Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mitsuwa & CVS Haul

Wazzzzuppp ladies. I'm feeling kinda hyper today. So I know I've been haulin' like a mad woman lately but this haul might actually be the last one for this month. (I'm on a roll....chyeeaaah!)

So I was at Mitsuwa two days ago and I bought a bunch of goodies (mostly snacks). I got the TSUBAKI conditioner and shampoo. I got this cause' I heard from a couple of people that this stuff is divine and smells AMAZING, which is the undeniable truth! I love how this smells. There's also a red one but I thought it smelled a little too strong for my liking. I think I paid about $15 each for these.

So this I purchased at CVS and I just love, love, love this foundation!
Mini-Review: It comes in a frosted bottle with a convenient, mess-free pump. I've used this a couple of times and I just love the texture. It goes on smoothly and the coverage is buildable. I would say that this foundation is a cross between my MAC studio fix fluid and my MAC mineralized satinfinish foundations. It has the consistency that the studio fix fluid has but gives me the deweyness that I'd normally achieve from using my mineralized satinfinish.

I've been eyeing this for a while now and each time I go to Mitsuwa I am particularly lured in by the cute packaging on this bottle (but once you take off the plastic wrapping it becomes plain, in the baby pink bottle). Don't ask me why...I'm just weird. :p Anyways, this is seriously the BEST, and I mean the BEST eye makeup remover I have ever used. Why? you may ask...well let's gets all of the makeup out (even waterproof mascara/liner), it's gentle and doesn't make my eye feel oily or greesy, I like the consistency because it's like lotion, it doesn't irritate the crap out of my eyes or make it red, and it just works..plain as day. It does what it's suppose to do, which is get rid off all the makeup from my eyes. I believe this was around $5 or $6.

I got this Tsururi Nose Pore Peeling Gel. It cost around $12 I think and it has charcoal in it. I think it's kinda expensive for such a small tube but oh well, maybe it can do miracles or something. LoL Anyways, I tried it out and it got rid off most of my white heads on my nose but there was like one or two that got left over. I'm suppose to let it dry and then peel it off or in my case rub it off but I was becoming impatient so....yeah I definitely need to try applying it again and then I will give you ladies a more proper review-ish.

Onto the junk food....I GOT TONS of food! Hihihihi..crackers, chocolate, sweet tea, rice cakes, cake, and wheat bread!

Oh I almost forgot...I didn't get to take a separate picture of the Covergirl Lash Blast Luxe Mascara that I bought w/ the free eye liner. Anyways, I got that from CVS and I think it's a good deal since they give you a free eye liner (w/ smudger).

What else...I should be posting up more reviews soon. I'm currently getting ready to move. I will be keeping you guys updated on the chaos lol.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder

So here's my review of the Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder....
According to the Smashbox website:
A powder that reduces fine lines & wrinkles in 10 minutes? It's not magic, it's new HALO HYDRATING PERFECTING POWDER. HALO is the first anti-aging powder with the science of skin care built in. It's advanced formulation of pure gold, 48 minerals, 11 amino acids and a powerful peptide deliver powerful anti-aging benefits while the patented hydration system continuously revitalizes skin for a brighter, more radiant complexion all day. HALO’s innovative built in shaver gives you the perfect amount of luminous loose powder every time with no mess. Finally, a powder that multi-tasks as much as you do.

Clinical studies show: -After 10 minutes there is a 33% decrease in the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes. -After 6 weeks of use, there is a 67% decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles overall.

Includes a custom KABUKI BRUSH for flawless application plus a sample of our award-winning PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER.

Oil-free, Talc-free, and Paraben-free. (Full List of Ingredients)

Winner of the HBA Award for Best Prestige Packaging.
Ingredients: Great ingredients is key and is of great significance for me since I have super sensitive skin (Thanks mom :p)
Packaging: I love the great packaging. Compared to other mineral powders that I've used, this has the best packaging because it prevents product waste. Mineral makeup usually comes in a container (acrylic or plastic) w/ a built in sifter but since mineral powder is so finely milled it has the tendency to be messy, flying and spilling everywhere. However, since this powder is a solid with a built in grinder it's not messy and you waste no product. Freshly grind mineral makeup each time!
Price: $59
Color Options and Coverage: Fair, Light, Medium, and Dark. I bought mine in Light and it blends in easily with my natural complexion. It has a nice semi-matte finish. It looks natural and it does not cake. The coverage is light to medium, depending on how much you buff on.

The baby-buki that comes with the powder compact is of good quality and it's just the right size for convenient buffing of the product onto areas of the face.

In this picture I am only using the Halo powder w/out any foundation or concealer.
Although, I currently use this powder to set my foundation (Sally Hansen Inspired by Carmindy -Will do a review on this baby soon!) however, you can wear it alone and with a little bit of concealer if needed.

Final Verdict:
Would I buy this product again???
Does it hydrate???
Well let's just say it does not dry up my skin unlike some powders. (These days I have dry skin since it's getting hotter, but normally I have combination skin).
Do I think it's too pricey???
I think it is a little bit on the expensive side for mineral makeup but the again it does help improve the skin so I think it's a great investment. Plus you can always be on a lookout for special offers or coupons, like I did.

Hope this review helped!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Imomoko Haul

Hey ladies!!! So I received my Imomoko haul today. I thought the box would be bigger but oh well...everything was snug as a bug w/ lots of package fillers.

So I got Dr. Ci:Labo Basic Black Blemish Control Gel and Cleansing Gel

Dr. Ci:Labo Basic Black Cleansing Gel. I LOVE THIS STUFF! Used it today...and it took off all my makeup. I applied it on my face (dry) and just massaged it all over. It was black at first then it started to lighten in color and I could see it blending in with the foundation. After I rinsed my face, it felt smooth and not dry at all.

Dr. Ci:Labo Basic Black Blemish Control Gel. Comes with a little spoon to scoop out the product. Two small pea sized scoops for the morning and 1 thumb size scoop at night.

I have this stuff on my face right's like having a really thin mask on my face...but it makes it smooth. This product can also be used as a foundation base. It makes my skin feel a little tight but not irritating.

I got two things from the Beautymaker Brand.

Kevin Beautymaker Aquamarine Serum and Aqua Color Controller. I saw Fuz use both these products and she inspires me so much so I decided to try it out for myself. Thanks Fuz!

My frist Kate and Coffret D'Or eyeshadow palettes.

Coffret D'Or 02

Pink and purple..this is just beautiful!


Kate Diamond Cut Eyes in Dark Diamond

This is significantly smaller compared to the Coffret D'Or palette but has great quality and texture.

I ordered a fringe holder thingy-ma-jiggy. I have it on as we speak! lol. I also got a free item..I'm not sure if it's a toner or a makeup remover. :p

Friday, June 5, 2009

Huge Eye Lash Haul from Ebay

Hey pretty ladies! Happy Friday!!!! So I received my e-bay haul today.

I hauled this from ebay seller


Each set was between $5 - $8, but you can get 10 pairs for $2 and some change w/ free shipping. Just browse around through her ebay store.

Sorry ladies the pictures are a lil blurred on certain areas cause' I was using my bf's camera w/ the Macro lens attached. I would have taken off the lens but didn't wanna break it or something.

So I 40 pairs...4 styles that were contained in the above bigger boxes...w/ a free glue.

10 pairs of these feathered looking ones

10 pairs of my fave kind of falsies...the criss-cross

10 pairs of these seperated/criss-cross/feathered

10 pairs (big box) Criss-cross. This is more ideal for everyday wear I think cause their shorter.

10 pairs...this is best for glam looks

10 pairs...these are tapered feathery lashes

10 pairs...more simple ones...but also works.

Free Glue...I like the packaging...but I don't think this is for the falsies...cause I saw there was this fork looking thingy inside the box...I think it's like a Koji Eye Talk.

Anyways, I know you ladies might be wondering why in the world I bought so much falsies. The thing is, I have long lashes since my mom decided to cut them when I was a baby...but I wanna learn to apply falsies better. Practice makes perfect! Plus I will be including this on my future contest prizes and giveaways. ^_^

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