Posts tagged 'skin care'

My Beauty Mistakes & Regrets

Last month, this blog has officially turned 2-years old and I’ve been doing some reflection on my personal history with makeup and skin care products. Throughout these 2 years, I’ve tried hundreds of new products and sometimes I find myself getting carried away with makeup. I first became interested in beauty products because of my skin problems. But lately, I find myself spending more time (and money) on concealing blemishes instead of protecting and preventing skin problems. I’m writing this post as a reminder for myself that I need to go back to the basics, spend more effort on skin care, and wear less makeup. Without good skin, even the best makeup would look cakey.

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New Products from Clinique (Mar. 2014)

Clinique has been releasing quite a new products recently. Not all of these products are “new” but most, if not all, are released in 2014. Here are some products that I have been eying on.

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Acne Solutions Clinical Clear Gel ($17-$25): Some people say this is a bigger version of the Acne Solutions Spot Healing Gel, which is my holy grail acne spot treatment. I’ll definitely try this out after I run out of my current bottle!

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Cheek Pop Blush ($21.00): These blushes are molded in the shape of a flower and they are so adorable! There are 4 shades available. These blushes have a satin finish and they look great on the skin! See swatches on Temptalia.

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Lash Power Feathering Mascara ($17.50): This is the second mascara to the Lash Power line. It is designed to lengthen and separate the lashes. This formula can be removed with warm water. The other mascara in the same line is the Lash Power Long-Wearing Formula, which is a smudge-proof mascara. Sounds like the long-wearing one would be better suited for me because nearly all mascaras smudge under my eyes.

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Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm ($28.50): Cleansing oils and cleansing balms are the latest makeup removers. This is a solid balm that turns into oil once you mix it with water. It’s able to remove both eye makeup and face makeup. This product seems to have the best reviews compare to the Cleansing Oil and Cleansing Milk of the same line.

Photos courtesy of clinique.com

-Karen

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Get the Most Out of Your Beauty Sleep

This is one of my favorite episodes from the Korean beauty show “Get It Beauty”. In part one, the hosts and guests will show you different skincare treatments that can be worn overnight. In part two, a makeup artist will demonstrate a lovely yet simple makeup routine that will make you look more awake. Products used in this episode are listed in the description sections below the videos.

-Karen

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