July Favorites!10:11 PM
Happy August everyone! Can I just say that I'm a bit fearful for this month? August is usually the hottest month out of the year here in the midwest and last month was really ridiculous... most days were over 100 F and we actually hit a record high of 110+ 3 days ago. :[
On the good side, I had a lot of great new products I tried out this month! Applied in air conditioning! Yay!
Cure Natural Aqua Gel (also directly from the company here)
Lioele Aroma Waterproof Lip & Eye Remover
Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo
NYX HD Studio Griding Blush in Ménage à Trois
Urban Decay Lipstick in Naked
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliners in Bobby Dazzle and Eldorado
FAIRYDROPS Waterproof Scandal Queen Mascara (non-wp here and review here)
FAIRYDROPS Candybar BB Cream in Ocher
Sigma Round Top Kabuki F82 (you can also browse through my referral here)
As you can see, I was pretty happy with most of the Asian products I tested this month. I've heard so many good things about the Cure Aqua Gel in particular and it totally lived up to the hype. I literally put it on again last night and my skin felt sooo soft this morning. :D
I do want to write out what the sticker label in English said since it's very informative:
Cure Natural Aqua Gel
No fragrance, No colouring, No Preservatives
Made of 91% Activated Hydrogen Water
Gently remove layers of dry, dead or rough skin.
Suitable for all skin types.
Directions for use:
1. Wash face thoroughly and towel dry well.
2. Pump nozzle 3 to 5 times to obtain an appropriate amount of gel on your hand. (I found I only needed 1 or 2.) Apply gel to face, neck, or other areas that are dry and rough. Applying gel to only part of your face is also effective.
3. Gently massage your face in a circular motion till the gel turns white (do not rub skin too hard) Rinse well after you have removed the dead skin.
4. After rinsing, continue with your regular skincare regimen with use of lotion or skin cream.
5. For best results, use Cure Natural Aqua Gel twice a week.
There are also cautions listed to not apply on problem areas with rashes or irritation and to use within 1 year of opening the bottle, probably since there are no preservatives.
I also want to mention that I will be doing a full blog post on the Urban Decay 24/7 waterproof liquid eyeliners with swatches of all the colors very soon. :)
As for the Waterproof FAIRYDROPS mascara, I did see it online at Sephora last week but it has since disappeared. I know they do plan on carrying it soon though, so I will keep you guys updated and try to find out exactly when that will be.
This image is of FAIRYDROPS Platinum Waterproof mascara which has the same packaging and I think it's the same product under a different name for Asia, so if you want it now then try this version out! I spotted it on Pinky Paradise here and I know it was on Sasa but I don't see it there anymore. Feel free to leave in the comments where else to find it.
Hope you enjoyed watching this month's favorites! For August I plan on going to the drugstore and loading up on some more readily available makeup, so if you have any good recommendations for something to include in a highly-requested drugstore look, please let me know in the comments!
For the record I never choose items in a monthly review based on if I got it from a company or not (I simply grab what I honestly tried that month right before filming), but I do feel like I should do one just for you guys since I know it's not easy to find some of the Asian products or higher-end products that I talk about.
Readers, please let me know your recommendations of drugstore items for next month's video! ^_~
Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links. Cure Aqua Gel provided by http://www.beautycarousel.com. Lioele makeup remover and FAIRYDROPS BB cream provided by http://www.prettyandcute.com. FAIRYDROPS mascara, NYX blush, and Urban Decay liquid liners provided by the company's PR. This post and video are not sponsored in any way and reviews are always my 100% honest opinion!