Saturday, September 27, 2014

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation review + swatch

Hey there! The Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation has been my everyday foundation for the past few months. It was the first time in a while that I've decided to try a drugstore foundation so here's my thoughts on it :)

All-in-one foundation with a long-lasting formula that fuses primer, concealer, and foundation in one easy step! The 3-in-1 formula provides a flawless look that lasts all day long.

It is a water-based foundation so I use the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to blend it in. It is a medium to full coverage foundation and is easily buildable without looking too cakey. It does a great job of evening out my complexion and blends in flawlessly. Even though it claims to also have primer and concealer, I still use them with this foundation. It lasts way longer on my combination skin with another primer and extra concealer really helps to hide my scars and spots. This also does an okay job with controlling oil because sometimes I find that I only have to blot after 6 hours (which is good in the summer my standards)

It has a slightly runny consistency but doesn’t seem super lightweight or heavy so it has been all right for summer weather. I use the shade medium beige 942 for my usual MAC NC25 skintone.One small pump is more than enough to cover my face so this foundation sure goes a long way. It comes in a somewhat heavy glass bottle that comes with both a pump and lid. The weight may not ideal for traveling, but the packaging design of it sure is. 

I'm on my second bottle now so that shows how much I’m liking it. It’s on the pricier side for a drugstore foundation ($12.97 at Wal-Mart) but it goes on sale sometimes and Covergirl occasionally has $1 off coupons available. If you're looking for a drugstore foundation, I definitely recommend this one!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Tony Moly Appletox Smooth Massage Peeling Cream review + swatch

Tony Moly always has super cute packaging! Today’s product for review is the Tony Moly Appletox Smooth Massage Peeling Cream. I received this as a gift and it is a peeling cream that is used to get rid of dead skin cells and reveal a brighter and clearer complexion.

Tony Moly Appletox Smooth Massage Peeling Cream contains keratin extracted from green apple, papaya and other fresh vegetables to provide moisture and to better eliminate waste and clean up old skin cells. The active fruit acids contained in green apples eliminate cuticles in pores, allowing the skin to have more effective absorption of the nutrients provided by masks and other daily skin care products. The keratin extract of papaya leaves the skin fresh, transparent and clean By giving a massage, you will make your skin healthier and livelier.

How to Use: After cleansing face, apply an appropriate amount to face. Avoid mouth and lip areas. Gently massage for 1-2 minutes. Leave it for about 30 seconds. Gently massage the face and rinse off with lukewarm water.

This cream smells just like granny apples! It seems to have some soft peeling beads in it so the cream itself is not a smooth texture. One thing I need to emphasize is that it must be used on dry skin because allows the cream to adhere to skin and enable the peeling. This is the first peeling cream that I’ve ever tried and it was very interesting to use at first. After following the instructions, I could definitely see little balls of dead skin while I was massaging the cream off. My skin did feel very soft after, but I still followed up with a moisturizer.

This apple comes with 80 g of cream so it should last very long. It costs $13.99 on prettyandcute but can also be found on eBay for similar prices.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Eco Art Fest

Hi readers! I'm taking a break from my usual reviews and doing a lifestyle blog! A few days ago, my mom and I went to the Todmorden Mills Eco Art Fest in Toronto. It's this small thing where they exhibit various pieces of art throughout the Todmorten Mills park :) I just thought it'd be nice to share some pics, so here you go!

My parents and I have driven by that park a lot but never been inside. It was very interesting to see the park and the art but there were only 8 pieces and it was a bit out of our way. It took us about an hour to just walk around and look at things. I think that if you're near Todmorden Mills, this is worth a look but if you're farther than that, plan to do other stuff in that area :)
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