Skincare - Body -Alba Botanica - Hawaiian Kukui Nut Massage Oil
tetriot 5/7/2013 3:43:00 PM
I absolutely loveeee this product. I am probably on my 4th bottle from Vitacost.. Not only is the scent sweet-smelling and delish.. Here is a chance to put all natural ingredients on your skin without any repercussions.. Out of all the oils I've tried out there, Alba kukui nut oil is the lightest blend that I've ever tried.. I regularly use it as an in-shower moisturizer right after I shower.. It makes moisturizing so much faster! Putting the oil on wet skin, makes the application all that easier.. It can also be used on the face when it's wet..just a small amount will do.. I didn't break out compared to putting on jojoba oil, which is a tad bit heavier in comparison..
I really like this serum..because it seems to moisturize the skin really well.. However, it can cause acne for oily or combination skin..so I make sure that my skin is not too oily or I use a toner and benzyl peroxide acne cream for spots.. I would recommend this product as best for people with dry-combination spurts or dry skin. The packaging and the product consistency makes it pretty easy to get the product out of a near-empty bottle. The product price itself is a bit pricy but a little can go a long way.
I got this from vitamin shoppe, and was hoping for a smooth creamy moisturizer. I was drawn nto buying it, because I wanted to convert to natural skin care. Upon opening the jar, there was a weird flowery smell. I was expecting the cream to be scentless or at least have a mild scent of aloe vera, but I guess not =/ The cream is a bit thick, a little hard to spread, and did not absorb into my skin, leaving an film on my skin. There are better body butters out there.
I had this product a long time ago, and decided to do a very late review. I have combination skin and tend to stray away from the more creamy moisturizers. My first experience with Olay's moisturizer was through my mom when I was trying her various beauty products. :P I have to say, I really like how my skin feels after a couple minutes of application. Initially I wasn't very used to the smell, but I overcame that shortly. It does not exacerbate the oil on my skin, and it seems like I don't have to blot as much. I wished that it had a higher SPF of 30 instead of 15, but that was when I didn't have my bb cream.
I really wanted this product to work for me because I was in love with the smell lol. For my NW30 asian skintone, I got #2. The shade was good for my medium skintone, but there is a overall pink tint that doesn't match me too well. I didn't think the consistency is as smooth as Missha M perfect cover. I'm tempted to try the other kinds of Skinfood bb cream, but it probably wouldn't match my skintone. The packaging is very cute, but not as sturdy as it should be. I wanted to take it on a trip and put it in a small luggage bag, but then it leaked half of the formula when I opened my bag upon arrival. :( BB creams should always be double bagged just in case.
Missha bb cream comes in a red pump package with 50ml, which will probably last you a while. I purchased No.23 from a korea-based ebay seller. Out of the BB creams that I have, I prefer this one over others, because of its high SPF of 45+ and medium coverage. I have combination NW30 skin and it's a near perfect match. There's also a lighter color (No.21), that I would say would match NW20 skin tones. I prefer it to Innisfree mineral skin bb cream although the ingredients are all natural because they are both very similar, but I find innisfree's product a bit harder to spread. However, it's funny that I do not like using this BB cream on its own bc of its tendency to cake, and to highlight dry patches. I usually put three pumps of Missha bb cream in my hand and mix it with a dab of Missha bb boomer and BRTC perfect recovery bb cream for the best consistency (BRTC is a bit sheer). Haha weird I know.. I've been trying to find different ways of applying bb cream in order to make it more suitable for my skin. Here's the methods that I came up with over time! 1) I tried applying the BB boomer, and then the BB cream, but it had more sheen than I would have liked and that's an extra step in the morning. On school days, I rushed out the door after the morning routine. :) 2) I tried applying BB cream with a sponge sprayed with Evian mineral spring mist, but find that it absorbs too much BB cream and uses the sponge up too quickly due to the prolonged moisture. 3) After moisturizer, I sprayed my face with evian mineral spring mist and dabbed on the bb cream mixture with my fingers. This is the most natural and dewy effect out of the other techniques. There's not as much coverage as before, but I usually go over with concealer. 4) I also tried mixing my bb cream mixture with a sunscreen milk, but I still prefer the effect technique #3 gives best haha.
Loose Powders -Unlisted Brand - Palgantong Theatrical Powder
tetriot 3/12/2010 9:07:00 AM
I was on a search to find a transparent powder that would control oil and not dry out my skin (I have combination skin) and I came across this powder in sasa.com. For a skintone of NW30 and the powder having a transparent consistency, it's a good match. I would say that original beige would suit light to medium skintones. I purchased this powder in original beige without SPF. There are loose and compact versions of the powder, and newly SPF added formulas. The powder is transparent and finely milled. I have to admit that I was drawn to the powder because of the name "theatrical powder" and because of the price. I really love the effect when I apply it initially. It really does give that flawless face look. Unfortunately it doesn't last long, and you would probably have to apply it in a couple of hours, although it does last longer if you pat the powder on with the puff instead of using a makeup brush. The packaging can get a bit messy. In my second purchase of the powder, I don't know if I have a defective sifter, but I always have to shake the powder out onto the puff. Later on, I gave up and just removed the sifter haha. Right now, I'll hold onto it until I find a better powder though. I tend to neglect powders. (Watch out for the sellers selling Palgantong on ebay. If it's less than $6, it's fishy. I purchased a set from a seller in Hong Kong and I believe they were imitations because the packaging was not the same. :( You'll be safer with korean sellers.)