Thursday, November 27, 2008

fusion beauty - lipfusion lip plump

i like this product because it moisturizes and plumps your lips without making your lips burn, or making you look like you just smeared a bunch of chili peppers all over your lips. some people may like the pink/redness effects on and around their lips but i definitely don't, especially since i like to get a little bit of plumping going on right above my lips (to try to enhance my upper lip more). i want a healthy-looking plump w/o the redness. this product lets me do that.

one thing to note though - it definitely doesn't last as long as it claims to, ("Results can last for up to 48 hours") -- yea, maybe if you put it on and don't eat, kiss, or go out of your house! i know it says "up to," but even if I were to try hard not to touch anything with my lips, i don't know how results can even last longer than 5 hours). it also isn't a miracle product. if you have thin lips, there's only so much it will plump. overall, I like the product because it works without burning... now only if it was cheaper!

fusion beauty has a stronger lip plumper - lipfusion XL advanced lip plumping therapy. i haven't tried that one yet because it's $50!

anyway, here are the vitals for the regular version. it also comes in various colors, but i like the clear because you can lather it on w/o feeling like you're overdoing it. this lip plumper is definitely worth trying if you don't mind the price.

Price: $36.00+ (not so nice!)
Where to Buy: sephora,
Overall Rating: 3.5/5 stars (only because of the steep price. if i were to rate JUST the product, it would be 4/5)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

alpha hydrox 12% glycolic AHA souffle

don't waste your money on microdermabrasion. exfoliate w/ AHA!

anti-wrinkle, fragrance-free, oil-free

this is a wonderful product. it may be a little harsh on your skin in the beginning for some people (like me), but it's one product that i can say that has definitely improved the texture of my skin. AHA stands for "alpha hydroxy acid" - it is an exfoliant. i usually use it @ night before bed and i wake up with soft, exfoliated skin without the need for scrubbing! one thing to note is that you HAVE TO use sunscreen (during the daytime) when using an AHA product, as it causes your skin to be more sun sensitive. this shouldn't be a surprise to people who have used ANY anti-aging or acne skin products.

the only problem i have w/ this souffle is its packaging. i hate products where you have to dip your fingers into it.

here are the basics:
Application: smooth, sinks in to skin (non-greasy), but tingly (kinda like you got hairdye on your skin -- not a great feeling, but if you can endure it, it'll be worth it)
Price: $14.99 - $15.99 (cheap!)
Where to Buy:,
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars!
Tip: if you have sensitive skin, make sure you do a skin test before using it on your whole face. recommended areas to test: right under your ear OR on the lighter part of your wrist (underneath).

Sunday, November 9, 2008