Monday, October 25, 2010

Review: Yes to Carrots C Me Smile Lip Butter

I am totally obsessed with chapsticks/lip balms. I'm the kind of girl that always carries one in my bag, the days when I forget to carry it, it's like I forgot my phone or wallet.. haha... I just hate it when my lips are dry and I get chapped lips very easily. Usually I use Softlips, but I got this Yes To Carrots C Me Smile Lip Butter as a freebie from a beauty sample event so I gave it a try.

Yes To Carrots C Me Smile Lip Butter in Citrus
Interestingly enough, this lip butter is made from 95% organic all natural ingredients. It is suppose hydrate, condition and enrich lips. They come in 5 different flavors. It's the same size as regular Chapsticks with a tiny turn dial on the bottom. They can be found in most drugstores and generally cost $3-$5 ( a little more pricey than Softlips.) Yes To Carrots Lip Butter - Carrot .15 oz (4.25 g)

I generally don't like Chapsticks because I find it too waxy and I was afraid this lip butter will be the same. Thankfully this wasn't the case. The lip butter applies very thinly and smoothly. It keeps my lips nicely moisturize without drying for a very long time (as long as I don't eat or drink).  The scent, I'm not too crazy about. It reminds me of my lemon scent dish washing liquid. Haha.. =P  I think the other flavors might be better. It would have been nice if it contains SPF like the Softlips, their Pomegranate flavor comes with SPF.

Overall, I really love this product, I would want to try the Pomegranate one, haha, carrot might taste weird. =) 
I also got a container of their hair mask, will be reviewing that soon.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Review: Missha Garden Pleasure Honey & Lavender Body Scrub

Here's a review on Missha Garden Pleasure Honey & Lavender Body Scrub. I didn't really want to review it before using it "enough". I don't use body scrubs on a normal basis. This was my first body scrub. My first intentions were to use a body scrub to exfoliate my body. But this body scrub was a bit disappointing.
Missha Garden Pleasure Honey & Lavender Body Scrub
The body scrub is normally $12.99 (currently on sale for $7.79), but I got it during Missha's clearance sale, so I paid $3.90. (You can check the haul post here.) The size of the squeeze tube is pretty big (comparable to Bath and Body Works' bath gels) at 6.76 oz. And I like the fact that the package sticker is water-resistant too, (haha, I'm just quirky like that, but I get annoyed when package stickers are not water-resistant and the paper just falls apart or fades away when you used them in the shower, so this was definitely a nice touch.)

Thick Body Scrub Cream with tiny beads
After spreading it out a little bit on my hands, notice how the beads end up on the edges now.

Now for what's inside the package: the scrub is actually really thick and creamy-like. And you can see all the little beads. Everything looks good until I start massaging it onto my skin! The scrub sort of dissipates on contact with my skin. The beads feel like they got dissolved away, so that it doesn't feel like I'm scrubbing my skin at all. And since it's a scrub, its not supposed to be foamy or anything. So in the end it just feels like I'm rubbing cream on my skin. I barely feel any effects of exfoliation.

With my overall experience, I doubt I'll purchase this again. I'm going to finish this tube mostly on my feet. I think it'll be a better foot scrub than body scrub.  =P  I also bought their Foot Scrub with more positive results, reviews on that coming soon.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Review: Missha M Shimmering Ball Blusher

I realize this is a very late post, especially considering I got it in my Feb Haul back in 2010. So here it is: the Missha M Shimmering Ball Blusher in No.1 Pastel Glow.

Missha M Shimmering Ball Blusher in Pastel Glow - $19.99

This blusher is a little different from normal powder blushes. The packaging is very cute. Instead of a powder pan, it has these little powder balls in a small bottled container. It comes with a lambswool brush as part of bottle's cap. There's another external cap to protect the brush. Very handy for traveling!

Now for the powder pearls. I got it in Pastel Glow so instead of a blusher, I use it more like a highlighter.

here are 5 different color pearls: in white, yellow, violet, blue and pink! According to their website: violet helps brighten the skin, the blue help reduce the appearance of yellow and dull skin tones, yellow helps reduces redness, pink creates an appearance of younger skin, and the white evens skin tone.  These color properties are generally followed for every makeup product. Not so sure about the yellow though, because usually green is used to reduce redness.

The brush is very soft! I just swirl it around the bottle and the brush will pick up enough for one use. I generally use it to highlight my T-zone (across the forehead and down my nose bridge) and add a quick swipe along my cheekbones to create a bit more dimension on my face. I like using this as a highlighter because it doesn't contain any shimmers or glitters, just a subtle brightness across my face. The powder is very fine, doesn't create any cakey-ness at all.

This actually reminds me of the Guerlain Meteorites Pearls that I've seen at Sephora, but I never actually use it. I didn't want to spend $56 on those pearls especially seeing it end up being a bunch of powder dust in the container at Sephora. So this is a nice dupe. There's a little bit of powder dust on the bottom of the Missha ball blusher container, but definitely not to the extent that I've seen at Sephora.

Really love this highlighter, I'm tempted to try out the others that's actually a cheek blush. =)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

OOTD - Outfit of the Day - Fall Work Apparel #2

Another OOTD to share. I actually snapped this because I wanted to test out my new G2 phone. =)  I might end up doing this more often. Haha, picture taken from the ladies room at work.

Another Fall Work Outfit

  • Express Sweater Cowlneck Top
  • Banana Republic Wool Skirt
  • Gap Sweater Knit Tights (similar from Gap here, or look here) - I love these tights, they're not the thick sweater ones, nice and thin, perfect for fall.
  • Steve Madden Patent Leather Knee High Boots (similar from Steve Madden here, or look here) - lol, these weren't really supposed to be slouchy but somehow it scrunches up on me. =)  

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Recycle Your Old Jeans at Gap and get 40% Off!

From now to Oct 20, if you bring any of your old denim to Gap, you will get 30% off a pair of jeans from their 1969 collection.

Make it 35% off if you use your Gap/Banana Republic/Old Navy card. OR Like them on facebook and get an extra 10% off! (Or you can mention Jeans40 at the register, haha, I already liked them.)

I believe this is an annual thing that Gap does in conjunction with Cotton. From Blue to Green organization. I think this is a great way of getting rid of your old jeans even if you DON'T want to shop at Gap. Your old jeans can be recycled and turned into home insulation. Check out for more details. 

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