Monday, July 2, 2012

My Current Skincare Faves

Hello hello! I felt that this post had to go up as soon as possible so that you guys are aware of the amazingness these items can deliver to your skin. First off, i use 2 cleansers but im not too picky on cleanser. I use the Perricone MD Nutritive Cleanser that has not caused and problems to my skin yet 

( history of my skin - never really had acne or any problems with my skin. Occasionally pimple here and there. My skin type is combo oily, oily nose and forehead but my cheeks are normal and dry in the winter.) and i lean more towards scrubs, im fine with using it everyday but some people might find it too harsh to use a scrub everyday. I usually dont care what kind of scrub i use, but i like something that has a lot of those "scrubbing" things. I currently use a brand that is new at Ulta called Bellaboo.

 The other 2 best products that i added to my skincare regime was the Reviva Labs glycolic acid toner that i also picked up at Ulta, and the moisturizer i got at GNC for$1.99 which is the vitamin C serum. 

Those 2 together are a godsend for my skin. Vitamin C is known to be amazing for the skin, helping fade acne spots or other troubled spots and it is also good for skin elasticity. I use to have a broken blood vessel on my top left cheek and it is gone! Usually people go to laser treatments to get rid of broken blood vessels on their body but not me, it totally went away!
We all get lazy sometimes and skip some days without a certain skincare product like the moisturizer or something, i know i have done it plenty of times before and i can tell right away that my skin is not happy. So i try to keep my skincare simple so that i dont find it a hassle to do it everyday.

Its also really good to do a mask at least once a week, i think homemade masks are the best as its all freshly made and has all fresh ingredients. Oh and the Queen Helene mask is the best when you have breakouts and problem skin!
Many many people recommend it and i have tried it and i love it! It can work wonders for your skin and its very inexpensive! I hope this post will help some of you and if you try any products, let me know how they are working for you. Until next time!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sigma F80 has some competition...

So when Coastal Scents was having their awesome sale a few weeks back, i decided to give some of their face brushes a try. Im always up for trying new flat top brushes, especially dense ones like the Sigma F80 as i find them THE BEST for applying any liquid and cream foundations. So i saw the bionic flat top brush and didnt think much of it as the hairs are a bit longer than the Sigma F80 and i felt it might be flimsy, i haven't heard much raves about it, and at $14 i really didnt care for it. But during the sale it was reduced to $6 or $7 and i was like, why not. I ordered it along with a few others, the pink kabuki (not as dense as the mac 182 but applies great and SUPER soft) a 217 look alike which does get the job done, and the kabuki on a stick brush which i havent really tried just once for blush and it was good. Back to the flat top, i tried it and i was in love. In my book its a tie with the F80. Even though the hairs are longer, it is not flimsy at all, you still have control in the way you apply, it blends away like a dream and i would definitely recommend it. I of course got another one and love it!

No i was not sent anything, bought it all with my money and i think the bionic flat top deserves more credit because it really is inexpensive and works amazing!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

L'Oreal Double Extend Mascara Review

Hey guys! Long time no talk! Well, i missed blogging like crazy, but sometimes life just gets in the way. I'm trying to get back into blogging and i hopefully will! I have so many posts lined up that i plan on working on soon. So today i want to talk about the L'Oreal double extend lash boosting mascara. At first, i didn't think much of it. But my mom had been using it for months and i asked about the mascara one day and she told me that she sees a huge difference in her lashes and loves it. So then i KNEW i had to try it. My lashes are pretty normal, not too long not too short, just average, not straight or curled but..normal. So i used this mascara for about 4 months now, give or take a few weeks. Um.. i'm not really seeing the wow factor here. I thought i was going to be wowed but i guess the mascara didn't do much for me. It applies nicely and doesn't flake or anything, its just a normal mascara that didn't "extend" anything. This is just my experience, but maybe it worked wonders for some people and i'm sure it did. As for me, sadly, nothing happened. At the end of the day its a nice mascara, nothing too special, for me at least.