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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Bliss The Youth as We Know It, Anti-Aging Toner

This toner contains pH rebalancers, advanced moisture binders, Brightening multi-fruit complex, oxygen boosters, collagens, and elastin protectors.

Actual ingredients include: orange extract (brightener), lemon extract (brightener), maple sugar extract (brightener), saccromyces lysate (its a microbe!), sugar cane extract, sodium hydroxide (oxygen booster) etc. 

I am not sure what every ingredient does but the few I mentioned, I know what they do =)

It has a slight jelly consistency and it turns into a liquid. It has a fruit smell like the whole line does. I really like the smell actually. 
It does leave a little residue on your face. They say its a prep for the moisturizer. 
It does a great job in removing dirt from your face! I paid $28 for it. 

Friday, February 27, 2009

Pop Beauty Lid Pastel Palette AMAZING!!!!

I bought the lid neon and I loved it! So I thought I would try the lid pastels and wow simply amazing! They are super intense, super sparkly and super duo chrome! If you love girly baby soft colors, this is the palette for you! The applicator that comes with it is a normal cheap-o applicator. I bought it for $24 at Ulta. The eyeshadow is talc based and can fall off your eyes easily so where a primer.
The colors remind me of the hard candy delusional palette but a lot nicer and more intense.
The two colors that stand out the most are the purple on the left and the 4 color from the left. Its a coral pink. I have yet to see colors similar to these. 
These last two colors have less metallic sparkle and more of a shimmer. These I have seen before. 
Pop Beauty also came out with a whole primer line! Face lips and eyes!

They also came out with like 10 new palettes! Its a shame sephora pulled this line! Check it out girlies!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Covergirl Blast Collection Eyeshadows Eye Enhancers- Cheap off!

I just love the Covergirl Blast colors of the Eye Enhancers Collection! They are so vibrant and only $3.00 a piece! If you have a coupon to Ulta or somewhere else, you can get them even cheaper!

All of these colors are not super pigmented but they have a soft consistency and they can easily be as deep looking in color when compared to high end cosmetics, you just have to apply more. Also they all have matching glitter colors to the shadow color itself in them.

Tropical Fusion 205- I love this set! It is going to look so pretty in the summer!

Drama Eyes 222- This kit looks great at night. Very seductive!
Gold Sizzle 420- This color is very pigmented! Its looks super metallic and frosty!
Purple Pop 455- This color has a pretty pearl undertone. 
If you are looking for a cheap Makeup thrill, try these babies out!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Benefit Posie Tint

I have the original Benetint which gives a great rosy glow that lasts all day. So I thought I would try posie and I love it! It gives this beautiful pink doll like glow! Would probably go really cute with a harajuku look! 

It lasts all day. Only downfall is that the color stains and dries quick so rub fast ladies! A little goes a long way and this bottle is filled! It has some sort of oily substance in it that allows the color to blend but the oil can be removed with a tissue.

I suggest to go out and try this! Hopefully soon they will give away free minis like they do with the benetint.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Frilly Lilly Pink Lemonade Lip Butter and Treat Cacao Lip Scrub

These are cute little boutique brands!

Frilly Lilly has several stores in Canada and United States and a few international stores. People like Lindsay Lohan and HIlary Duff love this line. They are very popular for their bath cakes. They look like mini bundt cakes with icing! There is a store in Hong Kong too!

Check it out

This is my favorite product, the lip butters. They come in 4 different flavors, PInk lemonade, Chocolate Mint, Peppermint, and Butter Cream. They are made with various healthy oils and sugar. I love them! A little goes a long way! It reminds me of the LUSH let them eat cake lip butter.

It gives a clear shiny wash on your lips!
My other favorite brand is Treat.

They make everything for your body and even mineral cosmetics. Everything is as organic as possible. It smells so good. Whatever you use by them is really like a treat! They are known for their bath truffles which are similar to Lush's bath melts.

My favorite product is the Cacao Lip scrub. Its made with Shea Butter, sugar, cacao, and almond oil plus a few other oils. It is a soft scrub but I like to put a good amount on and scrub like crazy! Anyway, this little tub will last a lifetime and its $14.00

The scrub is on my hand on the left. It does not smell like cacao but rather butter cream sugar.

If you are interested in trying some new boutique brands, I suggest trying these out!

Monday, February 16, 2009

MAC Creme De Violet Frost Eyeshadow

I really like the shadow color. It is a matte purple with bright gold flecks! Like most mac shadows it is very chalky and it stains your fingers! They claim it is a frost color but as you can tell below, its not. Hrmph! Either way, I thought it was different to find a purple with gold flecks. 

I purchased it at the Cosmetic Company 25% off retail price. If you are not familiar with the cosmetic company (at least in the USA), they sell select brands at a discount of 25% or more. They often get limited editions stuff in too! So after it sells out, you know where to go!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Body Shop Eye Color EyeShadow 42 Velvet Green NEW Color

I love this new color! It is an intense deep green black. Its super soft and very sexy.  It glides on like a dream and is super blendable! A awesome color for a new twist to the smokey look!

It was only $12. I highly suggest looking at this new color. There are 3 new colors.  I think the quality of their makeup has gone up since L'oreal bought them.

They are  made with community trade marula oil to condition the eye.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Missha Super Aqua Detoxifying Peeling Gel, Missha Mineral Ball Powder

I purchased this on a whim because I love the Skin Food Morning Peel Gel and the Super Aqua can in the same size exact size and shape tube! Too my surprise they are similar! I only like certain types of peels. I like the one where you just rub it on and it peels. I do not like the ones that dry and then you have to rub them off because they get caught in my little peach fuzz hairs.
A drop of the peel on my hand. It smells refreshing and it has a cool feeling. Its made with fruit extracts, Green tea extracts, Milk extracts, and caffeine. 
Within in seconds of rubbing on my skin, I felt a cool tingling sensation and the gel started to "peel" away from my skin. I definitely think its a keeper!
So I am really getting into mineral based makeup powders. They really are better for your skin since plain and simple they contain less ingredients. Most of them are non-comodeogenic, fragrance free, talc and or preservative free. Don't get me wrong they are not as fun but after a month of switching to these types of powders (foundation and blushes). I have noticed that my skin is not getting as clogged nor as oily.
I purchased the darker color.  Once you separate the middle layer, they will be a little pouf that is used to keep the beads in one spot. They you can take brush and invert it over the beads and gently move back and forth to pick up the powder. It takes several dips in the beads to really cover your face. Once your face is covered, it offers a medium coverage. My face did not get oily throughout the day from it. Only where I used a non-mineral blush did my face get oily. Its a neat product but I prefer a pressed powder as it offers more coverage. But if you are looking for something that offers a medium overage and is a mineral powder, this might just be a good one to try.
The color is on the top of my hand . You can see where it is a little yellow. I have a more pink tone to my skin but it still worked!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Mac Hello Kitty Collection Fashion Mews, Kitty Powder, Deep Blue Green

Mac Hello Kitty Power! A really pretty pink with gold and iridescent glitter! As usual has an amazing staying power!
Mac Deep Blue Green- I am not sure if this was released before but it was released in this collection and I received a generous 5 gram jar!
Swatch- It is a deep black blue green. Very pigmented and very pretty!
Lipstick Fashion Mews- This is a pretty lavender frost that has an hello kitty face stamped on the lipstick. The only down fall and please correct me if I am wrong, the lipstick size is smaller than their normal lipsticks! I compared it to other mac lipsticks that are regulars and it is on average a 1/4 size less in length! Has anyone else noticed this?
Swatch w/o flash A frosty wet looking pale lavender! I got it for free since I had 6 Back To MACs!

Swatch with Flash

Monday, February 9, 2009

Urban Decay Cream Shadows Swatches

So what does everyone think of the new urban decay cream shadows? They have an amazing staying power!

Left to right, Top row: 

Sphynx, Whipped, Suburbia, Rehab, Delinquent, Moonshine

Second Row

Asphalt, Weeds, Mushroom, Radium

My favorite is Sphynx and Asphalt because of the chunky silver glitter.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Body Shop Moroccan RoseFlower Pink Blush, Shimmer Cubes Palette 18 Spring 09

So I went to try out the Moroccan Rose Collection at the Body Shop. 

First thoughts pretty elegant simple packaging.  The plastic that the eyeshadows/blushes come in remind me of Shu Uemura's newer cases.

I love the shimmery dusty rose color of the lipstick cases.

So I tried the whole collection and it was ok 

The whole collection smells like rose! Like a real heavily scented Rose. 

The Roseflower eye colors were ok. The sunshine gold is very light! Not like the girl in the picture at all! The Mint Eyeshadow is very pretty! However I have tons like it!

The roseflower radiance stick was very pretty as well. The formula is super soft! It does have a slight tacky feeling so that is why I did not buy it. The color is an intense light light pink shimmer.

Both Roseflower Blushes have gold shimmer in them which are nice. The fusia color is very pretty but very much like many blushes out there.

I really like the Pink color blush. It is shown below.

It is a baby pink with gold shimmer. You have to have a heavy swipe to get a lot of color.
I also purchased the shimmer cubes palette number 18. This is definitely one of the prettiest!
The colors are very shimmery and pigmented! I love love love them! The gray is a very pretty. It is an intense steel gray! The mint color is my second favorite! The pink and white shimmer are very hard to distinguish on pale skin. Either way this palette works great even for a highlighter!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Etude House VIP Girl Collection!

This awesome collection can be found on Gmarket now! 

Etude House VIP Girl Collection

5 Pretty Pastel colors!
2 Color matte glosses! Beige and Pink! I am eyeing the pink!
Lipstick base
Lipstick in 4 matte colors! I am eyeing the pale pink!
4 eyeshadow duos! The center is a dark color and the outer a brighter color! I want the green/brown and the black/yellow!
Mascara. Similar to their recent mascaras
Duo liner. Same as the previous season. It can be a thick or thin edge