Saturday, April 2, 2011

Phanie's Prized Products: March 2011 Edition

Hi, guys! I hope I'm not that late with my March faves, but if I am, then I'm sorry ^^. Well, this month has been a month of discovering several makeup faves that are frankly becoming my HG items. Let's just start.

1. Ponds Flawless White Deep Whitening Facial Foam
I am someone who wouldn't really invest all that much money on a cleanser. I'll put my money on serums and sunscreens, but never cleansers.  Why? It's because the only purpose of a cleanser is to just clean the skin from dirt and grime. It doesn't need to be a sophisticated one that prevents me from aging, one that gives me sun protections, one that reduces all of my blemishes or one that claims to be able to clean deep into my pores. No. I just need a good cleanser that wipes away all of my excess oil, dirt, grime, makeup and all that nasty things. 

I got this at my local supermarket and retails at around IDR 35,000-ish. It depends on your supermarket though. I like that it cleanses my skin really well and it contains tiny microgranules that helps to exfoliate the flaky skin I have lying on my face, resulting in a smooth and brighter face. Plus, it's cheap!

2. Kiehls Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
I got this in the beginning of March and has been loving it ever since. It is one of the fastest drying hand creams there is out there. It gives enough moisture to my hands since I do work in an air-conditioned environment, so this keeps my hands moist and smooth. 

3. Estee Lauder Cyber White Extra Brightening Eye Cream SPF 15/PA +
I like this eye cream just because it contains sunscreen ingredients and when it's used around my eyes, it doesn't sting at all. I love to have an extra sun protection on my face, especially around my eyes, since I can slow the process of developing crow's feet. It's a great eye cream, very moisturizing and feels very light under my eye area. 

4. Bourjois Blush in 54 Rose Frisson

I was looking for a powder blush since I'm getting lazier to apply cream blushes. So, I went to Bourjois and picked up the little pot blushes. The color I got is a light pink because I like lighter colors, so that I can wear a blush without looking like I have rosacea all over my cheeks. This blush applies well with a blush brush from e.l.f on the apples of my cheeks. 

5. Maybelline The Magnum Volum'Express Waterproof

This is how curled it looks like. I love it!
This has been one of my most favourite item this month. It holds my curl all day when I used it last week for my cousin's wedding. I applied it at 11 a.m. and it stayed that way until 10 p.m. when I took it off with a makeup remover. It's amazing! It dries fast, waterproof, easy to find at most Maybelline counters and cheap. It has a dry formula, so it doesn't weigh my lashes down. Booyah, gravity!!

6. L'oreal Paris White Perfect Re-Lighting Whitening Gentle Moisturizing Day Cream SPF 20/PA +++
I got this at Hypermart Kemayoran for around IDR 100,000. Since I am having dry, flaky skin, I opted for the cream type. I tried it out for a whole month and it solved my dry skin problem in an instant! It's creamy, yet has a runny texture. As for whitening my face, I didn't really see that, but it has an amazing sunscreen ingredient! 

7. PIXY UV Whitening Gentle Cleansing Express
I have already reviewed this item HERE. It takes off makeup, doesn't sting my face, alcohol free and cheap.

8. Maybelline Makeup Remover Eye and Lip
This has become my HG eye makeup remover. It's a dual phase product where you have to mix it to incorporate the whole thing. It doesn't sting my eyes and takes off waterproof mascara easily. 

9. Oriflame Ecollagen Eye Cream
I know, I know. Eye creams are gimmicks, but lately since I'm back on Retin-A, my under eye area has been dry and usual lotion doesn't hydrate it enough. So, I got this product because it's packaged in a squeeze tube, instead of a jar. I don't quite like jar packagings. 

10. Gucci Eau de Parfum II
My bestie got this for me as a birthday present. I love this scent and since I'm really bad at describing scents, here is the description on the Gucci website. 
  • top note of blackcurrant
  • heart note of jasmine
  • base note of sandalwood


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