I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I didn’t do much really — just got caught up with all the household chores and went to 2 different Bath & Body Works to get the pocketbacs I wanted. One of my favorites is Hey Honeybun and only of the stores had it so we ended up going to 2 of them. I’m already looking forward to this weekend just to get the regular week chores knocked out of the way so I can relax. Today’s post is a review on something I got from my ipsy April 2015 Glam Bag. It was the perfect size to give it a whirl for a complete review in a few weeks. Here’s Hey Honey Good Morning: Honey Silk Facial Serum.
What I love about this product? The scent is relatively light and smells pleasant. I do detect the smell of honey but it’s light. There’s something else in it that I can’t quite put my finger on. I know that dogs seem to notice it as they love licking my face when I have this on. This serum is comparable to a slightly more watery face moisturizer to me. It spreads very easily and doesn’t take too long to fully absorb into my skin. The feeling it leaves on my skin is best described as what I feel if I apply makeup primer on. I makes my skin so soft and smooth. I’ve used this for about 3 weeks now and I like it. I use it in the mornings only, but it does recommend to be used both day and night either by itself or under your day or night cream.
What I don’t like about this product? If I have to be extremely picky, the fact that this has no SPF and the price. I think making this with SPF protection would be justified for the price it’s being sold at. $41 for an ounce (description on website says 1.2 oz but the product shot shows 1 oz) seems pricey. You definitely could try justifying it as being both a makeup primer and moisturizer.
This item is available on their online store here.
Here’s the second part of a skincare set from Physicians Formula that I’ve used. I got it as part of my Physicians Formula #PFGoBronze Contest Prize a year and a half ago. Here’s my take on the Physicians Formula Intensive Wrinkle Corrector Eye Cream.
At 0.5 fl oz / 14 g, this retails for $19.95 when sold separately. It’s a little bit high but eye creams from trusted brands do fall in this price range. It’s also not something widely offered by drugstore brands. You can get this in a set of 3 though for a cheaper overall price. This product is described as the following:
“Potent cream targets the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the eye area. Moisturizing formula boosts elasticity and firmness to improve the appearance of crow’s feet and puffiness. Illuminating properties improve the appearance of dark circles.”
Verdict? I started using this around February last year. It ran out last December, just a few days after I ran out of the Wrinkle Corrector & Firming Moisturizer, so that means it lasted me for about 10 months with daily use. That’s not bad really. The packaging is simple and sleek. I use it once in the morning as I’m getting ready for the day and right before I go to bed. I just gently push the pump to get the desired amount onto my fingertip and gently dab it on my under eye area. The product itself is a very pale purple — just like the color of the bottle packaging. It goes on very light and the scent is pleasant as with the day and night moisturizers from the set. It absorbs pretty quick into the skin on that area. As for the wrinkle claims….I don’t really see any difference but I don’t really have any wrinkles there yet. Maybe it will help as a preventative measure? It does the job of an eye cream though.
This product can easily be purchased on their website here or at various retailers such as ULTA, Kmart, Walgreens, and Walmart.
Hey guys! This week sure flew right on by for me. I’m looking forward to the weekend already! I hope the weather isn’t too bad so I can get a few more product shots in to blog about the next few weeks. Today’s post is on a shade I scored on clearance at ULTA last month. Here’s China Glaze Lug Your Designer Baggage.
Lug Your Designer Baggage reminds me of some other shade from China Glaze before that I can’t quite remember. The glitter flakes make me think of capiz shells that is used in some Filipino crafts. It’s a very pretty chocolate brown shade with gold glitter flakes that drew me in. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.
I don’t know which collection it came out in as I don’t keep up with nail polish collections as much as I used to with a lot of brands these days. I just have too many of them right now and I’ve gone through 3 purges. This one’s a keeper though!
Today’s review is on an item from my recent Beauteque May 2015 Beauty Bag. This is the very first thing I tried. Here’s Nature Republic By Flower Vivid Tint Bar.
What I love about this product? First thing is the packaging. I thought it was cute but the melon on the cap also make me think of the forever alone guy, which I thought was funny. This is one of the 2 items I got to pick the scent or flavor for without knowing what product it’s for and I chose Melon. It smells good like what you would expect from a melon fragranced item. It doesn’t have a flavor to me. The product is light green in color but it changes color when it comes into contact with your lips. It has a pink tint to it. I’ve never really encountered color changing lip balms so this is a first for me. In fact, I was scratching my head trying to remember when did I apply lip color to my lips before using this lip balm because the tip of the lip balm has pink spots on the edges. It was only when I looked it up online that I read someone saying it’s a color changing lip balm. SPF 15 is a nice bonus.
What I don’t like about this product? It goes on the lips smoothly but there’s nothing more to it than that for me. I don’t find it very moisturizing or anything. It’s pricier than lip balms I can get here.
This item is available on their website here as well as other online retailers and local stores where Korean cosmetics can be found.
Hey guys! Happy Monday! Today’s post is on a collection I’ve had for a month or so now but didn’t get around to it until yesterday. Here’s a cute collection from a great brand: Finger Paints Picnic In The Park.
First up is One In A Melon.
One In A Melon looked kinda red to me just by looking at the bottle but I’m glad it’s actually not. It’s a really dark strawberry pink. The finish on this is super shiny. Formula is good and it dries pretty quick. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.
Next we have Frosty Lemonade.
Frosty Lemonade is a bright yellow crème shade with the same shiny finish as One In A Melon. Shown is 2 generous coats with no top coat.
Up next is You’re So Antsy.
You’re So Antsy is made up of black and white square and hex glitters packed in clear base. This would look good over any of the creme shades in this collection. Formula is good and it dries pretty quick. Shown is one coat with no top coat.
Then there’s Sweet Spring.
Sweet Spring is a light pink crème shade with the same shiny finish as One In A Melon and Frosty Lemonade. It struck me as almost being pastel pink but not quite. I think I have a similar shade somewhere in my stash from the same brand. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.
Next we have Grassy Knoll.
Grassy Knoll is a light pink crème shade that I didn’t care for really. It has the same shiny finish as with the other crème shades in the same collection. Formula for this is on the thinner side compared to the other 3 crème shades. It showed slight streaking on the first coat but evened out with another layer. I dinged the bottom of the nail on one side against the wall right before I took these shots. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.
Lastly, here’s Picnic Basket.
Picnic Basket is a pretty glitter shade made up of red and white square glitter. Formula is good but the glitter is more sparse than You’re So Antsy and I ended up having to fish and dab the glitters out onto my nails. Shown is one coat with no top coat
Overall? Not bad. The formula is pretty decent overall. I wish that I didn’t have to fish out the glitter pieces in Picnic Basket but it’s a pretty common thing with glitter shades from many other brands.
These should be available in Sally Beauty Supply stores and online for around $5.99 each or less if it’s on sale.
*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*