Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ready For Fall Or Not & Glymm Box

Whether you are ready or not for fall, is here & lets welcome it with this look that I put together. I personally love the color of fall, the red and orange that the leaves transition to. I took the inspiration and put together a plum and bronze look to represent the transitioning colors. This is such a simple look & neutral look that can be worn to anywhere, a simple lunch or a dinner with a date.

I am going to be doing a lot more Fall videos, like my essential for the fall & more tutorials as well. So stay tune don't miss out by subscribing to my channel.

Glymm Box, I am doing a little project on trying out different monthly subscription for beauty related products. Glymm is one of them, I will be comparing Glymm to Luxe Box to give a general thought on the 2 brands. There's going to be advantages & disadvantages to both brands but lets see which stands out more & which I prefer. Glymm is exactly the same as Luxe Box, a monthly subscription receiving 4-5 deluxe size products to try out. Watch my Sept Glymm Box Video to find out what i got this month. A more in depth review on the products i received will be posted later on.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Review: Ciracle Pore Control Tightening Toner & Skin Care Routine Video

Let's get straight to the point here, I LOVE this toner & is one of the best I ever tried. This brand Ciracle is from Korea & it specialist on Asian skin. There's a couple lines from this brand & I picked their pore care line to try, specifically cause I got huge pores. This toner also helps with breakouts, it got green tea extract & witch hazel extremely safe to use on sensitive skin. It does what toners should do, take away dead skin cells, debris & better it helps to lightens dark spots (like your acne scars-got tons of those)

Packaging: It comes with a pump & I like it!!! For toners is rare to see that it comes with a pump, great design it makes it a lot easier to use. The bottle itself is glass and again different from other toners packaging, which makes it look more luxury. For those that like to display their skin care products in their bathroom beside the sink or on your vanity, it will look better than plastic bottle toners.

Functionality: As most of you that follow me by now knows that whenever I do a review on a product, I at least give it a month. I find that is fair to the product & to my viewers, to see that I paid close attention to & gave it a chance. I've been using this product ever since I came back from Hong Kong, is been over 4 months. I have to admit that this review is past due but I got my reasons. For something that claims to tighten your pores, it won't happen within a day or a month. Something like this is a long term fix, so it would be impossible to tell if it really did the job or not so I waited. After months of using this I am happy to say that this toner did tighten up my pores around my nose area. I got huge HUGE pores around my nose area & I can noticeably tell the difference from now and before. It didn't completely take my pores away but it is a lot smaller than before. Over time it actually made my skin condition a bit better & it did help with lightening my scars (but I have to give credits to other products too for doing that, so is a helping contributor)

Availability: To be honest I actually have very limited information on the availability, I looked at multiple places & very minimal information popped up. I got my Ciracle Products from Bonjour HK in Hong Kong is like SASA (a very popular retailer on cosmetics in Hong Kong) That's the only place that I actually know where to pick up their products in person or online. I am sure you can find it in Korea too but it doesn't seem to be a very popular brand (correct me if I am wrong) Another place which you can try is online selling sites, like eBay or other site that's popular in your country; there may be a chance that you will come across their products.

Price & Quantity: I am going to give you the price of the currency that I actually paid for, that way you can use it to convert it to your own currency; which will be a lot more accurate. Usually Ciracle products are on sale at Bonjour HK to around 30%, I got mine when it was discounted so I will give you 2 price. The Original Price for the product is $210 HKD and the Sale Price is $147 HKD remember HK there's no sale tax (don't know if that's relevant at all) As far as the quantity of the product is 105.5ml around 4 fl oz, so I say is not bad at all. Of course compare to a lot of drug store brands is significantly lower. However to me this brand market placement does not belong to drug store. I would compare this brand to the Body Shop, I believe this brand is around that level base on the packaging, the concept which reminds me of their Tea Tree Oil line.

My end conclusion is that this toner does the job that it claims to do, give it some time for it to work it didn't take one day to build Rome so GIVE IT TIME. Yes is a bit pricey but in my opinion is worth it for the long term base, sometimes you have to look at it that way. It is trickier to get your hands on this brand but if you do live in Asia, I am sure is much more convenient. So overall I will give this product a 4 out of 5 points, docking one whole point cause of the availability.

Well that's all for this review here but since we are talking about skin care, I made a video a while back on my Skin Care Routine. I thought some of you may want to know what I do to keep my skin clear, so I will post that video down below :)


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Physicians Formula & Maybelline Haul

Hello everyone first off announcement for those who lives in Canada there's an awesome sale going on at London Drugs at the moment. 40% off on Physicians Formula Products when I saw it I had to pick something up and tell you all, those that love their product go check it out. Their sale ends on Wed Sept 14 2011 so hop on it quick if you are interested, I actually love their products so much that I went back to grab more :) London Drugs actually got a few sales going on for Maybelline, Revlon & some nails stuff; also once in a while you will see little buckets or bins that will have products that's reduce a whole lot is a great time to try products and add to your collection.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Back To School Tutorial

Here's my back to school tutorial, hoped everyone had a great day at school today :) So lets see exactly what I used in this tutorial, oh and I forgot to mentioned no brushes needed. Great If you in a rush all you need to do is throw all the makeup in your bag & do it in the car. Of course you don't need to use all the products I did, skip the ones that doesn't seem important to you. So let me tell you why I picked these products out for my Back to School Tutorial, lets start with the face.

Foundation: I am using my all time favorite foundation. Is affordable comes in varies of shades & is available at most drugstores. It blends easily doesn't dry quick (which tends to do with most long lasting foundation) This is a full coverage foundation a little covers a lot. That's why I picked this foundation for school, it last a long time which means no or little touch up.

Concealer: Since our foundation is already full coverage, we don't really need to cover up much blemishes but if you do the Sonia Kashuk Concealer Palette is a great pick. Best drugstore creamy concealer I ever tried, gone through so many these. There's 2 shades of concealer and one corrector shade, so if you got a big red pimple this palette will do the job of covering it. I also use this palette to cover up my dark circles, both concealers comes with a bit of orange tone. So is great for canceling the blue and purple underneath our eyes, than set it with a bit of powder that comes with the palette.

Powder: This Step you can skin if you got really dry skin, this is just to set our foundation. Usually I go with loose powder to set my makeup; but loose powder isn't the right pick for this tutorial. Loose powder is way too messy to work with especially if you are in a rush, therefore I picked this powder foundation from Palladio. Another reason why I picked this powder over the Maybelline Dream Matte Powder, is the rice powder. The rice powder acts as an oil absorbing agent, it really helps with eliminating shine through out the day. This Powder foundation contains a lot of different ingredients that benefits the skin, so that's why I had to pick this over Maybelline.

Contour: I didn't mention this in my video because is optional. Not everyone likes to contour & is not necessary for first day of school. But if you do want to this is a great bronzer to work with. Is not your typical brown or orange bronzer. With the pinks and golden color it makes this bronzer a multipurpose product. It just gives off the most natural glow.

Blush: As for blush I used a cream and a powder. You don't need to use both but for the long lasting effect, that's why I did. Cream blushes always gives off the prettiest glow, like you are glowing from with in. With a little bit of product you can get a very strong color payoff. The only down side to cream blushes is that it melts and fades. That's where the powder blush comes in, is just to set the blush and it will last you all day. If you don't want to bring an extra product with you. You can set it with a bit of face powder but just be very light handed with it.

For our eyes I forgot to include my primer in this picture. We want to start out with our primer and I believe by this time I think everyone knows why we need to use a primer.

Base Color: I used a Paint Pot, cream shadows would work as well just make sure not to put too much on. We are using a base color to enhance the colors of the shadows. So we actually don't need to pack on too much shadows.

Eye Shadow: We are using a mineral based shadow, since they are usually shimmery. We want some shimmer to draw light to our eyes. The color that I picked is a light shimmering pink with gold shimmers. A copper color to add depth in the whole look around the crease & outer corner. Than to top it all off lets apply liner but we are going to use a shadow to draw the line instead. This will be a lot easier to manage in the car & it will look more natural.

To finish the look lets apply mascara, using MAC Zoom Lash. This mascara adds length to my lashes but still keeping it very natural. Of course this step is optional but I suggest keep this step and skip liner cause lashes can bring more drama to the look.

So this is the complete look for back to school quick and easy hope you all enjoy this and I will come back with more videos on back to school.


Monday, September 5, 2011

August Favorites

Wow I took forever to get this post up...well just in case for those that missed the video for my August Favorites I will insert the video below.

For those that don't have YouTube Access (or don't Like Watching YouTube) don't worry I am going to tell you all Why I love These Products.

I Decided to do something a little different with the picture kinda making it look a bit like a magazine of course not totally like it.
Lets start with the Palette (Kate Diamond Cut Palette) I got tons of Kate Diamond Cut Palettes & this palette is probably my second favorite from the collection. I love every color in this palette, you can go from light day wear to more put together evening wear. This Palette is pretty shimmery so it does makes some fall out. My favorite color out of the palette is the dark brown, is a great color for adding depth also great for lining your eyes. I am sure you can pick this palette up anywhere online such as eBay.

Makeup Forever Aqua Cream is highly pigmented rich in color is just the best. I am so glad I picked it up at IMATS for a really good price. This is actually a multi-functional product you can use it on your eyes, cheeks & or lips. There's a few shades that's formulated for the lips & cheeks and the others for your eyes & cheeks, so most of the shades you can use it on your cheeks. The shade I got is in #15 a taupe shade (Grey & Brown) this color pretty much just match with most neutral shades. That's why I love this color so much & if you are lazy just put this on your lids, throw on some liner & Mascara and you will be ready to go. This shade is good for your cheeks as well although I love the multipurpose concept, I don't think I will be using this on my cheeks :)

Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Roller everyone's favorite I am sure. A roller with properties to help brighten dark circles & provide a sheer tint. Is not exactly like a concealer, is a lot lighter and more runny which I like. I usually like to wear this on days that put on a sheer amount of makeup, it just looks better than concealer since is not too heavy.

SexyLook Aloe Vera & Q10 Sheet Mask, to me is a better alternative to My Beauty Diary Aloe Vera sheet mask. Don't get me wrong still love My Beauty Diary but this mask is better in every way, the design of the mask to the quality. The design of the mask is the one thing that caught my attention, the slits helps to secure the mask so it wont slide anywhere. The chin design just perfect sometimes we forget those areas & yep we do need to moisturize there. This mask just feels a lot better, I am not exactly sure what is making it do that possibly the formulation. I noticed that this mask feels more moist than My Beauty Diary and the effect last longer as well. I am sure there's tons of other brands out there that will probably beat SexyLook; but I haven't tried it so I can't say.

So for those that missed the video here it is: