Thursday, July 27, 2017

New Catrice Products for Summer 17

I was at Harmon and saw a bunch of new releases from Cartrice. Finally a release I am excited about!
 Duo eyeliner brush, Makeup Sponge, Kabuki Brush (this looks fluffy), Eyelash Curler and Lash Boost Primer
Mascaras
Eyeshadow palettes - Modern, Nude and Precious (I like this one)
 Creamy Lip Artist and Matt Lip Artist
 Lip Cushion
 Lip Top Coat and Prime and Fine Scrub and Balm
 Lip Dresser Shine Stylo - I was in a hurry but these look like my kind of thing.
Liquid Metal Cream eyeshadow
Lastly, there is the Sally Hansen and Crayola collection, which looks like normal Sally Hansen polish with stickers?

Late Summer 2017 Releases from Essence and Ecotool Brushes

If you use the related post widget...You will find out most of my pre-2015 spy cam posts have dead pictures (because I used photobucket and now they ask for 400 bucks a year for 3rd party hosting)...I guess they are gone for good since I don't even earn 100 a year from Google ads. Anyway, I am moving on and here are some newest sighting from Harmon!
From what's remaining on the display - Essence Eye Face palette, a canvas makeup bag, eyeliner (eyeshadow crayons aren't new)
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 Oil Control paper (are actually made in Japan)
 New potted eyeshadow primer. It's a thin white one that seems rather smooth
 Color Correcting sticks
 Sheer Lipsticks (mostly sold out)
 Pure nude highlighter and All I Need concealer palette
 New packaging for the coverstick (I got one since it's quite handy for acne mark)
 A while back I saw all those Ecotool brushes at Marshalls and on clearance at stores. They are switching to a lighter handle and gunmetal ferrules.
 
Now I actually want to try the retractable face brush
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Harmon's house brand Face Value also has a line of brushes

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Quickie Review - Holysnails Smore and Sand Shark

I have reviewed Holysnails Shark Sauce and the comparable Stratia Rewind here, 
while I love both and prefer Rewind for its affordability (I stocked up two additional bottles during a flash sale), its glycerin-heavy formula became tacky for the heatwaves we are getting. Since Shark Sauce has a light watery gel texture that I loved last summer, I decided to splurge again. 

July 2017 marks the second anniversary of Holysnails. To celebrate, they rolled out all the monthly special editions of the Shark Sauce, available for a limited time. 
I got Smore and Sand Shark (May and June sauces) last month so here is a quickie, as they're not all that different from standard SS in terms of feel and performance. The details on each version isn't available on the site so I won't elaborate on the added benefit, because I noticed none.
 Smore Shark Ingredients - This has Cocoa Bioferment and marshmellow extract with no added scent (it smells like drool just the same). It works just like regular shark sauce that lightly hydrates and fades hyperpigmentation gently. 

It has a watery gel texture comes from sea kelp bioferment (something that causes break out in individuals). I can use it twice a day a moisturizer now that my skin doesn't require anything else.
Sand Shark Ingredients- This ones had wakame (different seaweed) ferment and antioxidant Astaxanthin. The only difference I can see is the darker color and that the fume it emits really stings my eyes.

Again, it's not that different from original shark. I have been using both Smore and Sand Shark for summer and they are great as one step hydrator after toner and right before sunscreen. I like them and may pick up Lemon Shark before it's phased out.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Late July Japanese Magazine Freebies (That You Can't Have)

This past weekend I stopped by to check out the Sept 17 issues of the Magazine...Guess what, most of them were blocked by custom
It's just a synthetic brush, why? Otherwise I won't mind getting Biteki. Maquia's face roller didn't come through either.
 In Red has Snoopy pouch and tin can (I resisted knowing that these comes pretty often). Liniere has a long bag. Do not want.
Ginger (remember their socks last month) now has a tank top, or is that a wife beater?
 Spring also has the long bag
 Rosy and Voce have makeup and skincare samples
New mooks in town
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