Monday, September 01, 2014

Mineral Fusion Sheer Moisture Lip Tint, 3-in-1 Color Stick Swatches

 Mineral Fusion is another "organic" brands found in Whole Food (I passed by one while looking for Michael's so I played with the testers for a bit).
The Sheer Moisture Lip Tint is a sheer, glossy lip crayon  that kinds of reminds me of Sally Hansen's version. Each tube retails for 10 bucks.
The 3-in-1 Color Stick is supposedly usable for eye, lips and cheeks. It has a drier, condensed paste texture with a bit of slip and decent color pay-off (for the darker two shades)
 Terra Cotta just reminds me of color like Nars Orgasm right away with the berry-coral base with strong gold sheen. The color ones are more or less standard (Rosette was a bit dried up so it wouldn't swatch).

More spy cam pictures to tuck in, (just like every other brand) they also have their BB cream
Powder foundation and concealer
Nail Colors

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Wet n Wild All Access Beauty Limited Edition Megaslick Balm Stain, Wildshine Nail Color and Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio

Spotted at Walgreens - Limited Edition Wet n Wild All Access Beauty Collection with a bunch of wild shine nail color (I think I will get the orange and teal since they are only a dollar a piece).
Two limited Megaslick Balm Stain in Festival Fashionista and Tangerine and Tribal
Another display with color Icon eyeshadow trios
Standing My Camp-ground, Sunset to See,  Something to Rave About
 No Scalpers Allowed, Who is Carpooling? and Lost My Wristband

Friday, August 29, 2014

A'kin Pure Raidance Rosehip Oil

I am a late comer when it comes to the world of facial oil, having only tried it for the first time last year. It turns out be quite suitable for my (now normal with some dry flakes) skin type, I have already finished this bottle (ok, some got poured onto the ground while I tried to photograph the pump) at the time of review.

A'kin by Purist Pure Radiance Rosehip Oil was weekend discovery at Marshall's (I was attracted to anything rose-related although deep inside, I know its connection with the fragrant flower was far-fetched). The bottle has a simple ingredient list consists of only rosehip oil and rosemary extract.

The carrot-colored oil has a runnier consistency than cooking oil and thanks to the rosemary extract, a strong smell that reminds me of the back of Chinese restaurant (or heated up cooking oil mixed with some oriental spices), evening use seems fine enough (not sure how soothing a Chinese kitchen is though) but it made me quite self-conscious during day time.
Following the instruction by using 2-3 drops in the morning and evening. It absorbs quickly and gives a soft glow to the face. After a few days, I notices that not only it was able to soothe the dry flakes away, it also managed to fade the acne scars and prevent new break out (maybe it just keeps things moisturized enough I don't peel anything prematurely and it takes all the fun out of face-picking when my face smells like cooking oil).  

Overall: I love it but next time (I mean this time, since I got a new bottle) I will go for a just rosehip oil minus the spice. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Plantlife Green Tea Antioxidant Aromatherapy Herbal Soap

One of my summer favorite (or only, since there is absolutely nothing going on down here beside getting naturally sauna-ed) pass-times is checking out bath and body products at Marshalls/TJ maxx. Since I am not getting too much fun from my normal body wash, I decided pick up a wholesome looking soap on my recent trip there - Enters Plantlife Aromatherapy Green Tea Herbal Soap.

My first impression of the soap (as I get a serious sniff of it when I got home) was that it smells nothing like green tea. In fact, all of their soaps (with the exception of the who-the-heck-thinks-it-a-good-idea-Black Licorice one, which was on clearance...I wonder why) smells strongly of herbs. Like concentrated lavender plus rosemary plus parsley and whatever else you use to prepare your meat. Anyway, let's take a look at the ingredients.

Aqua (Water), Saponified Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Proprietary Blend of 100% Pure Essential Oils. May Contain Organic Spices, Herbs or Earth Clays. (Where is green tea?)
Tealessness aside, the soap seems to be a good one (for body and for face, as marketed). It's hard in a non-mushy way yet it foams up well with a bath mesh and a bit of water. The foam created is rich, smooth and stays on the skin long-enough to do all the cleaning (you know some time bubbles flats out too quickly? It doesn't happen with this one) it leaves skin clean without any dryness or residue (or the unknown generic herbal scent). 

There are some tree-pulp kind of bits in the soap, I have no clue what purpose they serves (too huge to exfoliate, not uniform enough to message). As long as you are not rubbing the soap directly on the face (a route a go for when the lazy bug hits), it shouldn't scratch too much. Anyway, I think it's a calming formula that seems to not encourage any break out.
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