Small Missha Haul and Store Review

Recently I did a small Missha haul--my first time at the Missha website. I had heard about their BB creams and wanted to try at least one of them and thought I'd write up a little review of my shopping experience.

First my haul:

- Travel size Vita BB Cream (7 vitamins to improve skin with continued use by calming redness)
- Speedy Solutions Anti-Trouble Patches (which I already did a quickie review of here.)
- Lucid Nail Care Shine Top Coat
- Nail Polish in "BE002"
- And as a first time customer, I got a full-sized Perfect Cover BB Cream as a free gift.

Missha Speedy Solutions Anti-Trouble Patches

While I was perusing the Missha site for BB creams awhile back, I found these cheap "anti-trouble" acne patches for 50 cents for a small sheet. You get ten little clear patches on one sheet. When I had received the patches in the mail, I had just had the breakout of a lifetime so I had several pimples differing in size to try them on. What luck! Haha.

Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer (The World's Best)

Today I'm going to review The World's Best Concealer! Haha, no, actually, it's Amazing Cosmetic's Amazing Concealer... But, it kind of is the best and it's the concealer I've used pretty religiously for a long time now.

Laura Geller Blush -N- Brighten in "Honey Dipped"

Now that I've had a chance to wear and swatch and play with my Laura Geller Blush -N- Brighten powder, I wanted to post about it. It was one of the items in my June Birchbox. I'd never used any Laura Geller makeup before, so it's always nice to get something totally new to try.

Formula 10.0.6 So Totally Clean Deep Pore Cleanser

Let me first start by saying that when I see something at a good price, I don't tend to look a lot further. I was in the market for a new cleanser and this baby was $5.99. Once I got it, I realized it wasn't a cleanser in the traditional sense but more like a cleansing toner. I wanted something I could slather onto my Clarisonic and this wasn't going to do the trick (as it's a thin liquid). However, I decided I would give it a test drive anyway and put my Clarisonic away for the time being.

Bliss Lemon & Sage Supershine Shampoo

Today I have for you a quick & easy review of Bliss's Lemon & Sage Supershine Shampoo. I've been trying this shampoo out for several weeks now and I'm ready to share my findings.

Does it make my hair shinier? Yes and no... I've found that my hair does look shinier and well-nourished near the scalp but it doesn't do a ton for my dry & sometimes frizzy ends.

Sinful Colors in "Innocent" With OPI "Silver Shatter"

A friend of mine sent this polish my way and I finally got around to using it. The formula was a little gloopy going on (which is to be expected in this humidity, I suppose) but it evened out nicely and dried quickly. I often nick or smudge my manis before they completely dry but I never had any problem with this one.

My First Birchbox (June 2011)

I signed up for Birchbox what seems like ages ago (it was less than a month, though, obviously) and today I was thrilled to find my first box in the mail! I'm not going to do a photo post every time I get one but I did want to take pictures and post about my first box. Then of course I'll review the products too... Let me know if there's something you'd particularly like to hear about.

I came back into the house and announced to the boyfriend, "I got my first Birchbox!"



Without further ado... Let's look at what's inside... & For anyone who might not be familiar with this, a Birchbox is a monthly box of deluxe beauty samples delivered to your door.

New Jack Black Lip Balm Scents

For any Jack Black lip balm fans out there (or anyone looking to try a new lip balm), there are two new scents available as a two-pack. Black Tea & Blackberry is "subtly sweet" and Grapefruit & Ginger is "subtly citrus and fresh."

I think the grapefruit one sounds yummy--I usually love anything grapefruit-scented or flavored. So fresh and delicious! I'm thinking about grabbing these up when I do my next Sephora order.

These are available from Sephora as a two-pack for $10--quite a deal since one usually retails for $7.50.

I reviewed the Lemon & Chamomile lip balm here.

Anyone loving Jack Black products? Or interested in trying something out?

Today's Makeup (6/6/11)

It's been awhile since I did a LoTD so here's my makeup for today... I wasn't even going to get ready today but my boyfriend is forcing me out of the house. Perhaps that's a good thing... Don't mind my hair. It's a mess and I like it that way! Read: I'm not bothering to do it.

Today's Makeup

Amazing Concealer
Pur Minerals Pressed Makeup
MAC "My Paradise" Cheek Powder

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Yellow (#3) from the Pop Lid Neon Palette
17 "Seagreen Splash" Solo Eye Shadow
MAC "Retrospeck" eye shadow
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in "Zero"
MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara

 MAC "Hibiscus" lipstick

Now off to run a few errands in the heat...

Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer

I waited a long time to review this. I gave it lots of different opportunities. The only reason I even *have* this guy to review is that I grabbed it on accident somehow when meaning to grab the primer (one of my favorite primers ever). Instead of taking it back or anything, I thought, "yes! I don't own a tinted moisturizer, I want to try one and why not start out with one of the most expensive?" And so my journey began....

NYX "Ocean Breeze" Glitter Cream Pallet

Today I want to show you this glitter pallet I picked up by NYX. I found this guy at Urban Outfitters and it looked so pretty, I had to have it even though I a) Have never used cream eyeshadows before and b) don't have a ton of occasions where I would wear glitter on my eyes like this.

My (Updated) Skin Care Routine

I posted my skin care routine back in February but since it has changed and I thought I'd post an update. If you see anything you want me to review or have any questions, let me know :)

Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser
Proactiv Solution Revitalizing Toner
Proactiv Solution Repairing Treament

Philosophy Purity Cleanser (Used w/My Clarisonic)

Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser
Proactiv Solution Revitalizing Toner
Proactiv Solution Repairing Treament

Proactiv Skin Lightening Lotion

Mario Badescu Ceramide Eye Gel

+ Occasional Clearasil Acne Treatment Cream for spot treatment

Every other night--or I should say I try every other night to alternate between two masks:

Mario Badescu Whitening Mask
Proactiv's Sulfur Mask

Sephora by OPI "A-Ha Moment" with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in "Shooting Star"

I did this manicure the other day when our power went out... In the dying light of the day. Haha. I hate white polish, I don't know why I ever bought white polish and I'm not entirely sure why I'm sharing this with you now but here it is. I did two coats of A-ha Moment and two coats of Shooting Star on top.