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!


  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!

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

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

    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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