Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Strawberry Sorbet
kawanii 4/10/2013 6:14:00 PM
The only thing I liked about this was the smell. After application, my lips did stay moisturized for a bit but then it actually made my lips dry and flaky. The consistency is very waxy. Glad to give it a try because I do love the smell of these spheres but I'd much rather stick to my SOFTLIPS products. The shape is unique but odd for me that I can't fit it in pockets. I'd prefer a stick-shape packaging.
Styling Products -TRESemme - Instant Heat Tamer Spray
kawanii 12/4/2012 6:08:00 PM
This is my first heat-protectant spray ever since I never really thought I needed to put anything on my hair before any type of heat styling. Nonetheless, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. After I wash my hair and I towel pat, I flip my hair over while standing over the tub and I spray this from my mid-shaft to ends. I then run my fingers and twist the hair and rub it all over to make sure the product is evenly distributed. This is not sticky and smells GREAT! Upon using this for maybe a week or so, I have noticed the bottom half of my mid-back hair to be so smooth! Before, my hairdresser would tell me when she ran her fingers through my hair, that you could feel how dry the mid-shaft to the end is. But now, I have no problem and I have absolutely no split ends. I trim my hair maybe once in half a year? I have thin Asian hair so having a trim or frequent haircut does not really appeal to me. This makes me so tempted to always run through my hair since it HAS made such a difference to make my hair (especially bottom half) smoother! I also love the bottle because the spray nozzle is easy to use and the shape of the bottle is so easy to hold in the hand versus those big thick short and stubby bottles that prob ends up falling out of your hand. This is probably one of the best drugstore heat protectant spray ever and I will repurchase because for such a cheap price, such a great product!
Styling Products -Finesse - Non Aerosol Extra Hold Hairspray
kawanii 12/3/2012 7:00:00 PM
This was my first hairspray ever. It worked for me for years and I'm really happy it did. It kept my hairstyles in place but did not work for me for curls as it would make my hair very hard at the end. But for any other hairstyle or just to spray some after I blowdry my naturally straight hair, it did me well. One thing I regret was getting a non-aerosol spray. What was I thinking? I absolutely detest the bottle for this. I would definitely prefer aerosol can for hairspray. The only disappointment was the constant hardening of my hair upon its usage and its non-aerosol spray. It did smell nice though! Probably won't repurchase but not bad at all for a drugstore hairspray!
This a deep military green...looks a lot of bird poo-green. At least that's what my brother said when he saw it =T Still a very nice color for fall but not very long wear. Not even 2 days and I saw chipping. Nice to try but definitely would not repurchase since I got it in a swap.
Brows -Anastasia Of Beverly Hills - tinted Brow gel in Espresso
kawanii 10/2/2012 8:48:00 PM
I really don't know if I love or hate this product. Like most reviews, the brush size of a mascara wand just makes application so hard because I end up getting it above and below my eyebrows, which I have to clean up afterwards. You have to be really careful and have a very light hand for strokes without overapplying. It lasts all day because when I wash my face, the colour slides on my face meaning it's still there! I personally would like this if the wand was smaller for me to do the job easier! Nonetheless, still a good eyebrow product.
Styling Products -Paul Mitchell - Extra-Body Finishing Spray
kawanii 9/9/2012 11:37:00 PM
This finishing spray makes me be able to do a side-swept hairstyle where I can sweep all my crown hair to either left or right and keep it that way. I find that it lasts me maybe half to 3/4 of my day as my hair starts falling flat or I have a habit of running my hand through the top of my hair all the time so the hair goes back to my natural hair line. I've made my hair line mostly on the left side for 15 years of my life. This spray's smell doesn't really appeal to me much either, I always hate smelling it because it smells so..."chemical" that I get turned off by it everytime I use it. It was a nice product to try out but I will opt for something else after I'm done with this. The small bottle seems to last quite a while too. Also, the nozzle can harden so you have to run it under warm/hot water to melt the hardened product.
Styling Products -Paul Mitchell - Paul Mitchell -Extra Body Sculpting Foam
kawanii 9/9/2012 11:28:00 PM
Personally, this product didn't really work wonders on my thin asian hair. Maybe it's because volumizing isn't really needed for me. I can never really tell whether my hair is limp or volumized as I have thin and so little hair. This product did not really do much for me as much as I have noticed so I really cannot judge on this product's effectiveness. But when I applied it to my damp hair upside down, I felt the tackiness and that my hair felt "thicker". But other than that, I didn't really see the change after I blow-dried my hair. I think my desire for mousse was to keep my curling-ironed curls to keep in place. Instead, I felt it made my hair heavier than what it is. This was a partial disappointment to me...I probably could have gone with something cheaper or even a better salon brand. Was still nice to work it out but I think I'm not very keen on any PM products anymore.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Eye Studio™ Color Plush™ Silk Eyeshadow
kawanii 9/3/2012 1:00:00 AM
Got this in Sapphire Siren and I absolutely adore the color. Nice pigmentation but like another MUAer mentioned, the packaging is vulnerable to breakage so you gotta be careful. I don't use the applicators it comes with but with my own eye makeup brushes to get the best of it. They last quite a while but I always use eyeshadow with UD's primer potion so I'm good in all-day wear. Nice vibrant colors, thank you Maybelline.
Gave me a dolly-look effect but it smudged by mid-day. The cone-brush is a plus because it makes application so easy and effortless! I haven't tried Lancome's original Hypnose mascara but I like this one for the thin consistency formula. It does not feel heavy at all and I can apply 2-3 coats without getting spider legs! But smudging is the only problem for me so...=[
This mascara was a special mascara because of the application method with its wand. That's what attracted me to purchase and it took a lot of practise to get it straight on. But this mascara will smudged on me after half the day. It's special but if it smudges, it is a definite no-no for me in my books. I'll try the waterproof version because maybe it will stand more to being smudge-proof than the original version. If you get this, be prepared to get it wrong the first few times of application. Don't get frustrated and just be patient because it takes practise. Practise makes perfect!
The concept of this mascara for bottom lashes made me so happy because I'm sure a lot of us has been praying for a product like this! But for me, this smudged and gave me outer bottom corner raccoon eyes! Yes it does flake and it's not very long-lasting. I was disappointed in this. I wish the formula would actually be smudge-proof given that it is for BOTTOM lashes, it would be easier to smudge. I'll probably give it another try since it's been stacked in my makeup drawer forever! The idea is nice but they need to reformulate it to be the one and only bottom lash mascara!
Treatments -Clean & Clear - Advantage Popped Pimple Relief Drying Paste
kawanii 9/3/2012 12:20:00 AM
Occasionally, I get the pimple on my face that proves how "healthy" I have been eating. I put this on a soon-to-be pimple at night, making a white blotch on my face, and sleep. Next morning, the pimple has gone smaller in size and swelling. It also fades the dark spots of where my once pimples were. This is my pimple spot treatment and I am liking it! Gotta remember to drink more water to prevent using it though =]
Styling Products -Clairol - Herbal Essence Tousle Me Softly Spray Gel
kawanii 9/3/2012 12:15:00 AM
This did absolutely nothing for me. I have straight, thin asian hair and this would not give me a tousled hair look. You have to spray a lot for it to have minimal hold on thin hair. Apart from the fact that it smells really good, there's nothing else. Maybe I'm just using it the wrong way? I will try to use this product as much and as quick as possible. Hopefully, I'll figure it out. But for now, huge disappointment in my books.
This color was a bit confusing on me...It's not a blue or green but a dark teal mix...Was very mysterious but it still looked nice. I'm on and off on this one...=T
This blue was too dark to even see it! It was still nice but it looked almost black unless bright light was shining upon it to show its blueness within. China Glaze nail polishes always do 2-3 coats for me so there's no problem on its wear. The color was just a little disappointing.