I like this cleanser. I use it every morning to gently wash my face with it and by itself. And I also use it at night whenever I use my clarisonic mia. I like how its dermatologist recommended and has no perfume smell to it. Its very gentle to my, does not cause any irritation from the years I have used it. It comes out as a clear gel, not to sticky. The packaging is really easy and sanitary. Just a standard pump bottle. Its main goal is to simply clean your face with causing irritation and strpping away all the essential oils on the face. Does not cure any of my acne scarring but I do really enjoy using this product.
Mascara -E.L.F. - Wet Gloss Lash and Brow Clear Mascara
kimtnguyen 1/19/2013 6:58:00 AM
I lost count on how many of these I have bouth throughout the years I have used this. I enjoy how cheap it is. I know one side says eyelash and the other say eyebrow... I use both sides for my eyebrows to set it in place after I fill them in. I like HOW it doesn't cause my eyebrow to feel hard and look very sticky (like how hairspray would). Does not cause my eyebrow to droop and is not too wet. Has no smell and is DIRT CHEAP! Does not cause any weird flakyness on my eyebrows. I really recommend.
I like this eyeliner. I got it in brown, since I am so pale.. the black would look too harsh against my skin. It glides smoothly on my eyelid. Does on cause any irritation and I like how we have to sharpen it. more sanitary. It has simple packaging which I don't mind. Its averagely pigmented.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
kimtnguyen 1/19/2013 6:50:00 AM
I am impressed how long this liner last me! I swear I have had this product for over a year and I still have a ton of it left and it still is smooth and glide on very easily. It a good amount for how much it cost. i really prefer this one over the HIP one I bought years ago, since that one it dried on me. This product shows no indication of drying up and does not show any sign of expiration. I enjoyed using the brush it came with. Gives a nice color, quite pigmented. As of now my go-to gel eyeliner.
LOVEEEEE THIS PALETTE! I knew I would enjoy using this one over the original NAKED palette b/c my skin tone looks best with cool tones! Great product. Pigmented, smooth, goes on the eye easily! I wish it came with an eyeshadow primer potion than a lipgloss though.... I do not use the lipgloss at all -___- what a waste.
Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
kimtnguyen 1/19/2013 6:42:00 AM
Found out that this is a good dupe for my mac mineralize skin finish powder. So I gave it a try and really enjoyed it! Gives me a good amount of coverage and has a nice smell to it. Theres no shimmer and anything fancy about it, just a mat powder, which I like. Does not cause me to look cakey, even when I use a foundation underneath. Its a good price for its value. There is no spf so I am also allowed to use this when I go out at night. Travel friendly and the packaging is fun.
I like this eyecream. Smells nice and fresh... like any other origin product would. It keeps my eyes from being puffy and having dark circles. However, I kind of prefer the kiehls avocado eye cream more.. since I feel like I could see a better result with that. Its nice product, but I probably wouldn't repurchase since it was quite expensive.
This is a nice night creme. Light and not too thick. It keeps my face hydrated. I don't know if it affects the little red dots on my foward... -____- I do like the smell and the light consistency it has. Its ok, not anything amazing, especially considering its price value. I don't highly recommend if you're looking for a drastic change in anything.
I truly thought I would like this product b/c I am an avid origins shopper. However, throughout the day after applying this product I got extremely oily, especially around my t-zone area. Which really sucks b/c when I take pictures, I look really oil! I really liked the concept of having an spf and had a nice smell, but when I used this product, I had like grey cast of foundation on my face and it was in no way attractive. Its unfortunate how this turned out, especially considering the cost of this product. Do not recommend. Save your money.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Oil Free Moisture - SPF 15
kimtnguyen 1/19/2013 6:29:00 AM
Again heard this product from a guru on youtube. I was in need of a moisturizer so I decided to try this out. I enjoy the fact how its no perfumed and over chemicaled. I also like how it has spf 15. It really has no smell and the consistency is smooth. It doesn't make my face oily. It doesn't do anything amazing for my skin, but I do enjoy using it.
Bronzers -New York Color - Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny 720
kimtnguyen 1/19/2013 6:26:00 AM
Good for its value. DIRT CHEAP! Tried it b/c so many people raved about it. I like it. I love how its mat since I am not really into shimmery bronzers. I enjoy how compact and travel friendly it is. It is quite pigmented as well and easily accessible in any drugstore. I do however, still tend to go back to my hoola since it matches my skin tone better.
Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
kimtnguyen 1/19/2013 6:22:00 AM
Got this as a sample for my birthday at sephora. LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!! How smart of fresh to give out free samples... b/c of that I fell as if I cant go to any other chapstick except theirs. When I apply it, its smooth and creamy. It last all day... if I don't drink or put anything against my lips that's it. The smell and taste is fresh and minty. I love the container, so sleek. its unfortunate how its so expensive.... as of now I am not willing to put out that kind of money, but maybe in the near future if I fell like splurging! Really recommend though!!
This product was recommended by a guru on youtube. who suffered from severe acne. I trusted her words and decided to purchase it. Overall I am pleased with it. It smells clean and fresh. i use it twice a week. It leaves my face feeling super clean and not too dry/ stripping my face of all its natural oils. And the microbeads that is in it was not too harsh on my skin. I love how it is affordable and easily accessible.
Treatments (Eye) -Kiehls - Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
kimtnguyen 1/19/2013 6:15:00 AM
I heard this product from Michelle Phan the youtube guru. I went to the kiehls store to get samples of it to try it out first to see if I would like it to actually purchase full size. The lady was generous and gave me a lot of samples. I put it in a container to use it for a long period of time. i really liked the consistency and smell of the cream. I especially like the formulation and how natural it is. Since I am still young I am only looking to hydrate my under eye. And this product did its job. Its unfortunate how expensive it is. Im using a different eye cream right now, but if I am unable to find any other cream to do the job, than this cream will suffice.
Misc Beauty Tools -E.L.F. - Mechanical Eyelash Curler
kimtnguyen 1/22/2010 2:24:00 AM
I hear a lot of people rave aboout this product. I got it as a gift. I like how its packaged and its cheap. I like the grip it has. This product does it job. It deffinitely curls my lashes. But, I feel that my NYC eyelash curler is still better. Theres not much diff in the curling affecting its just that nyc never causes any problems for me.