Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer Feet Ready: How to get soft feet

Summer is all about enjoying the sun, wearing cute outfits, and most of all SANDALS and FLIP FLOPS!
My number one problem about wearing sandals and flip flops is that my feet gets dry. I mean the soles gets really dry and cracked! I know it sounds disgusting, but its true.
Here are a few reasons why feet gets dry:
  1. Sand on the beach
  2. Wind
  3. Age
Instead of going to the nail place every other day or every week, which is not budget friendly considering a pedicure can easily cost $25 + tip, I would suggest of trying VASELINE and Saran Wrap (plastic wrap). I was getting my feet massage and this Asian place and they used Vaseline instead of oil to massage my feet. And what I noticed was that my feet were really soft. It made sense because Vaseline moisturizes to heal dryness.
I put Vaseline on at night, and wrap each foot with saran wrap to lock-in the moisture and then put socks on. I know it sounds like too much work and wearing socks at night is not really my thing either, but the results are amazing! Imagine nice soft feet all day long! The best thing is, is that you do not have to do it everyday to get the same results. (I do it twice or three times a week just to pamper my feet.)

So remember that you do not have to spend a lot of money to get a pedicure or  a lot of time  soaking and scrubbing your own feet. Applying vaseline, saran wrap and putting socks-on saves money and takes as little as 5 minutes to get the gorgeous soft feet we all want :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mario Badescu: Seaweed Cleansing Soap Review

I've been using Mario Badescu's Seaweed cleansing soap ($12 for 8oz)  for 2 months now. It is light green with seaweed (looks like vanilla bits).  The smell isn't atrocious. It has a faint smell similar to a laundry detergent. This product claims to exfoliate, removes make-up, and residue without stripping. What I found to be true is that,  while it does remove make-up, it doesn't exfoliate. I still had my white heads and my face wasn't as smooth and soft compared to using Ponds white beauty face wash.
So here are my pro's and con's.
It removes make-up.
Helps clear my face of acne
Its for all types of skin (i have combination)
Pretty color
It doesn't lather. There's something about a soapy face that makes me think that my face is being cleaned better.
It doesn't have a control amount dispenser which means that you finish the product faster.
The seaweeds are too big. It leaves my sink looking yucky with brown/black/green seaweed.
 It also doesn't allow you to put it in another container for controlled dispensing because the seaweed gets stuck.
The price is a bit on the expensive side compared to other cleansing brands.
Final Verdict:
I don't know if I would purchase this one again. Only because I'm trying to be frugal and experimenting of how many "pumps" of soap I should be using for my face. This product with the large bits of seaweed doesn't allow me to do that. I also bought it on  a desperate whim to clear my face out of acne. Which it did help clear my face except that after taking my SKIN TEST at Mario Badescus' website. This wasn't the face wash they recommended. So I'll be doing another review on Botanical Facial Gel

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Glam Eyes Vs Sexy Curves Rimmel London Mascara

I have been on a prowl looking for a mascara. I have heard a lot of great things from other bloggers and you tubers about Rimmel Mascara. So I went to Walmart where I do my usual random shopping to buy and try Rimmel's mascara.
Well I found two that I like: Sexy eyes and Glam Eyes

Rimmel's Sexy Eyes ($6.47) promises to have up to 70% curlier lashes and up to 16 hours curl hold. 


Rimmel's Glam Eyes ($5.67) promises to have up to 10x more volumized and 80% longer lash look.

Both had the same effect on my lashes. They were more visible and longer. They didn't clump like most mascara's do, but Sexy Eyes didn't live up to the 16 hour curl hold as advertised. So I choose Glam Eyes over Sexy Eyes only because it was cheaper...

What Mascara works for  you?