Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Aveeno Positively Radiant Toner Review

I have always wanted to try Aveeno’s facial products, mostly because I really like their commercials I see on television and great packaging. First, this bottle contains 200ml of product, which is a decent amount. However for a drugstore product, it is a bit on the pricey side. What I do like about this toner was that it is alcohol free, and that Aveeno is well known for their products made from soy extracts.  The packaging of this product is decent. However, it is nothing special. I feel that liquid face products should have a convenient, non-messy way of dispensing the product.  The smell of this toner is nice, it does have a light fresh scent without being overbearing.  Most importantly, it does a great job with toning my skin after cleansing and leaves my skin without feeling tight or too dry.  Overall, I do think this is a good product.  It is something that I would go repurchase and recommend for those who have sensitive skin. If I was to rate this product, I would give it a 7.5/10 overall.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Weekend Haul

Well, at my location it was Sephora’s Birthday. So they gave me an email notifying me that as part of a beauty insider member , if  I spent over 25 dollars , I was eligible to receive a complimentary full size Sephora Umbrella ( btw it’s a really big and glamorous umbrella) . Earlier that day I also received another email from sephora from their exclusive VIB Beauty Insider Freebie. I got really excited, this time Sephora was giving away a mini MakeUpForever Must Have’s Kit that included four mini travel size products and a cute little case. In the case, there was the HD High Definition Powder, Aqua Eyes eyeliner, Lab shine lip gloss, and their smoky lash mascara. In order to receive this freebie, you needed to spend 35 dollars or more.

And here is the rest of the things I recieved and bought from Sephora :)

My mom decided to buy this sunscream for 49.99

This is a fabulous treatment ( I got a sample of it before) about 25 dollers

This Tara Tarantino Lip gloss was on clearence for 12 dollers
 And freebies/ Samples :)

Dr. Brant SkinCare Samples from Sephora.

I also stopped by at Kiehls today, and after chatting with her, she gave me a TON of Samples
I also bought a pair of gladiators from Steve Madden , I always wanted a pair, but they were always on the pricy side. But I got these for only 30 Bucks ( what a steel). They were originally 79.99

Friday, July 8, 2011

Simple Pink Glitter Nails

So I decided I wanted something glittery, but not overbearing, and something simple enough to wear everyday. So I decided that this would be gorgeous. I personally love the OPI’s Teenage Dream pink glitter nail polish; the pigmentation of it is really good.
I used : Essie's Feed Me Hydrating Nail Polish & OPI's Teenage Dream ( from Katy Perry's Collection)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

My Clinique 3 Step Skincare Review

1. The Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Mild for Dry to Combination Skin

This is the very first step of my facial skin care routine. (Well before I remove my makeup of course) I found that this facial wash was very light and gentle; all I really needed was only a small amount. This facial wash foams up really easily when you apply to a wet face. The scent of this facial wash leaves your skin with a clean scent, and it isn’t overbearing. It removes makeup and residue very well, and it is good to use twice a day. However, this product does not impress me, it does the job for me, but it doesn’t do anything special. I would give this facial wash a rate of 6.5 out of 10. This is because you can find better drugstore facial cleaners for half the price and can perform better. This facial cleanser retails for 16 dollars and comes in different formulas that will perform as needed to suit your specific skin type.

2. Clarifying lotion – dry combination
The second step to your skincare regime would be my toner. However this is the worst toner I have used in my entire life. The amount of alcohol that is in this product leaves my skin tight and sometimes it burns. However, after using this for a while, I got used to this burning sensation. When you open this product , the scent of the alcohol is so strong, it leaves me wondering is this even safe for me skin? The packaging of this product does isn’t that great either. However, the largest size has a pump, but I just own the regular one, and I really did not like the convenience of it, because I kept spilling it. I would NOT recommend this product to anyone. I cannot tell you how much I despise this product, and not only that , this is not cheap either. I believe it retails for 12.50 -20 dollars ( depending on the size)

3. Dramatically different moisturizing lotion.
The last step to my skincare regime is a moisturizer. Again, this isn’t the best lotion. I feel that this moisturizer is very thick and heavy. Sometimes even a bit greasy (especially in the summer) , after using this for about a year, i did however see a difference in my skin’s texture. I felt like my skin was much more smooth, but I can’t say this moisturizer did the work for sure. Also , this moisturizer does not have a strong scent or a scent at all. The packaging of this moisturizer is very sleek and convenient.( Great Job Clinique!) I do really love the pump, and the size of this product.

Overall, I would rate this system as a 5/10. I do not recommend the 3 step clinique skincare system. I've used these products for over a year now, and the results are not that great. The price is a little on the expensive side for these products that arn't that effective. However, please do remember that * Everyone's skin is different, and it may work for you. This review is strictly based on my own experiences and opinion.