Sunday, June 3, 2012

May Favorites and Finished Products

Time sure flies! It's that time of the month.

May Favorites
Caudalie Vinosource Quenching Sorbet-Creme: I won this through a giveaway from PaperDollRevenge some time ago. She told me it's great for dry skin people like myself. I tried using it in the beginning of this year, still winter weather, and it was too light for my skin. I restarted using it during spring and now summer, and I love it! It's so refreshing and moisturizing. It also smells great! It has a floral scent. I'm not great when it comes to floral scent but if I had to take a guess, I would say rose.

Reviva Labs Makeup Primer: The first product I ever tried from Reviva Labs was their serum. I had such a great experience I was kind of scared I might be expecting too much from this product. It did not fail! It's a silicon based primer, and it reminded me of certain primers. The only difference is that it actually covered my imperfection, my huge pores on my nose. If it covers up my imperfection and makes my foundation/BB creams look natural on my skin, I'm sold!

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey: I reviewed this product on my blog so feel free to read it. :) I've been obsessed with this color and product after I purchased it. I have to say Honey is my favorite color so far. By the way, I bought two more colors which I'll talk about it in a future post. :X I love that it's kind of moisturizing, shiny, opaque, and the best part it's a stain. I do not have to reapply it that quickly.

Inglot Eyeshadow Palette: I've been meaning to review this palette for some time, but I want to take some eye pictures with the eyeshadows. Unfortunately, the pictures have not been coming out that great. Either my camera got worst or I need more natural light in the bathroom. :X I love their eyeshadows for many reasons from pigmentation, smooth consistency to hardly any fall outs.

MAC Paint Pot in Painterly: This is an oldie, but a goody. I'm almost done with this which in my opinion is amazing! I never thought I'll ever finish anything especially when it comes to makeup. :X I have to say this is probably the one I reach for when I do my eye makeup. I still use my UDPP, I need to if I don't want creasing, but I noticed it's hard to blend with the original UDPP. For that reason, I apply Painterly on top so I can easily blend the eyeshadows. I like this product because it makes the eyeshadows more opaque, as well as, it's true to my skin color. It doesn't feel like I'm applying anything outrageous on my skin.

May Finished Products
Olay Regenerist Cream: I finished my second bottle from the package I got from Costco. I also did a thorough review on this product. I only used this at nights, because the product was so thick it did not sink quickly into my skin. For that reason, I used it at nights. By the time I wake up in the morning, it worked it's magic. It was moisturizing, as well as, it made my skin look more lively.

Would repurchase: Yes.

Aveeno Smart Essentials Nighttime Moisture: I did not use this for nights. I actually used it for mornings, and it was great! It was hydrating and great for my winter, dry skin. I did a review on this product so feel free to read it.

Would repurchase: Yes.

Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunblock Lotion: I bought this couple of years ago, and I used it for my face and all over the body. At the time, I knew I was allergic to certain chemical in sunblock. I wasn't too sure what it was except that my brother was fine with this product. Now that I know I'm either allergic to oxybenzone or avobenzone or both, I know what to look for in my sunblock. For that reason, I moved onto Asian sunblocks since I know they don't use those chemicals. I love my Asian sunblocks better, but I don't use it on my body since it can be costly. I still used this but I'm not a big fan. It's so thick and does not melt onto the skin. It leaves a white layer which I'm not a big fan of.

Would repurchase: Maybe for the body.

ESL Essence Mask Pack in Coenzyme Q10: My sister-in-law gave me this and another mask pack. I actually prefer the other one since it's more moist with serum. I noticed with this mask pack the top ones were hardly moisture with the serum, but the bottom one had more. Not that much more, but a little bit more. I'm actually thankful I got to tried these, because now I appreciate the single sheet ones. They work better because there's more serum in the single pack. You can use the leftover serum in the pack to apply it on your neck and chest.

Would repurchase: No.

CoverGirl LashBlast 24HR Mascara: It's been three months and time for me to change mascara. I'm kind of sad to say bye to this mascara, because it worked really well. It made my lashes fuller which I have an issue in that area. Please feel free to read my thorough review on this mascara.

Would repurchase: Yes.

The winner of the Aveeno Positively Nourishing Energizing Body Lotion did not contact me. For that reason, I will announce a new winner.
It is...
Congratulations to Clara Nghe!!! :)

You have 48 hours to contact me with your name and address. E-mail me at aly_4realz (at) hotmail (dot) com. If you don't contact me withint 48 hours, I will draw a new winner.

Thank you Aveeno for sponsoring a wonderful giveaway!!! :)

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my own money except for Caudalie, Reviva Labs, Aveeno, ESL, and CoverGirl. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.


PinkOrchids said...

Great products, thanks for sharing! The Revlon lipbalm sounds so nice, i read your review on it after and now i really want one! The packaging is very cute! I have a caudalie serum that i still haven't used but will soon, can't wait!

miemiemie said...

i hate neutrogena sunscreens! i initially thought it was just an initial reaction but i always get hives and my face would start getting tiny bumps and then would peel like crazy!

what asian sunscreen would you recommend?

i miss catching up on blogs! glad to see you lovely ladies still keep it up :)

Anonymous said...

Ohh I'm glad you like the Caudalie moisturizer! Sorry it didn't work for you in winter but glad you can use it now.

I can't wait to see pictures of your Inglot eyeshadow palette!

Ahh I need to try one of those Revlon lip stains, hehe. Maybe if I can catch it while it's on sale! :)

Annabell Lee said...

Please advise what Asian sunscreen or what sunscreen for those of us who get skin irritation due to normal sunscreen. I agree with u that it's probably the "benzone" chemicals. My derm said that also, & the pharmacist

Ahleessa said...

Annabell Lee: Hi! I looked on your profile to see if there was a blog I can comment, but I could not find anything. For that reason, I am commenting here.

You can use any Asian sunscreens. They're known for not using oxybenzone or avobenzone. Let me rephrase that. I noticed only the US products use that chemicals and I don't know why. :/ It's suppose to be cancer-causing chemical, but it's not scientifically proven. If you want to try well known Asian brands that are sold here, you can use Shiseido or Shu Umera. If you go to Korean makeup stores, you can get Etude House, Face Shop, and so on.

I hope this helps and I answered your question!

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