Monday, 29 August 2011

Short update

Two of my BB creams have arrived today! I am wearing the Holika Holika one and using the Hanskin mini size as an under-eye concealer (which might be what I will use it as forever because the big size would cost me a fortune. xD)

The customs office is still holding my parcel with the trial size SK-II lotion hostage. >.< I thought I'd do my skin something good, it really needs it. (Currently, I am breaking out on the new La Roche-Posay Toleriane Fluid I bought last week - it only has 8 ingredients, but my skin acts up anyway. Maybe it just needs to adjust.)

As for toners, I am almost done with my Sekkisei Lotion (I had 100 ml in a trial set) and thought of replacing it because I did like the scent and all, but then I stumbled upon this:
http://www.cosmetic-ingredients.net/product.php?brand=285&type=Toner&lang=English#16816
It has job's tears as well, much less alcohol, and the ingredients look really good overall, plus it's not even half the price of Sekkisei! (Sure, Sekkisei is an old trusted brand and the bottle is beautiful, but my purse say oh no! ^^;)
Has anyone tried it? Liked it? Hated it?
I don't actually buy these whitening products to get whiter (like I could get any whiter xD), but my skin seems to like job's tears and I need to fade some acne marks etc., plus the Sekkisei Essence Mask made my skin soooo transparent! <3

I'll probably do a comparison post when I have all BB creams I wanted and wore them for a while, so please be patient!

Monday, 15 August 2011

Has anyone tried mineral foundation?

Especially Everday Mineral's foundation?
I am really tempted to get this, as the ingredient list looks really good and I wouldn't mind having a really fair powder foundation for summer (next summer, obviously ^^;) when I don't feel like slathering on BB cream.

Hm, maybe I should order the trial kit next month. (Trying to keep my few Euros in my bank account for the rest of this month. xD)
I do have some other BB creams I'd like to try, though, too, especially for winter, plus the Bourjois Bio Detox foundation. Hmmm...

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Share: Do you have any skin allergies?

Luckily, I don't have any (known) food allergies, nor do I suffer from hay fever or the likes.
I am, however, very sensitive to skin care and make-up ingredients, it seems. During my four weeks of "holiday" between the end of the semester and the start of my internship on Tuesday, I was mostly at home, and my skin greatly improved from not wearing make-up and sunscreen all the time. Yet, when I did go out and thus put on my BB cream (I still owe you a review, I know!), I had a new breakout. :(
Both my sunscreens and the Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream contain zinc oxide, and I know that ParisB from mywomenstuff is, for example, sensitive to it, despite people usually claiming it to be good for the skin. So at the moment, I am testing out my skin's reaction to it. After all, it might be something else in the ingredients list, right?
I also have the feeling that I get little breakouts after using Hada Labo's Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion, so I am doing a little trial to see if I might be sensitive to it, too.

Geez, my skin is such a hazzle! >.< Do you have similar troubles, or can you tolerate basically anything?

Btw, since I'm not sure if I can keep on using Missha's BB cream - although the colour match for #13 is so good *cries* - I am on the lookout for some new BB creams and just ordered the Holika Holika Watery Petit BB Cream (green version - the blue one might have been better, but I suspect tea tree oil to irritate my skin) and a small tube of Hanskin Mineral Magic BB Cream. It's trial and error, for skin tolerability as much as for colour match, but well, I guess it's worth the money and they weren't that expensive. ^^
I am furthermore having my eyes on SKIN79 Lovely Girl BB Cream for Oliy/Sensitive Skin (I don't have oily skin, just sensitive), Skin Food Aloe Sun Blemish Balm in #01 and Innisfree Eco Natural Green Tea BB in #01, although the latter is quite pricey, so I need to find some decent reviews and swatches first.
Have you tried any of these? Did you like them, dislike them?

I am interested in your favourite and least favourite ingredients and skin care, too!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Beauty Mishap: I said off with those blackheads, not the whole nose!

Okay, my nose is still there - phew. But a half centimeter of skin is missing from its top. Ouch!

What happened, you may ask?
I was trying to get rid of those stubborn blackheads by using a pretty rough washcloth in the shower. You know, hot water, open pores, rub out all the dirt... Um, I guess I didn't think this through fully.

Anyway, I guess it's a good thing I will spend the next few days at home working on a paper for university. ^^;;;