April 26, 2010

Great Moisturizer For Oily Skin!

Hey Guys!!!

When you have oily or combination skin, it can be difficult to find an effective moisturizer that's not too heavy. Many can have a heavy feeling on the skin and make your face feel, and even look, greasy. Thankfully, I tried this little gem from Clinique.

Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel is a unique moisturizer that comes in the form of a gel, not a cream or lotion. It adds moisture to your skin without looking or feeling greasy. It's oil-free and leaves skin feeling super soft and smooth. I have combination skin and Clinique's gel leaves my skin feeling very balanced. I was unsure of the idea of a gel moisturizer at first, but after giving it a try, I'm hooked on this product :)

<3 Sarah

April 18, 2010

Preview of my Review -- Clinique Acne Solutions Foundation.

Hey everyone!

So, on a prowl for new makeup last week and banking on my 15% off coupon to Sephora, I came across this new toy -- Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Foundation.

So, I was a bit skeptical -- I've swatched a few of Clinique's foundations before, and of course, they're all too pink or too orange for my NC 15 skin. I've also tried a few foundations that claim to "absorb excess oil" or "treat and prevent acne," such as Neutrogena's Skin Clearing Foundation, both the original and the 2008 reformulation, and Almay's Clear Complexion Foundation, both with little luck.

However, I was pleasantly surprised with this. I picked this up in 01 - Fresh Alabaster and it's a perfect match! This foundation applies super smoothly and I love the packaging -- super sanitary! It's a medium coverage foundation, but definitely buildable without caking.

This foundation will accent dryness, so, applying a moisturizer before is a must, for all skin types. It feel it does absorb oil and it actually makes it through an 8-hour work day for me with only powdering once.

Am I in love? We'll see -- that's why this is called a preview! I've only been using this for a few days, but I'll keep everyone posted!

Clinique Acne Solutions Foundation can be found at Sephora.com, Clinique Counters, wherever Clinique is sold, and soon to be Clinique.com for $24.

April 12, 2010

Save some $$$ - Bye Bye Blemish!

Hey everyone!

So, I know I disappeared for a while, but things got hectic and I really couldn't make it back for a while, then I just lost my concentration with this, but I found a good deal and I'm back!

This is it! Look familiar? I know a lot of beauty or skincare addicts have been raving over the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, a great savior for those of us riddled with whiteheads. Simply dip a cotton swab in the UNSHAKEN mixture and apply some of the pink sediment onto the blemish - and bam! The blemish will have shrunken or be gone in the morning!

Why I'm bringing up Bye Bye Blemish? Other than the fact that the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion ($18 at Ulta.com) contains talc, an oil-absorbing mineral, Bye Bye Blemish contains all the exact same ingredients - however, the talc is replaced by Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, which I discovered today is the main ingredient in the new Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Gel - another oil-absorbing mineral.

The main purpose of me bring this up? Save yourself $8 and run to Rite-Aid and pick up this bad boy for only $10!

A lot of people also have a bad reaction to talc-based products, so, this is a more gentle option for them (Physician's Formula Mineral Wear lovers, anyone? :D)

I'm back and hopefully will be around for a while!

Josh <3