Thursday, June 10, 2010

Neostrata Body Smoothing Lotion- Amazing!

I am in looove with this lotion! I have been struggling with acne on the backs of my arms (I know, very weird spot for it to appear) for a while now, and this body lotion by Neostrata (a Canadian brand :D) has been a godsend! I've been using it twice a day for almost a month now, and I have been seeing wonderful results! It is hypo-allergenic and fragrance free.

This moisturizer contains 10% glycolic acid to work as an exfoliator, eventually revealing softer and smoother skin. Here are the other benefits:

-Fast absorbing
-Non-greasy formula
-Helps resolve acne on back and chest (and arms too!)
-Has Vitamin E (works quickly to moisturize dry skin
-Reduces flakiness and dehydration with daily use
-Also helps minimize ingrown hairs

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Body Shop Aloe Exfoliator

I am really impressed by the exfoliator from the Body Shop. When I bought this product, I was in need of a good exfoliator and presto! I found this.
The aloe helps calm sensitive skin, while scrubbing off dead skin and leaving you with a smooth, clean surface.
All you need to do is exfoliate once or twice a week, depending on what your skin is like. I find once a week is more beneficial for my dry-combination skin.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

My Makeup Mentor: Carmindy

Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner

When this liner is an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner, you know it's good. I bought this product about a month ago and have been using it ever since. I have the Colorstay Eyeliner in Navy and it really brings out the green in my hazel-brown eyes. Navy coloured eyeliner is supposed to make the whites of your eyes look brighter, from what I've heard. I also love how on the end of the eyeliner stick, there is a mini sharpener! Very handy, meaning no racing around the house looking for a sharpener when the end gets dull. I find myself doing that with my regular eyeliner pencils.

Revlon Brow Styling Gel

I recently purchased Revlon Brow Styling Gel and have been incorporating it into my daily beauty routine. Naturally, I have hairy-ish eyebrows, but I shape them. I do this on a regular basis, but the pesky little hairs tend to get uneven and don't stay in line. This brow styling gel has been helping a lot. I just brush my brows into place with this gel, and they stay put! It doesn't feel sticky and stiff. The only con would be that it gets just the slightest bit flaky at the end of the day. Otherwise, I don't notice flakiness at any other point.

MAC Studio Finish Concealer

I have been falling in love with MAC makeup. If there is a product I love and have been dying to get, MAC is the place I go to for it. I use MAC's Studio Finish Concealer, and I've been really enjoying it. It's great at covering up dark circles and it blends well. Apply with either a concealer brush or your pinky finger, and then voila! Magic. ;)

Physician's Formula Mineral Wear Blush

I love love looove Physician's Formula products. They are good quality and conscious of those of us who have sensitive skin. This product is from their Mineral Wear line, and it is talc-free. The shade I use is called Rosy Glow and it is gorgeous. It gives my pale skin a nice, natural looking glow.