Saturday, July 16, 2011

July Mini Haul

I haven't been shopping much these last couple of weeks which is such a total surprise to me! Well, I guess I haven't done any excess shopping. I get some things here and there but that's pretty much it.

I think since I started my summer courses I haven't had the urge to really go shopping. I'm always so tired by the end of the day that I just want to stay home and do nothing. I'm taking this Asian films and animations class that I'm thoroughly enjoying. There's only eight people in my class and I just so happen to be the ONLY girl. I'm learning a lot from that class especially about Asian directors. Before I felt like I only watched films for the storyline and the actors but familiarizing myself with these certain directors have really open my eyes to a lot of things.

Anyway, I went to Ulta and purchased some of the Ulta brand nail polish. I'm liking them so far but there's two of them that I might return. I also bought the sample size of the Macadamia Deep Mask and Leave-In-Conditioner (not pictured). I love the deep mask but not so much the leave-in conditioner.
L to R: Sweet Nothing, Peach Parfait, Sun-Sational, Princess
After reading Muse's review on the Biore UV Aqua Rich Water Mousse I decided purchase that. I've been in need of a new sun screen so I figured might as well try something new. I'm loving this so far. I'm kind of disappointed there isn't a bigger size. It's only 33ml and kind of pricey too. I got it off eBay for $16.

The BF went to Taiwan in May and bought me back some stuff. I asked him to pick me up the My Beauty Diary face cleanser and some pens. I was looking forward to the aloe face cleanser but he couldn't find that anywhere so he bought me an extra strawberry yogurt one. I've only used it twice so I can't say much on it but it smells SOOOOOOOO much like strawberry yogurt it's crazy!

The pens that he bought for me. I have this crazy obsession with pens especially gel pens so I was the most excited about these.

Lastly, I've been playing around with Google+ and I'm pretty indifferent about it. I don't love it nor do I hate it -- I think it's something interesting.
If anyone wants want an invite, email me or leave a comment with your email and I'll invite you. =)

That's all for me. I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

[Review] Etude House Aloha Ice Sherbet Primer

Etude House came out with this Ice Sherbet Primer as part of their Aloha line this summer. It comes in this blue aerosol can. They also came out with a facial mist which comes in the exact same can so if you're looking for the primer make sure you read the label.

The top of each can comes with this Hawaiian girl sticker. 

The back of that sticker is the ingredient list in both Korean and English.

The nozzle.

Hmmm....where to start with this? This primer was probably my least favorite from the things I have from the Etude House Aloha line. There's just not much good I can say about this product which is really unfortunate.

The overall smell of this primer is just enough to toss it in the trash. I know some people find the smell refreshing but to me it smells like cleaning products, more specifically Lysol. I honestly feel like I'm wiping some Lysol disinfectant wipes on my face. I mean I guess it'll be okay if the smell goes away once you apply it on your face but it lingers for awhile. 

The product claims to cover your pores but I didn't see that much difference between when I had this on and when I didn't. 

One thing I did like about this primer was that it's very light. Using an aerosol can really made the texture nice and fluffy. It wasn't sticky afterward which I like. It felt like I was just applying water to my face. So it definitely lived up to the "ice sherbet" name but other than that there wasn't much to like. 

The primer retails at roughly $11-12 but as always it's usually more expensive if you're trying to get this overseas. I see it being sold on eBay for $17-19.