Monday, October 15, 2012

REVIEW: Sally Hansen Microwaxable Eyebrow, Face and Lip Wax

- No strips needed
- Wax dries hard and picks up hairs when removed
- Soothing lotion actually works
- Affordable

- Wax smells horrible
- Microwaveable time is not one minute but just a little over. DO NOT MICROWAVE FOR MORE THAN 2 MINUTES.
- The amount of wax is only sufficient for one-time use for armpits

Cosmetic Ingredients ( Part 2: Preservatives )

Cosmetic products can become easily contaminated by microbes because they contain water, oils, peptides, and carbohydrates which creates a very good medium for growth of microbes.

All these factors contribute to the fact that cosmetic products need very good preservation to prevent microbial growth and spoiling of the cosmetic product and also infection of the skin. Preservatives are active ingredients able to prevent the growth bacteria, fungi, & viruses.

Examples of Preservatives in Cosmetics:

- Benzylalcohol-DHA
- Caprylyl Glycol EHG
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Paraben EU
- Potassium Sorbate
- Phenoxyethanol SA  

Cosmetic Ingredients [ Part 1: Surfectants ]

According to Wikipedia, Surfactants are compounds that lower the surface tension of a liquid, the interfacial tension between two liquids, or that between a liquid and a solid. Surfactants may act as detergents, wetting agents, emulsifiers, foaming agents, and dispersants.

Surfactants are added to cosmetic products for the following purposes:
- Cleaning
- Foaming
- Emulsifying
- Opacifying
- Conditioning
- Moisturizing
- Preserving

Types of Surfactants:

- Anionic
- Cationic
- Amphoteric
- Non-Ionic

Examples of Surfactants:

- Cetyl or Stearyl alcohol
- Cetrimonium chloride and Stearalkonium Chloride
- Sodium Lauriminodipropionate and Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate.
- Amines, Alkylimidazolines, Alkoxylated Amines, and Quaternized Ammonium Compounds
- Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), ammonium lauryl sulfate (ALS), or their ethoxylated companions, sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

NEW Revlon Haul video !!

Hey there!

REVLON haul video coming soon!

Hi there!

I decided to do a haul video of all the REVLON makeup items I have. Items I have include the Photoready line, Colorstay line, Colorburst line and Kissables line.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Various brands have makeup palettes for eyeshadow, concealer and lipsticks

- Coastal Scents
- Sedona Lace
- BH Cosmetics
28 Neutral Palette

26 Shadow Blush Palette

88 Oringal Palette / Ultra Shimmer Palette
32 Lip Palette

The BEST long-wear foundation....REVLON COLORSTAY

- great for combination/oily skin
- long wearing (up for 6 hrs no touch ups)
- available in a variety of shades (from very light to very dark)

The FIVE skin types

Ever wondered what skin type you have? Here's some ways to find out how.

  • Oily Skin
Is your skin greasy, shiny, coarse, has enlarged pores and prone to blackheads and blemishes? You have oily skin.

  • Combination/Normal Skin
Is you skin smooth with even texture? Are you cheeks dry while the T-zone is oily? Do you have traces of oil on your nose and forehead but none from your cheeks after blotting with facial tissue? Do you have patches of dry and oily skin? You have combination/normal skin

  • Sensitive Skin
Does your skin feel thin and delicate with fine pores? Does you face flush easily? Do you have broken capillaries? Do you frequently get rashes and other allergic reaction? You have sensitive skin.

  • Dry Skin
Is your skin dry, flaky and ashy? Does your skin feel tight after washing it? Do you easily develop wrinkles and fine pores? You have dry skin.

  • Sun-damaged Skin
Does your skin feel tight? Do you have visible wrinkles and loose skin tone around you jawline and cheeks? Does your skin feel leathery and has broken capillaries? You have sun-damaged skin.

Matte, Satin, Shimmer & Frosted Eye shadows. What does this mean??

Matte Eyeshadows

-highly pigmented
-do not contain any shimmer
-gives a natural look

Shimmer Eyeshadows

-sheer coverage
-has a hint of sparkle

Frosted Eyeshadows

-gives and opaque finish with white or silver sparkles
-brightens the eyes

Satin Eyeshadows

-has more sparkle than a matte shadow but less than a shimmer shadow