Saturday, November 22, 2014

Rimmel Wonder Lash & Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara

Spotted at Walgreens - Rimmel Smooth Operator Wonder lash Mascara (clump free volume and definition with argan oil)
There are 001 Black (waterproof and regular) and 003 Extreme Black (there is probably a 002 somewhere in the back)
Again a way-up-there display (because of all the holiday sets out) with Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara
The pink looks quite cheerful but that floral printed looks like the designer just want to stamp on some pattern and call it a day...
A (so I don't know what is new about this) new look for Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream (available in 2 shades). The lightest shade of the normal BB cream (no anti-aging claim) in Fair is on clearance (thinking about getting it since the light-medium works well enough for my need but run too dark/yellow for me), along with the skin renew sheet mask (made in China yet quite expensive, which made me a little concerned...) 
A holiday (?) display of Neutrogena Mascara, Lip Balm and Nourishing Eyeliner... It kind of sort of surprise me that Neutrogena makeup is still kicking it because I barely seen people buy it/talking about it online (as we all know, everybody has a blog now...).
Random Sally Hansen Mani Must-have display (nothing new I guess)

Friday, November 21, 2014

More Disney Collections - Jasmine plus Good & Evil

So more Disney Collections appeared at Walgreens - First there is the Disney Jasmine x Scunci Hair Accesories
Jasmine Nail Art Kit
Good & Evil makeup (which are on clearance, but I never saw them on sale at full price before)...They just appeared out of nowhere and shelved, on top of shampoo and hair growth treatments.
More elf Good & Evil Gloss and Nail Color
Makeup bags. I like the illustration but overall the bags look cheap...I wish they would learn something from Japanese brands' collaboration collection because for the same price range (10 bucks is pretty steep for this kind of bag) those stuff are usually much more appealing.
Another Aurora bag (I spent way too long trying to figure out which body part is which).

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara & Limited Baby Lips Set

Spotted at CVS - Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara  
Blackest black (I really like the rose gold packaging) 
Waterproof version
Another Dare to Go Nude display with matte lipstick, BB Cream and the Nude palette. Another one for Baby Lips

This one is from Walgreens - A limited edition set with Ruby Star (which I have never seen) and the Baby Lips Crystal in Crystal Kiss 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sana Soy Cleansing Foam

A while back I ran out of my foaming cleanser (Shiseido Pureness, it was okay) and bar soaps weren't cutting it (the one that works run out too quickly),  it was time to look for a replacement for the everyday essential. American drugstore cleanser have been mostly disappointing so I turned to Japanese brands. 

Normally I would just order from one of those Hong Kong e-tailers (OK, I bought other stuff there and plan more purchases), a big tube of cleanser would just incur too much oversea shipping. Finally, it struck me that my weekly hangout (source of bagged tea, bakery and snacks) also has a tiny beauty counter with sheet masks, cleansers and a bottle of sunscreen or two.
Anyway, I walked (biked) home with a tube of Sana Soy Cleansing Foam and some other treats. The cleanser cost me a less than 9 bucks (the store was running a 15% off sale) and there is 150g of products.
On the back (yes, I missed the ingredients altogether)with some soy extraction diagrams, "free of fragrance, coloring and mineral oil". It suggests that using 1cm (pea sized) for normal cleansing and 2-3cm for makeup removal. Thanks to the softly squeezable tube, I tend to release more product than I need.
Even it looks quite runny compared to other Japanese cleansers (I only tried Shiseido and Kose so far), Sana Soy Cleansing foam is equally potent as the others that I only need a tiny bit for a full face of whipcream-foam. It removes oils, light makeup and even waterproof sunscreen very well and it doesn't irritate too much under most/normal circumstances. If I have a lot of freshly-picked area or have a huge chunk of cleanser accidentally shoved into my nostril, it does hurt a little...

Probably because it cleanses too well, it does leave skin a squeaky afterward. I usually follow my wash with a few drop of facial oil so it hasn't bothered me. Overall: Beside the nostril-sting part, this is another great cleansers that gets the job done perfectly. I will definitely rotate back to it someday in the future (Yeah, I got another Kose one then I want to tried the foaming one by Shiseido Senka...Those will take a while to finish).
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