Monday, March 31, 2014

March Empties!

Ah, April! How I wish you came sooner. March surprisingly went pretty fast for me, it could have been that I had 6 big projects at work and completely lost track of time [highly probable]. Well, I hope April brings with it, some much needed warm weather and I wouldn't mind a light shower here and there.

Have a great one!

March Empties-

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette
Sephora Tropical Jasmine Body Scrub
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear - Purple Potion
Julep Rock Star Hand Creme
TBS Strawberry Soap
Burt’s Bees Honey Lip Balm
St. Ives Oatmeal and Shea Butter Moisturizing Body Wash
Sephora Fragrance Sample
Julep Nail Polish - Aviva
Kleancolor Nail Polish - Gold Caviar
Calvin Klein Euphoria
Crazy Rumor Bee My Honey Lip Balm
Intelligent Beauty Labs Rescue Rapid Repair Hair Mask
REN Hydra Calm Global Protection Day Cream
Lumene Time Freeze Firming Day Cream
Eminence Organic Skin Care Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant
Garnier Skin Renew Daily Moisture Lotion Anti-Sun Damage
Jennifer Aniston Perfume
Maybelline FitMe Foundation Sample
ELF Cucumber Melon Nourishing Body Lotion
Maybelline The Falsies Volumin' Express Mascara
Paula's Choice Resist Ultra Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum
Murad Active Radiance Serum
CellCeuticals CellGensis Eye Serum
Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Cleansing Foam
White Rain Ocean Mist Body Wash
Gold Shimmer Powder
Bobbi Brown Lash Glamour Lengthening Mascara - Bark
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Perfume Sample
The Face Shop Cucumber Mask
Aveeno Positively Radiant Targeted Tone Corrector
L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Aveeno Nourish and Strengthen Shampoo and Conditioner

Thinking the “strong” Florida sun will do major damage to my hair I decided to take along this “gentle”  shampoo and conditioner duo hoping it will help. I had recently got a haircut cutting off not just the dead ends but at least 6 inches of hair. I hoped the shampoo/conditioner help protect my strands from breaking and keeping “I just came from the salon look”. The soft scented did leave my hair soft and manageable. Did it help strengthen my hair? Truly, I have no way of knowing but I did like how my hair look afterwards, so I am guessing even if it didn’t strengthen my hair it did strengthen my self confidence. Now, all is left is the massive acne breakout, that the Florida’s heat has blessed me with.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Exuviance Age Reverse BioActiv Wash

The creamy cleaner is packed with Polyhydroxy Acid blends, maltobionic Acid and a botanical extract cocktail of aloe, rose, chamomile, rosemary and cucumber. In all honesty, when I was using this product I didn’t even realize it had that many botanical extract ingredients, especially since it doesn’t have floral scent. The foamy wash promises to exfoliate and stimulate cell renewal. My favorite part of this wash is that it does clean my skin very well and the foam is so easy to use and apply.
** I lost the photos that I took :( **

Friday, March 28, 2014

LA Fresh Eco Beauty Natural Waterproof Makeup Remover

I love wipes, they are so easy and convenient to use. I tend to keep some by my bed, on my bathroom counter and in my desk at work. Because lets be honest who has time to wash their face when there is a DVR full of TV and over-demanding calendar. I was interested in using these wipes because they are all natural and packed with good for your ingredients [and being 100% biodegradable] and without the nasty parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals and dyes. The wipes is enriched with 6 blend oil of Olive, Jojoba, Sesame, Grapeseed, Vitamin E and Lavender. These wipes didn’t do a good job of wiping off my makeup. I had to rub the wipes really hard to get my makeup off and it still left with traces of makeup behind. Even though the wipes promises no greasy residue, it did make my face shiny and moisturized. I am guessing, its most likely because of the 6 oil blend cocktail. I tend to like my wipes to leave my skin matte and then follow up with moisturizer.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Manic Panic Lipstick - MP 009 Tainted Love

Bland lips

The swatch on my lips

The bright orange red lipstick went on smoothly. The high quality lipstick gave a nice coverage, moisturizing, and it is very pigmented. It was advertised as matte lipstick but I think it had a soft sheen satin finish and it wasn't as drying as other matte lipstick. For $8 a bullet, the lipstick is quite a steal. I can't wait to try the other Manic Panic lipsticks.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Aveeno Positively Radiant Targeted Tone Corrector

Every time, I get acne I always get dark spots without fail. I have heard soy helps reduce the appearance dark spots. The vitamin A enriched serum went on smoothly and didn’t leave my face feeling greasy. My dark spots faded a bit and my complexion look more radiant and glowy. While the tone corrector is meant as a spot treatment I been using it all over my skin. The serum is oil free, non-comedogenic, and non-irritating. Overall, I love this dark spot corrector for an all over treatment since it cost under $20 and managed to fade my dark spots more than expensive products I have tried.   

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

The super popular hand cream is sold every three seconds around the world. The hand cream is enriched with 20% shea butter, honey, almond extracts and coconut oil. The cream promises to absorb quickly to soften, smooths, protect, and moisturize.  The  reamy lotion goes on smoothly but I find it left my hand a bit greasy. My hands does feel soft and smooth but I wasn’t fond of the greasy feeling. So I use it mostly at night before going to bed so I can wake up with soft hands without dealing with the greasy feeling. I did try putting a small amount but my hands still felt dry and looked ashy.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Julep Nail Polish - Sylvia

When I first got this color, I thought I got the wrong color. When I swatch my Sylvia, mines looked more gray purple creme [ a bit also like a bluish eggplant color] instead of the lilac purple creme noted on Julep website. I tried take multiple shots to show the color. Either way, it's a nice color to start the spring with. The color went on thick, shiny and smooth and lasted for a bit.