Moisturizers -Shiseido - White Lucent Brightening Moisturizing Emulsion
niki0315 6/8/2013 6:41:00 AM
it smells good, the texture of emulsion feels like it glides on the skin so well...HOWEVER I have dry skin and it does not moisturize my skin.. It leaves a sticky feeling on my skin especially on my hands after applying the lotion. FYI I live in Inland Empire California considered to be a low humidity area. not recommend
pretty color. One coat is enough but I usually like two to cover some imperfect applications. The color is pretty nude pink that suitable for any occasion. Love the quality of Zoya nail polish.
I totally agree with other reviewers. This mascara is so clumpy. The idea was great because the application tip can reach the outer eyes which I usually have trouble to reach with regular tip.It works better to wipe off some extra mascara from the brush to the paper. I tried to use the brush to work with other mascara and the result is just slightly better. I think this brush head really have the tendency to pick up way too much mascara
I am reviewing the Paula's Choice Clear Acne Fighting treatment of 5% Benzoyl version. It is mild, less irritate comparing than lot of other acne treatment I had used such as OXY or ZAPZYT. I only works with my acne but not works on hormonal type of acne. I do not love this product too much because I found Benzoyl is not very effective for me.
nice stuff for the cheap price. It is not the base compare with other same type product I used for cuticle (E.A 8 hour cream & a cotton bud kind product) but it is easy to carry and not greasy so it is very nice to use during the day time. I did see result after one use.
I like the smell. The scent is similar to its 8 Hour Cram Skin Protectant but added a little lemon scent. It absorbs easily and blends into my dry skin very fast.Good to work as a makeup base. Overall, I would say it is just a normal moisturizer with SPF15. Gentle for sensitive skin. Nothing special or impressive. Also I do find it is not moisture enough for my dry skin.
Lipstick -BeneFit Cosmetics - full-finish lipstick lady's choice
niki0315 7/24/2011 12:35:00 AM
my favorite nude lipstick. The color is perfectly for my NC25-30 skin but won't make me look too nude or sick. It did contains slightly pink instead of some other nude lipsticks are just like beige or sand. The texture is super creamy which I adore a lot. The coverage is good too. It can cover my pigment lip well. I really like the thin tube packing and it is easy to apply. Will buy again when I run out of it.
hate the smell. The fragrance is super strong and unnatural. I almost couldn't bear to have it on my lip. The applicator is a little too long and soft to apply compare with Stila's lip glaze. The glitter one is ...just very cheap glitters. The clear one without shimmer is a little better but feel like you have something on the lip which I haven't encountered from any other brand lip gloss. It is like there is a plastic film on the lip. I love Stila. I also love MAC, even MAC lipgloss is super sticky. But they all not going to give a film feeling on the lip Would never buy again
Pressed Powders -Cargo - blu_ray high definition pressed powder
niki0315 7/24/2011 12:10:00 AM
I had shade #20 which is pretty match my NC25-30 skin. The coverage is good as MAC Studio Fix. However, both are too dry for my skin so it only looks good when I first apply the powder then dried my skin in a hour. I think it is better for someone with oily skin and prefer medium coverage from a powder.
It is gentle enough for my sensitive skin and also enough to clean my dehydrated oily skin. I am on my 2nd tube. The only complain is it took longer to rinse off so I prefer to use it during shower.
first I feel like the one I got was dried out. It did feel a little drier than other brand liquid eyeliner I had (UD, L'oreal). However, I found after few applications it turned out to be fine. (maybe it is like markers that you need to draw few lines to get the ink to the tip) Two applications would make the color more rich. Because it is drier than other brand, so actually it is easier for the eyeliner beginner because you can dot it along the lash line instead of just one line. However, it is too dry to draw a smooth line. It is very waterproof. won't purchase again
Lotions/ Creams -Yves Rocher - Spa Energie Vegetable - Flat Abs
niki0315 7/22/2011 10:20:00 AM
I don't see any differences after almost finishing a bottle. I purchased it maybe a year ago and finally going to finish it. I didn't use it everyday and not spend lot of time to do the massage. My main complaint is about the packing. I don't like the idea to dip finger into the curved jar to get the product. The product is a little sticky to my taste but after few minutes it absorbed then it is fine. I like Yves Rocher Triple Action Serum better. This product is currently on clearance sale at Yves Rocher's site so the price is $12.5 instead of $42. I guess they are going to change this product line to something new.
the best lip balm I ever tried. My lip tends to be chapped because I live in a very low humid area. This lip balm is not greasy at all like most OTC lip balm did. It does not melt into oil like Kiehl's lip balm when the temperature get really high. It actually works great as a base for lip stick. I have few lip balms at the same time, Blistex, Avon, Co.Bigelow and they all make me feel like I apply them just because I feel I need to put on some lip balm not because they did moisture my lip. It is a little pricey for the lip balm but it is totally worth it.
love it. Another my can't live without product. I bought classic 1" Styler at Sephora retail $185. It is $$$ but totally worth it. I had many cheap hair straight styler before the passing 5 years from Revlon to Conair to non-brand. They all not work that great and i am not a very handy person about styling hair. This styler does not have heat adjustment setting but the heat is high compare to those cheaper alternative. It straighten my hair very fast. I am also lazy to spend too much time on the hair. It won't pull hair like many others do. I have slightly wavy hair but overall straight. Other straightener could straight my hair but could not give me slik hair like I just had a blow dry and style from salon. ya i did heard some handy people can use cheap styler tool to get the same effect but just not me.I am so glad I found GHD that I can get the same as salon effect silky straight hair at home.
I can't really get it show up on my NC25-30 skin. It felt nothing only slight shimmer. Also I do not like its pink tone which I was expecting it to be just gold shimmer. Stila has a similar product and works better on me. I think this product is meant either for pale skinned people or tanned people. Just not for the fair-medium skin. I returned it to Sephora. For Highlighter I would recommend E.L.F under eye Concealer & Highlighter (the high lighter side really bright where I want to emphasize)