Monthly Archives: September 2007

I finally picked up my first vibrating razor after my beloved Gillette SensorExcel razor broke. The Venus Vibrance Razor ($10), which came out in 2005, is the first vibrating razor for women in the market. Its soothing vibrations claim to sweep away dull, dry skin and result in fewer nicks.

Although this is manufactured by the same company, it does shave a lot better than the SensorExcel. The shape also allows a better grip which makes shaving a lot easier. So far I have not gotten any nicks or cuts from it but then again, I hardly get any from other razors either. The vibrating feature is definitely a novelty but personally, I find it nothing but a gimmick and an excuse to charge customers more. I get the same results whether the vibrating feature is turned on or off. The cartridges also cost more than the regular ones (yet another way to rip customers off) so despite the fact that this comes in my *favorite* color, I will not be repurchasing when I run out of cartridges.

When it comes to foundations, I have always preferred liquid so here is my humble list of mineral foundation reviews. Enjoy!


Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation ($25)
While a friend back in college raved about this, my experience with it was hooooorrible! Instead of the “creamy, delicately soft texture” it claims to provide, it dried out my skin, accentuated dry patches and left my face feeling itchy and irritated. It also did not cover well and was very shimmery. On the bright side, the wide color range, SPF 15 and the fact that you can mix and match different shades to get your perfect match are definitely its pluses. I would highly recommend you try this out at the store before you buy it.

Overall Rating: C-

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Here is my passport picture that I took while I was in Hong Kong. I figured I would post it on here to go with an older entry that I wrote about makeup tips for taking passport/year book pictures. As you can see, less is definitely more here.

Hey guys, I am finally back in Chicago! I am still trying to get everything settled before I start work next Monday but I will definitely update this blog more and I will be adding some videos later too. Thank you *so* much for waiting!

Hey guys, I finally made it back home (Hong Kong) and I have been uber busy running errands and getting ready to move back to Chicago. If you guys need a cp from any Asian brands (Shiseido, Kose, Kanebo, Missha, Laneige, DHC etc) while I’m here, just holla. Here are some of the things I think you guys should check out:

* Eye Talk/glue/tape to create a crease (see this entry for more info)

* Tuke-Matuge Clip (this is a clip to apply falsies and trust me it makes the application like *so* much easier – here’s a picture of it)

* Japanese whitening/hydrating paper masks

My e-mail addy’s makeup_forlife@yahoo.com and I only take Paypal (US account). Peace*~