Wednesday, May 20, 2009

HAULS: Aromaleigh URFP (p&c) + Missha Perfect Cover # 23

Hi guys! I just want to share with you guys my hauls of the month :)

Since the Skin79 incident (hehe can't think of another term to describe it lol) , I decided to sample first all the bb creams I decided I want to purchase. So I searched for sellers of bb creams in Multiply and hoped that I can find sellers who carry many brands..luckily, one of the sellers (Laraine) messaged me in my Cbox here. When I checked her site, she sells a number of different brands of bb creams and also some limited stock of samples for only P50 each sachet. This is a great deal fin my opinion coz a sachet contains 1g of product already and can be used for 2-3 applications (I think). Since most of the samples are already out of stock, I was only able to purchase 2 samples of Missha Perfect Cover bb cream in shade 23. I decided to try this because of the same functionality of Skin 79 hot pink (anti aging, sun protection and whitening). I like the fact that it has SPF42 PA+++ (which is way higher thatn Skin 79)..Laraine is so nice to include 2 freebies with my purchase: Missha Deep Cleansing Oil and Hanskin Hand Cream. She also ship very fast and replies very promtly to my queries. I hope she can carry samples of other famous brands of bb creams so that I can try them to check if I'm sensitive to them or not. But for now, I'm still on the testing phase of my Missha BB cream :)

I was also able to meet with Arg because our Aromaleigh purchase arrived already! I got myself a full size of URFP in Peaches and Cream coz I like the fine shimmers in it (I feel my face looks fresh) and also the oil control is good. I can even go out with just this on top of my sunblock when I go to work coz it is very hot lately and I'm always in a rush so I don't have time to primp up. I can say that this helps in keeping my oilies at bay for around 4-5hrs :)

It comes in this pretty wrapper with the Aromaleigh logo :)

I was able to roadtest the 2 together last Sunday. In this picture, I just tried my Missha BB cream and topped it with AL URFP in Peaches and Cream. No other makeup aside from the 2 products mentioned and my HG V&M lip detox :)

Pardon me for the wasted look..I just woke up from sleeping for 2 hours on a chair my dad brought for me..I just came back from a 10pm-6am duty (I just took a shower and changed to something cool) then we left to go to the party..although all I did was sleep and eat that day haha I'm just so tired and sleepy the whole time :)
here's MY intital take on MISSHA bb cream

What I like about it:
- has high sun protective properties (SPF42 PA+++)
- has whitening and anti aging properties
- scent is good..not overwhelming like with Skin Food Aloe BB cream
- looks flawless in pictures
- no white cast with flash
- staying power is good

What I don't like about it:
- hard to spread on my face
- has thick consistency so I need to use more amount of product in order to cover my whole face
- I look made up (which is not good iff for daily basis)
- takes around 30minutes before the color blends with my skin well

Watch out for my follow up review on this one once I tried it for 2 weeks..I'm crossing my fingers that this won't make me breakout :)

Guys, please suggest more brands of BB creams that I can are the things I'm looking for:
- has at least SPF 30
- has whitening properties
- great for combination-oily skin
- great for sensitive, acne prone-skin
- may or may not contain antiaging properties

Thank you! I'll be waiting for your suggestions..till next time! :)


Oh! before I forget..I was so happy that I was able to try the famous Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki...I'm so in love with okonomiyaki..I think aside from ebi tempura, okonomiyaki is one of my favorite Japanese food! It taste so great..It has veggies and meat and sauce and is cooked like a pancake..I really hope I can learn how to cook this from scratch so that I can eat it anytime I want.. This box of okonomiyaki was a gift from my dad's Japanese friends who are here for a short visit. They know that my dad loves this so they bought us a ready to eat one..all we need to do is heat it in a microwave oven hehe..we ate this last night and I was so happy eating it! :)


Chrissy said...

Wow the products make your skin look really flawless! :)

herroyalbleakness said...

Haha, special mention pa. :)

Yay, you look glowing ha despite the fact that you came from duty pa. yipeee! ako din, urfp+bb cream lang, all set to go na pag regular days. super love ko peaches and cream!!! :)

hey, if we're gonna see each other, ill let you try my dr jart :)

fuzkittie said...

Oo you look very glowy!! :]

Crystal Gale said...

Chrissy - thanx! the coverage of Missha is relly good in covering blemishes noh? :)

Arg - thanx! maybe I can buy a sample from you? hehe yeah, I'm really loving bb creams and URFP combi right now too :)

Fuz - thanx! :)

Askmewhats said...

wow...great ha! thanks for the review, your skin is getting prettier and prettier

Crystal Gale said...

Aw..Thanks Nikki! :)

Ida said...

true, on hot days bb cream with spf and a good finpow will do :) i also like aromaleigh's peaches n cream urfp. i wish i could look as nice with no sleep! :)