Thursday, March 31, 2011

Haul (MAC, BB Creams, and more)

Products mentioned:
MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 NC25
Selena Eture Cotton
Kai Eyebrow Razors
Vess Towel Cap
Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream No. 23 Natural Beige SPF 42 PA +++
Missha Signature Real Complete No. 23 Natural Yellow Beige SPF 25 PA ++

Have you guys ever tried BB Creams before? What kinds do you recommend?

March 2011 Favorites (Hits & Misses)

"Hits" mentioned:
- Borghese Presto Fast Dry Top Coat
- Essie Topless and Barefoot
- Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Whisper
- La Roche Posay Anthelios SX SPF 15
- Kose ClearTurn White Hyaluronic Acid Masks
- MAC E/S Soft Brown
- MAC Naked Pigment
- Stila Artist's Inspiration Palette
- CG Professional All-in-One Waterproof Mascara
- Milani Liquif-eye Metallic Eye Liner in Black
- MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
- Milani Minerals Blush in Luminous
- Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
- Uha Concentrated Milk Candy :)

"Misses" mentioned:
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
- Revlon Super Lustrous in Just Enough Buff
- MAC E/S Carbon

Let me know what your hits and misses were this month!

x Lauren

One more try at blogging! + New Sunscreen

I've been so on and off with blogging (I've had other blogs before). I can never seem to keep up with it as much as I would like. April is starting tomorrow, and my goal for the month is to at least make 10 posts. I think part of the reason I'm not a very frequent blogger is that I don't have a very good quality camera. I have an "Okay" on, but I need a new memory card because all of mine are full U_U. Enough with the excuses, today's blog is going to be about a new sunscreen I bought yesterday. And here it is:

I'm aware that this is a "baby" sunscreen. One thing that I find interesting about the sunscreen industry (for lack of better words) is that they label sunscreens with "baby sunscreen," "sports sunscreen," "for face," "for body" when the all contain the same--or VERY similar--ingredients. It's a marketing technique. If you do a little research you'll find this too.

Anyways, this is Banana Boat Baby Tear Free SPF 50. This is the first sunscreen spray I have ever tried. What I like most about this sunscreen is that it is effortless to apply and you don't feel it on your skin at all. Also, it does not have Oxybenzone (a controversial chemical sunscreen ingredient)! Nearly all sunscreen sprays contain this ingredient which is the main reason why I've never had a spray before. I was in the market for a sunscreen for my body since I don't have one. The weather is getting quite warmer and the sun is staying out for a lot longer as the days go on. So in order to prevent sunburn and also to protect my skin and keep it in the best shape possible... I picked this up! ^_^

What are your favorite sunscreens for the body?

x Lauren

Saturday, March 5, 2011

MAC Haul!


Sorry for the poor quality picture (it was taken with my phone). I went to MAC the other day and here's what I picked up :)
1) Naked Pigment
2) Mylar eyeshadow
3) Naked Lunch eyeshadow
4) Soft Brown eyeshadow
5) Club eyeshadow
6) Margin blush
7) Impassioned lipstick
From the new "Jeanius Collection"...
8) Pink Cult blush
9) Penultimate Brow Marker

I'll post swatches soon (when I get my better camera to start working again! haha
What have you picked up from MAC recently? Any suggestions on what I should pick up next?