Grrr my camera has been lost for hours, in an attempt to clean my room in search for it, I came across my finished products bag. Iphone pics are going to have to do for this one guys, sorry!
Ok, rant is over!
Finished products of April!
Lush Potion Lotion: I keep this on my desk at work, everyone walks by saying why do you have a bottle of "potion" on your desk? haha
This was my 1st Lush product ever! Since then it has been discontinued but can be found online under Lush's "retro" section. The lotion is not the most moisturizing I have ever tried but I looooove the scent. It smells like fresh carnations, Lush needs a potion perfume!
My third bottle of the stuff, ahh the smell is addicting for me. Soft and pretty.
Etude House Hand Bouquet Hand Cream: I bought this when I was in Korea, and it's the only Etude item I have tried. I hated this...it was so greasy!!! I am sooo glad I finished this, which I had to force myself to finish to be honest
Smell is quite strong also.
Shu Uemura Skin Purfiying Cleanser: I wish Shu was still in the states =(
I bought this cleanser to be a light wash for the face after a sweaty gym session! >< sorry if that's too much information.
This cleanser foamed beautifully, smelled amazing, and had a very nice light formula. It does not seem designed for deep cleaning, but to just get the grime off your top layer of skin. If Shu still had a counter, I would get this again, but I wont be ordering something like this online. There are many cleansers that can easily be bought here.
John Frieda Frizz Ease: This tiny bottle lasted forever! When I used it I did notice less frizz in my hair. I don't really have frizzy hair in general, but I seem to have many baby hairs that defy gravity on the top of my head and just kind of stick up...this did seem to help with that problem, unsure if I would repurchase, as I am currently using Moroccan Oil which seems to be handling all my current hair needs, but I am pretty sure this will be back in my hair care routine in the near future.
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer ( sample size) : Is it just me, or do these Sephora samples last forever? After trying this I will state, that it seems better than the current NARS primer I am using ( no further details on the NARS primer as they have discontinued it)
It wasnt a huge difference of improvement, but my T zone seem to hold my foundation and concealer better/longer which is something I am looking for.
When I finished my current primer, I will definitely be considering a full size of the Laura Mercier
Estee Lauder Hydrationist (Dry Skin Formula) : This is probably the best day time moisturizer I have tried, ever. It's super moisturizing, but non greasy. Does not leave a film on the face, but does give a healthy refined glow to my skin. I do have combination/oily skin but really did not like Hydrationist in that formula, and exchanged for dry skin version. Will definitely be repurchasing once I am through my current moisturizers that I need to weed through.
My only gripe about the product is I seem to finish it quite quickly considering I only used it as a day cream and finished it in a bit over a month
Nanoce BB Cream Shade 2 : Believe this is the 1st base make up item I have finished in 2011.
Hands down, the best BB cream I have ever tried. True yellow tone, not grey, or ashy as many other BB creams seem to have. Good coverage, feels light, fixes my minor imperfections, no breakouts, and something I will be repurchasing.
The next time I buy this, I will be buying a set I have been eye-ing with a corresponding BB mineral powder! looks interesting!
Nivea Hand cream: I always keep a thick hand cream at my bed side table to use at night. To be honest this was quite thick and a bit hard to blend, especially when you are tired and just want to collapse. My hands were semi greasy after application, and I will not be repurchasing
( I do note, I use quite generous amounts of hand cream, as I really like having soft hands)
B-liv Cleanser in No Spots Bye Dots : In short, the scent was quite artificially fruity, I know it's not real fruit, but this one DEF has a fake fruit smell. It was not foamy, nor lathered well. I did not experience any problems with my skin when using this, but the whole time, it made me wish I had the Neutrogena Grapefruit cleanser instead, which in my opinion is far better, and more accessible. I was pretty under whelmed, this container was complete within a 6 week period, and the fact that I have to order this online from Singapore, is too much trouble. I will not be repurchasing.
Neutrogena Alcohol Free Toner: Whenever I don't know what toner to buy next I just buy this one. This must be my 4th? completed bottle. It's nothing special or fancy, but it get's the job done, doesn't have a bad smell, usually can be found on sale, and does not have any alcohol which I prefer in my toners. Just something that is a cheap but is a reliable fall back.