I know it's normally pretty expensive but I got the pack of shampoo + refill for ~$12 at some Asian store so it was pretty cheap then. This shampoo has a great fragrance and makes my hair really smooth but its a little too hydrating for my hair so it makes my hair oily at the end of the day.
Scrubs -Neutrogena - Deep Clean Invigorating Foaming Scrub
iispok 2/20/2012 7:13:00 AM
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I've been using it ever since my friend introduced it to me in 2007... yeah that's about 4.5 years daily and I'm still not sick of it! I seriously would go out of my way just to find this scrub cuz i get so paranoid when I run out lol. & I bring it everywhere I travel. Okay enough about how much I love this & why: I love how it exfoliates your skin and gives you that clean, minty & refreshed feel after. I can feel all the dirt & oil coming off of me right after I use it and my face feels so smooth! This product is really awesome :) I've tried other ones like the neutrogena foam & the grapefruit scrub, and the clean & clear exfoliating scrub... they definitely don't do the same job as this one.
Eye Makeup Remover -Maybelline - Liquid Eye Makeup Remover
iispok 2/20/2012 6:27:00 AM
Got it in a pack of 3 for really cheap. It's pretty good for it's price... Occasionally it leaves some trace of mascara/eyeliner residue under my eyes after I wash my face but generally not a problem. Pretty effective.
I've been using this one for a couple of years. It definitely takes a long time to finish one so it's really not expensive at all if you think about it. I've recently started dying my hair (~5 times for the last 8 months) and it's become pretty damaged as I can't brush my hair after I shower. But applying this treatment after I shower makes my hair really smooth again (and with a shine too!). This product also leaves your hair with a really nice scent. Downside is that it can make your hair oily if you naturally have oily hair/scalp and applying it near your scalp. I normally apply this near the middle and down. This is definitely more hydrating & oily than the other Japanese hair treatments I've used like the Tsubaki ones (red & white).
Powder -Lancome - Dual Finish Versatile Powder Makeup
iispok 2/20/2012 5:58:00 AM
I've tried using it as foundation with the wet sponge but it just doesn't do the full coverage for me (thus a 4 instead of a 5 for me). I now use it as power after using my BB cream. It does a wonderful job! It gives me the full, even coverage I need...which is why I already bought my second one! Don't see any problems with it and the scent doesn't bother me at all as it does for some people.
Eyeliner -Stila - Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Stingray
iispok 2/20/2012 5:40:00 AM
This one was pretty magical for me when I first tried it at Sephora. It smudges when you rub it right away but the color will stay unsmudgable after waiting for a couple of seconds after applying. I thought that was pretty cool. But after a couple days of using, it started smearing on the bottom eyelid again so i was pretty disappointed. But I do like how convenient this one is since it is in a plastic tube rather than in a pencil form. The color is really dark, which I like. It glides really smoothly but it's pretty easy to get too much on.
I've always wanted to try Lancome mascaras because of their reputation or whatnot. I was actually a little disappointed. It definitely does the job of adding dramatic volume but it clumps a lot. Also, I really dislike the smell... it's really strong and I can smell the chemicals on my face after applying. Anyways, I now use it occasionally in combination with other mascaras (lengthen and curl with other mascaras first and then use this one to add the volume).
I heard some positive reviews from my friends for this mascara so I bought a pack of 3 from Costco and now I don't know what to do with them. I mean this mascara is light, doesn't clump, comes off easily but I don't like it when mascaras can't support the curl of the lashes after using eyelash curler. I'm Asian so my lashes aren't super long and definitely not curly so the mascara can't hold up the curl and it can only turn them straight pointing upwards at most. It might be good for people with long curly lashes but this one doesn't work the magic for me.
I love this fragrance. I'm actually on my third bottle of Pleasures. I buy the 1.7 fl oz ones just because I don't like huge bottles of perfume and I always thought I might switch to a different scent after the bottle.. but I always find myself going back to the store for a new bottle after depleting the old. I really love the scent and I use it everyday. There were a couple times, strangers (men, too!) came up and asked me what I use too!
Mascara -Shiseido - Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara
iispok 2/20/2012 4:38:00 AM
I bought this mascara when I went to Taiwan this past January and I absolutely love it! I bought it at Watson's so it was about $11 USD. The packaging was really cute and it came with a deck of cards for free too. Speaking of the mascara itself, it has a lot of fibers, which function to lengthen the lashes. My lashes stay curled for the whole day after applying just a couple of coats. It doesn't smudge. & It's pretty easy to take off too. I think it serves as a great daily mascara since it can make your lashes stay long and curly for the entire day. I even stopped wearing top eyeliner just because I think it works the magic so well. I would definitely try to get my hands on this mascara again.