Monday, July 2, 2012

June Favorites

It's the 1st of July meaning June is over and so here are my June favorites. :)

Lush Dark Angels Facial Cleanser


Dark Angels is the nemesis of all blemishes, breakouts and blocked pores. Our soft black scrub was conceived when we combined the exfoliating power of Angels on Bare Skin and the sebum balancing abilities of Coal Face. The result? A velvety cleanser, sprinkled with black sugar and powdered charcoal to gently exfoliate and cleanse away excess oils. We add antimicrobial rhassoul mud and vitamin-rich cold pressed organic avocado oil to soften, moisturize and nourish skin, as well as sandalwood and rosewood oils to soothe.


  • Ideal for young faces: Dark Angels is beneficial for those experiencing excess oil and blemishes.
  • Scrub me tender: Gently exfoliates away dead skin for a smoother, brighter looking face.
  • All part of the fun: We recommend using this one in the shower, as it can get quite messy!

How to use

Dampen your face with warm water. Place a pea-sized chunk in the palm of your hand and add water to create a paste. Apply to your face using small, circular motions. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. For rest results follow with the LUSH toner and moisturizer that best suit your skin type. Your cleanser will remain fresh for up to three months. Always check the expiration date on your product.

I have never tried Lush products before but I always heard good things about them so I decided to give it a try. The salesperson there recommended this face cleanser since I wanted something that would brighten up my face a bit. I'm really glad that I gave this a try because it's amazing! After using it my face felt supple and it did make my complexion brighter. The downside is that it can get messy while using it.

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

Soy Face Cleanser for all skin types is an extra-gentle, multitasking gel formula that instantly whisks away everyday impurities and makeup—even mascara—without stripping the skin of essential moisture. The soap-free, fragrance free formula is also perfect for sensitive skin, too.
Key ingredients
-Amino acid-rich soy proteins promote moisture retention, elasticity, and firmness
-Rosewater is notable for its calming, balancing, and toning properties
-Calming cucumber extract aids in soothing the skin
-Borage seed oil helps to nourish
How to use Wet skin, and massage over face and eyes, then rinse. Follow with Soy Face Cream.

I got a sample of this cleanser from Sephora some time ago and after using it I just had to keep on using it. It has this milky kind of texture and it's really gentle on your skin. After using this product, it leaves my skin ultra moisturizing and supple.

Benefit 'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer

What it is:
A silky pink primer that makes skin appear smoother and brighter.

What it does:
Prime your skin to pretty—go from dull to darling with "That Gal"! Wear alone for clear complexion radiance or apply before makeup for a smooth, effortless application. Plus you can use it to re-brighten throughout the day.

I have always used the Smashbox photofinish primer until I met this pretty lady here. lol. I also received this as a sample and from then on I really liked it, more than the Smashbox one. I really like that this primer brightens up your face first and makes my foundation lasts longer.

Fairydrops Scandal Queen Mascara

What it is:
A volumizing, water- and sweat-resistant mascara with a brush so unique it is patented in Japan.

What it does:
This do-it-all mascara is blended with fiber to give you lush, doll-like lashes. The unique brush catches even the tiniest lashes, defines, lengthens, and provides all-day curl.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan

I have heard sooooo many good things about this mascara from my friends and online so I decided to give this mascara a go. My eyelashes, like most Asians, are very thin and short so it's hard not use fake eyelashes when I wear makeup. This mascara made my eyelashes look wayyyyy longer and also gave it the volume that I needed too. After giving this mascara a try, I am able to wear makeup without having to always wear fake lashes.

Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner

image taken from ekiblog


Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner has a ultra fine yet flexible point tip, which allow greater precision with a easy to handle eyelining experience. The deep dazzling black can accentuate the glamorous eyes of yours, giving you a more defined look. This eyeliner is waterproof, sweat proof and with the quick dry formula, the eyeliner can stay on for hours without a smudge. Your look will be long wearing and gorgeous even without touch-up. 

This eyeliner is my holy grail eyeliner. I have always been on the search for a really good eyeliner that can create ultra fine lines and also dries quick. As you can see in the images that I provided the tip is very fine and it is also very flexible so you can create a really nice line and wing. I also love Tsubasa! She's the creator of Dolly Wink and also really cute person.

I hope that these reviews are helpful and if there are questions or comments, please let me know!

1 comment:

Kristy said...

thanks for the review. i'm always searching for waterproof eyeliner so might try that and I also like the primer as well! x