I understand how picking the right bronzer can be a pain so fear not, I have narrowed down a list of bronzers I tried and loved just for you ladies:
If you are looking for a glowy/shimmery look, try
||Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer ($9)
Available in 4 gorgeous shades of golds and bronzes, these come in the cutest compact and are such a great dupe of my favorite MAC Mineralize Skinfinish at half the price! They impart a dewy, bronzed glow and can easily be layered on for more color. My only gripe is these babies don’t travel well and tend to break easily so make sure you keep them somewhere safe.
Overall Rating: B+
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We all know picking a mascara with the right brush is very crucial to getting long, lush lashes. And lately, companies like CoverGirl and Max Factor have all been coming out with mascaras with “advanced, flexible brushes” that claim to reach out to every single little lash, base to tip, corner to corner.
To see if this claim is true, I testdrove CoverGirl Lash Exact. I have been using the mascara for almost 2 weeks now and guess what? I really liked it. The plastic bristles picked up every single little lash that I didn’t know existed. Plus unlike traditional brushes, this one does not make my lashes clumpy and I do not have to comb them. It also did not flake on me nor smear onto my undereye area. I will definitely stock up on this during my next trip to the drugstore.
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I picked up these babies at Meijer the other week. They were on sale for like $1.89 each! I got the following three:
Lasting Finish Lycra Wear Nail Polish in Black Satin – a true black with a creamy texture. I wore this for like a week and only had to do another coat after 4 days.
60 Seconds Vinyl Shine in Pulsating – a shiny hot pink with a tad of magenta. I have been wearing this for almost a week and there is barely any chipping. Thumbs up!
60 Seconds Vinyl Stars in Star Kissed – a pretty shimmery baby pink color with glitter that looks *so* pretty in the bottle. I still have not tried this but I can’t wait to do so. *Updates: I finally tested this and I did not like it at all. It is too gritty and does not go on as smooth (I blame the glitter). It also chipped pretty fast compared to the other two. I will not purchase this again.
Overall, I am really surprised at how good these nail polishes were. They are very true to the color and the texture is perfect – it is not too thick nor too watery. I only have to apply one coat and I’m good to go. Plus their longevity is amazing! I have never worn nail polish that stayed on for so long without chipping much and trust me, I have tried loads (Maybelline, Revlon, Red Earth, OPI, Essie, MAC etc.) I would definitely pick up more of these next time I go to the drugstore.
While I love my NARS Orgasm Blush, Jane Blushing Cheeks in Blushing Plum is a great and affordable alternative. Despite the word “plum”, there is nothing plummy about it. Instead, the color is a gorgeous peach with fine shimmer that applies smoothly and with good pigmentation. The little black pot it comes in does look a little tacky but hey, at $3 a pop, I really can’t complain.
I will be starting off a list of blush reviews as requested by some of you. I personally prefer powder blushes over cream because they last longer and are easier to apply. Plus when you use a cream blush and blend too much, you might end up rubbing the color off.
To start off, let’s look at Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush, the the product that got Bourjois its fame.
The blush comes in a cute round pot with a built-in mirror and brush so you can apply on the go. It also has a baked texture that transforms into an ultra-fine pressed powder. I have Rose D’or 34, a shimmery rose petal pink color that is too too gorgeous to resist. The powder goes on super pigmented with a sweet rosy smell and when I apply this on my apples, it makes me look like a doll. I’m definitely going to start collecting these.
Below is a picture of me wearing the Rose D’or 34:
Back when MAC first released its cleansing oil, a lot of people were skeptical about it. How do you wash makeup off with oil? Doesn’t oil make your face all greasy and cause breakouts?
The truth is, cleansing oils have been a staple in the Asian skincare regime for a very long time. They break down and melt away your makeup like no other and most of them contain emulsifiers so when they are in contact with water, they turn into this milky white liquid which can be easily rinsed off.