes on me and turns me orange. It's wierd because it does this on some days and not on others which is sad because I really liked this foundation too. What's even wierder is that it oxidizes on one side of my face and not on the other on some days. I dunno...
I really wanted to like this product but I'm afraid it clogged my pores. I used it for a couple of days and realized my pores were congested. I know this cleanser was the reason why because after I stopped using it, the little milia went away. So sad because the packaging looks so nice and pretty which was one of the reasons why I fell for it. But I have to blame my oily skin too. I have to use a more thorough cleanser. My HG is the Shiseido Pureness Foaming Face Wash. I wouldn't recommend this to someone who has oily skin or who has pores that easily get congested. I gave this 2 lippies instead of 1 because the package was so nice. Disappointing. Update: I use this to clean my makeup brushes now so it does serve a purpose.