Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Beautiful skin secrets

A perfect skin without resulting to any cosmetic surgery? It's possible! Dr. Patricia Wexler, a dermatologist, shows the reader how to hide imperfections with makeup, and how to improve the skin with appropriate skincare moisturizer

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Free shipping with any Mac purchase

Spring is already here and it's time for all Mac lovers to gear up on new and favorite beauty products especially on those facial products because MAC Cosmetics is offering free shipping with any purchase until Sunday, April 13th, 2008 midnight EST. To benefit the free shipping, all orders must be shipped to Canadian and US addresses. Don't forget to enter the code at checkout: SPRING08

Enjoy all your new products.

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Review:La Mer Cream

So you all know that I'm searching for an everyday facial cream. For the past 2 months, I was testing La Mer cream. The moisturizing cream cost me $250 CAN! Even though my skin is smooth, the cream made my skin smoother, but the only dilemma is that it is too rich for me. My combination skin produced more oil than usual, and felt so greasy. It was nasty. The cream is very rich and creamy. It has a refreshing feeling with an ocean breeze scent. The scent is not over powering that will make you gagged. La Mer brochure states that after using their products, "skin becomes softer, firmer, looks virtually creaseless. Aging lines and pores are noticeably less visible. Even the driest of complexions are healed. Sensitivities are soothed."
Before leaving with the product, the woman at the La Mer counted showed me how to apply the cream. She did not let me leave until I was doing it properly. By rubbing the cream between the fingers, this will activate and release the algae and other essential ingredients. Afterward pat the cream on the surface of the skin. Do not rub like you normally would do with other moisturizers. Apparently by patting, the algae and other ingredients will penetrate evenly on the skin.
The cream was created due to an accident. "Crème de la Mer was conceived under extraordinary circumstances. Years ago, Dr. Max Huber, an aerospace physicist, suffered a horrific accident — a routine experiment exploded in his face — covering him with severe chemical burns. Neither science nor medicine offered sufficient promise of help, so Huber decided to help himself. Twelve years and 6,000 experiments later, he perfected the Crème that would help give skin a dramatically smoother appearance."

In the end, La Mer cream will better suit a person with dry or normal skin type. It is beneficial for dry and sensitive skin due to the instant soothing effects that it produces when applied.

Oh well, the search continues :(

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

In search of a good facial and eye cream!

I am still in search for a good moisturizer! To think that it would be easy to find one since there are so many brands on the market. Think again! I'm in my 20s and I'm having a very hard time finding a moisturizer that will not cause acne, make my face feel oily or dry. I have a combination skin, so I don't need any more oil on me! I tried so many products from over the counter to more expensive ones and so far nothing works. Many were too oily or they would cause breakouts.

As for the eye cream, it is even worst! So far, I have tested 6 eye creams and they were all oily, which created white bumps under my eyes. The skin under my eyes is dry, so I don't know why I get those white bumpy acne! I thought we have to moisturize that area in order not to prevent future wrinkles!

It's so frustrating not being able to find the right facial and eye creams. Well the search is still on. Hopefully I will discover one soon because I'm sick and tired of testing new products every 3-4 months. I feel like I'm a guinea pig or something...LOL I will keep you know posted when I find that miracle cream! In the near future, I will do a review on all the facial and eye moisturizers I've used. If you are experiencing the same problem.....joint the club-glad to have you on board! heee heee Feel free to leave any suggestions or thoughts.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

M.A.C Naughty Nauticals

Mac will launched Naughty Nauticals on May 1st. This give mac lovers no time to save up after Fafi and Heatherette haul! The colors look so fun.
Hopefully the pigments ($23.50 CAD) and eyeshadows ($16.50 CAD) will vibrant and pigmented.
As for the lustreglasses ($16.50 CAD); it appears to be sheer, neutral and PINK-just what I like in a lipgloss. As for the lipsticks ($16.50 CAD), they look so creamy. The Techakohl Liner is $17.50 CAD and the nail lacquer is $12.00 CAD.
I know what I will buy first: the 4 lustreglasses...of course! The blue and purple eyeshadows and the pigments. Can't wait for it to come out! My birthday is the day after the launches of Naughty Nauticals. Those products will be great as gifts....right?! ;)

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In search of Perfect Skin!

Woo hooo my 1st blog! I'm so excited. Ok, let's get started!

There are 2 things that women are in constant search: perfect skin and being a size 0...and having great makeup look...alright 3 things LOL

Women at all ages long for beautiful and flawless skin. But everyone is not blessed with beautiful skin. Some has to work for it and others are born with clear skin. How to have the perfect skin and look good without makeup? It is possible, so there is still hope for many people who have skin problem! A good skincare regimen is the key for gorgeous skin. 4 easy steps:

1. Cleansing: Find a good cleanser for your skin type. Wash face daily morning and night with warm water to get rid of the excess sebum and dirt. Avoid scented soap because it can dries out the skin. Over-cleansing will only aggravate the problem and dry the skin. It will not remove oiliness and will only strip the skin of its natural balance, stimulating the oil glands to produce more oil.

2. Exfoliate: To remove dead skin, exfoliate once or twice per week depending on your skin type. If you have dry to normal skin, exfoliate once every week, combination to oily skin, twice a week. Microdermabrasion is great if you have acne. It will remove (lessen) scars (left my pimples), dark spots or sun-damage on the skin.

3. Toner: After cleaning your face, use a toner that is not abrasive, and will prep your skin for your moisturizer. It's very refreshing (especially in the morning, when we're still half asleep LOL) and removes all remaining traces of oil, makeup and dirt.

4. Moisturizer: It hydrates your skin. Choose a moisturizer depending on your skin type and your concern (sagging, large pores or uneven skin). Don't use too much cream since it can clog your pores and eventually causes acne. Choose a moisturizer that has an SPF or use a sunscreen on top of it. Eye cream will prevent future wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles as well as crows feet. The skin under the eyes is usually dry, so keep it hydrated. Retin-A is the ingredient found in moisturizers to prevent wrinkles and generate new skin cell

Try to reduce or quit smoking, drink 8 or more glasses of water everyday, sleep at least 8 hours (try even though our busy lives do not permit us this luxury of sleeping 8 hours), exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet. Going to spas for a facial will also help achieve that youthful and clear skin.

You do not have to buy expensive products; as long as you buy them for your skin type (dry, normal, combination or oily). By following a good regimen, you will see a huge improvement on your skin. And you will be 1 step closer to have flawless skin!

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New on the block!

Hey everyone!

I'm in my 20s who always get mistaken for a canadian teenager. Now that I received my BA in English Literature and Professional Writing, my passion for writing and reading is dying to come out. My passion are: writing, reading, dancing, shopping, travelling, playing the piano, makeup, fashion and skin care. This blog will satisfy my hunger to write, learn new things and let my creativity and imagination run wild.

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