Monday, March 5, 2012

February Hits and Misses!

I watched Chanel's Spring 2012 Couture Show last night and it was so creative! The concept is airline stewardess styles with a sky-blue color theme and the runway looked like the inside of a plane. Now on to my Feb. Hits and Misses!!
Hit #1:
I bought this Oil-Free Control Cream when I did my THEFACESHOP haul in Jan. I started using it at the beginning of Feb. and within a month I have seen great results. Its a very lightweight cream. I started using it at night, but its a bit too light for the night time. The only thing I don't like about it for the day time is it has no SPF, so I will moisturize with this on days where I use makeup that already has SPF. Besides the SPF flaw, everything else about this cream is amazing! It really did lessen my oil and sebum. I wouldn't have to blot or use a powder until 3 or 4pm after applying it at 7am. It made my pores smaller and skin softer as well. It has a sweet scent but its barely noticeable. It does come in a thick glass jar so for people who don't like to use their finger, I suggest a small spoon or ladel. I have one from Shiseido and I use that to scoop it out onto my hand.

Hit #2:
This is a 7-day sample of the Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate I got a while ago and I didn't get a chance to try it till now. However, I have heard many people rave about the results so I decided to pull it out and give it a shot. It is a very expensive serum but it's suppose to be a miracle worker. Within the first 2 days, I saw results! I am very skeptical of these 'instant results' claims, but this product truly does work fast. The sample gives you 7 packets and promises that in 7 days, your skin will look more youthful. My skin is dewy and refined after the first 2 days, as if it really did go back in time. Each sample packet comes with a lot of serum and you don't need a lot to cover your entire face. Its a clear, lightweight formula. When it first glides on your skin, it might be a tiny bit sticky but once you pat it in, your skin is silky smooth. 

You can sign up for a free sample voucher on the Lancome website and pick it up at your local Lancome counter. It works so well I am tempted to buy the full size product, even though its at least $60. I never splurge on expensive department store serums, however, for this one, I might just break the piggy bank.

Hit #3 and Miss #1:
This Revlon Lip Butter in Cherry Tart was a hit and miss for me. I still love the balm formula and how well it moisturizes my lips, however, I feel because this particular color has small glitter particles in it, it dries up a lot faster than the other colors. It is a deep red-pink color and goes on pretty pigmented. The photo above from 2 swipes. I think it comes out very pretty in pictures but in person, it doesn't match my complexion too well. I shall see how much I like this color after a week. I think I might trade this in for Candy Apple, which doesn't have glitter and is more red vs pink. 

Miss #2:
This is a Christmas present I got from my lovely friend Helen. It is a BBW Wallflower in Mint Chocolate. I love this scent! It is actually my favorite from BBW and every Christmas I stock up on candles, scentportables, and hand soaps in this scent. However, I noticed that wallflowers are a bit overwhelming in a small room or area. I plugged it into my bathroom and I usually close the door when I leave the house. When I came home and went into the bathroom, it was like I entered a mint chocolate factory. I had to step out and breathe for a minute. I still love the scent but this diffuser is simply too powerful and concentrated. I would suggest plugging this in a big bedroom or living room. Its also unhealthy to breathe in to many concentrate chemicals and fumes, even if its fragrant. Too much of a room spray or air freshener could potentially cause cancer or sinus problems!

Miss #3:
These THEFACESHOP masks are great if you're face is slightly larger than the norm. I didn't like the sheet quality however. Compared to My Beauty Diary sheet masks, these were a lot thicker and harder to breathe through. The serum on the sheet itself works fine, but I didn't see a huge result the day after. The lemon mask tightened my skin a bit and the cucumber mask was very refreshing. The Q10 mask is suppose to make your skin more supple and young, but I didn't really see the instant result. Perhaps after using more, it might work. The rice mask had a very odd scent to it and made my skin itch after. So overall, these masks are a miss for me because it simply didn't fit my face and I didn't see much of a change after I used them.

On a side note:
This is the beauty blender giveaway I won from Sunnie. She was super sweet to send my my prize (Korres lip butter and lip glaze in Wild Rose plus a mascara and a Beauty Blender sponge) along with a bunch of samples. It was very fast shipping too. Her blog is very informative so stop by and check it out!

8 comments:

  1. I totally agree about the Revlon lip butters. The ones with glitter particles dry up faster and most times they feel really gritty on your lips!

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    1. yeaa and you can't even see the glitter particles that much >.<

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  2. Hi, do you know if Thefaceshop cream contains silicon ?

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    1. "Silicone gel network forms a thin layer of silicone gel over skin to prevent moisture evaporation without disturbing skin’s ability to breath."

      Yes it does and also lemon, licorice, and tea tree oil :)

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    xxo,
    Fashionhypnotised girl

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    1. of course love!! :) thank you for the opportunity!

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    1. thanks sunnie!! i'll do this asap!! :)

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