Thursday, June 16, 2011

Collective haul post/Review, *yawn*

Long time no update! I actually have SIX draft posts that have yet to be submitted. Don't know when I'll get to finishing those posts... But I'm getting there! Today's post is kind of for my own good, I just wanted to uh keep myself updated on the things I purchased lately. No clothes today though, that's for another day.

Mac - Pro Longwear Concealer (NC20) : ~$17 I was afraid it'd be too dark but it's actually a pretty good match. I usually go most days with just this concealer now.

Konad booth at the mall - Stamper/Scrapper and plate! : $16 together (RIPPPP OFFFFF) so I was about to leave because I know they sell the stamper/scrapper for like $5-6 on amazon + $3-4 for plates so I was like neverminddd. But the sales lady stopped me and told me $12 so I said fine :p I need to buy the konad polishes though. But my ELF polishes have been doing a terrific (and surprising loll) job. Pictures soon!

Claire's - Jolly Rancher & Mountain Dew Lip Balms (Both Cherry flavored). ~$3 but it was buy one get one! So $1.50 each.
Aren't these adorable!? Especially the Mountain Dew one! I've seen these around since forever but I've never tried them before! I haven't used the Jolly Rancher one yet but the Mountain Dew one smells SOOO good and tastes really good too. I was VERY surprised by the moisture. I applied it around 11PM and it lasted till about 8AM which most lip balms sadly don't do for me. Even the more expensive ones! So I was VERY pleased with these. Well, only the Mountain Dew one for now. I've decided I'd collect them from now on =)

I suppose a downside to these is that they're quite bulky, especially the Jolly Rancher one. But nothing like the EOS kinds, I don't think I'm ever repurchasing those because the closer you get to the bottom, the harder it is to use!

So cute right?!

I think it's KINDDDD of very lightly tinted. Not as tinted as my Nivea lip balm but that one is supposed to be tinted so... this one still wins. This cherry smells so much better than the Nivea cherry I own.

My small collection of lip balms. I don't use lip stick yet because I don't really like them and I only own two lip glosses, both from Clinique and I rarely use those.

Stila for J.Crew - Convertible Color Dual Lip and Cheek Cream (Camellia) : $17.99 but I got it for $4.99 cause it was on sale. Long story short, I bought a whole bunch of clothes at J.Crew because the one in the city had a huge discount and I saw these at the register so I grabbed one and jokingly asked if these were on sale too and to my surprise, it was on sale! Really cheap huh? That wasn't a short story at all, sorry LOL.

Surprisingly good pictures lol, yay! Color is extremely true to picture. I absolutely LOVE this color. On my lips, it's the perfect shade! lol. It's not too nude or too pink or too brown. I can't explain it, so here's a swatch:

Excuse the mark my bracelet made hehe. The texture is very creamy and light. Therefore it blends very easily and I don't even think you need to use a lot of product. A teeny bit on my pinky covers my lips perfectly. Clean hands, don't worry. I don't think I'll use this on my cheeks though, I don't use blush or bronzer as it is and it's far too creamy for my cheeks. I'm afraid I'll break out or something, that's not a chance I'm willing to take. But it's supposed to function as a dual kind of thing so I'm sure it works fine as that too. Kind of like the Benetint, no?

I saw Essie nail polishes at J.Crew as well but those weren't on sale so I didn't get them. I really wanted this shade of green though, maybe next time!

Wet n' Wild - Color Icon (Walking on Eggshells, Sweet as Candy) : ~$3.50 each
I think I read on loveFEMME's blog about these and that she liked them. So I researched a little more and found out it's almost everyone's favorite! Glad I hopped on the bandwagon, I really love these colors. They look similar but they're actually pretty different when applied. I actually did take a swatch picture but the lighting was so bad today my camera didn't pick them up accurately at all :( I wish they had matte colors though! I mean it's not REALLY shimmery but it's not matte either, it's hard finding a good set of mattes!

Olay PRO x - Replacement Brush Heads : $10 each.
Okay, seriously WHAT the heck. 1) I got so excited because I thought I could use the $2 off on the spot but it was for the cleanser (buy the replacement brush, $2 off the Olay cleanser) and 2) I own the Olay PRO x cleanser thingy (similar to Clarisonic) and I used my brush for about 6 months (3 months over the recommended usage per brush but mine lasted a good 6 months!). I only needed one new brush but I didn't want them to be out of stock like last time and search the entire neighborhood for these replacements so I bought two boxes. I open it and I see this:

.. two in each box x_x no wonder, it made no sense to me that a single replacement brush was $10. I wish they indicated that TWO brushes are inside the box, as far as I read, there is NO indication of that. So if you're going to buy these, don't spend an extra $10 to "stock up" when it isn't necessary -_- By the way, I tried last night and these brushes are totally workable without the cleansing system. Just wrap your hands around the bottom and scrub gently! Just incase you don't want to fork out the money for the cleansing system.

Close ups of the brush:

It's pretty neat. I didn't notice before but the bristles aren't as clean cut (?) as the Clarisonic brushes (mine are sticking out in general) while the Clarisonic brushes look more tamed? But I mean it's 1/8 of the price practically. And here's a secret! DO NOT BUY THE CLEANSER SYSTEM AT RETAIL PRICE! (~$30) I bought mine <$20 I think because Olay products were on sale at CVS (even if it says that it's excluding the PRO x line, ask the cashier. Sometimes they just do it for you anyway) and if you have other coupons (extra bucks or whatever) use them!! Don't let them go to waste. There is no reason for you to buy these at retail, unless you can't wait for sales which I understand, I'm like that too sometimes!

Confetti - Nail Polish (Party Palace Blue, Moon Struck) : $2 each.
Doesn't the Party Palace Blue one remind you a teeny bit of OPI Last Friday Night? Maybe it's because they're both blue and sparkly, I was reminded a little bit of it. But I checked closely and the OPI Last Friday Night is so much prettier than this! But I like sparkly nail polish so I'm probably using these too. I don't really like Confetti nail polishes but I can't resist pretty colors. I think Moon Struck is quite lovely! Kind of casual and not in your face, lol.

That's it for today, a post tomorrow is promised.


  1. Gahh! I finally realized that even though I have a "reply to comment" option on my blog, the person I am replying to is not notified :( Anyway, since I'm not sure of the gender yet, I picked out a boy name and a girl name :) If it's a male, then I want to call him Darcy, after Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice :P If it's a girl, I want to name her Ellie!

    I know exactly how you feel about braces :( But I guess I'm sort of relieved because I rather have them now then when I am 30 :S

    btw, LOVE the jolly rancher and mountain new lip balm! I'm going to the mall soon and hopefully Claire's will still have that deal so I can pick them up myself!

  2. As soon as I saw the 'Party Place Blue' it reminded me of 'Last Friday Night' aswell! I adore glitter polishes! And cute lip balms! my friend has the lipsmacker ones in coke, fanta etc. I just sniff them in class. It's amazing how real they smell! Oh and nice lil bargain with the konad stamper!

  3. The Mountain Dew lip balm is adorable, I'm going to have to look for one! I really like the WnW trios, they're surprisingly good quality.

  4. Oh, that's a great tip about using the brushes w/out the cleansing system too!

  5. Wow! Look at all your stuff!! :) The lip balm is so cute!! i like the Stila cream compacts too :) They are such multi taskers :) The MAC concealer looks really nice! I've never seen them like that before :p

  6. Are the bristles of the brushes gentle against the skin? It seems spiky @__@ For the Olay cleanser device, does it vibrate/spin/rotate the brush for more "effective" exfoliation? The packaging for the Mountain Dew lip balm is so cute! lol It's okay, the origami Mashimaro's ears are a bit too spread apart so anyone could mistaken it for being a rabbit, no worries =D I hope you'll get to learn how to ride a bike in the future!

  7. i love Mac products and this lip balm looks tasty and yummy:-)


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