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POTD (products of the day) Featuring NARS

Every now and then (when I remember) I do a video diary of the products I used during the day. It’s a way for me to keep track of what products I like and which ones to avoid. It’s also a fun to share product review with others. For this July sunny friday, the products are all beauty and cosmetic related and therefore I thought I’d post them here on my style blog. Below is a product list and links of the items featured in the video.

1. Guerlain KissKiss

2. Infinite Aloe Skin Care

3. Sephora Colorful Blush

4. Degree with sea salt

5. co bigelow mentha lip shine

6. Coverfx foundation

7. bath and body signature vanilla berry

8. NARS orgasm illuminator

9. Palmer’s coco butter with vitamin e

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February Hits and Misses Product Review

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February made me sick…literally. I spent so many days in bed recovering I barely got to enjoy the month. However, all that ‘alone time’ gave me a chance to pay attention to products I was using and enjoying. The video above features products I was using in February and my impressions of them. I apologize for the cuts and jumps in the video. It wasn’t like that when I rendered it and played it back. When I loaded it on youtube, it became shaky and unsmooth. I couldn’t get it to sort itself out no matter what I tried. It doesn’t happen too often in the video though. Below you’ll find a product list along with links to available items. Thanks for visiting my humble little blog. If you have a monthly faves video or post, please share it with me  as I love reading and watching product reviews.

Vanilla Bliss Body Butter

Blum Naturals, Daily Cleansing & Makeup Remover Towelettes, Pro Age, Grape Seed, 10 Towelettes

Kikkerland Skull Emery Boards Nail Files

Lypsyl Original Lip Balm

Alba Botanica, Natural Acne Dote, Deep Pore Wash, Oil-Free

Travelflex Booklight Blue

Hugo Naturals All Over Lotion

 

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EOS 3 Tone Gothic Browns Contact Circle Lens Review

Every since I got into kpop (several years ago) one thing I saw everywhere were ulzzangs with their pretty circle lenses. Now, I wasn’t interested in becoming an ulzzang but I thought it might be fun to find out what all the circle lens fuss was about. I didn’t want to venture too far out from my natural eye color considering this was my first time trying lenses and I feared looking “witchy.”

After some browsing on lensvillage.com, I went with a pair from EOS–3 tone gothic browns. It is 3 shades of brown that fade into each other. It took some practice to get them in, but I finally managed and thought I’d do a review for you. It can be viewed in the video above.

For my first pair, I’m happy with them. They are perfect day wear lenses and are very comfortable.

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Adama Minerals ClayMask Purify Deep Pore Cleanser

A few months ago, I began searching desperately for some skin care products that could treat my clogged pores and help with my acne prone skin. I looked on iherb.com and found Adama Minerals ClayMask Purify Deep Pore Cleanser with great review and decided to take a gamble on it. I’ve been using it for a few months. Usually when I do my review I list some pros and cons I found with the item; however, I actually have only one con with this product so I figured I’d get it out of the way now: it’s not available in my local drug store, health store, or beauty store. When I repurchase this, I’ll have to do so online. This can be a bit of a pain since that means dealing with shipping costs and wait time. But besides that…I love this claymask deep pore cleaner!

For starters, this deep pore cleanser, is 100% vegan, parben free, gluten-free, and contains no sulphates. I’m all for products that can be as harmless for my skin as possible and this contains a list of natural ingredients. There’s also no funny smell to deal with either. Does it work though?

IT DID FOR ME

Before I used it, my face was an absolute mess. Grotesque pimples and blemishes had taken over my skin. After the first time I used this deep pore cleaner, I noticed a slight difference in the size of my zits. After continuous use, I noticed I wasn’t getting the giant zits I was before and it’s a great spot treatment when I do get hormonal pimples. My skin is so much more improved—smooth, less blemishes, fewer breakouts, and it controlled my oily skin problem.

It’s very easy to use, and a little goes a long away. I’ve used a lot of clay masks, some more expensive than this but this one is my favorite. It doesn’t irritate sensitive skin and does what it claims to do. My pores feel less clogged and I have noticed the minerals that are meant to firm the skin has also helped me look younger.

The price varies depending on where you purchase it, thought it usually runs between 12-16 dollars. To me, it’s worth it and cheaper than some of the other products out there that claim to do the same thing.

I use it about 2 or 3 times a week and I always notice an improvement after each use. All those months of hunting for a great mask was worth it. I give it a 4.5/5.

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Lush Budget Xmas Haul

Are we really in Novemeber already?! That not only means the snow mounds will be taking over lawn, making me grumpy as I shovel them, but Christmas is also on it’s way. Every year during the holiday season I get geared up for a lush shopping haul. I always anticipate their Christmas items, especially their gift sets. I thought it would fun, and economically sound, to do a budget haul in order to review a gift set for my lovely followers. I was really hoping for a big budget but alas fate said otherwise. Check out my video to see what my budget was and what I was able to get with it.

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Kawaii Beauty Collection

I’m a sucker for cute packaging! I just help it; when I see cute little faces on beauty items I melt and am compelled to bring those cutsey products home with me. Most of the time, I don’t even use them because I don’t want to disturb their cute. I know it’s very silly, but I can’t help it. Over the past little while, I’ve collected some kawaii items and thought it would be fun to share them via the video below. Some of the products are discontinued, but the ones that are available can be found at the links below.

Beauty without cruelty blush

Ickle Baby Bot Bath Bomb

Brush set

Jill Stuart Compact Blush

It’s Skin Babyface petit blusher

Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Mist

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Review: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E

There are a number of benefits to cocoa butter for the skin, but after seeing a video from miagirl on youtube discuss how she uses it for her hair I was curious as to whether or not it would help tame my mane. You can view my review of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula in the video below.

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Blum Naturals Daily Cleansing and Make Remover Towelttes Review

While browsing throw iherb.com, a website that sells organic and cruelty free products I found a box of cleaning wipes on sale. I don’t usually use make removing/cleaning towelttles because I don’t wear much makeup, but they were on sale for only about $3.00 so I thought I’d give them a try. Below is a review of the Blum naturals daily cleansing and makeup remover towelettes.

Pro:

Affordable: Even when this product is not on sale it’s still a lot cheaper than say M.A.C’s makeup remover wipes. The 30 pack is 7.49 on their website. But the pack I got, which had 10 individually wrapped towelttes, is only 2.84 on iherb.com.

Cleans well: While it doesn’t remove every trace of make with one sheet, it does do a good job of getting most of it. The sheets are thick and have a texture that helps to gently scrub away dirt. My face always felt clean after use.

Non drying or irritating:

Some wipes make my face feel really tight and dry after use, but this one contains grape seed extract, aloe vera extract and chamomile extract all organic and I think they add the benefit of preventing the face from feeling dry. It made my face look alive and hydrated and it was non irritating.

Cons

Although I like how each toweltte is indiviually wrapped (you can pop a couple in your bag) I hated the packaging! Without scissors it was almost impossible to get open.

This was not a con for me, but some may not like the smell. My family said it smelt like baby wipes and that turned them off from using it. I personally wasn’t bothered by it, but it is something to keep in mind.

I wish the 10 pack was 15. I would be willing to pay a little more for a few more wipes since 10 isn’t quite enough especially if you are sharing them with your house hold.

Overall, I’m a new fan of this product. I like that it is natural, gets the job done, and is afforadable. If you don’t mind the scent and don’t use heavy makeup then I definetly recommend it. 4/5

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GOSH Nail Polish Haul/Review

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Shopper’s Drugmart had a promotion that inspired me to try out Gosh’s nail polish for the first time. I ended up buying 4 nail polishes, for a total of $25 and got a free mascara. Below is the haul and a review of the products.

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