missdania:

I hate when I lose things at school, like my pens and notes and life ambitions.

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Makeup Wishlist

Just making a post of stuff I’m looking at right now —

  • Fresh Lip Balm — either this or one of these — have to figure out what color, but loving the one I have right now.
  • Eyeliner.
  • Essie base and top coats.
  • Valentina perfume (not sure which one — fav. perfume, but the version I have was discontinued).
  • Baby Lips + Yes To Carrots lip balm.

missdania:

I hate when I lose things at school, like my pens and notes and life ambitions.

e.l.f. Zit Zapper
If you get acne/pimples ever, you need to buy this immediately. It’s only $1 at Target, and is a definite staple for me. It’s a blend of salicylic acid, tea tree oil, witch hazel, and camphor. It’s not the strongest stuff, but definitely helps when my skin is acting up. There’s a bit of a smell, but not strong enough to be noticeable when it’s dry, and goes on clear (works beautifully under makeup). Wholly recommend—almost done with another tube! x

e.l.f. Zit Zapper

If you get acne/pimples ever, you need to buy this immediately. It’s only $1 at Target, and is a definite staple for me. It’s a blend of salicylic acid, tea tree oil, witch hazel, and camphor. It’s not the strongest stuff, but definitely helps when my skin is acting up. There’s a bit of a smell, but not strong enough to be noticeable when it’s dry, and goes on clear (works beautifully under makeup). Wholly recommend—almost done with another tube! x

Happy Christmas everyone! x

Things I Love
  • Sheer, nude nailpolishes (fav: OPI “Coney Island Cotton Candy”)
  • Mint lipbalm (fav: Yes To Carrots “C Me Smile Lip Butter”)
  • Black liquid eyeliner (fav: e.l.f. “Waterproof Eyeliner Pen”)
  • Dark brown eyeshadow (fav: from-L’Oreal HiP Concentrated Shadow Duo “Saucy”)
  • Dark purple eyeshadow (fav: from-Maybelline Color Plush “Irresistible Ivy”)
  • Concealer (fav: Neutrogena “SkinClearing blemish concealer”)

…and some things I’ve been using forever:

  • Eyelash curlers (fav: Sonia Kashuk “Deluxe Travel Eyelash Curler”)
  • Crayon/pencil liner (fav: Almay [twist-up])
  • Black mascara (fav: Maybelline “Lash Stiletto: Voluptuous”)
  • Powder (fav: Neutrogena “SkinClearing mineral powder”)
  • Tweezers (fav: Tweezerman “Mini Slant Tweezers”)
Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Instant Recovery Hair Mask
So, my hair’s always been slightly dry, and with winter coming up, I decided to try a restorative conditioner/mask.
One of the problems that I had with this product initially was its claim to “mend” hair—when any haircare item states that it’ll “fix” damaged hair or “mend” split ends, I’m a bit wary, since those things are technically impossible (in the long run). However, this seemed to have good reviews, and I have a friend who loves the brand as a whole.
After using it twice (once leaving it in for around five minutes in the shower, and once for over twenty minutes), I can say that I like this as a general conditioner, but I don’t feel like it does much more than a normal conditioner would if you left it in for an extended period of time. It smells nice, and while I don’t regret buying it (although one of my friends despises having to work with a jar in the shower), I won’t be making a repeat purchase.
This cost me $6 at Walmart, and can be bought at Target and Ulta (who lists its price at $8).

Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Instant Recovery Hair Mask

So, my hair’s always been slightly dry, and with winter coming up, I decided to try a restorative conditioner/mask.

One of the problems that I had with this product initially was its claim to “mend” hair—when any haircare item states that it’ll “fix” damaged hair or “mend” split ends, I’m a bit wary, since those things are technically impossible (in the long run). However, this seemed to have good reviews, and I have a friend who loves the brand as a whole.

After using it twice (once leaving it in for around five minutes in the shower, and once for over twenty minutes), I can say that I like this as a general conditioner, but I don’t feel like it does much more than a normal conditioner would if you left it in for an extended period of time. It smells nice, and while I don’t regret buying it (although one of my friends despises having to work with a jar in the shower), I won’t be making a repeat purchase.

This cost me $6 at Walmart, and can be bought at Target and Ulta (who lists its price at $8).

There are so many things I need to be doing — instead, I polish my nails. I know they’re messy, but I’m so obsessed, because they remind me of star patterns/galaxies/the universe. 
Base coat: Wet n Wild Matte BaseColor: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Blazing BlueGlitter: Sinful Colors Pinky GlitterTop coat: OPI Top Coat

There are so many things I need to be doing — instead, I polish my nails. I know they’re messy, but I’m so obsessed, because they remind me of star patterns/galaxies/the universe. 

Base coat: Wet n Wild Matte Base
Color: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Blazing Blue
Glitter: Sinful Colors Pinky Glitter
Top coat: OPI Top Coat

SKIN79 Super+ (pink) BB Cream
BB cream seems to be the new craze, especially for Asian-Americans. For those of you who haven’t quite caught up to this trend, it’s a sort of tinted moisturizer with a more gel-like texture that also promises to improve your overall skin quality. For my birthday, my boyfriend’s sister bought me this BB cream, which is apparently one of the most popular ones in Asia.
I love her, and I love the concept, but I hate this product.
I have to be honest, this is one of my least favorite products of all time, and I’ve tried really hard to like it. The tone is a sort of grey that doesn’t match anyone’s skin, and while it actually does fade to a more natural color, it’s still a bit… off. Moreover, it’s not an oil-free/non-comedogenic product that makes me break out. I’ve mixed it with other foundations and used various finishes, but nothing makes me like this. Even though people gush about the lightweight feel and texture, I feel like my face is sticky and oily when wearing this. 
Maybe I need to try a different BB cream, or maybe the product I have was from a bad batch. At any rate, I’ll stick to mixing my own facial products. This product can be found for around $25 in any Chinatown/Koreatown/etc., but is also around $15 online (for those who still want to try).

SKIN79 Super+ (pink) BB Cream

BB cream seems to be the new craze, especially for Asian-Americans. For those of you who haven’t quite caught up to this trend, it’s a sort of tinted moisturizer with a more gel-like texture that also promises to improve your overall skin quality. For my birthday, my boyfriend’s sister bought me this BB cream, which is apparently one of the most popular ones in Asia.

I love her, and I love the concept, but I hate this product.

I have to be honest, this is one of my least favorite products of all time, and I’ve tried really hard to like it. The tone is a sort of grey that doesn’t match anyone’s skin, and while it actually does fade to a more natural color, it’s still a bit… off. Moreover, it’s not an oil-free/non-comedogenic product that makes me break out. I’ve mixed it with other foundations and used various finishes, but nothing makes me like this. Even though people gush about the lightweight feel and texture, I feel like my face is sticky and oily when wearing this. 

Maybe I need to try a different BB cream, or maybe the product I have was from a bad batch. At any rate, I’ll stick to mixing my own facial products. This product can be found for around $25 in any Chinatown/Koreatown/etc., but is also around $15 online (for those who still want to try).


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