Monday, January 31, 2011

Forever21 Brushes

I recently found out that Forever21 was carrying brushes. I also heard they were really soft and inexpensive, so I had to check it out and grab me some to try.

The following were the only brushes that I can find at the F21 stores by me. If you own or have seen other kinds, please let me know!

Everything I bought was pink and white, which made it look ultra cute.

I think it's a body powder buffer because that is way too big for the face. I saw the packaging and I just had to get it, using it will be another story but it was just too cute to pass. And it's extremely soft.

Another brush I got was a face powder brush. This is my favorite.
Really soft and wide. Haven't tried it yet, hopefully it won't be a disappointment.

Those are the rest of the brushes. A blush brush which was too narrow, so I probably will be using that to brush off the fall-outs on my cheek. There's a lip brush, sponge brush, eyeshadow brush, brow and lash comb. The additional brush on the right is a define-angle brush.

Fairly happy with the purchase since the most expensive item was only $4.80 and that was the brush set. I think the main reason I got these brushes was because they had a hint of pink in nearly all of them. I love the color pink!


Monday, January 10, 2011

Favorite Beauty Products of 2010

I know this is probably long over-do but it's still January =]
Just want to get this out there so it can be a reference for you all and myself.

Bioline Jato Skincare Line
One of the most difficult brands out there to find and buy. I got this from my local facial shop. My skin got pretty bad so my facial lady recommended this and it works wonders! I especially love the scrub (green bottle with flecks of green scrubbies in it), it really cleans everything on your face. Makes your skin silky smooth and a lot brighter afterward also.

Shiseido - Ultimate Sun Protection Cream for Face SPF55
My absolute favorite face product of the year. I wear this everyday or whenever I leave the house. It doesn't break me out or dry out my skin. It's very moisturizing and leaves my skin feeling really supple and soft. The product also has a bit of whitening effect to it, so it will lighten your face and make you seem a lot more awake. An extra bonus is that is control my oils really well. I get really oily in my t-zone areas and this lowers it down a notch.

Lancome - Dual Finish Face Powder
I really like this powder. Just because it matisfy the face and it also smells really pleasant. The size makes it a lot easier to take along with you whenever you go out and need to do a quick touch up.

Rock&Republic - Contrived Pressed BlushAll-time favorite blush. They come in so many colors and each color is as pigmented as the next. I guess the thing that sold me was how much product I was getting and the packaging is really that awesome. I liked how easily discounts were floating all around the internet and getting your hands on a cheap one wasn't that hard. Aside from it's retail price of $40 a blush, if you get lucky you can get them for less than half the price which is why it's a great steal!
I change my blushes like each month/season and currently I love X-Rated!

Too Faced - Shadow Insurance

The only eye primer I ever used and it works. Keeps my eye-lid crease free for 6+ hours, plus my eye shadow doesn't run all over the place.

Maybelline - Lash Stiletto
I love Maybelline's mascara. I currently use the Covergirl Lash Blast and I'm not fond of it much. Maybelline never disappointed me before and I'm so looking forward to getting another mascara when I'm done with the Covergirl. Lash Stiletto lengthens my eyelashes really well, and the waterproof version keeps my lashes curled. I liked how the formula wasn't too thick and yet it still coated each of my lashes, Covergirl on the other hand was the opposite!

Sephora Collection - Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner
Best waterproof eyeliner. I use this on my waterline and underneath my lashline, and it won't budge at all. I've tried other drugstore brand and it would smudge throughout the day and make me look like I got punched in the face or cried like it was the end of the world. I'm so glad I found this because it's retractable and waterproof. I'm a very lazy person so sharpening it would be too time consuming for me. Haha.
The one I use is in brown, because the color is so natural and isn't as harsh as the black. Not to mention the brown has bits of bronze shimmer in it!

Rock&Republic - Lip Gloss
I sure love me some R&R products. I rarely use lip gloss just because I feel as if they're too sticky. The annoying part is when your hair catches on your lips and it's just a nasty idea. Plus, they usually have a very unpleasant scent to it. But not these lip glosses! The texture is pretty smooth and when you purse your lips, they don't stick together like glue. They also give a really healthy "shine" to your lips. If you like using lip glosses, give R&R a try.

So, there you go. That wraps up my faves of 2010. I'm hoping I'll be able to find more to add onto this list but as for now, it'll suffice. I need to look more into the skincare line because the products I'm using now are so hard to obtain, unless I get it from my facial shop but it's just too pricey. Any recommendation guys?