Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Clinique Long and Pretty Mascara

During my two week trip to Egypt, I somehow, misplaced my mascara and had to rely on my roommate to darken my fair lashes.  Luckily my roommate had great taste in mascara and introduced me to my new favorite, Clinique Long, Pretty lashes. Not only does this mascara not clump, it lasts all day and delivers volume, curl and length!!! Also one of my biggest pet-peeves is mascaras that flakes, none here! I replaced my beloved Chanel Inimitable as this one has a much better price tag and provides the same results.  If you are looking for a fabulous moderately priced mascara than this is the one for you! 

5 out of 5 stars
Would I repurchase? YES!

Photo Credit: Clinique

Monday, February 9, 2009

Review: Eva Yoghurt and Cucumber Cream

I think I am in love.  During my travels throughout Egypt, I ran out of my beloved Olay moisturizer and had to brave an Egyptian pharmacy to replace it.  After an hour of exploring the enormous skin care aisle (Egyptian women have AMAZING skin!) I settled on this little gem of a product.  This daily cream is marketed for oily skin, which is a big problem for me.  It contains all natural ingredients, including Cucumber and Yogurt, which sounded extra nice in the hot Egyptian weather.  Not only does this moisturizer give my skin the perfect amount of moisture, it also mattifies, making if perfect for under makeup.  I have also noticed, after using it for almost 3 weeks, that my skin looks more radiant, clear and smooth, which is always a plus.  Eva does have two other products, when marketed for dry skin and the other for normal skin.  I am so upset that I didn't have time to go back and purchase these as well. Luckily they have a website where the products can be ordered, on the downside, the price of shipping is rather steep. Oh! I almost forgot the best part! The 170g jar I bought only cost about $1.50! What a steal for such a great product!

Photo Credit: Eva
Product Website: Eva Skin Care

and I returned from Egypt alive!

It seems like I've been gone forever! I got back from Egypt about two weeks ago and was thrown directly into classes, thus my posts have been neglected.  No worries, however, as I have tons of new reviews coming up, including a few Egyptian products. Here goes,

Review: Neutrogena Deep Clean Relaxing Night Scrub
On my first Walmart trip after Egypt, I was perusing the skin care aisle when this lovely lavender bottle caught my eye.  The words, relaxing and deep clean caught my attention, being the stressed college student that I am, so I decided to give it a try.  Later that night, I hopped into a nice, steamy shower and gave the scrub a whirl.  First let me just say that the scent is amazing!!!! A combination of lavender and lilac, its light but intoxicating none the less.  As for the scrub itself, once again Neutrogena has gone above and beyond.  The cleanser leaves skin exfoliated and yet amazingly moisturized.  Honestly I was so obsessed with it, I didn't want to stop washing my face! Definitely a keeper!

5 out of 5 stars
Would I repurchase? Yes