Saturday, July 10, 2010

CVS Mini Haul: Revlon Limited Edition Nail Polish, Lip Gloss, St. Ives Cleansers

Recently did a mini CVS haul. My original intention was to get my hands on one of the limited edition Revlon Super Lustrous Lip glosses that Hollyannaree was raving about but they were totally out. :( But I didn't leave empty-handed, while I was there I picked up other goodies.

I picked up the new Revlon Limited Edition Super Lustrous Lip gloss in Firecracker instead of the pretty pinks and corals that Holly had. I was afraid to pick it out at first, because it was such a bright bold red, but it came out looking pretty nice. Smells candy sweet and goes on sheer! =)   Perfect for some summer pop of color.

Revlon Limited Edition Super Lustrous Lip Gloss - Firecracker
Here it is with the wand

Before and After - Left, I have only the Softlips Lip Balm on. Right is with the Firecracker lip gloss on top.

As this is part of Revlon's limited edition, you can check your local drugstores to see what they have left. I saw one color in Pink Pop still available here

 From left to right - Mint, Gum Drop and Cotton Candy
My local CVS still had the limited edition Revlon Nail Enamels in Gum Drop and Cotton Candy and I picked up Mint as well. The reason for these candy names is because they're actually scented nail polish!!! (Mint's not scented though) These nail polishes actually smell sweet straight from the bottle, it just makes it that much better that they smell equally sweet once dried on your own nails.

 Revlon Limited Edition Nail Enamel - Gum Drop
Gum Drop is actually a matte opaque lavender purple color with no shimmers or glitter. I'm not sure if I'll categorize the scent as gum drop, but the scent is definitely very sweet like candy. ^_^;; I got paranoid that bugs would start getting attracted to my hands. It was THAT sugary sweet. Although I find it kind of hard to work with, it comes out very streaky. =( So I had to do with 3 coats.
 Revlon Limited Edition Nail Enamel - Cotton Candy
Cotton Candy is a pale sheer pink with tiny gold shimmers, something more wearable for work. The scent was not as strong as Gum Drop so I find it more pleasant. It was also easier to apply. Definitely going to be one of my go-to nail polishes.

Revlon Nail Enamel - Mint
Mint is not part of their Revlon's summer limited edition, but I thought this was such a cute color. Haha, not sure when I'll actually wear it though. I'm more used to the normal neutral colors. =P This was also more of an opaque color. I just need 1 coat for the color to come out. Not sure if it's discontinued as I don't see it listed on Revlon's site, but i saw you can still get this color here.

Here are the swatches on my nail:

Swatches on my nails with base coat - Natural Light vs Flash

Besides all the makeup, CVS had a sale on St. Ives skincare products. So I picked up Fuz's current HG face wash - St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Cleanser and St. Ives Fresh Skin Moisturizing Olive Cleanser.
 St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Cleanser & Fresh Skin Moisturizing Olive Cleanser

The Green Tea Cleanser contains 2% salicylic acid for acne treatment. I have normal/dry skin and acne is usually not a problem for me (knock on wood). But during those times of the month when my hormones go haywire or when I get stress out at work, I tend to breakout on my chin and around my forehead. So I started using the Green Tea cleanser during those days to prevent more severe breakouts. It's lightly scented, but I can't pinpoint what it smells like, but it definitely isn't a pleasant smell, not bad, just not great either. It comes in a pump dispenser and 1 pump is all the product I need. It's not a foamy cleanser, but most acne treatment cleanser don't foam anyway, I think. Check here for ingredients.

The Olive Cleanser has now become my go-to cleanser. It doesn't dry out my skin and it removes makeup sooooo well! Like the Green Tea cleanser, it is lightly scented, but it's not all that great. It comes in the same bottle as the Green Tea Cleanser and all I need is also just 1 pump. The Olive Cleanser isn't a foam cleanser either.

And that's it for my mini haul!

Updated: I think Revlon is actually keeping their Limited Edition lip glosses permanently, I still see these glosses around drugstores all over NYC. Hope that helps! 

Monday, July 5, 2010

My Closet Overflow - Japanese/Korean Styles

Trying to clean out my room but my shopaholic outbursts are overflowing my closet and drawers! Here's a haul of all my new outbursts. Now I'm contemplating if I should keep them. They're all brand new and just stuffed in my closet. I didn't even get a chance to wear them yet. Leave me a comment if you are interested. I can post it up on eBay for purchase.
I bought all of these online from authorized Korean and Japanese Fashion sellers. They're pretty good quality items, I was pleasantly surprised. ^_^ enjoy!
For more products, go to
Peasant Top $19.99 (A little too cute for me)
Bowknot Sweater $24.99 (not really my color)
 Chiffon Dress Tunic $24.99 (Too frilly for me)
Off Shoulder Tunic $24.99 (SOLD)
Wool Coat $45.99 (I have too many wool jackets!)
Wool Jacket $44.99 (Too many wool jackets! but this one I really really like. Haha, I might keep it.)
Off Shoulder Lace Tunic $24.99 (Really cute, I want to keep this too ^_^ )
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