Saturday, November 30, 2013

Belated outfit post

Wore this outfit before going out a couple weeks ago. I am going to try and post more outfits in the future!

Here it is:




Please pardon the poor pixilations. I have yet to install photoshop on my Mac yet. 

Crop white shirt: Forever 21
Crop white Blazer: Forever 21
High waisted Jeggings: Hue. Similar here- HUE Women's Solid Skinny Jeanz Legging
Nude Shoes: TJ Maxx

By the way, I have to give huge props to these leggings. They are thick and very comfortable. I am usually not into jean material but these feel like sweatpants on. The inner layer of these pants is soft like fleece.


Happy Thanksgiving! I hope all of you had a yummy feast followed by an amazing shopping spree. :)

-Until Next time-


XOXO,

The Beauty Miner


30 day product review -- Holika Holika Petit BB SPF 30 PA ++ in Clearing

Holika Holika Clearning Petit BB SPF 30 PA ++
30 ml

Key Facts:
  • Part of the Petit BB Cream line which consist of "Essential", "Shimmering", "watery", and "Clearing". Each has a special purpose. Essential contains caviar and collagen. Shimmering contains pearl powder crystals. Watery contains green tea and Clearing contains tea tree oil and oil absorbent powder.
  • Clearing - Fresh Texture without oil Tea Tree Oil Extract helps to clean skin by alleviating skin troubles and red spots, make a refreshing baby face with Sebum Control Powder.
  • Terpine-4 of Tea Tree Oil alleviates inflammations that happen by bacteria and mold funguses.
  • Sebum control powder helps to maintain fresh and soft skin condition by reducing shine with excellent sebum capturing effect.


  • Small tube does not contain much products but having said that little bit of this product goes a long way.
  • Smells amazing! Kinda remind me of the Pantene Shampoo? It is a pleasant smell upon application but it does not linger.
  • Blends easily. Full coverage BB cream. Feels moisturizing but not heavy. Good balance in consistency.
  • After using this product for some time, I have noticed that it does clear up my breakouts. It also keeps my skin radiant looking all day.
  • Like any other asian BB creams, this will leave a white cast on face after application. The white cast will disappear when product is absorbed into face.
  • Long lasting and keeps face shine free all day. I find this better at oil control than the Garnier all day shine free bb cream mentioned in my earlier blog posts. Visit that blog post here: http://www.thebeautyminer.com/2013/06/is-newer-better-new-garnier-skin-renew.html
  • So far, I have not experienced any irritation with this BB cream.
  • I got mine from Amazon. Get yours here: Holika Holika Pore Clearing Petit BB Cream with Tea Tree Oil and Sebum Control Powder 30ML  





-Until Next time-

XOXO,

The Beauty Miner



Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Rock a dark lip this Fall/Winter





Makeup:

  1. Boots No. 7 expert shine control lotion
  2. Eucerin Everyday protection Face lotion SPF 30 (great for sensitive skin)
  3. DDF wrinkle resist plus pore minimizer serum ( I use this as a primer since it's got a primer consistency)
  4. Covergirl outlast stay fabulous 3 in 1 foundation (Make sure you go a shade lighter for this product. It dries darker than it is)
  5. Clinique All about eyes rich ( This is essential in the winter otherwise your under eye around will look super dry with concealer)
  6. Maybelline Dream Lumi touche in ivory (to highlight and conceal under eye area)
  7. EM Michelle Phan contour and highlighter stick in chiaroscuro (Most blend-able contour stick I ever used!)
  8. L'Oreal true Match super-blendable power in warm (Favorite setting powder right now)
  9. NYX blush in Pinched ( A tiny bit goes a long long long way)
  10. Maybelline the Rocket Volume Express waterproof mascara ( Keep those asian lashes curly all day)
  11. Meet Matte Palette by theBalm
  12. Last but definitely not least: Favorite Dark red lipstick at the moment -  Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede in backstage (Long lasting, smooth and beautiful color!)

-Until Next time-


XOXO,


The Beauty Miner

It is that time of the month again!!!! BIRCHBOX has arrived in the mail!





What's in the November Birchbox?

1) Chella - Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil

      This item showed up in one of the IPSY bags earlier this year. It is a total MULTI-USE product.
 I like it since it is not a pearl white but more of a nude white. It matches the color of your waterline but it is slightly lighter. With this pencil, your eyes will instantly look brighter and awake!
I tried this for my inner corners which works well too. The texture of this product feels like the NYX jumbo eye pencil.
I suggest to use this product as a highlighting tool all over the face. (See below image in area #2s) 
This will help instantly lift and brighten your face!

I love multi-use products!!!!! :)

2) Color Club in Top Shelf

A shimmering light gold mixed with browns. A festive color!

3) Tocca Crema de Mano in Cleopatra

Loaded with natural oils, this grapefruit and cucumber lotion absorbs in a flash.

My take: smells good and lasting power is okay comparing to other famous hand lotions (like the the famous and lovely L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, 1 oz.). I do not need any more hand lotions but I love the packaging. It is very girly and classy.

4) Vasanti Cosmetics Brightenup! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator

I really need new facial care products. I have not tried this but it is suppose to " mimic effects of microdermabrasion for a glowing, smooth complexion". I will provide an update!

Here is a picture of Ginger approving the products that came this month:





Overall, not too disappointed but wish there were more products that's useful to me.


-Until Next time-

XOXO,

The Beauty Miner