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Monday, January 23, 2012

Lancome Genifique vs L'oreal Youth Code

I've always looked younger than my actual age. I'll be 25 this year, so I'm constantly looking for new products to preserve my 17-19 year old face :P  I have a grandma that's in her 80's from Dominica, and she hardly has any wrinkles!

I tried a sample of the Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate awhile a ago and loved it. The price is what's keeping me from purchasing it. It's $60 for .67 oz, $80 for 1 oz, $100 for 1.7 oz, and $130 for 2.5 oz. I searched online to see if there was a cheaper alternative and there is. L'Oreal Youth Code Serum is basically the same thing as Lancome's Youth Activating Concentrate. ** L'Oreal owns Lancome**

Here are the ingredients below:

Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate

Water, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Adenosine, Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Limonene, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Edta, Octyldodecanol, Citric Acid, Citronellol, Fragrance, Sodium Benzoate.

L'Oreal Youth Code Serum

Full Sized

Water, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Glycerin, Alcohol Denatured, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide 7, Adenosine, Ammonium Polyacrylatedimethyl Taurate, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, N Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin, Octyldodecanol, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene, Fragrance.

Both have:

Water, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Adenosine, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Limonene, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium Edta, Citric Acid, Octyldodecanol, Fragrance.

They both have 18 ingredients that are the same plus, Youth Code is way cheaper. $19.99-$24.99 for 1 oz! If you're looking for a cheaper alternative to Lancome's Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate, try L'Oreal's Youth Code Serum.  

Friday, January 20, 2012

Free Pink Chiffon 2 oz Lotion from Bath and Body Works (Expired)

This is a Facebook coupon. Offer valid in US stores only Jan. 20-22. You have to download and print off your coupon. **There's a link that says download on their facebook page.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sasa Purchase

Hello everyone! These are a few items I purchased today from This is my first purchase from Sasa ever!! Right now there's free shipping on orders that are $29 or more. This offer end on Jan. 22. ** There will be a delay in processing the orders because of the Chinese New Year holiday.

(1) KOKUBO Sakura Princess Bath Powder 

(1) Bison FUNWARICH Mousse Bath, Pudding

(1) Bison Bath Addictives (Rose Champagne)

(1) Bison Bath Additives Hot Ginger 

(1) SKINLITE Age Care Hydro Pure Gel Mask (1 piece)

(1 box) My Beauty Diary Royal Jelly Mask (10 piece)

(1 box) My Beauty Diary Apple Polyphenol Mask (10 piece)

On the website (english version), it said that the Royal Jelly mask can efficiently nourish your skin while, simultaneously, reducing fine lines and plump your skin.  It can provide your skin with brightness, smoothness, etc.  When it's translated from Chinese it says that it has whitening properties (I'm not sure if Google Translate is accurate or not. It showed me a translated version after I reviewed my order).

I'm a little worried because it said nothing about whitening the skin in English. If I would have known that, I wouldn't have purchased it. It's too late to change my order now. There are different description of what this mask does on different websites. Hopefully, this will just brighten up my complexion and keep me brown^^

Monday, January 16, 2012

Lancome Color Fever Gloss: Inferno

"A gloss that drenches lips in captivating color and mega-watt shine that’s downright dazzling. With one gliding stroke, lips look more sensual and voluptuous, thanks to Lancôme’s Vinyl Shine System that keeps color vibrant, and shine luminous and lasting without any sticky or tacky feeling. Moisture-boosting ingredients ensure lips feel soft, smooth and comforted all day. Application is always flawless with the unique Lip-Sculpt™ applicator that contours the curves of your lips perfectly in a variety of gorgeous shades."

Bathroom lighting

Lip-Sculpt applicator

Price? $26
Texture? Very smooth
Smell? It smells like roses!
Staying power? About 2 hrs
Recommend? Yes if you like to splurge or try new products. No if you're on a budget.

The Color Fever Gloss line has colors with and without shimmer. Inferno is a peachy-beige color with gold shimmer. It has a lovely rose scent that will go away in about 15 minutes. Inferno is a nice nude color that compliments my skin tone. It doesn't feel sticky or tacky. This lip gloss doesn't dry out my lip, but keeps them moisturized. The lip sculpt applicator scoops up the right amount of lip gloss.  I love the color, but I wish it had longer staying power. I guess it lasts a little longer than most of my other lip glosses. Other than that, I think that it's a nice lip gloss.

Disclaimer: I received this lip gloss from L'Oreal through their product testing program. I was not paid nor asked to do this review. 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cover Girl Lash Blast Review

Hello everyone! Today I'm doing a review on Covergirl Lashblast Mascara. I never tried it when it first came out(I know I'm a little late^^). My little sister loves this mascara and told me to try it out. I bought 2 of these when there was the $8 off  2 Cover Girl products coupon.

Lashblast Volume Waterproof Mascara in Very Black

"Get a blast of bold, volumized lashes – rain or shine! LashBlast's patented volume-boosting formula and patent-pending brush are designed to max out each and every lash, leaving you with the ultimate big-lash look. In Original, non-waterproof, too!" 


★ Scent? Very Strong. I hate the smell of it!

★ Volume? There was some volume but there was no wow factor.

★ Clumps? Not really

★ Price? $6-8

★ RepurchaseNo


This seems like a regular ol' mascara to me. There's nothing special about it. I hardly use it because I can't get past the awful smell. It makes me sick :(  The brush applicator is huge and the bristles are too short. A lot of people complain that it's too hard to remove. I just use olive oil to remove the mascara and it works just fine. I still have one more mascara, and I'm thinking about giving it away. 

Mzx NiNi

What is your favorite mascara?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Awesome Giveaways


Ends Jan. 13, 2012
MAC Lipglass in Nymphette
MAC Blush in Fleur Power (pro pan form)
EOS Lip Balm in Sweet Mint
EOS Everyday Hand Lotion in Cucumber
2 Love & Beauty Nail Polishes
2 L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail art colors in Orange & Green
Ulta Nail Polish in Chocolate Kiss
REVLON Nail Polish in Whimsical (Deborah Lippman DUPE!)
REVLON Lip Butter in Creamsicle
NEW Essie Nail Effects in Shine of the Times
NYX Luxurious Black Label Lipstick in Volcano
NYX Round Lipstick in Pumpkin Pie
NYX Round Lipstick in Orange Soda
NYX Round Lipstick in Summer Love
NYX gloss in Pinky
Everyday Minerals Eyeshadow in Stay Cool
Concrete Minerals Eyeshadow in Wicked
Wet N' Wild 8 Palette in Petal Pusher
1 Alima pure Nourishing Lip balm in Fig
5 E.L.F. Super Gloss Lip Shines  from Bare Basics Collection
ivi Scents Soap in Kandee's Birthday Soap

Ends Jan. 25, 2012
-10 piece Kirkland Signature (Costco) Deluxe Brush set with bag. (These brushes are brand new. I will take them out of the box for shipping purposes)
-Elf 32 piece Beauty School Palette
-Elf Eyelid Primer
-Elf Eyelash Curler
-Elf Custom Compact Quad (empty)
-Bath & Body Twilight Woods Bubble Bath
-Bath & Body Japanese Cherry Blossom Shower Gel
-Soap & Glory Hand Food Hand Cream
-Herban Essentials Orange Towlette
-Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel
-Sephora Limited Edition Color Flip Palette (includes 8 mini shadows, 8 mini lip colors, 1 blush & 1 bronzer)
-Sephora Nano Eyeliner Set
-Sephora Mirror Compact
-Hello Kitty Nail Art Stickers
-Deluxe samples from MAC, Benefit & more in a Tarina Tarantino sash bag.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sigma Beauty F82 Brush Review

"The F82 Round Top Kabuki brush simplifies precise makeup application under the eyes and around the nose. This brush is also perfect for achieving flawless coverage using liquid and powder products. Made of Synthetic Sigmax HD filament."

Quality?  Made very well. Sturdy
Smell?  It didn't really have a smell
Shedding?  I haven't had any shedding
Softness?  Very soft
Recommend?  Yes

I bought Sigma Beauty's F82 Brush on Black Friday. I needed a new makeup brush because my Bare Minerals brushes shed way too much. I bought the Bare Minerals kit with the brushes, because a lady that worked there said that their brushes were the only ones that will pick up every trace of foundation when you do the swirl and tap. I use this brush with my bare mineral foundation and it picks up every trace of foundation just like the Bare Minerals brush.

I love Sigma Beauty's F82 brush because I can blend my foundation into my skin instead of having it sit on top of my skin. This brush is very soft and I haven't had any problems with it shedding. No more bristles on my face!! I chose the F82 brush over the F80 brush, because I liked that it can apply foundation underneath the eyes as well as on the sides of your nose. I'm happy with my purchase and I would like to buy the Synthetic Essential Kit one day. If you're looking to buy new makeup brushes try out Sigma Beauty!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

January 2012 Sigma Beauty Coupon

Use code "0112XJML" to receive 10% off your entire purchase! Get a free gift with a purchase of $30 or more when you click and use the link below!

Expires January 31 st

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year everyone!!! Be safe!!

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