Review: Spa Sonic Skin Care System
What it Does: Motorized cleansing device deep cleans skin on face and body beyond the ability of traditional methods
What it Costs: $70
Similar To: Clarisonic Skincare Systems, $125-$200
Quick Verdict: Thumbs Up!
As many of you have heard me discuss before, I have always had terrible skin. It has an uneven texture, is severely oily and yet has dry patches at the same time, and I have had acne since I was eleven years old. I’ve tried almost everything out there - cleansers, lotions, pills, diets, treatments - and not much has significantly made a difference in my skin. After years of aggravation, I now know that most of my issues are caused by hormonal imbalances, and spend most of my skincare focus on prevention and overall health in the hopes that I’ll at least have great skin when I’m old!
I have spoken about the coveted Clarisonic before, and I can’t really say anything substantial about it. Yes, it deep cleans the skin nicely, gently exfoliates without irritating, and is fun to use, but the cost is a huge negative. After being exposed to this system, I have to say that I can truly enjoy the benefits of a cleansing device without feeling guilty about the hefty price tag. Yes, it still costs more than a washcloth, but compared to it’s expensive cousin, this product is a bargain!
Hello! My list is changing all the time, so here are my current recommendations:
NYC Liquid Eyeliner - $3
Oldie but goodie. This is the first liquid eyeliner I ever used, and I keep going back again and again. The brush applicator is easy to use and creates the perfect line, while the formula is seamless and dark. It doesn’t smudge badly either on my greasy eyelids. [Buy]
ELF Precision Liquid Eyeliner - $3
This liner is also really wonderful and is totally affordable. It’s very similar to the NYC liner, just with a thinner brush. It doesn’t smear everywhere and is very smooth and opaque, although it does take a bit of time to dry in comparison to some other liners. [Buy]
NYX The Curve Liquid Eyeliner - $15
Yes, the angle of this liner really does make a difference. At first it requires some getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll notice how much easier it is to create a fluid line. It’s a more natural way to hold the brush and makes the whole process much quicker. [Buy]
Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Liquid Eyeliner - $9
This has been one of my holy grail beauty products for a long time. This liner has a really amazing applicator… it’s a brush, but is stiffer and more controlled like a felt tip would be. It creates the perfect line every time, thick or thin, and is great for detailing. Plus it contains a lash serum which really helps your lashes to grow! [Buy]
Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner - $18
This is the one TRUE waterproof liquid liner I’ve ever used and enjoyed using at the same time. The applicator is very similar to my Physician’s Formula love, with an inky dark formula that never smudges, budges, flakes or cakes. Worth the money, for sure. [Buy]
Hope this helps you! For more eyeliner discussion, check out the tag - #eyeliner
You can wear ANY color of lipstick in the world. It doesn’t matter what skin tone you have, what hair color you have, your age or size…. nothing matters. As long as you’re wearing that lip color with CONFIDENCE it’s going to look amazing. Just stop worrying what other people are going to think, and then people won’t think anything other than how cool and expressive you are for wearing that lipstick. I PROMISE!
Absolutely! Definitely try Revlon Colorstay foundation for Oily/Combination skin - it’s my most recommended product ever. It provides medium coverage that builds up really easily because it dries quickly on the skin. It also helps to control shine and provides the longest-lasting satin matte finish under $15! It looks natural and doesn’t feel cakey at all, and will totally last through the school day.
Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin - $9
Other good ones that are relatively inexpensive are:
Maybelline Superstay - $9
Sephora Collection Perfection Foundation - $20
Hope that helps you! And never underestimate the wonders of a good mattefying powder :)
(Late) Beauty Hits & Misses! - September ‘13
It’s time again for the Beauty Hits and Misses of the month! Lucky you - because I was slacking and didn’t get these up at the end of September, I’ll be sharing a whole month and a half’s worth of the good and the bad… beauty products that made me smile and scream! I hope you are all having a wonderful start to the fall season, whether you’re going back to class or not. I’ve been extremely busy and hope that you’ll all forgive me for my absence!
Use this technique with any color of eyeshadow!