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Review: ELF Clarifying Pressed Powder in Light Beige

17 Jun

Hello everyone! Almost through my ELF products jut one more left (blushes) and this little segment is done. On with the review!

Review: A surprise product for me I was really surprised how well it worked and it also didn’t break me out. As you can tell from the photo the powder is quite pigmented and luckily it’s just my shade. The texture is really smooth and just seems to glide onto my face. It does a decent job at controlling oil, I still have to blot but not as much as I used to. There is no scent at all which is great. What I dislike about this product is the packaging I feel that it’s pretty flimsy and can break easily if I took it on a trip but what was I expecting for a dollar? Overall a pretty good powder and a definate repurchase for me.

Cost: $1USD @ eyeslipsface.com

Would I recommend this product? Yes I would and I will be repurchasing for sure.

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Review: theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer

8 Mar

Hello everyone! I have picked up this bronzer lately and since I’m not really a bronzer person I mainly use this as a contour or sometimes a blush.

Review: I’m not a cheek product type of girl and probably won’t get into it any time soon but I got this as a gift with purchase. This is actually a really nice natural looking bronzer and it gives a nice sun-kissed look to my skin. The color is matte, no shimmer and isn’t orange like some other bronzers on the market. It is very pigmented, smooth powder with a soft brown undertone and is also great for contouring (especially in the winter months where I’m paler than my usual skintone) but put on too much it can look a little muddy on the skin. Packaging is flimsy cardboard and it makes it easy to dirty the packaging with the bronzer and it isn’t travel friendly I feel as if the powder will break if I take it travelling.  

Cost: $26CDN @ Rexall pharmacies or $19USD

Would I recommend this product? I would recommend this product for those looking for a natural looking bronzer but this will not work for those with darker skin tones (might not show up).

A way of Parenting: Insults

15 May

As the title suggests this is another parent post… yeah I got parent issues but putting that aside.

My parents specifically my mother who insults me to try and ‘teach’ me what is right and what is wrong. I question is the insulting necessary in making your point? To which I would answer no.

Insult comes from (and I quote from dictionary.com) to affect as an affront; offend or demean.

During these conversation what usually happens is that she is grinding and questioning me on why ain’t I studying or what not and what I do during the time that I am not studying. To her there is no such thing as playtime there is only time to study. I think I have a right of playing my DS or watching Youtube videos over the weekend during school days or doing whatever I want not relating to studying over the summer break.

With the main topic I think most parents would love to see their children study a lot but I feel like they need a break and my parents do not give me that break that I need to recharge myself to get started on studying again. Insults that come up from these ‘lectures’ are things like my current weight (oh you gained some weight go study), my skin’s condition (your skin looks horrible and I’m sure you’re like that inside as well so go study), and sometimes it would lead to how I’m not the child that they wanted (i shouldn’t have given birth to you if I knew you were like this so go study).

If you were going to lecture me why do you have to hurt my feelings in the process?

Skin Care Test

14 Feb

Since I have a break for a week I am going to do a skin care test. Some background information on my skin it’s oily/combination skin and I am pretty prone to acne breakouts. So this is the routine that I use currently:

 So the basic rundown

1. Wash face with the face cloth in warm water

2. Boots Botanics Skin Brightening Cleanser (no water needed!)

3. Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Serum on spots

4. LUSH Grease Lightning all over my face

5. St Ives Collagen Elastin Moisterizer

6. Body Shop 3-in-1 Blue Corn Mask + St Ives Apricot Scrub (not pictured) once a week

So basically I have a skin care regime basically to whiten up my dark spots due to the hyperpigmentation of the acne scars that I have. Now I got this set to try out:

 This is the Shiseido Pureness set which include a cleansing foam, softener/toner, and a mattifying moisterizer. I’m going to start on this regime tonight basically and try to get through all this. So I probably won’t use all of it at the same time just substitute it all in slowly to see if any of them actually break me out or not. Tonight I will be putting on the toner and if I react to it by tomorrow then I know I won’t be able to use it and then if I don’t break out by Tuesday I will substitute my usual cleanser into the cleansing foam. Thursday will be when I substitute the moisterizer. Lets hope that I don’t break out! Here is me now midday and way into the oilyness of my life

 So as you can tell I have currently clear skin with lots of scars and hyperpigmentation in a bunch of places especially on my chin and cheeks. Let’s hope that the test really works!

Popcorn Love

12 Feb

Pretty good day today… everyone loved the Soba that my group prepared for everyone! Hooray I’m a good cook! It is basically a party day today… gotta make sure that I don’t gain any weight from all this splurge eating. At least now it is Reading Week. A whole week off of school! So much to do so little time! Gotta make a list but to celebrate the week-long break I decided to celebrate with popcorn and not just any kind of popcorn… MINI POPCORN!

     

Yummy stuff!! I discovered these minis while flipping through the new Blue Menu book thingie at Superstore. Man, they are really yummy and proportioned out really good! Only 100 Calories per bag better than the larger one pictured above which is about 250 Calories per bag. Though from now on I think I will still be getting both kinds because I mean the smaller ones will  be for me and the larger ones I will definately share with the rest of my family. I love popcorn.

So that will be it for today, I am going to karate class later on today and then going to go over to my aunts house to celebrate the new year. Hooray Lunar New Years!