Friday, April 9, 2010

First Impressions - Aren't So Important

When you meet someone new - the only thing you've got is first impression. Depending on how forgiving that friend is, you really gotta try to look good or you'll just have to try to avoid them for the rest of your life... at least that's how I roll!

But then there are some friends who leaves you with the strangest first impressions but you bonded over some random thing and now you are inseparable.

Ha ha These are the few products that weren't so great at first... but turns out, they just needed a little time to adjust their awkwardness. Because now, I definitely reach out to them all the time for support, comfort, and lots and lots of fun!

1) Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner

So I first used Herbal Essences A LONG time ago!! Like when I was in high school and I didn't like it all. It was dry and it just didn't really do anything to my hair. So years went by and I never went back to this shampoo. However, I was bored with what I was using (Treseme) but didn't want to get like Pantene so I thought - Herbal Essences! It was cheap and smelled so heavenly... so WHY NOT? Not that big of a deal. I bought this in Hello Hydration (I've used different types since - not my first bottle BTW - this is like 4th or 5th!) and realized that they've improved greatly on their products. This stuff smells amazing and very hydrating. My hair just feels so nice and soft! So great I LOVE IT!

So, if you need something extra in the shower... because you're routine gets boring after a while - TRY THIS! They come in so many scents and I feel like just stick to stuff w/ words "hydrating" and "moisturizing" and you'll be perfectly fine!

2) Maybelline's Mineral Power Concealer in Sand
I've done a review on this where I show before and after pics. Gotta say I really like this stuff. It covers my circles really well and doesn't leave it gross and cakey. I LOVE IT!! The only thing is that it is a little light for me right now. I always have to go over the concealer with bronzer now to warm it up a bit. But when I was paler, this shade was really great! Worked really well w/ my complexion. I really enjoy it.

3) Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Soft Rose
I wrote about this a while back saying that it isn't hydrating and the color is odd - I just didn't know how to use the color. Well, I find that this is just really nice for spring. Makes my face looks polished and just ready to face the day. It also has a nice staying power. It goes on your lips creamy but it doesn't feel slick. When I rub my lips together, I don't feel it moving around. I feel lit pretty much sinks into my lips like a stain... almost.

4) Palladio Herbal Tinted Lip Balm
I am OBSESSED w/ lip balms and when it comes to being tinted - that's awesome. I've always heard raved reviews on Emilynoel83's youtube channel and I thought it would be nice to have around for Spring and Summer. First thing I noticed was the smell. It had such a strong plastic/make up smell... URGH!!!! Second thing, it wasn't as moisturizing as I would have hoped. But as I keep using this product, I love the way it goes on and how it looks on me. I started noticing that the smell is decreased dramatically and the moisture has finally caught up to my expectations. So overall, I like this but it was not love at first sight.


HOWEVER, I would also like to mention products that I've ENJOYED greatly when we first met but now we've grown apart...

1) NYX Jumbo Pencils - I'm sorry guys - I just don't have time to use you. I already applied my primer... I don't really want to have to apply you too... I mean, too much layers!!!

2) Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation - you rocked my world for a little while but I've realized that you are too dark for me... alas - we must go our own separate ways. Well, maybe I'll buy a lighter foundation and then you to can mix to form my perfect shade. Until then, Adieu!


YUP - that is pretty much it. Nothing new w/ me as far as make up goes. Well, actually my urge to buy any has decreased substantially. WHY? Because I'm broke now due to my Spring Break Hawaii trip! Ha ha. But that is good because I need to stop buying stuff and use what I have.

With that said, I am looking for a good foundation. One that hydrates but evens out my skin tone - I just want my skin to have one color! Not red here and there....


Oh, I am planning to write a new PRODUCT BATTLE:




It's been a few posts since I've shown my face: nothing really new - just hair is growing a bit longer.

Thanks for reading!!! Have a great weekend.


  1. What a great analogy. Hmm...I may have to try Herbal Essences again. It turned my hair to straw when I first tried it. Looking forward to your product battle. You look great! :D

  2. Hahahahaha. So cute. =)

    I might have to give Herbal Essences a try again then. I loved the smell when I was younger but it really dried out my hair (then again I think I was using the two in one or whatever).

    Your hair looks so pretty!

  3. This is a really well written post, I liked the introduction a lot. :)

    I agree that sometimes it takes a few uses before you like a product. Wah I really want Revlon Soft Rose since everyone is loving it but no drugstores have Revlon BOGO. XD

    I look forward to your product battle as I'm in the market for a face highlighter haha watching too many youtube tutorials have tricked me into thinking I need one.

    You look great, love the hair! :)

  4. LOL, I have the same feeling about NYX jumbo pencils. For some reason I think I only need the black and the white one, the other colors I could pass.

    The Revlon lipstick looks pretty. I'm currently looking for a warm pink lipstick as most of the pink lipsticks I own are cool-toned. Too bad Colorburst hasn't been launched here yet. I really want to pick some of these lipsticks up.

  5. The concealer sounds good, I think I'm going to have to try it out!:D

  6. Great post! I'm starting to get an interest in the Maybelline Mineral Power concealer, since I've heard so many great things about it. Oh, and if you're looking for a great foundation, try one of the formulas of Covergirl Clean foundation. I have the oil-control and I absolutely love it!

  7. @ Lisa: thanks!! Yeah, when you're bored w/ your shampoo - I would say why not spend a few bucks on HE. You'll enjoy the scent definitely.

    @ Catherine: I despise the 2-in-1 stuff!! In any brand of shampoo!

    @ Kalmo: yay, my schooling is paying off for my blog posts. Hooray. It is a really pretty color for Spring.

    @ Fifi: Can't wait for you to try out the Colorburts! I can only pull off the warm pink lipsticks... but I think Maybelline Moisture Extreme has some really nice ones. Yeah, NYX jumbo pencils - got carried away from all the hype!

    @ annoiii: yeah, that concealer is def. worth trying out.

    @ beachbumbeauty13: I will look into the CG stuff... in the past it hasn't been that great but I've noticed a change in packaging and hopefully change in formulation too. Thanks for the suggestion.

  8. love the red lipstick colour, looks great

  9. My impression on the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil is different... hehe~ I bought it because of all the rage, but I hate how it creases on me badly. :X

    Yeah 40% off at Ulta is a pretty good deal since you can use manufacturers coupon, as well as, Ulta coupon.

  10. looking stunning! thanks for sharing :)
    love your blog
    great posts
    stop by some time xx


Thanks so much for reading my post and writing a comment! Please come back because I do try to respond to every comment!


Related Posts with Thumbnails