Thursday, January 24, 2013

Healthy Shop White Face Sea Salt Scrub: Short Review

Like almost everyone else, I had also been struggling to use Healthy Shop White Face Sea Salt Scrub...I got it when I got a bunch of Healthy shop goodies few months back...I normally like H S skin care products a lot...not quite the international standard like Body Shop or Lush but definitely better than the products available here in Bangladesh.

However, this is the first product from this brand which was a huge disappointment. It just too much. The color blue is too weird. Blue!! I kid you not.

The salts are too strong. Burnt like hell the moment it touched my skin. I washed off right away but still ended up with rash and allergy-like reactions. And I do not even have sensitive skin.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

E.L.F Studio Lipstick: Seductive & Captivating: Short Review

Digging elf lippies a lot lately..
(From left to right: E.L.F Studio Lipstick in Seductive and Captivating )

okay not much staying power but the pigmentation is just enough for regular use...pretty natural color that doesn't draw much attention....& moisturizing, can totally double as lip balms...and all these for just a dollar...need to get some more shades :)


Sunday, January 20, 2013

DIY Aspirin Face Mask, Witch Hazel toner and Coastal Scents Silica Powder: My new 3-step for pore & problem free skin

I have really realy really oily skin. So naturally, I have large visible pores. These makes my skin look and feel kind of bumpy. They attract blackheads, white heads and other problems. These are the areas where my skin breaks out the most. Sometimes its ugly looking pimple, sometimes its just some rash or redness... Thing is, they create problems and they look weird. The pores are even more prominent with any face powder that I used, no matter if its translucent, mineral or compact.

Seriously, of all the skin complications, pores have always been my number one problem.

Previously I have used some pore-minimizing products like Murad T-Zone Pore Refining Gel with moderate success, but they are not available locally and they are darn costly. So I have been looking for a cheaper and preferably D-I-Y option forever, you know, me being such a D-I-Y freak :D

Recently, I have started to use D-I-Y Aspirin Masks, Witch Hazel Toner and Silica powder and together, within only a week or so, they have minimized my pores more than any product ever did!

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Clutter Free Solution

Must say shoe boxes make amazing organizers...

keeping all my hair rollers, bumpits and other accessories in one, all the brush bags plus single brushes in another, all the face and hair masks in one, and all the unopened stuff that i hoard (mostly hair serums and conditioners) on another ..also great for keeping glass bottles and stuff...working great to utilize all the place ..seriously could never fit everything thats in those boxes even in double of this space.. :)
And dont even get me started about the mess and clutters :D


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Easy Face highlighting: Natural Healthy Glow

This is one of the easiest trick to highlight your face if there is one ever! I saw it in some youtube video I think, cant remember where, will add the link if I can find it..

So I have supremely oily skin so my face is really shiny pretty much all the time. Even if you dont have a naturally oily-I-mean-shiny face, the winter-care moisturizers and face creams are making it somewhat shiny I bet. The trick is to use this shine to our advantange...

So if you are using any mattifyng powder, compact powder, translucent powder or simply any powder to get rid of the shine that comes with oily skin/winter care products, do not apply the powder all over your face.  Leave the places where you'd highlight....

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Friday, January 11, 2013

shoes under what a joke

I have too many shoes. Yes. We do have a pretty big shoe storage but I still have way too many shoes. So does my sis. So I saw these shoes under ads and thought what the hell

Exactly! What the hell!!!

That is what they advertised. And this is what I got. Two of them, none the less.

Serves me right :( i knew it is never "as seen on tv"

Now my sis, who is a student of arch. is trying to add a cardboard type support system so that we can make it work, barely...

Note to myself: Infomercials? NEVER AGAIN!


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

To-Buy List for February

Since I am currently pretty much broke, I can only wait for January to end so that I start getting my pay checks again :(
In the meanwhile, I will keep making lists of stuff i'd buy...on Febraury...oh dear, please come soon..

These are what I want so far
  1. Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel-Cream: Dupe for Clinique's moisture surge...been eyeing it for quite a while now
  2. Hard Candy Nobody's Perfect: Darn coastal scents is not working that well, so need this back
  3. MUA conceal and brighten kit: New MUA product, have to try!!!
  4. Skin 79 hot pink BB cream: Haven't had any BB cream yet. Can you believe it? Heard this is the best for oily skin so going to start with that...
  5. Astalift Jelly Aquarysta: Finally this one...have been hearing a lot of good things about it in the grapevine..the price still makes me kind of skeptical though...maybe the trial size would be worth a try?
Also thinking about buying a high end foundation...short-listed a few..but again not sure since the drug store one are working pretty well right maybe I should spurge a little less on cosmetics and buy something useful..

So what is on your shopping list? 


Monday, January 7, 2013

Home facial sauna and more...

Finally my conair home facial sauna has arrived...i have been wanting one for so primary concern was not to steam my face but I have low porosity hair it is really hard to get any product (deep conditioner, hot oil) to penetrate my hair unless I keep it on for a prolonged amount of time...which can be quite a problem specially in this winter season...
Also my first every revlon colorstay foundation...been hearing so much about this appparently-the-best-drugstore-foundation-ever...cant wait to try.
The shade is ofcourse a tad bit lighter than my mac nc25 skintone but i couldn't go for the next shades since they would be for warm undertones and i have a cool one
nyx orange corrector for under-eye...i have been using a yellowish tone corrector but heard orange would be the best... so got this one
Also some more elf stuff...i need to stop doing this but its just so cheap i cant help it
and some samples and feathers were free from the page owner i ordered this from...gave them to my kid cousin (except for the UD primer sample)..she loved it.
Gonna go try the facial sauna now :D :D :D


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Take Multi Vitamin. Daily.

In my opinion, it is one of the most important and easiest way to ensure healthy hair, skin as well as general physical condition. Take a multivitamin. Daily. Its that simple.

Even if you eat really healthy (which is hardly possible if you are a student or working or whatever with all skipping meals and junkfood and eating out) you may still not getting all the vitamins and minerals that your body needs on a daily basis. And dont worry, there is no such thing called over-multivitamin...whichever you do not need, your body will dispose of it naturally.

Mulch-vitamins will ensure your growth. It will help the internal organs to work effectively. Immune system will work better when your body is not lacking any essential nutrients, i.e. fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.

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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock, SPF 45 Review: IT'S BREAKING ME OUT!!!!

Okay its official. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock, SPF 45 is breaking me out...I have been using it for last two months, on and off, and it has been breaking me out. Everytime!!!

Now I have extremely oily skin and a lot of things break me out. But it also recovers pretty well. So I wasn't bothered at first. And I wasn't sure that it is the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock not any other product that was the culprit. Hence begin the process of elimination...

But no matter what product I use, facial cleanser or oil cleansing, different moisturizers, toners, primers, foundations,  MoM or no MoM or whatever, my skin still broke out...small and large pimples on my forehead and chin its annoying.

So yesterday and today I skipped everything, no moisturizer, toners, primer or make and tonight while cleansing my face guess what I see? Surprise surprise...angry looking break outs. They look like cystic acne...only I never have had cystic acne...some lone pimples maybe but never acne (except for everytime I use this stupid sunblock)

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Dear 2013,

Welcome yo!

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