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Sunday, February 3, 2013

In the Limelight: L'Oreal Paris Hydrafresh Anti Shine Icy Gel Product Review

Here's a very quick post for today featuring a straight on review of one of the moisturizers I am alternating with my favourite Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel. I have been using it for a couple of months now after leaving it untouched in my drawer and it's about time I give it a review. 

L'Oreal Paris describes this as...

A light weight skin-cooling texture which brings an instant ocean splash to your skin, locking in a reserve of hydration and freshness. It controls your skin temperature to prevent perspiration and shine. Enriched with Zinc and Micro Sponge technology, it regulates the sebum and inhibits excessive oil production to bring an immediate mattifying action.

Such a useless picture, I know. My cam's really busted but I felt compelled
to include this picture.

What I like:
  • I like the refreshing feeling this moisturizer gives my skin.
  • Texture is very light, non-sticky, and gets easily absorbed by the skin being a water-based or gel moisturizer that it is.
  • It gives my face a satin finish as I wouldn't consider it matte. 
  • I feel like it hydrates my skin.
  • I do not get any break outs or allergic reaction from it.
  • Reasonably priced at Php 495 for a 50ml jar with a shelf life of one year.
  • Locally available at Watson's, SM, and other drugstores nationwide.
What I don't like:
  • I find the scent a tad too strong for a skin care/moisturizer though it fades after a few seconds.
  • Although I feel that it hydrates my skin, I find that it does not hydrate it as good as Neutrogena does.
  • Not impressed with the oil control or the anti-shine part but still pretty good for a moisturizer.
  • Cooling sensation doesn't really last that long.
  • Needs a spatula as it's housed in a jar.

Overall rating: 3.5/5

Will I buy again? I think I'd consider this a nice alternative to Neutrogena Hydroboost for almost half the price but I'd still choose Hydroboost over this one at any time of the day. :)

Have you tried this product? How do you find it?

Have a blessed Sunday, super awesome peeps! ;)



Friday, February 1, 2013

Makeup Storage 2013

If you're on my contacts or friends list on Facebook, you will see my post regarding an acrylic organizer/drawer I got from Multiply. Anyway, I decided to use an acrylic drawer to store my makeup instead and let "Sparky" the train case rest for a while after 2 long years of use. I thought it might be more convenient to use especially when I am in a hurry and I need to primp myself. So without any flurry, here are pictures of my new makeup storage.

The acrylic organizer/drawer houses most of my makeup. 

I like how you can separate the top portion from the rest of the drawers.

I put my foundations, a few samples, lipsticks, concealer, a couple of blushes and tinted lip balms on the top most portion.

What's stored on the two small drawers on the first layer.

On the second layer drawer...

And on the third.

Now the small wooden box with a clear window and a drawer partition is where I store those that I rarely use or no longer fit in the drawers. I got the box and a pack of drawer partition from Japan Home Center for Php 88 each. Then the small acrylic desk holder that I got almost 4 years ago from Saizen holds my makeup removers, setting mist/spray, wand concealer, and compact foundation.

There/ Now I like how more organized it is and I no longer need to bring out my train case and open it every single time I apply my makeup. Now, it just houses the boxes of all my makeup. Yes, I like keeping their boxes and used to store everything inside their boxes. Anyway, I hope you find this organization/storage nice.

Have a fabulous weekend, super awesome peeps! :)



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