Monday, March 22, 2010

L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara

I bought this Loreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara because I always wanted the one that Givenchy made but didn't want to spend that much money on it. So, when this one came out, I figured I would give it a shot.

I always thought the the old fashioned, long mascara brushes were a bit large and scary. Who hasn't poked themselves in the eyes ??? But, after using this mascara wand, I think that I prefer the older versions.

First of all, with such a short brush, you have more of the stick, which is full of mascara and it touches your lashes while you're trying to apply. This causes major clumps of mascara that gets on your lashes. So, while you're trying to get rid of the globs of mascara, you make a mess. Plus, the brush is quite small, so it takes longer to apply mascara to all of your lashes and it's pretty hard to get them perfect because before you're even done, the mascara is drying.

Needless to say, I'm quite disappointed. I thought it was long overdo that new mascara wands were made but I think the old ones were pretty great compared to these little brushes that just make it take longer to apply your makeup. Definitely not worth the hassle, especially when you're trying to get ready for work in the morning.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

It seems like I always have to switch the cleanser that I use because whenever I find something good, my skin gets used to it. So, since my skin has been acting up for a little while now, I decided to try Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Foam cleanser. I was constantly getting little pimples all over my forehead and around my chin, which is quite embarassing when you're in your 30's.

I tend to stay away from products that are specifically geared towards acne because they usually tend to dry out my skin. But, since I was kind of desperate, I went ahead and bought this cleanser. Suprisingly, it doesn't dry out my skin and within a couple of days, it really started clearing up my face. My skin started to look so much smoother. After I noticed such a difference, I was disappointed that I was so used to how my skin was looking, that I didn't know how bad it actually was. After about 2 weeks now, my face looks great.

I am so impressed with this cleanser that I'm going to buy the Acne Solutions toner too. I can't wait to see if my skin gets even better. I just really hope that my skin can stay this way and the products don't lose their effect, otherwise, I'm going to have to look for something new again.

I added the Clinique Acne Solutions kit in my widget to the right of this page, under my 'followers' in case anyone is interested in buying it. I like that I can just click on it and order quickly. I have a new job and can't really make it to the stores that often anymore, so it's really convenient.

Friday, March 12, 2010

NEW - MAC 'Give Me Liberty of London Collection'

Mac has a very cool new makeup collection. The colors are very cute and fun, just in time for Spring. This is a limited edition makeup collection that consists of 4 new lip colors, 4 new tinted lip glass colors, 5 new eye shadows shades, 2 new blush shades, 2 new beauty powders & 2 nail polish shades.

All of the compacts and packaging is so cute. You definitely need to pick up some items from this collection, it's so worth it!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner

Lately, my hair hasn't been looking so great for some reason, so I was looking for some new shampoo and conditioner. I'm not sure why, but it looks really dry and flat. I have wavey hair so I thought I would give the Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner a try. I have heard about Ouidad for a while now and have been wanting to try their products.

I must say that after washing my hair just once, I can notice a big difference right away. My hair is so much fuller and it looks really moisturized. Usually, I don't notice such a huge difference right away with hair products, but this time, I did. I can't believe that one wash can make such a noticeable difference. I am definitely impressed.

I just ordered the Ouidad Curl Confidence starter kit. I was debating if I should order it or not (after seeing the infomercials), but this shampoo and conditioner made up my mind. If you haven't seen the infomercial, the Curl Confidence set has some styling products that are essential to create natural and healthy looking curls. You get the 3 products, a wide tooth comb, DVD and a deep moisture treatment (for life if you're on auto-ship).

I'll definitely let everyone know how it works after I get it and give it a try. I'm really exited after trying their shampoo and conditioner.