Toners -Clarins - Gentle Exfoliater Brightening Toner
stl 3/14/2013 11:14:00 PM
This is amazing! I use it everyday (I read somewhere that says it's gentle enough to be used everyday) and it makes my skin so much better: smooth, less pigmentation and when I have some spot, it clears them in 2-3 days. Amazing. And so easy.
Firstly, I do think that whether you get stretch marks or not depends on genetics. Some people do nothing, and they still don't get stretch marsk; others are obsessed with different butter/oil/creams and they still get stretch marks. So I think applying different creams and body butter will help moisturize your skin and hence making it less dry, which will result in less chances of itchy skin more prone to getting stretch marks. My friend got this for me after I finished Weleda Pregnancy Oil. It was winter and my skin was really really dry (especially in tummy area). This really did moisturize my skin, but it took hours and hours for it to sink in. My skin felt so greasy!! I usually apply it at night, so my nightgown will be soaked in this, I'd have to change nightgown every day, since it felt greasy. I'd rather go back to using Weleda Pregnancy Oil. Also, I am 36 weeks pregnant now and so far I've got no stretch marks. But I wouldn't really say it was for this cream, rather a combination of genetics and different oil/creams I used.
Concealers -Bobbi Brown - Creamy Concealer Kit (Reformulated & New packaging 2011)
stl 2/23/2013 3:34:00 AM
A very average concealer, creases if you don't moisturize properly. I apply it by patting this on my skin, so because of that the packaging is unhygienic (even though I wash my hands before using this). I cannot wait to finish it up.
Powder -MAC - Mineralize Foundation / Loose - Light
stl 2/23/2013 3:28:00 AM
I use this as a setting powder, so I cannot comment on how it works as foundation. But even as a setting powder, it is nothing to rave about. My skin is combination, and this makes my skin oily within 3 hours, I've tried it with different foundation and it is all the same. I cannot wait to finish it up and buy something else. I hate the packaging too. I spill it every time I use it!!!!
Moisturizers -Givenchy - Hydra Sparkling Velvet Luminescence Moisturizing Cream
stl 2/22/2013 9:28:00 PM
This moisturizer isn't overly popular, which is a shame, since I find it's fantastic. The smell is refreshing and luxurious. My skin absorbs it right away and I am left with glowing and velvety soft skin. I would recommend it to those with dehydrated skin. I apply it morning and night since I live in a hot humid weather, but in the winter I'll try the dry skin formula, too. The packaging is really chic, but not very convenient and hygienic. A tube, while not so luxurious, would probably be better. They could've included a spatula with their current packaging.
I got this EX05 Rose Pink and I absolutely love it. It blends into the skin nicely giving my cheeks very natural rosy flush. It has very light shimmer, but not glittery at all. It is almost undetectable but gives my skin nice glow. I love Lunasol packaging, very easy to use and looks quite chic. This is my first Lunasol purchase and I am excited to try more. I would definately recommend this.
I am a big fan of Lisa Eldridge so as she was recommending this for dehydrated skin, I thought I'd give this a try. This is very basic moisturizer and I didn't really think it gave me any extra hydration or anything. It didn't break me out so that's good thing, but other than that I don't think it made much difference. I won't repurchase.
Highlighters -Christian Dior - Shimmer Powder 002 Amber Diamond, Spring 08
stl 2/6/2013 11:18:00 PM
It took me a while to get this product as I am the one who prefers (or tries!) to use up products before buying a new one, and as I had BeneFit High beam already, I was admiring from afar. My BeneFit was finishing when my husband surprised me with this. And I must say I absolutely love it. It gives subtle light to my skin and makes it look gorgeous!! I had concern before getting this about the shades, and whether Rose Diamond was more suitable for my skin, but I must say whether you like that bronzey look or not, this doesn't actually give much color just lovely warm sheen, so it works on all skintone. The packaging is classic and luxurious. I think they are a bit heavier than Chanel packaging, but that sure does make them feel more luxurious.
Cleansers -Nuxe - REVE DE MIEL Face Gentle Cleansing Gel
stl 1/15/2013 2:15:00 AM
My skin is normally combination/oily, but I really like this cleanser in the winter months. I haven't tried using this in the summer, so I am not sure if it will work when my skin will get oilier. As for now, I really like this cleanser. It's very gentle and natural. I like the fact that it doesn't lather much, which is good (means it's all natural). I find it that it works better when I massage it on a damp skin. I also love how it smells. This is my first Nuxe product and I am excited to explore the brand more.
Lip Gloss -Clarins - Instant Light Lip Perfector - Rose Shimmer
stl 7/15/2012 1:57:00 PM
I love love love this. I picked up after rave reviews on some blogs I follow. It is a gloss, but it's also very moisturizing for my lips, I don't need to use lipbalm with this, so I use it to moisturize my lips, add a bit of gloss and color. Gloss and color are really subtle, just the way I like it. I am already getting back ups of this.
Treatments -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair (Serum)
stl 6/28/2012 4:35:00 AM
This is one of the few products I am sure I will repurchase. I have a very good skincare routine, so I rarely see instant results when using new products. But with this, my skin instantly was more luminous, brighter and radiant. I had some breakout last month because I had to take hormonal medication, I also had to take them this month, but I didn't experience as much breakout as last month. I am pretty sure it was because of Advanced Night Repair. This is expensive, but this is an investment I am willing to consider.
This mascara did absolutely nothing for my lashes. No volume, no length, nothing. It also doesn't help keep my lashes curled. My search continues. So far my best choice was CoverGirl Lashblast.
I've been in love with Clarins recently, but unfortunately this eye countour is very disappointing. There's no results at all. I normally don't expect any visible results with eye creams, so I wasn't really expecting much from this either. However, it didn't even hydrate my undereyes area and my skin felt dry and tiring.
Treatments -Clinique - Total Turnaround Visible Skin Renewer
stl 4/12/2012 2:42:00 AM
In Asia this is called Total Turnaround Concentrate, and it comes in a tall bottle.I bought this because I started getting tiny under-skin pimples, which I think are the clogged pores. Total Turnaround concentrate is a siliconey serum, which makes the skin feels like velvet. However, I don't really notice any visible effects, the skin around my chin is still bumpy and uneven. I quite like the effect it gives, but this is not what I had initially bought this for. I will use it up, but I won't repurchase. I bought Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel, works much better.
Treatments -Paula's Choice - RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum
stl 4/11/2012 6:40:00 AM
I bought this with the whole set from Paula's Choice. I hated it, the whole set just ruined my skin. While I don't really know what caused my massive breakout, I do not apply any PC product on my face, including this, so it was left there untouched. After a while, I started to apply this as a serum for my undereyes and I kind of like it. I really do feel like it's helping with fine lines there, my skin seems smoother.