Monday, May 31, 2010

Mario Badescu Review

I found out about Mario Badescu skin care last month. My friend told me about the website so I decided to check it out.

They have a lot of skin care products to choose from. And I personally didn't know what to get. So I was just looking through the website and I found this "Skin Care Analysis" under their "Consulting" tab at the top of their page.

It's a questionnaire where you answer questions about your skin. Some example questions that I remember are whether you have oily skin, dry skin, or a combination of both. They also ask you how often you break out and whether your break outs are big, medium, or small. Another question was also whether you've consulted a dermatologist.

At the end of the questionnaire, they inform you that you will be getting an email sometime and that's where they tell you which products best fits your skin type. I didn't get mine till after 2 weeks. haha. And i actually forgot all about it.

Anyways, after a few more weeks, I recieved a package from Mario Badescu. I had no idea what it was but when i opened it, I saw that they sent me free samples of the products that they emailed me. And believe me, it really made my day:D

This is the package. All the products is inside this medium-sized bubble envelope.

This is everything that I recieved.

My skin care package included:

1. a Product Guide

2. a Product Application Guide

3. Enzyme Cleansing Gel

4. Special Cucumber Lotion

5. Oil Free Moisturizer (SPF 17)

6. Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin

7. Orange Tonic Mask

8. Drying Cream

The Product Guide" (left) shows you all the merchandise available which you can also purchase if you'd like. And the "Product Application Guide" (right) has all the instructions for your application. It tells you what to use in the morning and at night. Pretty cool, huh?

These are the 4 creams that I used:)

This is the Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin. It has a spongy texture to it. But once you put it on your skin, it melts and it becomes creamy.

This is the Oil Free Moisturizer. It's very creamy and it feels just like a normal drug store face cream. It also has a nice smell to it.

The Drying Cream would have to be my favorite. It looks like a normal lotion but once you apply it to your face, it doesn't spread easily. Although it has a strong medicine-like smell to it, I really like it because it really prevented me from breaking out. It also makes your pimples smaller in less than 24 hours.

The Orange Tonic Mask was also another favorite of mine. It has a citrus fragrance that helps you relax while you're waiting for it to dry. Everytime after I wash it off, my skin definitely felt softer.

I washed my face with the Enzyme Cleansing Gel. This one smelled more like Cucumber than the Special Cucumber Lotion. And I have no idea why. haha. The Cucumber Lotion is more like a toner. Once I rubbed it in my face, I definitely felt some stinging from my break outs.

These samples lasted for about 3 weeks. It actually depends on the amount you use everytime. If I were to rate it from 1 to 10, I'm kinda stuck between 8 and 9. Some of the products worked for me but some didn't. But overall, I'm really satisfied with the results. I'm actually thinking if purchasing the Drying cream and the Orange Tonic Mask:D

And If you asked me, I do recommend it. It's kinda cool because they give you the products that matches your akin type. After all, there's no harm in trying, right?

Just visit to check it out:D

What do you think? Have you tried it?

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Mario Badescu Skin Care.

OOTD: School Outfit

As I mentioned on my previous post, LA's weather has been pretty hot lately. So I figured that it is the perfect time to wear my "Harajuku lover" shirt today:D

I decided to wear my green one first just because I really really like the color.

I got this shirt from Nordstrom Rack for only $4.(see my previous post:D) I accessorized it with a gold flower necklace that I got from Forever 21 for $1.50. I also wore my everyday bracelets that my friends made me.

I paired the shirt with my Forever 21 denim shorts that I purchased for about $20. I also wore my brown braided belt that I also bought from Forever 21 for only $5.50, I believe:D

And since it was a warm weather today, I wore my trustee black thong sandals. I love these sandals because it's very comfortable and it goes with pretty much everything:D I got these at a boutique for $10. Cute, right?

What do you think? Do you like it?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Nordstrom Rack:)

The weather here in LA has been pretty warm lately.
The sun's been out these past few days and it's been real nice:D

So my mom, my sisters, and I went to Nordstrom Rack to do a little shopping spree. Nordstrom Rack is where you can get "Nordstrom" products at a cheaper price. (I really hope that I explained that right.)

Nordstrom is sort of like Macy's or JCPenny. It's a high end department store where they sell a lot of designer products. So when they get new arrivals, they send their old merchandise to Nordstrom "Rack" where it's sold for a reasonable price:D (whew!)

This is how it looks like from the inside. It's really messy and all the clothes are sometimes mixed up but if you're really patient and you take your time on browsing the racks, you will find some really cute and affordable clothing.

They had skirts on clearance for 50% off. My sister got a couple:D

After at least two hours of looking around, I ended up buying two cute shirts that's really perfect for the weather right now. I love the colors and it can be paired up with almost anything.

Here's the green one:D

And here's the yellow one.

(I'm really sorry if the colors are really dull. I'm still working on my photo editing skills:P)

How about you guys? Do you have any usual department stores you like going to?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Eenie Meenie-- Sean Kingston feat. Justin Bieber

It's been a while since I've posted a music video that I'm recently fond of, so here it is...

I was searching some new songs on YouTube yesterday and I saw this new music video by Sean Kingston and Justin Bieber. I played it and after I listened to it a couple of times, I fell in love with it.

It's really catchy and it has a nice beat to it. I finally found a new song to work out to. Yay!

And Justin Bieber is kinda cute too;) Though he needs to grow a little bit more. But I must admit that all of his songs sound pretty damn good. Haha:D

I hope you guys enjoy it!

Have a Fabulous Friday...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Beach Hangout!

Let's spend a day under the sun...

Beach Hangout

Since summer is just around the corner, I decided to make a polyvore outfit for a beach hangout.

This particular outfit contains a yellow tube dress that matches the bikini. I personally think that yellow is perfect for the summer. It's a very light color and yet it'll make you stand out.

Who wouldn't want that right? And of course, don't forget your shades and your sunblock:D

What do you think?

Monday, May 10, 2010

A Movie Date:D

Here goes my 2nd polyvore creation...

I decided to create a "movie date" look.

This is perfect for a date because it's not too formal but at the same time not too casual. Dressing comfy is very important because you don't want to spend the whole time worrying about how you look:D

You can wear your hair down or up with this look. I would probably wear it down with my bangs braided. And in a messy wave:D

What do you think? Do you like it?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sixth Blog Award: Stylish Blogger Award

Thank you to Marie for giving my my sixth blog award. Yay!

It's great to have wonderful blogger friends like you guys. I'm barely on my 2nd month and I've already received six awards. I'm very thankful:D

So the rules are:

State 5 random facts about yourself and award 5 other bloggers.

5 Random facts about me:

1. I am terrified of clowns and spiders. They just really give me the creeps:/

2. I'm really tall:D

3. I would love to learn how to play the guitar:)

4. I love watching Glee:}

5. I've popped my left knee before. It was during drill team practice:(

And now I'm going to be passing this award to:

R May A

Eve Gore

Mary Whitney





Tina Tang








Have a fabulous Friday:DDD

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Last Song

The Last Song came out on March 31, 2010.

I haven't really had the time to see it but everyone, including my guy friends, has been telling me that it's surprisingly good.

I read the book and I really liked it. I still have to go see if the movie's any better:D

How about you? Did you like the movie?