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It’s Time to Say Goodbye :(

So I finally did some spring cleaning to get rid of any funky products that were expired.

I threw them away before I was able to take pictures (agh..where is my brain these days?) but here’s the list:

theBalm Concealer: This was a decent concealer, a bit cakey at times but this has just started to smell very, very odd.


Revlon ColorStay in 180-I have mixed feelings about this product.  To me, it goes on way too thick and looks cakey.  It does have amazing coverage but I don’t like masking my face and it feels like it clogs my pores. Overtime, the texture has become even worse.  Good riddance!


NYX Pandora– a bold, berry, fuschia color that has a hint of shimmer to it.  One of my first lipsticks that I constantly go to when I want a more dramatic look.  Sadly, I dropped this once and it completely fell off.  For less than $3, I didn’t have the heart to fix it.  </3


On another notes here are my March/April Empties!

Dr. Jart+ Black Label BB cream:  See my review here.  I’m finally done with this product and although I liked it, I’m not going to repurchase it because of the price and I still prefer the Misha BB cream.


Revlon Lipbutter in “Sugar plum”– I have gone through so many of these and I have just finished my last back-up.  This is a sad day indeed.


Chanel Vitalumière Aqua in 32– I have been loving this! I’m in shade 32 beige rose. It’s quite hydrating and gives me easy, mess-free, on-the-go, coverage. I only need a light coverage and this fits the bill.  I have completely hit pan on this product but I’d be too sad to throw it away because of the gorgeous packaging.




F.A.S.T. Shampoo and Conditioner:  This didn’t really help my hair grow faster but it smelled wonderful and the conditioner made my hair very silky and soft.




Close to finishing my first ten products!


Material Detox


Confessions of a Beauty Blogger

So I don’t think I’m a “beauty blogger” per se but I saw this on at http://quinngoldie.wordpress.com/ and it looked really fun so I thought I would do one.  I’ll be back tomorrow with my collection of cheekies (a.k.a. blush, brozer, and highlighter).

❤ Skincare:

How many times you wash your face daily?
Twice.  Once in the morning with Neutrogena Morning Burst and once at night with Neutrogena Acne Stress Control.


What skin type do you have?
What is your current facial wash?
Neutrogena Morning Burst and Neutrogena Acne Stress Control
Do you exfoliate?
Not particularly, but the acne wash is a scrub so I hope that counts!
What moisturizer are you using?
Clinique Moisture Surge


Do you use eye cream?
No, but I really want to start! Does anyone have any recommendations?
Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
For the most part I don’t, but under stress I do tend to have pretty bad breakouts (which has basically been my life in college sigh*)

❤ Makeup:

What foundation do you use?

Right now I’m using the Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox bb cream.


How about concealer?

theBalm Time Balm
Do you know your undertone colour?
What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I must confess, I used to wear them all the time as I don’t really have any eyelashes of my own, but for the past year, I don’t use them as much.
What brand of mascara do you use?

Right now,  I don’t own any mascara!  (Yes, I’m that lazy!)

Sephora or MAC?
Sephora, I’m just not a MAC girl.

Do you have a MAC Pro-card?

Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?

For the face?

What is your favorite eyeshadow? (colour or shade?)
All of urban decay’s Naked 2?

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Both depending on how I feel.

What’s your favorite lipstick?
Chanel Rouge Coco in Vendome

Do you like drugstore makeup?
Yes.  I like any product as long as it WORKs!
Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?

Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Overload on the bronzer
Which celebrity always has great makeup?
Charlize Theron!  She’s a goddess


If you could leave the house using just one makeup item, what would you use?

Red Lipstick.  It instantly makes it look like your wearing makeup.

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup?
Yes, but I would prefer not to.
What do you think of makeup? 

Umm…d’oh!  I love it!  I find it essential in putting your best self forward.

How many hours a week do you spend writing/editing posts?
At least an hour everyday, unless I honestly have way too much going on.
When is it easiest for you to blog?
At night after school, after studying T__T
What makes writing behind the computer comfortable for you?
A cup of tea ❤
How long does it take for you to prep a post?
It really depends on what I’m writing.  A review takes much longer than just babbling 🙂
Who is a blogger that you read who deserves more readers?
Oh gosh.. there are just too many good ones out there!  Just read more people!

I tag anyone and everyone who reads this to do this too!  Looking forward to reading yours!


Material Detox

Saving Face

Allright here is part 2 of my series: Foundations, face powders, and bb creams/tinted moisturizers.  I pretty much wear one of these or a combination of these every day.  I have two bb creams, two liquid foundations, one cream foundation, and one finishing powder.  That’s a good amount to me as I don’t feel like I have a suplus per se, as I’m confident I’ll finish all of these by the end of the year.  If I use one of these consistently everyday, it takes me about 2-3 months to finish the product.  Currently I’m using my Dr. Jart+ black label bb cream and sometimes I settle it with a little help from MUFE’s HD powder.  I’m going to do the same format as I did for lippies and go through with what I have and do a little quick review/explanation on them.  I hope you enjoy!

1. BB cream


Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB cream– A great bb cream for dry, acne prone skin that is moisturizing and has a decent amount of coverage.  (See my in-depth review here)

Missha M Perfect Cover BB cream in No. 23– This is my 2nd bottle of which I have not used that I found tucked away at home over last Thanksgiving.  I first used this in the summer of 2011 and I did enjoy it.  It has a light/medium coverage and it is THICK, a little goes a long way (blend, blend, blend!).


2. Liquid Foundations


Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in #123– It’s honestly too dark for my skin tone but I use this in the summer when I become tanner.  The product feels silky and lightweight but has amazing coverage!  This makes my skin beautiful in photographs, but for $40+ I’m never going to repurchase this.


Revlon ColorStay in 180-I have mixed feelings about this product.  To me, it goes on way too thick and looks cakey.  It does have amazing coverage but I don’t like masking my face and it feels like it clogs my pores.

3. Cream Foundation



Chanel Vitalumière Aqua in 32– I have been loving this! I’m in shade 32 beige rose. It’s quite hydrating and gives me easy, mess-free, on-the-go, coverage. I only need a light coverage and this fits the bill.

4. Face Powder


Make Up For Ever HD Powder– It’s a good, solid finishing powder.  It doesn’t dry out my dry skin even in the winter and goes on smoothly but sometimes it makes my skin a bit lighter than is natural.


What are your favorite face products?



Material Detox

Everyday Makeup For Class

Now that classes have resumed (oh, winter holiday why’d you have to go so soon?), I’m back to my morning routine of pressing the snooze button 7 times in a row before finally waking up, splashing some water on my face, brushing my teeth, quickly putting makeup on while drinking coffee, eating yogurt, and then rushing out the door.  Needless to say, I spend very little time putting on makeup for class.  Still, I try to look decent (allright, decently hygienic) so that I don’t scare people away.

Here are the few products that I have found that are easy to put on and doesn’t smudge everywhere!

1. Dr. Jart+Black Label Detox BB Cream


(See my review here)

2. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Perversion


The blackest black pencil eyeliner with minimal smudging ( I would be lying if I said it absolutely doesn’t budge all day, still it comes pretty close to perfection)

3. Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum



Makes my lips smooth and adds color at the same time!


That’s all folks!  Of course, when I do have a bit more time I’d add a bit of loose powder, some eyeshadow, maybe mascara, and blush.


What do you use (or don’t use) when your in a rush?



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I Need A Doctor: Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox Review

So, I have been using Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB beauty balm for a couple of weeks now and I must say that I’m pretty impressed.  First off, let me just say that I have dry skin with a bit of acne (the joys of being 18) and this works perfectly to cover my blemishes without being cakey.  Although the coverage isn’t as great as my MUFE HD foundation, its still pretty incredible for something that feels light.  It has a pretty watery consistency, but it spreads out evenly.  Also, I’m not a big fan of the scent, it smells like a mild herbal scent and just a bit like rubber.  The worst part is that there is only one shade and although it fades out to my skin tone, I’m not so sure if this will work for all skin-tones. Also, its pretty pricy.  Its $36 at Sephora for 1.5 oz. of product.  Here is a before and after:

Photo on 11-17-12 at 10.30 AM
before (yes, that is a HUGE zit on my nose)
Photo on 11-17-12 at 10.42 AM
ta-dah!! (still visible, but a great improvement)

I live in the bay area now and I choose to believe that the fog has been doing wonders for my dry skin.  When I used to live in L.A. I would often get red patchy rashes on my skin that would last for weeks!  In fact, they didn’t really go away til I moved to the bay.  However, that being said, I have gotten more acne since I started college.  This could be due to many things such as hormones and most likely stress.

Dr. Jart’s Black Label claims to cover “blemishes and uneven skin tone” and acts to “purify and calm blemish-prone and irritated skin.”  I’m not so sure if it has actually helped clear up my acne, but it has definitely evened out my skin tone.  It leaves my skin looking and feeling dewy and radiant.  In short, this is a perfect everyday bb cream for those with dry, sensitive skin with minor acne. Dr.-Jart-Black-Label-Detox-BB-Beauty-Balm-Dr.-Jart-Renewalist-BB-Beauty-Balm-1


  • Great for dry skin with slight acne
  • SPF 25
  • Feels light and leaves your skin feeling and looking dewy, radiant, and natural


  • Only one shade
  • Smells like herbs
  • EXPENSIVE!! ($36 @Sephora)

Overall, I would recommend this if your skin is similar to mine and within your budget.  The price itself may keep me from repurchasing.

My finals are on Monday and Tuesday but I decided to take a little study break and blog (tsk tsk).  What is your everyday foundation/bb cream/tinted moisturizer and why does it work for you?

-Material Detox