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Friday, November 21, 2014

Birchbox & Ipsy November 2014

Hi, Guys !
I can't believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away !
I don't even know what I want to buy during the sales after Thanksgiving !
I'll probably just end up ordering bunch of things on cyber Monday.
Do you guys have any plan for Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping that follows?

Today, I'll be sharing my Birchbox and Ipsy for November!
I got good products in both of them and am happy with both of them.
Here's a look at my Ipsy & Birchbox:


You can also watch my video for more details:


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Email: airenbeauty@gmail.com

Monday, November 10, 2014

Review: Yes To Cucumber Make Up Wipes

Hi, guys !
It's been a while!
I am sorry that I didn't follow through with the October blogging challenge, but it just became too much with work and stuff.

Anyway it's already ten days into November !
November means Thanksgiving.
I am not a huge Thanksgiving person but I am looking forward to Cyber Monday.

Today, I am going to be sharing my thoughts on the Yes To Cucumber's Makeup Wipes. I am pretty sure lot of you guys have already heard about these makeup wipes. I always wanted to buy them but just never picked them up. But when I saw that Ingrid from missglamorazzi designed it, I finally picked it up from their website. I got 2 packs for about $11 when they were having a promotion. Each pack came with 40 wipes.
Here's look at the product:

I heard so many good things about this makeup wipes, so I had high hopes for it. However, I do not enjoy this product. My biggest problem with this product is the scent. It has a very very very strong scent of cucumber. It is very strong that it almost gives me a headache. Usually, I am not that sensitive to smell, so I was actually surprised by it. Also, I used Skinfood's makeup wipes before this one, and I prefer that one over this. This one doesn't remove makeup as well as I expected.

Overall, I sort of regret purchasing this makeup wipe, especially since I bought 2 pack. I think this just made me turned off from trying anything else from the Yes To line, because now I am afraid how all the other products are going to smell like.

If you tried this wipe, let me know what you thought of it! Please leave me any other comments or questions !

Daily Bits:

  • My wrist has been hurting since Thursday and I have no idea why. :( 
  • I donated blood on Thursday ! My blood type is A, what is your blood type? 
  • Does anyone speak German? I am learning German in school and it is so hard 

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October Blogging Challenge: Day 21

Hi, Guys !
I been busy these days and I am just going to skip couple of days in the October Blogging Challenge. I hope that's ok.

Let's get into today's challenge post!

Day 21 - Transformation Tuesday

This topic is actually perfect for me today because I actually cut my bang today! This was a sort of a spontaneous decision and I am not sure how I feel about it yet.

Anyway, here's a look at my transformation:

What do you guys think about it? Yay or Nay?

Keep up with the challenge with me:

Daily Bits: 

  • I finally turned 20! (My birthday was October 17) I ate so much food and had a delicious sweet potato cake ! 
  • I am absolutely in love with platform shoes! It gives you height without hurting! 

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Review: Valentia's Even Glow Serum

Hi, Guys !
Even though I have been doing the October Blogging Challenge this month, I haven't really done a review, or any other beauty related thing on my blog. I really want to try to post more here as well as on my Youtube channel (airenbeauty).

Anyway, I'll be reviewing Valentia's Even Glow Serum.
I found out about this serum from Brandbacker (a site that lets a blogger connect with various brands).





This serum comes with a dropper and the liquid looks a little yellow/orange ish.
I was really surprised to find that this serum smells really good. It smells like vitamin C which I guess makes sense, considering that it contains 20% of vitamin C.  but I expected it to smell like something else. I have been using this almost everyday at night for almost a month.

Let's talk about the company's claim:

  • Evens Skin Tone - I do think that this product evened out my ski tone 
  • Increase Glow & Radiance - YES ! This is one of the main benefit I got from this product because my skin is a little dull. 
  • Absorbs Rapidly - It does absorb really quickly. 
  • Boosts Collagen Production - I can't really say anything about this 
  • Reduces Wrinkles and Fine Lines - I didn't really have much wrinkles or fine lines to begin with (I'll be 20 in two days). However, I feel like my blackheads are fading. Is that weird? 
For more information: http://valentiaskincare.com/

Overall, after using this product for about a month, I can truly say that this product does work. It does everything that it claims to do and as an added bonus it smells like orange ! 

I think right now, this product can only be bought through Amazon for $35. (Check it out here). I think $35 for this product isn't a bad price, especially for older women. I personally think I would have benefited more if I was older and was more of the age to think about the aging skin and wrinkles (although you are never too young). 

So this is my thoughts on this product. What are your thoughts on this product? Do you have any other serum you would recommend? 


October Blogging Challenge: Day 15

Hi, Guys !
I just finished writing an essay for my Asian Religion class and I feel like my brain is turned into a mush. The good thing about the essay is that now the class is going to move on from Hinduism to Buddhism. Buddhism is one of the most interesting religion in my opinion, so I am looking forward to that.

Moving on to the challenge:

Day 15 - Link Love: Favorite articles, blog, etc, 

I have just decided that I will be sharing 3 of the blogs and Youtube channels that I have been enjoying these days. Of course, there are many more I enjoy, especially different Youtube channels, but I thought I would just share my top 3 as of now.

Blogs:

  • girl meets life - this is the blog of the person that made the October Blogging Challenge and I have been loving her blog. I have explored her past posts and I just love how down to earth she seems. 
  • Beauty Broadcast - this is the blog of Emily Noel (a.k.a. emilynoel83 on Youtube). I love her Youtube channel as well as her blog. 
  • Nouveau Cheap - this blog focuses solely on drugstore products and only mentions high end products if they are on sale. This blog is great for sale information! 
Youtube: 
  • DavidSoComedy - He is my obsession right now. I just love his videos ! You must go watch him! 
  • Casey Holmes (a.k.a. itsblondie) - She is one of my favorite beauty guru on Youtube right now. She is so pretty and doll like. Her videos are amazing and I would looooooooooove to meet her some day! 
  • Serein Wu (a.k.a dressyourselfhappy) - There just is something about her channel that makes me want more! She is very consistent with her videos and you can always count on her to give honest opinions. She also always seems to have perfect eye looks ! 
These are the blogs and the Youtube channels I have been enjoying the most these days. What have you been enjoying these days? Please share them with me in the comments! I would love to check out other people's blog/ youtube or even just any other sites! 

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