June 2010 Collective Haul

11:04:00 PM mandy 2 Comments

I should have posted this a couple of days ago but my summer vacation mode started to set in >__<

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer in Neutral to Tan 40

Heard a lot of good things about it so I bought it. Originally I thought it’ll be good to even out my skin for the portrait photo, but I decided not to risk using a liquid product.

bareMinerals Matte in Light

I was going to use my MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural, but after really examining myself with it one (gosh that sounds so conceited/narcissistic :X) it does look a bit too light for me now that it’s summertime. When I went to Sephora to get this, the MUA/SA told me to go with a pink undertoned foundation. I know I’m definitely yellow undertoned so I didn’t listen to her hehe >__> (But in my defense, she matched it to my discolored cheeks instead of my neck…)

Sonia Kashuk Concealer Palette

I’ve also heard good things about this. Unfortunately, it was discontinued before and now I guess they repackaged/reformulated(?) it and brought it back. I was very excited when I saw this at Target. One more (technically 3 more lol) concealers added to my collection!

L to R: St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Cleanser, N.Y.C. Bronzing Face Powder

I went to a couple of drugstores in my neighborhood in search of the LE N.Y.C. blushable crème sticks but didn’t find any. So instead I bought these two items :X I’ve been breaking out a lot and I think the cleanser might have helped (but I’m not too sure) and I have a ton of BB Creams but they’re all too light for my neck but pretty perfect for my face...so I was hoping the bronzer could help me.

Miniature bottle of Seche Vite top coat

I found this at a local nail supply store. I’ve never seen this one open whenever I walk buy it, but I did recently (who knows why lol). I didn’t intend to spend a lot of money, but when I walked it I wanted to like everything. So many Essie’s and OPI’s and some other nail polishes that I’ve never heard of before. I think this store was more catered to Nail Salons. So…I walked out with this little thing :] So far I like it!

MUJI Cotton

They’re cheaper than drugstore ones, a lot softer, and come in a bigger pack. Can’t go wrong :P

L to R: O.P.I. Rumples Wiggin’ and Whats with the Cattitude?

I had my eyes on these since I went to the nail supply store last time. Once I saved up enough money I went and got these babies :] I have a slight obsession with purple (my mom says I’m crazy :X), especially light purple, so I had to get this one. And What's with the Cattitude is very pretty and different from what I normally wear so I also got it. I’ve only tried on Rumples Wiggin’ though (Will put swatches in another post)


  1. What do you think of the BE Matte Light? Is it a good foundation? :D I have the regular one that isn't matte and I'm not sure if there is such a big difference :D

    The nail colors are gorgeous! :)

  2. I haven't tried a lot of mineral/powder foundations so I'm not sure if it's like "the best", but I think it's okay.

    It definitely goes on matte like it says. But for me (it is currently summer and pretty humid on most days) it becomes glowy after 2-3 hours and more towards the oily side as the day goes on. I personally like the glowy look but it tends too look too oily towards my nose area. I think if you're use to blotting/touching up it might be fine.

    I'd say the coverage is light-medium. But then again, I don't layer it. I just do one layer to even out my skin and thats it :P I have acne and scars and it doesn't really cover it up that well. But for like my slightly red cheeks it kind of does (I hope that makes sense :X)

    It also doesn't like go into my pores and feels pretty light (but that could also be because it's a powder lol)

    Hmm..if I remember correctly, the regular BE foundation has like shimmer in it and the matte doesn't.

    I'm not very good at reviewing, but I hope this helps. ^__^