Beauty Best Under $10, skincare

Dew Puff Konjac Sponge Reviews

Dew Puff konjac sponge

What is a konjac sponge?

A. It’s a sponge made from konjac root, a natural plant fiber. Are you familiar with shirataki noodles? They’re made from the same konnyaku root/yam!

How do you use a konjac sponge?

A: It’s so easy. You just wet it. With water, it becomes soft, and well, spongy. Rub it on your face in gentle circular motions and rinse. If you use a cleanser, make sure to rinse it out of the sponge very well. Hang up and let… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Beauty Best Under $10, makeup

Kiko Milano Intense Colour Eye Pencil Review & Swatches – 05 & 11

Kiko Milano Eye Pencils

One of the good things about moving to New Jersey, is that it’s one of the states that has Kiko Milano stores. Kiko Milano is an Italian cosmetics known for their wide range of colors and textures all with a rather affordable price tag (in comparison to other department store brands). Living so close to a mall with one of these shops is really testing my willpower!

Kiko Milano has launched eleven shades in their Intense Colour Eye Pencil range. These are long-wearing pencil eyeliners. One… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Beauty Best Under $10, makeup

e.l.f. Studio SPF 45 Sunscreen Loose Powder Review

e.l.f. SPF 45 powder

Weekly Cheap Secret:

We all know that wearing sunscreen is important. Adults that wear sunscreen daily have a 50% less chance of developing skin cancer. And it helps to reduce the look of premature aging. People are vain and I believe this is what makes sunscreen really sell!

I had to try this Loose Powder SPF 45 Sunscreen by e.l.f. Studio. I apply sunscreen daily to exposed areas and my foundation contains SPF too. This is good enough for most days… Continue reading | 7 Comments

Beauty Best Under $10, fragrance

Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia Solid Perfume Review

Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia perfume

Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia isn’t the best gardenia perfume out there. But, hey, can you think of any other gardenia that retails for less than $10?

Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia is simple. It’s a surprisingly strong, heady white floral (jasmine/gardenia) with a leafy green crispness that gives a nice airiness. I mainly get jasmine/tuberose with this fragrance that could verge on mothballs. Tahitian Gardenia doesn’t wear very sweet on me. I don’t pick up any coconut or tiare like one would expect with a name like… Continue reading | 1 Comment

Beauty Best Under $10, makeup

A Few e.l.f. Cosmetics Mini Reviews

I have been meaning to review a few e.l.f. cosmetics for ages now. They’ll never get done unless I clump them all together and “mini review” them.

e.l.f. cosmetics review

1. Essential Eyelid Primer in Nude PASS – (maybe a fail for oily lids) – This is the tiniest product ever. There is very little product in it. It’s life after opening is 12 months. I didn’t mind this primer. My lids are not oily. I like primers as “concealer” for my uneven lids. I… Continue reading | 8 Comments