2.24.2012

Special DIY Treat!

I saw this real cute DIY rotating goal list a few weeks ago I thought this was a great way to organize your goals. However, I noticed that I didn't have the suggested paper so I just tweaked the design to fit the card stock that I had laying around and loved the end result! I scanned the design I made so that you guys can print and keep.


You will need:
- 8.5 x 11 in card stock or thick paper
- Printer
- 3 x 3 size post-its
- Pen
- The to do list down below

Save, print, share and enjoy!

Now jot down all of your tasks for the day, week, month, etc. Hang it up or put it somewhere you will be able to see it, such as a place you look at or walk by a lot and get your tasks done.

***Sorry but there will not be a fitness Friday post today because I'm very sleepy and tired and I just wanted to do a quick little post. But expect my February results tomorrow!***


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-Michelle

2.22.2012

Review: MISSHA Perfect Cover BB Cream

Today I'm going to be doing a mini review on MISSHA's perfect cover BB cream in NO.23 natural beige.

The MISSHA perfect cover BB cream is a multi function BB cream that claims to block UV rays, lighten skin, heal blemishes, and prevent skin from aging. The cream itself has grayish undertone (most BB creams tend to have this) and a light scent (but I like it).



What is BB cream?
It's a blemish balm cream that was originally formulated in South Korea and then became popular all over Asia. BB cream provides natural looking skin coverage while having multi functions such as light coverage, SPF sunscreen, concealing and treating skin. Over the past few years BB cream has become very popular all over the world (Garnier just released their first BB cream becoming the first ever BB cream to be available in drugstores in the States). Think of it as a tinted moisturizer but 100% better I kind of like to think of it as a foundation + skincare = BB CREAM!

This is my second tube of the MISSHA perfect cover BB cream and it also was the first ever BB cream that I ever used. I used this BB cream every single day when I was a sophomore in high school and it brightened and healed my skin (That's what made me fall in love with this cream!). When I ran out of the cream I swicthed to a new foundation and never looked back (WHY did I do this!). Fast forward two years later and I have fallen in love with this stuff all over again!

PROS:
- Contain SPF42 PA +++
- Light coverage
- Heals blemishes
- Reduces appearance of wrinkles
- Leaves skin with a dewy glow (I love my skin to look dewy)
- Comes with a pump. The tube that I used the first time didn't have a pump and you had to squeeze the tube in order to get any product out so I'm glad that they added a pump.

CONS:
- Not a big color range (most Asian BB creams also lack this).
- Doesn't always match your skin so its better to set with a powder.
- Hard to find, you can find these all over the web but unless you live near a Asian town you have to it purchase it online.

I really love BB cream and have done my research so I've decided that for now on I'm going to try more BB creams because they are so much better and healthier for your skin then foundations. I already have a few on my shopping list to get in the future. Of course I will do a review on each one to share my likes and dislikes.

Have you tried BB cream? If so, which is your favorite?


X♥X♥
-Michelle

2.16.2012

February 2012 Birchbox

I was thrilled when I saw my Birchbox in my mail box on Valetine's day! If you don't know what Birchbox is it's a 10 dollar monthly box filled with 4 to 5 deluxe beauty samples (It's become a monthly feature on my blog.). This month's box is all about being in the spotlight and being the center of attention. Sadly I was kinda of disappointed with this month's box (Well at least mine). I saw some other people's birchbox unboxing videos and they looked so exciting! However mine was well not as exciting as I thought it was going to be (I really wanted to try the beauty blender or the make up puff.) but oh well.

Box overview

List of products

BLK DNM Perfume 11 Full-size $110
"New York's hippest denim brand created this spicy perfume. Wear it for a dose of downtown cool." Oh my gosh I can't stand the smell! It smells like a very heavy men's cologne and like it says it has a spicy scent (Who would want a perfume that smells spicy?). I do not like this at all! This is probably the first product that I did not like in my Birchbox.


LIFESTYLE EXTRA
"There's no shame in filling your nails in public with this heart-shaped, neon looker." One word...CUTE!


EYE ROCK's designer liner 2 packs of 4, $13
"Stop wrestling with the liquid liner and achieve a perfect cat eye with these single-use stick-on liner strips." I think these eye liner strips are great for someone who rarely wears makeup and doesn't want to look like a eye liner noob. A really cool concept but for someone like me who does wear makeup often this is just a nice treat to have. I will do a separate post with these liner strips on.

I was very surprise to see this in my box this is a free digital download of six songs from a band called Green River Ordinance, an indie band from Texas. I love discovering new music as much as the next person but I have yet to listen to these guys because the link doesn't work and I've tried so many times. Anyone else with this problem?

What's inside???


Exude Lip Creme Full-size $29
"Buzz alert: Mega stylist Rachel Zoe swears by this bold lipstick, which has an innovative crystal applicator that dispenses the exact amount of lipstick you need." I absolutely love this! I love the color, the lip stick applicator, and the clean looking packing. Also Rachel Zoe swears by it so you know it must be fabulous. I can add this to my bright lip color collection that Birchbox has help me build.

LA FRESH Eco-Beauty Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover Full-size 18 wipes, $9.99
"Leave the cotton balls and acetone behind. These convenient pads dissolce polish with a natural mix of botanicals, plus soothing aloe vera." I was thrilled to get these nail polish remover pads in box I'm always looking for some "holy grail" nail care products and I have a good feeling about these. I'll do a separate blog post on these pads too.

Well that's it for my February Birchbox it wasn't my favorite but I did get some interesting product to sample. I will doing a blog posts on the designer eye liner strips and on the nail remover pads, if you would like to see a review on any of the other products I got in my box let me know. What did you get in your Birchbox?


X♥X♥
-Michelle