Archive for October 18th, 2009

Beauty Treats Face Wipes

October 18, 2009

So, just a quick review about one of the products that I now always have, and when I run out, as I did before, I quickly want to go and buy another one, is this Makeup Remover Cleansing Tissues or Face Wipes (as I like to call them)… and this particular one has the label Beauty Treats. They are only sold at GROOVE, as far as I know, and they cost only AU$4.99, that’s only AU$5!! Cheap!

They come in a range of, what should I say, scent? Yeah, scent… There’s Aloe, Cucumber, Collagen, and Green Tea. The website listed Rose but Groove doesn’t sell the Rose, so maybe only in America.

If you’re interested, I’ve been using the Green Tea one, and I’m on my 2nd. I know!! I finished the 1st one awhile ago!! And when this 2nd one finishes I will buy a 3rd! And then 4th! Hahaha…

Here’s what “Green Tea” looks like, alongside its sister, “Cucumber”,

What I Really Like About It:
1) Soft, soft, soft
2) Lost of moisture
3) Cleanse nicely, I play around with makeup on my hand and I like to use my fingers to shade or blend with charcoal and soft pencils, so I use this wipes to clean them off
4) Quick, Easy, Convenient
5) Smells Great! Smells really nice and refreshing and soothing, I just love the smell and the feeling it has on my face.
6) Sometimes, I just have it on my face, maybe cut a hole in the middle for my nose, and just leave it on my face for few minutes, sort of give my face a refreshing feel. Hahaha…
7) It’s Green Tea, a great source of antioxidant and I love green tea, doubt this one would have much antioxidant effect but it’s still nice no doubt.
8) Did I say I love the smell? Hahaha…
9) Did I say how soft it is? and how moist it is or refreshing it is…
Ok, I shall stop now…
I’ve used other wipes in the past and I liked them, but at the moment, this is one I really like, and as a student, you know, this is not expensive when compared to something like, say, MAC wipes… *cries* it’s freaky, just the normal size one would cost AU$28… that’s a lot for something that I would be using quite abundantly, you know? Ok, anyway, maybe when the time comes, I will try MAC wipes, but for now, I’m loving this!

Have a good one~

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10 NYX Lipsticks Up For Grab

October 18, 2009

I came across this blog tonight and thought I share it with you all…
It’s called Every Girl’s Little Addiction and she’s having a contest, and the winner will get 10 NYX Lipsticks, yes, 10! And the great thing about it is that it is international, too. So anyone can enter.

Here’s the RULE:
1. Must be a follower of my blog. Sorry guys!
2. Must mention this giveaway on your PERSONAL blog.(doesn’t matter how small!)
3. Must list ONE of your favourite makeup/beauty products ever, and list it in a comment to this post.
4. Must leave your email in the post if you don’t have a blog.
5. Must be minimum of 14 years of age to enter, if you’re younger, please consult a parent first!

More Information:

1. The winner will be contacted through email once it has been decided.
2. The winner will be chosen through random.com.
3. There must be more than 25 entries for the contest to go on!
4. This contest is available internationally.
5. This contest will end on November 5th, 2009.

Enter & Enjoy!
Good night guys~

Skin Diagnosis by La Roche-Posay

October 18, 2009

I came across this name in MUA (makeupalley.com), and was curious about it, so I checked it out and I came across this on the website which I find very interesting.

SensiTest
CLICK HERE for your personal diagnosis on whether your skin is sensitive, or slightly sensitive or not sensitive at all! Click on the “Sensitive Skin Profile Diagnosis” to start. Have fun!
If it’s correct, and I think it is, my skin is slightly sensitive… slightly though, not overly sensitive ^^

The page also has Skincare Diagnosis and Suncare Diagnosis… Go check it out and learn more about your skin!

Spreading Love – "Ecotools Brushes"

October 18, 2009

Brushes? What, painting brushes? No no, makeup brushes of course. If you’re thinking, OMG MAC brushes cost like freakishly over the top, you’re not alone. I do feel the need of NOT TO BUY the MAC brushes because just for 1 brush would cost ranging from AU$20-$100 etc… errrr, $85 for 1 brush!? WHAT! That burns =_= anyway, that’s why there are other brushes, and here where ecotools (and other brushes, but I’ll talk about them later) comes.

So I’ve been meaning to write about these brushes for some time, even before I made this blog. I came across them in Priceline and back then I didn’t own any brushes so I thought I would just give this a go.
Anyway, first thing first, what they look like-
Oh I truly love what they look like, it’s different than most brushes, these have bamboo handles, silver frost neck (called ferrule) made from recycled aluminium, and caramel-and-cheese colour brushes on most… hehehe. The bristles are taklon, they’re synthetic, 100% NOT Animal Hairs.

I find all these brushes are SUPER DUPER SOFT. They feel really nice on your skin, they look classy (well I love them, full stop.) And if they have more range, say, they’re missing a duo fibre stippling brush (something similar to MAC187 or Sigma SS187), then it’s COMPLETE, perfect!! Oh, and the eye fluff brush, and the angled brush… I would get the whole range and not bother with getting other brushes..hahaha..
This is the Duo Fibre Stippling Brush (aka MAC 187 or Sigma SS187) brush I’m talking about:-

So, anyway, back to ecotools…
Where To Find Them:- (I’m in Australia, so I’ll be talking about Australian stores)

1) PRICELINE

Yes, priceline is currently the only store I know that stock the complete range of this ecotools brushes. Whether you’re looking for a Face Powder Brush, Blush Brush, Eyeshadow brushes (whether it’s long or short), Angled Eye Brush, Retractable Kabuki, Foundation Brush… Priceline has them all!
Here’s what they look like

The Face Powder Brush

Here’s what they look like in store (with the reuseable/resealable pouch):

The Blush Brush looks exactly like the Powder Brush except a tad smaller~

Moving on to the Foundation Brush

The brush is a medium-sized filbert cut. Here is what it looks like:

I’m actually going to skip the lash & brow groomer brush, and the eyeshadow or the angled eye brush, because if I don’t, this will be the longest ever post…
Moving on to the packs, these are the available packs (which I think is worth getting):

6-Piece Brush Set

This one comes either with a brush roll, like this

Or a bamboo cup brush holder, like this

It costs around $27.95 in Priceline, but you know, they’re always on sale from time to time, so if you’re not in a rush, wait for the sale.
In PRICE ATTACK however, I’m pretty sure the one with the brush roll is only $23.95 or so, correct me if I’m wrong.

Then you have the travel kit, like this

This kit is really handy, the baby kabuki is perfect for anything, really… then the concealer brush, then the blending brush, and you get the mini blush brush. Handy right! For a really reasonable price too.

Then there’s the mini eye brushes which I find really really cute…

And then there’s the Brow Grooming Kit, which I think will be in my Next To Buy List

The mirror has those suction cups that you can stick the mirror onto a big mirror haha.. you get tweezers and since I want another angled eye brush, this is perfect.

Let’s see… what else is there… Oh the retractable kabuki
Here’s what it looks like

The rest of their collection are normal things such as sponge, nail filers, yeah, so I hope I’ve covered everything there is to know… if there’s anything, feel free to comment… I’m sorry this has been such a long post, but I couldn’t really do it any other way. Well then, till next time!