Monthly Archives: December 2011

A reminder note.

Dear Readers,

Different products work differently on different people. What you read here is my own opinion and it may not apply to everyone. Please consider carefully what you choose to spend your money on.

Until next post.

Coastal Scents Brushes

Some of the Coastal Scents brushes are very good for eyeshadow/blusher application and blending. For their budget-friendly prices, they are of really decent quality. Aspiring makeup artists and beauty junkies on a budget might benefit from this.

Some of my favorites are:

Black Blending, Sable Blending, Destiny Blender, Destiny Duo Fiber Stipling and Destiny Kabuki on a Stick.

If you’re interested in seeing whether any of them might work for you, then visit: http://www.coastalscents.com

Sigma Beauty Makeup Brushes

The synthetic and precision makeup brushes from Sigma Beauty’s “Sigmax” collection are some of the best I’ve come across when it comes to makeup application and blending. The Synthetic Kabuki brushes are great for applying and blending in liquid foundation, patting on face powder or even swiping on blusher to highlight the cheekbones in a manner that looks natural. The precision brushes are very effective at applying and blending in concealer in a manner that avoids lines or cakiness under the eyes or around the nose.

For the quality of these brushes, the pricing is reasonable. Comparable to MAC makeup brushes (and some, I personally think, are better.)

For more information, visit: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/category_s/137.htm

Painless Laser Hair Removal – Kaya Skin Clinic, Dubai (Town Centre)

Is it actually “painless”? Not completely, but it only slightly stung in certain areas. The treatment’s costly price may be due to the equipment being new in the market. Beauty services being pricey in Dubai is nothing surprising.

Personally, I found the personnel to be honest and realistic and the customer service to be decent.

As for the results, time will tell. The brochure itself does specify that you will get results that are up to 80 % visible. Nevertheless, the experts at the clinic did clarify that results might differ from person to person.

In the end, readers, it’s all about trial and error.

Update: I did a total of 5 sessions on the same areas which is usually the minimum requirement to see any results. The first 2 sessions were not very painful, almost painless. The last 3 sessions were not painless at all (for me, at least.) I was advised to use Emla cream to numb the areas before each session but it did not do much difference for me. By the 4th session, I was dreading the idea of attending but I had already paid for the full package and I wanted to see it through to the end. It was very painful & the end result was…nothing. Nothing changed. I still have the same amount of hair growth I started out with. In my opinion, I could have spent that money on something a lot less painful. I hope others find better luck with this treatment as I know not everyone’s body reacts the same way to laser hair removal. Good luck!

Coastal Scents Concealer Palettes and Quads

I recently purchased concealer palettes and quads from Coastal Scents during their Thanksgiving Sale (50 % off) and, having used different products, I would like to give my honest opinion on the products. Of course, in the end, it is up to you – fellow readers – what you choose to consider. You know what you prefer and what works for you.

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Eclipse Palette (for product image, click on below link.)

http://www.coastalscents.com/makeup/palettes/face-palettes/pl-026.html

Priced at 14.95 US Dollars, this concealer palette is most likely suitable for people with oily or combination skin. I have oily skin and I found that it worked really well on me. With 15 different shades that you can mix and match together to suit your skin tone, this item is a good deal if you’re wanting to buy a budget-friendly concealer palette.

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Camouflage Concealer Palette

http://www.coastalscents.com/makeup/palettes/face-palettes/pl-011.html

Priced at 16.95 US Dollars, this concealer palette has a more creamy consistency and would most likely be suitable for people with normal to dry/sensitive skin. With 10 different concealer shades, you also have the chance to mix and match colors to suit your skin tone. I tried this product and found that while it gave good coverage, it’s not a concealer I would use on a daily basis due to its creamy texture (unsuitable for my oily skin type.)

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Camo Quad

http://www.coastalscents.com/makeup/face-1/concealer/camo-quads/co-001.html

For people who are looking for a compact size concealer packet with the basic number of shades, this is a product worth considering. The Camo Quad, as its name points out, has 4 different concealer shades with a semi-creamy and somewhat thick consistency. I found that it gave very good coverage where needed and the fact that it’s small makes it easy and practical to carry in a bag or purse. Budget and size-friendly, this is a concealer palette for a lady that’s always on-the-go and likes to touch up on her makeup throughout the day. Priced at $7.95 and available in Light, Medium and Dark, it’s worth a look-see.

Camo Quad Color Corrector

http://www.coastalscents.com/makeup/face-1/concealer/camo-quads/co-004.html

This Camo Quad is very useful for people who suffer from skin color discoloration, uneven skin pigmentation, skin redness or dark undereyes. It comes in 4 different shades (purple, blue, yellow and green.) It may be a useful makeup product for any lady or makeup artist’s collection.