Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pastel eos Lotions!

Hello Lovelies! I know winter is almost over but with the crazy snow storms hitting the north, I thought I'd share the last bit of my winter loving with ya'll! I love my eos lip balm and have been using if for months now so I decided to try the eos lotion as well. The packaging is what caught my attention first. It was so cute and easter-like! 
The container is lightweight and fits perfectly in a purse. The curve of the packaging also fits in the palm of my hand.
Its easy to open and doesn't spill out. The cap stays tight and doesn't open in your purse.
The lotion has a sweet floral scent. It has a light and non-oily consistency. It keeps moisture locked in for many hours till I wash my hands again. Overall, I love this product and definitely recommend it!

Till next time :)

Monday, February 4, 2013

My First Time: False Eyelashes

Hello lovelies! I used false lashes for the first time for a banquet last month. I wanted to share my experience with some of you first timers too. I've always been turned off by false eyelashes cause I thought they were fake looking on my eyes and the process is tedious. After I did it once, it wasn't too bad. It's a lot easier to apply them on someone else than applying them on myself. The brand I used were Shisem Lashes.

I bought 4 packs at TheFaceShop. I have 2 more pairs that I am selling here :) Each of these packs comes with one pair of lashes and a small tube of glue. The glue applies with a hint of blue but dries completely clear. It is easier to put liner on before or after you apply lashes, according to your preference. The lashes are the perfect size for my eyes, but you are always welcome to cut to your natural eye lash length. Shisem lashes are very natural looking, they enhance what you already have but won't make it obvious that you have falsies on.

To apply, just gently pull the lashes off the adhesive strip inside the plastic box. Be very careful not to break the lash or stretch the lashes. Take the tube of glue out and poke a hole in the tip. Add a tiny strip of glue along the edge of the lash from corner to corner. Match up the glue-applied lash with one corner of your eye and gently press on as close to your natural lash line as possible until it reaches the other corner of your eye.

To remove, just soak a cotton round with makeup remover and place it on your eye for 10-15 seconds and slowly peel the falsie off. My friend had applied too my glue on one of my eyes so mine was a bit harder to pull off, but it did eventually come off. I didn't get a chance to take a close-up picture of how they looked on my eyes cause we were in a hurry to get to the benefit dinner I attended. I will to a before and after photo of my natural lashes vs the Shisem lashes next time I wear them. For now, I will post a picture of how we looked with the lashes on. Can you tell the falsies?

Till next time :)

Friday, January 25, 2013

2013: New Beginnings and New Reviews!

Hello my lovelies! I have taken a long and tedious hiatus from this blog but for good reason I assure you. My school/work life is taking over and I am getting more classes a week as the semester go by. The good news is I will be finally getting my Masters in December of this year. Fingers crossed! The bad news is I will be in and out of this blog till then. I will try my hardest to share with you my products and suggestions as I try new things out. Please follow me with your loving hearts and don't doubt that I will work very hard to keep ya'll updated! :) With that said, I wanted to tell ya'll about a hair product I have been absolutely loving! 

Longer hair, Faster
Strengthens hair
Anti-breakage formula
Sulfate free
For all hair types

This duo has saved my hair and it really has made a difference in growth. Since I highlighted my hair last year, its been dry, brittle and damaged. I've tried numerous different shampoo's such as LUSH shampoo bars (great for volume), Herbal Essence (good for shine) and Fekkai (didn't see much of a difference). With the NYM's set, I really noticed that my hair was been smoother and easier to brush through. I still have significant hair loss but that is from stress and lack of sleep -.- I also like that this formula does not have any harmful sulfate or other chemicals. As a plus, it smells like strawberry milk, which I adore! So if your hair is stubborn and doesn't grow or is damaged and dry, definitely try this pair!! Its pretty cheap too. I buy it from for $5.99 each~

Till next time :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fixing The Bumps

Hello my Lovelies,

I have been M.I.A. for a while now and I sincerely apologize for leaving you all without notice. I started my Masters not long ago and over the summer it started getting harder and harder for me to balance work and school. I also had a lot of personal issues that needed to be sorted out like moving to a new place, helping my mother move as well, and recovering from a car accident. The accident experience was a lot worse than the damage, thank god, but I just needed some time away to recollect myself. I am back now and happy to share some products I have tried in the past few months. This will be a collective haul and review!

Product #1: Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Facial Scrub 
I have always heard great things about Queen Helene Mint Julep but for some reason the tingling feeling of mint never settles well with my skin so I opted for the Cocoa Butter instead. I must say for the $4.16 I paid for this scrub, I love it!! It compares to the overly priced microdermabrasion products out there. I thought it would be similar to St. Ives scrubs but it isn't like that at all. The grains are very fine and well sorted through the smooth soapy cocoa butter. I use it 1-2 times a week so I don't very dry my skin. It makes my face smooth and soft afterwords. For the price, you can't go wrong.

Product #2: Lush Mask of Magnaminty
I am a loyal customer of Lush and I love a lot of their bath bombs and moisturizers. This is the first face mask I've tried from Lush and at first I didn't really like the consistency of it. It's rather thick and when applied, there's small pieces of red bean that don't always stick to your face so they fall in my sink. I learned that wetting your face or adding a bit of water to the mask then applying helps thin out the texture a bit and makes applying it so much easier. I love the feeling during and after. Like I mentioned, I am not too big of a mint fan, but this product is more like chocolate chip mint and it smells amazing. It really tightens your face and pores while it dries. After it is completely dry or after 15-20 minutes, gently wash the mask off by scrubbing the red bean around and rinsing with warm water. Your face will feel supple and soft after. After using it for a month, I still have 75% of the container left. It definitely made my skin less oily after consistent use. For $11.95, it goes a long way.

Product #3: Lush Jumping Juniper Solid Shampoo
I used the Seanik solid shampoo prior to this and loved how it made my hair less oily after a few weeks of use so I decided to try a different scent with similar qualities. This seems like lemon and juniper, which is lovely for my senses. However, I ran into the same problem I had with solid shampoos in general, the edges start to crumble over time and I end up with small bits of shampoo bar that gets wasted down the drain. (It's $5.95 and its suppose to last longer than a regular bottle of shampoo) It is also difficult to keep try in the shower in my tin so I started taking it out with me every time I leave the shower. Once it gets soaked in the tin, it becomes this soft jelly material that gets stuck on the inside and you can't get the shampoo bar out. Besides the tedious process of keeping it a bar and dry, the results from the Jumping Juniper are very good. It volumizes my hair a lot and leaves a light scent for a day. I use a deep conditioner with it once a week to keep my hair from drying out too much.

Product #4: TheFaceShop Herb Day Cleansing Tissue
These wipes are super moisturizing and refreshing. I love keeping them in my gym bag and using them to wipe away the excess oil and sweat before going home. These are also good for those lazy, stay-at-home days where you end up going out mid-day and need a quick pick me up to palette your face for makeup. It has a fresh floral scent but not too overwhelming. The tissue is soft and non-abrasive and my skin doesn't sting after using it. It has a slightly cooling affect as well. I bought this in NY for $3 and it was the travel size of 20 sheets. I like having smaller packages of wipes so it is easier to travel with. The full size is 70 sheets and around $9.

Product #5: Victoria's Secret So Sexy Clean & Go Dry Shampoo
I really like the concept behind dry shampoos but I have yet to find one that satisfies me. I have very oily hair that starts deteriorating the 2nd day after my wash so dry shampoo, when applied well, helps me elongate my between wash time. I've tried Suave, Oscar Blandi, and Batiste. They all have either left white residue in my hair so bad I looked like I am 100 years old or it didn't make a difference. I had a $10 off coupon for VS so I decided to try their version. It was $14 originally so $4 made it a good deal for me. After the first use, I did notice my hair was a lot less oily. However, it did make my hair more stiff as if I applied hairspray to my roots. It doesn't leave a white coating and it does volumize. It has a heavy perfume/alcohol scent so I am not sure how healthy it is for hair, but overall I am happy with the results it gave.

Till next time :)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Little Black Bag June

I was excited this month because I really wanted to find a crossbody bag and I found one I really liked on LBB. For those of you who do not know what LBB is, it is a monthly subscription service or one-time shop for high-end purses, accessories, makeup, household items and cell/laptop accessories. The monthly cost is $49.90 and the one-time purchase is $59.90. You chose one item to open your 'bag' with and then the site matches you up with 2 other items. Then the fun begins! You have 7 days to trade with other customers and see what you can get with the items in your bag. You can ultimately end up with 4-5 items at a time!

The item I chose to open with was actually the Danielle Nicole Leather Clutch but then I realized it was a shoulder bag instead of crossbody so I traded for this adorable beige colored BCBGeneration - Snake Embossed Mini Crossbody.
I love the contrasting chain and the leather strap on the top so it won't hurt my shoulder. I have another envelope crossbody that has just all chain and it leaves marks all over my shoulder when I wear tank and tube tops. It looks really funny. The bag is around 6.5'' x 6.5'' so its not large but its perfect for a day out or to dinner. Because of the color and snakeskin print on the bag, its good for all occasions. The turn lock also keeps everything in just in case if over turns.
The other items in my bag:
 Kenneth Cole New York - Small Drop Earring
 Gorjana - Snowflake Charm Necklace 
ZAD - Owl Necklace 
My total retail price was $170 and I paid $54. I am overall satisfied, however, I thought the images made the charms on the necklaces seem a lot larger than it actually is. That was quite deceiving. I hope that in the future it will be more to scale.

Till next time :)