Wednesday, November 7, 2012

October Favorites and Finished Products, and Aveeno Giveaway Winners

Please don't forget to enter Aveeno "Oat Bundle" Giveaway. It ends November 11, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern time).

Since I didn't do last month (September) favorites and finished products, I will combine the two months together.

October Favorites
The Body Shop Body Butter in Jolly Orange: A wonderful friend gave me this! :) It meant a lot to me, because she gave it to me during my times of struggle. Not only does it mean a lot to me, it smells great! To be honest, it doesn't smell like orange to me. I'm not too sure what the scent is, but it smells fruity and delicious. This body butter has been helping with my dry skin especially the transition from summer to fall.

Aveeno Positively Ageless Lifting & Firming Eye Cream: I love that it's more a cream than a gel. From my experience, creams are meant more for aging skin than gel (gel tends to only hydrate). Not only is it for aging skin, it's also good for people with dark circles. While you're patting the cream onto your skin, you can feel it sink in.

Celebre Pro-HD Loose Mineral Finishing Powder in Light/Medium/LTM: I received this product from The Makeup Show around March. At the time, my skin was too dark for this. Now that my skin is getting lighter (hardly see sun since I work indoors), it fits perfectly. In all honesty, I'm not a fan of loose powders but I will make an exception for this. This product is amazing! It doesn't cake onto your face like other mineral products. It looks natural, flawless but at the same time it covers your imperfection.

BDB (Billion Dollar Brows) Universal Brow Pencil: I received this product and I will review in a week or two. One end is an automatic pencil and the other end is the brush. I love how the pencil stays on your brow all day long, at the same time, you can comb your hair into place. The brush isn't cheap either. It's really well made.

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait: I'm not a big fan of the glitter, but I love the color! It's my favorite color from this line. I also love that the glitters are not that noticeable on the lips. This would be perfect if Revlon makes one without the glitter, but I still love it! Not only do I love the color, it's also moisturizing. It helps my dry lips.

October Finished Products
L'oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara: I'm not a big fan of this mascara. You can see my thorough review. It just didn't hold my lashes which I need badly with my heavy, Asian lashes. That's the first thing I look for in mascaras. I also didn't like that it didn't give me the million lashes as they claim.

Would repurchase: No.

Guerlain Super Aqua Lotion: I did a swap with a friend. We swapped used products that didn't work for us, and hoping it works for the other. This is an alright toner. It's refreshing, but I don't see anything spectacular compared to other toners. For an expensive brand, I needed to see something that stood out for me to repurchase. I can just buy any drugstore toner that is comparable.

Would repurchase: No.

b.liv Mask in Repair & Rescue: I already reviewed this mask. It's an alright mask, but it kind of dried my skin out. For that reason, I'm not a big fan. Other than that, this would have been a great mask!

Would repurchase: No.

Kirkland Daily Facial Cleansing Towelettes: I reviewed this wipe. This is the wipes I always go back to. It's just convenient for me to purchase (easy access), at the same time, I know I'm getting a great quality product that cleans/wipes my makeup well.

Would repurchase: Yes.

The Body Shop Body Butter in Strawberry: A friend gave me this around my birthday. Actually, I think it's suppose to be my Christmas gift. I'm not too sure. :X People who know me well know I love the body butter from The Body Shop. They're extremely moisturizing and melts into your skin like butter. Even though I love the body butter, I have to say I wasn't too keen on the scent. It didn't smell like strawberry, and I love strawberry scents. What a bummer!

Would repurchase: Yes, in other scents.

Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Body Lotion in White Citrus: My co-worker gave me this for Christmas. What a sweet lady! In all honesty, I'm not a big fan of Bath & Body Works unless it's the cream lotion. The cream lotion is thicker in consistency, as well as, hydrating for my dry skin. With this body lotion, I can only use it during the summer when I need light moisture. For that reason, I saved this lotion for the summer. The scent is true to name. It's on the citrus side. The smell is decent, but there's a lot more scents I like better than this.

Would repurchase: No, but maybe in cream formula and a different scent.

Aveeno Positively Nourishing Calming Body Lotion: I reviewed this product. I have a thorough review so feel free to check that post out. Overall, this product is great! It's extremely moisturizing for all skin types. It's also not that thick in consistency so it's good for all skin types. If I had to choose when it comes to scent, I would choose Energizing. It's the same product just different scent.

Would repurchase: Yes, but in the other scent (Energizing).

Etude House Hand Bouquet Rich Butter Hand Cream: This is another product I swapped with a friend hoping the product will work better for the other person. I actually ended up liking this product. Initially, I was not too keen on the scent since I'm not a floral type of person. After I got use to the scent, I started enjoying it. It's very thick in consistency so this hand cream isn't for people who do not have dry skin. For my skin, it was perfect.

Would repurchase: Yes.

Jessica Bend Don't Break Nail Treatment: A friend gave me this since she has strong nails. Me, on the other hand, have weak nails. I used this as a base hoping it'll strengthen my nails before applying nail polish. Let me tell you it didn't strengthen my nails at all. It might be a different story if I only wore this alone, but I love wearing nail polishes even though I have weak nails. :X Even though it didn't strengthen my nails, it made a great base. My nails never turned yellow!

Would repurchase: No.

The winners of Aveeno "On the Fly Fix-Up" Giveaway...
will win Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo, Ultra-Calming Makeup Removing Wipes, and Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer.

The winners are...
Neha David

Anna/Anna Luu-Ngo
Kristina Vieweg.

Congratulations to Neha David, Anna Luu-Ngo, and Kristina Vieweg! :)

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 within 48 hours, I will draw a new winner.

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

Disclaimers: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my own money except for The Body Shop, Aveeno, Celebre, BDB, L'oreal, Guerlain, b.liv, Bath & Body Works, Etude House, and Jessica. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.


L e n a said...

congrats to the winners! :)

i feel the same way about the strawberry body butter from TBS. it is too sweet and nothing like real strawberries. white citrus didn't work very well with my body chemistry..i like it in candles, though. :)

Ahleessa said...

What's your favorite scent from The Body Shop? I'm having the hardest time choosing... hehe~

I'm not big into candles. Can you give me suggestions when you use candles? I have so many just hanging around waiting to be used. :X

L e n a said...

hmmm i don't like many from TBS to think about it. i like the good old white musk and the peach scent in shower gel. even the same scent sometimes smells different depends on the base, i guess. :)
i like using unscented tealights most of time. i use scented (citrus) ones after i cook. i heard it works great for indoor smoking as well, but i wouldn't know since i don't smoke. :)

Ahleessa said...

Ahhh~ I never thought about candles after cooking. It'll make the room smell great! :)

Popblush said...

Love the packaging of Etude House Hand Cream. I think I am not much of a floral scent person either - especially for body/face creams.

Ahleessa said...

Etude House packaging are cute! I recently got some from Korea and just love it! :)

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