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Skincare Routine: September 2013

30 Sep

Hello everyone! I have a skincare post that I have been meaning to do for the past little while. As you know I went on Accutane and since that experience is over and done with I’ve been meaning to show you what sort of products that I use to help me get rid of the scars leftover. Well here are the products that I use on a daily basis and would recommend to anyone who is looking for some great basic skincare products. Since I change out a lot of my products I plan on doing another one in a few months time.

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Makeup Removers – MAC Cleanse off Oil (not shown) – This was a new addition when I started using makeup daily but I have always been a firm believer in removing makeup before actually cleansing the skin. I like this product but I’m not really loyal to any cleansing oils so it changes every time I finish a bottle.
Neutrogena Dual Phased Eye Makeup Remover – I love dual-layer eye makeup removers and Neutrogena makes one of my favorites but since discovering the Maybelline Clean Express version I don’t really want to purchase the Neutrogena anymore because of price points. But putting price points aside this sort of products is what I will continue to repurchase.

Cleanser: Spectro Gel for Blemish-prone skin – Definitely one of my favorites to use the gel formulation is wonderful and gentle on my skin. I’ve been using this cleanser for about 5 years now and it’s always a staple in my skincare routine.

Serum: Naruko Raw Job’s Tear Whitening Serum – I have been using Naruko serums on and off for the last 3 years and they make my favorite serums. The texture of these are wonderful and absorb well into the skin I always have one on hand because they are just that awesome!

Moisturizer: Bare Minerals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer for Combination Skin – When I was on Accutane I actually used the Dry skin version of this moisturizer and really like it but I’m not really a big fan of this one. The earthy soil like fragrance really gets to me everytime I use it so when this is done I won’t be repurchasing.
Naruko Raw Job’s Tear Night Gelly – This is technically a night cream for me but in gel format which is really cool and it’s really cooling at night as well. I do notice my skin looks a little brighter when I use this but the effect doesn’t last so in the morning I look not so bright.

Eye Cream: Kiehl’s Creamy Eye treatment with Avocado – This has replaced my usual favorite Clinique All About Eyes Rich and it is a bit cheaper considering the amounts that I get in a little jar. I really like the way this feels on my eye area and despite it’s $56CDN price tag I am willing to repurchase it when I run out.

Sunscreen: Biore SPF 50+ Sunscreen – I have to say that I exclusively purchase Asian sunscreens because they last longer, don’t have that weird sunscreen scent, better packaging, and better textures. But out of all the Asian sunscreens that I have tried Biore is one of my favorites and I have purchased many of their products. SPF is important even in the winter!

Extra: Origins Super Spot Remover – One of my favorite spot treatments it’s so satisfying to see that a large zit has been reduced to almost nothing the next day!
Rocky Mountain Soap Company Cherry Lip Butter – This has always been a staple in my skincare I use it at night to ensure that my lips aren’t chapped in the morning. I keep going back to this because this product is just that awesome!
Systane Eye Drops – I usually use the lubricant kind but couldn’t find it so this version is what I have been using. When I was on Accutane my eye doctor was like “OMG your eyes are as dry as the Sahara desert!” and then proceeded to recommend me these brand’s drops and it is really good. I really like them and even though I’m not on Accutane anymore it really like the way it feels and this has stuck in my routine since.

Well that was everything I hope that you enjoyed this post and since it’s the end of the month there are some more update posts on the way.

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Empties: August 2013

2 Sep

Hello everyone! I know that this is a late post but I have been helping out around the house and preparing to go to school tomorrow (which is exciting and not at the same time). But moving on here are the empties for August and this was a lot more than I was expecting.

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– Head and Shoulders Ocean Lift Shampoo

– Monsters Inc. Mike & Sulley Shower Gel

– Fruits&Passion Lime Verbena Body Lotion

– Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser

– Korres Body Butter Samples in Guava and Jasmine

– Maybelline Eye makeup Remover (dual-phase)

– Benefit Porefessional sample

– Sephora+Pantone Universe Black Retractable Eyeliner

– Maybelline Master Drama Mechanical Pencil in Midnight Master

– Laneige UV Total Base in 01 Bright Finish

– MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator

– Chinese Aloe Gel

– Hiyo UV Sun Protect SPF 25

– Tarte 2012 Holiday Lipgloss samples from Carried Away Set (all finished!)

– L’Oreal Magic Souffle Base

– MAC Mineralized Blush in Fresh Honey (limited edition)

– Specktro Gel Moisturizing Lotion for Blemish Prone skin x 2

– Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet sample

– Covergirl Natureluxe Lipbalm in Marble

– Sally Hansen Shine Top Coat

– B.Kamins BioMaple Moisturizer sample

– Clinique All About Eyes Rich eye cream

– Etude House Drawing Eyebrow pencil refill in Black-brown

– Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Magic

Man that was a lot of products from the last month and there were a lot of makeup items as well… August was a good month.

 

Review: Innisfree Eco Safety Daily Sunblock SPF 35

21 Dec

Hello everyone! I have a sunscreen review today and even though it’s winter you shouldn’t neglict sunscreen. The suns ray’s still get to you skin.

Description: An everyday sunscreen made with natural ingredients to help protect your skin from the sun.

Review: I really like this sunscreen as it works pretty good and the scent is great. It doesn’t have the usual sunscreen type of scent but smells like Coca Cola. Interesting right? If you were to get a sunscreen I would recommend this one mainly due to the scent. Works perfectly under makeup and does not make me look greasy during the day. The texture is a cream of course but smooths over the skin very gently. Overall a pretty standard sunscreen without the oily residue.

Cost: $20 approximately @ ebay.ca

Would I recommend this product? I totally would it’s a great everyday sunscreen in the winter months and the scent is great!

Review: Neutrogena Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 45

11 May

Hello everyone! A review on sunscreen as summer is quickly approaching with a lot of sunshine coming through.

Review: I purchased this sunscreen due to recommendation from one of my cousins and she absolutely adored this sunscreen. For me, not so much love. Even though the product stated that it has an ultra-light, non-shiny finish, is fast-absorbing, and has a clean feel I don’t think it is. I felt that it just sat on my skin and the oils in the sunscreen gave my skin a oil spill and it just in general felt really icky like what all sunscreens feel like. The texture was thick and goopy sometimes and there was that strong sunscreen scent (which I dislike). I had to blot my skin after I applied the sunscreen to make sure that I didn’t look like an oil spill. It also felt really hard to blend over the skin and just felt like a second skin.  Not really comfortable to wear. Overall this was a miss for me as it just wasn’t up to my calling. I would however like to try other sunscreens from Neutrogena though.

Cost: $12-18 CDN @ local drugstores or Super market chain

Would I recommend this product? For those who have dry skin this will be great as it can provide a layer of extra moisture. Oily skin people beware it will make you look more greasy!

Review: Nivea Lipbalms

1 Mar

Hello everyone! This is a compilation review as I have more than one type of lipbalm from Nivea so they are all put in one.

Review: Since there are more than one lipbalm I will break the reviews up into their respective type I have also placed them in an order that goes from really like to dislike.

Hydro Care (blue) – overall a really great lip balm has a vanilla sort of scent that isn’t too overpowering and goes on the lips very smoothly.

Milk & Honey (light yellow) – I use this as a night time lip treatment as it has a heavier feel than most lip balms. Goes on with shine and can sometimes be a little tacky on the lips. Scent-wise it smells much more wax honey than a nice blend of honey and milk.

Strawberry Tinted (red) – This is a tinted lip balm and works very well the color is a very bright color (great for spring/summer looks). I found this not to be moisterizing enough and there are glitters in the lip balms so it does not slide on as smoothly compared to Hydro Care (blue). The tint can last all day as it can also work as a lipstain.

Sunscreen (bright yellow) – I really disliked this lip balm it literally felt like solid sunscreen for the lips. It was not moisterizing at all and it turned my lips whiter which should not happen (imagine putting on white lipstick). Tacky and hard to put on.

Price: Ranges from $1.50-3.00 CDN from various drugstores

Would I recommend these products? I would recommend the top three (hydro care, milk & honey, strawberry tint) but the only one that I will be repurchasing will be the Hydro care as it works very well for a great price. I would not recommend the sunscreen one as mentioned above it was not a lipbalm but solid sunscreen for the lips.