Tuesday, November 29, 2011

OPI I Vant To Be A-Lone Star

I do not know what it is about this particular polish that make it last on me for so long, 7-8 days without any chipping.  I was also lazy that day and did not even wear a top coat.  I never have any color last on me this long, OPI or any other brands, so I was more than happy.

It goes on sheer and took me 3 coats.

Disclosure: The product(s) being review was purchased by me for personal use or review purpose.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer Review

I received this Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer as part of a deluxe sample when I ordered his Concentrated Restorative Treatment. Which by the way, I recommend and you can read the full review here. This moisturizer claims to be a lightweight, superior facial moisturizer formulated with powerful antioxidants to help firm skin's appearance and minimize fine lines and wrinkles.

Price: $62 for 2oz.

Pros: They weren’t lying when they said it is “rich in texture and feels simply wonderful on the skin”. The texture is rich so you don’t need a lot but it does absorb very quickly. It goes on very smooth and makes my skin feel like silk, literally, I just sit there and touch my face sometime. In the morning, my skin still feel soft and smooth. It's also formulated with three powerful anti-aging sciences: Alpha Lipoic Acid, DMAE and Vitamin C Ester, plus Paraben-free.

Cons: $62 for a moisturizer is on the pricey side, I would love for it to be a bit cheaper. Also, sometime, though very rarely, it does balls up a little bit. I am not sure why it does sometime and not other.

Overall: Even though I am not keen on the price, it is also one of the best moisturizer I have ever used to date, maybe HG status.  I am religious about my skincare so I do get to try a lot. I love how it is rich in texture and provide adequate hydration without being greasy or shiny so perhaps even those with combination will enjoy this during the winter.

Rating: 4.5/5

Disclosure:  The product(s) being review was a gift with purchase.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Jordane Easyshine Glossy Lip Color Review and Swatches

With a baby on the way, I have to be more conscious with my spending (at least I am trying to). I was happy to find cheap thrill like Jordane Easyliner Retractable Eyeliner. Let’s see if these lippies are also as great.

L to R: Watermelon, Strawberry
Price: $1.99 each at Walgreens.

Pros: Jordane Easyshine Glossy Lip Color is tinted lip balm that live up to its claim and maybe even more. These has the hydration of a lip balm; the shine of a lip gloss, and the pigmentation of a sheer lipstick. They are comfortable to wear, without any stickiness and pretty long lasting power.

Cons: Watermelon has a very strong scent when I first opened it; it takes some getting used to. I however did not have any problem with the Strawberry shade.

Overall: I recommend giving these a try, not just because they are cheap but because I really like the formula. I like the convenience of a tinted lip balm; I can use one instead of two products. Also, for something that is so lightweight, it is hydrating, pigmented, and long lasting.

Rating: 4.5/5

Top: Strawberry, Bottom: Watermelon

Lip swatch in Strawberry

Disclosure: The product(s) being review was purchased by me for personal use or review purpose.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Jordana Easyliner For Eyes Retractable Pencil Review and Swatches

Price: $1.99 at Walgreens

Pros: It is super cheap! It works! These eye pencils are pigmented, easy to glide, no tugging and they stay in place all day, without smudging. I also love that they are retractable so I don’t have to deal with sharpening them. I love using the purple on the bottom lash for a pop of color. It goes very well with my brown eyes.

Cons: I have not seen this brand outside of Walgreens so it may be hard to find if you don’t have a Walgreens nearby.

Swatch: Purple Fusion and Denim Blue

Overall: If you can find them, I would highly recommend giving these a try. I don’t think you will be disappointed with the formula and there are many shades to pick from. Plus, they are only $1.99.

Rating: 5/5

Disclosure: The product(s) being review was purchased by me for personal use or review purpose.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Annual and Friends & Family Sale!

Hi, just want to share a few sale with you guys.

Cherryculture.com is having 40% off NYX Annual Sale, use code NYX40.  End 11/13/2011.

Toofaced.com is having a Friends & Family 20% off sale, use code FF2011F.  End 1/16/2011.

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Rachel Roy Eye Palette

Fashion designer Rachel Roy has made her first foray into beauty with the launch of the Rachel Roy Eye Palette! It contains 2 brushes and 10 shades of eyeshadow for either an effortless natural makeup look for day or an electrifying smokey look for night.

You can also snap the QR code on the back of the palette to learn from Rachel how to create her signature day and night looks.

Please check out the Rachel Roy Eye Shadow Collection HERE. Beginning November 1st, the palette is available at select Macy's, macys.com and rachelroy.com for $32.

Staying at Thompson Hotels in New York City, Los Angeles or Chicago? Look out for the Rachel Roy Beauty Palette in top tier rooms across the country. There will also be a QR code on the bathroom mirror linking to a how-to video from Rachel that shares tips for creating day/night looks. If you spot a palette in your room, be sure to tweet @Rachel_Roy and @ThompsonHotels!

Monday, November 7, 2011

OPI Steady as She Rose

Steady as She Rose is a gorgeous cream finish, muted lavender with gray undertone for the Fall. I love the color and it lasted 4-5 days on me before chipping which is really good. What I don’t like about it thought is that it streak like crazy, you have to be careful and it takes a little longer to apply. Still, I love the color.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

O'slee Rosehip Peeling Gel Review

O'slee Rosehip Peeling Gel is a gel exfoliation that promises to decompose extra grease and dead skin.  Skin becomes translucent and even with continuous use.

Price:  $11 for 60 grams. Purchased from sasa.com

Pros:  The ingredients are short and simple.  I like that it contains rosehip extract. It will be a novelty for those using peeling gel for the first time. Slather on the gel and rub your face in small circular motion, have fun seeing your dead skin roll up into tiny balls. I tend to have dry, dead skin on the side of my nose and this effectively removes them all. Also, since the texture is a gel instead of a scrub, it is extra gentle for those with sensitive skin.

(I don't know why this picture is loaded side way and I don't know how to fix it...sorry)

After rubbing the gel for about a minute.

Cons: I can’t think of any really.

Overall: I highly recommend this exfoliation for people with sensitive skin. If regular scrub leaves your skin feeling raw, I think you will like this; it is very gentle yet effective.

Rating: 4.5/5

Disclosure: The product(s) being review was purchased by me for personal use or review purpose.


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