Before I begin with the review I want to let you know that next week I will be posting a review everyday Monday to Friday. Each review will be of a mini travel-sized product that I think deserves a review on my blog and that I want to let you guys know about!
Now, lets continue with the review – I have been seeing these sheet masks from Tony Moly everywhere, in stores and online so I was very curious as to how effective they really are after one application. Each packet contains one sheet mask that is saturated in product. There are many different ones for almost every skin concern and I chose the hydrating Aloe.
The sheet mask itself is very nice; it sits well on the skin and has slits which can adjust to fit whether you have a short or long face. The mask is extremely saturated so you have to place a towel on your chest otherwise the product will drip and run down your face. The scent is very mild and pleasant; not at all overwhelming or bothersome which is very important since it needs to sit on the skin for 20 – 30 minutes. After removing the mask I massage the product into my skin and let it absorb. I instantly notice that my skin looks very plump and moisturized because of the glycerin, aloe and Hyaluronic acid that it contains.
I really liked the aloe formula and I will definitely be trying out the other sheet masks from Tony Moly. I purchased these masks from eBay for only $2 CAD a piece; I can’t find the seller but if you search this on eBay lots of sellers will come up and you can choose one.
Have you tried any sheet masks recently?
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I always carry blotting sheets and powder with me wherever I go to avoid blinding people with my face oil.
I used to use powder to blot but it would always look cake-y afterwards; the powder and my oil would mix and it would make a weird paste almost – as you would imagine; it looked very unflattering.
I found these blotting sheets on eBay for only a few bucks and so I thought I would try them out. I’m pretty certain these blotting sheets are not authentic because I can’t seem to find them on the Shiseido website but they work so well that I already ordered another 3. Shiseido has two types of blotting sheets and neither come in this baby pink holder – click here to view them. This one that I purchased (link below) comes with 120 sheets and each sheet absorbs quite a lot of oil. I blot about 3-4 times a day. I blot quite frequently so that my oil doesn’t separate or move my makeup around which it tends to do on and around my nose. After I blot I can follow up with powder and it doesn’t get cake-y or look like paste.
I definitely recommend these sheets – they are about $4 CAD and they do their job!
What blotting sheets are you currently using?
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This mask is very unique; it is like a nose strip but for the entire face. I wear a full face of makeup almost everyday and so I need something that will really clean out my pores every now and then.
This is similar to a charcoal mask in terms of what it does for the face (draws out dirt) and the black color that it has. I like to apply this after a hot shower; I feel that it pulls out more when I do this. Once it is applied it will start to harden and after about 10-15 minutes you can peel it off. This mask is hardcore; it will rip out any clogged pores and not to mention a bunch of peach fuzz. However, my skin becomes unbelievably smooth after just one use.
I would only use this once every month because it is so harsh and I don’t think it would be beneficial to use it more than that.
What is your favourite mask?
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I’ve seen this palette as a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked palette and from looking at the Naked palette swatches online; they look very similar and a bunch of the shades are even identical. If you haven’t done so, click here to see my review on the W7 in the buff palette, which is a dupe of the Naked 2. This palette is also $8.99 CAD on eBay with free shipping. Links below as always.
Similar to the In the Buff Palette, the pigmentation on these shadows are amazing and they are very smooth. They last all day on the eyes; I noticed little fading after 8+ hours. They have a bit of a fall out while applying but that can be fixed by either placing a tissue under the eyes or doing the eyes before the face makeup.
The matte shades are a little bit less pigmented and powdery but that doesn’t really bother me as they are blendable and build up pretty well. The 3rd and 5th shades from the left are matte. The 2 shades on the right are more powdery than the rest but they can be built up or used wet.
I did not use primer under the swatches or water to intensify them. The first two pictures below are of the 6 colors on the left of the palette and the 3rd and 4th picture is of the colors on the right side.
Have you tried these W7 palettes?
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This is the only loose highlighter I have in my collection and even though it takes more effort to use than a pressed one; The effect that it gives me is worth the little effort.
It is a finely milled powder that melts into my skin when I apply it lightly with a fan brush. The lasting power is amazing; it really sticks on and blends in with my face makeup so that there is no apparent line.
The shade itself is more peach/pink toned and it has fine glitter in it. I prefer to wear this at night because the glitter is noticeable in the sunlight and I like a more natural highlight during the day. The glitter does not look cheap; it gives an intense glow. The pictures below don’t do this highlighter justice; it is very intense and glowy, I just couldn’t capture that glow very well in the pictures.
I really like this brand because they leave out all the harmful chemicals that are used in many makeup products. I saw this product on eBay a few months ago and it sold out pretty quickly.
Overall, I recommend this if you are looking for an intense peach/pink toned loose highlighter.
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I have seen this palette as a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, and when I saw this on eBay for only $8.99, I had to try it out! The links are below as always.
These shadows are very pigmented and smooth; there is two matte shades (buff & chocolate) which are a bit powdery. They last all day on the eyes; I noticed little fading after 8+ hours. They have a bit of a fall out while applying but that can be fixed by either placing a tissue under the eyes or doing the eyes before the face makeup. They apply beautifully and not patchy at all, even the matte shades are very blend-able.
The colors are beautiful, the first shade (buff) does not show up in pictures because it is very close to my skin color; just a bit more yellow. The first two pictures below are of the first 6 shadows from the left of the palette; the 3rd and 4th picture is of the 6 shadows on the right of the palette.
I recommend this if you do not want to buy the Naked 2 palette but like similar colors.
Have you tried this?
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I haven’t reviewed an eyebrow product yet on this blog, so I thought I’d do one today.
I have never heard or tried any products from Technic before this brow gel. I was searching on eBay when I found this listed for $3.80 CAD and was interested to see how well it would work and it was so affordable that it wouldn’t be much of a loss if it turned out horrible. I did a search on this brand but found no official website or detailed information, I wish they would at least set up a site.
My brows are a bit sparse in some areas so I do fill it in with a gel (the e.l.f. eyebrow kit) or sometimes a pencil and I always have to set it with a brow gel so that the hairs don’t move. This brow gel is available in 3 colors and I choose dark because light is usually too light and medium is sometimes more red-toned. Thankfully this shade is not too warm so I recommend this for brunettes.
This swatch on my hand did not smudge no matter how much I rubbed it; it just slightly faded in color. However, upon contact with water it very easily washes off and smudges. Which is a disaster if you get stuck in the rain; similar to a running mascara. It keeps my hairs in place and doesn’t feel weird like some other brow gels; I can’t feel it on my eyebrows. Keep in mind that I gently brush my eyebrow with this because the color can get very dark quickly. The brush is okay to use since my eyebrows are not thin, I don’t have any problems with it being too big and touching my skin.
It is an OK product overall; I didn’t feel very strongly about it one way or another.
Have you heard of or tried any Technic products?
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