Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mr. Chubs

This entry is a bit different from my other posts. This weekend I was taking random photos and happened to shoot a few pictures of my ancient pet fish, Mr. Chubs. 

I'm really eager to show my readers Mr. Chubs. He's over nine years old! I got him and a bunch of other fish when I was in 7th grade. Unfortunately my other fish have died, and now he's the only one left. He's a bit lonely. =(

*Yeah, I noticed that Mr. Chubs is missing a few scales

*No, I haven't been overfeeding him. I think he's really sick. His belly is very swollen. =(

Readers I'm curious as to what kind of pets do you have? And what are their names? 

Saturday, July 30, 2011

My Heart Stopped Beating [Book]

A big thanks to the writer Charmed for sending me two copies of her latest book, My Heart Stopped Beating: A True Story!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Glamorous Classic Lipstick - In Hot Pink # 16!

* Katy Perry's bright pink lips inspired me to purchase Glamorous' Hot Pink Lipstick

*The case

*My camera didn't pick up the color very well; the color should not be so muted. This is not a pastel pink lipstick!

*The product on my lips; haha, no duck lips here!

From their website: 
Glamorous Classic Lipstick is like nothing else out there! Infused with vitamins A & E, our lipstick is designed to hydrate and protect the lips leaving a smooth, kissable, texture without sacrificing pigmentation. Specially designed case includes removable color window for easy selection and quick touch-up. With 28 different colors you’ll find the perfect match for any look!
 My Experience
  •  Price: $6.00 for 1.5 g
  • Pros: The non-sticky and non- greasy product is very moisturizing and hydrating. It is a highly pigmented lipstick that glides on super smoothly, and feels comfortable on my lips. 
  • Cons: No SPF protection and stains my lips. 
  • Bottom line: This lipstick is worth trying. I personally would not repurchase the product but it was nice to try a bold look.
  • Grade: 7.0/10

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Garnier Nutritioniste Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer Cream with SPF 15 Review

A big thanks to Garnier for sending me their Nutritioniste Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer Cream with SPF 15.  

Cons: I personally didn't see any lifting, firming, or tightening action with two weeks use of this  moisturizer.  I should also point out that I don't have any wrinkles or saggy skin since I'm only 23 years old.  I'm using the cream as a preventative measure to minimize the signs of aged skin.

I think the manufacter tried to make this product scentless, but was not successful.  I detect a faint unplesant smell from the cream but it's a managble scent.

Pros: This is a non-greasy and non-heavy moisturizer with SPF 15 that soaks into the skin upon application.   The cream doesn't make my skin shiney or white after using it, and makeup sits well on top of the product.  

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Damn. He's One Sexy Beast.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Kiehl's No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm Review

My apologizes for my last of postings. I've been incredibly busy writing papers and working.


Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm

Their claims about the lip balm, "Temporarily protects and helps relieve chapped or cracked lips."
My Expereince

Pros: This is a non-tinted, non-greasy, matte lip balm with a light and natural plesant peppermint taste.
*Packaging: The case is unisex and it is a convenient travel size to carry around in your pocket. 
*Texture: The ultra creamy and hydrating balm glides very effortlessly and smoothly over lips.  
*Sensation: I absoultely love how the perppermint in the product gives the lips a nice cool and tingy sensation. 
*Durabilty: The  moisturizing effects lasts up to approximately 2.5 hours depending on the amount applied to lips. 

Cons: No SPF and the steep price. The product cost$12.XX CAD. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Iphone 4!

Woop, woop! I upgraded from my Nokia to a Blackberry, and now I have an Iphone 4. This is so exciting!
*Front of the phone

*Back of phone

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Ultimate Gillette Satin Care Shave Gel Review

Gillette Satin Care Shave Gel from left to right: (1) Radient Apricot, (2) Oceania, (3) Lavender Kiss, (4) Alluring Avocado, and (5) Vanilla Dream.

My Expereince

There isn't much difference between the five shave gels except the scents.  They are all pretty pleasnt scents but my personal favorite would be Vanilla Dream.

Pros: I acheive a really close shave Wwith these shaving gels, and a Venus (Embrace) Razor. These gels helps my razor glide effortlessly and smoothly over my legs, and as a result I avoid razor burns, nicks and bumps.  

I bought these gels when they were on sale for $2 at Shopper's Drug Mart (SDM).  Yeah I'm a bargain-hunter. Anyways, I like how a little pump of the gel goes a long way. The product comes out in a gel form and then lathers into a light fluffly cream. 

Cons: The shaving gel doesn't moisturize well and it leave my skin dry, itchy and irritated. I've stopped using the gels and started using Olay body wash as my shaving medium, which I don't regret. The body wash is hydrating and leaves my skin soft and silky. 

Bottom line: I would only recommend this product for people who have normal to oily skin. People who have senstive skin and/or dry skin should check out their Senstive Shave Gel formula i.e. the ones who blue/green caps.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Olay Pore Minimizing Cleanser and Scrub Review

A big thanks to Olay for sending me the Pore Minimizing Cleanser and Scrub.  I absolutely love the exotic floral scent of the cleanser - it's super refreshing and invigorating.  This 2-in-1 foaming cleanser effectively removes makeup and oils, while the micro-beads gently exfoliates my skin.  I haven't noticed any differences in my pore size with the use of this product. The cleanser leaves my skin ultra smooth, soft, clean, fresh and (most importantly) radiant.

People with oily skin, like myself, can use this product can be used twice a day. Those individuals with oily t-zone should use it at night. Finally, people with sensitive dry skin should use the ribbon cleanser once to twice a week to avoid any skin irritations.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

E.L.F. Mineral Blush in Pink

*Top View 

* Back of the box

*Blush on the top lid

* Back of the package

The Claims for E.L.F. Mineral Blush in Pink
Create a subtle color definition to your cheeks that will add radiance and a glow, for a healthy look you can see. All our blushes are 100% mineral based with no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes.
 My Experience
  • Price: $5.00 USD or $2.50 USD when it's on sale
    • Pros: There are 7 beautiful and highly pigmented shades to select from. There is a lot of product in the container; a container would last me with everday use about 6 months.  Unlike the Rose color blush (#6308), Pink (#6311) is not an overpowering blush in that it looks natural and complements my skin tone very well. Pink is easy to apply in that it glides on amazingly smooth with a blush brush and the color lasts all day.  The product is lightweight, provides good pigmentation and it is easy to take-off. Furthermore the color blends easily, and doesn't appear cakey on my cheeks.
    • Cons:  It challenging to get to product out of the container with the "filter" lid on. 
    • Bottom line:  I would only recommend this foundation for oily skin types.
    • Grade: 8.9/10