Saturday, July 31, 2010

Phanie's Prized Products : July Edition

Well, I've wanted to do a monthly favorites ever since I started blogging about beauty products a few months ago. However, I always forgot about it since I was too busy doing product reviews and hauls (which I rarely do now. Yay me!). Not to fret though, there's always a first time to everything. So, I will be choosing 5 skincare products, 5 makeup products and 3 hair products each time the month comes to a close. I hope this will last throughout the year, *fingers crossed*.

Oh, since there are going to be 13 products in this post, I will mentioned the pros that each product have so it won't take much of the time to read my ramblings. Also, this list will be known as "The 3P List" or Phanie's Prized Products. Sometimes my brain works, sometimes it just doesn't, pathetic.

Skincare Division

Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
I got this at a supermarket near my house, which I find very surprising since it's only a little supermarket, yet it has this product from Neutrogena. I like how this takes off my mascara easily and that I can use the rest on my face without having any break outs afterwards. It doesn't feel very oily in the end and you just have to rinse it with warm water subsequently.

Dove Beauty Moisture Facial Foam
I have been using this product on and off ever since I was 15 years old. Lately, I came back to this product because I faintly remembered how it helped me clear my skin of acne/blemishes. I feel this cleanser to be gentle on my face since it doesn't harshly strip all the natural emollients on my skin. However, it does remove the excess oil sitting on top of my face. I rarely purchase an expensive cleanser or cleansers that contains extra ingredients (AHA, BHA, Benzoyl Peroxide, Collagen, etc) because it wouldn't work as well as a moisturizer containing those products will. Besides, this is only a cleanser, which sole function is to remove excess oil and debris on the face without being to harsh that it strips all the skin's natural emollients.

Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 55
I love this product and have done a separate review on it, just click HERE

Olay White Radiance Intensive Whitening Lotion SPF 24
My first Olay moisturizer. I like that the light texture and how it gives that semi-matte finish, without breaking me out. It also has SPF 24! I don't want to jinx it, but I think my Clinique DDMG has been replaced by this because it's quite rapidly absorbed by my skin. I tried the Olay Total Effects Cooling Essence for oily skin, but find that the texture is too thick and gets absorbed slower than this product.

Benzolac CL
This is actually a combination between 5% benzoyl peroxide & 1.2% clindamycin phosphate, available in most pharmacies. I used this on my blemishes, especially my furious, yellow acne. I have used a 2.5% BP before and now it doesn't seem to have any effects on my blemishes anymore, so I upgraded the level of BP I'm using. It shrinks my blemishes within a day or two, plus with the clindamycin, it helps in preventing acne appearing on that spot.

Makeup Division

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light
I have also posted a review on how much I love this product and I have bought a full sized version! Check out the review HERE.

Revlon Beyond Natural Skin Matching Makeup in Light
This is a liquid foundation that I'm falling in love with head over heels! It's light on my face, evens out my skin tone,  brightens my complexion and doesn't break me out. I also buy another tube in a Light Medium shade, just in case I'm having those days when I get darker.

Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Blushing Nude
The color matches perfectly with my natural lip color, so it helps in evening out my lips color when I have those dark annoying spots or a previous wound that have healed but blotches my lips. It doesn't dry out my lips and the color tend to last around 4 hours, if you don't let your lips near foods or drinks.Unfortunately, I have misplaced my lipstick so, I'll upload the picture as soon as I find it. 

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder
A compact powder that looks really natural and not cakey on my face. I usually apply this with a kabuki brush, as it gives me a more natural and even coverage. True to its name, it gives a matte finish that I'm crazy about.

EOS Lipbalm Sphere in Summer Fruit
It has a very cute packaging, moisturizes decently and since I have no room left for skincare, I have to include it here. 

Hair Division

CHI Silk Infusion
A leave in hair protecting product that's used before you apply any heat to your hair. I usually use hair straighteners after applying this product and it does protect hair from heat. It leaves hair silky smooth and shiny. I love how it feels afterwards, so soft and shiny!!

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Blush
A product for those who wants to limit their hair washing frequency. I tried to wash my hair once a day recently because I thought it would damage my hair if I wash it twice a day. This product helps to refresh my hair in between washes and gives my hair a fresh scent. I don't use this everyday, just at times when my hair looks limp, lifeless and oily. If you want the same effect, just use baby powder because I previously did and obtained the same results. It's just less messy with this product. 

L'oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Shampoo
My friend recommended this product because I have been having acne on my scalp and needed something that will remove the excess oil. She said that it has helped her in healing her problems with oiliness as well. I have to say that I have never been in so much love with a shampoo!! I like how my hair feels very bouncy, soft and shiny after using this product. It lathers up easily and has a nice scent that lasted me throughout the day. 


  1. olay white radiance lotion sama benzolac nya berapa?
    hihi aku pengen nyoba olay, soalnya direkomen sama michelle phan *terus kenapa* hehe ketauan deh kemakan iklan. kkk.. :)

  2. Olaynya sekitar Rp 25000,-, Benzolac paling Rp 20000,-.

    Setuju sih kalo Olay itu bagus soalnya Niacinamide termasuk di dalam salah satu bahannya. Niacinamide terkenal sebagai salah satu bahan yang baik untuk merekonstruksi kulit yang sudah rusak. cara kerjanya ribet tapi kurang lebih kaya gitu.

  3. Iyaa jawab dong beli neutrogena nya dimana? :" hehehehe

    1. Neutrogenannya beli di dulu pas thn 2010, di Indo blm ada di supermarket. :)