Sunday, September 22, 2013

Polka dot craze!

Julep nail polish in Gloria

Circus by andrea's choice in reverso

Black nail polish (drugstore)

Dotting tool (or toothpick)

My nails wear outfits!

Sally hansen salon effects in
335 Sweet marble floret

Sunday, September 15, 2013

New Product RAVE!

Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge Line

My hair type: Oily at the top and dry from middle down.

I received a sample of this through my JustFab subscription. ($29.99 a month, skip anytime plus choose any style). Lately, JustFab has been giving out free yearly magazine subscriptions with any purchase (Women's health, Cosmo etc.) plus free beauty product samples as well.  Yay!

I have received some travel size SmashBox primer samples in the past and then this Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge sample this week.

The shampoo: It has little beads that bursts with a pleasing fruity scent. The moisturizing part of this shampoo is really okay. It can be a little drying but I just LOVE the smell. It is only $ 2.89 at my local Target and $ 2.96 on Amazon. (Yes, I made a trip to Target the next day to snatch this :)

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The Conditioner: This was the product that WOWed me. I have used a few high end conditioners but none has left my hair feeling so soft, detangled, slippery and shiny after drying. I can't even describe how silky my hair felt when the water was running through it. Haha!

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The mask: I put this on after I was already amazed with the conditioner. This felt a little heavier than the conditioner. It is very thick but that is expected from a mask. I put this mainly on my ends so it will not weight my hair down. Like the conditioner, This left my ends very soft. This was about $ 4.89 at my local Target. (and I got the last tube ;)

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P.S.: I know I promised drug store BB cream comparisons...but this sample was unexpected and I also fell in love with it unexpectedly. ;) The comparison war of drug store BB creams is coming soon though!

-Until Next Time-


The Beauty Miner

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Monthly BirchBox is here!

The September BirchBox is here!

Let's get right into it...

The Products:

Overall: Not too pleased this month. I personally do not need any of these products. :(
The hairspray smells very "hair spray" like. (You guys totally know what I am talking about)
 It's not very stiff on the hair though.
The nail polish is very runny. We will see how the color pay off is on my nails...
The skin polish is very scented. It feels watery with little tiny bits of roughness.
I think this might break people out.

Oh Birchbox...we will see next month!

P.S.: Next blog post will be the comparison of all drug store BB creams I have used! :)

-Until Next time-


The Beauty Miner

P.P.S: Here's a cupcake. 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

30 DAY PRODUCT REVIEW! Eucerin Redness Relief Daily Perfecting Lotion with SPF 15

This month's must have is a sunscreen with redness reducing properties!

The Product: Eucerin Redness Relief Daily Perfecting Lotion with SPF 15 for visibly red skin (with subtle green color neutralizers)
The goods: GREAT for acne-prone skin to camouflage redness caused by scars and newly formed acne etc., but it is also moisturizing. This product can be used for all types of skin with redness issues and it will not cause any new breakouts!
The really really goods: Price is lovable comparing to high-end redness reducing products like Avene (A comparison war coming soon!).
Application: Easy to blend, somewhat stinky, does not feel heavy.
My general thoughts: This product is good for what its worth. It can settle a little sticky and you will feel it on your skin but it does its job. It masks redness almost immediately upon application. Last but not least, it has SPF 15!!

-Until Next time-


The Beauty Miner