Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My favorite look right now...

I've been inspired by a lot of gurus on youtube, and I'm really enjoying neutral eye makeup with bold red lipstick. I've been trying to film a makeup tutorial for a while.... But I just can't find a free video editing software that seems to work. I tried to film it again today, and my new Canon ELPH HS 300 camera just had a glitch. Not only did all my videos disappear, but all the pictures became invalid files that I can't even see on the camera itself......

Ugh!!! It took me so long to find a day where I'm free, the lighting was good, and the look really came together..... I've only had my camera for 2 months, and it's giving up already?!?!?!

Anyways..... These are some pictures I took when I tried to film the tutorial the first time. I'll keep on trying!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

VII O2M Oxygen Eye Mask Review

Few weeks ago, I was sent the VII Oxygen Eye Mask from Great Beauty Online Store.

I normally don't like putting stuff around my eyes because many eye creams sting my eyes and some feel like they are clogging up my pores. I've never heard this brand before and I was a little hesitant in trying out the eye mask initially. However, upon reading more information, I became more interested in trying it out.

This brand was developed in the 18th century by Byrne Victor. He was developing a skincare solution for himself since he has a skin issue. It took him 20 years to formulate such special skincare regime. It later became the most wanted beauty secret throughout the Europe. You can read more about the History of VII Beauty.

You can watch my video for a full review. I'm just going to briefly cover few points.

Works while you sleep.
* Easy to apply.
* Great for sensitive skin. (Didn't cause any discomfort or allergy for me).
* Moisturizes and brightens up the undereye area.

* Relatively expensive $55/a box of 6 pairs of eye masks
* May cause discomfort if you are already having allergy. May sting a little.
* Limited power at reducing dark circles.

Overall, I enjoyed using this eye mask a lot. I thought it was fun and convenient, and I'm satisfied with the results. If I could have a more regular sleeping schedule, I think my dark circles wouldn't be as severe. Anyways.... Now picture time...

This is how they look like out of the individual packaging...

Lightly press on the mask after you have positioned them to your liking. My skin has been acting up a lot lately...Sigh...

It stung a little bit because I had allergy yesterday and I have rubbed my eyes a lot.... But the sting was pretty tolerable and was gone after about 10 minutes.

Yay! Ready to go to bed and let the eye masks do their work.

Here are the before and after pictures... Before - no makeup, no skincare products whatsoever. After - just the Neutrogena sunscreen lotion. No makeup.

What do you guys think?

Here are some pictures from the company.....