Thursday, February 24, 2011

LifeAndLensOfBeauty Giveaway! {CLOSED!}

So many giveaways recently! So Jennifer from "Life and Lens of Beauty" is giving away this peeling gel (similar to Cure) in a super super cute packaging! Who doesn't want to exfoliate with a Hello Kitty looking at you?! It's from the Rosette x Hello Kitty skincare line, and to be quite honest I can't stop looking that this pic! I've had this product in my shopping bag at Yesstyle for a while now, but hey, it's a giveaway now! Check out Jennifer's blog, it's filled with so many goodies that I enjoy reading so much! Don't forget to follow her and enter this giveaway! *Ends March 28, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

LipglossLoveAffair's Giveaway "From Head to Toe!" {CLOSED!}

Yay! Another giveaway! I am especially excited about this one because it's from Kelly! Kelly is my first ever commenter ^_^ Her blog is so amazing, filled with Eastern and Western makeup and skincare. This giveaway is HUGE, I mean, just look at the pic!!! Eyes, cheeks, lips, face, nails, hands, feet, body, hair, scent, and tea! AMAZING! Remember to enter and follow her blog! I hope I win, but I also wish that you guys will win too! Good luck!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Review: Benefit "BADgal Lash Mascara: Blue"

My second Benefit product! I love their stuff, it's so fun and great!
Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Me: I just got this out of the 'blue' when I was shopping around. I believe this is limited edition... cause I don't see it in stores anymore. However, they now have the color Plum available, so if your interested check it out! When wearing makeup, I hate lengthening stuff. I know it sounds weird, but lengthening stuff just makes my lashes look like 'spider lashes' if you know what I mean. So I usually lean towards more volumizing things other than lengthening products. I have to say this gives a really natural finish with nice voluminous lashes. And, you can always build it up for a more dramatic effect.
How to: Just wiggle the want up to get nice full lashes!
Price: $19, more on the higher end, but I really love this mascara! Blue just really brings out the fun!
Quality: It does a very very good job at voluminzing and making your lashes look fuller. However, it doesn't hold your curls that well. It does keep them up, but not curled; at least it's not drooping! It dries out kinda quickly, so my lashes looked a little "powder-like". I'm not sure about the black, cause maybe it's just the blue color that makes it look that way.
Smell: No particular smell, but it doesn't smell bad like some mascaras.
Texture: Very nice mascara formula, just a little dry. No clumps though! However, during the day, the mascara gets a little dry looking.
Color: It's a deep dark violet-royal-blue color. You can definitely play it up for fun, or play it down for a casual popping look. The color is very nice and rich! Instead of black, this gives your eyes a brighter look, and more awake. (Your whites look whiter in your eyes too.)
Packaging: It's a really big mascara tube, yet simple and chic. It's not overly big like the Maybelline and Covergirl mascaras cause it's just a jumbo sleek tube, no weird shape. The brush itself is humongous also, but really great for making it look full with clumps!
Repurchase: Yes!
Amount: .3 oz. (Going to last you for quite a while!)
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Review: TheFaceShop "Damage Coating Essence"

Sorry it's been a while! Well I've actually had this one ready, just haven't really posted it yet, but here you go! I actually got this from an awesome friend of mine, she's so nice and and giving, thank you! She actually got 2 bottles of this, and gave me one to try out. I've had it for about 3 months now, and so far it's really really nice!
9 out of 10
Hair Type: Any, dry damaged hair.
Me: So I usually don't like to put too much products in my hair, but this was like a hair care product, so I decided to test it out. Plus, from the summer my hair was really damaged from the sun. After this, my hair feels soooooo soft and amazing! I just can't stop touching my hair afterward, such a great serum! It does not weigh down your hair at all, and it doesn't get oily.
How to: 'After shampooing and drying hair, massage a fair amount of essence into hair.' You can use this on dry or wet hair, but for best results use this on like 50% dry hair so the essence can be soaked up. I would just use a dime size amount and massage it in my hair (not my scalp), and if I have some left, I would kind of 'pick up' the top layers of my hair with the remaining essence. I don't want my hair to be so oily at the scalp, and my tips are the ones that really need the replenishment.
Price: Not really sure, but I don't think it was that expensive.
Quality: Really makes my hair amazing afterward! I don't see that much repairing though, but it's a great hair serum nonetheless.
Smell: It does not smell gross at all, it has a slight sweet smell. Not really strong, but it gives your hair that little 'sweetness' to it. ^_^
Texture: It's an oil, not runny but not thick either; smooth. It has just enough texture to be easily spread and absorbed.
Packaging: A smooth, plastic bottle. The pump is easy to control, and comes out fine. Small and compact!
Amount: 65 ml. / 2.19 fl. oz.
Repurchase: Yes, but not for a long time. This will last me for a while!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Review: BeautyMate "Anti-Blemish Repairning Nano Mask" (Green)

This is my favorite sheet mask out of all the ones that I have tried! Amazing! I only have like 2 least I'm starting to clean out! After I finish these, I want to the MyBeautyDiary masks, so many raves about them!! Let's get on to the review!
9.5 out of 10
Skin Type: All skin types, acne.
Me: Really does the job, I just love this thing! This is definately a go-to mask when I'm in need. When my skin is just really bad, dull, and acne prone, I use this mask to calm my skin and my skin is immediately better. Super super impressed.
How to: After cleaning your face, just put this mask on and adjust it to your face shape. (Take the plastic film out.) Use the remaining essence on your neck or on the mask on places that are troublesome for you. Wait for about 15-30 minutes, and then take this mask off. Gently massage the excess off, and continue with the rest of your skincare routine!
Price: $15 per box, about a little over $2 per mask. Not expensive for a great mask! It's pretty moderately priced.
Quality: It definitely helps my acne-prone skin a lot and the redness! The sheet of the mask is a nice material, smooth and thick so that that your skin can be hydrated and absorb all the essence.
Smell: No particular smell, and I'm not sure how to explain this smell! It smells good anyways! It's like this clean, fresh, and smooth smell. I love the smell personally.
Texture: This essence is pretty thick, and absorbs really well on your skin. It's not sticky, but it's thick and hydrating, even for acne skin!
Packaging: The mask comes in it's own little bag in a box. Inside is the sheet mask with a bunch of essence. The mask is folded, and in between, there's a plastic sheet with holes so when it's in the bag, the essence is absorbed all over. The plastic sheet keeps it hygienic, and it's not hard to peel off, it's not like super thin or anything. The box is nice, and inside there's a little booklet of all the different masks BeautyMate has, and it gives a brief explanation of what each mask does, ^_^
Amount: 1 mask (7 masks per box)
Repurchase: Yes, of course!